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BFP After a MC in December!

My husband and I had a miscarriage this past December. Ever since then, we have been TTC. I've done everything from temping, using opks, to doing nothing at all so I wasn't "stressing" about it. Finally, 5 months later, I got a BFP! I didn't write down my symptoms this month because I always thought I was pregnant every other month, and many symptoms were the same! Haha. But there were a few things that were different that made me think I was pregnant. Here is my guess as to when I think my symptoms came.

This month I used OPKs, and actually missed the surge. Never got a positive opk. However, I was temping as well, and so I was able to pin-point ovulation that way.

1 DPO-5 DPO: Not much. Had some CM. A little queazy here and there, probably due to the hormones changing. But I'm also that person that read into every symptom. Ask my husband... EVERYTHING is a sign of pregnancy for me.
6 DPO: Had a temp dip. I think maybe this was implantation? A little queasy. Light pains in my left ovary.
7 DPO: Temp spike! Feeling pretty good about that. :) Tired. Light cramps on left side.
8 DPO: I had chapped lips! I know this doesn't sound like a big indicator, but I rarely get chapped lips. I researched and found it could be a sign of pregnancy. SCORE! I was a lot more thirsty, so I had been drinking more water. Nothing seemed to help. Super sleepy. Hot flashes as night.
9 DPO: Remember that one time I slept until 1 in the afternoon? Oh wait, that was today. Did I mention I was tired? Took a test (knowing it would be too early). BFN! Was I shocked? Not in the slightest. Still had chapped lips. I'm a Kitchen manager at a restaurant, and I was standing about 10 feet away from the ice tea machine and could smell is brewing. Hmmm... not normal. I asked a girl standing next to me if she could smell it, just to prove to myself that it wasn't normal. Heightened sense of smell (yet another pregnancy sign I told my husband I had...I added it to the list!)
10 DPO: Sleeeeeepy. I only wanted to eat fruit? Yep, for a few days in a row, that is all I wanted to eat.
11 DPO: My husband made coffee in the kitchen. I could smell it from the other room. YAY! Decided I should test again... BFN! Boo. Felt like I was out for the month. Light cramps. Constipated. Gassy (I blamed that on a pregnancy symptom too!) :/
12 DPO: Started feeling like Aunt Flo was on her way... cramps. Tired. Lower back pain. Figured it was on to next month. CM. Gassy.
13 DPO: Peeing more often. Still having cramps. Convinced I was out. SO BUMMED. Ordered a Clear Blue Fertility Monitor for next cycle with express delivery so that it would get here in time for next cycle. Little bit of CM and still gassy, which my husband found hilarious.
14 DPO: Chapped lips. Peeing a lot more. My sister told me to test to just put myself out of my misery--either I am or I'm not. I decided to take her advice and lo and behold, a faint line showed up. I was on the phone with her and I Face-timed her so that she could see the line too. Used another HPT brand and that was positive too! I started crying. Took another digital HPT that night, and it came back PREGNANT!

I praise God for this blessing. His timing truly is perfect and I'm excited for this pregnancy! He has answered my prayers to get pregnant and I'm so so so stoked. Praying for a healthy baby. :)

Things I did differently this month that may or may not have done anything:

1. Used Preseed the day before and the day of ovulation.
2. Drank grapefruit juice almost daily from the day my period ended until I ovulated.
3. Took Mucinex every day the week leading up to ovulation.

Ultimately, it was all of God! He allowed it to happen. Can't wait to meet my little blessing in January. :) 

BFP After MC

I am super excited to finally be writing this, I came across this site for the first time in December during my long wait for AF to arrive, ever since I have been a fan of this site and check it out frequently because it would help me keep my sanity. I thought I would write my story to help keep other ladies like me sane!

Well a little about myself. I came off of bc in May 2011, since we had come off we were not really trying just not preventing. My cycles were still irregular so we were giving my body time to get used to being off of bc. I started a cycle on August 31, 2011 and on October 5 or 6 I tested and got a BFP right away. I wasn't really tracking anything so I don't remember a whole lot of symptoms and all that good stuff. I just remember having headaches and feeling tired. Unfortunately, on November 11 when I went in to the doctor for a ten week check up they couldn't find a heartbeat. They did an ultrasound and discovered that the baby had stopped growing at about seven weeks. I had not had ANY miscarriage symptoms, yet my baby hadn't had a heartbeat for three weeks and was still in my uterus. The doctor gave me three options wait for my body to eventually miscarry on its own (who knew how long this would take considering three weeks had passed and I had no symptoms), or he could give me some medicine that would induce the miscarriage, or he could do a D&C. He recommended doing the D&C. After my DH and I discussed this in our home we decided to do the D&C. The procedure was done on November 16, everything went great and the waiting game began. The doctor advised me that my period would come in four to six weeks and we could TTC after my first cycle. Well that was NOT the case for me. It took thirteen weeks for my period to come after my D&C. This seemed like an ETERNITY!!! AF showed up on Valentines Day for the first time! So let the BDing begin!!

