I drink 2 beers every two days.

Angel - posted on 01/15/2013 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I have been drinking two beers every two days and i am 6 months old pregnant. My son seems to be doing very well. I am so looking forward to my second child. i did same with my first child and was also chewing khat (kindly google it). Since everyone seems so negative why cant i mention that she is also the smartest and most talented kid in class? Other than always focussing on the negative why not the positive? I guess i am kind of stressed and flustered that drinking has to be such a huge issue when there has been cases where people dont chew ,drink or smoke but have children who arent in perfectly good health.

Just saying. Hit me up! would love to see some feedback. :-)
Wouldnt hurt to have an eye openener out there. :D

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/15/2013

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There is REASON why drinking alcohol is a HUGE issue during pregnancy. You seriously may want to read up on it and talk with your doctor about the 6-8 beers you are having per week and see their reaction.

Jodi - posted on 01/15/2013

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There are people who use heroin who manage to have healthy babies too. But that doesn't make it a good idea, because the RISKS associated with taking drugs, drinking alcohol or smoking when pregnant are higher than if you don't.

The inability to give up something that could potentially (and I use the word potentially, because not EVERY baby is affected) harm your baby indicates an addiction. Just saying......

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Cecilia - posted on 01/15/2013

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hey dove i used the link you posted, and found this about khat

"Hallucinations, GRANDIOSE DELUSIONS (if you don't know what it means google it :) ), and paranoia have also been noted as side effects of using khat"

well that explains it!

I have heard occasional drinking while pregnant can be okay. I have never done it. I never would. I think 2 beers in two days does go over the "occasional" line.

Lacye - posted on 01/15/2013

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For the sake of that unborn child, I hope this is a fake.

Do you not realize that there are serious risks when a pregnant woman puts any kind of foreign substance into her body? You got lucky with your first child coming out normal, but that might not be the case with this second child. And whether you realize this or not, if there is something wrong with it, the damage is already done. Can you really live with yourself knowing you could have prevented your child from being sick but you didn't because you just wanted to feel good?

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/15/2013

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Lets hope so Jodi. Though, with what we have all seen come through here in the past, I wouldn't be surprised if this one was real.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/15/2013

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Khat
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See Khat (apparel) for the headcloth worn by ancient Egyptian pharaohs; see Hat, Azerbaijan for the village in Azerbaijan

Khat
Catha edulis
Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 2.3)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Celastrales
Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Catha
Species: C. edulis
Binomial name
Catha edulis
(Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl.

Catha edulis, commonly called Arabian tea,[1] khat,[1] qat, gat, or miraa,[1] is a flowering plant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Among communities from these areas, khat chewing has a long history as a social custom dating back thousands of years.[2]

Khat contains a monoamine alkaloid called cathinone, an amphetamine-like stimulant, which is said to cause excitement, loss of appetite and euphoria. In 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified it as a drug of abuse that can produce mild to moderate psychological dependence (less than tobacco or alcohol),[3] although the WHO does not consider khat to be seriously addictive.[2] The plant has been targeted by anti-drug organizations such as the DEA.[4] It is a controlled substance in some countries, such as the United States, Canada and Germany, while its production, sale and consumption are legal in other nations, including Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen.[5]

Jodi - posted on 01/15/2013

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I'm calling troll. No-one posts shit like this in a public forum expecting positive feedback unless they were dropped on their head at birth.....

Dove - posted on 01/15/2013

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I am curious about the positives you are referring to though, Nikita? Do you think doing that stuff during pregnancy is what made your child smart and talented? There are no positives.... she just got lucky (so far). Maybe your second child will also be lucky, but if he is born with serious issues and complications.... are you still going to be boasting about your habits?

Jodi - posted on 01/15/2013

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I don't get it either. How would you ever explain it to your child if there WAS a problem as a result. "Well, sweetheart, mummy just couldn't do without her 2 beers every day, so too bad, so sad..."? For that matter, how would you even live with yourself?

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/15/2013

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WHY would you even put your baby at risk? I don't get it. I am not impressed.

Dove - posted on 01/15/2013

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Google Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and then get back to us.....

I'm glad your first born is ok for now, but it IS a risk and to not even acknowledge that fact..... Well, not sure why you are posting to brag about drinking alcohol throughout your pregnancies....

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