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    Default Timing cycles to avoid dates

    Does anyone else take in to consideration certain dates when considering IVF/FET cycles? For example Christmas, major birth months.

    Even before IVF we agreed we would stop trying over March in an attempt to avoid a Christmas Baby, simply because I couldnt do that to a Child. I have friends born christnas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years whom never get to celebrate and hated it as kids.

    Jan is also a very popular time for Birthdays with DH's family and often they're all celebrated together, which is just a hard for little kids (I grew up with 6 family members within a week of my birthday and always had to share.)

    Now our we have the option to cycle in Feb, March and April. I dont want to wait but also dont want to go against something I have felt so strongly against for such a long time.

    What does everyone else do?

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    I was so desperate for my baby, I didn't care when they came. So we didn't stop of our own accord at any point

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    Initially we didn't cycle certain months to avoid Christmas. After years of heart ache and loss we just didn't care. Having said that I'm over the moon to be having a winter bub.

    Also remember nothing is certain, your February bub may come early and be a Christmas/new year bub....

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    I suppose it depends on your issues. I don't feel like I have time to waste due to low egg count, so I don't want to leave it longer. If I had my way I would want a winter/autumn baby... but at the end of the day I don't care as long as I get one!

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    We wanted a summer baby because I grew up having wonderful outdoor (water based) parties and we hoped to give the same to our LO. Having said that, we started IVF in September because our desire for a baby was too strong to cycle for particular dates. Fast forward past a disastrous experience with a crappy clinic to when we moved to IVFA and suddenly our first cycle with them in April worked and bam.. we have a January baby

    She was due 4th of Jan which I was a bit worried would turn into a Christmas/New Year baby but alas she sorted that issue by arriving 10 days past her due date on the 14th! That's enough of a gap for our liking

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    As much as I would prefer to avoid an Xmas baby it wouldn't stop me from cycle. I ended up with 6 weeks between my two but the baby we miscarried was due on DSs bday.

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    We did avoid a Christmas baby only as my DH's birthday is around that time and he hates it.

    So we would always plan our holiday for around that time so we had something to look forward to other than just doing back to back cycles

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    Nope, happy to blessed with an IVF bub in any month, didn't cross my mind to skip months etc. Things generally don't go to plan anyway, my march due bub was born early Feb a month early

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    We sort of did yes, we delayed for a month or two so we didn't end up with a baby due around christmas and the reason was that I knew it would likely be another high risk Pregnancy and my specialist thought it was better to be past Christmas as a lot of the other drs take leave over christmas

    If it's important to you, and it won't make much difference to delay then you could wait an extra month or two.

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    Nope, not us. Im just grateful to have my 2 ivf bubs. Things don't always go to plan anyway. One of my bubs came 1 month early.


 

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