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So I've heard a small glass here or there is ok...what do you guys think? I've had a couple since getting my BFP and now I'm starting to feel guilty. :confused: I was a lot more conservative with my first pregnancy and I'm kinda feeling lost with this one. Have any of your drs said anything about the occasional small glass?

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I have heard some docs say no way on any alcohol and others say a little is ok. Ugh! I don't know what to think or do! I tend to want to just not do it just in case. I am craving Moscato like mad though....

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I have had a couple glasses of wine with each pregnancy and no issues. I was reading an article about kids whose mothers were moderate drinkers actually were scoring higher on aptitude tests. The article stated that the drinking wasn't the cause but the relaxed approach to pregnancy and then parenting was more along the line for causes. It was really interesting. Let me see if I can find it. Here it is.
I also feel obligated to say that I am not an advocate of drinking during pregnancy. I am a huge advocate of following your mommy gut and using moderation and common sense in all things. I just thought it was interesting that I just read this and we are discussing it on here.
At risk of being "that girl" who's posts are always long and preachy..... I taught a boy who had Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and it was no joke, so it's not something I take lightly. I'm interested to see what everyone else thinks about this question.

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"lmh101979" wrote:

Here it is.
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Interesting...good read. Thanks!!

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i'm more of a cocktail drinker than a wine drinker, and i'm pretty sure tequila and vodka are not recommended. Smile so i give it up entirely while pregnant, but i do have friends who still have an occasional glass of wine while pregnant. my doctor takes a hard line on it...she said they don't know what amount of alcohol is safe, so it's better to avoid completely. but she also told me not to eat any deli meat, and i've had a couple turkey sandwiches, so i guess i'm kinda a rebel in my own way. Wink

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Well I would say if you can avoid it then do so. It's a mind altering substance and who knows the effects it will have on your baby. But I do think if you had a small glass once a month I don't think it's such a big deal.

That being said, I have been pretty lenient about most things this pregnancy. I don't drink, but I do all sorts of don'ts: deli meat, albacore tuna, occasional soft cheese, and there's probably more.

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I've stopped drinking 100% since the BFP. I'm not a heavy drinker in general but I do enjoy having one here and there...especially when it's hot outside.
I've read that it's not a big deal to have one once in awhile but it's not a big deal to me so I'd rather not chance it

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I've stopped drinking too, except now I smell my hubby's beer ( I normally HATE beer) And I have wet my lips once or twice with his homemade beer, but no actual drinking of it.

That said, my mom had 6 kids. She drank, smoked cigarrettes and I'm willing to bet she smoked a little weed during some of them. Even her Dr's instructions were NOT to quit smoking that it would do more harm than good.

She has 6 healthy children, who all score higher on their IQ tests then the average person in their classes.

To each their own. If your making your self feel guilty then maybe stop, if others are making you feel guilty tell them to go away. Every woman is differant, and to each their own in their pregnancy.

I too have worked with FAS kids in the past. Their mother was a drunk, who was never sober, not even while she was asleep. In the UK (Who are YEARS ahead of us in studies) say that a glass here and there actually does the baby good.