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What to do pre ttc

(4 Posts)
MolotovCocktail Sun 03-Mar-13 07:43:43

Nah, I don't think that's necessary, Fairy. You've successfully conceived 2 babies already (hooray!) so I wouldn't even go there yet. Only if it takes 1 year plus, but don't even worry about that smile

Fairypants Sat 02-Mar-13 22:28:39

Thanks Molotov - is there any need to see the dr beforehand when I don't have any pre-existing health probs?

MolotovCocktail Sat 02-Mar-13 21:58:49

A good diet - lots of fresh fruit and veg, including green leafy veg, protein (lean meat/fish/tofu) grains, pulses, try to avoid saturated fats, etc. Omega 3 intake is important: you'll find this in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, but try to eat just 2 portions per week.

Avoid smoking, try to avoid alcohol and other drugs (recreational/pharmaceutical) after you've ovulated.

Same sort of thing applies to your partner, too - well, except the stuff about avoiding stuff after ovulation! Good luck smile

Fairypants Sat 02-Mar-13 08:24:30

Hi there
I'm going to be ttc #3 at the end of April but, as I didn't plan the first two, I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to do in advance other than folic acid.
Any ideas? What are/have you done in preparation?

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