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BFP after Late Miscarriage @ 23 weeks (May 2018)

In May 2018 I lost my little girl to severe early onset pre-eclampsia and a week later suffered a seizure which resulted in me being diagnosed with Venous Sinus Thrombosis (clot in the Sagittal vein). I was devastated and wasn’t sure if I could ever try again (I suffered my first miscarriage in January 2017) MMC. I was told that no chromosomal abnormalities were found and I myself didn’t have an underlying condition I was just unlucky and I could try again after 2 cycles. After giving birth to my little girl my periods were all over the place they ranged from 24-27 day cycle when before I was pregnant it was a 31 day cycle every time! Me and my husband discussed trying again, I felt like if I was going to do this I had to try as soon as my body was able. We didn’t monitor anything, temp, use ovulation tracking etc we just wanted to go with the flow, which brings me on to my symptoms. I think I ovulated between the 31st August - 3rd September somewhere around there ( I only know this because my discharge changes and stays this way until after ovulation). I couldn’t be 100% sure though as my periods were pretty erratic. I didn’t track by DPO as I wasn’t exactly sure when I ovulated nor did I ever think I would get pregnant so soon, but I did have some normal PMS symptoms as well as additional ones I don’t normally have. The PMS symptoms were sore boobs, crampy belly and fatigue. The unusual ones for me were burping after everything I ate and drank, a sore throat and stuffy nose, heart palpitations, a strange lighting bolt sensation down below which stopped me in my tracks, waves of random nausea and no CM which isn’t normal for me after ovulation. I normally have cervical mucus up until AF. There were a few other symptoms I had but can’t be sure it was pregnancy related so I have left them out. I’m scared of what’s to come as I’m classed as high risk. I take aspirin daily and once a heartbeat is confirmed I will be started on Tinzaparin (blood thinning injections) for this whole pregnancy and after! I just wanted to share my story so you know after going through something as heartbreaking as a late miscarriage there is hope. I really pray this is our time as I want nothing more than to be a mommy!! Good luck ladies with your BFP x

BFP after 5 BFN and a miscarriage

I wanted to return to help others as this form was my go to during my 2ww. I tested and got 5 BFN with the last one being just 2 day before my period should have started. I decided to test again after my period was late by 2 days and received my BFP. This is my first pregnancy after a miscarriage in March 2018. I had symptoms but not many so I just caulked it up to allergies and my period due soon. I believed all the negative test because my breast where not sore and that normally is my first sign, I didn’t get sore breast till the day my period was due. I did have a sore throat about a week prior but again its allergy season so it was nothing abnormal. I decided not to spend all the money on ovulation test as I had with the last miscarriage and just use the Glow app, I got pregnant on my first month trying. The only reason I tested the last time was because I had started cramping and it was for a few days. When Im going to start I cramp and start in the same day so I knew something was different. I hope this helps those who have gotten a BFP but just feel its not accurate or lost a baby and are trying again. Im super anxious and pray that all goes well this time, my doctor seen me today to start lab work to hope if I do need anything they can help.
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BFP after 5 BFN and recent miscarriage

I wanted to share my story to give hope to those who may need it, I myself read this blog often and found it helpful. I recently had a DNC in March due to a miscarriage. My husband and i decided to wait a little while before trying again so we finally decided to kinda of try in August. I did not buy ovulation test i only went off the glow app. I didn't really have any symptoms and tested with a BFN so I was certain I was out. I tested 5 times with the lastest at 13 DPO and still BFN, I decided to test again two days later and I got my first BFP and at this point I was about 2 days late for my period. I didn't get many symptoms till it was time for my period so I really felt they were not due to pregnancy. The only thing I felt was a sore throat about 4 days before my BFP, i now have sore breast. I'm so excited and nervous and just pray this pregnancy goes well and it's my rainbow baby.

