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2nd Feb '16 10:41:19 PM MsChibi
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* Recently, the CDC released new recommendations that women of childbearing age shouldn't drink at all (unless they are using some kind of contraception, such as the Pill or an IUD), on the grounds that they could be pregnant at any time and not even know it. (Even though ''most of the time'', babies born to women who drank before finding out they were pregnant turn out OK.)
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* Recently, the CDC released new recommendations that women of childbearing age [[TheTeetotaler shouldn't drink at all all]] (unless they are using some kind of contraception, such as the Pill or an IUD), on the grounds that they could be pregnant at any time and not even know it. (Even though ''most of the time'', babies born to women who drank before finding out they were pregnant turn out OK.)
2nd Feb '16 10:40:57 PM MsChibi
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* Recently, the CDC released new recommendations that women of childbearing age shouldn't drink at all (unless they are using some kind of contraception, such as the Pill or an IUD), on the grounds that they could be pregnant at any time and not even know it. (Even though ''most of the time'', babies born to women who drank before finding out they were pregnant turn out OK.)
11th Jan '16 2:24:08 PM talltalltree
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* In the ''Series/AdrianMole'' books, Adrian's girlfriend (whom he'd been planning to leave) announces that she's pregnant. He [[DrowningYourSorrows orders a drink to cope with the stress]] and offers one to her, but she reacts with horror at the suggestion of drinking during her pregnancy. Adrian notes that his mother evidently didn't think it a problem, as she drank three cans of Guinness a night when she was pregnant with him. * In ''Going Too Far'' by Catherine Alliott, protagonist Polly believes she's had a one-night-stand with a married man. Subsequently, when she discovers she's pregnant, she hesitates to drink whilst in a pub. Her companion instantly guesses Polly is pregnant, but Polly, not wanting her secret to come out, lies that she's just trying to be healthier.

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* In a ''Series/{{Hollyoaks}}'' storyline, pregnant Maxine's abusive fiance Patrick orders her not to go on a night out with friends; trying to make her feel selfish and irresponsible for even ''thinking'' of drinking or partying while she's pregnant. Maxine rebels by going on a drunken night out, but ends up falling down stairs and getting hurt, putting the baby in danger. Patrick uses this to "prove" that she is an unfit mother.
10th Jan '16 7:54:08 AM talltalltree
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* In ''Literature/MySweetAudrina'' by Creator/VCAndrews, Audrina's mother hosts a weekly afternoon tea ([[spoiler:actually twice a week, in order to make Audrina think that time is passing more quickly than it is]]) at which she takes a large amount of bourbon in her tea. When she gets pregnant, Audrina's father warns her to stop drinking and even beats her to try to make her stop; but she doesn't. Subsequently, she [[DeathByChildbirth dies giving birth]] and Audrina's sister Sylvia is born severely disabled. Audrina is sorry for her mother but convinced that Sylvia's disability is a result of the drinking.
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* In ''Literature/MySweetAudrina'' by Creator/VCAndrews, Audrina's mother Lucky hosts a weekly afternoon tea ([[spoiler:actually twice a week, in order to make Audrina think that time is passing more quickly than it is]]) at which she takes a large amount of bourbon in her tea. When she gets pregnant, Audrina's father warns her Lucky to stop drinking and even beats her to try to make her stop; but she doesn't. Subsequently, she [[DeathByChildbirth dies giving birth]] and Audrina's sister Sylvia is born severely disabled. Audrina is sorry for her mother Lucky but convinced that Sylvia's disability is a result of the drinking.
10th Jan '16 7:51:45 AM talltalltree
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* In ''Literature/MySweetAudrina'' by Creator/VCAndrews, Audrina's mother hosts a weekly afternoon tea ([[spoiler:actually twice a week, in order to make Audrina think that time is passing more quickly than it is]]) at which she takes a large amount of bourbon in her tea. When she gets pregnant, Audrina's father warns her to stop drinking and even beats her to try to make her stop; but she doesn't. Subsequently, she [[DeathByChildbirth dies giving birth]] and Audrina's sister Sylvia is born severely disabled. Audrina is sorry for her mother but convinced that Sylvia's disability is a result of the drinking.
30th Dec '15 2:05:36 PM Trogdor
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** Played straight with Lily in the season 7 opener.
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** Played straight with Lily in the season 7 opener.opener, where the group attends a wedding and Lily secretly hands her drink to Marshall. [[spoiler:It's revealed near the end that the bride was also pregnant, and was handing her drinks to the groom]].
17th Dec '15 11:12:53 AM eroock
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-->--'''''Warning Label''' found on all alcoholic beverages in the United States''.
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-->--'''''Warning -->-- '''''Warning Label''' found on all alcoholic beverages in the United States''.
12th Dec '15 3:12:42 PM Lopiny
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', where '''all''' dwarves, including the children, have to drink booze, or else they'll go insane. In fact, no special treatment is given to pregnant females there at all; they'll work on and just casually give birth without missing a beat. Doesn't matter if they were in the middle of digging, or hauling something, or even if they were in the middle of fighting an invading goblin horde.
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', where '''all''' dwarves, including the children, have to drink booze, or else they'll go insane.the alcohol withdrawal will stress them out and make them work at sluggish paces. In fact, no special treatment is given to pregnant females there at all; they'll work on and just casually give birth without missing a beat. Doesn't matter if they were in the middle of digging, or hauling something, or even if they were in the middle of fighting an invading goblin horde.
29th Nov '15 4:45:17 AM LentilSandEater
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** On the other hand, a sex-discrimination case could be made against the bar for ''refusing'' service, especially if the woman was ''not'' pregnant and the bartender just assumed. TIPPS classes actually subvert this trope and tell you that against your first instinct, you should serve the woman, because it would be much harder to prove ''yours'' was the One Drink that killed the baby than that you turned a customer away.
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** On the other hand, a sex-discrimination case could be made against the bar for ''refusing'' service, especially if the woman was ''not'' pregnant and the bartender just assumed. TIPPS classes actually subvert avert this trope and tell you that against your first instinct, you should serve the woman, because it would be much harder to prove ''yours'' was the One Drink that killed the baby than that you turned a customer away.
11th Nov '15 3:25:18 AM catmuto
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* Averted in ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'', after Anastasia learns that she's pregnant. Christian heavily frowns at a glass of champagne she's holding at a welcome party, but Grace, her mother-in-law and a doctor, tells Anastasia that 'a little sip' is fine now and then.
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