Alcohol During Pregnancy- What's Your Plan?

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Alcohol During Pregnancy- What's Your Plan?
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 8:38am

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

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Registered: 07-07-2008
Sat, 02-11-2012 - 11:06pm
Once I found out I was pregnant, I quit drinking. I don't drink that often to begin with, so not drinking doesn't bother me. I'd rather not take the risk of something being wrong with the baby since they really can't say at what point a child will be born with problems from the alcohol.
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Registered: 04-28-2003
Tue, 02-14-2012 - 10:01pm
I don't drink at all when pg. I love margaritas so when I crave one I get the margarita flavored shaved ice at a great place in town - with lemon lime salt. yum. I wish they wouldn't publish stuff like this because they do not know how much is okay and I think if you give people an inch here, some are likely to take a mile - then not take responsibility for the outcomes, blaming the doctors and such...
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Registered: 09-01-2008
Fri, 02-17-2012 - 11:34am

I agree with pp's. No one knows how much or how little will affect the baby, and I've read lots of articles that say the same amount of alcohol will affect one baby, but not the another. It is not worth the risk of death or lifelong disabilities because the mom wants a drink. I agree that they should not release articles like this. I have never asked my dr b/c I rarely drink anyway, but I'm sure he would tell me to avoid alcohol!


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Thank you Tan
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Registered: 06-06-2001
Fri, 02-17-2012 - 1:12pm

I tend to avoid it.

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Registered: 04-17-2012
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 11:27am

I couldn't enjoy a full glass of anything even with doctor's permission. She assured me once you're in the second trimester, a glass of wine once a week or so is fine. I tried sipping DH's beer that night and just felt too guilty.

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Registered: 05-20-2004
Sat, 04-28-2012 - 10:45am
I crave it so bad when I'm pregnant. drives me nuts. I usually only end up having what amounts to one full glass my whole pregnancy. Last night I shared a glass of wine with DH. I started to feel it and felt guilty.