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Tangerinedream
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Mar 7th, 2007, 20:41 PM   #1
 
Is anybody drinking any?

I never drank much anyway so decided not to drink at all throughout pregnancy which M/W advised was best. Its been 5 months now (got smashed at the begining of november and found out a week later i was pg) and recently i have really wanted a nice cool glass of rose (prob because im starting to feel a bit summery). I know its not harmful to LO but still ruluctant to hve a drink.
 
 
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Mar 7th, 2007, 20:48 PM   #2
 
I've never been a huge drinker either. Didn't go out very often but when I did I made the most of it! Bit of a binge drinker to be honest , well I WAS anyway!!

I've not drank any alcohol since I found out. Could murder a Baileys.....mmm....

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Mar 7th, 2007, 21:05 PM   #3
 
I have had the odd glass of wine here and there and i do have a shandy occasionally to, as long as you dont go over the 1/2 units 1/2 a week you should hopefully be fine.
 
 
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Mar 7th, 2007, 21:05 PM   #4
 
well ihad only just turned 18 when i got pregnant but i didnt know for about 9 weeks..so i was out every weekend getting absoloutly SMASHED! since iv known ive been pregnant i havent touched a drop of anything but thats strange, ive been fantasizing about a glass of rose for a few weeks now!! x
 
 
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Mar 7th, 2007, 22:31 PM   #5
 
i used to go out all the time drinking when i was 18-19 but when i fell pg with my first i stopped and havnt drunk since
 
 
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Mar 7th, 2007, 23:11 PM   #6
 
like you i decided not to drink at all. as i didnt think it was worth risking it.

ive had like one or two sips of a beer in the 5months of pregnancy. and that was just to remember the taste
 
 
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Mar 7th, 2007, 23:59 PM   #7
 
Hi

Before i got pregnant with Kiara i drank every day and got smashed all the time but the secondi found out i was pregnant i stopped.
This time i had gotten drunk for my Birthday two days before i tested so i got it all out of my system for a while, but Bernie drinks beer all the time and most days i would love a nice cold beer but i dont because i know its best everyone tells me its okay but i know if i had a sip or even a whole one ide want more
Each to thier own though some have a few throughout pregnancy and i just prefer not to
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Mar 8th, 2007, 08:41 AM   #8
 
I haven't drank since TTC and shan't do so untill I've finished breastfeeding. I have never been a big drinker anyway (I exclude my university days from that statement!!) so it honestly makes no odds to me, I don't miss it or want it etc and had the biggest panic attack when I realised my bolognaise sauce for the pasta last week was 'red wine and onion' - I only ate half the dinner, picked out bits of spaghetti after that. Won't go near the stuff, Pudding is pricelss I shan't do anything I know might intentionally harm him.
 
 
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Mar 8th, 2007, 10:29 AM   #9
 
I have a glass of Champagne on Christmas day and Boxing day cos that's when we told our families. But other than that I've not had any and to be honest I don't really miss it which amazes me cos I generally had a glass or 2 of wine every night. It'll be interesting to see what happens when the summer comes cos I have always loved a cold glass of wine in the garden on a Saturday/Sunday afternoon. aw well.

Nicola just so you know and don't panic yourself into starvation. Any alcohol in food gets completed wipped out during the cooking process so you don't need to worry.
 
 
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Mar 8th, 2007, 10:29 AM   #10
 
Don't worry about alcohol in cooking too much - especially in a sauce as the alcohol evaporates!

I have not drank at all. I had 2 sips of red wine on Christmas eve and it made me feel really squiffy, I had to go and have a lay down!! I would usually drink a bottle without noticing!!
 
 
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Mar 8th, 2007, 10:32 AM   #11
 
Binge drinking is the worst thing here. If you fancy a small glass of rose and know you will be satisfied with one glass - it is not going to kill you or your baby. I spoke to my midwife about alcohol when I went for my booking in appointment, and she said that one glass a week was fine.

When I first found out I was pregnant I was absolutely paranoid about everything, and I refused to toast my best friend's engagement with champagne. I thought she was being insensitive, she thought I was being over-paranoid. We've got over the spat now but I realise I was being daft - one small sip of champagne isn't going to end the world.

Since then I have had a glass of champagne on Christmas morning, a glass of champagne to toast my sister's wedding, a glass of red wine when I came in from work one day wanting to wring someone's neck - I would normally have swigged the whole bottle on an evening like this, so I asked my husband to remove the rest of it form view , and I also had a very small sip of a vodka cocktail in the Absolut bar at the Ice Hotel in Lapland. I figured I wouldn't be going there again and I had to have a little taste! Then I was onto the cloudberry juice.

Now I have discovered alcohol-free Becks beer. It almost tastes like real beer, especially if you put it in the fridge and serve it very cold. I'm going to be drinking a lot of this through the summer, I think.
 
 
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Mar 8th, 2007, 11:38 AM   #12
 
I drank quite a lot over Christmas & New Year as didn't know I was pregnant and wasn't trying....it was a very pleasant surprise. I did feel quite guilty but hopefully all the good I'm doing now will make up for it. I don't plan to have any alcohol for quite a while now!
 
 
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Mar 8th, 2007, 12:17 PM   #13
 
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Ice Hotel in Lapland
wow - what was it like - sorry totally off topic, valentine will be after me! But I have always wanted to go??
 
 
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Mar 8th, 2007, 13:58 PM   #14
 
I'm averaging about one 120ml glass of red wine a month at the moment.
I'm next allowed one on st patricks but if I don't feel like it on the night I'll give it a miss!
And when I have had red wine, boy have I enjoyed it!
I've tried the non alcoholic wine and it was such a disappointment, becks and cobra do okay with the beer though!
 
 
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Mar 8th, 2007, 14:05 PM   #15
 
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wow - what was it like - sorry totally off topic, valentine will be after me! But I have always wanted to go??
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