Why I should be less hard on myself

 25% of couples get pregnant in the first month of trying
 60% of couples trying to get pregnant do so within six months
 75% of couples get pregnant within nine months
 80% get pregnant within a year
 90% of couples get pregnant within eighteen months of trying

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About mommamaynard

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on March 4, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Although it does change by (woman’s) age a bit, this is completely true!
    (And oy, yay for me being part of that last 10% that actually DOES get to have a bio child after taking longer than 18 months… I forget that percentage, but it is not as reassuring.)

    • Seriously! yay? I can only imagine how frustrating that would have been. I think I just got spoiled with Evan when we conceived him on month 3 of trying. We are on month 4 now.
      Ya I knew it would change with age, faster in 20’s and slower in mid to late 30’s ect…I am 32 so it shouldn’t change those number’s too much. I do however have a boarderline short luteal phase so that could alter my chances, even if it didn’t last time.

      • I think those numbers are for those in their early 30s, so yeah, they don’t change much!
        Yes, it took us 22 very long months to conceive Remy. It sucked. I actually started this LJ when I was TTC, a lot of my archives are about the depression and frustration of TTC.
        (PS: spring and summer have always lengthened my luteual phase and shortened my pre-ovulatory phase! So this is a good time to be trying, I think :D)

  2. LOL this is amazing. I knew this already… but I know TONS of people who try to get pregnant and get really really upset when they don’t get pregnant right away. I guarantee they don’t know these stats.
    It’s because in high school all we all heard was “dont have sex, you’ll get pregnant”.
    Little do we know that once we all start trying, you realize it’s not really as easy as “have sex once and get pregnant.”
    I think if more people knew these stats, there’d be a lot less stressed out couples out there.

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