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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.

2 Weeks Pregnant After a Miscarriage in March at 5 Weeks

I thought I would submit these symptoms b/c i was stalking the site and dying for new submissions. I didn't have any symptoms that I didn't think I was kinda making up except slight pinching/ cramps for several days.
I ovulated 3 days early.
1-5dpo- nothing
6dpo- difficulty sleeping. I felt wired and that is terribly unusual for me.
7dop- vague breast pain for a few minutes. right ovary/ hip pulling or presence.
8dpo-difficulty waking up. Bloody boogers (I hope that is relevant otherwise it is weird). Strange vivid dreams- not terribly unusual for me. Creamy CM.
9dpo-headache. nausea but maybe it was due to taking a pill on an empty stomach. smells bother me a little bit.
10dpo-woke up at 4am and couldn't go back to sleep until 8. not crampy but uncomfortable.
11dpo-mildly crampy
12dpo-mildly crampy and slight breast soreness. thought i was making it up. negative pregnancy test.
13dpo- winded walking upstairs and walking across the room. weird. vague back pain and soreness.
14dpo-woke up at 4am and couldn't go back to sleep until 6. when i stood up i noticed that my breasts were heavy and sore for the first few minutes after waking. gassy...not bad just unusual. Very regular going #2 which is unusual for me. Burst into tears for no reason. EXTREMELY faint pregnancy test.
15dpo- 3am took a test when i went to the bathroom. VERY Faint yes. Another at 10am with a digital test as a back up. 2 positives!

3rd Pregnancy in 5 months! Hopefully This One Sticks! Low Progesterone Culprit!

So I should start off with a little DH and I started TTC in February of this year. He is 24 and I am 25, and we have been married for 10 months! I had been on birth control for approximately 10 years and I stopped taking it in January. We got pregnant the first month we tried! Unfortunately that pregnancy ended in a miscarriage just shy of 6 weeks. My doctor said that it was probably just abnormal chromosomes and after a month off we could start trying again. So we followed orders and I restarted my OPK after a month off.
Once again I got pregnant right away. That month my doctor had decided to check my progesterone just to see where it was. My level was 8.4, which would have been fine if I was not pregnant, he said he would like me at least over 14 for the first trimester. So he started me on Prometrium 100mg twice a day. Unfortunately 4 days after starting the progesterone supplement I miscarried again, that was around 5 weeks. Once again DH and I were told to take a month off and we could try again.
Well this month, the month we were supposed to be taking a break, I took my OPK because they were expiring and I thought it would let us know when not to do the deed. To my surprise I never got a positive OPT this month and DH and I only b'd 6 times for the whole month. Approximately a week and a half before AF was due I started to feel pregnancy symptoms. I decided I should start taking my progesterone supplement just in case, but thought there was no way I was pregnant. To my shock 3 days before my missed period I once again got a + HPT.
I am not exactly sure when I ovulated but assume it was probably around the 14th-16th of June. I immediately called my doctors office and they sent me to have a quantitative HCG level and a progesterone level drawn. So three days before my missed period my HCG was 12 and my progesterone was 30.5. They wanted me to have a repeat HCG level drawn in 48 hours, which I had done today. Thankfully my HCG level has impressively increased in 48 hours up to 55! AF was supposed to show today and she has not! My tentative due date is March 8, 2013.
DH and I are praying that this one sticks! I am still taking my Prometrium 100mg twice a day and the doctor said I will probably need to continue it through the first trimester. My symptoms this month were as follows:
CD 18: Very tender nipples
CD 19: Tender nipples and the sides of my BB by my armpits slightly sore. Increased CM and breaking out like a teenage again.
CD 20: slight cramps, tender nipples, BB getting more sore, bad headache, acne, and increased CM.
CD 21: increased cramping, nipples still sore, and BB continued to become more tender.
CD 22: slight intermittent cramping, craving ice cream, nipples sore, BB becoming really tender, and sooo tired.
CD 23: Fatigue continues, cramping very intense in the evening, slight CM, acne clearing up, nipples sore and BB ache and have sharp pains when touched.
CD 24: increased urination, fatigue, and BB and nipples same as day before
CD 25: same as day before
CD 26: BFP with FMU on FRER! Beta HCG 12 and Progesterone 30.5.
CD 27: indigestion and gas...sorry TMI, BB and nipples same, frequent urination! Another BFP with FMU on FRER getting darker!
CD 28: only symptom is sore BB and nipples. BFP with FMU on FRER (I was using up the box and wanting to make sure they were getting darker and they were!) and + on CBED with FMU (I'm addicted to POAS!) Repeat Beta HCG drawn and level has quadrupled up to 55!
DH and I could not be happier! The doctor has ordered me to have a repeat HCG and Progesterone drawn a week from tomorrow and go from there! Praying this one sticks! Will keep everyone updated! Baby dust to all!

