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BFP After First IUI, After Miscarriage Last Year

Hi All- I have been waiting to post on this site for about a year now.

A little background... Me and my DH have been TTC for about a year now. We had an early
miscarriage about a year ago after easily conceiving the first time around, and couldn't seem to get
pregnant on our own since. Being the type A person that I am, every month I had pregnancy
symptoms (so I thought), even when the doctor confirmed I didn't ovulate (ha ha oops). I couldn't
stand being out of control. We went to a fertility clinic and they suggested an IUI.

I took 50 mg of clomid and used the ovidrel trigger shot. On the first IUI we conceived. I promised
my doctor I wouldn't test until I confirmed with a blood test. It almost happened :)

Here are my symptoms.

Day0/IUI - IUI
Day 2PIUI - acne (unfortunately normal for PMS) and backache
Day 3PIUI - nauseous, achy and bloated
Day 9PIUI - very dizzy
Day  10IUI - dizzy again
Day  11IUI - sore breasts, PMS like symptoms, cramping
Day  13IUI - BFP in the evening, and knew before it even came up that it would be positive
Day  14IUI - Confirmed blood work HSG beta level 174
Day  17pIUI - beta number confirmed level ~760

Now just hoping that he/she makes themselves comfortable and sticks around!!! 

Cycle 1 after MC in Feb 2012- We got our BFP on Easter!

I'm back ladies. I had a mc in Feb 2012. Waited one cycle and tried again and now preggos again.
Praying for our Christmas time baby to stick.

1-7 Sore BBs- thought hmmm this happened last time
9-10- Implantation- I know what it feels like and was pretty sure it was it-slight bleeding- tiny bit,
cramped for a full day
11-13- sore BBs continues, backaches, feeling yucky, sleepless nights, thirsty, cranky, emotional,
got slightly sick twice(spit up)
13- BFP!!! Will test again tomorrow.

Happy Easter ladies. This was a wonderful surprise for me and my hubby!

Sticky bean, sticky bean!

BFP 11 Months After Miscarriage

I'm 32 and DH is 30. We got married in October 2010 and starting trying straight away. We were lucky enough to get pregnant in February 2011, but unfortunately found out we'd had a missed miscarriage at our 12 week scan in April. I had the medical management which we found out didn't work 3 weeks later at a further scan and then had a D&C in May. We thought we were pregnant 4 weeks later following a positive pregnancy test, only to find out that it was still left over hormones from the miscarriage. The whole thing left us utterly devastated, but we thought having gotten pregnant so quickly the first time it would happen again soon.

Months came and went, and despite temping, using ovulation sticks and timing sex perfectly every month it just wasn't happening. It was so heartbreaking hearing other people getting pregnant effortlessly and quickly. We started using Preseed and pregnacare conception tablets (his and hers) a few months ago, I even used a conception hypnotherapy CD for the last month to try and stop me stressing/obsessing - which I do think really worked! And finally on my 10th cycle I got my BFP at 15dpo!! I deliberately didn't record my 2ww symptoms to try and stop myself stressing but what I do remember is that I didn't really have any symptoms other than lots of creamy CM (sorry!) No sore boobs from ovulations like normal and no cramps until 2 days before AF was due. I had way more 'symptoms' in all my non-pregnant cycles!

Hopefully this little bean will stick :)

BFP After Early Miscarriage

For some reason, I just knew this would be our month! I had an early miscarriage in January at about 5.5 weeks, with no medical intervention needed.

Long story short, I have super irregular cycles & always have. According to my fertility app for my phone (so helpful!), I average at 45 days. Since May of 2011, my shortest cycle has been 26 days and longest cycle was 62 days. We started "not preventing" in April of 2011 and nothing was happening, so I started using CBE's digital OPK. Sooo helpful.

