Pre-TTC

(7 Posts)
Zebedah Fri 29-Apr-16 12:46:11

Hello!
DH and I are thinking about TTC. I'm applying for a job and if i get it, brill, will go on hold til I settle in. If not we are going to go for it.
Question is, is there anything I need to be aware of over next few months? I've read about taking multi vit with folic acid and the obvious sleep/enjoy time together etc but health wise is there anything else?!

Junosmum Fri 29-Apr-16 16:13:03

Nope, take the folic acid and have fun! Don't worry about anything at first and see how things go.

Zebedah Sat 30-Apr-16 06:56:51

Oh really! I thought there would be more to it than that! I will, we are very relaxed about it and will just see how it goes. Thank you!

KP86 Sat 30-Apr-16 07:13:48

You can go to your GP and ask for some blood tests to check immunities and other vitamin levels but it's not necessary.

eurochick Sat 30-Apr-16 07:39:09

It's recommended to take folic acid for 90 days before conceiving so you can prepare by doing that.

Zebedah Sat 30-Apr-16 09:18:55

Thanks for the replies!
I had a recent check up with GP and mentioned it and she was happy for us just to crack on.
Silly question: do you take folic acid only or a multi vit with it in? Ie. Is it recommended to take a certain dose?

KP86 Sat 30-Apr-16 17:10:15

There are conception and pregnancy vitamins at the pharmacy that have everything you need.

Regular vitamins can sometimes have too much Vitamin A, which is not good for pregnant women.

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