(Closed) Deciding when to TTC – job vs age

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
7846 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Given your age, the PCOS and your job prospects (job security, permanence, toxicity, etc.), I’d be trying NOW as opposed to waiting. Especially since you said that your financial health is not at stake, and that you want two children, I’d definitely not be postponing over an insecure job future.

Post # 3
2865 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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pastrygirl:  I totally get it. I was on a temporary employment status until a month ago and was also married 2 years ago. I also have PCOS and thyroid issues.

First, go to your doctor and get a complete thyroid workup and tell them you want to TTC. If your TSH is over 2, push for synthroid. When I got diagnosed with thyroid issues (October), my doctor told me to get off of birth control. So that made our decision easier 🙂

The honest truth is that getting pregnant is so unknown that it is impossible to plan. Knowing what I know now, I would go off of birth control now and get your levels checked ASAP. Hope it works out. If it doesn’t, use NFP until your ready to try again. That way you’ll have a clear sense of when your ovulating.

In my case, it took me 2 1/2 months to ovulate after coming off of the pill. I ended up having 2 miscarriages, became a permanent employee, and got pregnant again. It’s a horrible time professionally to have a baby, but sometimes there isn’t a great option and you have to make it work. 

Post # 5
417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’d start trying NOW as well. With your health conditions it could take months or even years to get pregnant. PCOS makes it pretty rough to get pregnant.

Post # 6
3954 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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pastrygirl:  I would at least go off the pill and see if your cycles are normal. Are you a postdoc?

Post # 7
1281 posts
Bumble bee

I would be trying now. If you are financially able then theres really no reason to wait, especially considering possible health problems that will only worsen with age. I would try going off BC now and see how your cycles go. If you get pregnant straight away then that is great and if not, you still have time to address issues. 

Post # 9
23 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

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pastrygirl:  I’d see a differnt doctor. Take the TSH test in the morning because TSH fluctuates duing the day. So if you test in the afternoon you might get numbers that are closer to the normal range, yet in the morning you’d be considered hypo.

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