Drinking a glass of wine or so a week?? I really don't want any arguments or judgements but I am curious. In my first pregnancy I did everything right. I was so uptight. I didn't drink at all, I didn't drink coffee or have anything with asparatme in. I totally freaked out when I realised I had eaten some goats cheese by accident. I didn't enjoy my pregnancy for all the worry and guilt I felt about everything and anything I did.
This pregnancy I have a glass of wine a week, a coffee a day, I drink the odd can of diet coke and I have soft cheese when I literally can't resist the urge. Is anyone else the same??
Yep. Obviously I'm not drinking anywhere near my usual levels but if I want a glass of wine I have one. I'm eating everything I want, it never made me sick before and the risks of anything happening are so small that I'm happy to take my chances.
Deprivation would only make me resentful and unhappy. I want to enjoy the pregnancy and the last of my 'freedom' before I'm chucked back into newborn-land again.
Personally I haven't, though I did have quarter of a glass of champagne with a meal on my wedding anniversary last weekend.
It's one of those things that I choose not to do "just in case", though I can't really see that a small amount every once in a while would hurt.
Apparently studies have not been able to show what the "safe" amount of alcohol is, and this is why we are advised against it completely, so in other words no one really knows whether one or two glasses of wine a week during pregnancy would have any affect on your baby... it's a mystery!
I think it's a very personal choice, and there is no wrong or right answer, you just have to do what you feel is right for you.
I had a glass of red wine on holiday last week, and I plan on having another one on my birthday in May Other than that I have a sip of my OH's drink whenever he has something I fancy!
I REALLY miss gooey cheese. I might make myself a baked Camembert as I heard cooking it kills anything bad!
Some of the camembert and brie that you can buy in the supermarkets is pasteurised, (although technically you're still not really meant to eat it even if it is pasteurised) I usually grill it on a panini to be extra safe
I haven't yet..I'd really really LIKE to but I haven't been able to talk myself into it for some reason. I was going to ask my doctor if it was ok but I chickened out lol. Still drink my daily two cups of coffee tho
I'm drinking quite alot of diet coke and I'm having wine occasionally, but not in excess.
I have had quite a few m/c early on when I was doing everything by the book. This time round, I've just relaxed about it and taken the view that what is meant to be will be, and everything has so far been fine.
Obviously I'm not actually going out of my way to do or eat/drink harmful things/amounts, but nor am I tying myself in knots over having a little of what I fancy now and again
I'm really relaxed regarding the food guidelines as it's just ridiculous, inconsistent depending on the healthcare professional you speak to and changes all the time!!!! I also drink caffeine.... one cup of coffee a day is not near the 200mg RDA so have no problem with it! Also I'm a psychopharm student and caffeine really does have some great effects and reduces anxiety if consumed in low doses.... it's not as dangerous as the media make out, you literally need like over 10 cups a day for an extended period to have any real damaging effect on your health!
With drinking.... I'm not a big drinker anyway, my partner and I maybe had a bottle of wine every 3 weeks or so.... saying that, I really fancied a larger shandy last week (very unlike me who tends to go for very specific wines) and I didn't deny myself it!!! I think everything in moderation, and it sounds like that's what your doing
No point people getting anxious/ruining their pregnancy with feelings of guilt for consuming 'wrong foods'!!!!!!!
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