(Closed) Leaving up to chance?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yep, lots of people classify themselves as NTNT (not trying not to) conceive when they’re just having unprotected sex, but not making a special effort to have sex during the fertile period or anything.  We did that for about 3 months before we started actively trying last January.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I a school teacher too so I have the same thought. we’re thinking about NTNT starting around May. The only “worry” for me is that the wedding is in August and I’m not sure I want to chance being preggo for the wedding. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m with you on that!having a baby in spring and having the summer off is ideal for teachers. If only we could plan it that easily πŸ™‚ I’m 38 so I feel like I need to jump on the TTC train sooner rather than later πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  We could be the same person! πŸ™‚ I am also a teacher and Darling Husband and I have had talks about when we’re going to TTC. Our plan is to start TTCing in May. I think I’d rather be a little bit later on that end than early, because it would be nice to go right into summer vacation! This was a big planning point for Darling Husband and I, especially for child # 1. I have a decent amount of sick days built up (and am praying that I don’t get the flu that’s been going around…that could suck out a decent number of days!). My district also states that if you deliver in the summer, you can take your maternity leave at the start of the next school year, so that is helpful!

  I actually set up an appointment with an OBGYN and am going later this week to ask a bunch of questions. I’m also on birth control, so I’ve been wondering when to stop that, if I need to in order to get cycles regulated.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

we are! My husband and I would love to start ttc around september/October this year. My company allows up to 5 months of maternity leave after 5 years with the company which for me will be 2014. I love the idea of having a summer baby because i can enjoy the warm weather with lo while on leave. Until then, we are ntnt. I’m off the pill to regulate my cycles but am not doing any charting of any kind. But if we don’t get a BFP before the end of this summer, we will go full on ttc! I’m already taking pre natals so that will be in my system just in case. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Teacher here too, but we won’t be leaving it to chance.  After our trip to Machu Pichu in early june, TTC is ON like Donky Kong!  Can’t NTNT before because the lack of oxygen to due the altitude on the hike is very dangerous for a new pregnancy.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m in the minority on this, but to me, if you know where babies come from and you’re having unprotected sex, then you are TTC.  It’s just a relaxed approach to TTC (most people here call that “NTNT” but I reject that concept).  Not everybody goes full-court press with the charting their cycles, monitoring their cervical mucus, having sex on a schedule, etc., especially in the early stages.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Just watch out–we decided to NTNP and I ended up pregnant on the first ride around the block.  Make sure you’d be ok getting pregnant sooner than anticipated! They say that you’re just as likely to get pregnant if you’re dtd every 2-3 days…

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

If you choose to NTNT then you should start taking prenatal vitamins with/and 1mg (or 1000 mcg) of folic acid daily just in case you do get PG. This is what my doctor told me to make sure I do. You want to minimize the chances of neural tube defects πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

We were doing the same until we found out I’ve got “full-blown PCOS” as the dr put it to me. I’d suggest voicing any concerns to your GP early if you have any as it can take an awful long time to get treatment for anything (I’ll apparently need “checking out” once a month, but can’t even get my 1st appointment until April!). Start taking Folic Acid straight away too… It’s suggested to take it for 6 months prior to pregnancy AND it’s great for your hair and nails!

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