Alcohol and the 2 week wait

posted 2 weeks ago in TTC
Post # 31
999 posts
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
258 posts
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
1222 posts
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
1762 posts
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
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 1983

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
8620 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
853 posts
Busy bee

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

Post # 39
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 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

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