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View Poll Results: How long did it take you to get pregnant?
Bullseye! First month 131 50.97%
2 or 3 months 45 17.51%
4-6 months 16 6.23%
6-12 months 24 9.34%
Longer than a year 41 15.95%
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#61 of 72 Old 03-11-2010, 10:48 AM
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7 months actively trying with charts and all that good stuff.

the first two were happy little surprises, a condom baby and a birth control baby... I figured it would be easy once we tried again... I guess things just had to wait until the time was right.

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#62 of 72 Old 03-12-2010, 02:24 AM
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Baby #1 -- conceived month #1 when we were getting ready to ttc for real the following month.

Baby #2 -- pretty much the same thing

Baby #3 -- 2 months of not trying/not preventing went by, then 5 months TTC before conceiving

I voted bullseye since that was our experience the first time. We've been charting our whole marriage though, so we knew when not preventing that we could easily get pregnant. I wasn't in the dark to what my cycle was doing.

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#63 of 72 Old 03-21-2010, 11:10 AM
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I'm not entirely sure how to answer this question, but DD2 was the result of a very early ovulation combined with very long-living sperm from unprotected sex on Day 6 of a menstrual cycle. I'm sure we had been doing it on Day 6 every cycle for like a year before we got lucky.

(DD1, on the other hand, was conceived after 9 cycles of doing it ON the day of ovulation.)

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The 1st time, we missed on the 1st month, missed on the 2nd month, but by then I had enough info to bullseye on the 3rd month.

Um, TMI and maybe just a whacky theory, but my cycles changed after I married DH. I charted for most of my teens years just for fertility health but when I got married everything was altered...temp, LP length...it was strange. The 1st month I wrote it off due to the stress of the wedding but it wasn't just delayed O.

With the second baby we really wanted an August birth, but then I wasn't looking at the right time. We skipped over that month, but along came the next cycle and DH and I were so baby crazy we decided to TTC instead of TTA lol.

(I know it sounds picky, but we thought if we didn't achieve an August-due baby, we'd TTA until February for a November-due baby).

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First baby was the "pull-out-method baby." Conceived after six years of only using the pull out method for birth control. Yep-- six YEARS that worked for us. Then, ooops, oh well, she's beautiful

Second baby was conceived the night we decided to try for another. Yes, that evening. No, I wasn't charting. Yes, we are insanely lucky.

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There have been 2 times that I have had unprotected sex during ovulation.. I have 2 kids, so.. Bullseye!

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#67 of 72 Old 04-01-2010, 01:16 AM
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Got pregnant on the pill with DS1.

Failed to use a condom one time and got pregnant with DS2.
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3 years with DS (Not sure if that would count as "not trying" since we were ttc but not religiously)

1st month "not preventing" with this one - 2nd PPAF (We abstained during first PP cycle due to possible prolapse issues until we were cleared by the obgyn)

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Originally Posted by noobmom View Post
It's harder to work on it all the time though,
when you have a 3 yo in the house.
Isn't that the truth!!
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i wish i could have voted twice. my first two pregnancies were accidents - one from a single act of intercourse within a 6 month period, and the second was a failure of multiple birth control. age 19 & 21.

my third was one week of trying. age 29.

but, this time around, it's been 2 full years since we've stopped using birth control (still trying). i'm with a different partner now, and i'm in my mid-30s, so that might explain part of it.

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#71 of 72 Old 04-14-2010, 10:16 PM
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1st pg: 4 months (had been on the pill previously)
2nd pg: 1st month trying (no hormonal birth control between pregnancies)

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I went off the Pill after 15+ years and got the last-pill bleed October 13. Got married October 24. Got my BPF November 19 after a week or so of symptoms I assumed were hormones re-setting/PMS/whatever. Based on ultrasound/measurements, this is a wedding night baby, give or take.

Mid-30s. I hadn't ovulated since I was a teenager, and did so very irregularly then. My doctor suspected it may take awhile due to age and, possibly, PCOS.

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