• The thing that makes Red Bull what it is is the high caffeine content. Most doctors agree that large amounts of caffeine are not good for pregnant women and should be avoided. A can of Red Bull has 115.5 mg of caffeine per can, about the same a a cup of drip coffee. For a beverage it ranks the highest among drinks. Here is a link that provides the caffeine content of major beverages. As with anything that a pregnant woman wishes to introduce into her system during their pregnancy, her doctor should be consulted.
  • Those energy drinks like Red Bull contain tons of caffiene. Bad, bad, bad when pregnant!!!
  • Idrank like two of them when Iwas pregnant and nothing happened to my son. I also drank a ton of coke. I couldnt give it up. I never had any problems with caffine. I don't think I could have made it through that day without it.
  • Dont drink any kind of energy drink. Its not good for you or good for the baby. Stay away from it. Plus , You think you pee a lot now.. Wait till you drink a red bull when you're pregnant!
  • How is RedBull bad?? If your daily maximum of caffeine is 300 mg, and Red Bull is well below that, then what is the big deal? You say it is bad, but have zero facts to back up your claims. Look up some reputable sites (, etc.) and they all tell you just to keep it below 300 mg. a day. Energy drinks are welcome, just be aware of any herbal supplements included in them (like in some of the Vitamin Waters). Taurine is not a listed harmful supplement for pregnant women.
  • There's 80mg of caffeine in each can of Red Bull. As always, doctors are always weary about their pregnant patients consuming large amounts of caffeine. The average caffeine intake I have heard acceptable in a 24 hour period is 200mg - 250mg. Each doctor is different and will tell you what they think is appropriate. All in all, this is a personal decision and only -you- have the right to decide what's best for you and your baby.
  • My suggestion is, consult with your doctor. It is caffeine no matter which way you look at it. I drink a Red Bull once in a while and I am pregnant. Without it, I don't know how I could get up from my bed on some days and I have two other kids to taxi around. I have consulted with my doctor who says that as long as I don't abuse it, the baby will be fine. I have dropped evey other kind of caffeine- coffee, Sodas, etc.
  • where do some of u get off being so opinionated against other mothers it is an individual choice what one chooses to drink once they have been informed. I personally have been told that it is actually coffee in its self that is more harmful than caffeen
  • Well I really had a hankerin for a know, for the fizz, but there was none in the house. My husband keeps a case of red bull handy at all times though, so i was just checking to see if it was okay for me to have one and i bumped into you guy and your banter about it. Needless to say I cracked it open while i was reading your comments. I've been pretty much an angel about my eating habits for the past 7 months, so one red bull should be okay...Draining the can now. Ohhhhh, that was good! Thanks guys.
  • Not unless you want your baby to grow wings and fly away.
  • If red-bull gives you wings, Do you really want to deliver a chicken?
  • Red bull contains per 250 ml (8.3 U.S. fl. oz.) serving, about 27 g of sugar (glucose, sucrose), 1000 mg of taurine, 600 mg of glucuronolactone, B-complex vitamins and 80 mg of caffeine. The caffeine in one serving is less than that found in an average cup of coffee (typically 100 mg/250-ml cup) or twice as much as found in a can of Coke (40 mg/330-ml can) -around 80 mg per can. None of those things are a good choice for a pregnant woman.
  • Sure, why not? While you're at it, light up a cigar and have some booze.
  • There are a lot of precautions that you are advised to take during pregnancy... everyone, "professionals" included, has a different opinion. There are a lot of things that are okay to do while pregnant, a lot of things that are not, and a lot of grey area in between. If you're not sure whether or not something is going to be harmful to your unborn child, err on the safe side and DON'T DO IT. If you can't go without Red Bull or any other food, drink, substance, etc. that MAY harm your baby for just NINE months, you might want to seek professional help for an addiction! Your child's health and well being should be first on your list of worries. If you're so tired you can't function then sleep more, eat healthier, take vitamins, drink more water... I've been there, and I did it while on active duty in the Marine Corps. DEAL with it. If you think you're tired now, just wait until the baby is born! At that point, pump yourself up on whatever drug you choose (as long as you're not nursing!), so long as it doesn't affect your rationality and judgement when it comes to caring for a tiny, completely dependent human being for whose health and well-being you are absolutely responsible. And once in a while, don't forget to sit back and take a second to realize how lucky you are to be able to create a life, because not everyone is!
