(Closed) How difficult is it to get pregnant first time at age of 34? Please share!

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Commenting to follow since I’m on the same boat here!

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m 33 (turning 34 in March).  I stopped BC pills in May.  We used condoms until September, when we decided to start trying.  I got pregnant right away, and the baby is due in June.  

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  strawbabies.
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I’m 33. Decided to TTC in August and got pregnant in September after only 2 cycles. I’m 17 weeks now and due in early June. We were shocked it happened so fast. 

I didn’t temp but did use digital OPKs to make sure we were timing right. I have never taken hormonal BC so I didn’t have to worry about regulating after coming off it.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I’m 36 and got pregnant my first cycle off birth control. Everybody is different, of course, but your ovaries don’t magically shrivel up at a certain age. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I got pregnant for the first time at 34. We started trying when I was 33 and it took us 6 months to conceive naturally. Unfortunately that pregnancy ended in miscarriage. I am now pregnant again after trying for 9 more months. This was our 3rd IUI. All of my testing was normal except for a slightly low AMH that my RE wasn’t too concerned about. My husband, who is the same age as me, had low testerone causing a low sperm count and motility. He was put on Clomid which fixed the problem. It was most likely his low sperm count and low motility that was impacting our fertility the most.   I have several friends my age and a year or two older that have just conceived or given birth to their first. Some got pregnant quickly and others needed some help. Good luck!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Commenting to follow.  I will be 35 soon. Yikes!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

I found out I was pregnant right before my 35th birthday and it took 7 cycles.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Could u ask your gynecologist to do a blood test of hormone  levela and ovarian reserve? I just turned 38 and told my gynecologist we wanted to start to try in 6 months because we’ve only been married a couple months and she clutched her pearls and immediately sent me to the lab. Thankfully I passed with flying colors (and we decided I will not start another pack of pills this weekeend.) fingers crossed, hopefully I’ll be able to give you reassuring news in the future!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

catlady01:  You might as well ask. Mine tested me early but I’m a few years older than you so that could make a difference. Also, I too had been on the pill for many years (since I was 19.) My doctor encouraged me to immediately stop the pill just to see if I can even ovulate so that we don’t try for 6 months only to find out something is wrong. I didn’t ask the doctor for the tests, she just sent me.  I am rambling, lol.

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

You can tamlk to your doctor about it. He/she should know based on your history if some of the most common causes of fertility problems could apply to you.

For unrelated reasons I was concerned about my ovaries–my doctor confirmed based on some tests that I took that if I were to TTC at that point, there was nothing related to them specifically that would cause a problem. That doesn’t mean that I won’t have problems. 

 

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

FWIW I started TTC at 25 in pretty much perfect health and am still TTC at 27. Fertility problems can happen at any age. If you are interested in getting preliminary testing done (the bloodwork others mentioned) my clinic runs a $99 special (pay cash) to do cycle day 3 testing for the woman and a sperm analysis for the man. maybe something in your area has a similar offer to give you peace of mind. 

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