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BFP after Miscarriage

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8DPO pos, after 3 mc

i have been a true obsessor over this site.  i have a 3 and 2 yr ol. i mc my third at 13 weeks.  last two months i has early mc, 4 and 5 weeks.  had testing all normal. just need some luck sometimes my ob says. . this month my symptoms are --

16 Dpo- crampy-left side -- big LH surge with OPK.  BD
17 dpo- crampy
18 dpo-- not much
19 dpo-- boobs hurt! never happens in regular cycle.  start prometrium twice daily- now boobs will really hurt from that .  let the moodiness continue from here on out!
20- not much
21- nada
23-nada- pissy and moody, think it hasnt taken this month.
24- mild cramping!  encouraged.  also woke up with a side cramp like you get when you run.  weird.
25- broke down and took frer.  not even morning urine. broke apart test and could see faitest of pink lines.  crampy
26- did fmu with frer. faintest of lines- didnt even have to break apart test!  still crampy! BFP.  i hope this one is where i run out of bad luck!
baby dust to all. i love this site and have spent  hours reading about every little twinge.  you are not alone obsessors!


I have tracked my symptoms during all three of my pregnancies. I have a two year old toddler, had a miscarriage in early June, and today tested positive (in July). I will chronicle my symptoms stressing the DPOs for those who are obsessed with the timing of positive results.

With all three pregnancies I knew that I was pregnant a day or two after intercourse. I had stretching pain usually a day after intercourse and became fatigued/foggy within days of conception; I disagree with experts who assert that symptoms do not occur until implantation. With this current conception I experienced intermittent lower back pain before and after implantation. I had a metallic taste in my mouth during the week after conception. I had frequent air-bubble sensations in the stomach on the left side: the ovulation side. I was extraordinarily edgy and weepy: more so than pre-period, and I have PMDD. Finally, I had what feels like restless leg syndrome during all three pregnancies. (It seems as my legs are twitching or ready to run without telling the rest of my body.)

Okay, so when did I test positive? I know when I ovulate because I track cervical fluid and typically have Mittelchmerz pains. With this recent ovulation, it was two weeks after a miscarriage, so I was hesitant trying to conceive again. However, I know my body and felt the miscarriage took care of itself and I was obviously fertile. Allowing 24 hours for conception, I tested positive 12 days past ovulation, and I tested on 9 DPO, 10 DPO, and 11 DPO with negative results. With my first child, I tested positive (faintly) at 11DPO and more convincingly on 12DPO.  So, I did not test positive five, four, or three days before my missed period. There is still hope for you if you believe that you should have positive results earlier. Considering time for conception, the implantation process, and sufficient hormone levels, it is common for women not to receive positive results until 12-14 DPO. Good luck all!

BFP after miscarriage

1dpo: slight cramping on right side.
2dpo: slight cramping on right side.
3dpo: more intense cramping on both sides, slight feeling of fullness in bbs, a very small amour of white creamy cm. (abnormally small amount)
4dpo: same symptoms as d3.
5-7dpo: heaviness in my unterine area, tugging feeling. Sore abdomen like I had done a million sit-ups. Bbs are now full and I can feel the sides of them under my armpits. At this point I was 100% sure I was pregnant.
7-9dpo: trying to wait to take a hpt, symptoms become more pronounced. I gaged while eating breakfast. Feeling a little tired, my bbs are huge!
10dpo: hpt?????? ++++++++++ DH is not surprised, he said he knew already. And the nerves set in..... Miscarried twins in March, hope this baby or babies sticks!!!!


After over a year of trying since my miscarriage, here are my symptoms:

1-10 DPO - no symptoms at all
11 DPO - bright red spotting when wiping just once. This was very unusual for me, as I usually have some brown spotting for a few days up to AF arriving. I thought it might be some sort of infection initially, then was obviously hoping it might be IB.
12 DPO - Brown spotting, very light when wiping.
13 DPO - nothing, but BBT was still high and is usually on a downwards slope by now. Bloated and thinking AF is on her way.
14 DPO - BBT still high, bloated, some twinges in uterus.
15 DPO - BBT high, more twinges
16 DPO - caved in and did 2 HPTs, both BFP!  Also went straight to my Doctor to do a bloodtest to confirm.  I still don't feel any different to normal! Maybe slightly tired, but certainly no sore BBs yet.  Still some twinges here and there, but certainly not as strong or painful as period cramps.
17 DPO - a bit hazy but no sore BBs, although I do think they feel a bit heavier.

