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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:02 PM
I have been craving coke this week. I have only been having 1 glass a night and probably won't buy anymore but still feel guilty about having it. Worried about the caffeine
Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:38 PM
A glass of coke isn't going to kill you or hurt the baby .... enjoy it.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:45 PM
A glass will be fine for the baby, I wouldnt stress.
if you want alternatives you may find another soft drink or cola flavoured lollies help.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:45 PM
Yep, don't stress. I hate Coke but with my oldest all i could eat was white, bland things and for some reason all I wanted to drink was coke, my midwife said not to go overboard of course but not to stress too much over it
Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:47 PM
If you're not having the daily maximum level through other means like coffee or tea I think a glass is fine.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:48 PM
A can of coke is well within safe caffeine levels for pregnancy.
NSW Health recommends that pregnant women limit themselves to 200mg of caffeine daily. That amount would be obtained from about 1-2 cups of espresso style coffee, 3 cups of instant coffee, 4 cups of medium strength tea, 4 cups of cocoa or hot chocolate, or 4 cans of cola. Avoid double shots of espresso coffee and drinks marked as sports or energy drinks that contain caffeine.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:19 PM
Funny, I haven't had coke in 3 years (gave it up during first pregnancy and never felt like going back) Now I drink it all the time, I've made the decision to go caffeine free diet coke as I can't restrict myself to 1 glass
Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:48 PM
Omg. I'm the same. I never drank it much at all. Until I was pg with number 1 and now I'm pg with number 2 and the cravings are back. Not that I lost it much between bubs.
I looked in to 'safe' levels of caffeine with DD1 and I don't remember the exact figures but a coffee in the morning and a coke in the arvo was well within the guidelines. By heaps. In fact I remember being surprised at the low level of caffeine in one compared to coffee. I also asked OB & midwives etc and they all said the same.
but you do what you're comfortable with.
You do seem to be worrying about everything. I completely understand. I was the same & still am to some extent. I think the advice of being sensible with all the rules but try and remember stress is just as bad. So try not to worry yourself too much.
Good luck - you'll be fine!
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