"This year I’m giving up smoking and carrying on with healthy eating. Last year I let trying for a baby take over my life so I’m going to try not to dwell on something that hasn’t happened yet and enjoy what I have. It will happen when it happens."
"I’d like to keep better track of my cycle so that I know we’re trying at the right time of the month. I have a regular cycle so it shouldn’t be too difficult but we never seem to pick the right moment!"
"This year I’m going to start acupuncture as I’ve read that it can increase chances of conception. My partner and I have been trying for nearly a year and acupuncture is my last resort to boost my fertility."
"I will be eating better and using my new fab Wii Fit Plus every night to help me to lose some weight. I will also be taking folic acid to prepare my body and trying to give up smoking too. I found out I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in September after actively trying for18 months so I’m going to talk to my doctor to find out why it’s taking so long! I’ve been recommended to try the Clearblue ovulation kit by a friend who swore by it – no more fiddly ovulation strips and unclear lines!"
"I have joined a gym and my hubby and I are both on a diet. My husband is also eating more fish to keep up his zinc levels and we’ll be eating more fruit. We’ve also cut right down on alcohol. Apart from Christmas week, I’ve only had the odd glass of wine and my husband is toying with stopping drinking altogether for the next five weeks (until we go on holiday!). I’m not very good at remembering the folic acid though so I need to find a better way to remind myself."
"I’m going to encourage my husband to make changes to his lifestyle. I take folic acid, I’ve given up alcohol and I’ve been keeping track of my cycle while all he does is enjoy the trying! So it’s time for him to cut down on alcohol too."
"My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 12 months and have had two miscarriages which has been completely heartbreaking. It’s been so hard not to let it consume me which only makes me stressed and just adds to the difficulty of getting pregnant. My son was conceived within a couple of months, I was so relaxed then because we just thought let’s have fun trying and I’m sure that’s why I got pregnant quickly. Stress plays a big part of it but after trying for a long time and not succeeding it’s impossible not to let it bother you!"
"I’ve decided to try and chill out more. Work’s been really stressful for the last six months and I think trying for a baby needs to take priority – but I’m going to try not to get to stressed about that either!"