« on: December 13, 2005, 08:41:11 PM »
I had my first and only last year. I planned to have the baby and wait until he was at least one before trying to go back to school and get my JD. When I start law school, he will be two years old. If u are a woman planning to be pregnant during law school, u may have an easy prengnacy where u barely look pregnant, never get moody or sick, pop the baby out on the due date and return to your prepregnancy shape in two weeks. now here is the real deal. u may be sick as a dog, tired, cranky and have sciatic pain while trying to keep up with ure studies or internship. u may not feel good enough to go into classes sometimes, thus jeapordizing ure grades. every pregnancy is different. my suggestion, have the baby now so that when u start school, he or she will be at minimum 6 months of age and u have good childcare lined up. Childcare was very expewnsive the first year and more difficult to find for kids under age two. it is a tough call and u have to figure what is more important. I was 32 when i had my son. I weighed it out by realizing that the range of time I have to pursue my degree is much greater than the years of fertility I have left in front of me. that was shat helped me make my decision. it would be worse for me to finish school a couple of years earler and not have kids, so I did what worked for me.