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Old 01-16-2006, 05:13 PM   #1
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Is is okay to eat chocolate ???

Is is it safe to eat chocolate during pregnancy? Maybe once a week if anything?

 
Old 01-16-2006, 05:45 PM   #2
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Re: Is is okay to eat chocolate ???

My dietician said it's fine, just don't go over board as chocolate has caffeine in it

 
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Old 01-16-2006, 06:07 PM   #3
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Re: Is is okay to eat chocolate ???

If 1-2 cups of full decaf coffee are okay, a little chocolate each day is okay. Plus it's good for your sanity.

 
Old 01-16-2006, 08:28 PM   #4
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Re: Is is okay to eat chocolate ???

I eat chocolate all the time even before pregnancy and I am not unhealthy or dead. Have you read or heard from someone that chocolate is hazardous during pregnancy? If so that is news to me. Enjoy everything in moderation.

 
Old 01-17-2006, 01:44 AM   #5
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Re: Is is okay to eat chocolate ???

i never really ate chocolate before i was pg but a few weeks ago i just craved it so much. i never heard anything about chocolate harming people unless they lived on it and got very overweight.

 
Old 01-17-2006, 05:29 AM   #6
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I was reading in a pregnancy magazine that chocolate (in moderation) was good for you in pregnancy--antioxidants or something like that, I can't remember. I wonder if it matters what kind of chocolate you eat, I mean, some milk chocolate doesn't have much real chocolate in it compared to real dark pure chocolate. I would think chocolate ice cream and chocolate syrup would be the same. Dh keeps bringing me Valentines chocolates and I've been limiting myself to one a day so I don't blow up--it's my treat for the day...kinda fun.

 
Old 01-17-2006, 05:43 AM   #7
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Re: Is is okay to eat chocolate ???

Chocolate does have a little bit of caffine in it, although there havent really been any significant findings that caffine is harmful during pregnancy.

I, for one, like to have a few pieces of chocolate in the afternoon to keep me awake.

 
Old 01-17-2006, 05:56 AM   #8
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They just listed dark chocolate as one of the 23 superfoods it is so full of antioxidents and minerals, I do have a little peice everyday. It is good for the mind too makes you feel like you had a little sweet treat.

 
Old 01-17-2006, 06:21 AM   #9
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I was told both by my Midwife and the WIC lady chocolate is okay and to enjoy it!!! Thank god bc after every meal I crave something sweet, if an apple doesn't fix it I eat chocolate. Of course you have to watch how much you eat but it's a woman's (pregnant or not) best friend

 
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I would like to see the person who would try and tell a pregnant lady not to eat chocolate when she wants it.

 
Old 01-18-2006, 02:40 AM   #11
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Just wanted to add that I have read several articles about eating chocolate in pregnancy and apparently, a baby whose mom has had chocolate, is a happier baby! Yes, in moderation but it would seem it's not only good for your mental health but your baby's as well! I really liked those articles...

 
Old 01-18-2006, 05:36 AM   #12
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Re: Is is okay to eat chocolate ???

It is a common myth about chocolate and caffine. It does have caffine in it, but not much at all. You would have to eat pounds and pounds of it to get as much as a caffinated beverage. I ate a quite a bit of chocolate through my pregnancy and everything was fine. My dr said a cup of two of coke was fine too. If as many things harmed babies as what people say there would be more problems then the are. We will be fine, as long as you are still eating nutrious foods as well.

 
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Originally Posted by Lin35
Just wanted to add that I have read several articles about eating chocolate in pregnancy and apparently, a baby whose mom has had chocolate, is a happier baby! Yes, in moderation but it would seem it's not only good for your mental health but your baby's as well! I really liked those articles...
I read an artical on that too. I love making my baby happy .. Nice to have things to back up my addiction lol

 
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