Post # 1
I am planning on TTCing to have an April,May, or June baby next year. How long did it take you to concive with regular cycles and no sperm issues – mid twentines? This may sound weird but I would like to know about your experience. I am getting married in June and plan to TTC about a month after the wedding. Am I being naive about how long it can take? Should I get a head start? Any advice is welcome!
Post # 2
brideandmommatobe: It will vary with every couple. Other people’s experiences will have no bearing on your situation.
Feel free to ask random internet strangers, but sorry, it won’t make any difference.
In general, most couples (90%) will conceive within 12-18 months of trying. Only about one-quarter (25%) of couples are lucky enough for conception to happen during the first month of trying. More than half (60%) will get pregnant within six months and 75% after nine months.
Charting and learning about your fertility can improve your odds though if you understand your body. Buy a copy of Taking Charge of Your Fertility.
Post # 3
brideandmommatobe: Every person is different. There’s no telling how long it will take you to get pregnant.
Post # 4
brideandmommatobe: Yeah, this will vary and has nothing to do with age or any of those factors. Some people are lucky and are successful straight away, and others wil try for years and years even though they’re generally healthy and young!
Unfortunately TTC is a tricky thing, and not really something you can predict!
Post # 5
brideandmommatobe: I thought how you did also. Everyones experiences are different. We got married in June and wanted to start once we were back from our honeymoon. I wanted a summer baby so we were going to start trying in November. So we did… I literally thought that we could have sex at any time in the month other then whenI had my period and I could get pregnant. Our first cycle was unsuccessful–missed my FW completely lol.. in December I started using OPKs and charting to get a better idea of how this all worked.
we had really good timing in December and January and still no success. . I really think it’s just pure Luck!
There are some ladies who have sex 1 time in thwireless FW and get pregnant and others who time it perfectly. . Hitting everyday in their Fertile Window and still get nothing…
This had been an emotional roller-coaster… my best advice would be just go with the flow. . I had it set in my head I as going to get pregnant immediately and it’s made each cycle so much harder. We are now on my 4th cycle ttc.. just gotta wait and be patient 🙂
Post # 6
Everyone is different. It could take a “healthy” couple up to a year to conceive, and sometimes it has nothing to do with age.
Post # 7
In theory getting pregnant when you’re younger is faster than when you’re older; however, every couple is different. Don’t expect it to happen right away.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone for the info. I thought that with ovulatory periods chances would be very high but I understand that there is always just a 25% chance.
Post # 9
It takes every 25 year old couple 7 months and 23 days to get pregnant.
Post # 10
Regular periods certainly help as you definitely can’t get pregnant if you don’t ovulate. You could start temping/charting now to get a feel for your cycles. The fertile window is actually pretty small and easy to miss when life gets in the way. You only get a couple of days each month and even hitting it perfectly only has a small percentage of working, though it’s definitely higher when you know when to have sex. OPK’s are good too.
But seriously, try to stop stressing. It makes it harder and can even delay your cycle. It’ll happen when it happens and the only control you have at this point is when you have sex.
Post # 11
brideandmommatobe: I was 21 when I got pregnant out of sheer dumb luck after two weeks.
Post # 12
The issue is that even if 99.9% of people that age became pregnant in the first month, no one could predict if you would be in the .1% of people who did not. There is just no telling until you try. I was very lucky because I was slightly older when we began trying. I was SURE there was a problem after it had been three months and I was not pregnant, so I went to the dr. Darling Husband also went to have his sperm checked. The dr. assured us that everything looked fine, and that she didn’t want to start more invasive measures until we had tried at least 6 months. It turned out that I was pregnant when I went to see the dr., but it was literally just days after conception, so no test would have shown it. So I guess it took us three months of trying, and I was pregnant the third month. My results are typical for about 1/3 of couples trying, but again: there is simply no way of telling which group you will fall into. No one can predict this (unless you have re-existing conditions like PCOS or endometriosis or other issues, and even then there is no way to be sure).
Post # 13
I don’t think your age matters until you’re closer to 40. Probably a 20% chance for the first month and then something like a 70% chance by 6mo. You would probably almost certainly be pregnant by 1 year unless there were underlying issues.
Post # 14
OP, it’s just impossible to answer your question! Darling Husband and I started trying when we were 27 and 25 – it’s been 14 months now and we haven’t had ANY luck. We’ve also had tons of testing done and there are no issues – so who knows wtf’s going on! On the other hand, I have a friend with PCOS who got lucky first time. It’s a complete lottery!
Post # 15
It varies. I had one friend get pregnant the first time they tried, I my other friend and her husband tried for a little over a year.