Post # 1
I’m sure there have been other similar posts before but quite honestly I’m too lazy to search them.
I’m in my tww and have 3 holiday parties between now and my POAS date. I don’t plan on getting smashed or anything but do you think its ok to have a few glasses on wine at each event? Or should I suck it up, go dry and wait for the onslaught of curious co-workers?
Post # 3
I sure do! I go out of my way to eat deli meats and medium rare steak, too. My logic is one of these cycles, all of those delicious things will be suddenly off limits for the better part of a year, so I enjoy them while I can!
Post # 4
@MrsBananas: I did. I am not worried about it. Maybe I should be, but my doctor said not to worry about it, that most people do.
Post # 5
Absolutely! I’m firmly in the drink til it’s pink camp. No blood supply between mom and baby during the first few weeks, so no harm to baby.
Post # 6
I absolutely do. To me, there’s no sense in abstaining for roughly 50% of each month on the CHANCE I could be pregnant, and from what I understand I wouldn’t start sharing what I eat / drink with the baby that early anyway. I don’t get really drunk, but then again I don’t do that much anyway, but I certainly do drink a few glasses of wine.
Post # 7
i will have a glass or 2 of wine. i still would eat deli meats if it was there.
Post # 8
I definitely do have a few glasses of wine throughout the TWW – it’s one of the only thing that helps make those 2 weeks bearable! haha. I usually start getting a little more careful as I get around 10+ DPO though, since I figure a BFP might show up by then, even if I am holding out for longer to test.
Post # 9
Yes – I’m not a heavy drinker, I have one drink every few days or so…or maybe not at all…but I don’t hesitate to have one.
Post # 10
I drank and ate whatever during the first week of the TWW! (We were on our honeymoon)
I wouldn’t feel bad about about a glass of wine or two and some canapes during the TWW!
Post # 11
@lovelyrose: I didn’t know about the no blood supply between momma and baby, good to know! I just figured alcohol might affect implantation….
But you girls are right, no need to cut of the wine supply earlier than necessary 🙂
Post # 12
@MrsBananas: I’m ashamed of this, but I got really drunk about 2 DPO. I didn’t set out to, but we went to a scotch tasting, where they had courses of food paired with different scotches. The courses were very small, and there was no bread or water on the table! There was also free champagne, and I LOVE champagne. So anyway, I got much, much drunker than I’d planned. And that’s the cycle I got pregnant! I would just drink as much as you are comfortable with, even having one drink is enough to throw everyone off the scent, so to speak, and I doubt that a small amount of alcohol would effect implantation.
Post # 13
I do not but then again, I didn’t really drink even before TTC. When I work out, I don’t want to drink and ‘ruin’ my hard work. And when I am not working out, I don’t feel like putting any alcohol in my body because it is not being worked off. What a connundrum! I drank very rarely and on certain special occasions only. DH doesn’t drink at all either but he is saving his favourite whiskey for when our potential baby is born. i guess he will definitely need a drink then after all he is going to go through until that point. Lol!
Post # 14
I say drink until it’s pink! I had a couple of drinks with supper two nights before getting my BFP. Blood supply is not shared that early 🙂
Post # 15
I definitely do. I try to avoid getting fall-down drunk, but I definitely would have a glass of wine or two (or maybe even three) at a holiday party.
ETA: If I don’t have a BFP by January/February, I will probably be cutting out booze almost entirely during the TWW to help my chances, even if it only improves by like 0.1% or something (and I’m not sure if it does)