If you use artificial sweeteners and are pregnant, it is always best to talk with your care provider on which sweetener you are using and how much you are consuming.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of low-calorie sweeteners during pregnancy. Two recent studies aimed to calculate the overall risk of preterm delivery in pregnant women based on consumption of low-calorie beverages.
To drink, or not to drink diet soda: this is a commonly asked question during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Many women whose pre-pregnancy drink of choice was a calorie-free Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi may have a difficult time giving up their beverage fix.
Aspartame is the artificial sweetener found in NutraSweet, Equal, and most diet soft drinks and other sugar-free treats, and it's considered safe when consumed in moderate amounts.
Many of my patients ask me about lifestyle issues and pregnancy, especially about exercise, alcohol, caffeine, and artrificial sweeteners. Here are my straight-forward answers:
I’m constantly reading online pregnancy forums and Q&A websites looking for unanswered pregnancy questions. Recently, I noticed a huge influx of interesting questions I’d never come across before.