Post # 1
Fiance and I plan to TTC pretty much exactly two years from now. We only have a 3 month span where we can get pregnant or we have to wait until the following year, so I’m trying to prepare as best as possible, even though it feels reallyy far out. I just started running with Fiance last week about 1.5-2 miles a day, but my diets pretty bad. I’m on BC pills so I can’t really chart. I have my annual check up at the gyn this week, should I mention our plans or wait until next year/closer to trying? Is there anything I could be doing now or just try to be more patient? I know it’s early, I’m just an overplanner and want to be best prepared when it does happen! Thanks!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@MrsN14: Why do you only have a 3 month span?
Post # 4
Sara over at feedingthesoil.com runs an online couse about this, it’s called Purposeful Conception. You should check it out!
Post # 5
@mrspinesol: It’s between graduating my master’s program and the start of my clinical fellowship year. I plan to work in a hospital around radiation and can’t work in that area during pregnancy. Things may work out differently but this has been the plan for awhile so we’ll see!
Post # 6
@cbgg: Thanks, I will check it out!
Post # 7
take a prenatal vitamin or a women’s daily vitamin. can’t hurt to start taking those.
Post # 8
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
Stop taking a BC a year – 1.5 years before actually trying.
Post # 10
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.
Post # 11
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!