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BFP second baby after 15 months and 2 chemicals!

This is a delayed story as I got my BFP on 31 March 16 after trying for 15 months with 2 back to back chemicals in 2015 (August and October).

Our first boy took 3 months to conceive so I was getting extremely concerned that he'd be any only child and that my body was broken (he's now 3 1/2)

2015 - for the entire year I tried all sorts of supplements (Soy Iso, Vitex, B6 etc) my cycle was wonky and ranged from 31-36 days. We had a very stressful year with a death in the family and a house purchase.
It was heartbreaking to have 2 chemicals in a row so I started getting fertility checks - everything came back normal and I was told that I had unexplained secondary infertility at 30 years of age. Not helpful or encouraging.

2016 - I stopped taking ALL supplements and my cycle went back to 29 days. I started seeing a Chinese medicine practitioner and he started me on acupuncture to balance my body. I started relaxing more. My doctor referred me to fertility specialists with a long wait list and also asked my husband to get a sperm analysis. The day that he was supposed to get his sperm analysis I got a strong BFP. The only reason I checked was to ensure I could enjoy a big glass of red wine!!

For me personally, I believe the timing wasn't right for 2015 with all of the stress is our lives. The supplements were confusing my body and I was out of balance in multiple ways.

Here is a summary of what worked:

Acupuncture for 3 months (I still go now at 21 weeks pregnant)
No supplements (apart from Folic Acid)
Using OPKS (I was using them the entire time but didn't want to stop because they were accurate)
I put my husband on Maca Root the month we got our BFP (apparently it increases sperm count and quality)

Heres a summary of OPK, BD and BFP:

BD on CD 11, 12, 14 and 15
Positive OPK on CD 14, 15 and 16
Strong BFP on CD 12
Super strong BFP on CD 14

Symptoms = nothing unusual until 6 weeks pregnant when nausea kicked in.
I should mention that the months I had my chemicals, my BFP was very faint and didn't get darker then I miscarried at about 5 weeks (when most women wouldn't even know that they're pregnant yet!)

Here's the interesting part: my acupuncturist knew from my pulse that I was pregnant 1 week before I got my BFP (it was in my medical notes when I told him about my BFP). He then predicted that I was having another boy based on my pulse at 8 weeks pregnant and I found out on Friday that we are indeed having another boy.

Hope this helps others. Sometimes it feels like it'll never happen and it's a very lonely, anxious and helpless experience. In hindsight, the timing of our new baby couldn't be better so I'm really happy that it's turned out this way.

Good luck ladies!

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BFP next month after Chem Preg

Hi lovelies,

I shared my bfp story prematurely last month in June at 12dpo right before I experienced a chemical pregnancy. Prior to that I never really knew what one was. Since it was a natural early miscarriage that started the day my period was due like a normal cycle we decided to try again the next month, this month, for our rainbow baby. So you know I had to come and share my symptoms and story to this lovely community that has helped me along each of my twwaits.

*Caution this post is long. I may have been symptom spotting but these lead up to my now pregnancy.

July dpo leading up to bfp:

7/5/16
5dpo
⦁ sore nipples
⦁ gassy
⦁ tired
⦁ dizzy
⦁ lotiony cm
⦁ hungry
⦁ thirsty
⦁ nausea
⦁ warmer
⦁ irritable
⦁ peeing more often

7/6/16
6dpo
⦁ Sore nipples fading away
⦁ Boobs feeling full
⦁ A little crampy
⦁ Gassy
⦁ Light amount of lotiony cm only when I check
⦁ Moody
⦁ Nausea
⦁ Very hungry
⦁ Sleepy
⦁ Lower back ache
⦁ Thirsty
⦁ Peeing more

7/7/16
7dpo
⦁ Dizzy
⦁ Nausea
⦁ Vivid dreams

7/8/16
8dpo
⦁ MOODY EMOTIONAL
⦁ Wanting to cry
⦁ Light cramps on left side last night
⦁ Sensitive nipples
⦁ Heavy bo0bs
⦁ Low libido
⦁ Hot last night (unusual)
⦁ Chest pain (gas?)
⦁ Crazy dreams
⦁ Headache
⦁ Light cramps right side

