Trying to Conceive Second Child

Updated on November 29, 2007
C.M. asks from Gold Bar, WA
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My husband and I have been trying to conceive since july. I recently had a pap smear and everything checked out as far as that goes. My husband's proffession requires him to travel for 5 weeks at a time and my first child was an unexpected surprise, so I'm not really sure if I should be concerned at this point or not. I'm feeling somewhat frustrated and wondered if anyone has any advice or stories on this.

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answers from Albuquerque on

We had been trying since August- our first child was also a surprise. Well, to make a long story short, I just found I'm pregnant today! It'll happen! You already proved you could do it once! Most experts say not to worry until a year passes.



answers from Tucson on

have you gotten an ovulation kit yet? I have had several friend use them- and they got pregnant a lot faster that way.



answers from Albuquerque on

Hi C.-

Three months of trying really isn't that long. I know it FEELS like a long time, but medically-speaking you haven't given things enough time to even consider a possible medical problem yet. If you're not already, I would recommend charting your temperatures and cervical mucus, there's a site to help you do that. I got pregnant with my second son the first try that way. I would imagine it's tough to time things with your husband gone 5 weeks at a time, but it can be done.

If after a year you haven't been able to conceive, your OBGYN will want to do a hormone level check, but before that point they won't do anything but tell you to keep trying.



answers from Albuquerque on

I'm not sure if you have tried any of this, but I did and we were blessed with a second pregnancy right away. I went to an Ovulation Calculator online and found out my 2 most fertile days...on top of that I bought Clear Blue Easy Ovulation Strips (7 in a box) and I used those 2 days before the internet said I should be ovulating, and the 2 days during....the internet was right on point!
The main thing is to try not to get yourself stressed out about trying. You don't want it to become more of a chore, because that only prolongs everything. I have heard that it can take up to a year, so I would not be worried. If you have tried the test strips and go a few more months, you could talk to your Dr. and ask his/her opinion.



answers from Albuquerque on

They usually say to talk to your doctor around the 7th month.

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