Picture this: You're in the early stages of your pregnancy and you get invited to Happy Hour, a party, or even just out to dinner. If you're the life of the party, ordering a club soda is a no-go. If you're a normal drinker, not drinking will be a dead giveaway to your nearest and dearest. Even though it's a pain to hide that you're not drinking because you're pregnant, it's absolutely doable. Rather than getting caught without a plan, sweating bullets, and stammering while you search for an excuse? Prepare for it.
If you know you're going to find yourself in a situation where the drinks will be flowing and you'll be on the spot, you'll need a few escape strategies to employ if you're going to pull the wool over the eyes of all your favorite people. So rather than word-vomiting a weak excuse to your mother-in-law as she pours you a glass of wine, arm yourself with a handful of tactics. Practice your explanation. Because even though it's a lie, it's a white-lie, and your pregnancy is your business. You should be able to tell your friends and family about it when you feel you're ready. So stock up on your excuses, and get ready to fool your friends in honor of your privacy.