Post # 1
I just officially got off bc 3 days ago. My Fiance made me a margarita and as he handed it to me, he asked “could you be prego right now?” I though, well, I guess TECHNICALLY I could be, even though the Dr. told me it could take 6-18 month to concieve after getting off depo provera. Just wondering if you are super strictly not drinking. I plan to start tracking my temperature as soon as all the wedding chaos is over but until then I can’t help but feel irresponsible having a glass of red wine to unwind! I should add I typically drink a glass of red wine 2-4 nights a week…thats because I have been super stressed with the wedding, normally its a glass of red wine 1-2 times a week but usually just once a week.
Post # 3
@Angelz_love: I will drink before I ovulate, but after I ovulate I don’t drink at all. I am a very light drinker, no more than like two drinks like every three months though so I’m not too worried about hurting a fetus…if I was pregnant it would be such a small amount of alcohol and happens so rarely.
Post # 4
I’m not planning to TTC for a bit yet, but I’ve debated this myself too. I think I may have a glass of wine or a beer occassionally, but I would worry about the same, ‘what if I’m pregnant?’ Alcohol is so tricky, cause I know lots of people who drank (in much moderation) during TTC and pregnancy (my own mother included!) and their kids came out JUST fine. The problem with alcohol is they don’t know at what point it is harmful vs. not (and I think it is so circumstantial…) BUT I’d be so nervous to even risk it.
So basically, I don’t really have an answer and am curious just as you are as to what others will say!
Post # 5
I won’t stop, but I’m also an advocate of drinking small amounts of red wine while pregnant.
Post # 6
I keep it pretty minimal. I had three glasses of wine at a party on the weekend and that was the first in a while. We’ve been ttc for 10 months and I’ll have a glass or two while in the weeks before ovulation and during my period but try to keep it minimal to not at all in the tww.
Post # 7
i drank like i normally did during the TWW. i even had a margarita the day before i found out i was KU. i didn’t get drunk during that time, but just a beer or glass of wine (or marg!).
Post # 8
We have been officially NTNT since my period ended on Sunday.. I had a sip of champagne tonight but just a sip. That’s probably it for me from now on, but I don’t really like to drink anyway.
Post # 9
Nowhere near TTC but if I were, I’d be off all drinking etc the entire time! Even in advance in order to get my body “primed” 🙂
Post # 10
TTC can be quite stressful and can take much longer than you had ever imagined. For these reasons, I believe it is best to continue life as usual and cut out things like alcohol, caffeine, soft cheeses, etc once you have a positive pregnancy test. I think you deserve the enjoyment that those things give you while TTC.
Post # 11
I had the idea that I would carry on as normal untill I got a possitve test too…but…it’s different now.
Post # 12
@chastenet: I agree. TTC is such an unpredictable process that living your life as though you are pregnant for half of each month is only going to increase the stress and cause the process to be that much more taxing and difficult.
I had several drinks in the week leading up to my BFP and it was the first thing I asked my doctor about after the positive test. He basically laughed and said there is absolutely nothing to worry about. The baby isn’t really drawing upon the mother’s blood supply in those first couple of weeks anyway and a small or moderate amount of alcohol is definitely not going to cause problems. He also said the same thing about lunch meat, using a hot tub, sushi, and a whole host of other pregnancy no-nos.
Basically, live a normal life until you get the positive test, then start making minor lifestyle changes to accommodate your baby. Moderation is the key to everything so rather than worry about this and freak out about alcohol for half of every month, live a healthy lifestyle, which can include a drink here and there, and don’t worry about changing anything else until the positive test comes through.
Post # 13
I’ve been trying to get pregnant for over 6 months now, and while I haven’t been ‘drunk’ during any those TWWs, I’ve still had a wine or two once or twice a week. It’s hard enough to deal with negative tests without depriving yourself of all the things you’ll have to avoid during pregnancy (at least then you have a baby on the way to comfort you!!).
By The Way, i don’t think it’s likely that you could be pregnant 3 days after going off BC… worth knowing the basics about your cycle – your fertile window is MUCH shorter than most people realise (approx 3-5 days a month). I know I was shocked at the stats when I started looking into it – I’d spent all those years thinking I could get pregnant AT ANY SECOND, haha.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t worry about it until you get pregnant, hell that is how our baby was conceived.
Post # 15
I love a glass of wine with dinner, when I was TTC I had it once my period started, until ovulation. And then when my period was “late” (I was off the pill for the first time in years so I didn’t know if my cycle was going to be regular or not), I had wine if the pregnancy test came up negative.
After 4 negative pregnancy tests, you’d think you’re ok, but I was in fact pregnant, I had one glass of wine, twice… Baby’s perfect.
Post # 16
I am still drinking up until I see two lines on a pregnancy test. I won’t get wasted or anything, but I rarely do that anyway. A couple glasses of wine on the weekends isn’t going to do anything. Plus who knows how long it is going to take to get pregnant.