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Timing Pregnancy with Friends

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When dropping my son off at preschool the other day, I overheard two of his classmates in the imaginary play area discussing how they would bring their baby dolls home from the hospital. Once the dolls were settled into their cradles, the girls turned to each other and promised they would have babies at the same time when they are grown up.

Welcoming a baby to the world at the same time as a good friend often conjures up images of teenagers involved in pregnancy pacts. But for some women, the idea of going through pregnancy with their best friend is the way to go. They can take that next step in life with the same person who's been there for every previous milestone.

Did you time your pregnancy to coincide with a friend's?

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Angelica Angelica 7 years
I've definitely discussed this with my two closest girlfriends and if the stars align we hope to have children and raise them around the same time for the support. Like you said, we've been there for one another for every other milestone so the idea of going through pregnancy together is really reassuring. Plus, playdates are way more fun for the mom when she gets to spend time with her pals too.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
I wish. My friends are all a long way from having kids. Actually, my best friend got pregnant right after me but it was unplanned and she didn't keep the baby.
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
Unfortunately no...I'm having my last child and my bff hasn't even started yet. Wish we were on the same timetable though.
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