Basically just looking for a little reassurance here. We're starting on our 5th month TTC #1 today and am really struggling to keep things in perspective. I know I shouldn't freak yet because there are plenty of women on this board and many others who try for much longer. But at the same time, I'm completely frustrated and starting to think something is seriously wrong, especially when it seems to come so easily (even accidentally!) to many of those around us.
I'm 28, DH just turned 29, and as far as we know we're both in good health. I've been charting and using OPKs since we began back in August so I know for a fact we're timing things impeccably and unless the temp shift is lying, I know I'm Oing. We've been on raw prenatals/multivitamins since July and we use Pre-Seed when we BD and I do the whole thing where I lay on my back for 15 minutes afterwards (who knows if this makes any difference). We're good with our diet, too, and have cut out most processed food, sugar and many simple carbs. We're also both in great shape and regular exercisers. I've cut back on both caffeine (trading my daily cup of coffee for Earl Gray) and alcohol (although we definitely have not given this up completely).
I guess I just need to know that other couples with similar lifestyles and ages to us have had to wait just as long but still ultimately achieved success in conceiving naturally? Is the fact that we're now on month 5 an ominous sign that something's seriously wrong? I'm really fighting the urge to run to a fertility specialist right now. I just keep thinking, what if my tubes are blocked? or what if DH's swimmers are slow or non-existent? If something like this is the culprit, I just hate putting myself through this roller coaster month after month when there would be such a slim chance of us getting prego naturally.
This whole experience has imbued me with an incredible amount of respect for those couples who struggle for years. Your patience, strength and commitment is truly humbling. But for those of you who did it and did it au naturale -- how long did it take!?!!??!?! One more month of this and I feel like I'm going to go off the deep end!!