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post #21 of 64
Once I'm out of my first trimester I have an occasional glass of wine. Honestly, I don't believe having a glass of wine is going to affect my baby so for me it's not chancing anything.
post #22 of 64
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Originally Posted by KimL View Post
you do realize fetal alcohol syndrome is a real thing, right? Why would ya take the chance of affecting your baby by having a glass of wine? Are these the same folks who forgo vaccines because there's a "chance" of something bad happening? I'm not convinced these two scenerios are so different!
The difference between vaccines and a little wine is that vaccines put poison into the body that was never meant to be there, attempting to fool the immune system.

Wine, OTOH, is not poison, and is, in fact been known to be healthy in moderation for different reasons.

It is all about moderation, IMO.
post #23 of 64
all things in moderation, i say. i drink wine sometimes. i eat soft cheeses (mostly imports), and sometimes- i eat fish! gasp!
post #24 of 64
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Originally Posted by KimL View Post
you do realize fetal alcohol syndrome is a real thing, right? Why would ya take the chance of affecting your baby by having a glass of wine? Are these the same folks who forgo vaccines because there's a "chance" of something bad happening? I'm not convinced these two scenerios are so different!
FAS is a result of REGULAR, excessive drinking over long periods of time. Not reasonable intake of small doses of alcohol on occassion.

I just don't see it as taking a risk.

2nd, I do vaccinate (I live in a tropical climate, in a developing nation, it's not something I'd risk), but I see the fears of vaccination as legitimate and supported by studies on both sides of the debate. I have yet to see a study or an actual source that says even one glass of wine now and then is a risk of any kind whatsoever. All they say is that they are unwilling and unable to say how much is safe, but all the evidence points towards heavy prolonged use, which no one here is advocating.

I would never suggest that if someone else didn't feel comfortable having a glass of wine that they should just DO it (it'll make you feel goooood feeeel goood feeel goood...), everyone knows their own body...but I definitely don't feel like I'm being a bad mom having the odd glass of wine myself, either.

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Originally Posted by circuitsndaisies View Post
Again I say, FAS is from HEAVY and PROLONGED use. Studies have shown that even 1-2 glasses of wine per day, every day, is safe. I can't find the link right now, but I was just reading this the other day. Of course, it was a European study.
Here is one:http://www.medicinenet.com/fetal_alc...rome/page4.htm

Here is another: http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Fe...7,4697,00.html

and another:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...lass-wine.html
post #25 of 64
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Originally Posted by KimL View Post
you do realize fetal alcohol syndrome is a real thing, right? Why would ya take the chance of affecting your baby by having a glass of wine? Are these the same folks who forgo vaccines because there's a "chance" of something bad happening? I'm not convinced these two scenerios are so different!
i understand what you're saying, I guess you have to go with what is comfortable for you.
I have a history of blood pressure issues in pregnancy, and a little red wine can help with that. Blood pressure issues can cause some real problems, so like I said, you have to choose what you're comfortable with. By no means is anyone here suggesting that you should drink a bottle a night.
post #26 of 64
I haven't had anything to drink, other than sips, since I found out I was pregnant. I invented this policy of not drinking in the 1st trimester and then drinking in moderation (1 glass a couple of times a week) through the rest of the pregnancy.

With my first baby, I felt sick pretty much constantly until I was 14 weeks. That weekend, a friend came to stay, we had fish & chips in a pub, I had my first beer of the pregnancy, and the next day we ate Krispy Kremes. No more nausea after that!
post #27 of 64
Alcohol is a teratogen. Every moment you are building something on your human inside of you. The baby's brain is forming neurons and making connections every moment, every moment something is being created. What if that one glass of wine effected something? I have a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The damage is irreversible. I have no idea how much her birth mother drank. But why risk it? Could you choose to take a hot bath with candles to calm you?
post #28 of 64
I do not drink alcohol while I'm pregnant. It crosses directly through the placenta, that poison is going directly to the fetus, so I don't get why anyone would want to . But I don't judge others who do, I'm sure I do things others wouldn't agree with. I was reading a book by a doctor who said that drinking in the 3rd trimester was actually the worst time to drink - specifically, alcohol destroys synapses in the brain and the 3rd tri is when the baby's synapses are being formed.
post #29 of 64
I had wine with my midwife at a party once! I definitely think an occasional glass is no big deal. Same with coffee. IMO.
post #30 of 64
[QUOTE=Usually Curious;14059206]Hehe. I find it funny that fetal alcohol syndrom does not exist in the european mind, but here in the US most pregnant women are obsessed with it.

