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Natural BFP After Vasectomy Reversal, Over 40, Low Progesterone, Short Luteal Phase

My husband had a vasectomy reversal (almost 7 years after the vasectomy) and I got pregnant within a few months at 41 years old but unfortunately miscarried at 11 weeks (although it likely happened much sooner and was just missed). I then had a chemical pregnancy a few months later. Two cycles later I got pregnant a third time, still at 41 years old, and I am now 20 weeks along. I will be 42 at delivery. All genetic testing, ultrasounds, etc. have shown that we are having a healthy baby girl.

We believe that God controls conception, but there are things we did as well:

-used Magnesium lotion at bedtime
-cut out almost all dairy and soy
-took OvaBoost
-took FertileCM
-used BioRay Kids toxin remover
-used Clary Calm, Clary Sage, or Radiant Womb essential oil from day 4 to ovulation
-used Pro-Gest progesterone cream after ovulation, since I was diagnosed with low progesterone
-used Thyme essential oil after ovulation
-took Utericalm for the first trimester
-took Fertilitea
-took Maca pills
-took 2000mg Vitamin C
-took B6 complex, one of many things I took to try to lengthen my short luteal phase
-took Vitex
-used royal jelly in smoothies
-took Magnesium pills
-took 1200mg Calcium
-ate foods high in Magnesium, B6, Zinc, and Vitamin C
-ate pineapple core for 5 days post ovulation
-went to the chiropractor weekly
-stopped running and walked instead, since I have a low BMI
-prayed a lot
-had sex every day for several days prior to ovulation plus one day after (I charted my temperature, monitored my cervical fluid, and used ovulation tests so that I would know when I ovulated.)
-used small amount of coconut oil for lubricant during sex

I know it sounds like I did a lot, but it really wasn't a huge deal, especially considering what some women go through.

Symptoms:
2 DPO: sharp pains in uterus
6 DPO: sharp pains in ovary area
7 DPO: food aversions, strong sense of smell
8 DPO: tiny amount of pinkish beige in cervical fluid
9 DPO: strong sense of smell with nausea from it; light positive on Wondfo pregnancy test
11 DPO: tiny amount of darker beige in cervical fluid; darker positive on Wondfo pregnancy test

Do not give up hope. God is above all of the negative over 40 information out there. And although my story isn't exactly picture perfect, I did manage to get pregnant naturally 3 times in less than a year, all over 40. My midwives and doctors have all been supportive and told me several stories about themselves or their patients having successful pregnancies over 40. 3 of my sisters-in-law all had babies in their 40s. I think it is much more common than we hear about. May God bless you with the gift of a child, and peace while you wait.

38yo, natural conception

I am 6weeks pregnant, all good on the ultrasound HCG=20000. So far so good.

After a miscarriage in april 2017, here is my 2ww BFP story !
I've read these stories so many times while being in the 2ww that I had to put mine. Hope it helps !

Please note that the signs were different in april (I'll write them down below as well).
Also, 10 years ago I was pregnant but I was forced to abort because of incredible, inhumane pain in the uterus that was killing me. It was excruciating all day long, not stopping for more than 5 minutes/day. It was a nightmare. I managed to hold on for 3 weeks until I aborted.
This time, no problem, a bit hurting, but nothing compared to back then.

Hope it helps !

****THIS PREGNANCY****
CD 1-3: menstruation, quite short as normally
CD 4-8: nothing special
CD 8: egg white cm
CD 9 : egg white cm
CD 10: egg white cm, bd
CD 12: exhausted
CD 13: positive ovulation test, ovulation pain in the ovaries, I recognize it
1-3 dpo : nothing special
4 dpo : sligthly sore breasts
5 dpo : sligthly sore breasts
6 dpo: on/off stabbing/spikes in ovaries, very clear and long one while visiting a celtic dolmen in France!, sensitive breasts, spider veins on boobs have appeared
7 dpo: mild cramps all night and morning, sore breasts felt on/off
8 dpo: cramps all day, sore breasts on/off
9 dpo: nothing
10 dpo: VERY FAINT positive on fmu with clearclue 6days early; peed more often than usual, hungry all night, mild cramps but on and off
11 dpo: FAINT but clear positive in fmu; crying a lot, cramps in the evening
12 dpo: cramps and spikes in uterus on/off all day, tired
13 dpo: BBT 37.2 degrees celsius, headache in the evening, during the night cramps exactly as if AF were coming !! Horrible..
14 dpo: no AF, mild cramps from 5pm
15 dpo: first day late, but no symptoms
16 dpo: cramps from 3pm, BFP on clearblue digital saying 1-2weeks!!!
17dpo: mild cramps
32dpo: blood test hcg at 2900
35 dpo: hcg at 7300, all good in ultrasound
40 dpo: hcg at 20000

