WE know that drinking coffee isn't a great idea whilst pregnant, because of the caffeine content. But did you also know that tea-drinking could also potentially harm your baby? Ling-Wei Chen, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Nutritional and Life Course Epidemiology, University College Dublin tells The Conversation that any caffeine during pregnancy is best avoided - even in tea... Caffeine is the most commonly used psychoactive substance in the world. Drinking the a couple of cups a day is considered to be good for your health – or at least not bad for your health. However, emerging evidence suggests that consuming caffeine during pregnancy may be bad for the baby. Our latest study adds to that evidence. We wanted to know if there is a link between maternal caffeine intake and negative birth outcomes in a population where tea is the main caffeine source. To do so, we used data from a group of 1,000 Irish women, who provided us with the usual dietary intakes of caffeinated products … [Read more...] about Drinking tea while pregnant ‘harms your unborn baby’
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MUMS-to-be who drink tea or coffee are at risk of having a smaller baby, experts have warned. Even if pregnant women stick to the NHS guidelines - no more than two coffees or three teas a day - they're at greater risk of premature birth. New research from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) found there was a significant risk babies would be born prematurely or underweight if their mother's drank caffeine. Lead author Ling-Wei Chen, a researcher at University College Dublin in Ireland, said: "Based on the consistent associations we observed, and because many pregnancies are unplanned, we would recommend women who are pregnant or seeking to become pregnant to at least limit their intakes of caffeinated coffee and tea." Chen’s team looked at 941 mother-child pairs born in Ireland, where people drink more tea than coffee. Nearly half of the mothers in the study drank tea, while about 40 percent drank coffee. For every extra half a cup of tea or … [Read more...] about Drinking ANY tea and coffee while pregnant ‘reduces baby’s birth weight’
MEGHAN Markle has been “banned” from the rainforest on her first major international tour to avoid the threat of the Zika virus to her unborn baby. The pair's 16-day tour that will take them to Australia as well as Fiji and Tonga where the virus is a “moderate” risk on both islands. The Duchess of Sussex will not join the Duke of Sussex as he treks in the rainforest in Fiji, as reported in the Daily Mirror. Instead she will go for tea with the British High Commissioner. It comes after the duchess sought medical advice about the risk of the Zika virus on Fiji and Tonga ahead of their Australia tour, a palace spokesperson confirmed. Kensington Palace confirmed yesterday that the Duchess of Sussex is pregnant. The couple married in May and are currently in Australia on their first overseas tour, which later this month will see them visit the Fiji capital Suva and then on to Tonga. It's recommended that pregnant women do not travel to areas affected by the Zika … [Read more...] about Pregnant Meghan Markle ‘banned’ from jungle on Royal tour to avoid ‘head shrinking’ Zika virus that infects unborn babies
FALLEN asleep in the sun, or simply forgotten to slap on the sun cream before you soaked up the rays? Whatever the reason for your pink complexion, here's how long it'll take to heal and some tips and tricks to ease sunburn quickly. How do I relieve sunburn fast? You've just clocked that you've overdone it and are keen to combat your sunburn ASAP. According to the NHS, there are a few things you can do to help relieve your symptoms immediately after getting burnt. These include: Cooling your skin by having a cold bath or shower, sponging it with cold water, or holding a cold flannel to it Using lotions containing aloe vera to soothe and moisturise your skin Drinking plenty of fluids to cool you down and prevent dehydration Taking painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol to relieve pain (but don't give aspirin to children under 16) How long does sunburn take to go away? It may start to peel after a few days, but will usually fully heal within a week. In severe cases, you may … [Read more...] about How do I relieve sunburn fast, how long does it take to go away and what is good to help it heal?
DURING pregnancy, what you eat and drink can have an affect on your unborn child, meaning there are a few dos and don'ts to consider. And while we all love our morning caffeine, too much can be harmful. Here's exactly how much you should be drinking... Can you drink coffee while you're pregnant? Yes, but not too much - caffeine found in coffee may be harmful in large proportions. Take a look at the overall intake of caffeine as it's not just in coffee - it is found naturally in lots of foods including tea, chocolate, energy drinks and flu remedies, so it's important to take all of these into consideration. The NHS advises that you should limit your caffeine intake to no more than 200mg a day, that's about two cups of coffee, although if you occasionally exceed that it's not a huge deal or too high a risk. The health service say: "Try decaffeinated tea and coffee, fruit juice or water, and limit the amount of energy drinks you have, as they can be high in caffeine." Why … [Read more...] about Can you drink coffee when you’re pregnant? What to eat and what to avoid