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Was convinved we were out this month.

I'm 34 my DH is 40. I have one child to a previous relationship he is almost 15. DH has two children to a previous relationship 12 & 13.
We started ttc last year 2016 but after 8 failed months and 1MC we decided to take a break. We didn't BD at all for about 5 months. We concentrated on us and having fun, we both started to feel a bit happier again and after the DH 40th birthday I said we'd try again. Our first month trying after a break and we got our bfp.
I have a very regular and to a tee cycle. Every 28/29 days and it will last 4/5 days. My leutal phase is around 12days. I also use the ovia App.
Af arrived 13th May 2017 & finished 17th May 2017.
CD 9- we BD as I'd read with a regular cycle it's possible to ovulate on CD12. CM nothing seen nothing felt.
CD 11- we BD again just in case I ovulate early. CM nothing seen nothing felt.
CD 14- Text book ovulation!! Little sticky ewcm. We BD again. I also read today that u cannot go by text book ovulation. We are all different. U may ovulate on CD 9 one month and CD 18 the next month. Going to buy opks.
CD 15- clear liquidy ewcm. BD again. Opk low on lh surge but it's there.
CD 16- BD again just in case. Ewcm present still.
CD 17- OPK peak plenty of ewcm. No BD. Ovia gave me an extra fertile day window so we're going to use it. Thank you ovia.
CD 18- we BD again as taking full advantage of the extra window. EWCM and loads of it. I'm logging my ovulation day as CD 17/18. If it hadn't of been for opks we would have stopped before CD 16. Probably why were failing in 2016.
1-3 dpo flutters in tummy very strange. Creamy cm a little clumpy. Feeling tired.
4-8 dpo- Twinges in right uterus and very mild af cramps. A lot of creamy lotion like cm which is not like me I usually dry up within 2days of fertile window finishing. Very tired just want to sleep. Strange cos I'm an insomniac.
9 dpo- creamy lotion type cm. Af type cramping on n off. Twinges in right uterus. Was sorting washing , folding clothes and walking from room to room and suddenly a pang in right uterus. I had to stop and lay down. It lasted for 20 mins and I couldn't sit up till it passed. IMPLANTATION? I hope so.
10 dpo- Creamy lotion cm. Af style cramps on n off. Caved and took a PG test as pretty sure I felt IMPLANTATION yesterday. BFN I know I know far to early lol tut tut on my part hahaaa ;)
11dpo- creamy lotion cm. Af cramping but she is due today. Af cramps are more extreme but not constant like they usually are. I don't usually get AF cramping until day of af so this is consistent with my cycle. Af cramping at 4dpo and onwards is not normal for me. Secretly hoping she is going to stay away.
12 dpo- 1 day late for a 28day cycle but CD 29 today so AF cramps I'm feeling could be her gearing up :( I'm pretty convinced we are out. My back and tummy is feeling like I'm going to be in full AF soon. I if she coming I wish she would just hurry up so we can try next month. Going to get pre seed for next month.
12 DPO- still no Ad but feeling like she coming. I'm in for tattoo tomorrow so think best to take a test again. Tesco cheapie and I'm pretty sure I can see a faint line. Got my negative from other day to compare and can Defo see a faint line. Even the DH and DS can see it. DH gone to get clear blue. Brewed my wee for a few hour's. 4hrs to be exact and peed on clear blue. Can see a faint positive a lot clearer than Tesco cheapie but I'm still not convinced. Af feels like she going to arrive still any second.
13dpo- FIRST URINE OF DAY. Can't believe it. It's as clear as day and a very strong BFP. We are well chuffed. Went to drs today to confirm. They took a blood test but said clear blue very accurate they just wanted to check for hcg level. Get results tomorrow. Also had my first bout of sickness. Vomiting not nice yellow and bile sorry tmi also had a very high metallic taste in mouth. Yuk didn't like that lol.
14dpo- Today, still feeling very tired. Af cramping on n off. Feeling nausea and very Hungary. Saying that , it's been a bit of a sign hunger. I never eat breakfast or lunch but from 4dpo I been waking up with full blown hunger and could eat everything in sight lol. We are still very excited and hoping we have a very happy healthy 9months. We are very thankful for opks and ovia App. Without them we'd still be thinking ovulation on CD 14. I was quite amazed that ovulation can be so hit n miss each month. We also learned that it's possible to be very fertile during your menstrual cycle and that's why women will get an lh surge two days after period finished. I also had tension in my head every day since 1dpo and at 10 dpo I had niggling pain in shoulder like I slept funny. I've ended up with this again today at 14dpo. Our body is a wonderful mysterious place. Here's to a sticky bean. Baby dust to all :) x

