(Closed) your pre pregnancy diet.

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d like to know this as well! We will be TTC in June on the honeymoon. I know starting a prenatal vitiman is a good idea 3-6 months before you start TTC, but for food I have no clue and am interested to know some as well 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

This is such a great thread idea! We just recieved some bad news re my medical condition this past Friday and we realized we don’t have as much time as we previously thought – our original Plan was that  we’d wait a couple more years post wedding before ttc but now we plan to start right away. I spent about 30 mn laying on bed this afternoon thinking of ways i can start prepping my body via supplements and diet.

Commenting so I can follow!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Commenting so I can follow too:)

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I only did two things differently.

I ate grapefruits and drank grapefruit juice (to help CM) and took prenatals. I didnt change anything else at all until I got the BFP.

If I haad had trouble conceiving then I would have changed more, but I didnt need to.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Check out the pre-TTC thread, but the Pre-TTC’ers (myself included) are:

  • Taking prenatal w/ DHA and iron
  • Eating healthy/working out
  • Reducing stress
  • Reading TCOYF
  • Starting to chart on line and learn more about your body
  • Seeing Doc for pre-TTC chat including blood work, pap and any dental work

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@aliciapdx:  In addition to what Alicia noted, my doctor told me to take folic acid and avoid mercury in foods. It’s been killing me to avoid most types of sushi I love! Also, try to eat real food (i.e., nothing packaged, processed, “fast”, or nonorganic meat).

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@amyj1276:  Yup ditto, stopped eating most fish JIC since I am not on BC now.  Most prenatals have folic acid, I believe the recommendation is 800mg.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@amyj1276:  Well thats a good point. I am already at a healthy weight, exercise and eat very well. If your not, those definately should be focuses as well.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@aliciapdx:  Dental work?  I hadn’t heard that was something to get done before TTC.  

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@aliciapdx:  Yes. Sorry, I mistyped. My doctor told me to just take a regular mulitvitamin that had at least 400 mg of folic acid. She also suggested cutting out caffiene, which has been hard. Thankfully, I already eat clean and my blood work all came back good (whatever she was looking for), but cutting out most sushi has been hard. I’ve also switched from coffee in the morning to green tea, which hasn’t been too difficult.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@cali_cat:  i could be wrong, but I think it has to do with both the dangers of X-rays and if the possible medication for dental work.

@amyj1276:  Np, good job.  Cutting caffiene has been hard for me too, especially when I get 6 hours of sleep and feel like I need a pick me up in the morning.  I have an appt since having my bloowork done this Wed! Fingers X

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@cali_cat:  i could be wrong, but I think it has to do with both the dangers of X-rays and if the possible medication for dental work.

@amyj1276:  Np, good job.  Cutting caffiene has been hard for me too, especially when I get 6 hours of sleep and feel like I need a pick me up in the morning.  I have an appt since having my bloowork done this Wed! Fingers X

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@aliciapdx:  

@amyj1276:  

I’m not cutting out caffiene at all. I have one home made latte every morning (well, most mornings). They say now that even pregnant can have up to 200 mg of caffeine a day without worrying. So that will probably be one of those things I get judged for by sanctimommies and the pregnancy police. ;  )

OP, I did dental work. I was told that it’s because of the x-rays, but also because of some of the anesthetics that they give you. I guess some of them aren’t considered safe for pregnant women (its more likely that they just haven’t tested it on KU ladies – like everything else on earth). So that’s why I did that. 

Otherwise, I’m basically doing all of the things aliciapdx mentioned. I’m also reading a TON of birth stories on blogs like birthwithoutfearblog.com, etc so I know kind of what to expect. 

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