RCM comments on new research on caffeine intake in pregnancy

on 24 August 2020 RCM Women Wellbeing Of Women Women's Choice Caffeine

Commenting on new research published in BMJ Evidence Based Medicine, Dr Mary Ross-Davie, the Royal College of Midwives, Director for Scotland, said: “Current NHS guidance on caffeine in pregnancy says that women should limit their intake to no more than 200mg of caffeine a day, equivalent to around two cups of instant coffee.  There is a need to ensure that women are able to make informed choices about what they eat and drink during pregnancy, and midwives will support women to do that, taking into account this latest research.

It is important that all available evidence is considered to shape UK recommendations, and we hope the current guidance will now be reviewed in light of these findings.” 


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The research can be read at https://ebm.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/bmjebm-2020-111432 (live from 23.30 on 24 August). 

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