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How long did it take you to conceive?

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Greggers2017 Mon 25-Sep-17 07:46:54

Just that really.
Me and my partner are trying to conceive our first child together.
I have two children aged 10 and 8 and he has a daughter who is 9. We all live together and are very happy so this would be the perfect thing to complete our family.
We have been trying since May.

QueenAmongstMen Mon 25-Sep-17 08:33:00

Pregnancy 1: first cycle (aged 29)

Pregnancy 2: first cycle (aged 32)
(ended in early miscarriage)

Pregnancy 3: 10th cycle (aged 33)

Good luck with TTC - it can feel like the journey takes forever flowers

Waitingonasmile Mon 25-Sep-17 08:41:30

Baby 1 surprise
Baby 2 8 months of ovulation sticks, sperm friendly lubricant and lots of dtd at right time

Greggers2017 Mon 25-Sep-17 09:14:06

I've just bought some ovulation sticks so hopefully they will help.
I conceived first time with my older two but I was 23 and 24 then I am now 34.

MaryShelley1818 Mon 25-Sep-17 09:14:49

Currently 29wks pregnant with my first baby at the age of 39yrs old! Took us 5-6mths after coming off the pill x

PJsAndProsecco Mon 25-Sep-17 09:34:02

First baby: 2nd cycle off pill, age 25
This time: HOPING for the 2nd cycle again haha! Age 28. Fertile week here we come...

Winteriscomingneedmorewood Mon 25-Sep-17 09:37:58

At 37 the first cycle. . At 42 the third cycle and 3 chemicals and a mc at 45. Given up now.

meltingmarshmallows Mon 25-Sep-17 09:42:56

Third cycle, aged 28.

MelvinThePenguin Mon 25-Sep-17 09:50:02

Second cycle with DD1 (aged 27), third with DD2 (aged 29).

I didn't realise I was pregnant with DD2 until mid way through what I thought was our fourth month of trying, so that felt longer.

SydChloeJ Mon 25-Sep-17 09:54:14

DD- 4th cycle (I was 28)
DS- 8th cycle (I was 31)

Felt like forever with DS, I was tearing my hair out! We tried everything! In retrospect it wasn't that long at all but the rollercoaster of emotions every month is exhausting at the time.

Thataintnoetchasketch Mon 25-Sep-17 09:57:26

1st time 2nd or 3rd month but I MC'd

2nd time took us over a year and in the end acupuncture made the difference

I then got pregnant when DS was 6 months & hadn't had a period yet as still breastfeeding. That ended in MC

Now pregnant again just over a year later.

confused123456 Mon 25-Sep-17 10:00:12

Dh and I have one child.
I came off the pill in July 2014, I got pregnant in November 2014, so 4 months.

confused123456 Mon 25-Sep-17 10:00:39

I was 22 at the time.

NimbleKnitter Mon 25-Sep-17 10:12:00

Using the odds of a 15% success rate each month (which may not be accurate, but best I could find) your odds of conceiving each cycle (assuming regular sex and no fertility issues) are as follows:

Cycle 1 - 15%
2 - 28%
3 - 39%
4 - 48%
5 - 56%
6 - 62%

DandySeaLioness Mon 25-Sep-17 10:14:20

with DD3 - 8 cycles, aged 29
with DS0- second cycle using Clearblue Advanced Fertility Monitor

NimbleKnitter Mon 25-Sep-17 10:14:26

So you’ve only just entered the phase where you’re more likely to get pregnant than not.

Some people will be in the minority and get pregnant in the first few cycles. Most will not.

But most will be pregnant within a year x

MelvinThePenguin Mon 25-Sep-17 10:15:46

Only at the start of cycle 1 though, Nimble. It all resets once a cycle hasn't worked out. My statistician DH did my head in with his explanations while we were TTC!

NimbleKnitter Mon 25-Sep-17 10:19:13

@MelvinThePenguin same here! The odds of getting pregnant each month stay the same - but the cumulative effect of trying again means it gets more likely each time.

For example - you’re 85% likely to be not pregnant in cycle 1, but 85% x 85% likely to be not pregnant in cycle 2

MelvinThePenguin Mon 25-Sep-17 10:21:43

Okay, that makes more sense (and is more positive) than the explanations DH gave me!

When he started on how likely the baby was to arrive on any given day, I stopped listening!

Mayhemmumma Mon 25-Sep-17 10:22:16

1st baby 11 months (age 26)
2nd was 3rd month
3rd?!? Have now not been using contraception for over a year but nothing....

NimbleKnitter Mon 25-Sep-17 10:25:31

Yeah, you basically need to allow 6 months just to get anything like decent odds.

Which is what I keep telling myself two cycles in

sooperdooper Mon 25-Sep-17 10:25:52

Three years and counting, starting IVF next month

BillBrysonsBeard Mon 25-Sep-17 10:39:25

First time was an accident with a condom (age 28)
Second time was the first time we had sex after deciding to try (I didn't have a sex drive so only did it once that month) age 31
Possible third time... period is late, condom came off right at the end but I've been stressed so it could just be really late (age 32)

thedinosaur Mon 25-Sep-17 10:42:39

DC1 probably about 3-4months .

DC2 2 weeks from starting TTC .

WhyTheHeckMe Mon 25-Sep-17 13:15:16

Pregnancy 1 - (age 27) cycle 1

Pregnancy 2 - (age 29) cycle 1 but ended in mc

Pregnancy 3 - (age 29) cycle 1

I have been extremely lucky but more so because when I was 27 I was told I would never naturally conceive. I was put on my first lot of fertility treatment and after 1 week of starting it found out I was already 7 weeks pregnant! And zero issues since!

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