None of the above. I don't drink alcohol anyway.
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
None of the above. I don't drink alcohol anyway.
I love a glass of wine/beer..but when I was preg..yuck tried to have a sip ..couldn't do it..so I probably had a mouthful whilst preg..
If i was able to drink I would prob have a half glass only at xmas/bday etc..
I prefer not to drink whilst preg (good detox )...
So do we actually know (with plenty of evidence to back up claims) how much damage the odd glass of wine/beer/spirits can do?????
I know there's the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, but this usually happens with very heavy drinkers only.
So what other dangers are there? National guidelines in Australia dont recommend complete abstinence if someone has been a heavy drinker before pregnancy, as the body will react severely and the withdrawal symptoms can actually endanger the fetus.
According to THIS article, the opinions of doctors and professors are all over the place and studies held in several different cities in the US showed all very different outcomes as well.
If you're a light drinker, abstinence is always best. But it seems a small glass of wine once every few weeks, or even just on special occasions only, wont do any harm.
Again, it all boils down at how big your wineglass is and how full it is and what you see as a "standard" drink. My standard drink is just over half a glass of white wine. But someone else sees a standard drink as glass filled all the way to the top.
Everything in moderation is the key, or just complete abstinance.
I had half a glass of white wine at the beginning of my 3rd trimester to celebrate my ex's sentence in court, and a half glass of wine when I got my NT scan and bloodtest results back realizing I made it to the second term after all the trouble and stress I went through in the first 13 weeks.
DS is delayed, but 2 pediatricians, 1 psychologist and 2 Occupational Therapists have excluded those 2 half glasses of wine being to blame. There really is no blame to be had.
I did receive several big blows to my stomach at 9 weeks gestation which caused me to miscarriage my son's twin. That could be the cause or it might not. I dont want to think about it.
We're working on it now and even though he's a bit delayed, he's the most sweetest and placid 2 year old I could ever wish for
Last edited by Misschief; 13-12-2011 at 21:26.
The day I found out I was pregnant was the day I stopped drinking completely; and I don't miss it one bit. I thought it'd be hard for me, because I'm definitely partial to a bevvy (or 3) but it's felt as if a switch was flicked and I haven't had even had the slightest craving.. actually, the thought of it does absolutely nothing for me, to the point where I'm questioning if I'll ever feel like a drink again, even after bubs is born. Same goes with smoking, I smoked a couple a day before falling pregnant (and more when I drank ) but the thought of putting a cigarette in my mouth now repulses me. I definitely hope that I'll remain off the cigs completely for the rest of my life. I have no plans to go back to the evil cancer sticks!
For the record, a woman I know was heavily pregnant a couple years back on Christmas day and she was drinking bourbon cans and smoking.. I thought it was disgusting and I was just gobsmacked. She ended up having a very sick little prem baby girl and even though no one mentioned it, I for one believe it probably happened because of her drinking etc.
I'm all for the "PREGNANT PAUSE " during the 9 months. The drinks can wait
I have the occasional cider if I feel like it I did the same with my daughter sometimes I don't have a drink for weeks no great lose either way.
It's a decision you make for yourself with each pregnancy IMO
i'm 24 weeks now with my 2nd. I didn't drink at all during pregnancy #1 and so far not this one either .....
I AM DYING FOR A BOURBON AND COKE!! hahahaha like seriously, If I could have just 1, I know I'd be so happy
No I haven't had a drink since I found out I was pregnant.... I don't miss it at all either. I miss sushi more!!
i would like to pose a question...
My SIL announced she was 10 weeks pregnant with TWINS! yay!
Then she had a glass of red wine right after she announced it.
I barely drink alcohol, the last drink I had was just before I conceived and I never touched it since I found out I was pregnant.
I personally don't like a lot of alcohol anyways so it's something I'm fine without pregnant or not.
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