Did you TTC to have your baby in a certain season?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Like you said, not everything goes according to plan. It might take you one try, it might take you many tries. Trying to plan when you’ll conceive is like trying to plan your wedding for a sunny day. Totally impossible to predict. 

Post # 4
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Daizy914:  I sure did! I didn’t want to be heavily pregnant in Summer.. and we have very tropical Summers here (90 – 100, 80%+ humidity) so we started TTC in October/November (we have summer during Dec/Jan/Feb) By pure good luck and timing, I was pregnant within the first month! My daughter arrived August 11, right in Winter 😀 Perfect timing. She was also 11 lbs 4 so I am extra glad I wasn’t carrying THAT around during Summer!  (This was also 13 years ago)

Post # 5
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’ve only just started trying in December, but I told DH that we will stop trying March-May because I really don’t want a winter baby, especially December.  We already have 6 December birthdays and 3 January birthdays in our families.  Plus, after the awful cold and snow we’ve had this year, I’m terrified of not being able to get to the hospital if there’s a snow storm.

Post # 6
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The timeline we agreed to for other reasons has us starting to try in fall, so if things happen easily we’d have baby in spring, which is my preference….but i wouldn’t stop trying in dec just to avoid a summer pregnancy…

Post # 7
1365 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo

I used to toy with the idea of having a baby around springtime….but we’ve been TTC for almost a year, In the past several months we discovered that I have PCOS and hubby has a low sperm count. So at this rate…we really don’t care when we have a baby…as long as we eventually do. 

I don’t mean to put a damper on things…i just want to say that I never expected this to happen to us, not in a million years….Even the most organised and careful of people can’t be in control of when they’re going to concieve….delaying something like this doesn’t always work. While you wait, the biological clock is ticking too. 



Post # 8
683 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Daizy914:  We planned to have a baby in the spring and we are due April 7th 2014.  We were really lucky though!  while I’m glad to not be 9 months pregnant in the middle of summer, I have found being pregnant hard this winter.  We have had so much snow and ice that I’m terrified of falling!  Couple that with the below freezing temperatures and I’m getting a little stir crazy!

Post # 10
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Daizy914:  Yep, that is the plan.  I dont want the baby to be born in July, Sept or Oct.  I want it to have its own month.  Preferably like March-May.  🙂

Post # 11
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I am a teacher. With what I teach, it’s really important for me to be there in the months of April and May. I wanted to try to plan the pregnancy around that. We started trying in April and got pregnant the first try. What was really nice was that I was on summer vacation for first trimester (which meant I could sleep just about whenever I wanted). I was right around 36 weeks when winter break started, so I was off work for two weeks near the end of my pregnancy. I really lucked out, because we had snow days on top of that, so I am actually getting close to 4 months off. I’ll go back to work for 8 weeks, then have a 10 week summer vacation. Not too bad!

Post # 12
737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

When we TTC we are going to try to avoid having a tax season baby… February-April 15 and August-October 15 because I work in public accounting.  It would not only be super stressful the year the baby is born but also stressful for me to celebrate birthdays in later years.  Of course, if we are not successful we will probably throw caution to the wind and try for a baby at any time.  I would probably then switch to private accounting.

Post # 13
956 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We started NTNP/TTC in December with hopes of an autumn baby – I don’t particularly want to have one too close to Christmas, but I don’t think we’ll be taking a break just to avoid this. I’d also prefer not to be heavily pregnant in the summer, but again – I’ll take it as it comes. My corner of the world isn’t really known for heatwaves anyway, ha!

Post # 14
1959 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have been ttc since June 2013 and my “goal” was to be knocked up by September.  That came and went.  Then my next “goal” was January, again that came and went.  As much as you try to have a baby in a certain season, it really doesn’t always work that way.  At this point I will take whatever we get. 

But that being said, I have thought about TTA in the month of March.  I’m not sure I want a December baby….I’m a December baby and really don’t wish it on anyone.

Post # 15
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

All I wanted was to not be pregnant in the summer!  Of course with my first baby we got pregnant in January (sort of a miracle thing) and I was pregnant all summer!  This time I will be pregnant all winter and have the baby in April.  Being pregnant in the summer was much better lol!

Post # 16
1343 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My pregnancy was unplanned. I definitely would not have wanted a baby in the middle of the summer! July 12th! lol!!! Yet, I’m happy regardless! 😀 

In the future, I will definitely plan it around seasons and work schedules!


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