Hello! I am currently finishing up my pre-requisites to start nursing school and my boyfriend and I were discussing when we should start having children. I need the perspective of nurses who have been in a similar situation and would like to know what you did and what would you suggest.
I am 25 and he is 27 and we are planning to get pregnant two years from now which means I would be giving birth during my last semester at the age of 28. I was thinking of being maybe 6/7 months pregnant when graduating and taking the NCLEX a few weeks after graduation. My boyfriend would rather wait until I have a job and then we can start trying but my problem is that I don't want to have a child after the age of 30 (graduating at the age of 28, work for a year - will be 29 and then conceive and by the time I give birth Ill be 30 assuming I get pregnant within that year) and our parents will be much older and won't provide much help.
The question is 1) would this be a good idea...? 2)How long would I have in order to get a job after taking my NCLEX, 3)would I be seen in a different light due to being pregnant and taking a break before working due to the pregnancy? 4) Could I just be maybe having baby fever..... or scared that the longer I wait my chances of having a healthy pregnancy diminishes...?
I know I may be overreacting a bit but I just have this thing where I really don't want to be over 30 and having my first child... But please your suggestions and opinions would definitely mean a lot to me.