Cold Drinks and Pregnancy
A pregnancy is one of the important phases in any women’s life. During pregnancy she must take proper care of herself so that she may be able to conceive a healthy child. For this purpose, she must take proper medications, exercise regularly and take a healthy balanced diet. A healthy balanced diet is essential for the growth and development of the baby. Eating healthy balanced diet by a pregnant women reduces some of the problems that can arise during the time of delivering a baby.
A pregnant women at the time of pregnancy is encouraged to drink plenty of fluids in the form of water and juices, along with an appropriate amount of milk. However, there are varying conflicts and opinions about taking caffeine in pregnancy, which ism largely present in cold drinks and coffee. But all agree at one point that one or two servings of caffeine is alright for a pregnant women.
Taking one or two cups of caffeine is alright but a large amount of sugar drinks must be avoided during pregnancy as it might increase blood sugar values, which lead to the gestational diabetes and prove to be fatal for the babies health.
A pregnant women will be doing a lot of good for her as well as for her unborn child if she resists drinking cold drinks during pregnancy. She must avoid gassy cold drinks, especially the artificial sweetened ones. The cold drinks that contain gases can make a pregnant women nauseous. Instead of taking cold drinks, a pregnant women can take milk and dairy products that provide a large amount of calcium needed to build the babies bones and teeth plus riboflavin and protein.
A pregnant women instead of taking these artificial sweeteners must plenty of liquids especially pure and clean water. Water is known to be a great cleansing agent as it helps the body to flush out breakdown products trough kidneys, bowels and skin.
Various researches undertaken by the nutritional experts have concluded that beverages that contain caffeine such as coffee and cold drinks tend to have smaller babies than those who don’t. A high consumption of caffeine is often linked to an increased risk of miscarriage.
Thus, a pregnant women can drink cold drinks during pregnancy but in moderation or unless as directed by the doctor.
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