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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    I had the occasional low alcohol shandy when preg with DS but nothing for this pregnancy. It was something I read on here once, what if something was wrong with your baby, how would you ever know that the alcohol you consumed didn't contribute?

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    Yes I did occasionally, the first 2 pregnancies it was very occasional, like probably 3-4 times in the pregnancy (not including before I knew I was pregnant), the last pregnancy I was travelling and followed "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" which was having a glass of wine with dinner many times.

    I did feel a bit guilty, to be honest. But I do feel that it is safe (based on information I had at the time) to have a glass of wine with food.

    As for drinking and b/feeding- yes I will have a glass of wine (or 2 or 3) after he's in bed, he doesn't wake til about 3 or 4 for a feed so by then most, if not all alcohol will be out of my system. I don't actually drink that often though.

    I think telling b/feeding women they can't drink at all is harming our b/feeding rates. Women do give up so they can do things like drink. I read an article stating that the amount babies actually get in breast milk is quite low, and that the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the potential harm of a tiny bit of alcohol in breastmilk. I breastfeed for a while so I go with that.

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    No fricken way!!!!!!!!
    It was hard enough falling pregnant after having m/cs to risk it for a bloody glass of wine no way!!

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    I had the occasional small glass of wine with dinner .. Sometimes with soda, sometimes without. Sometimes i didnt finish it, sometimes I did.

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    The suggestion not to drink at all has only been made in the last couple of years... I think the rates would have been a lot higher before that. I have had the odd drink in all of my pregnancies, prior to this info being out. If I had any more I would not drink at all. Nor will my children touch it until they are 18. Same principle for me, kids and alcohol don't mix.

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    as soon as i see the 2 lines theres no way i would touch alcohol.

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    Yeah,I drank.
    My 1st pregnancy was unplanned,and I found out a week before my 21st.I still had a few drinks.
    2nd pregnancy I had a glass of wine on a few occasions(I think about 3 times)
    I replace drinking and smoking with binge eating when pregnant.Not cool,I end up so fat,but I gotta have SOMETHING to enjoy

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    I dont ever drink, so it didnt even cross my mind

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    No. I chose the bottom one. Would not drink while pregnant, but even if I wanted to, not even water was staying down so nothing else would have.

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    No. I didn't want to cause anything wrong with my baby.


 

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