How long did it take you to get pregnant?

FoxyCurl2FoxyCurl2 Registered Users Posts: 136
I've read different articles on how long it should take for you to conceive, I'm curious about how long it takes. I'm on the 4th month trying, just checking.
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  • ChakraChakra Registered Users Posts: 172
    I got pregnant on my honeymoon! :roll:

    We went to Paris... had a bottle of wine the first night....yada, yada, yada....and BOOM...pregnant.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Registered Users Posts: 17,898 Curl Virtuoso
    I got pregnant the second time we had unprotected sex (fourth time we had any kind of sex).
  • puffinpuffin Registered Users Posts: 205
    I got preg the first month we were trying, but I've heard the average is 6 months, so you're still within that range.

    Good luck!!
  • PartyHairPartyHair Registered Users Posts: 7,713
    It's been over two years. Two years, one month, and what...11 days.

    Yes, we've been to a specialist. No, nothing is wrong with either of us. It's probably my age.

    We're resigned to not having kids and really, at this point, we're ok with it. If it does happen, well, that's great, too.
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  • medussamedussa Registered Users Posts: 12,993
    Baby #1, three months.

    Baby #2, three years.

    Baby #3, first month we tried.
  • M2LRM2LR Registered Users Posts: 8,630 Curl Connoisseur
    First kid - 3 weeks after being off of the pill got a positive pregnancy test.

    Never went back on the pill, but charted and used condoms.

    Second kid - First month.


    I have also read that it takes on average 6 months. If you're under 30 or 35, doctors don't usually see you for fertility issues until you've been trying a year. If you're over 30 or 35, they will usually see you after trying for 6 months.

    My best friend has been trying for 4 years. Nothing wrong with either one of them, as far as they can tell. However, their next step is in vitro - and that's when they usually do the heavy-duty sperm/egg testing and all of that. So...she thinks that there is something wrong with her eggs, but they aren't willing to shell out the $$ to find out.

    She's adopted two beautiful kids - they are 4 and 3 now, she got them when they were 7 months and 11 months, respectively.

    Have you tried charting and all of that? "Taking Charge of Your Ferility" by Toni Weschler is frequently recommended around here. It's got a lot of great info in it.
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  • PeppyPeppy Registered Users Posts: 3,290
    17 years and counting........no luck yet. :cry:
  • three rivers curlythree rivers curly Registered Users Posts: 994
    Copswife wrote:
    17 years and counting........no luck yet. :cry:

    You try for 17 years with no luck - but if you were 17 you'd get knocked up with no problem...Go figure.
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  • ~915~~915~ Registered Users Posts: 519
    The first pregnancy occurred during the first month. There was a termination of that pregnancy. The second pregnancy occurred two months after that, while I was on the pill, which is supposed to prevent 99.9% of pregnancies, or something like that.

    Edited to add that I read something interesting in Scientific American about this topic. It echoed M2LR's statement of it taking an average of six months. But, the article said that the reason that it takes six months is because the female's body has to be inoculated against the man's sperm. I think that's really interesting.

    So, sometimes, nothing is wrong with the man's parts or the woman's parts, it's just a matter of having two sets of parts that jibe.
  • mangomango Registered Users Posts: 60
    Talked about trying in April, was pg by July. I knew when my fertile periods were, but we werent obsessive about it or anything.

    edited to add: for a year previous to this I had been drinking red raspberry leaf & red clover tea regularly.

    Good luck!
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Registered Users Posts: 7,713
    Copswife wrote:
    17 years and counting........no luck yet. :cry:

    You try for 17 years with no luck - but if you were 17 you'd get knocked up with no problem...Go figure.

    No kidding.
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  • PeppyPeppy Registered Users Posts: 3,290
    But, the article said that the reason that it takes six months is because the female's body has to be inoculated against the man's sperm.

    And sometimes the female's body never becomes 'inoculated" against the man's sperm. Some women have antibodies that kill all sperm. Sometimes it's just one man's sperm that she's "allergic" to.
  • cosmicflycosmicfly Registered Users Posts: 1,814
    Baby #1: Not trying. It was possible that there was unprotected sex- there was quite a bit of alcohol involved.

    Baby #2: 6 months. I was getting really freaked out- I knew 6 months was the average, and because I was under 30, I would have to wait a whole year to get it investigated..... I know plenty of people for whom it has taken a little to a lot longer. After the 4th month with no baby, I got a lot more diligent with the charting.
  • MarMar Registered Users Posts: 3,004 Curl Neophyte
    One to three months
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  • Jenny CJenny C Registered Users Posts: 1,195
    The first try.

    I had been charting for several months after I went off the pill just to get the hang of it, even though we were using condoms. Then on the month we ditched the condoms, we weren't hard core trying, just seeing what happend. Well we did it once during my fertile time, and bam! I was pg.

    Even though hubby was happy, I think he felt a little gyped out of all the sex he thought we were going to have while trying-poor guy.
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  • MephistoMephisto Registered Users Posts: 555
    1st-time: About 4 months.

    2nd-time: First-shot.
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  • picklesgirlpicklesgirl Registered Users Posts: 1,955
    The first time we ever had unprotected sex so to all you younins out there that is why you always always always use protection. I'm very happy that it happened We were just lucky that we were married and both had good jobs and were somewhat ready. But watch when we go to try for a second it will take forever because we will actually be trying
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  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Registered Users Posts: 2,954 Curl Connoisseur
    Two and 1/2 years, one miscarriage, two laproscopies for endometriosis and I'm now almost 11 weeks pregnant.

