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BFP after Laparoscopy

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My long journey ttc

Hi everyone. I was addicted to this site whilst tcc. I always thought that once it happened to me I would come back and write for the first time how it happened for me as I know how much it helps others just as it had helped me.

I have endometriosis, PCOS and a hormonal deficiency. I have had several surgeries and had the mire a put in for 7 years in total on medical grounds. I only ever had two periods in my life.
I was told my fertility was massively reduced.

After different treatments and fertility help nothing happened, I never accepted this.

I began doing temping, clear blue digi ovulation tests, preseed and constant eBay pregnancy tests.

Nothing.

Finally after help my periods began another surgery later and I downloaded an app called 'my days' I religiously used it and decided to 'baby dance' every other day - yes this did feel like a chore!! But I tracked EVERYTHING from cervical mucus, my emotions so forth on this app.
I stopped ovulation tests and temping. I felt that is I BD every other day I would catch it therefore didn't stress about the other bits.

This was the first time I didn't have 'pregnancy signs' did I look for them, yes? As every month I'd read every sign for dear hope it was this month.

I didn't do any pg tests. I knew there was no point and if it were meant to be then I would know.

I missed my period. On the day I felt like I had a cold. THIS WAS MY ONLY SIGN. I did a test. Negative. Second day another negative. Three days of missed pregnancy. Positive.

I couldn't believe it. This has been he scariest most worrying and exciting time of my life and I just want to say to everyone it will happen. I promise one way or another. X

Peace and love xx

2 month post laparoscopy

I have struggled with endometriosis for 2 years since I found out I had it via laparoscopy.. About 3 months after I was married (with lots of negative pregnancy tests) I had a cyst of my ovary that was growing very quickly and I had a laparoscopy to remove it and all of the endo that had grown back. The endo wasn't too bad but I was down to one working fallopean tube and the ovary needed to get me pregnant was stuck to the side of my a abdominal wall. Basically, it was a blessing disguise I had the surgery and would have had a really hard time getting pregnant without it.

About a month after the surgery, we had sex once at the end end of my fertile days. I was still recovering from pain after the surgery and convinced myself I was pregnant, I had every symptom imaginable. I spent hours on websites like these, taking tests daily and counting down the minutes.

When I got my period, I was so upset and had a come to Jesus moment. Not only have I gone mad, my body is unhealthy and very confused with the endo and the surgery. I need to get healthy so my body can carry a baby.

I started reading books about endo diet and fertility. I started to take a ton of vitamins daily like probiotic, magnesium, evening primrose, fruit and veggie supplements, Endovan, chinese herbs from acupuncture, etc. I cut out red meat, dairy, sugar, WHEAT, and junk food from my diet. I was done obsessing and wanting to solely focus on my health.

This month, my husband (who owns his own company) had an employee who quit and needed me to help until he hired someone new. It happened with perfect timing for me because I was just starting to feel normal from my new healthy focus and was no longer in pain from the surgery. I worked 11 hours a day at my job and helped my husbands in the evening and on weekends. I had no time to obsess over blogs and to self diagnose any little symptom that came up. And I didn't need to, I felt great.

We had sex twice in my fertile period, at the very beginning and the very end. Since I only have one tube, I can't get pregnant every month anyways. I had little symptoms when finally I decided to take a test after I was 3 days late and sure enough, a solid BFP on 4 different tests

Symptoms:
Heartburn right when I missed my period. It felt different then the normal heartburn I usually get
I gained a few pounds and was very confused bc I was eating so healthy
I felt amazing, no endo pain. I felt like a normal person

Takeaways:
I was pregnant 2 months after my laparoscopy. My first one 2 years ago almost killed me. I had internal bleeding and was in the hospital for a week. I kept faith, stayed with my Christian Dr., and had a second surgery when I really needed it. Laparoscopies are great if you are ready to get preg right after

Have you ever heard the saying, it will happen when you stop trying?? This is so true. Don't obsess over blogs and website like this. don't take tests early. Take care of yourself and your marriage and have sex on the fertile days. Keep in constant communication with God and ask for direction.

Endometriosis needs the right diet. Your doctor is probably not going to tell you this. It's so important.

Don't obsess over symptoms. I really didn't have any and didn't think I was pregnant.

Good luck and baby dust to all!

