(Closed) (honest question) How hard is it to conceive?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Are your periods regular?  If they are, you’re likely ovulating.  Have you ever felt “wet” down there or noticed any mucous in the toilet when you go to flush after you urinate?  That’s another sign, that’s eggwhite cervical mucous.  I honestly don’t think you’ll have a problem if your periods are regular.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You’ll never know until you start trying.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it really depends. Some people think because their mom and sisters had it easy, myrtle fertile type- they will be too and are shocked when they have trouble.

Then there are the people trying hard to avoid pregnancy and they get pregnant.

It can be good to chart and track your cycles so you know when you are “most fertile” but that doesn’t make you get pregnant automatically.

I guess you could go to a doctor and just get things checked out for a clean bill of health or do egg counts or sperm counts. Its all a crap shoot!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@luli29:  Well timing intercourse is the big thing.  You should have sex when you have that wet feeling/see mucous on the tissue b/c that’s when you’re ovulating.

If you want to get scientific or particular, you can start charting your basal body temperature every morning before you get out of bed at the same time everyday.  Then plot it on a graph, you’ll see your temperature jump at minimum 0.4 degrees at ovulation and then stay high, and drop 2 weeks later at menstruation.  Cervical fluid also becomes copious and very stretchy around ovulation.

EDIT: If you’re interested in charting, look into Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

There’s no concrete answer to this as everyone is different. And no disrespect to PP but regular periods and ewcm doesn’t mean you will have no issues. Not being a downer but I had very regular periods, ewcm, etc but still had issues. It’s one of those things that you’ll find out when start trying.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve also noticed its easier to conceive than it is to actually keep a baby. Seems like that is the toughest part of all-taking the new life to term.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@luli29:  That’s very much dependent on the 2 people involved.  I never realized that I had any issues until my husband and I had been ttc for a year.  That’s when I found out that I have PCOS.  I mean I knew I wasn’t having periods, but I also knew that coming off BC can screw with your hormones for up to a year after…  Other ladies on forums that I am part of have no health issues and aren’t getting pregnant anyway.  Then again other ladies with problems or without get pregnant all the time with no trouble, so who’s to say what will happen with you?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@luli29:  Miscarriages occur mostly in the first trimester.  I think if you’re of average weight, younger than 35, have regular periods, etc you’ll likely not have problems.  However, there are people with low ovarian reserve, endometriosis, and PCOS but they usually have other indications that somethings off — lack of periods, very painful periods, irregular periods, weight gain, etc.

I wouldn’t worry just yet.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

the BEST indicator of what your experience will be is to ask your mom and any grandmothers/aunts you may have. Tendencies for miscarriage and conception issues tend to be very very genetic.  If most of the women in your family have not had problems, you shouldn’t worry until you have a good specific reason to.  🙂

(also, the more stressed you are, the less likely you are to ovulate normally… so… just take it easy and enjoy doing your hubby…hehehe)

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