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Old Jan 22nd, 2018, 03:09 AM   1
maybaby2018
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Energy drinks in pregnancy, your opinions?


I was just curious of what your opinions are to drinking the odd can of relentless/monster/redbull etc? I haven't done it personally, but I have seen a few pregnant ladies drinking them, and a few posts on other forums about having energy drinks now and then? What are your views? I'm personally a no go, I'm not sure I'd want to risk it, although some days I could deffo do with one!!



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Old Jan 22nd, 2018, 04:08 AM   2
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Absolutely wouldn't. I don't drink them when I'm not pregnant so def wouldn't otherwise. They are just sugar and caffeine and absolutely awful for you! The only time I have anything like that is if I'm ill and can't eat or drink I might have some lucozade but otherwise I avoid x



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2018, 04:19 AM   3
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I drank xs energy drinks. All vitamin Bs for energy and I chose the caffeine free version. I discussed it with my doctor and they were ok because there was no caffeine but I was only allowed one a day.



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2018, 04:50 AM   4
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I had the occasional one once out of first tri. There's less caffeine in a red bull than a cup of coffee and I don't drink coffee.



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2018, 05:39 AM   5
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I drink redbull and energy drinks if i crave them but as long as you limit it i think its fine and obviusly if your body is used to drinking them before being pregnant it isnt a change for your body xx



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2018, 07:00 AM   6
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I honestly think they aren't a good idea in pregnancy. I'm guilty of having too many cups of tea but the amount of caffeine and additives and crap in them puts me off. One of my friends was hospitalised for drinking too many of them on a long term basis. Crazy.



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2018, 08:14 AM   7
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I don't drink energy drinks when not pregnant, so not definitely not. Though assuming the caffeine content is no different than a cup of coffee and you've researched where the caffeine comes from (I would probably avoid weird synthetic additives or other natural forms of caffeine if you don't know the source is safe in pregnancy) and you're not overdoing it on the sugar content, then it's probably fine to have on the rare occasion. I have a cup of coffee sometimes 2 every day and have through all my pregnancies, but I don't down it in one (usually actually I sip it over about 3 hours). Coffee is a pretty safe source of caffeine in pregnancy. And I don't sweeten it. I'm comfortable with that. If energy drinks were no different, then I imagine it's probably fine (if you could stomach it!), but I would read the labels carefully first.



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2018, 08:33 AM   8
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I used to drink lucozade but never monster or red bull etc



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2018, 08:49 AM   9
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I wouldn’t touch them for sure. Full of chemicals and horrible stuff - I’d actually go as far as saying I think they’re as bad as booze.



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2018, 14:42 PM   10
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I admit that I've been having to drink caffeinated pop or tea regularly during this pregnancy, just like I had to in my last pregnancy to keep migraines away. However I don't think I'd risk drinking a full energy drink. Maybe half would be ok once a month or something but definitely wouldn't do the entire can. Way too much caffeine and sugar.



 
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