Q&A: I drank heavily before I found out I was pregnant. Is my baby okay?
After a missed period and two negative pregnancy tests, I indulged in quite a bit of alcohol while on vacation. The following week I discovered that I am, in fact pregnant. The drinking binges could have been as much as three weeks post-conception.
I have not had a drop since, and my doctor has reassured me that most likely, everything is OK. I am just looking for a second opinion.
What are the chances that I may have damaged my baby's health or development?
I think your doctor is right. Many women drink before they realize that they’re pregnant. The important thing is not to drink anymore while you are pregnant. Relax and enjoy this special time in your life.