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BFP at 10 DPO After 2 Miscarriages

Some quick background... I'm 36, DH 43. We've been TTC for 13 months. After the first four months we had tests done and found out I was hypothyroid with
Hashimoto's disease (everything else looked great). We got my TSH down and got pregnant in September but miscarried at 6 weeks. Pregnant again in December and miscarried again at 5 weeks even though I was on clexane and progesterone. (on Christmas Eve!!!). I haven't even had a regular cycle in between and today I got a faint BFP (frer) at what I'm estimating is 10 DPO because we weren't trying this month.

My symptoms in retrospect were:
DPO 1-10 creamy CM... I usually dry up about a week after O
DPO5-8 very gassy... not normal for me
DPO 7-10 difficulty sleeping (I usually sleep like a rock) and crappy dreams
DPO 9-10 Mild af like cramps and increased saliva

I'm back on clexane and progesterone and but I'm super scared I'm going to miscarry again.

Happily accepting all wishes for a healthy sticky bean.

BPF After 3 Miscarriages

I am excited to be writing here as I have used this site for guidance and reassurance over the past 13 months TTC.

We have one healthy nearly 2 year old daughter, who we conceived by accident (!) and have since had 2 miscarriages and 1 chemical pregnancy in the past 12 months. This will be the fourth time I have received a positive test in 12 months and therefore I pray with all my heart that this bean sticks and grows.

My symptoms this month were not many: sore/ full breasts from about 14dpo and cramping at 12dpo and 13dpo. I also felt bloated around this time and still do.  I did a test at 11dpo with FRER and got a negative, I thought I was out for certain as I always get positives by this time. The difference this month was just a “gut feeling” from the start. I got a very clear BFP at 14 dpo.

I am now 5 ½ weeks. This time I have been prescribed Clexane and seeing a naturopath in the hope to achieve a healthy baby.

Good luck with all your journeys in TTC. It is a very difficult and emotional time, which I really think only the women who go though it truly understand!

BFP After MC, First Child

Every month when AF arrived I was getting so discouraged. I would go crazy “symptom hunting” during the 2WW only to be let down. Last month was the first time my cycle was a normal length (28 days) since I had an MC at 7 weeks in July. Before that, it ranged from 29 to 37 days, making it very difficult to estimate ovulation and to know when to POAS!

This month I KNEW I ovulated on CD 16, because I felt ovulation cramps on CD 14-15 and had EWCM on day 15. We BD on CD 14 and 16, and used Preseed (without injecting it inside like in the instructions, just rubbing it on (TMI – sorry) :S The only thing that I did differently this month was worry less about TTCing. I drank coffee and alcohol and really just enjoyed the holidays.

My symptoms:
- 1-7 DPO: nothing, just getting over a really bad cold, so trying to eat healthy, lots of veggies, legumes, fruits, full-fat yogurt, green tea, folate and vitamin C.
- 8 DPO: hungry and tired, went to bed early
- 9 DPO: same, felt faint at one point, headache in the afternoon and evening
- 10 DPO: Saturday, got a little tipsy at night, was sure I wasn’t pregnant, chest was sore but I thought it was because I did chin-ups.
- 11 DPO: woke up with such a sore chest that I decided to sneak out of bed and POAS (Clearblue)…immediate plus sign!!!!!! We’re pregnant!!! Brought
the test into bed and showed DH… It’s been 7 months since the MC and he wants this so bad (it’s our first), I could tell he was trying not to get too excited!
- 12 DPO: SO tired, a bit crampy, (on and off) and very sore boobs (feels like I did a million chest-presses, hurts near armpits) headache, constipated
- 13 DPO: same as yesterday! Hope this one sticks!! Good luck to all you TTCers… xox

BFP With Lots of Prayer After MC

I found this site and loved it because it is so much more positive then all the other sites out there. I was looking forward to posting my own BFP story, and here it goes!

