Is there any evidence that cutting out all of those things will really help you TTC? I feel like sometimes we need to give ourselves a break and allow a little drinking, chocolate, coffee, etc., as long as we don't overdo it.
My acupunturist suggested I reduce my caffeine intake and being the obsessed freak that I am took it to the extreme and stopped drinking coffee. It's specially hard since I drank black coffee w/o sugar so I was really addicted and the first weeks where full of headaches.
Let yourself have some chocolate now and then, and papaya too. And, heck, a little coffee now and then. That is not going to hurt anything, and you might as well make life more pleasant while you are TTC.
Me, I'm tired of talking to different fertility clinics, testing, and figuring things out. I wish someone else would just come and tell me what to do.
I second that about eating drinking whatever u want whilst TTC.
Perhaps there is some evidence that supports decreasing this or that but in reality people who smoke meth and drink and are under/overweight get preggo all the time. Even older women which just blows me away.
Seriously until the placenta is dev. enough to interface w/ the embryo there's no need to worry about it. This happens around day 21 after implantation.
In fact, the embryo will definitey take from u what it needs at ur expense so u should eat/drink live healthily b/c the embryo turn fetus will get everything first. That's why some women have issues w/ their teeth following pg. and osteoporosis, etc....fetus literally takes the calcium from your bones if there's not enough in the blooodstream.
My Clomid is really making me tired........completely exhausted like early pg. Is this one of the s/e???
I'm just relieved to have found this thread and realize I'm not alone. This journey can feel isolating and the burden is something not even close friends and family (unless they're in the same boat) can understand. Well-meaning words still hurt when you know it doesn't come from the same place. The worst of all, though, is the pity. It might come from a good place but I wish people just didn't show me.