(Closed) Do’s and Don’ts of the TWW?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@bunny:  sorry if this is a dumb question but what do bromelain and baby aspirin do?

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@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
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Bumble bee

Maybe stupid question but what does TWW stand for??

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@mrs.stormylove:  tww= two week wait between ovulation and AF 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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?

@Rose120:  

  • 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 # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

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
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Worker bee

@JaneyD:  That’s very interesting about the hot baths. Why are hot baths bad?

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@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?

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