I am 33 weeks pregnant, I found out at 27 weeks we were expecting, and although I am beyond excited I'm really struggling with anxiety as I had a " couple " of nights out where I was very drunk with horrible hangovers the next day - the fact I was pregnant explains a lot, other than 2 major nights out I possibly consumed 4 units per week but nothing from 27 weeks. Has anyone been in the same situation and had a healthy baby. Il never forgive myself for something that has been out of my control
I'm in a similar situation. Found out at 20 weeks (now 26) and felt so bad about drinking even though I didn't know at all. Was still having bleeds and no other symptoms. All my tests and scans so far have came back fine though so I'm trying not to worry. Have you had tests etc done? Hopefully someone on here can give you better advice than me and put you at ease but honestly try not to be so hard on yourself, you didn't know you were just living life as usual, we're not the first ones this has happened to and I've read a lot of people having healthy babies despite early drinking in pregnancy. Hoping everything is okay for you
Yes I've had one and all seems fine along with measurements etc, also had a 4D scan at 29 weeks and baby looks some beautiful .. & spitting image of her daddy. But the worry is making me sick and causing me more stress than anything else xx
I know people who have (unknowingly) drunk in pregnancy and taken drugs. They all have children who are perfectly fine. All 3 were 20+ weeks when they found out.
It's not a guarantee, but please try not to stress yourself about it too much. You can't change it now, just make the best decisions you can going forward. Hope you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.
I wouldn't worry about it. It's just been a couple of times that you've been drunk not regularly. I for one have enjoyed a glass of wine plenty of nights during my pregnancies and my kids are awesome with no ill effects at all. People have done a lot worse without harming their babies so just try to have a healthy and enjoyable remainder of your pregnancy and be glad you skipped the difficult early weeks of nausea etc. Get shopping for cute clothes for your baby and enjoy. x
I wouldn't worry too much. I drunk during my pregnancy (a lot less than normal, and weaker drinks than normal), but my baby was fine. My mum drunk the same as usual during pregnancy and the 3 of us were fine.
As a midwife, I would say that fetal alcohol problems are caused by persistent heavy drinking. A couple of sessions are very unlikely to cause a problem. It's hard not to worry but try and park it in the past. You didn't know and therefore did not knowingly do something risky.
Thanks for your comments. They have been reassuring.
I went for a wellbeing scan today. The lady was lovely and took lots of time with me .. my little princess appears perfect at the moment - probs panic over nothing although can't be sure until she's here: but it's enough to allow me to enjoy my pregnancy, or the short period that's left!