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

posted 11 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Haha, this is a concern of mine too. Both FH and I like our red wine, and the thought of having none for 9 months is a bit of a bummer. When I get really sick though, I do NOT want wine or coffee – so I’m hoping that pregnancy will kill the craving like being sick does. Fingers crossed. At least we will save $$ with only 1 of us drinking, so that’s a big plus! 🙂

2 co-workers of mine just had babies, and both their docs told them that a small glass of wine every once in a while (like, obviously not every day) is ok late term in the pregnancy. We’ll see what they say once I’m pregnant.

Post # 18
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

well, technically more than 9 mos for most…my book recommends NO alcohol starting 2 weeks before you even start trying, then continuing on…of course not everyone follows this, and mine ended up being more like 1 week (short cycle apparently then pregnant right away), but I had planned on going 100% cold turkey

the OB I heard talk about it said it this way…there are no tests to show the limit…we know a lot of alcohol is bad, and we know some alcohol can lower the baby’s IQ…since we don’t know the limit, why risk it at all?   *cheers to smart babies*  hehe


and hopefully not Too Much Information, but just a banana and brushing my teeth made me sick this morning, so I am totally OK with skipping wine for now!

Post # 19
792 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

It’s about changing your habits. It’s hard at first but then you get used to it and then before you know it you just don’t think about it. Before getting pregnant I was a smoker and drank alot… like everyday. I’m not a sloppy drunk or anything, but I do like enjoy a few glasses of wine every night… but now the thought really doesn’t even cross my mind. Also, the jury is really still out about how much alcohol is safe during pregnancy. I personally don’t think a glass of wine or one beer every once in awhile is going to do anything to your baby, but that’s just my opinion. Everyone needs to find their own comfort level.

Post # 20
11808 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

@heathaah:  I think most American doctors say that 100mg of caffeine a day is perfectly fine during pregnancy.  So you don’t have to miss out on Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

Post # 21
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve heard a lot that you can have a drink here or there.  Honestly, if I’m giving up alcohol for the better part of a year, ONE drink here or there is not going to make me feel any better about it.  I’d rather just not mess around and abstain entirely.

Post # 22
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m not really a drinker so that doesn’t effect me, but I’m a HUGE coffee drinker!  I’ll just get soy decaf from the ‘Bucks every now and then.  But for the most part my body is craving other things, so I don’t think about it.  I think you’ll be so preoccupied with other things it won’t bother you.  And when you do think about drinking, you can think about putting the bottle to the baby’s lips…that usually squashes my unhealthy eating habits!

Post # 24
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

A friend of mine figured out how many O’Douls = 1 beer but I forget the number now. Hah! I’ve had non-alcoholic beer, it tastes like Coors Light… watery beer.

I’ve heard of alcoholics drinking cranberry & seltzer with lime. Something about it makes you feel like you’re having a drink without the actual intake & temptation. Good luck ladies!! 🙂

Post # 27
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I love wine.

My OB said it was ok to have a glass like once a week or so and that I should just do it in moderation.  The French continue to drink wine in moderation during pregnancy.  Regardless, I don’t really feel comfortable with that.

I do feel find taking a sip of Mr. DG’s occasionally or pouring a 2 sip glass…

But mostly we just have a plan of what drinks we’ll have once the baby is here!

It’s really a small sacrifice to know that Lemon won’t have any problems with fetal alcohol syndrome.  In the end, I miss sushi much more than my wine!

Post # 28
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@ blondiebee – I drink more than my husband, too.  🙂 

Post # 30
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

@DG: Ohhhhhhh suuuuuushiiiiiii!  Yep, I totally miss my sushi!!  I can’t wait until I can eat that again!

Post # 31
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I felt really bad bringing up alcohol during pregnancy, so it’s not so evil feeling to hear some other people bring it up!

So many things are bad for you–wine, caffeine, being overweight, your heart rate, how you sleep, foods, etc. The list goes on and on during pregnancy. You can only be so realistic about so many I think. If you choose to have a small glass of wine very occassionally but skip the pastry, kudos.

My mom smoked with me. I know she cut back significantly, though.

I know one thing I won’t get up–medium rare steak. Yummy!

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