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BFP after Miscarriage

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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.

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.

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