Bfp after miscarriage, no symptoms

Well guys I'm back.... I wrote my first ever bfp story back in February but I ended up miscarrying at 9 weeks in April and now I'm finally back with my bfp story! Just hoping for a good outcome this time. On April 6th we found out our babies heart stopped beating so we opted to induce a miscarriage... it was a rough month to say the least. My hcg numbers finally went to 0 on April 29th and I told my doctor I wanted to try again right away. Instead of waiting for a period we started our second round of clomid that day which would count at cycle day 3.
I got a positive ovulation test on the night of cycle day 15 and the morning of 16 and noted cramping on cycle day 16 in the evening.
Also I want to mention we had a saline ultrasound on cycle day 14.
Cycle day 14- baby dance - saline ultrasound (not sure if that kills the swimmers)
Cycle day 15- baby dance/ positive opk
Cycle day 16 baby dance positive opk
Cycle day 17 baby dance
2 dpo I noted I took a nap
3 dpo I noted I took a nap
4 dpo nothing
5 dpo nothing
6 dpo nothing
7 dpo nothing
8 dpo I noted cramping
9 dpo nothing
10 dpo nothing neg test
11 dpo nothing took test and line turned up hours later not sure what to think
12 dpo nothing slightest line keeps showing up on all test feel like I'm just wanting to see it so bad but had one test that was so convincing I called the doctor for a blood test. Took a FRER late at night and see a faint faint line but much fainter than the cheap tests I've been taking and husband says there's no line. Start thinking I'm out
13 dpo have to wake up early for blood test almost didn't go thinking I'm out. Doctor called that day and said positive blood test but very weak hcg only 12
14 dpo I still have no symptoms but I'm starting to actually feel pregnant like there's something there.... hard to explain but you have to remember I was pregnant only a few months ago
15 dpo today I did another blood test and my numbers have doubled... things are looking good right now so I'm praying I get to keep this baby
I have NO symptoms..... I'm only tired but I'm also on progesterone suppositories which could be the culprit.

BFP 45 Naturally :)

I just want to say I'm both excited and nervous and share with you all my regiment.

Firstly I'm 45!!! I miscarried in February. My husband and I were devestated so we went to a fertility specialist who told me that basically don't even bother with a 2% chance he was surprised that I got pregnant. He then offered me the option of donor eggs. Which is common for someone my age. They were going to try clomid first with an IUI but when my period rolled around and I was due for an ultra sound, I just didn't want to make the hour and a half drive to the clinic ... Soooooo like any person would do I hope on Google for advice. I bought a fertility kit first. Followed by preseed and then by COQ10.

When I got a positive on the opk ( CD 28!!! ) We used preseed and BD'd like monkeys on crack at the zoo.

Then came the TWW and here are my symptoms:

Nothing. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

On 11 dpo I dreamt I got a positive. Woke up took a test and the was my squinter. So I took test after test...I mean I had twenty of them! So I decided because they are ic's I would go by a free and it too was faint. So I took it again today and it's a little bit darker. And that's where I'm at :) barely 4 weeks after being told by several doctors it would probably never happen again.

