Alicia - posted on 02/26/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
My boyfriend (21) and I (23) are trying to conceive this month. He is leaving for the army April 1st and we want very much to conceive before he leaves. He will be on leave 2 months later (July), when we are planning to get married. I am in grad school for special education and have my bachelors in art education. i have decided to stay home to be close to family during pregnancy and for work. He will be enlisted for 3 years with two 6 month tours in Afghanistan, and will be stationed at a base that is 3 hours from me.
My last menstrual period was February 19-22 and I was using the pill. I am now off the pill and taking prenatal vitamins and eat a healthy diet. My fertile days I believe are March 1-6 but we have been having sex everyday for the past 4 days. I just want to know if anyone has advice in how to conceive quickly...diet, foods, positions, do's and don'ts, etc.
Also, when the time comes that I have to tell my mother I'm not quite sure what to say. This will be coming to her as quite a surprise. My boyfriends family knows all about it and are very supportive and excited for us. She is very protective of me and I am her youngest. I have two older brothers (34 and 30), both unmarried and no children so I think she may be disappointed in me at first. But I do know she will be supportive in the end. She is the type of person that always puts others before herself and has a big heart. I've been wondering whether I should tell her myself? Or with my boyfriend present?
Any advice on this situation would be much appreciated. And advice from military wives would be great as well!!