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BabiesOnTheBrain1 Mon 26-Jun-17 13:58:15

Name change!

DP and I have agreed that now is a good time to start thinking about TTC (exciting grin). Have both wanted to for a while and figure now is a good a time as any.

I know these threads have been done to death, but... How long did it take you to conceive?

I'm almost 28, healthy weight and a fairly good diet, and hoping it won't take us too long!

spnfan Mon 26-Jun-17 14:22:35

I concieved DD on our second cycle of trying. I was 28, healthy diet but slightly underweight with a BMI of 17. smile

Good luck!!

spnfan Mon 26-Jun-17 14:23:22

Literally just 28 - I ovulated on my birthday! grin

Mrsjones17 Mon 26-Jun-17 14:26:36

I'm 29 healthy weight good diet don't smoke rarely drink DH the same and it's taken us 7 cycles so's so different for everyone x

sadmum2017 Mon 26-Jun-17 14:28:57

2nd cycle. Expected 6 or 8 attempts! Was 29, no health problems.

BabiesOnTheBrain1 Mon 26-Jun-17 14:44:31

All positive responses!
Half of me thinks it would happen straight away, the other sensible half knows I could be waiting a while smile
Mrsjones hopefully you will get your BFP soon!

Sjjr23 Mon 26-Jun-17 14:57:22

At 26 - 6 weeks
At 30 - 6 weeks

We weren't prepared either time!

ew1990 Mon 26-Jun-17 15:42:14

Started ttc when I was 24, I'm now 26 and 20 weeks pregnant, was the longest 2 years of my life xx

NoParticularPattern Mon 26-Jun-17 17:05:41

First cycle both times. However first ended in miscarriage and I'm only 9 weeks with this one so anybody's guess! Best of luck!

Silversun83 Mon 26-Jun-17 18:09:10

Sorry to say but it is a bit how long is a piece of string grin I was 31 when we started TTC and it took 12 cycles.. Both fit and healthy and no obvious reason why it took that long..

forfucksakejanet Mon 26-Jun-17 18:19:47

First baby, pregnant first cycle
Second baby, 12 cycles!

It really is a lottery

GimbleInTheWabe Mon 26-Jun-17 18:22:30

I'm currently 26w with my first. We conceived in the first month of trying. I'm 26 (DP 30) and both pretty healthy! Could have just been good luck though. I was expecting it to take a few months at least!

WelshMammy123 Mon 26-Jun-17 18:23:37

Agree that there's no rhyme or reason.

Took 3.5 years to conceive DD.

Started trying again in January 2016 and fell pregnant 2nd cycle but that ended in a MMC. Fell pregnant after another 3 cycles but that ended in tfmr.

It's now been 8 months and no sign of another BFP. I wish I knew what had gone right the times I did manage to conceive!

Wishing you loads of luck x

FruitBadger Mon 26-Jun-17 18:26:43

First time round was a whoops, am now 14w with DC2, first cycle. DH and I both age 33 and 36 each time. Healthy weight and relatively good diet, lifestyle etc. We had no reason to expect any difficulties and have been fortunate not to experience any so far.

WithCheesePlease Mon 26-Jun-17 20:14:06

I'm 36- it took 7 cycles first time, then ended in mc at 6 weeks pg... Starting again and hoping it's quicker this time!

PetalMettle Mon 26-Jun-17 20:18:52

Started at 32 took 20 cycles. Been ttc2 for over a year but I am still bfing

sloanewolf Mon 26-Jun-17 20:33:46

Conceived first time, on the morning after our wedding brewcake

Justwaitingforaline Mon 26-Jun-17 20:34:04

DC #1 accidental pregnancy

TTC DC #2 and currently on cycle 6. Have had one early miscarriage and 2 chemical pregnancies.

Justwaitingforaline Mon 26-Jun-17 20:34:19

Oh, DH and I are both early twenties

BabiesOnTheBrain1 Mon 26-Jun-17 21:38:06

Yeah, it really is just luck of the draw then!
Part of me wonders whether to spend more time just us, but we would both love a child, and I've seen so many topics on here where people are struggling to get a BFP and say how much they wish they'd started trying earlier.
We are just seeing how it goes for now, I'll probably vaguely track my cycles but won't use OPKs or anything just yet...

cakesandphotos Tue 27-Jun-17 17:56:41

We started ttc when I was 26 and baby is due on my 29th birthday, I think it was around 18 cycles. I'm a healthy weight and although I have a medical condition, it doesn't affect my ability to conceive, so we just took longer.
When we looked into fertility treatment, the GP told us the majority of women will conceive within the first year and most of those who don't, will conceive in the 2nd year. We were 2nd year people!

LittleFox01 Tue 27-Jun-17 18:09:29

Good luck 😊

6 and half years later and we're still trying. 3 mc in that time. First pregnancy took us 3 and half years.

I'm 25, so I'm still hopeful, although slowly feeling the need to give up and give in that it's not meant to be for me.


Oysterbabe Tue 27-Jun-17 19:12:32

At 34 - 5 months
At 36 - 2 months

MaryShelley1818 Tue 27-Jun-17 20:13:00

I'm 39, DP is 40 and I'm 15+3, we conceived our first baby in March after trying for 4.5mths.

bumblebee61 Tue 27-Jun-17 20:19:09

Three children all conceived immediately, and I mean immediately!

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