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Old Jan 29th, 2011, 12:46 PM   1
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Came off the pill today - last minute decision


hello everyone,

I am a very new to all this, but me and my husband are going to try for a baby in April this year. I had thought I would just stop taking the pill when the time came, but then I started reading all this stuff on here about preparing your body for pregnancy a few months beforehand, so this morning I decided to stop taking the pill and let my body resume its natural cycle, and just use condoms in the meantime until we are ready to conceive. I am really confused about the vitamins though, there are loads of posts about taking some 3 months before, but I looked in Tesco today and got totally confused. Is it ok to just take folic acid when we start trying? Or should I just start taking it now?

Thanks for your help. Also, is anyone else WTT till April?



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Old Jan 29th, 2011, 12:56 PM   2
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next step to TTC i think there are afew people TTC in april id start folic acid now if i was u good luck



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2011, 14:40 PM   3
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Its advised to take folic acid a few months before your TTC



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2011, 14:53 PM   4
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Hello! We're starting to TTC in April too! I started on folic acid at Christmas, i think that was just because I'm paranoid following an earlier mc last year.



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Old Jan 29th, 2011, 15:21 PM   5
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When we decided to start trying, a few months before I started taking Sanatogen pre natal vitamins which contain the recommended daily dose of folic acid. Then once I fell pregnant I switched to the Sanatogen mother to be ones.

Good luck!

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Old Jan 29th, 2011, 15:25 PM   6
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I came off about a week ago as a last minute decision too, exciting isnt it! x



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2011, 15:59 PM   7
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congrats hun i would start taking it now



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Old Jan 29th, 2011, 17:19 PM   8
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its a good idea to start taking folic acid before hand and it wont do any harm. im going to start taking folic acid and multivitamins 3 months before ttc in june as my pill runs out in march.



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Old Jan 29th, 2011, 17:32 PM   9
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I agree, start taking it now as it won't do any harm. As for coming off the pill, I finished my last pack in June last year and was planning for us to use condoms for a couple of months to let my body get back to normal as you say. When it came to it though I couldn't be that patient- I got a BFP on 1 August and am now 7 months along, perfectly normal pregnancy :-) I seem to have ovulated on exactly CD14, so apparently everything was working normally as soon as I came off the pill- was quite surprised to get a BFP so quickly!

Whatever you decide, best of luck



 
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Old Jan 29th, 2011, 19:22 PM   10
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congrats for coming off the pill as the other ladies have said its a good idea to start taking vitamins now, pregnacare and sanatogen do really good pre-natal vitamins that you take before and during pregnancy its also a good idea to cut down on drink and caffeine because they are two things known to affect fertility



 
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