I forgot to ask this before. My friend keeps telling me that it's not going to hurt a fetus if you drink alcohol during early pregnancy.... I don't really believe her, though. What does everyone think of that? I haven't really said anything to her, because I doubt that I'd change her mind, but just wanted your opinions on this
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December TWW Thread - Page 8
Dropping in to check on you ladies in the wait.
Mamamash, I had crazy postO symptoms that I didn't expect, then they went away at like 4or5 dpo. My first real clue was CRAZY dreams and creamy cm that never went away. Not a lot, but it just hung around. I'm excited for the next couple of weeks for you ladies.
Dahlia- I think a relatively small amount of alcohol won't do any harm, maybe that's what she means. I've heard that a small glass of wine is ok, but I feel like...why bother?!
I've heard that it's ok to have a small amount as well. She actually said that even if someone were to get very drunk early in pregnancy (like the first 5 or 6 weeks), the baby wouldn't be affected.... Of course, I do think she means this about people who hopefully wouldn't be aware they were pregnant.. I'm just not sure about how true this is. And I agree, what's the point?
mamamash- I know what you mean about sciatic pain. I was put on 3 days of work only for my job as an LVN because the pain was so bad with DS. I was also given Vicodin which I tried not to take but really had no choice as the pain was unbelievable. My first DS never gave me any back issues, I'm hoping my next will be like that.
Dahlia- I worked in OB/GYN. The women who came in later in their pregnancy because they didn't realize they'd miss a period or whatever would always be nervous wrecks because they'd continue to drink without knowing they were pregnant. The Dr. I worked for always calmed them down by telling them that if a small amount of alcohol were dangerous, Italy wouldn't exist (wine). He said they should be fine but not to continue drinking. Also I've never heard any of the Drs. I worked for say that they wine or any other alcohol would be ok after knowing you're pregnant. While they don't believe a glass here or there would be harmful, they still don't recommend it. Honestly if you can't go without a drink while carrying baby, maybe said person should reconsider having a baby.
AFM 6dpo and my husband is more anxious for me to test than I am. So I headed to the dollar store and bought 6.. why not? I'll start tomorrow just for fun. One pregnancy I didn't get a BFP until 10dpo and I believe the other was 12dpo, or maybe it was 12dpo and 14dpo... not sure. But I might as well test... it's only a dollar.
Emily- that's how I was last month I think. But they lasted probably 7DPO. and I got the crazy dreams and creamy CM. but, all of it went away about a week before I got AF.
Countrybound- sciatic nerve pain is the worst!! I should have asked my doctor for something but never did. Good luck with your early testing. I am so not an early tester. That makes me even more crazy
Yeah, I agree with you all- I was just asking so I can have more of an idea what to say next time it comes up. She doesn't believe in giving up most of the things they say to stop once you're pregnant (not that she drinks frequently or heavily), but I can already tell I'm not going to be like that and have already stopped drinking alcohol. I know I'll be neurotic lol!
Countrybound- Would a chiropractor be able to help your back pain? I have problems with back spasms and very frequent migraines. I started seeing a chiro. about a month ago, and it's really helped my headaches. Maybe it could be something to look into?
I'm going to try to hold off until I'm at least 7dpo to start using my Wondfo preg test stash. I'm so anxious!
Thanks mamamash, I'm hungry! So far, that's it. Oh, and peeing a lot. I think it's starting to sink in a little. I talked to the baby for the first time today after my shower, and it hit me; me and this guy/gal are gonna be together for quite awhile! No more showering alone :)
Hiii! I should be about 13 dpo. i tested on 12 dpo and BFN But it was just a day before my expected period with a $tree test so i'm hoping my hcg levels are just too low to pick up??
I should have started my period today!! It's like clock work! i wake up on cd 34 and bam!! AF! but no sign what-so-ever. another thing is that i never cramp until i start bleeding! I've been cramping on and off just about every day for the last week! so I'm really praying!!
