A selection of delicious mocktails for pregnancy that look and taste fantastic.
Participating in social events while pregnant is not always comfortable.
In early pregnancy, before people know you are expecting, you may find yourself awkwardly refusing offers of drinks or trying to dress up your glass of water to make it look like a fancy concoction and avoid inquisitive glances.
Later in pregnancy, things don’t get easier: people know better than giving a hard time to a pregnant woman about non-drinking, however, the options on offer don’t always improve.
While pregnant, it may feel like you’ll never be able to drink anything else but water!
A good water intake is crucial in pregnancy and here at Mama Loved a Drink we encourage you to follow your practitioner’s advice when it comes to daily hydration and safety of foods and drinks during pregnancy.
On occasion, you may want to have a bit of a treat: for those times, after the go-ahead from your doctor, we believe you will enjoy this selection of delicious mocktails many mothers will enjoy expecting.
Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. Always ask your practitioner before introducing new foods and drinks in your diet while pregnant.
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Mocktails during pregnancy: What you need to know
When choosing mocktails while expecting, we recommend you follow some basic rules:
No alcohol – possibly an obvious one but a very important one: your pregnancy mocktail should be alcohol-free.
Medical professionals state that there is no safe amount of alcohol for pregnant women so when picking a pregnancy mocktail, make sure it actually is a mocktail and not just a low-alcohol alternative to the real thing.
All the cocktails suggested in this list are alcohol-free.
Low sugar – gestational diabetes is a problem for many so it is always advisable to limit your sugar intake, in pregnancy especially.
The level of risk depends on individual factors and while some women may have to cut out sugar entirely, others can get away with small amounts.
In this list, we have sweet and less sweet mocktails: if attracted by those that use syrup, make sure you consult with your practitioner first and / or limit their consumption to special events.
If you are preparing mocktails for pregnant friends, offering low-sugar mocktails is a thoughtful gesture.
Low acidity – this is not a hard and fast rule, but something you need to take into account if you suffer from heartburn.
Anything too acidic like pure orange or grapefruit may cause heartburn so you want to make sure you stay well away from anything that can trigger that burning feeling.
If you are making mocktails for a pregnant guest, it is nice to offer an option of both citrusy and less citrusy mocktails.
We hope you’ve found something here that will get you through those pregnancy and early motherhood years – we know we still love many of these mocktails even now our kids are a little older!
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