Q&A: I drank alchohol before I realized I was pregnant. Did I hurt my baby?
I took a home pregnancy test before I went on vacation because I'd missed my period twice, but it was negative. We were in Napa Valley for a day and did many different wine tastings. I noticed a sign that indicated the crystal that the wine was served in may cause birth defects. When I got back home I found out that I am around 8 Weeks pregnant. What have I done to my baby? My first pregnancy I was aware right away because the hpt indicated I was pregnant after missing my first period. So I thought this time it was accurate when giving me a negative reading. I've obviously stopped all alcohol use, but I'm afraid the damage may already be done.
Although no one has been able to determine what the lowest, safe level is of alcohol in pregnancy, it usually takes a bit more than this to cause problems. The glass is probably leaded glass, but I doubt this was enough exposure to be a problem. Still I can’t guarantee there isn’t a problem, though I feel it’s unlikely. Report these concerns to your doctor who may want a fancy ultrasound to check your baby out.