I’m in such a mental quandary over alcohol use. Last semester we took time off from actively ttc while I started grad school; I took up social drinking with glee. Now it’s hard to change the habit. I rationalize it b/c my doctor (GP) said alcohol is harmless during the first few weeks of pg anyway, plus I generally assume I’m not, even during the 2ww. What’s the “rule”? It seems like there isn’t one, other than if you KNOW you’re pg you abstain. What are the benefits of abstaining from alcohol while ttc? Does it depend on your diagnosis (or lack thereof)?
Here’s the really dumb thing – sometimes I say yes to a drink just b/c I don’t want people to THINK I’m pg (that was how I guessed early on 2 friends).