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BFP after miscarriage- lots of symptoms I've never had!

I had a mc on January 2nd at 8 weeks and got a BFP after late ovulation on the first cycle trying. I had 5 days of ewcm, painful ovaries, and cramping but only barely positive OPKS around normal ovulation time. Once they stopped, I had horribly painful right ovary, especially during sex. I thought it was a cyst or a sign the egg released because I've read after a miscarriage, normally non painful things could become more painful and noticeable. 2 days later, all the ovulation signs came back but were 10x worse, including the "cyst" pain. This time I got a blazing positive OPK! 5 more days passed of symptoms, then my cervix dropped and hardened. I felt bummed because if it stayed up, I'd feel more hopeful that I'd get a BFP. But 2 days later it rose! I still felt a little like we missed it because I was tricked by the first round of ovulation symptoms and we stopped BD for a couple days. BUT, like with my other pregnancies, all of a sudden it was like a wave came over me and made me feel entirely different. I knew I was pregnant and took an HPT 8dpo, March 1, and a faint positive showed. I've taken one every day since and the line is still there! Here are my symptoms: "fake" ovulation week: 5 days of ewcm, right ovary twinges, high and open cervix, -OPKs real ovulation week: 5 days of ewcm, lots of right ovary pain, what I thought was cyst pain, high and open (but not as much as the week before) cervix. 2 days of +OPKs 1dpo: the "cyst" pain FINALLY went away. This is how I know I finally ovulated. -OPK 2dpo: ewcm drying up, high and soft cervix, ovary twinges and abdomen cramps 3dpo: ewcm drying up, low and hard cervix, ovary twinges and abdomen cramps 4dpo: totally dry cm, low and hard cervix, lots of ovary twinges and abdomen cramps 5dpo: cervix rose and softened, totally dry cm, TONS of ovary pain and cramps (implantation?) 6dpo: high and soft cervix, totally dry cm, ovary pain fading 7dpo: high and soft cervix, cm becoming watery and more abundant, no more ovary pain 8dpo: high and soft cervix, more watery cm but not too much, hit with an "I'm pregnant" flash while shopping. FIVE +HPTs! I needed to make sure :) 9dpo: high and soft cervix, lots of watery cm, +HPT, exhausted 10pdo: cervix lowered, hardened, and it feels opened (what?!) nervous it will end.. tons of cm, sore boobs start, exhausted 11dpo: cervix rose again and softened, tons of cm, sore boobs, so tired i feel like I've been hit by a train 12dpo: stopped checking cervix because it was driving me crazy, increasingly sore and slightly swollen boobs, TIRED, and tons of slippery cm! I am feeling moody and snapping at people when I normally wouldn't, trouble sleeping 13dpo: sore and swollen boobs. hurts to wear a bra. lots of cm, tired! have the "just woke up" feeling all morning Good luck to everyone!

