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 stopped drinking for the health of my baby, i found out really early too so didnt have anything to drink at all. Even if i did want to i had trouble keeping anything but boiled water down i doubt i would have been able to.

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    Default Drinking while pregnant...

    I was in Central America travelling from 24 - 33 weeks while preg with my daughter. I was told a small amount of alcohol was ok so I tried to have a Corona one afternoon at sunset. Had two sips and couldn't stomach anymore.

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    3 years ago when i was pregnant with my first, they said the odd drink was ok, so i think i had about 2 drinks through out the whole pregnancy.
    Now they've changed their minds saying you shouldn't drink AT ALL but i've still had the very odd drink, think i've had about 2 drinks so far, and am due to give birth in 4 weeks.

    Personally, i think it's up to the woman to use her common sense, but i'm pretty sure my mum had a couple of drinks when she was pregnant with me, as would most of our parents, and we turned out ok.

    I certainly wouldn't drink everyday, or even every week, but i'll have A small glass of wine on my birthday if pregnant (and i was).

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    I had a glass of wine on my birthday last time. Will probably do the same thing this time.

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    didn't drink at all during my pregnancy and didn't really miss it at all cause I had almost cut it out completely while TTC for 2 years. While breastfeeding have only had 2 drinks in the last 8 months and that was one at Christmas and one at New Years and as other have said didn't really enjoy them due to the guilt.

    Cutting out drinking for 9 months or so really is only a short time in the scheme of things so it's a sacrafice I think is well worth it, to know you are giving your bub the best possible start.

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    Didn't drink at all while pregnant with either and to be honest I am disgusted by those that do. Some might not like my opinion but I am entitled to it

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    When I was 6 wks pregnant we had friends over and were not yet ready to tell anyone about the pregnancy so I got a glass of wine and pretended to drink out of it (otherwise everyone would have guessed ). It's a good trick, no one had a clue at that gettogether . But overall, I did not have a drop with my first or my current pregnancy.

    I remember my old boss being pregnant at the same time as I was with my first and she just didn't want to give up her daily glass of red. I couldn't understand it. Although each to their own I guess..

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    very little, like a few sips of champagne at a wedding, but not even a whole drink and definately nothing regular.

    And for those that say 9 months isn't much time out of your life, add on the reccommended two years breastfeeding, and multiply by a typical three children, and you are now talking over 8 years. It all adds up.

    Plus for those that have difficulty conceiving, perhaps add on a few more years TTC.
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    I haven't voted I think we need an other option.

    I drank afair bit through 2 of my pregnancies.
    (1 more so then the other one )
    BUT stopped as soon as I realised, I was pregnant. Which for one of my pregnancies was 23 weeks!

    Gees, and the worry that we felt waiting for that baby to be ok! I was devastated by the thought of any harm that could have been done to either of those babies.

    I totally disagree with drinking in pregnancy. BUT sometimes, you do these things without even realising, someone else is in the picture.


    BTW, when I say a fair bit, I don't mean I was pickling myself on the sauce daily either. I just had a lot of weekend, parties we attended. With my second child, we had just gained back some US time, so were kind of enjoying ourselves, a bit too much!.

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    I think what's missing as a poll option is yes-wasn't aware of pregnancy. I remember when I found out I was four weeks pregnant I'd had a vodka a couple of weeks before I knew... Also... Pretty sure the weekend of conception had alcohol involved but I don't remember (not cuz I was smashed by any measure... ) but yeah I didn't have any once I found out... But before I knew I was pregnant I did have some :-/


 

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