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BFP age 38

Hi Ladies

Ive just got my BFP after 5 months of trying after losing a baby late on last year (the baby was fine, i had an infection). It took us a while to conceive the baby we lost so I was worried about now being a year older. I did a lot of research into supplements that improve egg quality and fertility and I thought I would post here incase it helps others. I had my AMH tested recently and it came back low - 4.3 p/mol. This worried me a lot. After that i had my antral follicles counted and this was fine (17). I'm really not convinced on the value of AMH personally after doing a lot of reading about it. I wish i had never bothered having the test. I also have a retroverted uterus which probably makes things a bit harder for us but i've conceived 5 times in total (2 children).

Supplements I took:

For egg quality:
DHEA (do you own research on this). Its supposed to take 3-4 months to work and i conceived after 3 months. I played around the with dose, starting on 25mg for 10 days, then 50 for 10 more days then 75mg. After 8 weeks i dropped back to 25mg as i had my DHEA levels tested (saliva test - £40) and they were the upper end of normal. I didn't want them higher than this. DHEA i supposed to increase antral follicle count, AMH and egg quality. I would definitely consider it if you are over 35 and have trouble conceiving. There is also evidence that DHEA reduces miscarriage by 50-80% which the impact being most dramatic in older ladies. The side effects i had was slightly greasy hair at first but nothing major, little spots but again nothing major, it made my hair go a bit limp but it didn't get thinner or fall out.

Ubiquinol - 300mg per day
Alpha lipoid acid - 600mg
PQQ - 100mg
N-Acetyl-Cystenine - 600mg
DHA

For general fertility:
Pregnacare multi vit
Vitamin D
B6
Vitamin E

I read the book "it starts with the egg" - i would highly recommend this. After reading it i stopped taking L-Argnine and Royal Jelly. Theres no evidence either way on Royal Jelly but there is evidence L Arginine can be harmful to egg quality and implantation.

After 3 months of taking the above i conceived, although i had only just started vitamin E, not sure if that made a difference.

I've had 2 chemical pregnancies (in the past, not recently) so I have waited to write this until i'm sure this is not a chemical. My tests are getting darker and darker and i'm currently 17dpo. I know there are no guarantees but so far its going ok.

Other things i did:
Gave up caffeine and only drank alcohol if i was out - maybe twice a month
drank wheatgrass powder
Started acupuncture in November - this helped me greatly with stress and anxiety after my loss. I would highly recommend trying acupuncture.
drank lemon water all day - helps make the body alkaline and detoxes the liver
soft cups
Ovulation tests
lay on tummy afterwards (supposed to be good for retroverted uterus)
pre-seed

Symptoms

I ovulated a little late CD 17 or 18.

4dpo - mild sore boobs, tired, a little thirsty
6dpo - night sweats - this is normal for me and i thought i was definitely out - its usually a sign AF is coming, mild headache on and off
7dpo mild cramps like period pain
8dpo - much stronger cramps in the evening, just like period pain
9dpo - night sweats again - expect to start AF very soon as i have a short luteal phase since taking DHEA (9 or 10 days)
10 dpo -mild hot flashes - usually a bad sign for me so was sure my period was coming. Some mild heart palpitations
11dpo - convinced my period is coming although its a little late now. I had period paid exactly like when AF comes. I went out and got drunk that night i was so sure i was out.
12 dpo - Couldn't sleep last. Nothing all day then hot flashes in the evening, gassy, a little reflux at the back of throat.
13 dpo - took a test and got a BFP pretty quickly. Then had some brown discharge and thought it was another chemical. Lower back ache, still feel like period is coming
14dpo - pink discharge when wiping - sure this is not going to last. Cramps, backache, slightly queasy in the morning. woke early again
15dpo - darker HGC test. woke early again, still got lower backache, slight queasiness. No discharge/spotting
16dpo - Struggled to sleep last night, aching legs and couldn't drop off. darker HGC test, mild night sweats, sore boobs, mild back ache. tired in the afternoon.

Currently 17dpo and praying this pregnancy is ok.

