did it take longer 2 conceive your 2nd child?

Laura - posted on 01/18/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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hi my name is laura,i'm 21....it only took 1 month to conceive my son, he is now 2 1/2, we have been trying for another baby since the end of august (6 months), and dont get y it is taking so long, any advice or storys wud help thank you xx

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Chelsey - posted on 01/18/2010

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My first was a surprise but... it didn't really take long. After he was born we were doing natural family planning to not get pregnant again. I just took my BBT- basal body temperature (your temp after 5 hours of rest and before ANY activity in the morning) every morning and I was able to know exactly when I was ovulating. So we would not have sex on my fertile days and then when we were trying to concieve we just reversed it. It took us 2 months however my husband was away for the some of my fertile days the first month. It takes a couple months to figure out your own cycle then after that you should be able to accurately predict when you ovulate. Just google Basal Body Temperature, there are sites that will tell you how it works and they have sheets that you can download to record your BBT. This also lets you know if there is anything 'up' with your cycle that would make conception a challenge.

I hope this helps you =)

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Cassandra - posted on 02/15/2010

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My son will be 3 this march and it took me and my husband a month, my son was not planned but our expecting one is but we were hoping for a fall baby since our first is a spring and I got pregnant a little to soon, Don't stress over trying just think of when you weren't trying, it will happen when you don't expect it. Trust me , the day i found out I was only taking a pregnancy test for giggles and the next thing i know I'm yelling from the bathroom "I"M PREGNANT". And now I'm 14 weeks pregnant with my second..

GOOD LUCK

Tamika - posted on 02/05/2010

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My first one was a total surprise, but grew to love the bundle of kicking joy.... and my second was a complete SHOCK!!! I got pregnant on the first try two months after my first child was born... Some people are just fertile i guess...

Alicia - posted on 02/05/2010

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Not at all. My husband and i were very lucky, both our pregnancies were planned and happened right away our firstborn was deliberately concieved while on our honeymoon. We used the principles of Natural family planning to concieve as well, I have never used it to prevent a precnancy, but i would recomend it to any woman, purely for the vast amount of knowledge it gives you about your body

Nicole - posted on 02/05/2010

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Our little boy is 3 and we weren't even trying, so when we were planning for our second we thought it would just happen. Well it didn't, there were a lot of very stressful and disappointing months. We finally stopped thinking about it, took a vacation and sure enough, I got pregnant! It took us a year. I think the stress was hindering things. I'm 25 weeks now and expecting a little girl!

Good Luck!

Serena - posted on 02/04/2010

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My first son we used one of those OTC ovulation kits which according to my doctor was not the day he was conceived. I learned though that birth control helps if you have the time to get regular on it, which will make it easier to calculate when you are most fertile. I used the ring and it worked great for me that surprisingly when it fell out and i accidentally forgot to put it back in, my cycle started right after and now my son is here. It might take time but at least you'll have trying right?. :) good luck

Aleesha - posted on 02/02/2010

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No, My daughter Lily-Rose is 9 months now and I'm 19 weeks. After you have a baby your fertility rate increases. Lily was 4 months old when i conceived. With Lily it took 7 months until I conceived with her. And the best advice I can give you, is tell your OB/GYN that you are trying and maybe she/he can help.

Wendy - posted on 01/20/2010

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The best advice is to relax. The more you stress the more "off" your body and cycle will become. I have not really had any problems getting pregnant it is the staying that way that I had problems. spontaneous is great. Just to shake things up. With the temp taking you are to the point were you will start scheduling sex. not fun anymore. There are also some positions that help increase penetration which can help with conception.

Stacie - posted on 01/19/2010

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i had been off n on with my son real dad for three and a half years it took me a week the first time but losted that one and then i broke apart then i got preg to some one else losted it then got back and we where preg in four months then losted it then got preg after miscarrie with my oldest boy, then broke up and started using condoms while i was single, then me and my best mate of 12 years where dating 5 days and i got preg.then when my son was 3months old i losted another baby.then when my son turned 19months i got preg my oldest will be 7 and a half and my youngest will be 2 and a half years old when this baby comes

Stephanie - posted on 01/19/2010

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you only have a 20% chance of getting pregnant every month. And most people dont have time for sex 2 or more times a day after the first child is around. The biggest thing i noticed is dont think about it. The more you stress out the harder it is, so enjoy having sex for fun not to make a baby and before you know it you'll be expecting a new beautiful child!

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