What do you change when TTC?

Do you do anything special when you're trying to conceive like a special diet, vitamins, exercise, anything?

When I first started, I was a bit more aware of it, but after this long... I just live. Whatever happens happens. Maybe that's irresponsible, but it works for me.

I do tend to avoid medication that could cause any significant problems though, just in case. I still take ibuprofen and such though.

That's really about it.

What about you? Do you do anything special?

    Cut back on caffeine and carbs, I took prenatal vitamins, exercised more and we used ovulation predictor test that worked well. I don't take in much caffeine still because i'm breast feeding and i'm not trying to conceive yet either though but when we were ready too it worked.
    May I ask why you cut back on carbs? I've not really heard anything about this in relation to TTC.
    Complex carbohydrates: Eating complex carbohydrates (whole grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits) as opposed to refined carbohydrates (like white bread, white rice, or sugary snacks) may increase fertility. How? Digesting refined carbs causes an increase in blood sugar and insulin in the body — and increased insulin levels can disrupt reproductive hormones and interfere with the menstrual cycle (and who wants a messed up cycle when TTC?). Complex carbs, on the other hand, take longer to digest and don’t cause spikes in insulin levels. What’s more, complex carbs may even promote regular ovulation. Another bonus to eating complex carbs like whole grains? They contain multiple nutrients, including folic acid, which increases fertility and decreases the incidence of neural-tube defects in a fetus, which can occur early in pregnancy — even before you know you’ve got a baby on board. Of course, when it comes to folic acid, more is better, so choose a prenatal vitamin with that has at least 400 mcg.
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