Hi All! As a student going into my thrid year (BA QTS, Primary) I would like to ask when the best time to start trying for a baby would be. As a mature (32), mother of two (aged 9 & 7) I've been diagnosed with coeliac and have been told conception might be a problem. Hence, I don't want to put it off for any longer but don't know how I'll cope. My partner is not too fond of the idea, as we already have two children, and knows my pregnancies can be tough. The thought of a five week school placement coming up, followed by an eight week one in my fourth year, makes me think twice. On the other hand, I can still have more time with the baby for the next two years before I finish my degree, whereas I will not get this time once I start my NQT year. Then my conscience tells me I'll struggle with the baby and finishing my degree which may lead to losing marks in the course. I'm in a dilemma and think about this so many times EACH DAY!!! My partner remains adamant in his decision but promises to stand by my side come what may. I've even gone to the extreme and planned that if I fall pregnant in Nov '11, I could have my baby in August which means not taking time off from my course. Then something tells me I'll have to take some time off and will definitely fall behind, which is somethingI don't want to do, as I want to graduate as soon as possible. I'd like some advice from anyone who has been through a similar situation please. Thank you, Sam.