BFP Right After Chemical/Miscarriage, No Period In Between!!! I Knew It!!

Hi everyone I just got my BFP yesterday. I had a chemical or early miscarriage at 4 or 5 weeks gestation 3 WEEKS AGO ON JUNE 5TH. My levels were alllll the way down just a couple days after literally!!

Cd 9 and 10-little bit of ewcm
cd 11-watery cm very wet/ovulation pains and twinges 97.7

1dpo-slight cramps every now and then, headache, temp 97.9

2dpo-slight cramps, headache temp 97.9 nausea

3dpo-af like cramps tingling nipples on and off temp 98.2, nausea, bad dreams

4 dpo-af like cramps I keep running to bathroom to check undies. Frequent urination!! Metallic taste, tingling burning nipples off and on, they look huge and dark, bad dreams

5 dpo-frequent urination (biggest giveaway I had it with all past pregnancies temp 98.2, metallic taste, nausea

6 dpo-frequent urination, slight cramping, craving lucky charms (I craved lucky charms with past pregnancies so another giveaway)

7 dpo-twinges on right side like little pokes and jabs, frequent urination,nausea, bad dreams

8 dpo-bfn temp 98.4, forgot to mention I’ve been waking up starving every single morning since 3dpo, nausea, irritable, bad dreams

9 dpo-bfn temp 98.4 frequent urination, nausea, irritable

10 dpo-two bfps using frer. All light pink. Temp 98.5

11 dpo-another bfp using frer although it’s slightly lighter than last nights- two test so I’m gonna retest tomorrow.

But there ya have it I’m definitely pregnant I can feel it and I’m glad all these symptoms weren’t in my head. Frequent urination gave it away the most. And the cramping that whole entire time almost. Also there is a certain smell in my cervical mucus when I’m pregnant. It’s not a bad smell it’s just a different smell. My cm has been increasingly wet and thick and white. Btw my cervix is still low so that goes to show u that what the experts say is true you cant rely on cervical position for pregnancy indication. Only thing I didn’t get this time (so far) that I’ve gotten with all of my pregnancies in the past was a sore throat!! Baby dust to allllllll!

BFP After 6 cycles of Trying and a Chemical Pregnancy

I am 32 and so is my husband. This will be our first child. We had been trying for 2 cycles when I had a chemical pregnancy. Then after 4 months of BFNs, my doctor said I should come in for an appointment to begin testing for fertility issues (both my husband and I had reasons to believe we had issues). We kept trying this month, but because of out-of-town guests and work schedules, we really only did the deed once in the window.

Well, I had to call and cancel that appointment this morning! We instead set an appointment for my first ultra sound!

My symptoms were mostly just some twinges in my bbs at about 6 dpo and light cramping/heavy feeling in abdomen from 8 dpo on. Had a doctor appointment with my primary care physician for a different reason on 11dpo, and we did a urine preg test, which came back negative. So I figured I was out. Then on 15 dpo I really wanted a beer with dinner, but since I hadn't gotten AF yet, I decided to take the $ store test I had left from last month just to be sure, and it was POSITIVE! No beer for me! Went to the drug store and got a clearblue digital and it was positive too, just an hour later!

I am so excited, and hope it sticks this time!!!! I really didn't think this would be the month, life was busy, work was really stressful, and we only dtd once! Today is 16 dpo and I am super tired, and my bbs are sore, which were my symptoms last time, and I woke up to pee last night, which I NEVER do. Actually looking back, the most poignant early symptom was the lack of my monster PMS.

(P.S. I will take the advice of others before me and be sure to update in the comments section of my post if it sticks or not. All these months I have wondered how everything turned out for the women who have posted.)

