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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.

10 DPO BFP!! Hello, Rainbow Baby!

I'm going to try to keep this short, but... we'll see how that goes. Scroll to the bottom for symptoms by DPO.

I took Clomiphene (50mg) days 5-9 this cycle. This was my 6th time taking Clomiphene and have had a chemical pregnancy, a "missed miscarriage" at 7w5d and a loss after seeing a heartbeat at around 11w. Our most recent loss was a baby girl with Trisomy 8.
I also use Preseed lubricant internally, but I ran out on O day this cycle. We had sex every other day up until O and had sex the day before, day of, and the day after my positive OPK. I use Wondfo OPKS and they always stay positive for at least 2 days.

O day- CD 16, hardly any CM at all (worried)
DPO 1- crampy, crazy vivid dreams
2- more vivid dreams, EWCM?
3- vivid dreams
4-
5- mild cramping starts
6-mild cramping, backache, was pretty sure I was pregnant because of the backache, very tired
7- mildly crampy, backache, diarrhea in AM (big clue), very tired
8- weird green CM, tired
9-BFN, thought I was out, BAD gas
10- very faint positive in am on Wondfo, showed my husband and he saw it too, took 3 more tests including 2 Wondfos and a FRER around noon-- all positive! Never have gotten a positive this early.
11-13 more positives
14- Confirmed pregnancy at OBs office

The dead giveaways this cycle were the mild cramping and backache, although my cramping was much more severe last time I got pregnant. Also, I was exhausted! Luckily I was on vacation that whole week and I took naps or went to bed early during the last part of my TWW.

Good luck to everyone TTC and my heart goes out to everyone seeking their rainbow. I am terrified of another miscarriage, but I'm trying to take it day by day and just be thankful for another chance. We are praying for a healthy baby in early March.

Pregnant with our RAINBOW!

I have three healthy children. I miscarried my fourth baby April 2016 at around 5 weeks. I had spotting of light brown a few days before the actual miscarriage. I knew something was wrong from the beginning of finding out we were pregnant - I felt off and different and I am very intuitive with my body. I had a vivid dream that night I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in a water birth and she had the name we picked out for her so I knew then that we will have our baby girl soon. I also dreamt my boys were all boys as well. I waited till I had my first period post miscarriage which was May 7th for us to try to conceive again.

I continued to take my prenatal vitamins and started taking baby aspirin as well on calendar day 8 of the new cycle. I started using the Clearblue Ovulation tests on Sunday, May 15th. May 16th and May 17th I had a TON of watery discharge but tested negative that morning. I knew ovulation was approaching. Around 5:40 PM on May 17th I decided to take another ovulation test because of being achy all of a sudden on the left side near ovary when I walked and what do you know - BIG SMILEY FACE. We had sex the 15th and 16th already so we had sex the night of the 17th as well and called it good. I had a good feeling this was it. The evening on the 18th around 6 PM I felt the big pinch on left side of the egg being released so I ovulated that day. Ovulation test was negative (blank circle) at 8 PM that night. Here are my symptoms:

May 19th - 1 DPO - Diarrhea when I got to work and bad stomach cramps out of no where. Felt ill the entire day. Didn't even eat breakfast so I know it wasn't something I ate.
May 20th - 2 DPO - Gas and heartburn after eating BBQ ribs for dinner. That never happens. My left breast was tender under armpit like I did a ton of heavy lifting when I didn't. We were on family vacation. Left nipple also started getting a bit sore.
May 21st - 3 DPO - Nothing. Just a little sleepy from our vacation activities.
May 22nd - 4 DPO - light headache, stomach feels off and upset, little moodiness
May 23rd - 5 DPO - Lower back pain in the morning and cramps that lasted half the day. Felt like my period was coming but WAY too early so I was but was pretty sure it was IMPLANTATION!!!
May 24th - 6 DPO - little runny nose in the morning, little breast pain before bed and light cramping. My partner told me that he dreamt of a baby girl learning how to walk and how beautiful and happy she was playing in our living room.
May 25th - 7 DPO- Creamy mucus, tender breasts a little bit but not much and FAINT line on the WONFO Pregnancy test in the evening!!!! SHOCKED!! Took two and both had faint lines!
May 26th - 8 DPO - Light headache, creamy mucus
May 27th - 9 DPO - Tired and HOT! Another positive on Dollar Tree test, First Response, and Wondfo!!!
May 28th - 10 DPO - Lightheaded, little queasy, tired, Darker positive on First Response and ClearBlue Digi says Pregnant 1-2!!!!

I am really excited and feeling good this go around that all will go great!! Can't wait for our upcoming ultrasound! Due February 2017! Also planning a water birth at our birthing center here! It will be a beautiful, amazing experience!

