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Is it really ok to have a glass of wine? Anyone actually talk to there doc about this and what do they say?
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My doctor said no but other people say their doctors say it's fine once in awhile. I haven't drank at all but there is times I definitely wish I could have a little wine
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I drank a glass about once a month my first pregnancy. You know what they say. Everything in moderation
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That's what I've heard too! I'm afraid I'd feel guilty even if I had just one! Lol
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Maybe a glass of wine drank in double the time it would usually take to drink instead of drinking it all in 15mins or 30, take 45 mins or an hour.  I would think that's fine.  Cuz I know for myself I would get buzzed just off one glass if I drank it within 15-20 mins...lol
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I've asked my obstetrician and he said half a glass is OK. I think this is mostly aimed at alcoholics and binge drinkers who can't control their portions. Half a glass every so often is OK but it's always good to check with your own doctor
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My midwives encourage an occasional small glass of wine or dark beer for relaxation and stress relief. I haven't indulged at all so far as I'm only 10 weeks but during my pregnancy with my son I would have a beer once every week or two in my second trimester, and neither of us suffered any ill effects.
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Thank u ladies!
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Mine said absolutely not. I go to a university hospital.  They did research on it. He said they still can't figure out why one mom will have 1 drink and the baby has issues while another drinks entire pregnancy and that baby's fine. I'm ok with waiting 9 months. It's not long. But it's up to the mom
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@monachiha as a sober alcoholic in recovery, I can assure you that your doctor's advice is NOT targeted at alcoholics and addicts. They are the ones who should stop completely more than anyone for exactly the reason you stated - they cannot control portions. I know in my active days, someone telling me to have half a glass would be laughable!! :) I am blessed I was five years sober before ever getting pregnant :) <3
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Wow! Good for u Gracie that's awesome!! Congrats hun!!  I haven't had a drink but I think I would feel guilty if I did. I've just heard different things on it so I was just curious about it
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