(Closed) How long after marriage did you/will you wait to get pregnant?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How long after marriage did you/will you wait to get pregnant?

    I got/plan to get pregnant before marriage

    Less than 6 months

    6 months to a year

    1-2 years

    2-4 years

    4-6 years

    6-8 years

    8-10 years

    10+ years

  • Post # 12
    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I voted for, the first option. I’m already trying … for about 3 years. First it was not our intention to marry at all. But my soon to be husband wanted to make a statement, that he wanted to be with me, with or without kids. And now we are totally in this marrying thing.

    Post # 13
    1600 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I voted 4-6. We’re aiming for 5. Like you, we’re young (21+22), and want to pay off our debts, travel, buy a house, and have a good career before we have kids. If they come before then, we’ll be thrilled I’m sure, but hopefully not until we’re around 25-27.

    Post # 14
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We started trying after 8 months of marriage.  That’s b/c I’m a lot older than you though.  If I had gotten married in my early 20’s I’m 90% sure that I still would have waited until my late 20s to try for a baby.  As it is I just turned 30, and we’re ready to start trying now.  I know its less normal to wait for many years after getting married to have kids, but I know plenty of people who have done it.  You’ll have to expect some badgering from overeager family members and friends, but just ignore it.  You shouln’t have kids until you feel like you’re ready to!

    Post # 15
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    We started trying pretty much right away, just waited a month to get off my meds. We’re older, and want multiple children, so it makes more sense for us to start early. Plus I figured we lived together for 2 years already so we already had a lot of “us” time. Although now that the baby is coming soon, I’m trying to get as much “us” time as possible b/c I know it will end soon.

    Post # 16
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We plan on waiting 3-4 years.  Its been 1 year already and only 2.66 more until DH graduates then we can start to TTC!  (or concieve in ~2.3 years)

    Post # 17
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    DH and I were 24 and 23 respectively when we got married and planned to wait around 4 years to start TTC.  We’ve been married just shy of a year now so we have another 3 years or so to go! 🙂

    While we are emotionally and financially completely ready for kids, we wanted to have some time to just enjoy each other as husband and wife before expanding our family (well, besides our adorable dog!).

    Post # 18
    959 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We waited 2 1/2 years after the wedding to get pregnant, we probably wouldn’t have waited that long if I wasn’t in school. However we’re in our late 20’s/early 30’s and have been together for 7 years already. If I were you I would definitely wait at least until my mid/late 20’s. 

    Post # 19
    2870 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    we started trying before our wedding and we are still trying.  If we get pregnant in the next few months, DH will be 35 when we have our first and I will be 33.


    Post # 20
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We will be 23 when we get married and hopefully will start trying when I am 29.

    So 6 years.

    Post # 21
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We are hopping the TTC boat now and we’ve been married 3 months. I am 26 and DH is 21…. he’s been ready to start since day 1 of the honeymoon. lol

    We originally thought about waiting a year but after I thought about it and the time of pregnancy (if I conceive right away) and us wanting more than 1 child and thought that I didn’t want to wait that long.. so yea… we’re 3 mths in and this is our 1st cycle TTC

    Post # 22
    2194 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    This has been a big topic of discussion with me lately. Had this question been asked a year ago, I would have answered AT LEAST 5-6 more years. However, now that I’m engaged and done with school, babies seem less terrifying. Now I’m thinking probably 3 years or so…we’ll see where we end up! (I’m 25, btw).

    Post # 23
    4383 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We originally said 2-3 years after our wedding, but it looks like it’ll be closer to 1 year (yay!). I’m 26, he’s 25, and I would like to be done having our 2 kid by 32. And we’d like them to be about 4 years apart… so… do the math 🙂

    Post # 24
    9050 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We figure we’ll wait about 1.5-2 years.  We got married after being together for 4 years, and were 26 and 30 at the time.

    Post # 25
    5495 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We have Been married 10 months and I am 5 weeks pregnant. = )

    Originally we wanted to wait, but we changed our minds.

    Post # 26
    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m 30 and he’s 27, so we don’t want to wait too long, but we want some time together as husband and wife before we add in kids to the mix, so we decided to wait for a year.

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