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Alcohol and caffeine whilst trying

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Jellybabie3 Fri 21-Oct-16 09:15:14

Hello all,

I just wondered what people are doing/have done about drinking alcohol and caffeine whilst ttc? We will start ttc next week but i dont want people to know we are. I know everyone says dont drink when trying as well as when pregnant so if thats the case i wondered how people get round it in social situations? Obviously we have no idea how many weeks, months, years it will take.

And i obviously wont drink whilst pregnant.

PurpleDaisies Fri 21-Oct-16 09:17:37

Just drink sensibly (ie within the recommended guidelines). There's no evidence that this is harmful. Stop (or seriously reduce) when you are actually pregnant. Same with caffeine.

Good luck.

TurquoiseDress Fri 21-Oct-16 11:38:20

I'm just continuing as normal until I get a positive pregnant test.

Just do things in moderation.

There's no point in giving everything up just in case- it might happen quickly or equally it could be several months or more

WantingBaby1 Fri 21-Oct-16 12:22:54

I agree with the above. I have a glass of wine approx 5x per week, and a mug of coffee most days, plus a couple of mugs of green tea. I'll cut out alcohol completely, and try and go for decaf when pregnant but I haven't been advised to do so beforehand.

scaredofthecity Fri 21-Oct-16 12:25:12

You can drink up to ovulation then just avoid alcohol during 2ww. Then it's only 50% avoidance which is much easier to manage/hide

Jellybabie3 Fri 21-Oct-16 12:25:42

Ok thats good to know. Read so much varying stuff on line that suggests you lower your chances of bfp whilst drinking but like others have said i can put life on hold when i just dont know what will happen. Plus i really dont want the attention/pressure from anyone as they will notice i am cutting back/not drinking

Spam88 Fri 21-Oct-16 12:48:50

I gave up coffee before we started trying (that was a hard couple of weeks...), I didn't really want to be dealing with caffeine withdrawal and early pregnancy symptoms at the same time! And I only drank while I was on my period (and made up got all the wine not drunk the rest of the month). We did tell family we were trying though because the lack of wine would have been a bit of a giveaway when we were staying for a weekend.

PotteringAlong Fri 21-Oct-16 12:51:27

I didn't bother any time.

voxnihili Sat 22-Oct-16 11:55:21

I've switched from regular tea to decaff tea and didn't notice a difference with that. I still drink regular coffee though as I drink coffee to wake me up - the amount I drink though is within the pregnancy guidelines. I haven't given up alcohol and still drink through the 2ww. I tend to just have a glass of wine with my dinner at the weekend. If my period was late, I would stop even if I hadn't yet had a BFP. I'm taking the conception vitamins.

I'm glad I haven't made too many changes. I don't really do anything too risky and it would have been a really miserable 15 months (and counting) so far.

Sonnet18 Sat 22-Oct-16 12:05:13

You're born with all the eggs you'll ever have and it's only age that has an impact on their quality. A horrendous diet probably has more impact on your fertility than some wine. I drank normally (and a quite a bit more as it was my my bfp 3 weeks later!) The midwife told me that as you don't share a blood supply with the baby until 5 weeks it really doesn't matter.
I'm not advocating drinking lots but if you need to give it up for nine months then you're as well enjoying yourself until your bfp!

Jellybabie3 Sat 22-Oct-16 12:17:47

Thanks all, its good to hear it doesnt all need to stop from the word go. I have no intention of drinking after bfp but i think it would have an impact if it stops from ttc. Me an my OH do enjoy a bottle of wine and a movie at the weekend. May aswell make the most of it while we can (heres hoping)

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