I've had three cycles since, and I guess the third one is the Charm! I got my BFP this morning.

This is how this cycle played out:

April 17 AF arrived.
I started using opks this month for the first time on CD10. I Oed on May 4, we BDed two days before O day, O day, and the day after O day.
1-2DPO- nothing really
3DPO-really hungry all day
6DPO-few light headaches throughout the day, and I got a "feeling" that I could be preggo (didn't really want to listen to it because I didn't want disappointment)
7DPO-few light headaches throughout the day, fatigue, irritable, couldn't sleep, weird vivid dream, DH is getting acne on his face (he NEVER has acne on his face)
8DPO-few light headaches, fatigue, couldn't sleep, light nausea, I think I dreamed I got a bfp during my nap
9DPO-hungry, light nausea, fatigue, lethargic, bb's starting to hurt and look bigger
10DPO-dizzy spells, bb's hurt/sore and are bigger, fatigue, bfn in afternoon with dollar store test, and just have a really strong feeling that I am preggo
11DPO-bb's still hurting, fatigue/sleepy, took a dollar test with fmu and I THINK I see a SUPER faint line (but I could be seeing things), took another test in the afternoon and I think the line is darker
12DPO-Tested FMU with FRER and there is definitely a line there BFP!!!! I couldn't believe it! I am super EXCITED! I am pregnant with my rainbow baby! Today I have been really tired just want to sleep, had a kind of scary dizzy spell right after lunch,very light headache, and super crampy (like AF cramps)

Also from 6DPO to today I have had a lot of creamy/white CM, and occasional backache.

Things we did different:

we PRAYED A LOT! I prayed every night and asked God to give me a miracle! I feel so blessed! I really hope that this little bean/miracle sticks and I have my precious baby in my arms in January.

Sending loads of baby dust to each and every single lady out there on that rough TTC journey. I hope that God sends you all your little miracle soon. Don't give up ladies, have faith it will come to you! 

BFP with No. 2

Firstly I would like to give God all the praise and thanks He deserves because nothing is even slightly possible without Him. After miscarrying in November, I thought it might not happen again. And my DD who is 3 has been calling other people her "brother" or "sister" and I really wanted to give her one too.

My LMP was on 04/15 and we BD on 03/27. That was it! Ok so I did some bycicle peddals in the air afterwards for about 5 mins and then that was really it! DH was tired and didnt want to stress about it anymore so I knew we were out. i still havent told him yet because we've been arguing a bit and both quite emotional right now. But I give thanks to God who works all things out for good for them that love Him.

Symptoms: Nothing. I was not expecting anything so I didnt pay attention till a few days before AF was to show i.e 05/12. A few light cramps, vivid dreams that my DH was cheating (I actually came face to face with her in the dream!), and then no AF but i am a few days late sometimes so thought nothing of it.

Didnt do anything different except cut back on sweet things, a bit of green tea, but most of all lots and lots of PRAYER! Oh, and OPK's as well. Realised I was ovulating earlier than i thought.

Thank you all for your stories which sustain many of us and give us hope, and babydust to everyone! Please dont lose hope!

PRAY, have FAITH and WAIT on the Lord!

BFP on Mother's Day after Miscarriage

I am finally able to post my BFP here on TWW. I've been obsessing like most others out there each month wondering if it's my turn.

I had a miscarriage at 5w on Friday April 13th.... I know, terrible day for a miscarriage.

My Dr. assured me that we would be able to try again once I had one normal period or we could wait until we felt ready again after suffering the miscarriage. I decided there was no reason to wait.

I'm not 100% sure when I ovulated b/c I was not keeping track this month. We just BD around the time I suspected I would ovulate as I wasn't sure if the bleeding I had experienced from the miscarriage was my actual period. I had very little symptoms with this pregnancy but was convinced I had conceived.

