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post #141 of 553
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Originally Posted by favrielle View Post
It's Baby Fever, and it's terrible. One of my SILs is clearing out her house before a cross-country move, and she keeps sending me boxes of old baby stuff from when my nephew was little...makes me all gushy every time.

My SIL has boxes of boy baby clothes and my friend has saved all her girl stuff and they want to bring it over to add to the stuff I've already got (yes, I've been picking stuff up...only when it's a deal, of course, can't pass up a deal ). I'm starting to feel a little strange about having so much baby stuff in the house and no baby anywhere in sight...I'm always trying to hide the stuff so I don't seem so desperate. It's sort of a "cat lady" feeling, kwim? Like people would pity you if they knew. On the other hand, my DH thinks it's good sense, so at least he doesn't think I'm a freak!
post #142 of 553
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Originally Posted by iluvbnamomma View Post
Try to imagine that baby burrowing in for the long haul. :

You too! :

Now about the baby fever... omg, is it ever bad! The only thing is, I WON'T buy stuff until I'm at least pregnant. I am not superstitious normally, but for some reason, I can't bring myself to do it... I even felt weird when I was buying prenatal vitamins and the cashier looked at me with a sparkle in her eye, and I was just like "I'm not pregnant yet... just trying..."

Maybe I'll just buy some things to have in the house "for when my nephews visit"....
post #143 of 553
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Maybe I'll just buy some things to have in the house "for when my nephews visit"....
bought a really cool retro highchair "for when my niece visits." Hey...it was only $10
post #144 of 553
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You too! :

Now about the baby fever... omg, is it ever bad! The only thing is, I WON'T buy stuff until I'm at least pregnant. I am not superstitious normally, but for some reason, I can't bring myself to do it... I even felt weird when I was buying prenatal vitamins and the cashier looked at me with a sparkle in her eye, and I was just like "I'm not pregnant yet... just trying..."

Maybe I'll just buy some things to have in the house "for when my nephews visit"....
Hey gals, what do you all do for supplements? Do you all take prenatal vitamins? I hadn't considered doing that as a preliminary step, maybe I should. What other herbs might be useful to prepare the body for pregnancy?
post #145 of 553
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Originally Posted by BHappy View Post
Hey gals, what do you all do for supplements? Do you all take prenatal vitamins? I hadn't considered doing that as a preliminary step, maybe I should. What other herbs might be useful to prepare the body for pregnancy?
I just take prenatal vitamins and omega 3- I take the Rainbow Light brand of Prenatals and Country Life Omega-mom tablets. I get them pretty cheap at Vitacost.com. The Prenatals are whole food. You have to take 6 a day, but that means they absorb better. I like the fish oil tablets because they have peppermint in them and are really easy on my stomach. I never burp them up throughout the day! They also have a little calcium in them.
post #146 of 553
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I just take prenatal vitamins and omega 3- I take the Rainbow Light brand of Prenatals and Country Life Omega-mom tablets. I get them pretty cheap at Vitacost.com. The Prenatals are whole food. You have to take 6 a day, but that means they absorb better. I like the fish oil tablets because they have peppermint in them and are really easy on my stomach. I never burp them up throughout the day! They also have a little calcium in them.
Interesting! I take the Prenatal ONE from Rainbow Light. I LOVE that I don't have to take multiple pils.

I also take NordicNaturals fish oil (has lemon oil too, but I never burp these either so I never notice). I also take extra folic acid, vit D, and B6.
post #147 of 553
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Originally Posted by BHappy View Post
Hey gals, what do you all do for supplements? Do you all take prenatal vitamins? I hadn't considered doing that as a preliminary step, maybe I should. What other herbs might be useful to prepare the body for pregnancy?
I take a prenatal...I don't know the brand. I also take extra calcium and D b/c I don't do milk products. And fishoil capsules. They're salmon oil, actually. I've never had a problem burping them up. Pregnant, or no Fish oil is fantastic for you!

I'm using Progesterone oil (vs cream), also, but that's for a short LP. I talked to my mom today and found out she had to be given Progesterone supplements to conceive my older brother b/c the birth control she had been on had shortened her LP. (Of course in those days they told her that 'her womb wasn't strong enough' . Interesting.
post #148 of 553
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Originally Posted by Katie34 View Post
Babies babies babies it is all I seem to think of these days! Can anyone relate?!
YES!!!
post #149 of 553
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Originally Posted by BHappy View Post
Hey gals, what do you all do for supplements? Do you all take prenatal vitamins? I hadn't considered doing that as a preliminary step, maybe I should. What other herbs might be useful to prepare the body for pregnancy?