My last AF was on 2/24 and lasted my normal 5 days. I started using the OPKs about a week after it ended, and got my "smiley faces" on 3/19 and 3/20. We BD 3DPO, 1DPO and day of O. Here were my symptoms:

O: Slight cramping from O pain
1 DPO: Nothing
2 DPO: Slight back ache, light cramping & nausea
3 DPO: Tired and crabby!
4 DPO: BBs hurt! --they NEVER hurt like this, also had a back ache
5 DPO: BBs hurt worse, felt nauseated and slightly dizzy during the day
6 DPO: Slight cramping, BBs still hurt, nauseated, acne
7 DPO: BBs really hurt, cramping and some dizziness, more pimples!
8 DPO: Awful heartburn in PM - ended up waking up and vomiting in early morning, light cramping, still had acne & very sore BBs
9 DPO: BBs still going strong, light cramping & dizziness, more pimples --- decide to POAS (I'm a bit of an addict) VERY faint BFP on Wondfo!!! (thinking I might be crazy b/c it's so light)
10 DPO: VERY tired, BBs still very sore, headache ALL day --- Definite BPF on Wondfo with FMU, confirmed w/ digital test in PM. Left it on the bathroom counter for hubby to find. :)
11 DPO: nauseated, sore BBs, light cramping --- Even darker 2nd line on test!

We are so (optimistically) excited! DD will be 2 in a few days & we're hoping this baby is extra sticky and we can make her a big sister!

BFP After Miscarriage

I am writing this as I have read these stories many times over the past few months and I promised myself I would write one if I got another BFP! I just got my bfp yesterday after doing 4 tests! I couldn't believe it, my Husband and I decided to try for a baby nov 11 and shockingly I got pregnant the first month! sadly I mc at 6weeks we were absolutely devastated and its taken a while to get over it, but now I'm so excited I'm pregnant again but I'm sooooo scared something will happen again! every twinge makes me so scared! I cant fully remember symptoms but I was shocked to get my bfp on 10dpo! (yesterday!) and two today 11dpo.

This month firstly I tried to CALM down because I was getting crazy obsessed i decided to put my faith in God and hope that God would bless us again, I also continued taking my pregnacare conception since the mc, we used ALOT of preseed (TMI) and this month we also tried the SMEP (sperm meets egg plan) because I heard great things about it and I can say it works! lol this month I also ate pineapple core from 1-5dpo I don't know if that helped but I definitely implanted a lot earlier this time so that might have helped!

Symptoms were: sore tingling boobs, a lot of creamy cm (sorry! and I did have that last month so dunno if its related) light cramping on and off all day 6 and 7 dpo, a big clue was two nights ago I was wide awake all night and had loads of energy the next day which is unusual for me, that is really it, no headaches (had that last time) no metallic taste, no bleeding gums etc, just sore boobs and cm and getting a bit tired although I'm hoping for some more symptoms because I think it would make me feel a bit more content. sorry if I have rambled I just wanted to give you all hope because I know it only took 3 months but I had convinced myself I wouldn't get a bfp again so I am sending good luck to everyone out there ttc good luck and have a look at the smep plan it seems to have very good results, I am praying this is our time and that I will have a h&h 9 months good luck!

Bfp At 11dpo After 3 Miscarriages

Some history: I just turned 37, dh is 44. After about 6 months ttc we discovered I had an autoimmune thyroid issue (hashimotos). Once we got that under control I fell pregnant in sept 2011, but miscarried at 6 weeks. Fell pregnant again in December 2011 and miscarried at 5 weeks. Pregnant again, with no cycle in between, ended in a chemical. Had a full panel of tests done and it turns out I have a clotting disorder MTHFR, and some immune issues. The doctors put me on a variety of supplements, steroids and progesterone from ovulation, and clexane (heparin shots) from bfp. I got my bfp at 11 dpo

My symptoms were:
1-7 nothing
8-10 increased saliva and super thirsty
11dpo faint bfp
12 dpo faint bfp
9-13 constipation
9-13 mild, not severe breast tenderness... mostly sore nipples
13-15 difficulty sleeping, mostly because I was scared to death to lose this one too.

Had beta's done on 13dpo 43 and 15 dpo (today) 133... more than tripled in 47 hours!!

