Topic: drinking while pregnant

I Embraced Light Drinking While Pregnant And I Have Zero Regrets

I Embraced Light Drinking While Pregnant And I Have Zero Regrets

I have always been a rule follower, which may make it hard to believe that I set a few controversial rules for myself during both of my pregnancies. I have always felt turned off by total mommy martyrdom during pregnancy – where you can’t have a single taboo food or drink for 10 long months.

I did a little bit of research and decided to set my own rules for pregnancy. More »

Mom Calls Out Our ‘Preggo Ladies Are Delicate Flowers’ Complex

Mom Calls Out Our 'Preggo Ladies Are Delicate Flowers' Complex

The notion that expectant mothers can’t do pretty much anything, from lifting semi-heavy boxes to drinking lightly caffeinated tea, is a huge pillar of contemporary mommying culture. The list of things pregnant women can’t consume seems to just keeping getting longer and longer, with only a few vocal women willing to break from recommendations. But the “paranoia and mixed messages” of North American parenting are being called out by one mom who says we don’t have the data to back up our fears. More »

10 Reasons Our Parents Have It Way Easier Than We Do

10 Reasons Our Parents Have It Way Easier Than We Do

Do you ever wish you could be the half-assed parents our parents were? I do. Please, take this with a grain of salt. Obviously I’m happy that our children are healthier and safer but sometimes I really think I’m parenting in the wrong decade. There are so many things our folks got away with that made their domestic lives so much easier than ours; it’s really got me thinking that ignorance is bliss. More »

Soon-To-Be Mom Celebrates Her Pregnancy With Wine, Percocets, And A Fatal Joy Ride That Kills College Student

Soon-To-Be Mom Celebrates Her Pregnancy With Wine, Percocets, And A Fatal Joy Ride That Kills College Student

It seems that baby showers come in all shapes and sizes nowadays. While some opt for the 200-person brawl that consequently ends in four arrests, others are content to just do a hip sonogram viewing. But when 27-year-old Teisha Yovonne Randle of Minnesota learned that she was expecting, she reportedly went to grab a celebratory drink (or several) with friends. And somewhere in there, she got a little too carried away and killed a poor college kid walking through an intersection. More »

25 Things Your Fetus Would Say If It Could Talk

25 Things Your Fetus Would Say If It Could Talk

Pregnant ladies among us already know that their fetus has quite the personality. He or she “waves” during the fetus ultrasound. You wave back! Suddenly you’re craving foods you previously couldn’t stand, need to pee round the clock, and can’t even sleep at night. You would think that little baby has mind and schedule all of their own. And, most likely, he or she does! Among other things. More »

STFU Parents: The Dangerous Cocktail Of Discussing Alcohol And Pregnancy On Facebook

STFU Parents: The Dangerous Cocktail Of Discussing Alcohol And Pregnancy On Facebook

Last week, Mommyish reported on the recent study that shows that low to moderate drinking during pregnancy will not harm your baby, and 55% of readers admitted to drinking the odd glass of wine or beer. I use the word “admitted” because the general attitude that people (especially women) have when discussing the subject is that alcohol and pregnancy do not mix. For years, drinking during pregnancy has been taboo. In the past, it was taboo for health and safety reasons, but over the years it’s become taboo because some people feel that there is a “right” way and a “wrong” way for women to indulge in pretty much anything during pregnancy. Sandwich meats, coffee, and soft cheeses already get a bad rap, but when a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, watch out! That is the worst of the worst in the Land of No-Nos, and for every woman who backs up her decision to drink the occasional glass of wine with a study, there are about a thousand women who are happy to tell her she’s crazy. Or, more than that, that she’s a witch for even conceiving of touching a drop of alcohol, much less drinking a whole glass of the stuff. More »

Pregnant Carla Bruni Is Dying For A Smoke And A Drink – And I Don’t Blame Her!

Pregnant Carla Bruni Is Dying For A Smoke And A Drink â And I Don't Blame Her!

French First Lady Carla Bruni, who’s nearly eight months pregnant with her second child, really wants a smoke. And a drink. “Quite frankly, I can’t stand it any more,” Bruni, 43, told French magazine Le Parisienne. “I spend most of my time either sitting down or lying down. I can’t drink or smoke any more. I’m in a hurry to get it over with.”

You gotta love the Euros! More »