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04/11/2013 at 17:01
Hello! I've been stalking the forums for a while and thought I would finally introduce myself! Though you may tell me to go away and come back in a few months! My husband and I have decided to start trying to conceive around February (if all runs smoothly with our finances!) so I wondered if anyone had any advice on what I can do in preparation?
I am planning on cutting down my caffeine intake and exercising more with the aim to lose about 7lbs (the weight I've gained since my wedding- a year of dieting pretty much guarantees a massive three month binge afterwards!)
Is there anyone else like me has been hovering but hasn't started TTC yet? I have felt a bit naughty following the threads as I don't quite feel I belong but hopefully by February that will change!
04/11/2013 at 17:32
My advice would be to start taking folic acid (if you aren't already doing so) so that it's got chance to get in your system before TTC and also just to relax and take it all in your stride
04/11/2013 at 17:48
Hello and welcome to MD.
Yep, as WG said, start with the folic acid now.
I hope your ttc journey is a nice short one.
04/11/2013 at 17:57
Definitely WWGS, good luck!
04/11/2013 at 18:00
Welcome! Wwgs and just getting a sense of it all from reading here is good. It might help you figure out if you want to do things like temping and opks.
04/11/2013 at 21:01
Thankyou all for the lovely welcome and the advice, I will seek out folic acid tomorrow :) xx
04/11/2013 at 23:45
Hi & welcome to the ttc boards. As well as getting folic acid I'd also recommend looking into charting your cycles, just the length of them so that you have an idea of your cycles. A lot of people use fertility friend, I also use my monthly cycles.
05/11/2013 at 15:23
Hi and welcome! You have already got some great advice here, good luck ttc!
05/11/2013 at 19:10
I'm hovering too at the moment, although I won't be once AF shows. I recommend the lurking, you pick up a lot.
06/11/2013 at 18:11
Hi Scotty, I hope your stay with us is short.
06/11/2013 at 21:37
I am also waiting to start TTC. We are going to start trying in January so I am also in limbo but lurking has taught me so much! I second what everyone else said on starting to take folic acid and also keep track of your cycles so you get to know what is normal for you.
Good luck :)
07/11/2013 at 10:15
Thankyou all for the advice and the warm welcome!
I'm now taking folic acid alongside trying to be healthier :) Luckily I've kept note of my periods so have figured out that I have a 34 day cycle, thankyou blackkat without fertility friend we'd have been trying at the wrong time!
Hi Dory I look forward to seeing you on the threads in January!!
11/11/2013 at 12:20
Hi! I'm also a newbie to this place- was on Hitched a while back so recognise a few names. We got married in October and I have recently been lurking- as we're planning to start TTC around Christmas time.
I've been taking folic acid for months (I have to take the higher dose for medical reasons) as we'd originally planned to start trying earlier. I'm excited but a bit anxious about TTC as we had a mc a few years back, so plan is to try and start trying in a relaxed way and see what happens (no charting, etc). I am trying to get a bit fitter and keep up with the gym sessions (lapsed since the wedding) but not doing much else. In fact, I've been drinking a lot more alcohol- figure I'll get as much in now as I can before TTC!
Looking forward to getting to know you all better x
11/11/2013 at 12:47
Welcome Gin Fizz!!
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