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BFP Still Can't Believe it!

Hi girls!!
This is my first post, You have all helped me so much through many TTW so now that I have my BFP i want to share with you and help you guys figure it all out! I thought there was no way this was my month we only got to BD one day this whole month which was 4 days before ovulation! I still can't believe BFP is here, so any of you that are disheartened and worried about missing out on the right time, don't worry, anything can happen!!! I'm 29, have 1 DD and have had 1 chemical pregnancy and 2 m/c at 12 weeks and 6 weeks. I'm praying this is a sticky bean! So here goes with my dpo..

1-3dpo no symptoms although I'm wondering why my bbs havent got sore yet.. they are always so painful right after Oday until a few days before af.

4dpo- Lovely relaxing day but I am exhausted! Fell asleep by 8pm in front of the TV.

5dpo- STARVING can not eat enough food. Very emotional and extremely bloated, I'm never bloated like this... mmm.

6dpo- still Starving, Runny Nose.. maybe it's my allergies and my sisters dog over the weekend. Bloat still here.

7dpo- THIRSTY like 4 liters of water later, I still want more, super hungry, runny nose, nipps very sore. Bloat still here.

8dpo- hungry, thirsty and my nose is still running. Sore bbs, some very mild cramping. What's this?! Lotion like cm? I'm normally dry until af..

9dpo- more lotion cm, weird tight cramping, not as hungry or thirsty or bloated.. I'm sleeping like baby these days 10pm every night right through! Usually I suffer from regular bouts of insomnia. Sleeping is awesome.

10dpo- Peeing alot today at work. Do I 'feel' pregnant?! No don't be stupid.. Should I test?! NO! It's too early, concentrate on your work. Steady Thin cm all day, little nausea. Bloat is back.

11dpo- Peeing lots, lotion cm, thirsty, tired. Out for cocktails (because I'm being normal until af haha) I can't even better bothered, ready to go home after 2 drinks, all I can think about is how HUNGRY I am and what I'll make to eat when I'm home!

12dpo- bbs very sore today. Lotion like cm. Sharp feelings inutero ouch! What is that??

13dpo- AF due! Right side cramping. Lots of lower back pain and bloating in the evening *cry* possibly dehydrated from spin class this morning? Took paracetamol! I think af is gonna come tomorrow, now dry cm, very sharp pain at top of uterus maybe is a chemical pregnancy and it's pulling away? That was really sore.. (maybe I'm just letting my previous m/c get to my head.) I have 2 know what's happening. Will test tomorrow with ic if no af.

14dpo- No af despite all that horrible cramping. Woke up feeling sick and loose bm (sorry TMI) maybe that's what all the cramping was about. Very mild cramping so far trying to drink lots of water.

Very faint BFP!!!!!!! on ic.. Need to get FRER to confirm! Will retest with FRER 16dpo hopefully I'll get a darker line and no bleeding..

Still Can't believe it!!!
Big give aways for me were my bbs not getting sore after O, more cm than usual, extreme hunger and lots of cramping with no spotting or af the next day.

BFP three months after MMC...praying third time's the charm!

Please say a little prayer for me to have a sticky bean this time! In November I had a blighted ovum as seen on my 7 week US and had a D&E one week later. This was my second failed pregnancy (first one ended in June after Trisomy 18 diagnosis). So this is my third pregnancy in 11 months. All bloodwork and genetic testing for me and DH are negative so it's apparently just "bad luck". My OB thought it wouldn't hurt to try baby aspirin and progesterone, which I tried last cycle but my body couldn't tolerate them (diarrhea with aspirin, huge headache and fatigue with progesterone). So this cycle I didn't use any of those, just my regular regimen of prenatal, EPO (for fertile CM), vitamin D, B6 and fish oil tabs daily.

