thread: what are you drinking?

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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Mar 2005

    what are you drinking?

    :wave: everyone!

    i've got a simple question as i'm one of those people that always has something to drink at my desk.. whether it be coffee or a bottle of soft drink.

    having given up coffee since the pregnancy, i feel like i'm even more thirsty cause there's so many different things i can't drink too much of. i've never been a water drinking person so i thought i'd ask everyone what quenches their thirst? so far i've been drinking up to 3 glasses of nesquik a day, a mug of milk tea (which gets my heart racing so i'm trying to cut out that).. and i'm bored of orange juice!

    any new ideas?

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    Life Member

    May 2003
    Beautiful Adelaide!

    When I was pg with Olivia it was up in Darwin, so the water was easy as it was so hot up there.

    Plus I allow myself 1 small carton of iced coffee a day (Feel Good)

    Now (back in Adelaide) I drink apple juice till it is coming out of my ears..............and sometimes fizzy mineral water......

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    Custardtart Guest

    Chamomile tea as a substitute for tea, as much as anything else because it boost the immune system. There have been studies done that show that a control group drinking chamomile tea had significantly less bacterial infections than the other group, even up to three weeks after stopping the test!


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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2004

    I am mostly drinking 1 cup of weak black tea per day, sometimes 1-2 cups of nettle tea, several glasses of milk (usually 2-3), and otherwise mainly water with a splash of lime juice in it. I often have a mug of hot milo at night, too.

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004

    When i was pregnant with Kimberley i alsways had water at my desk and would only drink tea at different times in the day.

    With Alex i like iced tea.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2005
    Sydney, NSW

    I go the herbal teas, fresh juices and water. If Im craving, I will have a choc milk.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW

    i have no problem drinking heaps of water, but apart from that i drink decaf coffee. about 3 a day. once i got over my caffeine addiction it was as good as a regular,


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    Our castle is now full

    Nov 2004
    Western Australia

    Sorry you are sick of orange juice...im going through it bout 2 litres a day..have u tried apple juice or apple and blackcurrent?


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    Platinum Member

    Nov 2004

    I only drank water and had a glass of lemonade if I wanted something fizzy...boring but I love water and it is good for you.

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004

    I'm drinking decaf tea & coffee, water and different juices. I think water is the best to quench your thirst, some of the juices actually make me thirstier. Have you tried a slice of lemon in your water and some ice cubes? That might help it go down a bit better.

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    Melinda Guest

    I used to drink loads of water as well, and orange juice.

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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...

    I used to drink lots of water, juice, homemade banana and mango smoothies, milo, and a cup of tea if I was at work.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2005
    Adelaide, Australia

    With my last pregnancy I drank orange juice like it was going out of fashion (thank goodness mum and dad have an orange tree).

    I now live on water or cordial.

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    Lee-Ann Guest

    Well I'm a naughty girl, I still drink tea and I was drinking coffee in my first tri but now I hardly drink coffee anymore I've been more of a tea drinker since second tri. I also like ginger beer (major craving at the mo), raspberry & apple cordial and orange juice and sometimes water. But I'm not a big water drinker either.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2004

    I drank heaps of water. Very boring I know but I couldn't get enough of the stuff. Try it with a dash or fresh lemon or lime juice, makes all the difference.

    Sparkling water is a good idea too.

    I also love ginger beer - very thirst quenching and great for queasiness.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Happy Valley, Adelaide

    Water, LOADS of OJ, and I must admit to not having been able to kick the Coke habit! I couldn't drink Coke at all in first tri - made me sick, then started craving it when I was over m/s, so now I have 1-2 cans a day. Not as much caffeine as coffee, but way too much sugar! Oh well... Oh, and Iced chocolate if my body asks for calcium.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2005

    I'm drinking lots of water, sparkling grape and apple juices, litres of sparkling mineral water and Pineapple juice.

    I made up a nice refreshing drink which I'm also madly in love with. You mix cold chamomile tea with Pineapple juice, fresh mint and some soda water.. its so refreshing and a nice change from plain water or juice.

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    Registered User

    Aug 2004
    Hunter Valley, Wine Country, NSW

    Hi Dana

    I have never liked water I think it`s probably to do with my Mum never drinking it.

    Throughout my pregnancy I drank very weak cordial, the occasional coke and fanta, tea every morning with my breakfast and from mid trimester I had a milo milkshake every afternoon.

    Since having Matthew I have not touched cordial \/ , I`m so proud of myself and I`m drinking water.

    Take Care