(Closed) For 25-30 year olds, how long did it take to conceive?

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  • Post # 31
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    Buzzing bee
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    giaf1:  nope, been through all the fertility centers and tests and listed as ‘unexplained’

    Post # 33
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    I’m 30, and I conceived literally one day after my wedding, which was the first time we didn’t prevent pregnancy. I’m 22 weeks pregnant now. Your doc is ignorant, which is a very scary thing for a doctor to be. Technically, fertility starts to mildly decline around 27, but it takes until your late 30s for most people to have any more problems conceiving than they would if they’d tried at 25. It may take an extra month or two, basically.

    If you have an underlying issue like PCOS, that will have an effect on fertility regardless of your age.

    Post # 34
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    Bumble bee
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    giaf1:  Think it’s just luck. Tried aspirin and progesterone and steroids but we were also on those meds for some of our failed cycles. From the beginning I was doing all the vitamins, acupuncture, yoga etc so we were already super healthy. Fertility is a strange thing, has the power to make us totally at it’s mercy. Fertility blessed or fertility challenged and often not much we can do about it. No point stressing if you haven’t started trying. Just have faith that you will be the average ordinary woman who conceives a healthy baby in a short space of time.

    Post # 35
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    Buzzing bee
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    I’ll be 27 in July and we’ve been trying for 23 months. We’re not the typical though as I have both pcos and endometriosis.  I’m on a medical break right now waiting for my fourth laparoscopy next week to remove the endo again before our last two injectable iui’s. 

    Post # 36
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    giaf1:  I would have some tests run and listen to YOUR DOCTOR. Everyone is different and your doc may be concerned that you have low ovarian reserve. I’m 31 and my RE told me that the typical dowward curve for fertility starts around 35, however that’s an average and some women fall well below that and others well above it. He did some ovarian reserve tests and was able to opine that I’m probably well above the average but everyone’s tests will show something different. 

    Post # 37
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    Blushing bee
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    It took us 3 months to get pregnant. I am lucky and have very regular cycles but I was concerned because it took a long time for things to go back to normal after stopping depo-provera (about 1 year for everything to normalize). Before depo, I was on the pill for 7 years. 

    Post # 38
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    In my circle most women didn’t have their first child till 32 and most if not all haven’t had any issues. They all have one year olds, LOL. 

    I am 30 and it took us 3 months. I have irregular cycles so they can last from 28-70 days. I was tested for PCOS, but it was negative. I am now 15w1d. My best friend is 29 and pregnant – they only tried once and bam. 

    Post # 39
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I’m 28 & just got married in December 2015. I got pregnant in February and I’m due in November…August 5, I’ll be turning 29. I did have irregular periods for years, but thankfully it had no impact on my fertility. Of course other issues could impact your fertiliy, but for your endo to just up and say that, I think they’re an idiot…just my opinion. 

    Post # 40
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I had just turned 25 during our 3rd cycle, we conceived during our 5th.

    Post # 41
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I was 30 when I conceived. Took almost 19 months with one loss.

    Post # 42
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We started trying in July of 2014 (me 25, DH 28), got pregnant in October 2014. Lost that one in January of 2015. There were complications with the loss, so we couldn’t try again until July of 2015. Got pregnant again in October of 2015. Due in July (at the age of 27) with a boy. While we were trying, it took us 3 cycles each time.

    Post # 43
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
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    For most people, your fertility doesn’t start to really decline until after 35 and even then it’s closer to 40 and over 40 when things really go downhill faster.  It’s a very gradual decline which means having a kid at 30 isn’t really any harder than at 25 for most women.  There are obviously exceptions as you can have fertility problems at ANY age.

    I got pregnant with my first at 29 the first cycle I went off BCP (was on it a 16 years) and my second at 31 was pretty much the same thing. Got pregnant from having sex once with both of them.

    PCOS can cause problems for some but it doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant naturally, but it can definitely take longer due to irregular cycles.  One of my friends has PCOS and had 2 pregnancies within about 10 months of when she stopped using protection (first was a miscarriage) and another friend it took longer (a couple years) but they never saw a doctor or tried anything, just didn’t use protection.  My friends OB did offer her clomid when she wanted to get pregnant but she never bothered, she just stopped using protection.

    I would not worry about a ticking clock at 25 unless you’ve had specific testing done that indicates otherwise.

    Post # 44
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    Blushing bee
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    giaf1:  I’m above the age range you mentioned, but it only took us 3 cycles to conceive at the age of 33. Unless there is a particular reason (test results or something) that makes your doctor think you would start having declining fertility at 25, that seems a bit odd to me – most of what I’ve read/been told has indicated that the decline starts more around 35 (of course, subject to wide variation, everyone is different!). I’ve also had really horrible cramps with my period since I started around age 12, to the extent that I’ve needed prescription painkillers to deal with it – but I do not have PCOS, just bad luck/genetics/who knows.

    Post # 45
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    Bumble bee
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    It can be so different for everyone!  

    First pregnancy: had been off BCP for about 6 months after being on it for 7-8 years. Conceived first try at age 25. Resulted in healthy daughter born at age 26

    Second pregnancy: Conceived after TTC for a year at age 28. Resulted in miscarriage

    Third pregnancy: started trying immediately after MC. Conceived on the 4th cycle post-MC. Currently 23 weeks with what is so far a healthy baby boy.

    I started some testing the cycle I ended up pregnant with my third/current pregnancy. Things came back good, so it looks like the trouble to get to this pregnancy was just really bad luck.

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