Post # 1
How soon after your wedding did you and your husband get pregnant? My SO & I were discussing this and I wanted to know how it was for others. Please include whether you were trying to get pregnant right away, used preventative measures, or “it” just happened.
Thanks can’t wait to see your responses
Post # 3
There are a few other threads on this floating around here somewhere. Your answers are going to vary. For us, we decided to pull the goalie at the 1 year mark, so I took my last pill on Aug 31 and got pregnant in October. We were preventing until then, (obviously, the pill) but when I stopped taking it I didnt chart/temp, etc. I just monitored my cycles and had a lot of…”fun”…lol, and it worked
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Post # 5
2 Weeks. I’d been off BC for a year. We weren’t actually “trying” yet but I’m sure we would have in the next month or so.
Post # 6
@camrie: Thanks for answering camrie…
Post # 7
@SecretName: Thank you so very much for your response. I will look at the sites you posted.
Post # 8
We waited nine months, talking about it periodically of course. We both knew we wanted children before we ever got married, and talked about it while dating as well. I stopped taking the pill the last day in August, 2006. My next period was due two weeks later and never came. I found out I was pregnant 3 weeks after stopping the pill. 🙂
I believed everyone when they told me that it often takes a woman 6 months to a year to get pregnant after stopping the pill. Plus, I was 29 years old, 30 when I had my daugher, so I mistakenly thought it would take longer. NOT SO!
Just sayin’…if you’re thinking it will take some time, you may be in for a surprise!
My beautiful daughter is now 3 and a half years old, and oh so smart. I just found out January 1st that I am pregnant with baby #2!
Best wishes, everyone!
Post # 9
We are waiting 1.5-2 years after our wedding to start trying. It’s been enough time for us to live as a couple (we were together a while before getting married, but I do feel like marriage is different than dating), and it’s given us time to THINK about having kids, while enjoying a kid-free lifestyle. We’ve gone on lots of trips, had late nights out with friends, slept in on the weekends, vegged out when we wanted to.
I think that doing all of these things, while talking/thinking about having kids, helps you to enjoy your lifestyle and freedom before kids come. If we had tried to get pregnant right away, without consciously enjoying this lifestyle, I think we would have felt a little rushed. Although we lived like this before getting married, it was AFTER being married and CONSIDERING kids that made us make more of an effort to do as much as we can before kids.
Post # 10
Honeymoon baby right here ! 🙂 We were extremly lucky …we started BC right before the wedding and conceived right away 🙂
Post # 11
Another honeymoon baby here…we had talked long & hard about TTC & knew that we wanted to start right away. However, due to an ER incident, we went in for a pre-conception interview with my old OB. Our wedding (& wedding night) were to take place while we were waiting for test results from the interview & old OB said not to worry about “having fun” in the mean time – if we had the problem he thought we had, we would have a pretty hard time getting pregnant anyway. We came back for the results, from which he recommended a fibroid surgery + 6 months to recover before TTC; so we practiced NFP during the honeymoon, abstaining during the first 2 days because of fertility signs. However, two weeks into our honeymoon, my period was late. At first I chalked it up to stress from the wedding & traveling for the honeymoon. But after another week, we took a pregnancy test & discovered I was pregnant. Needless to say, when we got back from the honeymoon, we switched OBs. Now we’re at 32 weeks & everything is going rather smoothly so far (wish us luck, got 8 weeks to go).
So while it CAN take 6 months to a year, it can also happen right away. If you’re planning to prevent, be REALLY mindful of your fertility signs or use artificial methods if that works with your beliefs/lifestyle.