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BFP after Miscarriage

Finally got your BFP after contending with a previous miscarriage? Send us your symptoms through this contact form.

BFP at 15 DPO, 6 months TTC, 1 loss.

After a bunch of BFN, I shared my BBT chart with the Kindara community and realized I have been marking O wrong!! I believe now that it happened on or near CD 18 and have adjusted the DPO days accordingly (you'll see that I was testing too early).

5-7 DPO low abdominal cramps like mild AF. No blood.
6-7 DPO gastro upset. No fever so not sure if sick. Constipated but that's not exactly new for me, I don't usually hurt from it though.
6-7 DPO cervix seems low/open but I never really pay much attention to this.
7-8 DPO CM creamy but not a lot.
5-7 DPO random short dizzy spells when I move my head quickly (like when changing lanes in the car). This happened in previous pregnancy.
8 DPO Sooo exhausted today but got in bed a little late. 4-5 DPO I didn't feel like doing much either and had plenty of sleep.
7-8 DPO breasts mildly tender

Stopped paying attention for a while because of several BFN... then realized my DPO days were 4 days off. BBT has stayed in the 98s.

13-14 DPO Temporal headache off and on throughout the day. AF-like cramps. Tender breasts, very sensitive nipples. Creamy CM.
15 DPO TWO BFP THAT MORNING! Both faint. (Negative at night, was just curious.) No cramps, tender breasts.
16 DPO Blood draw this morning, waiting on results. Boobs hurt.

Cautiously optimistic!! 5 week loss two months ago so I'm really scared...

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This feels right this time!

I had a missed miscarriage In August and here we ate 3 cycles later. This pregnancy just feels different. Like its going good to be okay. Last time I knew and I was right! These stories kept me going threw these two and I felt I had to share mine to give others hope! Now I have to apologize as I'm not sure on my dates because see it was a not trying but not protecting kinda month. My period 4th-11th.
CD12: sticky white cm. SHOW.
CD13: slight egg white cm. The day I think I ovulated. Very wet during BD.
CD14: 1dpo? My birthday!! Sticky white cm. Ate 2 slices of pineapple.
2dpo: watery/creamy cm. Soft but low CP?. Acne.cramps on right side.
3dpo: medium CP. Right sided cramps. BD. Scant but watery creamy cm again. .
4dpo: bright yellow urine. Weird smell to it! Thick cm. Freezing.!!! Weird uterus feeling.
5dpo: same.. bleeding gums (big give away) starving. Bitchy. Breathless. Dizzy. Nose runny.
6dpo: cravings.
7dpo: holy sneezy! Increase smell. Cm smells unique. Urine smells unique. Sticky but still creamy white cm. It felt smooth down there... my books were full and only one book was sore. I felt sweaty.
8dpo: my dog kept humping things (big give away). Increase urination.
9dpo: cramps to where I felt a pinch in my leg. Sharp uterus stab.
10dpo: white creamy watery booger cm. High soft cp. EXTREME DIZZINESS.
11dpo: B(faint)P
12dpo: BFP. still faint but definitely there.
Good luck to everyone. Baby dust to all. P.s. My lines are def. pink but look gray on camera??

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BFP 3rd cycle after miscarriage

Back in June, I got my first ever BFP after 11 months of ttc. It had taken so long that I had already convinced myself something was wrong and started thinking about making appointments with a fertility clinic. We were thrilled! Unfortunately that ended in a MMC in late July (though I eventually needed a D&C to finish the job in August).
I've had two periods since then and I noticed something surprising. ALL my PMS symptoms were gone. I typically had all the symptoms: sore/huge boobs, cramps, fatigue, bloating, constipation, intense mood swings, etc. It made symptom spotting while TTC maddening. With my first BFP, the only out of the ordinary early symptom I had was cramping that never turned into spotting.

