(Closed) how much did you drink alcohol during your pregnancy?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: how much did you drink while pregnant (or what would your limits be)?

    Absolutely none

    A few sips throughout the whole pregnancy

    a few glasses (one glass at a time max) throughout the whole pregnancy

    one glass a week (on average)

    a few occasions where i had 2 or more glasses at a time

    Daily or almost daily

  • Post # 92
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    Bee Keeper
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    @DeadlyNightshade – I honestly don’t think anybody can do everything 100% perfect for 9 months, it’s unrealistic and extremely unlikely.

    There will be always some day when they are tired and skip exercising, or they eat something unhealthy, or after 5 days of having a headache they break down and take a Tylenol, etc.

    Even the person you speak of, I would bet money that she “cheated” on her plan occasionally. We are all human, and humans aren’t perfect no matter how hard we try to be.

    Post # 93
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    Bumble bee

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    @abbyful:  Extremely unlikely does not mean impossible. People do things everyday that most people say they can’t. What’s the point of essentially calling someone a liar and/or telling them they can’t purely based on what you did for your LO? Just leave them be. If anything why not encourage them?

    She stuck to it, trust me. This was her second pregnancy and she wanted to make sure that this time it stuck. People told her she didn’t have to but she did it anyway. It was better safe than sorry for her. 

    Was it completely necessary? Possibly not. But that doesn’t make it impossible to do or something to discourage. 

    Why is it so hard to believe that someone can give up things for 9 months? I spent a year on a limited diet that included no caffeine and I hate pills. If I have a headache I tough it out. Why does everybody have to be the same?

    Post # 94
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    Blushing bee
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    It amazes me that anyone of us are here today and healthy! I mean to say that in our parents, grandparents & great grandparents generation a lot of people drank, smoked & did recreational stuff while pregnant. Just saying.

    Anyway, from my experience I’ve known people that have had a few drinks during the course of the pregnancy & everything is a-ok with the child. Not to say it will be my choice as it is not just my decision, but my husbands as well. When it comes time for me, it might be a couple of sips here and there but nothing more than that.

    Post # 95
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    Helper bee

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    @DeadlyNightshade:  I’d like to shake your friends hand, she is a MUCH better person than I am. I had 2 aspirin following a surgery to remove a potentialy cancerous lump while pregnant. Also I had one glass of wine and a milk shake and frozen yogurt. Obviously I’m a complete asshole.

    Post # 97
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    Bumble bee

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    @tcanne:  Awesome. Now please point out where I judged you and/or implied you were an asshole?  Youre obviously feeling judged by me, I would love to know why. 

    Post # 98
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    Honey bee
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    @tcanne:  I think we all make the best decisions we can. Yay for her friend for following the recommendations, yay for you for not. I think that you are coming down hard on someone who just feels differently then you. Neither is right or wrong just a different.

    I am not sure why these threads always turn into a big bash session. Is wrong to educate yourself and form your own opinion (with the help of your doctor), is wrong to stick strictly to the guidelines-No!Why do people care so much if people have a different opinion then themselves?

    Post # 99
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    Helper bee

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    @DeadlyNightshade:  I just find it odd how you come on a board with tons of pregnant ladies and swear up and down about a perfect friend who is/was perfect during her pregnancy. What is your point? To make people feel bad for choices they’re making or have made? What did you want to have accomplished by your post? Nobody is perfect, not even your friend. Cut pregnant ladies some slack.

    Post # 101
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    Busy bee
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    I didn’t with my first one but I probably will enjoy an occasional glass with my next. 

    I did want to share that I had to have my appendix removed at eight months pregnant, the anethesiologist said that the anesthesia would have zero effect on my baby, something about because I was so far along and I joked “so I could have had a margarita with dinner last night” and he said yes, at this point the baby will not be effected. 

    Post # 102
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    Bumble bee

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    @tcanne:  Wow, are you serious?

    I posted in defense of the ladies who said that they did abstain from things. I’m very surprised that you think that your opinion is the only one on this thread. I have tried my best to be respectful and now you are just getting defensive and nasty. Why?  Once again, WHERE DID I JUDGE YOU? You still havent answered the question. You’ve just been judgemental about me having a different opinion than you. 

    Post # 103
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    Sugar bee
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    I don’t think you can lump occasional drinking with occasional sugary food, or skipping the occasional workout. I mean, FASD is very serious, and it is unknown how much alcohol is safe throughout pregnancy. Sure, the occasional drink is probably okay, but how occasional is occasional. I mean, the odd one here and there, I can kind of understand, like I said, I had a mimosa once (just a splash of the champagne, but still did voluntarily, but guiltily) but a full glass of wine several times a week, seems a little excessive to me, as if you aren’t taking FASD that seriously, when in fact is very serious.

    Post # 104
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    Helper bee

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    @DeadlyNightshade:  You don’t think by posting this that you wouldn’t offend anyone?

    “Just not worth it. 

    I just personally could not imagine putting my wants and needs over my unborn child’s.”

     

    I’m going to have to agree to disagree with you.

     

     

    Post # 105
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    Bumble bee

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    @tcanne:  Nope. Its my opinion about ME being pregnant. Period. Thats why I said personally. 

    I never said that any other way was completely wrong. If anything I’ve defended the fact that everybody is different. Yet you still feel offended? Why, because you don’t want anyone to operate differently than you?

    Best of luck to you. It seems that you feel strongly about this. I hope that everyone in your life respects your point of view on this as you respect theirs. 

    Post # 106
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    Bee Keeper
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    I do not envy the judgement that women face from other women (some childless!) for the choices that they make in their best judgement about their pregnancy. It makes me dread the day that I am pregnant and want ice cream, or a sip of wine, or a hot shower. 

     

    As long as you aren’t lying/hiding behaviors from your doctor, I don’t see the issue.

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