(Closed) TTC/Pregnancy things to avoid

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Member
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I limited my caffeine intake, and don’t drink alcohol or eat sushi in the TWW. Other than that, I didn’t change anything.

My dermatologist wanted to prescribe me something with salicylic acid and asked if I was pregnant. I told her, not pregnant yet but trying, and she said in that case I shouldn’t use it.

Post # 4
Member
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Cleaning products should be fine. Same with nail polish, as my doctor does not even caution against these for me (and I am pregnant). I would use them in a well ventilated area if you are concerned, but by all means, do not use this as an excuse to make your poor husband do all the cleaning! πŸ˜‰

When I first found out I was pregnant, it was right after the holidays. My nurse practitioner told me that the wine I drank over Christmas was just fine, because you’re not sharing much of a blood supply in very early pregnancy.

So, for what it’s worth, I think you can carry on with most things that you would do in your normal life. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
Member
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Things I avoid (pregnant or not, but especially while TTC/pregnant)

I did not avoid raw/undercooked meat/fish/eggs, lunch meant, etc. before getting BFP. There’s no reason to, they only cause problems if you’re already pregnant, and even then it’s very very rare. I still eat my steak medium-rare and my eggs with runny yolks even while pregnant.

Things like caffeine and alcohol can effect your fertility, so I started cutting back (but still having some) while TTC.

I already use natural personal care products and cleaning products, so I didn’t make any changes there.

Post # 6
Member
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@abbyful – I hadn’t heard that about flax seed! Im going to see what my acupuncturist says on Friday when I see her.  I eat a lot of flax every day and I’m TTC.  

Post # 9
Member
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

One thing I wasn’t aware of were dandruff shampoos….I was using Selsun Blue and that was a no-no, my doctor recommended head and shoulders instead. As far as cheeses my doctor said no deli cheeses and no raw milk cheeses (I was happily surprised I could still have most store-bought soft cheeses) unless they were cooked to bubbly.

Post # 10
Member
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@abbyful: do you know the reasoning behind the soy?  I’m a vegetarian and I eat it all the time – I mentioned my diet to my doctor and she never said anything. Eek!

Post # 11
Member
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

 I personally believe an alcohol free and caffeine free diet is healthier whether you are pregnant or not so i never had these in my diet even pre pregnant. Honestly aside from limiting or if possible cutting out alcohol and caffeine I dont think you have to avoid anything else until you are actually pregnant.

Post # 12
Member
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I didn’t cut out anything until I was pregnant, and cut out everything you mentioned once I found out I was. We were trying for awhile, and I got sick of not being able to enjoy some simple things in life and still not having a baby. 

EDIT: I do still eat soft serve ice cream.

Post # 13
Member
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@xstine515:  I don’t do caffeine or alcohol during the TWW but that is all that I’ve cut out.  I know that this is Cycle 1 for you (YAY!) do you think you’ll set an appointment with your OB/GYN to discuss TTC?  When I told my doctor that Darling Husband and I were going to start trying, he suggested that we do a full run down of my medications to make sure non would be harmful, and suggested that I call if I start any new medications. 

He also advised that VERY LITTLE of what we ingest can make much of a difference in the first two weeks of life for baby.  Since you’re actively TTC, it would be reasonable to assume that you’ll know pretty soon after your missed period, thus not spending TOO much time being pregnant without knowing it.

Post # 14
Member
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@abbyful:  My midwife encourages eating organic soy. Why are you cutting it out?

 

Post # 15
Member
40 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve started cleaning everything with vinegar…I put it in a spray bottle and add a little bit of scented oil…I love it, and it’s wayyyy cheaper too!

The topic ‘TTC/Pregnancy things to avoid’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors