Could Caffeine Reduce Your Fertility? Photo: Shutterstock / The Bump
If you’re TTC, your doctor has probably advised you to cut back on caffeine to up your chances of conception. By how exactly could that help? New research suggests that caffeine impairs the way a woman’s fallopian tubes work. Doctors at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, studied the fallopian tubes of female mice and found that exposure to caffeine inhibited their muscle function, making it tougher for their eggs to move down the tubes into the uterus. In a press release, the doctors admit there are differences between humans and mice, but they say identifying the fallopian tube muscles as the link between fertility problems and caffeine consumption is an important step as they figure out new ways to help women dealing with fertility problems, pelvic inflammation and ectopic pregnancy.
Did you cut back on caffeine when you were TTC? Do you think it helped?
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