Need advice on falling pregnant

Nataly - posted on 03/15/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I would like to fall pregnant by beginning 2011. What supliments should I take to prepare my body for a healthy pregnancy?

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Morgan - posted on 03/15/2010

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I started taking Materna 3 months before we starting trying then went on vacation the first time I ovulated,make sure you have "fun" sex not "Baby" sex

we started trying on April 19/09 and the doctor said we got pregnant around the 23rd, I dont know if it was just luck but it only took a few days for us :)

Tanya - posted on 03/15/2010

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If you plan on getting pregnant you can prepare yourself by eating right, taking vitamins, exercise, don't drinki or smoke with the exception of an occasional glass of wine, rest, and consult with your doctor..Much Luck!

Keeshea - posted on 03/15/2010

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You could start taking prenatal vitamins. Also, you may want to start determining when you ovulate - so when the time comes, you will know when to start having sex.

Consolata - posted on 03/15/2010

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I would recommend Pregnacare [Vitabiotics] for conception I used it. But basically relax and try to understand your cycle. Download and ovulation calender and know your fertile days - make sure to have intercourse during this time. I would not start visiting doctors if I were you so as not to go into panic mode. According to doctors this only becomes necessary if you have been trying for about a year without success.



My first baby came unplanned and was conceived a week before we went on holidays and whoops on return I was confirmed pregnant. But my second baby was planned [by me] to the "T", I used an ovulation calculator and made sure to have intercourse severally during my fertile period and went off again on another holiday with my son and whoopee I got the good news on my return. Good Luck just relax and make love work for you..............

Christy - posted on 03/15/2010

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Talk to your doctor, but it is great that you are starting to prepare now. You can get prenatal vitimins over the counter or from your doctor and you can start taking them now. Start weaning yourself off the caffine, and start eatting healthier, if you are not already doing so. Good luck!

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Kristine - posted on 03/19/2010

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Of course discussing this with your OB/Gyn is the best thing to do as your body is unique from all others. But, typically the use of a Pre-natal vitamin has all the nutrients you may need to insure a healthy start for you and the baby. Of course eating right and getting plenty of exercise (walking is good) and adequate rest will help too.

Cutting back on caffeine and quitting smoking would be two of the most important factors and if you are currently taking any herbal supplements that could affect the baby in an adverse way you should look for alternative herbs that are pregnancy safe. Also, have any dental work that you may need done in advance to avoid having to have x-rays and anesthesia during pregnancy is important. There are books that you can read now that could help your pregnancy in the future. Check with your ob/gyn to find out which ones are the best for the modern-day pregnancy.

Good Luck!

Emily - posted on 03/16/2010

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Good for you for preparing yourself ahead of time! I didn't even realize until after I had already gotten pregnant that I could have been taking prenatal vitamins beforehand. Oops! Something that I saw a few times in other comments is exercise. I highly recommend starting an exercise regimen that you will be able to keep up with during your pregnancy. I was advised by my doctor not to start a new exercise program while pregnant. Also, along with your folic acid, make sure to stock up on calcium and vitamin D. During the pregnancy and breastfeeding (that is, if that is what you want to do) they will take absorb all the vitamins they can get, and you have to be able to keep up. I gave birth to healthy twin girls, 6lbs and 5lbs 9oz (at about 4 weeks early!) and I honestly believe that because my body was healthy from exercise and healthy diet, I was able to give them what they needed and to heal quickly after the birth. Good luck to you!

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There are pre-natal vitamins avaliable but the most important one is folic acid, which they suggest taking 3 months prior to pregnancy and up to 3 months after. You can also buy ovulation kits to help if you are unsure of your fertility period.

Nataly - posted on 03/16/2010

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Thanks ladies!!! Really appreciate your assistance!!!! I can't wait I tell you, and it might just happen sooner than we want to. :)

Iysha - posted on 03/15/2010

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Healthy eating habits, exercise, and take a multivitamin or prenatal vitamin. As for when to have sex...why wait for the fertile days to do it?! Just do it as often as possible and have fun! Lol

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