How long did it take for you to call pregnant?

posted 1 year ago in TTC
Post # 31
351 posts
Helper bee

7 months for 1st pregnancy, ended in early miscarriage 

2 months for 2nd pregnancy, son born

1 month for 3rd pregnancy, currently 6 weeks along

Post # 32
9580 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

missviolet92 :  if you know you’re not ovulating that’d be concerning for sure! But most women have no reason to believe they aren’t ovulating so knowing/believing you are doesn’t help much.

If your periods are very irregular it’s more likely you arent ovulating regularly, and it’s certainly a bit more of a challenge to time intercourse.  Again, regular periods don’t guarantee anything at all, but not having regular periods may rightfully make you a bit nervous.

Plus you may be like me: normal periods arriving every 31 days for 2 years leading up to ttc.. and then very irregular periods the moment we start ttc. 🙁 

Post # 33
9961 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Took us 10 months starting at 28 and perfectly healthy.

Post # 34
7038 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

2.5 years of NTNP and 11 cycles of actively TTC, which then ended as an Ectopic. I waited to required 3 cycles (because I had to have the MTX injection) and then got pregnant the first cycle, which ended as a Chemical. I got pregnant the following cycle and my baby is now 4.5 months.

Post # 35
372 posts
Helper bee

I got pregnant on my 10th cycle TTC. I’m 36 and tomorrow is my due date 

Post # 36
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

First cycle trying. Turns out I could have planned to the minute when my baby would arrive. Took my last birth control pill, got my positive pregnancy test 28 days later, baby arrived right as the clock struck midnight marking exactly 40 weeks gestation.

Post # 38
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m 32 and it took four cycles. I’m now 34 weeks pregnant. I thought we’d struggle because I have a thyroid condition and sometimes irregular periods (became even more irregular once we started TTC!!) but it was fine. On the cycle I fell pregnant we were sort of using the trifecta method (robutissin cough syrup during ovulation) and eating lots of yams. Worth a shot!

Post # 40
7767 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’m 33 and am 28 weeks pregnant. We started TTC when I was 32 and it took us five cycles, which included a miscarriage and two chemical pregnancies. In my case, I had no problem getting pregnant – getting it to stick was the issue. Still, while TTC was an emotional rollercoaster for me, five cycles isn’t much at all. 

If I were you, since you’re already feeling anxious, I’d come off birth control if you’re on it, read Taking Charge of Your Fertility, and start temping now so you can get to know your cycle. As pp mentioned, ovulating and having a healthy luteal phase are encouraging signs about your fertility, although they don’t guarantee anything. But if you start charting now and realize that you’re NOT ovulating or that your luteal phase is too short, you can meet with a doctor sooner to address those issues. 

I was ready to TTC a few months before my husband and like you, was feeling anxious about being in my 30s and how long it might take me. My mom had struggled with infertility so that added to my worries. I used those few months before dh was on board to come off birth control and start temping. It made me feel proactive and eased some of my concerns. By the time we actually started TTC, I already had a couple months of data on my cycle, which made it easier to time sex and just made the whole thing a little less stressful. Just a suggestion!

Post # 41
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

it took us a year and half to get pregnant with the help of fertility drugs. My sister and I started TTC around the same time and she fell pregnant and gave birth all before i got pregnant….

Post # 42
1045 posts
Bumble bee

It took us 3 years and 3 iuis. No history of infertility that we know of in either of our families. We had unexplained infertility. 

Post # 43
2119 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

missviolet92 :  it took my 4 months. A friend 5 years, my sister 2 years. You just never know.

Post # 44
5038 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

missviolet92 :  Speaking with your OBGYN about your medical history and having testing done through a genetic counselor may give you some insight but it is not fool proof.  There is no telling how long it may take to become pregnant or maintain a viable pregnancy.

Post # 45
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

It took us less than a week after the wedding x.x I didnt know until I was already 8 or 9 weeks along. I had a very long history of not having periods more than every three months but normally every 3 was too often. It was usually more like once or twice a year and my mother took 6 years or so to have me so I kinda expected possible problems and thought I would be in the same kind of boat. Wrong. At least for this kid. If I were you I would maybe visit my GYN and let him or heher know you want to have a baby when the time is right and is there anything you can do to see if everything is working right and anything you can do to help once you do choose to have one. 🙂 

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