Post # 1
I’m curious, if you followed the rule “Drink to ’till it’s pink” how long did it take you to get pregnant? I’ve been trying for 4 months with no luck and I have not been following this rule. In the TWW I have been avoiding alcohol and caffeine. In my head, I almost feel like everything is so fragile and I don’t want to mess anything up so I have to be careful. But I feel like I’ve been careful and nothing has happened, so I’m throwing that out the window this TWW. Plus, it’s Christmas, and I don’t want to turn down a glass of wine just for AF to show up in the end.
But it got me thinking and I’m just wondering if there is any correlation with drinking and TTC. I know there are a lot of “accidents” that happen to people who are intoxicated and not careful – who knows, maybe alcohol helps with TTC?
I’m interested to hear if you drank in your TWW or if you didn’t, and how long it took you to get pregnant.
Post # 2
We have been TTC for 7 months now but only 6 cycles. I’ve been in the drink till it’s pink camp the entire time. I did get pregnant the first month but that ended in a MC. So the 3 cycles after that were a wash. My cycles are finally getting back to normal.
I will say though that I don’t get wasted or anything like that. Usually it’s 1 or 2 glasses of wine a couple nights a week.
Post # 3
I drank as normal during mine and got pregnant the first month. Mine was a little bit of an oops as we weren’t trying on purpose (my first month off of BCP and I thought I was probably in the safe zone- I wasn’t). I can’t see how drinking a few glasses of wine will affect anything unless you have underlying issues already. Drank coffee as well.
I would say live your life as normal until you get a positive, unless told otherwise by your OB/doctor.
Post # 4
We’ve been trying since Septemeber, so still a newbie, but had bad timing the first 2 months. I cut back on my drinking, which sounds like I drank a lot… but Darling Husband and I agreed that when we started TTC, I’d limit my drinking. This was mainly cos when his sister and SIL were TTC, if they got a negative… they’d immediately drink a ton. He never understood why. We do have a nephew with special needs, and not sure it was related to drinking… but you never know. By The Way… if we had a child with special needs, we would be perfectly fine with it. I just limit, and I am OK with it… less headaches the next morning!
I’m TWW at the moment, and can test on Monday. We have plans to tailgate before a football game this Friday night for most of the afternoon (it’s tradition with playoffs time), but will have a couple and drink pop/water the rest of the time. If someone buys shots, we usually decline. Again, it will be a minimum, cos I may or may not.
AF is due to arrive on Christmas, so until AF shows up… I will limit to a glass of wine or a very weak drink during the holidays. Or, just have Darling Husband make my drinks and not add any alcohol. We had really good timing this month, so I’m crossing my fingers.
Post # 5
We’re on our 3rd cycle of trying, nothing yet but I’ve been drinking only a teeny tiny bit (one or two drinks total) during the tww. Only til like 7dpo since that’s when implantation might start to occur and after that I don’t really feel comfortable drinking.
Post # 6
I drank during the TWW and we got pregnant our 2nd cycle trying. I did cut out caffeine a few months before we started trying. I don’t really attribute either to the fact that I got pregnant quickly.
Post # 7
MrsCallalily: I was in the drink till its pink club. I woudnt go super crazy–I skipped a friends (not close friend) bachelorette party for that reason. An occasional drink isn’t bad and could even help you relax which could be good for the process 🙂 Good luck!!
Post # 8
I drank as I normally do, nothing too crazy… I went to one happy hour during the TWW so I guess that was a bit more of an indulgence.
I dont know how drinking could affect fertility during the TWW but I would speak to your doctor if thats your concern.
I know its different for everyone but we got pregnant as an oopsie one drunk night with my first and then the second we decided to try but I didnt give up my regular routine until I got a positive test.
Post # 9
I follow drink til it’s pink. My first go around, we started TTC in December. I ovulated around Christmas, got hammered on new years, then found out I was pregnant January 3rd. I have a healthy, beautiful daughter to show for it. Still in the drink til it’s pink camp this go around – thank goodness – because it’s been 14 months.
Post # 10
MrsCallalily: I was in the drink til it’s pink camp too. It took us 4 cycles. That said, I wasn’t getting crazy drunk by any means – I’d maybe have two drinks in a single night. My good friend, who won’t have a sip of alcohol while pregnant, did the same. It took her over a year to get pregnant, and she said it would have been too much of a painful reminder of what wasn’t happening. But again, it was more a couple glasses of wine here and there, not getting wasted.
Post # 11
For most of the time I was TTC I was in the ‘drink until it’s pink’ club. I might have had 0-2 glasses of beer or wine a week. For a little bit of the time I avoided it altogether, but towards the time I did get pregnant I was drinking normally. In the studies I’ve read about, drinking can only affect your fertility if you have more than 5 glasses a week. I was TTC for a little over a year before we were finally (hopefully) sucessful, so it can be a long time to deny yourself of something that probably has no bearing to your fertility.
Post # 12
I drank till it wa spink for 15 cycles, although the cycle I did get pregnant I didn’t…but only bc I was on a diet!
Post # 13
Trying for 10 months now. My cycles went all over the place as soon as we got married and talked about kids so I’ve stopped forcusing on it. Including worrying about caffeine, alcohol, or sushi. Just living my life as usual.
Post # 14
I ttc for 18 cycles. I was 11 dpo and took a test and it was negative, so I got really drunk at a Christmas party that night because i feeling really down. The next morning I got a bfp! My baby is almost 4 months old now.
Post # 15
If I stopped drinking when we started TTC, this would have been the most difficult year and a half +. I figure I’m not going to stop doing the things that make me happy (and wine has gotten me through so many hard times this year). Infertility has robbed me of so much “good” and I do not want to limit myself to finding simple pleasures in life. I figure once we get a sticky babe, I have 9 months of not drinking. Enjoy life.