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Coke for breakfast? I'm going to be the size of a house.

(32 Posts)
Tokyotwist Sat 15-Jan-11 08:42:06

I'm sat here (8.30am) trying to talk myself out of a can of coke.
It's the only think that seems to help with the nausea.
I need a good substitute and some will power smile.

Tokyotwist Sat 15-Jan-11 08:42:32

thing not think

compo Sat 15-Jan-11 08:43:18

I'd go with what your body wants to be honest

TrinityMotherOfRhinos Sat 15-Jan-11 08:43:41

just have it
you are pg and suffering from ms
Its best to give oyur baody a little of what its asking for imo

harrygracejessica Sat 15-Jan-11 08:44:56

The only thing that stopped my sickness in the morning was fizzy before I ate anything!

Tokyotwist Sat 15-Jan-11 08:48:44

Thank you ladies, popping the can open now with just a little less guilt.

PuraVida Sat 15-Jan-11 08:55:56

Me too! But a word of warning I was the same in my pregnancy and i ended up having my first ever filling. I have always blamed the breakfast coke. Be sure to scrub, but apparently not straight away as your enamel will have been softened. This time I'm waiting a while, having lots of water to wash around my mouth then cleaning teeth

fairybubbles Sat 15-Jan-11 09:25:27

I had a can of coke most mornings when doing the nursery run. I needed it and nothing else would suffice. I had hypermesis and it was the only think i could keep down, i think it helped balance my sugar levels too as without it i felt faint. Don't feel guilty, your body has a good way of telling you what you need. My sicknes eased off a bit by 18weeks and I didnt need/want it so much after that.

cameli Sat 15-Jan-11 09:50:41

Have it but drink it through a straw as the coke won't actually touch your teeth.

Thi is what my dentist told me to do as i ONLY like full fat coke etc & it was making a mess of my teeth.

jasmine51 Sat 15-Jan-11 11:51:43

I wouldnt stress too much about it. If your body wants fizz and sugar then ignore the pg police. Fizz seems to be quite a common thing tbh - fizzy water, tonic water etc...and trying to be good and having the diet varieties will only lead you into the path of the 'sweeteners are the devil' brigade. Relax and go with what your body is asking for

hazchem Sat 15-Jan-11 12:00:29

If you want it have the can I say but if you are worried about having loads of it try soda water or mineral water.
I found having really cold mineral or soda water in the mornings helped.

FiveFeetTwo Sat 15-Jan-11 12:02:25

Make sure you give it up when the MS stops - it's quite addictive and will play havoc with your blood sugar levels.

In the meantime, enjoy!

1Catherine1 Sat 15-Jan-11 12:07:43

Was a big fizzy drink drinker pre-pregnancy but during my first trimester I went completely off it. I went from drinking nearly 1 litre of coke/Dr. Pepper per day to nothing. In my second trimester I started missing it and would drink a glass a day and it really eased my indigestion and nausea to drink it with my dinner. Now in my third trimester I drink it whenever I feel like I need the sugar (about once or twice a week) and it makes me feel much better.

Do what your body tells you to. IME it will only tell you what you need as long as you examine the rest of your diet too and make sure you are eating the other things you should for your own health and your LOs.

LisamumtoJake Sat 15-Jan-11 12:16:09

same here, coke always helped my sickness!!

normathesurvivor Sat 15-Jan-11 13:20:22

Just wanted to say same here too, just had one earlier today. Feeling sick all day with an awful tast in my mouth and fizzy drinks seem to help somehow x

Meglet Sat 15-Jan-11 13:21:12

Fat Coke was one of my pregnancy cravings.

sungirltan Sat 15-Jan-11 13:26:06

have it but try some alternatives. i drank gallons of coke when preg and now none at all. in my last trimester i ended up with an inflamed stomach lining from the coke drinking which was really painful and make me spew lots.

things to try, ginger beer, fizzy water, diet lemonade, tango etc its the bubbles - they make you burp then it releives the gas on your tummy making you feel sick

coke is sooo fatty - you will have to get that weight off - believe me i know! also try and avoid diet coke - even better for nausea because of the asparatane but it will make you mental - numerous thread on here enlightened me.

ginger tea was quite good for me for nausea

Beveridge Sat 15-Jan-11 13:34:00

Drink it - hopefully, it'll only be for a few weeks.

I bought the little bottles, less volume than a 330ml can.

Have ice and a bit of lemon with it, at leasy you'll get some vitamin C with it!

lilly13 Sat 15-Jan-11 14:18:27

drink it, BUT make sure you use extra willpower to stop sodas as soon as your morning sickness is over as 1) this is not good for you/ baby and 2) you do not want to put on excessive weight cos losing it is gonna be a tough job no matter what they say!

MandaHugNKiss Sat 15-Jan-11 15:55:35

As has already been said, if it's working for you, go for it!

So long as you're not chugging it by the gallon, I don't think you need to worry about it making you the size of a house - 'full fat' coke, as it's affectionately known, doesn't actually contain any fat at all; just quite a lot of sugar grin. Obviously, lots of sugar all day long, every day is definitely NOT A Good Idea, but in the interim, to 'get you throuh the day' a can here and there (I'd even say once a day given hopefully you'll only have ms for about 8 weeks) isn't going to wreck your body or teeth. Bear in mind it also contains caffeine, but again, in moderation you'll be fine.

Just be happy you've found a solution to the nausea, give some of the other sugestions a try incase they work for you too... and ditch the guilt! There's plenty of time for that once the baby arrives <joking>

BlackSwan Sat 15-Jan-11 15:58:19

I'd drink regular coke over diet coke - diet's just a cocktail of chemicals.

gallicgirl Sat 15-Jan-11 16:10:46

Just be careful with how much caffeine you consume as it can lead to miscarriage or low birth rate.

dessen Sat 15-Jan-11 16:13:20

If it hits the spot then have it.

loola2shus Sat 15-Jan-11 16:35:19

You can get caffeine free coke...that might be better?

HelenLG Sat 15-Jan-11 16:42:03

Tango and extra strong mints (not together though)

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