Is it safe to drink caffeinated sodas when I'm pregnant?

Is it safe to drink caffeinated sodas when I'm pregnant?

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An occasional soft drink is not likely to do you any harm. But research has raised concerns about drinking soda on a daily basis during pregnancy, whether it's caffeinated or not.

Some research suggests that drinking more than one sugar-sweetened or artificially sweetened drink a day during pregnancy could raise the risk of preterm birth. These findings are not definitive, but to be on the safe side, you may want to limit the amount of soda you drink.

Also, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends limiting caffeine during pregnancy to 200 milligrams (mg) a day. A typical soft drink contains 35 to 55 mg of caffeine. You'll want to take into account other sources of caffeine in your diet (coffee, tea, chocolate, energy drinks) and limit yourself accordingly.

See our chart showing the amount of caffeine in common foods and beverages.

It's a good idea to drink plenty of water during pregnancy. Milk and 100 percent fruit juice are good choices, too, for both hydration and nutrition.

Watch the video: Is It Okay To Drink Caffeine During Pregnancy? (May 2022).

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