You can hear the stay-at-home mom chatter now. “Oh my goodness, Clarissa. Did you hear that so-and-so drank ALCOHOL during her two week wait?”
You have been through 4,500 two week waits, and have never even taken a sip of alcohol during the wait…. Until now. Sure you’ve broken your own fertility rules and drank coffee, ate candy for dinner and missed a Folic Acid pill or two or three but you always stay away from alcohol, just in case. Then last month, you failed a fertility treatment, and had been trying “naturally” since, which meant you were probably not going to get pregnant on your own. Yes. You had sex every other day AND during ovulation, and did the recommended 30 minute butt elevation following each try. You did all the right things yet you “just knew” there was no way you could get pregnant on your own.
So you drank.
Bottoms up to those two tiny, little sips of your husband’s wine! And maybe a glass of champagne at your cousins wedding and finally, a shot with your girlfriends so Ms. I-Got-Pregnant-On-My-First-Try would stop curiously staring at your belly. And perhaps there was that one time only drinking contest that you just had to try out. And then CRAP, your period is late. Figures the ONE TIME you drink any alcohol, you could be pregnant and now your baby is swimming around your womb with a 9 month hangover. The stay-at-home mom chatter continues…“I heard so-and-so drank so much during her two week wait that her baby came out of the womb with a bottle of vodka in it’s hand.” Worst mom ever.
Wait! Looks like Aunt Flow is here. She got drunk too and has now arrived to the party later than scheduled. Time to drink up, ladies! It’s infertility happy hour.