Is there anything I can do to prepare now?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@MrsN14:  Why do you only have a 3 month span? 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Sara over at feedingthesoil.com runs an online couse about this, it’s called Purposeful Conception.  You should check it out!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

take a prenatal vitamin or a women’s daily vitamin.  can’t hurt to start taking those.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Switch to a different form of birth control (condoms, etc) a couple months before you TTC! It can take a while (up to 6 months) for your cycle to become normal after the pill (or it could be normal right away, but you never know!) I wished I had gone off the pill a couple months before TTC.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Stop taking a BC a year – 1.5 years before actually trying.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Take prenatal vitamins starting 3 months before you plan to ttc.  

Check to make sure your vaccinations are all up to date. They can do blood work to check your immunitiy levels against illnesses (I never thought I had chicken pox, but I had some immunity against it, but not enough to protect 100% so I needed the vaccine before I got pregnant.)  You also need the shot for whooping cough, since newborn babies cannot be vaccinated against whooping cough and there have been recent outbreaks, especially in areas of the country with low levels of vaccination.

Have a blood draw to check your thyroid level.  This is a simple test that can be done as part of a normal blood screening.  Thyroid problems in the first trimester can cause your baby to have a lower IQ and can cause miscarriages.  

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@CityBearBride:  +1 

 

It took me a while to get back to my normal cycle, and BCP made my luteal phase very very short, it was only 5DPO. This month finally looks normal for me due to vitamin B6. 

I would suggest taking prenatal vitamins, getting of BCP a few months before trying, and start charting then. I learned a lot through temping!

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