I'm new on this forum. I'm 34 years old and TTC for 3 months for my first!! Just a question to all who have received a BFP...
I have married into an Italian family who drink wine with most meals (most days of the week!!) I usually only have one glass with dinner...but that amounts to around 4-5 glasses per week. Would any of you say that you had a similar lifestyle before successful conception, or did you cut right back in order to conceive? I'm also no spring chicken I guess... my sisters both had their children in their 20s, so I'm figuring things might be different for me.
Any help/opinions/guidance would be much apprieciated. Thanks all, and baby dust...
I don't drink during the week, but that means I usually had 3-4 glasses of wine of a friday and saturday night. We were just starting out TTC, so I hadn't really worried about changing my diet for it, and we fell quickly (within a couple of months). I think being relaxed about it has a lot to answer for.
Well I living the tale end of a student life just before graduation so that was a lot of drinking. Conception was graduation itself which was, for want of better phrasing, one giant booze fest. Would also like to hastily add I don't drink that much all the time!!!!
I really don't think it is a major contributing factor a drink of wine here and there or even a glass a day. I think it is how your body works etc, some women drink their entire pregnancy and some don't. I think if it is something you're used to and accustomed to then I doubt it would have a major effect. But just my opinion.
I married into a Brazilian family, and they always have a glass of beer before dinner. So yes, I have drunk occasionally when TTC. Especially with my third as I wasn't TTC, so I know I conceived and drank. It took 6 months to concieve this one so I had champagne during ovulation time because I had decided it was going to be another BFN month. Turns out I was wrong! I am 34 as well.
My husband and I would prob share a bottle of wine four nights a week whilst ttc so it didn't effect our chances, I'm also a similar age to you, 32 whilst ttc Erin and 34 whilst ttc this baby. I think to begin with just carry on with life as normal, ttc can be stressful enough without making all these lifestyle changes!
I was drinking, mostly red wine, pretty much daily when my daughter was conceived (first cycle). This time around I hardly drank alcohol at all and it took a LOT longer to conceive.
I think they do say that drinking alcohol can hinder your chances of conceiving, but plenty of people manage to conceive while drinking, and to be honest, TTC can be stressful and made even worse when you give up all kinds of things in order to help, only to get BFNs month after month. So I would suggest you take it easy for a few months and if you don't get your BFP soon then maybe you could think about trying to cut down?
I used to wonder about this, but then there are people all over the world that drink wine with their meals (France, Italy etc) and they have no problems TTC.
Like other ladies that have commented, I had a few glasses a week - and found concieving this little one without any probs. I was more worried when I found out I was pregnant that I had quite a bit to drink when I was 3 weeks preggers! Eek!
Thanks so much ladies! I really appreciate the honesty, and it's always so good to hear that people in my age range with similar lifestyles were able to conceive in a 6-12 month range. Thank you for the well-wishes, and I'm sure I'll be asking more questions as the cycles come and go!! Best of luck to you all...
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