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How long did it take you?

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fifi669 Mon 09-Sep-13 16:57:53

I'm a TTCer and wondering what the average stats are on MN. How old are you and how long/how many cycles did it take for your BFP?

I'm 30, TTC DC#2, cycle 6 and bloody impatient!

For DC2, age 28/29, three cycles, mc, then three cycles, DC2.

This time, 31, five cycles, mc, one cycle.

Good luck x

vix206 Mon 09-Sep-13 17:04:39

DC1 2 cycles 32
DC2 2 cycles, MC 34
DC3 2 cycles 35. Now 21 wks pregnant smile

Fairypants Mon 09-Sep-13 17:04:49

Dc3, 35, 5 cycles.
Both my previous were unplanned and a long time ago.
Good luck smile

mrspaddy Mon 09-Sep-13 17:09:19

I am 35 .. Took about 15 months of serious trying. Booked appointment for specialist.. They booked surgery then got pregnant and found out the week before.had booked time off work even. I am due today .... smile

Very, very lucky.

Best of luck to you

Lozcat86 Mon 09-Sep-13 17:11:24

Took us about 18 months, im 27 and hubby is 38. My first baby his third... was beginning to lose hope to be honest but now 30 weeks pregnant. smile

mrspaddy Mon 09-Sep-13 17:12:11

Ps.. The cycle that worked was the one where we ditched opks, I drank and partied far too much as had given up.. Hasn't even taken the folic acid that month. Also did everyday from day 11 not every other day as recommended. Hth

tumbletumble Mon 09-Sep-13 17:16:49

DC1 was third cycle, DC2 and DC3 first cycle. I was age 30, 32 and 34.

Sarahmains40 Mon 09-Sep-13 17:24:40

27 23 day cycle I'm overweight fell second cycle smile

NoComet Mon 09-Sep-13 17:31:50

~18 months and 3 months

NoComet Mon 09-Sep-13 17:32:10


Smoolett Mon 09-Sep-13 17:57:36

I'm 27, and fell pregnant on the ninth cycle the one where i resigned myself to it never happening, no OPKs just went with it and didn't worry. Hope it's not too much longer for you x

cathpip Mon 09-Sep-13 18:03:55

Dc1, 2 cycle age 33
Dc2, 1 cycle age 35
Dc 3, 8 cycles, I mc then 1cycle and am 10 weeks, age 37

dixie12 Mon 09-Sep-13 18:20:42

DS- 7 cycles 24
DC -1 cycle 27 currenlty 13 weeks

SeriousStuff Mon 09-Sep-13 18:21:18

DC1, 1 cycle, age 31 (due in 4 weeks!)

Took us slightly by surprise. During that cycle, we DTD every other day and used Conceive Plus if I needed some help!

I had the norovirus at the beginning of the cycle so not sure if my compromised immune system helped?!

Happilymarried155 Mon 09-Sep-13 18:21:47

26, took 2.5 years and needed fertility treatment in the end even though there was nothing wrong. It's still early days though so have fingers crossed!

keepitgoing Mon 09-Sep-13 18:46:02

2 years and ivf here too. I'm 31.

CrispyFB Mon 09-Sep-13 18:48:29

Pregnancy 1 - 1 cycle (loss) - 29
Pregnancy 2 - 3 cycles, although they were wonky from the loss - 29
Pregnancy 3 - 1 cycle (loss) - 31
Pregnancy 4 - 3 cycles, although again they were wonky from the loss -31
Pregnancy 5 - 1 cycle - 33
Pregnancy 6 - 2 cycles (loss) - 36
Pregnancy 7 - 13 cycles WTF - 37 - this pregnancy, now 11 weeks.

Never had an explanation as to why I could go from somebody who got pregnant pretty much straight off (holding onto them was another matter) and then suddenly not at all. Had loads of testing including lap/HSG which were all clear. For my BFP cycle I took loads of supplements which may have tipped the balance, and reduced DTD to only with positive OPK in case it was male factor. And had fresh pineapple core 2-6dpo. Everybody I know who tries pineapple core gets a BFP. Total coincidence, but perhaps the placebo effect..

Good luck!!

Pregnancy 1 - 1 cycle & twins.

Foxeym Mon 09-Sep-13 18:51:54

DC1 4 cycles age 27
DC2 1 cycle age 29
DC3 2 cycles age 41 currently 34 weeks pregnant

FastWindow Mon 09-Sep-13 19:22:46

Fell straightaway with both, aged 36 and 40. Still counting my lucky stars. Dc2 due next weds.

FastWindow Mon 09-Sep-13 19:25:08

I mean thanking, not counting, don't I?! Doh.

