Let's be honest, there is a ton of stuff you're told you have to give up while you're trying to get pregnant. Everything from your nightly bottle of beer to your favorite lubricant. It's hard to wade through all the no-nos of the period before you get pregnant, but how much of it is based in science, and how much is just old wives' tales? There's actually a lot of misconceptions (pun intended) out there, but I'm here to clear them up. Here are five things you can do while TTC, but can't do while pregnant.
It's easy to become overwhelmed with worry while you're TTC. It's understandable. You want your body to be as healthy as possible, and you want the potential new life you're creating to thrive and survive in a time you might not even realize that it's there. Of course, you want to do everything right, and that's honorable. However, it is possible to take it to the extreme and miss out on a big part of your life during the process. Getting pregnant can actually be a lot of fun, and the period of weeks or months when you're trying do not have to be fraught with worry and stress. Pregnancy has more rules, so while you're still TTC, here are five things you can take advantage of that you'll have to give up once you get two pink lines.