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I am twenty one weeks preg­nant my hus­band has re­fused me to tak­ing soft drinks - co­cacola or can al­co­holic bev­er­ages since I got preg­nant. Some­times I wish to take it oc­ca­sion­ally. This has re­sulted into fric­tion be­tween both of us. Can I take them? Hal­ima, Kaduna

There are a lot of ar­gu­ments and myths about what you can and can­not take dur­ing preg­nancy.

Con­cern­ing soft drinks oc­ca­sion­ally I do not see any prob­lem with that. About the al­co­holic bev­er­ages one has to be more care­ful. Those who drink al­co­holic bev­er­ages, es­pe­cially heavy drink have the risk of what is called fe­tal al­co­holic syn­drome.

Gen­er­ally speak­ing the best ad­vice is to just eat nor­mally dur­ing preg­nancy. Avoid ex­cess of any­thing. Soft drink is not con­traindi­cated in preg­nancy.

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