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WINE DURING TTC/IMPLANTATION
Anyone have any opinions on drinking before/during IUI and TTC/implantation..??..~any/all input VERY much appreciated....

Researched about diet and found out to cut down on red meat ~ did it ~ also read to increase green tea ~ did it ~ and read to eat more of a natural under-proicessed diet ~ DID IT!....after wasting over 6 months with my first "RE" ~ finally have things progressing ~
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425331 tn?1210957638
i was actually wondering the same thing. I was also wondering if a glass of wine would interfear with implantation. hope someone answeres you..
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405855 tn?1217104367
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dont know...but I am a wine lover too, but i try to avoid it when on meds and 2WW...but guess what when my AF shows up, I do finish up a bottle with my husband....
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299260 tn?1304219705
I don't think a glass of wine will affect you while ttc, but I always stop once I'm in the tww.
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425331 tn?1210957638
LOL when my TWW is over and good old AF is here i think it ends up being more than one bottle its more like one bottle then the casino boat then some more than come home and look for a nother. sooooo depressing. Its funny though i dont normally act that way.. go figure!!
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Studies have shown that more than 2 could interferre with implantation. Trust me, I hear you about the wine. But going through all of this (clomid, shots, IUI) it's not worth the wine so I drink up until my rise in LH and before my IUI. When I trigger/IUI, that's when I stop and wait out the 2 weeks. For me, it's just not worth the guilt if I thought for a second that my 2+ glasses of wine is the cause of it not happening.

I know. I hear stories too of people getting ripped before and during early pregnancy because they didn't realize they were. Good for them that pregnancy was easy to achieve. For me (us) it's not so why risk it.

Good luck. And yes, I could go for a nice zin or syrah right now. :)
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Hey girls ~ sorry I didn't post back ~ been going crazy ~ I read about the wine actually helping to build up the follicles and thickening the lining so that implantation works ~ have been searching all over the net ~ but ~ certainly do NOT want to risk the baby's health ~ ~ read it was ok up until the last of the two week wait to actually help things along ~

I also found that if you eat red meat it prevents things ~ so I've been without red meat for two weeks (OUCH~a BIG FAVORITE) ~ only been eating chicken, fish & lots of veggies & beans ~ I also read about eating whole grain things, etc ~ the basis is sort-of like the South Beach Diet ~ so I've been doing that to ~

...I don't know about getting ripped ~ haven't done that for years ~ although would have loved to a few times over the last year as difficult as things were ~ but really don't like the next day's feelings...:-( ~ just enjoy how wine helps you detense ~ .. will really be missing it ~ and hope I'll be able to start using the ol' Hot Tub again soon ~ miss that BAD!!!......

SSBDTA!!...
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299260 tn?1304219705
Hi.  My husband & I are just finishing up Phase 2 of South Beach.  I'm hoping that having eaten really well & cutting out alcohol completely will help this cycle :) South Beach is great 'cause it's healthy eating & you don't feel like you're dieting, just eating right.  I also stopped all soda back in February & during my tww, I cut out coffee.  Cutting out coffee is a tough one for me, having to function at work!  So, that's why I wait till the tww.  I guess if it doesn't work out for me this cycle, I might have to stop it earlier next time ??  :)
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359142 tn?1321124523
I don't think one glass (a normal size,4-6 oz) of wine is going to hurt you, but I wouldn't push it.  Once I was 3-4 dpo I never had more than that every other day or so.
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324913 tn?1302873117
Hi J_A, I agree with maybebaby29... I do love my wine and I've also heard the stories of people getting sloshed because they didn't know but then some women smoke throughout their pregnancies and are lucky enough to have healthy babies... the operative word there being "lucky".  At the end of the day, I've read and heard too much about how alcohol can harm a foetus and not nearly enough on the flip side to counteract that so in my opinion, why risk it.../ particularly if you're only talking about a single glass... is a single glass of wine worth risking a possible BFP or worse, the health of your baby??  Perhaps that's being over the top but I'd rather be over the top than risk anything.
Oh yes, particularly when I read somewhere (and I can't for the life of me remember who posted this and am well aware that this is just 3rd hand info) but apparently if you have even a single glass on particular days (such as... I forget... day 18?  21??  something like that), you can seriously risk harming the foetus.
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I think its OK to have alcohol anytime before the 2WW.  Moderate consumption is fine.  I don't believe there are any valid studies that alcohol affects conception, but for overall health, you shouldn't overdo it.

The main thing my RE said was to cut back on caffeine, no more than 250 mg (about 1 to 2 cups of coffee).

I'm with you on wanting that wine, especially when having fertility probs.  Moderate wine drinking seems to lessen anxiety.  I do try not to have it everyday and limit to 2 glasses on my drinking days.  Also try things like yoga and walking, not only helps you physically but keeps you occupied and not drinking...unless of course you are walking to a bar ;-)
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Thanks girls ~ guess I'll sart doing some yoga ~can't hurt ~

Mommyin08 ~ have you tried Green Tea instead of coffee..??..I have it brewing on the stove 24/7 and it's really calming and good too ~ my last "RE"(supposed) told me to absolutely NOT have Green Tea ~ but have heard everywhere else to drink it ~ hated that too ~

Jen ~ how's your pregnancy goin..??..BIG congrats ~ ..you drank throughout without any problems..??..

