It is with caution that I share my story. I suffered 3 chemical pregnancies since Oct 2016. Oct, Dec, and most recently May of this year. I have one 2.5 y.o. daughter. I acquired a gluten intolerance after giving birth to my daughter. Long story short, I was very sick for nearly 2 years after her birth; colds, flus, illnesses left and right, ER visits, Gyno visits, you name it! I couldn't have sex due to pain and infections. It hurt. I felt terrible almost every day. We decided to try for another baby anyway. We started trying Sept 2016 and I got pregnant in Oct! It ended... Tried again almost right away and boom, got pregnant in Dec! It ended...After the 2nd m/c I decided I needed to see a specialist. That's when gluten came up in one of the talks with the doctor. I gave it up and BAMMMM, I instantly felt amazing. Lost weight. Looked awesome AND I could have pain free sex!!! Started trying again in March 2017 and fell pregnant in May! I felt great! I felt symptoms! I thought this is it! But, the lines on my hpts began to fade....a day at a time....just like both times before. I went for bloodwork and sure enough, the numbers weren't doubling. I m/c within a few days...I. was. crushed. My marriage was suffering, my hormones were raging, I thought I can't do this anymore. But, we kept pushing. We couldn't give up. I got a new Gyno (LOVE her). She did more testing...everything NORMAL, as usual. So why is this happening???? We started trying again in June, and I got pregnant in July! 7/25/17 to be exact. The exact week we conceived my daughter 3 years ago, my husbands birthday week...haha. I decided NO bloodwork - don't need the stress. I started taking progesterone that my new doc prescribed me - just in case. Here's my info:
Day of Ovulation: strong positive OPK, did the deed!
1 DPO: negative OPK, did the deed anyway!
3: Left pelvic pain, woke to pee at night (never do that!), so tired, thick white cm
4: Nipples sore
5: Super hungover, felt like barfing, celebrated husband's birthday, had friends over
6: Boobs feel strange today, waves of nausea, husband thinks I'm preggo!
7: Had dream I was pregnant! Had to pee so bad in morning. Headache, cranky, acne
8: Nothing logged
9: Faint BFP on FRER! Sense of smell is crazzzzy. Sharp uterus pains (implantation?), headaches, bloated, acne
10: Clear positive on FRER! Sore throat. Exhausted! Almost cried listening to a song on the radio, and it wasn't even a sad song...
11: Sore throat, sore nipples, cleaned my whole house!
12: BM was very strange, almost, but not really diarrhea (tmi), joint pain (so weird), nausea, EXHAUSTED and asleep by 8pm, again!
13: BFP is getting darker!!! Feeling reassured. Cramps, nausea, SORE nipples. Do. Not. Touch!
14: Took ClearBlue Digital and "pregnant" appeared almost immediately!
15: Darker BFP, nausea, SORE and hard nipples, EXHAUSTED.
Fast forward...I am now 25 DPO and the test line on hpts is now SO, SO, SO dark. I'm scheduled to see my doc on 9/9/17. I'll be past 8 weeks. I'll continue to feel cautiously optimistic about this news until I hear my little baby's heartbeat! I hope my story gives any and all women who have had multiple miscarriages, chemical pregnancies, etc, HOPE to not give up! Never give up! No matter what happens, at least you can say you tried your best. Baby dust to all! xoxo