A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that having caffeine during pregnancy does not have a negative effect on a child’s intelligence or behavior.
According to Quartz, the study included 2,917 women between who were pregnant between 1959 and 1974.
“[The US government] concludes that moderate caffeine consumption is not associated with higher risks of pre-term delivery, but that higher caffeine consumption is associated with a small increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, and low birth weight,” states Quartz.
The study may come as a relief to many who are encouraged to cut caffeine from their diet altogether during their pregnancy.
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