I was under the impression that a glass of wine every now and then while pregnant was not going t harm the baby?? Did I miss something?nbsp;I havenbsp;even heard Dr.s say that a glass a day is great for Mom and baby's blood flow and heart and blah blah blah?OP I am sorry you are having a hard day...I know that all of these women whether they choose alcohol or not, have their vices fornbsp;stressfulnbsp;days like you. nbsp;I would talk to your Dr. about a glass of wine from time to time! Its not like your grabbing the bottle of Tequila and a shot glass.I cantnbsp;completelynbsp;understand some of the pain people havenbsp;witnessednbsp;having lost a child of had trouble getting to the 1st Tri board in the first place and I am sorry for that, but I think OP was not wrong by saying it was unfair she could unwind the way she wanted too. IT SUCKSnbsp;sometimesnbsp;having to give up so much for 9 months! I know the reward at the end is well worth the sacrifice but that being said I think it is perfectly natural to vent about what your missing while you are making a wonderful new life! This Sh!t is hard sometimes!nbsp;
I know I read a comprehensive comparison of studies that actually dealt with moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy and found no ill effects... In some studies the moderate drinkers has better pregnancy outcomes than even the non drinkers but that is likely associated with socioeconomic differences. Easier to have a healthy pregnancy when you can afford better food, don't live in a more polluted neighborhood etc. moderate drinking being 2 to 3 glasses of wine a week.
So I'm a little iffy. I do know that the most harmful time for alcohol is the 2nd half of the first trimester, which is right now. So I'll probably avoid completely until 2nd tri. I figured I'd talk to my doc about it. At the first apt the CNM seemed to say obviously no alcohol, but I didn't really talk about it w them in detail.
On the bright side, yesterday something actually broke at work so I got to head home at 5 instead if 630, which definitely cheered me up. And I was home early enough that our pizza was cheaper because we caught happy hour! Always nice when dinner is cheaper than you expected.
Well, I hope all of you have a happy and healthy 9 months and that nobody has anything really bad happen to complain about!