Be sensible an wait or TTC as planned?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Not that I’d eeeever advocate lying to the government, but how do they know when you started trying? 

Post # 3
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If you are in a financial position in which you can make it without the maternity leave, even if it means tightening up on other things, I would start right away. 

Post # 4
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I’m with KatieBklyn:  . But you didn’t hear me say that. 😉

Post # 5
6980 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Will you be okay financially if you don’t get the benefits? Will it affect your insurance at all?

Post # 7
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Steph77:  wait, but if you start in January, get married in march, get pregnant in march you’ll be due in December and entitled to benefits because you will have been there 11 months?

Regardless, I wouldn’t wait.

Post # 8
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Steph77:  If it were me I would wait the 3 months until benefits kick in, just to be safe. Good luck! 🙂

Post # 10
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015


MsGinkgo:  haha, that’s what I thought too. I assumed OP meant 6 months from time of conception. If it’s just 6 months with the company, horay! Start right away!

Post # 11
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would actually assume that the 6 months (when your benefits kick in) is when the baby is due, because benefits wouldn’t be paid to you before the baby is born anyways.  So, technically, you could actually be 2-3 months pregnant when you start your job and still get maternity benefits 🙂 I’d check on it to be sure, but that makes the most sense.

Post # 12
12900 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Even if you got pregnant now, you wouldn’t be due until something like next June and would have been there 6 months by then and qualify for maternity benefits right?  Personally at 37 and if you have to be trying 2 years to get assistance and only until 40, I’d start now (and give it a year before seeking help).  I’m actually pretty surprised that you have to try two years first.  At over 35, only 6 months of trying is what most plans I’ve seen require before seeing a specialist.

Post # 14
3699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

this has nothing to do with waiting to TTC or UK benefits –

i was 38 when I got pregnant for the first time. I would highly recommend reading the book Taking Charge of your fertility and starting to chart your temperatures. because of my age, I wanted to maximize our chances each month. Charting let me know that I ovulate “late”, around CD 16-18 and that my luteal phase is very short (which required medication to correct). Because I was taking my temp, I knew this and got pregnant quickly. 

just wanted to offer some personal experience/advice!

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