Pregnant ladies, cut out the coffee


A recent review of research finds that pregnant women and those trying to conceive should avoid caffeine, as it could result in problems like miscarriage, stillbirth, low birth weight and childhood acute leukaemia. Photo: AFP

Women who are pregnant or trying to conceive should be advised to avoid caffeine, according to an analysis of observational studies published in the journal BMJ Evidence Based Medicine.

This is as the evidence suggests that maternal caffeine consumption is associated with negative pregnancy outcomes and that there is no safe level of consumption.

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