(Closed) Alcohol during pregnancy

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Is it ok to drink alcohol during pregnancy
    No. Not a drop : (218 votes)
    61 %
    Yes, in moderation : (56 votes)
    16 %
    Yes in moderation in the 2nd & 3rd trimesters : (71 votes)
    20 %
    Yes it's fine : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Other, I'll explain : (7 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 226
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    In any case, if a sip of wine caused FAS, the entire population of Italy and Spain would have FAS. Of course the general advice to pregnant women will always be “don’t drink “, because if you tell uneducated people that “a little bit is OK ” then they might interpret “a little bit ” to mean “2-3 glasses a night “. Because everyone’s definition of “a little bit ” is different. But if individual women make informed choices to drink a tiny amount of alcohol over the course of their pregnancy then it is extremely unlikely to do any damage. That’s plain fact. If you find a woman who had 5 sips of alcohol and her child has FAS, I will take that back. But I doubt there is such a case out there. 

    Post # 227
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Can everyone please stop using the word “sanctimonious?”  It’s getting old.

    The OP posted a question asking for opinions. People are providing theirs.

    Just because I wouldn’t do something myself, doesn’t mean I don’t respect the people who do.  (I’d never be a firefighter, but I respect them to no end.)

    Why are so many of you having such a difficult time with having a stranger over the internet disagree with you and your research?

    Post # 228
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    aprilanne:  It’s not my research. It’s ACTUAL, real research.

    Post # 229
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I wish it were just harmless internet sniping, but people in real life pile on fear, shame, embarassment, and frustration to the already difficult task of mothering when they judge others and give them side eye.  

    My friend got all sorts of disgusting, rude comments when she rode her bike until 8 months pregnant.  And last year, a woman in Arkansas got arrested for drinking then breastfeeding.  I just don’t get why moms are so bent on hating on other moms.       

    Post # 230
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    MrsAKSkier:  my point exactly.  CHILL OUT!

    Post # 231
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    aprilanne:  I’m super chill, thanks. I live in Alaska.

    Post # 232
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I know exactly what keeps drawing me back to this thread…

    … I am one of life’s anal retentives. It’s OK. I tried for a long time to change, but I’m all old and set in my ways now. All I can do now is try to have a sense of humour about it.

    I’m one of these people who always carries a pen and a notebook. When I see poorly spelled posters around town (especially ones which use incorrect punctuation), I have an almost uncontrollable urge to correct them with the aforementioned pen. It’s the same with newspapers. “Look!” I cry to Darling Husband, as we read the morning news, “that idiot from the Grauniad has just used the exact same grammatical error they used last week!”. Darling Husband just rolls his eyes…

    Like many anal retentives, I have a deep seated (and almost certainly completely irrational) belief that the universe is somehow knowable, and reducable to basic data. I devour academic journals with the same sort of enthusiasm usually reserved for starving men who are entering the general proximity of a large hamburger. When I hear someone say something which I believe to be incorrect (eg “one drink can cause FAS” or “US and UK guidelines on this issue are identical”) I have this overwhelming and compulsive urge to do this:

    I can’t seem to help it. I’m beginning to think I might actually have a problem…

    Post # 233
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

    KinkyOrange:  LOL! You’re hilarious! As you know I am a scientist, and Darling Husband and I always find it funny when people get the facts wrong when it comes to basic science. 

    Post # 234
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    Worker bee

    I’m sorry if I was misinformed,& I made you that upset over responding to a question that she asked. I was giving my opinion & how I felt based on information that I was given .. 

    Thr national organization on alchole fetal syndrome is what I read into when I was pregnant- which is why I said what I did. 

     

    <strong style=”margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #444444; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;”>No. According to the CDC and the U.S. Surgeon General, “There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant. There is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink and no safe kind of alcohol.”  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics: “There is no safe amount of alcohol when a woman is pregnant. Evidence based research states that even drinking small amounts of alcohol while pregnant can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, prematurity, or sudden infant deat

    that was the information I had!  no, I’m not a doctor or a scientist- I was only saying what I was told. If this is incorrect it wasn’t to offend anyone -& it also wasn’t because I’m ignorant and never did any research- because I did! I am a mother of four and did plenty . Also, I was given my opinion because my brothers girlfriend was hospitalized about 4 months ago after drinking while pregnant. I do not know exactly what she drank or how mugh of it- but I do know that I was at my brothers side when he cried to me that his baby was gone. So yes my immediate response was “NO.. Don’t drink” 

    why you took everything i said as judging & ignorance??? Like I said before , isn’t everyone entitled to their opinion 

    your flat out telling others they are wrong! Maybe they believe the information they were provided with just as you believe yours. 

     

    Post # 235
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    Worker bee

    So if that information I had is indeed incorrect- than I’m sorry, just wanted to put it out there I was only giving my input because of what I thought, based on information I read/was told/ whatever ..,because she asked what we thought & why

    Post # 236
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

    futureMrsHidalgo:  I agree with you, as a scientist and researcher, I know that it’s almost impossible to sample the entire population, and as we all know every pregnancy and baby is different. Unless, they specifically included me and my baby in their study, if the results are “there is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant”, from a researcher’s perspective, either there is not enough data and/or the results are inconclusive. This doesn’t mean there might not be an amount of alcohol that is safe for a given mother and baby, just that it’s unknown. Since I don’t pretend to know the answers, I am just going to try and play it safe. 

    Post # 237
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

    futureMrsHidalgo:  Don’t be sorry, you took the information the way you read it. The beautiful thing about science is that it provides straight answers, clarity and specificity are at its core. People can interpret it many ways, but it has one meaning. 

    Post # 238
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    candy11:As you know I am a scientist

    What scientific research led you to this:

    • I cannot stop to think that spiders must like pregnant women. Just in the past month, I have seen two huge ones I have never ever seen in my house. I have seen many little ones in the bathroom recently, but they don’t bother me as much as the big ones. They scare me. They seem to show up when I am alone. Anyhow, I wonder if there is a connection here. Have any of you pregnant women encounter spiders lately? Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/spiders-and-pregnancy-is-this-a-thing-or-just-me/
    Post # 239
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

    Daisy_Mae:  Hahaha, did I ever said I reach any conclusions? I was full of curiousity which is what we scientists have. It was an observation, but sorry to tell you I’ve never performed an experiment/study on the relationship (if any) between spiders and pregnant women. Maybe one day I will. My garden has this huge spider web and gigantic spider, but again I do not know if there is a connection. Here is a pic, interesting stuff.

     You can see the web net better on this one:

    Sorry bees for threadjacking, another bee thought this was important, and I am just replying to that.

    Post # 240
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Daisy_Mae:  your unnecessary comment is why it’s time for me to log off of Weddingbee permanently.

    While it’s really fun to be able to discuss pregnancy with other pregnant women, I’m afraid of exposing myself to stalkers like you.

    For you to remember a post that Candy11 wrote about spiders is odd.  For you to take the time to cut and paste it in a completely unrelated board post is downright nuts.  

    You are weird, in a very scary way.

    To the other lovely ladies on the board: take care and good luck with the rest of your pregnancies!

     

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