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I can't stop drinking sodas! MommytoAva1 1 child; Somewhere, TN, United States 442 posts
18th Apr '14

Ugh, so I've always had a bit of a caffeine addiction, but since I've been pregnant, it's only gotten worse. I'll drink two sodas a day usually. Every other day, I promise myself that I'm going to stop and only drink water from now on, but then I start craving a dr pepper and I give in.


Anyone else dealt with this? Any tips that could help me get over it? I know it's not healthy for me or the baby, but I literally feel like I have to have atleast one a day. Unknown

Backwoods 1 child; ........, .., United States 17346 posts
18th Apr '14

Stop buying sodas. 

OwlGurl 3 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 445 posts
18th Apr '14

I have and still am sadly but only have the cravings.

MommytoAva1 1 child; Somewhere, TN, United States 442 posts
18th Apr '14

Quoting Mad Hatter:
Stop buying sodas. 


Even when I stop buying them from the store, I'll crave them and just make my husband go get me one from the gas station lol

MommytoAva1 1 child; Somewhere, TN, United States 442 posts
18th Apr '14

Quoting Langstonsmomma:
I have and still am sadly but only have the cravings.


It sucks :/

MommytoAva1 1 child; Somewhere, TN, United States 442 posts
18th Apr '14

Quoting Langstonsmomma:
I have and still am sadly but only have the cravings.


It sucks :/

*Game Over* 3 kids; Winchestertonfieldville, IA, United States 5373 posts
18th Apr '14

Personally I don't find it to be that big of a deal. Studies show that pregnant women can safely have up to 300mg of soda a day and I think your average can of soda has about 50-70mg depending on the brand. 

I spoil myself with a soda at least every other day and sometimes every day. Usually I make sure I've had about 5 glasses of water before I allow myself the soda and make sure to drink 3-4 more after I have it, just to balance it all out. 

h.shoey Due April 14; 1 child; Loveland, OH, United States 480 posts
18th Apr '14

Don't sweat it too much. My dr said drinking soda was fine as long as it wasn't the only thing I was drinking and I also drank lots of water. He said it's completely fine in moderation .

OwlGurl 3 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 445 posts
18th Apr '14

Quoting babymomma_one:

It sucks :/


It does

MommytoAva1 1 child; Somewhere, TN, United States 442 posts
18th Apr '14

Quoting *Game Over*:
Personally I don't find it to be that big of a deal. Studies show that pregnant women can safely have up to 300mg of soda a day and I think your average can of soda has about 50-70mg depending on the brand. 

I spoil myself with a soda at least every other day and sometimes every day. Usually I make sure I've had about 5 glasses of water before I allow myself the soda and make sure to drink 3-4 more after I have it, just to balance it all out. 


See, that's my problem...I don't drink any water before to balance it out :/

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 16055 posts
18th Apr '14

I drank so much soda during my pregnancy lol but after my son was born I started eating much healthier and cut it out..just stopped buying it at the store so I only get it at the gas station maybe once or twice a week now.

h.shoey Due April 14; 1 child; Loveland, OH, United States 480 posts
18th Apr '14

Quoting babymomma_one:

See, that's my problem...I don't drink any water before to balance it out :/


Do u drink water period? Lol as long as your also drinking water and your not just drinking soda, you will be fine.

MommytoAva1 1 child; Somewhere, TN, United States 442 posts
18th Apr '14

Quoting [[Breezy]]:
I drank so much soda during my pregnancy lol but after my son was born I started eating much healthier and cut it out..just stopped buying it at the store so I only get it at the gas station maybe once or twice a week now.


I wish I could stop, I just literally have no self control. I'll tell my husband to not let me have one, and then I'll turn around and tell him to go get me one. He gets so mad at me lol

Bossy Burnette Due August 15 (girl); 1 child; United States 6 posts
18th Apr '14

I still have sodas every other day cause it is extremely hard to quit. I recently started drinking just a cup of coffee and when I do then I drink nothing but water afterwards cause I wouldn't want to drink to much caffine. 

Stephanie Ann ♥ Due October 1 (boy); 4 kids; ., CA, United States 2019 posts
18th Apr '14

Most days ill drink a soda or two. Its ok. Just don't go drinking a 12 pack in a day