BFP 10DPO! (1 tube)

First time posting. I want to start off by saying I only have one Fallopian tube. The right one was removed in July due to an ectopic pregnancy. My right tube burst and couldn't be saved. I am also in remission from thyroid cancer. I finally got my BFP!! I knew it was my month. I know people say it's too early to feel symptoms but I have two children, I just knew!!

1-4DPO-Nothing
5DPO-O cramps on left side
6DPO-urinating a lot, gassy, light cramping, fatigue, and vivid dreams!
7DPO-same as above, except I had some cramping that was a little intense for about an hour
8DPO-same (fatigue, falling asleep at the drop of a hat during the day, insomnia at night, but once I fell asleep, vivid dreams!) a couple pimples and I never break out! Not even pre AF. Took FRER-saw a faint faint line, but wrote it off as indent or evap and bawled Christmas Eve morning (even though I knew it was early and still had hope)
9DPO- fatigue and vivid dreams, still gassy (skipped taking a test, didn't want to cry on Christmas, lol)
10DPO-Woke up from a very vivid dream that I had a positive test. Took a FRER with FMU and got my BFP!!

Sending lots of baby dust to all of you! Xoxo

Almost a year mark got my BFP after lap

So here is my story, like everyone else I promise I will write my story when it happen. I'm 3 months pregnant but I wanted to make sure everyhting was good before I wrote or told anyone. I'm 34 and DH is 35 ,so our age really put more pressure on me, and I know everyone says it would happen when you least expected which is true but is something that is hard to do when you are trying and you seeing everyone around getting pregnant and they are worst physical shape than you or didn't even want to get pregnant. Well I got my BFP in September, I tried softcups, prime rose, mucinex, every other day sex, every day sex, ovulation kits , preeseed and Maca. I'm very regular in my period so I thought getting pregnant is no biggie, boy was wrong!, we started in October of 2013 and by December nothing so I figure since I was turning 34 I should get myself check by the gyno, which I'm glad I did . I started to get postive ovulation sticks twice a month which was odd since I'm so regular, the doctor did a sonogram and I found out that I had fibroids and the lining of the wall was thick, so he stated to come back in three months, went back still the same but try green tea for the fibroids and they got smaller but he was worried about the lining because he though it might be cancer. Of course I freaked out , so he did a laparoscopy and DMC and something else I can recall. Thank God was not cancer but found out my cervix was closed because I have endometrosis, so he said to keep trying after a month and here go again trying. Try Maca since heard it was good for hormones, it got my period shorter but great energy I think if you have really missed period it would work, so stop by August I was done and told my husband that September would be whatever, no nothing the only thing that I did different was try juicing for ferility that found in some website which I figure is healthy for you anyway and workout normal I think worst cause I really pushed myself. The fertile period we did the deed once which it was the 10 , I usually ovulate 11,12,or 13 this is only because I'm so regular because I did'nt do the ovulation kit that month and didn't do deed anymore because I got really sick for two weeks. Since I though was out did an appointment for October to force my doctor to put in clomid since he is old fashion, I drank and did everything normal. I don't count on symptons since I get every pregnant sympton when I get my period the only way I found cause I usually spot three day or 4 days before and I didn't but thought that maybe my period was getting back to normal since I stop the Maca and I had cramps . I waited 2 days after took a dollar test that I had since trying and was two lines, I was like no way! we did it once in the whole month there is no way. I guess they are right about when you least expected, also not that I want to go in details but the other thing different was that DH and I came at the same time I don't know if that what it help. I thank God for this blessing , and I understand your frustration and sadness but there is light at the end of the tunnel . Wish you alot blessinggs and baby dust!

