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

posted 6 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Over 30 and actively trying, how long did it take you to get pregnant?
    1 month : (23 votes)
    27 %
    2 months : (12 votes)
    14 %
    3 months : (7 votes)
    8 %
    4 months : (6 votes)
    7 %
    5-6 months : (7 votes)
    8 %
    7-8 months : (6 votes)
    7 %
    9-10 months : (6 votes)
    7 %
    11+ months : (17 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 46
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    437 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m 31 and we’ve been trying for over a year now (since may 2013). BUT my best friend who is 3 years older than I am got pregnant her first try and is due next month!  Most of our friends over 30 haven’t had any challenges with pregnancy ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 47
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    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    lealorali: It’s weird how fast you get totally stressed out once the idea of a baby is in your head, but nothing happens. I remember being dead sure there was something wrong with me already by cycle two. However, not getting those positive OPKs really did contribute to that feeling. I’m sure they are super helpful for a lot of people, but I think it’s important to highlight that they don’t always work for you. I followed all the instructions on the package, with more frequent samples as soon as I started to pick up any colour change at all, but still never got a full out positive. Guess I just have a really short phase. Regardless, here I am 5 months pregnant and incredibly grateful that they were wrong!

    Good luck to you!

    Post # 49
    Member
    747 posts
    Busy bee

    keesl:  How were you trying to figure out your chart without temping? 

    Post # 50
    Member
    412 posts
    Helper bee

    Just period dates. 

    Post # 51
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    3823 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    lealorali:  1 cycle. i stopped taking the pill in october and we conceived in november after my november cycle.

    Post # 52
    Member
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’m almost 34 and we started trying at the end of March using OPKs and the ClearBlue Fertility Monitor. I got a BFP that very first cycle. Unfortunately, I miscarried at 8 weeks and we are back on the TTC bandwagon again. Wanted to add that prior to TTC, I had been taking birth control pills continuously for 14+ years.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by  mojitolady.
    Post # 53
    Member
    36 posts
    Newbee

    I’m 31. We’d been NTNP for a couple months, but the first cycle we started actively trying and charting, I got pregnant. I just found out yesterday and I’m still in a state of shock, so I don’t want to get too ahead of myself, but I feel incredibly fortunate that it happened this easily, no matter what the next few months hold. 

    Post # 55
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    5 posts
    Newbee

    We have tried for almost 5 years. It was frustrating and hard. My Boyfriend or Best Friend thought that I was exaggerating and that I should let it go, but I just couldn’t. Than I went from one doctor to another and found that medically everything was fine…in the end I also went to psycic and astrologer and they both told me an apx date of my child’s birth  and the reasons for the delay ….and yes…I finally got pregnant in the time frame they gave me…and ended up with 2 beautifull kids

    Post # 56
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    4892 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’ll be 34 (he’ll be 36) when we start TTC (next winter, hopefully), and I think it’s very informational on what everyone over 30 experiences, and what can happen. Being older, this is one of my biggest concerns/fears when we do start – since you just never know.

    Post # 57
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    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I didn’t vote as we’re currently TTC.  I’m having my first “normal” AF since going off birth control in May (my body didn’t adjust very well and I had a VERY extended flow from basically our Honeymoon – May 27 – till June 27th.  

    At this point I’m tracking periods and should things take longer that I’d like, I may look into other tracking details (all that temping/mucus stuff that I currently don’t have a clue about).

    I actually tested at 10 dpo (estimated based on period) last week, but it was neg and AF showed up the following day.  I was feeling generally weird and thought best to test so I’d know if it was safe to have some drinks.

    Ideally it’ll happen in the next couple months.  We’ve got a weekend away coming up and it looks like I’ll be fairly fertile so I’m hoping that it works ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 58
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    2656 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Kacie209:  My older sister (37) got pregnant twice first cycle. In fact, she’s on her second pregnancy in the time I’ve been TTC. I’m currently pregnant after 14 cycles but am at risk of mc. You really don’t know until you try and chances are everything will happen quickly. What I will say is, go to a doc after 6 cycles TTC if it hasn’t happened yet, just in case you need a helping hand. 

    Post # 59
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    1782 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m 33 – we are on cycle 5 of trying and nothing yet. I try not to be a symptom spotter because I have sore boobs every month and most say this is their 1st sign of pregnancy – wish there were even more common symptoms to cross-check (other than missed period date of course) – I have been tracking on Fertility Friend now for 5 cycles and I like knowing my symptoms and length of cycles. 

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