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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!

After Four Years, Finally!

I honestly cannot believe after four years of trying to conceive I am finally able to post here! When we first started trying I got pregnant right away and miscarried at eight weeks, after that, I have not been able to get pregnant. Two years ago we started seeing an RE, sporadically as we moved several times and I kept having to switch doctors. In December of last year I was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve and was told I would not be able to get pregnant without IVF. We did a laparoscopy surgery mid January to remove scar tissue and polyps on my uterus. We were saving our money and planning IVF for June and decided we would just try naturally for the next few months. I got a two day period a few days after my laparoscopy and ovulated 12 days later. Today at 9dpo, a positive pregnancy test! It's light, but definitely there and definitely pink! I am a nervous wreck and praying that this one will stick! After hoping and praying for so many years it is unbelievable to see two lines.

Symptoms so far: started at six days past ovulation:

Sore throat, cramping, tired feeling, insomnia, headache, some nausea today after eating breakfast. That's it so far!

I truly hope everyone that is struggling to conceive gets their BFP one day!

Miracle BFP!

My hubby and I tried to get pregnant in 2012 for 8 months with no luck. Even had two rounds of Clomid, I got cystic acne, and everything was a mess. I went back on the pill in OCt or Nov. In Dec 2013 I had surgery and a HSG. I found out I have Mild endo, plus was diagnosed with PCOS years ago. I am 30 years old. I got my period in Jan like normal. I started taking Prenatals with Inositol in it, and also take Fish oil, Vit D, COQ10, and Calcium. I had been on the supplements about a month. I was going to start Vitex if I didn't get my period in Feb..Well Feb 10th 2014, I got my BFP!!!

Mon Feb 10, 2014 Cycle Jan 08, 2014 CD34 13DPO
BMS, Nipples sensitive, DARK PEE. cramps.
98.72F at 08:45am, HPT+, Tender Breasts, Bloated, Nausea, Fatigue, Constipation, Backache, Dizziness

Sun Feb 09, 2014 Cycle Jan 08, 2014 CD33 12DPO
Really bad cramps. A couple brown mixed discharge this am and then pink with one red glob. Sensitive nipples, so bloated, a little weight gain. Peeing a lot. Beyond cranky tonight. Low grade fever and lots of cramps. Some dizziness.
98.43F at 09:00am, Creamy CM, , Bloated, Fatigue, Frequent Urination, Headache, Skin Break-Out, Constipation, Backache, Cramps, Heartburn

Sat Feb 08, 2014 Cycle Jan 08, 2014 CD32 11DPO
Peeing a lot. Bad cramps.
98.18F at 09:00am, Creamy CM, Bloated, Frequent Urination, Headache, Skin Break-Out, Constipation, Backache, Cramps, Increased Appetite

Fri Feb 07, 2014 Cycle Jan 08, 2014 CD31 10DPO
Arm pain-bad cramps-bad back pain- sad-
97.96F at 09:00am, Creamy CM, HPT-, Headache, Constipation, Backache, Dizziness, Cramps

Thu Feb 06, 2014 Cycle Jan 08, 2014 CD30 9DPO
Headache-itching-oily itchy scalp and face- heavy bladder-cramping-bms-peeing every 15 mins
98.24F at 09:00am, Creamy CM, Fatigue, Frequent Urination, Headache, Skin Break-Out, Gassy, Cramps, Increased Appetite

Wed Feb 05, 2014 Cycle Jan 08, 2014 CD29 8DPO
Sneezing a lot-minor runny nose-bms and dry mouth-pimple-cramping ish-ears clogged-minor pain top/ sides by arm pit/boob sore-arms hurt-headache-thirsty-sharp abdominal pain left side -sharp pains in vagina-yellow discharge- dry mouth but also drooling-heartburn tonight badly-restless.
98.51F at 09:00am, Creamy CM, Bloated, Irritability, Nausea, Fatigue, Frequent Urination, Headache, Skin Break-Out, Gassy, Diarrhea, Backache, Dizziness, Cramps, Increased Appetite

Tue Feb 04, 2014 Cycle Jan 08, 2014 CD28 7DPO
Headache, bms, dry mouth, pimple, backache, cramps. Dizzy, hungry, tired. Bloated/pooch. Ears popping
98.33F at 09:00am, Sticky CM, Bloated, Irritability, Nausea, Fatigue, Frequent Urination, Headache, Skin Break-Out, Gassy, Constipation, Backache, Dizziness, Cramps, Increased Appetite, Heartburn

Mon Feb 03, 2014 Cycle Jan 08, 2014 CD27 6DPO
Wake up at 4am starving last three days. Mouth burning severe. Ears clogged and popping. BMS. Creamy/sticky CM. Dizzy and tired. Headache, and sick to stomach. Low blood sugar symptoms &Shakes.possible yeast infection? Oily scalp and skin. Dandruff scalp. emo. A couple mins of butt/tailbone pain. arms so achy, and dry mouth.
98.51F at 09:00am, Creamy CM, Bloated, Sleep Deprived, Irritability, Nausea, Fatigue, Frequent Urination, Headache, Gassy, Diarrhea, Backache, Dizziness, Cramps, Increased Appetite, Heartburn

Sun Feb 02, 2014 Cycle Jan 08, 2014 CD26 5DPO
Cramp on left lower abdomen. Painful arms. Insomnia and wake early. Bad vidid dreams. Gas. Frequent urination. Itchy scalp and oily skin. Pimples. Tearful watching gabby movie. Bms. ears clogged and popping. Left ear hard hearing. Emo, cried like three times when watching tv (was not sad).
98.69F at 08:45am, Sticky CM, Bloated, Sleep Deprived, Fatigue, Frequent Urination, Headache, Skin Break-Out, Gassy, Backache, Dizziness, Cramps, Increased Appetite

Sat Feb 01, 2014 Cycle Jan 08, 2014 CD25 4DPO
nips, cramping, back pain, corners of mouth dry, runny nose and sneezing. Oily skin and scalp. I can smell everything. Sighing none stop. Increased arm aches. Bright pee.
98.33F at 09:00am, Creamy CM, Tender Breasts, Bloated, Irritability, Fatigue, Headache, Gassy, Backache, Cramps, Increased Appetite, Heartburn

Fri Jan 31, 2014 Cycle Jan 08, 2014 CD24 3DPO
Flutters lower abdomen, breast full, nipples soreness, hungry, oily skin and hair. Good mood. Strong smells and food taste bad.
98.12F at 09:00am, Sticky CM, Tender Breasts, Bloated, High Energy, Irritability, Nausea, Frequent Urination, Headache, Constipation, Cramps, Increased Appetite, Heartburn

Thu Jan 30, 2014 Cycle Jan 08, 2014 CD23 2DPO
Sneezing and runny nose. Nips hurt and itch. BMS, oily skin and hair. Smell everything.
98.17F at 09:00am, Egg White CM, Tender Breasts, Nausea, Fatigue, Headache, Constipation, Cramps, Increased Appetite

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