(Closed) Prepping for TTC?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would recommend getting a bbt thermometer and starting to chart also. It will make the transition into ttc easier since by then, you should be able to tell your cycle lengths, when you ovulate, what to look for, etc. GL! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Also, MrsPuddingFace created a really helpful thread for those beginning to TTC. Here’s the link in case you haven’t read it yet (I apologize, I can’t insert links from my phone!)

 

What To Expect – TTC!

 

This should help prepare you for when you’re ready to TTC

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

This isn’t on the aforementioned post but very important:

Dental cleaning!  It is crucial to have healthy gums for pregnancy because bacteria can enter your bloodstream directly from your gums.  At this appointment, you can also schedule any fillings or other problems you can’t have done while pregnant.

Vaccinations!  Have a preconception planning visit with your doctor.  He or she can recommend any vaccines you might need prior to pregnancy.  Tdap is the one being recommended now for TTC, if you aren’t current but there may be others.

Medications!  If you take anything right now, you and your doctor need to come up with a plan for what you will do once pregnant.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I highly recommend reading Taking Charge of your Fertility – it will give you a really solid education on your body and how your cycles work.  And if you want to start charting, you’ll really understand the mechanics of it all.

Post # 8
Hostess
11068 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@roweboat:  I’m in a similar boat so have started to track my periods etc. 

What do you buy to record temperature?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@CatyLady:  You can get a BBT thermometer at most drug stores (or on Amazon).  These are more precise than regular digital thermometers, so they can track the small changes in your temp during your cycle (mine is sensitive to a hundredth of a degree).

Post # 11
Hostess
11068 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@roweboat: & @SadieBee:  Thanks. So when our temp is at it’s highest you’re ovulating? And is your highest temp then about the same each month so you get to know?

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

you track throughout the cycle, and the pattern can change from woman to woman, but generally when you see a temperature spike, that day (or the day before) is when you ovulated.  If you get pregnant, your temp will remain high.  If not, it’ll drop right before your period.

If you do the Fertility Friend online course or read Taking Charge of Your Fertility, they explain in a lot more detail why all of this happens and how to interpret your chart.

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