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Bloody hell this biological clock thing is real, isn't it?

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claudeekishi Sun 12-Jan-14 12:52:20

I am 30. And unbelievably broody. Not yet at the obsessing stage but probably not too far off it since we're on cycle 2 of TTC. Where did this come from? I never felt broody before, wasn't even sure if I wanted kids. DD (2) was a pleasant surprise.

Nature is a funny old thing isn't it?:

-I know what the reality of a tiny baby is like. I've been there and it's HARD and will only get harder after your first.
- I have loads of stuff I want to get on with in my personal life - goals/targets, that kind of thing.
- Earth is overpopulated already; logically, I know this and worry about this.

And yet I'm craaaaaaaaaaaving the whole clichéd lot of it. Bump, newborn, all of it.

I don't know myself! Blah

Tadpole2013 Sun 12-Jan-14 16:25:49

Hun, you're (ONLY) 30!

I'm 42 in 2 weeks.

There is nothing logical about all this. It's just what it is! smile

Good luck!

MonsterMunchMe Sun 12-Jan-14 16:29:36

I have DS 6yrs old, and mine has just started ticking massively and loudly. I'm only 24 25 in 2 months shock

I've only been with new many for 4/5 months and even though he's a keeper it will definetly be a few years off still, even if this works out. If not even longer sad

It's horrible and illogical and I want it too stop as 6 people close to me are pregnant at the moment which makes it worse!!

S'not fair {stamps feet}

So, yeah, I feel your pain OP grin

Hedgehead Sun 12-Jan-14 17:51:44

Am in total agreement! I am 30. I don't know what has come over me... I didn't bat an eyelid to babies up until the age of 28...

I mc, which has made me want it more, purely because I did not recognise what I had until I lost it.

I want loads of kids! My mum stopped being able to get preg at 36... I have 6 years. Arghhhh!

claudeekishi Sun 12-Jan-14 18:30:51

I just find it weird that many of us are pre-programmed with an internal broody switch. One that goes off at an arbitrary time!

Mrsmorrison13 Sun 12-Jan-14 20:48:56

I totally get this too, I'm 31.5 and TTC #1 on cycle 5 , I found out online I roughly have a 15% chance if conceiving each month , why dies it have to be so hard hmm x

BumpNGrind Sun 12-Jan-14 23:04:11

I'm on cycle 2 as well, bloody hell I'm so broody! I have a baby niece as well and she's all lovely with chubby legs!! I'm an absolutely hopeless case of broodiness!

binkybunny Mon 13-Jan-14 13:40:59

MrsMorrison where did that stat come from about the 15%? That really is quite depressing as at a year older than you I guess my percentage is lower sad

I was adamant not to have kids then I turned 30 and bam it just hit me and its all I have thought about for 2 years! TTC now on cycle 2 so keeping everything crossed... Except legs wink

Hedgehead Mon 13-Jan-14 14:10:39

15% what?! Oh my god. Where did that statistic come from?!

Mrsmorrison13 Mon 13-Jan-14 18:01:38

It's quite disheartening , although the longer you try seemingly the higher % but if this cycle I have dtd every 2 days and for 4 days in a row at ovulation and it didn't happen then why would it next month ?

claudeekishi Mon 13-Jan-14 21:18:49

Bloody hell those are some scary stats!

radiatormesh Mon 13-Jan-14 23:06:59

Mrsmorrison - the numbers go up because they're cumulative I think: so each also includes the women who got knocked up the month before.

Mrsmorrison13 Tue 14-Jan-14 00:36:52

Ahh right ok, it still scared the shot outta me though , x

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 14-Jan-14 01:59:01

Hell yeah! Its real!
Im 38 and have been broody since I had DD. I finally convinced DP that we should have another and am currently PG with what will be a 15 year age gap!

Lydiejo Tue 14-Jan-14 04:26:24

I think a lot of it has to do with social pressure and expectations etc. For me I have always wanted a large family.

I am only 24 with one child, but am anxious to start ttc again! I would love to have 4 kids by 30.

radiatormesh Tue 14-Jan-14 17:38:35

I know Mrs. I'm 'only' 31 and only have a 15% shot each month.

Although I found the cumulative figures reassuring. Assuming nothing is wrong with either of us (this will be #3 for us and both others didn't take long so I'm assuming we're still ok), we will almost definitely be pregnant within a year. Which is frustrating for an impatient woman like me, but ok.

ImBrian Tue 14-Jan-14 17:47:46

I've got 4 dds and said no more. Im 34 this year and the broodiness has kicked in massively!

rightaboutthestars Tue 14-Jan-14 19:59:20

31 with pcos so time's not on my side. Tick tick tick...

Not something I wanted until last year and suddenly it's overwhelming :/


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