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    Default Drinking during two week wait

    Sorry if this has been asked before but I'm a little torn.

    I am 'accidently' in the tww (not trying as such but we dtd without protection Saturday and Sunday and I'm fairly sure I ovulated Monday). I would be overjoyed if I did fall pregnant though.

    I have a wedding and two Christmas parties within the next two weeks!

    I'm not a huge drinker by any means but these would probably be the types of occasions where I do drink. I'm thinking of drinking just a couple of glasses.

    I guess I'm just after opinions, would you abstain from drinking altogether, drink just a little or drink as you normally would?

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    Personally I wouldn't drink at all, if by chance I was pregnant I would be concerned about harming the baby in the early stages of development.

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    I would drink as normal. Baby needs to implant which occurs usually cycle day 23-26 of a 28 day cycle. Longer if you have a longer cycle.
    Before implantation the baby receives no nutrition form you.

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    Drink away my dear! It may be your last chance in a long time... Especially if you plan to breast feed.

    I drank in my TWW. I actually had a really big night before I got my BFP and then didn't touch a drop of alcohol for 2 years after that. My understanding is that alcohol can't affect the baby until the placenta is functioning.

    Plus, think about the millions of babies out there who have been conceived unawares and the mum doesn't realise she's pregnant until her period is late. Around the same time is when the placenta starts to function... Nature is glorious.

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    I wouldn't go on a bender or anything, but I would have a few in the tww without worrying (and I'm pretty strict once pregnant ).

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    I had one or two during my TWW. I don't see the harm in moderation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAELEEJANE View Post
    I would drink as normal. Baby needs to implant which occurs usually cycle day 23-26 of a 28 day cycle. Longer if you have a longer cycle.
    Before implantation the baby receives no nutrition form you.
    I agree, the zygote is completely unaffected by your immediate lifestyle choices until it implants.

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    Thanks I appreciate the replies

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    It's likely unaffected even after implantation as the placenta would not be up & running for several weeks.
    Prior to that it is not receiving nutrients (or otherwise) from you. It's running on its own steam.

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    I always kept drinking (and found everything else for example taking painkillers/medicines) as normal until I got a positive pregnancy test.

    Implantation doesn't happen until about 10dpo and the placenta doesn't take over until much later. So in theory nothing is passing over through the placenta yet.


 

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