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found out im pregnant but Ive been drinking

(19 Posts)
geologyrocks Sat 22-Apr-17 22:30:35

hi all,

I found out that I am pregnant today (4+2) - not a planned pregnancy but welcome all the same!

Last night I drank, approx a bottle and a half of wine and on thursday I had three pints of beer at a concert. Im panicing that Ive done some irreversable damage to my baby sad

Can anyone advise?

Snap8TheCat Sat 22-Apr-17 22:33:00

Your baby isn't connected to your blood supply at this stage of pregnancy. Relax and enjoy it.


FluffyEwok Sat 22-Apr-17 22:33:23

You'll be fine. I conceived in the Saturday morning and got pissed at my mates 30th that night. The week later I got drunk with DHS friends. I'm not concerned at all I'm now 9 weeks xx

Iambubbles86 Sat 22-Apr-17 22:34:36

As above, no umbilical cord yet, fetus is currently self sustained so nothing you have done in the last few weeks will have had any effect. Congratulations flowers

PhantomBlooper Sat 22-Apr-17 22:35:40

Don't panic! The week before I found out I was pregnant, DP and I are sushi and drank copious amounts of alcohol.

DD is 18 months old now and perfect.

thenightsky Sat 22-Apr-17 22:35:44

Both my DC were conceived around Xmas time... party time! They are both physically fit adults with decent levels of intelligence, enough to get to degree level grin

FanaticalFox Sat 22-Apr-17 22:36:13

I was a huge smoker and drinker when i got pregnant! Totally stress related social smoking and drinking. Soon as i found out i was pregnant which was around 4 weeks i stopped both immediately. I'm now 41 weeks easiest pregnancy ever and baby is very happy and healthy in my belly! So much so that she doesnt want to come out!

WowserBowser Sat 22-Apr-17 22:36:41

You'll be fine! Plenty of women don't find out until much later and drink

ButtMuncher Sat 22-Apr-17 22:39:47

I too was a smoker when I found out I was pregnant - I'd been out two nights in a row the previous weekend for my birthday and the weekend we conceived so I'd had a skinful!

Soon as I found out (planned but was on the first attempt so were barely thinking about it ) I stopped all activities like that grin

SilverdaleGlen Sat 22-Apr-17 22:40:09

I thought DD1 was a really really severe hangover at first. It was Christmas party period while working at an ad agency and we partied HARD.

WHen I was still very hungover in January I realised it was morning sickness the whole time blush

She's 7 now and very bright and lovely don't worry!

Bythebeach Sat 22-Apr-17 22:42:14

Got completely plastered at a ball with unplanned pregnancy at about 4 weeks prior to knowing I was pregnant. Totally tortured myself over alcohol at ball. He is now 12, gorgeous, in year 7 at grammar school and has no issues (discounting the emotional toll of negligent yet entitled ex!).

TestingTestingWonTooFree Sun 23-Apr-17 07:05:27

You've found out really early, don't worry about it at all. Congratulations!

vfoster Sun 23-Apr-17 09:24:09

I did pretty much the same thing! Friday night my husband had gone out so I absentmindedly drank a bottle of wine watching TV. Saturday morning I had a positive pregnancy test and I felt so guilty!
I spoke to the midwife at my booking in appointment and she said not to worry, it won't harm the baby at all.

Evergreen777 Sun 23-Apr-17 09:27:25

As above, your baby should be fine at this stage.

But a bottle and a half of wine in an evening is a lotshock You will need to stop that in the future.

Congratulations btw flowers

Bovneydazzlers Sun 23-Apr-17 09:32:50

You'll be fine and so will baby smile Just remember the folic acid tablets from today - they are more important.

stonecircle Sun 23-Apr-17 09:37:41

I also thought DS1 was a really bad hangover blush. I went to the doctor I was so worried I might have harmed him. He told me not to worry.

DS1 is now 22, healthy, happy and fine smile

geologyrocks Sun 23-Apr-17 10:42:08

Yeah a bottle and a half is a lot...its easy to do when you're chatting with good company. Next thing you know you're kitchen dancing with not a care in the world grin

Thanks for all the going to relax and enjoy it!

geologyrocks Sun 23-Apr-17 10:42:46

And thanks for the folic acid tips..
Completely forgot about that!!!

AgentOprah Sun 23-Apr-17 10:46:56

You and the majority of mothers for much of human history :D

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