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mariaosorio mariaosorio 5 years
I agree with previous comments on Americans having a more "all or nothing" mentality, but you can never compare it to other countries. The US has more preservative, and junk in everything that relates to human consumption...it's purely quantity here and not quality. by quality I mean healthy stuff. Let's face it, genes play a role in how your child will turn out, but so will your habits. Mothers may be putting children at risk, of course, but also their own life expectancy...meaning they might not see their smart, genetically blessed child graduate from college ir even high school. Everything has a limit, and everything can turn into a nasty habit or addiction, and might backfire and consume us in the end. I personally, just won't risk anything so valuable to me for a mere personal pleasurable sip.
cotedazur cotedazur 6 years
Hi Anon7, I realize I'm responding a few weeks too late to your post, but I promise you that I am sitting in my kitchen in the south of France right now. I'm embarrassed to say that I don't know how IP addresses work, but I bought my computer in the US in 2007, so maybe that has something to do with it? I'm not sure what I could give you as proof of my location - uh, there was a strong east wind along the coast for July 14th, but it calmed down at night and the fireworks went on as planned? The lavender harvest begins in a few days and this weekend many small villages are planning "fêtes de lavande" to take advantage of the last days before the flowers are mowed down? I'm not 100% sure why you would be doubting the fact that I am in France, but please contact me if you need further proof.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 6 years
I agree with Anon 2, but I don't think moderation means every day! I'm in my 2nd trimester and I'll have a small glass of wine maybe once a month at home, and I'll always have one glass if it's a special occasion. I am a huge wine lover, and I can't wait to hit up the wineries again when baby comes, but even I am not drinking every day. I have a very stressful life at the moment, and I take a bath with a mug of mint tea at night to unwind. I had the same drinking philosophy with my son, and he is perfectly healthy. He was never once sick as an infant, and his pre-school teacher said it was best for him to skip pre-k and go straight to Kindergarten this year, so there's no brain impairment either.
cotedazur cotedazur 6 years
I live in France, not in the USA, and I agree with comment 1. It is UNHEARD OF, at least among my circle of acquaintances, for a pregnant woman to have even a sip of alcohol. Among my close friends I count 6 doctors, 1 midwife, and 2 pharmacists; they all agree that alcohol should be avoided for the duration of the pregnancy. Yes, you COULD have a drink every once in a while and have no problems with your baby; or you could have one drink in nine months and give birth to a child with alcohol fetal syndrome. Do you really want to take that risk with your unborn child?
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
Sorry but I don't agree. I just don't think is appropriate to drink wile you are pregnant. You should try to do everything in your power to avoid harming your baby. And does women that drive with their children after having a drink it's just irresponsible.
Rosay77 Rosay77 6 years
I frankly think it's disgusting that almost half of surveyed mothers would damage their developing child with alcohol. Has no one even taken a course on Child Development? Drugs of any form (yes, including alcohol) harms the development of the fetus. Let's hope their children aren't brain damaged in any way.
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