Ah yes that question again. I have seen the previous threads, but I was thinking I'd start a more current discussion. How many of you are doing this school thing with kids? How many holding off until after? Five years ago I probably never would have thought twice about it because of my age, but now I'm getting a little older and the baby bug comes and goes. Even if we wanted kids now, we couldn't really afford them because I'm trying to concentrate on my pre-reqs and experience and quit my stressful but well-paying job in order to do so. My husband and I are in no hurry to have kids right now. That said, I'm also realizing that I could be well into my mid to late 30s by the time I finish (making the broad assumption I am accepted to school in the next few years). My mom assures me that I come from a long line of "Fertile Myrtles" who have had no trouble conceiving in their 30s. But of course that still begs the question of when is the right time to think about starting a family? We're definitely not in a position to start now, but I can't imagine it's the best idea in the world to start in the middle of vet school either. I know everyone's situation is different and we need to do what is best for us. We genuinely don't know what the best solution for us is at the moment. Right now I'm trying not to think about it and concentrate, but I admit the closer I get to 30, the more I think about it. Not sure I'm looking for advice so much as your thoughts on the idea of having a family while in school. I know a lot of you are starting with kids already. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.