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Can Aspartame usage during pregnancy cause any birth defects?

I stayed away from aspartame for first and second trimester but started drinking it again in late 2second trimester and continued throughout third trimester. I only have maybe 3-4 diet drinks a week, otherwise I m drinking water, sometimes I just need the caffine boost and I can t stand regular soda drinks. Is there still a risk of birth defects?
Fri, 28 Nov 2014
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hi,according to FDA aspartame is one of the artificial sweeteners which is safe in pregnancy,when had in moderation.and you are having just 3-4 drinks a week which is well within limits.so there is nothing to worry for you.you are at no increased risk for any kind of birth defects.
take care.
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Can Aspartame usage during pregnancy cause any birth defects?

hi,according to FDA aspartame is one of the artificial sweeteners which is safe in pregnancy,when had in moderation.and you are having just 3-4 drinks a week which is well within limits.so there is nothing to worry for you.you are at no increased risk for any kind of birth defects. take care.