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Glass of wine on Chrismas day.

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LucyB1 Mon 16-Dec-13 15:13:50

Hi, I'm going to be 12+5 on Christmas day and i am absolutely GAGGING for a glass of red. Is that really bad cause I'm not quite out of the first trimester??

itstheyearzero Mon 16-Dec-13 15:14:52

I did! in fact I had 2. It's totally up to you.

kelda Mon 16-Dec-13 15:15:04

Go for it.

princessalbert Mon 16-Dec-13 15:15:52

Your choice.

I would and did.

jaykay987 Mon 16-Dec-13 15:37:05

I plan to. Maybe half a glass (I will be 12+4)

ladylashes Mon 16-Dec-13 15:41:44

I will be! Before I discovered I was unexpectedly pregnant I consumed many glasses of wine in Paris - was horrified by what I'd done! 21 weeks now and the baby is fine. Go for it, as my midwife said to me today: "Your baby won't develop foetal alcohol symdrome after a few glasses of wine". smile

msvee Mon 16-Dec-13 15:42:53

But why take the chance.

dobedobedo Mon 16-Dec-13 15:44:47

A tradition in our house is to have a glass of bucks fizz or babycham on christmas eve before bed - ds too. I'll still stick to it this year as well. There's probably more alcohol in the red wine gravy!

AuntieStella Mon 16-Dec-13 15:46:28

There's nothing to suggest the odd glass would be a problem

But are you sure you'll stick at one or two small ones?

LucyB1 Mon 16-Dec-13 15:50:40

100% sure AuntieStella. I would savor every last drop! Thanks for the advise everyone... more please!

PenguinsDontEatStollen Mon 16-Dec-13 15:51:19

I will be sticking to the old advice of 1-2 units once or twice a week over Christmas.

EeyoreIsh Mon 16-Dec-13 15:53:05

I will certainly have a glass or two. I've been looking forward to it for ages.

LucyB1 Mon 16-Dec-13 15:56:27

And how many weeks are you EeyoreIsh?

Cariad007 Mon 16-Dec-13 15:56:51

I'm not a huge wine drinker so don't miss it, but my partner's father makes his own fruit liqueurs and I'll certainly be sampling a small glass this Christmas!

EeyoreIsh Mon 16-Dec-13 16:01:18

I'm 33 weeks. I've had hardly any alcohol this pregnancy, and feel by this stage a glass will do no harm.

somedizzywhore1804 Mon 16-Dec-13 16:01:39

I will also be 12+5 and I intend to have a half of Guinness. Go for it!

greentshirt Mon 16-Dec-13 16:04:50

Yeah I will be indulging, only a couple over the two days I expect.

I used to be a definite no on the drinking but getting through the first 18 weeks without a drink along with being all pious about it wore pretty thin pretty quick so now I have one or two a week! I've learned very quickly since being pregnant that it's all very well being judgey until it's happened to you!

Plateofcrumbs Mon 16-Dec-13 16:05:41

Msvee - chance of what?

If I were over 12 weeks I'd probably treat myself to a little glass on Xmas day - or at least certainly wouldn't judge anyone who did.

I'll only be 9 weeks and a bit so will abstain (or take a cheeky sip from DH's glass, just for the taste). I've bought some 'quality' low/no alcohol wine - will probably still taste nothing like real wine but drinking something vaguely wine-y from a wine glass will help me feel less left out I think.

oscarwilde Mon 16-Dec-13 16:23:07

Enjoy it. Make sure it's a nice drop though as you'll probably only have about 100mls. I found only the good stuff tasted nice when pregnant. Everything else tasted like vinegar.
This stuff is yummy too.

ChicaMomma Mon 16-Dec-13 16:27:14

I'll be having a half glass of white topped up with water.. why not.
There's no diff between 12.5 and 13, really.

Just dont have it on an empty stomach!

emmac3616 Mon 16-Dec-13 16:28:04

I would / will if my baby isn't out by then!

LastOneDancing Mon 16-Dec-13 16:32:36

Have one and enjoy.

Ive had a single glass on special occasions (a couple of parties & a wedding) and really savoured them, but I've discovered I can't drink white wine anymore, it has a horrible achey effect on me... I'm fine with rose!

Mitchell2 Mon 16-Dec-13 16:34:18

I will be. Agree with Oscar - the odd glass I have had so far has been a nice small glass of good quality wine that I have enjoyed through a meal.

Totally understand those who abstain, but I am 14 weeks and have have been having a small glass on the odd occasion so far don't even speak to me about my weekend before I found out I was pregnant Advice from my GP and midwife that it was fine, but I know others who have had advice the other way. It's what ever YOU feel comfortable with.

The only rule I have is that it has to be a small glass, and I will only ever drink a glass when I am eating food as well (for no particular reason apart from that its more enjoyable for me that way with the food/wine pairing!)

FoxMulder Mon 16-Dec-13 16:37:41

I would but my family would get all horrified with me and I can't be arsed causing a fuss.

ChicaMomma Mon 16-Dec-13 16:39:27

That was the one thing that my midwife really drove home Mitchell- that 1 glass a week is fine but only provided that you have food in your belly already.. so dont start it until mid way through your main course for eg.. and accompany it with plenty of water too

I had a particularly hard session on the booze about a week before finding out- blackout territory, 'dont remember getting home' kind of night. But sure i'm sure a LOT of women say the same and go on to have perfect babas! There's absolutely nothing i can do about it now anyway!

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