CD12 : +OPK in am, BD that night (Watery CM). OPK negative later that evening
CD13/ ovulation day: BD in am (EWCM)***
POD1-2: nothing
POD3: sore throat and earache. I always feel like I'm coming down with something when pregnant. Also, my uterus felt tight like something was going on down there.
POD4: headache, "fuzzy" feeling that felt exactly the same as when I was taking progesterone pill last month. Mild uterine cramping, more sharp-feeling than AF pains.
POD5: heartburn. Woke up to 30 second sharp cramping
POD6: heartburn, mild lower back pain
POD7: tossing and turning during sleep, which I still am doing nightly ,copious creamy white discharge, BFN on Wondfo (no idea why I POAS so early)
POD8: light brown creamy discharge (I believe now implantation bleed) , BFN
POD9: mild intermittent cramping (which I still have to this day)
POD10: extremely light second line on Wondfo, my husband claimed he couldn't see anything. Later that night very clear BFP on FRER.
POD12: very clear BFP on Wondfo now.

***My tip for conceiving is make sure you have fertile CM! In my previous pregnancies I've only gotten pregnant on the months I had EWCM and I had to work really hard to achieve that with EPO and lots of water!!

Please pray for me, Thanks ladies and baby dust :)

For all of us TTC who have been told "just relax!"

This post is dedicated to all of us who have wanted to punch someone in the face when they told us to "just relax" and we would get pregnant.

I literally had everything go wrong, had a super stressful month, and got my BFP.

My hubby and I have been trying since 2011. That's five long years if you are counting at home. Two years of trying (my hubby travels a lot for work, we gave it extra time), an unexplained infertility diagnosis, two more years of "not trying" and "just relaxing" and three medicated IUI's. Our first IUI resulted in a chemical pregnancy. I was so traumatized that I waited a year before trying one again. Our second IUI I got massages, took things easy, went to see a Chiropractor, and did yoga daily. BFN.

This last month on the day I was supposed to go into my RE's for my day three ultrasound I felt like I had been runover by a truck. Was this allergies or a cold? MY RE told me to come in anyway. I live in Central Texas and have been braving a bout of Cedar Fever (think a Cold that lasts for several weeks until Cedar Pollen levels go down). I lost my voice, had fatigue, coughing, phlegm, you name it. To make things better, in 11 years of being a real estate agent, I had my busiest January EVER. I was working 7 days a week, handling lots of clients, and FLIPPING STRESSED. Between the work, fertility drugs, and cedar fever alone I became very unpleasant for my hubby to be around.

THEN, my husband gets a call about an entire work project being shutdown. This results in him leaving his job and starting a new business just about a year ahead of schedule and one week before our IUI. I'm covering as much as I can with my job, I feel like crap, and now the breadwinner of our family has just started a brand new business. Awesome. We were so busy and I was just trying to SURVIVE. I didn't even have much time to worry about our fertility treatment this month. I was the girl in her RE's office working on my laptop before my appointment. After our IUI, I ate lunch and was back to work with meeting clients immediately. I didn't really have a choice.

I was on Clomid, Gonal-F, and had a trigger shot. This was the first time we used a fresh sample for hubby and his counts were lower than they had been in the past. I don't remember motility, but his counts were about 13 million. I had two follicles mature and a small one that was a maybe.

I had no symptoms that were different from my normal cycle until last week. With our chemical pregnancy I noticed a few days before our BFP, I would wake up every night between 1-3 AM. I started doing this again. However, when I get stressed and busy with my job I tend not to sleep very well. I wasn't sure if I wasn't sleeping due to stress or hormones. I also noticed no spotting. I typically can spot anywhere from 3-7 days before my period starts. Even when I had my chemical. To this day (15DPIUI) I have had no spotting whatsoever, except for right after our IUI. I did have some cramping on and off during the 2WW which isn't abnormal for me. Part of the problem with being on fertility drugs is that you don't know what is the drugs and what are early pregnancy symptoms. I finally broke down and tested 12DPIUI because my boobs were hurting more than normal (but they normally are full and achy at this point in my cycle). To my surprise, it was a BFP. I had my betas today and it came back at 156. We go back for more blood tests on Wednesday to see if numbers are rising. I'm cautiously optimistic. We've never gotten this far before!!