Magda ~ how have you been ..??..is everything going well with you..??.....having any more twinges "down there"...????.... ~ BEST of luck!!..18 or 20 days..??..after O or since when..??..did you read it on here..??.. ~ it would be nice to be able to just have ONE!!...when I was pregnant with my daughter 11 yrs ago I drank up until I found out I was pregnant (the next month) ~ remember the MAJOR cramps going from one side to the other (innerds moving around preparing for baby growth) ~

Had a major cramp on my right side yesterday morning ~ then everything subsided ~

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324913 tn?1302873117
J_A, I'm okay... been losing my mind a little of late but hanging in there.  Still feel like Af is on her way but just 4 more days to go and I get too find out for sure... lucky me!!!  
Re the particular days when one shouldn't drink, I read it on here but NO idea what thread nor who posted it.  It could be one of those things that someone heard form someone who heard it from someone and it actually started out being completely different or not.  So sorry I can't remember.
But you know what... I think the person who wrote it said that she worked somewhere where they deal with babies who have ... sod it... what's it called... alcohol something syndrome.  So I guess she knows what she's talking about.  
First time I've ever heard anything like it but might start doing some research to see if I can find anything more on it.
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FOUND: "Implantation does not occur until a week and up to 10 days after ovulation. Prior to implantation you are not pregnant. The egg does not get nourished from the uterine lining until it is attached."

ALSO FOUND: "At this stage it probably wouldn't affect the embryo itself because it has already fertilised and is still free floating, however, it is possible for alcohol consumption to prevent implantation. A study has shown that alcohol can raise estrogen and decrease progesterone, causing an imbalance, which can then cause implantation to fail, and your period will come as normal. This will not happen in every case, as many lucky people will escape this even with the consumption of alcohol, as it may affect different woman's hormones in different ways. If you can't hold off the drink, then obviously the less you drink the better, and I doubt one glass of wine will increase your estrogen levels by that much. Still, if you have been trying for a while and really want to become pregnant, abstaining from alcohol is a small sacrifice.

Another interesting fact of the male perspective, is that alcohol is present in sperm shortly after consumption which can create chromosome abnormalities, however, these sperm wont be introduced for around 3 months as that's how long it takes for them to mature, therefore the quality of the man's sperm is wholly dependent on what he consumed 3 months.

ALSO FOUND: " fertility doctor told her to have a glass of red wine (Italian or French) and a baby asprin for one week after IUI to thicken the lining of the uterus. The alcohol doesn't reach the egg until after implantation, which usually a week after IUI."

AND~: "Q&A: Is a Few Glasses of Wine OK?
by April C. Sanchez



Q I just found out that I am two weeks pregnant! While on vacation, my husband and I had more than a few glasses of wine. I have stopped drinking completely, but will alcohol intake during the first week of conception hurt the baby?

A First of all, congratulations on your newly discovered pregnancy!! Alcohol consumption during the first week following conception is unlikely to harm the baby, as implantation does not normally occur until about day 6 after ovulation. There has been a suggestion that binge drinking early in pregnancy after implantation could be associated with neural tube (brain and spinal cord) defects; however, I do not know of any studies which prove this definitively. Certainly, heavy drinking throughout pregnancy is much more dangerous. "
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299260 tn?1304219705
Is green tea good while ttc & once bfp?  I haven't tried it, but will look into it :)
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YES!~It actually helps to build the lining for the baby~
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299260 tn?1304219705
Good to know ! I'll definitely try it, especially since I'm not drinking coffee !
Thanks :)
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Day of transfer after ICSI and my Dr. told me to have a glass of French or Italian red wine every night for the next week. Said was very important in helping implantation.  Wish I liked wine!
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It's an acquitred taste ~ ESPECIALLY MERLOT (Yucchhhhh....WAY too dry....) ~ BUT ~ If it works, IT WORKS!....BEST OF LUCK LADIES!!!
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peppermint/mint green tea is great.  
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I just started taking Omega 3 in this cycle along with my prenatal vitamins and also started drinking green tea as a substitute for coffee. I hope all of this works.  Anyway I posted on a journal some info on Omega 3 and how it works, check it out.
I dont' know if all of this will help me but I'm trying.  
I have only been ttc since feb 08 got pregnant in May and had a m/c on june 15th :( So i'm taking the Omega 3 and green tea to avoid another mc next time around.
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455058 tn?1310571251
I'm not much of a wine drinker but I like to drink beer on the weekends. More than a couple. After having trouble ttc I looked up if alcohol can hinder getting pg. I always thought it wouldn't hurt me because girls get drunk and pg all the time. I read that too much alcohol can cause cause poor egg developement and that if you are ttc you should stop drinking. Now that is just what I read and I did cut out the sauce. I think once you get pg you do not share blood with your baby for 5 weeks so some alchol in that time frame shouldn't hurt the baby but it's best to stop drinking as soon as you know you are pg.
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You don't share blood with your baby for about 5 days
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It's my birthday and we've planned a big night out on the town.  It is also 2 days post ovulation and we have been trying to get pregnant for 3 years so have obviously been trying every day for the last week as well.  
On the off-chance that this time egg and sperm have fused, how would they be affected by the consumption of alcohol at this point?  Also, if implantation has not already taken place, could consuming alcohol prevent it from doing so?

Thanks for your opinions.
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