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How bad is caffiene & sugar free soda for you & baby while preggo?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:53 AM on Aug. 26, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/artificialsweetner.htm
    PrincessSmasher

    Answer by PrincessSmasher at 9:14 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • I was told I could have no more than 200-300mg of caffeine a day while pregnant but to try to limit it a little more in the 1st trimester. I was originally told not to drink sugar-free soda because it contains artificial sweeteners...but then I was diagnosed with GD (gestational diabetes) & all of a sudden sugar-free sodas are fine, so I'm not sure about that one...I've heard both. I'd say ask your OB to make sure & to find out what he/she thinks is right for you personally.
    WannabeMommy87

    Answer by WannabeMommy87 at 6:11 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • I do not know about stuff with sugar substitute in it. But I drank a cup or two of coffee every day while I was pregnant. My 25 year old and 30 year old are just fine.

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 6:12 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/caffeine.html


     


    If you scroll down it will tell you that you can drink caffeine moderately (150 mg-300 mg) daily. I'm 19 weeks and drink 1 cup per day in the morning, I did the same with my previous 2 healthy pregnancies. I have heard that the aspartame in artificial sweeteners is not good for you at all let alone during pregnancy but not sure how much you can have.

    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 7:34 AM on Aug. 26, 2009