Logistics of TTC

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Is there any particular reason why conceiving before South Korea would make you cancel your trip? I mean I obviously understanding not flying in your third trimester or that you couldn’t go if the baby was due in September or right before, but why would you not be able to go in the beginning stages of your pregnancy? In the same vein I’m not sure why it wouldn’t be safe to start TTC there (millions of South Koreans do), unless I am missing something obvious.

Everyone has their own opinions on this, but I would start TTC on your trip, and eat all the sushi and drink until its pink 🙂 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I guess it depends where in your cycle you are. Even if you don’t take a test you’re still pregnant if it works. I found out I was pregnant part way through a Mexico trip. Glad I did because I stopped drinking right away. I had some guilt the whole pregnancy for drinking. The baby doesn’t technically share blood until 6 weeks, but that being said no amount of alcohol is safe while pregnant. So idk. I still drink in my TWW but I also test early. Also with food you’d want to be careful not to get food poisoning as it can be dangerous while pregnant. Again, your call. If you happen to ovulate halfway through the trip I say why not try because then by the time you’re home you’d only just be able to find out if you were successful. 
All of this being said once you are pregnant you can’t do the things you like just for yourself anymore. Your body isn’t just yours. So if I were you and you’d have to ttc in the beginning and risk being pregnant at the end I would hold off on ttc so I could enjoy myself guilt free. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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bertchelbee :  Yes I knew you would definitely get conflicting opinions! Do you track your cycles? I do agree with the notion that if you are travelling and are potentially late for your period I would definitely test when you are away, I wouldn’t keep drinking and wait to test at home if you’ve actually missed your period. But personally I would drink and eat sushi during the TWW. Which kind of agrees with what was said above!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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bertchelbee :  TWW = from ovulation to your expected period, aka the time when you MIGHT be pregnant but not know it during any given cycle. Generally, it’s considered fine to keep up ‘non-pregnant’ stuff until you have a positive test, which would be likely somewhere around 10-14 days after ovulation, so the end of that TWW (two week wait). I think what people are suggesting about timing is go ahead and try and drink away until like 9-10 dpo, but if you don’t plan on testing while there and could be coming home at like 14-15 dpo when you would have gotten a positive test if you were pregnant, then those last few days could be potentially dangerous if you drink or get food poisoning (nothing wrong with raw fish itself, just the risk of getting sick) 

ETA: so if your period starts right at the start of your trip and it’s a 2-3 week trip, then go ahead and try, shouldn’t have to worry about changing anything. If your period was a week ago or more and it’s a 3 week trip then you could be pregnant enough by the end to make a difference, if it worked out. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

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bertchelbee :  hmm… I follow the “flo”

app.. I have pretty regular periods, like you and it tracks it and gives me estimates of my fertile window (most likely to conceive). We did this with #1, and soon TTC #2 in December. Anyways, it worked and I got pregnant first try. You can see when your most fertile and when you’d be testing (if your on the trip or home) and make a decision on that? If the end of tww was when I got home, then sure, I’d TTC. But also, some places they recommend waiting 6 months after visiting bc of Zico virus? Good luck 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

If you’re talking pulling the goalie Day 1 in South Korea and you’re only there 2 weeks, I’d personally be fine continuing to eat sushi and drink (not to get shmammered, but to enjoy myself) for those 2 weeks. Start taking prenatals with folate beforehand though.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Is your concern that South Korea adds additional risk in some way to your pregnancy or you want to be able to drink? South Korea is one of the most developed countries in the world, so I don’t see any difference in eating the food there versus in the States/Europe or wherever you may be located. 

Seafood, except for high mercury seafood, is recommended for pregnant women due to high omega-3, protein, and healthy fat content. Many providers in the West are rolling back previous cautions against sushi specifically, presuming the raw fish is from a reputable provider. In Japan women are encouraged to eat sushi throughout their pregnancy. 

Personally I woudlnt worry about drinking during the TWW, but like all other things related to pregnancy it’s a personal decision you can make. 

I’d recommend reading the book Expecting Better to learn more about the science behind many of the common fears we have about pregnancy. Today many providers agree such precautions are overblown. And on a personal level I would recommend travel during pregnancy- why not! My second son is a month old and I spent most of my pregnancy in Southeast Asia, where we were living. We traveled to Japan and Singapore during my second trimester as well. 

Good luck with TTC and have a great trip! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

So many great ideas already listed! You may consider meeting with a doctor/midwife prior to you trip for a bit of info preparing you for this TTC stage & to get their professional input on any legitamite risks you may encounter while abroad. Good luck! Also, if it were me I’d TTC on the trip but not bring strips or anything. Just have unprotected sex and have fun with it. I personally wouldn’t drink until pink but to each their own! 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think TTC conceive on the trip and drinking/eating sushi before your missed period would be fine. I did this on a trip to Hawaii. my almost two year old seems no worse for the wear, even though the day before I found out I was pregnant I ate a lot of ahi poke and drank multiple glasses of champagne. 

Definitely don’t get casual about your BC before your trip. We had a vacation to Europe planned and I didn’t think It’d be a big deal to travel in early pregnancy and wasnt worried about having to avoid alcohol. Turns out I get pretty bad morning sickness and felt awful the whole trip. 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Assuming everything lined up perfectly and you got pregnant on day 1 of your trip, you still wouldn’t be having a missed period until you got home two weeks later. I’d go and have fun.

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