7/9/16
9dpo
⦁ Nausea
⦁ Tired
⦁ Light cramping

7/10/16
10dpo
BFP!!!
⦁ Backache
⦁ Leg soreness
⦁ Hungry
⦁ Horny
⦁ Crampy
⦁ Tired
⦁ Sore nipps

7/12/16
12dpo
⦁ nausea
⦁ backache
⦁ moody
⦁ full bo0bs
⦁ sore bo0bs
⦁ crampy
⦁ tired!!!
⦁ crazy dreams
⦁ waking up mid night
⦁ metallic taste
⦁ peeing more

Now I am currently 4 weeks and 6 days along. I have already missed my period which was due the 16th of this month. Today is the 20th. I am still experiencing many of these symptoms. Especially the full and sore boobs, moodiness, and being tired.

I took a digital test after I got the faint positive before my missed period that said pregnant 1-2 weeks. Last week I took another digital test that came up pregnant 2-3 weeks. I am happy that my hcg levels are rising this time unlike last month. I plan to take another test tomorrow at 5 weeks to assure they are rising further, it should say 3+weeks. I will be seeing the doctor soon and scheduling an appointment at 8 weeks or so, whenever they can get me in.

I am happy but still have a hard time taking in the fact that I am actually pregnant. I have only told my fiance of course, two friends, and my mom. I do not plan on telling others until things are looking safe and secure. Although we never broke the news of the chemical pregnancy to our extended family who lives out of the state. Soo to avoid explaining a loss I plan on telling them my due date changed.

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BFP with implantation bleed straight after miscarriage

Hi ladies

I lost a baby at 10 weeks pregnant on 11 June

Bled for a while then ovulated - according to clear blue on July 2nd

DTD on July 1,2 and 3

Since then I barely had the same symptoms as the other 3 pregnancies I have been through ( one of which ended early )

Nothing before implantation bleed at 7DPO- which was bright red and lasted one wipe and then some brown discharge for a day or 2

Then ...

More frequent peeing
Cramps like my period is starting
Intense dream
Cervical mucus like snot !! ( possibly mucus plus forming ?)
Ratty ( as before a period )
Tired - tho I'm always tired

I am v nervous but wanted to share this story so those of you who don't have multiple symptoms from 1DPO or who have a bright red bleed and want to know a positive story can read this

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The Missing Link

I’ve trolled numerous pregnancy forums in my TTC journey, so I hope my tale provides wisdom and inspiration to others. I’m a 34-year-old diabetic who naturally conceived in May 2015. However, this pregnancy ended in a miscarriage eight weeks later. My husband and I were devastated, but we were optimistic about the future because I have a 13-year-old daughter and he has three kids. Thus began a complicated quest to produce a seed that we would both share.

Following our miscarriage, I was repeatedly told by medical experts that I could easily conceive again. Take your prenatals, have sex, and let nature do the rest. That was basically my prescription, the antidote, the magical cure. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite work out that way.

I received a handful of negative results over the next several months. I gradually became desperate and obsessed. Every month we’d try something new. I tempted for a week and a half; we used preseed on occasions; I implemented softcups after sex; we invented new positions; I experimented with herbal remedies and unprescribed clomid; I utilized LH strips and ovulation kits, and even took this matter to prayer.

The Lord’s responses seemed vague at the time, but He would answer in a variety of ways. I’d receive dreams about babies, fish, and eggs. I was told all would work out according to God’s plan. That did little to keep my worries and fears at bay. There were a few times I got a squinter or a faint positive on a FRER or HCG strip, but AF rolled around every month like clockwork so I dismissed those results as evap lines or minor flukes.

Eventually, I sought medical advice. My OB ordered an HSG, which reported total blockage in both tubes. So she referred me to a fertility specialist who then referred me to an endocrinologist for my sugar. This turned out to be the missing link. According to one site, “a woman with higher than normal glucose levels does get pregnant month after month. Unfortunately her diabetes status prevents that embryo from implanting in the uterus, causing a miscarriage before she ever realizes she is pregnant.”

