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How long did it take you all to get pregnant??

(163 Posts)
Writerwannabe83 Wed 17-Jul-13 10:09:35

Hi Ladies,

Can I just ask how many cycles you had to go through until you got your BFPs??

Thanks in advance x x

CheeseFondueRocks Wed 17-Jul-13 10:56:43

Btw, I'm sorry if I offended anyone with fertility problems by using the phrase "trying hard". I understand that some people sadly have genuine issues.

I just meant that there are a lot of people who suffer reduced fertility due to lifestyle choices and they aren't even aware of it.

Featherbag Wed 17-Jul-13 10:57:35

2nd cycle with DS, 1st with this pg although no active 'trying' either time, just stopped actively trying not to!

Dolallytats Wed 17-Jul-13 10:58:18

DC1 took a couple of weeks.
DC2 took 15 years (!!).
Currently 39+2 with DC3, took 5 years.

undertheboredwalk Wed 17-Jul-13 11:02:31

Dd1 was complete surprise, was using condoms.
Dd2 conceived on 6th cycle.
Currently about 10 weeks with no 3, conceived on 3rd cycle of trying.

We've been very lucky, and are very thankful for it!

MortifiedAdams Wed 17-Jul-13 11:02:32

First pg I had one period; had been off the pill for a year and using condoms. The month we conceived we DTD every other day. Was 26, 27 at birth pg again, dd is 19mo. Trying in the loosest possible sense (no protection, standard once a week shagging or so), have had three periods.

Took folic acid from the day we started TTC with dc1, but totally forgot about it this time round til I got my BFP and realised.

GiraffeAHolic Wed 17-Jul-13 11:08:30

2 years for dd
2 years for ds
2 months for current bump.

Have PCOS though.

yoyoyo Wed 17-Jul-13 11:09:45

2 months first time
Second time it took 12 months which was miscarried & 18 months after that

CylonNumber6 Wed 17-Jul-13 11:11:20

11 months

stillwaters76 Wed 17-Jul-13 11:13:18

tried for 18 months for first, then had IVF due to medical issue they found and was successful.
Assumed we couldn't conceive naturally so didn't try, and got pregnant when DS was 12 months old.

EeyoreIsh Wed 17-Jul-13 11:15:43

cheese no offence taken smile it makes sense to do all you can to make your body ready to get pregnant.

MrsBungle Wed 17-Jul-13 11:16:43

First cycle with both of mine. We didn't do anything to try and improve our chances. We were just lucky.

moominmaiden Wed 17-Jul-13 11:17:17

First cycle with first pregnancy, which sadly ended in miscarriage. Current pregnancy I think about four or five cycles, although we weren't 'trying' as such - just not using contraception. In fact neither of us remember having sex in the month DS was conceived as we had a lot going on with a family bereavement - was stunned and a little mystified by the BFP!

CunningAtBothEnds Wed 17-Jul-13 11:17:59

Ds1 14 months Ds2 26 months

25sunshine Wed 17-Jul-13 11:18:01

18 mths with DD1 and 14mths with DS2. Both times the long wait was massively frustrating. In both cases I conceived on the first cycle after having my tubes checked (injected with dye which is pumped through to see if there are blockages). Both times the answer was that my tubes are absolutely fine, however the 'blasting' with the dye clearly had an impact. GP says that there is no scientific evidence but some women suffer from a 'fuzzing up' of the tubes, which appears to be removed by this procedure (i.e. not the purpose of the procedure, just a side effect - but I'm not complaining). Unfortunately when you go to the GP they typically advise to leave it for another 6 months, which can be frustrating. If you've been trying for at least 6 months you need to be quite forceful to be put onto fertility investigations to be able to have these tests (and then there's a wait of at least 3-6 months) - and your other half will have to co-operate because they say (not unreasonably) that it could equally easily be his problem.

Alternatively you can have it done privately (HyCoSy) and I think it costs around £500.

workingtitle Wed 17-Jul-13 11:26:17

Five cycles, I used ovulation kits and conceive plus when we did conceive. Not convinced it wouldn't have happened otherwise, but was doing things to try and make me feel like I had some sort of input into it all...

Mayanbob Wed 17-Jul-13 11:32:21

7 months... but there wasn't a great deal of sex in the first 5 of those. Cycles were all over the place, so only had about 5 in that 7 months. I was 31 when I conceived, just turned 32 and due in 5 weeks. (holy crap! shock)

StormyBrid Wed 17-Jul-13 11:43:22

Just the one cycle - swapped the pill for folic acid on May 10th, BFP July 4th, so conceived after about five weeks. Was lucky though; really hadn't expected it to be so quick.

fluffandnonsense Wed 17-Jul-13 11:45:05

1st baby was 2 cycles, 2nd baby was 2 cycles, 3rd pregnancy (ended in mc), pregnant 1st cycle (only DTD once), 4th pregnancy (currently 11 weeks) pregnant 1st cycle again. wink

FromagePlease Wed 17-Jul-13 11:57:57

3 cycles for us.

I had been using OPKs but switched to temp charting as I found it much more informative and accurate. We got our BFP on first cycle of charting. We feel very fortunate indeed.

GiveMeVegemite Wed 17-Jul-13 12:09:07

4 months with DS1 and then one cycle with DS2 (the first period I had after giving birth!) so there will be a 15 month gap between them as it took 5 months to get my period after giving birth. I have PCOS too, so was told I would need fertility treatment, but it happened naturally.

InsanelyBrainDeprived Wed 17-Jul-13 12:12:45

7 years for first, first cycle for sec

Amibambini Wed 17-Jul-13 12:14:10

First time. Was quite the surprise. My partner had convinced me to start trying sooner rather than later because 'you never know how long it will take, it could take us ages..".

Two weeks later my period didn't make it's appearance.

WallaceWindsock Wed 17-Jul-13 12:14:34

With both DC we had unprotected sex once and I fell pg. wasn't even mid cycle with DD. I am however very fertile and am now on Depo to try and completely destroy fertility as we don't want anymore.

InsanelyBrainDeprived Wed 17-Jul-13 12:14:54

Pressed post by accident...

7 years for first, first cycle for second. We had unexplained infertility and a few unsuccessful Ivf cycles before falling naturally with both. Nice surprises!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Wed 17-Jul-13 12:15:30

First cycle for DS1

Second cycle for DS2 - I was still breastfeeding

I have PCOS, but I low-carbed for a month prior to TTC each time which improves your insulin response and can encourage ovulation.

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