Post # 1
Hey everyone, I’ve been off the pill completely for about four months. We were careful for the first two months, but not careful for the last two. Nothing has happened yet (that I know of, LOL), but I’m not worried about it. My question is, how many cycles are average to conceive? I had a few moments of MAJOR nausea today that made me wonder, but I’m pretty sure that I have not ovulated yet this cycle.
Post # 3
i was off my pill for a year before anything happened. i am not sure about average cycle to concieve. some people have sex once and some it takes years it all depends on the person. dont look too into symptoms either, before i got pregnant i did that to myself and i was not a happy camper then when i was pregnant i didnt know. haha. good luck !
Post # 4
Agreed with the PP. I had more symptoms when I wasn’t pregnant than when I was…lol. Only way to know is to test! =)
Post # 5
@tnbellebee: Are you charting or temping at all? I think the internet med sites say that it takes trying couples around 4-6 months to get pregnant, and over 80% take almost a full year. If you’re keeping track of your cycles and narrowing down when your ovulating, you can likely shrink up that window of time and know when you’re most likely to get pregnant. Otherwise, just having fun and seeing what happens looks to be anywhere between 4-12 months. But I am not a doctor, just an avid reader and google-er 🙂
Post # 6
@indibee: No, not really…I use an iPhone app to keep track of my period and it lists the days where I am most likely to be fertile…but honestly, I don’t keep too many tabs on it. We are at the point now where it is nice if it happens, but still OK if it doesn’t. We have not been married long AT ALL, but we’ve been together for over 6 years.
Post # 7
I stopped taking the Pill mid Feb 2011, got our BFP January 2012. The first two cycles of TTC we completely missed the window and then we had another ten cycles of active TTC before getting our BFP.
I definitely wouldn’t stress at this point, especially if you don’t have any known issues or risk factors like being over 35, super long cycles etc.
You might want to try charting if you really want to track your cycles and get a really good idea of when you ovulate.
Good luck 🙂
Post # 8
Hey, I wouldn’t worry yet 🙂 It’s still early days, and I think the average time to conceive as I understand it is around 6 months to a year. Good luck!
Post # 9
@tnbellebee: expect 6-12 months, and then be ecstatic if it is sooner 🙂 we’ve been trying for 8 months now, with nothing to show for it – it is a shock to learn that you don’t get pregnant the first time you don’t use protection!!!
Post # 10
According to my doctor, 75% of completely healthy couples who are ACTIVELY TTC (charting, timing BD, etc.) will get KU within 6 months. Most of the remainder will get KU within months 6-12. If you are not actively TTC, however, the average for a completely healthy couple is 6-12 months.
Post # 11
Like others have said, it can usually take 6-12 months of actively trying to conceive.
My Darling Husband and I were not trying, but not preventing either and after a few months of that (like 3-4), I got pregnant!
Oh, and just a side note, a lot of those apps to track fertility aren’t very accurate. Most base your fertile days off of a “perfect” 28 day cycle with ovulation happening at day 14. Most women don’t ovulate at those points!
I was charting when I conceived and typically I ovulated anywhere from day 17-19, but ovulated early the month I conceived on day 14! I also had NO out of the norm pregnancy signs that month so I was VERY surprised to be pregnant! lol Other months when I wasn’t pregnant, I had more symptoms. lol
Post # 12
This is my 3rd month off the pill (i’m about midway through my 3rd month off the pill’s cycle). Still not pregnant yet.
Post # 13
i got pregnant on my 7th month off the pill and we tried every month… charting and all. so dont be discouraged. it takes time for your body to adjust 🙂