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Hi everyone! I am a complete newbie to all of this! I'm 26, a devoted wife and a student (for RMT). My DH and I are thinking about possibly September or October to start TTC, but I will still be in school until April 2013, so it is all really up in the air. I was told this is the best place to be to help you through the entire miracle of motherhood, so I decided to join Smile

I am already on folic acid and vitamin D supplements (I have a good base knowledge for this dt my school training) and I am also trying to lose weight before we TTC (I am not exactly where I would like to be pre conception).

I look forward to getting to know you and hopefully going through this process together!

I do have one question...How do you change your profile picture?? Thanks for the help!!

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Joined: 09/06/06
Posts: 3008

welcome! it is indeed a good place to start. This board is where I started off... 5 1/2 years and 3 babies ago. Wink

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Joined: 05/08/09
Posts: 855

Welcome to the boards! I agree that this is a great place to start your journey. There is so much info and support here. I hope when you decide to ttc that you'll get a quick BFP. I mostly lurk around these boards these days, but wanted to say welcome!

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Joined: 09/28/08
Posts: 2977

Welcome to TOC (and to Preg.org too)!!! My plan is to TTC in October so maybe we'll be on a birth board together!

I'm curious why you went with folic acid and vitamin D and not a general prenatal vitamin?

I can never remember how to do the picture stuff until I actually really want to change mine! I think that info might be on the Welcome to Preg.org board though - try there!

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Joined: 09/28/08
Posts: 2977

duplicate, sorry!

lizzib45's picture
Joined: 12/06/08
Posts: 957

Welcome!! I lurked for a very long time in my TOC months and now wiswh I hadnt so please jump in! Also if you go into settings on the left side you should use edit your avitar. I havent done mine in months and u may need to have photobucket or another type of photo sharing site for resizing- I think? But Welcome!

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Joined: 02/20/10
Posts: 775

Welcome!!

I agree this is the best place to be! I came here when I first started TTC and I'm still here after my entire (high risk) pregnancy, newborn care, and still looking for advice and support in raising a toddler. Smile It's fun and amazing here, a great group of women! We're glad to have you here!

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Joined: 04/19/11
Posts: 2438

Welcome! This is the perfect place to hang when you have baby fever. I myself do not have any kiddos and I've been hanging out here for awhile because I need someplace to verbalize my desire to become a mom. When I joined I got lots of great info from the ladies here.

And to answer Mel's question. I also sometimes take folic acid and vit D instead of the prenatal because the iron in the prenatal vitamins really mess with my stomach (serious constipation and cramping). So I've been doing like 3 days prenatal vitamin, 4 days folic acid + vit D. My doctor said it was fine so I hope it is.

Joined: 03/16/15
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"tink9702" wrote:

Welcome to TOC (and to Preg.org too)!!! My plan is to TTC in October so maybe we'll be on a birth board together!

I'm curious why you went with folic acid and vitamin D and not a general prenatal vitamin?

I can never remember how to do the picture stuff until I actually really want to change mine! I think that info might be on the Welcome to Preg.org board though - try there!

I am involved in the health field, and with my diet I do not need a lot of supplementation. I take the folic acid so that when the neural tube develops (when we are TTC) there is a better chance we can steer clear of issues such as spina bifida and the Vit D is mainly for my own bone health. I will move to a prenatal vitamin probably once I have a bun, but until then, I figure this is healthier for me.

And thanks everyone for the welcome!! I really appreciate it, and tink hopefully we can be on a birth board together!!

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