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23rd Apr '16 2:04:28 PM CassandraLeo
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* In the season 4 finale of {{Archer}}, Lana vehemently refuses alcohol; at the end of the episode, she reveals her pregnancy. This carries over into the next season, with her hard drinking coworkers often trying to offer her alcohol and Lana pointing out that she couldn't possibly have any since she's pregnant.

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* In the season 4 finale of {{Archer}}, ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', Lana vehemently refuses alcohol; at the end of the episode, she reveals her pregnancy. This carries over into the next season, with her hard drinking coworkers often trying to offer her alcohol and Lana pointing out that she couldn't possibly have any since she's pregnant. Averted in a flashback, where Malory asks for a drink after her water breaks.
31st Mar '16 6:16:49 PM MsChibi
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* In the ''Literature/BookOfJudges'', Samson's mother is told by an angel not to drink wine or beer during her pregnancy with him. This had less to do with the physical health/safety/well-being of the baby [[note]] Men, women, and children of the Bronze Age all consumed alcohol, including during pregnancy, because it was usually safer (i.e. less likely to cause sickness) than drinking water. [[/note]], however, than the fact that he was to become a Nazirite BecauseDestinySaysSo. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazirite Nazirites]] were a group of Jewish ascetics, who (among other things) were not supposed to drink alcohol, or even to consume (unfermented) grapes.

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* In the ''Literature/BookOfJudges'', Samson's mother is told by an angel not to drink wine or beer during her pregnancy with him. This had less to do with the physical ''physical'' health/safety/well-being of the baby [[note]] Men, women, and children of the Bronze Age all consumed alcohol, including during pregnancy, because it was usually safer (i.e. less likely to cause sickness) than drinking water. [[/note]], however, than the fact that he was to become a Nazirite BecauseDestinySaysSo. In other words, his ''spiritual'' well-being. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazirite Nazirites]] were a group of Jewish ascetics, who (among other things) were not supposed to drink alcohol, or even to consume (unfermented) grapes.
30th Mar '16 1:05:26 PM MsChibi
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* In the ''Literature/BookOfJudges'', Samson's mother is told by an angel not to drink wine or beer during her pregnancy with him. This had less to do with the physical health/safety/well-being of the baby [[note]] Men, women, and children of the Bronze Age all consumed alcohol, including during pregnancy, because it was usually safer (i.e. less likely to cause sickness) than drinking water. [[/note]], however, than the fact that he was to become a Nazirite BecauseDestinySaysSo. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazirite Nazirites]] were a group of Jewish ascetics, who (among other things) were not supposed to drink alcohol, or even to consume (unfermented) grapes.
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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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