Post # 17
It took us about a year, but we weren’t actively trying (aka charting and such) we just stopped using condoms. We took the when it happens, it happens approach…we also worked completely opposite schedules and didn’t have as much sex as we would have liked, lol! I’m hoping that it won’t take that long with baby #2 when we start trying right after the wedding.
Post # 18
I just have to say, I’m shocked that the majority of ladies on the poll got pregnant on their first cycle! Wow.
It took us 5 cycles, but for 4 of them I wasn’t ovulating. i got pregnant on our first cycle of Clomid.
Post # 19
I nearly voted 6, then I realised I’m not actually pregnant yet. My goodness I really am going crazy!!!
Post # 20
I got pregnant with each of my girls on the very first try.
Post # 21
First try, twins to boot. I think it always feels like more people have trouble than actually do because the exceptions to the rule often get the most press (same goes for miscarriages, premature births, birth defects/disabilities, etc), but for every one person for whom things are harder, there are lots of people who have everything go smoothly. I think the way the poll is shaping up probably shows that… Looks like almost half of all respondents got pregnant on the first cycle, and 75% within the first 6 months. That’s pretty good odds, I think!
Post # 22
14 cycles here! We’re 26 and have no medical issues relating to fertility that we know of. Had a fertility appointment scheduled for the month we got our BFP! Happily got to cancel that!
Post # 23
@missfrillycoat: 1 cycle. i’m 31.
by the way, don’t feel bad. i don’t know much about pregnancy and i’m pregnant. lol i also don’t know a lot about babies, but i’m relying on my instincts and family and friends to give me advice and tips.
i don’t want to become overly consumed with reading about pregnancy and parenting from the internet. women have been giving birth and raising babies for thousands of years without the internet, so i think i can figure it out.
Post # 24
I stopped BC after 10+ years in May and got my BFP in August, two cycles later. I was 30, now 31.
Don’t feel like you have to know everything! You will figure out what you need as you go. There are lots of resources out there if you are interested. The labor & delivery classes at the hospital have been a huge help, if you have access when the time comes.
Post # 25
First cycle for us. I am 24 and Darling Husband is 30. I was just like you. I start getting really worried about it taking a long time and I started tracking my periods and using OPK tests 3 months in advance to get a handle on my cycles. My mom and my doctor both laughed at me for stressing out about it at my age, but I feel like it’s what made it easier for us to get PG right away. No way to know though.
Post # 26
1.5 years the first go round, that ended with MC. I was 27, Darling Husband was 28.
This time, we’re on cycle 4 with no BFP yet. Hoping we’ll have a + before 6 months! Hopefully it’ll be a BFP this month so there won’t be a cycle 5. 😉 I’m now 30, Darling Husband is 31.
(ETA: I have known fertility issues; moderate endometriosis and PCOS. We didn’t chart the first round of TTC, so we’re waiting for the 6 month mark with charting this time to make an appt for intervention.)
Post # 27
Still trying (not charting anymore though) and it has been 1.5 years, I’m 20.
Post # 28
I’m 28. Came off BCP on Dec 1 after 10 years. Started TTC Jan 1. Got my BFP this past weekend (Feb 1)!! I feel like since conceiving happened so quickly that something bad will happen. Like it’s too good to be true. But apparently my mom was a 1 shot woman as well, so maybe it’s genetic.
Post # 29
@Hippos: I mean after sex we did yell at the sperm to swim…but thats all we did to TTC besides have sex. Cracked me up.
@Twiglets: Exactly! That’s what I suspected but it’s still nice to see it in numbers because I’m paranoid like that.
@MrsMath: So this is pretty much what I’m banking on. I’ve been taking really good notes so I have an idea of what my body is doing. Because, honestly there is really a set time that you can get pregnant a cycle- you’re not ovulating the whole month.
@mrstea83: I’ll be wishing for you 🙂
@Brittanyg20: Good luck, I can imagine that’s really hard.
@The_Future_KB: My mom was too. And she was 34, taking bc for 15 years. Her doctor said she had a 30% chance and within a month she was back in his office going “wtf dude, I thought I would ease in to it.” Man I hope that’s my situation. Congrats on the BFP, I am legitimately excited for you and I don’t even know you!