So yeah, you can be stressed as hell and still get a BFP.

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BFP on clomid

I got my BFP on 12th of January. I have stalked this site for my tww , and thought of writing my story when I do get my BFP but only when I cross the 12 weeks mark, as I had an m/c(BO) at 6 weeks last July. Unfortunately, I had second m/c , this time @8 weeks and this too turned out to be BO. But still I know how we try to make out the meaning of every little twitch and pain while in TWW so here are my symptoms. I wish every women out there a successful and healthy pregnancy and no one should go through what I had to:

1-6DPO: nothing, slightly heavy abdomen just like any other cycle.
7dpo: slight fatigue and nothing else
8dpo: some pinching pain on the left side, fatigue
9dpo: sleepless at night, drinking lots of water and several trips to bathroom.
10dpo: b**bs look bigger and tighter (sorry TMI), still sleepless at night
11dpo: sleepy all day and very thirsty, very little sleep at night.
12dpo: couldn't wait . tested at night, very faint positive after 3-4 mintues.
14:dpo : BFP !! bold and beautiful

My main symptoms both the times were change size and feel of breasts, change in sleeping pattern, thirsty and getting up to pee in the middle of the nite. Breast tenderness started around 16-17dpo.

5th time is the charm...hopefully...

Hi ladies. Like many of u I have been stalking this and a number of other TTC sites for quite a while. So thrilled to be able to post my news. Hubby and I have been TTC for just over 4 years. We had unexplained infertility for 2.5 years. Both of us checked out fine with the RE. I had a large fibroid removed in Nov 2014 that was more of a concern due to symptoms and potential for pregnancy delivery complications based on its location. I have had 3 CP and a missed miscarriage in Nov at 7 weeks after 1 round of IUI + Clomid. I had 2 normal cycles during which I started religiously using the Ovia app and the Clearblue opks. This past month I also started drinking Fertilitea several times per week and getting accupuncture. I had a false peak on CD 11. Based on IUI and my cycle length I knew this was probably not the real thing but BD'ed the day of and after anyway. Then I got high fertility on CD 14 and 15, then peak on 16. The evening of CD 16 I had sharp right sided pelvic pain that I can only attribute to ovulation, which is not typical for me. Here are my symptoms by DPO:

1-5 DPO Nothing out of the ordinary
6 DPO Nighttime nausea (a big clue from prior pregnancies)
7 DPO non-stop nausea and fatigue
8-9 DPO intermittent nausea and mild cramping
10-13 DPO More of the same but now the fatigue is hardcore...like that drugged feeling you get after taking benadryl where ur body feels heavy and your head feels fuzzy. I am taking daily 2-3 hr afternoon naps and still going to bed at 8 or 9 pm. Also start to have headaches and light-headedness which are other big clues from priors. Finally, sticky white discharge that's unusual for me at this point in my cycle.
13 DPO: I am trying to hold out until the day my period is due but I jump the gun by 1 day. I take a first response test and get a strong positive before 2 min is up.

It will be a long several weeks keeping this under wraps if all goes well (God willing) so it's wonderful to be able to share my news in this way. Best of luck to all of you ladies waiting for ur miracle. You are all in my prayers.

BFP after 3 miscarriages, 1 BFN & Soy Isoflavones

I can't really tell you per DPO. I took soy isoflavones cycle days 2-6, Jan 8th-12th. Here are the doses, 120, 120, 160, 160, 200. I really thought we missed the mark. I took a pregnancy test Feb 4th because I was hoping for a bday surprise for DH but it was a BFN. Shortly after I started having AF cramps & back pain (which I still have). Well yesterday just the thought of things were making me sick! Then all of a sudden my nipples were sore. I was sure AF was on it's way until I woke up this morning feeling off. Also I get heart palpitations before AF but they tend to taper off as AF gets closer. Well not lately they were getting worse! So to my surprise I got my BFP. God is good and I know that he is in control so whatever happens I'm grateful for the experience!

