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What's the general feeling about trying to conceive in this time of swine flu?

(8 Posts)
bertolli Fri 24-Jul-09 20:39:51

Are people delaying?

I'm interested as we were going to start trying for dc3 next month, but my mum said she read in the paper that the nct were saying to hold off for a bit.

Iggi999 Fri 24-Jul-09 20:43:14

I've been pondering this too, Bertolli, but if I wait till the pandemic is past I might be too old!

nickytwotimes Fri 24-Jul-09 20:44:00

I wouldn't delay it.

sgibbo Fri 24-Jul-09 20:44:19

Hi Bertolli, my feeling is carry on as normal you could be worrying about nothing and may never come into contact with swine flu

bertolli Fri 24-Jul-09 20:58:40

Hi thanks all.

I don't want to delay at all, but was considering the regret i would feel if something happened to the baby because of SF, when i could have just held off for another 6 months.

Think i'll prob go for it though!

Medee Sun 26-Jul-09 18:55:25

think it is generally OK, unless you have the kind of medical condition that would have you visit the GP before TTC anyway.

Northernlurker Sun 26-Jul-09 19:05:45

That advice by the NCT was roundly criticised by pretty much everybody else!

Look at it this way - the leading cause of death amongst pregnant women is actually car accidents (or was 9 years ago). Would you put off ttc till cars are safer? hmm The sort of logic the NCT seemed to be applying would suggest you should but I think we can all see what a daft attitude to risk that represents!

Good Luck smile

bertolli Sun 26-Jul-09 19:48:27

Thank you Medee and NL for your reassurance.
I feel a bit silly..!

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