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Hello Everyone<br><br>
My husband and I decided to start a family. I was just wonder who can give me some tips. We are not in a rush, so feeling very relaxed about it. When it happens it will happen.<br><br>
I drink a complete mineral and vitamin called biostrath and had for the last 3 months.<br><br>
I am not a big eater but try to eat from all the food groups every day and drink 2 soya shakes a day to add to my calories and plant proteins.<br><br>
Dont drink a lot or smoke.<br><br>
Is there anything else I should know being a vegetarian? I do not eat a lot of eggs or drink a lot of milk.
 

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I'm not an expert, but you're going to be awesome as a mother! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Just with diet? Or in the other areas as well? lol I've heard take prenatal vitamins while trying to get pregnant, but that's just basically multi vitamins. Don't drink alcohol, do exercise, and of course have sex lol. Basically when trying to get pregnant you do all the things you're supposed to do if you were already pregnant. Good luck! Don't forget to stand on your head after each 'session' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> (kidding of course) Oh ya also don't drink too much caffeine.
 

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Here's a couple of links, the second one is kind of coincidentally funny since it says tofu is good to regulate ovulation<br><br><a href="http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/family/142797/Eat-to-get-pregnant" target="_blank">http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/family/1...o-get-pregnant</a><br><br><a href="http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/health/pregnancy/fertility/can-certain-foods-help-me-get-pregnant/" target="_blank">http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/healt...-get-pregnant/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.helpmegetpregnant.org/foods-and-exercises-that-can-help-me-get-pregnant/" target="_blank">http://www.helpmegetpregnant.org/foo...-get-pregnant/</a>
 

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Good luck and have fun <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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thanks everyone, I think I am on the right track.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/popcorn.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Popcorn"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/popcorn.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Popcorn"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/popcorn.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Popcorn"><br><br>
Thanks for the cool links.<br><br>
I love walking and do that on a regular basis.<br><br>
Mia thanks for the compliment. Very excited about this new journey. Esp since my best friend is also jumping on the wagon.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
I drink only one cup of coffee a day.<br><br>
Is green tea also bad for you as I know it also contains some caffeine?<br><br>
That frikkin Salt and Pepper Song keeps coming up in my head.<br><br>
"sings" Lets Talk About Sex Baby Lets Talk About You and Me Lets talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be.... lets Talk About Sex...<br><br>
Dont know who remembers that song.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:">
 

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They have caffeine free green tea as well it'll be marked as caffeine free if you want to try that, but i believe it's a lot less than coffee, either way you don't have to do everything perfectly lol.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kasandra</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2951998"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Dont know who remembers that song.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:"></div>
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Haha, I remember it! Just the thing to keep me awake for the rest of my shift now that it's in my head. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I always liked "you and me baby aint nuthin but mammals so let's do it like they do on the discovery channel" i don't even know where it's from but i heard people 'sing' it.
 

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I always liked "you and me baby aint nuthin but mammals so let's do it like they do on the discovery channel" i don't even know where it's from but i heard people 'sing' it.</div>
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Bloodhound Gang. And oh my, lots of memories of that one from high school!
 

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I drink only one cup of coffee a day.<br><br>
Is green tea also bad for you as I know it also contains some caffeine?</div>
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You're in South Africa, right? And that is where Rooibos a.k.a. Red Bush tea comes from, right? Rooibos is naturally free of caffeine. It's my favourite tea (and I'm not trying to get pregnant <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> )
 

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Spot On Indian-Summer - The only problem with ROOIBOS is it gives me a huge appetite.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/popcorn.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Popcorn"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/popcorn.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Popcorn"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/popcorn.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Popcorn"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/popcorn.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Popcorn"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/popcorn.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Popcorn"><br><br>
we have such a variaty and its soooooooooooooo good for you.
 

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You need more iron. And with more iron, you need to drink more water.<br><br><a href="http://www.babycenter.com/0_iron-in-your-pregnancy-diet_1468.bc" target="_blank">http://www.babycenter.com/0_iron-in-...y-diet_1468.bc</a>
 

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I am collecting these tips because after my oral sugury<br>
and other things I am going on the wagon also to start a small family here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Green tea doesn't generally have a *lot* of caffeine, so you could easily do a couple of cups a day without likely affecting your fertilty (too much can keep you from ovulating). 200 mg or less is the guideline I've seen oft quoted, when we were trying to get knocked up. Studies done with women ingesting less than this per day had little/no effect on fertility. Some info about caffeine content in beverages: <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeine/AN01211" target="_blank">http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeine/AN01211</a>. Don't forget to account for any significant amounts of chocolate you eat as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br>
You can take prenatal vitamins (I did), but it's particular important to pay attention to folic acid (deficiencies are linked to birth defects), B12/iron (which help ovulation) and Iodine (also linked to female fertility troubles). There are some studies talking about magnesium playing a role too, but it seems a bit undecided so far. For the man, zinc is the key vitamin for sperm production. Vitamin E and Vitamin C can also help with quality (E has been shown to help poor motility, for instance). He should also be following the same basic guidelines as you...quit smoking, drink only lightly with no binges, watch his weight, etc.<br><br>
One of the biggest helps is just to keep track of your cycles, including monitoring cervical mucus. If you've never tried it before, it sounds complicated and iffy, but it's the key to knowing the best day(s) to do the deed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hump.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hump:"> There's a slightly untended but still helpful thread here: <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/showthread.php?59122-Fertility-Awareness-Method-(FAM)-thread&" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/sh...-(FAM)-thread&</a>
 

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Good luck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> You sound like you are doing a great job and everyone wrote some really great advice already. I dont have anything else. You can have all my baby dust because 3 is enough for me!!!!
 

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I wish I had more advice, but I got pregnant and had my child all before going veg...I also didn't have to try to become pregnant <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> I would say one of the best tips I read above was to just keep your stress level down...these things happen easier when you don't worry about it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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+1 to Folic Acid. I've been taking my basal temp every morning and using fertilityfriend.com to track ovulation. We're not actually trying right now, but it also helps me NOT try while I'm off birth control. (If you've been on BC, my midwife said to give your body 3 months off BC before you try to give your uterus a chance to build/shed linings a few times)
 
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