How long were you trying to conceive before you finally did?

Amber - posted on 08/26/2009 ( 66 moms have responded )

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I tried for 9 months, since I got married last October. How long did you have to try or was it a surprise?

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Beth - posted on 09/11/2010

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we started trying after we got married in march 07. had problems concieving so we saw a doc and turns out i had PCO. got surgery to fix it and wouldnt you know, exactly 3 months after ther surgery, i was pregnant, due in june, but my girl wanted to be an april baby and was almost 8 weeks early.

Nettie - posted on 12/29/2009

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First one, 3 months. Second one, immediately (15 months apart), wasn't exactly planned, but wasn't prevented either. Third we had a miscarriage, then 3 months later with #3. This one took about 3 months also.

My cycles are anywhere from 40-60 days, so their rather unpredictable and hard to plan around. But we're a pretty "active" couple, so it helped (if you know what I mean).

Sammi - posted on 09/13/2009

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My partner and I decided lets have a baby.. i went on some website and looked up my ovulation date being July 15th.. As i lived in Melbourne, and he lived in Queensland - we actually had that exact night together, and only that night - as i was working up north, and on my way back home. We fell pregnant from that one time!! Straight away!!

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Britney - posted on 09/24/2014

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As if trying to get pregnant isn't hard enough without the 'experts' ignoring all the other things that you could be doing to help your fertility. The pain, tears and heartache that you felt month after month must be unbearable. One practitioner swore black and blue that my timing was out and that was all I had to fix, I believed her! I spent weeks focusing on timing! Was it helpful, only a little, was there other things I could have been doing at the same time to increase my chances of getting pregnant? Yes, yes, yes! I know you need this information and more importantly you deserve to have it! You have the right to know how to lift your chances of getting pregnant to the absolute maximum possible so that one day you will hold the baby of your dreams like I did. Read more on this page - http://aboutgettingpregnant.com

Katie - posted on 03/04/2012

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I maybe had unprotected sex once, and then I was pregnant. It was a big surprise since I have PCOS, so Its suppose to be difficult to get pregnant.

I have know a few people who tried for along time and once they got pregnant, they just kept getting pregnant! like they had problems conceiving but once it happened, it was easy for them to have more kids. I'm not sure if there is science behind that or if its just coincidence, but don't give up, you'll get pregnant sooner or later! :)

Lydia - posted on 01/12/2012

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first time 2 month, than after i had my daughter didn't get my period until 18 months...but became pregnant right away then.

Rachel - posted on 01/08/2012

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My husband and I were married in1997 and tried for several years we also had tried fertility drugs with no success and they couldnt find any reason we couldn't get pregnant. Then in 2008 we found out that I had miscarried at about 2 months we tried again for several moths after that then we decided we were ok with the fact it would just be us 2 growing old together and then in August of 09 to our surprise we found out I was pregnant our perfect little boy was born April 2010.

Abby - posted on 11/21/2011

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didn't try or prevent for 6 months. then used an ovulation calendar online and got pregnant first try!! highly recommend the calendar

Lisa - posted on 11/09/2011

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I tired for a year and ahalf, was put on fertility meds and got a cyst on my overy and was told to take a break for that month and just let nature take it's course and we ended up pregnate. Good luck hun and don't give up.
Lisa

Laura - posted on 11/04/2011

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We were trying for 10 months before conceiving our daughter. She's now 14 months old. I have the implanon, but seriously starting to think about having it taken out soon and trying for another :-) xx

Heather - posted on 09/10/2010

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We tried for 2 months. I went off the pill in early April, and conceived late July

Crystal - posted on 08/19/2010

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we werent trying the first time and hadnt even been together 2 months and our son was conceived completely to our surprise ( we obviously werent careful) and it took us about 3 months to conceive baby number 2

Jessica - posted on 08/19/2010

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it only took us 3 months but i was eating healthy and drinking alot of nasty grape juice cuz it is suppose to help i wasd also taking my prenatel vitamins already so shed be healthy

Lise - posted on 08/15/2010

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Both of my beautiful girls were surprises. My friend jokes that I should have named them Yasmine and Tricyclin after the types of BC I was on when I got pregnant. My husband and I must be very fertile as I never missed a pill (same time every day). I feel they were ment to be and feel blessed every day to have them but I don't trust the pill anymore lol. :)

Tammy-lee - posted on 08/15/2010

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we were trying for a year and a half before i fell pregnant the first time the second was a surprise that i wasnt ready for to start with coz i had alot going on at the time

Rosalind - posted on 08/04/2010

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my birthday was 8/3 went off my birth control on 8/5 tried for two weeks strate and then I said no more if I am not prego I am not going to be until next year. I didn't want to be during the summer. My husband would not let me take a pregnancy test until I had missed my period. So on 9/4 when I should have gotten it I took the test and I was prego and it was confirmed by drs that I was on 9/5. My family has been calling me fertile myrtle. I kept being told it would take 6months to a year.

Becky - posted on 08/04/2010

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We tried for 8 months after I went off the pill. I was worried it wasn't ever going to happen!

