(Closed) What are your TWW no-nos?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

@Wispy:  SO true! At first, I’d limit a lot… But, now, I kinda do what I want. I take a bath if I want to for it’s stress reducing benefits – definitely needed during the TWW. I overall cut out caffeine when we started TTC which I have continued because I really like being off caffeine. I try to keep the intense exercise to a minimum because I think that is stressful on a body; I keep it moderate to mild… And I drink til it’s pink =) When I start fertility meds, I will probably not drink in the TWW, but I will still take baths I think… I dunno, I haven’t quite decided yet.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t really have any big no-nos. I don’t drink to often but if I do I will keep it to just a couple drinks and I am trying to avoid anything too strenuous. I really try not to think to much about it. I try to be pretty healthy in general so I feel like the stress of wondering if I am pregnant and worrying about if I am doing the right thing might end up being worse then the small things I would worry about! Smile

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m a believer in “drink ’til it’s pink” and I think that carrys over into other aspects of life too.  I don’t intend to change my behavior just because we’re in the TWW.  The process of TTC can be stressful enough, especially if it takes longer than expected, and I’m not going to add any additional stress to my life by unnescessarily restricting myself until I have a positive pregnancy test.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I didn’t change anything until I got BFP.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I still avoid the sauna in the TWW. There is one in my gym so it takes a bit of willpower! Also cut back on alcohol and caffeine (but not completely).

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I kept exercise to a minimum and avoided baths – which killed me, since I LOVE hot baths. In fact, I haven’t had a bath in 12 weeks. 🙁

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Marathon cycles with multiple positive opks due to pcos makes me never really know when the tww actually is. But, I limit caffeine always and max out at one drink unless af is in town. But thats calorie restriction/not really caring for the taste on top of issues with bein possibly pregnant. Other than that, everything’s as normal. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve stopped eating tuna fish because of the mercury. I am not really cutting anything else out until I get a BFP.

I have a question for those of you who mentioned exercise. I excercise pretty intensely 4-5 days a week. I was recently starting to wonder if cutting back was a good idea, but I hadn’t heard anything about exercise and TTC so I haven’t changed anything as of yet. Can you please tell me why you’ve cut back if you’re one of the people who have? I’m wondering if cutting back on the exercise is something I should be doing.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Could someone explain skipping baths for me? I would love to know why. Also, my bed is basically a sauna due to my love of the electric blanket… Could that cause a similar problem to baths? Hope I havent been doing anything stupid.. (More so than usual..) 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m only in my first TWW, but I don’t plan to change a whole lot. I’ve been limiting my caffeine for a few weeks, largely for TTC reasons but also just because I was really addicted so it was a personal challenge. I’m going to limit my drinking, but not stop it until I have a BFP, and I’ll avoid hot tubs and saunas, though I would still take a bath, just not a super hot one. I don’t usually take baths, though, so I won’t go out of my way to do it now. 

@Sea_bass:  I’m not really sure why you are supposed to avoid them, although this morning my husband refered to it as poached eggs, which I nearly peed my pants laughing over. I just know I’ve read some places to avoid hot tubs, so I will. But a regular bath usually isn’t THAT hot I don’t think. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I didn’t really avoid anything until after I got my BFP. In fact, I had a few glasses of wine the day before I got my BFP – I had been spotting and was convinced AF was on her way.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

My first several TWWs were super strict – no caffeine, no alcohol, no strenuous exercise, no massage, no hot baths, etc etc etc. After what seems like a million TWWs, I’ve started keeping up my routine. Limited caffeine, limited alcohol, but other than that, I pretty much stick to what I’ve been doing the rest of the cycle. I find it helps me not get too wrapped up in symptom spotting and ‘what-ifs’.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I just keep thinking back to my mom’s generation when they weren’t even supposed to TEST until they have missed two periods and think “maybe us being able to know so soon if we’re pregnant is actually a hinderance more than a help….”

So I haven’t changed or given up anything. I think that being able to maintain a sense of normalcy is what helps me through the process. There will be plenty of restrictions once I’m knocked up, so I’m just going to keep living my life until I have a BFP!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ExcitedScaredBee:  Oh gosh, I know! It seems crazy how things have changed from my mother’s pregnancy to now. O.o the list of no-no’s is much much different than it was then, and quite frankly I think it’s longer than ever. 

I haven’t changed my habits during this TWW, my first cycle. I have, however, avoided more things simply because I do not have a taste for them right now. Lunch meats, um gross lol! I have also lost my taste for alcohol a little. 

I have splurged in more baths ‘me time’ than usual simply to get my mind off things. I can’t talk to DH about every little thought or concern I have because he’s already heard me out 100 x’s. So when the urge to test hits me I usually turn on some music, clean the house or retreat into my bathroom to paint my toes haha. So far it’s helped a lot! 

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