(Closed) Pregnant drinking soda/pop/carbonated drinks?

posted 9 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
76 posts
Worker bee

I drank soda (Mt. Dew & Dr. Pepper) through out my whole pregnancy. Like a 32oz a day. I am curious on why it is bad as well? My doctor never said a word to me?

Post # 4
2670 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I don’t think people judge others for drinking caffeine during pregnancy. It is recommended to limit intake to one serving or 150-300mg daily.Caffeine is a stimulant, and can increase your blood pressure and heart rate. It is also linked to lower birth weight. Defiantely something to ask your doctor about and come to a decision on your own.

Post # 6
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think some women choose not to drink sodas because of the caffeine.  My SIL only drank caffeine free sodas while pregnant.  I haven’t heard anything bad about carbonated beverages in general though.

Post # 7
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Doctor allows for me to drink caffeine (including carbonated beverages like soda) as long as it’s under 200 milligrams a day. Lately, carbonated stuff has made me feel really bad (due to heartburn) so I’ve been really upping my water intake. Anyway, I don’t think the drink you’ve been having is bad for you at all. It looks like a pretty healthy and yummy option.

Post # 8
76 posts
Worker bee

@ieatunicorns:  Oh that makes sense!



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@Sea_bass:  I had really bad morning sickness and it was all I could drink too! Everytime I drank water it tasted like dirt. Literally…dirt! lol

Post # 10
1266 posts
Bumble bee

People are judgemental about soda because of the caffeine, but as long as you stay within the safe limits for caffeine consumption, you should be fine. Have you tried things like sparkling water or sparkling grape juice? It may be the bubbles that settle with you better. For me, I’m the opposite! I rarely drink soda because I don’t like the sugar and carbonation, haha it makes me feel sick.

Post # 11
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Sea_bass:  I commented that my SIL has been getting judgemental comments about drinking a little Diet Coke every day and I am not really sure the reasoning behind it-caffeine or maybe since it’s the diet people are concerned about the fake sugar. I don’t really know…to each his/her own!

Post # 12
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I think there is a huge list of things that you “shouldn’t eat”. What I think it most important is a balanced diet, whatever that looks like for you depending on how you’re feeling, and whatever boundaries you and your doctor discuss. For instance, I read somewhere that you’re not supposed to eat leftovers – however, my doctor said they’re fine if stored properly and eaten within a normal time range. So, it really, really depends.

There’s just so much info out there, I think it’s hard not to get overwhelmed. Go ahead and drink your soda – it looks to be a healthier option anyway.

Post # 13
5259 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Sea_bass:  I have never heard that carbonated drinks are bad during pregnancy.  I drink 5-10 a day.  I drink sparkling water, it is the only thing I can drink without throwing up.  When I lived in Eastern Europe, they only sold sparkling water.  So…

I think Coke should be avoided because of high fructose corn syrup and preservatives- along with sugar and calories.  The caffeine would dehydrate you.  However, as far as “carbonated in general”- I never heard of that being a problem- that is mostly all I can drink!  I especially love the orange san pelligrino.  The carbon helps me to digest!

Post # 15
869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Milwaukeebride:  My OB did tell me to stay away from Diet/Zero versions of drinks because of the fake sugar, but said I can have a can of soda/coffee a day.

And I have, just about every day.  I drink my water, but that caffeine is nice too!

Post # 16
3982 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Sea_bass:  I think people judge because of the caffeine and/or sweetener in diet sodas (which is supposed to be bad for baby). Personally I avoided caffeine in the first trimester but have had a cup of coffee every morning since then and on occasion I’ve had some afternoon sodas. I typically try to pick a caffeine free soda but every once in a while I crave a coke or mt dew and I indulge! I say if you can keep it down and it doesn’t have aspartame in it you are good to go! enjoy your soda girl!

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