BFP after Miscarriage

My husband and I suffered a miscarrige in Jan 2007, we decided to hold off trying for a while. We started trying again after my September (2008)cycle which started the 25th.

25th - cycle started
29 - cycle ended

We bd on the 3,4,6,7,8,9,10! Yes I knw we were really trying!!

1-7 post ovulation really no symptoms at all
8-9 post ovulation really emotional, being very rude too!!! Broke down on the 9th in the evening because I was tired.
10 post ovulation BFP in the morning!!!!!!!!

The two week wait was horrible, I just wanted to know and I cannot believe that we did it on the first try!!! Good luck to all of you!! Baby dust!

BFP after Miscarriage

I'm 31. DH is 32. Had 1st miscarriage at 12 weeks in June (we think baby stopped growing around 10 weeks). It took forever (13 weeks) for my HCG levels to return to zero, though they did steadily decline. My cycle is long, approx. 37 days. We waited two cycles before TTC; BD'ing every other night during fertile period. I used OPKs (First Response) but never got a convincing positive. Had 3 dark lines on CDs 21, 22 and 23, but not as dark/darker than the control line. I must have ovulated though because we got a BFP on CD 35/12 DPO. Perhaps the ovulation cycle was less than 24 hours because I was only testing once/day at approx. 6:00 pm. I was very confident that I would see BFP. Here were the symptoms:

1-3 DPO - Ovulation pains on right side. Then cramping just above pubic bone that felt like pulling from the inside. Lots of watery cm.
4 -9 DPO - Sore, full BBS, continued cramping above pubic bone. Overactive salivary glands and mild nausea that goes away with eating. No noticeable cm. Occasional twinges above pubic bone, especially when I stand up quickly or sneeze. Vivid dreams.
9-10 DPO - Sore, full BBS, continued cramping above pubic bone. Overactive salivary glands and mild nausea that goes away with eating. Vivid dreams.
11 DPO - One or two blue veins on BBS. Creamy cm. Sore, full BBS, continued cramping above pubic bone. Overactive salivary glands and mild nausea that goes away with eating.
12 DPO - BFP with FMU using FRER. Woo hoo!!!!

Let's hope this one is sticky. I already feel much better about it because with M/C had three BFNs after missed period and did not see BFP until one week after missed period. BTW - I did not do a D&C or D&E with M/C, but rather took the pills because doctor said there would be less scar tissue. It was a horrible experience. For anyone out there trying to make that decision, I have two thoughts: (1) You CAN take pain medicine (advil, tylenol, etc.) with the M/C pills. I didn't know this and endured way too much excruciating pain for too long before DH called the doctor in the middle of the night. (2) I think not having the D&C may have caused the loooong delay in my HCG levels dropping. This was super frustrating because we had to wait so long before TTC again.

Anyway, we have BFP now and I'm very excited. Thank you so much for posting others' symptoms and stories. It really does help the TTW go by.

BFP at 13dpo after 10 months TTC

My husband and I have a five year old boy and we have had a bumpy road but we have been ttc for 10 months now with one miscarriage during that time. I finally got a BFP last night and we are thrilled. Here is a list of my symptoms.

1-4 DPO- nothing out of the ordinary feeling fine
5 DPO - Feeling slightly light headed, very crampy with a tugging sensation for most of the day on the right ovary. (I feel mittelschitz so that is the best way to describe it)
6 DPO - Still light headed, Cramping and tugging stopped in the a.m.
7 DPO - BBS starting to get sore like they do before AF, EWCM by cervix, heartburn all day
8 DPO - BBS sore no CM, heartburn all day
9 DPO - BBS sore, nauseated, tired , heartburn, very tired - BFN
10 DPO - Cramping, BBS screaming by this point they are sore on the "inside", starting to notice little veins on my nip's, CM very watery, feeling like AF is coming, BFN
11 - DPO - BBS extremely painful when putting on a bar, and noticeably fuller, AF craming ran to potty a couple of times swore this cycle was a bust. I am a pregnancy test addict once again BFN digital very discouraged.
12 DPO - BBS still painful and growing, a few AF cramps in the morning, nauseated, and extremely tired. Decided this cycle was over didn't take a test
13 DPO - BBS still the same, very tired, and moody, AF is due tomorrow decided to use last digital test with a "what the heck" mentality. Walked away knowing a negative was going to pop up. Walked back to the test after 3 minutes....BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to do a double take couldn't believe my eyes. I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks in October and I am hoping all the cramping was a good solid implantation

