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I'm pretty sure I ovulated and got some BD in at the right time. Now I'm waiting. Then I started worrying about things that could harm the zygote if I am pregnant. Things like coffee, tylonol, alcohol, secondhand smoke, my diet, etc. I'm cutting down on coffee and I did take a tylonol but I'm wondering if it was safe to do so.
I mentioned in an earlier post that I'm a worrier and think about things a little too much. I know that lots of women do things, like drink, before they know they are pregnant. My MIL was doing speed until she found out she was pregnant with DH (luckily, he turned out fine) but I just want to be careful.
Is there anything that I should be avoiding/doing during the 2WW. Is there anything that you ladies do? This is something I didn't even think about til now.
Well, since tylenol is perfectly safe in pregnancy, no worries there. I would avoid alcohol, second hand smoke, and limit caffeine (but you can certainly have caffeine). Also, daily PNV is a good idea. Other than that, just relax.
With all that said, I have been at this so long that I obeyed all the rules for the first 2 years, and now....well, I just live my life. I do take PNV, don't smoke anyway, and don't stress about a glass of wine and caffeine here and there.
You don't need to give up caffiene but if you drink it everyday I would limit the amount you drink. I think most doctors will say it ok to have a cup of coffee everday while pregnant... I also will have a glass of wine or a beer during the tww, I just choose not to over do it.
I think it's more important just to be healthy and make smart choices. I agree, I have been trying for to long now to worry about if I 'might' be. Just make sure your are taking Prenatals.
I avoided ibuprofen, most meds in general except Tylenol, stopped drinking caffeine when I read a study that showed it *could* mess with implantation, no alcohol, no artificial sweeteners, no being around smoke as much as I could avoid it, and i used natural cleaners during the 2ww if I needed to do something major. I also made dh change the litterbox in the 2ww. I was rather picky about the whole thing though...
I've been taking a daily PNV for about 2 months already. (this is my first cycle of ttc) I just never really thought about what I should avoid before I even knew I was pregnant. The other night we went out to dinner with some friends and realized that I shouldn't get a margarita that I usually get. They asked if we wanted to go to magic mountain with them and I was like "Heck ya...oh wait... not a very good idea" Then we went outside and they started smoking (DH and I are nonsmokers) and I made sure to step away from where the smoke was going. Little things kept on popping up throughout the day. I'm more than happy to do all these things for a possible baby. If AF comes, I'm gonna have that margarita!
i'm not a big caffeine drinker anyway as it doesnt really agree with me so this isnt really something i actively avoid, alcohol i do make a conscious effect to avoid, in the 7-10 days prior to O and through the 2ww. I've found that since TTC both me and my SO have both drank alot less alcohol, which cant be a bad thing eh? also neither of us smoke. Like Crystal I also avoid ibuprofen, which can be difficult at times as i suffer from migraines and they are horrendous!
i dont really do anything else different though..interesting to see what everyone else thinks about/does - good thread!
Thankyou *Kiliki* for my new siggie
I'm taking prenatals, trying to stay hydrated, resting as best I can with school and life, and keeping track of any symptoms I feel (like cramps, nausea, etc) with Fertility Friend. I also don't drink alcohol, and try to avoid lots of sugar/processed foods if I can.