New Study : Caffeine Linked to Low Birth Weights?

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New Study : Caffeine Linked to Low Birth Weights?
Wed, 02-20-2013 - 3:07pm
Feb. 19, 2013 — Maternal nutrition is important to a developing embryo and to the health of the child later in life. Supplementing the diet with specific vitamins is known to increase health of the fetus for example folic acid (vitamin B9) reduces the risk of spina bifida. However not everything an adult might consume is beneficial to a developing baby. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine shows that caffeine is linked to low birth weight babies and that caffeine from coffee in linked to increasing length of pregnancy.
Goodness!  So many studies out there, it can be hard to know what to believe!  Does this change your mind at all about drinking caffeine during pregnancy?

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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 7:56am

It is SO hard to know what to believe!  One study says one thing, another says something else.  I've been having one cup of coffee each day and I feel pretty comfortable with that.  Everything in moderation, right?