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Old 01-07-2014, 06:14 AM   #21
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There is absolutely no evidence to support that claim. FAS is caused by mothers who drink excessive amounts consistently throughout pregnancy. Studies have even shown that there are NO adverse effects in babies whose mothers drank as much a drink or two daily.
In all honesty my info is at least 5 yrs outdated for a college research paper. Still, I take it with a grain of salt.
So clearly I do not have these journals and cites anymore- but of course they had to be scientific based to get any credit. When you google alone under almost every title it says "no known amount is safe" with a "disclaimer" of course that when the mother is a heavier drinker the risk is greater.


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Old 01-07-2014, 09:06 AM   #22
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I'm not sure what I think about this, it's a somewhat sensitive topic. My OB recommended me to have a half a glass to a glass of wine per week at the end of my pregnancy with DS bc my circulation was bad. He has ADHD, ODD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and delayed fine motor skills. BUT he was unplanned and I was big time partying when he was conceived. There are also neurological issues on his dad's side of the family, and ADHD on both sides. All of his doctors have told me that his issues were NOT caused by anything I consumed while pregnant, but I will never feel 100% confident that they are right.

With DD I had a glass of wine maybe 2-3 times only in the 3rd tri, and this pregnancy I have had none.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:53 AM   #23
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Re: Wine while prego

Yes, I drank before knowing I was pregnant, but not very much. I have a low tolerance, too. During pregnancy, I had probably 3-4 glasses during the entire 9 months. I was too sick to care for alcohol.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:25 AM   #24
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Re: Wine while prego

I think a lot of it has to do with your comfort level and lifestyle. I don't drink much in general (defined as less than 5 drinks/year usually) so it's not a big deal for me to cut out alcohol completely and it gives me peace of mind that I don't even have to worry about it. But I think that most doctors and midwives agree that one or two glasses of wine per week is not a big deal (but don't store it up for a month or two and then binge!).

However we do eat sushi frequently (once every week or two) so I continue eating it during pregnancy. I also try and be careful about it - we only get sushi from one local place when I'm PG that we know is very careful about their food handling and we trust them. They're also not cheap, which frankly can often be an indicator. But it is all in what you're comfortable with. Some places will tell you not to eat mixed salad greens or precut veggies for fear of contamination, it's possible to take the concerns too far and just feel paralyzed.

As always having grown up in Europe I don't buy the "europeans do it" argument. I also saw a lot of excessive drinking, alcoholism, and pressure to drink there.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:36 AM   #25
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I had a little wine here and there during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of all my pregnancies. So do all my friends. The important thing is to drink slowly and with a meal. Binge drinking is very dangerous during pregnancy. To be safe, I'd measure out 2-3 oz of red wine and drink it with dinner. Also, you may want to buy Italian wine as it tends to be less alcoholic.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:31 PM   #26
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Why don't you just drink some non alcoholic wine?
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