ACOG CommitteeOpinion No. 462: Moderate caffeine consumption during pregnancy

Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Aug;116(2 Pt 1):467-468. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181eeb2a1.


Moderate caffeine consumption (less than 200 mg per day) does not appear to be a major contributing factor in miscarriage or preterm birth. The relationship of caffeine to growth restriction remains undetermined. A final conclusion cannot be made at this time as to whether there is a correlation between high caffeine intake and miscarriage.

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Spontaneous / etiology
  • Beverages
  • Caffeine / adverse effects*
  • Caffeine / pharmacology*
  • Female
  • Fetal Growth Retardation / etiology
  • Food
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy / drug effects*
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Premature Birth / etiology


  • Caffeine