This time round, I wasn't sure what to look for. My symptoms: I started getting SLIGHTLY sore boobs, mild cramping, and constipation (boo!) a couple of days ago (DPO 9 and 10). The cramping is on and off and sometimes feels more pointed than period cramp. I thought either my PMS is creeping back or..... I was charting my temps both times I had a BFP as well and this time I had a clear third temp shift. My temps the past 3 days have been higher than my normal luteal phase temps. The only other weird thing is that I dreamed not once, but twice that I was pregnant during this TWW.

I was going to make myself wait until tomorrow (12dpo) to test, but I had some Wondfos lying around and couldn't help myself. BFP!!! Not a squinter, either! I have lots of conflicting emotions (joy, fear, caution) but I hope and pray this is my rainbow baby! I told my husband immediately, since I have no poker face, but we're not telling anyone else this time around until we're much farther along. This will have to be my outlet!

After 10 long months ttc, a BFP

After reading stories on here for the past 10 months, I thought it only fair that I add my own. I can't actually believe I'm saying that as it honestly felt like it would never happen!

This was me and my DH ttc our second baby- the first happened almost instantly, so naively, I thought the same thing would happen again. After a miscarriage 3 months ago, it really was starting to get me down.

Could be complete coincidence, but this month was the first month that we made these changes... I started taking pregnacare conception, he started taking fertilaid and we used preseed during the fertile period.

Here is a list of my symptoms leading up to a BFP:

5po- slightly nauseous, eating takes it away temporarily.
Some creamy cm
Twinges- some sharp on right lower side.
Moody

6dpo- v slight nausea
V slight dull ache low abdominal
V slight tingling boobs
Emotional- crying easily

7dpo- nausea for most of day until 7pm
Tender tingly boobs
Dull ache back and lower abdominal

8dpo- tingly tender boobs
V slight nausea am
No abdominal pain

9dpo- very tender tingly boobs

10dpo- tender, tingly boobs
Nauseous
Dull ache lower abdomen
Slightly dizzy/ heady
Feeling 'strange'

11dpo- sore but less sore boobs than yday
Af lower abdominal and back pains

12dpo- af type lower dull pains. Vivid dreams BFP

13dpo- sore boobs, less ab pain, v slight nausea

14dpo- lower back ache and some mild lower abdominal pain

Hope this helps, good luck to all of you awaiting a positive result x

BFP on CD26 after Miscarriage!

I've read this site since before I had my first son almost 3 years ago! I love reading everyone's stories and now I get to share my own!

My husband and I found out in August that we were finally expecting our 2nd child together, he has one son from a previous marriage as well. I had the Mirena IUD and had it taken out in April, though we didn't actually start trying until August and bam, we got pregnant right away! We like to joke that people will get pregnant if they drink after either of us because we are so fertile. I got pregnant with my son while I was on the pill. 5 days after I got my blood work back from my OB, I started heavily bleeding and cramping. After another round of blood work, it was a confirmed miscarriage. I was roughly 5 weeks.

I *DO NOT* know the exact day I ovulated. I have never been able to make myself use OPK's for fear of becoming TOO obsessive and then not getting pregnant. I always base my ovulation on ovulation cramps and EWCM.

CD7 BD
CD8 BD
CD12 EWCM
CD13 BD, EWCM
CD14 EWCM
CD15-18 EWCM
CD18 Left & Right pelvic pain from here on out, frequent urination every day from here on out, crampy boobs from here on out. Never a lasting ache, just mild cramps that come and go on the top, sides, and underneath.
CD21 Hot flashes, SEVERE ACNE! Like on my face, on my back. Terrible. I never have acne on my back and my face never, ever breaks out like this either. Just the occasional PMS pimples.
CD22 Watery CM. Headache, backache, fatigue (took a 3 hour nap! -- never happens)
CD23 Watery CM. Headache, hot flashes. Another 2 hour nap. I never get to take naps!
CD24 No CM at all. Still crampy boobs. Left & right pelvic pain. Pinching in lower stomach area. Felt a sharp stabbing pain through my crotch. It felt like the same kind of cramps I was having with my miscarriage on my pelvic floor.
CD25 No CM. I picked up a box of 3 FRER tests and told myself I would wait til Friday (this was Tuesday) to test. Of course I couldn't wait, and ended taking a test at 4:30pm. I knew it would be negative, but I couldn't help myself. WRONG! It was positive within 2 minutes. Still cramps on both sides, and in pinching/cramps in front.
CD26 Today! I took another test this morning on FMU and it was positive within 30 seconds to a minute. Still lots of cramps on both sides, acne all over my back and shoulders. Going to go get blood work done this morning!

