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Is it ok to have 1 alcoholic drink a week before ur expected period (waiting to test for pregnancy)? TTC and waiting to test next week.

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Dr. Joyce Fiedler
Internal Medicine

In brief: Alcohol/pregnancy

There is no definitive proof that one alcoholic beverage will cause birth defects.
But to optimize your chances for a healthy baby, it is best to avoid alcohol, drugs, excessive caffeine, and meds except for those which are absolutely necessary. Eat a healthy diet, take prenatal vitamins, and exercise 30 minutes 5 days per week.

In brief: Alcohol/pregnancy

There is no definitive proof that one alcoholic beverage will cause birth defects.
But to optimize your chances for a healthy baby, it is best to avoid alcohol, drugs, excessive caffeine, and meds except for those which are absolutely necessary. Eat a healthy diet, take prenatal vitamins, and exercise 30 minutes 5 days per week.
Dr. Joyce Fiedler
Dr. Joyce Fiedler
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Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

It is not recommended to drink while you are pregnant or could be pregnant.
If you did already, don't worry because it will most likely not have any effect. But there is a small chance of causing birth defects by drinking while pregnant, especially in the first trimester.

In brief: No

It is not recommended to drink while you are pregnant or could be pregnant.
If you did already, don't worry because it will most likely not have any effect. But there is a small chance of causing birth defects by drinking while pregnant, especially in the first trimester.
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Dr. Colette Wiseman
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