Do You Drink Caffeine?
Recent research suggests that moderate caffeine intake, such as that obtained from drinking three cups of coffee a day, can lower a woman’s likelihood of conceiving by as much as 27%.Even drinking one to two cups of coffee a day lowers the likelihood of conception by about 10%.
Caffeine consumption before and during conception has also been linked to a higher risk of spontaneous miscarriage. It is recommended that women avoid coffee and other caffeinated beverages while attempting and during pregnancy.
- Remember, if you drink more than three cups per day, wean off slowly. You may experience transient withdrawal symptoms (i.e. headache, drowsiness) when you stop.