I never stopped and I got pregnant within 4 months of trying. I also drank when I was pregnant and my baby was fine (a lot less than normal but still) My mum drank through all 3 pregnancies and we were all fine
I don't stop when trying but do hold off during second half of two week wait, paranoid if implantation has occurred! Even when I was pregnant with DS though I had the odd half glass of prosecco e.g. At new year
The odd drink won't hurt but a few cocktails every night might disrupt things. You should also take folic acid as a minimum and bear in mind that alcohol washes out vitamins from your system which could have a knock on effect on the baby.
Alcohol does affect baby in the first 8 weeks, affects cells, implantation etc. I think small amounts of alcohol are fine but not getting shit face regularly. The comments regarding alcohol not affecting baby until placenta takes over are bollocks, major organ damage occurs before 8weeks
How many people get pregnant on drunken one night stands?! Loads. I was drinking frequently whilst TTC and took 4 months first time and 3 second time. As soon as I got my BFP I stopped. I was drunk the night before though. Ttc is so stressful - just enjoy yourself!!
I didnt drink all the time but i didnt know i was pregnant with my boy until half way through. Looking back now i got drunk twice before 12 weeks. Hes a happy healthy and thriving little boy who is excelling his milestones. I know a girl whos on her 4th pregnancy and is drinking and smoking (i dont agree with that for the record) and her babies are fine, but then ive also read where it has affected some babies so i think its hit and miss.. i dont think its set in stone that you drink and your baby gets harmed.. organ damage is a bit intense lol
I was swayed by everyone who says it's fine and drank a lot during my two week wait the first time. I was on honeymoon then went straight on a hen party. I tested the day my period was due, got a positive and never touched another drop. My baby was born with a hole in her heart. I'll never know for sure that it was caused by my drinking but it certainly might have been and I'll always believe that it was. Damage to the heart is one of the things that drinking can do, the tissue that forms the heart develops very early. You'll get a load of people saying they did and their baby was fine but it's not worth the guilt you'll carry with you forever if your baby is one of the ones that isn't. I'm pregnant with my second and didn't drink this time.