(Closed) Baby or no baby what to do?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would end the pill and “be careful.” It may take a while for your cycle to regulate.

Post # 4
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

@BelleriverBride:  I agree with the PP. If it’s that important, defer for a cycle, then be careful for a cycle or two. One cycle seems like a lot but it all depends on how important that trip is!

Post # 5
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

procreation is a hell of a lot more important than a hunting trip. If he can’t go against peer pressure to be present for the birth of his child….why would you want to be married to him? Family being #1 is vitally important to me, so it would be a deal breaker for me.

Post # 8
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@crayfish:  the OP said most of their meat comes from this hunting trip. Food is important too, and I’ve heard people wanting to time their pregnancies for much less important things. If the OP and her husband are on the same page with this, I don’t see how this warrants you implying that she needs to leave her husband.


OP, you said this trip lasts 2-3 weeks, why not just go ahead and TTC, and then just use protection during the cycle that would land your due date in that 2-3 week time frame?

Post # 10
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@hisgoosiegirl: has great advice. I’d go off right after, play for keeps until it’d land in hunting range, and then just use protection for that cycle. I know how important hunting can be (believe me, our wedding was scheduled around it). I didn’t want to be hanging out at “the hunting widows’ weekends” on my anniversary, and I think having him around for the kiddo is even more important. Definitely worth playing a goalie that cycle. 

Post # 12
1547 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011


why dont you start TTC about 3 months before he goes on the trip and continue when he comes back from the trip?

i dont reallly know what advice to give you D:

Post # 13
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

When I went off bc pills I had a 100 day cycle before getting my period. We got pregnant on my next cycle (which was around 40 days). You never know what your body will do, so I would vote to go off earlier and use other protection during the month/time frame that would land you with a hunting season baby. My husband takes on wildfire fighting jobs in the summer where he’s gone 2.5 weeks at a time and, while not completely necessary, they do bring in good paychecks/benefits for our household. We’re just skirting by the end of his season (I’m due in Sept, season officially ends in Oct) and its stressing  me out, even though he promises to stop going out to fires once in 36 weeks. I think giving yourself a good buffer zone is.a great idea!

Post # 14
344 posts
Helper bee

Something to think about…you might not have the baby right at the 40 week mark, you could deliver early, 36-38 weeks is not uncommon.

Post # 15
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I see no harm in using other forms of contraception to avoid having a hunting time baby.. In fact in makes more than perfect sense to me. Get the pill out of your body, and maybe just use condoms for a week or so to avoid it.

Plan as best you can, then let life take it’s course =) You never know what might happen!

Post # 16
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would end the pack in December and be careful for a while. That way your body has time to regulate. It’s hard to plan these things exactly, but that is probably what I would do.

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