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Factors to consider when TTC? Adnap South Dakota 228 posts
9th Nov '12

So not going to lie...I did get excited at the possibility of being pregnant this past week. We werent trying obviously and I am on BC, but we had already discussed that if something did happen obviously it would be welcomed greatly(as in no adoption/abortion situation).

What factors did you consider when you and your SO decided to start TTCing?

Kim ♥ 2247517922 2 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 26777 posts
9th Nov '12

Age of our oldest.



Potty training (seriously this was a factor... we wanted our oldest to at least be STARTED potty training and actually getting it before baby #2 came. We bought our last pack of diapers for our oldest right before our youngest was born and only used like 1 out of them... our youngest ended up using the rest of them when she reached that size lol. I didn't want to be buying diapers for more than 1 child at a time.)



Money (of course)



Our car. (If we ever decide to have a 3rd baby, we'll have to wait to TTC around when our lease is up so that we can get a bigger car.)



Things going on in our life (Are we possibly going to PCS soon? Is he going to be deploying? TDY? We're wanting to do a vow renewal wedding on our 8 or 10 year anniversary... will another baby interfere with that? The list goes on and on.)



Obviously we think things through completely before just jumping in bed and throwing caution to the wind. lol.



Good luck!

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2748 posts
status 9th Nov '12
Quoting Panda-ray:" So not going to lie...I did get excited at the possibility of being pregnant this past week. We werent ... [snip!] ... greatly(as in no adoption/abortion situation). What factors did you consider when you and your SO decided to start TTCing?"


Our fertility was the main factor in deciding to TTC. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was a teenager, we knew we wanted a family so, we started TTC when I was 18, I didn't get pregnant until I was 20. Another factor was "could we afford a child?" We could so we decided to TTC. While undergoing the fertility testing with our RE we learned that DH is infertile as well. We were lucky to get pregnant our first IUI cycle..



When we decided to TTC #2 I was about 2 months PP. We knew we had fertility issues so we wanted to start trying because; we didn't know how long it'd take.

Adnap South Dakota 228 posts
9th Nov '12
Quoting Spookshow Baby☠:" Our fertility was the main factor in deciding to TTC. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was a teenager, ... [snip!] ... was about 2 months PP. We knew we had fertility issues so we wanted to start trying because; we didn't know how long it'd take."


Thank you for mentioning the fertility factor!

That's what I think about sometimes...I dont have PCOS but my right ovary is enlarged and I have endometriosis...
I know my SO isnt infertile unless it happened recently since he has a 3 year old daughter. I always joked that it would take lightyears to get me pregnant because my periods have been so irregular not to mention I was on the depo provera shot for 4 years.