LST Mon 09-Sep-13 19:28:59

DS cycle 5 (one chemical pregnancy) I was 20

DC2 (currently 20 weeks pregnant) cycle 2. I am now 23

MooseBeTimeForSnow Mon 09-Sep-13 19:34:10

I was 38 and he was unplanned smile

Chilli81 Mon 09-Sep-13 19:38:36

1st 2 cycles (loss) 28yrs
2nd 8 cycles= ds1 29yrs was starting to get stressed and had written off that month getting trashed at a friend's wedding.
3rd 1 cycle = 27 weeks 32 yrs

I know it's impossible to do once you start to stress but from all anecdotal evidence it happens when you are most relaxed/not thinking about it too much : easier d said than done!

Frizz1986 Mon 09-Sep-13 19:40:35

27 years old, dc1 and first cycle. Not quite sure how we were so lucky. Currently 22 weeks.
Had prepared myself (and hubby) for a long try as hoped it would help me to be realistic and not disappointed when it didnt happen straight away.
2 weeks later.....

CuteLittleToes Mon 09-Sep-13 19:41:20

I'm 27, 5 cycles, 30w pg atm

SuffolkNWhat Mon 09-Sep-13 19:43:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TruJay Mon 09-Sep-13 19:49:21

First baby - 1 cycle - age 20

Second baby - 2 cycles - age 23 (Lost this baby in a MMC at 13 weeks tho)

Third baby - 3 cycles - age 24, currently 32 weeks pregnant!

Our cycles seem to follow which baby it is, will be interesting to see if baby number four would take 4 cycles haha

Good luck with TTC x

onelittlepiglet Mon 09-Sep-13 19:56:12

DD 2nd month of trying I was 29

Currently age 33 and ttc#2 6th month of trying and losing hope rapidly...

melli Mon 09-Sep-13 19:57:26

DS1 - 1 cycle (25)
DC2 - 1 cycle MC (32)
DC3 - 1 cycle molar preg (33)
Ds4 - 1 cycle (35)

Excited85 Mon 09-Sep-13 19:58:23

I'm 27 1st dc and took 18 months

Wowserz129 Mon 09-Sep-13 20:02:28

I have one DS and it took me virtually no time. Tested positive 5 weeks after trying so must have been lucky first week or so of trying!

Ju1es22 Mon 09-Sep-13 20:15:32

Dc1 8 cycles mc 21
Dc2 1 cycle mc 21
Dc3 5 cycles mc 22
Dc4 3 cycles mc 22
Dc5 7 cycles mc 23
Dc6 3 cycles dd 23
Dc7 conceived when daughter was 5 month no af 25 currently nearly 31 weeks pg

Fingers crossed for you:-)

MummyLuce Mon 09-Sep-13 20:21:46

Dc 1: unplanned (25)
Dc 2: 1 cycle. (26)

Grittzio Mon 09-Sep-13 20:25:29

DC1 6 years, after fertility treatment
DC2 3.3 years, no fertility treatment - a complete surprise!

EeyoreIsh Mon 09-Sep-13 20:30:31

pregnancy 1, two years ttc, 32. miscarriage in first trimester.

was due to start ivf 4 cycles later. pregnant on my fourth cycle naturally grin , 33. currently 19 weeks.

fifi669 Mon 09-Sep-13 21:16:53

Lots of very lucky people getting upduffed straight away! Good luck with all your pregnancies!

Writerwannabe83 Mon 09-Sep-13 21:35:05

I'm 29 and my husband is 31.

Currently 11wks with our 1st baby and we got pregnant on our first cycle.

Wuxiapian Mon 09-Sep-13 21:40:07

DC1: 2 cycles, age 20
DC2: 3 years, age 34
DC3: 2 cycles, currently 15 weeks pregnant, age 35

Very best of luck, fifi!

Anothermrssmith Mon 09-Sep-13 21:59:20

Age 28 and currently 21 weeks pregnant with my first, took about 5months to conceive. Thought I was ovulating on day 14 of my cycle and 'targeted our efforts' around that time to no avail. Used an ovulation test and got pregnant straight away, turns out I was ovulating on day 11.

MummyJetsetter Mon 09-Sep-13 22:40:51

Dc1 age 26 1 cycle
Dc2 age 29 8 cycles now 35wks

DS 6 cycles aged 29.

Good luck to all you preggos and ttcers! You're all making me extremely broody as always

Sammi1986 Mon 09-Sep-13 23:41:09

My docs though it would take 2 years for me, overweight, alternating cysts on ovaries, one dodgy testicle on DP.... 2 weeks later after only DTD 3 times... BFP with my Bean!
Good luck and I hope you have a sproglet soon ;) xx

Cavort Tue 10-Sep-13 04:14:03

DC1 conceived aged 34, 2 cycles smile

Sibble Tue 10-Sep-13 05:41:31

ds1 first attempts, ds2 3+ years with 1 mc inbetween.

foodgfood Tue 10-Sep-13 06:02:20

DD1: 8 months
DD2: bang on 8 months again!
Third pregnancy: 8 months, but miscarried at 9 weeks
DS1: 3 months after mc.

