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Is it true drinking a cup of wine causes contractions or labor?
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8744108 tn?1411750437
Not for everyone. Everybody is different. Some women can do everything to bring on labor and it doesn't lol.
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I read that too but I don't know anyone who has tried it
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I've heard that it has to be red wine and yes its supposed to be one of thenatural ways to induce labor
8395982 tn?1399258729
Well i drunk some red wine two hours ago.lets see what happens
8395982 tn?1399258729
My friend did it and she went into labor the next day.so ya:o
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Let us know how that goes
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No, that is an absolute myth and really bad for baby. Do not drink while pregnant.
9419580 tn?1405628202
I thought it was OK to drink one glass of red wine?
8744108 tn?1411750437
There's always gonna be someone who crucifies women for a glass of wine. There has been no proof at all that one glass of red wine will cause any harm to your child. Liquor and beer are a big no no. But some doctors even RECOMMEND a small glass of red wine. You'll be just fine, so will baby.
7998980 tn?1407262519
My dr is one of the drs that reccomend it , she wasif you were 21 i would reccomend a glass of red wine every now and then . I think that was her way of recommending anyways otherwise why would she say anything at all . Lol , i hvnt had any though . Just saying thats its perfectly okay , just not during breastfeeding .
973741 tn?1342342773
No.  Wine will not induce labor.  good luck
9419580 tn?1405628202
Thank yall ladies I haven't drank any I was just making sure bc I've always heard it was ok.
8395982 tn?1399258729
Wine is fine during pregnancy haha!why would i possibly do anything to harm my child??
8395982 tn?1399258729
And wine did induce many of my friends and family so yaa.
8865851 tn?1402935376
I drink wine on occasion and my baby is quite healthy. Strong heartbeat and looks awesome on the ultra sounds :) half a glass of red wine, especially after the first trimester, is fine.
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It’s difficult to predict the impact of drinking on any given pregnancy because some women have higher levels of the enzyme that breaks down alcohol. If a pregnant woman with low levels of this enzyme drinks, her baby may be more susceptible to harm because the alcohol may circulate in her body for a longer period of time.
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