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    I do know that people are supposed to take folic acid. What else should be taken care of, say 2 months before you decide to conceive..

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    Do you take multivitamins everyday? If so, they cover alot of essential stuff that needs to be consumed.. including folic acid.
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      #3
      - visit your doctor for a general checkup and blood test (they usually check for things like anemia, rubella immunity, thyroid etc) and update your immunizations if needed
      - visit your dentist and get any xrays, fillings etc out of the way
      - make sure you are not underweight or overweight
      - adopt a healthy, nutritious diet and cut back on junk
      - take a multivitamin with at least 400 mg of folic acid or at least take a folic acid supplement
      - cut back on caffeine
      - no smoking, drugs or alcohol!!
      - exercise to be healthy, but in moderation only
      - make sure you have stopped your contraceptive enough in advance (like for birth control pills you should stop at least 3 months in advance and use another form to allow your cycle to regulate etc)
      - relax and enjoy

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        #4
        Re: Peparing for Pregnancy

        i was told to take materna (vitamins) 2 months before hand
        khud bighaari hui taqdeer ka shiqwa na karo..

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          #5
          i m only takin folic acid. shud i b askin my doc to give me multivitamins too?

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            #6
            Re: Peparing for Pregnancy

            pregnacare which can be taken before conception, during pregnancy and through to breastfeeding stages. it has all the essential vitamins, including folic acid. once u take these u dont need to take any other supplements.

            and take midnights advice above... goodluck

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              #7
              Re: Peparing for Pregnancy

              midnight had a good list of advice. Please make sure all your dental work is taken care of. I thought mine was but i am having wayy too many issues with my teeth.

              Also, i was taking prenatal vitamins and extra folic acid as well. No select brand or anything, just buy any prenatals from the grocery store.
              I love children and old people. Its everyone in between I can't stand - Don Imus

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                #8
                Thanks everyone!

                How long does it usually take to conceive...I know its depends on person to person...but are there any tests that can tell about your fertility n all?

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                  #9
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                  Kiwi, where are you located at? In the US, they say the normal time frame is upto a year with 6 months being the average time.
                  I love children and old people. Its everyone in between I can't stand - Don Imus

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                    #10
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                    Just be relaxed and eat nutritious food. Stay active and healthy. Good luck!!
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                      #11
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                      keep track of yr blood hemoglobin & iron levels
                      try having orange juice or other good source of vit C .
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                        #12
                        Re: Peparing for Pregnancy

                        How long does it usually take to conceive...I know its depends on person to person...but are there any tests that can tell about your fertility n all?

                        Here in Canada they say to see a doctor if you have been trying over at least one year and you are under 30. If you are over 30, they say to see a doctor after trying for 6 months
                        Last edited by midnighteyes; Dec 2, 2008, 08:44 AM.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by pumpkin pie
                          if you are ttc for longer than a year then usually you need to see a specialist. you may need to go earlier if you have other known reproductive issues or if you are above 35.
                          Yes, you are right. I wasnt clear enough. Midnight says it below, the way i wanted to put it.

                          Originally posted by midnighteyes View Post
                          Here in Canada they say to see a doctor if you have been trying over at least one year and you are under 30. If you are under 30, they say to see a doctor after trying for 6 months
                          I love children and old people. Its everyone in between I can't stand - Don Imus

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                            #14
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                            ^ Oops sorry, I edited my postm the last ,line should read if you are over 30, not under

                            Here in Canada they say to see a doctor if you have been trying over at least one year and you are under 30. If you are over 30, they say to see a doctor after trying for 6 months

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