how many months on average does it take

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 10:16am
Hi there, i have just started trying to concieve about 2 months ago and nothing yet, i am a healthy 25 year old women and the dr. said it should be no prblem but i am somewhat anxious. how long usually on average does it take.
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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 11:10am
Hi- I am a healthy 28 year old and I think it just depends. The first time I got pg, it was in Sept 2002 and I got pg the first try- only bed once that month on o day. I then m/c in Nov 02. I have been trying now for 4 cycles with perfect timing and nothing. It just depends- everything has to be just right for it to happen.

I wish you the best of luck for a very quick conception.

Jennifer
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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 3:41pm
It really varies... however here is a number to at least help.

If you take 10 couples and they have sex everyday without protection 7 of those couples will be pregnant at the end of the month. That's the stats for a single month. I don't know stats based on a single couple. However, the chances are if you keep it up by the end of a year you WILL be pregnant.

Just relax and enjoy. 2 months is still just starting out. If you don't come up pregnant in 6 more cycles that's about the time to seek out medical help and see what's going on :) ... also, if you were on the pill the first 3 cycles off the pill don't count. I thought I would mention that too.

I know I wasn't much help. In all likely hood you will be pregnant soon! :) Just keep trying. that's the fun part

-Lisa

-Lisa and Tavian 1/15/04
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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 4:05pm
Lisa...where did you get those numbers from? Reason I ask is..I've heard from most studies there's at most a 20 percent chance of pg with perfect timing each month. That would mean 2 out of 10 would get pregnant in a given month. Just curious.

Take care.

Nancy

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 7:28pm
actually for any given couple it's a 25% chance that they will concieve that month.

However, when you put many couples together and have them all unprotected the numbers show that 70% of the couples will concieve.

I don't have the location of where it was read now. Most of what I quote comes from webmd, cnn.com. and msnbc.com.

I have been using the same quote for years now trying to explain to people who aren't trying to concieve the risk they are taking after I read it.

-Lisa

-Lisa and Tavian 1/15/04
Frittata edd 6/4/05
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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 11:07pm
You can get pg right off the pill. Some drs. say to wait two cycles then start actively trying, but that's just for dating the pregnancy. Most people take 6 months or more to get pregnant. Most drs. won't look at you for infertility issues until you've been trying 12+ months. Until then, just keep temping and keeping track of your cycles. I just came off the pill Jan. 31st and this is my 3rd cycle, so don't be anxious or give up hope!

Jenn

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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 9:30am
Here is a link that has some really good information in it. It will help to answer your question.

http://my.webmd.com/content/article/43/3606_512


GL.

Nancy

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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 9:53am
It definitely varies per couple, but I've heard that w/in 6mo-1 yr after beginning to 'actively' ttc, most couples do get pg. I, too, am a healthy 20-something nervous-to-death who's been ttc about 5 mo. Good luck!
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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 11:53am
The average time for a fertile couple is 5 months. I think the stat is that 80-90% of fertile couples will conceive within 12 months. This is our 4th month trying and still nothing. I'm lucky enough to know when I O every month and we've timed it perfectly but it has to happen when it's meant to. It'll happen for you - try (as hard as it is) to be patient! Good luck.

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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 4:44pm
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This is also what I've read (I put this in my reply as well).

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