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gillian.s Apr 6th, 2017 04:52 AM

Getting in best health before TTC
Hey! I have a 14 month old ds and myself and my oh just decided that I should get my implanon bar removed 😁 getting it out next week and then will be waiting a couple months before TTC, I want to get myself in the best health possible before we try. This will be my third pregnancy, first was a mmc, and my ds has spina bifida so trying to make this pregnancy go as uneventful as possible! Any tips for getting my body baby ready? I would like to lose about a stone in weight and reduce sugar consumption :) I'm vegan so eat lots of veg, pulses and whole grains 😁

Cloudy7 Apr 11th, 2017 12:22 PM

Good luck on ttc! Pregnacare do a conception multivitamin for him and her and they're usually always on 3 for 10 in boots and asda, 1 pack has 30 capsules if i remember rightly. Green tea is supposed to be beneficial for weight loss, along with apparently many other benefits.

Im not a great deal of help but this end of the site is pretty quiet so thought id share what i know, itd be nice to see it more lively!

I hope everything works out well for you

WhiteKhocol8 Apr 15th, 2017 19:41 PM

Advice to me from a friend who had a relatively uneventful pregnancy and now has a beautiful 16-month-old was to get your core as strong as possible to make your recovery easier. Sit ups, core strength classes, etc.

angelbump Apr 20th, 2017 03:26 AM

I agree with the core strength, i'm focusing on that this time round and weight loss and eating right. I thought i was in good shape last time but my core could've been much stronger and maybe i would've been able to push more effectively?? I would suggest a drs visit to have a once over make sure youre not lacking anything. I take evening primrose oil and apparantly its good for keeping your reproductive system healthy.

Breeaa Apr 21st, 2017 14:11 PM

We have a year or so before we try again but I'm hoping to get into better shape by then as well. I had a lot of pregnancy pains last time because my muscles were so weak! Plus losing this weight only to gain it back. Lol

karoolia Apr 25th, 2017 09:37 AM

I just had a mmc and my goal now is to try to get in the best shape I can while we wait to try again. Hopefully it will be a short wait, but I am really going to concentrate on eating well and working on my core. I have heard that you take longer to show with a strong core so I'm hoping that means I can also save money by delaying maternity clothes for a while.

lilesMom Apr 27th, 2017 12:10 PM

Swimming targets the muscles used in labour
Also while preg helps with aches
I at least end you are weightless in water
Which feels great
And it help get baby into position
Best of luck xx

Missy08 May 1st, 2017 09:05 AM

Can I join?! :flower:

DH & I are fairly certain we are going to go for #3! We won't start TTC for several months. I'd like to start TTC this fall but I want to lose weight and get into better shape first. I'd like to lose at least 30lbs and make sure I'm eating the best foods. I've also started taking vitamins and probiotics now so they can get built up in my system. My midwife when DD#2 was born suggested starting prenatals 3 months before TTC.

Rosie2017 May 1st, 2017 12:13 PM

I am WTT for #1 one of the things I need to do first is get into shape.. hoping to lose at least 50-60lbs although honestly could lose up to 100lbs possibly a little more >.< Have been to the doctors and found nothing wrong with me (this was over a year ago so will be checking again just in case) but no matter what my weight wont go consistently down, it very slowly, but constantly creeps up. So I end up gaining about 11lbs a year... I can go down by 15lbs over first 3 weeks, then nothing for weeks no matter what I do. Doctors even put me on Duromine, while exercising and eating small healthy meals.. over 1 month I lost about 6-8lbs(which at my weight is nothing- I naturally fluctuate by about 3lbs during the day- I can lose 1-2lbs just sleeping).. waste of a lot of money, sigh, but as ever will keep trying.. Can't give up.. Got a baby as motivation :) Sorry for the long ramble, just frustrated haha.

lilesMom May 2nd, 2017 02:54 AM

I've lost 4.5 stone before.
When I plateaud I would hve two refeed days
Where I eat more.
Not huge amount more
But maintaining calories rather than losing weight calories.
Readjusted my metabolism to lose again. Xx

Ps I've put it all back on
Now hve 5 stone to lose
But that's from greed and low thyroid

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