(Closed) Did you/Will you plan your pregnancy?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

In a perfect world, I’d like to avoid giving birth between October and February.  I have a history of anxiety and depression that gets worse seasonally, so I’d like to avoid trying to manage a brand new baby during that time while feeling trapped in the house during the winter.  So we will probably start trying during summer or fall to have a spring or summer baby.  But, if things don’t happen as quickly as we’d like, I don’t think we will stop trying, ultimately we will be happy to welcome a baby whenever it arrives.

Post # 4
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

We decided to start TTC right after we bought a house and Darling Husband had been in his new job for about 6 months… we didn’t have goals necessarily like “well, we’d like to have a baby in May” or anything, but if we had, those would have gone out the window when it took us 6 months to conceive the first time. 3 months to conceive the second time.

Post # 5
34 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’ve been TTC since March 2010 (still not pregnant), but we took a 3-month hiatus so that I would definitely be able to attend my brother’s wedding in April 2011. That’s the only event we’ve planned around and that’s only because it’s my brother and I wouldn’t want to miss his wedding because I was just a few weeks post-partum or 8-9 months pregnant and couldn’t travel.

Post # 6
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I plan every other facet of my life, why not this? πŸ™‚ I do think that I’ll at least give it some consideration, although I don’t know I”ll be trying so hard for a 2 month window, considering that I don’t anticipate hardcore “TTC”. I think for probably at least a year we would just stop using BC and do what comes naturally and see what happens… so it would probably take longer than people who are scientific about it. But I guess I might think ahead and maybe go back on bc for 1-2 months if i wanted a “blackout period” for birth lol. 

Post # 7
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

With our next baby, I would prefer to give birth in the fall to winter.  My husband works ridiculous hours in the summer, and he wasn’t able to be around much the first few months of Addie’s life, so I’d like to plan a little differently.

Post # 8
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

The best laid plans were made to be broken in our case.  We had an elaborate plan that was shattered by the immediateness of our ability to conceive.

Post # 9
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Yes and No. Ideally we want to be married for a year but we aren’t actively not trying to have a child if that makes sense.

Post # 10
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I dont want a christmas baby, (i feel like they get cheated)

that’s about the only timing issue I have

Post # 12
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you might as well give it a shot, right? Knowing that it might not always work out as planned.

We got damn lucky that I got pregnant when I did because I’m due at the beginning of summer when my husband will be out of school (he’s a teacher). I never really thought about it when we were TTC but in the future I’d make an effort to have similar timing with any more children.

Post # 15
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

ideally i would like to avoid november – february births…i don’t want any holiday babies! i would also like to avoid being 8 or 9 months pregnant when it’s 100+ degrees outside (that seems SO uncomfortable), so that takes out july – september.

i don’t know how carefully we’ll plan…i expect it will depend whether we conceive quickly or not.

Post # 16
5399 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We didn’t want our baby to be born during the cold winter months and it looks like we’ll get our way.  One of our biggest concerns was how to possibly host indoor birthday parties during the winter with our very large families and our not so large house, lol.

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