Changes to get ready to TTC

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Registered: 06-06-2011
Changes to get ready to TTC
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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 9:48am

What changes are you and/or DH making to get ready to TTC?

 BabyFruit Ticker
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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 10:07am
Good question! I think getting in shape is great and will help PG feel easier. I've come a long way, but I need to do more.

I have always taken a multi-vitamin with folic acid, plus I eat lots of dark green veggies and pretty healthy overall. I am trying to get rid of my coffee habit by drinking tea instead, which has less caffeine.

I am with you with alcohol: I never get drunk but I like an aperitive, wine, sometimes digestive with a nice meal so it adds up, even if I pace myself. I know I will miss my caffeine and alcohol during PG and breastfeeding (I'm going hardcore, lol!), but I need to think of this future baby first.

Also, anything I can do to help cope with stress would be great, as well as save more money.

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Tue, 06-28-2011 - 3:33pm
Those are all great changes to make! You might find some more ideas at this link: http://www.ivillage.com/de-stress/6-b-139464

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Tue, 07-12-2011 - 12:31am

I'm working on my mind set - I've struggled with some depression in the past two years that has really knocked me for a loop.

Jules - Happily married and Momma to DS, DD and expecting our Caboose Baby 11/24/2012


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Tue, 07-12-2011 - 2:03pm
I have started to take more supplements and vitamins, continue working out since I already do, put more veg/fruit in my diet, I have lessened my caffeine intake slightly, but I don't really plan to do it completely until we actually ttc, or when I see the bfp. Enjoy bd with DH without an agenda on my mind (that was kinda hard when I was ttc last time). Get my dd potty trained is my biggest thing I want to accomplish before I actually get pg, that will be so much more helpful while I think about diapers for the next baby.
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Tue, 07-12-2011 - 6:56pm

I was actually thinking about this subject today. The earliest me and my husband want to start TTC is in October, which is 3 months, and I keep hearing mixed reviews on whether or not to take either prenatal vitamins or a regular woman's daily vitamin before trying to conceive. What do ya'll think? Any of you asked your doctor's this?

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Registered: 06-06-2011
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 8:31pm

Thanks for the link Melissa!

 BabyFruit Ticker
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Tue, 07-12-2011 - 8:36pm

My doctor said folic acid while I wait to TTC, then prenatals when TTC.

 BabyFruit Ticker
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Registered: 04-17-2009
Wed, 07-13-2011 - 12:59pm
Right now, I take a multi vitamin with 400 mcg of folic acid plus vitamins B complex, C, D and E. I think the most important vitamins are D and folic acid, plus Omega 3s if you don't eat fish. I'd like to get a calcium and magnesium supplement next.

But honestly, a good diet is more important in my opinion. I might switch to a prenatal but I'll see if there is really a difference as my multi is pretty good. I am no expert though and it is better to talk to your doctor about it and perhaps even a nutritionist!

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Wed, 07-13-2011 - 2:30pm

I called the OB office today and they gave me the go ahead with the prenatal vitamins, although I was a bit worried because I take Prilosec OTC and read somewhere on the internet about there not being enough acid in the stomach while taking these to absorb the iron properly or something, and that's why I called my OB, but they said they had many,many patients on prenatals and prilosec and told me to go ahead, so I guess if they say it's okay, it is..........I hope. lol

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Thu, 07-14-2011 - 10:51am
I hope it works out for you!

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