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hi I'm 30weeks pregnant and I drink a lot of soda,ever single day,not half glass,but a full glass of soda,should I be worried that it might affect my unborn baby

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ExcitedYoungMom

Asked by ExcitedYoungMom at 4:45 AM on Nov. 13, 2013 in Pregnancy

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  • What kind of soda?

    My main concerns with soda during pregnancy are:
    - caffeine,
    - sugar,
    - artificial sweetener.
    goldpandora

    Answer by goldpandora at 5:25 AM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • I drink sweetener soda
    ExcitedYoungMom

    Comment by ExcitedYoungMom (original poster) at 5:29 AM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • Didn't your doc discuss nutrition at some point? If you're that worried stop drinking it.
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 5:59 AM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • Stop drinking the soda, please. Caffeine is not good for baby's brain development, and we do not know what long-term effects artificial sweeteners have on anyone's brains. Surely, for the sake of your baby's long-term health and development, you can go through your last trimester without soda.
    May-20

    Answer by May-20 at 6:46 AM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • You should be drinking water and lots of it.
    silverthreads

    Answer by silverthreads at 7:38 AM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • Well stop. I cut out all artificial everything while pregnant.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 7:49 AM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • You say alot, is it one 8 oz glass or the huge 7-11 big gulp? I would say one small won't hurt you, but there are much better choices to drink than soda, milk, juice and water.
    2kids2dogs2cats

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 8:52 AM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • I'm a big coke drinker. I got the small (10 oz?) cans and limited myself to one/day. My dr said it was okay, no more caffeine than a cup of coffee which most people agree is okay.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 9:00 AM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • I stopped drinking soda when I was pregnant, and I used to drink a 2 litre bottle every day. It's just a few months, you can do this.

    I wish I'd never allowed myself to drink it again, but I did, and I'm trying to quit now. A baby is a great incentive.
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 9:04 AM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • Asking at 30 weeks is a little late, don't ya think?
    No point in changing now!
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 12:44 PM on Nov. 13, 2013

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