Also I expected my cycle to be around 26 days like it was last month (month between MC and now) so technically I got a BFP before I missed my period.

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BFP that looked like a chemical- but stuck!

BFP with 1st child

I anonymously stalked this site everyday during my TWW, and so I had to 'pay it forward' when I got my own BFP! Especially because of the nearly miraculous fact that this little bean stuck!

My BFP immediately followed a cycle that ended in a chemical pregnancy (one faint positive and then no more). So when I got my faint faint faint BFP the following month, I couldn't get excited. I didn't know how to upload a photo here but I changed my profile pic to show the lack of progress from 8dpo to 10 Dpo (FRER). In fact, the line actually faded during these three days. It was terrible. On 11 dpo the line was a tweet bit darker but still so faint! So I took a $tree test (nothing), a clear blue (nothing), and a lifebrand (nothing). These were all FMU same urine (I did FMU everyday). Ugh. I got the same line on the FRER at 12 dpo but nothing on the others. I genuinely resigned myself to a chemical, but went for the doctors blood test that same day. Turns out my numbers were well into the 60's (annoying that clear blue didn't even have a hint of a line?), and the lines began progressing like crazy- I can (and do) get a super dark positive on any stick out there lol!

Here are my symptoms:

My CM was dry until way after my missed period, and my CP was low, hard and closed.

1-4 DPO- serious cramping
4-8 DPO- serious cramping, felt different from menstrual cramps, more like the sharp twinges of 'o' cramps, big time hot flashes and dizzy spells, back pain, boobs not sore but showing those bumps around the nipples, crazy fatigue (took a nap for five hours on the weekend, peering non stop

9dpo - today (5 weeks, 3 days)- cramping died down but had Burning and aching, weird thick pasty saliva, taste of blood on the back edges of my tongue, back pain, upper and and ribs very sore (like I've done a zillion sit-ups), aching hips, sore sore boobs (it wakes me up when I lie on my stomach), food aversions, and a very bizarre need to eat fajitas (like I could eat fajitas all day everyday)

Don't ever give up hope ladies!!!!!

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Older Couple and PCOS

My husband is 51 and I am 37. I was diagnosed PCOS at 13, and have struggled with the side effects my whole life. I suffered with obesity despite dieting most of my 20s. I went off birth control when I was 28 and had a surprise pregnancy the next month. I didnt think I would be able to get pregnant without help, hence the surprise. I saw the heartbeat at 8 weeks, and all looked good. Went back at 12 weeks and the babys heartbeat was very slow. They said I would lose baby, and I did. My body didnt recognize it, and had a missed miscarriage. After 45 days of waiting to pass the baby and nothing, I finally demanded some help. They gave me pills that did start the process, but it didnt complete it. 48 hours after I started bleeding, I started to hemorrhage and went to ER for an emergency D & C. Fast forward 6 months, and I felt ready to try again.

