Post # 1
Can any of you share your Do’s and Don’ts of the TWW?
Post # 3
It was really life as usual for me. I didn’t really do much differently during the TWW when we were TTC. I found that I was putting my life on hold every month for 2 weeks, and it started to get pretty tiring. I’m a drink til it’s pink gal.
Post # 4
There are only a few things I change. The last few months, I’ve done the following:
- Cut back on alcohol
- Try to get as close to 8 hours of sleep each night as I can
- No hot baths or heating pads
- Try to keep my feet and my middle warm with blankets and/or socks
My next TWW, I’m going to up the ante a little bit and take bromelain and baby aspirin.
Post # 5
@bunny: sorry if this is a dumb question but what do bromelain and baby aspirin do?
Post # 6
I’m been trying to avoid caffeine and hard exercise, but how much does it matter? I love running so I’ve been trying to do a few miles every other night. I’ve shelved the P90x videos as well.
Post # 7
@2PeasinaPod: I’m with you.
DO: Live your life as normal until a positive pregnancy test.
DON’T: Stress about things too much (easier said than done – I know).
Post # 8
Maybe stupid question but what does TWW stand for??
Post # 9
@mrs.stormylove: tww= two week wait between ovulation and AF 🙂
Post # 10
I avoided running (but still walked a lot and did yoga), kept my caffeine to one cup of coffee per day, and used bromelain and baby aspirin. I definitely did not give up alcohol – you don’t share a bloodstream with your baby until long after the TWW, and if you are wanting to give up alcohol, the time to do it is before O or throughout TTC (*some* studies suggest that alcohol decreases egg quality).
@bunny: Did you get your bromelain yet?
- Baby aspirin is supposed to help with bloodflew up the uterus. You start taking it after O and some people take it through their 36th week of pregnancy. I never asked my doctor about it, though, so think I am going to stop taking it once I get past when I would get AF.
- Pineapple core/bromelain (bromelain is an enzyme found in PC) is supposed to aid in implantation. A lot of people say its an old wives tale. The thing about PC is that you are ONLY supposed to eat the core (pineapple meat or juice is really acidic and can cause early mc), which is kind of tough and stringy. Plus, then what the heck are you supposed to do with the rest of the pineapple? Anyway, that’s why I went with bromelain in pill form. You can buy it at Trader Joe’s (the cheapest option), Whole Foods, or any health/vitamin store. You take it once a day at O+1 through O+5.
(sorry those bullets are kind of worded weirdly – I cut and paste them from another post.)
Post # 11
@Rose120: ahhhhh thanks:) Still getting all the lingo down!
Post # 12
The very most important thing is no hot tubs. The rest can help, but will not “ruin” anything. Don’t stop exercising either! Blood flow is good. (My RE has me take baby aspirin continuously.) I usually drank less (but not none) and pretty much didn’t drink at all towards the very end of the TWW.
Caffeine can affect ovulation and has been linked to miscarraige (in high doses), so I would highly recommend giving it up – but at the same time, many people are just fine with 1 or 2 cups.
Post # 13
@JaneyD: That’s very interesting about the hot baths. Why are hot baths bad?
Post # 14
what about antibiotics? i have been struggling with a sinus infection/sore throat/nasty cough for 2 weeks went to the dr and got some antibiotics & cough meds.. i just started the antibiotics yesterday stayed away from the cough meds cause its that strong one with codiene.
Post # 15
@MrsJVP: Did you tell your doctor you’re TTC? My doctor knows we are and he put me on one of the antibiotics that’s pregnancy category B (generally safe during pregnancy) when I was sick.
Post # 16
@septcabride: Pineapple is less acidic than your actual stomach acid, and the acidity doesn’t leave the stomach. Was it a doctor that told you to not eat pineapple, or just internet folklore?