Is it irresponsible to purposefully plan to get pregnant during the pandemic?

Is it irresponsible to purposefully plan to get pregnant during the pandemic?
My husband and I feel ready to start a family now, but I’m worried it’s bad timing with the pandemic... At the same time we aren’t getting any younger and I’d rather not wait another year or two to start trying to get pregnant.

What do you think? Is it irresponsible to plan a pregnancy now?
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Superb Opinion

  • by what you said, I am assuming you are not already pregnant? I say go for it. By the time baby is born, hubby will be allowed to be in the delivery room. I heard with COVID, husbands and family can't be there. I could be wrong tho. Despite that tho, it should and will hopefully be over by the time u give birth 😊

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  • This is a tough question... My family got a baby this year and it was horrible to go through. Since it was at the beginning of the pandemic, it was hard to find baby food as well as supplies. The saddest part is that no one was able to see the baby being born not even the father. The hospital only allows one person in at a time and she had to wear a mask while giving birth. It is also very difficult because the whole family has to quarantine to insure safety for the baby and it is hard to get doctor visits.

Most Helpful Guys

  • I can't say whether it is or isn't because I'm not in that position. All I can say is it would mean more potential exposure for you and your family with all the appointments you would have to go to. And there's no guarantee things won't need to shut down again, which I can only imagine would make a pregnancy much more stressful.
    I can only say that if I were in your position, adding a pregnancy into the mix right now would be too much for me

  • Depends if you are in a good spot financially and if you are essential workers to keep money coming in, otherwise it will do more harm than good in the long run.

    If you are ready in that regard, as well as mentally and emotionally, knock yourself out. Pump out a kid and let them be part of the COVID boomer gen.

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  • If you are ready mentally, emotionally and financially and would take the necessary precautions to keep yourselves healthy, safe and secure then no it is not irresponsible so go for it. Stay safe though and i wish you well.

  • Yes, of course. Wait another year and see where we are at. Is your "not wanting to wait" worth more than your baby's health? Grow up.

  • If thats how you feel then do it but olan well because we already know the repressions of that

  • i think it's irresponsible to get pregnant after 9/11 because that's where this country is headed

  • It's irresponsible at the start of a Zombie Apocalypse, as for COVID-19 I am not sure. :)

  • Go for it

  • No life goes on.

  • Yeap.

  • Depends on your circumstances.

    My kids are grown but it would actually have been an excellent time for me as I’m working from home which I normally don’t. Would have made things a lot easier.

  • As long as you don't smudge the child with rona, shouldn't make a real difference

  • You are below 30 years. I think you have few years for enjoy. However if you try to get pregnant, you should take folic acid before 6 months to pregnant.

  • If you are ready and you're in a stable financial position then go for it

  • Go for it.

  • I think that if we're waiting for the perfect moment to do something, then we would never do anything. You can't know for sure the next years will get better, so just go ahead and do it.

  • If it were me I would be waiting till this pandemic cools down.

  • I can't think of a better time really. You're going to be at home anyways. I suppose you could deliver by midwife from home with an ambulance on standby if you are worried about the hospital being swamped. Might get a doc to be present for pain meds and doing house calls again to limit exposure.

  • Go for it. You probably have a year before you go into labor, so by then things will have calmed down.

  • A little but it can be a lot of things that can contribute to getting pregnant. Like lock down themselves can create a situation for it...

  • Go for it.

  • Of course not. The "pandemic" amounts to a few days of flu symptoms for 99% of people. Your baby will be fine.

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