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Pregnant AFTER IVF.......Naturally!!!!

I wanted to give a little hope to those in the TWW as well as those who have been through fertility treatment only to have it end in a broken heart........

My husband and I have spent the last year trudging through IVF. We had a wonderful egg count and ended up with four AA six day snow babies.....we were over the moon!!!! After three transfers and two positive pregnancies all of them ended in miscarriage (one took 14 weeks from start to finish and the other about seven all within six months of each other). Before we knew it all our embryos were gone. It was very easy for me to say no more treatment at that time. After about a month of emotional healing we started to move onto adoption but also decided to try naturally until we submitted everything to the agency early next year.

In regards to our infertility I had a "lazy" tube, unpredictable cycles, hypothyroidism and Lupus and my husband was border line motility issue......he just laughs and tells me it wasn't his best work that day:-) I started to temp back in August as well as take ovulation tests around the time I "felt" I was ovulating. It turns out IVF treatment jump started my body and ovulation occurred like clock work the first two months. August and September we did not have any luck but we moved on to October hopeful as one can be.

October was a crazy cycle! I had two LH surges with the last one ending in ovulation confirmed through temping. I know one can have a positive ovulation test only to not truly ovulate and that is why I temp everyday. I actually made an appointment with my OBGYN last Friday and we decided just to to run a few hormone tests next cycle on day 3 and 21 and my husband is scheduled for another semenalysis this coming Tuesday. I am happy and in shock to report we will not be making it to those dates.......this morning I decided to take a test and I am pregnant!!!!!! No medications......no doctors......just the two of us......cue the song!!!!!!

I know I rely on others testimonies on what they did different and how they felt so I am going to share with you what my journey has been like over the last few months trying naturally!!!!!

August up until today:

I started Evening Primrose Oil Cycle Day 1 up until ovulation was confirmed (through temping).
The week before ovulation I took mucinex, the plain and simple one with no extras added in, to help with CM because mine is nothing!!!!
Every time we BD I used Preseed.....about half a tube and it went all the way up.
All month long I take B6 as well as the small dose of baby Aspirin.
Husband has been taking Zinc everyday (when he remembers).

Symptoms:
1 DPO-3DPO just normal ovulation cramping. I spotted a little bit during this time and I think that was because this was the second time my body tried to ovulate this month.
4 DPO-8 DPO NOTHING and I mean NOTHING!!!!!!!!
9 DPO very hungry and that has not ended!!!!! Lots of watery CM with white goop in it.
10 DPO terrible hormone headache just like every month and needed a nap in the afternoon. More watery CM.
11 DPO a little crampy and told husband AF may be a yucky one this month.....but no spotting and I spot three days before my period EVERY month but nothing so far.....mmmmmmmmm. Another nap and lots of snacks today. More water CM.
12 DPO woke up needing to pee and my belly was louder than my alarm at 7 am. VERY watery CM so much so when I first wiped I thought spotting for AF had started but nothing but water. In the middle of the day without holding it at all I decided I had one test from last month and went ahead and took. I knew it was impossible but I needed to just get it over with so AF would start. Within a minute my world turned upside down and against what the doctors believed to be possible I am pregnant!!!!! No squinter here.....full blown two lines one day before missed period!!!!!!

Now I do not know if this is going to turn out in our favor but I am hopeful that I even got pregnant. My doctor made room for me on Thursday and the terrible week of blood tests and BETA double times will begin but with faith and hope maybe, just maybe I will have conceived our rainbow baby the month we would have delivered our first baby we lost on Valentine's Day just nine months ago<3

Bfp after chemical pregnancy

I had a chemical pregnancy oct 5th. And concieved with no period in between . i ovulated later than nornal though and got my bfp on frer Friday. Had blood drawn same day and was 13 go back for second drawing tomorrow to make sure hcg goes up but i feel like this one will stick. Symtoms are sore breast cramping and a weird pulling feeling in uterus. I get dizzy when i move my head fast and been craving weird things. Baby dust to all praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby. Due in july

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BFP CD46 with PCOS!

I literally had given up. My main symptoms were bad gas, nausea, hunger to the point where I need to eat as soon as I feel hungry or else my stomach feels achy and hollow, and my boobs were bigger. I also had cramping, but no period ever came of it.

I decided to break down and test. I have no clue when I could have ovulated as with my PCOS my cycles are all over the place!

BFP 11 DPO after Unexplained Stillborn at 33 weeks

1-4 DPO: Chest cold. I was worried it would affect conception, etc. Stronger sense of smell. Gums bleeding after brushing my teeth. Didn't really read in to anything too much.
4 DPO: Sharp leg cramp that made me shoot out of bed. I had leg cramps constantly with my first pregnancy and haven't had them since. This was my first clue.
5 DPO: Very sharp, stabby cramps on my left side. Abnormally sharp and painful.
6 DPO: Light brown spotting before bed. I have never spotted in between cycles ever. More centralized cramping. This was my second clue.
7 DPO: More light spotting after bathroom. More light/medium centralized cramping. Craving mashed potatoes and feta cheese, lol.
8-9 DPO: All symptoms GONE. No more cramping or spotting. I'm convinced I'm out/something went wrong. BFN on 9 DPO.
10 DPO: Very obvious BFN. Most symptoms gone. Some light/medium bloating and cramps. Figured AF was due soon.
11 DPO: No symptoms. Convinced I'm out then BFP with CBE and CBE Digital!

I want to note I haven't had any breast/nipple pain. No noticeable CM. No extreme fatigue, etc. I had all of these symptoms with my first pregnancy and thought everything would be exactly the same but it wasn't!

BD every day of fertile window, cycle days 10-16.

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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