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    Unhappy Help! Drank diet cordial with sweetener that

    I know sweeteners in general should be avoided during pregnancy and my OB has ok'd diet softdrink in moderation but I have occasionally been having diet cordial with soda water thinking this will be healthier and found out tonight that the cordial contains a sweetener called cycalate (952) which apparently is banned in the US and although ok in Aus should be avoided entirely during pregnancy.

    I'm 11+2 and just wanted a bit of reassurance that what I have consumed so far will be ok (it may have been a glass a week at most). I don't want to burden my OB with a pointless question before our next appt as I know there's nothing I can do about it now!

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    Wow, I never knew sweeteners were bad during pregnancy?! I drank diet coke and diet cordial EVERY day....apart from water, they are the only things I drink!

    So you have nothing to worry about....particularly if it was only 1 glass a week. I seriously drank it every day during my whole pregnancy and DS is fine

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    Oh what?! I was addicted to Pepsi max for a few weeks!!! I was drinking liters of the stuff! Oops!

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    Well granted that not alot of us knew this and have all had babies I think you wil be ok lol

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    Yes there is a lot that is scary these days. I'm sure your fine just cut down slowly of your addicted..

    My naturopath told me to say off all artificial sweeteners especially when ttc as they have done testing on rats in the USA- the sweeteners harmed the female rats reproductive system!

    Yet Australia banned them in the 70's but allowed it back in later on... Joke really!!

    So I stay well away from it all!

    Good luck!

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    Thanks ladies. P.S. It's not in pepsi max or diet coke I've noticed they've got the normal sweeteners

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessesgirl View Post
    Yes there is a lot that is scary these days. I'm sure your fine just cut down slowly of your addicted..

    My naturopath told me to say off all artificial sweeteners especially when ttc as they have done testing on rats in the USA- the sweeteners harmed the female rats reproductive system!

    Yet Australia banned them in the 70's but allowed it back in later on... Joke really!!

    So I stay well away from it all!

    Good luck!
    My naturopath said the same thing! Just be careful of diet drinks or anything with additive 150d ( caramel color) which is in diet coke, its not the yummy caramel you think but a toxic concoction of chemicals which can also lead to all kinds of health problems

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    The placenta doesn't take over blood supply to the babe (thereby connecting it to YOUR blood supply) until about the 8th week of pregnancy - this is why it's really rare for babies to be affected by maternal intake of anything in the first half of the first trimester. So the amount your baby has actually gotten is pretty low indeed.

    I really honestly wouldn't stress - just stop drinking it now and avoid it for the rest of your pregnancy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BBoo View Post
    Thanks ladies. P.S. It's not in pepsi max or diet coke I've noticed they've got the normal sweeteners
    *phew* now it's just the caffeine to worry about. Lol.


 

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