(Closed) TTC and MMR Vaccine

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2543 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

At 30, 8 months would sound like a lifetime away, especially for multiple kids, but really, you still have lots of time.

TTC is a really hard variable, you have no guarantees how long it will take, hard to schedule it on a timeline. You’ve stuck yourself on a 2014 box, I’m just saying, people seem to figure it out if they come up preggo for events.

My only advice is be careful with vaccines and maybe get a second opinion from an OB/GYN – not a general doc.

Post # 4
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Get the vaccine, wait three months, and start trying to conceive.  You can be pregnant and be a maid of honor…

Post # 5
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

^ Agreed. Get the vaccine and wait the 3 months and start then. I flew from London to the US and back in my 3rd trimester. You could be pregnant and go to Mexico.

Post # 7
441 posts
Helper bee

I agree with PP, get the vaccine, wait 3 months, and start TTC. You don’t know how long it will take you to get pregnant. Some women get pregnant right away, but many others take months, so trying to plan around not being due in a certain month is really difficult. The women in my family seem to have no trouble popping out babies, but here I am, almost 12 months later (9 of those charting), without a single BFP. You just never know 🙂

Post # 8
1832 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t have antibodies for MMR either and need the vaccine. However I decided to wait as I was worried about our time frame too. Figured I would get the vaccine after baby was born. However we are in our 17th cycle of trying, if I would have known it would take this long I would have done the vaccine, however I am so invested in TTC right now that I don’t want to lose 3 more months…

Post # 9
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

I would skip the vaccine and go for it. I know that isn’t popular advice around here though…

Post # 10
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wait, I’m confused. If you get the vaccine now (October) 3 months gives you January to start TTC. So, at the earliest, you’d be due in October/November, right? Why not try as soon as you can (after the 3 months) but don’t TTC during the month that would make you due at her wedding date. And if you’re close with your sister and she won’t blab to the world that you’re TTC, I’d give her a head’s up. I’d rather have a niece/nephew than a Maid/Matron of Honor…but that’s just me.

Although I know MMR diseases aren’t common anymore, it’d suck to get one WHILE pregnant.

Post # 12
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsAMac:  could you get the vaccine sooner, like early next week? then you wouldn’t miss your January ovulation, giving you two chances?

Post # 14
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsAMac:  Oh, that sucks. Maybe you’re pregnant now and all this stressing is for nothing?! 🙂

Post # 15
1390 posts
Bumble bee

I’d get the vaccine and wait to TTC until spring to TTC. I think being 1-7 months pregnant would be fine. But I would avoid giving birth beforehand if you can. Will you bring the baby with you to the wedding? That could be a lot of hardwork. Baby would need a passport and you’d have to get it immediately following the birth….and babies younger than two months aren’t vaccinated, so things like pertussis are a huge deal. Malaria could be a risk too. I’m not really sure but I think flying on a plane with such a small baby would be a bit of a risk. I don’t think I’d want to travel with my 1-2 month old baby anywhere, much less a foreign country.

Keep in mind, you’ll still be recuperating too and that will definitely affect everything from your dress to bathing suits to being exhausted from night-time feedings….etc. Not really a recipe for a trip to paradise! And would you be willing to leave your newborn infant behind for the trip? Because I feel like that would be equally difficult. My sister was a Maid/Matron of Honor 2.5 months after my niece was born and she was miserable. She had to wear a strapless dress with a strapless basque with milk pads shoved in it. Her body wasn’t back to itself and she felt horribly frumpy. I was on baby duty and we all got pooped on. And my sister had to take several breaks to breastfeed my niece who refused bottles at the time. It was exhausting and the whole thing was 10 minutes from her house. Oy.

If you can’t tell, I’m strongly in favor of getting the shot and waiting a few months!

Post # 16
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Why is a WEDDING getting more priority than you and your baby’s health?

Get the vaccine. Start TTC in 3 months. Problem solved!

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