(Closed) TWW and Alcohol

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Drink til it’s pink! Implantation doesn’t even happen usually until a week or more after O and then it’s just cells dividing. There’s no baby with a beating heart until around week 6. My FI likes to call it “buildling the baby apartment” in the first couple of weeks. 

Post # 4
8190 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

commenting to follow.

going to TTC on starting on wedding night.  wondering if i can have a glass of wine or 2 during the honeymoon while on TWW….


Post # 5
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am a drink till its pink club member. I would have stopped if we had trouble conceiving, but we didnt.   You are not risking the health of the baby.

Post # 6
881 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was in a similar situation.  I tended to lean more towards the drink til it’s pink camp, but DH was against it.  However, easy for him to say when he’s not the one turning down drinks all the time.  Main reason I didn’t want to turn down drinks was to not arouse suspicions for no reason.  However, I am a strong believer that it is perfectly fine to drink before implantation occurs which is around 6-9DPO.  So if I was only a few days past ovulation I would have a drink, if I had passed the time of implantation I would abstain.  This wasn’t because I thought there was anything wrong with drinking after implantation, before getting a BFP, but more so in case I got pregnant and something went wrong.  I did not want to have the guilt of wondering if I caused it by drinking before getting my BFP.  I know it is irrational, but after having a miscarriage (and having had a drink the night before the BFP s  ince that was valentine’s day) I can tell you you second guess every tiny thing you did and wonder if it caused it to happen. 🙁  I wanted to avoid doing that again.  Other than that though, I am perfectly fine with drink til it’s pink!

Post # 7
11760 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t overdo it and get wasted every night, but a few drinks won’t likely hurt anything.  

Post # 8
1812 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m camp drink til it’s pink! But if you’re not comfortable drinking, just don’t! I think if I were in that situation (and not someone who drinks every chance) I would skip the beer just to keep my hubby happy.

Post # 9
1564 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was in the drink til it’s pink club. As long as you aren’t going out and getting wasted, a drink or two isn’t going to affect anything. You do not share a blood supply with the embryo until at least 6 weeks so you will not be hurting the baby by drinking occassionally in the TWW.

Post # 10
9176 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wouldn’t go out and get wasted but I don’t see a problem with having a few glasses of wine until you get your positive.  A few beers or glasses or wine will not hurt anything. 

Post # 11
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I personally would rather not (but I don’t drink often anyway), But my DH is a drink til it’s pink person.  I’ll probably have a drink or two if the opportunity arrises, but definitely will not be getting wasted.  Mostly drinking to avoid suspicion though. Thanks to DH’s loud mouth everyone and their mother (literally) knows we’re trying so anytime I turn down a drink that will be the first thing people will ask… I don’t want to deal with it, it could take a while.

Post # 12
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I rarely drink (like maybe once a year) so I don’t drink during the TWW naturally.  But, I do abstain or strongly limit my caffeine consumption during the TWW.  I look at it this way… if there is a chance it could be bad for my baby, I’m not taking the risk.  Also, getting AF or BFN is such a let down that it’s nice to have some kind of slightly positive – i.e. I can have some caffeine or other non-pregnancy friendly food or drink.  Laughing


Post # 13
336 posts
Helper bee

@AbBeeRoad:  I understand your concern, and it’s totally up to you. I don’t drink much at all but during my TWW I let myself have a glass of wine at a friend’s birthday dinner. About a week later, I found out I was pregnant.

If you want to cut alchohol altogether during TCC, by all means, do so. But keep in mind that you may or may not be pregnant this time around, so I would say enjoy a drink here and there. Hope that helps!

Post # 14
2288 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

You should not drink alcohol when TTC unless you are menstruating. If you’re in your TWW then you should abstain. Alcohol is a big teratogen to the growing cells and the majority of birth defects are caused in the first trimester since that’s the time of cell development. I’d abstain. You also shouldn’t smoke at that time. If you want to get pregnant you need to treat your body like you already are pregnant. Don’t drink, smoke, do drugs, eat right, exercise, stay hydrated, and take folic acid supplements.

Post # 15
791 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was also in the drink til it’s pink club.  Prior to our BFP, we had been TTC for 15 months, so I almost needed that extra wine at times.  Did I go out and get drunk every weekend?  no, but I also didn’t deprive myself either.  You don’t share a blood supply with the baby for a few weeks anyway, so a few drinks should be fine.

Post # 16
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m camp Drink til it’s Pink.  I got my bfp the day before we left for our honeymoon, and the doctor told me to feel free to have a glass of wine with dinner occasionally, since I wasn’t sharing a blood supply with baby yet it wouldn’t be a problem.  If you WANT to abstain, I don’t think that’s a problem, but don’t feel like you HAVE to.

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