Yes - I drank the same as before pregnant and wasn't concerned
Yes - but only the odd glass every now and again
No - I made a decision not to drink at all for the health of my baby
No - I didn't feel like drinking whilst pregnant (nausea, etc)
No - combination of above, didn't feel like drinking and was concerned about my baby's health
Can we hear from the people that did drink please?
I had a few last night, not worried, there are so many things that can harm it eg stress, radiation, obesity, did you all meditate stop using mobiles and lose weight too?
I had one before I knew I was pregnant at my hubby's 30th, but that was it. It was the only drink I'd had in over a year or since. I'm not against it, I just don't like the taste of Alcohol!
I would never drink knowing I was already pregnant.
I probably have drunk before finding out I was pregnant. But I couldn't take the risk of drinking while pregnant and knowing I was.
i had one rather boozy night out for a friends birthday (back in april 08) i didnt know i was literally one day pregnant!! after that particularly trashy night i vowed to quit drinking for a good 2 months, luckily i stopped!!
as for breastfeeding & drinking - everyone kept telling me to drink stout, coz its full of iron, but i never did. i just dont like the idea of drinking &
with the people who have said they continued to drink when pregnant, im thinking its just the occasional glass of wine....??? im definitely curious to hear what they have to say though
I didn't realise that I was pregnant for the first 20 weeks (pretty ditzy, huh?) and so because of that I had been drinking whilst pregnant. Luckily, I rarely feel like anything alcoholic, so it only amounted to about 4 standard drinks the whole time. I was more scared because I hadn't been taking folate supplements and being epileptic, you're supposed to take 10xs the amount of other people Fortunately bubs came out 100% healthy.
For the first few weeks of my pregnancy we were holidaying in the Hunter... Haha.. So was drinking but had NO idea I was pregnant. I'm not a big drinker and only like a glass of red occasionally. I've been craving wine while preggers but havent had any. Dh is especially strict on this.. If he was more slack I'd have had a half glass of red during those cravings. Doctor has said a glass especially if it's only once a week is totally fine but we won't be having any for the pregnancy duration.
Yes when us mothers say that we do indulge in a beverage whilst pregnant, means exactly that. We have the occasional small glass. I actually sip on the one drink and once at a bbq it lasted me the entire time, although it must have looked bad as people would not have probably known that and everytime they saw me i had a drink in my hand.... but it was the same one that i had 2 hours ago!!
How many people have drank alcholol (i can never spell that word) when they didn't know they were pregnant, probably 99% and if it really was that bad there would be more malformed babies being born. I am not condoning getting plastered I think that is a little bit selfish and irresponsible but to have a one drink, maybe once a month or whenever that special occassion happens, I think is quite ok. And if people wish to not have anything than that is ok too.
I have 2 months to go and probably had 4 drinks over my pregnancy... i take my multi vitamins, iron supplements, i am in good health, not overweight etc etc
I know a lady who has 2 kids under 4 and one that was about 6, and she said she would have a glass of wine EACH night, to stay sane... all her kids are fine.. She also is not overweight, healthy and eats well. but i myself would feel a little uneasy having a glass of alcholol each night. but i dont judge her, as one glass is not like you are going overboard.
When I was preg with my first i used to have the odd glass of Baileys & milk here and there with my mum. Not every week but just every so often and I would only have one glass. My daughter turned out fine.
Now I am preg with my second and same again (so far) Ill have the odd glass of wine but only if there is something we are celebrating, I wont have a drink just for the sake of doing so (like if I was sitting at home on my own and just fancied one)
Like they say, everything in moderation. Each to their own though. Everyone has their own opinion on what is right and wrong during pregnancy and we are all entitled to our own opinion even if its different to someone elses, it doesnt mean the other person is wrong. Its the same with smoking. Some people stop or cut down (I quit the day I found out I was UTD), some dont, but thats another issue entirely.
I answered no for the safety and wellbeing of my baby.
In saying that i did have one drinking session with my first but didnt know that i was pg with him. Never touched it again though once i found out.
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