Post # 16
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
RaccoonKitty : sorry to hear about what you went through bee! <<virtual hug & FX you get a BFP before IVF>>
Post # 24
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 29
Many thanks all for your experiences – really interested to read! I’m not worried yet, just assuming I might be in for the long haul for some reason! I’ve been taking pre-vitamins, and B12 and used an ovulation test this month (and managed to BD the day of, the next day and the day after that so who knows). POAS day is Friday which is when AF is due but not expecting anything (stupidly did one at 8DPO so holding out now otherwise I’ll bankrupt myself on FRERs!)
Post # 30
RaccoonKitty : so sorry to hear that and wishing you the best for IVF x