God is good :)

BFP after miscarriage

I am 24 and my husband is 30. We have a 17 month old daughter and around the time she turned one we were ready to start trying for our second. I had a missed miscarriage before I conceived my daughter and it took 9 months after that to then get pregnant with her. I have LONG 40-43 day cycles and I was recently diagnosed with polycistic ovaries. The positives were that I do ovulate on my own despite the long cycles and I have one healthy baby that I carried to term. We started trying for our second in December and in March I fell pregnant but miscarried the day after I had a positive test. I was feeling pretty discouraged as that was now my second miscarriage and my cycles are so long. In May I went to see a fertility specialists to pick his brain and get down to the reason of my long cycles. An ultrasound showed my ovaries were very polycistic. He said this would be causing my long cycles and could be the potential reason for my miscarriages. I am not overweight and I don't have any other PCOS symptoms. I happened to be around the time of ovulation and the scan showed I had one very ripe follicle at 18mm so I was feeling optimistic. He wanted me to come back two days later to check and see if it got any bigger or if it was just a cyst. I went back and it was then 22mm so he gave me a trigger hcg shot right then and two days later on May 6th I ovulated (verified by ovulation cramps on my right side which is where the scan showed the follicle.)

May 4th: HCG trigger 400ml
May 6th: Ovulation day
We had sex on May 2, 4, 5, and 6 using pre-seed which I also used when I conceived my daughter.
Took progesterone suppositories from 3 DPO-still taking

1 DPO: Creamy CM, Minor backache, bloated, gassy, tired, skin breakout.
2 DPO: Creamy CM, Backache, bloated
3 DPO: Creamy CM, Backache, bloated
4 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Feeling down because no real symptoms and I thought I was for sure not pregnant
5 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated
6 DPO: Creamy CM, Backache for a very short period of time, bloated, slightly nauseous in the car but probably just car sick
7 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Still bummed and feel completely normal.
8 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Skin breakout, fatigue (probably from the progesterone)
9 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated
10 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Fatigue, slightly tender breasts, Still feeling out this cycle.
11 DPO: Creamy Cm, Bloated
12 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Decided to take a test with FMU so I could see the negative and get past the disappointment of the cycle. The test turned positive almost immediately. BFP! Shocked. Least amount of symptoms I have had on a BFP cycle. The test was a very noticeable line but not a dark positive yet. Still a little nervous but hoping the test is darker in a few days when I take another.

Trying to conceive is a complete emotional rollercoaster. Stay optimistic even if you don't feel pregnant at all!

pregnancy after miscarriage

I remember living on this website when TTC last summe so wanted to share my story. At the end of August I FINALLY got my BFP and posted my ecstatic BFP story on this website only to experience an early miscarriage shortly afterwards. It was DEVASTATING. But I wanted to share the follow up story to give people who have had a MC or CP some hope for future pregnancies.

Started miscarrying on August 26th 2016. After I naturally miscarried [bled for about 4-5 days], DH and I began TTC again right away without waiting any cycles in between. We BD'ed every other day from CD9 through CD 21 with no expectations since I had JUST miscarried. I also continued with OPKs which confirmed that I ovulated even with it being post MC - it just happened little further out in my cycle than normal. We continued to use preseed every time we BD'ed because we got our first BFP our first month using it and really think it helped since I have dryer CM.

Around 5 weeks post miscarriage I realized that 5 weeks had passed and still no sign of AF. I thought maybe this was normal since my cycle was still off from miscarrying the month before. But then I started gagging and feeling nauseous and that's what prompted me to take a pregnancy test. I was at work and felt so impatient that I drove to the walmart across the street, bought a walmart cheapie and took the pregnancy test in the walmart bathroom. It immediately came back positive. and it was a STRONG positive [September 30th - so almost a full month after miscarrying]. I was so overcome with joy I almost cried. I practically ran out of the store and instantly called my husband from my car while sitting in the parking lot. I couldn't believe our rainbow baby was coming so soon after losing the first one!

Here are my temps/symptoms notes leading up to the BFP [as you can see, i wasn't very hopeful]:

First Cycle Post Miscarriage

DPO 1 - 97.99
Very thirsty. Could definitely be unrelated. Tired - napped for a couple of hours.

DPO 2 - 98.07
Mild constipation. Dreamed of peeing/having to pee and woke up at 6am really needing to pee. Tired in the afternoon - took a couple hour nap.

