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    Default Did You Drink Alcohol While Pregnant?

    If you're comfortable to share, and I definitely will not pass judgement on anybody who has.

    Since becoming pregnant and telling family and friends our news I've had quite a few people come up to me and tell me that I shouldn't be doing anything different to what I would normally do while not pregnant, including drinking.

    It's mostly from an older generation, MIL even told me that I should have a glass of wine a night to relax and that I should take up smoking again to ensure a smaller baby because it worked for her (even though DF was prem and had multiple complications after birth).

    So has anyone on the hub drunk alcohol while pregnant?

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    I have. During each of my pregnancies I drank on maybe 2 or 3 occasions. Each time it was maximum 1 standard drink spread out over 2-3 hours.

    Strangely though I don't drink while bf.

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    @tazz475 Yes, I let myself have 1 beer a week, on a friday night.

    She advised you to take up smoking to ensure a smaller baby?????? Whoah! I'm gobsmacked with that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongley View Post
    @tazz475 Yes, I let myself have 1 beer a week, on a friday night.

    She advised you to take up smoking to ensure a smaller baby?????? Whoah! I'm gobsmacked with that one.
    Don't even get me started on how backwards that way of thinking is! 😳

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    Your MIL sounds crazy! I have had small amounts of alcohol on odd occasions throughout all my pregnancies, but not a glass of wine everyday type of thing.

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    Nope, haven't had a drop since I found out I was pg. Having said that, I don't think the occasional shandy or a small glass of wine once in a while is harmful, I just don't feel right doing it. Maybe it's bc of the struggle to get a viable pg. But then I never drank with the others.

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    I didn't drink except for the 3-4 weeks before I found out I was pregnant! I got pregnant over Christmas, and then there was new year and then I found out! Too late then!

    I also quit smoking in that time.

    I wasn't a big drinker to start with so it wasn't a big deal not to drink. Now that DS is here I have thought about drinking a couple of times and I've had 2 beers (on different occasions) and a mouthful of champagne at Christmas. In between feeds.

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    Nope, I didn't touch it at all while preg. I know that you can safely have a small amount but tbh I'm so glad I didn't. When there were complications with dd I didn't blame myself at all but I know I would've done if I had been drinking even a small amount.

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    Nothing first semester. Then 1/2 glass only 3 times over rest of pregnancy and nursed the half glass over an hour.

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    Dd1 I had a mouthful of a cruiser late in the pregnancy but couldn't even stomach that. Although got regularly plastered before finding out i was pregnant, i was hung over the day i went to the dr and found out. Oops.

    Dd2 i drank a bit, 1 or 2 rums on the weekend for most of the pregnancy.

    Dd3 i went right off alcohol even before i knew i was pregnant. I think i had 1 or 2 cruisers on xmas/new year and that was it.

    Dd4 was similar, went right off alcohol and had 1 or 2 over xmas/new year.
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