Post # 1
Hi Mama Bees!
My Fiance and I plan to start trying to conceive about 6 months after our wedding next year. I’m unemployed and will lose my COBRA health insurance this April, so won’t be able to schedule a trip to the gyno in a significant amount of time before we start trying (my current insurance is every 12 months, not calendar year, and his insurance has a waiting period before the added spouse can conceive and be covered). I’m wondering if there is anything you were told to do far in advance of trying to conceive…like blood tests for you and the hubby, vitamins, etc. I want to be able to plan around the health insurance so any info would help!
Post # 3
I would start on at least a multivitamin before you start trying. Most people don’t get enough folic acid and that’s so important in the first part of the pregnancy (when you might not know you are pregnant).
Post # 4
Definitely agree with MissAsB… folic acid is key. it will way lower the risks for birth defects. My doctor recommended that I start folic acid 3 months before TTC.
Post # 5
I will also chime in and recommend you start prenatal vitamins prior to TTC (my doctor actually recommends 2 years prior to TTC if possible!)
Post # 6
@Ms Mini: oh wow really?! That’s good to know.
Thanks ladies I appreciate the tips!
Post # 7
My doctor also said just to make sure I’m taking a multivitamin. Besides that I plan on getting more fit. Duirng the wedding planning stress I really neglected my gym routine. I want to start exercising again and get stronger so I know my body can handle the pregnancy. I tend to get back pain pretty frequently and I know it gets worse with pregnancy so I want to get my core stronger so I can handle the extra weight and changes in my body.
Post # 8
Yeah, my ob/gyn dr told me to start taking multi-vitamins. Which I haven’t done yet.
Post # 9
I just wanted to share this in case it gives you a laugh. When I saw the title of your post, my immediate thoughts were candlelight, music, sexy lingerie.!