How long did it take to conceive DC2?

(47 Posts)
argylesocks Sun 28-Apr-13 16:54:25

I know obvs everyone is different but I just don't know what to expect this time around. DS was a 'surprise' so I've never TTC before.

We're now trying for #2 and I really thought it would happen right away. It's only been 5 months but I'm just curious how long is common to TTC before success.

I shouldn't get impatient just yet but I just want it to happen already!

amazingmumof6 Sun 28-Apr-13 19:27:28

apparently within 6-12 months is average.

DS1 - pg with 6 months of getting married (wasn't using contraception, not TTC either)

DS4 - I decide it's time TTC and got pg that month

DS2, DS3 and DS5 were conceived with one go

DD - same as DS4, took only 3 nights in a row SWI

Geckoandthemonkey Sun 28-Apr-13 19:29:59

Dc1 - 6 months

Dc2 - didn't ttc, so a nice surprise

2.5 year age gap.

CorrieDale Sun 28-Apr-13 19:32:51

Took over a year to conceive DS (history of m/cs). With DD we decided to give it a try and if I m/c-ed again we'd just be grateful that we had DS and give up. Got pregnant first time and despite a scare, pregnancy was fine.

lollypopsicle Sun 28-Apr-13 20:09:32

DC1 3 cycles
DC2 7 cycles with a chemical pg on cycle 4

bonzo77 Sun 28-Apr-13 20:18:46

DC1 1 cycle.
DC2 15 months including a mc at 12 weeks.

Still trying - been 2.5 years...

ItsYoniYappy Sun 28-Apr-13 20:23:17

DS1 - 5 year then 1 laparoscopy and 1 cycle and voila!

DC2 - 2 cycles -

DS2 - 6 cycles after miscarriage of DC2

argylesocks Sun 28-Apr-13 20:48:13

Great, thank you for the replies. I guess we should have started trying sooner, I didn't know 6-12 months was average!

Maybe next month will be the one smile

amazingmumof6 Sun 28-Apr-13 21:07:58

argylesocks - best chance of getting pg is from 3 days before till 3 days after ovulation, roughly.

you probably know this already, but learn to identify & look out for EWCM, when it appears that is really the best time TTC.

since DD I had 3 AFs, and can tell each time when I ovulate by the dull pain on the side that an egg is released. (cue DH avoiding me like the plague, while I'm broody as hell)
The EWCM appears within 24-48 hrs, followed by period like pains.
[so now I have period pains twice a month, excellent (!)]

I hope this helps - anyone the same btw?

argylesocks Sun 28-Apr-13 22:14:10

thanks. I just started using the ovulation predictor kit last month, we tried like hell smile the day before, and the two days after I got the ovulation 'smiley' face but nothing.

I definitely get that pain on one side but it seems like that came after I got the positive ovulation test. They didn't seem to match up. Are those ever wrong?

amazingmumof6 Sun 28-Apr-13 22:35:32

no idea about the test kit.

IMO your body knows better, especially the EWCM bit.

probably TMI but I'm so broody, I think I have double the amount as ever before.
as if my body was begging me to get pg. weird

omama Sun 28-Apr-13 22:58:03

Ds - cycle 3

Currently ttc dc#2 & on cycle 14
Undergoing fertility testing now. If i'd known it'd take so long i'd have started much sooner. Ds is now 2.8.

argyl You usually get a positive opk 12-24 hrs before you actually ovulate, so the ovulation pain should come later.

argylesocks Sun 28-Apr-13 23:18:22

omama I know how you feel, I was afraid of ttc too soon because I thought it would happen right away. Now I wish we started earlier!

Startail Sun 28-Apr-13 23:23:53

DD1 took 18 months, DD2 took 3

MoreBoober Sun 28-Apr-13 23:30:25

DS took 8+ months, a lap and dye + the threat of clomid.
Currently ttc no 2, on cycle 4 now and in the 2ww

argylesocks Sun 28-Apr-13 23:57:26

What's a lap and dye? Is there any point in going to a dr until its been less than a year?

omama Mon 29-Apr-13 00:08:01

How old are you? Nhs guidelines are try for 1 year before visiting gp if you are under 35, 6 months if you are over 35. Assuming no obvious problems that would warrant an appointment sooner.

Fx'd we will get our bfp's soon!

argylesocks Mon 29-Apr-13 00:30:48

I'm only 29 so I wouldn't expect any problems yet, hopefully. Thanks for all the help. And yes, fx smile

We conceived DS on cycle 3 and currently ttc #2 - we have been trying since may 2012 and had a miscarriage in Feb hmm so back trying again - currently on cycle 2.

I wish we had started trying sooner but I was convinced we would conceive quickly as we did with DS - DS is 4 now and desperate for a sibling.

Good luck everyone xxx

Mutley77 Mon 29-Apr-13 10:38:36

My DC 1 was conceived without really trying - month 1 both times (although unfortunately the first time ended in a mc sad )

DC 2 took nearly a year - that was really stressful.

DC 3 - a surprise (thought we were taking a risk at the wrong time of the month!)

Therefore I would not ttc if I were you - much as I read up on in and became an expert in all the signs of ovulation etc I have come to the conclusion that we were probably not trying at the right time of the month. I had got to the stage where I didn't want to dtd early in the month for fear of deteriorating sperm quality!!!!

Easy to say but try to relax and ignore ttc if you can.

MolotovCocktail Mon 29-Apr-13 10:49:20

DD1 - 9 months
DD2 - 2 years, including 6 cycles of Clomid.

3.2yr age gap.

