Alcohol and the 2 week wait

posted 1 year ago in TTC
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I drink til it’s pink, but also make a point to not go on a total bender lol

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I believe in “drink till it’s pink” and that’s what I’ve done until recently, but after 17 months of trying, with just one chemical pregnancy in that time, I’m desperate for anything to increase my odds and keep my uterus looking like a comfy, healthy place for a blastocyst to settle in, so I’m trying to cut out drinking to almost-nonexistance during the TWW. I caved last night and had one cocktail (while my friends had 3 drinks each), and I might have one glass of wine at a dinner out on Wednesday. So I guess I’m just practicing serious moderation in hopes of increasing my odds of a pregnancy. 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Another vote for drink til it’s pink. You never know how long the TTC journey will be and living like you’re pregnant before you are makes the process much tougher than it needs to be.

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

For what it’s worth, I had no idea I was pregnant in those two weeks and socially drank during that time. 

I didn’t go do tequila shots every day, but I had probably four glasses of white wine in that total time.  Haven’t drunk since I found out I was pregnant, but my baby is totally fine. 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 1983

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evelyn3thyme :  The person I trust most on this subject once said that the only people who are really safe with drinking are those who don’t care if they drink or not.  

Post # 36
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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cassandra7 :  that’s pretty extreme. I’m 24 weeks pregnant and while I’m abstaining at the moment I still sometimes wish I could have a glass of wine. Just like I sometimes want a nice italian cold cut sub or sushi or a really rare steak. I’m not addicted to any of these things and I can give them up during my pregnancies, but I still care and get annoyed sometimes that I can’t have the things I want. 

Post # 37
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Sugar bee

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LilliV :  Totally agree. You can “care” about something or even badly crave it, without being an addict FFS. Live and let live.

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

Most of my friends got pregnant unexpectedly and they were all drinking here and there, sometimes a whole bottle of wine…their doctors say it’s not the end of the world as long as you stop right when you find out and I even read one glass of wine a week is not harmful. But I for sure would take all precautions and not drink

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Costa Rica

I planned on not drinking starting April which is 3 months from when I’m trying to conceive in July… but the more I think about it the less likely that would happen so I’m thinking my deadline will probably be after my bday June 11. Btw I’m not a big drinker at all but I’m graduating in May and June my bday I def gonna drink! 

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

I’m in the “drink till you see pink” camp. I’ve been on kind of a long (well feels long to me, but not crazy in the grand scheme of things) TTC journey since early-mid 2018 with three early losses along the way and still not pregnant with a sticky baby yet. I’ve become pretty convinced that there’s really not a whole heck of a lot that you can do (or avoid doing) that will impact the development of your baby so early on. I also asked me OB if I needed to “act as if I am pregnant” while TTC and she said no. She said I could drink if I wanted to until I got a positive test. From everything I’ve read and been told by my OB and my RE, it’s so much more likely that issues with early development are to do with things like egg quality rather than things that you do or don’t do. The only exception that I’m aware of is that not taking folic acid can have an impact on early development. Other than taking a prenantal vitamin, I’m pretty convinced there’s nothing that I can do or avoid doing that is going to impact the very early development of a baby. 

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