starting TTC

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

KateriPetrie:  You might not get pregnant quickly and you definitely won’t be showing at 8 weeks so I say go for it if you really want to be pregnant at your wedding!

Post # 4
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2003 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

KateriPetrie:  If you do get pregnant right away I would be a little worried about feeling nauseated at the wedding and, worse-case-scenario, throwing up all day. And are you on BCP now? If so, I would also be worried about my face breaking out if I got off BCP before my wedding. Those would be my two biggest worries. Also feeling bloated in early pregnancy….I wouldn’t want to feel bloated in my wedding dress. If you don’t want to worry about those things you could just wait an extra 2 months and TTC in December (Honeymoon baby!) or if it isn’t a worry for you go for it.

BTW, how old are you? Does that play a role in your decision to TTC before your wedding or is there a reason you chose October rather than just waiting an additional 2 months? Just curious. 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

We get married in December, and it took us 6 weeks to get pregnant last time so we are going to ttc just before(around November) as like the pp’s you may end up with terrible morning sickness, bloated etc. X

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m just shy of 15 weeks pregnant at the moment, and all I can say is: DON’T DO IT!  lol!  There is no guarantee that you will get pregnant before the wedding, (it took us TWO YEARS of trying), but because there is a CHANCE that it will happen right away….I would wait.  I was lucky and missed out on the vomitting, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t nauseated almost constantly those first several weeks!  Also, like many women, my gag reflex kicked into high gear….brushing my teeth made me gag, taking my prenatals made me gag, coughing made me gag, THINKING ABOUT GAGGING practically made me gag.  Food would look and sound amazing, I would eat two bites of it, then suddenly not want it anymore.  <br /><br />These things suck any day, but on your WEDDING DAY?  I can’t imagine trying to walk down the aisle when all I wanted to do was lay on the couch because I was so tired and felt so rotten.  I can’t imagine trying to eat my wedding dinner and cake when I couldn’t even enjoy it.  <br /><br />Obviously it’s your body, your day, and your decision.  But give serious consideration to what will happen if you are one of the lucky ones to get pregnant right away and the symptoms that go along with that.  

Post # 8
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114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You said you are 20, so in my honest opinion I would say to wait. What’s the rush?

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you are really ready and don’t want to wait, then start.  If you already aren’t, start taking prenatals right away (it is recomended that you start taking them three months before trying).  Also, you can learn a lot by being on the various TTC and waiting to TTC boards.  Temping and using OPK’s is a great way to better understand your cycles and body.  Taking charge of your Fertility is a great book to read if you want to go into TTC with a good grasp on the whole process.  

That being said, you never know how your body is going to react to being pregnant.  Yes, at 8 weeks you might not be showing, but a lot of girls on here have been very bloated starting at 4 or 5 weeks. Also, as other girls stated, many woman, especially in thier first trimester have bad morning/ all day sickness.  I was not feeling 100% at my wedding because my dress had been tied on too tight.  Although I had fun, I do regret not being able to dance more, or eat more, or drink anything but water and sprit until the wedding was over.  At times I felt like I was missing out on my wedding because I had to sit and wait for my stomach to settle.  Also, throwing up at your wedding, and not because of too much to drink is not fun! 

I know it feels like you’ve been waiting forever, but you are only 20.  You have plenty of time.  If I was in your shoes, I would just wait and TTC after the wedding. 

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