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Drinking in pregnancy

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theheatherjane1 Sun 05-Feb-17 19:23:46

Do you? The odd cheeky one? Nothing at all?
I haven't, but some days, oh some days, the only thing standing between me and a delicious glass of booze is that there's sod all in the house.

BeingATwatItsABingThing Sun 05-Feb-17 19:24:47

Nope. Not one after I found out I was pregnant. But then I can't understand being that desperate for one that I would even risk it.

Lilaclily Sun 05-Feb-17 19:25:37

I had half a lager shandy every now and then

Think I had half a glass of wine at a wedding

Mum2jenny Sun 05-Feb-17 19:26:26

I did on occasion

namechange20050 Sun 05-Feb-17 19:27:02

I had roughly a drink a month. Thoroughly enjoyed my champagne on Christmas Day!

TeaTeaTea Sun 05-Feb-17 19:36:13

I had the odd (probably 3 throughout the whole 9 months) glass of white wine spritzer. I also craved and nearly downed a half guiness (body liked the iron in it obviously), but I didn't enjoy them (other than the guiness!) as I normally would.
Also didn't have a drink until 3rd trimester.

GoosevonMoose Sun 05-Feb-17 19:38:09

None but will have one while breast feeding.

NapQueen Sun 05-Feb-17 19:39:50

Dc1 I was 11 weeks on my wedding day and no one knew. I drank the toast and the reception drink straight after the service. Then sorts after we announced it (that made a cracking speech!!) I had a glass of wine maybe three times between 6 months and delivery.

Dc2 - I had a glass of wine once a month at most throughout.

NapQueen Sun 05-Feb-17 19:40:58

that I would even risk it

what is the actual risk of one glass of wine in a pregnancy, Being?

CantGetNoSleeeeeeep Sun 05-Feb-17 19:41:57

Nope, wouldn't risk my babies Health for a drink!

NapQueen Sun 05-Feb-17 19:42:07

Oh! And I went on my hen weekend the day after I found out I was pg with dc1 so I nursed a glass of champagne on night one, and drank a pint of lager shandy on night two. And went on all the rides at altona towers except oblivion as it scares the bejesus out of me.

NapQueen Sun 05-Feb-17 19:42:48

"Then softs after the speech"

kathrynelizabeth3005 Sun 05-Feb-17 19:42:59

I had a few sips of cider at my work xmas party and a couple of sips of beer on Christmas Day!
I'm not a big drinker but do miss having the occasional cider!

WantingBaby1 Sun 05-Feb-17 19:48:41

I haven't, I'm 13 + 4 so barely out of the risky first trimester, but DH is celebrating his 30th in 3 weeks so I might have half a glass of wine. Is the there really a risk in half a glass? I mean half a 125ml, not a large 250.

crombanna Sun 05-Feb-17 19:51:35

I probably have half a glass of wine a week. Or beer, or whatever else I fancy. Occasionally might have the equivalent of 1.5 units over the week. I am an extreme lightweight and have never even felt tipsy - so I know I'm not overdoing it!

Its always with a nice meal, especially at a restaurant.

mowgelijeffs Sun 05-Feb-17 19:55:55

I had probably a glass of wine (small) once a week.

Summerdays2014 Sun 05-Feb-17 19:58:45

I had a glass of prosecco on Christmas Day when I was 9 months pregnant. That was it.

ssssm Sun 05-Feb-17 20:03:00

Not proud to say i had no idea i was pregnant and carried on drinking - and was during the office party season pre xmas. As soon as i knew I was pregnant i stopped until i had finished breast feeding. I now discover i was drinking through the most dangerous (for baby) period. If its any comfort to anyone she's now 22 and a med student so there's that ;)

UnbornMortificado Sun 05-Feb-17 20:04:30

No but I'm stupidly high risk so don't want to tempt fate.

I realise rationally the odd one wouldn't hurt and I wouldn't particularly judge anyone.

mowgelijeffs Sun 05-Feb-17 20:05:16

I'm pretty sure that as long as you're not hammering home the drinks every single day then your baby will be fine.
I hate that I felt I had to justify my position when I had a glass of wine!!!

peppatax Sun 05-Feb-17 20:07:26

I might have a couple on a weekend but might not too. I don't have an issue on the basis I still regularly exercise, eat well and sleep well and there are potentially far greater risks to my baby's health than having a few units.

doubledecker1986 Sun 05-Feb-17 20:08:59

I wouldn't, the sickness wouldn't allow it, but mainly because I wouldn't take any risks.

Supposedly the occasional small drink it's thought to cause harm, but the safest approach is none at all, so that's what I will do.

Sandsnake Sun 05-Feb-17 20:15:00

I had on average a small glass of wine a week, during second and third trimester. I didn't have any alcohol at all in the first trimester (once I was aware I was pregnant). I was happy that research indicated that level of consumption was safe. If I hadn't been, then I would have had no problem abstaining.

GTS Sun 05-Feb-17 20:18:50

yeah a couple here and there. The research is flaky at best, so there will always be those who understandably would rather not risk it...I'm more of the opinion that unless you're a hardened drinker and are regularly getting shitfaced then the odd one now and then won't do any harm.

JessieMillz25 Sun 05-Feb-17 20:21:15

Not since I've known but went on two very boozy holidays while pregnant before I knew so if the damage was done it was far too late.

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