DPO 3 - 97.79
Tossed and turned all night and was so hot all night - but it was also a very hot and humid day and our AC isn’t the best. Woke up in middle of night and felt dying of thirst - chugged gatorade that was by my bed. Kind of feel resigned towards not being pregnant this month. Just not “feeling it”. Mood = not hopeful. Breaking out on my face and experiencing mild constipation.

DPO 4 - 97.48
Temp took a major dip this morning. Feeling zero symptoms as of this morning. Clear wet CM. Barely noticeable internal boob pain sensations.

DPO 5 - 97.72
Tossed and turned a lot last night. Vivid nightmares. Woke up with a stiff neck. Slight lower back pain. Very brief pangs in lower left abdomen. Clear wet CM. Normal amounts of energy.

DPO 6 - 97.58
Temps are not promising this cycle. They look similar to the cycle when I wasn’t pregnant. Feeling pretty normal...haven’t had an ounce of boob soreness. Stiff neck and tossing and turning last night are the only things. Experiencing some mild cramping mid morning, slight back pain and clear wet CM. Blood while brushing teeth. Tired.

DPO 7 - 98.07
Woke up with SLIGHT runny nose..barely noticeable. No other symptoms.

DPO 8 - 98.07
No noticeable symptoms.

DPO 9 - 98.07
Bleeding gums/sensitive teeth.

DPO 10 - 97.98
Vivid nightmares. Not sleeping well. Bleeding gums/sensitive teeth.

DPO 11 - 97.75
Vivid nightmares. Not sleeping well. Bleeding gums/sensitive teeth.

DPO 12 - 98.07
Felt like I was going to throw up on my way to the gym. Vivid dreams.

DPO 13 - 98.02
Small amount of lower back pain but I think it’s from working out. Been having vivid nightmares throughout the week. Also waking up constantly in the middle of the night and not sleeping well. SLIGHT breast pain every now and then, but probably because AF is coming. Had to pee at 2:30am.

DPO 14 - 98.15
Waves of nausea all morning long. Hot all night long. A little constipated. Runny nose. Either I’m pregnant or I’m sick. Boobs feel “fuller”. Bloated. Lower back pain. Took a pregnancy test and it came back positive!!!!!!!

Looking back, the most noticeable early symptoms were a stiff neck and bleeding gums/sensitive teeth. I know it sounds weird, but I experienced a stiff neck during BOTH months that I got my BFPs and this has not happened to me before or since. Also bleeding gums/sensitive teeth are not normal for me and this also happened both months I got BFPs. Its not towards the very end that the nauseousness ticked me off to the fact that I may be pregnant.

Natural BFP w/ 400,000 sperm count SEVERE Male Factor

I'll keep this short & to the point but wanted to post this to give someone else hope!! I was never able to find any natural stories on counts as low as my husbands.

I stopped birth control in 2010. We werent trying or preventing. We started really trying and opk strips from 2011-2012 (In our early twenties) My cycles were 30 days long. Nothing abnormal. After a year, we had a sperm count done on my husband and his count was only 800,000 TOTAL and only 50% motile. So only 400,000 able-bodied sperm. Genetic tests on both of us came back normal. Fertility clinic gave us a less than 1%chance of conceiving naturally. (Also, Husband had an undescended testicle at birth and surgery was performed when he was 2 years old so he has a varicocele on his left side and his left testicle is atrophied which is usually not a problem as long as the other testicle is functioning fine per the Urologist, sperm counts can still be normal. His isn't. Not sure why the right one isnt functioning as normal like it should but we never got it looked into or looked into varicocele surgery) Fertility dr put my husband on 3 months of Clomid and we did another sperm count. No improvement. He told us he wouldnt let us do IUI without 5million count minimum so he recommended IVF and ICSI. We decided to give up due to lack of funds and stress. Kept trying on our own and then stopped trying actively in mid 2013 after doing the whole Pre-Seed, opk strips, ferning checks etc. Nothing worked. We decided to move on and accept a life without children.

