Post # 1
I’ve read the statistics and realize there are so many factors that contribute to fertility, but just taking an informal poll of the beehive. Please list your age and number of months or years it took you to conceive your first baby…and indicate any fertility treatments if applicable.
Post # 3
Hi, i was 35 and a half when i got KU. I was not trying but i had been charting for 6 months and off the pill for the same so i knew my cycle. I did lots of preliminary fertility testing and my AMH came back low (not good for egg reserve). I also them look at my uterus, check my tubes and revamped my diet. We pushed up our ttc date from May to Janurary of this year but i got my BFP by surprise on our honeymoon from a night we threw caution to the wind. I was very shocked. My case may have been a fluke of a good egg at the right time, it may have been a result of my regulating off the pill and taking good care of myself, or it may just be i was fine all along. I am not sure which but all i will say is that i suggest you do whatever you can do assess your health in the months leading up to ttc and do not put it off past age 35 if you do not have to. Statisticly its better to try sooner rather than later if you are healthy. Check out the book What to Expect Before you’re expecting and Pregnancy after 35.
Post # 4
I was 38 yrs 2 months when I got KU. We were not trying, it was 2 months before our wedding which we had been planning for over a year. We had been faithfully using the calendar method of BC since I had my IUD removed the year before. I had my IUD for 5 yrs & knew that I may be considering pregnancy & due to my age, I thought that I would really have to work at getting preggers so I didn’t get a new one put in.
That fateful night, I knew I could be close to ovulation but never expected it to happen after one time but like they say…it only takes once. He at first hinted that he wanted a bj but I had drank some wine & had dry mouth…lol. It was easier to just go with the flow & happened right on our couch. It was a good no great night if you know what I mean & DH said afterwards, “now that was a baby-maker”. I just laughed at his male ego but sure enough, he was right!
Like they taught us in sex ed, it really does only take once. I am now almost 22 weeks & happier & more tired than I have ever been in my life. So excited to be parents and to think we had never officially made up our minds about having chlidren. I guess it was meant to be…
I was going to apologize for TMI but then remembered, this is the Bee…
BTW…good luck & enjoy the process, it’s a beautiful thing!
Post # 5
I went off the pill a year after our wedding, I was 37. It took us 18 months to get pregnant. We ended up doing medicated IUI. I took Clomid than injectible Gonal-f followed by a trigger shot than had the IUI procedure. I also had to be on progesterone suppositories and Estrace Suppositories. Not easy, but at least it worked. I’m 19 and half weeks.
Post # 6
Thank you so much for your honesty and willingess to share – it helps to hear the trials and triumphs behind the statistics I read. Hope more 35-40+ bees continue to share!! Congratulations to all of you on this happy time!
Post # 8
I am 35 and we got pregnant on the first try. 🙂
Post # 9
@GirlNextDoor: I voted for my aunt, who got pregnant at 41 within three months, naturally.
Post # 10
Ah technically I shouldn’t have voted. I was 34 when I got pregnant. Ah well. I will be 35 in two weeks and am 19 weeks pregnant now. We got pregnant the first real try. The month we “pulled the goalie” I had a yeast infection right when I ovulated so we knew we missed that month. Then the next month I charted and we got preggo right away.
Post # 11
I’m 34 close to 35 when baby arrives. It took us 1 year of not trying to conceive but not protecting and 6 months of actively trying.
Post # 12
I am 36 almost 37 I took out my IUD the end of July and got pregnant in September. But miscarried at 6 weeks. We will be trying again ASAP. Good Luck. Forgot to mention we were not charting or using OPK’S, just the generic fertility window based on a 28 day cycle.
Post # 13
I’m 37 and we got our BFP the 2nd month after i came off BC.
Post # 14
I’m 37 and I voted 2+ years because my husband and I are still trying for #1, but we actually got pregnant for the first time 17 months in, and then again 23 months in. Both were miscarriages though. I just had surgery to have a septum removed, so I’m hoping that is the last step on this journey that will get us our take home baby.