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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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angela posted this 24 December 2018

They say stress can affect the body and or inflammation. Some people may have trouble the first time but then have no problem with the next pregnancy! It's tough to say.

Kayla posted this 24 December 2018

It took my 6 years and then 3 years between my two.

kristin posted this 24 December 2018

For us it was the first try each time... we are super fertile.. so I think it has to do with the woman's eggs and man's sperm meshing well.. like maybe my husband has super strong/ fast swimmers, where some men's maybe go a little slower? I honestly don't know haha😂 . I think God has his hand in the timing of it too, but I know not everyone believe in that sort of thing... 

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dayna posted this 24 December 2018

I totally know the feeling love, two years to get our first! It is rough when you want a baby so bad and it isn't happening...but it makes it that much sweeter when it finally does!

Kinsley posted this 25 December 2018

This will be our first child...we were married six years ago when we were both 22...we decided to wait to start a family...we had just graduated from college...so we wanted to settle into our careers and gain financial stability first...but she will be a joyous arrival and well worth the wait...now we won't stress so much and we will be welcoming her into a secure and loving home and family.

Meagan posted this 26 December 2018

I think for a lot of people "trying" can actually make it take longer because of the pressure/stress. We tried for about 6 months, then decided that maybe we would wait and BOOM, we got pregnant lol 

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lindsay posted this 26 December 2018

I agree with Meagan! Sometimes the over tracking and complicating can get in the way. 

Jolene posted this 27 December 2018

Some times you just have to let things take place when they're meant to.

Jolene posted this 27 December 2018

It took me a while actually to conceive, I want to say at least 5 or 6 months. 

Rene posted this 23 January 2019

With my first, it took us 18 months. With my second, it only took 8 or 9 months. I would say there was no real difference between the two. I think stress played a major role in how long it took for the first. With the second, we really weren't stressing about it so...

Meagan posted this 23 January 2019

I went off the pill in December & missed my period in January & found out we were pregnant. I think it might have been because we just weren't stressing about it. We figured it would take months because of being on the pill for 5 years but apparently not. I swear that the lake of stress played a big factor.

Megan posted this 23 January 2019

This was us too. We didn't have to try. I don't understand why it's harder for some and so easy for others. We did lose a baby between 2 and 3 though, it made that 3rd pregnancy so very special to me. And then 4 was unplanned...on the last day of my period...

For us it was the first try each time... we are super fertile.. so I think it has to do with the woman's eggs and man's sperm meshing well.. like maybe my husband has super strong/ fast swimmers, where some men's maybe go a little slower? I honestly don't know haha😂 . I think God has his hand in the timing of it too, but I know not everyone believe in that sort of thing... 

Kinsley posted this 23 January 2019

I agree with Meagan's post.  I think that "trying" takes the joy and fun out of the "baby-making" process (intimacy).  I had a relative try with her husband for years to conceive.  Unfortunately, they never had success.  He had various medical issues that didn't make him incapable of conception, but did add stress, and I don't think that helped.

I think for a lot of people "trying" can actually make it take longer because of the pressure/stress. We tried for about 6 months, then decided that maybe we would wait and BOOM, we got pregnant lol 

Susie posted this 24 January 2019

Yes...we were "trying" and I was following an app on my phone to track when I was ovulating and when would be the best time to conceive.  It took the fun out of it and made it so stressful on me and my husband.  After about 6 months of that and not conceiving, I turned off the app and let the stress go.  We were pregnant about 1 month after that! 

Melissa posted this 24 January 2019

I stopped birth control and the same month I got pregnant. I know thats really fast and I honestly wasn't expecting it what so ever. I was happy but it came as kind of a shock because everyone told us we might have to wait like 6 months so thats more so what I was expecting! 

Sherry posted this 05 February 2019

It has been over 2 years for us.  Both my husband and I had issues of our own. I would recommend to anyone trying that they get tested early so you know what you are up against. 

