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Alcohol and Marijuana while trying to get pregnant
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An_243198 posted:
Hello- I am 28 years old. My husband and I just started trying to get pregnant last month. I got off the pill in January. I am all around very healthy, I run, I do yoga, I swim, 5 x a week. I have been on the pill for about 10 years off and on, and this is the first time I have started trying.

So now that my background was set up above, my question: Is it okay to drink a little bit of wine, beer while trying to conceive? or should I stop completely? I was planning on stopping as soon as I miss a period because then I know "for sure" that I am likely pregnant.

On second note, my second question: Is it okay to smoke marijuana occassionally (I mean like one hit a week, while trying to conceive?) At night it relaxes me before sleeping so sometimes, I will have some. However, I can definetely stop marijuana if this is also a poor choice.

I just want to do whats best for myself and while I am trying to conceive, I want to continue to make the right choices. Thank you for your input.
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cshyronia responded:
I dont think drinking will hurt anything. i used to have a mojito when i got off work to unwind. I dont know if its true but i hear weed can effect a mans sperm count. but i know lots of people who smoke alot more than you and have kids. hope this helps a little
 
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Olivia_WebMD_Staff responded:
Dr. Atlas may have more information to share, but I did find this older article here on WebMD about fertility and marijuana use.

Take care,
Olivia


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