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BFP iUI #3

So I've stalked this forum for 2.5years now. Both my husband and I are 34. I have a 13 year old from a previous marriage. After 2 years we decided to start trying but had no luck. We decided to try iui. The doc did say my husband's sperm quality was low when we did the SA. We decided to proceEd and just pray there would be an improvement. My cycles are regular and I do ovulate. I feel it and chart my temp. Doctor put me on 50mg of clomid. I had really bad gas followEd by 3 strong cramps at 9dpo iui and what I think was implantation bleeding the next day. We went in for our scan at 7 weeks but the pregnancy failed to progress and I had a 6cm cyst. We waited and within a week I miscarried and the cyst dissolved. We waited a year before trying again, iui without meds. Because i did nlt want to get ankther cyst and i do ovulate. We did the iui on day 12 but i ovulated on day 13. That cycle was bust. We rested the next cycle and tried this month. I went in for a scan on day 11, follicle and lining looked good so I decided to just do a trigger. I ovulated in the morning on day 13 and procedure was done in the afternoon. The 2 week wait was uneventful. I had no obvious symptom. My stomach was a little queasy but I dismissed that. Then my boobs startEd to hurt a little. I took a test and saw a very faint line at 9dpo. Thought it was the trigger. Woke up at 10dpo iui and my nipples were sore to the touch. Took a test with fmu and got a stronger line. Took a digital at 11 dpo and it was positive too at 1 to 2 weeks. We got our positive the same time I was miscarryin last year. So this is definitely a blessing and we're so thankful. Praying that this little one will stay with us. It's now a 3 week wait before we get our first scan.

So ladies hang in there and don't worry too much if you don't have very many symptoms. You can still get a BFP.

BFP After D&C

Hi ladies,

I really hope this helps someone as much as all the other posts have helped me...I'll try to keep it brief for all the anxious readers like myself lol

I had my third miscarriage in February 2016, and had to have a D&C. (First two miscarriages happened naturally)...I was devastated, but determined to keep trying.

March and April, my cycles had returned but we're really off...so hubby and I baby danced every two days to cover our bases...March BFN...April BFN...

After my period in April, I decided to take my prenatals more consistently, and began exercising again (I had stopped after the miscarriage...due to lack of motivation and overall sadness)

*Period April 22 (8 days early than it should have been) period was weird...spotted for two days before my full blown period kicked in...lasted about five days

*Went immediately into doing the deed every two days using PreSeed as a lubricant

*Took prenatals every morning...light exercise in the afternoons

*Hubby was out of town the day I was scheduled to ovulate so I assumed I'd be out again this month...but we did the deed before he left and immediately when he returned

*Using an app, I noticed that my period should be coming soon, but I had none of my usual symptoms

*8-9DPO Tested using a cheapie because I'm a POAS addict lol...didn't see anything, but left it on the counter while I ran errands...came back to what I assumed was a strong evap line

*10-11DPO tested the following morning with an FRER...BFP...tested again using same urine...BFP on Clear Blue, Equate, and two more cheapies

The lines were faint but definitely there.

Praying for a sticky bean, and a healthy 9 months

BFP dpo 10 after first cycle of Letrozole + CoQ10!

So excited to have my BFP! My husband and I have been TTC for 6 months now with a miscarriage in week 6 of our second month of trying. I have high levels of estrogen naturally, and my cycles are typically 36-42 days long. My doctor prescribed me Letrozole (femara) to take on CD 3-7. I took a Letrozole pill each night, 2.5mg daily dosage. Felt fine overall with no side effects except drowsiness which wasn’t too bad since I took it before bed anyway. Also, a friend of mine undergoing fertility treatment says her doctor swears by 1200 mg CoQ10 vitamins, so I’ve been taking that each day, too, beginning at CD 1. I ovulated at CD 15.

1 DPO: no real symptoms, BBT still low/normal
2 DPO: BBT rose, confirming ovulation as I expected about +0.5 degrees F. Had some cramping and bloating.
3 DPO: Had some sinus soreness, felt tired.
4 DPO: bloating, minor tugging feeling in my lower abdomen; I’m assuming this was the beginning of implantation.
5 DPO: bloated again, and very minor tugging feeling in my lower abdomen again. No implantation bleeding like I had 4 months ago when I was pregnant but miscarried.
6 DPO: more bloating, no cramping but minor indigestion/constipation.
7 DPO: bloating. Had my blood drawn to test my progesterone levels. Very thirsty.
8 DPO: bloating, thirsty. Progesterone levels came back great at 21 ng/ml (doctor said anything from 15 to 25 is great for supporting pregnancy in the uterine lining. Felt good about these results!
9 DPO: Some breast soreness in the evening, thirsty most of the day even though drinking plenty of water. I shrugged it off thinking that if my breasts were sore again tomorrow then I’ll take a pregnancy test.
10 DPO: Woke up feeling okay in the morning and decided to delay taking the HPT. Went to a friend’s bbq, and had extremely sore breasts by the late afternoon. Went home and took a HPT and got my BFP!!! I used the Clear Blue Easy with Weeks Estimator and it said I was 1-2 weeks since ovulation, which is right on.

It’s still very early at this stage, as of today I’m CD 33, DPO 18. I’m trying to contain my excitement since I miscarried at CD 37-40 last time. It feels better this time with my symptoms getting stronger each day (ie more breast soreness, more food cravings, and I’m even welcoming the mood swings!). Also, I started spotting around CD 35 last time and had implantation bleeding, but haven't had any of that this time. Fingers crossed that it all goes well!

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