mmm… beer.

January 21, 2008 at 6:27 pm Leave a comment

So here I am, 6 DPO, waiting for the inevitable arrival from AF so we can do this dance again. And I’ve gotten to thinking… (uh 0h!)

How important is it to eliminate all caffeine and alchohol from  your routine during the 2ww? I was all about it in the first few blissful months of TTC. “No wine for me, thanks!” I would chirp joyfully to the hostess during dinner with friends, followed up  with “cause I might be pregnant” finishing out the sentence in my head.

Somewhere around the 10 month mark it started to get a little old. I don’t drink much coffee, (about 1/2 cup coffee in the morning, and no sodas during the day) or much alchohol, (two drinks on a Saturday night every other week or so) so it started to feel a little silly giving it up alltogether. I went back on the coffee but still didn’t hit the bottle during the 2ww.

This weekend I gave that one up too, sampling some yummy home brewed porter at a close friend’s birthday party.  Because let me mention something that hasn’t been mentioned yet. I live in a beer town. There are so many yummy microbrews and homebrews and craft beers… and I love them all. There’s even a beer specialty market two blocks from my house, selling delicious high gravity Belgian Beers. So what’s a beer lover to do?

So I figured that if crack babies can be born every day in America, I  can certainly enjoy some coffee and a nice porter.  Then I heard this morning on NPR that caffeine can increase the risk of miscarrage.

Guess it’s back on the ole wagon.


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After 5 IUIs, 2 IVFs, and the diagnosis of diminished ovarian reserve at the ripe old age of 29, I am now looking for information on embryo donation and adoption. I'm taking a break from blogging but will return when our path out of the world of IF becomes more clear.

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