(Closed) Where should I start??? Advice please

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

@MeeShell:  i am so sorry about your loss…that must have been so hard ๐Ÿ™ 

as for what to do, if you’re not the best at tracking your periods then maybe you should look into ovulation tests or OPK’s. They give you a good idea of when may be a good time to have sex to conceive. 

Consider just reading taking charge of your fertility… Even though its geared toward charting, it gives you other signs that you can look out for to know when your fertile days are. I’m sure your ob/gyn will give you more insight. Be forewarned, she may be against charting- they often are! But it’s relatively easy once you get the hang of it And can give you invaluable information. 

If you’re still on hormonal BC, I would get off now. If you have a smart phone they have great apps to help you track things for fertility so you can get in the hang of it now. Also, start taking prenatals now. You wanna be sure you can tolerate them & you wanna get your levels up several months before conceiving ๐Ÿ™‚

Congrats on your upcoming wedding! GL with everything!!! 

Post # 4
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5109 posts
Bee Keeper

@MeeShell:  oh when you meet with your doctor, ask her if you are up to date on vaccines such as the flu shot, tdap and MMR/ varicella. 

Consider making a dentist appointment too, so you can get x-rays done if need be. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

It wouldn’t hurt to start tracking your periods and ovulation now. The more records you have of it the better you and your doctors will know how your body is working. 

As for advice on charting etc. I’ve just ordered Taking Charge of your Fertility. It’s apparently very easy to read and everyone has been raving about it. I’ve only read one negative review on it… And I’m almost certain it was a troll! 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! i got married last year on april21st….sorry for your loss…..i would try to def get a physical just to make sure that everything with you health wise is going well such as your sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and all that fun stuff and try for your Fiance to get a physical too, for the same reasons…also when you go to your gyno ask her to start you up on prenatals, its never too early to start and it does wonders for you (ive been taking them for a while now and it did wonders for my skin, hair and nails)…and def start tracking your periods, to see how long your cycles are and also try using opks just so you have an idea when you O…other than just have fun, relax and wish you lots of happiness!:)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

@MeeShell:  I believe so Smile

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

ooops, double post

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MeeShell:  TCOYF is the bible for TTCers, even if you don’t want to chart just yet. I also always reccommend The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant because I think it’s easy to read with some great tips. And, The Great Sperm Race on Youtube is an awesome documentary where you learn all about the things that have to line up to actually get pregnant!!

You could get hubby to take Menovit – but I think the main thing men can take is Zinc, if they have no serious health issues or deficiencies they need to address. And Folate is meant to be good for guys too. I had a look at Menovit when we started, but it seemed to just a little bit of lots of things, rather than good amounts of the few necessary things. I see a Naturopath and she has hubby and I on her preferred brands of multi-vitamins rather than the overly advertised forms of Elevit (she rolled her eyes when I said that’s what I was on – haha).

All the best ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I stalked the monthly ttc board, downloaded the fertility friend app and thanks to their emails every few days learned how to temp & chart… Then finally joined the ttc boards. The ladies are all super nice and can answer any questions you might have. charting, temping, being up to date on vaccines and taking a prenatal vitamin worked for us. Good luck! 

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