BFP After Missed Miscarriage

YES! I'm so stoked to be posting! Thankfully I discovered TTW in the empty days following my recent miscarriage and it gave me something to hold on to and hope for. A heartfelt thanks to all the ladies that have posted and kept me going.
I'm 26 and hubbs is 27. We've been married 5 years and began trying for our first baby New Years 2012. I fell pregnant within a week, everything looked GREAT, had a checkup at 9 weeks and felt very proud of myself. Fairy tale first trimester until I randomly began spotting at 13 weeks, just a few days after our 5 year anni when we made our big announcement.
I rushed to the ER "just in case" and to our HORROR found we'd had a missed miscarriage at 11 weeks. The baby had died even before we had announced. Stunned, reeling with disbelief and sinking into depression I closed myself in the house and allowed myself to have a natural miscarriage several days later. I had a wonderful support system and in the aftermath I could only think of one thing -- starting over. I began charting with OPK's and began trying right away when I stopped bleeding. I wasn't surprised to not get pregnant the first month - my body wasn't "right" yet. The second month I WAS surprised it didn't take. This month I went back on the diet I had been on in January and felt myself Ov on the 12th. We bd the 7th, 10th and 12th. Immediately after ovulating I felt the familiar symptoms creeping in and let me tell you ladies that already know --- it drives you CRAZY! Not to mention you are already starting to GO CRAZY cause of the hormones but not having PROOF is even worse!!!
So here's the good stuff:

1DPO feeling rather off, watery CM
2-4DPO still feeling off like a mild cold, figured I had one since hubby claimed same symptoms. Starting to have memorable dreams.
5DPO suddenly bloated like I’m 3 mo preggers, hungry all the time, peeing more, twinges and ovarian pain on R side (I ovulated R side) – WOW vivid erotic dream
6DPO TOTALLY feel pregnant. Irritable, hungry, headache, bloated, total B to my hubby, twinges in abdomen, sleepy off and on during the day, food not sitting right but still eating more than usual. Tender boobs, slightly painful nipples when pressed. Another vivid dream about something mundane.
7DPO wake up with AWFUL sore throat, total BI-ATCH, need three cups of coffee to wake up and still have brain fog, transient headache and starting to feel waves of mild nausea. Peeing a lot, boobs look and feel bigger, starting to hurt even when not touched. Friend says “your boobs look HUGE today.” Upper abdomen looks bloated (not my normal fat spot).
8DPO symptoms diminishing? Heart sinking…sore throat, sore boobs starting to fade. Occasional small zinger thru boobs but doesn’t last. Think I’m out. Quite gassy and constipated (TMI) after I lay down that night. Lower abdomen feels “heavy” but I think it’s just from the box of cookies I inhaled a few hours before.
9DPO No symptoms except sneezy and sore throat. Sad, think I’m out. BFN on digi with FMU
10DPO Boobs slightly fuller, slightly sore, gas is back. Test with FMU on digi, BFN….run out to get FRER and test with SMU and BFN again Λ Wanted to cry and stared at test for half an hour in case it changed. Breakfast tasted a little “off.” Full/almost crampy feeling in lower abdomen not painful, more like a mild pressure that doesn’t let up. Brain fog/mild headache continues, sneezy and sore throat lingers. Obsessively checking calendar, counting days until period due. Still 6 to go in my 32-34 day cycle. So depressed I want to hide inside all day. Wtfreak is wrong with me that I have preggo symptoms and they’re all in my head? Take four more HPT of different brands – all BFN
11DPO Wake up with crampy, AF feeling and sick to stomach. Test with FMU on FRER and IMAGINE I see a faaaaaaaaaaaaaint line come up immediately. Stare at it for 5 minutes in different lighting and run downstairs to google “FRER evap/indent line” only to discover it’s another BFN because there’s no color. I have 20/15 vision so I didn’t have to “look hard” but it was still negative since I was overanalyzing it. Consoled myself with chocolate cake at 9AM but felt sickly after eating it. The next hour I kept pulling out the FRER from the desk door and looked at it hoping color would appear in the line. Sneezy. Nauseous after an apple. Emotional basket case, fatigued and angry. At 11AM I got so mad that I was having all these symptoms that I ran upstairs for a SMU test on a Clear Blue Easy Digi (I read ppl getting evaps on FRER would get positive on CBED), peed in a cup (trying something new) and dipped the stick 20 seconds. Started cleaning the bathroom during the interim and when I looked up…..OMG OMG OMG it says PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I screamed happy scream through the whole house and started laughing hysterically.

BFP After Chemical Pregnancy

I'll start with a little history.. I found out I was pregnant in April at 5 weeks 2 days. 2 days later I started cramping and bleeding. Long story short my hcg levels were at 30 and showed I had a chemical pregnancy. We started trying again 1 month later and these are my symptoms leading to my bfp!

