Post # 1
SO revealed last night that he has had baby fever for a year and a half now and that he would be ready to TTC whenever I am. I would so do it today if I could. I graduate in less than three weeks with a job already lined up, but won’t have full health insurance until July or August (governmental agencies like to move slowly like that).
Can someone please talk me out of saying to hell with it and going for it now??
Post # 3
Wait. Don’t do it! Start your job, get 5-6 months under your belt so that you can see if you like it, see what your work load is going to be, and get your health insurance. If you’re planning to stay home after having kids, then this isn’t a concern except for the insurance, but if you have any plans to go back to work, you need to wait. Maternity leave is a great way for your employer to find out that they don’t really need you, and if you don’t have a personal connection with your co-workers and time under your belt to rely on, you might find yourself out of a job.
Post # 4
I get what you’re saying. I’m not concerned with losing the job or the workload. I’ve been a co-op there for the last 2 1/2 years. They have paid books and tuition during that time, so they’ve got $10k+ invested in me. If they do let me go then I’m not obligated to repay that money. That also means that I have 6-7 weeks of paid leave built up already and this organization has a program that allows for leave to be donated from one employee to another. So right now it’s just insurance. I know that waiting is the only reasonable option, but it’s getting harder and harder….
Post # 5
Something that might help is to get ready first (prenatal vitamins, research, getting medical/dental checkups, charting- if that’s something you’re interested in). That will take up some more time and you can think of yourself as getting ready to TTC. By the time you’ve done some of these things a few months will have passed and you can start! Just a suggestion! Good luck!
Post # 6
I agree with some of the others!!
Make yourself a master checklist of TTC prep. Get yourself healthy and prep taking your pre-natals for a few months. Get an examination etc etc.
Before you know it you will be closer to health insurance time and then you can more feasibly start the process!
Post # 7
I agree with PPs..doing ‘pre-ttc’ work helped me immensely! I started eating healthier things, got prenatals, made an appt with the OB-GYN for a ‘pre-conception’ visit, etc! it helped feel like I was ‘doing things’ before I could really start!