New Year’s Resolution #1; Getting Ready for a Baby!


Baby New Years ResolutionsAs far as resolutions go, I tend to make them and then fall short each year. So here for everyone to read, I resolve to follow through with each item on my list this year!

If getting pregnant is on your resolution list, here are some ideas to get you started!

1. Check your medicine cabinet-

Doctors recommend staying away from Ibuprofen while TTC. It can keep the embryo from attaching to the uterus. Also, make sure you are using a fertile friendly lubricant like Pre-Seed. Most of the lubricants available at the drug stores actually cause a hostile environment for sperm, keeping it from ever reaching the egg.

2. Stock your TTC supply toolbox-

Make sure that you have plenty of ovulation predictor strips, pregnancy tests, Pre-Seed, FertileCM, Fertility Tea, Fertility Bath Salts, FertilAid and Soft Cups. There is nothing worse than having ovulation sneak up on you and not having everything you need to maximize your baby making opportunity!

3. Optimize your diet and exercise plan-

Both you and your partner should try to limit alcohol and caffeine while TTC.  In addition, you will want to eat a fertility friendly diet that includes lots of greens, beans, nuts and dairy. Also, those that are overweight and underweight tend to struggle with ovulation, so try and find an exercise program that is just right for you and your body type.

4. Find a support network-

Whether it is a friend, family member or an online community like the one here on ovulation-caluculator.com, make sure you have someone to lean on during this incredible crazy TTC journey. It is always better to feel like you are not alone and to be surrounded by others who “get it.”

5. Find a way to reduce stress-

TTC is stressful, there is no way around it. So make sure that you have an outlet that is enjoyable and something that you look forward to. Many women are turning to massage, acupuncture and yoga to help. But a good book, hot bath, cup of tea, your favorite music or a Zumba class may be what works best for you!!

6. See a fertility specialist-

Although doctors will tell you to wait 6 months to a year before seeing a doctor, if you are worried or anxious, I say head in ASAP. You can ask for a blood test to check for your prolactin levels or to verify that you have ovulated. Or maybe the doctor will order an ultrasound to check for fibroids or problems with the uterus. In addition, your husband could also have a semen analysis done to make sure his swimmers are up to the task at hand. I always feel like it is better to have as much information as possible. It helps if you end up needing to move on to using fertility drugs like Clomid, an IUI or IVF.

Here is wishing you a baby filled 2011!!!

Comments

I had a miscarraige in June last year. Since then been TTC. The problem is I have irregualr periods, well roughly every 2 months. They range from a 60 -75 day cycle. Its frustrating as its difficult to predict when I ovulate. Im thinking of using ovulation sticks this time to make sure I am actually ovulating. It would be nice to hear off anyone who has simialr problems to me. does anyone know if you always ovulate 14 days before menstruation, as I can feel like I'm going to start for at least 2 weeks before I actually do so am wondering if I ovulate earlier than I've been thinking.

poppy — Mar 23, 2011
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Hi I want to have a baby but my partner does not.he thinks we will have to have our own home first because I live with my in-laws who does not want granchildren.what should I do wait for my own home or just get pregnant?

Anonymous — Jan 13, 2011
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this is a very good article....i just signed up for this me an my fiancee have started trying for a baby an nothing yet an im just hoping that there is nothing wrong with us : ( but i do no we are both over weight and need to eat right.

consolaziocole — Jan 11, 2011
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