Really worried...anyone got any good medical advice?(13 Posts)
DH and I have talked about when we're going to TTC and have decided that we will start in a couple of months. However, last weekend (think it was Friday) we got a bit carried away and had unprotected sex.
In my head I have thought that, while it's not perfect timing for us at the moment, it would be lovely if we did get pregnant. But have also thought that the chances are really really slim as it was only the one time, according to my online tracker (which I have started to do in anticipation of TTC) I was 2 days out of my fertile time (not sure what that's called sorry) and we used some of that durex play lube which apparently inhibits sperm.
Last week I thought I could feel twinges around my right ovary and behind my pubic bone sort of area. Wasn't sure if I was imagining it though and doing symptom spotting though. By Thursday this stopped.
Last night I went out to a friends wedding and stupidly got very drunk (and I mean VERY drunk) on wine and vodka. I have felt so hangover and have been sick all day as a result. This afternoon I have noticed I have weird raised spots around my nipples which looked actually like disgusting puss filled spots and freaked me out. I googled 'strange spots on nipples' and the first think that came up was early sign of pregnancy.
I am now panicking that I could be pregnant and that I will have caused damage to a potential baby. I am so annoyed with myself for not taking it more seriously that I could be pregnant. I guess as we're not actually TTC yet then I've not got into the whole idea of 2ww etc. I am so so worried now. What is the official medical line on binge drinking in very early pregnancy, I can't find anything anywhere?
I'd be so grateful for some advice from people - what do you think the chances are that I am pregnant? Could I have done some serious damage if so? It is 8 days after potential conception. I am supposedly due AF on tuesday 12th. Thanks in advance!
Ok, drinking alcohol in pregnancy is bad. But how many women do you think get pregnant whilst not TTC? Most of them will have been drinking or taking drugs or eating the wrong thing etc.
Please don't worry about one night that you can do nothing about anyway!
I agree with bagelmonkey.
Also, apparently if you are pregnant the embryo won't share your blood supply for a few says, so this early on you are unlikely to have done any harm.
Seriously, dont worry bout it! As said before, the egg isnt using your blood supply for a while anyway, and 50% of the babies in the uk are unplanned so a good portion of those have had a boosy night or two before finding out. It'll be fine.
I hope so. Really can't stop worrying about it though and am so annoyed with myself. Is there anyone that this has happened to? What did the doctor say?
Am sending myself mad googling FAS!
My mum didn't realise when she was first pregnant with me, and went out on the lash and got terribly drunk. I don't think it did me any lasting harm..!
I drank a LOT of margaritas one night when pregnant with DS (before I knew). I mean a LOT. And he is absolutely perfect. Actually, I've also had 4 MCs and never was so drunk any of those times as I was with my one perfect baby so...! I agree with the others. That early on, really, don't worry too much.
no need to worry at all, FAS is associated with prolonged and heavy alcohol consumption throughout pregnancy, and if you did concieve the embryo wouldnt have implanted yet anyway so it is unlikely to have had any effect at all.
The ache you felt might have been an ovulation pain called mittleschmertz, totally normal for some women
Starkadder did you tell your doctor/midwife about it? What did they say?
the same haappened with my best friend, doctors basically said her worrying about the drinking would do more harm than the alcohol consumption had x x HTH
This seems to be the general view of everyone yes. Found a couple more threads with a similar situation and it seems that it's quite common.
I'm just so annoyed with myself. AF due Tuesday and had I not been such a plonker I would have been desperate for a BFP. Now I'm hoping for a BFN because I would be so worried and unrelaxed during pregnancy.I have learnt my lesson though and when I do properly start TTC I am going to avoid alcohol!
7 days before i got a positive result for DS i got absolutely hammered on gin. I could possibly have been a few weeks pregnant by that point as i had irregular cycles, and the energetic and very bright 5 year old currently bending my ear about buying him a chess board is proof that it is highly unlikely to have a bad effect!
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