For me, I think it takes 8 months for the pill to clear from my body. I know 8 months isn't that long, but at the time it felt like forever!

Good luck Fifi, keeping fingers crossed for you!

ceara Tue 10-Sep-13 06:24:31

For those saying they're losing hope after 6 months, be positive, it takes 40% of women longer than that but most people will be pregnant within a year or so. Sadly it is a longer and tougher path for some of us. I started at 35, all tests good, 30 cycles naturally and then 6 months and two IVF cycles later (one fresh, one frozen embryo) I am 20 weeks pregnant with the frostie.

kitteninmittens Tue 10-Sep-13 07:19:40

So sorry for all the ladies who suffered a loss.

We thought we would never conceive as I have an autoimmune condition, we got pregnant on the second month, just after we got back from our honeymoon.
I can highly recommend taking a trip away as it does make you a lot more relaxed about trying smile

microserf Tue 10-Sep-13 07:24:23

1 cycle (loss)
1 cycle 35

Second baby arrived after I started Ttc not realising the " period" I had had was not a real one and I was in fact already pregnant. Oops.

javotte Tue 10-Sep-13 08:11:18

DS : age 25, surprise baby
DD1 : age 27, 2 cycles
DD2 : age 30, 1 cycle

floppops Tue 10-Sep-13 08:12:38

First go for DD when I was 36.
First go again for this one-at 13 weeks now and am 40.
Very surprised so quick both times!!

CourgetteSmuggler Tue 10-Sep-13 08:46:48

DD- 19 months when I was 21

We started TTC again this month and have just got a BFP, so 1 cycle. Very surprised considering how long it took with DD.

We are 23 and 30.

Weegiemum Tue 10-Sep-13 08:49:25

I'm 42.

Dd1 - pregnant on first cycle, I was 28
Ds - 2 cycles, I was 30
Dd2 - got pregnant by accident on the mirena coil, I was 31

MrsMuskett Tue 10-Sep-13 09:34:20

No idea what the numbers n that mean but me and hubby decided new year 12' to try,got caught 15th jan,currently 34 wks,due oct 19th with the sex we wanted too. Yes I know how lucky we are,good luck to u all trying xxx

Emilycee Tue 10-Sep-13 09:42:14

DC1, Im 34 hubby is 35. 2nd cycle. currently 10 weeks. Very exited!smile

williaminajetfighter Tue 10-Sep-13 09:51:47

Dd1 - 1st time
Pg2 - 1st time - mc
Pg3 - 3rd time - mc
Pg4 - 2nd time - mc
Pg5 - 2nd time. 32 wks

I started ttc at age 36 am now 44. Seem to get pg quickly but have old eggs!

pyrrah Tue 10-Sep-13 10:14:20

DD - 1st cycle - age 36

We're one and done so no other stats.

We started trying 1st cycle after we got married. Before that I charted for 6 months so I had a very clear idea of when we needed to DTD. I ate pineapple by the ton, used Pre-Seed and went for a 10 day marathon of DTD.

I have always had clockwork cycles and the women in my family in my extended family seem to get pregnant just by thinking about it so I reckoned my chances of conceiving quickly were pretty high.

I felt awful for my cousin's poor wife who took 3 years to get pregnant via IVF when so many of the rest of us were having multiple babies in the time. Must have been heart-breaking for her.

agendabender Tue 10-Sep-13 10:15:15

DS: accidental, just come off pill and using a condom, age 24
DC2 (23 weeks) first cycle, age 28.

I come from a professional, middle class family full of unplanned members! It's a running joke.

AWhistlingWoman Tue 10-Sep-13 11:08:09

Pg1 - 1st cycle (28) - DDs 1 & 2
Pg2 - 1st cycle (29) - mc
Pg3 - 12th cycle (31) - DS1
Pg4 - 2nd cycle (33) - currently 32 weeks pg with DD3

Obviously have difficulty conceiving boys, had fertility testing whilst trying to have the baby that turned out to be DS1. But didn't seem to have any troubles with DD3 confused

MummyPig24 Tue 10-Sep-13 12:32:52

Dc1, I was 19 and not planned but I think I conceived on the first cycle after my pill failed.

Dc2 I was 21, conceived on second cycle.

Dc3 25, second cycle again.

We have been incredibly lucky.

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