(Closed) Drinking during the TWW?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I personally won’t be drinking during the TWW, when we get to that point, but that’s just my personal decision. I’ve heard that weeks 4-8 are extremely critical in the baby’s development. But, since they mark your pregnancy from the first day of your last period, you are not technically pregnant week 1-2, and weeks 3-4 are the TWW. So maybe you could research that fact a little more, to help you feel more comfortable with your decision.

Post # 18
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Could you get a non alcoholic bottled drink for the superbowl party?  Like a ‘gourmet’ rootbeer or ginger ale?  Thomas Kemper Rootbeer is good, so is Reeds Ginger Beer.  People might not even notice just because it’s in a bottle, but if they do, you could just say it’s a new find and you really like it (and bring some to share!).

Girls night out is harder, but if you decide to drink, lower alcohol content will be better.  So beer might be better than wine, and either are better than mixers.

I’ve gotten out of drinking socially by saying as I get older, my hangovers have gotten more wicked, so it’s just not worth it.  But that’s also a true statement for me 🙂 

Post # 20
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you want a drink, I think you’re probably safe having one.  Given that 50% of pregnancies are unplanned, many, many healthy babies are born despite their mothers having consumed alcohol (and god knows what else!) before finding out they were pregnant. 

Post # 22
1831 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Since we weren’t exactly TTC, I did have a few glasses of wine during the “TWW” that wasn’t really a wait since we weren’t trying. I’m hoping I didn’t do any harm.

Post # 23
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

the first week after ovulation is before implantation and therefore, the cells are not impacted by alcohol you ingest. i mean i wouldn’t go crazy just for your general health, but you shouldn’t worry too much. after implantation (7-10 days post ovulation), the embryo is sharing your blood supply and would be impacted in theory.

the jury is still out in many ways, but my feeling is why take any unnecessary risk?

Post # 24
3586 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t think it would hurt. I had a glass of wine on our anniversary during the 2ww where I got pregnant. I didn’t think I had a shot of being pregnant because according to the “internet experts” I didn’t. (me on to, not in the fertile window, no laying for the sperm to swim up,etc.)

Post # 25
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

The OB I did a pre-conception visit with told me not to worry at all about having a glass of wine or a beer here and there, until you get a positive test. And honestly, while I rarely drink, preggo or not, I wouldn’t have worried about the occasional glass of wine DURING pregnancy either.

Post # 26
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@panterapeach:  This is a fairly controversial subject, and as you can see you’ve gotten a range of answers.

You may want to talk with your GYN/OB and come up with some answers that will work for you.  You’re the one who has to be comfortable with your decision and try not to let what other people think sway you.

Personally, I didn’t refrain from an occasional glass of wine during my TWWs.  During that time, any fertilized egg isn’t connected to you and isn’t sharing your blood supply.  I’m in my first trimester and stopped completely once I knew I was pregnant.  But later in the pregnancy, during the second and third trimester, I might have a sip here or there.

Here’s some interesting reading:


Good luck!

Post # 27
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

But the truth is, right now, I have no interest in alcohol whatsoever.  In fact, I think the taste would bother me.

Post # 28
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve heard if you have a drink in your hand people don’t pressure you to drink alcohol. So maybe just go pour (or order) something non-alcoholic on your own before the pressure begins?

Post # 29
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

Ever Dr. is different but mine told me that in the TWW just don’t have the second glass of wine.  In other words, don’t drink more than a drink during TWW then when it’s pink don’t drink.

Post # 30
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My husband and I weren’t quite expecting to start a family this soon and I drank (more than a glass or two but not drunk) a few times before I got a BFP.  As soon as I got the positive I quit. 

I think if I knew I was trying I would try not to drink, but if I wanted a drink I would have it.  TTC can be a long stressful journey for many and not drinking at all throughout that could just add extra stress.

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