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What do you think of drinking a glass of wine every once in a while???

My friend told me that our doctor told her that it is ok to drink a glass of wine every day, and I told her that I don't think that that is ok. Maybe if you do it every once in awhile that would be ok. She is 8 1/2 months pregnant. What do you think????

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Asked by barbiejo2009 at 9:50 PM on Apr. 14, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Its red wine that is good for you

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:06 AM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • wow when i asked this question every woman on here was being a bitch towards me...
    I know your not supposed to drink wine until after 12 weeks or 3 months (same thing) Im 39 weeks and i dont really even drink it because im just so scared of taking a risk for making the baby drunk...

    Hell, i made it 9 months with out a drink, i think i can handle one more week lol...and i used to be pretty much an alcoholic! lol

    Answer by MissKellee at 11:21 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • I'm surprised but one of the docs in my ob's clinic drank a small glass every day. Mind you, you don't really even want one until later in a pregnancy if you get nausea. Nowadays, they say don't have any. I think because they don't know how much is damaging and also by saying "have none" they protect themselves from stupid people who drink all through it and sue.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 11:02 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • most docs say it is ok to have a little. i haven't had any wine this time, i had a few sips of champagne when my sister graduated from college. and i had a sip of a strawberry daq on thanksgiving, but it was just a sip. with my first i think i may have had like 3 or 4 glasses of wine the whole time.

    Answer by vabchmommy at 10:56 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • I would say some doctors will say yep that is perfectly alright to have a small amount of wine. But my Ob says no way. We do not promote that kind of stuff.

    Answer by lady-J-Rock at 10:39 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • A glass of wine, and when I mean glass I mean around 5-6 oz, every once in awhile wont hurt a thing. If it did, most babies in Europe would have FAS and they don't have a higher rate then we do here.

    I couldn't drink a glass everyday, that doesn't sit right. I have had 10-11 oz my entire pregnancy. I am 35 weeks pregnant and have a couple sips every once in a while. It calms my uterus when I am having massive contractions (braxton hicks), it helps with my RLS and lets me sleep...


    Answer by celticreverie at 10:34 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • I think the truth is they aren't sure what amount is too much, and I don't see the point in needing wine in the first place. Its too much of a risk. I don't see how even a small amount of alcohol passing through the placenta is acceptable.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 10:05 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • once a month is what my doc told me either a glass of wine or 1 beer.

    Answer by busymamma503 at 9:53 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • i think its great im doing it now but im not pregant and i dont do it everyday wine is really good for many things including your heart but id worry about the alchol content hurting the baby more than the benefits

    Answer by emtmommyamanda at 9:53 PM on Apr. 14, 2009

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