My terrific fiance and I plan to start TTC in May (when we are getting married!!!) and he and I would really appreciate some guidance in the health measures that you took and are taking while TTC. For instance, I got some wonderful advice about taking Vitex to regulate my hormones after I get off of hormonal birth control pills (my last pill will be mid-October, then he is going to Europe for two months for work so I am planning on beginning charting for TTA until May.)
I'm on a sublingual B12/iron/folic supplement that I love--it's really effective. I eat a healthy diet, I am a healthy weight and I run half-marathons, so I exercise regularly.
Are there are other things you are doing? Any herbal supplements, diet changes, lifestyle changes, etc. that you did in the months leading up to TTC? Are your partners doing anything different?
Also, I was told by my former doctor that I needed to be vaccinated for Rubella at least three months prior to getting pregnant because I do not have antibodies against it. Vaccines tend to make me sicker than most (it's basically as if I've been full-blown infected with whatever they are vaccinating me against...) so if it's not really necessary then I'd prefer not to do that. In your opinion, is being vaccinated against Rubella worth it before trying to conceive?
Thank you all so much for any advice. I have gotten such great tips on Mothering and I'm grateful to be a part of the community