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BFP after Laparoscopy

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The Wicked Witch Coming For You? Maybe not. It could be BFP

First off, I am OVER THE MOON about this BFP!!! Holy guacamole!!! I had such WEIRD symptoms, and felt like even if just a few people see this, and feel better. Then I have paid it forward. I have read countless BFP stories, and I really hope this one makes your TWW a little less excruciating.

I didn't know when I ovulated this month. I wasn't using OPKs. I had just had my Mirena IUD out maybe 3 weeks previously! Either way, I used an ovulation calculator. As luck would have it when the day came around I felt like I wasn't ovulating AT ALL!!! I still BD anyway. About a week later I had every single sign of ovulation. So, just in case.... we BD away for a few days.

SYMPTOM PATROL:
The weirdest thing happened. After that ovulation day... I just knew. It was as if I was doubting myself, but really. I knew!! My first symptom was that I had this tingling sensation where my right ovary would be! It was like I could feel the blood moving. That went on for a few days. Then I was SOOOOO hungry right when I woke up, which never happens. Right after that my sense of smell started getting better. Then a turn for the worse.... I broke out. I really felt uneasy about this, except it was a HORRIBLE break out. Which I also never get. By the next day I started having cramps, and I was SURE af was coming!!! I wrote an entire post about how I knew I was out. I kept going to the bathroom. I just was waiting and waiting for it! After a few more days I got these pains in my back, and I went to the bathroom thinking "this is it! AF is here". When I got there. It was a glob of creamy white lotion type of CM. This was when I started to get excited!! Then I was one day late for my period. Got a BFN. Thought I was out AGAIN. 2 days late, and started to realize if I ovulated late then my period would be late. That night I took two blue dye tests, and they were faintttt. Sense they were blue I figured I was tricking myself. I went to get some $tree tests. Took one, and a big BFN. I threw it on the table and called it good. The next morning with FMU I took another $tree after about 30 secs it looked as if it was a BFN. I was discouraged, and heartbroken. I left the test, and pee out. After awhile I remembered I left my pee out. I went back in, and there was a BLAZING positive!!! I started screaming and jumping. I got another test, and with the same FMU did it. Right away another BLAZING BFP. I ran to get a frer and another BLAZING bfp! That day it was confirmed by a blood test, and has only been getting darker!! Later I realized that BFN $tree test was actually positive! I just didn't see it! I wouldn't say check them after the time limit, but let the test sit for a bit! Don't be impatient like me!

You're not out until that witch shows up!!! Sometimes pregnancy symptoms are just like AF but worse!! Keep positive. Try to remember this will come right when it's meant to, and try to focus on the things you DO have! I hope this helps ladies!!

One other thing.... I only have ONE FALLOPIAN TUBE!!!! Have hope!!!

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BFP: The hardest journey

Married for 8yrs, always hoping for a surprise, but after 3yrs of traveling and living life, we needed to focus on starting our own family. Downloaded tons of apps, OPK's, bbt,read books, and of course the worst of them all, Google! Nothing! Making the call to the RE was hard, but nothing could have prepared me for what was going to happen next. 6 rounds of clomid, negative... Onto IVF, because we're candidates... My AMH was 1.4(2011).
Transferred (2) 3day embryos, at 7wks ended up in the ER with an ectopic. 5 days later, miscarried my second angel. Had a lap salpingectomy and after a 6month break, onto to round 2.
Retrieved 9 eggs, 9 fertilized! 8 made it to 5day blasts! 1 transferred, 7 frozen! Onto the good stuff!
1-3dp5dt no symptoms
4dp5dt, some mild cramping, felt like period was coming. This was by far the strongest of them all, but it wasn't like the pains I had during my ectopic...Very nervous, but no spotting. No trouble falling asleep, but waking up way to early...
6dp5dt more cramping, but it's more gas than anything! Progesterone?
7dp5dt feeling foggy start getting a headache- I never get headaches??? Drinking my coconut and electrolyte water- so strange???
8dp5dt, more cramping, but it comes and goes...
9dp5dt, headaches again?! Some cramping... Craving pizza... Yeah I like pizza, but I never crave it!
10dp5dt, BFP!!!! Beta is 523!!!!
I did 1year of Accupuncture... Prenatals, iron, and recently getting treatment from a chiropractor. Tilted uterus, and had endometriosis which was confirmed after 1st retrieval...

Still can't believe it...

As I am writing, I can't believe I am actually writing a BFP story. I've read thousands on this site, always dreaming of the day I'd get to write one. And now I'm actually doing it and it feels so strange.

