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Does anyone know anyone who drank through their pregnancy?  I found out I was pregnant pretty late in my pregnancy and I have such guilt about my previous life style. ... everything seems fine but I'm scared and 26 weeks along. ...
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8526246 tn?1405601876
My sister Is and was a very heavy alcoholic while she was pregnant. She had a healthy pregnancy and all but my niece does seem a little off and has bladder problems . don't know if that's related or not and don't wanna scare you. Just take good care of yourself and of baby when he/she comes. Again like I said my sis is a heavy drinker so she never took care of herself or her kid when she was born .
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A girl I know drank almost her entire pregnancy. She found out at almost 30weeks. She had no clue she was pregnant. Never gained weight, got sick or anything. She was on birth control but it clearly wasn't working. Her son is perfectly healthy. He is 2 now and has no issues. She drank and smoked cigs up until she found out. Wishing your baby luck:) I hope everything turns out alright!
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I was on birth control and this wasn't planned at all. ... I hope everything comes out ok. ... I've been really honest with my Dr. Which makes me feel better also
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My sister n law didn't know she was pregnant until she was 7 months pregnant her periods were always weird and she didn't have symptoms and she partied for months pregnant almost everyday drank smoked weed and cigarettes and my niece is very smart and potty trained she is 2. When she was a baby tho we thought something was wrong with her cuz she seem to show no emotion really but I think that's just how she was.
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My first and my second baby I had about two wine coolers through out both of my pregnancies but that was the extent.
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I had about 4-5 glasses of wine my entire pregnancy and my little guy is great.
8827391 tn?1400247234
With My Youngest Daughter She Is 3 Now I Didn't Find Out I Was pregnant till I was 6 months already an I felt horrible an didn't know if something would be wrong but I worried for nothing she is super smart an beautiful she can read write everything an she stubborn lol I sure everything is fine as long as u stopped wen u found out :-)
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There's really no way to be sure of the impact. It can go either way.
7543158 tn?1391978069
One of my cousins wasn't so lucky. Because of my aunt's heavy smoking and drinking he's a slower at his age. He's right on the cusp of mental retardation.  A couple of her other kids are doing better but they're not as quick either and one had to have a kidney transplant at two yrs old bc her alcoholism has ruined the baby's kidneys. It really could go either way so never depend on someone who says their kids were fine. Your child could be fine or something could go horribly wrong. As long as you are honest with your doc so they can catch anything early your baby will be better off. Good luck. :)
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If you where drinking heavily during your first trimester then you would have the greatest risk of problems. An occasional drink later on, then it is different. Im sure your doctor has discussed this with you. The range of possible outcomes is extremely vast
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Unfortunately there is no way to guess until your baby is born, even then some problems don't become apparent until they are much older. Like of the baby were to have developmental problems, you wouldn't notice until they were delayed with major milestones like walking, talking, dressing themselves, feeding themselves. Other problems can be present at birth such a foetal alcohol syndrome. My sister is a nurse and has seen loads of babies with fas and it isn't nice. The baby is basically born addicted to alcohol and in some cases they die. I don't want to scare you at all, and as long as you have told your Dr everything they can monitor you and baby and make sure everything is going well and how it should. I just don't want to give you false hope and say that everything will be ok if it isn't. Best of luck and hope that everything goes well for you.
7720624 tn?1402712283
A friend of mine I grew up with did but in moderation. I dont agree but she had a healthy baby.
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My sisters ex had a baby with another girl who he let drink with them both knowing she was pregnant, the little girl was born with digestion problems, she had to be force fed for almost a year and even though she's 3yrs old now she calls everyone mommy because she has a mental disability and can't speak very well. I'm pretty sure it's from the alchohol.
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My mother unless drank and my husband was born with fetal alcohol syndrome prune belly syndrome club foot inverted chest. He had surgery to rearrange his organs 3 bowel obstructions and a pexis exevadum . You just never know what could happen. Inform your doctor and have them check on baby. But if they haven't said anything so far your baby  is probably fine. Don't stress
6674791 tn?1396215150
My great grandma drank when she was pregnant with my grandma... she was a heavy alcoholic and didn't find out she was pregnant for  months... my grandma was born with congenital heart failure and cardiopulmonary disease... you really never know how it could go... best of luck to you and your baby
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Ok my personal opinion is that you will be fine! I smoked pot before i found out i was pregnant!! How can anyone say anything negative to you if u didnt even know u were pregnant? Just relax and dont worry! Ofcourse its natural instinct for us to, but that too puts extra stress on the baby!! Im not here to call out names but there is one comment on herw that i thought was flat out rude!! And for the people who judge, im sure all of us who do dumb things not knowing were pregnant are very sorry we cant be as perfect as you are!! Im just sayin....
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Dswifey28, I didn't see anybody judging,  she asked for stories and that's all I saw. Did I mention miss something or are you just overly sensitive?

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