You’re thirsty. What should you reach for? Well, plain water is best, but moderate amounts of coffee and tea are OK. The problem with coffee and tea is the caffeine they contain, which can stress your body, make you nervous, and affect your sleep, all of which adversely affect fertility. Most studies have found that moderate caffeine intake doesn’t affect fertility. But a few studies have shown that high levels of caffeine may increase the risk of infertility or miscarriages. So most experts recommend keeping your caffeine intake to no more than 300 milligrams daily while trying to conceive. Keep in mind that one 8-ounce cup of coffee can have 65 to 120 milligrams of caffeine. One 8-ounce cup of tea can have 20 to 90 milligrams. Remember, there’s always decaf!
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