How Fast Can You Get Pregnant After You Start Trying?

How Fast Can You Get Pregnant After You Start Trying?

How long does getting pregnant take?

Ahh, the million dollar question! The expert or scientist that could answer that question for every woman would be a multimillionaire! Alas, there is no easy answer for how long getting pregnant takes. Each couple is different, and each pregnancy takes a different amount of time.  Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

There are couples who get pregnant the very first time they have sex (but those are of course not the ones reading this article!), and couples who have been trying for decades to get pregnant with no success. There are just too many variables in these scenarios to try to put a number on how long each couple’s pregnancy journey will be. But, that doesn’t stop us all from wanting to know how long trying to conceive is going to take!

So, what’s the average?

German researchers were curious just like the rest of us as to what the average length of time it takes for a couple to get pregnant, so they conducted a study of 346 women. Out of the 346 women who were trying to conceive using natural family planning, 310 of those women got pregnant.

After one month of trying, 38 percent of the women were pregnant. After three months of trying, 68 percent of the women were pregnant. After six months of trying to conceive, 81 percent of the women were pregnant. After twelve months of trying, 92 percent of the women were pregnant.

As you can see, more than half of the women were pregnant after only three months of trying. Only ten percent of the women did not get pregnant after a year of trying. However, on a more negative note, five percent of couples will most likely never get pregnant without medical intervention.

What This Means

The study suggests that while most women get pregnant within just a few months of trying, it does take quite a while for some women. If you have been trying for six months, and still are not pregnant yet, just keep trying and don’t give up quite yet.

However, if your trying to conceive reaches the twelve month mark, it might be time to see a doctor and see if there is an underlying issue that you might need to take care of. You might need an extra boost like fertility drugs or treatments. Just keep in mind that every woman, every man, every couple is different. Even if you have friends that are getting pregnant within weeks or months of trying, the timing is different for everyone. Just keep trying and don’t give up!

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).