Are you putting plans to TTC on hold due to Covid?

posted 6 months ago in TTC
  • poll: Are you putting plans to TTC on hold due to Covid?

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  • Post # 63
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    It’s good to remember that the vast majority of pregnant women and their babies will be fine they catch covid during pregnancy. It isn’t like rubella or zika that causes birth defects (thank god) and flu can be just as dangerous for pregnant women, if not more so. It’s just that there’s so much covid about. But as the vaccination programs increase and we go into summer, things should look a lot better. I’m comfortable ttc during the pandemic but it’s just the proximity of the potential vaccine that makes me hesitate, whether I should wait and take it first. I’m not comfortable taking it during pregnancy until there is more data but I would take it while breastfeeding, so for me it’s a before or after thing. But it isn’t AS dangerous to pregnant women as many people believe. I think we will go ahead with ttc next month. They predict the US and the UK will reach herd immunity by Autumn which makes me confident.

    ETA My toddler will likely be going back to daycare while I’m pregnant and he’s bound to pick up all kinds of germs that would be dangerous during pregnancy, so I guess there is risk everywhere…

    Post # 64
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @bluecutie00:  I’ll be honest, having a pandemic baby was scary at first. We couldn’t go anywhere, my husband couldn’t come to my doctors appointments and later to LO’s appointments. But, because he;s been working from home, it’s been amazing to have this time together. Instead of him leaving for work at 6am and getting home at 6:30 or 7pm, which was his normal routine, he doesn’t have a commute and spent time with us in the mornings, on lunch breaks, and the evening. He was able to get so much more time with the baby as an infant while still working. It was a real silver lining in a tough situation. I missed baby and me yoga and new moms groups and all of that, but I wouldn’t trade access to those over my husband getting so much one on one time with our first child!

    Post # 65
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

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    @ahartig:  this is exactly how we are feeling right now. Our baby is 7 weeks old, our province is in lockdown, and it’s the dead of winter so -10C outside. Any one of those things would keep us at home anyways and we are getting them all out of the way at the same time.

    Post # 66
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    No, we didn’t put it off. Currently almost 21w pregnant.

    I was actually just fence sitting, and more in the “one and done” camp already…but ultimately decided my holdup was work and that I would scale back with my business and have another baby. Covid didn’t come into play at all for me. When we were TTC with our first every second of every day on thenews was consumed by Zika…and the vast majority of people were all nutted up over it yet also the vast majority of people weren’t even affected. I firmly believe that there will always be something. I remember back to being TTC with my first, and my husband travels internationally for work. I literally flew to Mexico during my fertile window to be with him while we were TTC….while everyone was up in arms over Zika. 

    I know many people who have been pregnant prior to, and during, and given birth since Covid started. I think for those who gave birth in the very early months it was stressful – but now people just seem to be going on. I’m due in June, and while I don’t think the hospital policies will change at all by then (even with the vaccine) we already have my parents/sister as part of our bubble and I will feel comfortable still seeing them. I’m mid-30’s, DH is late 30’s….if we were going to do it, it was going to be now. 

    Post # 67
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    Blushing bee

    I’ve just come across this thread and really felt the need to contribute. We decided to push ahead with our plans to conceive in spite of COVID as we figured there will always be a reason not to have a child, I.E finances, work, house needing work ETC. There’s never a perfect time and I’ve realised you have children to enhance your life and to add to/grow your family which you should just do when you want to. Also, I don’t wish to sound crude but during quarantine is probably a good time as people are home such a lot and it’s easier to get time together with your husband/boyfriend/partner.

    Post # 68
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2016

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    @Mrsanon6:  Honestly it has been pretty good timewise (I’m 31 weeks).  The only thing that sucks is the fear of getting Covid while pregnant and not getting to see family, but for those TTC now with vaccines more accessible, you might have a different experience 🙂 

    Post # 69
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    Blushing bee

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    @missinthecity:  It is a worry but as long as you take the proper precautions im sure you’ll be absolutely fine. Congratulations 🎉 

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