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    Default Hi is Powerade good or bad for you in pregnancy?

    hi i read a few places that powerade drink is good,some places says its bad,

    just finding it hard with Morning/All day sickness and heard powerade was good,

    but thought i would ask on here first to see what everyone thought about it.

    thank you
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    Hmmm, if you're dehydrated, poweraide is really good at rehydrating you. It does it through replacing essential salts that you may have lost through exercise, or illness if you're using it for morning sickness or recovery from gastro etc.

    So if you're not dehydrated you're getting a massive dose of salt that you don't need, which is not good.

    If you really are dehydrated then drink it, but only half a bottle a day (as a whole bottle is actually 2 servings), and make sure you keep your water up afterwards. Only do it for as long as you need to though, to get rehydrated again, ie 2 - 3 days.

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    alot of sports drinks arent recomended for pregnant women and they say it on the label. i generally stay clear of all sports drinks during pregnancy as i cant stand the taste when i'm preg lol
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    I don't know if they are or not, but while I was PG I used to have them all the time

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    You buy a litre of Hydralite from the chemist. They will be able to tell you if you can drink it during pregnancy.
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    Hi

    I found that Gatorade helped me during my morning sickness. I asked my DR if it was OK to take and he said yes. I bought the powder from Coles and was having about 3 glasses a day (just a teaspoon in a glass of water - not the scoop they provide).

    Hope this helps,

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    try some lucozade - i loved that and it comes in different flavours now, although sometimes i can only find them at the supermarket.
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    A lot of sports waters contain vitamin A which needs to be avoided during pregnancy, so just check the labels first.

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    I've read that powerade is bad during pregnancy

    But gatorade is okay

    Dont know if thats totally factual tho


 

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