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Old 11-10-2005, 03:41 PM   #1
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I HAVE READ IN EVERY ARTICLE WHAT TO NOT DRINK AND WHAT TO DRINK...I HAVE NOT BEEN DRINKING POP WITH CAFFAINE IT...I DRINK DIET SPRITE WHICH IS CAFFENIE FREE...IS THAT GOOD FOR YOU OR SHOULD I DRINK WATER ALL THE TIME...I CANT GET MY SELF BACK TO DRINKING WATER BUT I DUE DRINK ALOT OF OJ FRUIT DRINKS AND MILD...THIS IS MY FIRST BABY SO I WANT EVERYTHING TO GO GOOD....

 
Old 11-10-2005, 04:15 PM   #2
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Re: Pop Drinkers

I think for overall health drinking alot of soda is not a great idea. However, the concern with pregnancy and soda, diet specifically is the artificial sweetners it contains, such as splenda, or nutrasweet. It would probably be fine to drink something like that ooccasionally, but limiting that intake altogether is best for your health pregnant or not. Also, just because you drink diet soda doesn't mean that there will be something wrong with your baby now. Just try to limit it from now and chose a healthier source of liquids.

Personally, I drink lots of milk, orange juice, Juicy-Juice and I also box the Juicy-Juice boxes to take with me for a snack or on the go. I also drink water too.

 
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Old 11-10-2005, 04:27 PM   #3
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Ohhhh Darn...i Just Bought 2 12 Packs Of Diet Sprint...i Guess I Should Get Some Juice To Drink....well I Know My Sisterinlaw Drank Mt Dew All The Time When She Was Preg. With My Nephew But That Make Sense Why He Is So Hyper...i Will Have To Go Home And Tell The Hubby No More Pop...more Juices

 
Old 11-10-2005, 06:48 PM   #4
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POP?? A fellow Canadian??

I don't drink diet pops because of the aspartame (even NOT pregnant). I think 7-Up is now using Splenda, which for a sweetener is the lesser of all evils (even though some would argue it's not safe either, even though the FDA has said it's fine to consume during pregnancy).

As for the caffine, most pops have about 35-55 mg's of caffine per can. Depending on your doctor, or what books you've read, the daily limit of caffine during pregnancy is recommended between 150-300 mg. I try to stay on the low end. A cup of regular coffee contains between 90-120mg, so for me, between a cup of coffee in the morning and a regular soda, I'm at my limit.

There have been some studies that indicate excessive caffine consumption in pregnancy can cause learning disabilities later on, so I try to keep it low, even though there will be some who'll argue the merrits of those studies (as with almost everything in life...LOL).

Since I enjoy a coke every now and then I've opted for regular Coke Classic - caffine free. It's a few extra calories I don't need, but I'd rather have extra calories then artificial sweeteners.

Moderation and balance, that's the key!

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Old 11-11-2005, 05:05 AM   #5
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Re: Pop Drinkers

Mountain Dew and Sprite are complete opposites. Mountain Dew is pumped full of caffine and have you checked out the calories? 165 Calories per can!!! Diet Sprite on the other hand has no caffine and 4 calories per serving!! (I am a calorie freak) So if you feel like you need a soda break (Like I often do) choose the Diet Sprite. I bet your SIL packed on a few pounds while she was pregnant! I wont even touch that stuff when I'm not pregnant. LOL

Of course water is best but sometimes that's not practical. But when I have had a soda or two (Diet Coke is my downfall) I notice that I'm very swollen. It's not worth it! I also drink a lot of apple juice, but even then I notice swelling.

Moderation is the key just like North said!

 
Old 11-11-2005, 06:12 AM   #6
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Re: Pop Drinkers

A soda every now and again - or even one or two a day - is not going to harm your baby. Just my opinion.

