Struggle getting pregnant with baby #2?

I know everyone is different.... but I feel like I always hear about how once you’ve had 1 kid then it tends to be easier to get pregnant. It took my husband and I a year to get pregnant the first time around (my son is now 1.5 years old). After trying for a year I had a laparoscopy done to flush my tubes and to laser endometriosis. The first time ovulating after my surgery, we were successful. So I’m not sure if it was the tubes or Endo that was preventing it. My periods are regular and we’ve been tracking my ovulation... but still no success with baby #2 in the last 6 months. Any tips/advice? I know everyone is different and every pregnancy is different... but I’m starting to get worrisome.

  • Kathy
    Sep 27, 2018

    Hey Andrea, when I was trying to have my third child it was just not happening. So after talking to my doc she suggested just taking prenatal pills. Surprisingly it worked after 3 months of taking them. We had a girl. It was simple and successful for me. Good luck love.

  • Brandi
    Sep 28, 2018

    I would talk to your ob. We had to go to a reproductive endocrinologist to get pregnant the first time, and it still took 3 1/2 years. We just started trying again for baby #2. People who have never experienced infertility (even secondary) love to talk about how it is easy to get pregnant if you’ve been pregnant once (no matter how you got pregnant) and also how easy it is to get pregnant if you relax. Try not to listen to everyone else and speak with a medical professional.

  • Kim
    Sep 28, 2018

    Sounds weird but maybe try acupuncture.

  • Andrea
    Sep 29, 2018

    Thanks everyone!!!! Much appreciated!

  • Elle
    Sep 30, 2018

    Andrea, how old are you ? No need to answer, but adjust your expectations accordingly. Women age 35 to 39 have a 29 percent chance of conceiving on their most fertile day. That same study found that if a woman's partner was five years older, their odds dropped to 15 percent. Essentially, their odds halved.

  • Andrea
    Sep 30, 2018

    I’m 30.

  • Brandy E.
    Nov 22, 2018

    So, I struggled with fertility for 16 years after I had my first child at 19. Went through fertility testing & treatments and nothing. I went through a divorce at 36 and started taking birth control (not sure why, but better safe than sorry). I stopped taking it when I found my current husband and got pregnant the very next month! (At 37). I think that the birth control might’ve helped jump start my ovaries. We did the same thing again at 39 and now I have two wonderful little girls. That being said we purposely DTD every day (multiple times a day) until I was pregnant. I wasn’t taking any chances on missing my day, lol. Just an idea, if you have time of course. A 1.5 y/o doesn’t exactly allow you to do that easily. 😆