(Closed) Pre-TTC – Any tips?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Start taking pernatals and ask to have your folic acid tested and have your homocysteine levels tested to make sure you Folic Acid is high enough and your homocysteine levels are low enough.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Well you can’t start charting till you go off birthcontrol so that’s out. i do think you should be prpared for your body to take possibly several months to regualte after going off the pill. for me it only took about a month but for some it takes longer and if you want to start right away you might be disappointed if your body wont let you. it would also give you a chance to chart a bit before. maybe your husband would be okay with you stopping the pill but using an alternate bc method a few months before? my husband and i use the sponge. some people use condoms or  diaphram.

i bought THE FERTILITY DIET, WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE YOU’RE EXPECTING and of course the ubiquitous TAKINGCHARGE OF YOUR FERTILITY. these are great books for a woman who wants to get in her best health and as educated as possible. i also blog and try to enjoy all the things i wont be able to post baby. get it out now and schedule some. 

i am in your same boat so i completely sympathise. maybe we need an ongoing WTTCC (waiting to try to conceive) thread for those of us who are still not even allowed to make our babies yet but are on our way (like we did for the bee’s waiting for engagement). I’d be down to join.

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@cyneswith:  Personally I stopped drinking caffeine (I am also pre-TTC) and alcohol.  (It sounds like you are doing that as well.)  I am also taking a walk everyday and yoga- healthy weight bearing exercise.  I also seek calcium from natural sources (sounds like you know them) and EPA and DHA from krill and algae, calcium from algae, organic prenatals.  I am trying to clear my diet of artificial sweeteners and processed foods, also preservatives.  It has been quite the process – examining my diet etc.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I suggest getting any dental work done…I have been putting off getting my wisdom teeth out and had decided to do it before we started TTC this winter…suprise Im 10 weeks pregnant! Oops. Now I am unsure if I should just wait until further into the pregnancy or wait until I deliver. Good luck 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

All my OB/GYN told me was:

  1. Take a prenatal vitamin
  2. Take fish oil
  3. Eat plenty of meat/protein

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@mrsjets:  That is a really good one.  Have dental work done before, or wait until after you give birth.  I forgot about that.  I finally!!! had my crown put on… $1350 :/

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