Post # 1
- Wedding: November 2014 - Mauritius
My wedding is in November and me and hubby are moving in March/April 2015 from an apartment to a house, so we have decided (although we have been NTNP) that we would start using condoms until after xmas and officially start TTC in the new year, once we have the wedding and new house sorted. I have followed a few TTC threads and posted a coupld of times when I thought I might be pregnant while NTNP, however I have no idea where to start in terms of charting, suppliments to take and any other things you should or should not be doing while TTC, any help would be apreciated!!! Thanks ladies 🙂
Post # 2
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
Just make sure you take a prenatal vitamin. I’d start now.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2014 - Mauritius
Westwood: ah ok, thank you, I didn’t consider having to take them so early on!
Post # 5
At least Folic Acid. You need to take that prior to getting KUed.
Post # 6
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
- 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
- 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
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
UKbee: Read Taking Charge of your Fertility–it will teach you everything you need to know.
Post # 11
another vote to just enjoy it! No need putting unnecessary pressure on yourself. 🙂
Post # 12
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
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
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
- 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.