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For the ladies in their 30s or older - how long did it take you to "get pregnant"? I know from anecdotal experiences it can be quite a range. Just curious (as a 35 woman) if I should get started sooner rather than later (instead of waiting for the perfect time).

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Please note OP there is some time bias in this group - many of us are here because we are struggling with infertility. We may not represent the ‘average’ time to conceive, and in any case ‘average’ does not take into account your own biology. 10/10 you just have some tests done to help you understand what you’re working with!

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Got it! Thanks for the context - was trying to get a sense of the other side of the coin so to speak. Really appreciate everyone sharing their experiences and wish everyone the best of luck in their fertility journeys ❤️

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My first I got pregnant right away 2nd month we tried, I was 32. I’m now 7 weeks pregnant with our second and we tried for 3 years. Had to do IVF to get pregnant. I’m 36. My advice would be to talk with your doctor about your plan. They can test levels and look at follicle counts to give you an idea of your reproductive age. I know stress is not a good thing when you are trying and not knowing where I stood caused me so much stress! Best of luck!

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The takeaway: the sooner you start the better!!!

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First try at 34, first try at 37. Planning got a 3rd after 40. Keep in mind you are asking in a Fertility Bowl, so by default women that got pregnant easily are generously not going to be included in the population you are asking. That said, if you are 35 and having a child (or multiple) I would recommend that you absolutely be starting to try ASAP. Even if you get pregnant easily, every year older you are makes the pregnancy/recovery harder imo.

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I’m 33. 7 months and counting…

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YAY!!! Lucky #7. Congrats!

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It took 8 months the first time. I was 34 when it happened. I’m now 39 and we’ve been trying for almost 2.5 years for a second with no luck.

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Thank you for sharing. Wishing you good luck!

30, 17 months of trying

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When I was 30 it took one month. When I was 32 it took one month. When I was 35 it took seven months. Now, some of that could have been luck. But I definitely interpreted that in part as the age factor is REAL.

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37. Been trying for 3 years. Doing IVF

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Good luck ❤️🤞🏼

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35 is already late if you consider human biological clock....less than 30 you have the best chance to conceive naturally in less than 2 months.. assuming you dont have underlying issues....

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32. Started tryingish October 2019, when I was 30, started for real January 2020. We have unexplained infertility and after a couple very early losses (one with “natural” conception at 5 weeks in December 2020, one after an IUI at just under 6 weeks a couple cycles later), I’m now undergoing additional testing to make sure I don’t have an autoimmune issue screwing up the works.

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Wishing you the best!

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31, been trying about 2 years now. I got pregnant about 8 months into trying but miscarried and haven’t gotten pregnant again.

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Wife is 28, tried for 8-9 months unsuccessfully before starting IVF process.

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Started trying at 34, just found out at 36 that I have fertility restrictions. Cool. Good use of 19 months.

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Started trying right when I turned 32. Took 4 months but then had a miscarriage. Got pregnant again next cycle, had another miscarriage. Got pregnant again next cycle and gave birth in March when I was 33. Will be 34 soon.

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I got pregnant at 33 after 9 months of being off birth control. Not textbook calendar “trying” though.

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Pregnant at 36 after one month of trying; miscarried at 6 weeks. Has been 7 months since then with no luck; going for an IUI soon.

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2.5 years with first at 35, but we didn’t know I had PCOS. Once we figured that out it took 2 months of getting meds right. With second kid it took us 3 months (we tried one month and realized I hadn’t ovulated, second month was trying a dosage of letrozole that didn’t work and got pregnant 3rd month on a higher dose at 38.

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How did you find out you had PCOS? Are there any tests for that?

I got pregnant at 30 while I wasn’t trying. Baby at 31. Haven’t tried since and not sure what the future holds.

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2 months trying at 39 for baby #1 (was shocked!), 6 months for pregnancy #2 which resulted in a miscarriage (at 41), 4 months later pregnant successfully (at 42) and now have 2 healthy boys. This is despite AMH levels being very low when tested.

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31 years old, tried without intervention 2 years, now on 6 months of fertility specialists and IUI. Next up, IVF

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