One virgin piña colada, please!

pregnancy-coupleMy husband and I recently came back from our babymoon in Cancun, Mexico. With our first baby due at the end of November, our vacations will soon consist of road trips to visit with the grandparents and perhaps a trip to Disney World. So, what better way to have our last hurrah than to take a beach vacation just the two of us? While my husband never failed to order his margarita on the rocks at the swim-up bar, the bartenders already knew by looking at me that my beach beverage of choice was a virgin piña colada (without the shot of rum).

Alcohol during pregnancy is a no-no! Alcohol, even in small amounts, may harm your baby during pregnancy. Still, there are some people who believe that one or two drinks can’t hurt you. You may have even heard about a recent study from England suggesting that a little alcohol during pregnancy might be fine. But there really is no safe amount of alcohol for you to have during pregnancy. Every woman is different and alcohol affects each woman differently. While one drink might be okay for one woman during pregnancy, it could have devastating consequences for another. So, it’s best for both you and your baby to stay away from alcohol during pregnancy.

I liked my virgin beach beverages. Now, if I could only find a way to have warm weather, sunshine and live on the beach permanently… :) .

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2 Responses to “One virgin piña colada, please!”

  1. Jill Says:

    I’m thoroughly disappointed that that sort of study could make it to the news. When it’s at the point that the bottled beverage says on it ‘leads to birth defects’ you think people would know better. We had a friend whose wife tried convincing him that she should be drinking during pregnancy. She was really put out when (thanks to my husband), her husband suggested that she stop. This woman already has an older child and has also made some other serious errors in judgment that make me fearful for her child, but nothing you could specifically do anything about (like feeding chunky baby food to a 2 month old–stuff they make themselves). She knows better, and the dad never went to any appointments or anything, so he doesn’t have a clue. He didn’t bother to read anything or.. well, anything. My husband has been just calmly saying, really? and then filling in a statistic like, you know babies can’t really swallow well until they’re at least 4 months old and sometimes longer. We waited until 7 months to be sure since our baby was premature (and theirs was even more premature than ours)… the misinformation these days because of the media is terrible.

  2. Ivette Says:

    Thanks so much for your comment, Jill. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. But your friend is lucky to have you and your husband in her life to share your wealth of knowledge. Thanks for stopping by NMN :) !

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