CAFFEINE: Good or Bad?

Emily Paschal

****************"How bad can it be?"****************

You may not know this but caffeine is a stimulant, it increases your heart rate and your blood pressure and that is very stressful for the baby.

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Caffeine is okay to consume, you just need to use caution. Too much can really harm your unborn child and consuming too much caffeine, has been proven to be a cause of a miscarriage. "We know from many of our studies that caffeine crosses the placenta, and a baby's developing metabolism can't quite handle the caffeine jolt. "My advice to patients: no more than one, and on occasion, two, caffeinated drinks a day.", says Michele Hakakha, M.D., a board certified ob-gyn in Beverly Hills, California.
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