Monday, January 21, 2008

Pregnant? Worried about staying healthy and safe?

Being pregnant seems to be a minefield these days. "Don't do this, don't do that - I know we used to do this but now we don't" - and so on. Who do we believe?

The latest don't is caffeine: Kaiser Permanente study shows link between caffeine and miscarriage. This is, to me, a rather significant study because caffeine is in many things we eat and drink. While we all realize the amount of caffeine in coffee, we don't always realize we are consuming it. Caffeine is found in some soft drinks, tea, and chocolate, for example.

In this study, over 1000 women participated and the researchers found that women who had two or more cups of coffee per day (or 5 12-oz cans of caffeinated soda) had a risk twice as high than women who did not of having a miscarriage.

Since caffeine is a stimulant, this does make sense. It's like a drug and one the baby's developing body can metabolize properly.

News for Today:

Kaiser Permanente study shows link between caffeine and miscarriage

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