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23/07/2014 at 13:51
23/07/2014 at 19:03
Hi there and welcome back to MD! I'm new to the TTC game so can't quite comment on the second time around thing however, I would suggest going to your GP as it's usually advisable to discuss it if it hasn't happened after a year? Are you using any TTC aids like ovulation predictor kits or anything? Have your cycles returned to 'normal' since coming off the pill?
23/07/2014 at 22:27
Daydreamer, I belong to a parent group on FB with absolutely stacks of members. There was a thread recently asking parents to comment as to how long subsequent children took to conceive, about 70-80% commented that their second child took longer (sometimes much longer) to conceive. I know that's no comfort but I thought I'd mention it as it seems to be the norm as opposed to the exception x
24/07/2014 at 07:53
We've just decided to start ttc number 2 ourselves starting next month. I hope it doesn't take too much longer for you. Like you, I went on the pill after I had W, but I was only on it for 6 months. W is coming up for 14 months, so I'm hopeful it won't take us too long, but realise it might be a lot longer. We'll be using OKS as we did before.
24/07/2014 at 08:09
We conceived #2 first cycle, but that ended in mmc. It then took a further nine months to conceive again, but we conceived first month of using cbfm so I'd definitely recommend that. Good luck x
24/07/2014 at 08:40
Yes my relative took over 2 years to fall pregnant with number 2!
25/07/2014 at 08:11
Welcome! I would definitely recommend charting so you get used to your body patterns. I haven't been successful conceiving our first and we're being referred for tests in August but it was through charting that I thought that something might be up with my ovulation and consequently my luteal phase, which prompted me to go to the doctors after our 12th unsuccessful cycle. You can get cheapo OPKs from Amazon which is what a lot of us here use: www.amazon.co.uk/.../ref=sr_1_1
I hope it doesn't take too much longer for you. X
FYI I'm approaching my mid 30s and am not giving up on no. 1 so hang in there x
25/07/2014 at 18:24
I'd recommend ebay for opks and for tests too actualy! You can get 30 opks or ICs for £3 free postage. And I got 2 clear blue digitals for less than a tenner.
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