Fatherhood

Taking Too Much Caffeine Causes Miscarriage Even If Dad Drinks It


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.

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Breaking Stereotypes With The Work-From-Home Dad Trend


Work-from-home dad? Yes, you read right!

The work-from-home dad phenomenon is fast becoming the new normal.  Many men chose to leave their paid job to pursue entrepreneurship, which offers time flexibility compared to their paid jobs while others are forced to be one due to job loss.

In many homes, the women are the breadwinner, this may look odd because of the social and religious stereotypes we all believe in that stipulates that the woman should be at home and the man should be out and about making money for the home.


Many at times the choice to stay at home for many men is difficult to make because of the social perception associated with men who do not go out of their house. Some women may even be accused of using voodoo or love portions on their spouse in order to make lose their desire to work outside the home.

Being a stay-at-home dad is not synonymous with being jobless or useless. In recent times many men have successfully run offline and online businesses worth millions from the confines of their home while looking out for the kids. There are factors to consider before taking the bold step of being a work-from-home dad

Have a side hustle: many men who opt out of full-time employment to work for themselves have either marketable skills or side hustles with the huge prospect of growing big if more time was devoted to it. Do not take a leap out of your job to the unknown out of the zeal of being a work-from-home dad without test running this business to see if it would hold up. You can offer your skills on online platforms that require such skills.

Mutual understanding: Couples must come to an agreement on the choice of who works and who stays at home. It would not make financial sense if the woman who earns more have to stay at home because the man who earns less has to work to prove a point. All the angles to this decision must be considered dispassionately.

Prepare yourself for wrong perceptions: it is still not popular to find men work full time from home. You have to be prepared to encounter misunderstanding from well-meaning people who are concerned about your ‘joblessness’ all because you do not step out of your house as much as other men do.

Once you are certain that this idea of being a work-from-home dad will fly. Take the step and work hard it. It might be rough at the start but you certainly will pull through and grow big if you don’t give up.

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