Natalie - posted on 07/30/2010

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Stopped taking the pill in the July, after being on it for 8 years, feel pregnant the following July after a lovely time away in Edinburgh, found out we were expecting at 6 weeks gone

Elisha - posted on 07/28/2010

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first one was a surprise and the second one took 6 month now i have two beautiful blue eyed boys

Kirsty - posted on 07/18/2010

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hiya chic
me and my gourgeous partner where trying for 3 years for a baby and we thought it would never happen but in november last year i went for a test but i felt pregnant before i did it i just knew. I went for a scan and it revelled i was 3 months pregnant i now have a bouncy brilliant baby boy that takes after his sexy dad.He was born april 24 2010.

Desiree' - posted on 07/14/2010

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mine was a suprise..we got back from our honeymoon and as a joke my sister gave me a pt and it came out positive :)

Katie - posted on 07/14/2010

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It took my husband and I 4 1/2 years. After trying for 2 years we went to a fertility doctor. That didn't help. Finally after not going to the fertility doctor for 2 years I finally got pregnant. We were even considering adopting, but couldn't aford to. She's our little miracle child.

Mommy - posted on 07/01/2010

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I was on the pill for 7 years, so my OB said it could take up to a year before I got pregnant. I went off the pill at the end of May and was pregnant by the end of July. Surprise!

Kiley - posted on 06/30/2010

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we had been trying for 7years!!!
i had two miscarriages along the way adn was diagnosed with endometriosis. but in july last year (2009) i fell pregnany but didnt get my hopes up until she was born in april this year and now she is my world and extremely precious.

Julia - posted on 06/11/2010

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First try :). I knew I was pregnant before the pregnancy test came out positive, I had cramping and I never get period cramps. It was pretty exciting when it finally came out positive!

Sabrina - posted on 06/10/2010

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My first son I got pregnant it took 4 years then my second son it took 8 years the third son it took 1 1/2. Don't really know why it worked out hat way but it did. So we have a 9, 2, and 2 months all boys.

Mary - posted on 06/10/2010

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me and my husband tried for two long years after we got married and we never got lucky.finally we decided that we were gonna take the oppertunity to just enjoy eachother for a while before we actually rear a child,exactly one month after we quit trying and just started having fun with eachother i got pregnant with our daughter.

Amanda - posted on 06/01/2010

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We tried for a few months got nothing.. So we have up and next thing we knew.. Iwas pregnant

Jessica - posted on 05/31/2010

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my hubby and i didnt have to wait long we got the good news a month after i stoped seing birth control. i was quite suprised but very excited too

Stacy - posted on 05/27/2010

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We had been actively trying for probably 6 months (before that we just hadn't used any protection for about a year and a half), but we actually were fighting and so not being very intimate at the time. So it was quite a surprise when I found out lol!

Alexandra - posted on 05/27/2010

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Less than a month. Stopped birth control in the beginning of the month in the last found out i was pregnant with my bouncing baby boy!

Amanda - posted on 05/25/2010

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i took my last pill the day before our wedding. our daughter showed up within the next 2 weeks!

Angel - posted on 05/23/2010

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My first it took 4 months, my second was a whoops, my third I got pregnant pretty well as soon as I stopped taking my birthcontrol! lol

Hannah - posted on 05/23/2010

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First time I got pregnant we tried for two months, had an late missed miscarriage(19 weeks) and then the second time we got pregnant we got it right the second month as well... Now we have an amazingly beautiful baby boy :D

Shannon - posted on 03/29/2010

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We tried for 15 months. Had an HSG done in May 2009, found out we were pregnant July 2009.

Char - posted on 03/25/2010

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You are doing great! My wait was 7 years. I have a 7 and now 9 year gap between kids.

Cierra - posted on 03/09/2010

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We weren't trying, but also were not trying to stop it. I had one period between each pregnancy (I am on my third).

Danielle - posted on 03/02/2010

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my first was a surprise but with this one it took about 6months....after losing our other child whom was not planned we started trying

Alexandria - posted on 01/08/2010

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my first was a surprise when i was 18 and then hubby and i got married and it took us just over 2 years to get pregnant the second time around. not really sure what took so long but it was a very long tough 2 years. now we are at 23 weeks and very very excited. Guess it just was not our time before now!

Kelly - posted on 11/09/2009

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My husband had a vasectomy several years ago, but never went back to find out if it worked or not so we made the decision to have a baby, knew our chances were slim but not impossible naturally. We decided to go with IVF after our wedding. So for the first 15 months we tried naturally, with no luck (although I do often wonder about one month where my period came after a 46 day cycle - I was normally 28-31 day cycles) then the month after our wedding we did our first IVF. I fell pregnant but miscarried at 5 weeks. We waited a month then went again and here we are!

Diana - posted on 11/02/2009

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We had been trying for 14 month before we got pregnant. We had a miscarriage back in December so it was hard to get going again.

Danielle - posted on 10/31/2009

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Lesse, my first one it took about 2 months, my second one it took 6 months, and this one itonly took a little less than a month. My periods are weird though. When I get pregnant, I have a very short period, and that's how I knew I was pregnant.

Lindsay - posted on 10/23/2009

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With our first we got pregnant the first month we tried. This time around we had been trying 4 months, when I got pregnant, but then miscarried at 6 weeks(early June). We decided that we were not going to try in the month of July (our daughter was concieved in July and we didn't want to be on the same schedule-she was born 12 weeks early and I knew it would freak me out). Guess July is a pretty fertile month for me, I am due 3 days after my daughter was.

Naomi - posted on 10/19/2009

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With our first, my husband and I got pregnant within one month. With this baby, we tried for about three months before getting pregnant.

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