Risk Doubled Among Pregnant Women Consuming 200mg+ Daily
While this study is far from the final word on caffeine intake during pregnancy, concerned expectant moms may want to opt for other energy boosters like exercise, healthful fruit and veggies — all of which help women avoid unnecessary weight gain, which could increase miscarriage risk by 67%. Other interesting findings from previous research:
- According to a study published in Pediatric Diabetes, expectant moms who ate more vegetables had a lower risk of giving birth to infants predisposed to diabetes.
- A Rockefeller University animal study linked a high-fat pregnancy diet with a higher weight for offspring later in life.
- A study published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine found higher rates of twins among dairy-consuming women.