View Poll Results: Did you drink when you were (or are) pregnant?

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  • Yes - I drank the same as before pregnant and wasn't concerned

    9 0.76%
  • Yes - but only the odd glass every now and again

    323 27.30%
  • No - I made a decision not to drink at all for the health of my baby

    627 53.00%
  • No - I didn't feel like drinking whilst pregnant (nausea, etc)

    13 1.10%
  • No - combination of above, didn't feel like drinking and was concerned about my baby's health

    211 17.84%
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    And in regards to people saying I did and my babies came out fine

    that's awesome but sometimes it does sometimes it doesn't

    like smoking people say well my dad smoke for 50 years but he's fine blah blah blah

    I don't want to be harsh I just can't believe that people would risk it

    and who knows if it could develop into problems later in life like learning difficulties, speech problems, agression, depression

    with all the publicised risks I just wouldn't do it

    It's not something you NEED to have so why have it
    sure destroy your own brain, but your childs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loquaciousvibes View Post
    I think its for social reasons. Humans are social by nature. Even Jesus drank. Im not religious but thought I'd trow that in.
    Yes but I bet he wasn't pregnant at the time

    Maybe I'm just weird, but I don't need to have any alcohol to be that chick up dancing and singing along to the music and having a good time. In fact, most of the times I'm out lately involve being with DD so I will drink softdrink or juice rather than light beer and it doesn't seem to make any difference to the pleasure levels of a night out. My friends are the same. 2 don't drink at all. One never has, one went through a stage at 18 to 19 of getting drunk most nights, and hasn't touched it in over a decade now. Yet we can still go to the pub and watch a live band and have a fantastic time without alcohol.

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    [QUOTE=meatpopsicle;5008120]
    Let me put it another way: There are studies showing mobile phone use might irradiate your brain. How many of you still use your mobiles every day? How many of you use them while pregnant? Aren't you concerned about the harm this might cause your baby?QUOTE]

    Well, since you asked - No I dont use my mobile up to my ear as much as possible, I use speaker or i wait till I get home to call from a landline.. yes I am VERY concerned that mobiles cause brain cancer, actually I would bet $500,000,000 that it will be discovered for 100% certainty that they do cause cancer.

    Yes, I am concerned about phone towers etc.. hence why I was VERY shocked to see a child care centre built right next to one just the other day.. no way in hell I would send my child there.
    Last edited by Happy2be3; 05-08-2010 at 07:36.

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    Yeh, Im not a drinker so I'll never understand the whole mindset alot of Australians have (yes I am Australian) about drinking = socialising

    P.s another NON cough syrup user here.. wouldnt touch it with a barg pole. Actually there are studies to say it does zip, zero for a cough, just companies wanting to make more money

    But hey, I'm practically a hippy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Well, yes, but its sad that people would CHOOSE to subject their baby that kind of thing..

    I could Understand it if a women drank EVERY night and got absolutley smashed on the weekend's while pregnant, is a no no.. But One or two say red wine's (as an example) Is fine..

    I think I had probably about 4 glasses of red wine while pregnant both time's.. Im not ashamed... However I did give up smoking...Which would be interesting to see the mums that gave up Drinking while pregnant, Who smoked..actually gave up smoking ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonniemummy View Post
    I could Understand it if a women drank EVERY night and got absolutley smashed on the weekend's while pregnant, is a no no.. But One or two say red wine's (as an example) Is fine..

    I think I had probably about 4 glasses of red wine while pregnant both time's.. Im not ashamed... However I did give up smoking...Which would be interesting to see the mums that gave up Drinking while pregnant, Who smoked..actually gave up smoking ?
    Good point. I've never smoked so didn't have to give up.

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    Default Very small quantity consumed while pregnant

    I am the same as most other ladies in the forum, I only had one drink maybe on Christmas day and probably on 3 occassions all up during the pregnancy.
    I remember having the drink in my hand for the whole time as I was drinking it over serveral hours, unfortunately to anyone around it probably looked like I had a fresh one every time they saw me ... lol
    My daughter turned out fine, she gets numerous comments on how bright she is for her age etc.
    So I dont think the small amounts that we talk about is a problem. I will probably have a small sip on special occassions next time around. But to Drink Like You ARE NOT pregnant is the issue I think.

    When I was just looking after my body, I found it hard to drink water... but the whole time I was pregnant I stopped drinking coffee and drank water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loquaciousvibes View Post
    No, there is actual medical evidence supporting that cough syrup does nothing, its works on the CNS (central nerve system) to suppress the cough which is absolutely counter productive to what the body is actually trying to do. I mean, it doesn't take a genius to figure out the benefits of coughing does it?
    No it doesn't, which is one reason why I'd never use it for my child and don't understand when people do use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Well, since you asked - No I dont use my mobile up to my ear as much as possible, I use speaker or i wait till I get home to call from a landline.. yes I am VERY concerned that mobiles cause brain cancer, actually I would bet $500,000,000 that it will be discovered for 100% certainty that they do cause cancer.

    Yes, I am concerned about phone towers etc.. hence why I was VERY shocked to see a child care centre built right next to one just the other day.. no way in hell I would send my child there.
    Thanks for answering, Happy2be3. You're the only one who has. I guess that means everybody else uses her mobile regularly while pregnant and just isn't that worried about the radiation

    Quote Originally Posted by MummaBear03 View Post
    And I'd still like to hear from people why it's seen as horrific to add any amount of alcohol to a baby's bottle, even as a one-off to get the baby to sleep through the night, yet it's not seen as horrific to drink any amount of alcohol during pregnancy?
    That's an interesting question. I actually don't find that horrific, which is not to say I'd do it. People of my mother's generation often joke about giving fretful babies a little bit of brandy in their bottle. I'm pretty sure people of my grandmother's generation actually did it quite frequently. Incidentally, I used to work with a Welsh girl who took up drinking a pint of Guinness every day (she'd never been much of a drinker before) while she was pregnant, for the vitamins, and her doctor said it was fine. Go figure. Oh, and her baby was perfectly normal.

    Since finding out I was pregnant, I've had a glass of wine at dinner on the anniversary of my best friend's death (sorry, downer) and half a glass of champagne on another friend's birthday. I didn't feel guilty about either situation, but the further along I get, the more I want to avoid alcohol because I know people would judge me if they figured out I was pregnant and drinking. This afternoon I told people a bunch of porkies at after-work drinks because several people asked me flat-out why I was drinking water. And it's not like I'm known as a drinker!

    Oh, and I gave up smoking the second my test came up positive. I had smoked 10 a day for 10 years and never succeeded in giving up before, but giving up for the sprout was the easiest thing in the world. So it's not like I don't have the willpower to not drink, or that I don't care about my baby. I just honestly don't think the occasional glass is that bad.
    Last edited by meatpopsicle; 06-08-2010 at 19:36.

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    I'm not a big drinker anyway so it wasn't a major issue not to drink for me. However when I was about 5 months with my DD, I started craving Riccadonna!!!! I have no idea how or why but I would see a bottle or an ad and just be desperate for a taste! I don't even like it! lol

    Anyway we had a bottle given to us around that same time, completely coincidental. I had a sip and it cured me So after that sip I was right again, and went back to not liking it, lol


 

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