(Closed) Just got off BC/vacation next week

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Some may disagree with me, but I din’t see the value in changing drinking habits while TTC. Nothing that you drink prior to conception is going to matter. I also think those margaritas really help you relax which is much more important to the TTC process than anything else IMO.

Post # 5
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@lilybugg78:  There’s a common phrase while TTC about drinking:  “drink till it’s pink!”  Basically, until the egg implants and your body starts making the hormones necessary to get a positive pregnancy test, most doctors will say you’re fine to continue drinking alcohol.  Some people err on the side of caution, but many women continue drinking during the fertilization period, and it’s generally considered safe.  Enjoy your vacation!

Post # 7
44 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

i THINK i read somewhere that the baby doesn’t share the Mom’s blood stream until 6 weeks (maybe didn’t word it properly) so if you drink during those first few weeks you should be ok!  Lots of people find out they’re pregnant at 5-6 weeks and have had several drinks prior to that.


I have a friend that didn’t even know she was pregnant AT her wedding!  Went on her honeymoon drank like crazy then came home and found out she was like 4 weeks pregnant already! And she went scuba diving!!

Post # 8
7606 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Sounds like the consensus so far is drink up and good luck! 🙂

I know that this isn’t science, but every single friend I’ve had who drank before they knew they were pregnant has had a healthy baby.

Post # 9
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

also, keep in mind that your body doesn’t ovulate on the pill, usually.  so, if you’re just off your pills, you won’t ovulate for at least a week if not more; no ovulation = no conception.  you’re definitely not preggers yet, and while you might be able to conceive on your trip, the alcohol won’t matter till post implantation (days later).  you’re in the clear to drink yourself under the table for the time being!  

Post # 11
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I drank my ass off during our honeymoon, but I didn’t get pregnant that cycle. Who knows if it was that or the copious amounts of bd’ing we were doing. My friend told me that excessive amounts of sex decrease the sperm each time so that may have had something more to do with it. The following month however, I used the Clearblue Easy fertility monitor and it worked!

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