(Closed) How did you Bee’s deal with not drinking for 9 months?!

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

I was a huge beer drinking before I was pregnant with my daughter and couldn’t imagine having to give it up for nine months but the weirdest thing was I had no interest in drinking…..even a few weeks before I found out about her.  My body decided to rebel against the beer before I even had the chance!  Hopefully the same happens for you πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I couldn’t do the non-alcoholic beer. It didn’t taste right and it felt wrong. Fiance bought some when we had people over before we told everyone I was pregnant and I hardly drank any of it. At certain times you miss it,like New Years or toasts at weddings but what you are getting in the long run is much better that it doesn’t even matter.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@shaema- that’s how my body was around cigarettes with my first. I would become ill even smelling cigarette smoke.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m not looking forward to not having wine.  The thing is, I barely drink…maybe like twice a month or so…but when I crave wine, then I really enjoy it.

I must admit though, I am more dreading missing next fall’s “pumpkin spice latte season!”

I am thinking once we get pregnant, we (sort of naturally) won’t crave such things knowing the harm it could do to our babies?  Mamas, am I right?

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I like to drink, too. More so a glass of wine during the week. Is 1-2 a night every day, though? Not sure that 14 beers/week is a good number though.

There have been some studies that say that having ONE small glass of wine during pregnancy, occasionally, once in awhile, has inconclusive results as to whether it’s harmful or not (much like a cup of coffee or a big fatty pastry). If you’re really jonesing, you could have a sip of your husband’s! Then go back to your bottle of water, lol. Sometimes it’s just a taste we need =].I’m not encouraging it, just saying that doing some research is ideal. I believe Heidi Klum has a guiness occassionally and was surprised at how much American backlash she got. She said women do it in Germany or something.

They do make LOTS of non-alcoholc things now, wine, beer, etc. If it’s the flavor you like, a non-alc should satiate. I’m sure 9 months always SOUNDS Like a long time to go without, but in reality, you feel like crap the first 3-4 months anyways! Darling Husband made it 15 months without a drink in Iraq, so I tell myself I can go 9 months =]

My SIL does lament by month 7 that she’d like a martini tho lol.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

just read the “Joys of Pregnancy” post…those things will freak you out a lot more!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@blodiebee – I’m with you!  I enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or to unwind after a long day.  We’re looking to get pregnant in a year or so and the thought of giving up my nightly wine bums me out!  But, I guess the reward is much better than the sacrifice!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I like beer, but it hasn’t been a huge issue (yet).  I’m at 20 weeks, and even though every now and then I think, “Gee, beer sounds good” I haven’t actually craved it at any point.  Also, when you actually get pregnant, you can talk to your doctor about this.  Some doctors say no alcohol whatsoever during pregnancy, but some doctors say a glass or two of wine in the third trimester is no big deal.

Oh, it’s also helpful that my husband has been super supportive.  He made a promise not to drink until I can, so that’s really encouraging.  And not having beer in the house really makes it easier, too.  πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My SIL is due on Thursday and this week her contractions were so bad her doctor said she could have a glass of wine in the evening to help her relax and get some sleep.  But she said it was def hard to not drink, esp since my brother didn’t stop drinking during the 9 months.  I know my husband and I have already discussed that when we decide on kids, he will not drink during the time I can’t drink.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@heathaah: The nice thing is, you can still have your lattes, just get decaf!!! πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I will definitely miss it!  I enjoy my cocktails and it will be hard to go nine months without them :o)  Just one more reason I’m in no hurry to get pregnant right now…I’m sure I’ll feel differently in a few years.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

It was tough. I craved beer my entire pregnancy. The first and second trimesters, I didn’t have any alcohol, but I would have my husband give me a big sloppy kiss right after he had a beer, just to get the taste. πŸ™‚ Once I hit the third trimester, I would have sips of his beer occasionally, and then on Thanksgiving (day before my due date) my SIL, who is a med tech in the Air Force, said that I could have 9 ounces of wine.

The day I got home from the hospital, though, I definitely had a beer. It’s good for breastfeeding.

I abstained because 1. my husband asked me too, and it’s his baby too and 2. if something had gone wrong, and I had been drinking, I woud always wonder if the drinking had done it. That being said, there’s not much evidence that a truly occasional alcoholic drink (1 per week or so) after the first trimester is harmful to the baby. The none-at-all recommendation I think is because of fetal alcohol syndrome, which occurs when the mom is truly abusing alcohol.

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