Should you avoid coffee when trying to have a baby?

Coffee!

It’s what a lot of us use to get going in the morning (and afternoon, sometimes evening!). One of the best parts about coffee is that it contains caffeine. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣But have you ever wondered whether all that caffeine has any impact on your chances of getting pregnant?⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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If you said no, okay well, sorry for bringing it up! But I may have some relatively good news for you. So you might as well keep reading 😉⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Let’s look at what the evidence says:⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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➖ IVF studies tell us that drinking coffee in moderation does not lead to lower odds of becoming pregnant after IVF treatment.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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➖ Similarly, most studies agree that moderate coffee consumption also doesn’t interfere with trying to get pregnant naturally!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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But…⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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➖ One cup of coffee already contains about 100 milligrams, and one study showed that higher consumption (think >2 cups a day) is associated with lower estrogen levels.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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➖ Some studies have also shown that high coffee consumption could increase the risk of miscarriage, with each additional cup of coffee increases the risk with 14%. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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In other words, when you’re TTC coffee is fine, but it’s probably wise to limit your intake to 2 cups a day (the same recommendation is in place when pregnant). ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Oh and we’re talking regular ol’ 8 oz. cups, not huge Starbucks-sized cups 😆⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

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Katelyn

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