From Zazza & Julie
I’m very early in my pregnancy and am still struggling with all the stuff I have to give up. I didn’t think it would be that hard to stop drinking but it’s kinda tough when my husband is still mixing drinks all the time. Even worse, he loves firing up the blender & making margaritas when we’re sitting by the pool. I told him recently that I thought he should stop drinking during my pregnancy, just to show support and he pretty much laughed in my face.
I don’t think I’m asking too much of him but he thinks I’m being ridiculous, so who is right? Should my husband get on the wagon with me or am I on my own?
Missing My Margaritas
Oh Missing My Margaritas, I wish I had a good answer for you but this is a common fight that NO ONE ever seems to win. Most men aren’t willing to give up alcohol entirely and expecting them to do so could just lead to fights. We had some calls from listeners who suggested that your husband make alcohol-free cocktails for you when he was making drinks for himself. There are plenty of recipes online so that way it’s like you’re still drinking together, but you’re not doing anything dangerous for the baby. Hope that helps!
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