(Closed) Worried – I accidently had a sip of my friends drink!

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Private lodge

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ExpectingBee:  seriously relax. 

Post # 17
125 posts
Blushing bee

wow. Paranoid much?

Post # 18
25 posts

I had a glass of wine per week after the first trimester in all my pregnancies. It isn’t enough alcohol to be a problem at all – a sip is nothing!


Also – think of how many babies are concieved whilst drunk! People party hard, then realise they are pregnant.


The NHS is the UK puts out pretty good guidelines on what you can and cannot do during pregnancies. I have always followed them, and have had (or rather, will have in 2 weeks!!) 3 happy, healthy, full term babies. 


Post # 20
3273 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

You’re fine, really.

Post # 21
2253 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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ExpectingBee:  One sip isn’t going to hurt anything! Especially if you’re not that far along, but even if you are, it’s not going to hurt baby! Our bodies are pretty great at blocking out the bad stuff from baby. 

When I was 6 weeks pregnant (I didn’t know at that point, and I was on BC) I was in Colorado visiting my best friend and we drank, I took my oxycodone while we were hiking…I was HORRIFIED when I found out I was pregnant and I had done all of that! My midwife told me to absolutely not worry, and I had a full drink..not just a sip, plus painkillers. 

  • This reply was modified 7 years ago by PacificMrs.
Post # 22
112 posts
Blushing bee

Nothing at all to worry about. Seriously. Ask your doc to ease your mind, but many women in Europe drink regularly while pregnant. Not recommending that, however. Lol

Post # 23
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I agree with the PPs – you need to calm down. The stress is far more detrimental to your baby that the negligible effect of half a mouthful of vodka and soda. 

You and your bub will be FINE. Try not to sweat the small stuff. 

Post # 24
495 posts
Helper bee

I was 8wks when i got my first positive test …in those two months i had been to dinner with my parents and had a glass of wine and had an italian meal with fl and had a glass of red wine..and i remember feeling really guilty esp because i rarely drink at all cause i don’t tolerate alcohol very well..but my midwife just told me that my stressing out would do more harm to the baby then two small glasses of wine ever would!..for ref..DS is 5 and just fine he is fast asleep snuggled next to me with his baby bears as i type this

Post # 25
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

You’re worrying too much!!! 

My mom and DHs mom drank 3-4 drinks when out throughout pregnancy and we’re both fine!! Obviously, at that point, they didn’t realise the potential risks.

I plan to have the odd glass of wine during my pregnancy if it takes my fancY (haven’t been in the mood yet!!).

Post # 26
3263 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

It’s totally fine. 

Post # 27
1789 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

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ExpectingBee:  Absolutely nothing to worry about hun!! Your cold will be worse for the baby than a tinsy bit of alcohol, so make sure you get better soon!!

Post # 28
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I drank a very small glass of wine at Christmas. It’s no big deal but don’t make it a habit!

Post # 29
7111 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Totally and completely fine! Seriously. I’ve done a lot of reading about it, and I will likely have sips or small glasses of wine during pregnancy without worry. It was just a sip. Don’t give it another thought. 

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