Post # 1
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
My cycles are of irregular length and so every time I have one that is longer than the last one I think that I might be pregnant and when my period finally comes I feel sooo disappointed. We’ve only been TTC for 4 months now and I just want to see how long it’s taking/taken other people, I know that it takes up to a year on average for a healthy couple.
I was never on the pill or any other form of BC before we started TTC. I’d be interested to know how long it took for people who were on something before vs those who weren’t.
Post # 3
I have three happy, healthy kiddos. My first, we weren’t trying (obviously no BC used); my second took a total of about 17 months with a BFP after cycle 7, mc @ 7 weeks and another 7 months for the BFP for our sticky baby (also no BC used); my third was conceived in just two cycles after two years of HBC (one year on Ortho Evera patch and the other year on Ortho Tri Cyclen pill). I’m now currently on cycle four, TTC number four after a little over two years with a Paraguard IUD. I guess you can say I’ve been on all sides of the street LOL Good luck and baby dust!!
Post # 4
@ScottishMrs: Sorry I can’t answer your question yet as we are trying for our first. I did want to say though you may want to try charting since you mentioned your cycles are a bit unpredictable in length. It really helps take the guesswork out of when you are late so that may at least spare you some of the disappointment of getting BFNs. Check out the charting thread if you want and good luck!
Post # 5
I stopped the pill in April but used another method of BC for a few months. Offically pulled the goalie in July. Conceived in August. My cycles were pretty regular off the pill.
Post # 6
I stopped the pill in April, pulled the goalie in Sept but DH was away for a long time so had no chance because of timing. So we officially tried for 2 months, got our BFP on the second cycle. My periods went pretty much back to normal after the first cycle, which was 40 something days.
Second the suggestion of charting– it takes the guesswork out of when your period is due so you know when you are actually late. It helped me not go crazy.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
@MrsEagleEye: I was charting before and it didn’t help me figure anything out that I didn’t already know. But I actually just started charting again today to see if it’ll change anything for me now that we’re actively TTC.
Post # 8
I stopped taking bcp in early October. I was planning on charting etc after I got my period because I wasn’t sure how long my cycles would be. Ended up getting pregnant in October. We were very surprised.
Post # 9
I went off BCP the end of August, and I just found out I’m pregnant 🙂 So around 3 months.
Post # 10
4 months after starting to measure temps – I wasn’t really regular either, so decided to check CM as well. I got a BFP within the first month of doing CM checks.
EDIT – I had not taken BC orally or via injection for approx 5 years prior.
Post # 11
i took us 8 months. the last 4 of those i was temping and charting. my periods were also super irregular after i got off the pill so my ob put me on metformin and that seemed to help.
Post # 12
I have been preggo before (though it didn’t work out sadly) and it was about 4-5 months. I was 27 yrs old then. DH was 25. (Just thought that might help you.)
Post # 13
Pulled the goalie in January 2012. No sticky BFP yet. I also agree charting and using ovulation tests are very helpful.
Post # 14
I was on the pill for 11 years and came off it the month we started trying.
My 1st cycle was 49 days and we got our BFP the 2nd cycle but it was actually 3 months due to my crazy long cycles!
I charted and used OPKs and I am 29 and DH is 32.
Post # 15
I was on the pill for ten years and stopped taking it early July- had two 40 day cycles then conceived in October on the third cycle. Was quite a surprise though because I had spotting from ovulation til aunt flo on the first two cycles then also from ovulation until the BFP with the third and I had read that with this going on it may take a while to conceive. If it helps, I’m 31 and DH is 27 🙂
Post # 16
Almost two years! Thank you, thank you, modern fertility medicine!!!