BFP 9DPO

My boyfriend (34y/o) and I (25 y/o) found out I was pregnant in December, which ended in a miscarriage. It was a surprise to us because I was on birth control at the time (pill) and had been for 10 years prior. We have been TTC for 4 months and we finally got our BFP @ 9DPO! I read these stories day in and day out! It helped me be hopeful and kept me sane. I do not track ovulation or temp, just because I wanted to try and let this happen when it happens. I did say if I got to 6 months and no luck, I would begin to track ovulation. My last period was on 6/22. It was a short 3 day period. I know when I ovulate based off of CM. Pretty sure I ovulated 7/6. BD 7/2, 7/3, 7/5, 7/6 1DPO- Very tired! I slept most of the day. Headache on and off all day, cramps on my right side only. Nipples are sore. 2DPO- Sharp pain on right side, quick. Belly button pulling feeling. Left hip area was cramping. I also had leg pain that lasted a few hours on and off, behind my thigh and calf. Nipples are very tender from here on out 3DPO- fluttery feeling, crampy all over pelvis area. TIRED and SO HUNGRY. Hot flashes 4DPO- Armpits are sore. shooting pains in left breast. Pulsing heart palpitation twice while I was just sitting down on the couch. HUNGRY all day. Broke out with 3 pimples on my face. I usually get 2 a couple of days before period, so it was too soon. 5&6DPO- cramping around the hip area. breast felt very heavy and hurt! Headache. I could not sleep! I was waking up a few times throughout the night. I could smell everything! 7DPO- Tired! mood swings, I was very emotional and I also felt very "annoyed" all day. Nauseous at night 8DPO- Mood swings, felt like crying all day! Couldn't sleep. I went on a Ferris Wheel at the fair and I wanted to vomit. Food aversion, but I was hungry all day. I was hot and then really cold. Stuffy nose/coughing all day. (allergies?) 9DPO- Slept in until noon! I never do that. very sore breast and they looked very full! I had a feeling I should just test with a cheapie (dollar tree) and I got a BFP within 2 minutes! cramping on and off all day 10DPO- Woke up and had some nausea. I decided to test with a clear blue digital and it said "pregnant" :-) I did start working out again, tried to remain as stress free as possible (hard for me, I stress over everything lol). I also ate a bit healthier (fruits, veggies, lean meats). I have been taking prenatals for the past 3 months. Good luck to all! Try and remain positive and it will all fall into place. Reading positive stories is key, it is so easy to feel discouraged during these times. Best wishes!
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My Positive 6/26+++

June 10 i was supposedly ovulating. 5-15 fertile daysm but i teated 7dpo & 10dpo etc according to the Cherry App. I was inconsistently taking birth control in May. Which set my supposed Expected Period & ovulation schedule. Immediatly my 1yr old 7 mth was clinging to Mommy. My usual HEIGHTENED SENSE OF SMELL, DREAMS, ACID REFLUX, HEART BURN, LIGHT CRAMPS, TENDER BREAST BACK & FORTH: NOW BOTH ARE MUCH MORE TENDER, in first week after ovulation, even, pepsi & doritos (life long love/addiction) became bad tasting, just like with daughter in 2016. Slight craving/desire, some undecipherable yet, some simple like wanting onion in things and pickle in things. Exhausted at 6/7pm AGAIN like always. Stuffy nose (not taking allergy med Loratidine for now) i have about 7 $tree tests getting darker and more positive from june 26+. Took 2 digital tests this weekend.. saturday evening and unday morning. PREGANT. But they already went away and died i guess so i threw those out. Yay to that $6.98! Had appt sched for 17th july but sonce according to lmp wont be 8 weeks until 2 days shy of that, appt is monday 23rd to see if all is acvurate & healthy. Seems legit. Still always nauseas, needing food, getting full quicker as with daughter, tired & exhausted early and often. Teeth hurt/super sensitive, milky taste, throbbing feeling.. Oh Im COLD all over like I was with my daughter, Feet cold. & We keep AC on even in wonter..so being cold is unusual for me!!! I probably missed some stuff. Good luck! Baby dust *
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Pregnant after MC