I've just been doing prenatals and salmon oil. But, I'm thinking of going back to bee pollen and royal jelly (was doing both when I got pregnant before).
post #150 of 553
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Originally Posted by BHappy View Post
Hey gals, what do you all do for supplements? Do you all take prenatal vitamins? I hadn't considered doing that as a preliminary step, maybe I should. What other herbs might be useful to prepare the body for pregnancy?
I take Rainbow Light prenatals. I take the one a day kind. I don't think I could handle 6 pills a day. (Plus that would get so expensive, as Rainbow Light is definitely not the cheapest prenatal out there!)
post #151 of 553
Hmmm. I'm trying to figure out why I chose the 6 per day kind! I see they have more calcium (1000 mg vs 200 in the one a day), but that's really the only difference other than the probiotic cultures it has.... And yeah, it would make a difference in price because I pay like $16 for 180 pills but could get 150 one a day pills for about $20. I'm switching when I'm done w/ this bottle!
post #152 of 553
hi girls,

I used to take a million supplements, but now I'm down to a prescription prenatal (actually it was cheaper than over the counter!), calcium supplement, and fish oil during the last week of the 2ww. I used to take extra iron, extra folic acid, flax seed oil, selenium and fish oil all the time. My RE told me to cut out all the extra stuff, and go down to what I take now. My regular doctor (internist) measured my cholesterol recently and found it to be high. He attributed it to the fish oil and told me to stop taking it. I am half taking his advice. I will take it when (if) I'm pg, and so as a precaution I am taking it during the 2nd half of the 2ww. I am willing to risk my high cholesterol for brain building in a fetus

congrats to the BFPs!!!! And I'm holding my breath for those close to testing (and maybe implantation spotting!!)

I'm no where near testing... I have my 7dpo progesterone test on Thursday (actually it's 7dp-triggershot). I hope I can hold off testing until 7/24 but I'll probably cave a few days earlier. I have to wait long enough for my hCG trigger shot to clear, otherwise I'll get a false positive.

GL everyone!
post #153 of 553
And here I've been taking a basic prenatal over the counter pill every morning. I guess I should get the fish oil one. I do like the idea of helping with fetal brain development, which is so vital in the first few weeks.

Luckily for me, I don't have a high cholesterol count.
post #154 of 553
I just took my first prenatal today - I kept hemming and hawing over which kind (I'd rather take a whole food or a liquid or something, but the price would stop me..) but I ran out of my usual multi and I was at Trader Joe's so I picked up their prenatal ($13 for 60 pills). I'm a little nervous about the iron content (I've had bad reactions before), but so far, so good!

Currently, I'm planning to take these for now + switch to something higher quality when I actually get a BFP.

My allergist said that the Omegas are also supposed to be good for preventing allergies in the little one! I'm allergic to *everything*, so that's really important to me. I felt silly asking him too much about it before we were TTC, but I'll ask at my appointment in August, or call when I get a BFP (whichever comes first..) + ask then.

(I'm still waiting to O... but really *hoping* to test by the end of the month...so I'm stalking the thread )
post #155 of 553
I take a multivitamin with no iron (really sensitive to elemental iron), Floradix (liquid iron/herbs) and fish oil capsules (I make sure to buy sardine oil as it has the least contaminants).

I've also been really conscious about eating, what's been on the menu for you ladies?
post #156 of 553
Autumnlaughing- About the TJ's prenatals- I read on a thread here that they are the same exact pills as rainbow lights but tons cheaper. I think I took them for a bit at the end of my last pregnancy. I say as long as the ingredients match up then you're good! I am nowhere near a TJ's anymore.

I have been taking my Rainbow Lights every night before bed + floradix iron and I will start the fish oil now. I have regular fish oil capsules and also cod liver oil which I take in the winter. I might start that back up again when the fish oil capsules are gone.

I am wary of RRL tea. I drank it religiously in my last pregnancy and still had a very difficult labor/birth with a serious hemmorage. I was also taking a homeopathic spray called Birth Ease towards the end and it seemed like all the other women in my DDC that took it had hemmorages too. Coincidence? Maybe, but I'm not playing around with herbs again unless my midwife specificly recommends them.
post #157 of 553
I cut out shellfish and alcohol during the tww...that's about it. Still have a cuppa (or 2) in the AM. If I get a BFP I'll cut out the caffeine *ouch*. I've got a headache and sore boobs. Unusual for me, but I'm going to attribute it to the Progesterone supplement. And fatigue...*yawn* Can't think of anything else I avoid or seek out. We eat pretty good in general, anyway. Lots of leafy greens (this has been a great year for greens in the garden out here in Oregon...we still have spinach and it's half way through July...go figure?), fish, not much meat, no cheetos or cookies . Make sure I get my 5-7 servings of fruit and veg...
post #158 of 553
Hi all!

I'm waiting to test 7/29 but, I doubt I'll make it that long.

I'm in my first cycle TTC #2 and on CD16 - and I think I just O'ed!
post #159 of 553
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Originally Posted by DklovesMkandJK View Post
Hi all!

I'm waiting to test 7/29 but, I doubt I'll make it that long.

I'm in my first cycle TTC #2 and on CD16 - and I think I just O'ed!
:: Good Luck...catch that eggie!

post #160 of 553
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Originally Posted by lotus.blossom View Post
Autumnlaughing- About the TJ's prenatals- I read on a thread here that they are the same exact pills as rainbow lights but tons cheaper. I think I took them for a bit at the end of my last pregnancy. I say as long as the ingredients match up then you're good! I am nowhere near a TJ's anymore.
I thought they might be! I took notes awhile back (uhm...before we were actually TTC, I think...) and my notes for the Rainbow Lights looked awfully similar to the TJ's, but my notes were based off of the high-B, low iron multi I was taking before... glad to hear that I had it right!
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