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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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    I'll take the very small risk associated with the odd glass of wine over the risk of elective induction, epidurals and elective cesarean section any day.

    I "love" the whole, can't eat this, can't drink that might hurt the baby but when it comes to getting the baby out all the risk analysis goes out the window.

    Each to their own of course, I just find the lack of consistency odd.
    You are comparing risks associated with getting the baby out safely against having a self indulgent and potentially harmful alcoholic beverage. There is no research that an ob or midwife use to suggest that drinking is safe or even helpful to the baby.

    Justify your choice with your own reasons not against other potentially harmful activities. That is like saying I am going to run across the highway at peak hour traffic because my friend swam with sharks and lived.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle View Post
    That's very patronising. You don't know where people get their information. Anyway I'll take advice off my doctor rather than some random on an internet forum any day, so good idea on bowing out
    I wasn't asking you to take my advice. And you hit the nail right in the head. I truly hope that women in here seek proper medical advice from a trained professional and take all the so called 'advice' dishes out on the hub with a grain of salt.

    Opinions on parenting are great and you can really learn and not feel alone in your experiences. But medical advice dished out through forums makes me very very worried.


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    What about all the other fake crap in our food. Surely preservatives and colours etc are harmful too. I got yelled at for having a sip of beer just cause I craved the taste yet the yeller guzzled coke through hers and took medication. Go figure. I think don't drink if you don't really have too. But enjoy the odd one if you want! Just don't get wasted!!!

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    I by no means said more dangerous or less dangerous just incomparable especially when used to justify self indulgent behaviour.


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    Quote Originally Posted by giveitago View Post
    I wasn't asking you to take my advice. And you hit the nail right in the head. I truly hope that women in here seek proper medical advice from a trained professional and take all the so called 'advice' dishes out on the hub with a grain of salt.

    Opinions on parenting are great and you can really learn and not feel alone in your experiences. But medical advice dished out through forums makes me very very worried.


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    I completely agree. I've seen some scary stuff get said on this forum.

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    Hi there!

    Im new to this forum but loving it so far!! so nice to read all the comments and relate to SO much of what id being discussed. I am 7 or 8 weeks pregnant and also have a nearly 5 year old daughter. my first pregnancy i was so sick i didnt even look at alcohol until around 5months when hubby and i bought our first home and had a housewarming party..think i had a couple of ciders that night..
    I believe in being responsible but i dont believe in swearing off totally or iin crucifying those who choose to have the odd beverage. This pregnancy i am feeling a lot better and on xmas day i had three ciders!! OMG! I was a hot day and i loved every one of them, i did also consume loads of water my first pregnancy was a traumatic experience and this time around i am trying to remain very up beat and positive no sickness yet and if i sip on a little baileys.. i dont feel bad at all.. there are two sides to every coin and there are more than likely those who misuse alcohol during their pregnancies. At the end of the day it comes down to personal choice and education. Being mature and responsible. I reallt didnt see anyone here advocating hitting the pubs .. just be healthy and use moderation

    So nice to be on here!


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    It's proven fact that currently a body takes 4 times longer to decompose that those of our grandparents 50 years ago due to all the chemicals and preservatives used in food. Alcohol or wine etc hasn't changed over the years and didn't affect many babies of our generation so why is it going to affect current babies, well certainly no more that the crap we all eat.
    So is every pregnant lady going to eat purely organic food and not drink. Yeah right wake up everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof Plum View Post
    It's proven fact that currently a body takes 4 times longer to decompose that those of our grandparents 50 years ago due to all the chemicals and preservatives used in food. Alcohol or wine etc hasn't changed over the years and didn't affect many babies of our generation so why is it going to affect current babies, well certainly no more that the crap we all eat.
    So is every pregnant lady going to eat purely organic food and not drink. Yeah right wake up everybody.
    I'm not sure I agree with the alcohol didn't effect past generations bit (personally I haven't even looked into it) but the rest...
    http://m.guardian.co.uk/society/2008...y&type=article


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    Alcohol acts as a poison in the human body. No amount is safe. None.

    This is a pretty simple concept to grasp.

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