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?
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 😉
Let’s look at what the evidence says:
➖ IVF studies tell us that drinking coffee in moderation does not lead to lower odds of becoming pregnant after IVF treatment.
➖ Similarly, most studies agree that moderate coffee consumption also doesn’t interfere with trying to get pregnant naturally!
➖ 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.
➖ 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%.
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).
Oh and we’re talking regular ol’ 8 oz. cups, not huge Starbucks-sized cups 😆