It turns out I wasn’t infertile or dealing with blocked tubes. I experienced a string of chemical pregnancies in the months that followed our miscarriage. That’s why I kept getting faint positive results. So I eliminated ALL sugar from my diet and biked 10-20 miles a day on my stationary. Within six weeks my glucose level had dropped from 500+ points to under 110 points. Shortly thereafter, my BFP arrived.

Here are my TWW symptoms:

CD1 – CD7: AF comes and goes.

CD10 – CD11: We BD three times without the aid of KY or preseed.

CD12 – CD13: Diarrhea

CD15: We BD again. I noticed a brown discharge and experienced severe cramps in the evening.

CD16: Sore bbs with a mucus discharge.

CD17: We BD again. This time I noticed a white discharge and a few cramps on my left side.

CD18: I tested early and got a negative result on an HCG strip.

CD20 – CD22: I experienced cramps, a sore scalp that lasted for two days, and a creamy white discharge.

CD23: I had some nausea along with a red-brownish discharge.

CD24: We BD again. OPK = Low fertility (blank circle).

CD25: More white discharge. OPK = Low fertility. HCG Test = faint positive.

CD26: Brown spotty discharge.

CD28: I felt sharp, searing pain near my belly button and vurped a couple of times. AF is due today but didn't arrive, so I gave it a few more days.

CD29: Extremely gassy.

CD30: Extremely sore bbs accompanied by a white creamy discharge.

CD32: No AF. OPK = Peak fertility (solid smiley). HPT = BFP.

Two weeks

Hi I finally got my bfp after a miscarriage four months prior
Used cough bottle to improve mucus prior to ovulation
So dpo1 _ tired pains on right tummy
Dpo2 - boobs sore
Dpo3 - sharp pain in right nibbles
Dpo4-7 nothing different
Dpo 8 nausea and tired
Dpo9 bad cramps in tummy
Dpo10 light headded ate was ok
Dpo12 took test negative felt abit dizzy sharp pains down below pain woke me up
Dpo13 did run was very breathless did test faint line
Dpo14 did clearly showed 1-2 weeks
So happy yet scared that something won't go right

Fingers crossed all will be ok glad to be able to share my story now 6 weeks four days and this site really helped me
Baby dust to everyone out there

BFP after 6 years TTC!

I honestly can't believe I am writing my BFP story! I've stalked this site for years trying to convince myself not to give up all hope. I got pregnant naturally 9 years ago with my ex partner accidentally after a laparoscopy for endo. Sadly that ended in a m/c (baby had a chromosomal problem). I met my now husband in 2008 and I came off contraception in 2010, thinking it would happen as easily as it did last time but that was not the case. Tried to conceive for 3 years with no luck before deciding to go to the doctor after we got married in 2013. Then started the proper monitoring of my cycles, which were all over the place. Went for scans and investigations where they decided I had PCOS. Started seeing my fertility doctor early 2014 and he said we would see how things go but I will probably need IVF. Got freaked out and kept postponing my appointments until I got my head together again. In 2015 we started 6 rounds of clomid 50mg, nothing happened. I told my doctor that I fell pregnant after a laparoscopy before and I wanted to try it again. He agreed and said he would also perform ovarian drilling. I had the operation in January 2016. My periods sort of regulated but still nothing happened. Asked if I could try clomid again and he agreed but said after this IVF was our only option, totally heartbroken. People around me kept getting pregnant, sometimes twice in the time I had been trying and I cried everytime. He prescribed 2 months of clomid at 25mg and then another 3 months at 50mg. Well on my second cycle of clomid 25mg (the first time I took it bang on the same time every day) days 2-6 we decided to just relax. Previously I had tried everything. Headstands, lying down with my hips elevated, you name it I tried it. This month I decided just to relax (one of the hardest things to do when TTC) and just went with the flow. I didn't monitor where I was in my cycle so I don't know exactly when all my symptoms started or where I was in my cycle when they did. I started to get my usual symptoms before my period, cramps, backache, sore boobs so was convinced AF was on her way. It got to day 34 (first time I looked at what day I was on) and I thought it was strange to be that late on clomid but after reading some posts on the internet I discovered it is possible to have late cycles on clomid so I was gutted, thought here we go everything is messed up again. The days went by, still no sign of AF, boobs were still sore, tired and backache. Started to want to eat a lot more. Finally on day 40 I thought, I better test and see. Used FMU and almost instantly a faint line appeared! I thought I was imagining it so shouted to DH who was still in bed and he confirmed he saw the line too! It then got darker and darker. Did another test later on in the day and BFP again! We were literally over the moon! My biggest indicator was that although my symptoms were similar to AF, they felt 'slightly' different. Things we did differently this month was relax, no charting, BD whenever we felt like it not regimented. Also, I started reading a book called 'The Secret' and started visualising having a baby and BFP rather than being negative and thinking it will never happen. I still can't believe I'm pregnant, I'm approx 6 weeks now and have nausea, bloating, mild cramping, back ache and extreme tiredness. I'm now trying to not panic about everything which is really hard! All I can say to everyone TTC is never give up. I swore I would keep going, I would have my baby one day and my prayers have been answered. Sending lots of baby dust to all still TTC, I know it is the absolute worst but it will happen one day. Praying now for a healthy and safe pregnancy x

