(Closed) What's the soonest you'd start TTC after starting a new job?

posted 5 years ago in Career
  • poll: What's the soonest you'd start TTC after starting a new job?
    Less than 3 months : (4 votes)
    13 %
    3-6 months : (6 votes)
    19 %
    6-9 months : (7 votes)
    23 %
    1 year : (12 votes)
    39 %
    1 - 1.5 years : (1 votes)
    3 %
    1.5 - 2 years : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Over 2 years : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i would wait a year. i would want to be really established there before even becoming pregnant. it’s true that you don’t know how long it will take but it could happen right away. i wouldn’t want to be pregnant 3-6 months after starting a new job.

    Post # 4
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    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I just got hired into a new job a month ago, and I’m 8 weeks in. My boss will probably be a little surprised, but it’s ultimately none of her business what I do with my body. That’s why the law protects women’s jobs when they have a baby.

    Post # 5
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    1134 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Look into your hr policies. I think some companies require you to be there a certain amount of time before they pay for your time off?? i think if i remember right from my orientation. Granted ive never had a baby, so maybe i just dont know all the fmla laws.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1069 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would start trying as soon as I wanted to. There’s laws in place (in Canada anyway) to protect pregnant women so they couldn’t fire you for it. I wouldn’t want to put my life on hold for a job.

    Post # 7
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    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’m job searching right now, and as soon as the doctor gives the okay (after my D&C) we’re going to keep trying.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’m currently looking for my next job, I figure I’ll give it at least a year before we start trying. That way any job protection laws can be in place, I’ll have benefits, and a bit more job security. I basically have to work for a year under a CPA before I’ll officially be a licensed CPA anyway, so I don’t want to jeopardize that by interrupting it with a pregnancy.

    Post # 9
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    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @MadTownGirl:  Make sure to wait until after probationary period and long enough that you will qualify for FMLA once the baby is born (if the company is big enough.)  I voted for 3-6 months but I would say to wait one year to be extra safe.  Plus, if you purchase short term disability, it usually requires a 12 month waiting period before it will cover pregnancy-related disabilities.

    Post # 10
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    7649 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would wait at least a year because usually jobs have a 3-6 month probation period. I wouldn’t want to get pregnant during that time. I would also want to bank up as much time off as I could in case I needed it. We are going to be right around the 10 month mark for my new job when we try to conceive.

    Post # 11
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    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i just want to point out that this will most likely vary depending on what country you’re in.

    Post # 12
    Member
    5403 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Whenever we wanted to. What you do with your body really isn’t their business. However, I suppose it depends somewhat on your industry and job security. If you’re in a position with a lot of turnover and are really concerned about job security, you could put it off a while, but I wouldn’t. 

    Post # 14
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    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve heard that many places require that you be there for at least a year before the baby is born for you to qualify for maternity leave.

    Therefore, I would wait 4-5 months so that, if we got pregnant right away AND had a preemie baby, we should still (most likely) fall beyond the 1 year limit.

    Post # 15
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    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    FMLA (aka maternity leave) doesn’t kick in unless you’ve been at your employer a year when the baby is born (by law – that isn’t something that’s optional unless your employer offers extra leave). Thus, I would only start TTC after the 4 month mark, since you need to make sure you are covered, even if the baby comes prematurely.

    Post # 16
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    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @givemecouture:  Canada has wildly different laws than the US regarding pregnancy and maternity leave. Your laws are awesome/make sense/advocate for familes. Our laws are pretty much the equivalent of a slap in the face to families.

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