Caffeinated Drinks like Coffee, Tea causes Premature Birth in Pregnant WomanUma (Author) Published Date : Nov 24, 2018 15:33 IST
Newly Wedded Couples those who are expecting a baby should avoid Caffeinated Drinks as many studies demonstrate the negative effects of Caffeine. High Caffeine Foods include instant tea, coffee, dark chocolates, energy drinks, black tea, soft drinks especially colas, baked items or ice creams including coffee powder and cocoa powder, green tea, confectionery items, biscuits which include cocoa or coffee powder etc.
The actual amount of caffeine intake in normal adults may be up to 300-400 mg. and less than 50-70 mg for kids. But for a pregnant woman, it may increase the risk of miscarriage or having a premature baby with low birth weight. The high intake of caffeinated drinks in pregnancy increase the heart rate of the fetal. Even lactating mothers should avoid caffeinated drinks. There are many conflicting conclusions from various studies about caffeine intake. Limit the coffee or tea to half a cup, who are more addictive to this beverage intake during pregnancy, say March of Dimes to avoid prenatal births.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, Caffeine acts as a stimulant and a diuretic. The stimulant property increases the blood pressure and heart rate, which is not advisable during pregnancy because the blood pressure increases normally to pregnant women even who avoids caffeine intake. But the caffeine intake aggravates these symptoms further to cause even miscarriage. The pregnant woman should never take alcohol and or any kind of smoking. The high blood pressure decreases the blood flow of the pregnant women, as a result, there would be a decrease in blood flow to the placenta, the baby gets less oxygen and fewer nutrients. There may be an increased risk of infection and also affects the breathing process.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is an increasing count of carrying woman are facing a high blood pressure problem. Researchers in Norway are advising the pregnant woman after their studies that it gains heavyweight in early childhood and a new study suggests to cut it completely, though New Zealand recommends only limiting the caffeine intake.
Caffeine infiltrates the tissues of the body, including the placenta. Dr. Gino Pecoraro, obstetrician, and gynecologist, Federal Australian Medical Association Spokesperson for Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the higher the chance the mother consumes, there would be high impact on the less growth in the baby. Dietitian Melanie McGrice said at the time that what a woman consumed throughout her pregnancy could have a significant impact on the future health of her baby. There would be caffeine accumulation in the fetal tissues including liver and kidney.
According to Ling-Wei Chen, a researcher at University College Dublin in Ireland, the high caffeine intake can result in restricted blood flow in the placenta which may subsequently affect the growth of the fetus
Caffeinated Drinks like Coffee, Tea causes Premature Birth in Pregnant Woman