Originally Posted by Katie34
So what do you guys think:
Katie - this is mostly my opinion/anecdotal knowledge, so hopefully if anybody else knows anything more they will weigh in.
I hear all the time about women concerned because they went to a party and got drunk before realizing they were pregnant - or continued smoking, or even did drugs. Their babies are almost always just fine. How much those activities could affect implantation, I don't know - but I honestly don't think it's much if at all. Your uterine lining is going to be more or less established at the time you ovulate. I think you'd be more likely to have your body reject implantation because you suddenly get really sick or something, than if you have a few beers.
To be perfectly honest: I went out dancing last night for a friend's bachelorette party. I had three drinks over the course of the evening. I was 5 DPO. I really don't think I'm pregnant this month - but I also don't think that dancing or a few drinks is going to be the deciding factor. I know that last month - our first TTC - I obsessed over every possible thing I could do right and wrong, and I hated it. It wasn't fun or exciting or anything else... It just felt like a chore. I want to be excited about TTC and ultimately getting pregnant, but I don't want to let it completely run my life in the meantime. I'm going to keep doing the things I normally do, because my life is pretty healthy already.
That said, it's obviously smartest to take good care of yourself so you know
you did everything you could. I don't plan on going on any drinking binges, or hanging out in smoke-filled bars, or anything else. I'm taking my prenatals and trying to drink water. I'm still trying to lose a little weight, eat right, and walk more. Who knows how long it will take me to get pregnant - in the meantime, I want to behave like a human being, not a walking incubator.
As for sex: Unless you are advised otherwise because of a risk factor, it is my understanding sex is always safe in pregnancy. As long as you're physically and emotionally comfortable having it, go for it.