Healthy Mocktails for Holidays/trying-to-conceive/can-you-drink-alcohol-when-trying-to-get-pregnant
The holiday season means different things to different people. For some of us, it means time with family plus lots of food and booze. If you are trying to get pregnant it can be a hard time for many reasons, including fielding the questions and total invasion of privacy and then there is, of course, not being able to drink alcohol or at least as much as we would like to drink.
The American Pregnancy Organization says there is no safe amount of alcoholic beverages while pregnant and therefore, recommends to abstain from drinking while trying to get pregnant. Other respected health organizations, however, indicate that having one alcoholic beverage a couple times per week, even during pregnancy, is okay. Of course, if you are charting and know when you ovulate, you have the two weeks before ovulation in which you are certain that aren’t pregnant, but be aware that some studies have found that drinking can significantly reduce fertility (https://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(03)02717-1/fulltext).
No matter what you chose, clearly, binge drinking is out of the question. So, if you’re trying to get pregnant or pregnant and avoiding alcohol, we’ve got just the thing for you! Here is a list of belly-warming mocktails for the holidays, some of which will literally warm your belly.
The Virgin Hot Toddy: Apple cider with cinnamon and cloves make this a comforting holiday classic.