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What to Expect the First Month You Start TTC

You threw out those birth control pills, got rid of those condoms, and now the excitement begins! It’s time to get pregnant!

But wait ... you had sex at your most fertile time (or so you thought), and 28 days later, your period arrived right on schedule.

What happened? Why aren’t you pregnant yet?

Getting pregnant is a little like winning the lottery. You could have almost all the right numbers, but something just isn’t quite right. Although it may seem like getting pregnant is quite easy, conception is actually quite complicated. Even if you do have sex at the right time, Mr. Sperm just might not like Mrs. Egg that month. On average, it takes most fertile couples six months to one year to get pregnant on their own. Taking matters into your own hands by charting ovulation with an Ovulation Prediction Kit (OPK), monitoring Basal Body Temperature (BBT), or checking cervical mucus could help you get pregnant sooner than later!

Keep in mind that if six months to one year passes and you have not conceived, it may be time to consult a fertility doctor. Contact our Patient Care Coordinators by calling 1-855-955-BABY (2229) or filling out the Contact Fertility Doctors Near Me form