DH and I decided to try for #1 in July and got pregnant right away. We were so excited and elated, but miscarried at 8 weeks. I have never felt so devastated before. I was diagnosed with MTHFR. We were a little scared to try again but were encouraged by my OB. We began trying again in November.

CD 10 started BD every day until O.
CD 15 O.
dpo 1 started searching for symptoms :) BD every other day just in case.
dpo 2 noticed one nipple was larger then the other. Knew it was to early but tested and got a BFN.
dpo 3 legs hurting (usually happens right before AF), insomnia
dpo 4 insomnia, dry lips
dpo 6 insomnia and dry lips
dpo 7 cramps and fatigue (could be because of all the insomnia!)
dpo 8 faint BFP!!
dpo 10 darker BFP! Insomnia and cramping, went to the Dr for a blood test and it confirmed!
dpo 11 spotting (OMG OMG! Please let me keep this baby!) called the Dr, for another blood test tomorrow for another blood test
dpo 12 another blood test, HCG more then doubled (Thank God!)
DPO 14 Our 1 year wedding anniversary! I cooked a "baby" dinner for DH (baby back ribs, baby carrots, petite potatoes) and made a "bun in the oven" cake to tell him he was going to be a daddy!

We are very excited to be blessed with another baby and we are praying for a sticky bean and healthy baby. Our worst fear is another MC but we are putting our faith in God.

Things that were different this month; I was anointed with oil at church, I started using OPK's, downloaded fertility friend app to keep track of AF, O, and symptoms, and I started drinking hormone free milk.

Good luck to you and baby dust!!!

BFP 8 Months After MC and 2nd Month Using Preseed!

Finally I get to post on here! Just hoping for a successful, healthy pregnancy this time around.

This month I didn't track too many symptoms and I even think I had less symptoms this month than months in the past. I tried to relax this month and not change my daily life during the TWW. Here what I did and the few symptoms I noticed.

Second month using Pre-seed! It's wonderful and I feel that it helped in our trying to conceive. Worked on the second month. I would recommend this to boost conception :)

My bbs didn't get as sore as normal so that didn't stick out too much. About a week before AF was due, I noticed a metal taste in my mouth. I thought maybe I had bit my tongue or something, but knew I hadn't. That struck me as odd.

Another thing was extreme lack of patience. For about 3 days in a row, I had zero patience and was a grouch!! I felt bad taking it out on DH, but now at least he can appreciate that it was all for a good cause :)

My last noticeable symptom was fatigue. I was sleeping 9 hours a night and would still get tired midday like I needed a nap.

I'm thankful to all my friends on this website and the support you've given me throughout this process! I'm praying for a heartbeat in a few weeks and an overall successful pregnancy. EDD Sept 23!

BFP After Miscarriage

I fell pregnant in May last year and unfortunately suffered a missed miscarriage. Baby died at 9 weeks three day and this was discovered at our 12 week scan in July. So three months of thinking everything was ok to being told there was no heartbeat left us more than devastated. Worst of all we told a few people and had to untell everyone, which in a way made it harder.

I decided to wait for my body to naturally reject the baby but after six weeks of waiting nothing happed. I decided to go into hospital and take strong medication to induce the miscarriage but again this didn't work. Finally I had the operation on the 18th August.

My body has never been quite the same since and I went to my Gp for further tests as still hadn't got my period after 3 months. Finally got my period on the 2nd December and ovulated on the 27th. Got my BFP on the 11th Jan. New year wishes do come true. Just hoping everything will be ok with this baby.

My advice to any lady who has had a miscarriage and TTC is to keep hoping and praying and be blessed in the knowledge that you know you can get pregnant. Baby dust to all!

BFP After Miscarriage

I miscarried at 11 weeks in late August last year, and was advised by my Ob to let 3 months go by before trying again. We tried in November but didn't conceive then. I think my body did really need to settle down a bit with hormonal levels. In December, we used OPKs and Preseed and also charted my BBT.

