How long did it take you to get pregnant?

19 years and counting.

We've seen tons of docs and they all seem to agree that you should start seeking help after a year.
19 years and counting.

We've seen tons of docs and they all seem to agree that you should start seeking help after a year.
Originally Posted by Peppy
I'm sorry, Peppy. That sounds very hard.
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I agree Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler is great! It gave me more insight into my cycle and I think all women should read it even it not trying to get pregnant.

We are having our two year anniversary of trying to conceive this cycle, won't be celebrating Big Hugs to you Peppy.
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It took me 3 years with my son. I had endometriosis and needed surgery. After the surgery it took me 2 cycles to get pregnant.
Originally Posted by inheritedcurls
Same here. I had undergone fertility treatment for my second pregnancy but wasn't successful until I had my endo removed AND switched fertility doctors. I had the surgery in August, switched REs in September, and got pregnant with my first daughter in October. That was the longest it ever took me.

Other pregnancies were easier. With two pregnancies, it took us two cycles and with the other two, we got pregnant on the first try.

Toni's book was really useful for me as a reference guide. I was very familiar with my cycles, just from how predictable they were.

I think you need to figure out if/when you're ovulating, so you can time intercourse better. It's all about timing. I don't think it could hurt at all to just see your OB/GYN to discuss your concerns.

Also, this is a great website for support and information.
19 years and counting.

We've seen tons of docs and they all seem to agree that you should start seeking help after a year.
Originally Posted by Peppy

I am so sorry.
{{{hugs}}} Peppy
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Originally Posted by Poodlehead
Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master!
Now that I no longer need the uber-fertility, I wish I could pass it along to someone who would appreciate it more than me.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I know exactly what you mean. It seems unfair. Like my friend who has always longed to have 5 children--she and her hubby went through 3 unsuccessful rounds of IVF. Their story does have a happy ending because they have their first daughter through adoption and are working on a second adoption.

Hugs to Peppy and best wishes to the original poster. You've gotten some good advice.
Big hugs, Peppy and BrewCrewGirl

To the OP, I also think you should buy TCOYF and try charting and/or using ovulation predictor kits. That way you will know if you are ovulating and when in your cycle it is occurring. Have sex at least every other day, like RCW said.

I've heard that if you are under 35, you don't need to get checked out until it's been a year, so you might want to call your doctor and find out if they will see you yet. If you are over 35, I think you are supposed to call after 6 months.

Good luck, I hope it happens for you soon!

I've heard that if you are under 35, you don't need to get checked out until it's been a year, so you might want to call your doctor and find out if they will see you yet. If you are over 35, I think you are supposed to call after 6 months.
Originally Posted by iris427
You are correct. I was under 35 when we started trying so that's why I had "a year" stuck in my head.
inherited curls & medussa--how did you guys know to get checked for endometriosis? i've always thought that maybe I've had it...how long did you try before you got checked for it? If you have it, does it automatically mean that you'll have trouble with infertility?
inherited curls & medussa--how did you guys know to get checked for endometriosis? i've always thought that maybe I've had it...how long did you try before you got checked for it? If you have it, does it automatically mean that you'll have trouble with infertility?
Originally Posted by 22sunny22
The only time I had trouble conceiving was with my second pregnancy. I had a laparoscopy about 1 year into trying without success. The specialist found "very superficial endometriosis," not worth lasering off.

By the time I had my second laparoscopy (2 years later), the endometriosis was at stage II and I had a huge chocolate cyst on one of my ovaries. It was never confirmed but I suspect that years of fertility drugs made the endometriosis grow much faster than if I had been cycling unassisted. I had the second surgery in August 2003. I haven't had any trouble conceiving since.

Here are some signs that might point to you having endometriosis. But a definite diagnosis can be made via surgery. My symptoms, along with my inability to get pregnant prompted my specialist to do the laparoscopy.

Sunny, have you been trying without success?

Big hugs to all the curlies who have been struggling with infertility. It's a heartbreaking thing to go through.
My first, though unplanned, came along when we had unprotected sex during ovulation.



I think I got pregnant w/ Bella the moment we decided to try.



I'm very sorry, Peppy.
medussa--we're going to start trying next month. i've just always wondered if i have endometriosis. After looking at the link you posted I guess I really don't have any of the symptoms listed except for VERY painful periods. Very. But I've also heard that having endometriosis doesn't indicate infertility. Although a big reason for infertility is endometriosis. (I don't know if I explained that well

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