My husband and I started trying in 2016, but after 6 months of no luck we took a break until fall of 2018. We got pregnant the 2nd month in; I had a full period in November but still felt off. I took a test and it was definitely positive! However, at 5 weeks we ended up having a miscarriage. My cycle was all thrown off for a month or so, but we kept trying. Finally at the end of June I got my BFP! Here’s my story by dpo: CD 15: O day! We DTD on cd 12, 14, 15, & 16. I used opks to track my surge. Used preseed all times. Felt left side O pains. DPO 1-6: Absolutely nothing. I usually get insanely sore boobs, but nothing this month. I even wrote that in my FF notes on dpo 6. I attributed it to eating better and working out this month. DPO 7: Right side cramps. DPO 8: Right side cramps, slightly sore boobs. Negative hpt. DPO 9: Brown spotting right on time (my LP is usually 10-11 days and I spot starting at day 9). I took an IC anyways and I swore I saw something but chalked it up to line eye. Also had right side cramps, middle cramps, gassy, and bloated. DPO 10: Brown spotting which then turned to reddish brown for a couple wipes. Took an IC and saw a vvvfl. Took a FRER and still saw a vvvfl. Freaked out and told my husband. Still had right side pain, gassy, flushed feeling during day, slightly sore boobs, and nausea. DPO 11: Spotting very light until it stopped by the evening. Definitely a BFP, but still vvvfl. Right side pain, light regular cramps, bloated, nauseas, warm, and sore boobs. DPO 12-16: Missed period on Dpo 12!!! Lines getting darker on tests, hungry all the time, lightly sore boobs, bloated after eating, Nausea comes and goes, warm all the time! Had blood work done on dpo 13 & 15 and just waiting to hear my numbers today. I’m just praying this is a sticky baby!!!

13 DPO BFP Rainbow baby!

Oh boy where do I begin? I just came home after a vet trip and took a test, I'm 13 dpo, my past two cycles have been 35 days which is rare. I haven't had back to back same length cycles since my miscarriage back in November when we lost our second baby. I used primrose oil during ovulation and stopped a few days after. We tried the Egg meets Sperm plan, this was our 8th month but first time trying the plan. Ovulated the 15 (day after what would have been my due date!) confirmed by OPK. I don't temp due to my temps being all over the place. the 14th I had ovulation pains which I have gotten since the miscarriage. Very distinctive and intense. 1 DPO- Tender breasts 3DPO-Gassy, headache, acne. 4DPO-Eggwhite cm. Tender breasts. 5DPO- Ovulation test neg. Lots of cm, watery-egg white cm. Cervix felt open. Felt queasy twice randomly. Dizzy. Very faint pain. Tender Breasts. 6DPO-Woke up with a really dry nose (it was hot.) blood in nose, very odd for me. Tender along right underside of breast. Nipples achy. Pressure and intense feeling (like fullness?) Feeling stopped and felt achy afterwards. 7DPO-Nausous first thing in the morning. Pelvic pain, gas, very hungry. (neg test) 8DPO-Craving frozen juice pops. Back aching. Feeling queasy, barely could eat my mom's homemade dinner. BBQ chicken almost made me gag. (neg test) 9DPO- Gassy. Creamy/watery cm. Hot flashes. Bloating. Pelvic pain. (Neg. test) Diarrhea. 10DPO- Cervix high and very soft. Cm is creamy/white ewcm, lots of it. Constipation. Tender breasts. Nauseous. (neg. test) 11DPO: Nauseous. Feeling off. Moody. (neg. test) 12DPo: Feeling very down, not like myself. (Neg. test.) 13 DPO: POSITIVE. Diarrhea (huge sign for me.) feeling achy and very heavy in the midsection like I did when I was starting to show with my first pregnancy. Woke up feeling sick right away. Now I'm just hungry. Now to keep my thoughts positive and hope that this baby is strong and will stay with us. Hope this helps for someone.