Drum roll please!! On New Year's day, at 9 dpo, I tested positive (faint but clearly visible on an IC). I took a Clearblue Digital the next day and it popped up with Pregnant - 1-2 weeks!!

We are so ecstatic but not telling anyone until the first trimester sails away. Praying and hoping that this will be a happy and healthy pregnancy just my DS. Not many symptoms to report other than tiredness, being extra emotional and needing to go to the toilet!

Love and lots of hugs to all of you wanna be mums! Enjoy your partner and it will certainly come to pass. God bless.


BFP After Miscarriage

My husband and I have been trying since August. In November, we found out we were pregnant and so excited when only a week later we miscarried at 5 weeks and 5 days. I miscarried on December 1st. We were devastated because this was our first and we had gotten so excited for the possibility.

I had heard that after a miscarriage you were more fertile but I was skeptical. Anyway, we decided not to try in December and just enjoy the holidays. We had sex a total of four times in December and I just got my BFP. I haven't had a period since the miscarriage and I don't even know when I ovulated because I wasn't tracking this month.

I knew I was pregnant before I took the test because I had some symptoms... It started with having vivid dreams, my boobs growing, a firmer stomach feeling and emotional although I was never 100% convinced that I was pregnant until the test and I am still unsure and scared because of the miscarriage last month.

This is hope that you can get pregnant right after a miscarriage and here is hoping to a sticky baby. Looking forward to September.

4 months after Miscarriage, BFP?

I thought my 2ww was worth sharing , because I've read so many, and had so many and this one is unlike any of my previous waits! Enough to drive you crazy, isn't it?

Back story: I am 28, almost 29 DH is 30. We have three kids, 2 of which I carried, and a bonus daughter from his previous marriage :)
I have been pregnant (not counting this one a total of 9 times since the age of 16.
2 live births.

My last miscarriage was July 2011, missed miscarriage around 8 weeks, D & C performed.  We had not planned that pregnancy, but right after the m/c we talked about trying again, and decided to go for it. I have NEVER had a planned pregnancy. I am simply birth control resistant, lol. So I want one more baby, and I want it planned. We agreed now was the time!
In august, I started tracking. I was convinced three months in a row that I had succeeded. And each month AF came. and Each month, I sent her a memo that SHE WAS NOT WELCOME HERE. sheesh. Well, I guess she got the memo, so far... I am 4 days late today.

According to my Calender I was SUPPOSED to O on 11-21. I THINK (bcuz of symptoms) I actually O'd on 11-25, so that's the day I will Count from.

O DAY! - snot like, clear CM, felt one sharp zing on right side early AM
1 DPO- Sore bbs (normal) and Baby dance ( HELLO, CONCEPTION!)
2 DPO- Zits on Cheekbone area (normal around this time), Cloudy Urine
3 DPO- Lotion-like CM, thick.
4 DPO- bbs not sore anymore. no more CM, no. nothing.
5 DPO- Oh, yes, I tested this early. BFN
6-8 DPO- no sypmtoms. 8 DPO, Tested. I've seen this work on YouTube, so I MUST have a chance. BFN. (Goodbye Ten Dollars)
9 DPO- According To calander, which is usually right, AF is due today. No cramps, no sore bbs, Q-Tip test negative... hmm. Moods swinging like a monkey in the tree... BFN AGAIN. I figure I'm out.
10 DPO- No Period. No Syptoms. By now with all of my 9 others I was throwing up, tested Positive, sore bbs, basically everything... I'm out.
11 DPO-ok, AF, where are you? quit playing with me, WOMAN!! Test. Put on counter, go back to bed. Two hours later, it's neg---oh, wait is that a line?   WAKE UP HONEY, I THINK I SEE SOMETHING!
DH Doesnt look. DH is a non believer in faint lines.
  Walk outside. take pics, send to BF, she sees it, too.
Walk inside, call company FRER...Told there is no such thing as an Evap. It's positive.
12 DPO- Test again, Still faint, still positive. Waiting for AF, because I still have zero symptoms, except for Once I woke up in the middle of the night and wanted to throw up, but didnt.
13 DPO- today. Still no Af, took another brand. Another faint Positive.

