I have read online that alcohol makes it harder to get pregnant- do any of you not drink at all because of TTC? I don't know how much it is supposed to affect fertility but really don't want to go teetotal just yet unless I have to. I don't drink a lot and don't drink on a day to day basis but maybe have a night out once a week when I may have about five drinks.
I have a few events coming up this month, a big night out and a wedding- would it be wise to go teetotal?
From experience, TTC can quickly take over your life, and who knows how long it's going to take, so go out and enjoy yourself, life still goes on when you're TTC. I'm sure some people will tell you differently, but for me (and I'm sure a lot of others), I just carried on as normal and all worked out ok.
I personally wouldn't stop drinking completely. TTC can be a long journey. But I wouldn't binge. Two or three drinks a night would be enough for me. (Watch the cocktails as each one can have several shots in.)
From what I read before TTC, there's no evidence that drinking reduces your chances of conceiving, but there is evidence it affects the success rates of ivf (which I think possibly indicates that there is an effect on conception but it hasn't been demonstrated in any studies). So I wouldn't be concerned about drinking at the moment, maybe look at it if you're having issues further down the line?
FWIW, I was just concerned about drinking after conception but before I knew I was pregnant, so I'd drink from when my period started until we next had sex and then not again until my next period.