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How old and how long did you ttc for your first?

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Whisky2014 Sun 29-Oct-17 08:10:58

How old were you when you first started ttc and how long did it take?

Tilapia Sun 29-Oct-17 08:11:45

I was 30 (31 when he was born) and it happened on the third cycle of TTC.

PotteringAlong Sun 29-Oct-17 08:12:06

I was 31 and it took 7 weeks.

Oysterbabe Sun 29-Oct-17 08:14:53

34 and 5 cycles.
With my second I was 36 and it took 2 cycles.

NickMyLipple Sun 29-Oct-17 08:15:07

I was 27 and I am l
(We are) a one shag wonder!!!

Whisky2014 Sun 29-Oct-17 08:16:34

Oh wow ok. All quite fast then!

physicskate Sun 29-Oct-17 08:22:17

I was 32 when we started ttc. Still not pregnant 20 months later...

So no, not all fast. Statistically, 80% will fall pregnant within a year. I did (twice) but both were early miscarriages.

koalab Sun 29-Oct-17 08:23:49

31, 6 months.

Lizi192 Sun 29-Oct-17 08:25:57

I had my coil removed on 3rd January. Partner went to work (army) on the 5th, he came home from 3rd-5th feb, by the 20th I had a positive test 😊 honestly thought it would take months. Turns out we only needed a weekend 😉

Whisky2014 Sun 29-Oct-17 08:28:38

I didn't realise it was as high as 80%. I'm feeling less worried now. I just turned 31 and was starting to think I really need to get on with it.

AnonEvent Sun 29-Oct-17 08:29:23

I was very lucky - and it really is pure, blind, luck, I was 37 and it happened on my first cycle.

I hardly believed it, it made the first trimester feel very scary indeed (I felt that if it was that ‘easy’ to conceive surely something must go wrong).

I also felt, and still feel, a bit guilty about hw straight forward it was. I had several friends undergoing fertility treatment, and given my age, the fact I’d never been pregnant before (to my knowledge), I’d presumed it’d take some significant time.

Orangedaisy Sun 29-Oct-17 08:29:34

33, 9 months. DD2 (in case you're interested) 36, 15 months but bf for first 12 months of that.

Cakescakescakes Sun 29-Oct-17 08:30:23

29 and 14 months
32 and 11 months

ScarletSienna Sun 29-Oct-17 08:32:42

First time I was 32/33 and first cycle. Second time at 35 took a bit longer but under 6 months.

LisaSimpsonsbff Sun 29-Oct-17 08:35:26

I was 28 when we started, but it's been 15 months and three miscarriages now, so I'm now 30 and still trying... No one can say. Lots of people fall very quickly, lots don't. I suppose I fell in a reasonable time, since my first pregnancy was on cycle 7, but getting them to stick has been another matter.

eurochick Sun 29-Oct-17 08:36:20

For contrast:

34. 3 years and 2 rounds of iui and 4 rounds of ivf. No reason diagnosed - we were "unexplained".

AJPTaylor Sun 29-Oct-17 08:38:34

child 1 26 and one shag.
child 2 28 and second month.
child 3 started trying at 36. fell pregnant at 39!

KarateKitten Sun 29-Oct-17 08:38:52

31 and 1st cycle. A honeymoon baby. We've been lucky and never had any difficulty, 4 babies first try. But that really is a rarity. I think you'll find the most people who post on this thread are the ones who got pregnant quickly and easily.

usersos Sun 29-Oct-17 08:41:17

38.....first time jackpot!

MsJuniper Sun 29-Oct-17 08:42:22

34 and it took a year.

Tried again at 38 and it’s taken 3 years and 6 mc to get to being currently 17 wks.

flowers to all those who’ve had to deal with issues ttc

AccrualIntentions Sun 29-Oct-17 08:43:12

Started at 30. Took 2 and a half years.

AccrualIntentions Sun 29-Oct-17 08:43:50

(Undiagnosed PCOS, needed Clomid in the end).

converseandjeans Sun 29-Oct-17 08:45:24

31 and took 4 years for DD then 36 and second cycle for DS (so way quicker than expected)

tiggersdontlikehoney Sun 29-Oct-17 08:45:33

31. Had sex once. Took the MAP and it didn't work.

ScarletSienna Sun 29-Oct-17 08:47:02

I just wanted to add to my post, the second time we were ttc my periods and cycles were erratic and I think this is linked to me being older even though only three years so. I was also shocked to learn just how much the odds of chromosomal disorders increased year on year.

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