When to stop doing the stuff you can't do while pregnant

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
80 posts
Worker bee

I would say don’t worry about it until you’ve tested positive and been to the doctor to confirm. It won’t hurt the baby to drink and eat cold cuts for a while, however; it would make your body a healthier environment for conception to cut out drinking and processed food beforehand.

Long story short: I wouldn’t worry about it until after you’re 6-8 weeks. 

Post # 4
993 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wait till you get a positive test 

Post # 5
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

They say it’s OK not to worry until implantation or a positive test (day after your period is due). 

I would not wait until you go to the doctor.  Most doctors will not see you until after 8 weeks 

Post # 6
2524 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@loveus:  +1

Doctors will not see patients until your 8-12 weeks along.  I’d say you can keep drink modestly and eating cold cuts until the positive test.

Post # 7
1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

I’ve known women who have gone indoor rock climbing while preggo, up until they are reeeeally big, so it depends I think!

Post # 8
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Definitely a personal choice. I plan to do all those things until I get an affirmative positive pregnancy test. When, even when timed perfectly, there’s still only a small chance of getting pregnant each month, I don’t see a reason to give up those things for close to two weeks out of each month on the chance that I may be pregnant. Also, I believe (but am definitely not a medical professional!) that we don’t share our blood supply with the baby until several weeks in, mitigating the risk that eating those off-limits foods will impact the baby at all. 

But many women do give all of it up immediately after ovulation! It’s what you feel comfortable with. 

Post # 11
869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@confusedbridehere:  Don’t worry about it until you are actually pregnant. Otherwise you’ll drive yourself nuts every month! I drank coffee and even had a few glasses of wine during my TWW before I got a positive test. My DD is fine. You don’t share a blood supply with your baby until 6 weeks KU. Don’t stress if you don’t have to. 😉

Post # 12
3041 posts
Sugar bee

@confusedbridehere:  there have been some posts on the bee about it. there’s no evidence that it causes any problems. i don’t even dye my hair so i have no skin in the game. i just have read a lot about it!

Post # 13
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I was always a fan of the saying Drink til its Pink! I think it definitely goes for everything.

Post # 14
3949 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You can certainly dye your hair whenever you want, pregnant or not.  And most definitely don’t stop eating cold cuts until you get a positive test.

Post # 15
1286 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just avoided the giant No-No’s, which are taking aspirin or advil (tylenol is OK), gettting drunk (a drink or two isn’t going to hurt, but a bottle may reduce your chances of conception being sucessful) and cold cuts (unless they are heated to steaming). I was strictest with the cold cuts because listeria causes miscarriages.

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