Post # 17
I would start whenever you are ready. If anything, I think being pregnant could help you meet people. You’ll be out shopping for baby, going to dr appts, and attending birthing classes. If you will need a daycare of some sorts, you’ll be out visiting those too. What better way to meet friends and other parents? Plus, you’ll most likely meet people at work too.
Post # 18
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@walnutgirl: As soon as you’re comfortably settled in. I would want to know my way around and feel comfortable being alone in the city should my husband have to go away while I’m pregnant. The friends thing is iffy because I have to agree with PP that being pregnant will give you something in common with a whole group of people in your area, other pregnant moms.
Post # 19
I felt like I was pregnant forever, so I would think I would have plenty of time to explore and meet people while expecting. I guess I was not too energetic though, so maybe that would slow me down a bit. Anyway, I wouldn’t wait more than a couple of months!
Post # 20
@walnutgirl: My only apprehension would be about starting a new job, not that I would be moving a new city. I would want to be in the job for at least a year before TTC because I do not plan on being a stay at home mom. So I would want to feel secure and hopefully have maternity leave at that point.
I might be a little concerned about housing though. DH and I both agreed that if/when we move, we will rent for at least 6 months to figure out where in the city we would want to buy (if we weren’t familiar with the city already). So, I wouldn’t want to be pregnant in the middle of a big move. Some people do it, but it wouldn’t be ideal for me.
Post # 21
I disagree with everyone who says to start trying right away. I moved to a new city (in a new country) last year and realized there was NO WAY I would be comfortable TTC and going through a pregnancy until I felt more settled. I couldn’t imagine being pregnant or having an infant and not having friends around for support.
We ended up waiting a year to TTC, and then we found out that we’re moving back to our previous city (where we lived for 9 years and have plenty of friends) soon anyway.