Timing TTC with career

posted 6 days ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Keep in mind TTC doesn’t guarantee you will get pregnant on your timeline. It could take one month, it could take 12.

Don’t base your TTC timeline on your job, because nothing is guaranteed with TTC. Hubby and I thought it would take us a while and we were surprised when I got pregnant our second cycle, which didn’t go over too well with what happened at work not even two weeks after I found out I was pregnant.

Like i said, nothing is guaranteed.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

imsandradee :  then don’t delay. I think you’ve been at your company a decent amount of time. I was only hitting the end of my probation when I found out I was pregnant so there are worse things than being there as long as you have.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

 I would say go for it. It took me 2.5 years to get pregnant with my first and I changed jobs twice in that time. No regrets at all.

It is an internal move too so not like you’re leaving and having to earn the paid leave at a new company.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

imsandradee :  I would go ahead with the new job and TTC especially since it won’t impact your access to paid maternity leave. I was 8 months into TTC when I started over completely at a new job that requires you to be there 2 years before they will pay for maternity leave (although I live in Massachusetts so my job would have been protected for a minimum of 8 weeks based on our state law even if I got pregnant the first month I started). I ended up getting paid leave because it took THAT look to finally get pregnant. My advice to most people is to have a savings cushion and live your life while TTC. If you assume you won’t qualify for paid leave because of a job move then it will be a nice bonus if you do!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I say go for the job.  Don’t let your life stop because you are TTC’ing

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