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post #21 of 23
I'm not much of a wine (or beer) person, but I have a bit of strawberry daquiri now and then.. and may have some when real labor finally hits. I probably drink about 1/4 of a cup.. and since I'm not much of a drinker.. it does the job of relaxing me. I have a bad back and a broke a few ribs back in the day.. which the baby loves to kick at... so the alcohol really takes the edge off and helps me relax into bed at the end of the day.
post #22 of 23
This question reminds me of my mom's story of how my older sister was born.

It was her 4th baby, and she was sure that her contractions were the real thing. She went to the hospital, but the doctor told her to go home and have a glass of wine and relax, it wasn't really labor yet.

She went home, and during her glass of wine she thought, no way, this is the real thing, and went back to the hospital just in time for my sister to be born! so hey, maybe the wine even helped speed up the contractions.

however, that sister of mine has turned out to be the biggest party-girl in the family --- maybe that's a result of that glass of wine! I say that jokingly, actually my sister is brilliant, much smarter than I am, skipped a grade, and now is a successful attorney... I wouldn't say the wine did any harm!
post #23 of 23
I don't think there is any problem with it. Heck, women in labor get all sorts of drugs that seriously impair their baby's ability to transition at birth. somehow narcotics are ok but a glass of wine is forbidden?
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