How long did it take you to conceive?

smoke in your eyessmoke in your eyes Registered Users Posts: 34
It took me 8 months to get pregnant with my first child, at 33 years old. I want to try for my second in a couple of years, and I am wondering if it is likely to take the same length of time, or more time because I will be older. How long did it take you guys, and was it the same for each child or different? And how old were you and your husband?
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  • pinksugarpinksugar Registered Users Posts: 2,346 Curl Connoisseur
    It happened pretty quick for us, 1st time we tried. We only have 1 child.
    I was 21, my husband was 25.
  • DayzieDayzie Registered Users Posts: 233
    I voted the first one. I get pregnant the 1st month I try if my bc has had one month to be out of my system. That's how long it took me both times. I was young when I started though. I do have a friend who concieved her first two pretty quick, but #3 is taking a lot longer. I think she is in her early 30's now, while she was in her early to mid 20's with the first two.
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  • the new bouncethe new bounce Registered Users Posts: 38
    I voted the first option - it took us 2 cycles but we had some issues during our first cycle on critical days (DH got severly bit by a dog and my dad had a horrible freak accident - all in one weekend) and that messed up our timing.

    So I guess one cycle?
  • M2LRM2LR Registered Users Posts: 8,630 Curl Connoisseur
    #1 - 1 cycle. Went off the pill and was pregnant within weeks. I was 24.

    #2 - 1 cycle. Decided that we were going to try and got pregnant again within weeks of not using protection (didn't go back on the pill after #1). I was 28.
  • PartyHairPartyHair Registered Users Posts: 7,713
    We've been trying to conceive for over two and a half years. At this point, we've decided it isn't going to happen, so we just boink for fun.

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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Registered Users Posts: 6,959
    DS#1 - 18 months
    DD - 10 months
    DS#2 - 8 months.

    I spent 3 years of my life just trying to get pregnant.

    The sad thing is, a lot of people try that long and it still doesn't work for them. I at least have 3 healthy children at the end of it.

    ETA: I charted for a year with DS#1, but stopped, and decided whatever would happen would happen. I didn't chart for the other two. I was 32 when he was born, 34 for DD, and 37 for DS#2.
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  • skr999skr999 Registered Users Posts: 17
    First pregnancy took 3 months, but miscarried. Second pregnancy took 2 months, but miscarried. Third pregnancy took 8 months - this one was a success. Have not been using birth control since my daughter turned 1 year old (she is now 7), and still no pregnancy.
  • CricketCricket Registered Users Posts: 205
    I went off the pill for a month, starting taking my temperature and charting (all my friends had trouble getting pg) and got preggo the first month. I was 23. The second time I did'nt take temp. and it took 3 months. I was 28.
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  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Registered Users Posts: 1,478 Curl Connoisseur
    I had my first son back in 1980. I quit taking the pill and it took me several months to ovulate on my own (had to take provera or something to help). But the first time I did ovulate, I conceived (we celebrated July 4th several times :lol: and he was born 9 months to the day in April).

    My second son was born in 1985 and we were using a b/c foam and I don't think it took long to get pregnant with him.

    I got pregnant back in 2001 (my husband doesn't have children so we tried) at age 43 and it only took 4 months after we quit using birth control (a film type b/c). Unfortunately, it was an ectopic pregnancy and I lost both my right tube and my baby :cry: .
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  • loosecurlsloosecurls Registered Users Posts: 637
    I voted "under 3 months" as we weren't trying when we got pregnant. It was just a big "Welcome home, I missed you & we're still newlyweds!" sort of thing!

    *eta I was 2 mos shy of turning 36 when I conceived & DH was almost 35.
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  • medussamedussa Registered Users Posts: 12,993
    First baby: 3 mos. I was 28 and hubby was 34.

    Second baby: 3 years. I was 33 and hubby was 39.
  • beliciousbelicious Registered Users Posts: 196
    I am 34 and my husband is 33 - both of us have July birthdays. I went off the pill 6 months ago, and I read Taking Charge of Your Fertility (great book) and started charting 5 months ago. I ovulated each month, but timing always varied. I am now pregnant, so I did not chart for the 6th month. This is my first pregnancy and though it seems really crazy right now when I am dealing with constant nausea, I would like to try to get pregnant again in a few years. I would definitely chart again.
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  • SpiderSpider Registered Users Posts: 3,381 Curl Neophyte
    I was 26 with the first one and it only took a couple months.- "trying"
    This time around I'm 37 and I was off BC for three months when I got pregnant "not really trying" :wink:

    Edit to add DD's father was my age, and my husband now is 32.
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  • j'adorej'adore Registered Users Posts: 1,966 Curl Neophyte
    Don't know. Didn't have a stopwatch. :shock:

    I was 34, my SO was 41.
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  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers WARegistered Users Posts: 3,465
    j'adore wrote:
    Didn't have a stopwatch.


    I just have this mental image in my head of a couple in bed, holding a pose while the woman sets the clock... "And... GO!"
  • velvet pawsvelvet paws Registered Users Posts: 1,250
    It took me one month last time, but I miscarried. Boo. After this cycle I'm going to try again and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for an easy conception (and a sticky baby!).
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Registered Users Posts: 31,259 Curl Connoisseur
    I conceived the first month of trying with all 4 of mine. I was age 24 with the first, and age 38 with the last. I wish I could pass on my abundant fertility to someone more needy now that I'm not using it anymore.
  • fraufrau Registered Users Posts: 6,130 Curl Neophyte
    i've never tried to get pregnant, i've only tried not to get pregnant. one got lucky.
  • StarmieStarmie Registered Users Posts: 7,170 Curl Virtuoso
    First one was straight away - no period after starting to try. Second one I had one period after starting to try. I was 31 with the first and 34 with the second, SO was 33, 36.
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  • SweetPicklesSweetPickles Registered Users Posts: 850
    Took a year and a half for our first (and currently, only). I was 36 when Zora was born (she's 7 months now), husband was 35. During all that time I was charting religiously and we ended up seeing a RE after 6 months with no results because of our ages. We ended up getting lucky and didn't have to have any assistance.
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  • rainshowerrainshower Registered Users Posts: 4,420
    i was 27 when i got pregnant with our first. it took about 7 months. i think it took that long because i was at the tail end of finishing up school and had stress on me from that. plus, i was thinking too hard about becoming pregnant and was so disappointed each month that my period came on. stress can definitely play a role in conception.

    with our second, i got pregnant on the first try. i was 31.
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