ON drinking during pregnancy?
I stumbled on this article:
I thought it was rather interesting. SO many things are forbidden during pregnancy it seems, I was kind of stoked to see the rules loosen a bit!
So, what do you think?
You are probably going to want to move this to the debate board :P Just kidding.
My opinion, which I don't care to debate, is that I shouldn't drink at all while pg. And when my family members drink while pg, it bugs me.
However, I have heard that some OBs recommend a glass of wine here or there but I don't think I could ever do it.
I also read somewhere, several years ago, that any amount of alcohol during pregnancy is related to lower IQ scores as those children get older.
My best friend drank (in moderation) while pregnant. I refuse to drink at all while pregnant. I think that since alcohol is not a necessary nutrient, there is no reason at all for a pregnant woman to drink alcohol while pg.
I never drank while pregnant with H and will not if I ever get pregnant again. I'm against it. I have friends who have a glass once in a while, I can't.... I won't.
Even my midwife drinks occasionally while pregnant and was telling me there was no harm doing so.... but not for me thank you very much.
Shoot, I don't even drink when I'm not preggo so the thought doesn't even cross my mind.
IDK where I stand on drinking by others while preggo because there is such a variety of 'servings'. But I would feel weird if a friend or family member drank in front of me while preggo. I guess because I just don't get it.
I guess in the end women can do what they want, as it's not illegal to drink or smoke while pregnant... although I think it should be, as it's not fair to the baby if you give him/her some form of damage that they wouldn't normally have had (but that's a topic that definitely belongs in the debate board lol!). For me, I would never chance it. I'm not a smoker, so that doesn't concern me... but I do like to drink here and there when I'm not pregnant or BF. I would NEVER drink any alcoholic beverages of any kind while pregnant... it's not worth it. I think I can have some self control and wait until after baby comes.
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