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annettemarie 03-14-2009 11:53 PM

I'm just curious.

vegemamato 03-15-2009 05:19 PM

I've had two condoms break in my life, one of them resulting in my oldest

and we've had two other condom failures, which weren't apparent, resulting in my younger two : (not twins..)

during the months that our children were concieved I had a 'feeling' and my ovulation symtoms were out of control. And it seems like each time was right when I was starting to get the babybug too.

So, maybe I guess it just takes a for me..

MoonStarFalling 03-15-2009 06:51 PM

Two years (x2) but the second time I was bfing and only had a cycle back for 6 months.

mamacatsbaby 03-16-2009 04:00 PM

We just threw caution to the wind and DS was conceived the first month. Hope we're as lucky with #2 .

columbusmomma 03-17-2009 11:44 AM

I couldn't vote accurately b/c with both babes it was 1-2 months.

Turkish Kate 03-20-2009 07:56 PM

DD was another "condom failure." With DS, I went off the pill after April's cycle, was pregnant around June 10th or so. Now TTC #3, we've been at it for over a year. AF came back when DS was 10 1/2 months and he's now 2. Nada.

Leisha 03-20-2009 08:19 PM


i wasn't planning to get pg, dd was a surprise!
we had unprotected sex once, i guess we were lucky

Pinoikoi 03-21-2009 02:07 AM

My eldest two were 2-3 months.. the youngest was a surprise- so.. a bullseye?

notjustmamie 03-21-2009 04:14 AM

When we weren't trying, we conceived DD the first month and conceived again the second month of TTA because of a job change/loss of insurance (ended in m/c).

TTC, we conceived after 8 months (another m/c), and we're currently at 15 months.

Clearly we do better when we're not trying.

ema-adama 03-24-2009 03:18 PM

I was certain it would take at least a year. 1st try got me a BFP. 13 months later no PPAF, and I am starting to think of TTC.... hope it goes as smoothly

Lilasmom 03-27-2009 11:38 AM

I've had 4 pregnancies -- 2 miscarriages and 2 beautiful babies. All four took about 3 months of trying before we conceived. And now I've been trying for almost 2 years to get pregnant with baby #3. What is the deal??

Teenytoona 03-27-2009 12:40 PM

longer than a year, BUT
1. we were not charting/actively pinpointing o date, it was a when it happens, it happens thng
2. we were moving cross country and were apart for the better part of a year
3. i was having maybe 3-5 cycles a year at that point.
so considering that all, not too bad.

fruitfulmomma 03-30-2009 01:52 AM

I was with my husband for about two and half years, on bc three months during that time, and conceived our oldest about 19 months after that. I am pretty sure I had a miscarriage the month before, so 18 months solid.

lovbeingamommy 03-30-2009 03:07 AM

I got pregnant three times the first month of trying and this was at 40 and 43. One live birth at 40 and two m/c's at 43.

Amylcd 03-30-2009 03:14 AM

The first two were surprises, the third was conceived our first month trying.

Viola 03-30-2009 03:27 AM

I've been pregnant 3 times. The first two times it happened in the month of trying. The third time was after my miscarriage, and I think it didn't happen until the 3rd cycle.

kriket 03-31-2009 06:18 PM

12 months on the nose for this one. Charting, temping, herbs, vits, weight loss, the whole 9 yards.

Dahlea 04-02-2009 08:35 PM

Took us 5 years of no bc and trying (with other help eventually, like clomid). We gave up and got pregnant 6 months later.

Three~Little~Birds 04-06-2009 12:35 PM

I voted for over a year, but I was still breastfeeding and my DH travels alot, thus missing many windows of opportunity.
We weren't "trying"; however, we weren't preventing...

ETS: It probably took aboout 12-18 months...

DevaMajka 04-06-2009 05:08 PM

Dp and I had one time of dtd "not ttc or tta" (ie, the one and only time without some sort of protection in 4 years) and I got pg with this baby.
I can't say we were tta, because that one time we consciously decided against "protection", but figured there was no chance it would result in pg.

With ds, we actively ttc'ed for 20 mos, including charting, herbs, and a hsg.

Channelle 04-07-2009 12:31 AM

Wow almost 50% got pregnant the first month! That really gives me some hope!

PlayaMama 04-09-2009 06:45 PM

um, first baby was a condom failure, i think they are like 98% effective, second baby was an iud failure, 99.9 % effective.... i'm kind of sad that we never got to try to consciously make a baby... we may have a number three but not try for a few years. but i feel like we're apparently extremely fertile so it shouldn't b e a problem.

VT mountaingirl 04-09-2009 07:25 PM

Our first was conceived after 6 months of actively trying. Our second was an unexpected surprise!

filiadeluna 04-14-2009 01:02 AM

9 months TTC.

zenmama108 09-20-2009 07:49 PM

DD was planned, and conceived the first month trying. DS was conceived while on ortho tricyclen, after 4 months of using only oral birth control.

MsVyky 09-20-2009 08:11 PM

I got pregnant 5 years ago using BC pills and condoms (Nobody told me about ABX and BC pills not mixing), so I guess that's a bullseye

My second BFP came in my 2nd cycle of actively TTC, but we lost that baby, and I conceived in the cycle following that loss (I didn't have an AF between pregnancies), so I guess another bullseye?

limette 09-20-2009 10:29 PM

first try with the first pregnancy, ended in miscarriage

got pregnant with dd1 during first cycle after miscarrige

tried for 3-4 cycles with after getting AF back but while still nursing. i was charting and there was never a clear ovulation temp so quit charting at that month had obvious ewcm. dtd and whamo pregnant!

we dtd (without condom) a couple weeks ago for the hell of it even though i was pretty sure we missed the egg by a day or two so we are officially trying next week.

peachsara 09-21-2009 03:25 PM

DS was a complete surprise/shock. With DD, we were talking about having more kids at some point and decided to throw caution to the wind. The very next time after that conversation, she was conceived.

4Blessings 09-21-2009 03:30 PM

1st time=2 months
2nd time=1 month
3rd time=11 months
4th time(while bf'ing)=5 months

laohaire 09-21-2009 03:41 PM

I honestly didn't understand the question, and I am obviously the only one!

"Without trying or not trying, how long did it take you to conceive?" - if you're talking about unplanned pregnancies, I wouldn't know how to put a timeframe on it. Like, do you count from the time you decided you didn't want a pregnancy?

Or did you mean how long did it take to conceive after deciding to TRY to - but without using any special methods like detailed charting and BDing based on charting, taking Clomid or other methods and interventions?

If it's the latter, it took us within 1 week - possibly within 1 day - of deciding to try. I wasn't charting, never heard of it at the time, so it was sheer luck.

I'm seriously lucky. I'm 32 (almost 33) years old, I've NEVER (knowingly at least) had any pregnancy except the one I wanted, and the one I wanted was very easy. Honestly, since DH and I had taken a couple of "chances" (again, not knowing FAM so they were truly just chances) I had actually started to wonder if I wasn't fertile (even though I really didn't want to be pregnant before we decided to have DD!).

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