Advice/Experience from YOUNG mothers?

Kristi - posted on 03/28/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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20 years old and trying to get pregnant. Engaged and happy! Advice from older moms is all the same....judgemental. lol. So young moms or young women with baby fever....help me out!!! Plan to work and go to.college too btw.

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Krista - posted on 03/28/2012

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Um, you do realize that you're also being judgmental, when you write off all of us "older moms", right? I have no intention of judging you, as long as you and your fiance are capable of supporting yourselves and a baby. Do you have childcare set up for when you go back to work and/or school? It's worth exploring your options now, before you're in panic mode.



Anyway, if you're determined to get pregnant, the website "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" has a good tracker that will help you monitor things, so that you can figure out when your fertile times are.

Kaitlin - posted on 03/28/2012

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It took my husband and I a year to get pregnant even though we were very young and healthy. People who don't understand say, just forget about it and it will happen, or you have plenty of time, and while that may be true, it's not what you want to hear when you're actively trying and repeatedly getting your period- devastating! Do know, that it can take a year and a half and it's still normal and healthy, it just happens that way sometimes.

Here's what happened for us. We wanted to get pregnant and start our family right away, and because we were so young and healthy, we expected it to happen right away, or within the first few months. It did not.

The first two or three months, we just had sex when we wanted. The next few months we had sex around day 14, 15 and 16. (and other times too, lol). Once I started charting regularly, it only took us three months. I tracked my cervical mucous, position, openness and firmness and my basal body temp to tell me when I was about to ovulate, and then when I did ovulate (day 19 three months in a row- crazy!). It's a lot easier than it sounds, really. The ovulation predictor sticks never worked for me, plus they were expensive. Check out a book from your library called taking charge of your fertility. It was very helpful. And I love charting now because i know exactly when to expect my period (it had always been irregular and while it still is when I'm not pregnant, I know when to expect it after I ovulate).

Good luck.

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Kristi - posted on 03/28/2012

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I'm on month 2 of trying. First month failed and am a week away from finding out if this month worked. Ive been using an app on my phone to track my periods and possible fertility times but thats it so far. I would like to do a journal of my temperatures too but i dont know how else to track my fertile times. I will definitely check out that book. May i ask how.old.you are?

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