When me and my boyfriend decided to start trying for a baby, I thought it would happen really quickly. But months passed and I kept getting my period.
After the fifth month, I started panicking. I went on the internet and it said the average couple took between six months and a year to conceive. That made me feel a bit better. It also said if you’d been taking the pill, it could take a while for it to get out of your system. I’d been on the pill for six years before I came off it so that might be a reason.
We’ve been trying for seven months now and still nothing’s happened but at least I know I’m in the ‘normal’ range. I know getting stressed about it won’t help so we’re trying really hard to chill out about it. Sometimes that’s easier said than done though!
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My doctor says he won’t refer me for any tests until we’ve been trying for at least a year. It’s frustrating but hopefully we’ll have conceived by then anyway. We’ve done those DIY kits you get from Boots to test our fertility and everything seems fine so I guess we just have to keep trying!
Sarah Connors, 24, Plymouth, Devon
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