BFP after chemical pregnancy

So happy to have got my BFP! We tried for 4 cycles, with a chemical pregnancy on the 2nd cycle and then took a cycle off after that. So 5 months in all. I had a really good feeling about this month from the beginning. The previous one was the first since the chemical, and I was totally frantic and desperate and stressed. This cycle I was absolutely determined to just chill the eff out. I had loads of fun stuff planned, and I allowed myself to have a few drinks even during the TWW (which I have not done the previous cycles). I was the calmest and happiest I've been since starting TTC. I'm sure it helped somehow. We inseminated 3 times during my fertile week on CD 12, 14 and 16. I ovulated on CD 16 (maybe late on CD 15). Anyway, here are my symptoms. 1-6 DPO: nothing except some cramping and spotting on 3 DPO. Obviously way too early for implantation, but I noted it anyway because I have never had either at this stage of my cycle so it was very odd. I felt very happy during this time and had a deep certainty that I was going to be pregnant. My cm was kind of yellowish creamy all this time, but not plentiful. I started using a natural progesterone cream morning and evening on 3 DPO because a test after my chemical showed luteal phase progesterone was on the low side. 7 DPO: woke up feeling slightly nauseous, and then had about 2 hours of gentle but persistent cramping. I felt strongly that this was implantation. Cm was wet and milky, some white stretchy stuff in the evening. I had shooting pains in my boobs and joints, and achy legs and lower back. My cervix was too high to feel (never happened before). 8 DPO: Woke up with swollen hands. Felt lightheaded and had a headache. Felt as if I was getting a cold. Creamy and white stretchy cm all day, cervix very high. 9 DPO: Woke up feeling nauseous. Dull ache in my lower abdomen. Cm milky and cervix very high. I noticed really bad spots on my shoulders - I normally get a few on my face as I approach my period, but this was like nothing I've seen before, there were at least a dozen on each shoulder and they were big and horrible. My brain felt foggy and I felt turned in on myself, like I was hyper aware of my own body but everything outside me was hazy. I felt oddly serene. Later in the day I started feeling really rough: weak, exhausted, headache, nauseous, shaking so much my teeth were chattering, aching limbs and joints, skin felt really sensitive to the touch, eating hurt my throat. It felt like I was getting flu. I had a long flight that evening and I had strong cramps for about 4 hours during the flight. I also cried because I found the safety demonstration so moving, by that point I knew for sure because I'm not normally emotional. 10 DPO: BFP in the morning! Line was clear after a couple of minutes. Milky cm, v high cervix. Aching arms, shoulders and neck. Skin still v sensitive. Spots on back worse, spread to collar bones and lower back. Very tired. 11 DPO: Line is darker. Milky cm with a glob of yellowish creamy. Weepy and tired. Mild nausea. Back ache. Stuffy nose. Random twinges in tummy and hips. 12 DPO: Period would have been due today. Felt nauseous in the morning. Cramps low behind my pubic bone on and off all day. Unbelievably tired. I'm now 20 DPO and have been incredibly tired, slightly nauseous and crampy and headachy on and off since BFP - some days I don't really feel anything, others I feel pretty bad. My boobs started being slightly tender at 15 DPO, but they're still not v painful. The flu feelings, sensitive skin and spots have gone thankfully. Still applying the progesterone cream morning and evening and will do until at least 2nd trimester.

