Gosh, it was hard last night after the concert. D took me out for dinner and I SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO wanted a glass of wine.
Instead a glass of lemonade, a beautiful meal and I came home to an icecream and a glass of de-alcoholised wine. The craving was over!
I so enjoy and appreciate wine, and after a long week, it would have been the perfect way to relax and unwind. But there is absolutely no way I am risking any chance of damage to a possible child of mine!
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is becoming more and more recognised. And both our naturopath and acupuncturist are VERY passionate about it's reality and NO alcohol being drunk during pregnancy. Fortunately this was a decision I had already come to before even seeing them for fertility.
I didn't realise the extent of it though, until they passed on the research they have about it. After reading that, not even half a glass will pass through my lips. Gosh, it will be a hard 9 months!! :):)
Thank goodness for de-alcoholised wine is all I can say!
It’s strange really, the research of this syndrome. Because down through the ages, alcohol has been consumed by pregnant mothers with no effects. And yet, other times, the effects have been disastrous. It makes you wonder why things seemed to have changed so much.
But nevermind, better to be safe than sorry – especially being over 40! There are enough risks at it is!