(Closed) Need advice on when to TTC

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Firemansgirl:  Personally, I would start TTC during your last semester of nursing school if you can afford to not work. Pregnancy can create sickness and problems that might cause interference with work. Plus, this will give you time to move in, adjust, and get ready for a big change in your life without having to focus on work.


However, not many people have this option. So, if you have to get a job, then I would certainly wait until you are employed and preferably until you are eligible for maternity leave.

Post # 5
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

No one can tell you when the best time is to TTC, but if I were in your situation, I would definitely wait until I had finished school and worked for a while. 

Post # 6
4092 posts
Honey bee

@Firemansgirl:  My friend started TTC while still in nursing school. Her husband had a good steady job, so I think that made the decision easier for them. She ended up graduating with a job, and a big ol pregnant belly. It seemed like an industry that was accepting of pregnant women through the hiring process, so from that experience, I would think you’re okay. I would just worry about one of you having an income that could support you both and also have health insurance.

Post # 7
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

SIL got pregnant while she was in school to become a Nurse Practiioner.  She ended up taking a semester off and was incredibly stressed while studying for Boards and doing clinicals.  It was a very stressful time on her marriage and they’re honestly still recovering.  I don’t think they expected to get pregnant as easily as they did.  I know this doesn’t really answer your question but it gives a few things to think about.

Post # 8
295 posts
Helper bee

As someone who has been in nursing school, I would advise you to wait as long as possible. School is very tough. I’m not saying you can’t do both; one of my good friends finished as a single mother. But I would wait and see how school goes before you guys set any concrete plans.

Post # 9
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would definitely wait.  Get your degrees and get jobs and take some time making money and being married.

You’re 23, you have lots and lots of time.

Post # 10
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would wait until you graduate and adjust to your new career. I couldn’t imagine being pregnant and in school, with clinicals and late night studying. Then after I graduated I was even more stressed with not being able to find a job, then after I did adjusting to my new profession was hard as well. I hear you on being really excited to start a family, but I would put it off as long as possible so you can adjust without any added difficulties.

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