Rachel posted this 05 February 2019

Took about two years after we got married. I was excited. Unfortunately it ended in a miscarriage. Since then we've had two kids. 

Lily posted this 05 February 2019

Just about a month after we got married. We were really going at utr it not to happen😌 

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Bethanie posted this 08 February 2019

It toke my husband and I 3 years to conceive our 1st together 

Christina posted this 08 February 2019

Our first pregnancy happened really fast but then we lost the baby at 9 weeks.  That was a very tough time for both of us.  I thought that because the first was so easy it would happen fast again but it didn't.  It probably took another year or so for us to have our first child. Be patient and try to enough the private time with your husband I know for us trying to time it and track everything took the fun out of it.

Lacey posted this 09 February 2019

We just decided for me to stop taking my birth control and we weren't actively "trying,"  we were just having fun and going off of the premise of if it happens it happens.  I think it only took about two months and bam we had a positive pregnancy test!!

Tabitha posted this 09 February 2019

Three months after actively trying.

Tessa posted this 10 February 2019

It took my husband and I a year to conceive.  Everyone is different so don't be so hard on yourself.  Stress can really play a role and I think that was a lot of my problems.

Tiana posted this 07 March 2019

they always say when your stressed on how long does it take to get pregnant, it prolongs it; and once you let go and just have fun, you instantly get pregnant. 

Ashlyn posted this 07 March 2019

It took us a year and we had out second one quick (15month) apart


I would say go to a doctor and ask for an opinion as sometimes the causes are unknown until you ask.


Good luck! 🍀 

Yasmin posted this 08 March 2019

We weren’t trying, but we weren’t preventing a pregnancy either. I got pregnant right around 3 months after I got off the pill, just like the obgyn posters say.

Aly posted this 08 March 2019

It took about a year once we stopped trying of course. 

Shaunice posted this 13 March 2019

We had a miscarriage and it took me about a year after that to conceive again. 

Shaunice posted this 13 March 2019

My husband and i had a really hard time when we decided we were ready to get pregnant. it was going on two years when we were so close to getting test done and considering other options to get pregnant.  finally a little after the two year mark we got pregnant. 

Alaysia posted this 14 March 2019

My husband and I decided we were ready for a child but we hadn't decided to start trying quite yet, but that didn't matter 3 months later, we had a pregnancy announcement!

Tina posted this 14 March 2019

We were lucky and it happened on the first try. The second one took longer. 

Jessica posted this 18 March 2019

My boyfriend and I wanted to conceive and we thought of how long can it take to conceive would be about a few months, then we ran into some finical issues and that prolonged about 2 years. once we got things figured out we started to notice a lot of stress was lifted individually and for our relationship and we conceived within a few months.

Sydni posted this 18 March 2019

We thought how long it would take us to conceive would be 6 months, but my fiancé travels a lot and we didn't think it would hold so much stress on our relationship with the thought of wanting to conceive in the back of our minds, but it did. we had to have some communication development and understanding and when his traveling slowed down we had our pregnancy within 2 years.

Charlie posted this 18 March 2019

First try for us on our first. But in my experience it takes longer the older you get, everyone is different though.

Samantha posted this 18 March 2019

I wondered before ttc how long does it take to get pregnant and how long it would take us. For us, it didn't take very long. I believe it only took 3 months. I know it is different for everyone though and stress does play a big part in ttc

lauren posted this 19 March 2019

I always heard stress and age play a big part in how long it will take to get pregnant.

Laila posted this 19 March 2019

How much time it took us to get pregnant once we deiced we were ready was about 6 months.

Rachel posted this 20 March 2019

I've actually been asked by a lot of my friends recently how long can it take to conceive. My answer to them...it depends. It only took us 2 months of just saying we were going to get off bc and start letting nature take its course. For someone else, it could take longer. I know a girl who forgot her pill once and BAM...pregnant. 

Yasmin posted this 20 March 2019

I wish I had people to ask how much time it takes to get pregnant when I was trying to conceive! I was so stressed and I think that's why it took us almost 2 years to get pregnant!

