When to Take a Break from Baby-making?

When to Take a Break from Baby-making?

Getting pregnant, or even TRYING to get pregnant, is a job, no doubt about it. You’ve got to consider ovulation timing, basal body temperature, periods, cervical mucus, sex positions, and all of the fun that goes along with conception.

On top of that, you’ve still got to deal with your normal day to day routine: work, grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking, driving, you know the drill. It can really become overwhelming and it can happen quickly. So, how do you know when it’s time to take a break from baby making? Read on for some clues. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

You’re not on the same page with your partner

If you and your partner are not getting along, or not in agreement about conceiving anymore, it is a good time to take a break. Sometimes, one person will need a break and the other will keep pushing to keep trying. This can lead to resentment and relationship issues. If you need a break, or your partner needs a break, respect that. If you or your partner have decided that you aren’t really ready to have a baby at this current time, step back. Take a break and reevaluate.

It’s not working out

If you are not having any luck conceiving, it might sound counter productive to take a break, but it really can be a good idea. If you have recently suffered a miscarriage or other pregnancy issue, it’s always a good idea to take some time off from trying to let your body heal, and to deal with your emotions as well. If you seem like you are just hitting a wall with your efforts, take a break and regroup. Sometimes a break is what it will take to clear your mind and help you to figure out what to do next.

Your health is suffering

There are several situations where trying to conceive can actually be harmful to your health. If you are exhausted and not getting enough rest, it might be time to take a break. Likewise, if you are struggling with health issues, even a simple cold or flu, your body might need you to take a step back and allow itself to heal. Mentally and physically, trying to conceive can be difficult and can really take a lot out of you.

If you add a sickness or infection to your body’s “list” of “things to do”, it can sometimes be too much. If you or your partner are suffering from health issues,it is a good idea to take a break until you are back on your feet.

It’s not fun or exciting anymore

Okay, okay, we know that if you have been trying to conceive for an extended period of time, that it probably isn’t fun or exciting anymore, but you know what we mean. When trying to conceive becomes a chore, and you forget the reason that you wanted to be pregnant SO badly in the first place, it’s a good idea to take a break.

Trying to conceive takes away almost all spontaneity, and it can really become somewhat of an obsession for many women. When this happens, it can lead to relationship problems, and issues with everything from finances, to depression, to career and work issues, to family problems.

It can literally take over your life. If you see that trying to conceive is causing more harm than good, it’s a good idea to step back and reevaluate before continuing on.

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Alyssia Granger
Alyssia Granger | ConceiveEasy
Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.