Is Coca-Cola Safe to Drink While Pregnant?

 

7. Is the sugar in soda safe during pregnancy?

Over-consumption of sugar-laden soda or soda pop may cause adverse effects on maternal health as excessive sugar consumption is linked to gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, preterm labor, problems with metabolism, taste perception, and an increased risk of obesity in babies.

8. How many diet cokes can I drink when pregnant?

Research done in Canada has found that pregnant women who drank artificially sweetened sugary beverages gave birth to heavier babies than those who did not. Therefore, you may occasionally have a serving of diet coke. But it is best to skip artificially sweetened drinks during pregnancy.