BFP after MC

BFP by DPO 0 dpo: TON of EWCM this morning. BD around midnight. Slept well. Feel good today. Sense of smell is up and increased need to pee (normal for my O). Retaining some water. 1 dpo: Some EWCM. Slept well and hard. Sense of smell is still way up. Retaining a lot of water. Or I gained 7 pounds overnight magically. 2 dpo: Sticky, cloudy CM. Water weight is down. Mild cramping low in pelvic area 3 dpo: Frisky feeling. BD. Some bloating. Mild nausea late at night. 4 dpo: Extremely nauseated, pretty sure I have a stomach flu or something. 100.4° fever, headache, can't eat, slept until noon. Breasts are a tad fuller, not particularly painful. Haven't been sick in ages. 5 dpo: Woke up at 5 am. I feel much better in comparison to yesterday. Giant glob of EWCM after BM. Massive amount of creamy CM, like a bottle of lotion was squeezed. More EWCM as well. Still pretty nauseated. Some mild cramping on left lower pelvic region. Breasts feel and look totally normal, which is strange (around here is when my breasts usually get super painful and start growing for PMS). 6 dpo: Lots of creamey lotioney CM, lots of EWCM, and sticky CM. Lots of it in my undies :/ in a very good mood today tho. Sun was out. Felt overwhelmingly nauseated at bfast, at lunch, and right when I started work. Feel OK now (8:30 pm). Think it's just residual sickness. Throat is all dry and scratchy. 7 dpo: Hard time staying asleep. Only got 5 hours or so. Laid there for a long time before making myself get up. Breasts feel fine, but they are definitely more full today. Gassy. 8 dpo : Nausea on and off today. Like real, not in your head nausea. Loose stools. Butt pimples??!? Haven't had bottom pimples in a looong time. Mild cramping. Slept well, had to take 1MG of maltonin. Tired. Breasts feel normal, is weird. I was wiping down a table, when suddenly I felt this sharp pain in my finger - like I had glass in it or something, but there was nothing. I stuck it in ice and it suddenly stopped. I thought it was a little swollen, then I forgot about it. Later in the day I suddenly noticed that my finger was turning purple, but just between my last two knuckles (on my ring finger). It doesn't hurt or anything, but the bruising is pretty intense. It freaked me out pretty badly. I've never had that happen before.. Nausea before bed. 9 dpo: Slept well. Feel fine and normal. Some creamy CM. 10 dpo: Kept waking up every 2 hours even tho I'm exausted. Had weird, intense dreams. DH woke me up once bc I was making sounds. Anyway, had some mild cramping - like super faint cramps in my uterus region. Nausea off and on. Mild headache off and on. 11 dpo: 630 AM Mild nausea. Slept well tho. Super mild burning/stretching sensation low in pelvis area - on the left side. Lots of creamy CM.. 9AM Mild pressure like sensations in uterus. (I think 10 and 11 dpo had signs of implantation, looking back) 12 dpo : Woke up at 430 AM, not able to go back to sleep. Got nauseated. Headaches. Drank tea and became extremely nauseated, until I finally ate. Showered and felt a little queezy. 930 AM mild brief cramping on left side. Fatigued. Breasts are fuller than usual, but not by much. Still no pain or sensitivity, which is just so wierd. Tired, napped before work. More mild cramping on left side. Intense dreams again. Dreamt I was pregnant! I ALWAYS dream about my period before it starts - first time I've ever had a pregnancy dream! The subconscious is amazing. 3 PM Just peed and it smelled a little sharp - like blood or my period or something. 13 dpo: Slept well. Strong cramping briefly - think it was gas, but maybe not. Queezy after bfast, stomach is pretty sour. Acne continues. Breasts were kind of burney and sensative for a minute, but now they're normal feeling again. Butt pimples continue. CM is thin and milky. Very tired today :( 7 PM legs and lower back are killing me. Sciatic nerve is all jacked up today. Mild cramping off and on. Sure AF is about to start. Boobs still feel fine tho. 14 dpo: 4AM woke up super hot, and nauseated, and wide awake. Feel anxious. Decided to go ahead and eat something, then go back to sleep :/ Nipples a wee bit sensitive. A bit fuller. Period due any time now. Pimples in weird places :( have one on my chest? Face is broken out bad. CM is thin and milky. 4PM more mild cramping in uterus - center lower abdomen. Dizzy spell. 6PM Stomach is really sour. Headaches, tired. Ingestion. Gassy. Weird feeling. 10PM Sharp, light pinch super close to right hip. Sensative teeth??
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Pregnant naturally after failed IVF at 39 yrs old

