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How to Keep Pregnancy a Secret When Out for Drinks?

How can I get around tipping off my friends that I’m pregnant when we go out for drinks?

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How can I get around tipping off my friends that I’m pregnant when we go out for drinks?

The Bump Expert

There's no bigger pregnancy giveaway than the lush who suddenly turns into Little Miss Teetotaler. So let them pour your wine and then fake sips throughout the meal (your partner can also surreptitiously drink from your glass.) Or head to the bar alone and order a mocktail. We’re partial to sparkling grape juice and fruit puree or sparkling water mixed with pomegranate or cranberry juice and a squeeze of lime. If you're a beer drinker, try this trick: Order a dark bottle, take it with you to the ladies' room, empty it out, and fill it with water. Not ideal, but it works!

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How to Keep Pregnancy a Secret When Out for Drinks?

I have told some people I am taking medication right now, so I can't mix the two. If you have nosey friends and they ask what for, you can always just say strep throat or some other cold like symptom.

melkbud |

How to Keep Pregnancy a Secret When Out for Drinks?

I would order O'Douls or similar non-alcoholic beer. Usually, I say it quietly to the waiter or simply point at the menu/drink list. One waitress even winked at me slyly (without anyone noticing) and when she came with it poured in a beer glass said "And here's your Sam Light. Good choice" (obviously, it was non-alcoholic O'Douls, but she was helping me keep up the charade!) She even carded me, just like everyone else! Needless to say, she got an awesome tip. And, in a way, that waitress knew before all my friends!

laurenmdrn16 |

How to Keep Pregnancy a Secret When Out for Drinks?

Sometimes we do couples night and there is always heavy alcohol drinking... Last Sunday I just poured apple juice in my usual wine glass before they came over. When our friends arrived, they had brought me a bottle of champagne in retribution for drinking from mine the last time we did couples night. I told them to go ahead and open it, I already had a drink poured. There was a close call when my friend grabbed the bottle and said "let me top you off" and so I just said "Oh, let me just finish my drink first"... but I kept sneaking into the kitchen to add more, haha. It was a close call. They are coming hang out this Sunday and I will tell them that I am doing a cleanse so I can't drink

acbell4415 |

How to Keep Pregnancy a Secret When Out for Drinks?

Mocktails are a good option, I go to the bar by myself & order cranberry juice w/ Sprite or such. When at a recent wedding the hubs ordered my drinks at the bar, mocktails & fake sipped the champagne at the toast & my husband took it from me quickly thereafter & no one noticed. Tho been difficult declining invitations I'd normally participate in so we can share our news in a few wks. Love the medication and cleanse idea

sunnyblueskies1 |