Hope this helps someone out there. Best of luck to you all.
x

BFP after MC and chemical

In Summer 2016 I was TTC for baby #2 and got pregnant the first month trying. Found out it was twins at 7 weeks and saw heartbeats. At a follow up ultrasound at 10 weeks it was discovered I had miscarried between 7-8 weeks (a missed miscarriage). I had a DNC and my body seemed to go back to semi normal cycles right away, and I was cleared to TTC again after my first period. My 2nd cycle TTC after the DNC, I got an early BFP at 11DPO but started spotting by 13DPO and tests were not getting darker, and a BFN on a digital. I got my period the next day and confirmed I had a chemical pregnancy. My 3rd cycle TTC after the chemical, I got another BFP! I'm currently 5.5 weeks. After the roller coaster 6 months we've had, it's hard to get excited or feel confident this one will stick around, but I figured I would share my BFP story nonetheless. I had loved reading them on here over these many months of TTC.

I typically have 29-30 day cycles and O around CD16. Even though I'd been successful in the past with conceiving without temping or using OPKs, time was wearing on me after 2 losses so this most recent cycle I started temping and used OPKs to confirm my O day.

CD16-17 - ovulation (fertility tracker and temps place O on CD17 but I think it happened late on CD16 from O pain)
CD21 - heartburn in the PM
CD22 - brown spotting when wiping, mild cramping (implantation??)
CD23 - diarrhea twice, mild menstrual-like cramping
CD26 - BFP on a wondfo

I've now had 4 BFPs in my life: 1 child, 2 losses and this current pregnancy. With 3/4 I had implantation spotting/cramping, heartburn and diarrhea as early symptoms before BFP.

BFP success story with IUI and PCOS (some advice on what REALLY works included)

I am currently in my 9th week and have been on various forums for years waiting to write my own story. This journey taught me a lot about myself and taught me not compare myself to others because we all have individual needs and challenges.

I am 31 and have had PCOS since the age of 13. I am not overweight but have always been careful about what I eat as can easily put on weight while my friends could stuff their face with no consequences. I also hardly had periods on my own - had to take birth control hormones to bring my cycle for years. Wish I never did as once you are ready to conceive your body has been messed up by pills and depleted you of certain vitamins. Takes a while to get back to normal.

I have been trying to conceive since the age of 28.
I had two failed pregnancies :
at the age of 29 - miscarried at 5 weeks (conceived naturally)
at the age of 30 - ectopic pregnancy after IUI (no tubes were lost due to methotrexate working for me)
In total I had 3 IUIs and the last one worked! YAY!
12/26/16 1st day period
12/28/16-1/1/17 femara
01/06 hcg shot 250
01/07 and 01/08: two days of IUU (42 mln sperm) and 01/08 (23 mln sperm)
01/17 BFP!! faint positive
01/19 BFP!! bright positive
01/20 BFP!! confirmed positive blood test HCG 126
01/24 HCg 965
01/26 HCg 2299

ADVICE FOR WOMEN WITH PCOS:

I finally got pregnant and attribute it to really CLEANING what I eat and what my husbands eats. I have cut out ALL processed foods, ALL processed Sugar, started juicing every day (mainly 80% veggies, 20% fruit) juices, mostly GREEN (incl kale, spinach, ginger, cucumber, celery, green apple etc). Started eating a clean diet: vegetables, fruit, nuts, fish, meat, chicken, high protein grains like quinoa, buckwheat. We both started taking high quality supplements such as Coast Science PCOS and Coast Science Male Fertility supplement, and some others like Vitamin D, COQ10. Also I went to a well known fertility clinic from the beginning and followed the recommendations of the doctor who was very precise and methodical.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THERE IS NO EASY FIX WHEN YOU HAVE PCOS BUT YOU NEED TO COMMIT YOURSELF TO LIFESTYLES AND DIET CHANGES. NO EXCEPTIONS. IT TOOK ME MONTHS TO REALLY TO DETOX AND FOR MY BODY TO FINALLY CONCEIVE.
Also Green Juicing Brought my period back after about a month of juicing! If you regulate your cycles, and clean your diet your body will be in a much better position to conceive and most importantly KEEP the baby.

Wishing everyone success in this important pursuit!