Hello everyone. Finally got my BFP!! Diagnosed with unexplained infertility. We have been trying 2.5 years which included 7 cycles of Femara (one miscarriage), 3 failed IUIs, 2 failed IVFs all costing well over $25,000 total...and we got pregnant naturally this cycle! I am 39 years old, baby will be due after I turn 40. What I did different: 1. Quit my stressful job. 2. Added maca root everyday and evening primrose oil from CD 1 to ovulation. This really increased my fertile cervical mucous. 3. Did yoga everyday and tried to remain stress-free and positive. My diet stayed the same, but wanted to mention no sugar and relatively healthy with a lot of vegetables, healthy fats and lean meats. Water only to drink besides a cup of coffee in the morning. Ovulated CD 14 (positive opk on CD 13). We BD'd CD 12, 13, 14, 15 Everything felt different, like I had a very strong ovulation with high progesterone. 1 dpo - 8 dpo: SOOOOO hungry! I ate way more than normal. Constipated, tired, greasy hair, some acid reflux, slight bloody nose a few days, bloated 9 dpo - diarrhea, temporarily nauseous in the p.m., no more appetite (which is still the case), slight insomnia 10 dpo - tested - BFN. Tired, severe hot flash that lasted 10 minutes. Also, my boobs don't hurt at all (which on normal cycles they do since I have fibro-cystic breasts), slight insomnia. 11 dpo - tested - BFP - faint line on a FRER (6 days sooner kind)! Still tired, slight insomnia, no appetite, boobs do not hurt, slight cramping (felt more like pressure), bloating 12 dpo - line is darker, definitely a BFP, same symptoms as 11 dpo, took a 1.5 hour nap which I never do, my resting heart rate on fitbit is slowly increasing, 5 minute hot flash in the afternoon. Hope this bean sticks!! Goodluck ladies!

BFP after MC last year!

Hi everyone, I had an early miscarriage last year where I started bleeding and cramping right in the middle of a friend's wedding we'd travelled to in Malaysia - traumatic was an understatement. I'm feeling really positive this time and hoping this one sticks. I'm just shy of 5 weeks now and it feels very different - way more symptoms and no bleeding at all so far. I know the 2ww can play havoc with your brain! So I hope this helps some of you ladies. We BD (baby dance (sex)) on CD (cycle day) 4,6,8,10, 11, 13, 15. Positive opk evening of CD (cycle day) 14. 1dpo - creamy cm, nothing much 2dpo - feel good, high sex drive, appetite up but want healthy food, v v tired, cold. 3dpo- tired, hungry. 4dpo - sharp little stabbing pains in uterus in morning. 5dpo - need to go to the loo way more, jelly like cm, runny nose, bumpy skin on face,hungry, cried at tv show. 6 dpo- v v tired when waking up, vivid dreams, slight pinching in lower right abdomen, creamy cm, cramps, gassy, need to go to the loo lots, v bloated, emotional, cried at tv show, cold and shivery. 7dpo (implantation?) - v sharp twinges overnight, v gassy, hot, couldn't sleep, woke up starving, burping (weird for me), almost sick this morn, napped for 3 hours (v unlike me), cold and shivery, need to wee lots, generally felt quite ill. 8dpo - nipples a bit sore, gassy, bloated, need to wee lots, vivid dreams, couldn't stomach wine (also unlike me...), hated the smell of cigarettes when I walked past someone smoking it made me gag, boiling at night. 9dpo - stomach rumbling at 6am and had to have some toast and then go back to bed, burpy, v creamy cm, need to wee lots, vivid deeams and very hot last night, dreamt of bfp, cervix has now gone high soft and closed, bloated, sore boobs, twinge of deep pain around lunchtime, tired, v hot at night. 10dpo - tired, sore boobs. Was very busy all day so didn't note many symptoms. 11dpo - tired and sore boobs. Very faint BFP (big fat positive (pregnancy test)) on ic!!!!! 12dpo - felt a bit sick, tired in morning, having to wee lots in night and day, sore boobs, darker nipples, another positive ic and CB digital (1-2 weeks) in morn, positive on FRER in pm 13dpo - woke up feeling sick, darker on FRER darker on ic, cramps. 14dpo - cramps, tired, sore boobs 15dpi - severe cramps, tired 16dpo - severe cramps 16 - bad cramps, tired 17 dpo - such a bad cold feel like death, lots creamy cm since bfp (increased a lot after 14dpo), cramps. 18dpo - FRER and ic tests gradually getting darker, v bad cramps in morning. 19dpo - very nauseous this morning, hungry, ic tests finally getting quite dark. CB digital still says 'pregnant', lots of white creamy cm. For me the major symptoms this time were - the cramping (it felt like quick, sharp pinching before bfp and now it's like growing pains in my uterus - mainly in the evenings), lots of creamy cm, gassy, needing the loo more, cervix didn't drop and open as it usually does before AF (Aunt Flo - menstruation/period) - it went hardish and closed around 14dpo and now at 19dpo is high soft and closed. I never had any implantation bleeding. With my chemical, I also had a bfp at 11dpo but it was very faint and gradually faded away by 14dpo. With this one, the lines are strong and getting darker. Never as dark as control line but def increasing. Also, with my chemical my only symptom was burning nibbles for 2 days and literally nothing else. This time I haven't had that at all. They do say every pregnancy is different! I hope this helps someone and baby dust to you all! Keep your fingers crossed for a sticky bean for me xxx

