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Anyone else crave all sorts of ALCOHOL during pregnancy?

post #1 of 42
Thread Starter 

I mean out of all things to crave, right? I have wanted a dark imperial stout for a week now. I even told my husband that if he drinks one in front of me, I will insist on a sip or 2. 

 

Why must some of us crave booze in this 9 month period of our life where we should not drink alcohol, or very little?

 

Actually no- I don't want a pint of imperial stout. I want 2. And in fact, the night the baby is born (months and months from now), I will demand that it be on my table right next to my bed after I push the baby out lol.gif

post #2 of 42

I'm not pregnant any longer but I craved alcohol all through my pregnancy as well, and I'm not a drinker in the least.  I DID have a sip of some homemade wine my family made for Christmas at the beginning of my third tri but I definitely wanted more than that and a lot more often!

post #3 of 42
Thread Starter 

Wine- love it not pregnant, but while pregnant it sounds completely yucky for some reason. We are regular drinkers, although I've never been a huge fan of imperial stout, so it's a bit silly to me that only in pregnancy would I just crave it so strongly yummy.gif

post #4 of 42

I have had wine occasionally throughout this pregnancy but what I have really been craving is a dirty martini. I refuse to even let myself taste a sip because I know I would want to drink the whole thing! I probably will want nothing to do with them once the baby is born because I don't normally drink liquor but I'll give it a shot!

post #5 of 42

I am not a big drinker at all. I'll have a fancy cocktail while out for dinner maybe 2-3 times a year, and that's pretty much it. 

 

I've been craving cocktails like mad, every time I see them, or someone talks about them. But the smell of alcohol, anything strong, particularly wine or beer, makes me want to run and toss my cookies more than anything else has this pregnancy so far. We had a glass of beer in our back office a few weeks ago, that someone had just left somewhere, and we placed it in the back until the kitchen had a chance to come grab the glass, and i actually had to get someone to remove it, because I was gagging. It's kind of pathetic really... 

post #6 of 42

I was a wine drinker until I got preg.  And before I knew I was preg. I had the worst heartburn after having wine and then when I found out I realized it was my body's way of getting rid of it from my life for 9 mo.  I don't have an urge, but boy on hot days the thought of an ice cold Mike's Hard lemonade sounds good.  I told DH I want one as soon as she is born and luckily that is only 21 days (give or take).

post #7 of 42

pizza and bud light, yes please. ROTFLMAO.gifBut it always sounds so good but can't bring myself to even sip it, once it's in front of me I want to yak

post #8 of 42

Yep. I've craved beer. And I've had a beer, about once a month, from month 3 on.

post #9 of 42

i have no problem with having a glass of wine here and there during pregnancy....especially at the end when they're just hanging out.

but for some reason i've been craving mojitos like mad. haven't had one though....i don;t like the pregnant buzzed feeling and the automatic swelling and i think a big part of it is that i want to sit at a nice bar patio somewhere.

post #10 of 42

Don't stout beers contain a lot of protein and B vitamins?  Is there any possibility that you're lacking one of those two things?

 

Not to suggest that's the only possibility . . . I've been craving nacho cheese flavored chips, for pity's sake . . . maybe I need more salt?  But I don't want any other salty foods.

 

Anyway, sorry about that, it must be annoying.

post #11 of 42

I don't know about beer, but I have craved dry red wine, and I usually only like sweet wines. I also have had a glass of wine about once or twice a month this pregnancy. I personally am putting my trust in the large studies out of Europe that have shown no negative effects from drinking a glass of wine even on a daily basis during pregnancy.

post #12 of 42

I craved wine and beer this pregnancy which is also weird because I am normally not a big drinker at all. I did indulge these cravings with an occasional sip of my husband's or a half glass. That was typically enough to make the feeling pass.

post #13 of 42

I am not preggo, but yes!!!  When I was preggo w/ ODD my mouth actually watered I wanted a drink so bad once.   We were camping and my BIL offered me a mountain dew and vodka. not remembering I was preggo!  My mouth totally watered and I wanted it so bad!!  lol   And even with YDD I wanted a mikes hard pommegrante really bad, I even took one out of the fridge after a party, put it on the counter and remembered probably not a good idea.  lol   I settled for a sip of DH's.  

post #14 of 42

Not pregnant now, but yes!!! I craved margaritas something fierce while pregnant.  It was bizarre. 

post #15 of 42

Last time I was pregnant, I went to a small party with my friends where everyone was drinking wine.  Just the smell of the wine when the bottles were uncorked made me salivate!  It was torture!  I didn't want to even take a sip because I really just wanted to drink a bottle and a sip would have just been a tease! 

