'Officially' TTC in the new year – not sure where to start – HELP!

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sign up for fertility friend, they will send you 12 days (i think, its been a while) of ‘ttc basics’ that should get you started.  Then if you feel so inclined, Taking charge of your fertilty has been recommend as well.   Or you can do it the old fashion way and just have lots and lots of sex 🙂  Good luck

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Just make sure you take a prenatal vitamin. I’d start now.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

At least Folic Acid. You need to take that prior to getting KUed.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

IMO you should take one if you’re NTNP. I believe folic acid is most important in the first trimester so you’re already missing time if you don’t start until you know you’re pregnant.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

UKbee:  “When a man and a woman love each other very much, he gives her a special hug and puts a baby in her belly…”

Okay, all joking aside, I don’t know if charting, etc is actually necessary. Why don’t you just start out the old fashioned way, and if that doesn’t get you anywhere, look into charting?

Conception doesn’t have to be a big science experiment. Do the baby dance often and see where it takes you!

ETA: I do, however, second the advice to get on a prenatal vitamin ASAP. 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Take a prenatal vitamin and BD frequently. That’s really all you need to do. Everything else is optional.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

agree with PP. Enjoy the newlywed life and all the newlywed BD. You shouldn’t start right off the bat with all the pressure of charting. It’s a lot more stressful than it seems. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

 

UKbee:  Read Taking Charge of your Fertility–it will teach you everything you need to know. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

another vote to just enjoy it!  No need putting unnecessary pressure on yourself. 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Replying to this thread to follow… DH and I have been married 3 months shy of a year and we decided to ditch the BC starting this cycle.  I have been reading so much it is making my head spin!  We would really like to make it fun and as little clinical as possible but we are older (me 36, him 45) so we may eventually need to go that route.   Right now we are doing a bunch of cooing at babies we see and going “are you ready?” “are YOU ready?” lol  🙂

 

GL to OP and all us other mommies to be!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It probably depends on your personality. I’m totally neurotic and type A and could never just “let it happen”. If that’s you, then go ahead and chart. And I recommend starting now so you can get a feel for what your body is doing by the time you decide to TTC. Good luck!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

When it comes to conceiving, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. 

Unless you or your husband has fertility issues, all you need to do is have sex. If you feel like taking a prenatal vitamin, go ahead and do that.  

Relax, enjoy your husband, pay attention to your body without obsessing over it, and let nature do what it’s been doing for a long, long time. 

Charting and temping and all of that stuff that people talk about so frequently can actually cause stress and make sex a chore if it’s used unnecessarily. That stress can end up being a hinderance to conception. If you don’t have fertility issues or an logical reason to believe conceiving will be difficult, you don’t need do those things right off the bat. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

Definitely start taking a prenatal vitamin or even just folic acid. Thats the main thing. Just take care of your general health. If you want to work out your cycles I’d start charting over the next 3 months or so to see if they’re regular – charting can make the whole process seem like a chore when you actually start actively trying so better to get to know your cycle before.

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