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We've been trying for 5 months for our first child. Every month has so far ended in a BFN. I am going out of town for almost 3 months which means no sex at all. I saw my OB and she said that we should try for atleast 6-8 months before going back to her for diagnosing any issues. My question is that since we'll be taking a break for 3 months, do we count our "6-8 month period" all over again?! Does the break affect things? I'm so nervous but I have to take this trip as its realllly important at this point....
It takes a healthy couple 6 months to a year to sucessfully conceive. I would not count the three months... Take the trip and start over when hou return. Are you using ovulation predictor kits? If not, its a great tool. With my daughter emma, we tried for 6 months, without opk, then month 7 i used opk and found was ovulating early, on cd 9! I got pregnant that month!!!!
I wouldn't count the trip either since you're not actively TTC.. although it probably totally sucks to start your count over. You could always come back and try for like 3 more months and if still nothing then make another appt. GL!!!
Mama to 3 boys and expecting #4 on 5/1/2013
14 DPO: HCG- 64.2 Progesterone:12.9
19 DPO: HCG- 887
Started progesterone supplements 8/28 (20 DPO)
27 DPO: HCG- 11,214 Progesterone: 15.8
1st U/S & 1st OB appointment- 9/10/2012 ~ HB 126 and baby looks good so far!!
Thanks ladies! I have not used an OPK yet, maybe I'll start once I return. I'm 27 and already feeling old. I just want to have my first one before I'm 30 and at this point that seems like an impossible goal. I know it will happen when its meant to, I'm just stressing over it. Hopefully the break should do me some good and relax my nerves.
It's emotionally hard because when you decide you want a baby, you want it now. But it's not like you can just go to the store and buy it. You have one chance a cycle, so it can be very frustrating. Everytime can be different. Generally, it doesn't matter if you are ttc #1 or #10. It's very hard to be patient.