(Closed) How long should couples wait after marriage until TTC?

posted 8 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How long should couples wait after marriage until TTC?

    Start trying right away!!!

    < 1 year

    1 - 2 years

    2 - 3 years

    3 - 4 years

    4 - 5 years

    > 5 years

  • Post # 32
    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think everyone is different and each couple should make the decision themselves.  However, I do have to comment that your friend is a bit off on perspectives.  It’s fine that she waited 5 years… she was in her early 20’s (as far as I can tell) when they got married, but it IS different when you are in your mid to late 30’s and getting married.  I mean really?  Thinking you should be 41 before you START trying?  That’s just silly talk.   

    When my DH and I got engaged, I let him know that my biological clock was ticking and that I’d want to start trying right away if we wanted to have natural born children.  He and I agreed that we were ready and off we went.  Thing is that at our age, you just don’t know how long it’s going to take.  I was 34 when we started trying, I’ll be 37 in a couple of months, and so far we’ve had one miscarriage and no sticky babies.  

    I guess my point is that if YOU are both ready, then just ignore your friend because the only timeline that matters is the one that you and your hubby set!

    Post # 33
    2598 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Nah, there’s no appropriate timeline. I mean, DH and I were together 7 years before we got married. So technically, we waited NINE years to have a kid…But only one post the actual marriage.

    I think that your financial, living, and career situations matter more than the “timeline.” 

    Post # 34
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    i also didn’t vote because i think it depends on the couple. DH and i waited two years and even now that i’m pregnant, i still wish we had more time to ourselves, but i know that it’s the right time for us! do whatever makes you and your husband happy!

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