 

I know it's going to be tough getting through the summer cookouts watching everyone drink beer and margaritas.  

 

When I go to a restaurant, I always order a juice/seltzer mix.  At least you can pretend it's something better!

 

And my husband is NOT being compassionate about it at all!  Every time he orders a beer, he says something annoying like "Well I'm drinking for two now!  I better order another!"

post #16 of 42
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Originally Posted by Gemini529 View Post

Last time I was pregnant, I went to a small party with my friends where everyone was drinking wine.  Just the smell of the wine when the bottles were uncorked made me salivate!  It was torture!  I didn't want to even take a sip because I really just wanted to drink a bottle and a sip would have just been a tease! 

 

I know it's going to be tough getting through the summer cookouts watching everyone drink beer and margaritas.  

 

When I go to a restaurant, I always order a juice/seltzer mix.  At least you can pretend it's something better!

 

And my husband is NOT being compassionate about it at all!  Every time he orders a beer, he says something annoying like "Well I'm drinking for two now!  I better order another!"


Ugh!! My husband is doing the SAME THING hopmad.gif

 

We went to DH's birthday last night. That was SO HARD. Drinks all around, and I got some sips, that's it. It was torture :( I am  huge fan of beer and just the smell of it made me go nuts. I realize it's not a big deal to non-drinkers or light drinkers, but we are very regular drinkers, and also brew our own beer at home (and yes, it's legal in Oregon lol.gif) I actually told him that I don't want him drinking beer around me anymore because it just makes me mad. I also told him that I don't want to help make beer anymore because it makes me want to ravage it to oblivion. Lol! Stupid pregnancy hormones. I never craved beer THIS MUCH before! Geez

 

post #17 of 42
The ENTIRE time I was PG with DS, I wanted nothing more than a Kahlua and Cream. DAILY I thought about having one. And I probably should have just had one and gotten it over with. The whole time, I told myself, I'd have one as soon as DS was born. Then DS was born. And I really didn't want one.

Right now, I would pay good money for a hard cider. And I have six in the fridge that we bought right before we found out, too. mmmmmm. I am going to have to either get rid of them or have DH drink them for me, they are driving me crazy.
post #18 of 42
Thread Starter 

Well, it's official- I forgot I was pregnant yesterday! It was a long hard day and I said to my hubby "Ok, I need a dark beer asap- will you get me one please" He just sort of blinked at me like he was waiting for me to say just kidding, and I didn't. 

 

One of my friends joked with me "You're going to push the baby out and while they're trying to hand you the baby, you're going to be drinking a beer saying "Can you put the baby down? I'll get to it in just a minute!" lol.gif

post #19 of 42
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Originally Posted by AdinaL View Post

Not pregnant now, but yes!!! I craved margaritas something fierce while pregnant.  It was bizarre. 

 

I'm *thisclose* to making one just so DH can drink the whole thing, but I can have a sip. I want a margarita soooo bad.  Summer just isn't the same without them.  greensad.gif  And I don't want a fake one, I want the roundness of the tequila, the sting of the salt.  The crunch of the ice.  

 



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Originally Posted by Celticqueen View Post

Well, it's official- I forgot I was pregnant yesterday! It was a long hard day and I said to my hubby "Ok, I need a dark beer asap- will you get me one please" He just sort of blinked at me like he was waiting for me to say just kidding, and I didn't. 

 

One of my friends joked with me "You're going to push the baby out and while they're trying to hand you the baby, you're going to be drinking a beer saying "Can you put the baby down? I'll get to it in just a minute!" lol.gif


Good one, mama!! LOL!!

 

post #20 of 42
Beer which I don't normal drink but I've had 1/3 glass maybe 3 times in the 6 month I've been prego. @ first the cravings were maddening. I also crave a sake martini, maybe I'll. Have 1/2 @ least it's wine. The other craving is cigarettes and I don't smaoke. Last pregnancy 6 years ago i was mad for clove cigarettes. I have no idea how I held out.
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