Third time's the charm?

I'm sharing my story because I'm a nervous wreck inside. I've had two previous miscarriages. One at 8 1/2 weeks and one at 4 weeks. My husband and I believe that it's best to share with friends and family (outside of my parents of course, they're my rocks) once we know everything is okay. Today I got my BFP X's four after several months of painful TWWs and "Is that a line? I think it's a line!". So here we go! CD 16- EWCM - Did the deed - believe CD 17- Did the deed again for fun- Counting as O day. DPO 1-2- Nothing DPO 3. - Light cramping DPO 4- Mirgraine with vomiting ( threw up a very delicious and expensive lunch) DPO 5- Residual headache DPO 6- Nothing DPO 7-8 - Very moody. Lost it when my 2 yr old was acting up. I'm usually very very patient. DPO 9 - Gassy, moody ,boobs hurt, tired. Got very very hungry around 9pm. Had eaten just 4 hrs ago. Not normal for me. DPO 10 - Another migraine with nausea. Strong cramp on L. Side about 6:30am. Gassy. - hpt DPO 11 - Swollen gums on L. Side of mouth. DPO 12 - Very moody again but only at my husband. The site of him made me so angry not to mention his voice. He even asked me if my "eggo was preggo" because that's how I feel everytime I get pregnant. -hpt DPO 13 - Mild cramping. Feel like period is going to start. DPO 14 - Cramping. Checked cervix because I check regularly. Cervix med and med but OS opening very closed but tinge of pinkish blood. Thinking period is going to start but strange because I can usually get finger in OS when period is about to start ( I don't dare though). DPO 15 - No blood, light headache. Husband wanted to have some drinks for super bowl but said I better check. Expected period next day. + Hpts. Two on FR pink dye and 2 on FR blue dye. Those looking for info on cervix checking and pregnancy - What I've noticed from several months of checking my cervix is that the position and texture changes hour by hour, day by day, and even month by month. The thing that tipped me off was knowing if my OS is open or closed. Right now it is tightly closed for me. *** I always keep my nails trimmed and my hands washed very well before touching my cervix.

