I have a 22-month-old son who is still going strong with the breastfeeding. I was 39 when he was born (41 now) and my partner and I are considering having another child - time is of the essence, so it would probably be in the next 6 months or so that we'd start trying. I got pregnant after IVF and have several frozen embryos that we would try with. So, I'm considering weaning my son, but I kind of don't want to. I guess I'm wondering if it's totally impossible to get pregnant if you are not menstruating and nursing, and what it might mean if I put off ttc for another year. I feel anxiety about it every day and it's terrible. Anyone else in a similar situation?
M (42) L (42) DS (2) 3 kitties
Due 5/4/13 with #2
My blog: http://www.path2parenthood.wordpress.com
I cannot offer much advise but would commiserate with you. Making decisions about fertility is so monumental. My daughter is 26 months and we have not been using birth control for 8 months. My daughter nurses often including off and on at night. My periods continue to be very irregular. I am not making any moves to wean my daughter.
I am continually trying to remind myself that the relationship I have with daughter and husband now is much more important than any hypothetical relationship I might have with any future child...at least until they are a person, not just a dream. So what I am trying to say, is that I am trying to prioritize the people I have in my life now. Good luck!
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