I didn't know i was pregnant and have been drinking during pregnancy. How risky is that?

Millions of ladies have drank in the beginning because they did not know they were pregnant and the babies are fine. It’s if you constantly drink, especially the last two trimesters. Some docs recommend a glass or red wine while pregnant.

I got really drunk about 2 weekends before I found out I was pregnant and I would have been 3 weeks pregnant. I stopped after that completely. I felt AWFUL but bub was fine.

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I was drinking a lot in the first 6 weeks , (didn’t know I was pregnant either) and I mean a lot like bottle or two of smirnoff a couple nights a week and once I found out I stopped and my boy was 100 percent healthy. If you catch it early and stop it should be okay just monitor and keep up with doc appointment. There is risks with FASD but thats usually with heavy and prolonged drinking. Really just depends how far long you are, how much and what you drank etc.

I was drinking and smoking weed both times like a week before to several weeks before I found out i was pregnant each time. It happens,but it won’t hurt the baby unless you keep on with it the rest of the time. During the beginning it happens and even your dr will tell you you’ll be fine and so will the baby.

My mother drank with me. I was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. I have learning disabilities and some other health issues as a result.
Depends on how much, how long, over all health.


My dr told me I could have an occasional drink. I think as long as you’re not getting plastered every night you and baby will be fine. Definitely talk to your dr though

No amount of alcohol isn’t good but hopefully everything is ok

I drank often with friends and found out I was 8 weeks pregnant. My baby girl is perfectly healthy. I would just stop now that you know, take prenatal and I can assure you your baby will be fine!

I didn’t know I was pregnant and drank ended up having a miscarriage as I didn’t know didnt find out I was pregnant until I was having a miscarriage x


I was actually drunk when my sister made me take my first childs pregnancy test. I cried and cried. I was 6 weeks along and didnt think I would be pregnant. My 3 year old is healthy as ever now! :heart: just be truthful with doctor and everything will turn out.

Your baby should be fine. Just make sure you quit now and don’t beat yourself up about it

FASDs, describes a broad group of conditions that an individual can have as a result of prenatal alcohol exposure. Alcohol alters the development of the brain and many other body organs of the developing fetus. People with FASDs show a combination of physical, emotional, behavioral, and learning issues that range from mild to severe. Each person with an FASD has their own unique combination of signs and symptoms.unfortunately there is no point during pregnancy when drinking alcohol is considered safe. Adverse effects from alcohol can happen at the earliest stages of pregnancy to the developing fetal brain, even before a woman realizes she’s pregnant. Because different aspects of the child are developing at all stages of pregnancy, alcohol’s effects on a developing baby can result from alcohol use at any point during pregnancy. Alcohol is a known neurotoxin, so since the brain develops throughout pregnancy, the developing brain and nervous system are always at risk., because every pregnancy is different. Which babies will be affected from prenatal alcohol exposure varies based on genetics, nutrition, environmental factors, and other exposures like cigarette smoking. It is hard to predict which babies will be affected and how severely they will be affected from prenatal exposure to alcohol. Discuss your FASD concerns with your child’s health care provider and be sure to tell to be honest about your alcohol usage. There is no blame or judgement.
Diagnosing FASDs can be difficult because, there is no single or simple test that can cover the broad range of FASD signs and symptoms. A pediatric medical home provider and/or other pediatric or developmental specialists usually make the FASD diagnosis after one or more appropriate evaluations. Be sure to ask your child’s pediatrician if you are worried he or she may have an FASD and need further evaluation.

Certain physical findings, developmental problems, behavioral concerns, or school failure should trigger the parents and the pediatric medical home to consider FASDs as potential diagnoses. Children with an FASD can have brain abnormalities that lead to problems in day-to-day functioning despite having a normal IQ, so a comprehensive evaluation is indicated.


Please read up on fetal alcohol syndrome. Please stop now. Be very honest with you OB.


It really depends. How much? How often? What kind of alcohol? How far along are you? Do you have any health conditions that already would effect the pregnancy?

I had two drinks within the first few weeks, as I didn’t find out I was pregnant until I was about 9 weeks. My son is perfectly healthy and I had no issues. Not saying this to encourage you to continue, just saying it could be just fine, situation depending.

Stop drinking now that you know, for sure, and just express your concerns to your doctor when you see them. They’ll be able to tell you more than random people on FB could.

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If you are still in early stages you will be fine

I found out a was pregnant 2 days after my 21st birthday. I couldnt stop throwing up and thought it was a bad hangover. The doctor said i was so early it would be fine. She came out 100% healthy. Althought in my heart i still feel horrible about it.

It depends on a lot…are u a drunk?? Then I would suggest not quieting cold Turkey as it will harm both u and fetus seek medical attention!!! As the scary fetal alcohol syndrome post above states any alcohol at any point can potentially cause a prob… one drink fine anything more u need to tell ur doc!

I didnt know i was pregnant for 5 months and got drunk on my 21st birthday right before I found out I was 5 months pregnant with a boy. I also drank a monster every day. But as soon as I found out I was pregnant they put me at a high risk obgyn just in case but he was perfectly fine.

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Depends on how much how often and how far along you are.

I drank without knowing I was pregnant for the first month when I was pregnant with my son. (quit after I found out). hrs totally ok!