This may be an off the wall question, but is drinking a glass or two of red wine each day or even sparingly while you are pregnant harmful to the baby??? The reason I ask this is a friend of mine said that their cousin who lives in New York drank a glass of red wine everyday throughout her pregnancy because it was good for her and the baby....she actually did this throughout all 3 of her pregnancies and all of her children are happy, healthy, and smart. I know everything has it's advantages and disadvantages and we have been conditioned or taught that drinking alcohol while pregnant can be harmful to the baby. Any thoughts????
There are lots of things that "might be OK" while you are pregnant - and if you happen to do them wrong, your baby suffers serious brain damage. I think wine falls into the category of "why would you risk it"? Sure you could get lucky and it won't brain damage your baby. Maybe the brain damage is mild and you think your baby is just "normal" when your baby was meant to be a genius. It would never HELP your child to feed them alcohol. Alcohol is a poison. If the mother needs that kind of stress relief, she needs to take up meditation for 9 months.
Well, I haven't even met the lady...I do know she isn't American, so I was curious if this strange behavior was something practiced in another nationality. Thanks for responding..oh and for deleting Brom's reply, which I'm sure was full of sarcasim
I deleted my own response thank you. It wasn't so much full of sarcasm as it was full of frustration and anger that someone could be so stupid as to solicit advice about pre-natal health from a bunch of drinkers on the internet.
#356130 - 12/29/0907:55 PMRe: Drinking wine during pregnancy....
I hardly think my 'question' was soliciting advice in anyway, so if someone could be so stupid as to take it that way, I am assuming that person is in search for any cause to argue and insult. By the way, thanks so much for deleting the earlier post
Someone asks "is drinking a glass or two of red wine each day or even sparingly while you are pregnant harmful to the baby???"
The person making that query then asserts "I hardly think my 'question' was soliciting advice"
Apparently Doc the premise is that answering this question "yes" or "no" would not constitute advising the questioner as to the health or harm of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
That seems to be an unrealistic view of what the question was. It goes even further - the poster apparently believes that anyone who recognized this request for advice as to what is or is not healthy or harmful while pregnant as indeed a request for advice must be stupid.
You know what they say in the movies, Howie.
What's that, Doc?
Stupid is as stupid does.
#356140 - 01/01/1004:06 AMRe: Drinking wine during pregnancy....
Apparently I need to post some rules about cyberbullying in this forum. It's a legal crime in many states to cyberbully other people. That includes denigrating peoples' intelligence which both of the above posts are doing.
Kysongbird and Brom - please remember in the future that the US government - which governs these forums - is cracking down very seriously on cyberbullying and your posts are permanent records which can be prosecuted.
Please make sure when you make a post that you do not engage in cyberbullying activity. I will clarify this with a full guideline shortly. I would not like to see any of my forum members brought to court.
kysongbird - to clarify, you most definitely asked for advice. You explicitly said "The reason I ask this ..." We are here to help provide answers to people, and we do so regularly! If you make a post asking for advice, we are happy to provide it. However, please do not then call our members "stupid" for responding to your query.
I've been taught that no question is stupid, if asked sincerely. I think this is a legitimate basis for conversation --> do all countries practice abstaining during pregnancy? And do people actually refrain from ALL drinking during pregnancy...do some people imbibe a little bit of wine from time to time anyway?
Never having had a child, this is interesting to me.
Have just completed some tastings notes for wine we had at the week end you might find of interest, wine was Humage Blanche.
Makers notes say tradition is the grape dates back to Roman times it is has 3 times the level of iron than other grapes, its nick name is the " wine given birth", its reputed given to pregnant women, monks & bishops in bygone days as a tonic.
Now I am worried is was my wife who brought the wine, is she not telling me something.