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How long did it take you to conceive?

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Wavedancer Mon 26-Feb-07 12:23:34

Just being nosey, really.

I managed to fall pg straight away on our first month of trying but sadly miscarried. Now we've been trying for 4 months since and no joy, even though we BD at the right times, etc.

So I was just wondering how long it took you all to get pg so I have an idea of the average around here?

Many thanks!

Emprexia Mon 26-Feb-07 12:29:32

Took me 12 months just about.

Tutter Mon 26-Feb-07 12:30:31

took 18 months with ds, but in that time had an ectopic pg and 2 early m/cs

this time around, 2 months

i'm 36

ZZMum Mon 26-Feb-07 12:31:33

18 months after a LOT of sex for DS and then another 18 months and IUI for DD...

PinkTulips Mon 26-Feb-07 12:33:28

2 years of almost daily sex for dd..... got pregnant with no af and still bf-ing after having dd with ds, were hardly having sex at all!

we thought it would take as long again so weren't expecting that!

wurlywurly Mon 26-Feb-07 12:33:55

with ds1 about 2 weeks after i came off the pill, with ds2 about 4 monthsish, came off depo injection so not entirely sure.

Dophus Mon 26-Feb-07 12:34:55

Straight away btoh times - very fortunate.

twoplusone Mon 26-Feb-07 12:35:36

my first took 6 weeks (unplanned..) I was ona 3 month break from the pill... (1995)

My second had the coil removed..31July.. (2003)got married 16th August found out I was pg on the 10th Oct...

This one.. had mirena took out in August..(2006) decided mid sept to try for another baby.. well to see what happened as we couldnt decide to go for it or not and found out I was pg on the 19th Nov.. I am one of the lucky ones...

Good luck in conceiving hope it happens soon for you. and have loads of fun bd...

Ali5 Mon 26-Feb-07 12:36:29

Got pregnant within 2 weeks of coming off the pill, also miscarried. Got pregnant with my fab ds 6 months later. Good luck!

ShowOfHands Mon 26-Feb-07 12:44:32

It took me a year- had a miscarriage after 9 months of trying and then got and stayed pregnant after exactly a year (to the day). I was 25, DH was 24, both healthy.

Just out of interest, they (docs etc) say that it takes about a year on average for a young, healthy couple to conceive (it's at this point that they start to refer for fertility testing) and when I chatted to my very lovely Kiwi doctor after my mc he said that it's only in England that we expect it to happen so quickly. He always advises that 2 years is completely normal. Your chances of conceiving even if you have sex at exactly the right moment are 30% so it can take time.

Waffle waffle waffle.

berolina Mon 26-Feb-07 12:46:31

I've had 5 pgs, always conceived within 2-3 cycles, but miscarried 3 times.

DizzyBint Mon 26-Feb-07 12:47:20

first time of trying.

Hulababy Mon 26-Feb-07 12:48:00

I was 26 when I first started TTC. Took 15 months, then early MC than another 14/15 months to concieve DD.

Did TTC #2 for a while. Stopped after 18 unsuccessful months. have now found out there were reasons for this and I am havinf a small op later this year that may help it - if we decided to try aagain,a lthough that is not likely now!

fryalot Mon 26-Feb-07 12:48:31

dd1 - about three months

dd2 - 10 years (plus 2 m/c)

ds - one night

Creena Mon 26-Feb-07 12:52:01

Show of Hands is bang on - it should take, on average, at least a year. When I visited my GP as we were about to start ttc my current pregnancy, he advised that I should wait for at least a year before expecting anything to happen and only after two years should I then think about seeking further advice from him. Age is obviously also an important factor - as I was 37 at the time (am now 38), my GP warned me that it may not happen at all.

Wavedancer - I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! I'm very sorry to hear about your mc but on the positive side, you know that you are physically capable of conceiving. Good luck and try not to worry.

Bubbaloo Mon 26-Feb-07 13:26:59

Ds took 7 years and this one took 1 month.

buttercupbabe Mon 26-Feb-07 13:35:35

Second cycle when I conceived ds. Now in 3rd cycle trying to conceieve baby number 2.

jabuti Mon 26-Feb-07 13:37:11

hi wavedancer, make sure that the right times are REALLY the right times. i read so many stories of women that were mistaken about their cycle... and recently i read an article that said the main problem in our culture with sub-infertility is the lack of sex!!!

ja9 Mon 26-Feb-07 13:38:14

2nd cycle with ds

1st with this pg.

feel very blessed.

Wheelybug Mon 26-Feb-07 13:42:12

3rd Cycle with dd
1st time with pg2 which ended in m/c
now been trying 5/6 months to no avail !

Creena Mon 26-Feb-07 13:44:58

Wavedancer (and anyone else ttc) - I read an excellent book when ttc, which I found really informative and useful. It's called Taking Charge of your Fertility by Toni Weschler. It explains fertility signs and how to interpret them, understanding and charting your cycle, when to time sex according to your cycle etc. There are lots of diagrams, pictures and examples illustrated throughout, making it easy to understand. I would recommend it.

Creena Mon 26-Feb-07 13:47:53

Would add to my last post that, after the reading the book and understanding more about how my cycle works, I got a BFP after just three weeks of trying (at the grand old age of 37). I'm not promising or suggesting that this will happen to anyone else who reads the book but I do think that having a better understanding of how your cycle works and what signs to look for contributed to our BFP. Good luck to everyone ttc.

rachfran Mon 26-Feb-07 13:48:46

It took 2 years for DD but she was worth the wait

peacemakeruk Mon 26-Feb-07 14:02:41

3 months with 1st, 2 miscarriages, 3 months with 2nd and 18 months with 3rd.

Wavedancer Mon 26-Feb-07 14:03:51

Thanks everyone for the replies. It's wonderful to hear all your stories, especially those of you who had a long wait, it's all very inspiring and I wish you all the very best with your pregnancies.

Creena & jabuti - I have read TCOYF. I know when I am ovulating and we make sure we're BD-ing every day in my 'fertile window'. In fact sometimes I wonder if we're not overdoing it somehow?!

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