The main symptoms I had during my two week wait was increasing breast tenderness, sensitivity to smells, a lot of period like cramping and increased CM.

DH and I have been actively TTC our second since Dec 2010 and one ectopic and one miscarriage later I'm hoping and praying this little bean sticks!!!

Baby dust to all!!!! 

Praise God for the BFP After MC in March

I'm really excited that I get to post here. I didn't post my BFP story when I found out I was PG in February. So, now I decided I would. I'll try to make this simple. Me and DH have been TTC since 12/2011. Got PG in Feb. ended in MC on March 14th. I made my peace with it by the Grace of God and we decided to try again. My doc gave me the go ahead once AF returned for a normal cycle. AF showed on April 18th and we started tryin as soon as she left 4 days later. Decided to buy the First Response daily digital OPK. Got a postive on April 30th. We had BD the Friday and Sunday before and the day of the positive and the following 3 days also. On 6DPO started getting twinges in BBs and was super hungry and had off and on headache all day. Same stuff on Tuesday. So, Tuesday night 7DPO I decided to POAS just as a lil experiment more or less cause I had about 6 FRER tests in the cabinet. Well lo and behold a 2nd line started to show within about 45 seconds. I was tripping out cause I knew it was super early. Showed it to my DH, he didn't know what to think. My mom saw it. I took a test the next AM, 8DPO, then that PM, another test 9DPO in the PM and falso this AM 10DPO. All lines have consistently gotten darker. I also took a digi test this AM too and it said "Pregnant" within 30 seconds. Praise the Lord!!!!!!!! I have my clinical test at the docs today. I'm so, so happy and feel totally blessed!!

Things we did different this month:

Used an OPK starting on CD6
Made sure I had the Big O right after BD
Elevated my hips for at least 20 minutes after each time.
Took 1 1/2- 2 tsps of Reg. Robitussin 3 times a day starting at CD10 until 1 DPO
Turned over the situation to God and let him handle it, after all he knows best!!


1DPO-5DPO - Nothing out of the ordinary
6DPO-7DPO - Slight headache, very hungry, twinges in BBs, light different feeling cramps
8DPO-10DPO - Same as 6-7DPO, plus BBs are tender, waves of nausea and a lil fatigue.

God is good and I know that he had his hand in this for sure. I pray that this will be my Rainbow take home baby in January!! I wish all of you ladies BFPs soon and blessings to you and your family. God Bless!! 

BFP After Miscarriage 4 Months Ago

This is my second BFP in my life. I had a missed miscarriage at 7 weeks and 2 days. I have heard that it is common for a first pregnancy to end in a miscarriage, and I have a good feeling about this one! So happy!

I used OPKS, and did not basal body temp.

1 DPO - Cramps, gassy, creamy CM
2 DPO - Gassy, creamy CM, and vivid sex dream last night - very odd.
3 DPO - Cramps, diarrhea, chapped lips, another weird and vivid sex dream last night! What is going on with these dreams?!?!
4 DPO - Uterus felt like it was buzzing or vibrating, brown CM, chapped lips, gassy
5 DPO - Sticky CM, cramps, uterine twinges, gassy, heartburn, skin break out, a touch of nausea
6 DPO - uterus twinges/pain on left side, tightness in throat, sore throat, stabbing pain in left breast, headache, some leg pain
7 DPO - Ear ringing, headache, cried at an episode of GLEE, pain in middle of uterus
8 DPO - multiple BFN's on all kinds of tests!! Don't test this early ladies, it's a let-down!!! HUGE migraine (never get migraines, first clue), cried multiple times at work (awkward!), uterus pain, shooting leg pain, left eye started to burn, feeling wet
9 DPO - Multiple BFNs on many tests again. Disappointed. Almost PARALYZING backache - that really scared me. I literally could not move for 10 minutes. Slight nausea, shooting pain in uterus, right earache, stabbing pain in both breasts. At 9DPO, I still did not have tender BBs or nipples and that worried me. I thought I was out...
10 DPO - Multiple BFNs. I made the mistake of reading everything on the internet and scouring every First Response Early Result test for a hint of a line after 10 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 3.... I was seriously obsessing and getting dejected... Only had heartburn and creamy CM.
11 DPO - Took a FRER with FMU. After squinting for about an hour, I THINK I can see a hint of a line?! But is it an evap? Took two more FRERs...after a long time, same faint faint faint line shows up....maybe....

