(Closed) Could someone give me to the lowdown on TTC?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

start taking the vitamins now. Don’t wait until a month before. There is research that shows the longer you are on them, the better.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Some pregnancy tests say you can test 4 days before your period is due, but I would try to wait until your period is due to test because it’s almost always more reliable.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Thanks for posting fhis board I was going to ask the same questions:) MY Fiance and I will start trying after our July honeymoon. My Q is about my birth control…. I have been on it consistently for 12 years. Should I stop now and use other methods until July? Can I take prenatal vitamins while still on bc? Help Im clueless and dont see my GYN dr till April lol

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

yes, you can take prenatal vitamins while on birth control.

Different people take different amounts of time for their bodies to adjust being off birth control. Some say 3 months out, some say 6 months. Do what works for you, but it will take a while for your body to get back into a normal cycle. Go off when you feel comfortable, use another form of BC, and start keeping track of your cycle so you’ll have a better handle on things when you do start TTC

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@mjwyatt84:  Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! you must be so excitied…you can def take prenatals while on bc.  Depending on when you want to start TTC you should try to get off the pill two to three months prior to that, so you can see how regular your period is after the pill, at least that’s what my md explained to me.  I got off the bc in October, 2011 because i thought we were going to start TTC in DEcember, but then with our wedding planning we paused it, so i was actually off the pill for more than a year before TTC.  GL 🙂

@Lillyrose:  I think getting in sync with your body as you are doing now is good, also start taking the prenatals now, you don’t have to wait until you decide to TTC and when you are ready to TTC try using opks, its a great way to know when you would be O’ing.  GL 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsR4ever:  Thank you for the advice. I think I will stop BC in March and start prenatals now:) Yes I am getting excited, as is Fiance he keeps making comments when he sees our friends new babies so I know he is ready now too. Its all overwhelming though. I am almost 29. Its a big decision! I get to stalk the TTC and wedding planning threads too now lol

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Lillyrose:  

it shouldn’t change your hormones (unless you have problems being exacerbated by some kind of deficiency). The only difference I notice while on prenatals is nicer hair & nails. I take them all the time as my multi, theyre much gentler on my stomach than most multis.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.

Not a medical professional but in my experience: The Vitamins will not change your hormones or mess with any BC you are taking. The only things you may notice are:

Faster growing/thicker hair

Stronger nails (I actually started taking them before the wedding for these two reasons)

If there is iron in the vitamins you may get a little..ermmm “backed up” (sorry if it’s Too Much Information, but I had this issue so I switched to a gummi vitamin that did not include iron)

 

Also the gummy ones taste pretty good.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.

I should add, I did get a raised eye brow from my father-in-law when he saw them sitting out right after the wedding… 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Lillyrose:  BD every other day until you get your period or your BFP.  Have fun for the first 6-9 months.  Trying to BD only on the magical 5 fertile days can be stressful and unromantic.  Unless you know of some reason that you might have trouble conceiving then BDing every other or every third day should be sufficient for a BFP.  Good luck!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

@Lillyrose:  Are you on hormonal birth control now? Your periods being regular now does not matter then. They may or may not be regular when you are off BC, even if you were before BC. When you are on hormonal BC, you don’t have a normal cycle&ovulation is suppressed, hence no pregnancies.

I think you should switch to the prenatal vitamin now because you want to get your levels up and provide the eggs with as much nutrition as possible prior to when you start TTC. I’ve heard you should take prenatals up to two years before TTC from various doctors. 

After ovulation has been detected (through ovulation tests or basal body temperature) you should wait 10-14 days to begin testing =))) GL and congrats on your wedding!!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.

Also the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility is super helpful (if you haven’t read it already), even if you are not planning to chart, it gives a very clear picture of everything that is going on and when in your cycle what happens. It’s all very clear to understand and not overly medical. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Lillyrose:  I know how you feel about it feeling so REAL! I just went and purchased prenatal vitamins today and was like WOW that was a MAJOR purchase! I bought the chewable ones from Walgreens. THey have 400 folic acid but you take 2 a day so it’s 800 which is the recommended amound. EEEkkkkk so exciting!! Good luck!!!

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