A member asked:

During pregnancy i was drinking tea with 2 spoons of sugar twice per day, one chocolate bar, every second day or third, i worry could it harm baby?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Eating sugar from time to time is not going to hurt the baby. If you take in extra calories each day you may gain weight though.

Answered Feb 27, 2013

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Dr. Wayne Ingram answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Hopefully the tea contained minimal amounts of caffeine as that can raise the baby's heart rate in excess. Chocolate contains theobromines that can make fibrocystic breasts worse. Prudence in the victorian era can also be applied to a pregnancy diet to improve nutrition to the fetus and avoid harm.

Answered Jun 9, 2013

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