I just want anyone who's experienced one or more loss to know that you can and will get pregnant again. I've got a super good feeling about this one (They've got me on so many drugs, how can anything go wrong)

BFP Before I Turned 40

We were talking about pregnancy around Halloween of last yr. (2011) My sister-in-law found out she was expecting and made the announcement at Thanksgiving. WELLLL, that sorta kicked us into gear PLUS I would be turning 40 that next March. If we were going to do then we needed to get started especially if we have trouble. I have 3 from a previous 16, 15 and 9 and he has a 27 yr old out of state. Good kids;) This will be our 1st. Anyway, my period started Dec 9, 2011 and we conceived that month. I didn't chart, I didn't do anything and remember feeling all these sorts of feelings with a lot of symptoms<------if only I'd charted!!! dumb, dumb & dumb! I had nothing to compare too! As it turned out, we m/c'ed in January. The positive being I knew we could get pregnant... We tried right away again but it didn't happen and my first period after the miscarriage was more painful than the miscarriage itself. I bought ovulation predictor kit the next month, I started my chart on FF very soon after. (I was determined) and wanted to kick myself because I didn't record my symptoms , did I mention that!?!?

1-2 DPO Breast feeling heavy, nips more sore than anything else
3 DPO Right Breast feels full and nips still sore. Bloated but I'd gained 5 lbs since my m/c in Jan. Walked with daughter. Tongue felt sore like I bit it during the night. (weird).
4 DPO Right breast very much heavy and tender. Gums maybe throbbing and chest is still full and heavy... veiny........heartburn too!
5 DPO Crampy, heavy full breast.
6 DPO Same heaviness. Right bb is still more tender. Mild burning sensation in the nip area. Trying to concentrate on the lack of erected nipples I had the last time I got pregnant. I don't remember...dumb, dumb& dumb for not charting. Oh well, (this is about the time I start getting mad at myself) and I'm quick with comebacks at most everyone. I've considered myself out this month because I wasn't burning in the nips yet. Also, having trouble w/ evaporation lines on these internet HCG test strips. Implantation dip? on my FF chart? and...endless backache. Had lots of back labor during my m/c too. Crampy in fact, my whole body aches, joints hurt and kind of tired finally. I just want to sit here and not cut hair. Rather short with a few clients...normal.
7 DPO Think I'm out. That makes me mad! Right bb still more puffy and veiny.....Can't tell if test looks slightly + or not. Must be my imagination.
8 DPO Still think I'm out. Heartburn. Heart fluttering several times this week. Same breast tenderness.
9 DPO Pulling sensation and crampy day before and OH! I guess I was rude too! Ta-duh! Detecting a BFP on my Early Test Strips. Really big heart flutters in early hours of the morning. Nipples more burning. Now, I'm not dismissing the obvious.
10 DPO First Response Early Detection. Now my nips are starting that familiar burning I had back in Dec/Jan the first time we got pregnant! All I need to do now is relax....

Baby Dust to all of you! I pray this one sticks! Ciao

BFP After 1st Pregnancy Miscarried

My fiancé and I decided to start trying for children in Oct 2011, and we were surprised to learn we fell pregnant on Christmas day. Unfortunately, I started having cramping and bleeding and was rushed to the hospital on Valentine's day where I naturally miscarried at 9 weeks. I stopped bleeding after 6 days, and an u/s confirmed my womb was empty, while a blood test verified my hcg levels were dropping. My doctor suggested we wait one cycle before ttc, but she told me if I were to get pregnant right away it would be fine. I continued to take my prenatal vitamins, and though we weren't actively ttc, we weren't preventing, and what do you know, af never arrived and my body was giving me all the prior symptoms of pregnancy..

O day: high cervix, o pains, dtd used preseed
1 dpo: No symptoms, dtd
2 dpo: No symptoms
3 dpo: headache
4 dpo: headache
5 dpo: pulled muscle feeling in uterus (implantation?)
6 dpo: gassy, bloated, sore in the morning
7-10 dpo: gassy, bloated, swollen and heavy breasts, irritable (my poor dh!)
11-13 dpo: gassy, bloated, sore, enlarged breasts (painful) aversion to foods, headache, frequent urination. Got a frer test on 13 dpo poas@ 5pm, BFN :(
14-16 dpo: same as above, but super emotional, (crying over text messages and tv commercials lol)
17 dpo: poas with a frer with fmu and BFP!!

I am very nervous about this pregnancy, but am also excited as well. My doctor said that there should be no problems with my being immediately pregnant again (because I didn't have a d&c) and I have an appointment next week to get bloodwork done.

Miscarriages are hard, one of the hardest things I've ever gone through both physically and emotionally, but there is hope. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. :)

BFP - Thought I Was Going Crazy!

