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Poll Results: What's the best time for TTC

  • 40% (2)
    August 2012
  • 40% (2)
    October 2012
  • 20% (1)
    January 2013
5 Total Votes  
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 

when to start TTC! 


I know it's crazy to ask a bunch of online sisters to weigh in on such a personal decision but I think it may help me through the decision process so here goes.


The factors:

I am 34 years old, 35 in July.

I have five children, the youngest will be one year in April.

I work full time.

I am a graduate student, finishing my masters now  debating on starting the doctorate in the fall.

I just had a miscarriage so I am waiting at least 3 months for my body to heal, taking BC pill because I always oops when CTA.

I need to exercise more and improve my eating habits, but doesn't everybody :)


So here are the options:


August 2012 - This works because if I conceived right away it would be a May baby which is good for taking time off of work and school. My youngest would have just turned two years old and I would be 35 years old when the new one was born. It's also 4 months away so that's good time for healing and getting healthy. The con is I always have morning/all day sickness and my youngest would be 16-18 months old during that time.


October 2012- This gives me a July baby so I would be turning 36. My youngest would be 2 years and 3 months old when the new one was born. July is not as good as May or June with work and school. My youngest would be 18-20 months during morning sickness time. My body would have longer to prepare for the pregnancy.


January 2013- My husband's favorite option (of course all options will discussed and a final decision made with him). The youngest will be 2.5 years old. I will have a good long time to get my body ready. This is the WORST choice with my work and school schedule giving me a September baby.


Of course I may not even conceive right away so all these may be mute points.


So Ladies what am I forgetting when it comes to this decision?



post #2 of 3

LOL It looks like you got one vote for each option.  That didn't help much.  I realize this is older, but was curious if you reached a decision?

post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 

Leaning toward January. August is no longer an option because I am just not ready. DH and I discussed going off the pill in Oct and CTA until January. My toddler is teething big time and so fussy at night that it makes me want to wait even longer than January but I have to keep my age in mind. I am not starting my doctorate this fall so that's no longer an issue. Thanks for asking!

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