Post # 1
So let’s say I O this weekend. When do I have to stop doing those preganancy do-not do list. Like for instance, stop eating cold cuts and don’t dye my hair?? I guess this would go for drinking too? Is it this weekend with the chance I get pregnant or is it really not until I confirm pregancy … Or…. When ?
Post # 3
I would say don’t worry about it until you’ve tested positive and been to the doctor to confirm. It won’t hurt the baby to drink and eat cold cuts for a while, however; it would make your body a healthier environment for conception to cut out drinking and processed food beforehand.
Long story short: I wouldn’t worry about it until after you’re 6-8 weeks.
Post # 4
Wait till you get a positive test
Post # 5
They say it’s OK not to worry until implantation or a positive test (day after your period is due).
I would not wait until you go to the doctor. Most doctors will not see you until after 8 weeks
Post # 6
Doctors will not see patients until your 8-12 weeks along. I’d say you can keep drink modestly and eating cold cuts until the positive test.
Post # 7
I’ve known women who have gone indoor rock climbing while preggo, up until they are reeeeally big, so it depends I think!
Post # 8
Definitely a personal choice. I plan to do all those things until I get an affirmative positive pregnancy test. When, even when timed perfectly, there’s still only a small chance of getting pregnant each month, I don’t see a reason to give up those things for close to two weeks out of each month on the chance that I may be pregnant. Also, I believe (but am definitely not a medical professional!) that we don’t share our blood supply with the baby until several weeks in, mitigating the risk that eating those off-limits foods will impact the baby at all.
But many women do give all of it up immediately after ovulation! It’s what you feel comfortable with.
Post # 9
@confusedbridehere: you can dye your hair while pregnant.
Post # 10
Thanks ladies. I agree that if I stopped dping those things before BFP I’d spent a big portion of the calendar refraining from everything !
is that a controversial topic? Or am I just behind in the times? I was under the impression you couldn’t in the first trimester.
Post # 11
@confusedbridehere: Don’t worry about it until you are actually pregnant. Otherwise you’ll drive yourself nuts every month! I drank coffee and even had a few glasses of wine during my TWW before I got a positive test. My DD is fine. You don’t share a blood supply with your baby until 6 weeks KU. Don’t stress if you don’t have to. 😉
Post # 12
there have been some posts on the bee about it. there’s no evidence that it causes any problems. i don’t even dye my hair so i have no skin in the game. i just have read a lot about it!
Post # 13
I was always a fan of the saying Drink til its Pink! I think it definitely goes for everything.
Post # 14
You can certainly dye your hair whenever you want, pregnant or not. And most definitely don’t stop eating cold cuts until you get a positive test.
Post # 15
I just avoided the giant No-No’s, which are taking aspirin or advil (tylenol is OK), gettting drunk (a drink or two isn’t going to hurt, but a bottle may reduce your chances of conception being sucessful) and cold cuts (unless they are heated to steaming). I was strictest with the cold cuts because listeria causes miscarriages.