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Some things in my favor - I am very healthy, was having regular cycles at the time (I was charting), and DH is several years younger than me. This is the first for both of us.
I'm lol because for the record~ 3 weeks before my 35th birthday we concv'd this babe unexpectantly. The reason this is 'funny' to dh and I is this is the only time I've ever concv'd without months/years of medical intervention. We've gone through infertility EVERY TIME~~ until now.
So I guess my poll would be 1-4 mos~ thats what I answered but maybe it will slant the resultsas we actually weren't trying~ in fact thought everyone was here and we were 'done', though I did have that niggling feeling there was 1 more, I had accepted that we would never have another bio baby
Probably more of an answer than you wanted .
BUt...My good friend is 37 and just started her family. It took them 2 months, she is pretty steady with her cycles and has clear fert. signs~ she is 20 weeks now with a baby girl.
With this one at 36, I was on just my 3rd pp cycle! We were trying but it was still a big surprise. I thought for sure that it would take a lot longer.
Happy mumma to my boys Henny Tom (Nov 30, 2008), Arlo Odie (Oct 5, 2010), and baby SISTER! due mid-Dec 2014.
ETA - I was/am 36.
One more edit to say I'd only had 1 period since going off the pill after being on it ~15 years. We just figured we'd stop using protection and see what happened. Since I hadn't been regular before the pill I figured we'd have at least a few months wait!
Loving mama to A (8/5/2010) R (1/3/2015) and DSD (16).
I have been really, really worried about declining fertility with age (my first was conceived at 28, my second at 31, and I'm now 37.) I really want to get the timing right because I'm a teacher and I've been worried that if it took me too long I'd be stuck with making a choice about a beginning of the school year due date or to stop/postpone trying.
Mama to DS (3/05 ), wife to DH , remembering and Spirit 1/07, Hope 5/09, Harmony 6/10, Love 5/11, Joy 6/11
I got pg the month after my D&C for the second MC. (anembronic pg that bled for 3 mos. I finally gave up being able to "do it all myself")
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.
I feel very blessed!
Happily married with two tots ( J 10/18/08) & ( T 5/03/10)
We got pregnant the very first month we started trying, when I was 36. That was a blighted ovum. It took 8 months after the miscarriage to get pregnant again (at 37), but I was very stressed in between - we got married, bought a house, my mom died, and my job went to hell. I think I would have gotten pregnant sooner without all that other stuff!
When we were ready to try for #2, I removed my IUD and we waited a cycle to start trying. That took, I think, 3 cycles. I was 40. That embyro stopped developing at 7w3d, and I had a d&c at 11 weeks. I am now 41, and it took us 4 cycles to get pregnant with this baby, which is due in November.
I wish you the best of luck! for conceiving quickly with a baby!
My SIL has had two healthy kids conceived in a month or two at 36 and 38.
Obviously this isn't the only reason, I read (in TCOYF) is that one reason older couples may have more trouble conceiving is because they simply have sex less. There's no doubt that DH and I were having more sex at 25 and 26 than we are now at 37 and 38. When TTC, we start DTD at least daily quite early in the cycle and keep at it until my temperature confirms we can stop.
Sending you lots of positive thoughts!
By the calendar it took 13 months, but we were not in the same place at the same time for 4 of those months. So it actually took us 9 months.
It might have taken us less time had we not been trying for a girl. --You have to time DTD pretty far in advance of ovulation. But it worked, we got our girl!
-- Wife to a Wonderful Husband and Pianist -- 27 March 2003
Mom to three great boys Michael (Sept/01), Carter (Nov/05) and Reid (March/10).