(Closed) How old were/are you when starting TTC? (Poll)

posted 4 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How old were you/will you be when starting TTC?

    Under 19

    20-25

    26-30

    31-35

    36-40

    41-45

    Over 46

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

    We started ttc when I was 34 and I got pregnant right before I turned 35. Yes I was a bit older but we weren’t ready before then. 

    Post # 3
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    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Paradise Gardens

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    suabee :  I think for each person and their situation the timelines will vary quite drasticall. But it sounds like you are doing what works for you and your DH which is great. I agree as newlyweds it’s nice to have a little “you” time before creating “us” time with the babies. My DH and I were together 7 years before we got married at age 26. We decided to NTNP the month of our 2 year wedding anniversary (thinking it would take 6 months or so). We were blessed to have concieved on our anniversary trip and we are not expecting our little one in February of 2017–We’ll both be 28!

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I had my son at 33.  I got pregnant the month I went off birth control pills! No waiting around! 

    I know we’re unusual in that it happened so fast. I should also mention that I had very bad complications with a massive blood clot that nearly killed me – so I’m forbidden from having more. Choosing to wait til 33 worked out well for us – we got married at 23, so had 10 years to finish university, travel, and make some $$ before the baby came along. I just would have liked a few more kids, but obviously it just wasn’t meant to be  

    I think early 30’s is a good time to start. Of course, it’s all so very personal – depending on your career, education, etc… At least in your early 30s you’re still young enough to bounce back from the trauma of pregnancy, and you have the energy to chase a little one. Waiting any longer and things get complicated – It’s harder to get pregnant, and there are more risks of health problems. 

    Post # 5
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    1727 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    25 when we started but I’m 26 now. DH was 26 and is 27 now!

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I was also born in 84.  I got pregnant right after I turned 29 (had her at almost 30) with my first and got pregnant with #2 at 31, closer to 32.  2.5 years will be between them.  Definitely did not want kids before 30.

    Post # 7
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    10246 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    We are planning on TTC in the next 2-3 years which will make us 28-29. We want a few years to ourselves and Fiance is starting a PhD program this fall and we don’t want to add the stress of kids to the first few years of the program.

    Post # 8
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    240 posts
    Helper bee

    Me and Fiance have kind of unofficially decided when I’m 28, I’m currently 26. It’s funny in my early 20s I imagined it would be when I was 26 but now that I am I feel really unprepared and young.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

     We had a one time oops and ended in pregnancy. haha, we were planning on TTC next year, so no big. I’ll be 26 when our little guy is born and hubby will by 30/maybe 31 ( due right arounf his birthday).

    Post # 10
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    4145 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Started at 38, Dear Daughter was born when I was 39. TTC #2 when I was 40 and had DS at 41!!!

    Post # 11
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Turning 25 in September, and just stopped using BC, so we are letting whatever happens, happen!! DH is almost 30, and has a fantastic, financially stable job, as do I. He wanted to be a father before turning 30, and I wanted to be a “younger” mother (personal health reasons). We were going to wait until Summer of 2017 but with no trips planned for the next year, it was almost like “what are we waiting for now??” 🙂 

    Post # 12
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    8973 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    suabee :  we started when I was 29 and he was 30. I’m now 31 and he’s about to turn 32 and still no pregnancies yet….

    Post # 13
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    614 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We are in our first cycle of TTC. I am 31 and he is 33, fingers crossed for no fertility issues!

    Post # 14
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    37 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I am 25, DH is 26. We are heading into our 4th cycle of TTC.

    Post # 15
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    4076 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

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    suabee :  We are 27 and have no intentions of TTC until at least 30.  GL!

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