I am 4-5 weeks pregnant with my 2nd. (I think 4 based on knowledge of my Ovulation pattern). This month I didnt really expect to be pregnant mainly due to DS's nursing habits and the fact I was so used to seeing BFN's. I had pretty much stopped taking prenatal supplements because I was scared of taking them indefinately (I can not stand taking tablets in any shape or form) which meant I wasn't getting a regular dose of folic acid. I was also nursing a LOT and have since read that the nursing child takes folic acid from you. I'm deducting that my folic acid level was very very low at concption.
I can't even confort myself by thinking at least I eat healthily. Usually I really do, but I'd been on holiday at the time of implantation to Spain to visit my family,it was all tapas and grease (no offence family). I drank a couple of beers every evening and the last evening I drank LOTS plus smoked cigareretts all evening (I havent smoked for years!).
Its the combination of drinking alcohol/smoking/bad diet/NO folic acid and nursing which reduces folic levels even further that worries me! I'm trying to stop worrying but I'm in a bit of a looping thought process.
Oh the final worry is that when I got hom and got my BFP (yey!) I started taking my prenatals PLUS a folic acid supplement (800 micrograms in total) and am now worried that I have binged on too much folic acid for three days or that they contraindict each other or something.
The doctor said I drank too much, it wasnt ideal :( and the pharmacist I spoke to today said 800 micrograms is silly and of course it is too much :(
What damage have I done? And why did my holiday have to be THAT WEEK!!?? (at least if I'd been home there would have been no smoking or drinking and lots of healthy food for implantation time)
Anyone got any reassuring advice?