Edited by FEimusicforever - 12/18/12 at 9:35am
Thank you MamaMash i'll be sure to! one thing I know is that the cramps aren't constant like af cramps and whenever i think I start af I run to the bathroom but i didn't! I'm just a little wet down there haha!
I've been lurking but have not had time to post for a few days. I like to catch up with you all as we go through this together. And I get so freakin' excited for us when there's a BFP :)
Dahlia, I did not think there was a chance in H-E-L-L that I was pregnant with DD. I thought we'd missed the mark. I got really, really, really sick while visiting family in Atlanta. I was so sick that I missed our first flight home. The next day I was still so sick and only had 24 more hours to get ahold of myself and get on a plane home. My uncle gave me medicine that he'd taken for a similar issue earlier in the month; we all thought I just had a really bad stomach virus. I realized later that he'd given me medical OPIUM. When I realized that I was pregnant I. Freaked. Out. I was pregnant and had been on Opium. The m/w told me I would be just fine and so would the baby. They were right.
DS was a total surprise and as close to an immaculate conception as a mere mortal can get. DH had a bday and things got a little crazy ;) But I had been drinking for the days before and then after because AF had ended only two days before. Imagine my surprise when I did not get my period that month. Aieee! Plus I was on topomax for daily migraines and that freaked me out, too. Again, the m/w told me not to worry.
As a general rule, I do not drink alcohol the five days before ovulation until I get AF. And I give up caffeine as soon as I ovulate. you didn't ask for all of this but I just thought I would share. Truthfully, it sounds like you and your friend have a different values system when it comes to the process :) That's exactly what it likes to be as a parent when you have friends who do stuff that make you crazy :)
Emily, eat while you can; soon the nausea might show up and render you without an appetite. And I love the bonding with the little bean :joy
AFM: ovulated on the 10 or 11, did lots of BD this month, had that crazy ovulation spotting (weirdest thing ever) which I read tons about but still find it totally mysterious. At some point I thought I was having my period again, but that's not what it was. Lots of lower uterine cramping right now and stabby pains in the left. And discharge. Increased discharge. I am going to try really, really hard to not test until my period is due, which is Christmas day. We shall see....I need to channel your strength, Mama Mash.
Starfish11- You put it perfectly! I'm sure my friend and I will be able to find common ground, but I'm just going to avoid discussing things like that with her because she gets very defensive. Your pregnancy stories are so exciting haha!
Emily- Aww it's so exciting that you can talk to your little baby now :) So happy for you! I hope you continue to feel well!
I'm currently 3 DPO... and my patience is already fading! I just want to know, ya know? I'm thinking that I'll pick up some new books to pass the time, and maybe start home projects like painting what will be the nursery. I already know exactly where the changing table, and crib will go, and I am very close to deciding on a final wall color. Decisions, decisions!
Dahlia you make me laugh I love your positive attitude and eagerness.
haha thank you, Mamamash! I wish I had your patience and calmness! Your daughter is adorable, btw What's it like in Utah? The closer I've ever gotten is Wyoming... still not really close lol. I'd love to see national parks out there some day!
Starfish- Good luck on getting your bfp! I'm also trying to master Mamamash's strength haha.. so far, not working
Starfish, thanks for sharing your previous stories, that's crazy, 3 days after AF! Gives me hope for my cycles which really throw me off, lol. My period is also due on Christmas Day, I'm so glad I have someone to wait with!
Utah is awesome. I love it here. Never lived anywhere else! There are a whole lot of Mormons just like the cliche says lol. I was raised Mormon but no longer consider myself a member (although I'm still on their roster :/). It is getting a bit more diverse as the years pass.
The mountains and national parks are gorgeous. I went to San Francisco a few years ago and just felt so not at home when I didn't see any mountains at. All. Haha everywhere you look here there are mountains! At least in northern Utah where I live. I highly suggest visiting here during any season. Go to Moab national park. It's amazeballs.
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