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BFP after 3 miscarriages, 1 BFN & Soy Isoflavones

Excited and scared at the same time. I can't really tell you per DPO. I took soy isoflavones cycle days 2-6, Jan 8th-12th. Here are the doses, 120, 120, 160, 160, 200. I really thought we missed the mark. I took a pregnancy test Feb 4th because I was hoping for a bday surprise for DH but it was a BFN. Shortly after I started having AF cramps & back pain (which I still have). Well yesterday just the thought of things were making me sick! Then all of a sudden my nipples were sore. I was sure AF was on it's way until I woke up this morning feeling off. Also I get heart palpitations before AF but they tend to taper off as AF gets closer. Well not lately they were getting worse! So to my surprise I got my BFP. God is good and I know that he is in control so whatever happens I'm grateful for the experience!

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CLEAR POSITIVE ON VALENTINES! (progesterone note)

Sorry if it's long, I just hope this helps someone:
Target brand OPK. I started using them 15 days post AF due to long/irregular cycles, first time using OPKs. Got a clear positive on day 5/7 and had seen a light second line on every other day. Clearly lightening again on day 7. I had no idea what to expect. But, by chance we had 'lots of fun' the days before I got the positive OPK. Nothing after, as I was more interested in figuring out my cycle then conceiving.
Because I knew we hit the days before I ovulated, I couldn't help but mark two weeks away in my mind.
Took a First Response early detection on both 9/10 DPO and 10/11 DPO (not entirely sure how long after OPK surge I ovulated) and got a VERY faint but visible line both days.
Took a clear blue digital first thing this morning 11/12 DPO and there it is, no guessing, just PREGNANT.

My husband is getting a positive preg test for valentines! Sleeping right now with NO IDEA! I seriously couldn't have planned this better. Hope he hasn't planned a dinner at the wine bar lol.

PROGESTERONE:
After the birth of my 22 month old, AF never came back, thus I had some hormonal blood work done. Imagine my surprise to find out I was 4 weeks pregnant about 14 months later (no AF). I ended-up having a MC at 6weeks - found out at 10. My previous blood work had shown very low progesterone levels, but this was not addressed in my to-be-failed pregnancy (my doctor figured it must have corrected in order to be pregnant). Turns out post-MC my levels were basically 0 - which is more than likely the reason it happened.
Since then I have been on a daily 200mg oral does of progesterone pills to regulate my periods and build a healthy lining for another baby if I should fall pregnant. Two cycles later here I am. I will make an appointment with OBGYN and likely be switched to a more intense form/admin of progesterone.

BFP after D&E

Hey everyone! I feel so blessed to be able to be posting here and I hope I can help out some other ladies and give them hope.

In October 2015, I had a MMC with a d&e at 19.5 weeks. I cannot even explain the pain, heartache and sadness my husband and I still feel. We lost our baby boy and it was totally unexpected. All of our bloodwork and pathology came back fine and they have no idea why he passed away. This was my second pregnancy. We have a healthy 18 month old baby girl.

We were desperate to try again. Not to take away the pain but to lessen it and help fill our hearts and make them feel whole again.

I got my first cycle 31 days after my d&e. I got my second cycle 26 days after my first. On my third cycle (29 days later) we decided to try and use OPKs. During this cycle I found that I had two LH surges like my body geared up to ovulate but never did and finally did on CD19. I got AF 29 days later.

Cycle #4 (this cycle!) I decided to try taking Mucinex during my fertile window. This helps to thin the cervical mucus and make it a better environment for sperm. I took two Mucinex day from CD 10-CD 17. With my OPK, I got a very positive OPK on CD14. (I am convinced that my cycles were still not regular and my body wasn't fully ovulating until this cycle)

1-3dpo: no real symptoms
4dpo: crampy
5dpo: spotting after husband and i dtd in the pm (I wasn't positive this was implantation as it was alittle early - figured it was just sensitive from intercourse)
6-8dpo: sore boobs, sharp pains/twinges in right nipple
9dpo: BFP!! faint positive with FRER -- now I do think that 4 days prior was implantation bleeding
11dpo: BFP with Clearblue digital

We're so thrilled that we are blessed with our third baby! Hope this one is healthy and happy!

