Jump to content
7 replies to this topic
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!
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
The home stretch of pregnancy can seem like an eternity. But there are some constructive ways that you can pass the time.
Singer Lilly Allen has announced that she is taking a break from Twitter after she was subjected to hateful trolling over the weekend about her stillborn son.
There was a time when I thought that waterboarding was the most serious torture threat facing civilisation. Then my toddler started asking me questions.
Rapper, actor and former America's Got Talent star, Nick Cannon, has welcomed a baby boy with actress, Brittany Bell.
Renowned Gold Coast fitness blogger Nadine Muller says she is "proud & confident to stand up to people's ignorance," as she hit back at an online troll who attempted to shame her by calling her breastfeeding photos "gross" and done just for attention.
We've got two happy stories to tell you, and they both feature the most kind-hearted checkout operators you can imagine.
Getting babies messy with all kinds of food is something Lyndsey's PhotoCo excels at.
The heartbroken parents of a baby who died in a baby swing have spoken out to warn other parents about the dangers of leaving infants alone.
Little did this mum-to-be know that their friend had arranged something extra special for their gender reveal party.
There are the friends you grow up with, the people who know you inside and out, who know your flaws, your secrets, your talents and your failures. Katie was one of my tribe.
Forget Apple. Forget North West. Forget Kal-El Cage even (son of Nic).
Once a toddler makes up their mind about something, it's very hard to persuade them to change it. Just ask this dad!
I am, by any measure, a terrible, awful, mother. Read any advice book, any glossy brochure in the doctor's waiting room, and they will tell you – I suck at being a mum.
A 26-year-old mum has credited her baby boy with saving her life after his sudden refusal to breastfeed led to her being diagnosed with breast cancer.
The most entertaining gender reveals are the ones with a twist and this one is no exception, with double the fun for guests.
This time, I know it will be my last bump and I plan to enjoy every moment.
Top 5 Articles
There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)
There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)
Free ticket offer