Should I try to get pregnant?
February 13, 2012 9:07 PM Subscribe
1 - Is it a good idea to get pregnant when a close loved one is dying?
2 - If I decide to do it, how can I get my husband off the fence?
posted by thelastgirl to health & fitness (59 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My question is two parts. I am 35 years old, married and want to get pregnant. My mom has terminal cancer and was diagnosed in May 2010. At that time we thought she had only a few months so we took having a baby off the table. Now it's almost two years later and she is still with us (so grateful). I want to start trying but I am so scare we will lose her when I am pregnant and am so torn as to whether that would be too much to handle. Has anyone experienced something like this?
So part two is this, even if I decided to have a baby, I am having a hard time convincing my husband to commit to it. He is convinced there will be a right time to do it and that it's not now. I am not getting any younger and I don't want to wait. His parents had him by accident in their fifties and I think he believes it's possible to wait that long. He is so freaked out by the prospect of having a baby that we are not having sex anymore. I don't know what to do, it seems the more we talk about it the further apart we get.