(Closed) When is the best time to conceive?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
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  • Wedding: October 2010

@MissTatas:  IF your pregnancy proceeds “normally”–which is a big IF, in the sense that there is really no “normal,” but I’m meaning in the way that a lot of women seem to experience it–then it’d be ideal for you to conceive sometime in Nov/Dec so you’d be early in the pregnancy and then in the 2nd trimester by May. Most women don’t experience heavy morning sickness until around 8-9 weeks and most women feel their best in the 2nd trimester.

BUT, and this is a HUGE ‘BUT’–there are PLENTY of women who don’t get morning sickness at all, or get it in the 2nd trimester instead of the first, or have it all 9 months (yikes). Plus, you are likely to get hit by fatigue anytime during the pregnancy.

Having said that, again, women have been having babies for centuries and working–sometimes hard manual labor–through it for centuries as well. It’s not likely that your symptoms will be so extreme that you won’t be able to work–maybe take a few sick days is more like it. Now, if your pregnancy is so difficult that it does affect your ability to work, then your doctor will be able to help get you on disability. I don’t know about the legal aspects as to whether disability status affects keeping your job (depends on your job and the state you live in and all that), but that is one option out there.

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