thread: * Pre Conception Care

  1. #37
    Janie Guest


    I started pre-conception care in July and we started TTC in September. I don't drink much at all so it wasn't too much for me to give it up. We told two of our really close friends that we are TTC as they are the ones we mostly socialise with alone and have over for dinner and vice-versa. I didn't want to have to explain why I wasn't drinking and couldn't eat certain things. Haven't told anyone else though.

    I drink decaf coffee anyway so not too much of a problem but only have one or two cups a day. Might stop depending on how I feel once I get a BFP.

    I stopped drink softdrinks, don't eat any smoked salmon (OMG I sooo miss that), mussels etc. Everything they say you can't have when you are pregnant. Apparently listeria (that you get from these foods) can stay in your body up to 3 months so I really wanted to allow enough time for it all be out before getting PG.

    So used to all this now that I don't actually think it is denying myself.

    Oh and have been on folate/PG tablets since July.

  2. #38
    BellyBelly Member

    May 2005
    Melbourne, Australia

    So used to all this now that I don't actually think it is denying myself.
    That's how I feel now too. I don't miss anything and have no cravings for bad food. And no sugar hits required anymore.

  3. #39
    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004

    When we were TTCing, I stopped drinking alcohol about a month before but as for coffe, I kept drinking it. I also started drinking green tea as this can help with increasing your EWCM.

  4. #40
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2006

    I haven't had any full strength coffee for a month now and only just started TTC. I almost never drink so cutting it out completely isn't a big issue for me.

  5. #41
    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2004

    I rarely drink alcohol these days so that has never been an issue for me, but I do like my morning coffee and I found when pg I actually craved iced coffees! I only have one coffee a day so I don't think I need to stop that, it's more my coke addiction that I need to fix!


  6. #42
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2004

    Hey suga, my DH and did pre conception care before TTC before our DS, about 3 months before and we both did the no alcohol, caffeine, refined sugar thing for that time. When I did fall pregnant on our first try, I kept the habits up and DH did what he liked! LOL. However I did end up getting a craving for coffee which I had once a day most days and still do.

    I also took the mutli-vitamins recommended for pregnanct women, evening primrose tablets and DH took zinc, to booster up his little ones.

    good luck for Nov! Its exciting to have a date!