Drank excessively before I knew I was pregnant. Help!!!

Lisa - posted on 06/26/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )




In a perfect world, I would have known I was pregnant right off the bat. But I didn't. I miscarried in mid April and had the miscarriage confirmed on May 4th. This was my second miscarriage and I handled it poorly, drinking a 12 pack of Keystone the following night and then going on a bender that weekend as well. It was bad. I drank either a 12 pack or a bottle of wine about 3 times during the 2 weeks days after finding out I miscarried. I took a test on the 13th of May and it was negative. So I drank that weekend as well. Well, just for fun I took a test on the 16th and IT WAS POSITIVE! I got a blood test done a few weeks ago, which put me at approximately 4 weeks along when I was getting stupid drunk.

From what I understand, your baby's brain and nervous system develops around 4 weeks. I don't think I could have picked a worse time to get so so drunk.

Now I'm worried beyond belief. If I had known I would get pregnant RIGHT AFTER I miscarried then I would NOT have drank at all! I'm so worried that I may have caused permanent brain damage and my child is going to have so many problems because of me and I had no idea that I was pregnant. HELP!!!!


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Katherine - posted on 06/26/2011




Exactly what Sherri said. I did the same thing. Went on a bender and found out I was pregnant a week later. My daughter was fine. A LOT of people have done it. This is the second thread in the last month started on it. All of their kids were fine. So don't worry.

Sherri - posted on 06/26/2011




You are fine. As long as you don't drink for the rest of your pregnancy you will be fine. Do you know how many people have no idea they are pregnant and drink in the beginning four weeks before they know.

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