(cd 18) 2 dpo- dull pain in right side ovary. Loose stool. sudden creamy cm on underwear. Cp is very wet. Bd
3 dpo- Creamy cm. headache. Nausea to smells. Lower back pain
4 dpo- anxiety, acne, high cp. creamy cm. loose stool. Frequent urination. Lower back pain
5 dpo- exhaustion. Always hungry. VERY bloated and gas. Cramping in right side
6 dpo- lots of creamy lotion like cm. Bloated gas pains. Tired.
8 dpo- milk taste weird. Gas. Stomach ache. Creamy lotion cm. full breasts. Sore puffy nipples
9 dpo- BFN no symptoms. heartburn
10 dpo- af cramps. Period due in 3-4 days. Had a dream where I went to cook eggs and every one of them had a baby chick in them. Lower back pain. Too tired to read.
11 dpo- cramp in right ovary turned into a burning sensation. Feeling drunk with no alcohol (dazed, dizzy) Jelly taste weird. Convinced I'm getting my period and am out this month. Boobs hurt so bad I screamed when the bf hugged me. Dizzy, flushed.
13 dpo- diahrea, cramping, heat flashes. Bbs full. frequent urination.
14 dpo- cramping. Very very light positive past the 10 min mark (possible evap line) headache. Frequent urination
15 dpo- heat flashes. Vaginas sore. Pulling ache in stomach. Headache. No af but feels like its coming any moment. Lower back pain. Frequent urination. Sensation of holding something heavy in my lower abdomen. Bfp but faint

I stopped tracking after that but took 2 more tests both faintly positive. Went to the doctor yesterday and after drinking too much water their test showed negative. After a blood test it was confirmed that I am in fact pregnant. My levels as of yesterday were 243. Based on my menstrual cycle I’m 5 weeks 3 days. Have to take another blood test tomorrow to make sure my numbers double!

BFP After a False Alarm and a Miscarriage!!

I have been reading these and analyzing it all for a couple of months so I thought I owed it to share my experience.
I had a miscarriage in March at 21 weeks pregnant, awful and emotional experience and wanted to try again as was used to the thought of having a family. Got caught very quickly so never analyzed the symptoms!

Had period 32 days later and that cycle thought I was pregnant. Had all the typical symptoms and convinced myself I was so I took loads of tests, all negative! I nearly had a breakdown!!

I decided monitoring symptoms was rubbish as it built my hopes up. So the next cycle I just BD every day from day 11-21 (intense!) my cycles were steady 32 days and I think I ovulated on day 17.

The next week was awful, the same pregnancy symptoms crept in, slightly sore boobs, pulling pains in tummy, weeing a lot.

I had increased CM at 1 and 2 DPO then it dried up!! I was convinced my hormones were all over the place after miscarriage so made an appt for doctor to see if I ovulated. She said leave it another cycle.

I took a test at 9 DPO and negative.

13 DPO something made me test as was due on period next day. I tested with FRER and a pink line showed up. I then did a digital and low and behold!! pregnant 1-2 weeks!!

shock doesn’t even come close!!

What was different:

Back pain in lower back
pain all over tummy rather than one side
slightly sore nipples (last time I was pregnant my boobs hurt all over, not this time)
Weeing a lot!

good luck to all of you waiting and I really hope this sticks this time and doesn’t go to heaven before I do!

BFP After 5th IUI

I posted here in March 2012 with a BFP that sadly ended in an early miscarriage at 5 weeks. I learned from that experience that eggies that implant late (11 or 12 dpo or later) usually end up miscarrying. (I implanted at 12 dpo)

DH and I have been undergoing fertility treatment since May 2007. We have 2 beautiful children that were both conceived via unmedicated IUI's. (Ages 3 and 2) Both kids were conceived on our first IUI each time (lucky us!) This time around was much harder. I hit the big 3-0 this year and my fertility took a nose dive! First IUI this time around resulted in a chemical pregnancy, 2nd IUI resulted in a miscarriage at 5 weeks, 3rd and 4th IUI's were BFN, and just as I had resigned myself to never having another child, I got a BFP at 12 dpo from my 5th IUI. Here are my symptoms: (just an FYI, I took Femara 2.5 mg for my 4th and 5th IUI's and had 2 eggs for my 5th IUI)

