(Closed) How many tries did it take you if you knew your cycle?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

For all of you first cycler’s…did it only take one time bd or several times during the fertile window?

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper

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runnergirl4204 :  For our first time, within two weeks (first cycle), this time, it’s taking forever.  8 months in and no luck.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Second cycle

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

3rd cycle!  I was 31

Post # 21
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Busy bee

First cycle. 

BD 5 days before O and then day of O

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

11 cycles. My Fiance has delayed ejaculation. The first time he managed to ejaculate in my fertile period we scored.  

Post # 23
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Helper bee

First cycle, twice.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I tracked my cycles for all three TTC attempts:

1st pregnancy: took 1 cycle (we had intercourse multiple times during my fertile week), resulted in healthy daughter

2nd pregnancy: took 12 cycles, all with great timing, resulted in miscarriage

3rd pregnancy: took 4 cycles post-miscarriage, currently 30w3d with a baby boy

I was all over the board!

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

First cycle but ended in MC. Trying again this month so we’ll see how it goes. Maybe not the answer you hoped but MC is something you can’t really plan for.

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It took us 5 cycles when I finally figured out timing, and started using OPK’s. I stopped taking the pill a year ago from September, but it wasn’t until November that everything seemed to get back to “normal”, so I count us starting in November. I was religiously charting.

And even then, it was a surprise – but a good one. I was 35, and DH was 37 when I got my BFP. I am currently 23w3d with our first child.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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runnergirl4204 :  so many things I can relate to in your post. TTC around DH’s job (except we haven’t been able to start yet -next cycle so the baby can be born after session), pre-BC cycles were always regular, and in the 2 months coming off they seem to have stayed regular, OPKs have been a great help, I’m not the best at remembering to temp though.

And I also have a huge fear of struggling and it stresses me out so much. I’ve got a sister who’s no pregnant for a FIFTH time and none have been planned. Best friend pregnant again (3rd kid conceived on 1st cycle trying)… I’ve got the ones who took 3-6 cycles… 1 on a year plus and starting clomid… then the 3 who have used/are using IVF. And this is just within my husband and I’s close circle of friends.

The best way for me not to stress too much was to learn more about how it all works. So I learned what I could do in the meantime to better my own health, the signs of ovulation, about temps and OPKs, and most importantly trying to understand that there’s still only a chance it takes when you do everything right. I THINK I’ll feel better knowing we knew enough about the process to give it our best shot each month.

Also, about 6 months ago I was super stressed about the process and it caused me to pick fights about why we were waiting, etc. I’ve gotten calmer about it the closer we’ve gotten and now I’m so excited for my next AF since it’ll be the official start of our first TTC cycle.  Everyone here stresses over the 2 week wait… well that first one might be a breeze coming off the 9+ month wait since my DH agreed to a time to start trying.

 

 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

2 cycles.  34yo.  

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

OP: First cycle for us as well, I wasn’t really aware of what day I was ovulating but was tracking my periods so I had an idea of the possible window. 

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giaf1 :  We had sex every day during the fertile window (happened to be on our honeymoon) and around every other day the rest of the month. 

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I believe it was 9.  A couple of those didn’t have great timing, but still were okay. Had one CP in there at cycle 7. 

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