*****pregnancy that ended in mc after 5weeks****
CD1-6: menstruation, rather long
CD14 : ovulation pain
1-4 dpo : nothing special
5 dpo: mild cramps
6 dpo: mild cramps during the day
7 dpo: cramping woke me up
8 dpo: nothing
9 dpo: continuous cramping all day, FAINT POSITIVE in fmu with clearblue early 10mUi, at 7am, but negative at 10am!
10 dpo: negative in fmu with clearblue digital 25mUI
11 dpo: night cramps, crying and sad, nauseous
12 dpo: FAINT PoSITIVE at 3am with clearblue early, spikes in uterus at night, sore breasts, sad
13 dpo: sore breast, smoked 2 cigarettes and had 2 glasses of wine, and BFP at 11pm !!!
14 dpo: BFP again at 6am, angry at everybody, blood test hcg at 47 mUI/ml, mild cramps in the evening
15 dpo: mild cramps
16 dpo: sore boobs, cramps at night

Baby dust to all of you, hoping you will get there as well, in no time !

Crazy erratic cycle BFP

So all the months I do symptom checking and it always turned out to be super awful pms. This was the month we gave up and figured it just wasn't in the cards for us. Our TTC story began June 2016- got pregnant right after our honeymoon only to end in miscarriage in August 2016. My insurance was awful and no doctor would do any testing until 10 weeks- I miscarriaged before that. We cried and then realized if it was that easy the first time then we'll try again- and again- and again. 1 year later we gave up. A few weeks ago (about 5 days before AF) I realized I had NO PMS symptoms. I was a little tired, but I also work crazy hours so that happens sometimes. A couple days later my bbs were so swollen and painful I couldn't even wear a bra. I went to work and everything smelled like metal and gasoline. I was crazy nauseous. So I bought a hpt and went to the gym after work and sure enough- a faint line. It was a store brand blue dye test so I wanted to be sure and bought more of the wondfo tests. Day of AF due I took one and it was a faint positive!!! 24 hours later after a strenuous work day I took a nap, woke up with the WORST back pain of my life and sure enough started to spot. I figured that was it and I was out. Over the next 24 hours I bled through a tampon and a pad and then it was gone and done. A couple days later I was super sick to my stomach and my salad didn't agree with me. My bbs were bursting out of my bra and I was getting some back and abdominal twinges. On a hunch, I took another test and it was a faint positive! Called the dr to confirm and expected the worst- that the hcg just hadn't left my system yet. She said everything was good and looked healthy! Going in for a scan in a couple weeks to make sure all is well and to find out how far along I am since my cycles have been so wonky, but she thinks I'm 5 weeks along now. Baby dust to everyone. Don't give up!!

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44 natural BFP with APS, PCOS, suspected Adenomyosis & previous m/c

Quick Background: One daughter just turned 14. 2 previous pregnancies both at 42 with M/C at 9 and 10 weeks, both within 48 hours of perfect ultrasounds. Got a full workup by RE and found to have Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, as well as being a carrier to several other blood clotting disorders (but not diagnosed with)... hemotolgist found it unusual to see so many carrier genes in one person. So... on baby aspirin for life. Was told to stay on Lovenox while TTC. Tried for about 6 months and gave up.

Since we have been NTNP (not trying not protecting).

That being said, we felt time was running out and I did get serious this month, used opk's and temped. This cycle we only BD'd one time due to both of us traveling. Got a positive OPK on CD 16 and BD'd on CD 17. That was it!

