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Birthday Drink at 35+2?

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Twotumsellie Mon 08-Oct-12 16:51:21


It my Birthday today and DP is taking me out for a lovely meal tonight. would it be utterly selfish of me to indulge in a glass or 2 of my favourate wine?

Mintyy Mon 08-Oct-12 16:52:15

No, it would not. Happy birthday!

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Mon 08-Oct-12 16:53:01

Of course not!

SGphotography Mon 08-Oct-12 16:53:05

I'd go for it, possibly with lemonade to weaken the alcohol or drink it very slowly. Enjoy your birthday!

ladymia Mon 08-Oct-12 16:53:32

it's a very personal choice. i wouldn't personally i have not touched alcohol and don't plan on.

but happy birthday! smile

StateofConfusion Mon 08-Oct-12 16:55:35

What ladymia said.

NorthWhittering Mon 08-Oct-12 16:57:59

I would. A glass of wine isn’t going to do you any harm. Happy birthday!

whatsoever Mon 08-Oct-12 17:04:52

I've had the odd glass from week 13 onwards. Find me a study that shows that is a problem to bubba and I'll gladly repent ... but there won't be one.


Midgetm Mon 08-Oct-12 17:08:13

Absolutely would. I always make sure it's with food. Happy birthday and enjoy. Evidence suggests it will cause no harm at all so also do it guilt free.

sammyleh Mon 08-Oct-12 17:09:52

Go for it! Happy Birthday thanks

mummy2benji Mon 08-Oct-12 17:12:48

Well I'm a GP and studies have shown that there is no harm in an occasional glass of wine during pregnancy. Binge drinking is bad so avoid that but otherwise a glass of your fave vino to celebrate your birthday won't do you or bubs any harm. Hubby and I went out for our last-meal-out-for-a-while last week and I had a glass of chardonnay, which was lovely. Hadn't previously had any booze for over 3 months so I think that counts as 'occasional'! Enjoy smile x

MyDaydream Mon 08-Oct-12 17:12:52

Go for it (responsibly obviously) and enjoy it! Happy birthday.

DangerMousey Mon 08-Oct-12 17:14:15

Abso-friggin-lutely smile

I have enjoyed a very small (125ml) glass of very nice wine once a week since about 20 weeks, and it has been such a delicious treat.

I have always had it with dinner, and with a couple of pints of tap water on the side, so it's definitely within the guidelines. If you're in a restaurant, you can always ask them to pour you a smaller 125ml measure, if they list their 'small' as 175ml, which is actually quite big. I have never found a restaurant unwilling to do this.

My only other advice would be to buy a glass fs something disgustingly expensive grin...well, if you're only having one, it only seems right!

Twotumsellie Mon 08-Oct-12 17:30:32

i think the majority vote is yes.

One glass can't hurt and i haven't had any booze for months.
and if a dopctor saysits ok... well it would be rude not to!

I'm off home to spruce myself up ready for my lovely meal and glas of wine,
Thanks everyone


18wksplus Mon 08-Oct-12 21:58:49

I've been drinking a glass a week since the start of pregnancy.

That amount does no harm whatsoever: it is binge drinking or regularly drinking to alcoholic levels which harms a baby, but women have been lead to believe that even an alcoholic chocolate will cause harm...

Have a glass and enjoy it smile

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