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    I recently wrote an assignment on drinking during pregnancy for my postgrad. The guidelines state that no alcohol should be consumed while pregnant. Evidence shows that you need to consume an excessive amount of alcohol to cause any foetal alcohol syndrome related conditions. Damage is at it's worst in the first 12 weeks whilst all development is taking place, but can still cause developmental delays after 12 weeks. Still, I'm not risking it. Good thing is that I don't miss it AT ALL even though I loved a drink before I was pregnant. I have friends who drank a few glasses of wine a night and had health babies.

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    The smell of red wine is driving me mad ATM (during this pregnancy) for some reason. Really craving it big time...but I personally wouldn't as it's just not worth any uncertainty about whether it's safe or not, for me. But I've had friends who have sipped on a glass of champers whilst pregnant at a party and I don't see anything wrong with that, if that's what you feel comfortable with. To each his (or her) own I reckon! Same can be said for coffee and other things. I do have a latte a few times a week whilst others would avoid caffeine for fear of the risk of miscarriage. We all make our own judgement calls

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    Nope. With DD I had probably 1/4 glass of champers at a wedding, DS1 I think I had 1/2 glass of red once. And DS2 not even a sip.

    Having said that, I don't think one small glass here and there is harmful. But particularly with DS2, we'd had numerous losses and I didn't want to potentially lose him and wonder if that glass of red did it.

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    I had a few vodkas at 6 weeks as I had no Idea I was pregnant (I was on the pill) and I felt so incredibly guilty once I found out. I also craved beer really bad in the last trimester and I am not even a beer drinker, I resisted the temptation though and stuck with zero alcohol the rest of pregnancy.

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    None with dd1. Tiny glass of wine and a cider with dd2. Felt incredibly guilty then didn't touch another drop rest of pregnancy

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    Nope - I'm not a big drinker so it wasnt hard for me to not drink wine. I gave up coffee with my first - that was harder.

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    I had very small amounts after the first trimester - 1/4 glass champagne or wine, 1/2 glass beer once a month or so.

    One of my relatives is a GP, and family dinners would be interesting as he would be obviously disapproving without actually directly saying anything. His wife is now pregnant and is a coke fiend, and barely heeds any listeria or salmonella advice consuming ham, deli salads, runny eggs etc. Between those risks, for me I would personally choose a drink!

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    I had one drink with my family (had flown over and was the first time I saw them in 7 years) on Christmas Day. I was 30 weeks pregnant.
    It was white wine and soda- about 40/60%

    ETA: I had a lot (for me- 4 wines and 2 vodka+cokes) about 3 days before I found out I was pregnant and was so so sick for 48 hours after. Ugh. Still felt off the third day and kept dropping things and a friend told me to test so I did and BAM 2-3 weeks pregnant.
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    Yep, small amounts a few times over both pregnancies, but not in the first trimester.


 
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