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While most experts agree that it is OK for a pregnant woman to have that one morning cup of coffee, previous studies have already concluded that more than 200 mg of caffeine a day can double the risk of miscarriage. And now, a new study suggests that caffeine can harm fertility. They found out the reason for this too! Are you curious? Read on!

The study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology suggests that caffeine could harm fertility because it reduces muscle movement in the fallopian tubes. This is important, because a newly fertilized egg needs to make its trip down from the fallopian tubes into the uterus, where it will then nestle. In that very spot, the baby's placenta will grow. But if muscle spasms are not taking place in the fallopian tubes, that fertilized egg will never reach its destination. Study researcher Sean Ward from the University of Nevada School of Medicine said: "Caffeine inhibits the contractions of the muscles in the fallopian tube, so the egg stops getting transported."

All medical studies have their weak spots, so what is wrong with this coffee-fertility study? The study subjects the researchers examined were not women trying to conceive they were mice! The study team said that a mouse's reproductive systems functions in a very similar way to humans', and previous studies have already made the connection between women struggling with infertility and drinking large amounts of coffee. Still, I think everyone can agree that more research is needed, using actual human beings. In the meantime, if you have been wondering how to get pregnant as soon as possible, you might stick to only one cup of coffee a day, or even cut out caffeine altogether! What do you think? Have you had trouble conceiving while drinking coffee? Or are your experiences different?

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