Post # 1
FI and I were talking lastnight about when we’re wanting to start a family and we agreed that our wedding night will be the first night to try 🙂 I’m SUPER excited for this (I’ve had baby fever for months now) and I’m trying to figure a few things out.
I’m on the pill and come to the conclusion that in order to “control” my cycles so I don’t get AF during the wedding (Yikes!!), I’m either having to stop a few months before or at the end of the pack after the wedding which destroys the whole “ttc wedding night” idea (correct me if I’m wrong). …there is a chance that everything will fall neatly into place but I doubt that it will happen that easily.
I’m going to see the doctor next week to get a professional opinon about this and make a plan now instead of last minute and so I can start prenatal vitamins, etc. but I’m wondering if anyone else has done this? And if they had the pill to try and work around?
Thanks ladies!! 🙂
Post # 3
Prob best to stop a bit before, it’d be nice to have all the extra hormones out of your system before TTC. And don’t forget to start your Folic Acid before you TTC, and prob him as well? Couldn’t hurt!
Post # 4
We haven’t started TTC yet; however, I just wanted to say that there is research saying that if you are TTC, you should avoid alcohol consumption. As far as I can tell, there is still a debate about whether a little bit weekly is ok, or if it should be completely avoided. Because of the risks that alcohol poses to a fetus, I know that I personally won’t drink while TTC (especially since you don’t know that you’re pregnant the second it happens). For me, the honeymoon was relaxing and involved a fair amount of drinking (wine with dinner, etc).
Also, keep in mind that you are only able to conceive a few days out of the month. A lot of people seem to have good luck tracking their cycles to know when they are fertile. Of course, if you aren’t fertile on your wedding night, it doesn’t hurt to get some “practice” in.
Post # 5
Why don’t you just stop taking your pill at the end of the pack. Have a great time at your wedding, have a great time at your honeymoon, and whatever happens happens.
TTC is just doing it. So do it. Have fun.
Post # 6
Wow. That seems like a lot of pressure to put yourselves under as newlyweds.
Post # 7
My period was supposed to come on wedding day so I had to keep up with the pill to control it. I’d probably be too freaked out anyway to get off of it, b/c then I have no control over when my period comes. It was worth it to me to wait a few months after. Plus, I took a lot of other meds for migraines that I had to get off of, and I didn’t want to do it until after the wedding for less chance of a migraine wedding day.
My BIL had a honeymoon baby…. not sure how they went about it though.
Post # 8
I’ll just say this… if you do stop your pack a few months early, BE CAREFUL! lol. I know two people who stopped their bc pills because they wanted to TTC “in a few months” and ended up pregnant the first month unintentionally. My one friend was 11 weeks pregnant at her wedding and wearing a fitted mermaid dress! (luckily she is super duper skinny and her tiny bump just made her look like every other normal sized person haha)
Post # 9
I’d stop the pill a few months before the wedding if you know you want to start TTC right away. Just know that the chance you will be ovulating on your wedding night is probably pretty slim, but if you feel like it’s the right choice for you, there’s nothing wrong with stopping preventing right away.
Post # 10
That’s so exciting! I hope things work out for you guys!
Post # 11
My cousin and her husband got a honeymoon baby. Her doctor told her it could take 6months to a year to get pregnant (I think they all say that not to stress you out) so she stopped taking her pill right before the honeymoon. By the time she was home she was pregnant. My only other thought would be about the alcohol that a PP mentioned. I wouldn’t recommend drinking while TTC so that would mean no drinks on your honeymoon.
Post # 12
We waited until after the honeymoon for me to stop the pill. I wanted to “manipulate” the pill if my period was going to be due wedding/honeymoon time. In fact, it was due during the honeymoon week. So I continued taking the active pills to push it back a little. I stopped the pill after we got back from the honeymoon. As Roxy mentioned, drinking isn’t a good idea if ttc and we had the all-inclusive plan and wanted to enjoy all those drinks we paid for already! Plus, you only have five days during the month you can get pregnant. If you don’t care about the drinking aspect, then I say go for it! 🙂
Post # 13
Thanks for all the comments ladies! 🙂 I figured that the chances of ovulating on the wedding night is extremely slim so by no means are we expecting to get pregnant that night but it does feel right for that to be the first night where nature can take it’s course instead of being controled by chemicals…but like I said I’ll just have to see when the time gets closer since tracking 11 months ahead seems a little much LOL I’ll probably end up stopping it a few months before the wedding and well if I end up being a few weeks pregnant for it, then so be it
@EvaBostonTerrier: Thanks for the tip! 🙂 Thankfully I don’t drink at all (a glass of wine at Christmas at the most) and I wasn’t planning on drinking at the wedding for the fact it makes me tired and FI doesn’t drink at all so it works out well 🙂
Post # 14
Nice to hear of another couple wanting to try right away. We’ve been living together for awhile already, traveled a bunch, and have stable jobs and finances, so we don’t see any harm in getting started right away once we are married.
The alcohol thing during the wedding/honeymoon is a great point, though. We’ll probably start trying after all of that is over so we can drink on our wedding/honeymoon.
Post # 15
Apparently I was ttc on my wedding night as my wedding was on June 19 and I’m due March 17th. It’s totally annoying. Everybody just makes wedding night sex jokes when they hear my due date. I went off the pill the month before because I was convinced it would take me a year for me to get pregnant.
I will ask my uterus to send your uterus some wedding night pregnant vibes or something.
Post # 16
@Firefighter_Bride: I would really think about if you want to be in the early stages of pregnancy during your wedding…being short of breath and puking on my wedding night (total possibilities during first trimester) doesn’t sound worth it to me!