I need some encouragement. This is not a post about having trouble TTC, but how accurate is the supposed "6 month average" when couples begin TTC? My husband and I have been trying for 2 months at this point. My issue is when I talk to people, and I mean dozens of friends and relatives, everyone falls into one of three categories:
The "Oh we got it on our very first try!" group
The "It was an accident/we weren't trying at all." group
And the "It took us well into 2 or more years and we had to do IVF." group
I literally know of no one that TTC for a few months without help and got pregnant, so I don't know where this "6 month average" comes from, except I guess when you combine 1 month with a year that's where 6 months comes from. It's just starting to concern me slightly since we did not get it in our first couple tries. The number of people I've come to know that have had to endure IVF and infertility is heartwrenching.
Please don't treat this as a stupid, uninformed, question, because it isn't. I've done my research. Even here on thebump: <http://pregnant.thebump.com/getting-pregnant/fertility-ovulation/articles/how-long-does-it-take-to-get-pregnant.aspx>
Of the people listed here, so many say they got it on their first try if you read the comments, and the greatest percentage from the facebook poll says the first month also. The 6 month mark seems to be really low compared to the rest. I guess I am just looking for some real-life examples of the "6 month average", because I don't know of any.