A friend of mine emailed me asking my opinion. She's a news reporter and is thinking of doing a story on the potential "switch" in our views of pregnancy and alcohol. She's done her research and feels there is something happening...enough dirt to write a news story!
In some countries pregnant women DO drink a glass of wine every now and then....not here in North America...signs are plastered everywhere "With Child, Without Alcohol"
I shunned when I heard this....and then it occurred to me...I DO know of women who have consumed alcohol while pregnant. Some knowingly...and some unknowingly. When I was 7 months pregnant an older lady offered me a glass of wine...I must have given her the hairy eyeball and she quickly said..I had wine while I carried my kids.....
A friend of mine had several drinks during her pregnancy..once the first trimester was over she said there was no harm....I find that hard to believe. Something about seeing a pregnant girl with a glass of booze frightens me. So does a cigarette for the record....smokers are not off the hook in my book.
Just a few weeks ago for my sisters stagette, a friend came out and drank..and drank..and drank somemore. She prayed to the procelain gods that night...and then last week texted my sister to inform her she could not make her wedding...she was 7 weeks pregnant and too sick to make the 2 hour drive.
Do we have a more relaxed attitude towards alcohol and pregnancy these days? Do you have a strong view on this?
Would you drink and be pregnant?