How long to conceive baby no. 2?

posted 2 weeks ago in TTC
Post # 2
825 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I got pregnant in month 2 but then miscarried. It took over 14 months to conceive again, which I wasn’t prepared for after it was so fast the first time.

My friend took four years to conceive after her first. She had fibroids and didn’t conceive until they were fixed. 

It’s not my experience that second time is necessarily faster or easier (although I know people for whom that was true). It seems like just as much a lottery as the first. 

Good luck bee. 

Post # 3
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Baby 1 was conceived the first try when I was 35. Baby 2 took 9 months at age 37. 

Post # 4
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

I think it all depends. I know quite a few people who didn’t have issues with their first and then had fertility issues with their second. And then I have two cousins who had really hard fertility journeys to get their first babies and both had uh-oh babies after because they thought they couldn’t get pregnant again! 

Post # 5
19 posts
  • Wedding: July 2015

With my first, had my IUD removal on Oct. 31st 2016 and a positive test February 7th 2017. So fairly quickly.

We’ve been TTC #2 since January and so far no luck (so at 5/6months ttc). Hopefully it won’t be much longer…

Post # 6
1928 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It took us 17 months to get pregnant with our son, no fertility issues that we were aware of. We started trying when he was 2.5, and got pregnant on the second try and I was so relieved. But we miscarries at 10weeks. It’s taken us another 14 months to conceive again, I just found out I’m pregnant this week. So you really never know, it’s such a crapshoot! With known fertility issues I’d probably try sooner rather than later 

Post # 7
7348 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

We were lucky that it only took us 4 months with #2. We planned to have them two years apart and had them 28 months apart. So we started earlier TTC #3 and 2 & 3 were 19 months apart. But we were very, very lucky. Many of our friends took 6 – 12 months. 

Post # 8
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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@framarianna:  it took us six months for my first and 18 cycles for my second- I had a chemical pregnancy and early miscarriage during that time. I’m only 14 weeks pregnant this time so hoping all continues to go well. We were hoping for a much shorter age gap.

Post # 9
824 posts
Busy bee

I miscarried with my 2nd in July 2016. We started ttc in January 2017 got my bfp in February 2017. 

Post # 10
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Almost 15 years. I had long, long since given up. I had my son at 25, tried for ages, IVF, everything. Eight years after I threw in the towel, I got pregnant at almost 40. I have a beautiful 2 year old daughter and an awesome 17 year old son. 

Never lose hope. 

Post # 11
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Took me 2.5 years to get pregnant with my son. We had unexplained infertility. Everyone said second one would happen super fast.

we started trying when our son was 11 months old expecting it to take a while. It took 6 months second time around. Much faster than 2.5 years but not really that quick. 

I was 32 when I got pregnant first time, 34 for the second. 

Post # 12
298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

1st child it took 6 months , but I  had 1 miscarriage at 7weeks about halfway thru.

2nd child conceived first month of trying . We were so surprised but very happy especially due to my advanced age. 

Post # 13
2931 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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 We are very similar!!! So many similar details  

I got pregnant with my son (21 months now) the first month trying. We started NTNP when I got my period back at 9 montha postpartum (we are old so wanted to be quick about #2), got pregnant the second month NTNP, but I had a miscarriage. That was in late September and still nothing since then  🙁  We are starting IVF in August. My husband has some male infertility factors (low sperm count and low to borderline on the other stuff) , I have mild PCOS, and we are both older (almost 38, 47) so no time to waste. 

ps – good luck!!

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