I did symptom spot and will post below everything I noted, but in truth the only really OBVIOUS symptom I had that was totally unusual for me, was the most intense heavy full swollen breasts and sensitive nipples that started at 3 days post ovulation (confirmed with temping). And it never went away. I did NOT expect that and have never had that with any of my 3 previous pregnancies that early. In fact, I even worried my last two because I read so much about breast tenderness and it didn't really start for me until maybe the 6th week.

So... here is my story... fingers crossed I stay pregnant, but I am grateful for the chance even with odds stacked against us.

Most my life pcos has had my cycles all over the place, but for last few years eating a clean paleo diet & low in carbs... I've been super regular (by my standards)... periods are 30 to 35 days apart pretty consistently. Ovulating between CD 16-22. Typical is day 21 for me.

CD 16 +opk at 2pm (had taken one at noon and it was "almost positive" so felt inclined to check again) Called DH who was out of town and arriving next morning.

Ovulation Day: BD'd around noon that was it for this whole cycle

1 DPO confirmed O with temp rise, very large glob of clear super stretch cm in the morning. Slight breast tenderness, CM dried up and gummy by afternoon.

2 DPO cm scant but creamy/sticky, stong twingy cramps on left ovary (typical for me), mild uterine cramps, mild lower back cramps...also typical in early luteal phase.

3 DPO runny nose upon waking,. Breasts more tender than usual, nipples way more sensative than typical for me. On and off mentrual like cramps all day... stonger on left. Nipples were so tender I felt tortured playing softball everytime I ran... never happened before... even with previous pregnancies, never had such sensitive nipples until way later in pregnancy. Boobs feel full and very heavy/achy.

4 DPO cracy how heavy and full my breasts are and nips... OMG super sensative. Woke up in the night from a really strong cramp (too early for implantation?), mild headache all day, very gassy. Can't stop crying today, super emotional. Cried at daughters choir performance (never done that and felt silly).

5 DPO same as 4 dpo. I think I just had a really strong progeserone response or estrogen dominance or something this cycle. It's too early for Pg symptoms, but feels like the worst pms of my life. Emotional, boobs are killing me, just weird for me.

6 DPO Same as last 2 days, but noticed complexion looks great! Even had compliments which is also not normal for my luteal phase.

7 DPO BFN Same as aove, heache all day, lots of pain twingy cramps around what feels like left ovary. Radiates into hip. Feel really wet, have had light creamy cm since O, today it is thinner and wetter... even left wet spot on panties.

8 DPO BFN feeling out, all my other pregnancies (3) I tested positive by 8 dpo. Only really unusual symptom is the persistent incredibly sore breasts and crazy tender nipples. I have had some, but not quite like this and never this long, usually by now it lets up a bit.

9 DPO BFN Same as yesterday... Boobs still KILLING ME!

10 DPO BFN boobs and nips still super baaaaad! Seems like more crampiness today. Had a super sharp and very painful cramp while in line at grocery store in the afternoon. Honestly IF I did conceive that had to be an implantation cramp... I wanted to double over but it passed like in 15 seconds and then I've had on and off mild cramping in the area since. Kind of curious if this could be implantation... it was super intense but not gas, radiating pain into hip and down leg, it was different. Seriously, even thinking maybe with all this crampiness if I'm not pregnant (which I really don't think I am because I'm sure I would have a bfp by now) I need to go to the Dr. I'm worried I might have a pelvic infection, BV? I don't know, but a lot of cramping and discomfort lately.

Viva Mexico BFP

So this is my first time posting one of these, and I'm still in shock of the fact that I am.
First a disclaimer: I know, as a woman who had been hoping for a child previously, addicted to symptom spotting and POAS, that we look for hope in the smallest signs. All I can say, is that EVERYONE is different, and it is hard to judge if you are pregnant or not before the time comes- all you can really do is wait. Do not lie to yourself about symptoms, because that only makes it harder! If you look for symptoms, oftentimes they will come.

