Post # 1
We are just starting to TTC.
I have read so many different things online and I would like to hear what you have been told.
When TTC, what should I avoid?
I don’t mean to obvious like smoking and drinking, but other things that people may not think of, that may get in the way.
For example, I am heard that I should cut back on coffee because it can interfere with ovulation. (or maybe it’s implantation)
I know that nature will do what it wants….but I would like to do all that I can on my end to help the process.
What have you been told to avoid?
Post # 3
Well, it was mentioned in a thread the other day that low-fat or no-fat dairy doesn’t help when ttc. I also read this in an article last week: http://www.naturalnews.com/021754.html
It’s very interesting and I never knew about this until last week.
Edit: I would have this moved to the babies section, as more women ttc may see it! 🙂
Post # 4
This is more a “don’t avoid” than “avoid”, but my OB/GYN told me I needed to make sure I ate plenty of meat/protein with TTC and when I’m pregnant.
Post # 5
We read What to Expect Before Your Expecting and got a lot of great information out of that. Once we started TTC I avoided anything that I didn’t want in my body in case I did get pregnant, like caffeine and lunch meat (during the TWW). I know some people will think that is extreme but i slept better that way.
Also, the book taught us a lot that my husband should or should not be doing. It said that he should avoid alcohol too as it does affect his sperm. It also said that him taking hot baths (which he loves) killed his sperm so he stopped taking hot baths and didn’t take such burning hot showers.
I know there was a lot more but I can’t remember (I have pregnancy brain). But best of luck to you! Oh yeah, you should start prenatals if you haven’t already.
Post # 6
@iHeartTwinkies: You just reminded me of another recommendation besides the hot showers/baths. No laptop on the guy’s lap! I’ve read it is very bad for a guy (trying to conceive) to have the laptop sit on his lap-bad for the sperm!
Post # 7
@iHeartTwinkies: We have a spa in our backyard and we used to use it all the time! We are missing it while TTC! To be technical, sperm lives below the body of a man so that it can be cooler. I haven’t looked up the exact temps in awhile but basically it shouldn’t get much above 98.6 whether it’s from hot tub, laptop, briefs, whatever… I remember reading that it takes about 3 months to produce new sperm.
Post # 8
Thanks for the input everyone!
Post # 9
i got prego while “intoxicated” lol i think it helped!! your more relaxed and it just happend! i think when you think about it to much it makes your body so nervous. Just relax and have fun and it will happen!! good luck 🙂
Post # 10
I actually didn’t cut anything out. Still drank (and kinda got tipsy at NYE), def at everything including dairy and sushi. Both of us did stay out of hot tubs/spas/saunas though. And remember to take some vitamins!
Post # 12
Just try to stay healthy, take vitamins, wash hands, eat healthy.
I didn’t cut coffee out till I was pregnant but then again the most I ever would have was a cup so it wasn’t likely that that amount would interfere with TTC. Same thing with alcohol, the baby isn’t hooked up to your blood supply at first and if you’re TTC then you’re testing and will find out before the wee one is – but then again I didn’t drink much, just didn’t stop having a glass of wine with dinner while TTC.
Post # 13
Does drinking get in the way of ovulation or implantion?
We are going to NOLA next week for a little vacation. I don’t plan to get fall-down-drunk but would like to have a drink or 2.
I’m wondering if this is safe?
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park
No antibiotics for men! It can wipe out their sperm count, and take up to 3 months afterward to get back to normal levels. My husband was on them most of the summer for one thing or another, and I’m convinced that’s why it took us so long to concieve. So, if he’s majorly ill, that’s one thing, but if it’s for somthing not so major, ask him to skip it until you’ve conceived.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park
@spraguebride: Food for thought…How many mamas out there who have gotten pregnant after a drunk night of fun? My guess is, a whole helluva lot! So, while heavy/regular drinking probably isn’t the best idea, a night or two of fun may get you both to let loose a little 😉
Post # 16
Yeah, I think you’re okay to have a drink or two when you’re TTC. People tend to treat things like alcohol and caffeine like poison nowadays when it comes to TTC and pregnancy; it’s a bit over the top. Remember, people have been engaging in these things for far longer than they haven’t. Given our booming population, I don’t think that one glass of merlot you had for dinner last night is going to cause your baby to have fetal alcohol syndrome or prevent you from conceiving.
Everything in moderation.