Pregnant women can drink a couple of cups of coffee per day
without raising the danger of a miscarriage, but six or more cups can
double the risk, a study found.
Women of childbearing age are advised
to take a vitamin,400 micrograms of folic acid each day in order to reduce the risk of a birth defect called spina bifida in their babies should they become pregnant.
Now, a new study provides another reason for women to take vitamins: US researchers report that women who took multivitamins before becoming pregnant or during the first month of pregnancy were less likely to have babies with heart defects.