Hi, seeking advice on what I need to ask my mum about! Told her DP & I are TTC (she's ecstatic!!) & that knowing her TTC journey might be helpful.
... what should I be asking her about???
What did you ask your own mum about that helped you in your TTC journey?
What do you wished you'd asked?
Many many thanks in advance! MUG81 xx
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25-06-2016 17:49 #1Senior Member
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Questions for your (my!) mum?
25-06-2016 17:55 #2
Ummmm. Nothing. I didn't ask her anything. My mum is a midwife and as I was already in my 30s when DH and I started TTC I already had had several discussions with her about me and my siblings. I knew she'd had a miscarriage but otherwise that she'd conceived and birthed us all very easily.
My babies were IVF (except our last one). I also can't birth naturally so knowing she conceived easily and also birthed easily wasn't relevant to me.
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25-06-2016 17:58 #3Senior Member
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PS hope your back is feeling a little bit better !
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25-06-2016 17:59 #4
I was whoopsie baby straight off the pill for her. Her pregnancy involved no sickness etc. and she had a 5 hour labour that she slept through thanks to the pethidine. The only complication was due to her being O- and me being A+. She then couldn't have anymore after me.
I had 4 babies, all easily conceived but I had decent sickness with 3 and HG with 1. I needed to be induced for 3 of them for being overdue.
Her story is very different from mine. I don't know how much you could really learn and apply to your our journey.
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25-06-2016 18:03 #5
I never told my mum we were ttc. She had already told me years before how long she had ttc each child. Early pregnancy symptoms would have been useful (ie. Did she get m/s).
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25-06-2016 18:04 #6
I asked Nothing. My sister and I are complete opposite when come pregnancy and birth. I fall pregnant by list looking at du she had lots of trouble. I had hard pregnancy and her were easy. I have super long labours and kids born at 42 weeks, ahe has 30 min labours and has 36 weekers. Neither of us was like mum either.
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25-06-2016 18:10 #7
My mum had 5 babies and also an ectopic pregnancy. She had serious issues and complications with all 5 pregnancies (pre eclampsia amongst other things) and all 5 of us were delivered early via C section. Her first born was 8 weeks early and passed away aged 6 months.
We had many conversations when I was growing up about everything she went through so I had a lot of knowledge and she was a great help throughout both of my pregnancies and was also there when I suffered my ectopic.
I can't say that there was anything I needed to ask or run by her regarding TTC though.
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25-06-2016 18:16 #8
I asked nothing and didn't tell anyone we were TTC.
As it turned out I fell pregnant very easily like my mum, but she had full
term vb's for my brother and I - I had numerous complications and a prem born via emergency c-section.
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25-06-2016 18:19 #9
I didn't tell my mum when I started ttc. I already knew about my mum's journey. She is one of those super fertile people. She had 2 of her children when she had less than half an ovary remaining (1 and a half ovaries removed due to cysts). She fell pregnant first month every time. My ttc journey is the polar opposite.
The one thing I would have asked mum if I hadn't known was my blood type. I'm A- and being negative has implications if your partner is + and you have any bleeding etc during pregnancy.
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25-06-2016 18:30 #10
Didn't tell my mum we were TTC and didn't ask her anything! We are close but didn't want to discuss that. Preferred it to be a surprise
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