Post # 1
Hi ladies! First venture onto the babies board (on my own – I’ve posted in replies before). We are getting married in July – and would like to have a baby next summer. Trust me, I am not naive enough to assume we’ll get pregnant on the first try.
However, fertility problems run in my family in the sense that, you don’t want to get pregnant? sorry charlie, you’re already expecting! I’ve been on the pill since age 16, but every other female in my family was easily “knocked up,” if you will. I graduate grad school in May, so we’d like to deliver after May.
In a dream world, we’d get pregnant in September. Should we start earlier? Maybe August? Truth be told, I’m afraid that if we did, we’d get pregnant, haha!
Any thoughts? How long did it take you to get pregnant when you started trying?
Post # 3
I’m curious to see answers to your question. I have been off of the pill for about 2 months and we’re not TTC just yet. I’ve been trying to “nail down” ovulation with charting. Ideally, we would like the baby’s due date to be around May, too! Are you on birth control right now?
Post # 4
It’s different for everyone. I’d say for sure don’t start trying until after the due date would be after May, just to be on the safe side. Some women come off birth control and conceive immediately. Some it takes many months. The average time to conceive for the late 20s is around 6 months, but an average obviously includes the super fast and the super slow – best to air in the safe side!!
Post # 5
If you search the babies board there are quite a few threads with polls etc of how long it took girls to get pregnant.
Me, I’m in the TWW of cycle 6. 🙂
And I’m confused…do you mean fertility “problem” as in girls in your family are extremely fertile?
Post # 6
@MrsStrz: I went off it in March, and ovulated and had a normal period in April..then I did the math, and realized I would get my period on the day of my wedding! So I just just went back on it just for the purpose of skipping period during wedding. Silly, I know. But I won’t be taking it after the wedding.
@crayfish: I know – that’s what I’m nervous about! I feel like if I wait, it’ll take longer, and then if I try early, I’ll get pregnant right away. Although I guess that’s just prep for baby – they do what they want 😉 I’m 23, so fairly on the young side.
Post # 7
@regberadaisy: yup! sorry, I was going for sarcasm/joking but I’m horrbile at it
Post # 8
It took us four months to conceive. We only recently tried using ovulation test sticks to pinpoint exactly when to try, though, and our fist attempt using them led to conception!
An acquaintence of mine conceived on her first attempt, following a doctor’s appt. at which her doc told her she was ovulating.
I don’t personally know anyone else who conceived on the first attempt, but I found it intersting that she also knew exactly when she was ovulating. I’m sure it could be coincidental, though.
Post # 9
@sorrycharlie: That’s not silly! Your period doesn’t need to be in attendance on your wedding day! 🙂
Post # 10
How long it takes someone to get pregnant may have nothing to do with what has happened with your family member either. My mother conceived me when she lost her virginity. The first time my parents had sex after they had me, they conceived my sister. My sister tried for 2 years prior to going on fertility shots. I took 3 months each time and miscarried both times I was pregnant. You never know what could happen to you.
Post # 11
@amandaR: good to know! I think I’ll start trying ovulation test sticks from july on, to get a feel for it.
@MrsStrz: yeah, totally not invited. ran out of invites, sorry! I so didn’t want to deal with that whole, “I think I just got my period..oh wait, false alarm. Uh oh, definitly just got it. Nope, not yet” thing all day. Then ignore it..and get it! LOL.
@mwitter80: valid point. I’m just curious how long it took other people, too. (ETA – I didn’t mean that to sound like “not other people” meaning besides you, lol! meant just to see in general)
Post # 13
I went off the pill this past October and was pregnant by the end of Novemeber so one cycle. We totally didn’t expect it to happen so quickly! This is the sort of thing you just never know how long it might take. We got pregnant so quickly with our first but it could literally take us years to get pregnant with our second…you just never know.
The women in my family sound just like yours…they have all gotten pregnant very easily and very quickly so apparently I followed in their footsteps. If I were you, I would definitely wait to start trying until you know for sure that if you became pregnant it wouldn’t interfere with your school plans. So if you want to deliver after May I would start in maybe Oct. or Nov. this coming fall? You don’t want to be huge and pregnant during your stressful finals and everything and this way if you did get pregnant right away you’d be due in July or August which would give you time to recoup after graduation and get ready for the baby. A lot to think about I know! Good luck!!:)
Post # 14
@sorrycharlie: I got pregnant on my third cycle after going off the pill.
FWIW, both my mother and mother’s mother conceived very easily, as well. I don’t know that family history has anything to do with fertility, but in my case, it was an indicator.
Post # 15
I was one of the lucky ones that conceived the month we started trying. But I haven’t been on birthcontrol in over 5 years so that might have something to do with it.
Post # 16
I was also a lucky one that conceived the same month we started trying… first day of the honeymoon, to be exact!
I was on BC for about 15 years and fertility problems run in my family as well. I read the book “Taking Charge Of Your Fertility” that so many other Bees recommended, and I knew exactly when I was the most fertile. So, you never know if you actually have a fertility issue until you try – good luck!