BFP at 12 DPO

Like most of you I have read through these stories for hope and strength during the TTC process. On Mother's Day 2016 I found out that I was expecting our first baby. Sadly at 10 weeks 4 days the baby quit growing and the heart stopped beating but this was undiscovered until our 12 week ultrasound. The bones that make up the baby's skull did not develop properly and there would have been no viability no matter what. I took the miscarriage hard. It was so difficult to celebrate and be happy for other friends when they announced that they were expecting. I had days of anger, resentment, etc. Why would this happen to us? My husband and I have a loving home and I felt robbed of something.

I had a D&C in July and five weeks later I got my first period. The part they don't tell you is that your body continues to think it's pregnant so you've got a lot of hormones running through your body those first few weeks after the D&C. I really tried SO hard to get pregnant every month after that and was devastated each time it didn't happen.
Thankfully I was able to work through the depression and pain and really got to a place of peace about our loss. I encourage anyone who is grieving to give yourself time, focus on other hobbies and interests, and take time every day to breathe and relax. Also don't make the BD time so "clinical", it should be fun. I used my FitBit relax feature once or twice a day last month. Now in to the exciting news... :)

January 1: got my period, happy frikkin New Year

BD on January 9, 10, 11, 12, 14

I had EWCM on January 11 and 12. Confirmed ovulation on January 12 with Clearblue OPK.

1-2 DPO: nothing
3 DPO: EWCM, very strange because I never get it after
4 DPO: feeling like I'm getting a cold
5 DPO: diagnosed with the flu! 101.5 degree temp, chills, aches etc
6-11 DPO: resting heart rate goes up 10 BPM on FitBit. Flu had me resting and sleeping a lot
12 DPO: on a whim I decided to test but I didn't want to waste a FRER test so I used a wondfo OVULATION test! It was immediately two dark lines. I still wasn't convinced so I used a clear blue ovulation test and got a smiley face... i knew then that I should use a FRER. I dipped it in and it was a dark positive very quickly. And, being the Type A person I am, I used a digital clearblue to confirm right after. I was in total shock. My husband and I both cried.

I have already been to the doctor and had everything confirmed with a blood test.
I am excited to share our story of loss and hope, and I hope that it helps bring encouragement to anyone else who has gone through miscarriage.
Praying that this is a sticky bean :)

Severe Endometriosis

This board kept me going when I was struggling so I want to share my story to give others hope that they might yet get there happy ending.

I was diagnosed with severe endometriosis in January 2013 after years of bladder, bowel and period issues. Turns out my i had large endometriomas in my left ovary, which in turn was stuck to my bowel and there were lesions of endometriosis just about everywhere else. The doctor told me if I wanted children I needed to start trying immediately. I was booked in at a specialist centre to have the endometriosis removed but before I got called up to have the operation, and after only four months of actively trying, I was pregnant. I had my first little boy in April 2014. At Christmas 2014 we started trying again, four months later we conceived again. Sadly we lost that baby at 10 weeks. I was desperate to become pregnant again and with every month that passed I get more despondent - particularly when I passed the usual four month mark and it hasn't happened. I was worried my son would never have a sibling. After the miscarriage my endometriosis pain was far worse and spread to my right side. I was on the endo diet, temping, using OPKs and in desperation started acupuncture after Christmas. I was booked in for the operation to separate my adhesions and remove the endometriosis for April 2016. By March after 9 months of trying I had given up hope and, for the first time, did not really "try" - I was stopped temping and using OPKs. Perhaps all the stress of trying to conceive had taken its toll, perhaps the acupuncture worked I don't know but one week before I was due to go in for my operation I got my BFP. This time it all worked out and I had my second little boy at the end of November. I hope my story gives someone hope as after my miscarriage I spent a lot of time looking for success stories, looking for hope.

I thought, "Now I can upload my BFP story on twoweekwait!"