 
Old 11-11-2005, 07:21 AM   #7
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i just started back on my coffee since my morning sickness has tapered off and i usually have a big cup in the morning. the rest of the day i drink either water, juice, milk and diet caffine free pepsi but only sometimes like with a burger. i also bought decaf tea which i really enjoy.
have you tried flavored water? my kids and i really enjoy that. i try and get them drinking water to so that way they are use to it to.
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Old 11-11-2005, 08:56 AM   #8
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Re: Pop Drinkers

my Doc says you can have what you want - just everything in moderation....

I love ICE cold water though!! So I lucked out.

 
Old 11-11-2005, 09:14 AM   #9
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If it's something fizzy and you sweet that you like, then try a club soda and juice. This is my FAV at the moment. Oh yum. I usually get a fruit punch juice, or something else sweet, and just half'n half it with the club soda. It cuts down on the calories, cuts down on the sweetness (can't drink fruit punch on its own.. too sweet), and it gives you that fizzy soda fix. YUM!!

 
Old 11-11-2005, 02:30 PM   #10
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I am addicted to soda(pop)....I drank it with all 4 of my pregnancys...I gained 30 with my first,21 with my 2nd, 19 with my 3rd and 20 with my 4th....Everybody you talk to will have different opinions,lol...I quit smoking which I am very proud of, but just can't quit the soda....And DrPepper is my favorite...Ralinda

 
Old 11-11-2005, 02:55 PM   #11
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I have a dietician/nutritionist and she said no caffeine because it can cause learning disabilities after the child is born and also in the womb, it has a reverse affect. It can cause the baby to breathe slower, heartbeat slower etc. BUT I talked to my Dr, as I am used to my coffee in the morning and I get BAD headaches if I don't drink it, and my dr. said that I could do 2 servings of caffeine a day and that wouldn't be a problem. She also laughed and said, you have to carry the baby, you need to feel well too. Sooo she just stressed the "in moderation"..

 
Old 11-11-2005, 07:35 PM   #12
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i drink rootbeer---A & W most root beers dont have caffeine in it but they do have a lot of sugar. I was worried about this actually (my caffeine intake) but since I dont drink coffee and my root beer is non caffeine then maybe I'm ok...I did however have a big bowl of chocolate ice cream a couple nights in a row this week lol!
I have a hard time drinking water. I only drink water when it REALLY sounds good, most times when I drink it and force myself, I just end up feeling totally queasy.
I read that Orange Juice with calcium in it is actually really super good for you because it lowers your blood pressure and in pregnancy thats one thing that might be a concern later on. Orange Juice has tons of vitamin C so it'll keep you healthy from bad germs/flu.

 
Old 11-11-2005, 10:02 PM   #13
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Chocolate has less caffine then soda, and even less in ice cream. I would be willing to bet the caffine in ice cream is also non existant.

I tried the OJ with calcium. *BARF* It was cloudy. It looked like orange milk, and it tasty thick and icky to me.

My doctor told me to have a few tums every day for my calcium, and since I'm heprin (which can leach the calcium from your bones) my specialist also told me to just eat a few tums. I skipped the nasty OJ. I might buy if it tasted good, what could it hurt? But it was really nasty.

 
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Originally Posted by Ralinda30
I am addicted to soda(pop)....I drank it with all 4 of my pregnancys...I gained 30 with my first,21 with my 2nd, 19 with my 3rd and 20 with my 4th....Everybody you talk to will have different opinions,lol...I quit smoking which I am very proud of, but just can't quit the soda....And DrPepper is my favorite...Ralinda
RALINDA I WANT TO CONGRATS U ON QUITING SMOKING...BUT NORTH OF 60...JUST TO LET U KNOW I LIVE IN OHIO....I ALWAYS BELIEVE TO SAY POP NOT SODA.....WELL I STILL HAVE BEEN DRINKING POP....BUT I HAVE BEEN DRINKING ALOT OF OJ AND THE YOGURT DRINKS....AND I THINK WE HAVE WENT THREW TWO GALLONS OF MILK IN A WEEK...

 
Old 11-12-2005, 08:36 AM   #15
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Re: Pop Drinkers

I'm from Iowa and I grew up saying Pop. When I joined the military and moved away people would make fun of those who would say Pop, just joking around. Over time I have grown to say soda.

 
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