My husband and I have been trying for 6 years. After years of testing and procedures and thousands of dollars, we found out we'd need IVF because of my husband's sperm. Low count, motility, and morphology.

This was in January. We were devastated because we can't afford IVF, but relieved we finally had an answer.

We decided to focus our efforts somewhere else, so I decided to enroll to finish my master's and my husband his Bachelor's. We figured we'd save for the next 2 years and wait to do invitro.

I decided while we were waiting we could try Fertilaid for Men. Couldn't hurt, right?

He was on it for 2 weeks when I ovulated, so we didn't think it could ever work, but we did it one time during my fertile period. I almost fainted when I saw those 2 pink lines. The only reason I took the test was because we were going to have drinks for my husbands birthday. I was 13dpo. Still in disbelief.

I've had no symptoms so far, sorry ladies. However, that is a symptom for me. Generally my boobs hurt from ovulation to AF, but they're not sore at all.

Now I just hope for a very healthy next 8 months!!

Positive Opk before Positive Hpt

So this month I used opk's and Preseed. We have been trying to conceive #4 for almost 2 years. Turns out I was ovulating a lot earlier then I thought. Here's my cycle this month:

CD's 1-5 period
CD's 6-8 uneventful
CD 9- NEG opk - Bd'd anyway EWCM
CD 10 VERY POS opk Bd'd again I woke up with water retention and sore bbs
CD 11 -Water retention again, sore bbs, sore throat, kinda stuffy nose, tired, dizzy spell this afternoon (odd) achey abs and my uterus felt almost painful when I flopped down on the couch tonight. I think this was O day!!
CD 12 - Super sore bbs, tired and crampy
CD 13 - Sore bbs
CD 14 - Stuffy nose, sore bbs, woke up with a headache(odd) little bit of a sore throat
CD 15 - Stuffy nose, sore bbs, tired
CD 16 - Super sore bbs on the sides and tops of them, had a very vivd dream, tired and very moody
CD 17 - Super stuffy nose, lower abdomen cramps, tired, sore bbs on sides, big glob of creamy lotion like cm that night, very low odd cramps all day
CD 18 - Very twingey and crampy down low, lotion like cm, uterus almost feels like its moving, tired, totally stuffed up nose, really sore bbs on the sides again today, peeing more, another big glob of cm in the early evening, very crampy
CD's 19-20 - tired, slightly crampy off and on, moody
CD 21- POAS two actually the first was an opk which was very positive and then later that day an Hpt, very faint squinter of a positive.
CD 22 - POAS again and got a darker BFP!!!
CD 23- in shock!!! LOL!! So happy!!! But stll in shock!
CD 24 - take another hpt, BFP again!! HAPPY!!!

So I just wanted to take the time to share my cycle this month as is wasn't really that different for me then most. My advice to anyone ttc is buy a good opk kit like First Response (that's what I used) and as soon as you start getting lines on them start Bd'ing. It's important to have sperm up there waiting when the egg is released. Especially in my situation where I was ovulating earlier then I thought. And on a side note my opk that I took the same day as I got my first positive was a very dark opk (positive) and the pregnancy test was a squinter but positive none the less (barely). So for all you people out there that say that you can't use opk's to test for pregnancy, I believe my cycle this month proves you can! :) Baby dust to all ttc! I know your heartache and frustration. Please hang in there, it will be worth the wait. :)

1 day left before 2 week wait is over!

Omg where do I start. Well I been TTC for 4 years now. I just got married and now more than ever ready to have a baby. Well I found a Dr an had a laparoscopy to remove scar tissue an unblock left tube. Blue dye confirmed both tubes open. Dr said its time to start trying. That was 02/18/14. AF came 02/22/14 so after we got busy. i ovulated 03/08/14. I ordered early pregnancy test to test 7 to 10 dpo. Tested 03/16. Bfn also 3/18 bfn. So i decided to wait until after af is missed. Tomorrow is the day af is suppose to come. Praying for a bfp in the am. Finger crossed. Its been a long road for me. Im very anxious to test today because ive been having a lot of symptoms. Sore boobs, wanting a lot of pickles, cant get full. Bloated feeling heavy in abdominal area. Tired, very moody.Omg i hope I'm preggers..

After over 6 years of ttc!

