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fairydust3 Fri 08-May-20 19:35:08

How long did it take you to conceive?
How old are you and do you have any medical conditions (endo, pcod etc?)

Just looking for people to share their experiences.

I'm 25 and it's been 5 months so far. Regular periods, no medical conditions. Think the first few months were all over the place since coming off the pill and my ovulation has only been normal for 3 cycles.

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LatteLover12 Fri 08-May-20 19:38:15

A year for my first aged 26
A year for my second aged 31
18 months for this one aged 38 (currently 21 weeks pregnant)

It's totally normal for a perfectly fit and healthy couple to take a year or more to conceive.

meow1989 Fri 08-May-20 19:49:03

I'm not sure how helpful this thread will be op. If people reply with less time you will beat yourself up and worry.

What I will say is I was told (healthy, no real relevant medical conditions) that on average it takes 8 months to concieve.

Slippingcareer Fri 08-May-20 19:51:45

For my first 34 - 2 months
Trying for my second at 36, 6 months in and no luck yet.
No known conditions, regular 28 day cycle

fairydust3 Fri 08-May-20 20:09:33

@meow1989 not at all! I'm just curious about the range of experiences of people that's all. I was told by my GP that it takes some longer than a year after coming off the pill and I'm fine with that. For a while I was sending myself insane but I've happily accepted that some will conceive straight away and for others it will take sometimes years.

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Quail15 Fri 08-May-20 20:20:19

Had my 1st aged 33. Took 4 years and 3 rounds of Ivf - I'm fit and healthy but during my 3rd round of Ivf I was diagnosed with poor ovarian reserve.
Took 16 months to get pregnant naturally with my second but sadly ended in MC.

Popcat120 Fri 08-May-20 20:23:43

First pregancy I was 27, we conceived the first month, had sex twice in the fertile week.
He's now 19 months.

I'm now 5 weeks pregnant with number 2, again, first motnh of trying and we only had sex twice in what i thought was the fertile week.

I'm 30, High bmi, but otherwise healthy.

I realise we have been so lucky reading everyone's stories on here.
I still feel like it's been too easy, like it's too good to be true, and I'm incredibly nervous this time round.

SqidgeBum Fri 08-May-20 20:28:12

I was 25, not on the pill beforehand, no health issues, healthy BMI. It took us 9 months for the first kid. I was quite stressed worrying that things were wrong.

At 27 it took one night of letting standards slip to conceive DC2 confused

I tell people it took 9 months on baby 1 and 9 minutes on baby 2 😂😂

TokyoSushi Fri 08-May-20 20:31:35

For my first, 4 months, but I didn't really know how to do it, no idea about ovulation, fertile window, any of it! (I had to get a book! 😂)

Second, about 15 minutes

London91 Fri 08-May-20 20:33:42

3 and a half years, 3 mc's. I have endo also.

Chlo2701 Fri 08-May-20 20:35:10

My first I was 21, fell straight away, he's now 14.
My 2nd I was 25 & it took me 2yrs, he's now 10.
I'm now 35 & have been having unprotected sex for nearly a year with no luck yet.
I'm aware that the older you are the harder it may be to fall, so feeling abit deflated & wonder if it will ever happen, as know my age & quality of eggs decrease my chance quite abit 😣 x

Echobelly Fri 08-May-20 20:37:16

First time I was 29 and, uh, literally first time we tried I think shock - my mum had 'warned' me she got pg very easily

Second time was 3 years later and it took 4-5 months.

BeingATwatItsABingThing Fri 08-May-20 20:40:53

19 with DD1 and I was on the pill at the time. She was a wonderful surprise.

Started TTC DC2 at 24 having been on no form of birth control since DD was born. Conceived first cycle but that ended with a chemical. Conceived again on cycle 13 (age 25) and am now 20+6 with DD2 and due in September.

babynamesarehard Fri 08-May-20 20:40:56

First - one month, got pregnant after sex one time during ovulation window

Second - one month, got pregnant after sex twice during ovulation window

We used ovulation sticks to pinpoint exactly when I was good to go!!

1990shopefulftm Fri 08-May-20 20:41:40

I was 24 (i'm 25 now and 15 weeks pregnant ) and it was our 3rd month trying, I hadn't been on the pill for years but feel very grateful it happened so quickly. I'm asthmatic but no other health issues apart from allergies.

BeingATwatItsABingThing Fri 08-May-20 20:42:09

Meant to add. Very regular cycles and no medical conditions that I’m aware of.

EmbarrassedUser Fri 08-May-20 20:43:00

About 15 minutes 😂 @fairydust3 Sorry, not what you wanted to hear and I hope it happens for you soon.

Greenlorry Fri 08-May-20 20:44:11

First time aged 23 - took 6 months
Second time aged 27 - 1 month

GetTheSprinkles Fri 08-May-20 20:45:38

29 when got pregnant after 4 months of trying (felt like A LOT longer).
No health issues, normal BMI, had not been on any contraceptive prior. The month I conceived we were using Preseed and following SMEP but who knows if either helped.

GetTheSprinkles Fri 08-May-20 20:46:46

Oh actually, when I was having my c section to deliver DS I overheard the surgeon say they thought they saw some endometriosis. So I guess that is a health condition! Dont have any symptoms of it though.

updownleftrightstart Fri 08-May-20 20:48:50

Took just over 10 years. Started trying at 23, no medical conditions/problems

BeingATwatItsABingThing Fri 08-May-20 20:49:49

We used ovulation sticks to pinpoint exactly when I was good to go!!

You’re lucky. I used OPKs every month and tried SMEP and bought an AVA bracelet to track my ovulation and bought preseed.

UnicornRainbow83 Fri 08-May-20 20:51:35

First pregnancy 3 years after coming off combined pill.
Second we weren't trying, missed a few pills and fell pregnant but ended up being ectopic.
Third pregnancy was on the second cycle.
Fourth again we weren't trying and again had missed a few pills.
First pregnancy was with a different partner so think the issue may have been with him since I've fallen pregnant pretty easily with another partner.

JoesM12 Fri 08-May-20 21:01:53

Hi @fairydust3 😊
I also like to hear about other people’s experiences!
I am also 25, no known health problems.
We have been trying since October, going into our 8th cycle now!! I’m really hoping this is our month, the odds should be in our favour! I’m trying not to stress and just really hoping it happens soon!!x

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