(Closed) Should be a no brainer….but alcohol and TTC

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 31
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Not sure

Any bit of alcohol is damaging to a growing fetus. I know the new thing “you can drink red wine” and be safe… I don’t believe it. Not one bit. Better to be safe than sorry. 

From WebMd

FAS is caused by a woman’s use of alcohol during her pregnancy. The alcohol that a pregnant woman drinks travels through her bloodstream and across the placenta to her fetus, ordeveloping baby. A fetus‘s small body breaks down alcohol much more slowly than an adult’s body does. So the alcohol level in the fetus‘sblood is higher than in the mother’s blood, and the alcohol remains in the fetus‘s blood longer. This exposure of the fetus to alcohol causes FAS.

Women who drink frequently (four or fivealcoholic beverages or more per day) greatly increase the chances that their babies will have FAS. However, no amount of alcohol use during pregnancy has been proven safe. The effects of FAS may also be seen in children whose mothers drank moderately or lightly during pregnancy. An average of only one drink per day increases a baby’s risk of FAS.

Post # 32
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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snowflake8:  I like the rule ‘drink til it’s pink!’  If you aren’t sure/too early to test, I personally don’t see any harm.. some people are party animals and drink a ton for weeks before they realize they are pregnant.  However, if you get those 2 pink lines, even if you’re days pregnant, I personally feel like ethically, you should not, though it probably won’t make an actual difference.  If it were me, and I got a BFP that day, I would look for good fake out options (like the gingerale/cider trick a PP mentioned).  Seltzer and lime is another.. just tell people there is vodka in it!

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