baby talk

so apparently, on average, 20 per cent of all couples trying to get pregnant will not conceive in the first year of trying.

really? most of my friends and cousins fell pregnant practically during their honeymoon or first month of trying.

i did a little research online and a lot of them say:

  • 25 per cent of those trying to conceive get pregnant in the first month of trying
  • 60 per cent do so within six months
  • 75 per cent within nine months
  • 80 per cent within a year
  • 90 per cent within eighteen months
    (taken from
    here)

seriously? i guess because everybody around me got pregnant so easily i just assumed people (with no fertility problem) just go, ‘let’s try for a baby’ and poof! a month or so later, they’re expectant parents.

if it can take up to 18 months to conceive, i better start now if i want to have a kid by 30. it gets harder to get pregnant the older you get, does it not? according to this site, i have 78 per cent likelihood of getting pregnant within a year of trying. in a mere 30 months that figure will go down to 63 per cent. 15 per cent decrease in 30 months! holy cow! 

no pressure there, my friend.

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