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Stupid question alert...if I have a glass of wine at 8pm, can I have another at 10pm?

(56 Posts)
Dozymare Sat 09-Aug-08 21:02:10

well can I? Is that just wishful thinking??!

moondog Sat 09-Aug-08 21:03:05

Yeah. If you want. I'd prob. leave it at that though meself.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Sat 09-Aug-08 21:04:03

Of course. Unless you are less than 12 weeks preg.

I had 2 small champagne cocktails last night and they were yummy

expatinscotland Sat 09-Aug-08 21:04:46

Yes.

I had a couple of glasses myself last night.

DisenchantedPlusBump Sat 09-Aug-08 21:04:48

I wouldn't drink at all but its your choice.

KristinaM Sat 09-Aug-08 21:05:03

depends what you are planning to do at 11pm

Dozymare Sat 09-Aug-08 21:05:29

what just the one? We are having a late supper (very!) and I had a small glass of red about 7:45....dinner will be ready about 10 and DH thinks it will be fine, I am not so sure but do fancy one.....

moondog Sat 09-Aug-08 21:11:23

Well i would. smile

constancereader Sat 09-Aug-08 21:13:12

I would if it didn't give me such shocking indigestion (am 33 wks pg).

moondog Sat 09-Aug-08 21:16:15

Oh God, forgot hideosu indigestion. Never had it before or after but dear God-!!!

moondog Sat 09-Aug-08 21:16:52

Bummer with that was could hardly eat anything but still put on weight! Howdoes that work???

expatinscotland Sat 09-Aug-08 21:17:10

Mmm, wine.

laura325630 Sat 09-Aug-08 21:39:18

My midwife told me I could have a few drinks when I was pregnant but not to go mad!! Go for it and enjoy it!

CantSleepWontSleep Sat 09-Aug-08 21:44:52

Government advice is no alcohol in pregnancy at all. You've chosen to ignore that, so sure you can choose whether or not to have another.

<leaves thread before it becomes another one of those>

expatinscotland Sat 09-Aug-08 21:48:28

i was prescribed sleeping tablets for my extreme anxiety and insomnia in the 3rd trimester of my last pregnancy.

had a couple of glasses of wine instead and that did the trick.

the government admits it gives out that advice because it's assumed British women don't know how to drink moderately.

onepieceoflollipop Sat 09-Aug-08 21:51:08

Also to add to expat's last sentence, the "guidelines/rules" only change a year or two ago. Afaik there was no new evidence as such to say that a moderate amount of alcohol was harmful. When I was pg with dd1 the "guidance" iirc was that one or two units a couple of times a week was absolutely fine. (in fact some midwives recommended it as an aid to relaxation)

expatinscotland Sat 09-Aug-08 21:53:07

in my case, i figured a glass or two of organic wine from Waitrose was better than a pill full of synthetic who-knows-what.

onepieceoflollipop Sat 09-Aug-08 21:56:14

yes I agree expat. I was px all kinds of anti-sickness medication with dd1 (wouldn't have been able to keep food down otherwise)

I figured when pg with dd2 that the odd glass of wine wasn't going to be a problem.

expatinscotland Sat 09-Aug-08 21:59:32

with DD1, i craved a pina colada like no one's business.

oh man!

i couldn't find anyone who knew how to make a proper one here, and it was the last time we ever had a proper summer (2003).

so i finally made myself one about 3 weeks before she was born.

damn, it was good.

i've had pinas since then, but they never tasted quite as good.

expatinscotland Sat 09-Aug-08 21:59:33

with DD1, i craved a pina colada like no one's business.

oh man!

i couldn't find anyone who knew how to make a proper one here, and it was the last time we ever had a proper summer (2003).

so i finally made myself one about 3 weeks before she was born.

damn, it was good.

i've had pinas since then, but they never tasted quite as good.

onepieceoflollipop Sat 09-Aug-08 22:01:42

Recipe please expat. grin

Made my mouth water that did! (it was prawns I was desperate for and I admit I did indulge but only from reputable shops and if dh sampled them first!)

expatinscotland Sat 09-Aug-08 22:04:25

i always use this one, with Meyer's Rum.

expatinscotland Sat 09-Aug-08 22:05:02

i like coconut fried prawns.

i have a deep fat fryer and have made them several times in each pregnancy.

onepieceoflollipop Sat 09-Aug-08 22:05:50

Sorry for my slight hijack Dozy.

You might not want to click on that delicious link. grin

Thanks expat.

expatinscotland Sat 09-Aug-08 22:08:52

coco lopez is pretty common in Asian food shops in Glasgow, or in some liquor stores.

meyer's rum i buy every couple of years in Harvey Nicks in Edinburgh when we go see DH's folks, but you can get it on drinks.com, too.

it's the best! Jamaican.

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