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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.

No symtoms at all! BFP after 3 miscarriages

I've been on this site so many times over the last few years and am so happy to post today but thought it would be particularly encouraging for those in the 2ww who have no symptoms. We've been trying for our third child for the last 3 years and have had 3 miscarriages and many many months of BFN's in between. The 2ww is so hard and I've been writing down how I feel every day. Last month I was so certain I was pregnant (I had what I thought was implantation pain, awful nausea, a strange taste in my mouth) that I went and had an ultrasound 2 days before AF was due as I thought it might show something and I couldn't wait any longer! Of course I wasn't but here I am 1 month later and I am! I have to stress I had absolutely no symptoms..no nausea, no abdo pain, no fatigue, no bloating etc. In my last pregnancies I think I had very slight fullness in my boobs even at this stage but I don't even have that. Oh dear as I write tis I'm worrying already that it's not going to last! Oh well, will deal with that if and when.. Anyway am going to try to enjoy it for now! Good luck everyone , wish you all lots of love and courage, x

BFP CD23 - 11DPO only DTD once

Hi All! I’ve been on this site for over a year now and I’m happy to finally post my BFP journey by DPO. Bit of background info - I’m 29, I have 2 beautiful children (DS12&DD9), I had a cp August 2016 and I was diagnosed with Chronic Migraines, June of this year. I have had constant headaches during the 2WW but haven’t documented them as I wouldn’t know better. This was a surprise and we weren’t proactively trying but if it happens it happens. CD10 - DTD pm, cm - creamy CD11 - EWCM, I can feel my boobs Pm gassy - fuller/bloated feeling, pain when I cough Ovulation Day CD12 - Light cramping, EWCM, ovulation pain left side. BBT 35.7 1DPO - Mid left cramps, bad gas- lower tummy very tight making it hurt when I did a wee wee. backaches. Creamy cm. BBT 36.1 2DPO - ovulation pain left side?! Bad gas with pain. tingly nipples, shooting pain in left breast more than once in afternoon which continued to midnight. pain in left midsection maybe gas related. I need to pee every 1 hour since waking up to lunchtime. body aching. small amount of ewcm not very stretchy, dry cm after 8pm. Hot flushes in the afternoon and noticing I’m thirsty. Craved watermelon? I don’t really like this! Fatigue and nausea. BBT 36.1 3DPO - Left side twinges /pains. Tired. Gassy and bloated with aches. Creamy cm. Heightened sense of smell. My partner can’t seem to do anything right today and into the coming week! So grumpy lol BTW this isn’t me. BBT 36.2 4DPO - light cramps and extreme gas pain. I’m thinking WTH is going on with me?! I have never been like this in my life. My partner offered to swap butts so he could get rid of my gas for me lol so sweet. BBT 36.2 5DPO - Gas aches and pains. Thirsty. BBT 36.5 6DPO - Boobs slightly tender on and off. Very gassy. One sharp cramp this morning and Back aches after breakfast.. I never eat breakfast but I was sick hungry. BBT 36.5 My guess now is this was the day of implantation. 7DPO - Gas pain and food cravings. I wanted a chocolate cake and nothing else haha BBT 36.1 8DPO - very tired. Between not being able to sleep from my headaches to Broken sleep. It’s been and ugly week. Don’t feel the slightest bit pregnant. 9DPO - Sick hungry to loss of appetite. BBT 36.2 10DPO - Thirsty, Sick hungry, Loss of appetite. Watery CM. BBT 36.3 11DPO - Period pain burning, Loss of appetite. So I’m sitting on the couch while my partner is burping and carrying on and I thought to myself, im not the gassy one in the relationship it’s him and maybe it’s a pregnancy symptom? Having multiple pregnancies I haven’t had any of my usual 2WW symptoms. I took a confirm HPT and got a very very faint line. BBT 36.2 12DPO - I find this funny that the moment I take FMU HPT, and get a second faint line that I then get every symptom I normally would. Confirm HPT barely there pink line FRER definitely positive . Sore boobs - bright blue veins. Light headed Nauseous Wanted to vomit after dinner Hot flushes all day Period pain on and off /gas Twinges left side of stomach Poking sensation by belly button left side BBT 36.4 13DPO - BBT 36.5 Sharp stabbing in left ovary region throughout the day. Pulling sensations in uterus? Boobs are really sore. Nauseous / light headed Tired/exhausted Emotional at a wedding ring? (lady taking bloods) it was pretty! Lol Hot flushes Burning / period sensation Gas HPT confirm faint pink positive. FRER BFP Drs appointment also had Blood test today. I’ll post my Beta HCG results for you ladies on Monday. I also recommend not using the Confirm HPT as they not very sensitive. FRER for the win 14DPO - Clear Blue digital not FMU pregnant 1-2weeks, but I already know that only DTD once! Pulling sensations in stomach Sharp shooting sensations left side of abdomin Very sore boobs and sick hungry. Still early days for me but fingers crossed this one sticks. I hope this helps someone :) Baby dust to all