I agree about not 'trying' to conceive. The nearer to a year it took to conceive DD1 was streasful and I feel that TTC DD2 actually made me depressed. Huge strain.

She was worth the wait, though grin

If we were to have any more children, I wantsurveyor accident next time!

MolotovCocktail Mon 29-Apr-13 10:49:56

I'm 30 now; was 26 when dd1 was born and 29 with dd2.

MolotovCocktail Mon 29-Apr-13 10:51:33

'wantsurveyor' wtf?!

'I want a', that should be! blush

argylesocks Mon 29-Apr-13 15:23:57

Argh! I just feel silly for it not occurring to me that it would be difficult, because DS was a surprise. He's turning 2 next month so I know it's not a huge time crunch but it seems like absolutely everyone around me is pregnant or has a newborn!

chickabilla Mon 29-Apr-13 15:45:38

DS1 - 6 months
DS2 - about 18months - went to doc after about 10 months, DH had v low SA and thought could be due to varicocele so he had an op and got BFP 3 months later.
DD - first month of trying.

Currently pregnant with dc2, took 10 months of trying. Longer than I thought it would as feel quite quickly with ds.

BNmum Tue 30-Apr-13 12:52:25

This is a really interesting thread, I'm also ttc #2 and dc1 has just gone 2. I'm experiencing a low stitch on side and increase on cm so sounds like I could be ovulating by what others had said. I was hoping to take things easy but I'm already feelin impatient and it's only first month!! I'm wondering if you're right amazingmum and its just my body telling me to get preggers. Now we're ttc I can't actually believe I managed to hold out his long. Good luck op!

charliebeth Tue 30-Apr-13 13:09:20


DS1 was 2-3month without contraceptives.
DS2 was harder coz my body "stalled" - 9m with no cycle! Went on clomid & caught on 3rd month
DS3 was 3m without contraceptives

MolotovCocktail Tue 30-Apr-13 18:47:58

Charlie ETH, please could you say more about your body 'stalling'? Did you ever find out why that happened?

To this day, I still don't know why it took so long to conceive dd2, and even more of a mystery is why Clomid worked on the 6th cycle.

I'm just wondering if my body did the same.

MolotovCocktail Tue 30-Apr-13 18:49:00

Charlie ETH, sorry

Molotov needs to proof read!

MolotovCocktail Tue 30-Apr-13 18:50:20

Argh, fuck!

its autocorrects' fault!

<tries again>


crazyhead Wed 01-May-13 20:05:08

DS1 (now 17 months) first month

Am now 13 weeks with DC2, based on DTD once during the month before we planned to start TTC. There will be a two year gap.

It is really difficult to know when to start trying. I have a full on career and am going to find it really hard to tell work I'm pregnant so quickly - I am the opposite of other posters in that I might have left it a bit longer if I'd known!

But I thought that being 36 and breastfeeding it would take me a while, not DTD once, and planned to start at the first manageable point for my life. And then I got pregnant even earlier than that....

Fundamentally of course I'm very grateful, but it just shows how random the whole thing is!

RugbyWidow7 Wed 01-May-13 20:23:12

Watching with interest. We conceived ds month one but now month 5 ttc number 2! Feels stressful having not expected it to be this way. I am using the pee sticks and it seems to tell me I'm ovulating a good few days before I get all the pains - when it says I'm not ovulating. It's so confusing! I'm usually so regular and this month my cycle was 5 days shorter. Wtf!! Before ds 1 I knew exactly when I was ovulating and when to expect af etc. no idea what's going on.

BoiledEggandToastSoldiers Wed 01-May-13 20:27:13

DD1 3 months
DD2 1 month

lotsofcheese Wed 01-May-13 20:31:47

I've never been more than 3 months trying - at age 40! However, DD was 1 year in the making, due to 2 m/c (one of which was a molar pregnancy & required a 6 month break from TTC).

Exhaustipated Wed 01-May-13 20:39:18

DC2 was conceived after one single instance of 'trying' blush
Was quite a shock. DC1 took 6 months and I was expecting similar.

mrsyattering Wed 01-May-13 23:30:46

six months with dd smile a quickie with dsshock wink 2 year age gap

argylesocks Fri 03-May-13 05:56:46

Wow those are some positive replies! Now we're on to month 7 just in time to go on holiday at my parents house! Not good timing but I'm not willing to skip a month smile DS is turning 2 in next week!

Chubfuddler Fri 03-May-13 05:58:17

3.5 years but 2 early mcs in between.

EugenesAxe Fri 03-May-13 06:13:48

Two cycles. DC1 was one. I know someone who went from a one cycle conception to about twelve cycles though, so there's no hard and fast rule!

chocoloulou33 Fri 03-May-13 06:20:56

Got my BFP this week after 8 months. With dc2 it took 4 months so twice as long x

BNmum Fri 03-May-13 07:59:32

congrats chocoloulou33!

LifeOfPee Sat 04-May-13 18:12:15

18 months of not using contraceptives with a M/C at 12 months. Doesn't sound so long or unusual when written down but at the time it was disappointing, stressful and difficult.

However, he's 3 weeks old now and asleep on my chest. smile It's worth it when it works.

Good luck. smile

piprabbit Sat 04-May-13 18:15:45

2 years of trying, a MC, an ectopic pregnancy, a diagnosis of endometriosis which was blocking my one remaining tube, one round of IVF.
DS finally arrived 4.5 years after his big sister.

Restorer Sat 04-May-13 18:29:13

2 months. Took 9 years for DS1!

argylesocks Sat 04-May-13 18:30:20

Congrats choco that's great news!

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