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#1 sophie222

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

Hi we are currently TTC #2 but AF is all over the place!
Just wondering how long it took others? Was AF regular or not? If not what did you do to help conceive?
I used to know my body before having my DS now it's all over the place!

TIA

#2 ~spirited~

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:37 PM

It took 4 cycles to conceive number 2. My cycles were actually regular when they first came back (when DS was 9 months old) even though they were not regular before pregnancy. but then as soon as we started trying they were irregular again!

I was charting my temp to give me an idea of when I'd ovulated so I knew when to expect AF for the first 3 cycles then started using OPKs for the 4th cycle (and fell pregnant that cycle).

For what it's worth, it took 3 cycles but the same length of time (4 months) to fall pregnant the first time, and I just charted then, no OPKs.

Good luck!

#3 Jo-Anna

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:41 PM

Took 2 weeks from thinking about it to a positive pregnancy test with the twins. I was very surprised! I had very regular cycles since DS finished bfing but wasn't tracking temps or ovulation.
Just lucky I guess.


#4 Just_Keep_Swimming

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

With DS I conceived first try. However, we have been trying for eight months for number 2.

Good luck and I hope you get a bfp soon :-)

#5 tintoela

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

Hi,  With my first we tried for 3 months and fell pregnant.  With the second though it took 12 months.  My period came back 13 months after bub was born and 5 months after i finished BF.  My cycle was had a very short luteal phase and I started temping.  When nothing happened after 6 months of trying I went to see an acupuncturist her gave me herbs and accupuncture fortnightly.  It seemed to help my cycle length but I still didn't fall until 12 months after I started trying.  Oh and we didn't start trying for number 2 until my DD1 was 3 yrs old.

Good luck.

#6 lamarque

Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:40 PM

3 mths and like you my cycles were everywhere.

I used charting, temperature and OPK's.  

Goodluck.

#7 Waittilltomorrow

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

1st child - first try (I am not joking! It was a shock to both of us)
2nd - 6 months

#8 ~Peaches~

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

TTC #1 took us a year. Had a miscarriage after 7 months of TTC, then fell pregant with DD1 exactly one year after we started trying.

Fell pregnant with #2 when DD1 was 6 months old and fully breastfed and I hadn't even one period yet huh.gif

You just never can predict what's going to happen can you?! Good luck OP, I found OPK's helped SO much when trying to pinpoint ovulation when TTC with #1. And also once you know when you're ovulating, I found SMEP to be helpful too original.gif

Edited by ~Peaches~, 02 January 2013 - 03:54 PM.


#9 IsolaBella

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

I have long irreg cycles (35-69+ days).

OPKs were my friend. Internet heavies and start testing from CD12 until I get OPKS positive.

DS1 was 3 cycles. dS2 first cycle, DD 5-6 cycles.



#10 Stronger

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

I fell pregnant with DD second month off the pill (been on pill for 10yrs straight) but now we have been TTC#2 for 4.5yrs. We have done IVF with no luck...there might be a light at the end of the tunnel though as I had a lap in October to remove severe endometriosis. Now we are preparing for a FET IVF so fingers crossed this is our month finally!!

Never thought #2 would take so long considering DD was so easy and naturally conceived!

Good luck OP!

#11 Covert

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

With our first it took us 48 days.  We thought number 2 would be just as easy, but it was not!

We started TTC in June and got a BFP on that cycle but sadly it turned out to be an ectopic pregnancy and I had my left fallopian tube removed.

We were just about to start AC and I was all booked in for sugery when we got our surprise BFP in May.

#12 elizabethany

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

The first took 3 cycles, the second took 8.

Edited by elizabethany, 02 January 2013 - 04:15 PM.


#13 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

DS was a one hit wonder, first go. Really didn't think it would happen so quickly.

My AF returned when DS was 4 months and we started TTC when he was 6 months old, I was using opks but even though my AF had returned my luteal phase was too short (common when breastfeeding). I fell pregnant the first cycle that my LP corrected but had a chemical pregnancy or early miscarriage, then decided to have a break, then fell pregnant the next cycle with another one hit wonder.

I strongly recommend using opks.

Good luck op original.gif

Edited by Sunnycat, 02 January 2013 - 04:18 PM.


#14 Pssst...

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

With DD1 I fell pregnant in the third cycle. Perfectly regular cycle of 27 days which is what it always was pre-OCP. No charting or OPKs or anything else used. My periods returned when DD1 was about 10 weeks old but my cycles were anywhere from 25-35 days. With DD2 we tried for two cycles with no success then two cycles with OPKs and SMEP and the second cycle using these (so 4th in total) worked.

Given I didn't ever know how long my cycle was going to be, the OPKs really helped.

Best of luck trying!

#15 tahliahay

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

All 4 of mine were conceived first try and now were ttc#5 i hope were just as lucky original.gif

#16 Oriental lily

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

My cycles have always been all over the place.
I took vitex for a couple of months before ttc number two and was successful the first month.

With number three I didint take vitex and was very much relaxed about ttc. It took approx six months and I had very irregular periods during this time. When I got the positive pregnancy test it had been nearly two months since my last period.

I needed a dating scan to see how along I was and I was about 5 and a half weeks. So I think I ovulated very very late in a very very long cycle.

I recommend vitex for sure if your serious about ttc and have wacky cycles.


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