I'm am 11 weeks pregnant and have celebrated my "First 2 Days Without Being Sick in a Public Place" by signing up for a 10k fun run this weekend. (I'm Crazy!)
I'll be pushing my 4 year old in the stroller so my goal is to finish! Thankfully, there is a costume contest, so if I turn green I could win a prize!
Anyhow - My question is this: what, if anything, do you consume on your runs? Is there anything that I can not have? I love to drink NUUN, but it has sorbitol which I'm pretty sure is off-limits.
Cliff Blocks seem like there okay because, well, they say organic and I'm a sucker for advertising (love their new shot block packaging BTW!).
I never really drink Gatorade well, I don't know why. Ironically, it always seemed like just corn syrup-water to me...although, I kind of know sugar-water is kind of what ALL of the things are.
I know "Ask Your Doctor" is the best advice, but I go to midwifes who aren't necessarily athletic. I really trust moms who've been there first. So, any advice?
Vitalyte (a.k.a Gookinaid) answered my question as to whether or not it was safe during pregnancy (very promptly, I might add!) with the following:
Thank you for contacting Vitalyte.
Yes, Gookinaid Hydralyte and Vitalyte are safe products for you and your baby.
In fact, Vitalyte has many benefits for mother and baby. Many women find that Vitalyte helps prevent and manage morning sickness. The balance of electrolytes in Vitalyte can help prevent some of the potential complications of pregnancy.
So, yes, please enjoy Hydralyte and Vitalyte as your baby develops.
For more information about Vitalyte during pregnancy, you may wish to consult one of the science articles on our website. From the home page, go to Hydration 101, then Science Articles, then Dehydration in Pregnancy and Morning Sickness.
Best Wishes to you and Baby.
Gu Energy is NOT suitable for pregnant women according to THIS WEBSITE