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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 09:05 AM   1
welshhunni
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Advice on trying for a baby for the first time.


Hi I'm 22 years old and me and my partner have been together for 5 years and living together for 3 years and finally decided to start trying for a baby.

I am currently taking Yasmin, but looking to stop taking the pill and start trying for a baby.

I was wondering if anyone would be able to provide us with some advice on the first steps of trying for a baby, all help would be much appreciated! One of the things I would most like to know is how long after coming off the pill do I become completly fertile again?

Thank You in advance!!!



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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 09:25 AM   2
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I believe you're most fertile straight after coming off the pill, but they do recommend waiting 3 months. I think this is just to get the pill out of your system completely. I would just suggest quit smoking if you smoke, maybe eat a little better, and take folic acid! I would also make sure your finances are in order cos babies are expensive! Finally I would also suggest having lots of fun while trying! I think some people can get obsessed and forget to enjoy it too! Good luck!



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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 09:32 AM   3
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Thank you for the grat advice! We have been saving up since moving in together we are both in stable jobs and neither of us smoke, I have looked into the vast range of vitamins on the market but they confuse me! I'm aware of folic acid but do can anyone recommend any others that will help?



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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 14:11 PM   4
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Hiya, I agree with I want it all really. Except my doctor told me to start trying as soon as I came off the pill, which I did and fell pregnant right away. But if you want to get to know your body and your cycles then coming off it a few months before will help with that.

I definitely agree with the whole thing about just enjoying it. I personally would recommend you at least give it a try without all the charting and temping and working out your fertile periods etc. That can totally stress you out and take the fun out of it which in turn won't help at all with getting pregnant! When we decided to try my husband and I just wanted it to be fun and happen when it happens so the only thing we did differently was to just have sex every other day from the day my withdrawal bleed stopped, seeing as we wouldn't know when I'd ovulate. It put no pressure on either of us and it worked first time.

As for folic acid etc, if you plan on trying soon then start taking it now, I took Sanatogen pre natal vitamins which contain the recommended daily dose of folic acid amongst other things recommended for mums to be. But there are tons of different brands on the market.

And finally, if you haven't already then open a little savings account! Oh and try to cut out or cut down on caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes (if you smoke)!

Good luck!

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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 14:30 PM   5
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Everyone has given great advice

I've fallen pregnant straight away straight off the pill each time, start taking a genral conception or pregnancy vitamin - just pick one from boots and enjoy NTNP. Dont put any pressure on yourself..just go with the flow

Good luck hun



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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 15:34 PM   6
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I would say just get a typical prenatal vitamin that is packed with everything you'll need. I also took DHA supplements while trying for Emma. It's good for brain development which is one of the first things developed in the early stages of pregnancy. Just being healthy and exercising regularly will help too. And don't stress!!! Stress makes it much harder to get pregnant.



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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 15:41 PM   7
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Lots and lots of sex!



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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 15:43 PM   8
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I was on Yasmin since I was 17 and came off it at 23 when DH and I wanted to start trying for a LO. It took us nine months to conceive. My advice is take your folic acid and don't get discouraged! There were many months I was devistated to get AF. The ninth month we were trying, I had had it and said I wanted to not try, but not prevent and we got pregnant. I know it sucks to hear, but relaxing does help and so does not thinking about it (very difficult when everyone around you seems to be getting pregnant or having babies). Best of luck and lots and lots of



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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 15:54 PM   9
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Everyone has given such great advice! I agree with them all! Just relax - as hard as that is while ttc! X



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2011, 03:59 AM   10
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Sorryfor such a late reply, but thank you all for all your info and tips, and your right it is hard not to think about it when all friends are getting pregnant. And Thank you for the info about starting up a bank account. We have already saved for furniture and prams etc but the everyday things also will add up. Its amazing how much little bits of information makes you feel much more comfortable with it all!! Thank You again girlys!!xx



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