Post # 1
Hi Ladies…it’s been a looong while since I’ve been at the hive, but I knew this was to place to go to to ask this kinda question. The man and I are now trying for a family addition and I was wondering what your thoughts were about drinking during that time? I’m not a heavy drinker but I do enjoy a glass of wine for dinner occassionally or in a social setting. But now that we’re trying I’ve pretty much cut it all together. I know that’s the best option, but I get tired of explaining myself everytime someone offers me a drink. And what if I’m not pregnant? I don’t want to pull out a preg. test everytime, and would rather wait until I get a period or not.
Did anyone drink while they were pregnant (and didn’t know it)?
Post # 3
The general thought is that you don’t actually share a blood supply with the baby until after 6 weeks. Many women (myself included) are in the “drink til it’s pink” club, lol. There is another club “sober til it’s over” that stop drinking for the whole time that they are TTC.
Post # 4
I was in the “drink ’till it’s pink” club. I drank a couple glasses of wine the night before I found out I was pregnant, I’m not worried about it. My doctor said it’s not getting to the baby until about the 6-week mark.
Post # 5
I had several drinks before I knew I was pregnant, and if I were trying to get pregnant, I would not stress at all about having the occasional glass of wine.
Post # 6
I am part of the “drink til it’s pink” club. I have been trying now for 8 months. That is A LOT of time not drinking ‘just in case’.
IMO TTC already takes over so much of my life I don’t need it to take over my life completely!!!!
Post # 7
This is the first time I hear that you dont share your blood supply until you are 6 weeks prego. I am not in the drink until its pink club, whoo hooo!!!
Post # 8
Wow! I feel like I’ve entered this whole new wold of sayings and acronyms lol. Love “Drink Itl It’s Pink.” I’m assuming Pink as in the preg test colour? Or am I totally off? Thank you ladies for your thoughts! If someone wouldn’t mind defining all these acronyms I’m seeing in the TTC thread, I’ll feel a little less lost lol.
Post # 9
I am absolutely in the drink till it’s pink club. The only reason I won’t is if my Dr. puts me on Clomid – then I won’t drink after ovulation until I know if I”m KU. Otherwise, cutting out alcohol would be too huge of a lifestyle change and definitely would have a negative impact on my sanity.
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Post # 11
i can’t say for sure what i would have done if we had really been trying to get pregnant. I probably would have limited myself to one glass on each occasion i wanted to drink and maybe not had a drink right before i was due to test. But probably during and right aftter my period, i would have been more lax. But what happened is i got pregnant without planning to and had several glasses of wine during the first 7.5 weeks before i knew i was pregnant. not everyday, but i had some friends coincidentally come visit and stay with me so i had a couple of occasions where i had about 2 – 3 glasses of wine which i felt bad about in hindsight.
I am not however, opposed to the occasional glass during pregnancy, so my concern was only that i had about 2 glasses on at least 2 – 3 occasions within a time span of about 2 or 3 weeks. Since i have known i am pregnant, i have had 3 or 4 glasses of wine – one glass at a time, spread out over several months.
Post # 12
Both of my girlfriends drank early on in their pregnancy and didn’t know.
Post # 13
I think it’s fine to have a couple of drinks while TTC…. but drinking in excess is a no no! Alcohol can deplete your body of certain vitamins that are important for baby making!
Post # 14
I am absolutely in the “drink ’til it’s pink” club. I’m not going to stop living my life until a positive pregnancy test alerts me to the need for adjustments. No need to add to the stress of TTC.
Post # 15
So I drank during my TTC time. I didn’t ovulate for 6 months and then on the 7th month I actually ovulated. So since I was so excited that this actually happened and I finally had a 2 week waiting period I didn’t drink. I think it can be really hard to not drink at all while TTC since it can take a while and be very stressful. So not drinking during the TWW might be best, but I know a lot of women even drink then and their baby is fine.