How long were your cycles around time of BFP?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m not pregnant and have never been, but, as someone with irregular cycles, I can say that timing BD is super hard because I never know when my fertile window is.  My cycles are finally starting to normalize, and I’m finally able to time it to where it’s even possible to get a BFP.  I don’t know about length of cycle mattering (although obviously taking let’s say 3 cycles to get your BFP, if those cycles are 28 days that BFP comes a lot sooner than if they are 45 day cycles) but irregular ones are a pain!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My cycles have been 26-28 days like clockwork all my life. Regular without any concerns. It took us 8 cycles to get pregnant. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

35 day cycles here.  I’m pregnant now 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee

34 day cycles on average…fluctuated a lot between 31 and 39 days and light flow. I always thought I would have to make a project of conceiving when we finally wanted to have kids. Darling Husband and I had unprotected sex one time after a few glasses of wine, decided against taking plan B because I figured I had ovulated the week before from the looks of my cervical mucous (and figured even if I hadn’t already ovulated, I wasn’t that fertile in general because of my weird cycles). WRONG. I am now 19 weeks pregnant.  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

anonbebe88:  regular cycles allow you to know better when your FW is.  I had long/irregular/sometimes annovulatory cycles and it took us a year to get pregnant.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

anonbebe88:  Mine were 25-30 days. It took us four months.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

anonbebe88:  My cycles were all over the place. 28 days to 42 days. I did always ovulate though. I used OPKs to time things better. I don’t think irregular cycles automatically means it’ll be harder to get pregnant. I do think it means it’s much harder to know when you ovulate and when to have sex to ensure you catch the egg. So you either use temping to track ovulation or you have sex regularly every 2 or 3 days.

First pregnancy took ~3 months. Second took ~4 months but it was only 2 well timed cycles.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

All other potential problems aside, regular cycles should lead to quicker BFP because you should expect to have approximately the same fertile week each month.  Irregular cycles means more guessing and since they’re often longer that itself can lead to it taking a longer time to getting pregnant.  Someone with 30 day cycles can get 6 tries in 6 months but if you have 50+ day long cycles you don’t get as many chances.

But it’s still an individual thing.  You could have regular 28 day cycles but poorer quality eggs and it could take quite awhile to get pregnant or you could have 6 or 7 cycles a year and have no problem conceiving on the cycles you that you do have.  I have a friend with PCOS and irregular cycles and she has still gotten pregnant twice within a year (MC on the first).

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

27 day cycles here and it took us 3 cycles. I agree with PPs regular cycles just mean it’s easier to track and plan.  As long as you are ovulating you should be able to conceive hopefully with out too much of a problem.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Average cycle is 27 days (short was 25, long was 29). It took us 3 months of actively trying. Got my bfp yesterday!

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