Post # 1
A women I work with has been TTC for over 2 years. She and I are close and she has expressed her frustrations to me during this process. Today at lunch she says “I would really just kill for a glass of wine”. I then realized that she meant she hasn’t been drinking for 2 years because of TTC. I then asked if she was doing anything else and she informed me that she is eating a diet as if she was pregnant, not drinking, not changing the liter box, etc. The hubs and I are TTC, but I’m still living my life as if I’m not pregnant. Is that bad?
Post # 3
If it’s bad, then I’m guilty of it too! I started off by treating the TWW as if I were pregnant, but after 7 cycles of it, it started to get old. I’m now going by the “drink till it’s pink” rule.
Post # 4
@2PeasinaPod: Ok. Well I’m glad I’m not the only one. If I had to give up wine and goat cheese for months and still have no baby I would lose it.
Post # 5
No, I don’t think it’s bad! It’s just a personal choice.
For me I AM living my life during the TWW period as if I am pregnant.
Once AF comes to visit though it’s all fair game! I get my coffee drinking on, my wine on and most importantly my Coca Cola. Had a ice cold coke on Saturday and it was like ecstasy. Le sigh.
Post # 6
Same for me. Started off the TTC time as if I was pregnant, but now I’m just going to live my life until I get a BFP. Life’s too short, right??
Post # 7
Although Darling Husband and I aren’t TTC yet, I certainly don’t plan on acting like I’m pregnant until I’m actually pregnant (besides possibily starting pre-natals). I definitely believe in “drink ’til it’s pink!”
Post # 8
@mwitter80: LOL definitely not the only one! Not to mention everyone and their mother would know that we were TTC if I refused a beer or a glass of wine every time we were out! And that would be trouble…I’m not a fan of anyone knowing that we’re TTC!
Post # 9
@Mrs.KMM: I am taking prenatals and following obgyn’s guidance on things to do while TTC, but cutting out these things weren’t on her list.
Post # 10
Honestly, all I did different was take pre-natals and not drink to excess during the TWW (although I didn’t know that term back then!) I figured it could take a while and I wanted to enjoy those months. Plus I am a big believer in alcohol helping with conception – I know SO many friends who conceived after a few drinks 🙂 And they were super worried but all of their doctors said that there is not much damage you can do in those weeks since the embryo has not implanted yet and isn’t sharing a blood supply. I don’t think I ever had more than 1-2 drinks during those weeks though, just so I wouldn’t be too worried after the fact.
And if you do feel the need to be super careful, you really would only need to between ovulation and your period. (the “TWW”)
Post # 11
I cut down on alcohol bigtime limited it to special occasions like birthday parties or new years; before getting married I had one cocktail when I hung out with friends during happy hour or brunch; friends noticed but I said well, you never know when you could be pregnant; but that was it that was the only paranoid change I did
Post # 12
I’m trying to live life normally until I get a positive test. The only major change is I started taking prenatal vitamins as opposed to normal “one a day” vitamins. The only other difference is I have cut down on a little bit on alcohol consumption during the TWW (I was kind of having a glass of wine every night with dinner previously….). I definitely still have drinks if I feel like it though.
It’s month 3 and one of the TWW’s was when I was on vacation in St. John. I would have really regretted not having those pina coladas…
Post # 13
I am not living as if I am pregnant, but this is my first two-week-wait and I notice that I am much more aware of what I am putting into my body. I haven’t gotten to the point of being in a social (drinking) situation yet. I will see how it goes, but I will definitely cut back on alcohol. I will probably stick to a glass of wine while we are out with friends.
I am cutting back on caffeine, but not eliminating it. Trying to drink more water.
Just the basics- nothing life altering.
(I’ve been taking prenatals for the past year, so no changes there!)
Post # 14
I definetely try and cut out alcohol turing the TWW, but I’m with @regberadaisy,after AF comes… I’m off to the races with wine at dinner 🙂
Post # 15
Yay! It’s nice to hear a bunch of people who are living somewhat normally. I am too, but I feel bad every time I drink and I know worrying is not a good thing. I drink normal for me at the beginning of the month and then try not to during the TWW but I still do sometimes. I started limiting my caffeine while TTC and have been going back and forth since then. I have very little during the TWW. But I wasn’t a huge caffeine addict to start with.
Post # 16
I say do everything you normally would but, add in some prenatal vitamins. We tried around 4 to 5 months and no luck. At this point i wasn’t drinking and basically treating my body like i was already pregnant. I finally gave up and did as i pleased. That month we got a BFP.