Wine Or No Wine

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bbnumb2 - May 8

I was wondering what some peoples thoughts are on the occasional glass of red wine in pregnancy. My last pregnancy I didn't have a drop. But I am thinking a little differently about it this one?? Any thoughts?

 

CrystalH - May 8

Any alcohol is a negative during pregnancy, no matter what month or trimester you're in. Even small amounts can lead to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) or Fetal Alcohol Affects (FAE). Alcohol is considered a teratogen, and these are things you want to avoid during pregnancy. There are lots of websites where you can read more about FAS such as : http://www.nofas.org/. This is a great article on the subject of drinking during pregnancy: http://search.marchofdimes.com/cgi-bin/MsmGo.exe?grab_id=39&page_id=1447936&query=fas&hiword=fas+ It’s through the March of Dimes website. Since any amount of alcohol can cause these debilitating problems with your baby, it is just not worth taking the risk. Trust me, I understand how tempting it is because I LOVE wine! However, it's not worth the risk. You also shouldn't consume alcohol while you are b___st feeding because the alcohol will be pa__sed to your baby through your milk. It's best to wait until you are no longer pregnant or b___stfeeding and then you can celebrate with a big 'ol gla__s of wine!

 

CrystalH - May 8

http://search.marchofdimes.com/cgi-bin/MsmGo.exe?grab_id=39&page_id=1447936&query=fas&hiword=fas+

 

CrystalH - May 8

http://search.marchofdimes.com/cgi-bin/MsmGo.exe?grab_id=39&page_id=1447936&query=fas&hiword=fas+

 

olivia - May 8

I know a lot of people who have an occa__sional gla__s of red wine while pregnant. They have all had healthy babies. I personally would hate myself so much if anything went wrong so I am staying away even for the second pregnancy (at least until the very end!). I did have a gla__s at the end of my third trimester with my first. I think it is really up to how you are feeling about it. Contrary to what CrystalH said, a gla__s of red wine while b___stfeeding is not thought of as harmful. My lactation consultant said up to two drinks and as long as you don't have a buzz you can b___stfeed your baby safely. I guess this is a controversial issue, all I can say is lots of people have an occasional gla__s and everything turns out fine.

 

CrystalH - May 8

Okay, I'm going nuts with this link. Every time I paste it in here and then check to make sure it's right it works. However, once I click on the submit b___ton the format changes for some d__n reason!!! UGH! If you want to read the article, go to www.marchofdimes.com and then type in "alcohol during pregnancy " or "FAS" in the search box and the first article under the search results should be called, "Preconception Risk Reduction: Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy". Sorry I can't get the link to work!!!

 

CrystalH - May 8

Here is some information regarding b___stfeeding during pregnancy: Q) Is it safe to drink alcohol while b___stfeeding? A) Small amounts of alcohol do get into b___stmilk and are pa__sed on to the baby. One study found that b___stfed babies of women who had one or more drinks a day were a little slower in acquiring motor skills (such as crawling and walking) than babies who had not been exposed to alcohol. Large amounts of alcohol also may interfere with ejection of milk from the b___st. For these reasons, the March of Dimes recommends that women abstain from drinking alcohol while they are nursing. Similarly, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that b___stfeeding mothers avoid regular use of alcohol. However, according to the AAP, an occasional alcoholic drink probably won’t hurt the baby, but a mother who chooses to have a drink should wait at least two hours before b___stfeeding her baby.

 

CrystalH - May 8

Sorry, I meant drinking during b___stfeeding, not b___stfeeding during pregnancy. My morning sickness is not helping me type clearly!

 

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