Did you still drink while trying to TTC?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Do you/did you still drink while TTC?
    Yes, until I get a positive pregnancy test I will continue to drink! : (63 votes)
    51 %
    Yes, but I have cut back a bit! : (38 votes)
    31 %
    No, I stopped drinking completely when we started to TTC! : (22 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 17
    1007 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    This is a tough one for me. Only TTC for two cycles but going at it with a vegance.

    I have tried to find EVERY study about drinking and TTC. On one side is the, “if I am pregnant and drink (before the test is acutally done) will it hurt the baby?” I agree with everyone else that, you dont share a blood supply and probobaly wont hurt.

    But does alcohol decrease your fertility. I hear people say “yes dont drink anything, yada yada” but I have never seen a study that shows or proves that. urgh…..

    So I am trying to cut back. I entertain clients in my job a lot, so that is hard but every cycle with a BFN, I will cut back more. During the TWW, I wont drink (though last cycle I had wine once) but that is just a personal choice.


    @phoebephoebo:  I have also read a lot about caffeine. Most experts say cut it out, but studies say that less than 300mg doesnt hurt fertility. I found one that said less that 200mg so I have been keeping mine to around 100mg a day.

    The fake sugar is hard for me though becuase I dont drink coffee and try to stay away from drinks with calories. On a bad day, I will have one Crystal Light with caffeine in it. And the rest of the week, I found these V8  refreshers with 1 serving of fruits and veg and 80mg caffeine.

    p.s….. this is just me at a computer bored out of my mind surfing the net. I LOVE hearing what actual doctors have told all you Bees 🙂

    Post # 18
    1007 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    @GrannyPantiesRock:  hahahaha…. though if you are REALLY classy like me, you would only drink from plastic champagne flutes

    Post # 19
    1833 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @NonannaS:  Mt rule is: drink like a European adult, not an American frat boy. I read that somewhere.

    Post # 20
    253 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t drink much anyway, so my answer (not drinking) probably doesn’t really count. I haven’t given up diet soda while TTC (which is my real vice)!

    Post # 21
    698 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    these are some hilarious answers!! i’m also glad I found this thread… want to start TTC in June, but also have a trip planned then.  Happy to see I can drink wine to my hearts content on holidays (and right now) haha!


    Post # 22
    3010 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @GrannyPantiesRock:  if that were on Facebook, I would definitely “like” it! hahahah!

    Post # 23
    276 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I stopped but just because of fertility issues. If my cycles were normal I’d probably  still drink a glass of champagne every now and then until I got the news I was knocked up! 

    Post # 24
    1782 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I drank while TTC and we were successful on our first try!

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