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    Default Preparing for TTC

    Ok ladies.....DH and i have decided in 4 months im going off the pill so we can start TTC #2. So as DD was unplanned ive never had to plan to fall pregnant. So please help me! What do i need to start doing to prepare? Do i need to take vitamins, speak to my Doc.....etc etc Any tips and advice welcome!!!

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    I would suggest you get off the pill already and start tracking your cycle.
    Theres a great app called my days that helps.
    Folate tablets is what you will need if you choose to take them.
    We had sex every second day for around the 10 days of ovulation and fell pregnant the first cycle.

    I hope this helps!

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    Oh and eat all the naughty foods till they're out of your system!!!

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    I literally just stopped taking the pill. So if you stop be prepared but if anything take vitamins.... Good luck

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    I'd firstly go and see your doctor. When I started TTC they gave me a blood test just to make sure everything was fine, did a pap smear etc.

    Maybe also get any boosters for immunisations etc.

    They do sell tablets for conception - not sure if they are good or just a gimmick and you can get the same benefits from a different tablet (IYKWIM)

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    Quote Originally Posted by knomie View Post
    I would suggest you get off the pill already and start tracking your cycle.
    Theres a great app called my days that helps.
    Folate tablets is what you will need if you choose to take them.
    We had sex every second day for around the 10 days of ovulation and fell pregnant the first cycle.

    I hope this helps!

    mummy to gods gift to us
    Thank you! but i dont want to go off the pill just yet cause if i get pregnant straight away its a little too soon. If it takes 6 months to get pregnant so be it but we want to wait to TTC when DD turns 2 or just before. Shes 2 in November so were aiming for going off the pill in October

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    Quote Originally Posted by knomie View Post
    Oh and eat all the naughty foods till they're out of your system!!!

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    Oh i plan to LOL..

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    I had a c section with #1 and want to try for a VBAC this time. Guess i should mention that to my doc beforehand too?

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    I'm also planning to TTC in around 4 months. I'd highly recommend going to the doctor and getting blood tests to check your iron and vit D levels. What both parents eat and drink in the 4 months leading up to conception has a major impact on the lifelong health of the baby so it's a good idea to eat well. The father in particular can really change the health of his sperm (for better or worse) during this time as the sperm you conceive with is the sperm created 4 months prior. Coffee is particularly bad as is getting the testes too hot (shouldn't be a problem at this time of year). Our DD was planned but I knew nothing about pre-conception health and once I started reading was sorry I hadn't known more earlier. I got lots of books on pregnancy nutrition from the library and most have a section on pre-conception diet. I'd recommend having a read through "The Natural Way to Better Babies", too, although it can be a bit intimidating.
    You should also take folate and iodine for 3 months prior
    So exiting to be planning another baby. Will be so much easier to imagine your bub second time around, I reckon, and to know how you'll cope as a parent

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    Thank you so much Wrena! I didnt even think about DH. Time to give him a kick up the butt too!

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