Consumption of coffee during pregnancy: Authors' reply

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7401.1269 (Published 05 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1269
  1. Kirsten Wisborg, specialist registrar (kiwi@perinatal.dk),
  2. Morten Hedegaard, associate professor,
  3. Tine Brink Henriksen, associate professor,
  4. Ulrik Kesmodel, specialist registrar,
  5. Bodil Hammer Bech, senior house officer
  1. Perinatal Epidemiological Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aarhus University Hospital, DK-8200 Aarhus, Denmark
  2. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aarhus University Hospital
  3. Department of Paediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital
  4. Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Aarhus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
  5. Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, University of Aarhus

    EDITOR—In a prospective study we found that coffee drinking during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of stillbirth, but not with death in infancy.1 Our results on stillbirth seemed to indicate a threshold effect around four to seven cups per day, but the risk estimate in women with the highest intake of coffee was based on only 11 stillbirths and we therefore had no possibility to explore further the relation between …

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