(Closed) Is your DH cutting back on drinking while TTC?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Well, if it’s just a matter of a few big nights out every here and there, I don’t think it’d be too bad. If it was an everyday thing, that would be different. I’m sure many a baby have been conceived after a little indulgence! 🙂

Hubs doesn’t really drink often, but he has cut down on his coffee drinking a little. He was going through 4-5 cups a day, and he’s gone right down to 2 now. A big improvement. He feels like he’s doing something to help, so he doesn’t mind it! 

Post # 4
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly, I would just wait if you are having any worries, which it appears you are. It most likely will not be an issue but I would hate to have the regret if something did happen. One month is really not a big difference in the long run to give yourself peace of mind.

Post # 5
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

As long as he’s not bingeing everyday, it shouldn’t be an issue.  Now, I would suggest that your Darling Husband adds a good multi-vitamin for men.  Research has shown zinc deficiencies as well as Vit D deficiencies that can affect sperm production as well as mobility.   I have my Darling Husband on a GNC multi-vitamin, which also benefits his exercise regime. 

Post # 6
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

Mine did the month we successfully conceived. But he was a heavy drinker (daily). 

Post # 7
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My Darling Husband has cut back, but he didn’t drink a lot to begin with.  He has definitely cut back on his coffee intake though.  He is also taking vitamins and a vitamin D supplement as his level was low at his last physical. 

Post # 8
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@highwire:  same for my Darling Husband, daily drinker.  Not a heavy drinker on those days but he has a drink or 2 daily.  He cut back to 2 drinks a week total the month we conceved.

Post # 9
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Both of us aren’t heavy drinkers, more social if anything. Both of us had about the same amount of alcohol around the time we conceived. Now, he drinks about the same as before. I don’t believe that he should go alcohol free just because I am. It doesn’t bother me that he drinks in front of me or with friends. We’ve been to parties where I’m the sober one. I’m okay with it. It doesn’t bother me.

Post # 10
5572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wouldn’t say that my husband is a heavy drinker but he usually has a beer with or before dinner each week night so basically drinks a little every day. The month that we conceived this LO he didn’t drink at all until after I had confirmed ovulation with my temperatures. It was actually his idea because he saw how much I’d done to make the cycle/possible subsequent pregnancy successful and wanted to do everything he could too.

Post # 11
1183 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I didn’t say anything to my Darling Husband about it. He has a small glass of whiskey a few nights a week (2-3). However he actually said he wanted me to tell him before I am ready to TTC so that he can quit drinking.  He didn’t read anythign about it, but he just felt like it was the right thing for us. Then I showed him the research and now he asks me every time he buys alcohol like “Are we going to start trying this month?”

Then he went and bought new vitamins for himself.

I read this book “Fertility, Cycles, and Nutrition” for me and have been making little changes, and Darling Husband asked if there was anything in there for him as well (which there was a chapter) and he read that, which is how he picked out his new vitamins.

He also eats his vegetables now. So cute. 🙂

We want to start NTNT after our honeymoon….so probably July 1 we will be on the BD train (our honeymoon is in June).

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