This is one hot topic.  Readers have asked if they should I stop drinking Drinking While Trying to Get Pregnant.  There are no studies that suggest a safe level of alcohol in pregnancy; therefore, we recommend that women do not drink while they are pregnant. If one is trying to get pregnant alcohol should be avoided as well. Remember, we are about two weeks pregnant before a period is missed. This said, if you conceive somewhat unexpectedly and have had a few drinks during the first two weeks there are usually no ill effects for the baby.

Dr. Linda Ducholke, a mother of two, has been a successful Family Practitioner with Obstetrical privileges for the past 20 years. The main focus and passion of her practice is obstetrics and childcare.