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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.

First IUI and BFP!!!!!

I always said once I get my BFP I will share my story and give you ladies hope!!!! This has been a journey but I have finally got my BFP and I am ecstatic!!! So a little background history: I'm 33 and OH is 33 as well. We have been trying for 5 months, falling pregnant on our 6th month! I decided to see a RE before trying for a year because of my medical history. I have no thyroid due to having a thyroidectomy and I also have fibroids. I also had a miscarriage exactly a year ago. I took a break from trying after that because it was traumatic. After the miscarriage I just didn't feel the same hormonally so when we started trying and it wasn't happening I decided to reach out to a RE. I always have been on the edge when it came to trying to conceive so after the fifth month we decided to do a work up. Long and behold OH sperm count was great but morphology was 1%! Another roadblock! So after the results the RE recommended us trying IUI to give us a better chance. I do ovulate on my own but we decided to try clomid to have multiple eggs and give ourselves a better chance of conceiving. So I did clomid days 3-7 and went to see my follicles and lining and also had trigger shot. When I went in for monitoring I had three mature follicles!! Yayyyy!!! But my uterine lining was only 5mm!!! I was devastated. I questioned whether I should still go thru with the procedure since the lining was not great but I prayed on it and decided to move forward with it. I had the IUI performed 24 hours after trigger shot. When the two week wait started I was calm and collected but starting 6dpiui I started to get my regular PMS symptoms and was worried the procedure didn't work. Every symptom you can think of headaches, tender boobs, and cramping. I decided to start testing the trigger shot out that day and by day 7 my HCG test was negative. Although I was discouraged with all my PMS symptoms I decided to start testing with Wondfo tests. On day 10dt9piui I took a test. Was that a faint positive????? I couldn't believe but told myself i have to keep testing to make sure it's not a evap and it's in fact a real BFP. There was only one problem, no more wondfos! Lol! So after ordering some from amazon and waiting two days I received them . While waiting for my test strips my PMS symptoms began to leave, I was certain either it was a evap or maybe a chemical pregnancy on its way out. So after the long wait I finally received my strips... and after saying a little prayer and walking away from the test strip for five minutes, I got a very noticeable line!!!! Darker than two day ago!!!! I cannot believe it! I go in tomorrow to do my Beta but right now I just praising God for this moment!! So if you think it won't happen for you ladies, it will! Just keep believing and don't give up!!!

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BFP After 2 MC and 21 Months TTC!

I have been a lurker on this site for quite awhile and I always found people's BFP stories very helpful!

Background info:
I had a chemical pregnancy in April 2016 and a missed miscarriage at 11 weeks in October 2016. My cycles range from 32 days - 35 days with ovulation usually around cycle day 21 or day 22. I track BBT and use ovulation tests. This cycle I had my husband take Ubiquinol, B6, B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Calcium. This was to improve his sperm and his sperm's DNA. We don't know the quality of his sperm, but I knew we had lost two babies and I'm only 1/2 the equation. I was taking prenatals, FertileCM, Ubiquinol, Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and used preseed. The previous cycle I took extra folic acid, vitamin b6 and vitamin b12, but I felt like it delayed my ovulation. So I stopped taking them.

TWW Symptoms:

I had slight spotting (VERY SLIGHT) 5 days before ovulation (very normal for me and is due to estrogen surge) and very slight spotting one day before ovulation (first time for this).

1-5 dpo - I was working on the deck outside and had company staying with us, so I didn't have time to think about symptoms.
6 dpo - I was exhausted, threw up in my mouth and struggled with nausea. At this point I had been working outside for a full week doing hard labor, so I didn't think anything of it. Noticed my breasts were a little sore on the sides. I was preparing dinner and got really dizzy. I had to hold onto the counter to keep from falling over/passing out. Told husband I might be sick and to keep an eye on me (in case I DO pass out).
7 dpo - Nausea continues with some slight vaginal cramping. Again, working outside, so I attributed it to not drinking enough water. Breasts still slightly sore on sides (normal for me). Runny nose and no cm. I noticed my hair was more oily than usual (this was my 1st pregnancy sign with baby #1).
8 dpo - Exhausted, slight nausea, breasts now sore on sides and underneath. Watery cm, but mostly dry. Noticed a little heart burn. Painful lower back (worked outside all day, so I figured I just had poor form). 1 bout of diarrhea.
9 dpo - Tired, lower back was killing me. Very nauseated in the morning. Hungry all the time, but after eating I almost threw up. The skin on my cheeks/nose were so dry, they started peeling. Boobs were very sore. I found myself talking about baby names with my husband and how to announce when we do get pregnant again (we NEVER talk about names unless we are pregnant, so this was weird for us). Moderate amount of watery cm. I had loose stools and insane, painful gas. I was having strong stabbing pains on the upper left side of my abdomen and a few sharp pains under my belly button. My right armpit (lymph nodes) were having aching pains. I also had some vaginal cramps (I associated all of this with horrible gas and possibly being sick). That night as we were going to sleep, I had this overwhelming sense of peace come over me. My heart started racing and I couldn't help but praise God for another chance to have a baby.
10 dpo - I got a faint positive test! I had mild nausea, one more stab of pain on my left side and very slight lower back aches. I also started having terrible heartburn. My facial skin was very dry and peeling.
11 dpo - Face is still peeling, breasts are very sore, but overall I feel pretty good.