BFP after miscarriage

So, just like many here, I have used this website to get me through those long two week waits (especially when TTC my DD who is now almost 20 months). It took us 18 months to conceive her, so when we started trying for baby #2 we weren't sure what the journey would be like. I got pregnant after about 3 months of trying (Feb '18) but suffered a miscarriage at just 7 1/2 weeks. While this was difficult to come to terms with, I also knew the reality that this was for the best because something just wasn't going well with the baby. I was very determined to try right away after doing some reading about how high my chances were within the first three months of a MC, but after AF came back both my husband and I came down with the flu at the exact time we needed to be BDing. I was very disappointed, but believe that timing is everything. So, as you can imagine I was anxiously awaiting this cycle to finally get down to business! While I don't know the exact date I ovulated, I kept track of my full cycle. The only thing I made sure to do this month was orgasm after each BD session and not go to the bathroom for at least an hour. Somehow I just knew that things were going to work this month - I'm sure that mindset helped!! So here are my cycle days: CD 1-5: AF CD 10: BD CD 12: BD and EWCM CD 13: BD and EWCM CD 15: BD - had some cramping on this day that seemed a bit weird. It wasn't located on one particular side, just felt like AF cramps mid-cycle. O Day? EWCM CD 16: BD - exhausted tonight. Literally couldn't keep my eyes open and fell asleep in my clothes until 1am! I was out cold! CD 17: I noted weird belly twitches twice today - once while I was at work and once in the evening. I was also peeing a lot more than normal today. I started to wonder if the cramps I had felt yesterday and the frequent peeing might be a UTI. CD 18: Really weird cramping in the night last night and still lingering this morning. My whole pelvic area and even back are just kind of aching...not sure what's up. Cramping continued into the afternoon - quite uncomfortable. Then all of a sudden it went away (didn't take any pain meds to make it go away). CD 19: Still have this uncomfortable full feeling (somewhat painful) in the morning when I woke up. Also, I'm smelling everything today! In particular, I smelled stale alcohol all morning and afternoon. This is really weird to me because I remember this specific smell when I was pregnant before (during the TWW). Hard to explain the smell, but I couldn't escape it! CD 20: Felt a bit nauseous today in the car - not something that ever really happens to me. Also bloated today. CD 21: Felt totally normal this morning, but have a full feeling in my pelvic area this afternoon. Some slight cramping/bloating, but mostly just full. Craving anything tart/sour. Wanted lemon yogurt but it wasn't tart enough - can't figure out what will satisfy me. CD 22: CF was creamy today. Also had some diarrhea twice - very strange. The cramping/bloating is still around - noted that if no BFP this month I am genuinely concerned about what would be causing it. I also had very vivid dreams last night - felt very unrested because of it. CD 23: Woke up with very sharp pains in my pelvic area. Hard to even stand up straight, but I got in the shower and it was eventually alleviated by passing some gas. There was no indication initially that it was gas pain so I was definitely concerned, but it went away right away afterwards luckily. Feeling super bloated today (adjusting pants constantly) - had a big lunch so many that's it? Definitely have an increased appetite today!! CD 24: Breasts feel tender today, but I've told myself not to consider this a symptom because I'm still nursing my DD and I was tricked last month by my breast tenderness! Had very vivid dreams again last night - woke up feeling very tired. Had a few weird tummy flutters today too. CD 25: So bloated and full feeling today!! I couldn't suck my stomach in at all! CD 26: BFN this morning on a dollar store cheapie. If I did O on day 15 this would put me at 9 DPO - still early! By this point I genuinely do think I'm pregnant so I even went and bought a couple FRER's as a way of saying "I'll show you!!" Went out to dinner with my mom and ordered myself a glass of red wine and honestly drank it thinking this would likely be my last glass of wine in a long time so I better enjoy it!! Went to the theater after supper and could feel my boobs tingling the whole time (still not trusting it though), and was fighting to stay awake the whole time. CD 27: BFP!!!!!!!! I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!! I hadn't told my husband the day before that I got the BFN, so I was so excited to be able to show him the faint BFP this morning! While it wasn't bright and clear, it also wasn't a squinter! So if I'm right about when I O'd (and, like I said, I really am not sure) then I got my BFP on 10 DPO.
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BFP & Unsolicited Rant

