Post # 1
Hello Bees! We are planning on TTC in the new year and I would like to start prepping my body. After some web searches, I became disappointed by the lack of credible information, so I turned to WeddingBee, sure I would find an old post listing resources. I didn’t find one (maybe my search words weren’t ideal?), so let’s start one.
My question is, what book, website, or resource would you recommend someone either approaching TTC or actively TTC? What is/was your go-to for information pre-pregnancy?
I’ll start with “Taking Charge of Your Fertility”
Thanks in advance for sharing!
Post # 3
fertilityfriend.com is a good resource for charting – tells you how to read your fertility signs and is a great intro/refresher to the mechanics of TTC (aside from the obvious, I mean).
Most pregnancy books I’ve read also have a section on steps you should take before TTC – many recommend a pre-TTC visit to the doc to discuss potential issues. Things like starting an OTC prenatal vitamin now, cutting down/back on bad habits, and reaching a healthy weight and exercise routine are all good steps.
Post # 4
I have an app on my phone called Pinkpad it helps you to keep track of you cycle. I love it!
Post # 5
Get up to date on vaccinations and DENTAL WORK. Most people don’t know that healthy gums help a healthy pregnancy.My source is March of Dimes.
Post # 6
Thanks for the great feedback and resources. I did just go to the dentist last month and told them I was planning on TTC this year, and since I travel internationally, I’m up to date on all my vaccinations/boosters. But since roaming around on the TTC board, I’m getting a little freaked out with all the things I shouldn’t do (i.e. drink tea, have too much ascorbic acid, lift weights). I was naivee to think that I would only have to give up lunch meat, soft cheese, sushi, caffiene and alcohol! I think I’ll take a break from the boards until I actually am TTC to avoid freaking myself out!
Post # 7
I like the babycenter.com. You can get a head start on taking prenatals, folic acid, and omega 3. As well as charting your cycles. With the things to avoid, many women (myself included) don’t follow those until there’s a pink line.
Post # 8
I know its a British site but for basic information about how to prep from pregnancy the NHS website is a good resource, I often find that alot of info on TTC sites is for people who are struggling to concieve which isn’t nessesary when your just starting out!! (not that thats all the TTC sites are for, the support is amazing too!!) GL to you I hope you get your BFP really soon!!