(Closed) Drinking while TTC?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had one now and then, but probably only 4 or 5 total in the two months we were trying. Probably all 3 were between cycles after we learned we weren’t pregnant the first month. I don’t think a couple will hurt, but better to be safe than sorry.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I graduated a week before our first cycle of TTC.  After my graduation party, I had zero to drink.  Granted, it was easy for me, since I got pregnant the first try, but I gave it up 100%.  My pregnancy planning book said that those who never drank got pregnant faster or had higher fertility rates (sorry can’t remember and loaned to a friend) than those who even had 1-5 drinks a week.  We wanted to get pregnant as soon as possible!

Plus, I knew people who had bleeding and thought they had a period…but we actually 2 months pregnant by the time they discovered.  So, if that had happend to me, and I had continued to drink, I know it would make me worried.

It’s a very personal decision, but my choice was ZERO alcohol starting w/ TTC and I haven’t had any since.  For those that take a long time TTC, though, I can see how it would be hard, but even if I thought I was on my period, I probably wouldn’t have more than 1 in a night.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Drink ’til it’s pink!  My doc said not to go on a bender or anything, but it’s perfectly find to have a few drinks while TTC.  If you are charting though, it’ll raise your temp.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Since you don’t know you’ve conceived until about two weeks after the fact I played it safe while TTC and drank lightly only during the two weeks I knew I hadn’t conceived… mostly because I’m paranoid like that about early stages of embryo development.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

“Drink ’til it’s pink!”  — LOL!  I wasn’t actively TTC so was drinking during the very early stages.  My doc said that was fine and that a lot of babies have been conceived because a few glasses of wine were had!  As long as you quit once you confirm you’re pregnant, you and the baby should be fine.  Also, for a lot of women including myself, your body doesn’t process alcohol the same way once you’re pregnant, so you probably won’t have to worry about missing the wine when you’ve finally conceived!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I usually enjoy 1-2 glasses of wine or beers per day, and maybe 3-4 on a weekend.  For the first few months we were TTC I quit 100% and didn’t really mind that much.  But after a while I started to get really tired of never having a drink, and it didn’t seem to be doing me any good since all I got for it was a BFN every month.  I might drink a glass of wine or beer every day or two now for the first 3 weeks of my cycle, since implantation wouldn’t have even taken place yet.  But the last week, if I really want to have a drink, I will test first.  When the fetus is sharing my circulation, the test will be positive and I’ll happily avoid da booze.

“Drink till its pink” – I love it!

Good luck!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I think I will skip drinking and caffiene completly while ttc, but I don’t drink a lot to begin with.

This question totally reminded me of the episode of friends where it is monica’s wedding, and rachel is pregnany and she keeps forgetting, sipping the champagne and spitting it out. lol

 

I had better get used to it before hand or that will totally be me.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I personally think it just adds to the stress of TTC if you go cold turkey or change your habits drastically while TTC.  Yes, no benders, but I’m not just going to stop because I’m TTC.  Seems silly to me.

 

I’m pretty lax that way though and don’t see the issue with a glass of wine or beer every once in awhile while you’re preggo though.  Many other countries have drastically different viws on alcohol than our Puritan views here in the US.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I don’t drink anyway. But if I did, I wouldn’t worry about the rare drink every now and then.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t drink during the TWW, but when I get a negative,  I will usually have a glass of wine and feel sorry for myself 🙂  Then it’s light drinking until the next tww…

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - The Whitney

I asked my dr. about it, she said she doesn’t recommend drinking during the tww. I don’t drink but maybe 2 drinks a month and the last 4 months I’m only wanted to during that period of time 🙁

Post # 16
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Worker bee

I agree with Miss Sapphire. I am not a huge drinker but I continued to drink until I knew I was pregnant. (In fact, I have had a few glasses of wine since then, too — my doc said it was fine!) We conceived the second month, no charting or anything. But I can imagine if you stop drinking to get pregnant, then you take months and months to get pregnant, it’s gonna get stressful and you might start to feel a bit resentful. Then again, I am of the “see what happens” school of thought on conception. Once you establish fertility is an issue, you can consider taking additional measures.

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