Latest research on coffee in pregnancy

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New research has come out regarding coffee in pregnancy... 🙊 and sadly it suggests that ‘there is no safe level of consumption' and therefore pregnant woman should avoid coffee altogether.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Before you all freak out 😜 this study is still under scrutiny as risk concludes a 'significant associations' and not a direct link.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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However there are significant concerns.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Pharmacologically, caffeine and its metabolites readily cross the placenta. Unfortunately babies are unable to break down these compounds until approx 4 months of age. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Current Australian Guidelines indicate pregnant or breastfeeding women can consume up to 200 mg of caffeine per day, or roughly two cups of moderate-strength coffee.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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The study suggests cutting out caffeine may help to improve birth outcomes and child birth weight however the exact mechanism by how this occurs is still under investigation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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If you or someone you know is pregnant / thinking of becoming pregnant know the risks, don't push your caffeine consumption and make an informed decision. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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We regularly assist couples with preconception care, pregnancy and post partum nutritional support. There's so much you can do to support your body to do it's best! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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For more information, contact us at the clinic or email us at info@thegreenground.com

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