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Am I the only one who has a drink?

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oneconfusedchick Wed 16-Dec-15 10:27:29


Sorry if this is a bit random but I was wondering whether anyone else has continued to drink through pregnancy. Please don't get me wrong I do not mean drink a lot but I have 1-2 units once a week on a Friday. I feel like I am the only one that does this! I did this with first pregnancy who is now a healthy and happy 2 year old!

I do worry though that I can't seem to find many people who still enjoy a small weekly drink!


oneconfusedchick Wed 16-Dec-15 10:28:12

ps - I measure out my drink and am strict usually only having about 1.5 units!

Sleepybunny Wed 16-Dec-15 10:30:31

I did, it wasn't every week, but similar to you 1-2 units, usually with food on a Friday if others were having something.

Brummiegirl15 Wed 16-Dec-15 10:50:59

I've had a drink. But it's always been a glass of prosecco or champagne. Firstly because if I'm only having one I might as well enjoy it but also those drinks are only served in 125ml glasses and are approximately 1.8 units.

So I know exactly how much I'm drinking. A glass of wine varies, especially a home poured one!!!

I don't have one every week though, maybe every few weeks or on a special occasion.

Saving myself for a glass of Christmas Day fizz!!

I didn't though touch a drop until 12 weeks.

Chchchchangeabout Wed 16-Dec-15 10:57:05

I did after the first trimester. Not necessarily every week but very occasionally twice a week and measured out carefully, just like you.

ChampagneTastes Wed 16-Dec-15 11:01:17

I did once I passed the first trimester. I had a 125ml glass of wine once a week at our local pub as my big treat. I did get some looks but DS is a healthy happy toddler and it prevented me going face first into a vat of vodka half way through the pregnancy.

RainWildsGirl Wed 16-Dec-15 11:01:40

i have had the odd glass of bubbly stuff for birthdays, anniversary etc - about 6 in total I guess. I will also be allowing myself probably 2 glasses of bubbles over Christmas day. I'm 35 weeks.

but I am also still eating pate, shellfish, blue cheese and nuts when I fancy them.

I'm not a fan of 'rules'. I have some common sense and apply that instead.

Inwaiting Wed 16-Dec-15 11:01:47

i haven't. i know 1 glass wouldn't be enough and i'd want the bottle smile

i don't really miss it to be honest.

Might have a weak bucks fizz christmas day

twirlypoo Wed 16-Dec-15 11:04:31

I did every now and again when I was pregnant, but I found that it gave me terrible heart burn - which was gutting when I was so looking forward to it! Meant I drank a lot less than I otherwise probably would have (still no more than a glass every week or so mind!)

Mermaid36 Wed 16-Dec-15 11:08:14

I haven't had a drink for over 2 years now, so it hasn't bothered me, now that I'm pregnant grin

Sanch1 Wed 16-Dec-15 11:39:26

Nope. Really don't see the point in taking any unnecessary risks.

Thefitfatty Wed 16-Dec-15 11:42:58

I had a small weekly drink with both my DC's and they are happy, healthy and intelligent (aged 2 &4).

crumblybiscuits Wed 16-Dec-15 11:44:50

Nope, after a loss at 16 weeks I would never ever.

SpanglesGalloway Wed 16-Dec-15 11:50:06

I didn't touch a drop until about 26w then I had a weak bucks fizz. Since then I've avoided as pp said I get heartburn it's so not worth it!

LumpySpaceCow Wed 16-Dec-15 11:52:21

Nope. I'm just not interested. It's a personal choice but I just don't feel the desire to have one drink (if not pg then I wouldn't want to get hammered but would want a couple to feel merry!).

Ughnotagain Wed 16-Dec-15 11:53:40

I did, but not every week.

Junosmum Wed 16-Dec-15 11:54:44

I can recall exactly how many drinks I've had this pregnancy (1 glass of champagne, one baileys, a third of pint of bitter, a small glass of red wine and a few sips of OHs pints) so not really drank if I'm honest. I find one leads to me wanting (though never having) more.

I plan to have a glass or two on Christmas day - I'll be 37 weeks so doubt it will do much harm at that point!

It's about risk assessing yourself and making a decision you are comfortable with. (My OH also has a say, it being his child as well. He's prefer I didn't touch a drop but we've come to compromise we are both ok with, on alcohol, food and other pregnancy related stuffs).

I've worked with children with FAS and whilst I understand that it's very very unlikely to occur with moderate alcohol consumption I'd never forgive myself if it did.

oneconfusedchick Wed 16-Dec-15 11:58:30

Thanks everyone! Yes I think if I had worked with FAS I probably would think twice! It keeps me from going insane though!


Mordirig Wed 16-Dec-15 12:00:05

I'm not even a moderate drinker, as in I usually only have 1-2 glasses for Christmas or Birthday's so its no hardship for me to not drink.
I don't like beer normally, but when I'm pregnant I love the smell and almost want to have a sip but remember how I hate the taste and just enjoy the smell instead.

InstantFlowers Wed 16-Dec-15 12:01:57

Yes, I feel ok with having 1 unit every now and again, drunk slowly. I've found white wine spritzers very nice, even with only a few drops of wine to sparkling water.

Boosiehs Wed 16-Dec-15 12:03:18

i have, not every week but on special occasions. Same as i did with DS1 who is 2 and lovely.

will be having some champagne on christmas day

5madthings Wed 16-Dec-15 12:04:11

Not in first trimester but after that the odd drink for special occasion ie bday.

I don't drink wine even when not preg so no wine, no spirits (normally a rum drinker) but have had the off small ie 4oz glass of pear cider.

When I say normally a rum drinker that sounds like I have it all the time, basically if out I would drink rum, once a month/every six weeks. I rarely drink at home, if I do it would be a cider.

Am 24 wks and have had a drink twice this pregnancy, I will probably have a small drink Xmas day and then one in Jan for my bday.

The advice I have in my maternity notes says 1-2units at most once a week, I was suprised by that as thought they had changed the advice to none at all.... Because some people didn't know how much a unit was.
I also still eat runny eggs.

This is baby six, been same with all pregnancies, have also had three early miscarriages where I hadn't had a drink so abstaining didn't make any difference.

I wouldn't get drunk but a small drink is fine.

IslaMann Wed 16-Dec-15 12:05:17

Not a drop. I went from a bottle of wine on a Friday & Saturday night, to nothing as soon as I had the BFP. I've got a bottle of non alcoholic wine in for Xmas day, and in anticipation of it being terrible, I'm going to get a bottle of soda to make it into a spritzer. Not judgements, but I've waited 15 years to get pregnant again so not taking any risks. I know it's perfectly safe but I'd never forgive myself if anything went wrong, and I'd blame it on the booze.

VagueIdeas Wed 16-Dec-15 12:07:08

A couple of units every week just wouldn't sit right with me. It's difficult to measure a unit, anyway, unless you get the measuring jug out.

I had a Bucks Fizz last Christmas though. Had to look longingly at the wine and Baileys instead.

randomsabreuse Wed 16-Dec-15 12:11:15

Had a few sips/ tastes throughout including new year. Like a quarter of a small glass or a quick swig. I also didn't stop cooking with small amounts of booze where appropriate. Now BF so odd glass of wine when not too exhausted but don't really fancy it much at all!

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