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Tell Mommy: How Long Did It Take You to Get Pregnant?

Once a couple decides to make room for baby, they get to creating one. Some potential mamas toss their pill packs or have their partners forgo condoms. Other wanna be parents rely on science and ovulation calculators.

Fifty-three percent of lilsugar readers said they had sex and waited for the plus sign, while thirty-five percent confessed that they mapped their conception plan out. Whether you winged it or plotted, how long did it take you to get pregnant?


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LuvLeoDiCaprio LuvLeoDiCaprio 8 years
1st attempt, as folks would say fertile Myrtle.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 8 years
DD was a surprise. One month of no birth control and only natural family planning trying to avoid. This little one took 2 months of TTC. (Supplements, charting, etc.)
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
roxtarchic - I love you!! (I just turned 28 for the 7th time). People around me are starting to raise eyebrows b/c I'm so "old" to start trying but I'm very healthy and want to give my body a year to do it on it's own. I went off BC (ring) 2 months ago - thank you for reminding me that despite the cliff everyone tells me you fall off of once you turn 35, that most people are get lucky!!
CanadianInVA CanadianInVA 8 years
First try for us. Good luck to all the ladies that are trying :-)
mstrauss mstrauss 8 years
We got pregnant on the first try. I do really appreciate that, especially knowing so many people who have trouble getting pregnant. Both of my sisters had miscarriages and I thought about it every day of my first trimester, but thank goodness my baby made it all the way through. I have Type 1 diabetes and I like to say that things worked out so well with getting pregnant because the pregnancy itself would have alot of it's own challenges.
Isen Isen 8 years
I took a month to get pregnant, too fast and easy!!!
LilaBo LilaBo 8 years
the first time was a total surprise--- hubby and i were only engaged for a month and there was only one time we were'nt totally 'safe'. the second time we tried for 4 months. now have 2 beautiful daughters... 18 months apart!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
All you are so lucky! I have been of the BCP since January and STILL no cycles. Because I am only 25 they told me I have to wait a year before they do anything. Oh well.
mcpro26 mcpro26 8 years
I came off of my BC at the end of July and two weeks later we were pregnant! I thought since I was on BC for 8 years non stop it would take longer but it did not!
roxtarchic roxtarchic 8 years
i was surprised, we weren't trying, but we werent really being careful either... married in nov, went on our honeymoon w/out refilling my pill rx (i had so much other stuff on my mind) decided to go off to get my body regulated anyway... and three months later... i was knocked up. i'm convinced we conceived during the week i was on some cough syrup for a chest infection and have heard from other mothers that the robitussin theory is not just a myth, i also have heard that the first three months after going off the pill are fertile months for women as well. I dunno.... maybe the combo was the trick for us... who knows. everyone (especially me) thought it would takes us a very long time to conceive as we're no spring chickens (i will turn 28 for the 11th time this year) so... dont give up hope to those who are trying.... i'm also surprised taht noone here has mentioned acupuncture in their attempts. i have friedns who tried for 5 years... and beleive the acupuncture is what helped them most.
katrynkat972 katrynkat972 8 years
We have been trying for 1.5 year now and using Clomid for six cycles. We are probably moving to injectables soon. I suffer from PCOS so I'm also tackling my weight. Here's hoping.
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 8 years
I'm a miracle baby. My mother tried for 9 years. Don't give up!
Dana-Ann Dana-Ann 8 years
Took over a year of trying, 2 miscarriages, 3 cycles of Clomid and finally an IUI. I'm 5 weeks pregnant now, so hopefully this one will "stick". :) Hormone levels are good this time, which those of you who have been through this know is a BIG plus.
kmckay kmckay 8 years
been trying for 18 months...i have endometriosis and my hubby's got some mobility issues. I tried clomid for 1 month- got pregnant, miscarried at 6 weeks. We're thinking about trying IUI but i'm so not into going back on clomid... terrible side effects but would be worth it if it resulted in a baby.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 8 years
whoops for me too.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
first few tries!
iieee_grrl iieee_grrl 8 years
Complicated question.. Diagnosed PCOS, lost 75 lbs, started trying in June and found out we were pregnant in August without any fertility aids (other than a few bottles of wine and some new undies!). Once my weight got to a level where my BMI was out of the overweight zone, I'm pretty fertile.
haydee haydee 8 years
we conceived after 4 months of infertility treatments due to PCOS
luckychick1 luckychick1 8 years
Hang in there, Cassie. And if you haven't already, definitely see a specialist if you can. After over 2 years of trying I started seeing one about 2 months ago, and it's amazing how much more knowledgeable and proactive he is than my ob-gyn was. I guess they're not called specialists for nothing :). I fall into the unexplained infertility category, which means that everything looks fine with me and my husband, but for some reason things still aren't working. Right now we're using a combination of Clomid and hcg injections to make sure I ovulate, and then intrauterine insemination. We just did our second try last weekend and I'm hoping and praying that it works this time. It really is such a hard thing to go through. Take good care of yourself...and good luck :)!
Mishell Mishell 8 years
We got married when we were living on different continents. But after I moved to be with him I was pregnant within 6 weeks! I couldn't believe it! I had been on the pill for so many years I really thought it would take a LOT longer. Our baby was born on our first anniversary.
SnickersBar SnickersBar 8 years
Cassie, I can relate! It took me about 2.5 years to get pregnant and it was so hard seeing EVERYONE getting pregnant. It was kind of at the beginning of the hollywood baby boom as well and I was so jealous every time I saw another pregnant celeb! Not really mean jealous, just sad jealous ..:) There was nothing wrong with us ... it just wasn't happening. I was getting pretty hopeless. Then it just happened. I still have no idea how you can try for so long with nothing, and then just like magic, there it is. My son is now 14 months old and I am well aware of how lucky we are, and that not everyone is. Don't give up!
Greggie Greggie 8 years
My first was a surprise. I'd been told my chances of getting pregnant without ovulation-inducing medication was really low. I ended up having a miscarriage without ever knowing I was pregnant, and a month later I got pregnant with my oldest son. We were charting with our NFP and knew it was a "possible" time, but between rarely ovulating and then miscarrying right away, we didn't really think anything would happen. Luckily we were wrong. :) And the pregnancy triggered my ovulation hormones to work on their own, so once my son was six months and my period returned, I began ovulating every 28 days. My second was planned right to his due date. In 2001, my husband walked in a day or two after Thanksgiving and said "Wouldn't it be fun to have a tiny baby with us next Christmas?" So a couple months later we put in a try and lo and behold, ended up with a due date of Dec 24th. He came on the 6th though. My daughter was absolutely a shocker. My cycles had become really close together, but she was conceived on the day I ended my period.
redheadkimie redheadkimie 8 years
3 months for the first child and It took 3 months to get prego this time. I'm currently 12 wks.
mother2 mother2 8 years
5 years. i too, have pcos, but wasn't diagonsed immediately. We were successful with injectables and timed intercourse (insurance wouldn't cover IUI).
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
Didn't take much time either. Both my children were wonderful surprises! :flower:
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