In December 2014, I got pregnant. HUGE surprise! SO elated! No more than a day after getting my BFP, I miscarried at 5 weeks. Blighted Ovum. Just absolutely crushed us. Naturally miscarried. We assumed that was a fluke chance and never thought we would get another so we didnt start trying again or anything. just not preventing.

In November 2015, I got pregnant AGAIN! Had ultrasounds at 6 and 8 weeks along and saw and heard a heartbeat and everything was fine or so it seemed. I began bleeding at 12.5weeks a few days before my next ultrasound and when we went to the ER we found out the baby had passed at 9 weeks. Missed Miscarriage. Naturally miscarried. No testing on tissue was done because we wanted to bury our baby. No testing on me was done either.

2nd cycle after my last miscarriage and I got pregnant AGAIN!!! Not trying or preventing. This time I was put on progesterone suppositories at 4 weeks until 14weeks along just in case and I am proud to say that we now have a happy& healthy 7 month old little girl after 6 years!!!

I honestly think that the only reason we ever got our miracle baby was because of my miscarriages. It may be weird to think that but let me explain. I read that a womans cervix becomes slit like after it dilates a bit and tissue passes out even with a miscarriage so I believe that because of those, my cervix was a bit more open afterwards and allowed more sperm to go through. It only takes one!!!!!

We have not had his sperm tested since the first few times years ago but I cant imagine anything has changed. His varicocele is still there. According to doctors and a fertility specialists, it should be near impossible for me to have gotten pregnant THREE times NATURALLY with only 400,000 sperm but it happened! Dont ever lose hope!!!!!

I hope this story helps someone.

BFP after Chemical Pregnacy

Had a chemical in February of this year , it was pretty hard for hubby and I but we continued to ttc . Had sex only once and that was 3 days before O according to Fertility Friend.
This month I started Taking Folic Acid and B12 vitamins.
Since my ovulation day was change I couldn't track my DPO . I do however remember a few of my Symptoms

-Creamy White Discharge and lots of it , especially now after my BFP
-Painfull bbs( never felt this pain before like 5xs worse that it is before af)
- Oily skin to the extreme
-5dpo I remember because it scared me I had swollen gland
-Implantation dip at 6dpo

That was it , I have cramps on and off , but that's about it

M/C Last September... Hoping this one sticks!!

Ok, so here is a little backstory... I had paraguard placed after the birth of my second daughter in January 2012... The side effects were outrageous and I was pretty miserable, but my cycles were always the same 28 days no less no more, and I always had EWCM when ovulating. June 2016 I decided I had enough, and I've been researching and learning about Natural Family Planning, and talked to my SO and told him I'm confident that this will be perfect for us. Well... after the removal of IUD, my cycle started being weird and doing things out of the norm for me. My cycles would be 29 days to 35 days long.. Well... that's not as easy to track as my consistent 28 days. Plus I wasn't creating much if any visible EWCM and that is what I relied on plus how I felt to confirm I was in my fertile window. Anyways moving on, we ended up getting pregnant in September, I was excited, but scared because I didn't know if I wanted a 3rd child but we'll take it. I ended up losing it that same weekend we found out, if I didn't test I probably would have just thought it was my period. After that I knew I wanted a baby, but I thought something was wrong w/ me to cause the m/c so we just went with the notion, of not really trying to have a baby, but not really trying to not have a baby. Now here I am 7 months later, pregnant again, and this one feels more real than the last one, and I just knew I was pregnant after I ovulated.

O - I'm sure it was April 18th. We had sex on the 16th and 17th
1dpo-4dpo Still very crampy from O boobs also pretty sore
5dpo-6dpo - crampy also producing so much saliva and getting slightly nauseous after eating. boobs aren't very sore.
7dpo-8dpo - crampy still producing excess saliva - heavy feeling in uterus not really cramping... boobs really sore especially on sides. headache off and on both days.

8dpo - I ordered a box of First Response Tests through Prime Monday, so I figured I'd wait until Thursday (9dpo to test) But when I got it on Wednesday about 1 pm... I couldn't wait even though I should have.... I took one and wow it was positive, and that line was so dark and it appeared so quick. SO got home about 2 and he wanted me to test again before he believed it. Tested later that evening ... another BFP. He still wasn't convinced ((LOL)) So I tested Thursday morning... also another BFP.

