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Autumn0909 Fri 13-Jan-17 20:25:08

Hi all, just after a bit of advice/stories from people who've been there.
DH and I have been trying to conceive for a while now (today is CD2 of cycle 9). We both lead relatively healthy lifestyles and my cycles have always been regular. I'm 27 so I don't think my age should be a problem. Two months ago, I started taking folic acid daily and of course we dtd regularly. Still, nothing.
I know the advice is to try naturally for a year before seeking medical advice, so I suppose the question I'm asking is did anybody conceive naturally in the later half of the year-long timeframe? And did you feel as anxious as I do now (very)?

littleoysterslittleoysters Fri 13-Jan-17 21:26:34

13 Months! after 12 we thought about IVF and dh said screw it lets not think about it for 6months! The I got pregnant that month. I'd also had 2 lots of acupuncture and so had dh!

Lizzymcc Sat 14-Jan-17 00:13:47

First DD took 6 months from coming off the pill, 2nd Dd took 2 months and then had 3 miscarriages over the next 2 years. Started to give up as I couldn't cope with another loss and now Dd3 is due in April.

krakentoast Sat 14-Jan-17 00:19:28

Same age as you. On cycle 2 but not hopeful for this one. Watching with interest!

DramaAlpaca Sat 14-Jan-17 00:28:31

It took almost a year to conceive DC1. I was a similar age to you, OP. I was starting to get a bit anxious then all of a sudden it happened.

Autumn0909 Sun 15-Jan-17 12:49:38

Sorry for your losses Lizzymcc. Thanks for your replies - it's certainly put me at ease. grin

FlatWhiteToGo Sun 15-Jan-17 23:46:31

We took more than a year and I got so anxious that it would never happen. We'd had various tests which picked up on a few issues so we got ready for IVF, then we got lucky the month before IVF was due to start and we conceived naturally.

At the time, I was part of a thread of ladies who were struggling to conceive (I think it ranged from trying for a year to several years). Of the 6 of us, 3 of us eventually conceived naturally and 2 did from IVF. I have learned from this, and from seeing other friends try for a year+, that it is REALLY common for healthy people to take more than a year to conceive. Try not to worry that something awful must be up if it hasn't happened within 12 months smile!

Good luck x

FanjolinaJolie Mon 16-Jan-17 05:10:33

13 months for me too for DC1 I was aged 30 when we started trying

3 months for DC2 at age 33

Calmisthemantra Mon 16-Jan-17 06:56:50

Dc1 and dc2 we got pregnant first month trying. Just got a bfp for dc3 and took 7months

SpunBodgeSquarepants Mon 16-Jan-17 09:28:04

Two months first time round, 19 months for this second one. And god I am I more anxious with this pregnancy because of it. A year and seven months is a long time to be tracking cervical mucous, periods, cervical position and temps. I don't think I'd have the strength to do it all over again.

Autumn0909 Wed 18-Jan-17 18:14:02

Thanks for all of your responses. It's bizarre how it can happen so quickly sometimes then take muc longer other times!
With a much more positive attitude, I'm ready to face cycle 9. Congratulations to you who've got your BFPs. Hope all is well!

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