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October 20th, 2011, 11:25 PM
ShawnaCAN's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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If you have daughters, how much do you hope to share with them about a woman's fertility?

Everything you know?
Whatever is relevant at different stages of her reproductive life?
Not much, let the school handle it.
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October 21st, 2011, 01:09 PM
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I would like to say everything I know I would share with her. Especially since she has graves disease. I want her to be as knowledgeable as possible when she's ready for a family.

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October 21st, 2011, 02:01 PM
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Everything at appropriate stages. When she gets engaged she will get the birth control talk if we haven't had it already.

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October 21st, 2011, 02:17 PM
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Everything, but in stages. By the time she's 17 or 18 I'll have told her everything I know for sure. Earlier if she's interested and asking about it.

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October 21st, 2011, 04:19 PM
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Stages for sure and I also hope as she gets older and asks about it.
Cay wife to David mom to Megan 10/01/2010 and April 7/14/2013

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October 21st, 2011, 09:21 PM
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We also have had bits and pieces of "the talk" in incremental stages as she has gotten older. She doesn't go to school, so it's all up to me and the library.
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October 26th, 2011, 11:04 AM
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Everything at the appropriate age

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October 26th, 2011, 03:31 PM
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Absolutely everything I know. And there is no set age for giving answers. I'll be creative and age appropriate, but I'm not going to lie. There will be no "the stork brings babies!" in my house.

My mom was very open and honest with me. I learned most of it on my own because I was an early reader and mom didn't move a few choice books to higher shelves in time (yeah, I'm a nerd, I'd get up at 4 and read books rather than watch tv in the morning). She started the birth control and std sex talks around 12 (which is when sex ed started in school), and kept the lines of communication open as I grew up.

There wasn't anything I was afraid to tell my mother until I got pregnant in my 20's.. for some reason that was crazy hard. I hope any girls we have will be that way with me. There will be no judging in our house. I'm hoping they'll be semi open and honest with their father as well.
~TTC #1 together 3 years and counting ~

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Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant, Multiple miscarriages
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October 27th, 2011, 02:51 PM
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As soon as its pertinent. But I will tell her everything, I won't lie or make up silly stories.

I just started reading TCOYF and wow, they need to teach this senior year in HS. Seriously, I'm learning so much and am only 5 chapters in! I didn't know how much I didn't know about my own body. My future daughter will read this book when shes married or in a long term relationship.

I guess that's where it gets scary. I wouldn't want to teach this to a teen for fear they would use this to prevent pregnancy and completely ignore condoms to prevent STD's which is a whole different issue!
Brianna(26) & Anthony(27)
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October 27th, 2011, 06:37 PM
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Tori, the author or TCOYF, has a book just for teens called Cycle Savvy. That is sooo going to be on our bookshelf.

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November 8th, 2011, 05:01 PM
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I guess everything, at stages. Nothing much so far, more later.

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