(Closed) Over 30 – how long did it take you?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How long did it take you to conceive (your most recent child if you have more than one!)

    First cycle

    2-6 cycles

    7-12 cycles

    More than 12 cycles

  • Post # 16
    442 posts
    Helper bee

    I am 34 and just got my BFP last week, so hopefully it will be a successful pregnancy. It took 12 months of well-timed BDing. DH’s SA came back with sub-optimal sperm morphology (3%). We used OPKs primarily, and tracking CM. I temped on some cycles, but it just helped to confirm ovulation, not to time intercourse. I think the time it took is more due to the sperm quality/just plain luck rather than my age, but who knows. 

    Post # 17
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Mexico

    33 years old and got pregnant on cycle 19. We didn’t do anything to try that cycle, but we had done temping, OPKs, pre seed, timing BD, etc in previous cycles without success.

    Post # 18
    690 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I put 7-12

    First child (I was 31 at conception) – 8 cycles

    2nd pregnancy (miscarriage) (I was 33 at conception) – 6 cycles

    Current pregnancy (I was 34 at conception) – 6 cycles

    Post # 19
    1457 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    MY first pregnancy took twelve months to happen and I was 29 but I’ve had three pregnancies since turning thirty (one ending in a miscarriage) and they only took 2-3 months of trying.

    Post # 20
    757 posts
    Busy bee

    I start TTC at 32. Took two cycles. Granted that the first one was not ON the O-day. But, I still had my hopes up.

    I was scared to sh*ts that I would not be able to have a baby due to an abortion (reasons I won’t mention right now because that is not the focus of this thread.)

    I was already not a drinker or smoker. And, I also was not on any birth control. On top of all that, I started taking Apple Cider Vinegar concoction, which I heard would remove all toxins from the body. And it does!!! And, also that it makes the body very ‘baby friendly’. I don’t know how much of that actually helped but I was not about to take any chances when I already felt like I was not going to be able to conceive. 

    Post # 21
    663 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Success on cycle 14 (it felt like forever). Started TTC at 35, successful after IUI#3 at 36. We have a healthy 9-month-old now! 🙂

    Good luck, bee! Hope your ttc time is brief!

    Post # 22
    3297 posts
    Sugar bee

    I fell pregnant at 30 when we were NTNP.. It was an ectopic pregnancy that was somehow missed – it ruptured and I lost my fallopian tube.

    We’ve been TTC again since March 2017 (I’m 32 years old now), currently on cycle 14. I’ve temped and used OPKs every cycle, we BD ED in my FW for the most part (makes it kind of difficult and tiring with irregular cycles).

    We’ve seen fertility specialists who diagnosed me with mild PCOS, and D.H has a high count but has more abnormal sperm (JUST over the cut off) than is considered normal, he also has some motility issues.

    We’re looking at starting IVF in August/September. Still hoping we get a surprise BFP before then but I’m really not hopeful. We think the missing tube is the main cause of our infertility because we did get pregnant without assistance before that. Good news is, because we successfully conceived before, we have a really good chance by doing IVF. It still very much sucks though…

    I feel like our predicament is mostly due to really bad luck. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone.

    Post # 23
    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

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    RaccoonKitty :  sorry to hear about what you went through bee! <<virtual hug & FX you get a BFP before IVF>>

    Post # 24
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I got pregnant the first time my second cycle at 30, and the second pregnancy was cycle 4 or 5 at 32. Both times we were NTNP.

    Post # 25
    379 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m 36 and got pregnant on cycle 10, but that had nothing to do with my age (hubby had great numbers, but low motility and morphology). I’m currently 31 weeks.

    In fact, I checked my ovarian reserve last September and it was above average for my age, closer to a 31-32 year-old’s.

    Hopefully it won’t plummet fast as I’d really like to have at least 2 kids. 

    Post # 26
    506 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Got pregnant first try right after Mirena removal at 28 and for the second (currently 23 weeks into my pregnancy) I got pregnant the 4th cycle, including a CP. I was 31 when I conceived. 

    Post # 27
    86 posts
    Worker bee

    When I got pregnant when I was 25 I found out I was pregnant the month after I went off birth control.  It took me about 7 months to get pregnant at 31

    Post # 28
    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I am in my 3rd preganacy (I lost my first two babies, both at 18 weeks).

    The first time I got pregnant we had been off birth control 3 years before it happened. However, we weren’t tracking cycles or actively ‘trying’ – we said “Let’s pull the goalie and see what happens”. I was 32 – pregnant at 35.

    I got pregnant again at 36 after 4 cycles. This time I had the Ovia app. I was still doing everything else as I usually would (working, socialising, exercising, drinking)

    After we lost our second baby we decided not to try again for at east 6 months. We were using birth control. Again, I was working full time, being active, socialising, drinking, etc. We didn’t use protection 1-2 times and thought we were in a ‘safe’ zone cycle-wise, but in March I found out I was pregnant! 20 weeks and things going well. 

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