1-2 dpo: tons of EWCM (still!) and still having O pains
3-5 dpo: still tons of EWCM, lots of vivid dreams
6 dpo: EWCM finally lets up. Cramping in right ovary (I ovulated on the right side this time) had an ultrasound at my fertility clinic, found a corpus luteum cyst but doc says not to worry, will go away on it's own. Also felt implantation cramping later in the evening on 6 dpo
7 dpo: sooo tired, bb's tingly and sensitive, starting to get forgetful and clumsy, headache
8 dpo: headache, bb's still tingly, swiped Costco card at Costco thinking it was debit card and couldn't figure out why transaction wouldn't go thru, duh!
9 dpo: faint pink streak when wiping after going to the bathroom, still tired, really moody, tingly bb's
10 dpo: another pink streak when wiping after going to the bathroom, tired, moody/emotional, tingly bb's, no spotting after sex (odd because I usually spot this close to my period arriving)
11 dpo: super forgetful today, clumsy, emotional, had dream I was pregnant (got pos result on hpt in dream)
12 dpo: COMPELLED to do HPT. Told self was not going to do HPT until at least
13 dpo but it was like some supernatural force was ripping open that hpt package and making me pee on that stick! Very faint BFP!!! Had bloodwork run at fertility clinic, HCG at 23! Pregnant!

I always check my cervical position when I get to around 10 dpo as my cervix always goes high and firm when I'm pregnant. This time it was high, but not as firm and a little open, which made me think I wasn't pregnant. In retrospect, pushing out 2 kids 12 months apart who each weighed 8 and 9 lbs respectively has more than likely stretched my cervix to the point of no return. Oh well :)

After Miscarriage, TTC 5 Months

This website kept me occupied during every 2 week wait since my miscarriage Oct 2011 on Halloween (of all days!) I was about 8 weeks when I miscarried and in shock that, yes, it could indeed happen to me! Anyway, after following doctor’s orders to a T, we did not try for two months, Nov and Dec. The start of 2012 was when we officially began. I am a jogger and just ran my first half marathon back in Sept 2011. I continued to jog even though in the back of my mind it made me so nervous. January, nothing, February, nothing. So March I went all out with Ovulation strips, temping every morning, and I even just quit jogging all together so my mind would have no excuse. It is hard to give up jogging let me tell you! But only for a couple of weeks.. haha! So IT WORKED!! My efforts worked (Thanking my Heavenly Father) perfectly! The temping- I got a nice even temp (97.4) and then a dip (97.0) followed by a rise (98) so I knew when I was about to and that I HAD ovulated. The ovulation strips- negative then 3 days of positive corresponded perfectly to the dip and rise in my temperatures then negative again We Bd-d on those 3 nights and I did turn my legs to prop them up on the wall with the pillow under my hips and just waited and read 2 week wait on my ipod :)

Finally, early April I get my BFP but of course I wait until now that I'm a couple days shy of 14 weeks to come post it! Plus while reading this site, I always wished there was a way to know how many of these were viable pregnancies.

To faithful readers: There really is only so much you can do. In my case, I knew that if I didn't get my BFP, there was nothing more I could've helped. Knowing before that I was going to ovulate then confirming that it DID happen was the best feeling because I knew we'd BD on those days and really don't we all just hope we are bd-ing on the best days?? I only say that because there was one month where my DH and I exhausted ourselves with Bd-ing. I was getting sore all over the place.. ha! Due Dec 2012!

BFP After 5 Months and 1 Chemical

I am still in shock that we are expecting baby number 2 - Due Feb 25 (Exactly 2 years to the date I was due with number 1!!) I stopped breastfeeding in January and came off the mini pill so we decided to start trying again. In April I got a positive pregnancy test then 2 days later it was negative and I started bleeding (chemical). I was devastated. This month got another BFP and I feel much different about this one! Things we tried differently this month: Pre-Seed, I drank tea (Yogi brand called "Women's Energy), Mucinex, took B-2, ate a lot of pineapple after ovulation. Period is due tomorrow, and have had no spotting (I had a lot of spotting in April and felt something might be off) and two very dark pregnancy test lines! The lines in April never got dark. I ovulated on June 1st. We BD on: May 29, 31 and June 1, 2 and 4. Here are my symptoms:
1 DPO: Heavy feeling in uterus
2 DPO: cramping very low in middle of abdomen
3 DPO: nothing
4 DPO: light cramping
5 DPO: nothing
6 DPO: light cramping
7 DPO: headache
8 DPO: nothing
9 DPO: light cramping
10 DPO: dull period like cramping, backache
11 DPO: period like cramping again - first BFP! Faint but there. Already darker than when I had the chemical
12 DPO: took 3 more tests - all very dark!!!

So so excited. Praying this one sticks!!!!!! Baby dust to you all!!!