Nutrition while TTC

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Re : Nutrition while TTC

Post by norlisa k » Tue May 25, 2004 05:43 pm

While we were trying to conceive the first time around, I was on prenatals with 1000 mcg folic acid, and I started doing this about 3 months before I got pregnant. Good luck!

Norlisa Keffer(35), Washington State Co-Coordinator & Moderator, Mothers of Multiples
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Gordon (37)
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Re : Nutrition while TTC

Post by sandy » Tue May 25, 2004 12:20 am

I have started taking one baby asprin a day along with changing my prenatal vitamin; it's called Prima Care I think (will have to look it up). In addition to the regular prenatal things, it also has omega fatty acids in it, which I was looking for (so I don't have to get the mercury from eating fish, or take additional omega supplements).

For "fun", I have just decided to try eating a low-carb diet. Not because it's the popular thing to do, but because I crave, crave carbs, and I'm wondering if my diet has triggered some sort of insulin resistant behavior. I've just started...hope to be able to tell a difference in a few weeks.

~Sandy/DD born via emergency C at 35 wks/1 day June '03 due to Severe PE/class III HELLP

Risk factors: HBP/asthma/high cholesterol

currently TTC for #2

Re : Nutrition while TTC

Post by bridget » Tue May 25, 2004 11:55 am

I just started taking extra B6, B12, folic acid and one baby asprin daily.

DS 06/02 (39 weeks, pe, postpartum hemorrhage)
m/c 11/03, 05/04

Re : Nutrition while TTC

Post by josiah1112 » Tue May 25, 2004 10:06 am


I went to see a nutritionist. I have learned so
much about healthy eating and the importance of
eating raw fruits and vegetables. I have also
given up red meat (it is so bad for you!) and
sodas. I know that it is said that nutrition
does not play a role in developing pre e, but
I believe that it can only help and you will also
look more slim and trim! Anyway, the nutritionist
told me to take 800 mg of folic acid. I was used
to only taking 400mg.

Gloria mom to Josiah 11/12/03- 12/4/03 @ 26wks pre e
Moderator- Foro Latino
Future Adoptive Mom

Re : Nutrition while TTC

Post by julie f » Tue May 25, 2004 09:59 am

I take prenatals and, my dr. added an extra 1mg of folic acid.

Julie (27)
Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26wks - severe pe

Praying for a miracle... TTC #2 is a go!

Southern California Coordinator

Re : Nutrition while TTC

Post by angelkat » Tue May 25, 2004 04:28 am

My Doc put me on a high dose of Folic Acid after our Precons Consult which was in the prenatal vit.

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Nutrition while TTC

Post by dja » Mon May 24, 2004 10:04 pm

Hello - I'm new to this forum as of today. We don't quite have the green light yet to be on the TTC train, but I don't have the preconception consult for another month. In the meanwhile, I am working on my diet and I am curious about whether anyone has taken extra folic acid, vit. C, vit. E, or magnesium in addition to the prenatal vitamin while TTC? I believe all of these are in the category of "may not help, but can't hurt." I'm also curious if anyone else has experience with Omega 3 fish oil capsules?

Mom to Amelia, b/d 03/19/04 @ 22 weeks due to sever PE