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How long did it take you to conceive your first baby?

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jamie posted this 24 December 2018

It took my husband and I a year and a half. At the year mark we even went and saw a fertility specialist who after testing said we were fine. Why do you think it takes some people longer then others even if their tests all come back normal?

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Sam posted this 13 March 2020

Wow that must have been tough to wait for a year and a half. I'm glad it worked out! We weren't trying for the first one but thankfully we were happy and in a good place to have a baby. Now we have two kids and another on the way! 

Mackenzie posted this 13 March 2020

We haven't been trying long, I ended up here looking for the "norm" and reading these answers is giving me a lot of encouragement. I was worried we'd struggle since even with tracking its been several months of negatives, I'm seeing here it could be many more months but theres hope.

Mira posted this 17 February 2020

2 years. It was stressful but I look back and am grateful it was only 2 years. Some women fight the fertility battle a lot longer. 

Libby posted this 17 February 2020

Almost 2 years for my first, then my second was the second month we started. Then my 3rd took almost 3 years. Then my 4th came as a sweet surprise. Its crazy because it never made sense and my doctors and myself couldn't figure out why. But I was grateful it worked out for me, when its a lot longer for others. Fertility issues are a beast. 

Laurel posted this 17 February 2020

I was told that your chances of conceiving right away decrease dramatically once you turn 30. I was 32 when I started trying and didn't conceive until 34. My fertility specialist tried a few things to help me but nothing worked. I just started to relax about the whole thing and then it happened on our own. Try to take your mind off it (easier said than done, I know!).


Lacy posted this 16 February 2020

An embarrassingly short amount of time. In fact we weren't even trying, but God makes no mistakes. I love my baby. 

Heather posted this 16 February 2020

It took us 2 years and we even had fertility treatments. As soon as I purchased a dog and started to relax, it happened naturally. Don't give up!

Libby posted this 15 February 2020

It took us about 3 months to conceive #1. Even though we ended up getting pregnant pretty quick it was initially confusing because we tried to get pregnant on my honeymoon-we were there for 12 days and had plenty of sex and I ovulated but we didn't conceive so I was certain there was something amiss. I think sometimes it just downright doesn't work? Who knows? But best of luck to you!!

Meg posted this 29 January 2020

My husband and I took about 12 months to finally conceive. I remember every negative pregnancy test I couldn't help thinking that it was never going to happen. I finally just decided that month we did end up conceiving I finally just tried not to stress about it and the first time that i didn't stare at the stick while waiting for the results, I was really in shock when that ClearBlue said "Pregnant".

Luna posted this 29 January 2020

I read its normal to take a year to conceive. I got pregant within 3 months of stopping my birth control with my first child. This time around its been over 6 months and I am not worried though, some things take time I guess. 

Nancy posted this 30 September 2019

It took us 3 years to get pregnant and this is our first

Nadia posted this 22 September 2019

We got pregnant immediately but for the sake of perspective we are below the curve when it comes to everything else like communication skills, forgiveness, improving our marriage. Life is like that ... mysterious. Hang in there all of you who are trying, stay positive and avoid the stress of trying/conceiving somehow.

Amanda posted this 22 September 2019

35% of couples are diagnosed unexplained infertility. That was the case for me and my husband. we tried for 2 years all the tests came back normal and eventually after failed 3 failed IUIs we ended doing IVF and that didnt work until the 2nd time. 

Roxy posted this 17 September 2019

Everyone is different. Me and my husband tried for 2 years then said screw it and went to a fertility doctor where we were told we were both perfectly normal and so we were considered "unexplained" infertility which just meant no one had answers for us then it took us another year of IVF treatments and finally we are pregnant with our first child. Now my sister is getting married next month saw what a problem I had went off birth control and the first time she had sex without it she got pregnant. Its different for everyone even if there is technically nothing wrong with you medically.

Patricia posted this 22 May 2019

My first pregnancy just happened super early into my first marriage. We weren't trying. Now, it seems like it is taking forever! We have been trying for over a year now.

Jane posted this 22 May 2019

After a year I kept getting advice to go see a specialist, but didn't want to.  I am not sure if I didn't want to out of fear of hearing yes for sure I couldn't have a baby, or just that I wasn't ready or wanting to be a parent.  Either way, 5 years later and we have found our new norm, without baby. But I am a person who never sought that information.

Mary posted this 06 May 2019

It took my husband and me 2 years!

Gloria posted this 06 May 2019

It only took a few short months, luckily!

Hannah posted this 05 May 2019

This is my first pregnancy and it took me close to a year to conceive. I thought something was wrong with me LOL. But everyone is different.

Emily posted this 05 May 2019

It took my husband and me a year to finally conceive 

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