And a little bit about my background... I am just about to turn 20, from BC Canada. It currently living in Mexico with my 27 year old fiance. We have been together for almost a year, and have not been trying/not exactly preventing. When I was 16 & 17 I was in an abusive relationship and ended up miscarrying at 5 weeks post LMP (horrible to say but I am glad, as my life wouldn't be the same, it wasn't the time). After the miscarriage my hormone started going wonky, my periods would be from 28 to 41 days, and ended up with hyperthyroid then low progesterone, and was then put on bioidentical progesterone cream treament. That affected my mood greatly so I only stuck with it for 2 or 3 months before stopping. Also, I have iron deficient and macrocytic (folate) deficient anaemia due to allergies and food sensitivities. I thought that it would be very difficult for me to conceive but here I am now...

I'm not 100% sure on my day of ovulation but I believe that it was on cycle day 13. After the progesterone my cycles have been 27 days long. I started getting that "feeling" around 9 days post possible ovulation so I think that is when I started implantation. I didn't have any bleeding, just cramping that was like the twinges that everyone talks about.

Honestly I thought that I was going to get my period! There were a few different things that definitely made me think about being pregnant but I didn't think it would actually happen. The only thing that made me think that I was pregnant was that normally I start PMSing 8 days before my period on the dot- no matter how long my cycle is, but this cycle I started PMSing three days earlier. There wasn't much different than the usual PMS- my boobs started to swell and get heavy I was incredibly ravenously hungry, bloated and I was just having mood swings. The only differences were that I was incredibly horny- like crazy and my CM was super thick and snotty or abundantly yellow/white cream. I was also sick for about a week around implantation time. Oddly enough my PMS like symptoms stopped 2 days before my expected period, and that's when I knew something was up. I got a negative HPT on cycle days 24 and 26. On the 27th I started getting nauseaus, my favorite cheese smelt and tasted moldy (was fresh- Mexican cheese is the best), normally crazy for seafood but I couldn't stand the thought of it, plus I could live off of orange juice- it's all I crave. Yesterday, CD28 (approx. 14 DPO), I woke up and peed 2 times between 2 and 7 am and thought nothing of it. My fiance went and brought me HPTs because there was NO sign of af- large amounts of creamy white CM in its place. I told myself I was going to wait but I had a feeling I needed to POAS- so I did!! At 2 pm I got an instant dark positive, and didn't believe it. Waited a few more hours and it still was hard to absorb so I took another test (1 pee later and 2 L of OJ) which resulted in a faint positive.

Something to note, as I realize this gets a lot of women- a MAJORITY of women don't test positive until after their missed period or 14 DPO.. it's normal and if you test positive previously you're a lucky odd duck.

I hope this post brings solace to those that need it in their 2WW, but hold out and don't get discouraged by false tests and symptoms, but also don't give in to false hope- the fall is a lot harder that way :(

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Bfp on first IVF?!

This was my first IVF cycle and I just got my BFP this morning on an FRER digital test. I'm so excited, but after two years of trying, I'm still worried that maybe the test was wrong or the Ovidrel was still in my system (from 15 days prior?) I go in for Beta tomorrow morning. Weird thing is my Easy @ Home test was still a negative this morning! Maybe because FRER detects it first?

Anyways I have to say I have next to no symptoms. I even told my accupunturist I was sure it hadn't worked. I had some cramping at 5dp5dt and some twinges in my lower abdomin. For the most part, I was unsure except for the fact that I've had a way smaller appetite and felt like my heart was beating really fast all week and I couldn't catch my breath. I hope the test was right and my beta is high tomorrow!does anyone know how much HCG an FRER needs to be positive (I took the test that's says Yes+ if it's positive and NO- if it's negative) I know I should be happy but I still can't believe it!

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Very faint BFP 11 dpo

I'm back after a chemical pregnancy in July at 5 weeks. I got a faint bfp at 12 dpo that never got darker so I expected it. After being totally exhausted the last 2 days I took a HPT this afternoon and got a super faint bfp--so light I thought it was an evap. Took another a couple hours later with the same result--very light but showed up in about 5 minutes. I am really nervous guys---I just hope it sticks.

