(Closed) Tips for trying to concieve bees? Tips before pregnancy?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
8817 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

what to expect when you are expecting, isn’t that the one everyone reads

Post # 4
1724 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

Sounds like you’re doing everything that you need to – healthy eating, exercise, and taking your prenatals. I’d also suggest not drinking during your fertile periods, just to be on the safe side. Limiting caffeine to (preferrably) under 200 milligams a day, though I know some doctors have suggested that up to 300 mg a day can be safe. I’ve started doing all of that just to get into the habit during pregnancy.

Start looking up recipes for morning sickness. I had a book that had an entire section devoted to meals that were less likely to trigger nausea…only I forget what it was called now :/

I’ve heard many people argue that you *don’t* need a pack and play, a bassinet and a crib. Some people just use their pack and play for everything. I’d also say that a bassinet is not a necessity, unless you’re getting it secondhand from someone – most are designed only for the first 6 months, so it can be a fast waste of money.


Post # 5
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Buy the book “Taking Charge of Your Fertility”. I would highly suggest charting so you can get to know your body. You might be healthy but if you ovulate on CD 19 instead of CD 14 your timing could be way off. Good luck!

Post # 6
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Did your doctor suggest what you should be doing to avoid an ectopic? I have never heard that advice I always just thought it either happened or it don’t!

Post # 7
2055 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t think you can do anything to avoid an ectopic pregancy? It just happens…

I read ‘what to expect BEFORE you’re expecting’ and I found that helpful, although a bit scary because they talk a lot about fertility problems!

Start saving money! Babies are expensive!

Limit the amount of high in mercury fish (albacore tuna, swordfish, etc) that you eat, and eat plenty of fruit, veggies, lean proteins, healthy fish like salmon

Post # 8
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@RoyalLime:  THIS! exactly! You will know more than your doctor if you read this!

Post # 9
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@red_rose:  Well depends on your doctor, but a great tool for sure!

Post # 11
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

@bbfyso:  YOu can buy cribs that expand to a toddler bed and then a twin or full bed. That will save you a lot of money in the future. A lot of moms swear by wip warmers but IMO how+wet=bacteria so it’s safer to keep wipes at room temperature.

Post # 13
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My cycle has always been irregular, even when on the pill. I downloaded an app called My Days which helps me chart my cycle, however it also gives you a projection of when you ovulate and your most fertile days. You can change the projection days to suit your cycle, so as a PP said, if you ovulate on day 12, you can change it to suit your body. Becuase my cycle is so unpredictable, I am using this app together with MaybeBaby. Google it. Heaps of our family and friends have used this sucessfully!

Post # 15
856 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Try not to stress too much when your ttc. and make sure you HAVE FUN! Its supposed to be an exciting time, so dont put too much stress on it. One thing I did that made ttc a little easier was Id write a…”If I dont get my BFP….” list . This way even tho it would be a bummer to see that BFN at least I would have things to look forward to each month. For example ie. ride rollercoasters, go out for sushi. etc things you cant do if you were pregnant. It made it a little less hard to see that BFN. GOOD LUCK!

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