BFP at 29dpo!! Cd44 no early symptoms

Hi everyone. . So I got my bfp At 29dpo cd44 on a 28-30day cycle. Had lap in sept for ruptured ov cyst.
I poas twice in the week after missed af at the beginning and end of the week all bfn and took it as that as i had NO symptoms .. other than what I usually have before af comes.
Cp was vey low so I was waiting for af.. cm was normal. .
Last week.. around 20dpo I did get a nasty bout of nausea but put it down to something i ate and being pregnant never crossed my mind lol.
So ive gone the last few weeks waiting for af as I was convinced shed show.
Walking around wearing a liner for the day it decided to make a show. .
Well my breast started getting fuller around 25dpo and this is a usual sign of af.. but.. then they whent beyond the point of what they usually go and were a bit bigger.. I had been having dizzy spells for around a few days and then decided to poas using online cheapie ..and looked at the stick thinking ah yes . Of course ..one line... but wait .. there was two thick pink lines..after a double take I was thinking what the hell? yep 29dpo /cd44.. BFP!!
We only bd twice this cycle two days in a row so I know its not a late conception. . Just no show of symptoms till around 20dpo which were obviously not enough for me to think I was pregnant. .I think I was convinced with the bfn after missed af ...
Other symptoms I got.. that are obvious now but didn't think anything of before. ..
*very argumentative
*certain tastes I usually liked I now didn't .. I thought maybe they changed the product? Lol
*very arrousing dreams. . Well this is out of the ordinary but thought maybe I wasn't getting enough bd as we hadn't since lol
*diarrhea. . Yes I had it ..around 17dpo and it lasted around 3 days ..it came on very unusual but put I down to I had a bug but I felt fine lol
*heightened sense of smell. . Every thing has just plain stunk to me.
Well there it is.. now that I know the nausea seems to come worse haha
Good luck to all. . Especially those of you who don't have symptoms and are looking for hope. ..! :)

Birthday Baby Bfp

Hi there My Birthday is on Friday! I couldn't have picked a better present! I wanted to share my story with all soon to be mommies, so hopefully you can recognize symptoms to get that early BFP! After 4 mc, and one ectopic that caused a salpingectomy to left tube and salpingostomy (repair) to the other... I can tell you first hand there is hope :-).
1-2 dpo: Nada thing other than the strange dream of a pregnant woman.
3dpo: Ouchie my back hurts like AF has started.
4dpo: Back still hurts, sleeping like crazy, not an ounce of ambition, gush of watery cm (eeeewww)!
5dpo: Pain in the back, woke up stuffy (flu?), notice watery cm. Yep not doing anything today, sharp little pricks off and on in belly??
6dpo: Back pain still, ouchie got a toothache, thinking that the possible flu is a sinus headache whole face hurts! Still no ambition! Instantly angry with DH for no reason.
7dpo: Back ache pretty much gone (whew!), I turn into a carnivore I literally told DH "I tried to feed the dragon, and only red meat will do"... okay so now I'm pretty sure I'm crazy... must be this sinus infection.
8 dpo: Woke up feeling fantastic ( lasted 20 minutes) Back to feeling terrible, have to move no ambition, dog comes in the house and the smell of cold dog sends me wheeling, gagging to the bathroom, whine the whole time moving.
9 dpo: Feeling pretty good. Fluttery tummy that started 7dpo, feeling rather frisky, talked to Ex husband got a little crazy. Decided I'd better take a test cause I am not myself and at 4:30 pm got a medium light BFP!

Hopefully this one goes on without a hitch! Good Luck Ladies! A Bucket Of Baby Dust, from me to you! ♥

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Here we gooooooo!!!

This is kind of a different story. Not your typical 2ww. I'm 38 years old with only 1 fillopian tube. I had an ectopic pregnancy about 4 years ago. I never thought this was possible!!!
1dpo-cranky bad cramps
2dpo-noticed my bobs never stopped hurting after ovulation. Cramps are gone. No cm
3dpo-no cm. headache. Irritated at the whole world.
4dpo-bbs still hurt to the touch. Started getting suspicious when the pain was localized to the outsides of my breasts and not all over. No cm
5dpo-bbs still hurt. Thought of intimacy made my stomach turn. Cm is back
6dpo-ok, had enough of the bb pain. No bloating which would start about now for PMS
7dpo-leg cramps, bbs are killing me. Little cm. way irritated
8dpo-where is my PMS???? No bloating, no headache, sore bbs
9dpo-bought a test without delay simply because I had no PMS sympyoms!! Very faint bfp
10dpo-dizzy. Smells make me gag. Bbs still sore and only getting worse. No cramps, little cm.
11dpo-bbs are driving me nuts. Driving makes me dizzy. And if I see chicken again I may vomit. BFP!!!!
12dpo-restless sleep, sore bbs, still not a lot of cm. darker BFP!!!
Before I got pregnant, the dr told me I had a vitamin D deficiency. 2 weeks after taking 50,000 iu/week, here I am!!!!! It was the vitamin d that did it!!! Never got the "abundance of cm", no cramping, no "implantation spotting". Nothing but sore bbs from ovulation on!!!!