Already 10 months old

Hi everyone! As I am lurking on this site because I am trying to have baby number 2 at age 42, I thought it would be appropriate to give you my story. I married my husband late and we begin trying as soon as we married. I had one chemical pregnancy, and one miscarriage at ages 39 and 40 respectively. Then at 40 I became pregnant and delivered my daughter at age 41. I was tracking my ovulation and my periods using the cervical fluid method. I was also on a low-carb diet. I knew I was pregnant the moment we conceived. I had what I can only describe as fuzzy static in my uterus. I had to wait 3 weeks for my bfp. I even went to my Midwife and had a blood test which showed negative. I was so discouraged and confused because I knew I was pregnant. One week later after a negative blood test and at cycle day 34 I finally got my bfp. My daughter is now 10 months old. I had mild cramping, Electric shock like pains in the lower abdomen for a couple of days. And sore breasts on the side up to and through the armpit. I also began getting a lot of hot flashes.

Looking back over my cycle that time I can tell you that I am truly confused about the timing. I believe that I conceived late in my cycle after my documented ovulation. I can't explain how it happened and I can't explain the dates and I can't explain how a blood test was negative when I already had pregnancy symptoms. But what I can tell you is that God gave us this child. Many blessings to you all I hope you all receive your children.

BFP at 10 DPO, 5 Months Post MC

I've been stalking these boards for months now and feel so lucky to have my own story to tell. The female body is truly amazing.

After our MC, we took a couple months off to enjoy a much needed vacation and recover from the emotional trauma that comes with loss. We picked back up again in June and my cycle just felt off - longer than normal and OPKs showed that ovulation was anywhere from 10-18 days into my cycle. I bought an Ava Bracelet and started using it in July. No luck that month but I felt empowered having another tool to help us TTC.

In August, DH and I went to Hawaii for a destination wedding and it just so happened to be during my fertile week (per Period Tracker/OPKs - Ava is still getting to know my cycle and had me ovulating a week later). When I realized my fertile week would line up with our trip, I decided to try SMEP as well. Can't hurt right? We packed the Pre-Seed, and plenty of OPKs and got down to business. The time change and wedding activities meant we messed up the schedule, but we still gave it our best shot:

CD 8-BD
CD 11 - BD
CD 14- BD + Positive OPK
CD 15 - BD + Positive OPK (pretty sure this was O day)
CD 16 - BD
1-7 DPO - no symptoms at all. And my temps were all over the place per Ava. I was still jet lagged though, so it was hard to be sure of anything.
8 DPO - generally fatigued, not because of a time difference.
9 DPO - just felt kind of off - was hot all night before, didn't sleep well even though I was out late the night before, so I took a Wondfo test when I woke up and it was POSITIVE! Confirmed with a Dollar Store cheapie and a FRER. Mind blown.
10 DPO - HCG/Progesterone tested with Midwife - HCG:22/Progesterone 17.8. Going back in tomorrow for another set of lab work.
11 DPO - BFP on Wondfo and Dollar Store tests again.

I know it's still early, and MC is still possible but I'm not going to deny myself the excitement and hope a BFP brings. Baby dust, luck and love to all of you.

Negative tests until 7 weeks pregnant

Ok, so my story is very strange.

First day of my last period – 26th June
I have a 32 Day cycle.
I was late for my period and kept doing tests which were negative for a couple of weeks. Got so frustrated but just had it in my head that I wasn’t pregnant.
Went to the doctors on the 7th August – negative test and the doctor made me feel like I was wasting her time! I flew out to California from London on the 10th July and came back on the 17th and the doc said that could have thrown my cycle off.
I gave it another 9 days and got my BFP on 16th August! When I was in California I was fertile in the 2nd week and as I had heard about Pre-Seed on here I went to Pavilion and bought some and we used it - so I think it was that which help us along!!
So I don’t know if I am 8 weeks today or if I ovulated late? So I am thinking maybe I ovulated late or I just didn’t get symptoms or HCG levels showed up late – I have another doc appointment on Thursday and I can’t wait to tell her I wasn’t going mad. I think I will still have to wait until my first scan in about a months time to actually know how far along I am!

I had a miscarriage a couple of years ago so hoping this one will be fine. We have been trying for 5 months so this was great news. I did get brown spotting last night and this morning but it has gone now. I just want to know everything is ok!

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