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Planning a Pregnanacy

Posted by Alphabet [3963.1351] on July 01, 2005 at 10:54:01:

Hi,

My husband and I are planning on starting to try to conceive in February, 2006. In preparation for this (and in order to be healthier in general), I have stopped taking anti-depressant medication and will go off the pill by November. I am hoping to have my mercury filling replaced by November, too. I take fish oil (Carlsons) every day, along with a vitamin B supplement. I have also started SR, 20 minutes twice a day in the morning and when I get home from work. I have read the pregnancy archives, but I wanted to post and ask if there are other things that I should be doing. Magnesium? How much, and is there a brand people recommend? And should I start taking it now or wait until we are tryig to conceive? Really any advice is appreciated - I want to do everything I can for a healthy pregnancy and baby! Thanks in advance for any help!

Alphabet



Re: Planning a Pregnanacy

Posted by lissa [2032.39] on July 01, 2005 at 10:55:53:

In Reply to: Planning a Pregnanacy posted by Alphabet [3963.1351] on July 01, 2005 at 10:54:01:

I wonder if you could start the pre-natals before you got pregnant. I don't think it would hurt to do it.

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Re: Planning a Pregnanacy

Posted by Rebecca [2796.1351] on July 01, 2005 at 11:57:59:

In Reply to: Planning a Pregnanacy posted by Alphabet [3963.1351] on July 01, 2005 at 10:54:01:

When i was wanting to get pregnant, my doc gave me prenatal vitamins and folic acid pills to help my body get healthy. Since you are going off your anti depressant pills? are you going to find other natural remedies to help with the symptoms?

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Re: Planning a Pregnanacy

Posted by Juli [2364.1399] on July 01, 2005 at 12:44:51:

In Reply to: Planning a Pregnanacy posted by Alphabet [3963.1351] on July 01, 2005 at 10:54:01:

God Bless you for preparing for your baby, the greatest gift of all to give a baby, good health, besides love ,of course!!

Go to www.WestonAPrice.org and search for pregnancy and early childhood care, you will find some great info., Juli



Re: Planning a Pregnanacy

Posted by Michele [15.829] on July 01, 2005 at 13:59:47:

In Reply to: Planning a Pregnanacy posted by Alphabet [3963.1351] on July 01, 2005 at 10:54:01:

My only concern is the pill and antidepressants...if you are healthy overall, I think you just need to be the healthiest YOU can be realistically.

Many people with fillings and so on, have had VERY healthy babies. Do remember that.

As far as the antidepressants, are you aware of what your root issues are for depression OR were they prescribed possibly in a wrong diagnoses?
As far as the pill, you may want to stop sooner...and let your body adjust more.

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Re: Planning a Pregnanacy

Posted by Alphabet [3963.1351] on July 01, 2005 at 14:17:29:

In Reply to: Planning a Pregnanacy posted by Alphabet [3963.1351] on July 01, 2005 at 10:54:01:

First off, sorry for the double post!

Thanks so much for everyone's advice! I went off the anti-depressant because I knew I did not want to take it while pregnant and I wanted to go off during the summer months because I am also prone to SAD. So far, so good! I have been dealing with depression for years so am attune to the warning signs of its return. I would love to know of any natural remedies that have help other people - I had heard that vitamin B helped, so that's why I am taking that, and I have also heard that SR can help, so hopefully I will continue to be OK! As for the pill, I too think going off earlier might be better...Thanks again for the input.

ABC

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Re: Planning a Pregnanacy (Good program.) Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on July 02, 2005 at 06:47:56:

In Reply to: Planning a Pregnanacy posted by Alphabet [3963.1351] on July 01, 2005 at 10:54:01:

Congratulations, Alphabet!

Would that everyone cared enough about a healthy pregnancy as you do! I would be sure to start adding b complex vitamins (especially for the folic acid and B6) and magnesium right now (see the archives for the best kind). One magnesium glycinate, orotate or aspartate twice a day should be enough.

Remember that the quality of the sperm is nearly as important as the quality of the egg and the pregnancy.

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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Re: Planning a Pregnanacy

Posted by Emma [1784.4] on July 02, 2005 at 10:14:01:

In Reply to: Re: Planning a Pregnanacy posted by Juli [2364.1399] on July 01, 2005 at 12:44:51:

And another good site is www.foresight-preconception.org.uk. I found this helpful a long time ago and it gives great peace of mind in the years to come - as well as the best health chances for your baby - to know you did everyting you could for then even before you knew them.

Emma

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Re: Planning a Pregnanacy

Posted by
Melissa [1439.2032] on July 04, 2005 at 12:06:51:

In Reply to: Planning a Pregnanacy posted by Alphabet [3963.1351] on July 01, 2005 at 10:54:01:

Since you are going to be off the pill anyway, you could take Saint John's Wort for your depression. That really helps my boyfriend. You could also try SAMe, that is supposed to be really good as well. And you can keep taking that when you go back on the pill.

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Re: Planning a Pregnanacy

Posted by
justine [1815.2128] on July 07, 2005 at 21:37:40:

In Reply to: Planning a Pregnanacy posted by Alphabet [3963.1351] on July 01, 2005 at 10:54:01:

I strongly suggest finding a midwife before you conceive. Interview any that are in your area. Prepare yourself for the normalcy of pregnancy and birth--neither are medical conditons! Read "Birthing from Within" by Pam England. There is also a workbook to go with the book, or find classes based on Pam England's teaching. THere are incredible birth books--stay away from "What To Expect When You're Expecting", it fosters fear and looking for problems.
Read Spiritual Midwifery (Ina May Gaskin) and/or Ina May's new book. Love your body in all of it's changes--encourage your husband to do the same. Take yoga or something like it, or swim--something to allow you to be graceful as you grow and feel your new self. There's more, but mostly, enjoy this time of preparing intentionally--you are opening yourself to a new life (double entendre intented). Good luck!

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