Trying to Conceive - to work or not?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-18-2007
Trying to Conceive - to work or not?
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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 3:52pm

Hi Ladies!

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-30-2007
Wed, 01-16-2008 - 4:17pm

When I went thru fertility treatments, it was so incrediably time consuming for 6 months I'm so glad I had quit my job beforehand. Actually I probably would have been fired. I don't think most employers would have dealt with the amount of time off I needed every month.


As far as childcare, I don't know. I don't understand your question. are you talking about working during fertility treatments or when you actually have a baby?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-14-2007
Wed, 01-16-2008 - 4:23pm
If you're not sure the numbers will work out, you should plan to continue working.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-22-2006
Wed, 01-16-2008 - 5:09pm

I have no strong opinions about what is best for you and your family.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-18-2007
Wed, 01-16-2008 - 7:09pm

I think we will take your advice and do a trial run of living on just his income.

 

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 01-16-2008 - 10:51pm

Very tough decisions.

I just went through our second IVF this past Jan/ Feb and now have a 2 month old. I had done a previous IVF for my twins, now 4. Both while working very *very* full time. Both worked.


I too am the main bread winner and more importantly for us, I enjoy what I do. So I chose to keep working, and, will continue to work now.



Good luck to you! Its a hard slog, but the outcome can be magic:)

Avatar for myshkamouse
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 01-16-2008 - 10:53pm

Well I did IVF/ICSI x2 (plus two failed frozen cycles in between) while working and never had any issues with my employers at the time. Go figure.