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chickadee1976
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Alcohol Ban advised for Pregnancy

Mar 26th, 2008, 12:01 PM   #1
 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7312708.stm

From BBc News today

There seems to be a lot of contracdiction on this subject.
Im going to try out some alcohol free lager this weeked
 
 
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Mar 26th, 2008, 12:12 PM   #2
 
Hi there,

I just want to say for the record that I strongly believe that if you drink and not know your pregnant fair enough.. but the minute you find out you should abstain for the rest of your pregnancy... i was told one drink could effect the baby and therefore would never risk it.. in the early stages would say that I was on antibotics just to stop too many questions.

I am not the alcohol police but just think being safer is better than being sorry. I watched a documentary sometime ago and it scared me rigid and nine months or longer if you are lucky to breast feed is in my opinion is a small sacriface for the buddle of joy you get at the end of it all.

Well will get off my soapbox and take care all
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Mar 26th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #3
 
Hi I agree with the not drinking once you know, although i would not berate anyone for "just having the odd one"

Before I found out i was expecting I was drunk (not just one or two but drunk its my birthday and im making a fall down ass of myself )a couple of times.

Im not sure whether to highlight this to the doctor or if it makes absolutley no odds.
 
 
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Mar 26th, 2008, 12:28 PM   #4
 
at the end of the day, we know that alcohol is bad for us so why would we think its going to be any good for a developing baby?!?!!

1 or two a week can't do much damage but what is the point- it doesn't taste nicer than non-alcoholic drinks and half a pint isn't going to make you feel any different so why spend the extra money?!?
 
 

 
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Mar 26th, 2008, 12:59 PM   #5
 
Just some food for thought

sorry guys if you think this is too strong but this is the documentary i saw and it was on at 9.15am in the morning back in October 2005. I wish they would put it on again as I found the whole series interesting but this one stood out the most.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/4 ... #innocents
 
 
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Mar 26th, 2008, 13:19 PM   #6
 
This is most likely the only time i will not deink is whilst im pregnant i managed to do it with both other pregnancy and shall do so this time.
 
 
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Mar 26th, 2008, 14:44 PM   #7
 
I agree with inforabumbyride...I wouldent get drunk when I was pregnant...and what is the point in one? I would rather just take none to be honest.
 
 
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Mar 26th, 2008, 14:49 PM   #8
 
I'm not drinking ANY alcohol while im pregnant....before i got pregnant i was getting sloshed nearly every weekend but im not going to do ANYTHING that could harm my baby!!! plus anyway the smell of alcohol makes me heave at the moment!!
 
 
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Mar 26th, 2008, 16:17 PM   #9
 
Im going to go slightly against the grain here, i didnt touch a drop during my first trimester. and still wouldnt, they do so much developing during that time i wouldnt risk it.
I had half a glass of wine at christmas and new year.
A slightly larger amount at 20 weeks (i really dislike baby daddy for encouraging this too) but i was never drunk
then i had a glass a couple of weeks ago, she kicked the crap outta me for hours later and i coudlnt sleep, i also woke up with what felt like a massive hang over ( the kind you get after a very heavy night) so i kind of figured she wasnt too happy about it so will continue the not drinking thing.
I always think that if the alcohol is affecting me, then it affects her to, so if im tipsy so is she, thats why i stuck to small amounts.

Oh and non alcoholic drinks do not always taste as good as alcoholic ones!! I LOVE wine and would do anything just to be able to drink a bottle for the taste of it not the alcohol in it
 
 

 
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Mar 26th, 2008, 16:45 PM   #10
 
I can take or leave alcohol and can honestly say I haven't missed it at all I didn't fancy it much over xmas now I know why but I did have a few at xmas and quite a few at new year but I didn't know and can't change it now so not going to beat myself up about it but I don't intend to drink anything at all for rest of pregnancy.
 
 
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Mar 26th, 2008, 22:42 PM   #11
 
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Originally Posted by Flossy82
This is most likely the only time i will not deink is whilst im pregnant i managed to do it with both other pregnancy and shall do so this time.
Same here!!
Everyone seems to say to you though "Oh just have one it wont do no harm"
??I dont get that lol!
Whats the point? Why have that one? I went out for my friends birthday on Saturday and was perfectly happy drinking apple britvic lol!
Still had the same atmosphere and had a great time but without the bad head and guilty feelings the next morning!
I was 4 1/2 months when I found out I was pg with my 2cd and I had drunk a few times and I STILL carry the guilt of the 'what ifs?'
I just dont find it worth it!
 
 
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Mar 29th, 2008, 01:43 AM   #12
 
I worked in a night club for the majority of my pregnancy. People were forever comenting over the bar that it must be sooooooo hard for me watching them get drunk and i couldnt. Why is it so hard? As soon as i found out i just went off the idea. I had 1 drink and that was because the call center i worked at (as my main job) went banckrupt a week befor my maternity started and i lost all my maternity rights.
 
 

 
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Mar 29th, 2008, 08:07 AM   #13
 
i would have no problem with it what so ever. Iv not drunk really for about 6 months now...and thats not just down to the TTC...its also due to the fact that now i drive, i could need to go out at any moment with OH living where he does. OH is the same cos of his son...its just ot worth the risk.
 
 
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Mar 29th, 2008, 09:22 AM   #14
 
I can go months without drinking so it definitely wouldn't bother me to stay away from alcohol during pregnancy. It's such a short amount of time in your whole lifetime that I don't see why it's so hard to stay away from it.

The reason why it is advised to not have any alcohol in pregnancy, that there's no 'safe time' is that it is not known at what level alcohol can start affecting the baby. What is known is that it is toxic to the body and at some point it may be dangerous for the baby. It cannot be said 'you can have this amount of drinks and be safe' because it is not known! So it is better to just stay away IMO! 8) 8)
 
 
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Mar 29th, 2008, 11:36 AM   #15
 
Who needs alchohol, with all the nausea and sickness you get te after effects anyway
 
 
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