Hi all i'm 25 and married and recently my husband and I started talking about going off the pill and trying....I have a couple of questions....How long after you go off the pill should you wait before trying to conceive.....What are some foods I should start eating or eat more of to help prepare my body for pregnancy....And last but not least i'm overweight and really wanting to remedy that before I get pregnant but if anyone can tell me a good meal plan to continue on my weight loss while i'm pregnant what would be great thanks. All looking forward to any responses..
Sorry this is going to be long, I hope I dont take to much of your time! If I were you I wouldn't go on a big diet change, it can throw your period off and cause you to be irregular. However if you are trying to lose weight try going for a 1 to 2 mile walk everyday. I know it is hard to do if you are really busy, but sometimes you have to make time for yourself. Wake up early or after you get off work or maybe after dinner, but try to fit it in. The benefit of exercising in the morning is it jump starts your metabolism for the day. Another thing, if you get pregnant, continue to walk becasue its really good for your stomach muscles. I walked three days a week when I was pregnant and I only pushed 4 times before my daughter was in this world. My doctor said it was because I walked and strengthened my stomach muscles (that is what you use when pushing). Try cutting your carbs down, dont go on a low carb diet frenzy because you dont want to get you cycle all crazy. I found that cutting my carbs by 40-60 a day made me lose 10-15 lbs in a month. For example look at the nutritional label when you eat stuff and monitor for a week how your carb intake is. Then try to adjust it slightly. One bowl of cereal has anywhere from 20-40 carbs and thats just the cereal (no milk and only 1 cup serving). If I were trying to get pregnant I would eat lots of veggies and fruits; try to limit your grease intake and have several meats daily. Try to get in the habit of not eating much sweets, cause when and if you get pregnant that will be a hard thing to do if you are not prepared. Another thing my doctor told me when I was pregnant to lay off of juice and milk. I had a sweet tooth like no one could imagine and I drank it religiously to keep myself from eating junk food. I was gaining my weight from the empty calories and he told me that too much of something can be a bad thing. He said you are better off to grab a hersey bar (thats what I craved) than drinking 2-3 glasses of juice. Compare the calories and carbs on 18 ounces of juice or a candy bar. When I was pregnant I didn't know anything about nutrition and I gained 65 lbs. It has taken me over a year to get my weight back down. In march my husband and I are trying to have another child, this time I will be alot smarter than with my first. If you are trying to have a baby get off the pill now. Some people take a year to conceive after the pill and sometimes it may take a month. It depends on your body and if you have ever been pregnant before. I am off the pill now, however we use protection for a number of reasons. I would like my period to become regular (sometimes after you get off the pill your cycle will change) and I would like to get all the birth control out of my system before I start trying, also we aren't quite ready yet. Like I said we want to start trying in march. Good luck on getting pregnant and losing a few extra pounds. Also remember when you breast feed you tend to get down to your prepregnancy weight quicker. I breast feed for 2 months and it helped somewhat, but my weight issue was because of the excess weight gain and I am a housewife.
Hi I just wanted to say thanks a heap for taking the time to reply to me....I figure i'm going to start trying by maybe june or july but I wanted to off the pill in january.....That gives me a little time to start on a new eating plan. Unfourtunately I will not be able to breast feed due to a surgery I had but thats ok one person hangin off my boob is enough:) good luck getting pregnant in march:)