Post # 1
Ahh! I’m drowning in baby fever and just when I think I’ve shaken it, another friend announces she’s pregnant or gives birth, and then it’s all I can think about. My husband and I aren’t too far away from trying- he says he’s ready whenever. I really want to start trying now (I mean how fun would it be to tell our parents at Christmas) but we’re planning an international trip for the spring and I don’t want to be too far along or super uncomfortable.
So I’m polling you all… What should I do? Wait until after Greece or start trying and chance the trip?
Post # 2
If the trip is already planned/paid for, I would wait.
Post # 3
I agree with Westwood:, if you already paid for the trip I say wait. That is less than a year away. If you really think that will ruin your trip don’t try right now.
Post # 4
DanceawaytheNight: i say start trying to conceive in Greece! lol. its only 6 months away. if you were going to Greece in a few years thats different. but with the trip only a few months away, you can wait until after Greece.
Post # 5
As someone who was ready to try the moment the I do’s were said, but waited 15 months in order to hike the Inca Trail and go to Italy and Switzerland the following year i say TRAVEL! We started TTC during the trip.
Post # 6
Nothing has been finalized or paid for yet. We have family in Greece which allows us that flexibility. My husband tries to visit every couple of years, but I’ve never been. So while it won’t be a once in a lifetime thing, I’ve never been before so it might be nice to experience it while I’m young and without kids.
Post # 7
My opinion would still be to wait, or cancel the trip completely if you do get pregnant. I just wouldn’t want to risk sitting on a plane for so many hours possibly feeling like crap, not being able to drink/have fun, etc. And if for some reason something did go wrong, I would NOT want to be in a foreign country, personally.
Post # 8
Go on the once in lifetime trip and make it extra special and start trying on your trip!!! What’s 6 more months in the grand scheme of things??
Post # 9
Depends on how old you are, if you are in your late 30s, I’d say try now! If you are in your 20s, there’s no rush for babies!
Post # 10
DanceawaytheNight: We started trying last summer, in July. I had a trip to Spain planned with a friend of mine for October. I bought trip insurance just in case I was newly pregnant and feeling awful or in case I miscarried right before the trip or something and didn’t want to go. I ended up not being pregnant on the trip, which to be honest was a relief. We ended up conceiving our baby when I got home (my last period was October 17, making my due date July 24th), and we did (cautiously) tell our parents at Christmas even though I was only ten weeks along. It was awesome telling them but if would’ve been just as special if it hadn’t been a holiday. My first choice would be to just start trying now since it could take a few months, or just wait since you might feel like crap if you’re in your first trimester (I was super exhausted and nauseous until about 14 weeks). Good luck with whatever you decide!
PS Even if you conceived like, right now, you would barely be in your third trimester in the spring. We went to Hawaii in early May and I was 28 weeks pregnant. It was fine, although I was lucky to have a healthy pregnancy with no complications.
Post # 11
We’re heading out of the country in January and I’ll hopefully be pregnant by then. We also plan to travel across Europe, go to Hawaii and tons of other places. We’re having kids young so we can travel and do other things when we’re in our fourties and have had good jobs for awhile and the kids are grown. It’s really not an either or, just do both!
Post # 12
DanceawaytheNight: since it’s just a few months, maybe start trying closer to the trip, or start trying ON the trip! That would be an awesome conception memory!