TTC & Covid19

Has anyone changed their ttc plans due to Covid19?

Are you waiting longer, going forward as planned or completely stopping trying to conceive?

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We’re going forward as planned. We have both been fortunate enough to keep our jobs, and both companies have had us working from home since [name_u]March[/name_u]. As long as we continue to follow distancing recommendations and being cautious I feel comfortable with it. Ultimately for us we didn’t want to “waste” the time we had since had already pushed our plans out by 6 months.

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I actually thought we would be stopping at one but lately I’ve been wanting another. I feel like I would want to wait to ttc until there is a vaccine.

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We are pausing for now but not because of Covid. It may be just as big of a problem in the fall as it is now, no one really knows yet, but we’re still planning to try then. I realize if things get bad again that it could create problems with family not being able to visit in the hospital etc. but tbh I’m not sure when they’ll have a vaccine and when they do if it will be safe to take right away.
I’m lucky to be a stay at home mom right now so I don’t have to worry about being around too many people. I guess if I was going to be working while pregnant I might have more concerns. But even then I think if you are young and do your best to stay healthy and take precautions then you will be fine. I’m not sure how much evidence there is with Covid and pregnant women now but I know the early evidence showed that most of them had milder cases.
I’m still hoping we’ve all either already had an asymptomatic variant or just never get it. :crossed_fingers:

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I’m not TTC, but my plans wouldn’t change if I was. Studies are showing that coronavirus will be here for years, if not forever, so for me waiting for something that might never happen seems pointless. [name_m]Just[/name_m] my two cents though, maybe those studies will end up being wrong.

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[name_f]My[/name_f] husband and I had a lot of discussion around this, and ultimately decided to continue with our original TTC timeline. I’m now 6 weeks pregnant :slight_smile:

[name_m]Major[/name_m] considerations for us were that both of our jobs are relatively protected and we haven’t had any financial impact, I’m working from home and my husband is partial work from home & go in to the office. We are smart about where we go and what we do as far as interactions with others. We spoke to my OBGYN who really said it was our choice, but also didn’t have any strong recommendations not to try. As another poster said, this is likely going to be around for some time, and we didn’t want to be continuously waiting on something we feel ready for. In some ways, the slower pace of quarantine life has been really beneficial.

I think it’s a really personal decision that no one else can make for you! As long as you are content with what you decide, it will all work out!

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We’ve actually decided to TTC earlier than planned due to COVID - the time at home made us realise how nice family time is, and I will probably step back from my career for a little longer when/if we’re successful to spend that time at home while the children are little.

Our jobs have been safe so far and we don’t see that they’d be affected (fingers crossed), and where I live the virus seems to be pretty well in control, at least for the time being, with the measures that have been taken.

It took us 4 months last time and we’re both in our 30’s, so starting a bit earlier is probably for the best.

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We started TTC a bit earlier than we planned because of Covid19. We were planning on starting around [name_f]May[/name_f] or [name_u]June[/name_u], but we’re both working from home most of the time since the start of the pandemic, and it gave us plenty of time to talk things through. It just felt like the right time to start, having more time on our hands and feeling less stressed out than usual, despite everything’s that going on.

We aren’t planing to start TTC til [name_u]August[/name_u] / [name_f]September[/name_f], but have agreed to postpone if things are still dicey. Thankfully Australia is reasonably on top of COVID for the moment, so hopefully it stays that way and we’ll continue as previously planned.

I’m looking at [name_u]December[/name_u] as a start. That might be right as another curve is ramping up again, but who knows. I won’t be delaying I don’t think. But I had a homebirth last time and love the idea that all my health visits were conducted at home and that my provider barely ever goes near hospitals. I know a LOT of pregnant people right now have made the switch to home care because of COVID. I also am a SAHM so being under quarantine again next winter/year while pregnant wouldn’t be fun, but definitely doable.

The future is always uncertain, it just is more obvious now some of the ways in which it is uncertain.

Interesting hearing all the different feedback. It varies so much depending on where you live and everyone has to do what they feel comfortable with.