Just that really. Can I ask how long it took you to conceive when actively trying? I've just turned 40 and have two gorgeous boys and am trying to work out whether to go for a third. Thanks in advance x
I started trying (for the first time ever) at 41 and it took 4/5 months from the time I stopped taking the pill. My baby is due around my 42nd birthday.
I noticed a couple of 40somethings above found it quicker the second time so that has really cheered me up!
Having said that, I do know women whose fertility seemed to cut off around 38-39 and they didn't manage to have a second child, so I'd say to start as soon as possible, especially if you had your current children in your mid 30s or before.
Thanks so much everyone that's really helpful. My first baby was IVF after several years of trying at almost 37 but we had a surprise natural second 22 months later when I was a few months from 39. Just turned 40 and wondering how long to try before we perhaps turn to fertility treatment again. Love hearing such positive outcomes - thank you all. X
Golden My midwife has a mum to be aged 50 with a natural conception and my hospital consultant has lots of women in their mid to late 40's who thought they were too old so didn't bother with contraception and ended up with surprises!
It took us 7 months to conceive our first. I have just turned 40 and due in 3 weeks. I was amazed at how quickly it happened as I thought it might not happen at all. Those 7 months felt a lot longer at the time though waiting every month became a bit of an obsession for me but looking back we were very lucky it happened so soon.