(Closed) How long after marriage did you wait to TTC?

posted 9 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
6377 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re approaching our one year anniversary and we’re nowhere close to ready. I’m thinking we have at least another 2 years or so before we’ll even consider trying. 

ETA: I’ll add that we were both 25 when we married and are currently 26. We’ve been together for 7+ years so relationship wise, we’re ready but emotionally, no effing way. There are times when I think that it would be cool to reproduce but then I look at all of my friends who are currently experiencing my own version of hell with their young children and I thank my lucky stars that I don’t have to deal with that right now. 

Post # 4
3441 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Before we got married I wanted to wait at least 3-5 years and we ended up starting TTC after 1 year. It’s different for everyone and I think you can’t really make the decision until you are married and settled into your new lives.

Post # 5
1071 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@stephko99: We started straight away 🙂 I think it depends on your age at marriage as well maybe.. We both feel ready! 

Post # 6
362 posts
Helper bee

I wanted to start within 6-8 months… DH wanted to wait 2 years.  We compromised and ended up trying a couple of months after our first anniversary 🙂

Post # 7
45 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

We hit the one year mark in June and are planning to start TTC this fall.

Post # 8
470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’ll be married 2 years in October, we are starting this month. Works for us, financially, age wise, etc.

Post # 9
1042 posts
Bumble bee

We’re coming up on our one year anniversary in October. I’m going to go off the pill this fall, but we’ll be using back up protection until we’re ready…which will probably be Spring/Summer 2013. We had originally thought to start trying immediately this fall, but even though he is ready, I am not.

Post # 10
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I thought we would wait about 2-3 years, but we just started in July and that was about 15 months after we got married. We are 25 (me) and 30 (husband) We wanted to wait until we bought a house, which we did in January 🙂

Post # 11
12265 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

A little over a year, we got married last July and will start TTC sept.


Post # 12
6610 posts
Bee Keeper

We’ve been married just over a year, and we’re not at all ready to TTC. We’re thinking it’ll be at least three to four more years before we even consider it. We just don’t have baby fever at all yet!

Post # 13
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We waited about a year, I went of BCP a few months ahead of time because I knew it could take some time to come down off the hormones (try over 6 months!!! yikes!).  We both wanted kids soon, we knew that, but it was also amazing how fast that first year of marriage flew by! And there were so many things to do and people to visit as a newly married couple, I’m glad we waited as long as we did.  Now I’m 9 weeks along and I know I am going to treasure that first year and change in the years to come.

That said, it’s different for everyone. Everyone has different financial, emotional, relationship, age etc. reasons.

Post # 14
3537 posts
Sugar bee

We want to wait 2-3 years to even start and I would be happy waiting longer than that! 

Post # 15
8247 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’ve passed our 2 year anniversary and probably have another 2 years or so before TTC.

So about 4 years after marriage.

ETA: We were married at 23/24.

Post # 16
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I told my husband that I would like to wait until after my 30th bday (next October). We will have been married for a year and a half at that point. We are also planning on purchasing a home next summer and I would like to be settled in before TTC!

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