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

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I got pregnant for the first time at 32 after 1-2 cycles (er didn’t have sex until the wedding and I think, by then, I had missed the window for that month).  I got pregnant again at 34 after trying for only two cycles.  I had irregular periods throughout adolescence and young adulthood and then finally took the pill due to my acne.  Given my acne, difficulty losing weight, and some borderline sugar numbers in my late 20s, my doctor was convinced that I would have trouble conceiving and suggested that I see her for a referral if I wasn’t pregnant after six months.  I think it just depends and it is soooo hard to predict until you try.  Best of luck to you.  Since I didn’t meet DH until I was 31, if someone would have told me that I’d be married with two beautiful babies by 35, I wouldn’t have believed it.  But it happened.  I so hope that it’s an easy road for you too.

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

A friend of mine got pregnant at 38 with her first child after 3-4 months of trying…She even had cancer about 10-15 years ago so they thought it would have been tougher due to the chemo and such. Her son will be 1 in April and they are looking at trying for baby #2 in a few months! Anything is possible…

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I am 39 now, started TTC at 38, on cycle 8 now.  No luck yet but keeping optomistic.  I saw a RE at 6 months.  Testing to make sure clear tubes and so on during 7 months.  Now 1st month of clomid.  I also did not start menstrating till I was 15.  Not sure if that makes any difference.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

I have a LOT of friends in their 30’s having their first child.  One of my best friends just got pregnant at 38 and had a healthy baby boy.  My coworker is actually 43 and just got pregnant with her first (likely her last, since her and and her H weren’t really “trying”).  

My DH works in medicine, and during his OBGYN rotation mentioned to me a lot of the healthiest mothers he saw were in their 30’s.  They care more about what goes in their bodies (a lot of the time) because they are “older” and are more likely to follow the guidelines.  I wouldn’t worry too much.  It seems the 30’s are an OK time!

I will likely not be TTC myself until early 30’s at the earliest since I am switching careers and want to work a while before dropping down to part time.

Post # 20
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Helper bee

Conception is so individualistic as people have said.  I got pregnant with DS at 32 and currently pregnant with DS #2 at 34.  Both were first try babies.  I know people who are in their early 20s who chart and are very proactive who have taken 9-12 cycles to conceive.  I also have a friend who is 42.  She got pregnant with her first at 40.  Couldn’t BF and went to formula and surprise she was pregnant with her second 1 month later and has two daughters 10 months apart.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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catlady01:  I’ll be just about 33 when we start TTC in fall 2016. I have a number of friends younger than me who are having issues and it makes me nervous. I asked my doctor about it last month and what I can do. She said she wouldn’t expect any issues, but to stop taking BC a month before we start trying and that I should start taking prenatal vitamins (mostly for the folic acid) 3 months before. 

 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We started trying when I was 29 and it took a year.  I have a (male) friend who’s 37 and recently married a 40 year old woman, and they conceived their first month trying.  Like many have said, it can be completely different depending on the couple. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee

I was 38 when I finally decided to try to conceive.  We got pregnant within two months!  I don’t think age makes too much of a difference if you’re healthy and have never had any major health issues.  I had a wonderful pregnancy and delivered a perfectly healthy baby girl.  I was lucky because I had a great experience in pregnancy and no complications at all.  I wish you all the best!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 24
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Bumble bee

I didn’t read all the other posts, but I got pg at age 37 on the 2nd try ๐Ÿ™‚ Once I purchased an ovulation predictor kit and I knew when I was ovulating….. game over. I was pg! No issues with getting pregnant at all.

Also…. I got pg again at age 39. Not trying, not prepared…. but very happy with the result.

Those babies are now 11 and 9 ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Got pregnant at 38 after 3 cycles. That ended in a MC. Got pregnant 3 cycles later, at 39, and my DD is now almost 18 months. Got my first pp period and got pregnant, another MC. Got pregnant the next cycle, now at 41, and am 12 weeks today and all looks great! 

It really is so individual. I had a friend who needed IVF at 26. Totally depends on your body. 

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I was 32 when i started trying. For me it took about 8 months after going off birth control to conceive, which ended in a miscarriage (miscarriage is sadly pretty common). Then it took me another 3 months or so to conceive again, and my daughter was born in November.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I didn’t read any replies so sorry if this is redundant…. But you cannot base your fertility on others successes. It’s not impossible- I’m 34 and got pregnant on our first month trying. But that has no bearing on your uterus and ability to conceive. 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

We are extremely healthy and fertile and started at 28 and 19 months later i’m still trying. There’s no point asking other people as it won’t impact on your own situation. 

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I was 34 and DH was 36 when we conceived after 7 months of TTC.  We know many other couples our age who also didn’t have any issues conceiving.

 

Post # 30
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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catlady01: Seeing this post and your username as it’s similar to mine, I thought I had written it, but the I realised I’ve just turned 35 lol. 

 

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