I've been under the care of a midwives practice and an OBGYN and both practices said it was perfectly fine to have 2-3 glasses of wine per week (not that I do). Also, neither place gave me any list of food I can't eat, they just said try and eat as healthy as possible. They must be really laid back where I live.
Not judging you at all hun, i really don't like any kind of wine or champagne so don't drink it at all i'm more of a vodka lady and while i would drink wine if i liked it i wouldn't drink any spirits of any kind... I am having a coke when i go out if i fancy it and i'm having cups of tea but no more than 2 a day as it's recommended
Nope. Haven't done it. Wouldn't do it. Not going to risk it. I didn't drink before pregnancy so alcohol doesn't really count for me but I avoid all the non-recommended foods too. I'm not gambling with my child's health no matter how low the odds.
I don't really like most of the foods on the don't eat list, so I haven't really been tempted. I have also never been a drinker.
However, when my sister was pregnant with her oldest, (16 years ago) she went in for an appointment and her blood pressure was high. He OB told her to go home, have a glass of wine, and take a hot bath to relax and get her BP down. She had this OB for her first three and, from what she's told me, he was awesome. When she had trouble breastfeeding and was considering supplementing with formula, he told her to relax and do whatever worked best for her.
Also, as far as drinking while BFing, when I was getting my pre-release brief at the hospital with my youngest, the nurse told me a glass of wine or one beer a day could actually help with the milk flow because it helps you to relax.
Well, hmmm... I've never been a big drinker and i dont eat many eggs nor do i eat soft cheese! So it doesn't really count for me however... I go to a couple of shows a year with OH and we tend to drink there, however, the 1st one is next month, so far I would like to say I havent drunk yet but unfortunately I have, I went with OH to his father's funeral and I would have been approximately 6 days pregnant, I drank about 3 halves of lager... I had no clue I was pregnant I was on the pill too. Things appear ok so far but that has been the only time I have consumed alcohol. I will most likely have a pint of lager shandy both nights of the show, weather dependant of course, if it's raining and we're in the caravan i might not even bother. The next one is September, i'll prob do the same then, and my sister gets married 2 weeks before i'm due, i'll probably toast that with 1 aswell but that will be all - simply because im not a drinker so it doesn't bother me anyway. But what everybody else does is up to them, i judge no-one xxx
im so glad i got showed this thread.
i posted a similar thread in the teen pregnancy yesterday and people always seem to get so opinionated there & it drives me nuts.
I knew i wasnt alone with the 'i fancy some alcohol' feeling
Not every week because I dont fancy it every week. Id say about once every 2 months has been my timescales. I dont see any issue with it and I eat everything including the foods that are on the guidelines to avoid. Unless its high in VitA or mercury I will eat what I want as I think the guidelines are completely OTT x
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