Hello Ladies, I'm going to be brave and submit my TWW symptoms for the first time as I LOVE reading everyone else's. I'm 26 and I'm grateful that I get pregnant extremely easily BUT I've suffered 3 miscarriages in the last 13 months :-S 1 @ 5 weeks and 2 @ 8 weeks. I've had every test under the sun done and everything comes back normal so my hubby and I are STILL trying to conceive number 1. Here are my symptoms for my latest pregnancy. Fingers and toes crossed that this pregnancy is a lucky one and results in a happy healthy baby!!!

1-5 dpo - nothing out of the ordinary except boobs getting larger.
6 dpo - trouble getting to sleep, vivid dreams - this is a hallmark sign for me when pregnant because I always sleep really well. Not convinced yet though cos its only been one night.
7 dpo- trouble sleeping again, vivid dreams and woke up at 4am to pee. - suspicious.
8 dpo - sharp twinge in abdomen at work, secretly excited that this a pregnancy symptom. Also vivid dreams and night time toilet trip.
9dpo - shocking headache at work and extreme exhaustion AND boobs getting sore and heavy. I've been really busy at work so I chalk the exhaustion up to that and me paying more attention to my feelings than normal. I also normal have a bowel movement once a day and I am somewhat struggling for that to happen (LOL tmi)
10 dpo - Really really tired and yawning at work all day, unable to do the house work and I'm someone who cant relax unless the housework is done but I'm too tired to care. Still having vivid dreams and waking in the night to pee. Sore boobs.
11 dpo - I go to work looking like a raccoon due to lack of sleep, I feel sick to the stomach and so tired I'm not really functioning properly, at 11am and consider going home but I have something to eat and gradually start to feel better. Presume my guts are upset because lack of sleep but secretly hope its morning sickness even though I think it would be super early for that.
12 dpo - Feeling angry and upset. I've decided I must be going crazy and decided I probably didn't ovulate at all and my hormones are severely out of whack and not because I am pregnant. I've never felt this tired in my whole life.
13 dpo - Finally have a day off work and after forcing myself to stay up late last night so I would sleep better ( I did sleep better but still had vivid dreams and woke to pee). I picked up a first response preg test while doing the groceries. Was planning to take the test the following morning but once I got it home, I felt nervous that the test was in the house and couldn't relax until I took it. I really thought It would be negative but the test line popped up quicker than the control line. BFP!!! I got a hot flush the minute I saw that line. I also started shaking. Very relieved I'm not going crazy but also nervous considering my history. I want this baby more than anything. I pray that it happens, eeek :-)

This pregnancy differed from the others a little as I've never been this tired with any of them and never felt any nausea until the 7th week with last preg. Also every other preg I had AF like cramps in the week leading up to the bfp. I've had none of that yet. I'm a worrier by nature and over think things a bit much. So I am banned from googling anything pregnancy related and my hubby and I will cautiously optimistic.

3 yrs TTC, 1 Miscarriage, Stage 4 Endo

I have spent 3 years on this forum, reading of hope each day. I am excited to finally have the chance to give hope to someone out there reading this now...about to throw the towel in. I wanted to pinch anyone who would offer advise saying, "stop trying honey...that's when it will happen." I watched each one of my friends who had fertility troubles get a BFP one by one...I was left feeling alone. Had endo surgery in October last year, stage 4. So this New Years resolution was to not get pregnant. No charting, no checking, no temperatures, just work, and focusing on a new job opportunity with DH. I got my BFP on Thursday. Because I wasn't tracking anything here is what I can share:

Spotting like the end of AF 7 DPO
No symptoms except major tender BB's (this is normal with AF)
DH said my PMS was mild (meaning I wasn't being a bear) clue
Lower abdomen cramping
No AF signs at all
Took test within 30 seconds was super dark pink line.
Went to Dr. to confirm. BFP

I think it finally hit me today when I realized I am still waiting for AF but I won't see her for a while. All of you are truly in my prayers. Infertility isn't talked about as much as it should be. Sometimes advise may be coming from a good place but I just didn't want to hear it. I pray there will be more simple nods of understanding, and a hug offered to those of us who struggle. Baby dust and a big hug from someone who has been there ((((((hugs)))))).