I am usually just a social drinker, a few glasses of wine here or there during the week with dinner, etc. I had one wild weekend recently when I drank two bottles of wine by myself, then had 3 drinks the next day and 4 drinks the next day.
The day after was the day that my period should have started. I took a pregnancy test to ease my mind, and it turned up positive.
I went to the doctor, and he confirmed that I was exactly four weeks pregnant (then four weeks 1 day, then four weeks 2 days) when I had my weekend bender.
I asked the doctor about fetal alcohol damage, and he was not very reassuring. He said we might be fine but that there is a risk, a risk that he cannot put a percentage on.
Everything that I have read online, from peer review studies to news articles, makes it clear that a high blood alcohol level WILL damage a growing fetus, especially in weeks 4 to 6 of pregnancy.
Please know that I stopped drinking the moment I found out I was pregnant. Although my husband denies that I had a drinking problem, I am now also in an alcoholic support group. I will NEVER drink again, but I need to know if there is a CHANCE that my baby will be fine.
I'm hoping I can find other moms who have been in my shoes. Please, anyone, your stories and advice would be greatly appreciated.
I am terrified and do not know what to do.