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How long did it take to conceive?


Re: How long did it take to conceive?

  • Welp, that went left. Note to self, don't lie on threads, people read them and remember. Dun dun dunnnnnnn!

    Personally, I wasn't trying to conceive purposefully. I was still trying to figure out my medical issues and what was going on with my body. As I started seeing an endocrinologist to figure out if I was ovulating regularly, what was up with my hormones and if I needed to see a fertility specialist... I found out I was pregnant. So I'd say maybe a month or 2 is what it took. Sorry if that was confusing...this was all new territory for me until I became pregnant.
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  • 3yrs and 2 m/c for #1, 1 month NTNP for #2&3 (twins).
    Me: 28
    DH: 33
    Married 3/6/2010
    TTC since 3/2011
    2 early m/c: 9/12 & 5/13
    Booger 5/14/14
    Twins!!!! EDD 11/10/15 (37 Weeks)
    2 Furbabies Ford 16, Mongo 10

  • Tried for 3 months directly after having my IUD taken out. We decided to take a "break" from TTC which lasted 4 months to make sure I had all of the birth control out of my system. Started trying again and conceived right away. Good luck!!

  • WyardNo6WyardNo6
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    edited August 2015
    It took me & my DH 2& 1/2 years. We have 3 girls 18,15 & 10 (we lost our baby angel boy, born asleep 11 yrs ago). After my 10 yr old my DH had a vasectomy as my career was going well & we thought we'd finished our family. Then I hurt my back & had to learn to walk again as I'd been paralysed from the waist down. I was medically discharged from work & during this time wanted a baby.i spoke to my DH & we decided to have another. He had his vasectomy reversal n we were told it went very well. I'm sure this is what motivated me during my recovery. However every month it was the same...... negative. I'd given up thinking his reversal had failed then boom, there it was 2 & 1/2 years later a double line yikes. I was so shocked. Happy shocked though. Good luck & I hope you get your BFP soon xox
  • 5 years!  Two of those years being fertility treatments!  Don't give up!!

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  • I was off birth control for a year and a half. We weren't trying, but we weren't very careful either. Every time my period came, I was really sad. I'm 35, so I know I'm not as fertile, but i finally got pregnant in May! I was so sure we had a problem, and I didn't know how my husband would respond to tests, so I really thank God every day!
  • emcarl24emcarl24
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    edited August 2015
    2 years, 30 cycles(a few were short) 3 on clomid, 3 IUIs w/ injectables and an IVF. We got lucky on our first IVF and found out that it worked 1 week before we hit our 2year mark. Totally unexplained, but it happened! People really all run differently, my best friend is due at the same time as I am but got pregnant her 1st cycle trying! Good luck!
  • We tried for 2 months.
  • It took us 4 months. A lot sooner than we expected but I'm happy that it happened before I ever got stressed out about it. Good luck!

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  • 4 months. 2 failed IUIs, 1 failed AI. 2nd AI was a success. I was using fertility friend to chart my temps and clear blue digital ovulation monitor. I have never been on any sort of birth control in my life and am in my late 20s. Hang in there!
  • 1.5 years I've only got the one ovary. It works but just means I don't always ovulate so really when you take that into account it's not too long,
  • I got pregnant out first month trying - I realize how lucky we are for that!
  • We tried for a year + with our first, and than moved onto a successful adoption.  That was 7 years ago.  We are now PG with a beautiful surprise baby!
  • DH and I got pregnant our third month of trying. Bought an OPK this February after it didn't happen January 2015 and conceived 3/9/15. Thought it would take longer so I didn't find out I was pregnant until early April when I was diagnosed with pneumonia too.
    (Also, when I was much younger I conceived after being off Depo for only 4 days. Because the shot was renewed a few days later with a negative pregnancy test in my OB's office I didn't realize I was pregnant until 7 weeks later with undeniable symptoms and a trip back to the OP. That ended in a MC).
  • We were "not being cautious" for about nine months. We finally decided that it was enough playing around and I was ready to get pregnant. I tracked for the first month. Then I started talking to friends and realized that hey guess what most women aren't on this cookie cutter 28 day cycle. Even though my cycle was regular I was not ovulating on the right day. I bought a ridiculous amount of ovulation tests on amazon. I tested every day. We would have sex the day both lines were bold. But not the day after because I was an idiot. The next month we had sex three consecutive days after the bold lines.

    Very long story short. It took us a total of three months after I really got serious.

    I wish you all the best. It will happen. Don't give up!
  • We've been very fortunate. Second month trying with DC#1, 8 months with DC#2 and first try with DC#3. The first and third we right after coming off birth control, and I think that had a lot to do with it happening quickly.

  • 2 years and 7 months 
  • We were extremely lucky and conceived on my first cycle. 
  • Depends on your definition, 2 months, then every month after for 9 months, until one finally stuck.
    Me - 22  |   DH - 32   |  Married - 24 May 2014
    DS - January 2014 
    TTC#2 - December 2015
    BFP - 6 March 2016  |  MC Confirmed - 21 March 2016
    TTCAL  |  April 2016
    CP  |  June 2016
    CP  |  July 2016
    BFP - 25 August 2016  |  Due Date - 11 May 2017
  • After multiple friends telling me about how long it took for them to conceive, I took there advice and took OPKs to figure out my ovulation rather than other ways. Ended up pregnant my first cycle of birth control. I know that sounds lucky, but I swear it had to have been because of the OPKs. All apps predicted my ovulation way off! 
  • tuxielove93tuxielove93
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    edited January 2017
    We were family planning by not having sex/using the pull out method when I was fertile for two years, which worked fine until we kind of didn't pay attention to it. So I guess we conceived on the first try? The baby (14 weeks pregnant) is an unplanned but very welcome surprise. Best of luck! Also, I know in comparison to what a lot of people go through, we were very lucky to conceive this easily. 

