Researchers found that women who drank three to four cups of caffeine a day in the month prior to conception had nearly twice as great a risk of losing their babies as to those who drank less than half a cup a day. During pregnancy, even as little as a cup and a half to two cups of coffee a day-or five cups of tea or four cans of cola-doubled the possibility of having a miscarriage. Three to four daily cups of coffee nearly tripled the risk. InfoTrac OneFile. Of caffeine and miscarriages. Wayne G. Basler Lib., Blountville, TN. 13 April 2004
Scientist speculates that the reason that caffeine contributes to miscarriage in the first place is because the caffeine can decrease blood flow through the placenta, which provides nourishment to the unborn child. This is a very dangerous circumstance because
blood flow plays a very important role in the placenta. It is also said that caffeine cause high blood pressure and can cause miscarriages and birth defects. My friend Ashley had her baby three months early because of high blood pressure resulting from high intake of mountain dew.
It is said that cigarette smoking doubles a woman's chance of miscarrying. Pregnant women who smoke ten or more cigarettes a day risk as much as five times a greater risk than nonsmokers. Smoking can also cause bleeding and...