BFP after 3 years of trying

After 3 years of ttc, including 3 IUIs, 3 IVF cycles, 1 miscarriage and 1 chemical pregnancy, I am in a place where I feel like my miracle is real. After transferring 1 5AA PGS normal embryo, I finally have a healthy pregnancy. There were definitely some things I did differently this cycle that I believe led me to success. For 3 months before my stimulation I followed the CCRMs acai study - I took 2 NOW brand acai tablets 3 times daily (purchased from amazon), along with other vitamins recommended by my naturopath such as CoQ10, vitamins d and e, fish oil, and folic acid. I saw dramatic improvement in egg quality from the acai. My first ivf my spindle view (a marker of egg quality) was 67. For my second it was 75 (after starting my vitamin regimen). After adding the acai before my 3rd IVF cycle, it rose to 89, which absolutely shocked me. My cycle with the acai was the only one in which we made a PGS normal embryo, and top grade at that. After FET with this beautiful embryo, I felt absolutely nothing during 1-4dp5dt. No implantation bleeding, no cramping. My boobs were already sore and swollen from the progesterone, they stayed that way. Around 5-6dp5dt I had some AF like cramps, as well as a very sore lower and middle back, which I never get. Around 8dp5dt onward I had lot of very watery cm, and the sore back continued on and off. I also had acupuncture done right before and right after the transfer. I managed to remain very positive throughout the 2ww - of course there were moments where I stressed and felt like it didn't work, but there were also times where I felt like I just knew I was pregnant. I am so grateful to be where I am today, and wish the same for everyone who reads this. Don't give up!

BFP afer 41 cycles at the age of 43!

So, I've been silently stalking this site for some time, looking for inspiration and to help keep my hopes up, and I told myself if I ever was blessed with another BFP, I'd share MY story too, in hopes it will help someone else in similar circumstances:

BFP on 13dpo.. felt out

10/23-fertile cm (ewcm) 10/24- ewcm still in am. BD'd x7... lol went a little crazy (; almost pos opk at night but used crappy test that never gives good positives. 10/25- super positive opk bd'd x4... fiance had been away for a bit so this was welcome home sex lol. Lots of energy! I think today was the day I ovulated. Ovulation Day (10/26)- BD'dx4. neg opk. Nipples super sore, especially left nipple. Really emotional for no specific reason. Just wanted to cry... did cry a little while snuggling with my fiance. Super sleepy! 1dpo (10/27)- BD'dx4. Nipples suuuper sore today. Got really angry quite a few times throughout the day over stupid things. 2dpo (10/28)- BD'd x3. Nipple still quite sore. Grouchy most of the day and super tired even though I slept fine through the night. Nothing stood out. 3dpo (10/29)- BD'd. Nipples much more sore and very very erect... like sticking out farther and staying hard longer and getting hard easier. Very gassy at night. Smell of fiances onion breath grossing me out. Bunch of red acne like bumps on my butt cheeks lol (tmi I know) 4dpo (10/30)- Fiances breath still smelt like onions (faint smell) even after brushing his teeth, bleh. Bumps on butt gone! Nauseas after morning nap. Weird faint stomach cramps similar to a few days before AF. Nipples a lot more sore. Breasts feel sore now too, right boob more sore than right. Full feeling in breasts also. Nipples still easily getting erect and much harder than normal. Smell of onions in fridge was all I could focus on at work whenever I would open fridge and there was only one onion IN A CLOSED DRAWER!! Weird nausea most of day. Really tired even after drinking coffee. The iced tea I ALWAYS drink tastes off... Not really hungry at all today. Basically had to force myself to eat. Maybe cause I drank coffee earlier? 6pm relaxed pulse78- bp is 115/73. 10/31 5dpo Woke up around 9am with awful stabbing pain near right hip bone. RIGHT after peeing had awful period like cramp as if first day of af and then around noon had light period like cramping for less than a minute. 125/76 pul83 @5pm. Got really light headed and ears were ringing around 615pm. Super tired. Fell asleep so many times even with a five hour energy. Neg opk @11pm (the cramps this am weirded me out and I normally get pos opks until the day or 2 after I ov.) 11-1-17 (6dpo): Woke around 1am and got up to let dogs out. Didnt pee or anything but once I came back to bed I had the same weird period like stomach cramps for a tad over a minute. Praying for our miracle <3 woke up at 630am having to pee reeeal bad. Went pee and luckily no period like cramps after peeing!!! Maybe I am not out after all. Also, I remember my dream! All of it quite vividly. I usually dont remember them. Slight acid reflux around 930am... puked in mouth a little. Super tired in am even though I slept all night. Fell asleep at dr appt. Dr felt my stomach and when she pressed near left ovary it hurt like a quickstabby type pain. Went to work exhausted and barely got anything done. Around 3/4pm I went to the bathroom (#2) and was super gassy. Got a horrible period like cramp to the point where I almost vomited :/ had to lay down for a little bit. Had awful hot flash around 520pm that lasted about 15min. Nipples still super sore! Staying erect longer and pointing out farther. 530 temp 98.9° F and blood pressure of 125/72 and pulse of 99 (been running around though- will try again later). Super itchy right foot around 645pm. Fell asleep real early woke up with a sore throat at 10pm. Remembered the vivid dream I had had when asleep for a couple hours. Don't usually remember my dreams. 11-2-17: 7dpo- Sore throat still. Weird dream, strange that I keep remembering dreams. Left breast has shooting pain at 10am. Acid reflux also around same time. Feel depressed. Whole body aches... 1145am blood pressure 109/67 & pulse of 90. Temp of 98.8 (was taken when relaxed after driving for a half hr). Fell asleep and woke up @1:20 w/ bp of 100/61 pul86. Sore throat still but now also have horrible head ache. Fever of 99.7 @ 6pm. Fell asleep and woke up feeling worse :/ took Tylenol. Whole body has been aching all day... I'm out this month. I just know it. Tylenol helped a lot. When I got home from work my fiance was eating some spicy chicken and I could barely stand the smell I almost had to go outside. Bleh. Nipples aren't as sore but still sore. Right more sore than left (usually happens around this time)... Sorta losing hope. Checked cm while in the shower and it was white and creamy tinted with blood. Wicked hot flash after shower. BD then went to bed.

BFP after miscarriage with diagnosis of severe endometriosis.

