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17/11/2013 at 22:45
Just wanted to say a quick hello to everyone on here I have just joined and can already see this is going to be a huge help and support over the next few months.
A little about me - well my OH and I have an exciting year coming up as we have our wedding next July which we can't wait for. What's even more exciting is that we have decided that we will start TTC for our first baby a few months before. I know this may seem like a lot going on at once but we have been talking about starting a family for a while now and feel like it is the right time for us. So right now I am trying to get myself into good shape by focusing on my diet, starting pre-conception vitamins and tuning into my cycle in the hope that when we officially start trying in the next few months we give ourselves the best possible chance.
Can anyone share any good advice on anything else I should be thinking about in preparation for TTC? Also has anyone else conceived a few months before their wedding?
17/11/2013 at 23:04
Hi and welcome to md.
I would start taking folic acid 3 months before you're going to start ttc. Gets it into your system nice and early. Otherwise just be nice and healthy and try and enjoy the ttc.
I think Vix on the first tri thread got pregnant before her wedding, might be worth looking over on BT and shouting out for her if you've got any specific questions.
17/11/2013 at 23:33
Thanks Imp great tips - much appreciated
18/11/2013 at 06:58
Hello welcome to md.
Tbh, id start folic acid etc but i wouldnt ttc before my wedding. I had morning sickness with one of my pregnancies until 20 weeks and felt crap with all three for the first few months so not something id want to do for my wedding.
is there a reason you cant wait?
18/11/2013 at 07:55
Welcome to MD!
WEES about vitamins and folic acid.
I was pregnant when I got married - I was about 10 weeks at the time. H and I just got to a point and thought "F*ck it!" - this was November and we got married the following April.
18/11/2013 at 08:08
Thanks CK no reason as such just that we know it may not happen straight away so wanted to just leave it to fate. My OH does love the idea of announcing it at our wedding although I think I'd be far more cautious and want to wait for all the scans and would definitely want to wait until we are past 12 weeks so know his idea is unrealistic, but would be a magical moment and double celebration.
Dumblespud - how long did it take you to conceive and how did you feel on the wedding day?
18/11/2013 at 08:14
welcome mini! what kind of contraception are you using? if you are on the pill you might also want to factor in that it takes a while for cycles to regulate after you come off.
18/11/2013 at 11:18
Hi MiniAllen! Agree with veecee with regards to the pill, you might want to get it out of your system if you are on it.
18/11/2013 at 11:35
Hi veecee and Lulu I came off the pill a couple of months ago in order to give my body a good few months to get back into its cycle and help me tune into this so can start charting. So far so good as seem to have got back into it fairly quickly
18/11/2013 at 11:58
Charting is kinda fascinating. i've just started this month and I'm kind of amazed at all the things you can see that I was just oblivious to before.
18/11/2013 at 20:36
We conceived on the 3rd cycle, and had my last bout of ms on the morning of the wedding, though it was probably nerves. I did has to buy another wedding dress a week before the wedding as my belly became really bloated, to the point it wouldn't fit my original dress, so keep that in mind!
18/11/2013 at 20:41
Hello from another newbie!
18/11/2013 at 21:27
Hi, good luck with it all.
18/11/2013 at 23:10
It's a good point as I guess everyone is so different it's hard to predict how you'd feel or look. I've had friends who haven't looked pregnant until near to 16 weeks and others who have suffered bad morning sickness and others not at all. I'd be so upset if I had to change my dress...
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