(Closed) Fertility – similar to your sister/mom?

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
2455 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My mom had no problem conceiving, she got pregnant with me the second cycle she tried, she then got pregnant with my brother while she was still breastfeeding me, and with my youngest brother while she was on birth control. I have gotten pregnant 8 times in less than 2 years of TTC, but my problem is staying pregnant. So my experience has been completely different than my mom.

Post # 3
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m not sure about my mom but I know my sister had a difficult time conceiving. It took her about 9 months. That being said, she did not know much about how fertility worked when they started trying. Once she figured out when she was ovulating, she got pregnant right away.
I was charting, checking CM and using OPKs for about 6 months before we started trying and conceived on our first try (we were very lucky!).

Post # 4
3263 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My experience was very different than my mom and my sister. Neither of them had any issues, it took me 18 cycles and a few losses to conceive my first. Very frustrating.

Post # 5
8066 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t think I’d put much stock into it since it could go either way.  But I’m sure there is a genetic portion somewhere but that could be overruled by other things.  Plus, how do you know whose or what combo of genetics you got?  Besides genetic, there are a lot of other factors conceiving/maintaining a pregnancy.

I had an easy time conceiving my first and my mother did with me (first try) and my twin brothers (2nd month) as well.  My grandmother certainly didn’t have a problem conceiving (7).  I don’t have sisters.  Interestingly, I had super heavy periods when I first got my period and was severley anemic thanks to them and my dad’s mother also had problems with anemia (she had 5 kids).

Post # 6
1157 posts
Bumble bee

I hope that when I start TTC my fertility is similar to my mother’s, she got pregnant without trying 3 times (one was a miscarriage, though). Same with my Aunt and my Grandmother, who were closer to my age when they started having kids. My other Grandmother was also pretty fertile.

Post # 7
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Not me. My parents really struggled–only had one child in 10 years of trying, then finally had me and my other siblings later. SIL and my brother also had a good 5 years of  unexplained nothing before finally getting pregnant. I, on the other hand, got pregnant with all of our children on the first cycle of trying (once with twins!). Was a bit of a shock as I sort-of expected to have fertility issues. Obviously not, lol! 

Post # 8
636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Interesting question. My sister is years away from TTC but my mom never had any trouble getting pregnant. I’m one of 4 kids they had within 5 years. But I had long and irregular cycles, which I don’t think she ever had, and that meant I had to track signs, not cycle days. Her mother tried for 5 years before she had my mom, but ended up with 5 kids, and my dad is the oldest of 6, so I come from fertile stock, so to speak. 

Post # 9
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

My Mom had no trouble concieving and she had children at 35, 36 and 42. She had super easy pregnancies as well. My older sister has 1 child because that’s all she wanted and she was easily concieved. My younger sister has been struggling to get pregnant for years, she has PCOS. I also have PCOS and endometriosis. When I was trying to concieve I had 6 IUI’s and 2 miscarriages. I was never able to have a successful pregnancy. I wish we all would have had my Mom’s awesome fertility! Until my younger sister and I no one in our family had experianced difficulty in concieving. 

Post # 10
3948 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My mom conceived 3 children pretty easily – she had us when she was approx. 28, 30, and 32. I started trying midway through 28, and 1.5 years later, I’m still trying and have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility… my materal cousins who are my age or older haven’t had any problems either.

Post # 11
1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My mom had no problem getting pregnant. She was pregnant 14 times. She had trouble keeping them. She had 11 miscarriages and 1 still birth in between my sister and I.

My sister had some problems conceiving, but she can’t really remember why or for how long. She just did 1 cycle on clomid and got pregnant.

Post # 12
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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anonbebe88:  I don’t have a sister, but for my mom it took 11 years to have her first. she started trying at 23, and then she had two back to back At 34 & 35.

I got pregnant right away at 30.

I think it may play a part, but at the same time it could be the opposite also.

Post # 13
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom

My mom had no problem getting pregnant – my brother is a honeymoon baby! But she had a difficult pregnancy with me – my brother, not so much. She had him at 30 and me at 33. My Mom’s mom had 6 kids and my Dad’s mom had 3 – not sure how difficult their pregnancies and/or getting pregnant were for them.

I just started TTC this cycle, so we’ll see how easy it is for me to get pregnant! I hope it’s as easy for me to concieve as it was for my Mom, but I also hope I have easier pregnancies than she did.

Post # 14
6430 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

My mom had a lot of trouble conceiving. She had 3 miscarriages before she had me. I’m not sure how easy/difficult it was for her to have my two younger sisters.

I had zero trouble conceiving. I got pregnant on the first time with DD and now my current pregnancy. I even took Plan B and had it fail (luckily).

Post # 15
2797 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom conceived me on the first try. I’m not sure how long it took her with my brother, but I think it was quick that time, too. She and my dad were both 31. I conceived my son after four months of trying, and I had just turned 32. 

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