Women have an increased risk of a miscarriage if they drank a lot of drinks containing caffeine every day during the first months of their pregnancy. Women who drank 200 mg of caffeine (about two cups of coffee) or more daily, doubled the risk compared to women who ingested no caffeine whatsoever. To prevent any risk, women should not drink any beverage that contains caffeine (like coffee, tea and cola) during the first five months of their pregnancy.
The scientists who discovered this suspect that caffeine is harmful to the fetus, because the fetus cannot digest the caffeine properly due to a still underdeveloped digestive system. The stimulating compound can lead to narrowing of the blood vessels which can lead to a decrease in blood flow to the placenta.
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