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BFP day 10

We fell easily on our honeymoon only to find out in November at our 12week scan that our baby's heart had spotted beating 1-2 weeks prior. I had no symptoms of misscarriage. We were devastated and the sense of loss was profound. Going to the hospital knowing I would go to sleep and wake up without a baby inside me was probably one of the most gut wrenching things I have been through.

I had a D&C which I later found out was not completed properly. With ongoing HCG recorded and passing of more tissue 5-6 weeks after D&C.

Our HCG levels finally got to 0 in February.

March-cycle 1 chemical pregnancy
April-cycle 2 no success
May-cycle 3 no success

We decided we didn't want to/couldn't wait any longer. Our baby's due date had come and gone, it was much too painful and we wanted to find out if there was anything contributing.

Female testing came back will nil concerns. My cycles are long average 35 days so it meant longer between chances.
My husbands sperm count and motility were both really high but morphology was <1%. Our doctor suggested we start fsh injections, with trigger and IUI.
DPO 0 (going with day post trigger but with following day symptoms also could have occurred next day) -no symptoms
DPO 1- increased libido, large, achey full breasts
DPO 2- breasts large, achey, full
DPO 3-mild cramps
DPO 4- left side uterus cramps mild
DPO 5- heart racing in am, emotional
DPO 6-very emotional and moody
DPO 7- symptoms as above. Cervix low and hard
DPO 8- symptoms as above.
DPO 9- breasts extra full, heavy, achey, hard which is unusual. Emotional ++. Runny nose, generally feeling like I'm getting sick. First response early detection digital in an negative
DPO 10- came home from work early. Runny nose, sore throat, fatigued-cold symptoms. Decide to test late at night with clear blue digital and BFP!!! Cervix higher but still firm.

Also DPO 2-current have had sharp cramps in uterus when moving quickly, standing up,coughing.

The different things for me were being so emotional, getting sick (probably a coincidence!) and the firmness of my breasts.

Crossing every part of me that this little one stays around! Exciting but really nervous at the same time.

I prayed for this bean to stay stuck...

So my husband 36 and myself 33 have been ttc since we were married in 2011 almost five years! We had one pregnancy that lasted for 11 weeks and three chemical pregnancies. Well here is how I received my BFP this time :)

I was on 50mg of clomid the two cycles previously but ran out of prescription.
I usually take .125mcg of synthroid and 7.5mg two times daily of Sustained release T3 for my Hypothyroidism, however I upped my T3 to 15mg twice a day to see if it made me more energetic as I kept forgetting my mid day dose and had tons of extras.

