The impact that caffeine has on fertility increases into your thirties. It decreases fertility and increases miscarriages. The risk of infertility is 55% higher in women who drink just one cup of coffee per day. 100% higher for women drinking 1.5 – 3 cups of coffee per day, and 176% higher in women who drink more than three cups of coffee per day.
(Dulgosz L, Brachs M B 1992 Coffee reduces fertility. Epidemiologic Reviews 14:83)
So coffee is out. Tea is still in though. One thing at a time. I only gave up coffee the two weeks before Christmas. I do drink about or 5 black teas each day though. Better than coffee, not better than no caffeine.
I will gradually switch back to red roobios tea as it is naturally decaffeinated and I quite enjoy it. At this point in time, I cannot say that I will end up entirely caffeine free. I can imagine getting down to 1 or 2 cups of tea per day though. This may just be another one of my ‘can’t-entirely-exclude-it-or-I-will-need-to-have-it’ things though. What can I say, I like to be bad. I spend my days worrying about what everyone else thinks of me and what I can do to be liked and loved. I rebel by abusing my body with bad things. Twisted.