I'm not much of an online poster but I really felt that after this long journey I owed it to myself and to give others hope. I fell pregnant within three months of trying last time and my pregnancy was going fine apart from feeling rough! However, heartbreakingly I found out that my baby boy had died at 12 weeks at a scan at 13 weeks. I was admitted for medical management of the the miscarriage which didn't work. I was then booked in for surgery and the baby decided to come naturally five minutes before I was due to leave to go to the hospital. They were the worst nine days of my life. The baby came in April 2016. After the miscarriage I still had pain which I was told would go eventually. It persisted. I kept going back to the Doctor who suggested that I might have IBS. I took peppermint oil for this and the pain still persisted. I got to the point where I could not shake the feeling that something was wrong so I paid for private tests. The consultant said that he thought he could see an endometrioma on one of my ovaries. I went back to my Doctor and I was referred for a laparoscopy. I had that in March 2017 and I was diagnosed with severe endometriosis and was told that my tubes were patent but a little swollen so I could be at slight increased risk of ectopic pregnancy. I was heartbroken all over again and started to fear that I may never get pregnant again. I was referred for IVF and I was told there was no waiting list which gave me hope. My husband and I decided to go on holiday to try and heal from everything in between and came back tanned and a little refereshed. We had our first appointment and we were told that because we had been somewhere where the Zika virus had been reported (we didn't know this at the time) they couldn't treat us for six months. I was heartbroken for a third time and went home and cried for hours. I then decided to focus on other things (with the help of some low dose antidepressants!) I applied for new jobs because I had been unhappy in mine for a while and had only been staying for the maternity leave (bad I know). I got a new job which is less stressful and more money (great combo!). Anyways yesterday I found out 18 months after my miscarriage that I'm expecting again. I was in shock and took two tests including a digital to make sure and sure enough both were BFP! One month before we were due to start IVF too! I didn't record for every day because i was trying not to focus on it too much but this is what I can remember: 6dpo cramps on right side which I assumed were endo pain and got my husband to get me paracetamol. I now think this was implantation pain. Sore throat. 7dpo-9dpo sore throat on an off. 10dpo the most squinty BPF that I discounted it and had a naughty glass of rose! Twinges on left side. Gassy. Bloated. Itchy left breast. Sensitive nipples. 11dpo BFP on acutest early sign and clear and simple digital. Light cramps and gassy. Thanks for reading and baby dust to all. I know it is early days for me but I am keeping everything crossed for a sticky baby. I know the heartbreak that can come through this journey of TTC and send hugs and baby dust to all going through this. X x x x

Natural BFP After Vasectomy Reversal, Over 40, Low Progesterone, Short Luteal Phase

My husband had a vasectomy reversal (almost 7 years after the vasectomy) and I got pregnant within a few months at 41 years old but unfortunately miscarried at 11 weeks (although it likely happened much sooner and was just missed). I then had a chemical pregnancy a few months later. Two cycles later I got pregnant a third time, still at 41 years old, and I am now 20 weeks along. I will be 42 at delivery. All genetic testing, ultrasounds, etc. have shown that we are having a healthy baby girl. We believe that God controls conception, but there are things we did as well: -used Magnesium lotion at bedtime -cut out almost all dairy and soy -took OvaBoost -took FertileCM -used BioRay Kids toxin remover -used Clary Calm, Clary Sage, or Radiant Womb essential oil from day 4 to ovulation -used Pro-Gest progesterone cream after ovulation, since I was diagnosed with low progesterone -used Thyme essential oil after ovulation -took Utericalm for the first trimester -took Fertilitea -took Maca pills -took 2000mg Vitamin C -took B6 complex, one of many things I took to try to lengthen my short luteal phase -took Vitex -used royal jelly in smoothies -took Magnesium pills -took 1200mg Calcium -ate foods high in Magnesium, B6, Zinc, and Vitamin C -ate pineapple core for 5 days post ovulation -went to the chiropractor weekly -stopped running and walked instead, since I have a low BMI -prayed a lot -had sex every day for several days prior to ovulation plus one day after (I charted my temperature, monitored my cervical fluid, and used ovulation tests so that I would know when I ovulated.) -used small amount of coconut oil for lubricant during sex I know it sounds like I did a lot, but it really wasn't a huge deal, especially considering what some women go through. Symptoms: 2 DPO: sharp pains in uterus 6 DPO: sharp pains in ovary area 7 DPO: food aversions, strong sense of smell 8 DPO: tiny amount of pinkish beige in cervical fluid 9 DPO: strong sense of smell with nausea from it; light positive on Wondfo pregnancy test 11 DPO: tiny amount of darker beige in cervical fluid; darker positive on Wondfo pregnancy test Do not give up hope. God is above all of the negative over 40 information out there. And although my story isn't exactly picture perfect, I did manage to get pregnant naturally 3 times in less than a year, all over 40. My midwives and doctors have all been supportive and told me several stories about themselves or their patients having successful pregnancies over 40. 3 of my sisters-in-law all had babies in their 40s. I think it is much more common than we hear about. May God bless you with the gift of a child, and peace while you wait.

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