Caffeine Could Affect Ability to Become Pregnant

Caffeine is a stimulant that can cause rapid heat rate, anxiety, depression and nausea which most people already know. But do women know that there is new research being done that reveals caffeine consumption may make it more difficult for them to conceive? This does not mean you cannot have a cup of coffee or anything to drink with caffeine in it if you want to get pregnant. This revelation means if you are constantly drinking coffee or dinks with caffeine it may interfere with you being infertile.
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Researchers have analyzed the mice’s fallopian tubes and found that too much caffeine can interfere with the contractions of the muscles that will help the eggs make their way from the ovaries down the fallopian tubes to the womb. This whole process is very important for a woman to become pregnant.

Although their research was conducted on mice, it does explain why drinking any type of drinks with caffeine can affect a woman’s chance on becoming pregnant. This is not saying that a woman who drinks a lot of caffeine will not become pregnant but it often takes them longer to get pregnant. Woman must also know that caffeine is not only found in tea, coffee, soft drinks but also in some medications and any type of chocolate.

Doctors previously thought that eggs were assisted on their way down the fallopian tubes by projections that were hair-like but now that they know it is muscle contractions it may also help doctors successfully treat sexually transmitted diseases and pelvic inflammation. It will also help them understand what can cause an ectopic pregnancy.


New study shows how caffeine might prevent pregnancy
Calgary Herald, on Tue, 31 May 2011 08:38:37 -0700

One study found that women who drink more than 300 milligrams of caffeine a day — the amount found in a little more than two eight-ounce (237-millilitre) cups of brewed coffee — have a 27 per cent lower chance of getting pregnant in every given cycle 


Researchers Say Caffeine May Cause Infertility
ParentDish, on Tue, 31 May 2011 07:09:02 -0700

If the eggs aren’t delivered to the womb, a woman will either have an unsuccessful pregnancy or be at risk for an ectopic pregnancy (when the embryo gets stuck and develops in the woman’s fallopian tube), he adds. MSNBC reports researchers studied the