Caffeine and Alcohol


Many of us need a cup of coffee to make it through the workday. Let’s take a look at how coffee and caffeine intake impact one’s ability to conceive.

First, let’s look at how female consumption impacts a woman’s ability to conceive naturally. The data is hard to interpret but most experts say a cup or two of coffee per day is probably OK. Below are a sample of studies that exemplify how the data tends to conflict.

As for how coffee consumption impacts success rates with fertility treatment, 5 of 6 studies show modest coffee consumption has no major impact and so the American Society of Reproductive Medicine says 1 - 2 cups of coffee is likely of little harm..

As for men, a team at Massachusetts General Hospital showed that after 1 - 2 cups of coffee per day, IVF success rates dramatically waned, as you can see below.