I know its a taboo subject but have any of you had a drink? If yes what did you drink and how many did you have?
Im quite a large vodka drinker and love my weekends but have had to give them up
I dont mind as obviously its for babies sake but i do miss it and with this being my 3rd baby its the third (practically) year ive had to give everything up ! I know it may sound selfish lol but im sure we have all had to give something up we miss! I have had a small bottle of lambrini twice now (on different occasions) but have managed not to cave and get drunk even with all thats been going on in my life. Im not a heavy drinker, i just liked to have a drink 1 night at the weekend.
Is anyone else finding it hard or is dying to have a drink?? (god i sound like an alkie lol) my weekends are sooo boring now !!!
i had a quater of a can of beer with lemonade in it pmsl thats it all pregnancy with my dd i had 2 small glasses of champagne on new year dialuted with leamonade and that was it all through that pregnancy i breast fed her and was ill befor ei concieved so i havent had a drink for 2 year now
i dont miss it at all never have my mum used to drink vodka every weekend when we was kids and it was awful watching her sat there supping or cuming home on saturday night i dont plan on letting my children see me like that :-) me and OH used to drink regular and smoke heavily we both packed both in and feel so much better for it now we have so much more money too lol
I wasnt much of a drinker before i got pregnant (maybe once or twice in 6 months i would be drunk lol) but since being pregnant i keep craving wine & beer lol when my OH has a beer i was have a few small sips and i have had a glass of wine mixed with some sprite but now i have cranberry juice mixed with sprite lol taste the same lol x
yeah thats why i would only have a drink one night at weekend, which ever night my mum has the kids as i too think there is nothing worse than having kids even in the house when people are drinking! You never know what could happen! I would like to add that i too mix the lambrini with lemonade lol makes it taste nicer lol x
before i was preg id drink a couple of bottles of lambrini a week.my body doesnt tolerate sulphites in alcohol well so i cant drink anything stronger.i had 1 glass of wine at new yr and felt really guilty for drinking it,so i dont see the point of drinking at all.i doubt i will drink much once baby is here as id rather have a clear head and in scotland its illegal to be drunk and in charge of a child under 10.
I keep thinking I want a drink, but then when I try one it makes me feel sick! It was my birthday a few weeks ago, so I had a white wine spritzer, and couldnt even drink half on one, it felt like it was just floating in my stomach. I had a half lager shandy one other time, when the weather was really good, and the same thing, i couldn't drink it!
I haven't had any atall.. Was going to have a small glass of wine on mine and OHs 10 year anniversary last week but decided against it in the end! In my mind I just cannot justify the need for me to have one so am not bothering!
I was the kind of person that only drank on a full on night out, I never woulda "just had the one" so not much point me doing it now! I miss the social side of nights out quite abit (I don't want to go out with my pals and them getting drunk, not fun) however one of my lovely friends is taking me to a lovely restaurant and cocktail bar tonight that does several non alcoholic cocktails so I can "join in" I cannot wait!!!
So, to be honest, I was a moderate drinker with the occasional time that I went overboard. I thought this would be the biggest thing that I had to give up. My mom drank while she was pregnant with me (my dad an OB/Gyn) so you would think he would know better. Told her in the 70's that it was ok to have a a few (1-3). So she would have the odd glass of wine during the week and a few during the weekend. She really craved Singapore Slings, which explains why I love Gin so much.
I have had a glass of red wine, which pre- pregnancy I would drink a bottle in an evening, tasted pretty grose to me. So none of that for me. I tried a white wine and it was nice but didnt really do much (flavor wise). I have had two beers on two different nights spaced a few weeks apart. The beers were blue moons, that you put an orange in as a garnish and it was so tasty. My dad still thinks it is ok to have a beer or two during the weekend but I am trying not to.
Alcohol does pass to the baby, the unknown is how much. I am on the heavier size so when I would calculate my BAC it would take me more to reach the legal limit. I think it would be ok to have one, once in awhile! The thing is you have a liver and kidneys to filter some of that stuff out before it reaches the baby. He also laughs at my physician telling me no deli meats and runny eggs for the same theory of your organs filtering that stuff before the baby gets it.
I know I might get yelled at for my post but just trying to give you an honest answer and not the stock answer your PCP or midwife will give you. The way my dad would put it there is the answer that the doctors and midwives are required to give you and then there is the answer you will get from your friend who just might be a physician.
I can totally relate to some of you ladies... i miss it too!! used to go out most sat nites when my little boy slept at his daddys... ive not touched a drop since i found out i was preg (at 5 weeks pregnant ) i would feel too guilty but yesterday went for a meal with my boyfriend and had an alcohol free beer it was nice i felt like i was havin a drink :-)) got a few Do's comin up so will be havin a couple of them ...it does help a lot that my boyfriends give up alcohol too x but i would never judge anyone who had the odd drink its totally up to the individual ..with my first baby id have the odd half a guiness, but its wierd i cant do it with this pregnancy x
I'm not really a sit and have one glass kind of person. If I'm drinking I'm getting drunk!!! So it's just a big no go. I'm not really missing it yet though, only of all my mates are going out or something like that x
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