school or baby?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Do you know people who have gone through this program while pregnant? Could you ask them about how difficult that was? I imagine you’d have to take a semester off – is that something that would be possible with this program?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would hold off until you finish school, but then again I’m the type who is in no rush to have kids. Loads of people say there isn’t a “right time” to have kids, but I’m not in that camp. School is much more important, in my opinion. Finishing my Master’s is one of the many things I’m putting off TTC for.

That said, I think you can totally do both if you put your mind to it! If you want it badly enough you can finish. It will be tough, but stick with it!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would wait until you are done with school.  Nursing school is very difficult on it’s own

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@marinewife4:  Finish school then have a baby. I know many people in the nursing program at my school and they study NON-STOP. Nursing school is hard and to me being pregnant would be a huge distraction and would make your clinicals that much more difficult.

25 is young! Once you finish nursing school you’ll have a great job and an income to support yourself and your baby. You are never too old to get a degree! Babies are great (I love kids so I hope you don’t think I’m anti-baby), but obviously its best to have your ducks in a row before you have one.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Personally…

I’d do school first.  It is much harder to go back to school when you have a child.  And also the older you are. 

Get your education… get a good job, start to make inroads in your career… and then get pregnant. 

Having a baby at 30 isn’t the end of the road by any means (still really a good age, and if you are in good health you probably won’t have any issues getting pregnant… not like 35 and trying for # 1)

PLUS if you find after you have the Baby that you don’t want to work full time, and are ok with part time employment (like Nights) or starting your own biz with a Nursing Degree… you’ll have far more options

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@marinewife4:  it’s not like you’re 35. I think it’s fine to hold off. 25 is still relatively young and waiting 2 years isn’t going to be a big deal. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m currently in nursing school. I do know of a few students who have young kids. However, I do not know anyone who has been able to do the program with an infant. I wouldn’t recommend it.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m an RN. Nursing school is the absolute hardest thing I’ve ever done in my entire life. I also did it when I lived at home with my parents with no responibilities besides going to school. If you already had a kid when starting that would be one thing, but being pregnant while in school would probably make you be unsucessful. They won’t have any sympathy for being off to deliver. You would get absolutely no time off to be with your new baby. I think you should wait. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Definitely finish school before having a baby.  It will be much easier on you if you get it out of the way before having a kid.  27 isn’t a bad age for having a baby, you will still be young!

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