What I am doing to prevent another mc:
I am now taking Prenatals, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 (read a study that showed women who had diets high in B12 tended to have quieter babies because they could produce melatonin more easily), extra folic acid, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vitamin C and have been eating pineapple since ovulation. When I got my BFP I got a prescription from my doctor for progesterone suppositories and started taking 1 baby aspirin a day.

I have a good feeling about this baby! Please pray we get to keep him/her! I hope this brings you hope!

No symptoms and used pre seed

My background is I had 2 miscarriages and an ectopic last year and hadn't conceived since. We were talking to IVF clinics and I'd quit my job to see if it helped.

1-5 dpo - nothing
5-9 dpo - sore boobs which is normal for me after ovulation
9 dpo - BFP

We used pre seed, had sex every 2 days before ovulation and then an extra time on the day. I was convinced I was out this month as I had no symptoms (but have also given up symptoms spotting as I though I was pregnant every month!)

Crossing our fingers that this one is in the right place and sticks.
Good luck to you all and I hope your baby's come soon!

Finally pregnant after 18 months

I wanted to share my story as I read these pages month after month and they gave me some hope.

I'm 34 and have a little boy who is nearly 3, I conceived the 2nd month of trying.

When he was 16 months old I decided to try for my second. I had a clear blue fertility monitor so I knew when I was ovulating. I was over the moon when I became pregnant in the first month. Unfortunately that ended in miscarriage at 6 weeks, I was obviously upset by this, but as I had got pregnant quickly twice I didn't think I would have a problem getting pregnant again.

I was wrong.

After my miscarriage it took about 6 weeks for my first period. When it arrived it was different. I had brown spotting for 5 days until my period started and then when it did start it was very light and lasted only for a couple of days.

We started to try again more or less straight away. My periods continued to have 5-10 days spotting and were still very light. A year after my miscarriage I went to the dr who referred me to a fertility expert.

They did all hormone tests which all came back fine. They also did a scan, this showed that I have very very mild polycystic overies, however the dr confirmed that this was so
Mild he did not think it would stop me trying to conceive.

He then prescribed me with 50mg of clomid to take days 2-5 of my cycle.

After 3 months on clomid with no success and no difference to my cycle I wanted to try something else. A friend recommended acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I continued to take clomid but thought I would give this a try at the same time. I arranged to see the acunpuncturist at the beginning of Feb this year.

I had acupuncture once a week and took Chinese herbs twice a day every day. She recommended doing this for 12 weeks. It is not cheap, the acunpuncture is £40 a session and the herbs are £40 for two weeks but I couldn't afford IVF so I thought this was worth a try.

After 8 weeks I am pregnant. I had bright red blood at 10 DPO after a BM and then spotting for 2 days. I obviously thought it was just the same as every other month but when my period hadn't started by 15 DPO I decided to take a test and to my surprise it was positive. The bleeding this time must have been implantation.

Just hoping that this pregnancy lasts.

Hopefully my story will give hope to someone in a similar situation. I genuinely believe that it was the acupuncture and herbs that worked for me.

I also started exercising more, I am a size 8, so not over weight but I didn't do much exercise so going to the gym 2-3 times a week and doing yoga once a week may have helped.

I'm a NEW Mom :-) but it wasn't easy!