    I did get pregnant at 6 months but immediately miscarried. I waited a little over a year before going to see a doctor after the initial tests were negative she sent me to a specialist. I was stubborn and didn't make the appointment with the specialist too quickly just because I kept thinking it would happen. He immediately found out my problem and I had two lap's. The third cycle after the last surgery I got pregnant. We're still holding our breath that everything will be fine. Even with all the nasea and bloating it's hard to believe I'm finally pregnant.

    Okay, I got carried away with my answer. Good Luck. 4 months is not long just don't put off seeing a doctor like I did. :)
  • PartyHairPartyHair Registered Users Posts: 7,713
    Two and 1/2 years, one miscarriage, two laproscopies for endometriosis and I'm now almost 11 weeks pregnant.

    I did get pregnant at 6 months but immediately miscarried. I waited a little over a year before going to see a doctor after the initial tests were negative she sent me to a specialist. I was stubborn and didn't make the appointment with the specialist too quickly just because I kept thinking it would happen. He immediately found out my problem and I had two lap's. The third cycle after the last surgery I got pregnant. We're still holding our breath that everything will be fine. Even with all the nasea and bloating it's hard to believe I'm finally pregnant.

    Okay, I got carried away with my answer. Good Luck. 4 months is not long just don't put off seeing a doctor like I did. :)

    Congratulations!
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  • skr999skr999 Registered Users Posts: 17
    I've been pregnant 3 times (miscarried the first two).

    Pregnancy #1 - 4 months (Age 33)
    Pregnancy #2 - 2 months (Age 34)
    Pregnancy #3 - 7 months (Age 35)
  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Registered Users Posts: 2,954 Curl Connoisseur
    PartyHair wrote:
    Congratulations!

    Thank you!! :oops:
  • kimberly jkimberly j Registered Users Posts: 153
    I got pregnant our 3rd month of trying. I had read "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" and was charting, so I was able to recognize when I ovulated.
  • ~915~~915~ Registered Users Posts: 519
    Does the "Taking Charge" book talk about pregnancy preparation, like which vitamins to take to encourage the fetus' health and stuff like that?
  • puffinpuffin Registered Users Posts: 205
    I also highly recommend "Taking Charge of Your Fertility." I really knew the exact day I was most fertile and I think that may have had something to do with the fact that it happened on the first try for us. Besides that, it's just a really interesting read for any women wanting to learn more about her body.
  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Registered Users Posts: 6,959
    Baby #1 took 18 months. I did charting and clomid for a while and decided I didn't likeall the pressure to get pregnant, because I wasn't 100% sure I wanted a baby anyway, so I changed OB/Gyns. It took a couple of months to get in to see the new one, and was pregnant by the time my appointment rolled around.

    Baby #2 took 8 months from when I stopped nursing.

    Baby #3 took 10 months from when I stopped nursing, and with him I was a cancelled appointment away from going back on the Pill and quitting with 2 kids. HOWEVER, it turned out I was already a week pregnant, so it's a good thing the appointment was cancelled.
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  • loosecurlsloosecurls Registered Users Posts: 637
    1st time
    we got pregnant w/in 18 hours of him being home from Iraq.

    This time---we're not "officially" trying but we're not taking real strict precautions either so we'll see!
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    I suppose I can't judge you because you married a serviceman and it is wartime. Boo hoo. You must be loney sitting at home with nothing else to do but pick on people. Why don't you go masterbate again?
  • M2LRM2LR Registered Users Posts: 8,630 Curl Connoisseur
    Does the "Taking Charge" book talk about pregnancy preparation, like which vitamins to take to encourage the fetus' health and stuff like that?

    I don't remember if it specifically talks about vitamins, and those things. But I have read that you should start taking pre-natals BEFORE getting pregnant. Also cutting back on stuff like alcohol, smoking, caffeine, etc is a good idea too.
    :rambo:
  • curlyincanadacurlyincanada Registered Users Posts: 34
    Third month off the pill with #1.

    Condoms between babies, never went back on the pill.

    Second month of unprotected goodies with #2.

    Vasectomy 9 months after Laurel's arrival.
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  • marielle448marielle448 Registered Users Posts: 1,823
    I went off the pill and tried for 1 year to conceive #1. Then I started charting and we conceived the first month of charting. With #2 I got my period back when Ian was 10 months old but it wasn't fertile until he was about 14 months old. Then we weren't trying to conceive but weren't avoiding it either so 3-4 months after my first fertile period I got pregnant.

    I also recommend the TCOYF book. The second time around I didn't even have to chart to know when I was having a fertile period and when the fertile time started (just went by CM).
  • Swirlycurly ChemistSwirlycurly Chemist Registered Users Posts: 335
    We think I conceived when we had unprotected sex at the end of my period (although from the ultrasound dating, it seems like we got pregnant two weeks prior to my last period). We were definitely not trying and I had been told I would have difficulty conceiving if I ever did decide to have children. I have decided that everything I was ever taught about how conception works wasn't accurate :P We are very excited about this baby, but I am already stressing over how to practice good contraception after this, since I refuse to take the pill anymore.
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