Caffeine can be dangerous for pregnant women

August 25, 2020  13:59

Caffeine can be dangerous for pregnant women, Sky News reported referring to a study by Professor Jack James of Reykjavik University in Iceland.

Today experts recommend that pregnant women and those planning to conceive a child consume no more than 200 milligrams of caffeine per day. However, Professor James concluded from his research that caffeine significantly increases the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes.

According to the specialist, the use of caffeine can lead to stillbirth, miscarriage, and underweight newborns. Besides, there is an increased risk of having a baby with acute leukemia or a tendency to obesity and overweight with caffeine. Therefore, the specialist advises pregnant women and women planning a pregnancy to refrain from drinking caffeine altogether.

Consultant obstetrician and representative of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Daghni Rajasingham agreed that caffeine intake during pregnancy should be cut, but she believes that it is not necessary to eliminate it completely.

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