Premature Ovary Failure

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Jan posted this 12 November 2018

How to plan for kids when early menopause runs in the family. 

How early is too early?  Advise to those with this condition or susceptible to this condition. 

What is POF :In early menopause, the ovaries don't produce normal amounts of the hormone estrogen or release eggs regularly. Infertility is common. However, it's possible a woman with this condition could get pregnant with treatment.

While I have a few years before I'm ready for another kid and to be a mother of two this is the second time I've run into this concern of how much of a role POF will play a factor in my life. I would like to wait for another three years before we starting trying for another little one but the scare of not being able to has been in the back of my mind. It took a year to conceive my first child and in that time I doubt if I was ever going to get to be mother. 


Keep trying- I know it can be discouraging when you think it will happen right away and it doesn't but with help from Hormonal Therapy you can do it. 

The early the better - life doesn't always allow things to go as planned but if you really want a kid don't wait. 

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Jan posted this 13 November 2018

I agree Leigh! When it comes to spacing long term is way better. The kids being closer in age means they always have a friends to play with. I love the idea of a close family and viewing siblings being ultimately best friends thought their school years. 

When it comes to the responsibly of having a another kid it can be overwhelming and I don't think my husband and I are quiet ready for it. Finding that sweet spot of trying again can be difficult! 

Leigh posted this 12 November 2018

I don’t know much about the condition, but I do know about child spacing. We’ve got kids that are 2 years apart and one that’s 6 years younger. There are so many pros and cons to having them closer vs more spaced out. In my opinion, it’s easier for the first year or so of the baby’s life to be more spaced out, but after that it’s not necessarily easier. Also, you miss out on opportunities to easily do things as a family sometimes when you have a baby that’s so much younger than the others. So there are pros and cons for each. 

If you think it’d be better for your body and you’d be more likely to carry a healthy baby earlier rather than later, I would say to definitely go for it! I just feel like the “pros” of child spacing are very short-lived. There are so many more long-term perks to having kids closer together. They get to be at the same school as each other for longer and have a better chance at being able to play well and have the same friend groups, etc... 

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