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How long were you ttc before you conceived?

post #1 of 31
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Hi,

I am just looking for a little bit of encouragement. How long did everyone ttc before getting their bfp?
post #2 of 31
I'm really interested to hear responses to this too smile.gif for my first treasure, we conceived the same cycle we came off contraceptives. This time, we are 3 cyles in and still no BFP.
post #3 of 31

4 months with my first and 2 months with this one.  I'm not the norm though, I don't think.  My doctor told me 4 months is actually pretty quick.

post #4 of 31

It took us 5 cycles to get our BFP. At my annual cervical exam, I mentioned to my doctor that I was concerned that it wasn't happening and she said it was perfectly normal for it to take awhile. Funnily enough, that day was the day I ovulated and our daughter was conceived. :)

 

Are you doing any kind of fertility tracking? We were practicing sympto-thermal FAM (the type of fertility charting that TCOYF promotes) and using OPKs.

post #5 of 31
Thread Starter 
This is our first month trying and I'm a very high anxiety person as it is so I'm really trying to avoid tracking and all of that. I think I just need to relax and enjoy being with my husband and let it happen. It's just hard when everyone in my family brags about how they go it on their first cycle so I already feel like a failure.
post #6 of 31

I once read somewhere that a healthy couple (i.e. with no fertility complications) only has a 20% chance of conceiving each cycle. If you have family members who were successful right away, they were incredibly lucky - but definitely don't consider yourself a failure if it doesn't happen immediately. It takes several cycles for most people. :) 

 

Good luck!

post #7 of 31
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by keakiepie View Post

I once read somewhere that a healthy couple (i.e. with no fertility complications) only has a 20% chance of conceiving each cycle. If you have family members who were successful right away, they were incredibly lucky - but definitely don't consider yourself a failure if it doesn't happen immediately. It takes several cycles for most people. smile.gif  

Good luck!
Thank you smile.gif
post #8 of 31
About 50% of healthy couples get pregnant after 4-5 months
70% get pregnant after 9 months
85% get pregnant after one year.

I found this information on this page. http://www.babymed.com/getting-pregnant/how-long-does-it-take-get-pregnant

My 2 younger sisters got pregnant the first times they tried. My older sister tried for 10 months and I tried 9 times (I got pregnant the 6th time and had an early miscarriage). Everyone is different. Try to relax and enjoy the ride! TTC is a journey and the ride doesn't end when you get pregnant, it just becomes a new ride.

I don't think everyone needs to be temping and charting to start off with. If you're young and healthy it may not be necessary.

Good luck to you!
post #9 of 31

I'm expecting baby number 7 and it's the only one we planned, all the others were surprises (aka oops!). I did get pregnant with this babe on the first try. It took my younger sister almost a year to get pregnant with her little one. So everyone is different. I think you got some great replies and pokeyAC is right on with the statistics. Good Luck!

post #10 of 31

Not currently pregnant, but with our oldest it was 17 months I think from when my depo shot should have worn off until we conceived. With breastfeeding all of my kiddos and nothing else for preventing, our kids are spaced between 2 and 3 1/2 years apart. Our largest gap was the result of losing a late first trimester baby in between them.

post #11 of 31

It took me a year to get pregnant after stopping birth control (after using it for 10 years) but not really trying - we were no longer preventing pregnancy, but I didn't keep track of my cycle at all. I had some ovarian cysts and I was just starting to get concerned and went to the doctor for some preliminary blood work just a few weeks before realizing I was pregnant. 

post #12 of 31

Oh, gosh. I def. felt like I got pregnant "right away" but for my pregnancies it was anywhere between 3-7 cycles or so. Give it some time, mama!! :throb

post #13 of 31
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Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama View Post
 

Oh, gosh. I def. felt like I got pregnant "right away" but for my pregnancies it was anywhere between 3-7 cycles or so. Give it some time, mama!! :throb

Thank you, i've definitely decided to just relax and when it's meant to happen it will. :)

post #14 of 31
#1- 27 months
#2- 1 month
#3- 4 months

so much stress ttc #1... i am sure that is why it took so long.

good luck.
post #15 of 31

About 5 years for this one! I had given up!

 

(A year for #1 and a month for #2. It's easier to conceive shortly after a previous pregnancy according to a fertility doctor I saw. That is the reason I had #1 and #2 so close together.)

post #16 of 31

It varied with each child.  :)

post #17 of 31

4 months with DD (I had a m/c after 2 months of TTC before her) and 1 month with this baby. From what I've read, the average is 6 months for women in their mid-twenties and it goes up from there!

post #18 of 31

7 cycles for pregnancy #2 (m/c)

6 cycles for pregnancy #3 (m/c)

 

1st was an oops

post #19 of 31

1st pregnancy (a molar pregnancy that ended at 8 weeks) took about six months, but I think a lot of that was because I wasn't charting and was ovulating later than I thought. We conceived my second month of charting. Age 31.

 

Subsequent two pregnancies were also conceived the second month of trying. I was charting the first time and just tracking mucus the second time. Ages 32 and 35.

 

However, I think it's a fluke to conceive quickly each time like that! Most people I know seem to take 6 months-year. My mom took a year and a half to conceive me and was told she wasn't ovulating (obviously, she was). My sister was an accidental baby conceived while I was still nursing, and then my other sister was planned but don't know how long she took.

post #20 of 31

We use NFP, so I never had to wait for hormonal BC to wear off.  That said,

 

1 cycle with #1 (age 24)

1 cycle with #2 (age 26)

5 cycles with #3 (age 31)

8 cycles with #4 (age 35)

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