How old are you TTC your first?

(42 Posts)
sophiedeana990 Sun 28-Jun-15 21:08:31

Hi all, just wanted to know the ages of everyone here trying for baby number 1. I've been told it's usually a lot of older mothers TTC, but I suppose that's usually not for their first baby.

I'm 21 by the way smile x x x

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 28-Jun-15 21:09:41

I'm 33 and 14 weeks pregnant with my first.

Oysterbabe Sun 28-Jun-15 21:16:15

34 and 9 weeks pregnant with my first.

sophiedeana990 Sun 28-Jun-15 21:19:10

Congratulations to you both! Exciting times.

mrschatty Sun 28-Jun-15 21:22:29

I started ttc at 23. I'm now 12 ish weeks with #1 and 25

Oysterbabe Sun 28-Jun-15 21:56:42

Thanks!
I don't think it matters at all how old you are when it's the right time. I had a series of terrible relationships and only met my now husband 2 years ago. In an ideal world I would have met him 10 years ago, had 4 years of enjoying just having eachother then had a baby. But I was a different person then and probably wouldn't have been interested in him anyway. Now is the right time for me. Everyone is different.

Emmalbae Sun 28-Jun-15 22:00:14

21 ttc 2 months

VioletIbiza88 Sun 28-Jun-15 22:04:57

27 been ttc for 4 months

PrtyPsn Sun 28-Jun-15 22:07:22

TTC baby #1, I'm 30 and on cycle #4 smile

Ludways Sun 28-Jun-15 22:11:45

Dc1, I was 33 and on antibiotics, he wasn't planned.
Dc2, I was 37 and got pg in month 2 of ttc.

Beansprout30 Sun 28-Jun-15 23:34:24

32 ttc #1 and on cycle 13

TriJo Mon 29-Jun-15 00:03:50

31, TTC #1 and I'm on cycle 1 of properly trying - second cycle off the pill.

Rathalie Mon 29-Jun-15 00:05:57

39. 3 years trying and no luck yet.

sophiedeana990 Mon 29-Jun-15 08:18:56

Totally agree Oysterbabe! I met my OH when I was just turning 17, and now feels like the perfect time for us. It's amazing though how once you get into your 30's, TTC seems to take everyone quite a bit longer. Good luck to all x x x

HelenF350 Mon 29-Jun-15 08:26:33

I was 35, 40 weeks today with my first smile

NewLeafExpat Mon 29-Jun-15 08:29:00

starting TTC... just 29, now almost 31 and still trying!

sophiedeana990 Mon 29-Jun-15 08:36:08

Hmm I'm really intrigued. I see so many woman who've started TTC in their 20's and are now in their 30's and no luck yet. This does concern me a little as I was hoping to have concieved by my birthday (3 months time lol).

Am I being a little too ambicious? I really hope I don't come across as rude sad it's just all my life I was led to believe it's really easy to fall pregnant at a young age, yet I'm finding the opposite is actually true.

Hugs x

DizzyNorthernBird Mon 29-Jun-15 08:52:47

I'm 35 and on cycle 7 ttc! Never felt ready for a child until a year or so ago...I'm too selfish and my twenties and early thirties were too much fun!

sophie all I would say is don't set yourself a target as this might add to the stress of ttc....I thought I'd get pg first or second cycle and I'm here 7 months later without a whiff of a bfp...I desperately wanted a baby by Xmas and was gutted when the opportunity passed.

It's only when you start trying that you find out how difficult it actually is to get upduffed! But don't panic, because it could well happen for you quickly, just take each month as it comes and try not to put any pressure on yourself. You're young and you've got bags of time!

sophiedeana990 Mon 29-Jun-15 09:44:18

Yeah I really would've loved a bundle of joy in time for the Christmas season, I guess that's not to be anymore lol

Mummyofonesofar Mon 29-Jun-15 10:41:05

Nearly 23 and ttc#2, #1 was unplanned and is now nearly 7!

sophiedeana990 Mon 29-Jun-15 11:24:25

Oh wow, so were you 16 or 17 when you conceived your first? Good luck hun x x x

novinophobia Mon 29-Jun-15 11:37:23

I'm 31 and TTC #1. Exactly the same position as TriJo - second month off pill, first month of actively trying

Lots of friends and peers are having babies now, I don't know many people who had babies earlier than about 28/29

I totally agree with Dizzy - trying to set a target just puts too much pressure on you and your partner. I would love a spring baby (hence actively trying now), but there's no point getting stressed over it! I will be taking each month as it comes and trying not to worry too much if it's not happening. I think the average time to conceive is 6 months, some get upduffed much sooner and others take a lot longer, there is no way to predict how long it will take each couple

Mummyofonesofar Mon 29-Jun-15 11:47:19

sophie I was 15 when I conceived and 16 when I gave birth. I mc in May sadly so trying again now. Good luck to you too.

Stinkersmum Mon 29-Jun-15 14:14:41

Started ttc at 38. Got my bfp at 39 after 13 months of ttc. Turned 40 last month, dc1 due in October.

Stinkersmum Mon 29-Jun-15 14:18:24

Yeah, Sophie, youth does not guarantee fertility or ease of conception.... Don't set yourself targets or put anything on hold whilst ttc.

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