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BFP after 3 years and ovarian tumour

After 3 years of trying and having gone through the tests for IVF we were told we just needed one final repeat check then would have IVF the next month or so. In an internal scan they spotted a mass on my ovary, looked like a cyst, after an MRI and CT scan it was confirmed as a 4.5cm ovarian tumor. To be brief, I had surgery in march 2014 to remove my right ovary and the tumor (confirmed as cancerous but all traces removed in surgery) then we were told we could go straight to IVF, but before we had chance we fell pregnant au naturel in June, just 3 months after surgery, amazing! 19 weeks now and still cant take it in. Here are my symptoms, had more symptoms other months (and im a pro symptom spotting after 3 yrs!) so had no clue.

1dpo onwards - sore side of breasts (normal)
8dpo some mild cramps at night, thought I brought them on by thinking about it
11dpo slight sore throat and slight stuffy nose, felt a bit achy but hard week so didn't think anything of it
12-14dpo v mild cramps, thought AF would come, woke up at 4.30am for no reason
16dpo took 3 tests, all positive, 2-3 wks

My advice is DON'T GIVE UP HOPE no matter how tough it gets, a huge sprinkling of baby dust to all xxxxx
Also if you have LOTs of spotting starting 8-10 days before ur period get it checked, this was my main symptom of the tumour but I didn't know it till after the surgery.

Bfp!!!

So excited to make this entry. Reading these blogs has definitely helped me get through the 2ww! I did have to do injectables/ovidrel/iui and I am so excited I finally have my bfp!
Dpo symptoms I noticed:
5 dpo: gassy! Especially after eating, and it didn't matter what!
10 dpo: starting getting slight stomach aches after eating again didn't matter what
10 dpo: thought for sure I was getting af had cramps exactly like I do before af starts mild-mod but I could feel them in my upper thighs which is kind of a tell for me. ( so sad thinking af would be here soon )
11dpo and on going to the bathroom more often (nervous every time!!)
12 dpo a few mild cramps but they feel different, stomach aches again. Kind of feels like burning stomach

13 dpo took a home test.. Positive!!
Didn't want to get to excited because of the meds

14 dpo blood hcg test, came back in the 400s which they told me is really good for my first pregnancy!

Hope this helps good luck!! Baby dust to you all

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TTC for 2 years, blocked tube, adhesions, IUI, chronic spotting before period and finally SUCCESS!

Hello :) I have spent literally the last entire year of my life Googling every possible infertility issue and every phantom early pregnancy symptom. It was really consuming my life. I was living in this constant 14 day limbo and month after month getting my hopes up during the two week wait only to be sadly disappointed when my period would come without fail.
About two years ago I started experiencing extreme pelvic pain not related to uterine cramps during my Period. Sometime after sex I would have trouble even standing due to the pain for any length of time lasting up to 3 days after. I am 26 years old, my husband is 36 with an off the charts sperm count and motility. At this point I expressed my concern to my OBGYN during a routine exam. She scheduled me with a RE to do a sonohistogram. He could tell something wasn't normal with at least one of my tubes so I was scheduled to have laproscopic surgery in December 2013. During the surgery, the doctors found tons of heavy abdominal adhesions and that my right tube was proximally blocked (at the uterus). The doctor said we were likely to be pregnant in 6 months with timed intercourse. Well 10 cycles passed and we decided to move forward with IUI. Two weeks later I was devastated with a negative pregnancy test. We really were facing the fact that the doctors wanted to move us to IVF and I really couldn't find much info online about successful IUIs with tubal infertility, even one blocked side and one open side. We decided we would finish our last IUI cycle before IVF and take time to decide if we really wanted to spend the $13000 it would have cost us for what felt like a huge gamble. Well yesterday at 10DPIUI I was not experiencing the usual spotting I have every month like clockwork on 9DPO, I was at work and just felt some heaviness in my breasts and decided to come home and test midday without holding urine for more than and hour... Just for the hell of it I guess. Well you can imagine my complete shock when a light pink second line showed up. I threw up I was so blown away! That was my instant reaction!! I took another test 24hrs later and it was still light, but darker than the day before! I mostly felt compelled to share my story for anyone feeling helpless from long term TTC and dealing with tubal factor infertility. As long as one tube is patent, IUI can work!! I am the living proof of this now. I never thought we would conceive without IVF! Good luck to anyone out there dealing with something similar. I wish you luck and happiness. Thanks for reading my journey :)

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