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How many times TTC before going to the OB/GYN?

OK me and my DH have a 2 years son which we conciever first month of ttc in 2005 we also have a 10 month old that we concieved first month of ttc in 2006 and now we are ttc again and we didnt concieve on the first try this time and i know that it may take alittle while but i was wondering how long should we keep ttc #3 before we go get some help such as clomid?

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Asked by ashleejo at 11:55 PM on Oct. 17, 2008 in Trying to Conceive

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  • That usually takes a while. Good job on the first two on the first try! It took us 18 months on the first try and well i still have 9 days to test if we are pregnant with #2. But i do beleive it will be atleast a few more months before you should even talk to the doctor about TTC.

    Answer by ariannas_mama36 at 11:56 PM on Oct. 17, 2008

  • thanks like i said i have no idea because we have had no trouble in the past the only thing different if that we are using the shettles method this time to try and get a little princess and you have to ttc 3 days before ovulation so it may be harder to concieve.

    Answer by ashleejo at 12:00 AM on Oct. 18, 2008

  • It took me FOUR YEARS before I got pregnant. So just have patience. Your body is probably giving itself a break before another baby comes along.

    Answer by Imogine at 12:50 AM on Oct. 18, 2008

  • You are supposed to seek medical help after TTC a year (so 12 times) if you are having difficulties. There are much easier ways than with the doctor. My first daughter took 18 months, this baby took 8 months (and two miscarriages) to conceive. is a great site for learning about your fertility and how to track it to maximize your chances of conception. A healthy, fully fertile couple has a 25% chance of conceiving each month.

    Answer by Xakana at 3:31 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

  • If you are young (under 35) and you don't have any obvious problems like not having periods, then the doctor will say come back when you've been trying for a year. If you're older with no obvious problems, then maybe 6 months. If you have any obvious problems, then go right away!

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 1:30 PM on Oct. 31, 2008

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