My husband and I were high school sweethearts and knew from day 1 we wanted a family together. After over 6 years of ttc, 5 miscarriages, numerous doctors appointments and testing, different medications, and surgery, Im 19 weeks 4 days pregnant with 3 girls. The pregnancy started out as quadruplets but we lost 1 around 9 weeks. Thankfully our 3 girls are growing right on track and we couldnt be happier! Never give up on your dreams =)

2 years of trying & a lap at Xmas.... BFP

I'm writing this to hopefully give hope..
After trying for nearly 2 years for my second child and a rather painful laparoscopy at Xmas 2013 I got my BFP this morning.
My symptoms are as follows
No painful boobs ( this is strange for me )
Very tired
Metal taste once while eating popcorn at the cinema
Nausea on & off

Due on today usual 28 day cycle but I just knew something was off
So happy baby dust for everyone in their two week wait

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Gave up hope, planned trip, bought puppy then... BFP!

To all those who have lost hope, I've had three laporoscopies for Endo with the last (one year ago) finding multiple cysts on my ovaries.

We have been carefree for four years and actively trying for two and a half and were on the public wait list for IVF after giving up any chance of falling naturally.

In hindsight I guess there were a few symptoms early on. I had one day where I was EXTREMELY gassy - like to the point that I no longer wanted to be around myself! Luckily I was working alone!

Then I had what I now know to be implantation bleeding which at the time looked more like pre-menstrual spotting, like a light brown discharge, only it didn't continue past that day. I was and have been since about 4 weeks feeling dizzy every time I stand up and need to pee ALL the time. With that I'm mega thirsty all the time too which is new for me.

People commented that I was moodier than usual at 4 weeks and I had a day of teenage-like acne.

I didn't find out till 5 weeks though. I only tested to confirm my period was on it's way as my pre-menstrual breast cyst had flared up and I had a pregnancy test leftover from my ttc days.

Such a shock! Now 5w 4d. No symptoms other than slightly PMS feeling boobs now and then, frequent peeing and dizziness. Not a hint of nausea though but it's early days.

Anyway - good luck ladies - we are just in disbelief after all the pain of trying. Our first BFP after all these years!

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Finally a BFP with gonadotropins

My husband and I conceived our first born 3 years ago without much trouble. 3 months after stopping birth control pill I was pregnant so 18 months ago when we decided to try again for bub number 2 I didn't think it would be difficult.
I was wrong. I've always had a longer cycle of about 6 weeks and we are getting older. I heard that if you don't conceive after 6 months from 35 (i'm 36 & hubby is 38) onwards you should seek help. So of to the gp I went and that was just the beginning of the waiting game.
It took 4 months to get a referral to a gynae then we had to do 3 tracking cycles which showed I ovualte late. We then tried two rounds of clomid which made my uterine lining too thin for implantation.
After a break for christmas and waiting again I had a lap & dye to check for any tube blockages and other possible problems and got the all clear but the dr confirmed, as she had expected, PCOS. I had to wait again before we could start the next step which was low dose gonadotropin injections & timed intercourse. The first one failed due to a thin lining but here we are with a BFP after our second round.
I've had so many let downs in the two week wait when I thought it had happened but it hadn't I didn't want to get my hopes up. I had been taking a hpt to prep myself for another fail but a faint line appeared. I still wasn't convinced as I had a trigger shot to induce ovulation and this contains hcg so can give a false positive but the following day (12 dpo) it was still positive and darker than before. I went for blood that day which confirmed I'm pregnant!
I really didn't have any pregnancy symptoms but I noticed that I wasn't getting salt cravings or higher sex drive like I usually do before a period so to those without any signs there is still hope!
The month I got pregnant I used everything. Presseed lube, evening primrose oil and cough syrup to thin mucus, no caffeine, Vitamin E to boost lining and I tried to have fruit and veg at every meal especially green leafy veggies. Who knows what did it in the end but I'm just so happy we finally made it here. I'm hoping and praying that the next 9 months goes smoothly.

BFP month after laparoscopy and hysteroscopy

1st bfp 07/2012, mc 5 weeks. Then took 3 cycles clomid. Switched docs and new doc suspected polyp and endometriosis might be problem. Had laparoscopy and hysteroscopy on 01/16/14. Doc removed polyp and endometriosis. Was diagnosed with mild endo. Menstrual cycle started 01/18/14. Ovulated cd 20. On 2/19/14 had bad cramps and bit of pinkish blood followed by brown spotting. Thought it was af but full flow never came. Got curious and took test two days later 02/21/14. Got bfp! Me 36 yoa, Dh 32.
Good luck gals. Sometimes the journey is way longer than expected but don't lose hope! Baby dust to you all!

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