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    Default Reasons men can use for not drinking?

    Hi everyone. Me & dh have been told we might need ivf in the future due to his low morphology. His counts etc are fine just the morphology is low. He has pretty much completely stopped drinking, only having 1 or 2 light beers every month or two.

    Its frustrating though when we go out for dinner with friends & his mates automatically want to do shouts or ask why he isnt drinking. And then make a big deal of it when he says hes not drinking. I know my dh loves a drink but hes doing everything he possibly can to help the situation. Its going to be harder over the next few months with christmas parties, weddings & engagements coming up.

    I dont understand why its such a big deal if a guy doesnt drink! And if he does why friends have to make a fuss of it!

    We havent told anyone about what we are going thru & we dont want to. At most we might tell family if we start ivf but dh friends we could never tell.

    Have any of ur dh stopped or reduced drinking? How did u go about it in social situations? Can u think of any excuses we could use other than him driving or he doesnt feel like it?

    Little things like this just make the journey even harder!

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    My DH is on an anti inflammatory for a back condition and drinking increases the risk of stomach ulcers. You could use the old medication excuse. His mates have never pressed him or encouraged him to drink once he told them this.

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    Just say he's on a health kick, or that he's developed an allergy to alcohol?

    I've been told the allergy one before & most people are too shocked to question it.

    Afterwards when your pregnant he can just say the allergy went away lol

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    You could say he's on antibiotics

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    He could say he had a massive night before

    Anti biotics

    Detox

    Designated driver

    Big day the next day and has to be up early

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    I would go with health kick, he can start some exercise and eat healthy (if he doesn't already!) and that will only help the ivf stuff anyway

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    Oh and I just thought that if you both start a "health kick" that will cut off the questions about why you're not drinking when you get pg

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    When we found out we needed IVF we told everyone we were in training to do a marathon so were both getting super healthy and not drinking. Worked very well :-)

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    I reckon just whole detox getting fit and heathly thing. No can argue with that and its not a lie either.

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    The detox thing is great and you can stretch it out for weeks or months, unlike antibiotics. Another idea, you could say it is 'doctors orders' and that a doctor said he needs to improve some areas of his health ?


 

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