Heather posted this 20 March 2019

Our first was on the first try. We started thinking it was going to take forever so were shocked when the next month we found out I was pregnant. The second time it took almost a year. 

loren posted this 21 March 2019

it took my husband and I a year to get pregnant with our first child and it took us 3 years to conceive our second child.

Destiny posted this 21 March 2019

We tried for 2 years because we conceived of first child.

Kim posted this 21 March 2019

It took about a year and a half each time for us. 

Krista posted this 24 March 2019

A lot of things factor in to how long can it take to conceive. There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. Our first was a breeze while I've had other friends take over a year to conceive naturally. With those same couples, some conceived baby #2 much faster. 

Hannah posted this 26 March 2019

First took a year and a half. We were stressing too much about it. Second was a lot quicker!

Melissa posted this 27 March 2019

Total surprise But a good one, thankfully!!!

Mai posted this 02 April 2019

We tried for months unsuccessfully. It wasn't until we tried every single day at least once a day until we got pregnant. I know they say more is not necessarily more effective, but that's what it took for us!

Amy posted this 02 April 2019

So sorry for your loss. And then the challenge of waiting for another. You're incredible to get through it! This is great advice here ---

Our first pregnancy happened really fast but then we lost the baby at 9 weeks.  That was a very tough time for both of us.  I thought that because the first was so easy it would happen fast again but it didn't.  It probably took another year or so for us to have our first child. Be patient and try to enough the private time with your husband  I know for us trying to time it and track everything took the fun out of it.

Alex posted this 05 April 2019

We must be super fertile because a month after I stopped my birth control I got pregnant. Just lucky I guess.

Jeanette posted this 05 April 2019

About six months or so, it was frustrating seeing the negative test every  month so I'm so happy our little bug is on the way

Jeanette posted this 05 April 2019

Stress doesn't factor into whether or not you get pregnant lol. It's just coincidence. Like, you can't control whether your egg is fertilized by how relaxed you are.

I think for a lot of people "trying" can actually make it take longer because of the pressure/stress. We tried for about 6 months, then decided that maybe we would wait and BOOM, we got pregnant lol 

Cynthia posted this 08 April 2019

It took us a year or so to get pregnant, took folic acid but didn't do anything else.

America posted this 08 April 2019

It took us one IVF treatment believe it or not, after two years of failure of trying. Now I'm expecting twins.!!

Heather posted this 12 April 2019

I’m with ya! My husband and I have been trying for a few months and sometimes I think it’s happened and then turns out it hasn’t....

Some people in my family get pregnant quick, so idk what’s going on and I’m trying not to get discouraged 

Janet posted this 12 April 2019

With my ex husband it took us about 6 months to a year. Meanwhile with my current husband it was first try. I guess some guys work a little faster than others 😆 

Rachel posted this 14 April 2019

It took us about 5 months - The first 3 we weren't being 'safe' and the last two I tracked my ovulation.

Kelsey posted this 14 April 2019

My husband and I have been trying for a few months so far. I’ve researched and researched everything. Reading these comments gave me hope

DAWN posted this 15 April 2019

It took 5 years with our first and 5 years with our second!  These 2 will be literally 5 years and 2 months apart!

Dona posted this 15 April 2019

For my first born it took around six months of trying and finally our beatiful baby girl arrived!!

Cheri posted this 04 May 2019

Once we decided we wanted a kid we tried to have it as much as possible during one month and next month found out we were pregnant. But everyone is different. 

Lisa posted this 05 May 2019

It took us about 4 months to finally conceive. We used the digital ovulation tests. 

Emily posted this 05 May 2019

It took my husband and me a year to finally conceive 

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.

Gloria posted this 06 May 2019

It only took a few short months, luckily!

Mary posted this 06 May 2019

It took my husband and me 2 years!

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Nancy posted this 30 September 2019

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

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. 

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".

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!!

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!

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. 

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!).


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. 

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. 

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.

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! 

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