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What is safe to drink during pregnancy?

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    What is safe to drink during pregnancy?

    I hate the taste of water, and before I got pregnant, I would drink anything but. Chinese tea, juice, Ribena, soft drinks and basically anything that doesn't taste of water. But supposedly, these are all unsafe to drink now. Chinese tea contains caffeine; juice is too cold, blah. What can I drink now? I tried bottled water for a couple of days but I found myself drinking less than the equivalent of two cups. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    drink what you want in moderation... except alcohol.

    if you like take some lemon and squeeze it into your water.

    i drank nestea and coke light throughout both of my pregnancies.

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    For me it was everything except alcohol and caffeine. If I wanted a soda I drank cream soda or sprite/ 7up which has no caffeine, pre packaged teas I had in moderation as I doubt there is a lot of tea" in it but did stay away from actual tea (except chrysanthemum tea).

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    I hated the taste of plain water when I was pregnant. I found squeezing some lemon or lime made it drinkable. I also found 7-up and sprite helped my morning sickness a lot. I agree with carang - as long as you do it in moderation you don't have to really cut anything out.

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    I'm not a fan of plain bottled water either. :)

    I'm doing a lot of herbal teas (no caffeine), bottled water with just a splash of juice/squeeze of lemon, and surprisingly, lots of milk and soy milk (one of the few ways I am getting protein now, since most meat makes me nauseous).

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    I was so damn thirsty when I was pregnant that I downed water without caring about the blandness! Lemon is a good idea, but orange wedges or cucumber slices added to plain water are yummy too. Just go easy on the sugary stuff.

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    I drank Chai lattes in the morning as I couldn't stand the taste of coffee. A little caffeine won't harm anything. As someone else said, anything in moderation except alcohol, though I did have one glass of wine a week in the later months.

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    I am still drinking coffee everyday, I heard that no more than 2 cups of coffee is no harm. But green tea is not good for the baby growth - I read that somewhere but cannot remember why.

    If you want to add taste to water here is a great method - add a bit of orange juice to the water then the water taste a bit sweet, or eat some candy while you drink water. (I do that some times as I always forget to drink water ;))

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