Caffeine consumption during pregnancy and spontaneous abortion.

  title={Caffeine consumption during pregnancy and spontaneous abortion.},
  author={Laura Fenster and Brenda Eskenazi and Gayle C. Windham and Shanna Helen Swan},
  volume={2 3},
We conducted a case-control study of spontaneous abortion in Santa Clara County, California between 1986 and 1987. We analyzed data on 607 cases and 1,284 controls to evaluate the potential association between caffeine consumption during the first trimester of pregnancy and spontaneous abortion. About 70% of the women consumed caffeinated coffee, tea, and/or soda; 7% of the women consumed more than an average of 300 mg of caffeine daily. The crude odds ratio (OR) for heavy caffeine consumption… CONTINUE READING