Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park
Hey ladies! Hubs and I have been TTC for six months now, and so far no luck. I’m in the 2WW as of now, praying that we got lucky with a honeymoon baby. I wend to the doc to get a workup done (mostly because I’d been due for a pap but didn’t have insurance again until just last month) and was tested for endometriosis and thyroid problems (if you haven’t noticed from the blog, I have very large, prominent eyes which is a common symptom of hyperthyroidism). I came back with a clean bill of health. Which kind of sucks, as I’d almost want to have something as an indicator which can be fixed, as opposed to the mystery of why it hasn’t happened yet. I’m 24 and the mister is about to turn 23, so I really didn’t expect there to be this long of a wait. All I ever hear about is the “I got off the pill and got pregnant the first month!” story. And as I’ve been crazy, over-the-top stressed this past summer with wedding and finance issues, I’m hoping that since things are all back to sunshine and rainbows this month will be the month.
So tell me, how long did it take you and your SO? Was it right off the bat, or did it take a good while?
Post # 3
For us it was immediate and exactly when we planned to. However, I would like to preface that with the fact that I had been on the pill from 13-23, and did not conceive until I was 27, so I had ample time for my body to re-equilibrate.
Post # 5
I would really recommend checking out Taking Charge of Your Fertility if you haven’t already. It gives so much information about your body and cycles that I never even knew. It might help you get pregnant without having to go through rounds of fertility drugs, just through knowing your body better!
Post # 6
It took 8 months coming off the pill for my body to start ovulating. If you were on it for several years it can take a while to get out of your system. I used the Clear Blue Easy Fertility monitor which was fantastic.
I would also recommend visiting The Bump’s trying to get pregnant board. Definitely lurk for a while and soak up as much knowledge as you can, it’s a great resource.
Post # 7
It only took one cycle for me to conceive. I was 30 at that the time but I had not taken any kind of hormonal BC in years. So it was just diaphragms and condoms for us until we started TTC. I know there seems to be a lot of ‘off the pill 1 month and pregnant’ stories. But if it makes you feel better, I know many girlfriends who went off the pill and it took more than a few months for their cycles to ‘regulate’ and conceive. Perhaps an ovulation predictor kit can help with timing? Good luck!
Post # 8
@sand dollar: provided that all parties are healthy and able, I think the difference in the conception times just depends on your body. Have you been on birth control previously? I have friends who have been told it’s typical to conceive immediately following their departure from the pill because of the change in hormone regulation.
Post # 9
I conceived immediately after stopping the pill (well, the first month off the pill). I stopped the pill, had my 1st period about 4 weeks later, ovulated and got pregnant 2 weeks after that.
Post # 10
I jsut saw an article on Aol about how 30% of the time it’s actually the man who is the problem, so go get him checked out. However, I know what you’re saying about hoping that it’s something wrong with you which can be fixed. When we lost Moose, I wanted something, but like the majority of cases with Angel Babies, there was nothing. Now we’re TTC and I’m petrified because I have to go into it as my doctor said “prepared for the same outcome.” Ha there’s no way to prepare. Sorry. That’s off topic. It’s just in the front of my mind because we’re in that 2 weeks waiting period.
To answer your question, the first time, it took the first real time we said “either baby or marriage.”
Post # 11
@TheFutureMcBride: I was just at the infertility specialist last week and there was a big sign/graph chart on the exam room wall stating that 35% of infertility is caused by the man (similar to the 30% you read). I found that interesting as well.
Post # 12
My husband and I got really lucky (I was on the pill from 15-23) and got pregnant a month after we began trying (or not not trying!). I stopped the pill in May and was pregnant by August.
Post # 13
We aren’t TTC yet (soon) but my doctor said that you shouldn’t start to get worried until you’ve been trying for a year with no luck.
Post # 14
The first time, it took us 6 months (and I’d been off hormonal contraceptives for years)- if it had been much longer, I think I’d have gone back to the doc for a workup (for reference, I’m 28 years old). We didn’t chart, but I used those ovulation tests a few times (i.e. for a few months) and we did have sex a lot 🙂 so I was surprised (and disappointed) when it didn’t happen right away.
We lost the pregnancy at about 13 weeks, and then I got pregnant again about 2.5 months later (again, just kind of doing the “not trying not to” thing, no charting).
I think the next time we want to TTC, I’ll definitely pick up “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” and start charting/tracking several months before we’d actually want to conceive.
Post # 15
We’re trying, and no luck! Although I have PCOS, so we will be trying for close to a year before going and getting some medical assistance. Just wanted to send you hugs and good luck – hopefully now that you are gaining some balance back into your life, you will be blessed with baby dust soon! 🙂
Post # 16
We are at our 7 mth mark and I have had some health issues so my OBGYN is already following me. Had some recent bloodwork come back negative, so I will possibly start Clomid after another month of trying and blood work. I am due to have an HSG (Ultrasound of your fallopian tubes/Flush) next week. Everyone is different, but I will tell you, I never expected to have this much difficulty.