Prior preparation: baby in the future?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Read Taking Charge of Your Fertility. Maybe start tracking your cycles, or at least learn about them so when you go off of birth control (if you are on it) you know what’s going on. Get healthy – now is the time to eat well, exercise and all that good stuff. Rumor has it the healthier you are pre-pregnancy the easier it is to get back in shape afterwards. Start taking a prenatal vitamin a few months before you are TTC.

That’s really about it. Enjoy this time 🙂

Post # 3
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

lalalyanne:  I tame my baby fever and my compulsive need to plan with research. I spend my time frequenting pregnancy and parenting blogs for advice on which books are best (pregnancy and parenting) and what gear is best. I really like and wise baby which is tons of reviews about baby products but, if you are still a year away from TTC, maybe just focus on the wedding at hand and preparing your home for a child. We are planning on TTC starting in January so we have been planning a trip for December and trying to stack in the overtime and pay off some bills. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  MrsM914. Reason: Typos
Post # 4
1464 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Go for a precheck at your OBGYN. They will help you devise a good plan. I had a great visit with mine in Jan as we were planning on TTC in August. Then my pregnancy symptoms started the next day 😉

Also, if s/he okays it, go on a prenatal now. In my experience, when you know you will be TTC, you tend to be a little more lax. It felt great when we had our surprise BFP that I was already on prenatals because we were planning for August.

If you are overweight (I am) try and get to a healthy BMI. Ditto with underweight. But don’t punish yourself.

Good luck 🙂

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