Caffeine

Caffeine, while not the most detrimental of dietary incursions, does apparently have a rather negative effect on fertility. In fact, there is strong evidence that avoidance of caffeine is important for women who are trying to conceive. One study indicated that consumption of more than two cups of coffee per day may lead to adverse effects on fertility, especially among women with fallopian-tube disease and endometriosis.9 Other studies have shown evidence associating caffeine consumption with delayed conception. Women who consumed greater than 300 mg of caffeine per day had a 27% lower chance of achieving conception while woman who consumed less than 300 mg per day of caffeine had a 10% lower chance of conception compared to women who consumed no caffeine.10 Studies have also shown a decreased incidence of miscarriage in women who avoid caffeine during pregnancy. Sources of caffeine other than coffee include green and black tea, soft drinks, cocoa, chocolate, and some over-the-counter medicines. Elimination of caffeine, while the research is not conclusive, may help a couple improve their chances for successful conception.

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