It seemed like everyday I was reading stories on this site and I found them so comforting to me. I'm happy that I'm taking the time to write one of my own and hopefully ease the feelings of some of the women on here. I know it made me feel better to know that hope was just around the corner.
I got married on 05/23/14 , I was 27. I got off birth control right after the wedding. A year passed and still nothing, I began to worry I was too old. By Christmas of 2015 I was ready to throw in the towel and just settle with the idea that we would just be a family of two. I didn't count days, stress or worry about babies anymore I enjoyed drinking and partying because I would be leaving my 20's soon. That x-mas i read up on Mayan Abdominal Massages so I figured hey what's the worst that can happen, I tried it and come January, I was pregnant, super excited, but sadly an excitement that only lasted 5 days, i miscarried but I told my husband that I was happy because at this point I knew I was able to get pregnant, IT WAS A POSSIBILITY, I had NEVER been pregnant before. Next thing you know I got pregnant right away, I spent all 2016 (9 months) pregnant, my daughter was born November 14, 2016 I was 29. For those of you out there TTC, be patient and remain calm, try out that Mayan Abdominal Massage and God could send a blessing your way.

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BFN 10dpo BFP 11dpo

A little back story. I am 26 DH is 34. We had a suprise pregnancy last October 2016 then we're told we were miscarring in Nov 2016. I tried to go natural and my wouldn't let it go so I had surgery D&C the very beginning of Jan 5th 2017.
We have been trying ever since; my doctor said it was okay, so we had been TTC for 3months. In that 3 months I read other stories and decided if I got BFP I would post mine and maybe it would help someone else!
Also I wasn't even going to keep track this month until
CD 13 - the day of my sisters wedding
Noticed I was getting alot of acne but my face had been clear since last ovulation, thought I might be ovulating took a test but it was negative DH and I BD anyway.
CD 14 - I am calling this ovulation day even though I might be off by a day... had more acne, high sex drive, lots of watery CM and positive OPK! We BD.
1 DPO - hiccups all day at work, more acne, stuffy nose, creamy CM, light cramps. BD again for good measure.
2 DPO - teeth hurt, hiccups once early in day, cramps, and acne still
3 DPO - BD, mood swings, acne, gums bleeding, gas
4 DPO - cramps, acne, very mild lower backache, emotional, feel Ike AF is coming
5 DPO - Headache, acne on butt (TMI), backache, vivid dreams and peed alot the night before
6 DPO - headache, acne, fatigue, stress at work, dreamed alot and the bedroom stunk the night before
7 DPO - dreams all night before, cramps, headache, acne, slight nausea, fatigue, starting to feel sick, cramps when lying down
8 DPO - feel happy, cramps low in vagina, acne, nausea, fatigue, got up 15min before alarm clock for work. One of the DR. at work came up to me checked my pulse handed me a puke bag and told me to text him when I find out I'm pregnant, crazy! Right kidney hurts.
9 DPO - BD, lower left side cramp/ache, nausea, fatigue, bloating, woke up hungry, arthristis in left knee, cleaned alot. Zero CM
10 DPO - BFN, BD, normal feeling. Zero symptoms to start the day. Told husband we were out thay it felt like AF was coming. Had gas, acid reflux, cleaned alot again.
11 DPO - BFP x4 tests! Called to make DR. Appt they cannot get me in until 13th. Feel nauseous but I think it's nerves!

BFP 38 Years Old!

I'm so excited and thankful to be able to share my BFP story! I have a 7 yr old girl who took us about 1.5 years to conceive. We never actively TTC'd for a second but didn't prevent either for the last 4 years. Last July I was surprised and excited to find out I was pregnant but we lost the baby at 17 weeks in October. I was tested and found out I have a clotting disorder that probably caused the loss. We've been actively TTC since then, using OPKs, BBT charting, etc. It took us 4 months and now here we are! We DTD 6 out of 7 of my fertile days.
Here are my symptoms:
1-7 DPO: Nothing much except vivid dreams but I always get that in my luteal phase.
8DPO: Feeling very irritable, thinking I'm having PMS and am out.
9DPO: Cramping, one small spot of pinkish red discharge when I wipe. Think I'm starting to spot and cramp early since those are normal AF symptoms for me.
10DPO: Cramping slows, no spotting. Feel pretty good, not typical for me at this stage. Also temps have been staying up when I usually start dipping on 10 DPO. I start feeling hopeful!
11DPO: Temp rises .3, no spotting, no cramping. Take an HPT and get a faint but solid positive!
12 DPO: Take another HPT, line is darker! Feel great today! No symptoms at all. (My last pregnancy, I didn't have symptoms until 6 weeks.) Plan to call my doc tomorrow. She said I'll have to be on Lovenox this pregnancy after i have an ultrasound to verify a viable pregnancy. Not look ing forward to that but hopeful it'll help to get a healthy baby in 9 months! Good luck to all of you!

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