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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!

Clomid BFP 10dpo!! God is Good.

It has been a long time waiting to write this story. It's a crazy one, but bear with me and I'll get to the good stuff :)
DH is 36 I'm 32. We've been together for 9 years and married for 5. We've always NTNP. After getting married, we decided to begin "trying". After a year of "trying" I went to my OB/GYN and asked him for help. My cycles are very regular, so we had DH SA (great) and then there was me. HSG test = all clear. On to Clomid. Now, around this time, someone prayed over me and told me I'd have not one but TWO children. I dreamed of being very early in my pregnancy, almost to the point that noone believed me. A doctor was hooking me up to machines and then I woke up. First round of Clomid=BFP. Around 7.5 weeks, I started spotting. I went to get an ultrasound at 8 weeks, no heartbeat. It was my dream. I was heartbroken. I was upset and angry with God for taking this away. I needed some time to recooperate, so I took a long year off and did some soul searching. I prayed more than I've ever prayed and seeked God with my whole heart. During that year, my sister who is very prophetic, told me I would be pregnant at the age of 32. That was two years away!! I continued to have faith anyway. In October of 2014, I had another dream. I dreamed that I was early pregnant again, and that a blonde lady told me " I know how to fix this." Fast forward to 33 weeks pregnant and I woke up. I knew it was time for us to try again. So, I took my last prescription of Clomid in December. NOTHING. In May, I went back to my OB/GYN and he started me back on Clomid 50 mg for three cycles. NOTHING. I didn't understand. Why was this not working? I prayed for healing.
In September at my three month checkup, my OB/GYN decided not to move me up to 100 mg (for the fear of multiples because I technically ovulate on my own) and had me do three more cycles of 50 mg. And then he would move me up to 100mg if that didn't work. I was furious and so upset!!
That night, I prayed and I cried out to God, "When?? When will this happen Father, I can't wait anymore!" He replied, "February".
After lots of prayer, I decided to call a Fertility Clinic and seek more help. On the day of my first appointment, my insurance had issues and I had to cancel. So, I decided to continue the Clomid.
Now, I have some co-workers that were seeing this Homeopathic/Spiritual Healing Doctor. I was curious. After lots of prayer, I felt I had to go. Here's where my story REALLY gets interesting. As I sat down with Barry, he asked me what was on my mind. I replied "well, infertility". He asked me how old DH and I were, our names, and if I'd ever been pregnant and what had happened. I told him of my loss at 8 weeks. He stared off for what seemed like an eternity before he finally said "Ok, your husband has stomach parasites. We can fix that easily and really clean up his sperm." Then to me he says "Now, I'm going to tell you something that is very scary, but I don't want you to be scared because we can fix this, ok?" I said "Ok....?" He says "You have two bloodclots that are very close to your heart, probably had them for 10 plus years, like 17 or 18 years old. Did you have dental work or braces at that age?" My heart sunk...."Yes" I replied. "I had a root canal at 17". He says "That's when they formed. They're causing your body to work too hard, thus preventing pregnancy from sticking. You're also highly anemic." I was so stunned at this point. Not only had DH NOT even been there at all, but he had told me that something was wrong with his stomach? DH had a colonoscopy two years ago and they couldn't find anything wrong!! Anemia? I give blood and my iron is always borderline. The Red Cross also had just recently called to ask if I would donate platelets because my count was so HIGH! I was just blown away. He then says " Now get this done, I see twins". I'm like "Excuse Me??????"
So, I had two months of vitamins/herbs and iron (blackstrap molasses ewww) to get started on. After two weeks, I felt like a new person! I had energy, I could breathe better!
It gets better.......
My OB/GYN is a guy, and while I'm sitting at Barry's store, I get a text that said he would be on extended medical leave until mid January!
So, I wait until December (knowing that I'm supposed to get bumped up to 100 mg Clomid in January) and I ask what I'm supposed to do. The nurse calls me back and says "We're sticking you with Dr. so and so and they want you monitored, so day 21 progesterone test, day 28 ultrasound and then we will bump you to 100 mg."
No lie, I hung up the phone, googled this new Dr. and my jaw hit the floor. SHE was BLONDE. What are the odds? My dream is coming to pass!!!!!

BFP @ 13dpo w/lupus, endometrosis, and unexplained 2ndary infertility-cycle 28

Hello Everyone. I Have been reading these posts since 2005 and they have helped me get through so many dark days. This story may be long. It was 2 years in the making.

In Nov 2014 I married my high school sweetheart. We have 5 children together. I stopped using the rhythm method immediately afterwards and thought if God wants me to have another baby, I will fall preg on my own. In July of 2015 I had a 5 week miscarriage. It broke my heart. I began to want another baby that summer and began ttcing. Fast forward to Jan 2016. I got another bfp that turned out to be a chemical because AF showed right at 13dpo.

