How do you avoid suspicions about not drinking before telling about BFP?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@The_Future_KB:  Tell them you are driving. That worked for me. Or just order the drink and as soon as the waitress leaves excuse yourself to use the bathroom. Catch her before she puts in the drink order and ask her to make it a virgin but not to announce it while at the table. Good luck tonight!

Post # 4
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Worker bee

@The_Future_KB:  tell them you are taking medication that cannot be mixed with alochol.  (that happened to me once before)  my husband and i have not told annyone but my mother, and when we go out wtih friends, or hang out, i just say i’m detoxing, since my friends all know i’m a heavy drinker, they just tell me i’m crazy and then end of convo,

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@The_Future_KB:  Tell them you are monitoring calories and alcohol is empty calories you could be spending on chips and salsa 🙂

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am not pregnant, but we’re trying…my excuse is always “I don’t drink” which is true so that’s easy for if/when we get pregnant, but that doesn’t help you 😉

I would just say something like “I’ve been fighting a sore throat” or make up some other “sick” excuse.  Or you could say you drank too much yesterday (if they know you guys were watching the superbowl, and weren’t there, they wouldn’t know you also weren’t drinking)

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Order one and fake sip or have your husband switch with you mid-dinner. It sucks, but it worked for us more than once.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@The_Future_KB:  You could just say: you have some minor infection (ear, skin?) and are taking antibiotics, you are trying to lose weight, doing a health challenge with a friend. If none of those work, order one, and make your DH drink it on the sly by keeping your glasses close together!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

The classic excuses are that you’re on a diet, you aren’t feeling well, or that you’re on some medication and can’t drink.  Something simple like “Oh I don’t like to mix tequilla and cold meds, don’t want to have that much fun tonight, haha.” or “Eh just feel like a soda tonight.”  Don’t over explain, that’s a dead give away for a cover up.

From pregnancies in my family I’ve learned that some people will push no matter what you say, and gossip may still happen.  I’ve been asked if I was expecting when I just didn’t happen to feel like drinking.  You can try your best and hope at least people won’t say anything to the whole group if they suspect.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Can you get there early and order your own drink from the bar?  Like a cranberry and soda with a lime.  If you have what looks like an alcoholic drink in your hand, people won’t question it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@The_Future_KB:  could you fake being hungover from a superbowl party you were at last night? Tell them you’ve had such a rough day and even the thought of alcohol makes you want to throw up again

Post # 12
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Busy bee

@soccergal7898:  +1 The medicine excuse always works! I’m not pregnant, but sometimes when I’m with my Drinky McDrinkerson friends, I just want an iced tea, and not one from Long Island!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@The_Future_KB:  YAY! congrats on your BFP!!! I’d try to arrive at the restaurant early and talk to your server. Ask if she can bring you virgins even if you dont specify that it should be virgin. Or go the atibiotics route 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Tell them you’re on a diet or are feeling sick.  Or you’re on an antiobiotic.  Or say you’re hungover from the superbowl.  It shouldn’t be too hard.  Or say you’re trying to get healthier so are not drinking for the month of February.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

In my experience the antibiotic excuse fools nobody who has any experience around pregnant women.

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