(Closed) How many of you got pregnant in your first cycle TTC?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
  • poll: When did you get your BFP?

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  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee

    Can I ask, were you on BCPs previously? I would say give time for things to regulate, mark on your calendar your cycles, etc. Keep notes for future appointments if need be. I have been TTC for 1 year+ but I don’t chart or temp (irregular cycles, do not ovulate on my own).

     

     

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    It took us 3-4 months with our first and the very first cycle with our second.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    My best friend was told by the doc that it may take a while for her to conceive because she is underweight (she teaches dance, ballet).  It made her husband and herself nervous, so they decided to start right away.  Bam, first month, made a baby.  Quite a shock for both of them, in a happy way of course!

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

    We got pregnant the first time without birth control and I was 35, he was 40. We wew absolutely positive that it would take AGES for us. We’ve had so manyh friends struggle so DH made me take 4 tests to check that it was really really true lol.

     

    I think the key is try to relax and enjoy trying. Stress is your biggest enemy and can literally stop it from happening so try to relax and enjoy lazy weekends in bed because, once a little one comes along, there will be very little time for that.

     

    Good luck!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    Peaceoutboyscout:  

    I believe most people with regular cycles get pregnant within 6 months of trying but it can take up to a year for even health people. People with irregular cycles might take longer because longer cycles means less cycles so less chances. I thought with depo that it can take 3 or 4 months to get out of your system so I have heard it can take longer for people on depo to get pregnant (like 9-12 months). Not sure if you discussed any of that with your Dr. or when you last had the shot.

    I got pregnant with my first a few weeks after I quit BCP. No charting or tracking, just a lucky surprise. I got pregnant with my 2nd and I was charting to avoid. We were going to try soon so weren’t as careful a few months towards the end. I got pregnant one of those months from sex 5 days before O. Yes I had been charting to avoid for awhile so I had regular cycles and used OPKs (although I didn’t really need them since I O very regularly). You don’t have to necessarily chart or temp. A good rule of thumb is either have sex every other day (or at least 3 days a week spaced out) starting a week after your period or have sex any time you have fertile cervical fluid (watery or egg white).

    Outside of the depo issue, I wouldn’t borrow trouble.  Don’t assume you will have a problem but it can be an issue for some women.  I thought I would have trouble because I had very irregular cycles before I was on BCP but then again I was really young so my body obviously worked itself out over that time.  For the case of it taking longer or having issues, charting and temping can help you see what is going on with your cycle so it can be very useful to know so much about your body.   A lot of people just plan to have sex for 6 months (or whatever) and then start charting afterwards if not pregnant.  Other people like all  the info and start charting at the beginning.  Some people just stop birth control and it happens when it happens and don’t care if it takes a year or two (as some friends with PCOS and irregular cycles I know have done).  You can do whatever you feel is best.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We got pregnant the first month trying – no charting, taking temps, or anything. We also thought it would take a long time as I am 34, husband is 40 and my cycles are irregular. 

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: Backyard

    It can take quite awhile for Depo to get out of your system, so if I were you, I wouldn’t worry too much if it ends up taking a bit longer than you expect! I was on Depo several years ago and when I stopped, I didn’t get a period again until 13 months after my last shot. From what I’ve read, while some women end up returning to normal fertility right away, it is not uncommon for it to take 6-18 months for others.

    That said, I ended up going on BC pills for awhile after the Depo, then stopped those when we decided to start TTC. I got my BFP on my third cycle trying, so absolutely no long term effects from having been on the Depo previously. We didn’t do anything special (no temping, no OPKs, etc), just tried to make sure we BD fairly regularly (2-3 times per week).

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    For me, being the first cycle off of BCP is what I think is the reason that we got pregnant on the first cycle.  I have PCOS and my cycles do not regulate on their own.  The first month off, I think somehow my body had some sort of cycle memory (periods are extremely regular on the pill) and we got pregnant with one BD during the fertile window on the very first month.  We weren’t actively trying but we knew it could technically happen.  We got extremely lucky and have the absolute best little 9 month old boy to show for it :).  Good luck bee! 

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We got pregnant our first cycle and our son is now 15w old! I had Mirena removed and charted my cycles with temping and opk for about 6 mos before we TTC so I knew exactly when I would ovulate. 

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It could take up to 18 months for fertility to return after depo shot so just be aware. 

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