Naturally conceived after 12 months of TTC? Looking for success stories & advice

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Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I conceived naturally after 14 months! And nope I did nothing differently the month I got pregnant. We never got tested for anything so I don’t know if we just had “bad” luck or if there was something else going on but I believe we got pregnant at the right time and we’re looking forward to meeting our son in approx. 6 weeks! 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

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@fururemummaa:  my husband (38) and I (30) started TTC December 2019 and I  didn’t find out that I was pregnant until November 27th of this year. 

The only two things we changed the month I conceived were: 

In October,  I was researching how having a healthy gut can help with getting pregnant so I started taking trubiotics and feel like that really helped. 

I truly believe that having orgasm after your partner finishes helps move the swimmers. That’s the only other thing I changed up the month we conceived. 

Sending baby dust to you 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

 Coenzyme q10 (600mg a day) for 3 months before ttc is a game changer for egg quality/health. Did the trick for us. Baby dust to you!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

We did begin fertility treatment after 12 months of trying, but were fortunate not to have to escalate beyond medicated, monitored cycles. Once I was on letrozol and progesterone supplements and we were 100% sure we were attempting conception at the exact right time we were successful in our second cycle (though that was a chemical pregnancy) and then immediately conceived again the next cycle, and I’m now 18 weeks along.

After obsessively monitoring my cycles all year I was pretty sure I was having short luteal phases. The progresterone supplements changed that, and in my totally unscientific opinion that’s probably what finally made it all work. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

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@fururemummaa:  with my son we were trying for 9 cycles and then I had a MC, we took 2 cycles, one on doctors advice and the other due to a head cold! Then another 3 cycles and finally got my BFP & sticky bean. I was 37 at the time. So 12 cycles in total for a baby! I had bloods to check if I was ovulating which I was. I know my TSH Level was 3.8 which is within range but not optimial for pregnancy. When I got pregnant it was down to 1.8. I didn’t do anything to improve it but as I ended up developing hypothyroidism in pregnancy I feel like it might have been related. Beat of luck!!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I got pregnant naturally after 2.5 years of trying. We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility but I think husbands sperm was a bit boarderline due to only having on factory (he lost the other one as a complication of mumps – vaccinate your kids) 

 

the month we got pregnant was our last month trying before IVF. We’d been taking proxeed for 4 months by this time too. The only thing we did differently that month was not try. We had unprotected sex the day husband left for a two week trip to South Africa and the day he flew home I got my BFP…. we’d mentally moved to IVF and never expected to get pregnant by ourselves. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

It took me a long time to conceive successfully with both of my first two children.  With my first, I didn’t do any testing until I had symptoms that warranted it, seriously late period or nausea.  I got both symptoms 18 months after initiating trying. I tested, it was positive, that was my first son. We went ntnp when my son was six months old because it had taken so long to get pregnant with him. This was a rougher journey.  Ultimately, my son was three and a half when I I conceived my second son.  There were several chemical pregnancies and miscarriages along the way.  First off, I stopped testing unless symptoms warranted it (nausea) to reduce the psychological roller coaster of the chemical pregnancies and early miscarriages.  If I got a positive, I viewed it from a clinical perspective “well, the egg has been fertilized, we’ll see if it can successfully attach and establish a blood supply.” I didn’t see a positive as equalling a baby. It was too emotionally painful and exhausting. Luckily, I had grown up hearing other women speaking honestly about fertility struggles that included long waits and losses on the way. I knew that most women experience miscarriage along the way at some point and I tried not to get discouraged.  As it turns out, I conceived my second son on the heels of a miscarriage at which point I did get discouraged and decided that I was going to give up because I couldn’t take the losses anymore. But lo and behold, I was pregnant and carried him to term.  My third baby was a surprise. My second son was only nine months old when I got pregnant with my daughter. I was struggling with sinus infections at the time due to some mold issues in our bathroom (we renovated after she was born) and I think that is how I conceived. I was taking guaffinessin, the active ingredient in Robitussin and Mucinex. It’s now known to aid in conceiving.. Also I was taking max dose ibuprofen which can help make the uterine lining more manageable and blood supply more available for an attaching embryo.  Baby aspirin is more effective, but ibuprofen has an impact also.  So, my sinus infections made me more fertile. Who knew?

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

We conceived after 14 months of trying naturally – the month we had our first meeting with the doctor was the month I finally got pregnant. The last 4 months I really amped up the use of OPKs, lots of sex during fertile window, and hubby stopped using our hot tub. It’s nerve wracking for sure, and I hate how there’s immediately an “infertile” label slapped on as soon as you pass the 1 year mark it’s discouraging. But don’t give up! Good luck !

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

We (me 33 and D.H 35) conceived using letrozole (7th cycle of it) after 3 years trying which included 2 rounds of IVF that were total and utter failures. At the time of conception I wasn’t taking any vitamins, supplements, only temping. I should also add that I only have 1 fallopian tube and have non traditional PCOS. We were very shocked that we conceived at all after our dismal IVF results. We had really lost all hope.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

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@fururemummaa:  I’ll be honest I did go pretty crazy. ESP. After the MC. the month I got pregnant we were actually going to skip as my BFF was due to get married on what would have been the due date. But I couldn’t bring myself to skip. I temped & took pre natals. That was all I did which I always did. 

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