When you decide you’re at a time in your life when you’re ready to start a family, that’s not the end of your journey, it’s the beginning. You have a lot of choices to make, including when to actually get pregnant.
There are no guarantees with pregnancy – you find yourself conceiving unexpectedly quickly, or you might have a much longer wait for that positive result on a pregnancy test, especially if there are conditions like PCOS complicating your fertility. As long as you accept the risk that your plans may not wholly survive contact with reality, then it is worth your while trying to pick on best time to get pregnant.
This can take into account the time of year as it affects your own health and comfort and as it affects the future prospects of the child, your career and of course the biological realities of your own body.
Your fertility is linked to your menstrual cycle and when you ovulate. When you’re deciding when you want to get pregnant, you need to be taking into account your ovulation window – the time when you’re likely to ovulate and will therefore be at your most fertile.
A fertility monitor can track your cycle and predict when you’re likely to be ovulating and therefore what time in each cycle you need to try for the best chances of getting pregnant.
While your job is protected while you take maternity leave, your reputation is still subject to be somewhat forgotten or reduced, simply because you’re not on hand. You might want to try and ensure you leave on a high-point by trying to time your maternity leave for the conclusion of a big project which you make a key contribution to.
You might also want to set yourself certain targets to hit in your career before you try to have children – to have climbed the ladder to a certain level, be earning a certain amount of money and so on. Having this a ‘bookmark’ to return to may make you feel more secure as you leave.
THE TIME OF THE YEAR
Carrying a baby to term is a considerable job, and it can be very uncomfortable. You might want to aim for a pregnancy where you’re in the final months during the autumn and winter – when it’s cooler and more comfortable. Babies born in the winter tend to enjoy an advantage in their early school days, as they’re older than classmates who are born in the spring and summer. There’s little evidence this advantage continues past the early school years, but you may well feel it’s worth aiming for a winter birth
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What a beautiful read! A mother of four sons, I believe,anytime is the right time to get pregnant 🤰
To get pregnant 🤰 and to carry to term our pregnancy is a bliss and a blessing.
Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Anita! 💗
This is some great food for thought. I’m at the age where a lot of my friends now have kids and the pressure is on! However I’m nowhere near where I want to be in my career and there’s so much stuff I want to do outside of work too before I have kids. It’s difficult because part of me thinks if I wait to get everything done that I want I’ll never end up having them! One things for sure is that you definitely shouldn’t give into the pressure from friends and family, no matter how irritating it is! Xx
Totally agree with you! Having kids is such a personal decision and you don’t really know what that person is going through behind closed doors. I would say it’s one of the biggest decision anyone could make, you take on so many responsibilities from the very first day. Plus it’s not definitely not easy, it requires a lot of maturity, patience and understanding. You shouldn’t force or pressure anyone regarding this matter xx
I am just happy that finally, I am able to read an informative article that gives the right detail and no fancy words. thankyou
Great post! It’s a question that I’m asking myself more and more these years as I see a lot of friends around me having babies! Overall I think the best moment is when we feel ready a future moms and dads! 😊
Thank you my love! Definitely 💗
There is no such thing written about the exact age to get pregnant. It’s completely an individual’s decision. Thank you for sharing this post.
Very good points 🙂