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    Default Any info for someone looking at falling pregnant?

    So my partner and I are hoping to start trying in the next few months. Do any of you have any tips on what to do and what not to do (apart from the obvious smoking and drinking etc)
    Also do any of you have any tips that helped you prepare for ttc.
    I look forward to reading your comments and stories.

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    Hi, I would suggest starting to take conception vitamins, or folic acid at a minimum. Possibly go to your gp and get some preconception tests done. All I had was a blood test to check my immunity to rubella. Even though I'd had all vaccinations, I still didn't have immunity, so had another vaccination.

    Also, where possible, try to relax, and don't expect it will happen as soon as you want it to. I charted my cycle, knew when I was ovulating, dtd at the right times, and it took us 7 months to conceive. You could be one of the lucky ones and conceive straight away though.

    Also, maybe join the monthly ttc thread. It is a great place for support.

    Good luck, I hope your ttc journey is a short one

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    Good luck, and I hope your TTC journey is short!

    For DS, I had bloods done six months prior to check that everything was good and I had immunity to Rubella and three months out I started taking pre-conception vitamins. I also purchased pre-seed (a lubricant that is safe for sperm and even claims that it can help you conceive).

    We DTD every second day and fell after three months off the pill.

    For Baby #2 I'm almost ashamed to say that the preparation consisted of DH saying 'why don't we just see what happens' and I started taking pre-conception vitamins about a week before we started trying... and conceived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Smurfy View Post
    Hi, I would suggest starting to take conception vitamins, or folic acid at a minimum. Possibly go to your gp and get some preconception tests done. All I had was a blood test to check my immunity to rubella. Even though I'd had all vaccinations, I still didn't have immunity, so had another vaccination.

    Also, where possible, try to relax, and don't expect it will happen as soon as you want it to. I charted my cycle, knew when I was ovulating, dtd at the right times, and it took us 7 months to conceive. You could be one of the lucky ones and conceive straight away though.

    Also, maybe join the monthly ttc thread. It is a great place for support.

    Good luck, I hope your ttc journey is a short one
    My advice is pretty much same as all this!

    But definitely go & get blood tests done sooner rather than later. I didn't have rubella immunity & was supposed to get a shot. But I ended up falling pregnant! So I didn't have immunity which just meant I had to be careful who I had contact with throughout my pregnancy.

    Oh & most of all don't forget to have fun!

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    thanks ladies. ah so much to consider


 

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