Hi Ladies If you’ve read my blog on this site then you already know I miscarried 3 cycles ago at 7 weeks and was then diagnosed in short order with mild PCOS, ureaplasma and male factor issues of 78% “irregular” sperm by World Health Organization’s standards. Throw into the mix that my father was battling late stage pancreatic cancer since last year and you’ll understand how (un)well I was faring. My dad passed away earlier this week before I got to tell him that I’m pregnant again, but I’d like to tell you all, because I know how much reading these stories has meant to me over the last year, in times of both hope and despair. The number one thing I want to put out there is that I was extremely stressed out and unhappy this month, had given up on this cycle and even had a perscription filled for Femara to start the cycle after I’d take antibiotics for the ureaplasma. I was still devastated following my blighted ovum miscarriage in early March. In fact, I was experiencing a new degree of emotional rock bottom during the days that sperm likely met egg. All this to say: when people chide women for being stressed during TTC and order them to relax in that weirdly condescending tone I know you’ve all heard, tell them, silently or otherwise, to go fuck themselves. Empirical experience has shown me that conception is the product of timing, hormonal balance, whatever fertility assists you’re using (be they Western medicine, TCM, Santeria or whatever you ascribe to) and sheer dumb luck. Don’t let the that patriarchal line of thinking about stress being a “conception hinderance” guilt you or convince you that you’re sabotaging your own BFP. I don’t buy that nonsense anymore. Women get pregnant during wartime and in captivity and under unthinkable conditions. So as if the factor being a woman doesn’t offer enough challenges to begin with, we are then scolded for not somehow being serene enough while we toil towards our fertility goals. It’s normal feel frustrated and scared and isolated in this process. It *is* depressing. We’re gonna feel what we’re gonna feel. Time to shift our notion of psychological accountability while TTC, methinks. Onto the dirty details. The what-when-how-where of products and practices. Without further ado: Stuff That Probably Helped This Time All month: •Bayer prenatal supplements •folic acid (in addition to the prenatals’ folic content) •4 capsules of fish oil •C0Q10 supplement •selenium supplement •saint John’s wort supplements •2 drops daily of Woodstock brand “Women’s Repro Formula” (contains vitex, maca and all the usual suspects, $21) •probiotics twice daily with meals CD1 through ovulation: • red clover supplement • evening primrose oil supplement • expensive-ass deer antler tea 2-3 times daily (basically you soak it in a clay pot, strain that water and drink it and then add new water, simmer it for an hour, drink THAT and then if you’re feeling like a champ add more water for a final hour long simmer and drink that, too) actually I stuck to this regimen from CD1 til about 5DPO when I ran out and was too broke to buy more... but we’ll never know if it was this potion that tipped the scale “Mechanical” aid: • Wandflo OPK’s ordered online from Amazon • a small amount of preseed injected as close as possible to cervix right before intercourse followed by • softcup smeared with preseed directly after sex, that be left in for 12 hours • sorry for TMI but I tried to give myself an orgasm right after inserting the softcup each time (no, my partner didn’t do it lol) because they claim that the contractions cause “upsuck” (ew this word) • weekly acupuncture • not in the shower = wearing socks no matter what Stuff I avoided: • caffeine (so coffee, tea and chocolate) • alcohol • hot baths Other things I think helped: • I had an HSG test late autumn 2017 and I had never been pregnant. In the days following it some “debris” and mucus unlike anything I’d seen in that, uh, zone, seemed to be dislodged. I think the HSG might’ve cleared the pipes to an extent that they weren’t before. I’ve conceived for the first time in my whole life since then, which may tell us something about that procedure • my partner and I timed intercourse every other day from the first day my bleeding stopped until a few days after the OPK’s started to darken. By the way, he was also under instruction from the doctor not to masturbate because it’s thought to compromise sperm count • my partner started consistently taking a men’s multivitamin, selenium, folic acid, C0Q10, fish oil, selenium and fenugreek supplements every day starting about 3 months ago (they say it takes about 3 months to “build” fresh sperm that reach maturity and are ready to do their job And finally

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