(Closed) How long did it take for you to conceive once you started TTC?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have three happy, healthy kiddos. My first, we weren’t trying (obviously no BC used); my second took a total of about 17 months with a BFP after cycle 7, mc @ 7 weeks and another 7 months for the BFP for our sticky baby (also no BC used); my third was conceived in just two cycles after two years of HBC (one year on Ortho Evera patch and the other year on Ortho Tri Cyclen pill). I’m now currently on cycle four, TTC number four after a little over two years with a Paraguard IUD. I guess you can say I’ve been on all sides of the street LOL Good luck and baby dust!!

Post # 4
881 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@ScottishMrs:  Sorry I can’t answer your question yet as we are trying for our first.  I did want to say though you may want to try charting since you mentioned your cycles are a bit unpredictable in length.  It really helps take the guesswork out of when you are late so that may at least spare you some of the disappointment of getting BFNs.  Check out the charting thread if you want and good luck!

Post # 5
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I stopped the pill in April but used another method of BC for a few months. Offically pulled the goalie in July. Conceived in August. My cycles were pretty regular off the pill.

Post # 6
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I stopped the pill in April, pulled the goalie in Sept but Darling Husband was away for a long time so had no chance because of timing. So we officially tried for 2 months, got our BFP on the second cycle. My periods went pretty much back to normal after the first cycle, which was 40 something days. 

Second the suggestion of charting– it takes the guesswork out of when your period is due so you know when you are actually late. It helped me not go crazy.

Post # 8
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I stopped taking bcp in early October. I was planning on charting etc after I got my period because I wasn’t sure how long my cycles would be. Ended up getting pregnant in October. We were very surprised.

Post # 9
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I went off BCP the end of August, and I just found out I’m pregnant 🙂 So around 3 months.

Post # 10
1813 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

4 months after starting to measure temps – I wasn’t really regular either, so decided to check CM as well.  I got a BFP within the first month of doing CM checks.

EDIT – I had not taken BC orally or via injection for approx 5 years prior.

Post # 11
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i took us 8 months. the last 4 of those i was temping and charting. my periods were also super irregular after i got off the pill so my ob put me on metformin and that seemed to help.

Post # 12
2321 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have been preggo before (though it didn’t work out sadly) and it was about 4-5 months. I was 27 yrs old  then. Darling Husband was 25. (Just thought that might help you.)

Post # 13
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

Pulled the goalie in January 2012. No sticky BFP yet. I also agree charting and using ovulation tests are very helpful.


Post # 14
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I was on the pill for 11 years and came off it the month we started trying. 

My 1st cycle was 49 days and we got our BFP the 2nd cycle but it was actually 3 months due to my crazy long cycles!

I charted and used OPKs and I am 29  and Darling Husband is 32.

Post # 15
23 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was on the pill for ten years and stopped taking it early July- had two 40 day cycles then conceived in October on the third cycle. Was quite a surprise though because I had spotting from ovulation til aunt flo on the first two cycles then also from ovulation until the BFP with the third and I had read that with this going on it may take a while to conceive. If it helps, I’m 31 and Darling Husband is 27 🙂

Post # 16
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Almost two years! Thank you, thank you, modern fertility medicine!!!

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