(Closed) Over 30, how long did it take you to conceive while actively trying?

posted 7 years ago in TTC
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  • Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

    I just turned 32. I voted cycle 11+, because we’re on that one now, without luck. I’ve been using OPK’s since the beginning and temping for 8 months too, so I know it was always timed correctly. I do have endometriosis, though no physical barriers.

    Post # 17
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

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    lealorali:  I can’t repond to this either as I’m 29 and still no luck. Once I turn 30 next year, I would be concerned especially after trying for a year. I am curious about the responses.

    ***Baby dust to all of you trying***

    Post # 18
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m 32. Got pregnant on the first try, but had a MC at 9 weeks. It took over 2 months for my cycle to return. Counting the MC and “rest” cycle, this will be cycle #4 over the course of 6 months.

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m 31 and got pregnant on the second cycle of actively trying and using OPK.

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m 33 now, got pregnant on our first try (when I was 32), had a miscarriage, and now on our second “trying” cycle of Attempt #2. 

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We were casually TTC for like 5 months…I wasn’t paying attention to when I was ovulating, only charting my cycle lengths so I would know if I was late…but all while DH was working two jobs and I was in nursing school spending many late evenings at the hospital. Basically we rarely had time to bd! We got around t. It on the weekends maybe once or twice during the week. basically it wasnt working for us! On the 6th month I graduated from nursing school, my best friend got married and two weeks later I was pregnant! The only thing I did different this month was relax (no more school) , and used an OPK,  after months of reading about them and understanding them fully before attempting to use them. 

     

    I thinkbut but could have happened sooner had circumstances been differebt or had I tried OPK sooner, but my doc said 1-6 months is a normal time frame. 

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m 33 and DH is 37.  No known issues.  I got pregnant on the 5th cycle TTC (temping, OPKs and all).  That was a chemical pregnancy.  Now on cycle 10 and still no BFP!

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    well Im about to find out…. I officially stopped taking the pill yesterday, and I want to try to chart/do temp etc for at least 1-2 cycles so I can try to figure out when I’m ovulating….

    I think I try to track this month and then in May if I’m getting the “signs” we may give it a crack lol

    edit: Im 33

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    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

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    lealorali:  I really think age is generally not really an issue (within reason). I’ve many friends and family bet the ages of 31-37 who got pregnant first cycle. However, you can be unlucku like me. I’m on cycle 12 and starting on clomid nxt cycle. you’ll only know when you start. Definitely use opks though. Some ppl who dont time it completely wrong.

    Post # 27
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

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    lealorali: Thats great! I still didn’t know what I was at after 3 months ttc! This month I haven’t gotten a +ve opk but temping is giving me an idea as to when I may have Od. If you have a small window when you want to get KU you’ll really up your chances and there’s a good chance it will work for you :-))

    Post # 28
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I’m 33 (34 this summer) and I got pregnant on my second cycle off the pill. I was charting using an app but wasn’t being super crazy about timing. Currently 5 weeks along hoping all goes well.

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee

    I started ‘not trying not to’ and figuring out my chart and got pregnant 4 months later.(i’m 33) So no temping or any of that. HOWEVER that month I actually was not trying to get pregnant (and didn’t do it before or at ovulation according to the chart) because i was going on vacation and was going to be drinking. So the charting alone for me wasn’t accurate. I don’t know if age is a huge factor, but planning for a specific due date (or couple of months)? I just don’t think that’s super feasible. I mean you can try. But there are early miscarriages and sperm considerations, plus your chart can be off (as mine was) 

    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    lealorali:  We started trying in July. I turned 32 in September. Got pregnant right around Halloween. I kept track of when my period was and we definitely made an effort to have lots of sex in my fertile window and throughout the month. I used an OPK the month we conceived but never got a true positive (although I do feel it helped me to pinpoint ovulation better than before). We also kinda had a time crunch- I didn’t want to miss my brother’s wedding in September by being too pregnant to fly, giving birth, or having a tiny newborn. We would’ve stopped trying soon after I conceived (if I hadn’t then) and waited a couple months so I’d just be 7 months preggo or less at the wedding. Now, if the baby comes around the due date (July 24) we’ll have a 2 month old. Good luck to you!

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