I drank during my pregnancies. On about 6 different occasions I had sptizers. I am not much of a drinker to begin with and these were "going out occasions", I was grazing all night and also drinking water and soft drink in between.
I have never been drunk or even tipsy whilst pregnant. I honestly don't believe there is any wrong with it, for me. I can't answer for anyone else and I don't need to lie. You can be responsible for yourself.
I just don't think there can be a "blanket rule" for every one, not everyone is the same. It is my choice, with in reason, the way I look after my body and my child, and why some mothers have to be so judgmental towards other mothers I will never know.
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
Yes - but only the odd glass every now and again
No - I made a decision not to drink at all for the health of my baby
No - I didn't feel like drinking whilst pregnant (nausea, etc)
No - combination of above, didn't feel like drinking and was concerned about my baby's health
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10-08-2010 08:26 #103
west coast at dinner, half lemonade and i didnt finish it
a heineken at a resteraunt, yes a full one
and a smirnoff at my 18th at the comedy club, i nursed it all night and didnt actually finish the whole thing
and i didnt feel guilty, i probably wouldve drunk more if there were more opportunities where i felt like it but thats it, i felt like it at those times so i did it, i also ate ham and prawns at chrissie, and enjoyed the hell outta them, my body, my choice, yes i think binge drinking, eccesive smoking, illicit drugs is bad throughout pregnancy, im not going to get all hoity and say "no i could never do that to my unborn child because my auntues friends neighbors sister had a drink and had a baby with disabilities" frankly if i wanted it that bad then ill risk that small chance that my beer will hurt my baby.
10-08-2010 13:45 #104
With dd1, i drank pretty heavily before i knew i was preg, then i only had 1/2 a vodka cruiser at about 7 months preg. With dd2, i drank almost every weekend until i was about 5 o 6 months preg, but i only had 1 or 2 rums each time.
I also smoked thru both my pregs, with dd1 i cut down to 6 a day (my dr actually told me not to quit completely, just to cut down as much as i could), and with dd2 I smoked the same as wha i did before i was preg, which is about 15 to 20 a day.
Last edited by SheWarrior; 11-08-2010 at 11:16.
10-08-2010 15:23 #105
Before I found out I was pregnant with DS1 I used to go out ALOT. As soon as I found out I was pregnant though I quit straight away.
With DS2 I didn't touch alcohol once and hadn't had a drink for about 6 months prior to falling pregnant.
With regards to a PP's question about smoking; I am a smoker, as long as I am not pregnant.
12-08-2010 00:33 #106
but these comments come across as judgemental to me.
12-08-2010 00:59 #107Senior Member
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I picked the most common option, no 3.
I was not preg but on CD 6 i drunk a few spirits and i o'd on CD13 and got preg on CD13. Since then i havnt drank for the fact that it took 6 months to get preg and i had 1 m/c and i wasnt doing anything to increase my chance of damaging my baby. I dont even sit in the front seat of our car as air bags kill more pregnant womens babys then save, including a really close friends baby.
13-08-2010 06:57 #108Senior Member
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- Jul 2010
- Southern Highlands
I really haven't felt the urge to drink. I tried to have half a glass of wine at 9 weeks at an engagement party so no-one guessed I was pregnant but it didn't even taste right!
DP has a drink most afternoons after work but I really have never been tempted to join him. That helps I guess!
13-08-2010 08:46 #109
Not a single drop.
I don't judge women who have the odd glass while pregnant. I just knew if I had a drink and something went wrong ( miscarriage, stillbirth etc ) I knew I would blame myself for having that drink ( even if it wasn't alcohol related at all )
I also cut out coffee for most of my pregnancy too. Because I was scared how the caffeine would effect bubba.
Guess I was a little overprotective before he was even born
13-08-2010 09:49 #110
So I would like to thank HOPE2BMUMSOON for pointing out a danger that I had not even thought about and that is the effect of a air bag on a pregnant women. We are hoping to be blessed with a second child and that is something I will remember if and when I get pregnant again. Thank you for bringing up something that is lessed talked about.