I craved cider when I was pg with ds2. I gave in, bought some (we were on holiday in scrumpy Somerset at the time) I had one mouthful and nearly puked everywhere. The fantasy was FAR nicer than the reality!
I'm about the same stage in PG as you and days like today are tough... But a little alcohol occasionally is ok. 1-2 units 1-2 times a week is fine. ESP at this stage in PG. That said, Koppaberg do an alcohol free pear cider (stocked in our Tescos) which is LUSH!
I was in Sainsburys and bought both the alcohol free pear cider mentioned (they also do a mixed fruit one but Sainsburys didn't have it) and their own brand low alcohol English cider (less than 1%). Must have been catching I was also craving it today
Have a pint, it'll be fine. I drank throughout my pregnancy (not heavily, just a few drinks a week- although near the end when I was fed up and enormous I did have 2 pints in the pub with IL's!) DD has suffered no harm because of it.
I think this is the article - but i haven't registered so cant see all of it. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article3741195.ece
God it is so flipping confusing with conflicting advice all the time!! And I have made it to 25 weeks in now, with my alcohol free beer, so will just make it through the rest as the no alcohol advice is stuck in my head now.
Flapjacks I'm with you, the advice is very confusing so I'm going to play it safe! To be honest the alcohol free Kopperberg tastes pretty much the same as the normal one and I don't have the hangover that DP is suffering with right now so win-win! x