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#1 April2608

Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

Hi
just wonder if you drink alcohol while on IVF?

Once I start my drugs I may have once glass of wine, if Iím in the situation where itís expected you would drink but I always drive so have that as a fall back excuse why I'm not drining much (my husband loves it he is very supportive and will take one for the team and drink in the social events so me driving is more realistic biggrin.gif  ),

Once the transfer is done I have nothing at all.

On the between month when not on IVF I drink as per normal.

Just wondering what others do?

April



#2 spottydog

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:08 PM

I personally dont drink during cycles, once im on cycle day one i treat my body like im pregnant. But i also only have about 12 glasses of wine a year Tounge1.gif

If you want a glass of wine on one occasion, one wouldnt hurt.

As for your DH if he needs to give a sample, drinking shouldnt be on the cards.

spotty.

#3 porkchop's mama

Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:21 PM

I'm in my first cycle and had a drink the night before I started, mainly to get over the number of needles that arrived in my bag from the clinic.

The consent forms at our clinic were pretty explicit about not smoking during treatment but there was nothing about alcohol consumption.

Like spottydog, I'm not drinking at all whilst on meds.  I've also had some bloating and haven't had the yearning for a drink anyway.

#4 fozzymum

Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:27 PM

For my past IVFs I only drank between cycles and I'm only a light social drinker anyway. We're due to start up again soon and it will probably be the same. My FS has been concerned about my stress levels in the past and said between EPU and transfer she'd be happy for me to have a few drinks to help me relax.

I had my sister's wedding the day after one particularly upsetting BFN (well, aren't they all!) and I must admit I got blind-drunk at the after-party. Too many relos asking when I was going to have a baby...  cry1.gif

#5 libbylu

Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:29 PM

I had a drink here and there during the first half of my IVF cycle as I was in social situations where it was expected (wedding, hens night etc.).  I don't drink much (maybe 3 drinks per week on average).  I also didn't drink in the few days leading up to the egg pick up and transfer, nor after the transfer.  I have been TTC for 2.5 years, so if I didn't have a few drinks in the first half of my cycles then I wouldn't be having any.  Ever.  That would be a bit too sad for me personally.

#6 cordyline

Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:34 PM

I am also a very light social drinker (occasional drink at Christmas or out for dinner) so generally dont drink during IVF. But for this FET I have had 1 glass of champagne at an engagement party, but that was on day 9 of a very long medicated and all I was taking at that stage was the pill and synarel.

To be honest, i dont think a drink here or there matters at all. My clinic hasnt said much about drinking or not drinking and they seem happy to leave it to my discretion.

#7 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:34 PM

I drank up till transfer date. I know people who stop drinking for their entire TTC journey, but I chose not to.

Actually, between last EPU and transfer I got drunk. Not proud, not the best idea, wouldn't recommend it, but ...BFP  ph34r.gif

#8 zoelicious

Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:21 AM

I'm not a drinker at all, although this time round i scoffed some wine pre and after transfer to relax me. Funny i was on the bus with my little flask lol. On the Genea website it says alcohol in moderation... I will perhaps require a scotch after my BFN.

#9 4WD_Baby#1

Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:28 AM

I fell naturally but i didnt drink the whole time. When i drunk 5 glasses of wine on New Years Eve I got pregnant! I had been taking ttc very serious for 7 months before.

I have had a couple drinks on different days during pregnancy. But they still recommend theres no safe amount.

#10 thinking about babies

Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

We had our interview with IVF nurse yesterday and she said their policy is no drinking, but that they think that IVF is hard enough without cutting everything from ur life so she was happy for us still to drink in moderation. Haven't started taking meds yet so might not even feel like a drink!

#11 AryaStar

Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

Sure did.

IVF sucks enough without a complete self-imposed drinking ban to further compound the misery.

#12 CountryFeral

Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

Yep..

Sometimes I want to headbutt the sanctimonious people who go "I never let a drop of alcohol pass my lips when I was TTC, nor a soft cheese, nor a nori roll... I lived as if I were pregnant already..."

Well yippee to you sweetheart! After 7 years I would have gone mad. Stark raving mad.

I keep my body as a temple in the lead up to egg collection - but in the lead up to a FET? I figure the little blighters are hanging out in a cryo tube somewhere without me... so I'm going to have a glass of wine if I feel like it!

#13 porkchop's mama

Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 05/04/2012, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yep..

Sometimes I want to headbutt the sanctimonious people who go "I never let a drop of alcohol pass my lips when I was TTC, nor a soft cheese, nor a nori roll... I lived as if I were pregnant already..."

Well yippee to you sweetheart! After 7 years I would have gone mad. Stark raving mad.

I keep my body as a temple in the lead up to egg collection - but in the lead up to a FET? I figure the little blighters are hanging out in a cryo tube somewhere without me... so I'm going to have a glass of wine if I feel like it!


I might have said I've given up the booze but geeze I could kill for a glass of bubbles this weekend.

I've been eating sushi like a mad woman all through injections and have a few more sushi meals planned for this weekend before egg transfer on Monday....



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