My boyfriend and I have been trying to conceive since July. I have two beautiful children ages 6 and 9 from a previous marriage, and am in a beautiful place in my life to bring a beautiful life into this world. I am with the love of my life, my babies are at a perfect age, and I am doing well in my career, but it doesn't take over my life too much that I wouldn't be able to have a baby. So long story short, I took my Mirena out on June 9th, and months later, no baby! With my first two it was so easy, actually I didn't even know I was pregnant with them until I was about 7 weeks along both pregnancies, so I guess I didn't even try haha.. I thought it would be a piece of cake!

after 5 cycles, my boyfriend and I decided to make a huge life change.
No alcohol
Lots of exercise
No caffeine
Clean meals with no preservatives
Vitamins (I took conceive easy, and he took fertilaid along with my prenatals)
Pressed
Raspberry leaf tea

The cycle after trying all this for a month I became pregnant, but lost the baby two days after I got a confirmed pregnancy test. They recommended two months to try again, and so we did, and I am pregnant! And this time was so different than the pregnancy where I miscarried. So many symptoms.

I ovulated on January first (how cool is that that I conceived on New Years eve!)
1 DPO: Nothing out of the ordinary obviously except a small feeling that I felt we made a baby!
2 DPO: Nothing
3 DPO: Feels like something is going on down there, not sure how to explain it. Sore nipples, which is different because normally before AF my entire breasts would be sore
4 DPO: Sore nipples continue, pressure in lower abdomen, tired had to take a nap
5 DPO: Weird dreams start. I am not one to ever dream, let alone remember my dreams, but I had three or 4 dreams, and I remember every detail about them all. One dream I had a baby! Sore nipples, pressure lower abdomen
6 DPO: Lower back pain, sore nipples nothing too noteworthy, although I did take two naps that day but I stayed up late the night before
7 DPO: Weird metallic taste in my mouth, like I put my tongue on a battery. when I tasted this, I actually got excited because I remembered reading about it being a pregnancy symptom! At the same time I was hoping I wasn't making these symptoms up in my head. Watery mouth, sore nipples, lower back pain. That night I had more vivid dreams, one where I was so thirsty I drank two sodas (one pepsi, and one dr. pepper) in a row! When I awoke I was actually thirsty, and drank three glasses of water in a row, that's never happened to me before.
8 DPO: My lower body, from my back down to my ankles were sore and crampy as if I had climbed a hill or something! Metallic taste continues, and is getting worse. I kept having to eat something to make that taste go away, it was bothering that bad. I felt nauseous at night, my mouth was watering so bad and actually walked fast to the toilet thinking i was going to throw up, fortunately I didn't. When I went to lie down for bed, I had this weird electrical zap feeling all over my body, it would zap my shoulders, my legs, my neck, my arms, like electrical static or something it was weird! Had a dream I was with my friend who had a baby, she was breastfeeding hers, and I had a baby in my arms and I was bottle feeding mine and thinking "this is so much easier" (random) But remembered in my dream I saw a birth mark on the babies right leg on the side. When I awoke I told myself if I am pregnant, and I have a baby look out for a birth mark!
9: DPO I decide to take a test, because my symptoms were so strong. I took a wondfo, and my boyfriend who was brushing his teeth in the bathroom at the time, picked up the test and said he saw a line. I am a pee on a stick freak and always saw lines that weren't there, and he never saw them. I looked at it, and this time I couldn't see it! He kept going "What are you talking about, it's right there!" so I decided to take a FRER out from under the sink, and dipped it into my urine and waited the allotted time and put a box over it so I couldn't peak. when the time was up and before I looked at the test I just knew.. I knew I was pregnant, I flipped the box off of it, picked it up and there it was! A beautiful faint pink line! My BFP!!! I didn't have to squint to see it, or hold it to the light or, hold it this way or that way, it was there, and I cried so hard.

My first reaction was to become worried because of my previous miscarriage, but I decided no.. I am going to celebrate this baby, I am going to love this baby so much, regardless of any outcome, and I am going to choose to be happy every day!

Prayers and baby dust to all you TTCers out there! It can happen! I can't believe it happened to me! <3

TTC 8 YEARS - 3 separate BPFs AFTER PROLACTIN LOWERED!!!

Hi all and all my prayers for those TTC!!!

I JUST HOPE MY STORY GIVES AT LEAST ONE PERSON SOME HOPE!!

