- 5 years ago
I am wondering for those who made the decision to TTC, did you have any doubts, for example, timing, worry about other things going on in your life?
Here’s a bit of background.
I take medication for a mood disorder. Thankfully I do very well and it is not that severe. My most important priority is my health. I get my rest, take care of myself, don’t drink, try to manage stress, etc.
Darling Husband and I married in October. I will be 27, he will be 33 this year. Up until now I haven’t had a job. We decided to start trying for a baby later this year, about wintertime. Darling Husband and I have an appointment scheduled with my doctor next week to discuss what we thought we would like to do; begin transitioning to medication that I can safely be on while pregnant (this will take a while to safely do and must be done slowly and monitored with frequent followup).
Last week I finally got a job (after not working for 5 months)!
It’s part time teaching (daily), but I am not eligible for long term yet due to a waiting list.However, that could also change due to demand in a particular area.
So now, I am conflicted with our decision.
My main fear is switching medication and something happening, and I don’t want to jeopardize my job. I could take a leave when it is time to have the baby, but I just got hired. I’ve been waiting over 3 years to teach.
I will be discussing my concerns with my doctor.
I’m not sure if there is ever a good time. Another concern I have is our ages, Darling Husband is getting older and there is 6 years between us. I originally wanted to have two children but about age 30, 31.
Is there ever a perfect time?
There is a new variable now.
Maybe it is not the right time?