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Thoughts on drinking odouls? Kathryn Love Due August 7; TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 91 posts
Mar 19th

So I've been craving beer. Totally normal right? My friend suggested trying odouls. Taste like beer. Smells like beer. But is only .01% alcohol. I was like omg what a great idea. I don't want to jeopardize anything they say a glass of wine every now and then is ok. But that has more alcohol than odouls. Idk im torn like I want one soooooo bad but I dont want to jeopardize anything. I'm 20 weeks along. 

has anyone else ever tried odouls? Or craved beer? Thoughts, experience ect. Thanks!

Sebastian Blake <3 2 kids; United Kingdom 4494 posts
Mar 20th

You'd have to drink 450 of them in the same span of time as a single beer for it to be as 'bad' as just one beer. And I doubt a single regular beer would do a thing anyway! 

Ive never heard of odouls (I'm in the UK) but I sometimes have alcohol free beer (becks blue, erdinger or brew dog nanny state). I don't really care for the taste though, and can't usually finish a whole one. Too gassy!

tinana+2 (37w) Due September 6 (boy); 2 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 45924 posts
Mar 20th

I just feel like it's a slippery slope. One non-alcoholic beer turns into just one regular beet and so on and so forth. I personally wouldn't do it.

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 8904 posts
Mar 20th

Save the craving. Not worth any type of any risk, despite the low percentages. I was dying for a beer when I was pregnant with DS2, and I typically rarely drink beer..... maybe only like a few holidays a year.  Low blood sugar, or glucose levels, can induce a craving for alcohol.

OldSoulBeauty Due June 3 (boy); 2 kids; DipityDooBittyBopBop, WA, United States 4684 posts
Mar 20th
I drink Odouls when craving. This is the first pregnancy I have ever craved beer. I am not a big drinker anyhow so there was no issue with me wanting to drink "regular" beer. It was the taste that I needed and it worked! There was no buzz, no hint of one, nothing. I say if youre having a healthy pregnancy and all that, go for it. 
Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Mar 20th

I drank Fre wine on Christmas when I was pregnant with DS2. 

If you are actually only going to drink the non alcoholic beer I say go for it... but if you were a heavy drinker before and think it might turn into drinking regular beer than don't.

I'm not a heavy drinker. I like an occasional glass of wine (maybe 3 glasses total a month) so when I was craving wine and my aunt who only drinks nonalcoholic offered some on christmas, I had a glass. 




just to add, if you've never drank odouls before... it's gross, at least what I can remember, I haven't had it in 15 years, but I hated when I had it lol

bia. ., ., Portugal 102104 posts
Mar 20th

Save the craving, you only have another 20-22 weeks, trust me, I know all about cravings, not worth the risk though. Shy

bia. ., ., Portugal 102104 posts
Mar 20th

Quoting Have Heart:
Save the craving. Not worth any type of any risk, despite the low percentages. I was dying for a beer when I was pregnant with DS2, and I typically rarely drink beer..... maybe only like a few holidays a year.  Low blood sugar, or glucose levels, can induce a craving for alcohol.



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Kathryn Love Due August 7; TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 91 posts
Mar 20th

Im having a very healthy pregnancy, and I wasn't a heavy drinker before. Maybe 10 years ago, but haven't been since having my daughter 9 years ago. Lol. The occasional red beer after along day once the kids go to bed. I'll sit with my hubs and have a drink or 2 but that's it. Lol. 

Sebastian Blake <3 2 kids; United Kingdom 4494 posts
Mar 20th

Are you guys serious? There's probably more alcohol in fruit juice, bread, vinegar and mouth wash! Lol 

Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Mar 20th

Quoting Sebastian Blake <3:
Are you guys serious? There's probably more alcohol in fruit juice, bread, vinegar and mouth wash! Lol 



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from what I've read non alcoholic beverages have about the same amount of alcohol as orange juice left out overnight.

OldSoulBeauty Due June 3 (boy); 2 kids; DipityDooBittyBopBop, WA, United States 4684 posts
Mar 20th

Quoting Sebastian Blake <3:
Are you guys serious? There's probably more alcohol in fruit juice, bread, vinegar and mouth wash! Lol 



Agreed. Plus my past doc and current okayed it once in awhile. 

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 8904 posts
Mar 20th

Quoting Sebastian Blake <3:
Are you guys serious? There's probably more alcohol in fruit juice, bread, vinegar and mouth wash! Lol 



for 40 weeks out of your entire life, I think you can refrain.

Drew90 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7188 posts
Mar 20th

Quoting Sebastian Blake <3:
Are you guys serious? There's probably more alcohol in fruit juice, bread, vinegar and mouth wash! Lol 


My thoughts too lol

tinana+2 (37w) Due September 6 (boy); 2 kids; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 45924 posts
Mar 20th

Quoting Sebastian Blake <3:
Are you guys serious? There's probably more alcohol in fruit juice, bread, vinegar and mouth wash! Lol 


I guess for me, I don't like beer in general so I feel like the concept of non-alcoholic beer is really stupid. 38