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

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 31
7103 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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anonbebe88: Mine’s totally opposite to my Mum. I went into TTC thinking (naively) it would be as easy for me as it was for my Mum. Two years of trying on and off with no result. Whereas my Mum caught me on their honeymoon, first month off BC (coil).

Post # 32
6584 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Women in our family are super fertile. We always joke that we get pregnant if our husband winks at us from across the room.

Post # 33
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mom only took four cyles to have my older sister, two for me and my younger sister was a birth control baby. Parents where discussing a third and surprise.

My older sister got pregnant first cycle off birth control with both my neices.

After four months off the pill with no period not postive test I went to the Dr. Found out I have PCOS in late april. Took provera to have my period and clomid to ovulate. Which I did and now we are in the two week wait. So completely differnt from my mom and older sister. 

Post # 34
18 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

In my experience it was not related at all. My mom had 3 children, no issues, and my sister had 2 children, no issues. My sister got pregnant immediately when they started trying for her first, and maybe within 2 cycles for her second. It took me several months to get pregnant begin with, then I had 2 miscarriages, before finally getting pregnant with my now 6-month-old baby girl.

Post # 35
419 posts
Helper bee

I had a hard time getting pregnant for unknown reasons. My mother got pregnant both times, first try. 

Post # 36
7918 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Neither my mother nor I had any trouble conceiving, and my sister and I were both over 8 lb at birth. However, my babies were much larger (9.5 lb for a baby delivered a month early, and 11.5 lb for my DD delivered c-section at 38 weeks), and my deliveries were far more difficult.

Post # 37
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m nervous about this. My parents took several years to conceive me, they got pregnant after a HSG. I’m their only child together (dad has one from his first marriage). My maternal aunt was never able to conceive. I have no sisters, paternal aunts and only two cousins who are female, both childless by choice, so I don’t have a ton of data to draw on.

Post # 38
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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anonbebe88:  My mum got pregnant every time she wanted to be pregnant.  She totally planned out the 2 of us – she wanted a March baby and a December baby and she says they were first try both times. 

We were trying to avoid and wound up pregnant.  So we weren’t trying.  I’d guess we are pretty similar. 

Post # 39
3631 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My mom’s mom had some issues but not horrible, my dad’s mom had something like 12+ miscarriages between her 4 living children-they REALLY wanted a boy. My parents had to take fertility meds and 2 years to get pregnant with my older sister, I think a year for me. It is likely my mom had undiagnosed at the time PCOS, which I also have.

Post # 40
1741 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Unfortunately, no.

Post # 41
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Neither my mom or sister had any challenges getting pregnant.  I will never forget when my cousin was trying and my mom said “I don’t understand this trying thing, your dad and I decided we wanted you guys and boom the next month I’d be pregnant.”  My sister was the exact same way, got pregnant both times on her first month trying.  I got pregnant every month we tried, unfortunately I was the opposite and experience a total of 3 CPs and 1 MMC before this pregnancy.  It took 7 months but I’m currently 16 weeks pregnant.


Post # 42
2656 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My mom has told me it took several months (4-6) with each of her pregnancies (she had 3, 1 ended in miscarriage).. my only Aunts by blood were pretty fertile as far as I know and didn’t have to try too long. It took me 4 months, and my only sister is currently TTC on month 5 with no luck yet. Fingers crossed for her she takes after us and it isn’t much longer for her!

My mom also had 2 easy pregnancies & easy/short labors – I really hope to take after her in that department! I’ve had a fairly easy pregnancy so far, though much more morning sickness than her!

Post # 43
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My mom and sister both had surprise first babies. It took us about a year to conceive the first time. But what we all have in common is that for the second, we each got pregnant immediately upon deciding to try. 

Post # 44
833 posts
Busy bee

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anonbebe88:  nope completely different to my mum, and she loves to remind me of it. She got pregnant first try every time. She asked me this morning ‘why can’t I just calculate 14 days into my cycle and get pregnant on that day?’. Lol 

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