(Closed) threat of early menopause + ttc

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve been told by SO many friends/family that you never really feel “ready” because there’s always something more you could do, there’s more money you could save, and I don’t think you’ll ever get enough of sleeping in. 🙂  If you’re feeling rushed, maybe start with setting a date in the future that you would like to start trying. You could also make a list of things you want to do before becoming parent.s  That way you have a plan. Remember, even after you conceive, the baby won’t arrive for another 9 months. Also remember, you are NOT the only one who feels this way.  I want to start TTC this summer and I am both extremely excited and TERRIFIED at the same time!

Post # 4
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@timeforbaby:  Not really the same situation at all, but I am 31 and got married this past May.  I have watched so many of my friends/siblings struggle with TTC that I didn’t want to be in the same situation.  I had a friend who started trying at 36 and used fertility treatments and ended up with triplets (which she had to reduce to twins for health reasons).  She ended up with such a complicated pregnancy, but luckiy the twins are healthy!  But in watching other people’s struggles, I didn’t want the same for me.  Although I don’t feel a deep desire for a baby RIGHT NOW per say, I know I do want children so I opted to go ahead with it.  I’m currently 12.5 weeks pregnant and happy, but still nervous about how life is going to change once baby comes 😉  I’m sure a lot of people feel perfectly ready, I am just not one of those people.  I just knew adding a new addition to the family a little earlier than I would plan in an ideal world is a million times better than the struggles of trying to conceive later.  Good luck to you!

Post # 5
1993 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

There is a test called AMH that tests how far away from menopause you are…It’s your ovarian egg reserve.  I don’t know how you feel about having a test done (it’s just one vial of blood) but that would tell you if you have anything to worry about.  If it’s fine, then you wouldn’t have to feel rushed anymore:)  And if it says your worst fears, at least you can make an educated decision.  It might sound extreme, but I just wanted you to know there’s a test for it.  I’m Type A so I’d rather just know the facts:)  Good luck!

Post # 6
1519 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My best friend’s mom went through menopause at 29. She started showing some signs that she would as well about 3 years ago. She is currently 4 months pregnant! It can happen for you!

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