I was on quite a sushi kick for the TWW, however before we all panic it was cooked sushi!
Started going to a chiropractor as I had hip/back issues and had one massage too.
Didn't do ovulation testing due to it being a break cycle and no fertility meds, however we maintained our schedule with pre-seed and softcup combo CD 8 - CD 12. Didn't really track nothing this month as I just feel like a failure after years and years!

We did the deed on CD 5, CD 8, CD 10, CD 12, CD 18. My cycles are max 23 days, usually 21 so we were on a family trip and came back on CD 24 and tested mid afternoon and it came up positive. I just thought I was late from the clomid in my system from previous two months?! Totally shocked as I haven't had any symptoms that I can recall, maybe a bit tender breasts and frequent peeing, little diarrhea on CD 17 now I am a bit dizzy CD 25? Which all before have happened with no BFP.

I hope this is the one that sticks for us, I would be more than blessed and would thank the heavens above!!!

Wishing you all the luck on your ttc :)

Bfp aged 39

History

One failed Ivf cycle but bfp naturally the month after (2012). Happy healthy 3 yr old girl conceived whilst on holiday with friends.

Prior to this history of miscarriages and after daughter no pregnancies for 3 years. Was about to give up hope and did Ivf with full expectation it would fail like it had before. I do want to impart advice on things I think made this cycle of ivf successful.

1. I made a series of lifestyle changes. I walked 3.5 miles a day 5 times a week ( I noticed improved blood circulation and stronger nails). This was one year in advance.

2. 2 weeks before I did 'cupping' therapy to get rid of all the bad blood.

3. One month before I gave up chocolate to reduce sugar highs...3 days before egg collection I kept 2 days of fasting Ie no food or drink from sunrise to sunset. This boosts your immune system.

4. During meds I went on short holiday to UAE to get some sun and see my friends

5. During meds my friend bought a large watermelon and huge box of cherries which I ate copious amounts of.

6. In middle of night I prayed really hard- I believe in power of prayer.

7. Day before ET I had acupuncture and also 3 sessions every other day thereafter.

8. I watched comedy videos just before et ( in hospital ) and immediately after. It's important to laugh .

9. Did not sleep well throughout Ivf due to work and 3 yr old. Made sure hubby and I did not bicker....luckily et on Saturday but back to work on Monday as normal. I seriously thought it was not going to work so had low expectations.

10. Day 8 after et, very faint line on test . Day 9 took digit and it was bfn. Day 12 bfp on digital!!!

11. From Ivf I produced 11 follicles, 5 eggs retrieved, only 2 embryos survived , one grade 2+ and other grade 2-. 3 day transfer with two embryos planted.
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Almost 6 weeks no bleeding and nausea feeling. Wish me luck and lots of baby dust to you all... It will happen, just do some of the above and whatever works for you!!!

BFP at 8dpo after 3 years TTC & 2 miscarriages

So happy to be able to say DH and I are expecting baby no.1 after 3 years of TTC and 2 miscarriages.
DH was diagnosed with a grade 3 varicocele in February, had embolism surgery in April and here we are 2 months later with our BFP.
Wanted to leave my story for anyone out there who might be struggling with infertility or who might have suffered a loss, hope is still there!
So here is my dpo info for you.
Day before O day and O day we BD, my first 2 pregnancies happened by doing this.
Ovulation was particularly 'strong' this cycle, cramps and EWCM abundant.
1-6dpo - I usually feel hopeful every cycle but this time I felt something had happened as my nipples were only sore on O day and usually they stay sore until at least 5-8dpo.
7dpo - Mild twingy cramps started.
8dpo - I decided to test as I had had some funny twingy cramps low down 7dpo and 8dpo and up popped a faint positive! My previous two BFPs didn't show up until 10dpo and we're much fainter. The cramps carried on until about 9/10dpo and then stopped. Now my uterus just feels a little bit strained when I stretch.
11dpo - Took the test I have pictured.
12dpo - Boobs started to hurt a little.
Praying for a sticky baby!
Good luck ladies.

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