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Craving sweets during pregnancy

craving sweets during pregnancyQuestion: I am pregnant and lately I have had intense cravings for sweets and sugary foods and I’ve been giving in to my cravings. I am not diabetic but I am wondering if sugar can predispose my child to diabetes.

Answer: All that candy will do is supply empty calories and make your less hungry for good food. It has no effect on your baby and will not make your baby diabetic.

You may wish to try other sweet options, such as fruit leathers or dried fruits, which are also dense sugars, but have a bit more nutritional substance.

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