TTC Guilt (Drinking a beer, eating some delicious high-nitrate foods)

posted 7 months ago in TTC
Post # 16
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Nope. You don’t even share a blood supply with the embryo in the TWW, just relax eat and drink whatever you want until you are actually proven to be pregnant.

I was drinking about 4 cups of coffee a day, went out for wine a couple of times, ate multiple forbidden foods in the TWW and then unexpectedly discovered I was pregnant. Baby is totally fine, OB has no concerns. 

Post # 17
107 posts
Blushing bee

This board makes the stress of TTC so much better – just knowing other people are being driven as crazy as I am by the process 🙂

Post # 18
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

MargaritaVille :  Just stop feeling guilty, as it is pointless – stress is worse for you than having things you like. There is actually no medical reson to eliminate these things while TTC –  If and when you get pregnant you will have to cut out all these things and you’ll wish you hadn’t before!

Post # 20
11890 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m in my TWW right now and I’m planning on a nice bottle of red and some Brie and all sorts of bad things this weekend just in case it’s our lucky month 🙂

Post # 22
706 posts
Busy bee

I got hammered drunk during my TWW (didn’t think our BFP would happen so fast) and 26 weeks with a very healthy little boy. It will be ok!!!

Post # 23
1410 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I pretty much ate and drank whatever I wanted when TTC (which took 3 months). While pregnant I also ate my fair share of “restricted or limited items”. Baby came out just fine. 

Post # 24
415 posts
Helper bee

Whirlwind03 :  I dont think theres any new evidence concerning caffeine – small amounts are thought to be ok. There is some evidence that it can interfere with blood supply, affecting growth, and some suggestion it may increase the risk of early miscarriage, but at doses higher than 200mg/day. But some people just want to be extra cautious – I’m avoiding it all together at the moment because I am about five weeks pregnant after a miscarriage and a bit of a struggle of conceive. I dont think it would be an issue, but Im pretty paranoid about lots of things and it makes me feel a bit less stressed  – plus, I LOVE coffee, and it something goes wrong with this pregnancy I want there to be NO association with coffee. I certainly didnt avoid it before I had a positive pregnancy test.

Post # 25
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I don’t think it’s an issue for a conceived baby (due to the blood supply issue) but when I was doing IVF I read that EITHER partner drinking can diminish your results. So if you don’t have a problem conceiving I don’t think it’s an issue but if you’re having problems cutting out things that generally can harm health (and maybe the quality of your eggs?) Might not be a bad idea. I’m trying it now and we’ll see. Not making my husband stop but I’m trying to be good myself. There’s also a lot of anecdotal evidence of women who had problems for years until they started eating/drinking very clean (eg no alcohol, sugar, etc)

Post # 26
3474 posts
Sugar bee

I went wine tasting and ate junk during the TWW before I found out I was pregnant. You don’t share blood with the fetus until weeks later anyway. I will say, though, that my husband quit nicotine and I quite caffeine just because, and we got pregnant a month later (after trying for about 6 months).

Post # 27
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I stopped drinking alcohol at the beginning of December and quit caffeine about 1 month and a half ago. Been TTC for 8 months and felt like I needed to try something different…

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