This is my first post and I'm trying to understand the lingo so here goes!
We are ttc and I'm on CD14 of a 26 day cycle.
I have a couple of nights out coming up next week with fairly close friends, but who have no idea we are ttc. What do you tell people when you can't have a drink just in case we've hit lucky but it's too early to test?
I'm sure the 'antibiotics' would satisfy one occasion, but the other friends are workmates and we work together closely - they know there is nothing wrong with me!!
I don't want to arouse suspicion, especially if it's not happened this month.
A couple of drinks should be fine on the 2ww but painkillers or antibiotics for an unseen condition such as backache or earache would be a reasonable excuse. I had a night out with work 2 days after I found out I was pg with DD. I spent the day before and day of feigning sinus problems (which I suffer from sometimes) which worked. When out with family the next night I claimed I was too hungover from the day before and couldn't face alcohol. They told me later that they'd all believed me and no one guessed. Seems I'm a convincing liar!
Yes a few drinks are absolutely fine -- as long as you aren't getting plastered! A very good friend of mine didn't find out she was pregnant until she was six weeks and was in a state of utter panic because she had had a few very boozy nights. Her doctor (who is a leading OB in London) said not drinking in the two week wait was hogwash.....the blastocyst isn't even attached to you.
This isn't a green light to go crazy but a glass of wine here and there isn't going to change things one way or another. Best not to change your lifestyle too much especially if conceiving takes a little while.
Having been through lots of the tortuous 2WW, I would carry on as normal and have a few drinks. With both of my DS's, we had been trying for ages and to be abstinent for all of those 2WW, I'd have gone mental as its stressful enough TTC! And with both of them, I had a night out and had quite a few glasses of the old vino during the2WW, and they are both fine and dandy. FWIW, with DS2 I did an early test and it was neg, but when period didn't show on expected date, another test was pos so those early tests aren't always accurate ( unless they are positive of course!)
The week before I got my BFP with my daughter I was on holiday and ate seafood, unpasteurized cheese, went horse riding and surfing and got drunk every night, in short I did all you're not supposed to do in pregnancy
Got a happy healthy child. That early in pregnancy the embryo is not even properly attached but just begins to embed itself, a few drinks therefore can't hurt it.