Alcohol During Pregnancy

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Alcohol During Pregnancy
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Tue, 02-28-2012 - 8:35am

A recent study published in the obstetrics and gynecology journal BJOG found that, indeed,

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Tue, 02-28-2012 - 9:07am
I was never a drinker not even socially. Even if I was a social drinker I would not drink while pregnant.
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Tue, 02-28-2012 - 10:34am

i dont think i would/could drink that much even in a week but if i like wine i wouldnt mind one glass during the week...i wouldnt drink one a day and i know that towards the end drinking beer helps produce breast milk because of the oats soo i dont have

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Tue, 02-28-2012 - 5:21pm

I won't drink.

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Sat, 03-10-2012 - 1:01am

I will have a glass of wine once a month or so.

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Sat, 03-10-2012 - 12:28pm
I'm fine with having the occasional glass of wine or a beer.

I've found though that with this pregnancy, my taste is off. Even my favorite wines & beers (I'm hugely into micro brewed & home brewed beer) have tasted kind of bitter and not appealing.

If that changes in the 2T or later, I will definitely have a glass here and there. I don't think it's a big deal at all.

When my mom was pregnant with me and my siblings, her doctor always said, "Just don't get drunk. A drink or two won't hurt anything, but if you're too drunk to drive, you're too drunk while pregnant." I think that was very common advice back then (not to mention people weren't testing 5 days dpo and were often having drinks well into the first trimester) and it's not like there was a huge wave of FAS kids from it.

I think doctors now have to be paranoid & advise what they do, but I think it's also fine to approach things with common sense. There are other things I'm paranoid about, this just isn't one of them.

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Sun, 03-11-2012 - 12:15am

I know I spend too much time on facebook when I look around for a "like"

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Sun, 03-11-2012 - 8:09am

hahahah theresa i agree completely i find myself almost thinkin out loud there needs to be a like button!

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Sun, 03-11-2012 - 8:38pm

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Sun, 03-11-2012 - 9:41pm
My husband finally found an alcohol free dark beer but they really only sell them in the south. Grml. I might've let myself drink a little beer occassionally but Iove dark beer so much I don't think I could tempt myself not to drink more. It's like my chocolate. Lol. Wine was easier to give up.

Years ago, I was also in the camp of a glass here and there is ok but then a friend lost her baby around 4 or 5 months and I got a taste of the potential mommy guilt. I already feel bad enough about missing folic acid tablets and having my coffee/chocolate, so abstinence will hopefully help with that some. ;-)

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Fri, 03-30-2012 - 4:13pm

I actually quit drinking for well over a year before I even got pregnant. So the choice to not drink during this pregnancy is an easy one for me. Also I read somewhere else that having as little as 3 drinks per week in the first trimester can actually double the risk of miscarriage. I don't know if that's true, and I forget where I saw that, but it still makes me feel nervous about drinking and pregnancy.