(Closed) Young mums.. Tell me why you ttc'd so early. Considering ttc at 23!

posted 8 years ago in TTC
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@trueblue14:  wow! Did the doctors think that maybe hormonal birth control just wasn’t effective for you? I worry about my bcp failing after reading online how many women get pregnant while taking it correctly. 

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m currently 22, 23 when I get married & my soon-to-be-husband will be 24. We purchased our house last August, will have been together for 7 years, and I can it will happen next year most likely. If it was his choice then we’d already have a kid.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@TattedNYBride:  I was on EIGHT different kinds of birth control – I ended up getting side effects with ALL of them, as well as getting pregnant! So I went to an IUD. The IUD “displaced” and ripped through my uterus and I got a really bad pelvic infection that ended up with the removal of my tubes. THAT took care of the birth control probem but I would NOT recommend it!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m 23. DH is 29. We both felt like we are in a good spot financially, have savings, and are still young enough to have lots of energy for our little boy.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I had my first child at 22 and my second at 24 it was the best decision for me and although it was really hard my boys are now 13&11 and I’m still only fairly young. I always knew that I wanted to be a young mum. Sometimes you just know:)

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Well actually, my “baby fever” kicked in just after we got engaged in February of 2009. Believe it or not, I was 19 at the time (DH and I are now 23). DH (my high school sweetheart, whom I have been with since our freshman year) and I got married on October 12, 2012, and that’s when we finally started planning things out. We began TTC in January. So far, we haven’t been lucky, but I am going to give it a couple more months before I seek out any help. Prior to starting, I went through tests and exams, which all came back normal, so I was given the “okay” to try. I am at a healthy weight, so I just maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly. I do take prenatals as well. Hopefully, we’ll have some good news soon. To ease my stress with TTC, and perhaps to gain some hope, I have also had a few psychic readings (from different people), all of which say I will conceive in June or July of 2013 and have my first child around April of 2014. I’m really hoping so. As for housing and finances, we have been living in our own home since we graduated high school in 2008. DH is a PhD student and employee of the university he attends. I am currently in school as well, and we are comfortable with where we are.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

DH and I both just turned 24 and I am pregnant. We got married at 23 and were dating for 6 years before tying the knot. We decided we wanted to start TTC early bc we want 4-5 kids and its important for us that our kids have their grandparents as long as possible. We own a large 4 bedroom home in a safe suburban neighborhood and although we are in such a different place in our lives than pretty much all our friends we are doing what is right for us. Btw got pregnant my first cycle off the pill! We feel unbelievably lucky!

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We decided to let “nature take its course” when I was 22 as my fiance is 14 years older than I am. You sound set up to have a LO so I say go for it. My fiance & I both agree having a child in your early 20s is a much better idea than doing so in your mid 30s, which seems to be a new trend. We are planning to conceive baby #2 on our honeymoon next year. I just wish we had been married first, but if that doesn’t bother you then go for it!

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

My husband and I married when we were both 22, and we started TTC at 23, right before we both turned 24 (one month apart) so our first baby is due when we are both 24. I honestly thought that we would start trying about 26-28 or so, but it just turned out that we were both feeling ready sooner than that! When we got married, we told everyone not to expect kids for a long time, but our first is due RIGHT after our 2nd anniversary. 😉 It just seemed like the right time – we were financially stable, had degrees, just moved to a new state for his job and somehow both ended up getting baby fever, haha.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We were both 23 when we started to TTC, 24 when DD was born. We both had stable jobs, had been living together for almost 3 years and just both felt it was the right time.

We got engaged when I was 7 months pregnant and didn’t get married until DD was almost 3 years old.

Have fun!!

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@family_girl:  what treatment are you doing? I’ll be starting fertility treatment in September..right around my 25th birthday and 3 months after our wedding.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My husband and I are both 23, and we’ve been ttc’ing for a yeat. Wr bith have stable jobs, and when he returns from deployment we will be getting our first home. The reason we are starting now is because while I’m enlisted, everything is covered in my infertility care (I knew I was going to have issues trying). Also, I am hoping that because I am so young,  ill be more receptive to treatments now rather than in 5-10 years. Today I have my saline induced sonogram,  so hopefully all is clear to start treatments!

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m 21 (22 in a few months) and my husband is 24. We were going to wait at least another year but I started getting really bad baby fever and we’re financially secure enough that we shouldn’t get too stressed over money. I keep feeling like we’re just killing time, we’re happy and everything but it’s time for the next part now.

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My situation was very unique?. But here goes.

I bought my own home at 20 (moved in when I was 21) and got pregnant almost immediately afterwards. Fi and I weren’t planning in TTC, it just happened by accident (we were totally happy, even tho it was faster then we were expecting). 

Anyway, we ended up having a miscarriage with that pregnancy at 12 weeks and we were devastated. We decided that this was what we wanted, so we actively TTC and luckily got pregnant the very next month and I was able to carry that baby (our son) to term. 

I was 23 when he was born.

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