So this is just a kind of 'please tell me I'm not mad!' post rather than looking for practical help! (although practical is always nice!) I've always been quite broody, even when I was a teenager I found the 'oh you wont one when is screaming/pooing, you dont really understand!' irritating as I didnt feel it was a 'oh its so cute' thing but an actual need and physical desire to be pregnant and have a baby. In the last 6 months I've thought about being pregnant constantly, imagined giving birth, thought of name...Recently its become a bit of an obsession, like thinking of names and looking things up on the internet. I had an epiphany last night that its an obession and I need to sort myself out. I've been much better today, haven't been looking stuff up or looking at my friends baby pictures! Im not married but in a long term relationship with the hope (from both me and him) that we will one day get married and have children. Nothing is really stopping us having children except that it seems silly when so young (I'm early 20s) not to wait until we're more settled and have a little more money. His job will mean we have to move in the next couple of years and we've only just started living together. The main things worrying me at the moment are a)how do I stop this?! Is it hormonal? Should I look into changing my pill? and b) am I right in thinking I shouldn't discuss this with him because, frankly I think I'm being a bit crazy and it will put the pressure on! I just keep thinking 'you're nuts, you've no reason to want a baby or marriage yet and you're in no position to pay for it!'At the same time the classic macho 'ahhhh weddings and babies!' attitude from him (dare I say some men in general) annoys me and I think is a bit put on. This is what I want from my life. Am I being unreasonable to think he should grow up a little? No we dont have to get married now but could we at least have a serious conversation about it? Im not working much at the moment and the obsession bit has probably only gone on for I think 2 weeks so perhaps its just being alone in the house. I have a full time job in Jan so maybe it will go away then? My plan is to try to stay sane through till Jan, work until that job finishes and then, if I still feel the same, have the 'where is this going' convo with DP in the summer. Also, before anyone asks, none of my close friends (of my age) are pg, most of them are in relationships but not close to mariage and babies. I dont feel pressure from family or friends, just from myself! If anything I feel like the world is thinking 'how ridiculous, you're far too young to have those concerns' which makes me feel 9 years old again and makes me want to cry/scream/rant at them. * sigh* I just have to keep remembering that TTC might be very diffcult and drawn out (not for any specific reason other than it can be in general!), babies are expensive and I need to enjoy my post-student adulthood first.