TTC and a teacher?! Join me!

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HopefulFairy Wed 16-Jan-13 20:58:35

Good morning (evening) Miss/Mrs MummyToBe!

I don't know about you, but I'm finding it hard to balance teaching+TTC. Too tired to DTD as often as I think I probably should be+so overwhelmed with the job that I'm filled with lots of negative thoughts+feelings all the time sad

Everyone keeps telling me that I need to be less stressed if I want to conceive but find that an impossibility.....unless I resign!!

Any other teachers out there feel like this?

sparkle9 Sun 07-Apr-13 11:10:49

DP and I finally started TTC properly so the Easter hols have been well timed! I came off the pill in February so I hope that my cycles have returned. Had AF about 2 weeks ago. Fingers crossed!

Thatssofunny Sun 07-Apr-13 12:21:47

Bearface I'm not even close to being a music teacher. It's the one subject I happily hand over to someone else...and I had managed to do so since my nqt year. Finally, it's caught up with me. However, I'm quite excited by what I have planned so far and hope that it's going to work. According to my training certificate, I'm an English specialist and apparently capable of teaching up to GCSE. However, found secondary really boring, so happily switched to middle and then primary. grin I actually prefer to teach Maths. I have, though, planned an English language unit and discrete writing skills sessions for next term, which I'm rather looking forward to (my degree is in English linguistics).
Hope your courses will be helpful. smile

Currently waiting to start dtd again for this cycle. Will try to get some action in before DP leaves for residential...and the day he comes back. blush grin

Fx sparkle

CubanoHabana Fri 12-Apr-13 17:29:08

Hi, I'm new to mums net but wondered if I could join this thread. I'm a maths teacher in a very recently ofsted'ed school (last week before Easter)... So that stress at least is over with (and I got a good with outstanding features grin), although unfortunately oh's grandad died in hols sad, so not as relaxed as I had hoped for ttc.

Trying for our first, came off pill in November and bfn's each month so far, really hoped this was our month as I finally feel that pill is out of my system but just don't think we have done it at the right time with everything that has been going on, cd 21 today...

I know the feeling about keep being told about other pregnant colleagues, although there is a chance that if all things go to plan soon, that there will 3 of us in my department off on maternity (I will think positively!).

Bearface Thu 25-Apr-13 20:05:56

Ha ha - found it tucked away a few pages in and thought I'd resurrect the thread! Typical that us teachers don't even have time to post on a thread we created! grin

Hoping that everyone is well. If you're a secondary/FE teacher - nearly there with exam classes!

Welcome Cubano. Sorry to hear about your OH's grandad - very sad.
Hope THAT ttc is going well though.

I don't have much to add, but let's just say I can't wait to get to my new school in Sept. smile

Bearface Thu 25-Apr-13 20:06:36

Sorry Cubano - no idea why 'that' is capitalised!

MistressofPemberley Sat 27-Apr-13 07:30:34

Just wanted to offer some hope. I'm a secondary school teacher in a challenging-ish school. Ttc on and off for a few years. DS is 5. Have had 3 early mcs. Short luteal phase with low progesterone. Started acupuncture in February 2012. Now 25 weeks pg. dd due in August. I'm tired (in bed by 9 most nights), I've been off sick intermittently with morning sickness, flu and a chest infection, but I'm pleased to say I'm finally feeling better and enjoying this pregnancy.

Have yr 11s, and coursework deadlines coming out of my ears but I am surprisingly calm. My mantra is 'I can only do what I can do, and looking after myself and this baby is the most important thing'. Don't get me wrong, I love my job and most of my classes; I just won't let things stress me out.

I know you won't want to hear this, but I did conceive the month I took my eye off the ball. Forgot to temp properly, DTD twice only as knackered, and had several excessively boozy nights out with DH after months of being super strict and a manic fertility drill sargeant!

Good luck.

Tigerstripes Tue 28-May-13 12:14:20

Just come back to this thread and agree with poster who said that us teachers are too busy to even post on our own thread!
I enjoy reading everyone's stories. We are waiting to ttc as DH can't find a permanent teaching job in his subject and time is running out for this year. However, I am ambivalent at best about having children at all as can't imagine my life changing that much so maybe it's a sign.
On the plus side, the year 13s have gone and just about there with year 11.

Watching with interest OP. I'm a teacher and so is DH. We have been trying for three months and are really struggling to DTD on school nights because we are knackered.

sparkle9 Thu 30-May-13 12:03:20

I don't think my cycles are back to normal yet after stopping the pill. I've had two long cycles of 43 and 53 days. Now on CD22 of my third cycle and temp charting doesn't show ovulation yet. To be honest it hasn't clearly shown it on the two cycles that I've already had. Fertility Friend just shows dotted line crosshairs. I'm a bit worried but have decided to give myself a few more months before I really worry.

Half term is good for DTD but it's no good if I'm not ovulating. :-(

businessbunny Fri 07-Jun-13 19:58:57

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SecSciTeacher Wed 26-Jun-13 09:55:09

Hi there everyone. How interesting that so many people are ttc and teachers, and seemingly having trouble. There must be a link! I am always tired and as for ttc, well I don't have the energy for it most of the time. I have other health conditions that really don't help with the tiredness. We have been ttc for about a year now and have started drugs to try to help. But the truth is I think I am too stressed to get pregnant. It is now too late in the year to resign, I wouldn't want to let my department down by leaving mid way through the year. But in my heart I think I know this profession is doing me in, and the best thing I could do would be to find something less stressful. Have been at the same school for years so leaving would be very hard.

Just have to keep hoping for a baby I guess.

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