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 drank with my first child when I was 7months gone as I thought at this point it wouldn't do any harm and it didn't I'm now pregnant with my 2nd child and I'm really excited

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    I had a glass or two over Xmas and new year but not more than one at a time and not every day of course! I don't think it will do any harm at all but I did avoid it altogether in the first 12 weeks.

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    Yep, ill have occasional sips of DHs drinks, and I've had probably about 10 half glasses of wine to myself.
    Imo msg as an example is a far bigger risk factor to my child's development in utero.

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    "One thing is clear, if you are pregnant and take a drink -- a glass of wine, a beer or a cocktail -- your unborn child takes the same drink. Whatever you eat or drink while pregnant goes directly through your blood****** into the placenta. Your baby is constantly growing and developing throughout these nine months. For the unborn child, the alcohol interferes with his ability to get enough oxygen and nourishment for normal cell development in the brain and other body organs. If you consume an excessive amount of alcohol during these crucial times of development, you may cause problems for your baby. These are lifetime, irreversible effects that can cause physical, mental and neurobehavioral birth defects."


    I found the info above on a website. Look, everyone is different, we all have different experiences. If the professionals are telling us that "No amount is safe" and what we eat/drink is passed on to the baby, then how can anyone justify drinking alcohol? Sure, some might be "lucky" and not have any problems with their baby after having a cider, or Bailey's or whatever, but I can't understand why anyone would take the chance?

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    ....and let's take note that the key word in all of that is "excessive", I doubt anyone here would support drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.
    Not sure I buy into the whole "you're baby takes the same drink" debate. I found info on a website that told me so

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    Thanks FOBS. Saved me using a certain emoticon lol

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    I always seem to be pregnant over the Christmas period and will usually have 1/3 to 1/2 glass of champas with strawberry puree. I'll occasionally have a sip of dh's beer or my mum's wine and no more


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    never had a drop with my first 2 pregnancies and wont with this pregnancy either. im not much of a drinker when im not pregnant anyway, so it doesn't bother me at all to go without during pregnancies. personally, i dont see the point really..if most women that do drink while pregnant only have one or two, or even a few mouth fulls, would it make any difference if they didnt have any at all? no offense intended to anyone, just throwing my 2 cents in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faroutbrusselsprout View Post
    ....and let's take note that the key word in all of that is "excessive", I doubt anyone here would support drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.Not sure I buy into the whole "you're baby takes the same drink" debate. I found info on a website that told me so
    You don't buy into it? Here's the actual websiteAlcohol During Pregnancy - Motherhood.com.auwww.motherhood.com.au/articles/alcohol_during_pregnancy.htm
    How many drinks are safe in Pregnancy?

    It used to be believed that drinking moderate amounts (a drink a day) was relatively safe. But it's only recently been discovered that children of women who drank during pregnancy — even those who had as little as one drink a day — were experiencing developmental problems throughout their childhood and even into adolescence.The message is clear: Pregnant women should not be drinking at all. If you're pregnant and find yourself unable to stop drinking, don't be ashamed to talk with your obstetrician. She can recommend ways for you to find the help and support you need to stop drinking for your sake, and for your precious baby's sake.

    So if you read that and still feel it's ok to drink, go ahead. Your baby's health not mine Ask your doctor and see what they say about alcohol, even in the smallest does, travelling through the placenta to the baby. Cheers.
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