I am reserved about being happy, because of all my history, and because of my lack of symptoms. But I am hopeful! WE CONCIEVED!  I'll be waiting too call OBGYN until next week. I'd like to get a stronger hpt line before I  ask for a blood test.
But, Ladies...I NEVER THOUGHT 'd be on here saying that sometimes there are now symptoms, because, while that IS VERY TRUE, I never thought it'd be true for me. Ten pregnancies now. the first 9 were covered sloppily in symptoms from break-outs to murderous hormonal outbursts, to "just knowing" and SUPER dark positives days before a missed period, Sore, big boobs, peeing a lot, increased smell. I had it ALL.
Not now, I don't. And as much as I know there may not be a baby at the end of this, I KNOW I AM PREGNANT. And I HAVE NO SYMPTOMS.
Ok, I'm sorry, I'll stop this now! I am so Hopeful for ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!
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Two week wait symptoms!

Yaaay I'm so excited to be able to be posting  my BFP on here! After 6 years of fertility treatments in 2009 we had our beautiful twin daughters, then had a heartbreaking m/c earlier this year, and a failed attempt with our last frozen embies in April.  I knew it was a long shot but figured I'd go back to the beginning and try clomid again for 3 mos to see if it could at least get me to ovulate, as I don't on my own.  And now, on my second cycle of clomid I got my BFP!!
3 DPO only thing going on was sore nips, typical for me after I O.  I got SO SICK, brutal cold, cough, thought there's no way I'm getting pregnant this cycle!
4 DPO still sore nips, barely got out of bed and was coughing constantly. Body aches, chills, all of it!
5 DPO sore nips, creamy cm, still sick, but was able to function.
6 DPO BBT temp dropped a bit, cramps, nips sore and creamy cm, ovary cramps and twinges same as last cycle that I got a BFN; feeling pretty sick again today.
7 DPO, saw a temp drop even more, still have ov pain, cramps; nips not sore anymore, starting to feel this is not a good cycle.  STILL sick!
8 DPO Ov pain, cramps, nips perhaps a bit sensitive still?  Or my imagination perhaps. Still feeling rough.
9 DPO Hey hey, feeling better today; I was sick for almost a full WEEK!  Skin breakout, gotta love that!  And NOTHING else.  Not a thing.
10 DPO A wee few niggles and twinges in my ovaries, but last cycle it seemed to be worse at this stage....?
11 DPO Wow can't believe I held out this long! Cramps again, ov pain, backache big time this morning, and tender nips again make me think AF is on her way.
12 DPO have myself convinced that this cycle is a bust, ready to move on so took an HPT.  Is that a phantom line? Took another one.  NO IDEA but I think there's a line there...??  Went out to buy another test, an early response one, and WHAM within a minute there was the most beautiful 2nd pink line staring at me!  BFP!!! Went for my bloodwork and confirmed pregnant! Though she said it was low, unless it was less than 14 dpo, which it was, just waiting for her to call back to tell me what the # was!
So here's a few words to perhaps ease your mind, as things like this eased mine when I was obsessing over stories during my 2ww's:
I was SICK AS A DOG for a week, starting 3 days after ovulation, so YES you can get pregnant if you are sick, and even coughing constantly for days! You DON'T need really sore boobs, or blue veins popping out, or nausea or stinky pee or sensitive smell, or ANYTHING out of the ordinary to tell you you are pregnant, so if you don't have anything going on, you could still be pregnant :)
Baby dust to everyone ttc and praying for sticky babies for those of us who have, and will in the future!