The impact that caffeine has on fertility increases into your thirties.  It decreases fertility and increases miscarriages.  The risk of infertility is 55% higher in women who drink just one cup of coffee per day.  100% higher for women drinking 1.5 – 3 cups of coffee per day, and 176% higher in women who drink more than three cups of coffee per day.

(Dulgosz L, Brachs M B 1992 Coffee reduces fertility.  Epidemiologic Reviews 14:83)

So coffee is out.  Tea is still in though. One thing at a time.  I only gave up coffee the two weeks before Christmas.  I do drink about  or 5 black teas each day though.  Better than coffee, not better than no caffeine.

I will gradually switch back to red roobios tea as it is naturally decaffeinated and I quite enjoy it.  At this point in time, I cannot say that I will end up entirely caffeine free.  I can imagine getting down to 1 or 2 cups of tea per day though.  This may just be another one of my ‘can’t-entirely-exclude-it-or-I-will-need-to-have-it’ things though.  What can I say, I like to be bad.  I spend my days worrying about what everyone else thinks of me and what I can do to be liked and loved.  I rebel by abusing my body with bad things.  Twisted.

Kerri

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