A recent study has shown that women are more likely to have miscarriage if they drink more than 2 caffeinated drinks per day during the weeks leading up to conception. The study also shown that women who drink more than 2 caffeinated beverages per day during the first 7 weeks of the pregnancy are more likely to have a miscarriage. Our Leesburg Gynecologist Dr. Jack Ayoub always reminds his patients to avoid excessive use of caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. According to Mayo Clinic, caffeine can cross the placenta and affect the baby’s heart rate. Many studies suggest that drinking too much caffeine during pregnancy might be associated with an increased risk of miscarriage. To learn more about pregnancy nutrition and which foods and drinks to avoid during pregnancy, please contact our Leesburg OBGYN office, if you live in Chantilly or the surrounding areas, please contact our Leesburg OBGYN office.