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MrsR
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May 5th, 2010, 20:13 PM   #1
 
Maybe controversial but I'm just interested, who's abstaining 100%, who's a bit more relaxed?

I will say I am still cooking with alcohol and have had an 'alcohol free' beer but that's it. It might get harder as I've been invited to a hen night and my OH's birthday is before baby's due so I'm not sure if I'll have one wine spritzer or just stick to juice/ coke.

What's everyones views on alcohol whilst pg? Obviously binge drinking IMHO is wrong and personally I wouldn't even have the 'allowance' that the gov say is ok but that's just personal choice. I wouldn't say it was wrong or evil etc to have a drink now and again x sorry to ramble x
 
 

 
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May 5th, 2010, 20:21 PM   #2
 
My wife didn't drink at all during pregnancy - she reckoned even a little wasn't worth the risk. I don't think the odd glass of wine hurts too much though
 
 
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May 5th, 2010, 20:24 PM   #3
 
i dont drink atall but im no drinker. had had the odd fag tho (not for 17 days now!) and thats no better. i dont think the odd glass would do any harm xx
 
 
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May 5th, 2010, 20:25 PM   #4
 
I didn't have a drop when I was pregnant with Rosie. This time I have had white wine and lemonade (very dilute!) with Sunday lunch on occasion and I have had some of my OH's lager with some lemonade too. I wouldnt be having glasses of wine or anything else - I think if I had a full glass of wine I'de be singing New York New York and falling over! I didnt have anything at all during my first 20 weeks btw x
 
 

 
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May 5th, 2010, 20:34 PM   #5
 
I think I'd be smashed if I had a glass too! Lol x OH's bday is in June and hen night is in Aug so got ages yet x what's your views on cooking with it? I love risotto which uses a small amount of wine in x I haven't missed alcohol at all but not been in a situation like a hen night where everyone'll be drinking x
 
 

 
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May 5th, 2010, 20:35 PM   #6
 
Cooking with alcohol means that its all evaporated just leaving you with the taste - I wouldnt worry about that unless you're talking about a bottle of sherry in your trifle
 
 

 
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May 5th, 2010, 20:37 PM   #7
 
I hate trifle so no worries there! Lol x x
 
 

 
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May 5th, 2010, 20:41 PM   #8
 
I haven't had anything since I found out. Although I drank plenty over the New Year when I didn't know and everything still seems to be fine. I don't see the point in paying for a bottle of wine cos OH doesn't drink it, plus seems a bit of a waste of money just to buy one glass in a pub when I would then spend the rest of the night on lemonade! So even though I know it is OK in small amounts I am just a tight arse!
 
 

 
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May 5th, 2010, 20:45 PM   #9
 
I have had the odd small glass of wine but stopped at the one. It's enough for me.. Just a little taster!
 
 

 
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May 5th, 2010, 20:46 PM   #10
 
If i am totally honest, i had a fair few cans of larger when i was pregnant with Lucas. No more than 2 in one sitting and not more than twice a week and he is totally fine. I was obviously relaxed about it but i also understand when people don't touch a drop. I never had a sip of alcohol with my first baby and the other 2 i didn't touch a drop before 20 weeks xx
 
 

 
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May 5th, 2010, 20:52 PM   #11
 
Ive had a very week shandy at a bbq a couple of weeks ago. My OH poured a tiny bit of beer in a glass and topped it up with lemonade and ice...bless him. I've really enjoyed not drinking I feel alot more alert and my skin looks fresher...Although I smile when I think about what my first glass of red wine will be like after I stop breast feeding! Im looking forward to that!
 
 

 
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May 5th, 2010, 20:53 PM   #12
 
I thought I was gonna look like an alchy all on my own then toonlass! Lmao

Those tiny bottles of wine or White wine spritzers from tesco are perfect if you just want a little taste.
 
 

 
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May 5th, 2010, 20:59 PM   #13
 
I didn't have anything in the first 12 weeks, then after that really fancied some red wine. Every couple of weeks I might have a small glass (my midwife laughed when I said how small) with dinner or at the weekend. Either that or a small measure of baileys (no home measures!). I wouldn't like to go much over that but also finding that alcohol starts up my heartburn too!
 
 

 
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May 5th, 2010, 21:06 PM   #14
 
I'm not a big drinker anyway - never have been. A night out on the town is my idea of hell! No one believed me when I said I wasn't bothered about not having a drink at my 21st in Jan lol!
I think I had a small glass of champers to welcome in the new year and that's it! Only time i'm missing a beer is when the weather is gorgeous and i'm sat out in it with my friends round. Not missing the fags which is good too x
 
 

 
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May 5th, 2010, 21:08 PM   #15
 
I don't drink anyway so it was no loss for me

I have been sniffing my oh's red bull cans
 
 

 
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