BFP 3 months after miscarriage

It's been a longer than wanted wait....and I'm still leary about another miscarrage of course (but hopeful too!) but here is my story. I found these stories to be very helpful to pass the time in my 2WW so I thought I would share too :) My DH and I concevied our first baby in Sept 2017 and I miscarried in Oct 2017. It was devasting on many accounts (I think too because so surprising! For some reason, I didn't even consider miscarriage as a possibility. My mom and sister never had any trouble so this added to my thinking of course. Our Dr. advised us to wait another full cycle with a period to flush out my system before trying again. In Dec 2017 I then ovulated and we did BD almost every day but AF came...I honestly think I was too stressed to conceive in Dec. as I was still depressed from the misscarriage and to top it off heard 3 close family/friends just announced they were pregnant and were due around the time I was suppose to be. In Jan 2018, I tried to de-stress and avoided any situation that would trigger stress in me. I also fully gave up caffeine and refined sugars (white bread, candy, chips, etc.) and ate a lot of pineapple smoothies (I heard it helps lower inflammaton and increases chance of successful implantation so I gave it a shot - what the heck!). In Jan. 2018 I ovulated earlier than expected CD 15 as opposed to CD 18 the month before with a very regular 30 day cycle each month. Here is my 2WW symtpoms leading to a BFP.... CD 14 - peak fertility on clear blue monitor. EWCM. Some insomnia and L pelvic pain. BD with DH. CD 15 - day of ovulation. BD with DH x2. Appetite increase (could be from BD? haha) 1DPO- sl cramps. BD. Really vivid dreams. I could remember every crazy detail when I woke up. 2DPO- Appetite increase. BD. Vivid dreams again. 3DPO - Frequent urination, creamy cervical mucous, sl tender breasts. Vivid dreams 4DPO - Cream cervical mucous again. Hot flahses 5DPO - Tender breasts (this was the key symptom for me as usually this does not occur until 1-2 days before AF) 6DPO- Tender breasts. Congested in am (think I am getting a cold - gone by lunch). Vivid dreams. 7DPO - Creamy CM again (eugh!) I usually get this before AF so I'm getting annoyed. Cold symptoms continued (could actually have a cold at this point?). Tender breasts still. 8DPO - Tired! Tender breasts. No CM today. Was at a party at our neighbours this night and I was so exhuasted that I went home before DH. We had chilli for dinner at the party but when I went home I was still hungry so made some sweet potatoes/broccoli as second dinner! Around 11pm had terrible cramps with (tmi alert!) dirrahea for at least an hour. DH convinced I am pregnant as last time I was pregnant has this same kind of diarrhea. 9 DPO - Tender breats, headache, cold symptoms in am. Frusterated about news at work. Cranky with DH 10 DPO - Didn't take a preg test in am because saw creamy CM - but not a ton of it. Cold symptoms in am. Sl cramping throught day. Tired. Tender breasts. Middle of the night woke up at 1:15am - I was sweating and sheets were all wet. Could be due to cold? I went to bathroom and thought what the heck I'll do a FRER. To my surprise, I got to wake my DH with the BFP! For me the definite signs were the tender breasts and the diarrhea. I am now 13 DPO and constipation has started now, breasts are still sore to touch/feel full, and I'm tired throughout the day and insomnia at night. I have a Dr. Appnt next week so I hope all goes well! Hope this was helpful! Try to de-stress..I think that is what helped with this cycl. GL! ox

In Shock! BFP @ 10DPO

I apologize in advance, this is going to be a long post. All of these BFP stories have gotten me through many TWWs so I had to pay it back! DH and I have one DS (11y/o) and have been TTC #2 for 15 months. We got a BFP in June 2017 which ended in miscarriage at 7w5d. We took a couple months off to recoup and started TTC again in October. My cycles are pretty regular 30-32 days with ovulation on CD 16/17. I use the Ovia App and CM to track ovulation, and this is the second month that I have also been tracking my BBT. I have been taking prenatal vitamins throughout the whole TTC journey, and started a regular workout schedule about 3 months ago (I am average weight but I wasn't very healthy/active). DH and I did the BD every other day from CD 10 - CD 20 to make sure we covered every possible fertile day. Also, I ate pineapple core everyday from O Day to today (10DPO). Iv'e read online that eating pineapple core helps with implantation and I figured it couldn't hurt to try, maybe it helped! This TWW has not been much different from all the others but here are my symptoms by DPO: CD 17- O Day - BD - EWCM - Tingling sensation in bbs 1DPO - NYE - No symptoms 2DPO - BD - White/creamy/stretchy CM - Gassy 3DPO - Watery CM - Tired at work - Sore bbs at the gym during workout 4DPO - Watery CM - Twinges in abdominal area when standing up too fast - Strange warm feeling in my stomach (IDK how else to explain it, it just felt warm) 5DPO - Creamy/wet CM, constant wet feeling - Random twinges of pain in bbs throughout the day - Pain on right side of lower abdomen - Weird warm feeling in stomach again - Dizzy/lightheaded in PM, lasted a few minutes 6DPO - White/creamy/thicker CM - Stuffy nose/Cold symptoms when waking but gone before I got to work - Dull ache in lower abdomen - Dizzy/lightheaded in PM again 7DPO - BD - Creamy/white CM - nipple soreness 8DPO - CM disappeared - Nipple soreness - Gassy 9DPO - Still no CM, started feeling out this month - Dizzy/lightheaded during PM workout 10DPO - Creamy/stretchy/yellowish/snot-like CM (gross sorry!) - Woke up and felt dizzy/lightheaded when trying to get out of bed. (Being dizzy/lightheaded is not normal for me) - Remembered I had a 2 pack of FRER tests that I was saving for a time when AF was finally late! I normally don't test early because I HATE seeing BFN's, but the dizzy spells were really making me wonder so I took the test even though I knew it was too early. I was brushing my teeth and barely glanced at the test because I just knew it was going to be a BFN, but it was positive! It was a faint positive, but definitely positive, not even a squinter! Two Lines!! BFP @ 10DPO w/FMU on a FRER! I am still in total shock, it just doesn't feel real yet. I am going to tell DH when he gets home from work today. It is still very early but I am so happy! Fingers crossed for a sticky bean!! Good luck and baby dust to you all!

