03 November 2008

Pregnant with contradictions

Ahhh. The joys of post-thesis bliss.

Moving right along. You would think that scientists could make up their minds. 3 new reports suggest that:

1) light drinking during pregnancy could benefit the baby: mothers who have a drink every so often are more relaxed and therefore, have babies with better cognitive and emotional outcomes

2) caffeine intake of more than 200mg per day (about one small latte) leads to low birthweight babies.

3) gaining 'too much' weight (over 40 lbs) leads to big babies (over 9 lbs).

Can somebody please make up their mind?

Sources: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,445532,00.html

1 comment:

nova mama said...

I've had people tell me (and this is classic) that i could have a glass of wine every day during my pregnancy, because i'm european =)

as to 2 and 3, my doctor is obsessed with reminding me how much weight i put on since our last visit, and we're both against caffeine intake.. i suppose no one's more right than mother's instinct.

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