Well it's safe to say I scoured these sites for many long long years leading up to the conception of my miscarriage, my beautiful daughter and now this little one.

My ex husband and I tried for 5 years (since we were 19 to 24 years of age). We found out he had very low sperm count under 1mill/mL and also morphology and motility problems. I was all good normal hormone levels, 28 days regular cycles etc. to think I couldn't have children was so heartbreaking for me as I had wanted to become a mother since a little girl. But I would stick with him through thick and thin as promised when we got married. We decided to try IVF just the once as that all we could afford at such a young age - but it failed miserably. After they collected 9 eggs, 7 were good, 5 fertilised .. after 3 days they all started dying. They still transferred the best one but got AF 2 days later! Absolutely shattered!!!! Well that was when I was about 23/24 Y.O (I am 29 now). We continued trying naturally and waited on the public system for IVF. That meant we would get 3 rounds covered by government. Well after almost 2 years of being on that waiting list FINALLY our appointment letter came in the mail! September 2012 was our appoint so excited!!! But hang on, next thing I know the hubby tells me he's no longer happy with me and he leaves, after 8 years together and 5 years of marriage!!!! HES NOT HAPPY?!? WHAT THE ACTUAL FECK!!! (Found out later he was screwing someone else behind my back but that's a completely different story on its own). So I had to cancel the appointment I had been waiting so so patiently for! Very traumatic time...

So that's part 1. First 5 years TTC.

When I had come to terms with being divorces and childless at the age of 24 after everything I had been through realised I was better off with him, that's when I found my next partner. He had no fertility problems and we tried for a Year and a half! nothing! Ended up breaking up with him for reasons I won't go into but was left thinking IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME?? (Fertility wise)

Along come shortly after, the love of my life (DF). DF definitely had no fertility problems as he had gotten his ex pregnant twice, she aborted both. (Sorry to have to say that). So after a year of us trying I literally thought 'stuff it I'm going to the doctor! I MUST have something wrong with me!' The GP asked me if I had ever had 'milk' coming out of my breasts and weirdly enough I had for the past 3 years due to a medication I got out on after my ex husband leaving. He said 'there's your problem!' And ordered blood tests to see how high my prolactin levels were.

WELL...

I got a call from the doctors off 4 days later saying 'please come in the doctor needs to discuss your results with you'. So I went in absolutely CRAVING a MACCAS CHEESEBURGER WITH PICKLES and I usually HATE pickles!! Lol!!! Thought nothing of it and yep you guessed it, doctor tells me he also checked for HCG AND ITS AT 11!!!! OMG!!! I'm most likely pregnant!! Yes I was pregnant confirmed days later with more bt. So my prolactin level was still sort of high but I tell you what, I started taking VITEX that month and apparently that helps with prolactin levels! I decided to take vitex even before first seeing the doctor... But when I told him he was not too happy. I didn't understand why but now I do. That pregnancy ended in m/c at 10 weeks and no hb was ever detected. So I went off vitex. Had d/c July 2015. Heartbroken and beyond. But still happy I knew I *could* get pregnant.

About 4 months later I ended up conceiving again, which resulted in my beautiful DD. she was born August 2016.

And now I'm pregnant again :D (she's 4 months old).

I honestly believe Vitex helped as the doctor never ended up treating the high prolactin. The milk went away after one month of using it. Problem is I should have stopped taking once I got my first BFP. But I'm still over the moon with my beautiful amazing incredibly beautiful daughter who I've had to the most amazing man I've ever met and now we're expecting no2!!!!

Symptom - wise (and I'm being honest here after 8 years I learned how to OBSESS) but the only things I ever noticed was that one craving for cheeseburgers with pickles with the first pregnancy, and period pains 4-5 days leading up to when my period was due with all 3 pregnancies when if I wasn't pregnant the period pains only started once I got AF.

Thanks you Jesus for these beautiful miracles! I know YOU ARE THE REASON BEHIND ALL THIS!!! Amen and baby dust to all TTC xxxx

BFP at 12 dpo!

Tww story

Disclaimer: I did not confirm ovulation with tempting but rather good knowledge of my body. Noticed a big glob of ewcm on CD 11 and 2 days later had ovulation spotting & acne, so I'm counting CD13 as my ovulation date.