Didn't even think I was pregnant!! No symptoms at all!!!

Hi everyone, (sorry for the long post) I decided to write this, bcuz like so many other women I would search and search and read for any little clue any little chance of hope. I got my BFP on 12/30/2017 but I would have bet ANYTHING that I wasn't! A little back story: I'm 28 DH is 30 we have been married for 5 years but have been dating since I was 12 yrs old (6th grade). We don't have any children and didn't start trying until 2 years ago. Imagine my shock when it wasn't happening right away. I used opks and temping but nothing! I cried and stressed every cycle. I would think of the worst possible thing that could be wrong with me. After a year of trying I decided to buy some preseed and the first month BAM, BFP in Feb 2017!! I was over the moon! I had so many symptoms from the moment of ovulation, super sore boobies, lots of extra cm, dizzy, nauseous, heightened sense of smell and I wanted to jump DH bones all the time lol.. I did notice that my lines were faint at 1st but got darker within a few days, I didn't think anything of it. Well I went for a scan in March when I should have been 8 weeks according to my LMP but I told my Dr I ovulate late and that according to my calculations I should be about 7 weeks, but the baby was only measuring at 6 weeks. So she sent me off to get a TVUS one week later. My heart felt crushed but I still kept positive. I went to my appointment and I should have now been 8/9 weeks, my baby was still at 6weeks 1day with no heartbeat. I cried and cried. I decided to let my baby pass naturally and on my birthday when I should have been 11 weeks it finally did. It was a tough and mental/physical rollercoaster to say the least. My DH supported me through everything. So a month after that, I started trying again. I did not use preseed and month after month was depresses when af would show up. I went to the Dr again in Oct and she said there was nothing wrong with me and that if by March 2018 I still wasn't pregnant we would look more into it. But I always wanted to have a baby before 30! And March is my bday month. I was annoyed and upset. Well I moved into a new house in Nov and I thought I was pregnant bcuz my boobies were super sore and I had extra cm. But a week later af showed up.. December 2018 Ok my cycles are 35 days I know I ovulate between CD 19-22 and decided this month to use preseed again and used it on my highly fertile days up until ovulation. 1DPO - 14DPO NOTHING no sore boobies, no extra cm. Actually dry! Usually even when AF shows I have a little bit of cm. But nothing! No dizziness or heightened sense of smell. Nothing!!! I was so sure I wasn't pregnant. 9DPO - took a wondfo test cuz I have a bunch Neg. 13DPO - took another wondfo bcuz I was a little crampy and back ached, but that's totally normal for me b4 af shows, and nothing STARK WHITE!! I cried and felt deflated I just don't think it will ever happen for me. My wonderful DH wanted me to get my mind off of it, since I cried all night telling him I wasn't pregnant and I never would be able to give us a child. (He is so supportive always telling me it's ok and if we don't have a child that we have each other and our dog Arcric). So he planned a beautiful trip the next day, We went horse back riding, drank a piña colada and went swimming. (The horse I rode was pregnant and was so lovely and we'll behaved, there was also a pitbull on the property and the owners said she was very aggressive, but she came right up to me and wanted me to pet her and she followed me everywhere, the owners were very surprised, I think animals have that sense and know before we even do). I had a great time and went to bed happy and sore from the horse that night lol. 15DPO - ok af is a day late didn't think to much about it bcuz sometimes she is a day or 2 late or early. Buuut I have a FRER test in my drawer that I had been saving. I decided screw it and used it. I didn't want to look, I had my eyes shut and peeked through my fingers, I almost fell down! There it was the line I've been waiting to see! It wasn't super dark, but clearly there! My BFP I was so so excited!!! I went out and bought a CB digital and it said pregnant 2-3weeks! The wondfo tests still came up really light, almost invisible. And I did another FRER 6 days later from my 1st positive test and the line was so much darker that it took up most the dye and the control line was lighter lol I baked some cookies and put pink and blue frosting on them, I put the test in a little box with a note that said "pink or blue can't wait to see, you're going to have a baby with me" on 12/31 New Year's eve me and DH went to the beach to have dinner and watch the fireworks. We ate some cookies (oblivious of the pink and blue colors lol) and I gave him the box at midnight. He was so happy and kept telling me "I told you it would happen".

