Post # 1
I feel like this is such a silly problem and I cant believe I cant make up my mind and am writing to ask this.. but here goes.
I’ve got crazy baby fever. We got married last July and if it were for my overwhelming desire to travel, and the fact that my husband is 5 years younger than me and wanted more time, I probably would have wanted to start TTC right away. (He’s 28 and I turn 33 this year). So we booked two big vacations this year, one that we just got back from (hiking the Inca Trail – AMAZING, highly recommended) that I certainly wasnt going to try to do pregnant, and one coming up in September, 3 weeks in Italy. Originally, I was going to keep taking the pill until then so I could make sure I would have morning sickness or anything and be able to drink wine! Another consideration is that we wanted to have a young school year child though, which means being born before September, so if we didnt start trying until Sept, we’d only have 2 maybe 3 cycles to try for that. Or we start now, and maybe be pregnant for Italy, no wine :(.
Post # 3
Does wine really matter that much? If you want a family, drink juice on vacation.
Post # 4
I would try not to control/worry so much, like thinking as far ahead as its school year timing.
It seems like you guys enjoy your trips, so I would try and wait til after, or how about start trying in your italy trip if ovulation falls then!
Post # 5
It might take several months for your cycle to straighten out once stopping the pill. Maybe you could go off the pill and start charting now and then you will be ready when ever you guys are a go.
Post # 6
Why not at least go off the pill earlier and start trying in Italy? You’ll want to be off the pill for a little while before really trying anyway. I could certainly enjoy Italy without wine, but I wouldn’t want to be on a big exciting vacation with morning sickness. I would worry much less about the school year thing, since it’s not like these things can be planned down to the date, you know?
Post # 8
@xxbyamomentx: Does wine really matter that much! In Italy?! Gasp! 😉
OP: I think I’d wait to start trying until after your Italy trip, it’s only 3 months away. Then, go for it, baby!
Post # 9
lol, well its not just the wine, but if I’m preg, I’m afraid of morning sickness. If I’m not, and get my period, I’m pretty miserable for a week. 🙁 I’m on the pill mainly cause it’s lighter, less painful, and I can use it to time my periods.
Is it really bad to not be off the pill for a while before trying? Or is that just so that you can get back to a ‘normal’ cycle? My periods were never normal, so I’m not even sure how I could track. My normal cycles went anywhere from 4-9 weeks before I was on the pill.
Post # 10
I love to travel and I love wine. I would definitely wait until after your trip. I couldnt’ imagine going to Italy and not being about to eat great food and wine cause I’m sidelined by morning sickness. 90 days will be here sooner than you think:)
Post # 11
Can I ask why you want a “young school year child”? As someone who was born in November, and a sister in June, she definetly had the worst end of the deal. All of her friends were getting their licenses or turning 21 way before her. Just curious as I want an “older school year child”
Post # 12
You dont need to give your body time to regulate, but if you want to try in those 2-3 months, it’s not a bad idea. That’s what we did, except we tried right away (tough not super seriously) and I got pregnant in my second cycle after coming off. I was charting, and my cycles seemed to be regular right away although I can’t be sure with only one full cycle before bfp). I was not regular before bcp, but for some women, it seems to regulate them even after coming off.
I agree that if you had ms in Italy, it would be bad news (plus im a wino, so I might put it off for that). I would maybe go off bcp, let yourself get regular, and then try after returning from Italy. But it is fully your choice 🙂
Post # 13
I would just wait until after you get back from Italy and just count that as your final hurrah before TTC (not that there won’t be other trips, but TTC is its own adventure!) September really isn’t too far away. Maybe to help you feel like you’re getting into TTC mode, you could start reading some books on fertility and planning for pregnancy. Aaaannnnddd–I am SO JEALOUS of your awesome trips!
Post # 14
I was in your exact shoes a year ago. I got married in August 2010 and had an Italy trip booked for November 2011. I went off the pill and started charting before, but we didn’t start TTC until we came home. There is a lot more than just wine that I would have missed out on. A lot of the food is unpasturized so you can’t eat it. Also there was so much to do and so much walking, now that I’m pregnant I know I would have never been able to keep up and would have missed a lot.
Post # 15
I would just wait since it’s such a short time really. Definitely try while you’re there!
Post # 16
@BrookieCookie9: Don’t kow Op’s reasons, but I’m a June baby (June 10 coming up), and I LOVED being a June baby. School was out, but I still always had parties, because it wasn’t during the school week. People got their license before me-but my school didn’t let sohpmores drive to school, so no biggie for me. Let’s be honest-most people are not letting their summer bday stop them from drinking at parties and such. Although, that was actually never me personally. I knew I was going to law school, and was too afraid to partake! Plus, I always had good weather on my bday-no dreariness of winter. My SIL has a Jan bday and that sucks for her! My mom is Nov, and it always gets tied to Thanksgiving sadly.