(Closed) Would you purposely time pregnancy for a specific month?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
386 posts
Helper bee

I wouldn’t, no. 

I’m really sensitive to people raising their children to think that they’re incredibly special. I’ve been a CCD teacher and a nanny and it’s so obvious when a child has always been pampered like that. 

What’s next? No, we can’t have your birthday party at the bowling alley, there have already been six birthday parties at the bowling alley this month and yours won’t be special? Blasphemy! 

Post # 3
1082 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Many women (including me) are not fortunate enough in the fertility department to choose a specific month. But, yeah, my sister chose each one of her children’s birthday months. I found it obnoxious =P

Post # 4
4998 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think that’s funny that she thinks you can time pregnancy!! 

Post # 5
982 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If women could time pregnancy, thered be alot less heartache on the TTC boards 

Post # 6
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We skipped a month during TTC so that I could go to my BFF’s wedding, so I would make small adjustments for something really important to me. Not for a birthday, though! (Unfortunately I have had pregnancy complications and won’t be able to attend BFF’s wedding anyway, so you just can’t plan, really!)

Post # 7
1624 posts
Bumble bee

Well, I’m on maternity leave now because I had my baby at the beginning of Feb. Only for the reason that I live in the midwest and I will have off through the end of April and right as the weather gets nice I’m back to work. I wish I would have had a May baby to enjoy the summer, or fall baby to have off for the winter holidays (an impossibility when you work in healthcare), but it is what it is. 

Post # 8
6605 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have heard the suggestion to avoid having a winter baby – apparently it’s a bit harder on the system since the days are so short anyway, lack of Vitamin D, etc.  And I am definitely going to try to work it so I have summer plus maternity leave (either on one side or the other of summer break).  But to avoid a certain month b/c everyone else was born that month?  A bit odd to me.  Only part I would understand is that December birthdays tend to get lost in the shuffle anyway, so it might be nicer to have a day in a month with less going on.

Post # 9
785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I know I am being unreasonable and ridiculous but I really did not want a Sept baby. I was good with any month that didn’t land me in September. So we started trying asap in October. This baby will be June/July 🙂 

Post # 10
1073 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I know of some teachers who try this. Like aim to have a baby in May or June so they can have the whole summer with their baby. I work as I teaching assitant and would have loved it. But not in the cards for us. We tried for 13 months with fertility treatments to get pregnant. Life does not always work out the way you plan it too. I’m due with my first in November. 

Post # 11
2021 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yes. We have a January baby and it was really stressful over the holidays and I had preterm labor and bedrest. We are going to ttc when LO turns one but will be skipping the months that could lead to a December or January baby 

Post # 12
1387 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

No – I mean as a teacher I would love a May baby, but we’re having trouble TTC to I’ll take a baby any month. 

Post # 13
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I tried to have a spring/summer baby…My first two pregnancies worked out, July and May. They both ended in miscarriage. I just found out I am pregnant again, due in December. Awful timing but I am BEYOND thankful!!

Post # 15
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Let me say that as a teacher bee I will be *attempting* a spring/summer baby BUT I certainly won’t stop TTC when the time comes to avoid certain months.  No way Jose.  

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