Caffeine is a nervous system stimulant that may affect various organ systems of the body, including the reproductive system.
A report published in the British Medical Journal’s 2003 issue linked excess consumption of caffeine by the mothers to stillbirths. Moreover, caffeine consumption is responsible for rise in heart rate and blood pressure, as it increases the rate of metabolism along with urine formation. At the same time, studies have suggested that caffeine’s moderate consumption did not have negative influence on reproductive health.
Coffee is a fearful drink for most pregnant women. But, in reality, it is not as black as it seems. Few sips of coffee once in a while is all right.
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