Health and Wellness, Women's Health

Is Caffeine Killing Your Fertility Chances?

0 Comments 15 March 2013

CoffeeinBed_400Drinking more than one caffeinated beverage a day can have a negative impact on women who are trying to increase their fertility. Learn more from Jessica Porter of The MILF Diet: Let the Power of Whole Foods Transform Your Body, Mind, and Spirit, Deliciously.

Caffeine messes with fertility. According to a Danish study, drinking even small amounts of coffee affects the ability to conceive. Women in the study who consumed more than the equivalent of one cup of coffee per day were half as likely to become pregnant, per cycle, as women who drank less. The more a woman drank, the lower her chances for becoming pregnant. Studies also show that coffee drinking increases the risk of miscarriage.

Let’s examine this: Could it be that the relaxed receptivity that is characteristic of our womanhood flies out the window when we’re jacked up on the joe? It’s well understood that stress affects our ability to climax, can interrupt our menstrual cycles, and can even stop a labor, so why would the chronic state of agitation produced by caffeine not mess with our baby making? All of our reproductive functions work better when we’re relaxed. I mean, think about it: running from a saber-toothed tiger is not exactly a good time to get knocked up.

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Jessica Porter

Jessica Porter is the author of The Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics. Formerly a private whole foods chef and the manager of The Way to Health Program at the Kushi Institute in Becket, Massachusetts, Jessica is also a certified hypnotherapist, specializing in hypnosis for childbirth.

 

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