(Closed) TTC in a year(ish) Tips? Advice?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@kate169:

It’s never too soon to take prenatals. I started them about a year before TTC as do many other girls.

Start at least keeping a track of your cycle lengths. Temp if you’re really ambitious so you know you are and when you are ovulating.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I definitely recommend at least starting to keep basic track of your cycle. I have an app on my phone where before we were TTC I’d just record when I had AF so that I knew the basic length. Once we got closer to TTC I’d also record my CM throughout my cycle in that app which gave me a good idea of when I was ovulating. But taking your temperature is the only way to really pinpoint which day you O.

I’d also recommend reading “Taking Charge of Your Fertility.” It’s a great resource!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@kate169: It’s funny when we were thinking of TTC in a year’s time, I bought a lot of fun baby stuff which can later be used for showers if need be. Now that we’re trying, I won’t go kid/baby daily deal sites. I also won’t knit anything for our hopeful baby either until we know we’re pregnant. That’s where I’ve gotten superstitious.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s not too soon to take prenatals. They are just multivitamins with a little extra of a few key nutrients. My OB/GYN also told me to take fish oil supplements.

Get yourself healthy. Start eating healthier if you aren’t; it’s easier to change that over time than cold-turkey. Exercise is good. Get your dental work all up-to-date if it has lapsed.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@abbyful: why dental work? does that play a factor?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@kate169: I don’t know. I guess I have faith that we’ll conceive and have our family expand in the future. It’s more a matter of when in my mind since we’re both healthy and not ancient at 31 and 33. For most couples, it’s just a matter of time. I also couldn’t resist some deals that I came across.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@kate169: I completely understand irrational fears. I have many of them. You could surprise yourself and conceive on the first try or within the first six months. Weddings are way easier to plan than trying to get pregnant.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Evie19 – They say not get certain dental work done (fillings, root canals, etc) done while pregnant because of the chemicals used and that drilling could release mercury.

Also, my dentist told me that when I’m pregnant (I’m not KU yet, just TTC) and I need to come in every 3 months for cleanings instead of 6 months because pregnant women can get “pregnancy gingivitis”.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Evie19:

Also in the first tri you are just not going to want to be tilted back like that!

And if you needed to be put under for anything it’s just not safe for the baby.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

ohhh good to know. 🙂 We plan on TTC a year from now as well.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

I second the recommendation to start keeping track of your cycle length.  You can get a pretty good idea of when your fertile window is.  Good luck hon! 

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