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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16-01-2012 18:24 #1
Help! Drank diet cordial with sweetener that
16-01-2012 19:58 #2
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
16-01-2012 19:59 #3
Oh what?! I was addicted to Pepsi max for a few weeks!!! I was drinking liters of the stuff! Oops!
16-01-2012 20:03 #4
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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16-01-2012 20:25 #5
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!
16-01-2012 21:32 #6
Thanks ladies. P.S. It's not in pepsi max or diet coke I've noticed they've got the normal sweeteners
16-01-2012 22:13 #7
16-01-2012 22:22 #8
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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