Caffeine ‘should be avoided’ during pregnancy

Pregnant women should avoid drinking caffeine completely, experts have warned.

Expectant mothers should ditch coffee in order to avoid the risk of miscarriage, low birth weight and stillbirth, according to a new peer-reviewed study led by Professor Jack James.

Researchers analysed more than 1,200 studies which documented caffeine’s effect on pregnancy and found “persuasive confirmation of increased risk” for miscarriage, stillbirth, low birth weight, leukaemia, and childhood obesity…