(Closed) How long have you been trying?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How long have you been or did you try?
    First Time : (13 votes)
    21 %
    2 Months : (5 votes)
    8 %
    3 Months : (5 votes)
    8 %
    4 Months : (5 votes)
    8 %
    5 Months : (7 votes)
    11 %
    6 Months : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Longer explain below : (23 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am 25 and my Darling Husband is 31, both healthy and in shape, and we are entering cycle 6 unfortunately. Honestly, you will not know until you start trying. some couples concieve in the first try while others take longer. I thought I would be pregnany by now, but obviously that isnt the case…how long have you been off Birth control? in the beginning, i would just be aware of your cycles and take note of any ovulation signs and just have fun! good luck!

    Post # 5
    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We are in our third month of trying. I got off BC the last week of October. My cycles are still confusing though.

    Post # 6
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We got pregnant on our first try and then miscarried. Then another 3 months and miscarried. Then it took 7 months to get pregnant again and I’m 18wks pregnant now 🙂 So it took us 11 months to get something to stick. (I also had an oopsie pregnancy and miscarriage while I was on bc)

    Post # 7
    1268 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Came off the Pill in February 2011, first cycle of active TTC April 2011 and we’re now onto cycle ten.  I have regular 33 day cycles, an 11-12 day luteal phase and we have no know fertility issues.

    Good luck 🙂

    Post # 8
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It took us 13 months to concieve. Turns out I have PCOS, and was annovulatory until I started on Metformin.

    Post # 9
    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m fairly certain the average time it takes is 7 or 8 months for a healthy woman with no related health issues? So really, your poll should go a bit higher I think 😉 Good luck TTC!

    Post # 10
    1040 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    We’ve been trying for eleven cycles now. We’re both young and healthy, with no known problems at all. I’m ovulating properly and on time, so there’s no real explanation yet. The majority of doctors won’t even talk to you about fertility issues until you’ve been trying for 12 months (unless there are other circumstances).  So that’s our story!

    I agree with @galloway111 – on average, it takes over 6 months for the average person to conceive, usually longer than that (but lots take less time too).

    Post # 11
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Ok, I just voted and I think the poll results are giving a very skewed perception of how it really can be.  I am extremely, extremely fortunate and it happened for us on the first try, but that is definitely not the norm.  Based on the poll results though, it looks as though that is by far the majority – hopefully more people weigh in.  

    6 months is considered completely normal for someone with no known problems in their 20s.  Once you get into your 30s, I think it goes up to 9 or 12 months.  You just never know.   I went into this with the mindset that we would be prepared for it to happen on month one, but we fully expected it to take up to 12 months.  Be prepared for anything as best you can be.  Good luck!

    Post # 12
    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I have had 2 NTNT, but now we have been trying for 6 month with a miscarriage in late November/early December. I am not sure why this time around it is so hard:(

    Post # 13
    6473 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

    We’ve been TTC since December 2010 – but because of my long and annovulatory cycles, we’ve only actually haaaad *checks* 9 cycles in that time. As for ovulating, I’m guessing {and not certain} that TWO of those 9 actually worked. *head desk*

    Post # 14
    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2009

    We’ve been trying since June 2010.  Both Darling Husband and I passed our tests with flying colors (nothing wrong with me, his numbers were so good that he put the results up on the bulliten board at home), but still no dice.  However, I’m going in for my IVF egg transfer on Monday, so hopefully that will do the trick.

    Post # 15
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It took us two months to conceive and I am now almost 24 wks. For the second (and successful) month of ttc, I used the Clearblue Ovulation Monitor. 

    Post # 16
    824 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    We have been trying for 5 months. Nothing yet but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

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