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i know that doctors say to limit caffine while pregnant, but i wanted to know how many of you drank cola-cola while pregnant and how much would you drink
im a little worried that i maybe drank too much..this seems stupid i know, im even thinking to myself how dumb i sound asking this. I shared a can with my fiance earlier this evening, and just had a glass of coke now, but flushed the rest [which was half a can] down the sink because i was worrying myself.

your help would be really appreciated.
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replied March 22nd, 2008
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Re: drinking coke while pregnant...
Thats just great Mad Now I have a killer craving for a soda Laughing I drink caffeine-free sodas just to quench my carbonated drink cravings. I'm pretty sure those kind are okay. Caffeine can raise your blood pressure and heart rate and cause dehydration.
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replied March 22nd, 2008
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lol sorry Razz but does the amount i drank seem ok? i usually drink the no caffine sodas, but this time i grabbed a coke.. im worried a bit now...i feel stupid for asking this question...i drink fruit juices, water or milk throughout the days though, i dont drink coke as often or nearly as much as i did before i was pregnant..
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replied March 22nd, 2008
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Coke doesn't have as much caffeine in it as coffee. You can have a cup or even two cups of coffee every day (which is the amount limit given by doctors). Don't worry about what you drank, that little can't hurt the baby. You could have one every week and it wouldn't hurt the baby......there's nothing wrong with having a little self-indulgence every once in a while. Just remember to be moderate.

The only thing that maybe you would want to be concerned about is that coke doesn't have any nutritional value and that you really need to have water instead. So do have a glass of water too. Coke also depletes your system of vitamins. So drinking it too much, like more than once a day, combined with the caffeine, high sugar, and empty calories, high sodium, probably isn't good for you. If you need to have one, you can also try drinking "diet right", which is a healthier option: no caffeine, sugar, or that wonderful bloating thing: salt.

Don't feel stupid either. It's normal to fret about things when you are pregnant. It just means that you want to do what is best for the baby Smile
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replied March 22nd, 2008
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thanks for the help, i had a coffee this morning too...is it bad that i also had coke in the evening? I have water and milk in between them too, and had lots of fruits and stuff too, and i just had a glass of milk now.
I dont drink coke that often, i usually have a cup of tea but wanted a coffee today. Tomorrow im not having any caffine at all i had enough of it to last tomorrow too lol
would the coffee i had, and the amount of coke i had equal the 2 cups that doctors say is the limit to have?
Thanks for answering my question again.
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replied March 23rd, 2008
Why are you all of a sudden so worried about having half of a can of coke? You stated that you don't drink coke that often, which means that you do drink some coke, so why worry all of a sudden?

Are you having any unusual symptoms that you think are being caused by the coke drinking?
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replied March 23rd, 2008
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Part of the reason caffiene drinking isn't good is because it can keep you from getting the necessary rest that you need. And you do need a lot when you are pregnant.

I do am wondering why the agitation about drinking that little.

I wonder if you have pregnancy-related anxiety disorder because you are so extremely worried about this after I just reassured you that you are ok....unless this has been forbidden you by doctors for some reason special to your pregnancy case.

I have had 6 kids and had coffee, wine, beer and coke when I was pregnant and all my children are fine. Stop worrying about it. If you are that worried every time you have something like coffee or coke, then just don't drink it at all.
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replied March 23rd, 2008
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what they say is that your not to consume more than two 8 oz of any caffeinated drink a day
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replied March 23rd, 2008
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actually, they say you can have up to *6* cans of coke a day. a little absurd that they consider 6 cans of coke to be "caffeine in moderation", but it's true. i believe 6 cans of coke is the equivalent to 3 cups of coffee.

i drank at least 3 cans of coke a day with my first and he's perfect.
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replied May 4th, 2012
You shouldn't have more than 2 cups of coffee or 2 (12oz) cans of coke . I don't know who told you 6 cans but they're wrong. Caffeine restricts the bloodflow to your uterus and that isn't good for baby.
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replied March 23rd, 2008
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BridgetHeartsFinn wrote:
actually, they say you can have up to *6* cans of coke a day. a little absurd that they consider 6 cans of coke to be "caffeine in moderation", but it's true. i believe 6 cans of coke is the equivalent to 3 cups of coffee.

i drank at least 3 cans of coke a day with my first and he's perfect.