2dpo- continued having ewcm type CM but a lot thinner than fertile CM. Started getting tender breasts. Rare for me because they tend to be sore right before O and right before AF.

3dpo- continued ewcm & breasts sore. Also spotted a little after intercourse, which lasted just for that night.

4-9dpo- continued slippery cm/ewcm, sore breast, and new symptom: dull persistent headache! Should note that at 9dpo, I had a very dull cramp like feeling almost literally inside the vagina- I think this might have been implantation.

10dpo- all of the above plus new symptom: lower back aches and runny nose. When I blew my nose earlier in the day I had also noticed a tinge of blood in it.

11dpo- all of the above with some extra fatigue. I definitely felt like I wasn't getting my period at this point because it wasn't feeling normal and I had NO ACNE at all, which is rare for me. I religiously get a few spots before AF. I tested in the am with IC & BFN. Decided to test again late afternoon w 6 hour hold (I know, wtf) with another IC & flat frrr... I swore I saw something very very faint but DH couldn't confirm for me lol. Looking back: VVF BFP

12dpo- Next morning ran out of bed to POAS and used IC & frrr.. BFP!!!

Today: 13dpo- line is getting darker! Most symptoms persist.

Ultimately the biggest signs were constant sore breasts from the moment O ended, headaches, & no acne.. if anything is different for you, then it's prob worth considering. Hope this helps some of you ladies :)

Picture shows vvvf bfp at 11 dpo and then bottom at 12 dpo.

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Pregnant after 11 years ttc!

I am so excited to be finally sharing my storing on here!
I have a daughter who's 12 and I began ttc when she was almost a year old.
After 5 years of trying with no success I saw a fertility dr. We did clomid & trigger shit without success and the did laparoscopy which I was diagnosed with endometriosis between stages II-III (mild-moderate).
We went on trying another 3 years (totalling 8) when I got a bfp. I soon learned through beta hcg test & ultra sound that I was experiencing a blighted ovum. I was beyond upset. I had of course thought that we were finally pregnant when I got the positive test and it took me a few weeks to accept that our time really came. Then to have everything crumble..
We gave up trying for almost 2 years following the blighted ovum & then bam-
I got pregnant unexpectedly in July a month shy of 2 years following the blighted ovum.
This time I would go on believing everything is great for 8 weeks when I would then learn the baby's heart rate wasn't high enough (80/88 bpm) and we were warned we were miscarrying. I decided to let nature take it course. Big mistake. I carried our baby after it had passed; for another 4 weeks... and it was something I'll never forget and I wound up in the trauma unit for 17 hours in active "labor/miscarrying"...
we decided we would be happy with our family the way it is and give up all expectations or want for another child.
I went through SEVERE depression for 9-10 months following the misscarriage.
Our sex life decreased dramatically to only 0-1x per month and in the very same month I lost our baby last year- my period was late... I was apprehensive to test, knowing I had only had sex once that month and my boobs we're already sore at that time which always meant I had already ovulated (progesterone surge)... on cycle day 32 i gave in.... AND GOT A BFP, hubby was super excited and I felt upset he was so quick to get excited and I wouldn't let myself except that this was real until I at least confirmed baby was healthy including heart rate etc.. I am now 17 weeks & everything has been amazing. I have had some weird pains especially in the beginning of this pregnancy did to inflammation and scar tissue but bee propolis always helps wonders for that! I also made sure to take bee propolis following my misscarriage along with a Whole Foods multi vitamin and I will always think the bee propolis along with having the essentials my Body needs; from the multi vitamin- helped me conceive this healthy baby!! Bee propolis is literally the best rememdy I have found for fertility and pain both...
I hope my story gives inspiration to women who feel there time will never come!!!
Keep on keeping on, it's no joke when people say "it'll happen when u least expect it!"

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BFP!!!

The quick version:
We had a m/c in June. BFP last month but a week later I started bleeding and my hcg levels were super low. So we kept on and today I got my BFP! My boobs have been hurting for a few days now and I'm super hunger and tired already!? We are so excited!!

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