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Postby Ris » Mon May 24, 2010 5:24 am

iam going to have IVF soon,and Iam wondering what woman are taking in the way of pre pregnancy vitamins and when are you giving up coffee ,how weeks before ???

I have had IVF in 2007 and I got lucky the first time but my son was born at 31 weeks with many problems and died 6 weeks later
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Re: Vitimins/coffee

Postby angeinhull » Tue May 25, 2010 8:19 pm

Hi

I am so sorry about your son.

All I took was a multi vitamin and folic acid every night before and during the cycle. I cut out all caffeine throughout both cycles, even chocolate. Throughout my pregnancy I kept caffeine to a minimum and followed food guidelines (e.g no tuna, peanuts, offal, etc)

I hope you have a succesful cycle and get your miracle

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Re: Vitimins/coffee

Postby Ris » Wed May 26, 2010 11:14 am

Thankyou for your info,but why no tuna I have been eating 2 tins of salmon a week,I was told to eat at least 2 meals of seafood a week
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Re: Vitimins/coffee

Postby Ris » Wed May 26, 2010 11:15 am

and it was OK to eat peanuts
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Re: Vitimins/coffee

Postby angeinhull » Wed May 26, 2010 11:53 am

I was told eat as if you are pregnant. The guidelines state minimal tuna due to heavy metal levels. Salmon is fine. Peanuts can increase the chance of asthma in children if you eat when you are pregnant. I avoided them and my son may have asthma anyway!
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Re: Vitimins/coffee

Postby julia.sadie » Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:20 am

Hi! I found these websites that can help you determine what not to eat during pregnancy:

Foods to Avoid When You're Pregnant
Steer clear of foods that pose health risks for you and your baby.
By Elizabeth M. Ward, MS, RD
WebMD Feature

What are the foods I should avoid during pregnancy?

This is from the second link:

Fish Exposed to Industrial Pollutants: Avoid fish from contaminated lakes and rivers that may be exposed to high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls. This is primarily for those who fish in local lakes and streams. These fish include: bluefish, striped bass, salmon, pike, trout, and walleye. Contact the local health department or Environmental Protection Agency to determine which fish are safe to eat in your area. Remember, this is regarding fish caught in local waters and not fish from your local grocery store.
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Re: Vitimins/coffee

Postby Ris » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:15 am

Thankyou for the infor.I am eating pink salmon Coles brand in the 415g tin.Also can anyone help ,I was taking Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold 2 a day and now Iam taking Natures Own pregnancy & lactation pregnancy platinum one a day.iam not sure which one is better should I go back to Blackmores,i am having IVF soon so i want to get it right
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