According to research drinking coffee while pregnant will have no adverse affects on the health of the baby, scientists have stated, but there has also been lots of research in the past showing that drinking coffee can adversely affect pregnancy and the baby.
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The study taken from netdoctor.co.uk
Coffee consumption has no effect on birthweight or length of gestation, researchers from Denmark have found.
Traditionally, pregnant women have been told to limit the amount of caffeine they put in their bodies.Dr Bodil Hammer Bech, of the University of Aarhus, Denmark, wrote: "Decreasing caffeine intake during the later stages of pregnancy has no overall effect on birthweight and length of pregnancy."
The study monitored the pregnancies of 1,207 women, all of whom drank more than one cup of coffee per day.
After being split into two groups, one group was given decaffeinated coffee and one normal coffee.Results showed no significant difference in birthweight or duration of preganancy.Other factors, such as whether the women smoked or not were also taken into account during the study.Caffeine is classed as a xanthine alkaloid, works by stimulating the nervous system, and is the world's most widely consumed psychoactive substance.© Adfero Ltd