View Poll Results: Wine during pregnancy?
Avoid all types of alcohol/liquor/wine/beer during pregnancy. 38 43.18%
Drink a glass or Less of wine a day during preg. 3 3.41%
Drink a glass or More of wine a day during preg. 0 0%
Drink a glass or Less of wine every once in awhile during preg. 43 48.86%
Drink a glass or More of wine every once in awhile during preg. 1 1.14%
Prefer other alcoholic drink during pregnancy. 1 1.14%
Other. 2 2.27%
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:51 AM   #41
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I don't care for wine, so it's a rarity when not pregnant. I did have half a bottle of blueberry meed on new years, not knowing I was pregnant (3w or so along). But I didn't drink at all with DS1, nor anything else with this pregnancy. I'm not a drinker, so nope.

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:55 AM   #42
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I avoid all alcohol during pregnancy. I just don't feel its worth the possible risks and its easier to just abstain.

For me personally, i mean no offense to anyone else.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:49 AM   #43
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Occasional wine or beer - no more than 1 unit (4-5 oz of wine or 1 12oz beer = a unit.)

There is no evidence that infrequent to moderate consumption during pregnancy has any negative affects. There was even a German study a while back that showed a positive correlation between moderate wine drinking and the child's IQ. I have no idea of the quality of the study, the controls or confounders, but it is something to be aware of.

Public health officials essentially have to make an across the board recommendation to abstain. They can't use subjective terms like "infrequent" or "moderate" because people will interpret that how they want to interpret it, and overall lifestyles vary.
This, exactly.

I drank red wine once in a while, but a half glass (around 2 oz). When I wanted white wine, which I never had much interest in pre-pregnancy, I would pour around 2 ounces over ice (classy!) and sip that. I had a huge aversion to beer while pregnant and didn't even want it around me. I drank a half glass of champagne at a few weddings, and we did go wine-tasting while I was 7 months pregnant, but I was really picky what I tasted and generally just did a teeny sip of what I chose.

My palette was awesome wine-tasting while pregnant. I could pick out everything.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:00 PM   #44
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Re: Wine during pregnancy?

I didn't but I think if I could have gotten over the stigma that goes with it, I could have kept myself and my baby off some pretty powerful drugs during my 3rd pregnancy. I took trebutaline from 16w to 35 "as needed" which means every time I had ctx for over an hour. I bet a 1/2 glass of wine when that happened (maybe 1x a week) would have been just as effective without the danger to both our health.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:14 PM   #45
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Re: Wine during pregnancy?

http://healthland.time.com/2012/06/2...fe-study-says/

This article references 4 research studies. I am not a big drinker ever but a glass of wine hear and here really poses no problem. The research in these studies are talking about up to 8 servings a week with no ill effects so ONE serving now and hen certainly can't be harmful.
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