Not a drop as soon as I found out i was pregnant. I wanted to give myself and baby the best possible start and "not drinking" figured into that equation.
(I did have sav blanc envy whilst holidaying in NZ tho! )
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
27-06-2010 13:56 #51
27-06-2010 14:01 #52
i agree with some that there should be an option about drinking before you knew you where pregnant. With my first we had a massive girls weekend away so drank a load (might not be heaps for some people but i am lucky to have maybe 1 drink a month) and found out i was 8 weeks pregnant. Cant remember drinking anything else thru the pregnancy. Dont think i made a concious decision not to, just didnt feel the need.
With the second, i did a poas and it came up a bfn (i hadnt been drinking whilst ttc) and we had a family gathering so had a number of drinks and two days later when af didnt show, did another poas and it came up a bfp.
Have "had" one glass of champagne since, but dh is a great help and he drunk it on the sly for me!
But my question is - what about the alcohol that is in some foods (deserts mainly) that havent been cooked - would you eat one? Would you even know?
10-07-2010 20:47 #53
as far as im concerned its a very small amount of time out of your life, what better excuse not to have a drink then the beautiful child growing inside you? i didnt drink when i found out i was pregnant the first time and i wont drink when we begin ttc at the end of the year.
10-07-2010 21:14 #54
I've never been a big drinker, so would never drink while pregnant. I had a taste of a jelly shot 2 weeks ago & felt soo bad. It would have been a drop at the most.
My sister's best friend was there too drinking a bit while she's pregnant. Smoking too .
10-07-2010 23:39 #55-
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Im even worried about drinking when breastfeeding!
26-07-2010 21:05 #56
I cant believe people actually admit to knowingly drinking while pregnant on here.. I mean, its 2010.. we know what alcohol does to an adult brain, now imagine what its doing to the babies.. actually, you dont even have to imagine, its printed in black & white
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26-07-2010 21:12 #57
Nope, no drinking whilst pregnant and no drinking whilst breastfeeding. It's the least I can do for my baby/ies .
26-07-2010 21:29 #58
Well, yes, but its sad that people would CHOOSE to subject their baby that kind of thing..
26-07-2010 21:48 #59
i don't drink normally so of course, i didn't drink during my pregnancy.
26-07-2010 21:49 #60Save Lives Go Vegetarian
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Imagine the guilt and pain that would bring on for mothers who thought it was ok and it wasn't.
Not judging, I used to think the same thing til meeting this child. I used to think it took a lot of alcohol to cause FAS. Now I know different. So even when I was pregnant with DD I thought it was ok but still didn't myself. Meanwhile the woman over the road drinks almost daily, and strong spirits at that, and did through the last 2 pregnancies without any problem to the children. Will wait and see if anything happens with this one due next month though. See if she can be lucky 3 times in a row. That's what it comes down to. Luck. That's what I found out when DD and I met this little girl.