News: Cofee OK During Pregnancy

July 22, 2010 · Filed Under Health, News 

A cup a day not linked to miscarriage or preterm birth, new guidelines suggest.

WEDNESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) — Women can drink a cup of coffee or one soft drink a day during pregnancy and not worry that it might put them at risk of miscarriage or preterm birth, according to new guidelines released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

The professional group issued the information from its Committee on Obstetric Practice, which reviewed studies on the topic before making a decision.

“Finally, we have good evidence to show that having a cup of coffee a day is fine and it poses no risk to the fetus,” said Dr. William H. Barth Jr., chairman of the committee on obstetric practice and chief of the division of maternal-fetal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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I’m not saying that I think it’s a great idea to have your normal 16oz. cup of Standard proportion (7-9g per 6-8fl.oz.) of coffee. I think that the message to take away from this is that moderation is key.

Maybe switch to pre-ground cans of coffee off the grocery store shelf during pregnancy.. just as added insurance. (I kid!)

What do you think? Share your thoughts.

Jason Haeger (347 Posts)

Jason is utterly obsessed with coffee, and is the founder and editor of He is available for consulting and barista training at He is also the founder and owner of AJ Coffee Company in Dallas, TX. His favorite brew method changes as often as his favorite coffee: daily. If you are interested in contributing to this website, he would love to hear from you!

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