Faint BFP at 12 DPO!!

At the age of 37 I am TTC #2 with DH. We currently have a 19 month old son. This board has helped me get through the TWW many many times so i hope my story can help someone else. I am a plus size woman who for years struggled with amenorrhea with no underlying cause. I would go months without a period. On top of that DH struggles with ED. To achieve pregnancy with DS we used the at home insemination process, i tracked my cycle using Fertility Friend and OPK’s. We got pregnant the second cycle. The second time we TTC (Baby #2) we again got pregnant right away using the same method and i suffered a MC one week after getting my BFP. During this time i was nursing DS. My aunt and GYN advised me to stop nursing and they guaranteed that my cycles would regulate itself and I’d get pregnant. I weaned my son by August and my cycle became a regular 35-day cycle. Again, using the same method (OPK’s, at-home insemination, and tracking BBT on Fertility Friend. I got BFN’s for Sept, Oct, and Nov. I got a false BFP with a Walmart cheapie in October. So, here’s what you’ve been waiting for: (+ OPK at Cycle Day 21 (Temp 97.7)....Ovulation Cycle Day 22 Temp again is 97.5) 1 DPO - Nothing (temp 97.5) 2 DPO - Nothing (Inseminated one more time for good measure. We inseminated every other day 5 days leading up to expected ovulation) (Temp 97.7) 3 DPO - Temp spike to 98.2 (I’m usually around 97.5), headache and nausea 4 DPO - Nothing (temp still at 98.2) 5 DPO - Backache, tender breast, nausea and mild cramps (Temp 98.1 Ovulation confirmed two days after +OPK which was a bit off) 6 DPO - Nausea, I got a pimple which i rarely get and I didn’t sleep well that night (Temp dipped to 97.7 possible implantation dip or temp off due to poor sleep) 7 DPO - Cramps, diarrhea, tender breast and I felt a throbbing pain in my vagina in the afternoon (Temp spike to 98.3) 8 DPO - Nausea (Temp 98.0) 9DPO - Nothing (Temp dips to 97.9 and FF no longer have the data to support Ovulation based on my temps. I changed the setting to go by my +OPK instead of my temps because I’m confident that I ovulated. If I don’t get my period or get BFN i know that my cycle is changing....we’ll see) 10 DPO - I woke up with a terrible headache, heartburn and nausea (Temp 97.8) 11 DPO - Heartburn, tender breasts and nausea continues and I also have this terrible pain on both sides and my back. I’m not sure what’s causing this. It feels like I’ve been working out which i did not (Temp 97.9) 12 DPO - My period is expected today (i have a short leutal phase) and I’m praying that my temp doesn’t drop because of it does i know for sure AF is on her way (Temp stays at 97.9. I feel fatigue, pain in my thighs, tender breast, cramps, vagingal throbbing and nausea. I want to test but i cannot take another month of a BFN. Before coming home after work i break down and by a 2pk FRER. I take it as soon as i get home and just like that i get a faint BFP very quickly. I didn’t even have to squint to see it. I’m calling my OBGYN in the am to schedule my scan and I’ll take the second test in the am to see if the line gets darker. I’m excited and so scared at the same time. This is the best Christmas gift EVER! I hope this helps one of you ladies. I’m praying that my little bean stays put for the next 36.5 weeks. Good luck and God bless.

