Coffee in Pregnancy


Danish scientists from the Danish National Birth Cohort conducted an experiment in which 88,482 pregnant women participated. As a result of this study, it was found that consuming more than eight cups of coffee per day by 59% increases the risk of spontaneous abortion or intrauterine fetal death. During the research, both internal and external conditions of pregnancy were taken into account - smoking, chronic diseases, heredity, alcohol consumption and so on.

As a result, the following results were obtained:

- in a group of women who during pregnancy drank from 1.5 to three cups of coffee, only in three percent of cases fetal death was met;
- in pregnant women who drank 3-4 cups of coffee a day, fetal deaths reached 13%;
- with the use of 4-7 cups of coffee per day, the risk of fetal death is already 33%;
- consuming more than 8 cups of coffee per day increases the risk of fetal death by as much as 59%.

Scary statistics? It is not necessary to be terribly frightened, but here to listen and re

consider the sights on coffee nevertheless costs.

In general, to date, scientists have not been able to come to a consensus on whether coffee is good or harmful. .. However, the lack of unanimity is observed only if it is about drinking coffee in the "normal - not pregnant" state. But pregnant women are not recommended to drink coffee - there is an amazing agreement. If you can not refuse coffee at all, then you need to reduce the amount of coffee consumed to a minimum.

how coffee works on the future mother and baby's body

Today, probably, even a child knows that coffee on the central nervous system is exciting. At the same time, increased excitability negatively affects the sleep of the pregnant woman, her mood, and even the work of internal systems and organs. The use of this fragrant and delicious drink can lead to accelerated work of the kidneys, and this, in turn, leads to increased release of urine, to dehydration.

In addition, it makes sense to talk about increasing the gastric secretion of hydrochloric acid( 5 times), increasing the secretion of salivary glands( 2 times), irritation of the gastrointestinal mucosa, increased heart rate and respiration, and increased blood pressure.

The list of negative effects can also be supplemented by the fact that coffee has the ability to excrete calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium, phosphorus, potassium and other important microelements from the body. Moreover, only the withdrawal from the body of important elements of coffee "is not limited" - the drink adversely affects also the assimilation by the body of all the above important microelements.

But what you should especially think about is how coffee affects reproduction. Scientists have long proven that consuming coffee in excessive amounts often leads to difficulties in conception. It can be said that three cups of coffee a day are original substitutes for the contraceptive. That's why, if you are just planning a pregnancy, you should already exclude coffee from your diet. .. and do not turn the drink back on until the baby does not stop eating breast milk. Returning to the negative effects on reproductive functions, it is worth noting that for already pregnant women this property of coffee turns into an increase in the tone of the uterus, respectively, the risk of miscarriage also increases.

Still, it is not too scary - all the above effects of coffee will be expressed only if you drink more than two or three 150 gram cups per day .Therefore, if you allow a small cup of coffee a couple of times a week, then there are no special concerns. But if there is a possibility, if you can resist, then it is better to completely eliminate this drink for the period of pregnancy and lactation.

It is worth remembering that coffee, like any other liquid that enters the female body, also gets to the baby - through the placenta. In this case, the placental vessels will narrow, accordingly, oxygen and other nutrients will be more difficult to receive to the fetus. The probability that you will hear from your doctor a diagnosis is increased: hypoxia. In addition, some scientists believe that consumption during pregnancy of coffee can lead to the development of diabetes in the baby.

And one more thing: coffee has the ability to reduce appetite, which for a pregnant woman is simply unacceptable. Especially, in the event that the future mother suffers from toxicosis, and hardly makes herself eat without coffee.

In general, put one cup weighing the stupefying smell and amazing taste of coffee, and on the other all the facts described above. .. and give up coffee. It is clear that to bring yourself to hysterics is not worth it - if you completely refuse coffee, limit yourself to 2-3 cups a week: and the negative impact of coffee on the body will be reduced to a minimum, and with a good mood you will not have to say goodbye.

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