  • No.. but then again they do so many other things that aren't ok.
  • I am 4 1/2 months pregnant, and my doctor says once I am at least 5 months, caffeine in moderation is fine. So it mainly has to do with how far along you are. In the earlier stages of your pregnancy it can be harmful as there is a higher risk of miscarriage when you have caffeine. That risk lessens after the first tri-mester.
  • well im being drinking lots of reb bull since i was 18 years old, pregnat or not, i love it, it really energize me, the only thing that i dont like about it (wen im pregnant) it makes me go etra super pee a lot, more than if i not, to said the truth every one have told me, don't drink it if you pregnan, but all of my babys are just fine thanks to good, every person is different, and i 8 moths pregnant now, im hopping to see my baby well as the other 3, because imvery nervious anout all of the warnings that people told me. Hope every thing goes fine with you guys, and me, and our babys.
  • If you buy a box of Red Bull it states on the side of the box to not drink whilst pregnant. Mind you your not supposed to do a lot of things when your pregnant. I think everything in moderation and you will be fine. I had a really bad craving for eggs with my 4th. Only a runny egg would do. Your not supposed to eat them runny pregnant but i lived on them for a month. Moderation didnt even come into it!!
  • As long as you dont go over the limit, i think it woud be fine...i am 6 months pregnant, and personaly stoped drinking coffee's, but i drink one cup of tea every morning, sometimes i do crave red bull, as i was addicted to it before my pregnancy, but i drink it once in a while to get sum energy which should be fine. I think all u have to do is control it and know the amount how much ur drinking...:)
  • Better safe than sorry. My friend drank atleast 2 cans of redbull a day her entire pregnancy. Her baby was supposably normal and healthy. This was her 3rd pregnancy, and she always told me how much more active this baby was compared to her other pregnancies. We never gave the redbull a thought. 22 days before her due date she went to her doctors and was told the baby was dead. Let me tell you noone should have to go through that. Why risk it? She then had to go through labor and delivery knowing that the baby she was giving birth to was already dead. I can't even imagine the pain (emotional) that she went through. The doctors told her that the baby, being so active, had gotten his cord wrapped around his neck and also had a true knot in the cord in another spot. This very well may have been caused by her baby being so active in her womb. Think about how these energy drinks make us so wired, what do you think that poor baby was going through. He probobly didn't know which way to go. My point is there are so many beverages why drink something that even has the slightest risk of harming your baby.
  • No, caffiene and other stimulants have harmful effects on the fetus.
  • I am 6 weeks pregnant. I found out about 3 weeks ago that I was. I always drank at least one can of red bull a day. I love the taste!! I don't drink coffee or pop or eat chocolate so that's really my only caf intake daily. I have stoped drinking my daily red bull. But on the days where I am soo tired and cannot get out of bed. I will get a redbull and simply just sip on it. I have only givin in twice. I take my pre natal vitamins, plus a few extras like b d e and extra omegas. Eat very healthy. And drink lots of water. But it still sometimes just doesn't do it. So my answer is if you can do it responsibly then go ahead.
  • The thing to worry about with Red Bull, from my research, is the 1000 mg of taurine. It is an amino acid that in studies with rats caused them to go crazy with stress and mutilate themselves. During pregnany you should keep your caffeine intake to under 200 mg, so as far as caffeine goes Red Bull has no problems there unless you are drinking 3 or 4 of them a day. Check out this site with CBC and read their article on Red Bull
  • Some of these answers are totally laughable. Redbull has good marketing convincing people it's something outrageously energy inducing. It's like a cup of coffee. And many doctors agree a cup of coffee is ok. I drank the gigantic 7-eleven cup's worth of coffee every day, after filling the cup about 2/3 of the way with ice. I checked it out once by pouring the coffee back out into another cup. It worked out to be about 16 ounces of convenience store strength coffee every day. My son is fine. 2 redbull's a day is less than that, so I find the dead baby due to redbull story dubious, at best. I also think the "if you are so tired, eat and sleep, otherwise see a doctor for your addiction" post totally offensive. That's wonderful for you, miss money bags, but some of us have jobs to keep or we won't be able to feed ourselves, much less our children. So why don't you see a doctor yourself for your God complex - I mean if you don't think you're God, then how do you get off judging people like that? But wait, you can't be God, because God wouldn't be so misinformed, nor cruel.

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