Stress-wait or not
So I have a question. my partner and i were waiting to do our 1st IUI at the end of June. Everything was planned and going smoothly. I was supposed to be defending my doctoral dissertation and graduating on June 5th. Then on Wednesday I got back what I thought were going to be my final revisions for my dissertation from my Chair person (Advisor). Well it looks like i may not be able to be done and graduate this semester. I have been working since Wednesday night on making the revisions and have a meeting with her on Monday morning. Basically if the revisions are not up to her standard I cannot defend June 5th.
My question to all of you mommies to be, who like me have been waiting their entire life for this moment, if I can't defend in June and have to wait until September to defend (which is basically a big huge presentation in front of your committee and other faculty who grill you about your research why you didn't do that, why you think you found these results, what stats would you have used differently, etc.) should I try and get pregnant in May??
I know stress can work against you in a pregnancy and I will be under some stress and anxiety as i will have to work on this throughout the summer and then defend. But what will I be more upset and stressed about, waiting until September to get pregnant or getting pregnant and having the added stress of the dissertation over my head.
Sorry to vent. I just needed to see what everyone else thinks. I know ultimately it is our decision. My partner has been amazing and said to me if I wanted to try in May she's on board.