Conceiving on the first try... - Page 2
Thanks for the congrats and to all you other mamas who conceived so fast!
with ds2, what cycle day did you get pg?
With DD1, she was a surprise, so I guess that counts, with DS1, I was still breastfeeding, but we caught the first PP egg with charting. With DD2, I was breastfeeding, and charting and I think it took 2 or 3 cycles, and with this little bean, I am breastfeeding but had resumed normal periods for close to a year, and with charting got pregnant the first try :)
We have been fortunate and have conceived two of our three on the first try. The third was conceived on what was supposed to be the first try, but I can't control myself when I'm ovulating and we ended up dtd right before ovulation for two months before finally on the third month we caught the egg. Which is shocking in and of itself because I have a horrible luteal phase so I'm still kind of surprised that we caught the egg at all, or rather that the egg had a chance to implant, but the 30 pregnancy tests that I've taken assure me that we did.
we are in the club too - and I feel a it proud to be in it - secretly of course ;) Dh and I used the "pull and pray" method combined with the rhythm method (yes rhythm, not charting ) for about a year. Then my IL's took home their first son. I was "accidentally" pregnant about two weeks later. We had been talking on and off about when to start trying, and when I told Dh it was "careful" time...he wasn't. He figured it was going to take a few tries. It didn't. This time, we caught the first PP egg. So excited to be a family of four soon! It is hard to contain the excitement though, when you know friends are having problems. But it is really cool to know that DH and I are so compatible :)
You aren't the only one!
1st pregnancy was a surprise (and a m/c)
2nd pregnancy happened on the first try (also a m/c)
3rd pregnancy happened the first month we "tried" although I sort of thought we might have slipped up the month before - DS will be 3 in June
I did charting/natural planning for the next 2 years and the 4th pregnancy (due any day!) was a bit of a whoops - I was not being as careful as I should have been with charting and told DH that things were "probably ok" but it turns out that anytime we have unprotected intercourse (without following the chart) I get pregnant.
I understand how that could bother people who are experiencing fertility problems - but it's nothing to be ashamed of.
Yup this is us too. Our first we conceived the first month of trying (no charting, I didn't know about it). When I got my first AF afterwards, we said maybe we should start trying and I was pregnant that cycle with baby 2. Our third all it took was one time of dh not pulling out in time. (I had learned about charting, so i know the one time was during my fertile time) I'm now pregnant with our fourth, and only dtd once that month. My dh tells me I get pregnant way too easily.
My ds was conceived after about four months.. he was unintentional. My SO and I were alternating between birth control/condoms and absolutely nothing the whole time. Needless to say, I was shocked because I didn't think the birth control would wear off so quickly since I was so sporadic with it.
I'm currently due in November 2013 and this pregnancy happened instantly. I'm secretly excited. DS and this baby will be just about 2 years apart which is exactly what I wanted.
Got pregnant last year on the first try, ended in mc at 14w5d last June.
This time around, got pregnant again on the first try, and I am just over 13w.
I am 35, have immune system issues and am overweight - so I am glad I can get pregnant so easily, I was prepared for it to be much more difficult...
I did NOT think it would happen on the first try. I know quite a few people for whom it has not been that easy. But yeah, first try for us. I was charting, was on my third cycle off the pill, when we gave it a go. DH had said previously that he was confident he'd get me pregnant on the first try. He's quite pleased with himself, lol. I think it had considerably less to do with him, and more to do with my knowledge of charting. Men, eh?
I have been pregnant 3 times, and all 3 times we were actively trying to NOT get pregnant, through marking on calendars when my period is, observing my symptoms loosely, and mainly using condoms 60-90% of the time, with withdrawl the other 10-40% of the time when we felt we were far away from ovulation (depends on the year, slowly we got more confident with withdrawl). Then with this third pregnancy, we were a little more ready, so we moved to DTD unprotected maybe 1-3 times a month, when we were pretty sure we were safe. The first two pregnancies were unfortunately miscarriages, but this one is going strong! For me, it has always been tinged with complicated emotions, because I haven't felt I was ready any of the 3 times (health issues, financial issues, living in small spaces, etc). Honestly, I have decided that those pregnancies were learning/growing experiences for me (aside from the miracle of creating a new life, the most important part), and were probably intended by God to push me and hubby along, growth-wise, to increase our capacity to love. Because it logically just didn't make sense, the circumstances surrounding the pregnancies. Like is someone really that fertile? A couple drops of....you know what?
Some women do get pregnant easily, and I think when you are in forums or listening to people, you only really hear about the women who are having a harder time, so it starts to seem like you are weird if you get pregnant easily. I do know a lot of women that conceived on their first tries, because they let me know. Never ventured to ask about the second babies. :) With this baby, I literally ovulated on day 6 or 7, because my early ultrasound showed that the baby was 7 days ahead of schedule, and that correlates with our DTD. However, I know I don't always ovulate early like that. I believe I conceived on day 15 with another pregnancy.
I actually think that taking a lot of vitamins and nutritional supplements can cause the egg to release early, I ended up reading that online and I kinda believe it in my case. I was drinking a lot of Acai juice when I conceived early in my cycle this time, and that juice was making me feel amazing! (stopped it now, might not be preg safe)
Me too. I feel like a jerk over on TTC because I try to not get obsessive about the whole TTC thing so I don't read/post most of the time. That works well until around the start of the second week of the TWW, when I start symptom spotting and wanting to talk about it, and then get a BFP not long after. At least that's what happened last time, and it looks like it may happen again.
#1 was conceived 2 or 3 months after coming off birth control and letting nature take it's course. At the time I thought I had PCOS and would likely have problems. Haha.
#2 was conceived the first month of trying, with only very basic knowledge of my cycle.
#3 was a surprise
#4 we had one month where we tried replicating the birth-control failure of #3, but were unsuccessful (half-trying, I guess you'd say). This month was our first month trying, and it's too early to call (Day 12 or 13 DPO, having some symptoms, BFN this morning, AF not due for another 2-3 days). It wouldn't surprise me if it went either way.
I guess I belong here too. My first was conceived the first month we tried, but ended in miscarriage. My second (DS1) was conceived the month after. My third (DS2) was conceived after one try doing artificial insemination. I'm hoping the next will be a DD and will only take on try in May (doing AI again).
Daughter - two months of trying, only checking cervical mucus, she'll be eight in May
Son - conceived first shot, only checking cervical mucus externally, he passed away two years ago at a month old
Current baby in the hopper - conceived first shot, only checking cervical mucus externally, due in November