If you’re going out while pregnant, you may not want to just sip water all night. Luckily, there are plenty of non-alcoholic alternatives that you can partake in. Whether you’re not ready to tell your friends you’re pregnant, or just want to feel like you’re able to still indulge, without the alcohol, there are some great options available.
Going Out While Pregnant: Drink Options at a Bar
You won’t be partaking in beer while going out if you’re pregnant, but there are non-alcoholic options available. Heineken 0.0, Carlsberg 0.0% and Brooklyn Brewery Special Effects are two of the many non-alcoholic beers out there. This way you can get the taste of drinking a beer without having the alcohol.
There are so many fun mocktails you can have if you’re going out while pregnant. Mocktails are the non-alcoholic versions of cocktails. Some options include a mocktail mule, virgin mojitos, and virgin margaritas. You can ask a bartender to make just about any drink “virgin” if you want.
Another great staple is tonic water with lime… no one has to know there is no gin mixed in. Also, a Rum and Coke (minus the rum of course) is another great way to hide that you’re not actually drinking if you’re not ready to tell others you are pregnant.
Kombucha: Proceed with Caution
Some breweries and bars serve non-alcoholic kombucha. It is high in probiotics, B-vitamins, and amino acids. While it is great for your immune system, digestive system and overall health, there is much debate on whether kombucha is safe to drink during pregnancy. This is because most kombucha is unpasteurized and can contain a higher-than-recommended level of caffeine.
If you’re going out while you’re pregnant, it may be best to avoid kombucha even though it can be found in non-alcoholic versions. It is not worth the risk of something did happen.
Your social life doesn’t stop because you’re pregnant!
Although you may end up being the designated driver for the night, you can still enjoy some tasty beverages along with everyone else. With non-alcoholic beers, sodas and mocktails, there are plenty of options out there for you. However, be mindful of what you are drinking, as not all non-alcoholic drinks are automatically safe during pregnancy.