Getting our rainbow

Of course I have been stalking this page for almost 2 years. I finally get to post mine and I am SO excited!!!! We got pregnant back in May of this year (2017) but we lost that baby in July, on my husband's birthday. Since then, I have had 2 IUI's....the 2nd worked. I did not trigger an I did not take any progesterone before or after the IUI. I was on clomid 100mg on CD3-7. We BD'd on CD10, 14, 15, 16. I o'd on CD 15 and did the IUI on the same day *O day- Got the positive OPK in the morning and had the IUI at 4 that afternoon (11.22 (the day before Thanksgiving) cramping after the IUI *3-5DPIUI-My nipples feel like they are going to fall off. THEY HURT!!!! Not the entire breast, just the nipple. I am wondering what's going on because I KNOW it's way too early for pregnancy symptoms. Still cramping but now they are dull and in the background. If I had to guess, I would say they were in my uterus. *6DPIUI-still cramping and my nipples are still sore. Like, I couldn't hug my kids without tremendous in pain. Still crampy. Constipated. *7DPIUI- took my first test...BFN with FRER, walmart first signal and internet cheapie. I'm thinking it's still really early so I didn't really get upset about the negative. My appetite has increased, but that happens as it gets close to my period so i don't think anything of. I am gassier than usual. Nipples still hurt. Still crampy *8-9DPIUI- took a test (internet cheapie)...BFN nipples are still sore but not as bad as it before. This has me worried. I am thinking "If I were pregnant, my symptoms would be increasing, not decreasing." very emotional. Secretly loosing hope but still telling myself that it's still early *10DPIUI- tested with an internet cheapie. BFN. nipples have gone from sore to tender. EXTREMELY emotional. Cried over small stuff, things that i would not normally cry over (example: the dishwasher had not been unloaded). Appetite is still increased. My dog started following me around and being clingy. She would not let me out of her sight *11DPIUI- tender nipples still have those dull cramps in my lower abdomen area. It feels like my uterus. BFN on FRER and internet cheapie. I cried today. Still feeling out this month because I feel like "I should have more symptoms by now" and "the last time, by this time, i had a BFP already" and "it seems like everybody else has gotten their BFP days ago" *12DPIUI- decided not to test. I didn't think that I I could handle seeing another negative. I had a complete breakdown wondering when my time was coming. short tempered and very emotional. My beta was scheduled for today but I cancelled because I didn't want to pay ($40 copay) for my doctor to tell me that I am not pregnant. Just an emotional day *13DPIUI- Decided at the last moment to test...faint positive on the first signal test. Tried FRER using the same sample (FMU)...faint positive. Tested again using SMU on a first signal, darker line. Went to the store and bought 2 boxes of clearblue digitals, 1 box (3 count) FRER, 5 first signal tests. Clearblue gave me those words that I have been waiting SO long to see....PREGNANT. Went in for a blood test to confirm. HCG was at 29. Progesterone as at 24. By my calculations, I am 3 weeks and 5 days today. The doctor says I don't need to be on any progesterone supplement as of now. I go back in on Thursday to make sure my HCG has doubled as it should.

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