Drinking while TTC

(6 Posts)
BinarySolo Thu 07-Feb-13 08:46:35

Don't feel guilty. You don't need to put your social life on hold. You could adopt a 2 week on 2 week off approach were you stop drinking during the two week wait. I doubt very much that alcohol is causing any problems. My friends spent about 2 years ttc. They were due to start ivf so thought they'd have a big blowout weekend before sensible diet and drinking for the ivf. Their daughter was conceived that weekend! grin

Fingers crossed this will be your lucky month.

rainbowbreeze Thu 07-Feb-13 07:05:40

Yes my boyfriend has cut down as well, I've started feeling guilty if I have a drink when I'm out which is no fun also! hmm

BinarySolo Wed 06-Feb-13 20:07:34

Has your partner cut down too? My understanding is that it has an effect on sperm mobility.

BinarySolo Wed 06-Feb-13 20:06:29

2 years would be a long time to abstain from drinking. I'd say as you've cut down that's good enough.

EuroShagmore Wed 06-Feb-13 18:46:18

I cut out alcohol totally for several months last year out of desperation. It didn't achieve anything other than making me miserable. Given how many people I know were trollied when they conceived, I really struggle to believe that it makes a difference.

That said, I don't drink much these days anyway. All of my friends are sprogged up, so I have no drinking buddies anymore!

rainbowbreeze Wed 06-Feb-13 18:43:00

Ive been TTC for just over 2 years now, have cut down on drinking a lot but we're on our last 3 cycles of clomid and I feel like I should quit altogether to give us the best chance..

Im 32 though and always have things on - birthdays, nights out etc. How do you do it when you're so used to drinking socially ??

And please dont say if I wanted a baby bad enough I would as theres nothing I want more in the world !!

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