Pregnancy and caffeine

July 9, 2012 3:18:29 PM PDT
Good news for pregnant women who need that cup of coffee to get through their day.

A study in the Journal Pediatrics finds fetal exposure to caffeine doesn't increase the risk of behavior problems later on in children.

The pregnant women in the study reported how much caffeine they drank over a week's period.

Researchers then looked at behavioral issues, such as emotional and peer relationship problems, of the women's children at the age of five and six.

The information was based on evaluations by the children's mothers and teachers

Researchers concluded advising pregnant women to avoid caffeine is unwarranted.

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