It’s too soon to take coffee away from pregnant women

By Laura Sanders, 18:53 PM September 25, 2013

Usually when I scan new science papers, I am a reporter hunting for news. But now that I’m a mom, there’s someone else hovering over my shoulder — a hesitant new parent who asks, “Am I doing it wrong?”

This new voice rose to a ridiculous mother screech a few mornings ago when I came across a study in Science Translational Medicine. The upshot: Caffeine during pregnancy damages baby mouse brains. By the time my reporter self had a chance to catch up — What exactly changed in the brain? How much...

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