I'm so pleased I found this site as I've been going slightly insane with bloodiness and it's so lovely to hear that I'm not the only one who feels like this!!
I'm 26 and my husband is 29 and were planning on TTC baby number 1 in September. I'd really like to start trying now but husband has persuaded me it's best to finish my studying and begin working as we won't be able to manage financially otherwise. Although I know this is probably the best decision for us at the moment all the waiting is still making me crazy! It's not helped by the fact that almost everyone I know at the moment is either pregnant or has a LO and although I'm so pleased for them there are times when I think 'i wish it was me!!'
So I'm trying to channel my obsessive bloodiness into preparing myself! I'm pretty healthy and don't smoke and rarely drink alcohol. But I was wondering about starting to take folic acid and/or multivitamins now so I can get my body in tip top shape. I've read a lot about this and there doesn't seem to be any definate answers so I was wondering how soon before you are all going to be starting on multivitamins and folic acid? I heard pregnacare conception is quite good... Any recommendations?
I don't think there's really any harm in starting on vitamins now. You could save yourself some money and buy some normal multivitamins for now but then switch to Pregnacare when you get to September. I can't remember why, but you should avoid Vitamin A when pregnant and normal multivitamins have Vitamin A. The only reason I suggest to take a normal multivit now is just to save some cash I take one from Boots - £5ish for 180 tablets, whereas Pregnacare preconception is £10ish for 30 tablets. I'm sure you know this already anyway but really you should try to get everything you need from your diet and multivits are just a top-up. A lot of people don't even think they're worth bothering with but they certainly can't hurt.
Another thing you may like to consider is how much fish oil you're getting. If you eat fish regularly you're prob ok but if not a supplement could help. We get loads of omega 6 in our diets generally but not enough omega 3. So a fish oil tablet could help.
Sorry to go on about this, DH used to work for a large health food chain shop (won't name them, they're horrible! No free advertising from ME) so I'm lucky to have him available for advice
I know you're waiting til Sept but wondered if you're on the Pill or anything...it might be an idea to come off it now just to give your body time to adjust. It would be so frustrating to wait til Sept then find your body needs a couple of months to get back to a natural pattern.
We're waiting til June...not really that far away now but sometimes feels like it's a million years away. What are you studying, have you got exams to occupy you til September? Good luck!
Thanks smiler82 I didn't think about taking fish oil so will start that as soon as possible. I was on th pill but came off a few years ago as was worried about how long it would take to get my body back to 'normal'!
June will be here before you know it! Not long to wait now!! Good luck
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