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patronsaintofglocks Wed 05-Apr-17 12:52:57

Hi everyone.
I'm nearly 15 weeks pregnant with my first. It's my 24th birthday today.

I'm going out with my DP for dinner this evening, would IBU to have a glass of wine with my meal?

Thank you.

IHaveOtherNames Wed 05-Apr-17 12:53:49


Creatureofthenight Wed 05-Apr-17 12:54:00

Entirely up to you.

GuinessPunch Wed 05-Apr-17 12:54:21

People will say its fine but unless theres zero chance of no risks then why risk it for a glass of wine? Its 9 months.

SquatBetty Wed 05-Apr-17 12:56:06

Yanbu - it's absolutely fine to have the occasional drink when you're pregnant!

welshweasel Wed 05-Apr-17 12:56:19

Can of worms OP. Personal opinion, crack on! I drank a glass or two of wine a week from the second trimester onwards, there is zero evidence (despite what people may try to tell you) that drinking at that level causes harm to your baby. Plenty of people will tell you otherwise but it has to be your own informed decision, no one elses. Happy birthday!

BorpBorpBorp Wed 05-Apr-17 12:57:59

My understanding is that the occasional drink during pregnancy is not damaging. It is entirely your decision.

Happy birthday!

PinkHeart59156816 Wed 05-Apr-17 13:00:10

It's up to you, it's just a personally choice.

I personally didn't in either of my pregnancies but I can't see 1 glass of wine doing you much harm

MommaGee Wed 05-Apr-17 13:00:46

Imo yes.

Official guidelines in the UK say its ok BUT many countries have a zero limit. Research actually shows how your fetus reacts to alcohol. It's one birthday

FuckingSausageFingers Wed 05-Apr-17 13:02:04

unless theres zero chance of no risks then why risk it for a glass of wine? Its 9 months

People do much riskier things when pregnant than having a single glass of wine. Driving a car for instance. FFS it's one glass, not a bottle.

Op a glass of wine with your birthday meal will be fine. You might find you don't fancy it though. Happy birthday!

Purplebluebird Wed 05-Apr-17 13:02:05

I wouldn't, and I didn't.

NoLotteryWinYet Wed 05-Apr-17 13:02:26

i wouldn't, i couldn't stand the guilt if anything was wrong. i wouldn't judge anyone that did though, i'm sure one drink here or there is very very low risk. .

Camomila Wed 05-Apr-17 13:02:33

At my booking in visit the gp said one small glass a week was fine.
I had terrible morning sickness though so never had any as I was constantly queasy.

Mulberry72 Wed 05-Apr-17 13:03:46

I didn't & wouldnt, but it's your choice.

Happy Birthday smile

Honeybee79 Wed 05-Apr-17 13:04:42

I would, so yanbu.

eurochick Wed 05-Apr-17 13:05:29

I would (and did). I'm happy with my choice.

kel1493 Wed 05-Apr-17 13:05:57

I drink when I was pregnant. Baby was fine. My mum drank and smoked and we were all fine.
A lot of people will say no, but I don't think it would hurt.
I drank a small glass topped up with lemonade, or weak spirits and mixers.

jdoe8 Wed 05-Apr-17 13:06:15

I wouldn't.

Trifleorbust Wed 05-Apr-17 13:07:00

I drank a small glass of wine approximately weekly during pregnancy. I don't think for a moment that this is particularly risky. It is totally up to you.

jdoe8 Wed 05-Apr-17 13:08:40

My mum drank and smoked and we were all fine.

What exactly does that prove? Are you advocating to drink and smoke?

Many studies have shown it very negatively affects the babies health.

MrsELM21 Wed 05-Apr-17 13:10:18

I didn't and wouldn't but know plenty of people who have with no problems

NavyandWhite Wed 05-Apr-17 13:10:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

5foot5 Wed 05-Apr-17 13:11:26

YANBU. A glass of wine every so often is not going to do any harm
The only reason some advice was changed to zero was because they thought some pregnant women could not understand the difference between an occasional glass and going on a binge.

AnArrowToTheKnee Wed 05-Apr-17 13:12:21

Happy birthday, enjoy your glass of wine! I had the odd drink here and there when I was pregnant with both of mine, they turned out fine. If developing babies were that desperately fragile the human race would never have made it out of the 60s!

elkegel Wed 05-Apr-17 13:12:48

YWNBU. I had two glasses a week throughout pregnancy as that was within recommended limits.

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