SML presents on a monthly basis a recent interesting Cochrane Review suitable to present at your next Journal Club meeting. It provides background information, a podcast explaining review's key points, discussion questions, and PowerPoint slides containing key figures and tables.
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Effects of restricted caffeine intake by mother on fetal, neonatal and pregnancy outcomes
Caffeine is a stimulant found in many drinks, such as tea, coffee and cola, as well as in other products such as chocolate and some over-the-counter medicines. There is conflicting evidence in the literature about its effects on women during pregnancy, making it difficult for health professionals to advise them about whether or not they should avoid caffeine during pregnancy. It is known that clearance of caffeine from the mother's blood slows down during pregnancy and some authors of observational studies have concluded that caffeine intake is harmful to the fetus, causing growth restriction, reduced birthweight, preterm birth or stillbirth. The newborn could also have withdrawal symptoms if the mother has a high intake of caffeine (more than eight cups of coffee per day). view more...