I M Addicted To Pepsi Will If Hurt My Baby

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Renée - January 30

I'm wondering if it's okay to drink pepsi. I've heard it's not but i just want to get some opinions from people.


frankschick2001 - January 30

Pepsi contains caffiene. Caffiene has been linked to miscarriage, however this is stil a heavily debated issue among professionals. It is suggested that pregnant women limit their caffiene intake to not more than 300 miligrams a day. That is about 2 cups of coffee, so I would think it equals two cups of pepsi? I can't be sure, but I think it can be harmful to consume that much pepsi while pregnant. Not only because of the caffiene, but because of the high sugar content as well.


EricaG - January 30

Pepsi contains caffiene which in large quant_ties are NOT good for your baby. You should not drink more than one or two pepsis a day (or cup of coffee or coke in other peoples cases) . Caffeine is a stimulant and a diuretic. Since caffeine is a stimulant, it increases your blood pressure and heart rate, both of which are not recommended during pregnancy. Caffeine also increases frequency of urination. This causes reduction in your body fluid levels and can lead to dehydration. Caffeine crosses the placenta to your baby. Although you may be able to handle the amounts of caffeine you feed your body, your baby can not. Your baby's metabolism is still maturing and can not fully metabolize the caffeine. Any amount of caffeine can also cause changes in your baby's sleep pattern or normal movement pattern in the later stages of pregnancy. Remember caffeine is a stimulant and can keep both you and your baby awake. Numerous studies on animals have shown that caffiene caused birth defects, preterm delivery and increased the risk of low birth weight offspring, along with other reproductive problems. A few studies have shown that there may be an increase in miscarriages among women who consume more than 300 mg a day. Other outcomes included preterm labor and low-birth weight babies. Again, it is safer to avoid caffeine as much as possible.


Bonnie - January 30

I had a period in pregnancy where I creaved soda. I ended up gaining a TON so I gave it up, lol. Otherwise, I would just suggest you get caffeine free


Lillie E - January 30

i had that same addiction... wild cherry pepsi. i would drink like 2-4 cans a day , and my lilttle boy is perfectly healthy. caffiene is the problem, so if your worried, drink caffiene free.


Erica - January 30

I also am addicted to pepsi, and i was preg in summer time so that made me extra thirsty, i drank about 2-3 cans a day my baby is just fine.. drink on lol


EricaG - January 30

Umm, Erica (that feels weird because it's my name too...) just because your baby is fine, doesn't mean they all turn out that way. Doctors wouldn't be telling people not to drink too much caffeine if it was ok. I think that maybe you should just tell her your experience, but "drink on" is kind of a reckless thing to say. If you read my earlier post you should know that caffiene can have bad side effects on the baby's health and sleep patterns and she certainly shouldn't "drink on". Please don't read this in a hostile tone because it by no means is. I'm just trying to let you... and Renee` know that the statement you made was slightly reckless and not at all along the lines of advice that a medical professional would give. I know that this is an opinion forum, but I don't think anyone wants to give information that could harm another's baby, right? Thanks!


EricaP - January 31

EricaG i wasnt implying to Renee to drink her baby sick, my doctor said the amount I was drinking was okay and that it shouldnt take an affect on my baby. Im sorry maybe I should of specified that. I didnt mean for her to go nuts on the pop and hurt her baby, I would never do that. So yes you should watch the amount you drink, because their are some studies that say it has an affect, So I will just say that I drank 2-3 cans a day and my baby was ok. I cant say the same for anyone elses. Sorry for the mixup.. and caffeine free is a good idea. An alternative ive found since then is flavored water, kind of weaned myself off pepsi. so you can try that. As far as i know its all healthy there :)


Heather L - January 31

If you are really thirsty drink WATER. I know it's not as good, but you can make yourself like it. I was a coke lover and I gave it up for 3 months. I only drank water. NOW I love water and I drink about 3-4 bottles a day. I just drink a cola on the weekend with a meal. It's better for the baby to have as little caffiene as possible!


JenniferB - February 1

I drink flavored seltzer water with a little juice added for more flavor. It satisfies my craving for soda because it is carbonated but it is much better for you. Orange seltzer is very good with cranberry juice in it. Just an idea.


paola18 - February 1

well it's not bad four u'r baby i'm 18 and i'm 8 weeks pregnant just don't drink alot cuz u will get hyper lol j/k just don't drink 2 much ... laterz



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