Eww, imagine how much sugar and other chemicals are in 6 cans of coke! Blech.
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replied March 23rd, 2008
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The amount of coke u drank is perfectly fine!
OMG bridget realy? thats like alot of soda, even not pregnany i could never drink that much soda in one day! thats just crazy!
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replied March 23rd, 2008
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im just worrying myself, i know it is stupid, no i am not having weird symptoms, i was just wanting to be reassured that it was ok since i drank coffee, shared a can with my fiance and drank half myself.
thanks for replying.
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replied March 24th, 2008
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yeah, i believe it's 150 mg of caffeine per day that you're allowed.
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replied March 24th, 2008
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eww 6 cans is a lot lol thats much david drinks about a day
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replied March 24th, 2008
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I don't think a little here and there is bad. I have heard that you can drink a few cans a day and be alright. When I got preggo, I stopped drinking pop completely for like the first 6 months. I now have been letting myself have a dr. pepper every friday, and if I go out on the weekends, I drink sprite or sometimes iced tea or something. You have to let yourself have a little reward every so often in my opinion.

As long as you don't go overboard. I read online that caffeine can speed up the baby's heart just a little too much if you drink it in excessively. I really don't like pop as much as I used to since I didn't have any for 6 months. It reallllly helps you keep your weight down if you cut it out of your diet too.
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replied March 24th, 2008
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I used to drink about 6 cans of Coke Zero a day - but not while pregnant lol! Then I got a much deserved UTI and now I only have the odd can. It's addictive, seriously!

Krystine, don't worry, you won't have harmed your baby. When I was pregnant with my son I would often have a diet coke at lunch.
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replied March 24th, 2008
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thanks guys, chrissy i usually do the same thing, i'll have a sprite or iced tea instead of coke or cream soda! i LOVE cream soda! lol
When im at school i grab a bottle of water instead of a coke like i used to, and on wednesday realized they sell cream soda! so i grabbed one too lol Its funny cus i never used to drink water as often as i do now.
Thanks for the help guys.
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replied March 24th, 2008
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oh noooo
Hello..True story..I have a family member that drank soda through the whole pregnancy and the baby came out with bad nerves in his legs..His legs shook for 8 months when people held him n he screamed alot and he is 6yrs old now and you can't give him caffiene or he has nightmares but his legs are better so it seems..This is just my experience though..Or at least try to stick with caffiene free..too much of anything can be unhealthy feel me..Good luck ladies with your pregnancies and my prayers are with all of you..
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replied March 24th, 2008
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Re: oh noooo
dannyboygirl wrote:
Hello..True story..I have a family member that drank soda through the whole pregnancy and the baby came out with bad nerves in his legs..His legs shook for 8 months when people held him n he screamed alot and he is 6yrs old now and you can't give him caffiene or he has nightmares but his legs are better so it seems..This is just my experience though..Or at least try to stick with caffiene free..too much of anything can be unhealthy feel me..Good luck ladies with your pregnancies and my prayers are with all of you..


That might not have been related to the mother drinking soda.. I doubt she could have drunk that much to affect her unborn child so severely. My doctor said up to 6 cans a day is fine.. like Bridget said. I don't think a doctor would advise pregnant women to drink too much caffeine if it was going to harm their baby.
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replied March 24th, 2008
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i was going to say the same thing Zanny.
Im sure if any harm was being done, the doctor would advise the mother to stop drinking caffine drinks while pregnant.
That could have been from other things with the shaking of legs and now nightmares as you say. Many kids get nightmares from different things, doesnt exactaly have to be from coke..
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