BFP 6 months after MC

Yesterday (2/6/16) I officially confirmed that I am pregnant with First Reponse Early Response (FRER) dye AND digital tests. I am thrilled, anxious and still in a little bit of disbelief! But I wanted to make sure I wrote down and shared my experience this cycle -- hopefully it will help someone else, or even myself in the future.

I had an early miscarriage last August. After that, I downloaded the “Clue” app and started tracking my cycle each month. My cycles were very irregular at first, but in the past few months they have become somewhat more predictable. This was only my second cycle using OPKs.

Last cycle was 28 days, with a 10ish day luteal phase. So I was expecting the same this month. I didn’t end up ovulating until much later in my cycle though.

CD19: Unprotected sex; negative OPK
CD20: Negative OPK
CD21: Negative OPK (at this point, I was thinking maybe ovulation wasn’t in the stars for this cycle)
CD22: Positive OPK in the evening (woo! I almost didn’t even test today because I was feeling so discouraged after a string of negatives); globular, watery CM (almost like I peed myself); unprotected sex after seeing positive OPK
CD23: Another positive OPK; more unprotected sex; small twinges in my pelvic area that I assumed were ovulation cramps
CD24: Unprotected sex; OPK back to negative (according to Clue, this was my actual ovulation day)
CD25: Tender breasts; negative OPK
CD26: Tender breasts
CD27: Unprotected sex; watery CM; bloated/gassy; face broke out a little bit (usually happens leading up to period)
CD28: A little nauseous; skin not looking great; took a HPT because I’m crazy (obviously it was negative)
CD29: Had a GYN appointment
CD30: Went to the bathroom mid-morning and had some very light brown discharge/spotting on my pantyliner and a little more went in the toilet when I peed; I chalked this up to my pap smear the day before… now I think this was definitely implantation bleeding!
CD31: Negative HPT; skin back to normal
CD32: Negative HPT in the AM; squinter in the evening before I went to bed (Wondfo brand); tender breasts throughout the day (they were especially sore when I first woke up in the morning); very tired at work
CD33: Mind was racing all night; took another Wondfo test at 2 am… a very, very faint line showed up again. To see if it was an evap line, I dipped another test in water and it was stark white. I took a few more Wondfos over the next few hours. One was stark white (my pee was probably just not concentrated enough from going so much!), but another had the faint line. Ended up going to CVS to pick-up a FRER digital/dye test package AND the CVS digitial (generic version of Clear Blue Digital). Dipped the tests in the same urine I used for the faint positive Wondfo earlier. Got negatives on the CVS tests but CLEAR POSITIVES on both the FRER tests! I’ve read that FRER is much more sensitive, so I am 100% confident these are my BFPs. I will probably retest with the Clear Blue or CVS brand in a few days when my hcg has a chance to rise. Took another Wondfo a couple hours after getting the FRER positives just for peace of mind, and the line is definitely getting darker. Other symptoms: felt a little nauseous in the morning, and my breasts have been very tender all day (even a bit sore around my ribs right under my right boob). I’m currently wearing a sports bra, and it’s uncomfortable.
Just like my last pregnancy, the sore boobs were really the first symptom. Clue was predicting that my period would start on CD35, so the FRER showed results two days before my missed period (~9 dpo). Wondfo gave me a squinter three days before my missed period (~8 dpo).
CD34: BFP with CB Digital

I really hope this one sticks. Appreciate any prayers/positive thoughts you can send our way! I’m calling my doctor on Monday to schedule my first appointment. Hopefully I’ll be able to get in sooner than the standard eight weeks. I don’t think I can wait that long to know what’s happening in there!

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