Question by Halee P: Are truvia, purevia, and/or stevia safe to use during pregnancy?
My husband and I are trying to conceive. I have cut out caffeine all together as well as aspartame and other artificial sweetners. I have been drinking the new crystal light packets called pure fitness that are sweetened with stevia. I love theese because they are convienent, low calorie, taste good, and make it easy for me to drink lots of water. I also found orange juice sweetened with purevia. I also got free samples of a prenatal drink packet called Be Good that is sweetened with stevia. I started doing some research online and found that although truevia and purevia are now FDA approved, they may not be approved for pregnant women. And worse, stevia could cause infertility! Does anyone know if there is any truth to these claims? Also, has anyones doctor told them it was okay to use stevia or products made from stevia?
The prenatal drink packets are called Be Nice not Be Good…sorry!
Answer by MayFlowers
I, too, have been trying to find an answer to this question. I have asked a few of the OB doctors that I’ve been to, and they have all said that they only recommend Splenda. I’m not that excited about Splenda, but I began using it when I couldn’t get the okay on Stevia, Truvia, or Purevia. (PS- I did hear that Xylitol is out during pregnancy. I know you didn’t ask about that one, but thought I’d throw it in there) Good luck TTC! I’m anxious to try out Be Good.
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