I’m sure you’ve heard about the dangers of drinking coffee that contains caffeine during pregnancy, but do you know that male consumption of caffeinated coffee and beverages before conception is also associated with pregnancy loss just like in females?
I know most men can’t do without coffee, and what’s not to like? It boosts the body’s energy, increase alertness and keeps you awake even if you’re dog tired and about to drop down.
Coffee can be good for you and can wound you too, either way, pregnant women have been advised not to drink more than 2 cups of coffee a day if they have to, so the consumption of coffee in pregnant women should be monitored.
A new research has found that caffeine consumption no matter how little isn’t good for pregnant women. The result of the research showed that out of 344 pregnancies, 28% had a miscarriage.
Drinking 3 or more caffeinated drinks every day increased the risk of an early miscarriage by 74% even if it was before conception or after.
Germaine Buck Louis of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in a Today report
said “There’s something about drinking caffeinated beverages that is associated with pregnancy loss,”
Meanwhile, caffeine consumption in fathers contributed to this risk, too.
“Male preconception consumption of caffeinated beverages was just as strongly associated with pregnancy loss as females’,” he said.
Which means if the mom stops drinking coffee and the father keeps drinking coffee, it’s still dangerous. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to throw your coffee jar away, moderation is the key.
A little caffeine is okay, Dr. Zev Williams of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a spokesman for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists noted.
“So many studies, including this one, show that one to two cups of caffeine is not harmful.”
“It’s probably better to just have one to two cups of coffee a day and avoid to having those medications to treat a rebound caffeine withdrawal headache than to go completely cold turkey.”
So potential fathers and mothers can still take their coffee, but in moderation, they should take no more than 2 cups a day.