(Closed) Would You Avoid Holiday TTC In Case of Morning Sickness?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Would you skip holiday TTC to avoid potential morning sickness during the holidays?
    Yes : (8 votes)
    7 %
    Hell No! : (100 votes)
    92 %
    Other,please explain! : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    2197 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We are moving to our 5th month of TTC. I would not put it on hold for possible MS… you don’t know how long it can take. I know it can happen right away, but I would not wait personally. You also don’t know what food aversions you will have. As for not drinking, you can just tell people you are TTC or will be soon and want to start cutting out alcohol. (note: I’m not a super private person, so it doesn’t bother me that people know we are TTC.)

    Post # 4
    2876 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    i wouldnt put it on hold…it could happen first time or it could take over a year. since you cant plan these things, if you feel ready i’d just go for it

    you may well not have morning sickness…or if you do it might be quite mild and very easily manageable. eg i had the odd flash but a cup of peppermint tea/ginger tea (or candy) sorted it instantly. a lot of my friends had no MS whatsoever, only one felt actively sick but never vomited so could hide it well enough

    also, even if you do it might just be triggered by specific easily avoidable things. eg celery made me feel terribly sick…but wasnt hard to avoid it hhaha

    the not drinking thing…you could just carry a drink around and not drink it. people often arent as observant as we think they are!

    so id go for it!! good luck!

    Post # 5
    7449 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999


    Post # 6
    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I have a friend who is planning out her TTC to try to avoid weddings, trips, and holidays – at this rate, she’ll never start!

    For me, when the time is right, it’s right, and I don’t care too much about having a little MS during the holidays one year. No big deal in the grand scheme of things. DH and I started TTC this month, and if by some chance we do get pregnant right away, I’m focusing on the joy of being able to tell everyone at Christmas!

    Post # 7
    1809 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I would have said don’t put off ttc for the chance of being sick, but now that I’m throwing up 8 times a day I’m not so sure. It didn’t start til 6 weeks and I’m 8 weeks now and I’ve been sick every single day, puking non-stop! Knowing what I know now, I’d probably avoid the holidays for baby number two.. That being said starting a family is amazing and if it feels right, do it!

    Post # 8
    3126 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    There is no guarentee you will get pregnant right away and if you do you may not have any morning sickness.  I wouldn’t put off TTC.

    Post # 9
    942 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MrsRichard:  omg this is my fear! Im so sorry bee.  In your situation, it would be very difficult to hide your pregnancy during the holidays– but again, it can be such a struggle to ttc that in the long-run, Id rather take MS over waiting… I think! 

    Post # 10
    2059 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it depends how old you & DH are. If you are 35+, I wouldn’t wait. If you were in your 20s, I’d say hold off until January until TTC.  I’m debating the same question right now. If I don’t get KU this month, we may take november off from TTC so I can avoid being 8 weeks pregnant on christmas.

    Post # 11
    1809 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @tampalove35:  Yea I think I have to agree with you, I’d probably still say go for it cause who knows how long it’ll take and at what point it’ll kick in. I have many many suspicious family members! 🙂

    Post # 12
    2494 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I definitely would not put it on hold. You might not get pregnant that fast, or might not get morning sickness. On the chance that you do, its only one holiday season out of your entire lifetime so it really wouldnt be the end of the world, IMO.

    Post # 14
    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Yeah, I would definietly wait!!  I would not want to risk either everyone knowing or being sick during the holidays. 

    Post # 15
    9248 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    It really depends on how old you are / how much you want to conceive asap, which you didn’t clarify.  We’re waiting til I’m 33 or so, at which point I’m not taking a break for anything!  If you’re 25 or something, sure, what’s the rush, put convenience first.

    Post # 16
    2179 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    You have no idea how you’re going to feel, and if you actually do get sick, when it will start and how long it will last.

    Example: I’m 14w 2d and still vomit every day. I’ve been this way since week 5. Though it’s out of the norm, I could very well still be ill at thanksgiving and Christmas, not at all what we “planned”. 

    So no, go for it. If it happens, it happens. And if it does, hopefully you won’t be blessed with nausea!

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