Friday, July 23, 2010
Moderate Caffeine Intake Safe in Pregnancy, Experts Say
New Guidelines Say Moderate Amounts of Caffeine Won't Increase Miscarriage Risk
Many pregnant women cut out caffeine the minute they find out they are expecting because of fears that their daily coffee may increase their risk for miscarriage or preterm birth.
But a new position statement issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) should put some of their fears to rest. The group states that moderate caffeine intake -- less than 200 milligrams a day -- won't increase their risk of miscarriage or preterm birth.
The same cannot be said for higher amounts of caffeine, the group states in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. . . .