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How long did it take you to conceive your first?

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gossipgirl81 Mon 29-Jun-15 20:11:24

I'm 34 and have been ttc for about 6 months and still nothing. My partner is 39 and we have done it on all different days during the cycle, used clearblue digital ovulation tests and pregnacare.
AF came today and I just got so angry and frustrated, but what makes it worse, is that there is no one I can blame as this is in Mother Nature's hands! In the last year, 8 people (family and friends) have announced they are pregnant. How do you deal with the disappointment of AF turning up every month and how long did it take you to get pregnant with your first? I'm just really down today, I knew AF was on her way as I was getting all the symptoms and of course, she showed up right on schedule!

PotteringAlong Mon 29-Jun-15 20:12:59

1st - 2 months
2nd - 16 months

Skiingmaniac Mon 29-Jun-15 20:15:29

1st - 18 months of perfect timing
2nd - one drunken fumble!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 29-Jun-15 20:16:37

2 months.

ScrambledEggAndToast Mon 29-Jun-15 20:22:27

10 mins wink

mollypollly Mon 29-Jun-15 20:22:28

It took me 4 months to conceive my DD, which I realise with hindsight isn't a long time-but at the time it felt like an eternity. I really feel for you OP, it quickly seems to become stressful when you wish you could just relax and enjoy it...

The ovulation sticks worked for me, though they do squash the last remnants of romance in my experience!

Wishing you lots of luck for next cycle xx

SweepTheHalls Mon 29-Jun-15 20:24:18

9 months for DS1
6 months for DS 2
28 months for DC3 (14 weeks now smile)

Mrsantithetic Mon 29-Jun-15 20:25:09

3 years for Dd
3 minutes for ds

milkjetmum Mon 29-Jun-15 20:25:35

9months for dd1 (around the six month mark I also started to get a bit cheesed off)

Dd2 first roll in the hay!

Think of it like you have a dice and once a month you get to try to roll a 6, you've only had 6 goes so it doesn't mean there's anything wrong with your dice yet!

Dh credits dd1 and dd2 to his patented sniper shot technique (ie no sex for a week then precisely targeting egg day) tmi

ChazzerChaser Mon 29-Jun-15 20:30:11

1st 1 month (age 34)
2nd 2 months (age 37)
3rd 2 months (age 38)

Sex every other day pretty much from end of period through to start of next one.

ltk Mon 29-Jun-15 20:30:48

One night for each dc. Consequently we are militaristic about birth control as we have enough now. Dh had the snip at the first opportunity!

Ohfourfoxache Mon 29-Jun-15 20:34:40

2.5 years with 2 likely early miscarriages along the way.

HelenF350 Mon 29-Jun-15 20:35:23

4 months from implanon removal to bfp aged 35.

MillieMoodle Mon 29-Jun-15 20:40:37

DS - I was 26, conceived first month of ttc.

Currently ttc no.2, I'm now 31 and we're on month 6 with no luck so far. Hoping for a bfp in the next few days but trying not to test too much. It's so disheartening and frustrating.

Fingers crossed for you for next month thanks

Manic3mum Mon 29-Jun-15 20:40:52

1st - one drunken fumble (ended in mc) age 24
2nd planned - immediately age 24
3rd planned - 6 months age 27
4th planned - immediately age 30

I was sterilised after last baby - no more for us!

Oysterbabe Mon 29-Jun-15 20:42:29

I'm 34 too and it took us 5 months. My doctor said 9 months is average.
The month I got pregnant was our honeymoon and were at it like rabbits, twice a day. We also spent the days relaxing on the beach and eating loads of great food. Maybe you should time a little romantic break.

Mama1980 Mon 29-Jun-15 20:47:42

Both mine were totally unplanned so I guess immediately. Was 26 when I fell with my first, 31 with my second.

ouryve Mon 29-Jun-15 20:50:28

First time, for all 3 pregnancies.

DH has had the snip.

patienceisvirtuous Mon 29-Jun-15 20:51:05

1st preg, 2 months - miscarried
2nd preg, 1 month (after a 6 month break from ttc) - miscarried
3rd preg, 4 months - currently 8 weeks and hoping this one sticks.

I must admit, even by month four I was starting to feel down, but I started ttc a year ago iykwim.

I'm 37 now and DP 28. Dunno whether the fact DP younger helped us with quick conception...

We had sex 'a lot' during my fertile period.

Hope you get your BFP soon, hang in there x

ILoveMyMonkey Mon 29-Jun-15 20:51:54

1st - 2 years, started trying age 27.
2nd - still trying, been 22 months so far and nothing, now aged 32.
It's really shit isn't it sad.

MrsBungle Mon 29-Jun-15 20:54:01

1st - first month - age 31
2nd - first month- age 34

TheBuggerlugs Mon 29-Jun-15 20:55:39

3 years, 3MC, 6 months of Clomid and a round of IVF. Finally had a DD aged 32.

Cherry321 Mon 29-Jun-15 20:57:53

5 years, 2 rounds of clomid and a spreadsheet....

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Mon 29-Jun-15 20:59:40

1st, 13 months aged 29. Tracked ovulation obsessively, DTD on the right days each month, got BFP a week before first fertility appt.
2nd, DD was 9 months, still breastfeeding and taking mini pill. Had sex once in a whole month. BFP after lying awake one night and just having a hunch I was pregnant.

originalusernamefail Mon 29-Jun-15 20:59:54

DS - 6 months
DC2 (currently 12 weeks) - 4 months

However I did need treatment (tablets) to conceive both DC due to a benign tumour on my pituitary. I was told it would take 18 months - 3 years to get my DS so I was really lucky really. Good luck OP!

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