I did 2 rounds of Clomid and NOTHING. I was so bummed, as my sister tried for a year with nothing, then did one round of Clomid and bam was pregnant. So, I decided to clean up my diet and work on the weight issue. I went vegan and lost 30 lbs that first month, and then bam found out I got pregnant while I was dieting that month. Happy news!!!! I had found a new dr before I got pregnant, one who knew about PCOS and how challenging it could be. Everyone else wanted to wait until i had 3 mc before doing bloodwork or tests. Not her, she brought me in the moment I got a positive test and checked everything. She discovered my progesterone was low, so she started me on suppositories. They kept checking my blood twice a week (oh joy haha). About 8 weeks or so, my progesterone took a dive. They called me (sitting at my desk at work) to tell me that I was likely losing the baby,. I freaked, and demaned I come in right away for an ultrasound. They agreed, and low and behold my baby was sitting in there just fine. So they took me off suppositories ad switched me to shots every day, for the next 6 weeks. I was still on metformin 1500 a day and kept me there until 12 weeks. I took the shots till 16 weeks. That was rough, but I got through it. Rest of pregnancy was uneventful till 39 weeks, they said my urine protein was beginning to go up a bit, and thhey didnt want to chance pre-eclampsia with my pcos and being overweight. So they scheduled me to be induced. After 16 hours of uneventful labor, no pain, and I was only dialated to 4 and then st there for HOURS, they said he needed to be csection. I threw a fit, as I wanted natural all the way for his sake. They gave me 2 more hours, then said he must come out before he starts to have issues jjust sitting there, so we csectioned.

After birth, I breastfed and lost a LOT of weight that first year. My baby boy ended up being MSPI, which is milk-soy-protein intolerant, so anything that I ate that had those foods made him very sick to his stomach, and he was losing weight. Once I noticed that ne eating certain foods made him worse, we figured it out. So, there wasnt much I could eat that first year, so I lost alot of weight. Through that, I discovered a whole new world. I researched the heck out of food and diet, and learned a lot. I lost the rest of the weight, started going to the gym, and discovered I LOVED working out, and fed off the challenge of it. I became a personal trainer and started bodybuilding. I know, weird story coming from a girl who had been really fat her whole life. I felt something I had never felt before-HEALTHY!!! AND I was so happy to be a better example for my new baby!!!!

I ended up divorcing due to his infidelty when my son was 6 months old (he couldnt handle my new lifestyle). I was single for a LOT of years, dating but never finding the right guy till my new husband. He is older than me, 51 now, and I am 37. So we decided to try for one. I got pregnant the first month we tried. But the hcg levels stopped very early, my beta only got to 15 and then 17 two days later, so I miscarried 5 days after my period was due. It was a painful period with lots of clotting basically. The next two months I had SOOO many symptoms, which I usually dont get much in the tww. I may get a little sore breast in the week before af, but thats it. I was having like every symptom imaginable the 2ww of those 2 months. I would have swore I was super pregnant, but nothing.

BFP after missed miscarriage

8 weeks after a heartbreaking D&C we got our BFP. It's such a blessing and God really answered our prayers. Like my first pregnancy I didn't have any symptoms before my BFP, I tested everyday from 7 dpo, only to get -... until 10dpo showed a faint line that was almost not there. I asked my husband not to call me crazy when I showed it to him for validation and he saw it too!!! I've tested everyday since and the line is getting darker and darker. we are over the moon excited and hope this is our take home baby. A few weird things to note this cycle : 4-5 day straight +OPK from day 14-18, then super dry right away after ovulation, had one day of creamy/sticky cm which resembled what I had a month or two into my first pregnancy. But now i'm about 5 weeks, have no real symptoms except for lower back pain. A bit worried about the lack of symptoms, but not going to worry, will pray for a healthy and happy 9 months! Good luck girls, dreams do come true ;)

Pregnant Following a Chemical Pregnancy Last Month

Hello,

I am in shock and disbelief still. July 24 was actually my bleed after getting a very, very, very faint positive bfp a couple days earlier. This faint test appeared at 13 dpo and was negative the next day. My doctor confirmed that my hcg was back to zero and this bleeding ended. So my husband and I decided to try again after careful thought. We did not BD often in August as our work schedules conflicted. We BD on CD 10, CD12, CD14, and CD15. My opk was positive on CD15 and Fertility Friend confirmed my ovulation for CD17.

