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DIETITIANBECKY
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8/15/07 6:20 P

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Take the Spark drink to your appointment and get your doctor's opinion. One concern is the caffeiene...recommendations are to limit to 300 milligrams or less daily during pregnancy.

Another concern are the added nutrients. I assume you will be taking a prenatal supplement as well. You may also be eating other fortified foods. The question: Is OVER supplementation a concern for you and the baby.

ALSO what other ingregients are in the drink. These herb, etc have probably NOT been tested for safety on pregnant women. Check this out too!

AND FINALLY...why do you really need the drink??
Becky, Your BF dietitian

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8/15/07 6:39 A

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I think that if you're going to still have the spark, eliminate the coffee or switch to decaf and keep the other drinks decaffeinated. The recommendation is for a pregnant woman to have less than 300mg, but if you can keep it even lower, it helps lessen the risk of miscarriage.


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8/14/07 11:30 P

 
 
Hello everyone - this is my first post.

I'm 8 weeks pregnant - 1st pregnancy. Have not be to ob doc yet (go next week), so looking for opinions before I go.

I take Spark energy-vitamin drink - before being pregnant I might take up to 3 doses a day...if I really needed it. Normally 2...one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Ok so now that I'm pregnant is okay to take one and only one dose of Spark? It's not like Redbull or Rockstar energy drinks - it has tons of vitamins and minerals. Does not give you a boost of energy really, but give more of a sustained energy level and helps me focus. I truly feel better when I take it.

The caffeine is 120mg per serving (which I'd only have once a day). My caffeine intake is already low. I might drink a cup of coffee (but haven't really enjoyed it lately) and/or maybe a glass of tea every now and then...but not everyday. I mostly drink water and milk (or Sprite Zero...caffeine free).

So any suggestions/advice appreciated!

Thanks,
She


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