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

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 76
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Blushing bee

is_a_belle:  What if the child was premature resulting in a sign you didn’t like?

Post # 77
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

mooo:  +1 

My son was born only six days before his due date and it “changed” which sign he was. It’s not like babies are often born on their due dates. 

Post # 78
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

FantasticFawn: It happens in the Midwest and south, but mainly so the kid will be bigger for a specific sport. I’d take  UES momzillas over that any day. 

I know a CPA who timed her pregnancy so she wouldn’t be out for tax time. Obviously there are things like prematurity that can’t be planned, but this was probably the thing that worked best for her and her husband. I’ve heard teachers do the same thing. 

Post # 79
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

socalgirl1689:  oh the poor thing 🙁 that’s the worst ! It’s so hard when everyone around you seems to have an easier time conceiving! 

Post # 80
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

mooo:  Thankfully, I like the signs before and after it well enough. But we were prepared to take three-month-long TTC hiatuses to avoid the few signs that we couldn’t live with.

Post # 82
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

As a winter holiday baby I was going to take great pains to NOT have a child in late December/early January so as to spare them a lot of the BS Ive always had to go through.

But after tiptoeing up to the edge of permanent sterility this past winter, I just want a baby. I’ll take one on Christmas, Leap Day or September 11th at this point as long as we can have one. I’ve thrown my gender preferences out the window, too.

Post # 83
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Worker bee

tribbles:  I used to think that I would avoid trying around the holidays so that I could enjoy grown up beverages at Christmas and New Years and so I wouldn’t be heavily pregnant during the oppressive heat of our southern summers. And so that I won’t deliver just before the school year starts.

But best case scenario I will be 36+ when I start trying, so I’ll take what I can get. Oh, to have the luxury of finding a good man while you’re still young.

Post # 84
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

tribbles:  Nope. One, the closer we got to TTC, the less I cared about timing anything. After I miscarried my first pregnancy, I only wanted to be pregnant again so we could have our baby. I’m a teacher and my son was born December 27. A month that also includes my bday and our anniversary. I love his birthday and loved getting to be home through mid-February with him. When summer break starts in 9 weeks, my baby will be 5 months and r doing some fun stuff! 

Post # 85
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

No, I would not! And I think it’s funny that some woman think that they can try and time pregnancy like that lol It’s very hard to time something as complicated as your fertility and I would be thankful for my baby no matter what month he or she was born in! If there are a lot of birthdays in a certain month and your baby was born in the same month, than you just deal with it! It’s really not a big deal!

Post # 86
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I actually had my daughter a few days before my birthday. Lol I conceived at the best time imaginable. I didn’t go through a terrible winter here in connecitcut because winter was finishing when I got pregnant (Valentine’s Day!) and I had her before it winter came November 7th. I would say that was Well played lol

Post # 87
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

And when I say winter I mean SNOW LOL

Post # 88
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Wish it could be that easy for everyone…

Post # 89
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

In an ideal world, sure.

I’m a teacher and my school has a little loophole where if you start your maternity leave after April 1st, you have the option to take the following year off (without pay), but your position will be held for the following school year. So yes, ideally – Darling Husband and I would love to take advantage of that, as it would give me a lot of time off with a new baby and would also allow us time to decide if I’m going to go back to work at all.

But I also realize that life doesn’t work like that. And I have no interest in planning a baby around anything else. When it happens, it happens.

Post # 90
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

tribbles:  I tried to time it around my work calendar. 2 miscarriages and 5 months later I had a baby in literally the best period for work possible (but way too unpredictable to have planned around. It was absolute chance that baby came early and our project  schedule got delayed). For our next baby we will try for a similar time frame (January/February)

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