Symptoms:

2DPO: anxiety, fatigue, emotional, increased sex drive
3DPO: creamy cm, hot, fatigue, sore boobs
4DPO: scant cm, boobs achy in the center, faint burning on sides of boobs, increased sex drive
5DPO: sore boobs, fatigue, increased sex drive
6DPO: increased sex drive, creamy cm
7DPO: no cm at all (very dry), cp high, increased sex drive
8DPO: no cm, CP way high (I can't reach it), fatigue, dizzy, increased sex drive, faint positive Wondfo test today
9DPO: no cm, all symptoms GONE, Clear Blue Digital Weeks Estimator "Pregnant 1-2", sharp twinges in pelvic area lower left, sex drive WAY UP!!! Sharp cramp at night and heavy uterus feeling, Beta HCG at 35
10DPO: little creamy cm, heavy uterus like AF is on heavy but it is not on, faint nausea, burning cramps on lower left pelvic area, increased sex drive, no appetite, Wondfo test way darker and Pregnent result on digital CB.
11DPO: faint brown spotting at night when I wipe, CBWE jumped to "Pregnant 2-3", incredibly horny, fatigue, no appetite
12DPO: no cm, heavy uterus, light brown spotting not on underwear, increased sex drive, no appetite
13DPO: HCG beta at 240, light brown spotting, heavy uterus feeling gone, cramps on lower right pelvic region strong, lost 4 pounds since 8DPO:(, increased sex drive
14DPO: backache and anxiety, but appetite is back somewhat
15DPO: no symptoms but winded easily

So I have continued to POAS because of my chemical last month. Last month, I only had one faint BFP. This cycle, I have had BFP's everyday 8DPO. I have never been more horny in my life and I never had such a dry luteal phase before. I am usually creamy cm from ovulation through to AF.

Pregnant!

Hi Ladies,

Yesterday I got my BFP. Things seemed to align this month. I ov'd right before I had a big holiday, I have been surrounded by babies and preg friends and finally decided to be happy for them and not envious... I had a miscarriage in January. After the m/c I went into panic mode decided to buy every vitamin and fertility aid in the book. Prior to the MC I had regular cycles. I couldn't understand why they were so irregular after the miscarriage. I was ovulating 2x in a month, my cycles were up to 40 days! It was so frustrating. I spoke to a friend who works in the medical field and she mentioned that vitamins can shock your system and cause irregularities! One month after I stopped taking prenatals and a B50complex my cycle was completely normal. OV'd on day 15 and got my BFP.

1-6 DPO- Nothing
7 DPO - Slight breakout
8 DPO - Breast tenderness (1 breast only?) Exhaustion
9 DPO - Weepy, breast tenderness increasing, creamy CM, hot flashes, cramps, no energy at the gym
10 DPO -At the cottage, had a party weekend, breasts seemed huge, mid-back pain, exhaustion, creamy mixed with ewcm cm
11 DPO - 12 DPO - Hot flashes, back pain, breast tenderness/fullness, cramps, frequent urination, blood when I brushed my teeth
13 DPO - AF like cramps, hot flashes, exhaustion, slight brownish spotting only when checking cevx (thought it was for sure AF), got a pregnancy test, thinking once it was negative I'd buy a big bottle of wine and husband and I would plan for next month. I brought the test into work, snuck it into the bathroom and holy it was positive, like really positive. In total shock!

My biggest lesson after having a miscarriage is... don't think you can get preg right away. My new doctor says he advises patients to allow at least three months for their hormones to regulate. My initial doctor told me I could get preg right away and it caused me lot of stress. Also, maybe hold off on the vitamins, especially if you never used them before. I think If I was still ODing on vits that I wouldn't be where I am now. I hope it all works out. It is very exciting. Good luck ladies and just know it will happen :)

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