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To have a glass of wine.

(56 Posts)
Chickenfillets Fri 15-May-15 19:54:31

Currently 40+5 weeks pg, not touched a drop of alcohol throughout my pregnancy but this week has been the longest week ever and I'm feeling very stressed. Would it be wrong to have just one glass of white wine. I know iv gone 9 month without it and I should probably just wait the extra bit iv got left but I'm so stressed and fed up, a small glass of wine would be perfect right now!

MsMcWoodle Fri 15-May-15 19:56:17

Have it. A small one.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Fri 15-May-15 19:56:29

Have it and savour every mouthful, it'll do no harm whatsoever.

Relax, wine, bath , bed.

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Fri 15-May-15 19:57:02

Don't do it, you could go into labor at any time. I wouldn't know if alchol would interact with any pain relief you may need.

Enjoy the wine once the baby is here.

iwantgin Fri 15-May-15 19:59:13

Go for it.

Have a nice relaxing evening. smile

FirstWeTakeManhattan Fri 15-May-15 20:00:03

At 40 weeks, my midwife ordered me to get into the birth pool (I wasn't in labour, it was just nice and squishy), with a glass of cold white wine.

She was extremely reassuring that there was more or less bob-all risk at this stage.

Enjoy your glass OP, you've earned it!

Christelle2207 Fri 15-May-15 20:01:08

I'm 39+6 and thinking exactly the same thing. Except I've had a few sneaky glasses all the way through. Let's have a small one eachsmile

SaucyJack Fri 15-May-15 20:01:20

One small glass is really neither here nor there- especially considering you'll probably be off your tits on legal heroin this time tomorrow wink

People are generally mixed on this, but if it were me, I'd do it!


Thatsmyboys Fri 15-May-15 20:02:41

I had a glass of red every night in the last week of all my pregnancies. I am currently in bed with my 10 and 2 and 4 day olds and they are all little Beauts. Go for it x

Threesoundslikealot Fri 15-May-15 20:03:40

Fellow May person here. I'm 40+5 and will be having a glass of wine with dinner on midwife's orders.

Chickenfillets Fri 15-May-15 20:04:43

I think I might just have to have a small glass!! You have all made me feel less guilty! I do deserve it grin

Zampa Fri 15-May-15 20:05:13

Relaxing with a small glass of wine will do no more harm than raised blood pressure due to stress.

Enjoy and good luck!

ThursdayLast Fri 15-May-15 20:07:35

SaucyJack said what I was thinking but funnier.

Enjoy wine <chink>

Bogeyface Fri 15-May-15 20:17:50

With DC6 I went very over to the point that my home birth was at risk of becoming an induction. I had a glass of wine, then I had another half glass on the basis that it was my birthday, then H had to prize the bottle from my hands and pour it down the sink to stop me necking the lot! Interesting fact, pregnant women can leave nail marks in glass...who knew?! grin

I had her the next day!

Gruntfuttock Fri 15-May-15 20:18:39

Enjoy your wine. smile

ChampagneBabyCakes Fri 15-May-15 20:21:03

I did it - baby was fine! Relax and enjoy!

KissMyFatArse Fri 15-May-15 20:23:15

Fgs have one!

Donatello68 Fri 15-May-15 21:12:31

Enjoy your wine and good luckflowers

Ninnypie Fri 15-May-15 21:38:42

Yes! Have a glass and enjoy it. Cheers grinwine

spottybottycream Fri 15-May-15 21:48:56

I wouldn't, I couldn't forgive myself for feeding my baby alcohol. Personally.

edwinbear Fri 15-May-15 22:04:28

I had an independent midwife with my second, I called her when I went into labour and she told me to relax with a small glass of wine in the early stages. It helped no end, I was 7 cms within a couple of hours as I was so relaxed grin.

squoosh Fri 15-May-15 22:14:54

I couldn't forgive myself for feeding my baby alcohol.

Not even a crème de menthe in their bottle at Christmas?

StillStayingClassySanDiego Fri 15-May-15 22:18:59


Good for you Love smile

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 15-May-15 22:22:00

I read that alcohol can be a labour inhibitor but if pp's midwives, who certainly know more than me on the subject, have suggested it then it probably isn't true.

One small glass isn't going to hurt op.

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