BookmarkBookmarkTickBookmarkAdd

Q&A: Can I Use Saccharin While I'm Pregnant?

Can I use saccharin (Sweet 'N Low) while I'm pregnant?
save article
profile picture of Ashley S. Roman, MD
Updated
February 12, 2017
Hero Image

No, sorry. You should stay away from saccharin because it’s unclear whether it’s safe to consume during pregnancy. Saccharin does cross the placenta, so baby can get exposed to it, and even though it’s safe for adults, there aren’t any studies that say it won’t harm a fetus. Better skip it to be safe.

Some other sweeteners, such as aspartame (NutraSweet or Equal Classic), sucralose (Splenda) and Truvia are considered safe to consume during pregnancy, so use one of those instead — or skip the sweetener altogether.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

save article
Related Video

Next on Your Reading List

Article removed.