Link between moderate coffee drinking and infertility

Warning… we have some sad news for our coffee drinkers! That being said, if you are currently trying to conceive, this information about the effects of caffeine on fertility may be incredibly helpful.  


Does drinking coffee affect fertility? 


While it is more commonly known that women should be minimizing caffeine intake during pregnancy, it is less commonly known that cutting out caffeine pre-conception can improve fertility. 

A study that looked at caffeine intake and delayed conception found that even moderate caffeine intake of 500 mg per day could delay time to conception by 11% and increase the risk of pregnancy loss.

We know it can be hard to give up that sweet cup of morning joe, but it's one of the simplest changes you can make to increase fertility. As an alternative we don’t suggest decaf coffee, due to the chemicals used to extract the caffeine. Instead we suggest finding a herbal coffee alternative (such as Teeccino or Dandy Blend) or caffeine-free herbal tea that you like.


  1. Bolúmar, F., Olsen, J., Rebagliato, M., & Bisanti, L. (1997). Caffeine intake and delayed conception: A European multicenter study on infertility and subfecundity. European Study Group on Infertility Subfecundity. Am J Epidemiol, 145(4), 324-334.
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