Drinking during pregnancy has been in the news lately. A couple of months ago I remember a study was published that said that having a few drinks during pregnancy wasn't actually a problem. I personally never took the risk. It wasn't worth it to me to have something else to worry about. I have European friends and family, and they drink a glass of wine during pregnancy without even thinking about it. To each their own.
Recently, The Huffington Post wrote about a CDC study that said 1 in 13 women admit to drinking during pregnancy. Did you drink, or know somebody who did?
Here's a link to the article: Huffington Post
no i didn't. i was scared to, thought it would hurt my baby. i'm still not drinking b/c i'm breastfeeding. they say you can pump and dump but i don't pump that much and i need every bit of my milk. i was always told not to, even one drink could cause defects and like you i didn't want to take the risk. i don't understand why people do what they do but it's their life, let them mess it up if they want to. that's just my opinion.
I did not during pregnancy, but I did while breastfeeding, a glass of wine here or there. If you do not drink in excess and do not feel any effects, then it cannot be passed to the baby via breastmilk. Beer drinking is actually beneficial to milk production. Pump and dump is an old misconception, it's a waste to do so and not necessary.
I did drink while breastfeeding with my son, but I've lost the ability to drink since having my daughter. For some reason I get an awful rash whenever I drink now, so I don't bother.
I usually do not, but my 1 year wedding anniversary is coming up next month, I'll be about 35 weeks, and we have a small bottle of wine from our wedding day we planned on opening for our anniversary. I am going to have a glass of wine that day. And for my first pregnancy I had part of a beer around my due date. So I've done it, but not frequently.
I never drank, I knew quite a few who did though. I felt that if anything ever went wrong w/ the pregnancy or with my child, I would blame myself for eternity that the drink(s) could have played a part in it. So, I just didn't go there. It's each individual persons choice, I would never judge any one else for it... in fact a friend of mine was experiencing so much anxiety/stress during her pregnancy that the doctor actually suggested she drink a glass of wine a night in order to not put stress on the baby.
That reminded me! I could not sleep the last few weeks of my pregnancy with my son. My midwife told me to take a Benadryl and have a glass of wine. hahaha. I didn't, but sometimes I wish I had.
I got drunk about 1 week into my pregnancy being unaware I was pregnant......I could not over come the guilt I felt, like I should have known. So, NO, once I knew for sure Aiden was on his way, I could not even think about drinking!!
No, I did not. I worked with teens with behavioral problems and some of them had FAS, so there is no way I'd risk it.
I had half a glass of wine the day my husband got the news that he passed the Massachusetts bar on the first try and I had another 1/2 glass on New Year's eve. Plus, I didn't drink for several months before even getting pregnant, when we were TTC. We had to go thru IVF and didn't want to chance it.
I didn't while I was pregnant but I have now that I am breastfeeding. I also realize that doing the pump and dump is an old notion but I do it when having alcohol to keep up my supply. The longer you go without nursing/pumping the less supply you will have because your body tries to keep up with the demand or lack there of demand.
When I got pregnant with my daughter, I drank Mountain Dew like it was water, and I continued drinking it until roughly the beginning of my second trimester. I got a bad kidney infection because of it, and my doctor told me to drink a glass of red wine a week until it cleared out, because the red wine would flush out my kidneys (I never checked into the science behind that) But I did drink two glasses of red wine in two weeks and then my kidneys felt 100% better. I didn't drink anymore after that. I had half a glass of red with my current pregnancy to take the edge off the migraine I got because off a toothache, but that half glass had me feeling weird so I stopped, and haven't had any more. I have family in Germany and it's common to drink a glass of wine or a beer with your meals, but I wouldn't take that risk.