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Red wine in pregnancy? MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46831 posts
7th Jan '12

I got a new job and for a Christmas gift I was given a bottle of really nice red wine.
I have been told my many people, and my doctor, that one glass of red wine is perfectly fine... but I am still skeptical....



I just wanted to hear what other mamas were told.



Thank you. :)

XxWhite_RosexX 1 child; United Kingdom 1962 posts
7th Jan '12

i personally cant stand the stuff but i was told one glass is fine aswell

user banned 2 kids; Saint Catharines, Ontario 151075 posts
7th Jan '12

A glass on occasion has never been proven to be harmful, and there are even recent studies that indicate that light drinking could have benefits that total abstaining from alcohol in pregnancy does not.



C.

EasyComeEasyGo Due October 27 (boy); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Maryland 8030 posts
7th Jan '12

It is not proven how much alcohol can effect a baby. So, the safest thing to do is not have it...but some doctors say it is good for a mother's blood pressure..or something? i'm not against it by any means...but there just isn't enough knowledge for me to risk it!

Jessica Reagan 2 kids; Oklahoma 1665 posts
7th Jan '12

It's fine. You're not going to hurt your baby with one glass of wine.

However, I tried on a few occassions to drink a glass of wine and as soon as I took a drink got immediate burning extremely painful heartburn. So for me... not worth it!

Zipo Bibrok [LIVR] 3 kids; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 10565 posts
7th Jan '12

In nursing school we were told 1 drink a day is fine but never tell anyone that because some people are told 1 and hear 10. The serving size of a glass of wine is only half a cup, so keep that in mind. Most people I know think it's when the glass is full. So that's why they say none at all. American's don't know portion control.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46831 posts
7th Jan '12
Quoting God:" A glass on occasion has never been proven to be harmful, and there are even recent studies that indicate ... [snip!] ... studies that indicate that light drinking could have benefits that total abstaining from alcohol in pregnancy does not. C."

That is what I was told as well. That it increases the blood flow and yadda yadda yadda.



I am not a drinker at all, in fact this is my first real bottle of wine in my fridge... so I was excited to crack it open but I'm a worry wart.

user banned 2 kids; Saint Catharines, Ontario 151075 posts
7th Jan '12

http://news.discovery.com/human/alcohol-drinking-pregnant-women.html



"This is such a good study that it should shut down this line of research," said Boostein, who plans to refer people to the paper when they ask him about drinking during pregnancy, and hopes that research dollars can now go towards finding the effects of other, more troublesome chemicals.



"It is no longer valid to argue that we don't know enough about low-dose drinking during pregnancy or that the known effects of binge drinking may penetrate to low-dose drinkers somehow," he added. "There is no detectable risk associated with light or moderate drinking during pregnancy."



C.

Melissa Norwood Due January 12 (boy); 2 kids; North Carolina 234 posts
7th Jan '12

I've had a glass with dinner on occasion, my Dr said it was fine.

user banned 2 kids; Grand Rapids, Michigan 21095 posts
7th Jan '12

A five ounce glass is fine. I wouldn't do more than that.

Jessica Reagan 2 kids; Oklahoma 1665 posts
7th Jan '12
Quoting Hey, It's a Fetus! (23):" That is what I was told as well. That it increases the blood flow and yadda yadda yadda. I am not a ... [snip!] ... at all, in fact this is my first real bottle of wine in my fridge... so I was excited to crack it open but I'm a worry wart."


Red wine doesn't go in the fridge.... especially a really nice bottle of it.
White wine- served chilled
Red wine- room temp

Zipo Bibrok [LIVR] 3 kids; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 10565 posts
7th Jan '12
Quoting Jessica Reagan:" Red wine doesn't go in the fridge.... especially a really nice bottle of it. White wine- served chilled Red wine- room temp"


Forget that, drink it how you like it.

ShanRay08 Due May 31; Japan 1 posts
7th Jan '12

I was told that it is uncertain what amount of alcohol can affect the baby, so its best to stay away. I have had tons of friends say its fine...but I would rather avoid it for 10 months of my life, rather than live with the guilt forever, should something happen.

user banned 2 kids; Grand Rapids, Michigan 21095 posts
7th Jan '12
Quoting ShanRay08:" I was told that it is uncertain what amount of alcohol can affect the baby, so its best to stay away. ... [snip!] ... fine...but I would rather avoid it for 10 months of my life, rather than live with the guilt forever, should something happen. "

There are newer studies that prove occasional light drinking has no effect. Red wine is good for you. Everything during pregnancy (life in general for that matter) is about moderation.

Aubryonna Remington Due May 11 (boy); Norfolk, Virginia 37 posts
7th Jan '12
Quoting Jessica Reagan:" Red wine doesn't go in the fridge.... especially a really nice bottle of it. White wine- served chilled Red wine- room temp"


I like to have my red wine cold...sometimes. it would depend on the maker and type of wine. but usually warm temp is best...it's just sometimes gotta be cold. lol