Drinking moderate amounts of caffeine during pregnancy does not lead to premature births or underweight babies, Danish scientists said on Friday.
Unlike other research projects in which women who had given birth were asked how much coffee they drank while pregnant, the Danish scientists monitored 1,207 pregnant coffee lovers who were randomly selected to drink either a caffeinated or decaffeinated brew during the second half of the pregnancy.
The women did not know which group they were in.
"We had two groups and we actually found no difference between the average birth weight for moderate intake of caffeine -- about three cups," said Bech, whose findings are reported online by the British Medical Journal.Bonnie - one cup (8 oz.) of regular coffee daily or 2 cups regular tea maxiumum are fine. NO SOFT DRINKS!