I love Diet Coke! Even more than Diet Coke, I love regular Coke! I drink Diet Coke to save on the calories. Since I have been with child, I treat myself to a regular coke at times, especially when it is out of a fountain. I do not love Diet Coke in a can, but this is what I have at work, I usually get one at lunch and drink half of it before throwing it out.
I like coffee. I have never been a daily coffee drinker, but do drink it a few times a week. Again, since with child, I have cut back because the thought of coffee was disgusting. Now I crave it maybe once a week.
Most people think that pregnant women can’t/shouldn’t drink caffeine. I have heard the studies change every few years and at this time they say it is fine to have caffeine as long as you don’t have too much. I don’t think an occasional cup of coffee or half a can of DC is too much.
Statement: A pregnant woman should not consume ANY caffeine.
Facts: Experts have stated that moderate levels of caffeine have not been found to have a negative effect on pregnancy. The definition of moderate varies anywhere from 150 mg – 300 mg a day.
How much caffeine is in your favorite drinks & snacks?
- Starbucks Grande Coffee (16 oz) 400 mg
- Starbucks House Blend Coffee (16 oz) 259 mg
- Dr. Pepper (12 oz) 37 mg
- 7 Eleven Big Gulp Diet Coke (32 oz) 124 mg
- 7 Eleven Big Gulp Coca-Cola (32 oz) 92 mg
- Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Buzz Ice Cream (8 oz) 72 mg
- Baker’s chocolate (1 oz) 26 mg
- Green tea (6 oz) 40 mg
- Black tea (6 oz) 45 mg
- Excedrin (per capsule) 65mg