Oh yes they do now! It's been in the English news quite a bit if you do a search on it. I've read that 1-2 glasses per week has in the past been deemed okay,but now that's up in the air depending on what publication you are reading. I only speak English and a bit of german--I wonder what a German paper would say.
post #31 of 64

Indulged

In about 4oz of wine or beer 1xper week or less (small juice glass). As I do appreciate that you are not condemned to death in Europe as you are here for drinking anything (though FAS is on the radar there). US seems so one-wayed--never finding a happy medium.
post #32 of 64
i think that the risks people take during pregnancy are a really personal decision. humans have a 15,000 year history of drinking alcohol during pregnancy, and a 40 year history of eating high fructose corn syrup, fast food, etc. personally i think the infinitesimally small KNOWN risk to my baby of a drink once a week, is much better than the known and UNKNOWN risk of an American diet.

but, these are my choices to make. others make other choices and that's great too. i wouldn't presume to accost a pregnant woman (or not pregnant!) on the way into McDonald's. i'm sure she knows the risks she's taking and is comfortable with them. i would hope for the same courtesy.
post #33 of 64
Mcdonalds...glass of wine....hmmmm...I think I would opt for the glass of wine, and I am a migraine sufferer and red wine is forbidden! I don't drink in general for this reason, but during my second and third trimester is the only time I really crave it! Especially the dark beers. I will indulge in these cases and have not had a problems with my migraines at all during this time. Listen to your bodies mamas!
post #34 of 64
I had an occasional glass of wine with my other boys...

This time I haven't really felt like it which is a bit weird for me... but I have felt like Sangria...

My mom used to make Sangria with batches of homemade wine that sometimes didn't taste all that great so I thought of using the not great tasting non-alcoholic wine that you can buy in the store and made myself a large batch... It has been so good...

Wine, orange juice, fresh berries and peach slices and a bit of soda water with loads of ice.

Actually I think I am going to serve myself another glass!
post #35 of 64
The rule in England (where I had my last baby) was 2 glasses a week after the first trimester. I never felt like drinking till the third trimester, and then had an occasional sip or half glass of champagne. Once I ordered a white wine spritzer in a restaurant when I was hugely pregnant and no one batted an eye!

Funny story, while I was living there, they tried to switch to the US-style "nothing at all rule", but it came out that there was no evidence to support that the 2 glasses a week approach did any harm, and the authroties had introduced the "nothing at all" rule just because they thought some women could not stop at 1 glass. The British women freaked out and had the rule changed back to 2 glasses a week!
post #36 of 64
Maybe later in the pregnancy, I'll feel comfortable having a glass, depending on the circumstances. I'm really not wanting it now anyway, even when others around me are drinking. I'm sleepy enough as it is!
post #37 of 64
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Originally Posted by Usually Curious View Post
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I don't really drink when I'm not pregnant so this really isn't much of an issue to me, but I am glad to see y'all aren't quite as paranoid as women in my past DDC!
Does it count if we have a paranoid partner? I love my DP and while I am comfortable with a glass of wine for dinner, etc., my partner is not. I respect that this child is not only mine and I was willing to make this compromise since it is truly not a big deal for me.

I am going to have a glass of wine in early labor, though.
post #38 of 64
I'll have a drink if I really really want it. I don't have a problem with it in moderation.
post #39 of 64
I think maybe Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's I might have a little, but I just personally feel better avoiding it for now while the baby is still really small and a lot of development going on.
post #40 of 64
Oh I am so happy that my body just naturally knows what to avoid. Fast food sounds so awful right now. I don't really feel like drinking either (even though I would have half a glass of wine otherwise) Also for some reason sushi grosses me out right now. Normally it's my favorite food!
So, it's lots of fruit and greek yoghurt, and for some reason burritos. Go figure.
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