Is Pre-pregnancy Alcohol OK?
By now everyone (we hope) has heard that alcohol during pregnancy is a no-no. But what about before you’re pregnant?
The picture is a little fuzzier. Some experts advise that women abstain completely when trying to conceive because alcohol can alter estrogen and progesterone levels, and because most women won’t know immediately that they’re pregnant. Others say that occasional or moderate drinking before you conceive (meaning an occasional glass of wine) is OK, as long as you quit completely when you get that positive pregnancy test. If you want to play it safe, stop drinking while you’re trying. But if you aren’t ready to adopt a pregnancy diet yet, an occasional glass of wine is probably OK.
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