    EDIT: Because it posted before I finished 
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    Friends since 2008
    Started dating: July 1st, 2013
    Engaged: July 1st, 2014
    Married: July 1st, 2016
    DS born: July 8th, 2017
    Baby #2 Due: July 2nd, 2019 
    (we clearly have a problem with the month of July)
  • We had unprotected sex once and got pregnant.
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  • I had been tracking my periods through PeriodTracker for a few years and knew when I ovulated. Got pregnant on the first cycle we stopped using a condom. We are very excited that it wasn't a heartbreaking experience but that doesn't mean my next one won't take year to conceive. Most of our friends have been trying for 2 years, having treatments, etc with no luck so we decided we should start trying, assuming it would take a year. But we are very excited nonetheless. Just a lot sooner than planned, but they were still "planned"
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  • About 10 minutes.
    OK, kidding.  Took 2 months TTC #1.  Took 2 years (plus fertility specialists, acupuncture and 3 losses) TTC #2.  #3 here was a big ol' surprise.  3 babies, 3 totally different situations.  My point - you never know.
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    DS: 10/11/14
  • It took us 1.7 years but ended in a miscarriage. I had another a few months later. Im now 16 weeks with a healthy baby boy so in total it took 2.7 years to conceive our first healthy surviving baby.
    ME: 28 DH: 27
    Started Dating: 10/20/2006
     Married: 10/20/2013
    MMC @ 8w 12/15
    MC @ 5w 03/16

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  • MissCassyMissCassy
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    edited March 2017
    It took us a year with our first, but tried not to stress overy it. The moment you relax, it will happen for you, good luck to anyone trying!
  • I just want to know how on earth this thread got resurrected from July 2015?!
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  • FYI, MissCassy is a big fat catfish of epic proportions. She's a previously banned user (one of the ones that were a legit banning) who keeps coming back and trying to pretend to be someone else to get on a BMB. One of my fellow BMB members sleuthed this out like an FBI agent on a mission. MissCassy was created using a stolen pic from FB of one of her IRL friends. How she hasn't been IP banned at this point is beyond me. She's sick and needs serious help. 
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ this 100%   She even admitted lying about it one time with one of her other AEs but yet continues to do so (create alternate AE's and create different stories / lies)
    Me:28 | DH: 28
    Married: 07-2014
    TTC #1: Since November 2015
    Restarted TTC "count" Oct. 2016
         due to previous issues.
    BFP: 11/4/2016
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  • We got pregnant our first month of 'not, not trying'. We expected it to take much longer and were very surprised, but are also very grateful for this pregnancy. 
  • We got pregnant our first month of 'not, not trying'. We expected it to take much longer and were very surprised, but are also very grateful for this pregnancy. 
    This thread is from 2015. Pretty sure OP has moved on since then.
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    Me: 38 DH: 36
    Married 8/27/2011
    BFP #1 9/28/2011 DS born 5/22/2012
    BFP #2 4/24/2013 m/c 4/25/2013 at 4w
    BFP #3 1/31/2014 DD born 10/14/2014
    BFP #4 1/20/2016 m/c 2/12/2014 at 7w2d
    BFP #5 8/19/2016 DS2 born 4/29/2017
    BFP #6 3/7/2018 EDD 11/18/2018

  • 16 long frustrating, depressing months
  • 18 months for DD and 1 month post IUD removal for #2. I the last 2 months with DD I was taking a lot of OTC meds prescribed by a fertility doctor, Metformin and Clomid. So as soon as I knew we were going to be trying for #2, I started the OTC meds and Metformin and then took Clomid during  my IUD withdrawal period and bam!

    Good luck to you!
  • KLake42KLake42
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    edited July 2017
    2 years, many IUIs, two cancelled IVFs, before a successful IVF using my wife's eggs. But I was 38 and DOR when I started.

    And we didn't get to "try" the fun way because she didn't have any sperm (but she has some rocking ovaries, which really came through for us in the end).

    (Sorry, just realized this is a zombie thread. This is an awfully quiet board.)
    Me- 39 (turning 40 in April), TTC for the first time ever (since Jan 2015), low ovarian reserve
    Married 3/14/14 to my wonderful wife, but her sperm count is rather low
    TTC with frozen donor sperm and science

    7 IUIs, 7 BFNs.
    2 IVF attempts, both cancelled and converted to IUI, both BFNs.
    Decided that my tired old ovaries are ready to retire.
    Next step- reciprocal IVF, using my wife's eggs, my uterus!  
    fresh 5 day transfer (2 embryos) 4/17/17- BFP! 
    Identical twins "due" 1/2/17 (but anticipated arrival sometime December)

  • 2 months... We were using the cheap ovulation kit pee sticks.
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