We all know that this is a big no no. One thing that coffee drinkers find really frustrating about carrying another life inside of them is the fact that one of their lifelines � coffee � is being denied to them. Yet there seems to be hope for us!
A recent study conducted in Denmark showed that it is in fact, quite all right for women to continue having their daily coffee intake during pregnancy. According to Bodil Hammer Bech, Ph.D., of the Institute of Public Health at the University of Aarhus, three cups of coffee a day didn�t have any effects on the baby. The same study showed, however, that women who smoked and drank coffee during their pregnancy had the increased risk of having smaller babies. An important thing to note about the study is that it was conducted during the second half of pregnancy. That means that if coffee has negative effects during the first half of pregnancy, it is not known.
So what are the implications for coffee lovers who are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant soon? I would say try to steer clear of coffee. I mean, I cannot survive without coffee, to be honest. Yet when and if I become pregnant, I do not think I can risk my baby just because I need my daily dose of caffeine. Well maybe by then they will have more conclusive results � who knows? 😉 Till then, temperance is discipline would have to reign supreme.
Originally posted on January 26, 2007 @ 6:46 pm