Cd1 was Jan 9th. After 4 cycles of unprescribed clomid (oops) I began trying something more natural to conceive. I took black cohosh, evening primrose oil, vitex 500mg, prenatals, b6, and baby aspirin. The vitex made me O early. I usually O after cd 16. This month I O'd on cd11! After O I stopped taking evening primrose oil and black cohosh. I started noticing weird symptoms right away.

Jan 9-cd 1 AF
Jan 19-cd 10 Pos OPK-cp high wet and open-cm watery no ewcm-used preseed BD
Jan 20-cd 11 serious O cramps from the left side, cp still high soft open BD
jan 21-cd 12-1dpo noticed continued o pain
jan 22-cd 13-2dpo same as yest
Jan 23-cd 14-3dpo same
jan 24-cd 15-4dpo same
jan 25-cd 16-5dpo breast hurting, hi cp, thicker cm and more than usual
jan 26-cd 17-6dpo same
jan 27-cd 18-7dpo noticed darker veins on breasts and white glue like cm
jan 28-cd 19-8dpo bfn had a huge fight with DH, very emotional. Dont think this is my month
jan 29-cd 20-9dpo no test today, vivid dreams, very wet during bd?, slept 12 hours, emotional, bloated more clumpy cm
jan 30-cd 21-10dpo bfn same as yesterday but me and dh noticed a weird smell to my cm. Like I smell the hormones in it.
Jan 31-cd 22-11dpo bfn feeling very sad about prev losses. Gave up hope. Had a spiritual experience. After dreaming I was preg and died from the crossfire in a drive by shooting, I woke up and went to check on my children. While checking to make sure the front door was locked, I felt a hand grab mines. A long skinny adult hand that was cool to the touch. I ran to turn on the light and nobody was in the room with me. I was the only person awake in my home...
Feb 1-cd 23-12dpo-bfn (possibly a squinter) on frer. began to get AF cramps, temp dropped, backache, headache,cried myself to sleep.
Feb 2-cd 24-13dpo-woke to tons of drool on my pillow(did when I was preg). Im bloated, tired, crampy, back aching, and tearful. My breast are swollen and so is my belly. I can barely button my jeans. I was convinced that AF will be here today. After scouring the internet for bfp stories after 12dpo, I got the courage to take the last frer in the box. BFP!!!!!! Glory to my Heavenly Father who answered my prayers! I am due 10/12/2016 and I'm praying for a full term pregnancy and healthy baby! Baby #6! Bring it on!

Humbled and Excited

This will be my 3rd pregnancy at age 34. We got pregnant on 4th try with a healthy daughter in 2014. When I got pregnant with what I thought was my second it was on the "second" try. It took until 14dpo until I received a faint pregnancy line, which I thought was strange because I have a 24 day cycle. I was complaining about how I hated being pregnant and already was making myself miserable. I went in for my first ultra sound around 9 weeks, but I knew something was not right. I had no pregnancy symptoms. Boobs weren't sore, no cramping, no nausea, no "if I don't eat right now I will freak out on someone." My suspicions were confirmed at the ultra sound with a blight ovum. There was no baby:( Husband and I were very sad, but we had a small toddler to chase around so we just put one foot in front of the other. Dr recommended waiting 2 full cycles, but I read a ton of these blogs and researched and we decided to try right away but with no luck. I had 1 super heavy period after the D&C and then a light barely there period for the 2nd cycle. I guess Drs do know what they are talking about because cycle 3 was the winner! I wanted to share my back story to give hope to others who might have had a similar experience. Below are my symptoms leading up to my BFP, cycle 3 after a D&C.

Day of ovulation, used OPK- ECWM BD
1dpo - BD - cramps all in front, almost like bad gas pains for a few hours in the middle of the day.
2dpo - nothing to report
3dpo - sore boobs, dried up (in the last two cycles I had wetness after ovulation until period started)
4dpo - super tired, cramping - like period cramps
5dpo - bloody nose, cramps, constipation, boobs are crazy tingly, still dry
6dpo - bad cramps, boobs hurt, super hungry and by the end of the night can't really suck in my stomach
7dpo - feel cold all day, some wetness, super bloated and hungry
8dpo - bad cramps, bloated, look skinny in morning and then super bloated by the end of the day
9dpo - cramps, boobs tingle diarrhea, bloated and super gasey, feel dry
10dpo - cramps, diarrhea, blood in nose, boobs still hurt, dry
11dpo - painful gas, getting bad cramps like going to start my period, boobs itchy
12dpo - hot flashes all morning, felt wetness and kept checking for my period. Got out the EPT because I am never late and BFP!!!

I feel super humbled by my miscarriage experience. God willing this is my take home baby, I am approaching this pregnancy with nothing but joy and gratefulness. I am going to try and enjoy everyday and stay in the moment and celebrate the life that I am able to grow in my body.
This pregnancy already feels different because I am sick, super hungry, bloated, gasey, tired, boobs hurt. All the normal symptoms. The big difference in this cycle was the gas - I never get bad gas like that or cramps before I start my period. I also don't get implementation bleeding so all I had were the symptom tracker app and the twoweekwait.com! Good luck and baby dust to all!

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