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Did you have a tipple when pregnant?

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MrsOCD Tue 14-Oct-08 14:23:04

Didn't touch a drop for the 3 months leading up to DD's conception, then for the whole pregnancy. Am now 5mths and now and again, really fancy a glass of wine. Not a large glass, not every night, but just now and again, maybe once during the week, once during the weekend. Friends are split down the middle. Some did, some didn't but all their little ones are absolutely fine.

Did you/Are you drinking occassionally during pregnancy. If you did, did you or your DC suffer as a result?

FlirtyThirty Tue 14-Oct-08 14:29:54

I'm 3 months, and have not have a drink since finding out I was PG...other that a sip of champagne for wedding toast. I love a nice glass of wine normally but since being PG I have gone right off the idea.
If I start to feel better, I will not be averse to having a glass at Christmas and New Year though when I'll be 5months...but in general I'm staying away from the stuff.

Cheeseandseveredfingersarnie Tue 14-Oct-08 14:30:47

didnt in any of mine.

traceybath Tue 14-Oct-08 14:32:31

I didn't until with DS1 waters had broken and with DS2 had small glass of champagne on xmas day and he arrived 3 wks early on boxing day.

MrsOCD Tue 14-Oct-08 14:32:47

There's something holding me back from partaking. Reckon if, God forbid, something horrid did happen, I'd always wonder if that one or two drinks had something to do with it.

Dropdeadfred Tue 14-Oct-08 14:34:10

No I wouldn't - I know the risks are supposed to be small but wouldn't want to even consider that my 'indulgences' could have damaged my baby

broodymom Tue 14-Oct-08 14:36:12

I never have drank when pg def not in the first trimester incase of mc, but then after first trimester things like alcohol can pass the placenta so i tend not to then as well just incase! you never know. But i was at a wedding the other week and was dying for a peach schnapps blush i resisted temptation but everyone around me was saying one wont hurt!

Gateau Tue 14-Oct-08 14:38:36

I did have quite a lot right up until the night before I found out I was pg. Am kind of worrying about that! Since then, have had nothing and am now nine weeks
IF, God willing, I get past the three month stage, I will probably have a small glass of wine a week. I did this when pg with DS and really looked forward to and enjoyed it.

boogeek Tue 14-Oct-08 14:39:07

Maybe I am a terrible person but yes, I had the odd glass of wine.

MrsMattie Tue 14-Oct-08 14:39:41

Yes, I have. I drank until I found out I was pregnant each time, then stopped until second trimester, when sickness passed and I started to fancy a glas snow and then.

First pregnancy - starting having the odd small glass of red wine (maybe twice a week max) from about 20 weeks onwards.

This time, started having a small glass of wine or beer less frequently (less than once a week) around 22 weeks. Am now 34 weeks and feel pretty relaxed about a glass of wine or champagne a few times a week. Each to their own.

Gateau Tue 14-Oct-08 14:41:51

Was just going to say that: it's each to their own and what you feel comfortable about. They say a bit of Guinness is good for you when pregnant!!

Wheelybug Tue 14-Oct-08 14:43:20

With my first pregnancy I had a glass or two a week from finding out.

With this pregnancy I didn't have anything from finding out (4 weeks) until this weekend (18 weeks) when I decided to have a small glass of red wine - had bought a nice bottle, had some friends over that i haven't seen for ages and the glass of wine tasted horrible and gave me heartburn. Providing the taste gets better I'll have the odd one now and then.

lulabellarama Tue 14-Oct-08 14:53:20

First pregnancy I had a glass of red wine on a few occasions. This time I haven't had any, but I'm not totally against the idea. It's got to be good stuff though, I'm not going to crack for a glass of Blossom Hill!

Horton Tue 14-Oct-08 14:55:19

I had a glass or two a week (not more than one on the same day) from about three months onwards. I would do the same next time. No problems as a result. No probs apart from feeling quite tipsy after half a glass of wine, that is!

Gateau Tue 14-Oct-08 14:58:05

great, Horton. What more could you ask for??!

Juliette108 Tue 14-Oct-08 15:09:54

Yes two small drinks a week (half a lager, or an old school size red wine).

Jools1 Tue 14-Oct-08 15:17:37

I'd had nothing till last week - when I hit 7 weeks, I had half a guinness

On the diet sheet I was given by the GP, it said one or two units once or twice a week, so I'll stick to that I think but haven't even reached that level at the mo.

Advice changes all the time - I know a lot of mums who were told no more than one unit per day, so they had no more than one glass of wine pretty much every day and their LO's are all fine.

SammyBags Tue 14-Oct-08 15:50:22

I am 28 weeks with my first and I wasnt' a big drinker before. Been avoiding it since before I knew I was pregnant - I went off it from the start.
I did have a couple of glasses of champagne at a wedding last month but felt so rough afterwards that am probably going to avoid till bub is born now.
One of my friends continued drinking wine every weekend (about four five glasses over the two days) and her DS was born with a few breathing problems, he's 10 months old and ok now but although the docs said it wasn't because of her drinking she does now wish she hadn't drunk quite so much.

Horton Tue 14-Oct-08 17:59:24

Haha, Gateau. I think I was the cheapest date in the world!

LadyOfWaffleIsScaryEnough Tue 14-Oct-08 18:05:14

I tried to open some Bucks Fizz on NYE when I was home alone (& pregnant) and the cork hit me in the eye - I took that as a sign! To me 2 glasses a week sounds alot.

SharpMolarBear Tue 14-Oct-08 18:06:57

glass now and then from 20 weeks, couldnt face it anyway before then but wouldn't have, also stopped while ttc
afaik there is no proof that light drinking during pg causes any hatm, however if you feel better not drinking then obv that can't do any harm either! i would be very angry if people were trying to convince me to drink while pg

HeadFairy Tue 14-Oct-08 18:09:30

I did, not in first trimester but from then on I allowed myself a couple of glasses of wine a week if I fancied it (not that I always did). DS is fine by the way, very bright and active

TheFallenMadonna Tue 14-Oct-08 18:10:11

Yes. I'm afraid I didn't stop drinking while trying to conceive, and although nausea prevented any boozing in the first four months (although my MIL insisted port was just the job for that) I did have a small glass once or twice a week perhaps after that.

shootfromthehip Tue 14-Oct-08 18:15:22

Drank like a fish through first 6 weeks of unexpected preganancy with DD ( and worried myself to death when I did find out I was up the duff). After that never touched a drop and had 1 1/2 glass of red wine (which tasted horrid coming back up- as it did) with DS. I think you should abstain. Better safe than sorry.

nuclear Tue 14-Oct-08 19:11:27


Did not touch a drop with first pregnancy

this pregnancy (currently 38 weeks)I can count on one hand how many times i have had a drink - sometimes I just really fancy a tipple.

(always a small glass of wine or one of those small bottles of beer that is about the same size as a can of fizzy drink)

I have to sayy though I am really looking forward to a nice boozy chrimbo - I think my abstinence will make me appreciate it more grin

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