Drinks to Avoid During Pregnancy
WRITTEN BY: MEG EDITED BY: ABIGAIL FEWEL, MS, RD, LDN
Hydration is particularly important during pregnancy. But does this mean any drink is fair game? No, not quite... Here are 5 drinks to skip while pregnant.
Although suppliers do their best to treat their water supply according to industry standards, it’s best to invest in a filter and reduce the risk of drinking contaminated water.
While not common, the bacteria in cold-pressed juice can cause illnesses that can lead to complications including miscarriages or premature labor. For now, it is best to stick to pasteurized juices and drink it in moderation.
Most people know that sugary sodas should be avoided in any healthy diet. During pregnancy, this is the much the same and especially important to avoid source of empty calories.
Most moms-to-be know that consuming high amounts of caffeine is not ideal during pregnancy. That is good as professionals recommend limiting caffeine intake to 200mg during pregnancy.
Eggnog may be a delicious Christmas drink, but it’s unsafe to consume during pregnancy. This drink has raw eggs, which may contain dangerous organisms like salmonella.
It is essential to be mindful of diet and the drinks you consume as they can affect the health of your little one. When in doubt, talk to your doctor about your questions and concerns.
SUPPORTING ANOTHER LIFE IS NO SMALL FEAT
Did you our list of beverages to avoid while pregnant? Check out the flip side with our list of beverages to include during pregnancy