What Can You Drink When Pregnant

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Sharon - November 22

I drink non caffenated sodas (i.e. Sprite, caffeine free coke, etc...). Is it ok to drink these things when pregnant, or should you only drink water, juices, etc...

 

Deb - November 23

I think it is okay to drink those things - except for the fact that they are empty calories and full of sugar! You would be better off drinking water and juice because you need lots of water in pregnancy, and juice if full of nutrients that are important for the growing baby. Drinking non-caffenated sodas may cause you to gain a lot of weight (which the more you gain, the harder it is to take off after the baby is born), so you might want to switch to a healthier choice.

 

Winnie - November 23

Finially a question I can answer. I actually am a diet_tian and what I recommend to pregnant patients is that that mostly consume water. Juice is not great to drink too often, nce a day 8 ounces in plenty. The reason is that juice can pack in 160 to 210 calories in 8 ounces. When you are pregnant you should only take in an extra 300 calories daily to aviod extra weight gain. Juice really is just sugar and you are missing alot of the benefots of fruit when you drink it. I recommend a fresh piece of fruit that has less calories and more fiber and vitamin content. Milk (skim) is great, but again in moderation. Once or twice a day is fine. But honestly water with even a bit of lemon or orange for flavor is best. Women need to watch all the juice and soda intake due to the possibility of gestational diabetes.

 

Allie - November 23

nada colodas are my favorite!

 

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