Have to wait until the end of May to see my Dr. but I have a good feeling that this will be my Rainbow Baby! Sorry if this is too long! Sending good thoughts to all of you!!

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6 months, 1 m/c, and now we are pregnant again!

I know we all freak out during the tww, symptom spotting and I remember wondering if every little thing was a symptom. So I want to share my symptoms in hopes they help give somebody hope during their tww! Congratulations to everybody and their BFP! And baby dust to those who are waiting.

1-2DPO cramping, cervix medium height soft barely open
3DPO cramping, mildly sore bbs, gassy, cervix high/firm/closed
4DPO woke up with headache, hot flashes, mildly sore bbs, gassy, cervix high/firm/closed
5DPO left pelvic pain, cervix high/firm/closed
6DPO left pelvic pain, nausea, cervix high/firm/closed, slight dizzy spells
7DPO left pelvic pain, nausea, sensitive nipples, gassy, cervix high/soft/closed, slight dizzy spells
8DPO nausea, gas, cervix firm/medium height/closed, out of breath fairly easily, metallic taste in mouth
9DPO-10DPO bloated, contipation, left pelvic pain, mild cramping, slightly achey bbs(not tender to the touch they just ache)
11DPO slight nausea barely there, achey bbs, very bloated, trapped gas, constipation, very very very faint BFP I almost didn't even see it, light red/pink spotting right before bed
12DPO-13DPO waves of nausea, achey bbs, fatigue, lots of pinching sensation in my uterus and right ovary, woke up with brown spotting both days, BFP on digital, went in for beta test
14DPO waves of nausea, pinching feeling is still happing, bbs are getting more sore, spotting has turned very light brown/tan
15DPO nausea is becoming more frequent, bbs are very sore especially when I wake up, no more spotting, went in for another beta test and it doubled and now is at 596 Yay!

I drank raspberry leaf tea after my period up until ovulation day. I also did this with my 4 year old daughter. So I swear by it!

BFP After Late Miscarriage

I had a late miscarriage last November 16, 2016. It was the worse thing I've ever been through. I knew right after my lost I wanted to try again. I remember a doctor recommended I wait a year. I thought to myself "Hell No". I tried passively for the first two cycles because I just hope to fall pregnant without putting forth extra effort. See with my angel baby I got pregnant the first month off birth control. I truly believed it would be that easy the second time around. Well, around late January that when I broke down and bought an ovulation kit. I chose Clearblue digital. Well, it work well but I still didn't quite know what I was doing. So during my 3rd cycle I started using cheapies with the digital. I love the fact that you can see a line progression with the cheapies. Also, being able to see the progression was helpful because I recognized that I tend to have a slight surge right after my cycle but actually ovulate later in the month than I thought. My cd average 26 days and I ovulate cycle day 14. I must add when I was trying I was a nervous wreck because I wanted to find out I was pregnant before my original due date March 31, 2017. Well instead of finding I was pregnant March 31st I conceived approximately March 29th. I found about my current pregnancy on April 7th (8/9 DPO). I was really prepared for another disappointment because it felt like AF was coming. I was crampy and had a cold sensation in my legs. The cold and restless leg was the only thing that stood out. Overall it took me 2 cycles to conceive using the OPK correctly. I did take prenatals, rasberry tea (prior to ovulation) , and used preseed sparingly the cycle I conceive. In my previous cycle I took Maca for two months and Premama Fertility 1 month. I stop taking those supplement the cycle I conceive because I was cutting back on trying so hard. I am grateful and pray for a healthy and happy pregnancy. I hope that my testimony is helpful. Lastly, I pray/wish that anyone reading this ttc journey will not be too much longer!

Last Point- The cycle I conceive we had sex for at least 10 days straight around fertile period. My hubby wanted to do things his way instead of using SMEP. I was nervous about it being too much; but it was a success! Ultimately, I think that using OPK help the most.

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