Took FRER Gold Digi a few hours later.... NO- . DAG NABBIT!

Took Clearblue Digi in the P.M. ..... PREGNANT!!!!

Creamy CM, slight heartburn, another sex dream last night

12 DPO - Another faint faint faint FRER BFP with FMU. Still a negative on internet cheapies, dollar tree tests, Answer tests...
13 DPO - Still a faint line, a little darker....barely positive on Answer....
14 DPO - Still faint, but getting darker on FRER! I never had implantation spotting. Not one drop of blood or even a hint of it.

I never had tender BB's or nipples. Even if you don't have common symptoms, don't lose hope ladies! 

My Pregnancy Symptoms

Hi. I recently got my BFP after ttc for 6 months after our first pregnancy ended in mc.

My symptoms this time was very tender nipples right from ovalation. Never get that till a few days before my period. I also had heartburn. I almost didn't test, because I started to spot a little a few days before my expected period. But it stopped after some hours, and I got my BFP. I am 4 weeks and some days. Hoping it ends well this time :)

Good luck to everyone.

BFP 5 Months After Miscarriage

Just got my BFP today after an xmas day miscarriage!

Have been TTC since Jan with no luck until now. The difference this cycle was that I relaxed, and tried to adopt the "it will happen when it happens" mentality, had lots of sex (usually every second day) without lube (which we had been using the previous months), and just enjoyed each other! I have always had an irregular period so it is very difficult for me to know when I ovulated, so I watched for EWCM to tell me I was ovulating. As much as I had seen women write that once they relaxed and stopped looking for every tiny symptom possible it happened, I never actually believed it somehow! But, funnily enough, that is exactly how it happened for me. I had less symptoms this month then I've had every other month when I wasn't pregnant (and even when I was the first time)!

Anyway, I can't give exact DPO as I'm not sure when I ovulated (1st day of my LMP was 1/4), but the symptoms I experienced were:

-Slight heartburn (which I very rarely get)
-Very mild cramps on and off for a day or two soon after I ovulated (not really AF-like, hard to describe, what I assume was implantation)
-Slightly hungrier than usual, especially in the morning as soon as I wake up
-I have headaches almost daily, but I haven't had any for the past few weeks, which should have been a big clue.
-Broke out a little, but this is pretty normal for me when I'm close to my period
-The biggest symptom was being tired throughout the day. I still fall asleep at roughly the same time (sometimes even later), but I find it very hard to get up and feel tired all day (heavy eyelids etc.). I had just put this down to starting a new job.

I didn't test throughout my whole cycle until today, and that was only because I was still tired after a weekend of relaxing and lots of rest! I almost didn't test because I was having very mild AF type cramps and assumed she was on her way!

I hope this is my sticky rainbow baby, and I hope everyone gets their BFP soon!!

BFP 12dpo After Silent M/C

BFP today... 12 DPO (a/f due in 3 days)

I had a M/C at 11 weeks, silent one in early March, saw one period and I'm 3 weeks 4 days pregnant
today!! Over the moon and just using every will in my body to keep this peanut in and get cooking.

I used OPK, we BD the Thursday night, positive opk Friday 2am (in from night out and just
crashed). BD Saturday and that was all the dancing we done around ovulation time - IT WORKED.

We're both happy healthy 28 year olds and I hope what happened the last time was a one off.

The last pregnancy "I knew" right away... Textbook symptoms. This one completely snuck up on us.
My bbs were tender if I prodded, I was a little emotional and had bad cramping, that was all and it
kinda felt like A/F was en route. It may seem obvious but they were all mild whereas last time I was
crippled with sore bbs from day one!! Each time is different I guess.

Very best of luck folks and I hope bfps are on the agenda for tomorrow x 


After 2 miscarriages in the last 7 months, I am feeling very optimistic about this month.

Things I did:

Used Preseed.
Had sex every other day during fertile phase versus every day
Took folic acid supplement and prenatal months prior

1-6 dpo nothing noteworthy
7 dpo major headache
8 dpo nothing
9 dpo 2 extermly faint bfp on cheap tests. Lines didn't show up until about 1 hour after test
was taken.
10dpo very very faint positive on first response. Can barely see it, doubting whether or not there is
a line or if I am seeing things.
11dpo line showed up after a minute on cheapie.

Started taking oral progestrone on 11dpo night. Hoping this baby bean sticks.

January 10, 2013, here we come!!!!