:-D Baby dust to all!!!!

BFP after miscarriage

wow this site helped so much in the horribly long TWW,
now i would like to share my early signs of pregnancy with others,
first of all i have a gorgeous 2 year old little girl i had no symptoms at all whilst pregnant with her, me and my fiance decided it would be nice to give her a little brother or sister so on my 2nd cycle we were so excited to find out i was pregnant so quick but it wasn't meant to be a week later i had a miscarriage i was 5 weeks along, we didn't try after that but also didnt prevent it and well i never.... i got pregnant straight away, we are excited and as expected a little nervous but any how here are some of my symptoms:

8th april........ BD
10th april...... BD
11th april...... Felt ovulation take place, BD
1dpo... tingling nipples and mild heartburn
2dpo... a little crampy kept coming and going throughout the day
3dpo... very very moody, cramping, sore boobs mainly up near my armpits
4dpo... headachey, almost snot like cm with a slight yellow tint colour
5dpo... headache, heartburn, horrible taste in mouth
6dpo... hot flushes, headache, snot like cm, and windy!! also tested today BFN!! dunno what else i was expecting that early
7dpo... very sore throat on one side
8dpo... shivers even though i was red hot (may not be a symptom as i've not been well since 7 dpo)
9dpo... BFP BFP BFP BFP, couldn't believe my eyes, tested for further 2 days after and all were bfp's

i hope that everyone in their TWW gets their BFP very soon and remember it will happen when you least expect it lol good luck y'all xx

BFP using Preseed (after miscarriage)

I just had a miscarriage on january 5th and heard that you are more fertile within 3 months after the miscarriage. I waited one period and was pregnant. I just got my BFP on feburary 26th.

o'ed on the 17th
1-3dpo nothingno cm
4 dpo- some cm (clear)
5 dpo cm
6 dpo cm, i started to have a feeling that i was pregnant, my rationalizing was different
7 dpo cm, MOODY! headaches, felt cramping in uterus when i did crunches (sign in my first pregnancy)
8 dpo- MOODY! much more cm, started to feel light headed and dizzy spells,headaches off and on. I actually tested (haha) BFN with FMU
9dpo Moody! white creamy cm, light headed again. I was hungry but nothing sounded good, and tired. I tested with FRER and if I held it to the light in the right angle I could see a faint shadow of where a line should be(called FRER they said if I see anything it is +, bc they don't have evap lines). I thought I had lost my mind so I didn't count it
10dpo creamy white cm, light headed, some uterus unusual feelings, tested with FMU with dollar tree test faint BFP!, tested again in the after another BFP

This month I used preseed, it helped lighten the mood and of course I was taking prenatal vitamins. And used an OPK. I just had a feeling though from about 5 or 6 dpo.

BFP with Preseed (after Miscarriage)

BFP after Miscarriage

I found out about my very first pg on May 1, 2007; however, it ended in miscarriage on June 15. My husband and I were devastated because were TTC for 2 years. I was 11 weeks along, but the the baby stopped growing at 9 weeks and 4 days. I was devastated, but my doctor told me I could start TTC again after one normal cycle which would supposedly occur within two months after the D&C. Well, I had a normal cycle 30 days later and felt ready TTC again. DH and I just decided to BD every other day after the last day of AF. I believe I o'd around day 13 because I started to get slight abdominal pain and very abundant ewcm. Here are my symptoms:

1 dpo- +OPK and peak reading on fertility monitor. Abundant ecwm. BD'd 2x  that day.
2 dpo- still +OPK and peak reading on monitor. BD again.
3-4 dpo- just fatigue, not much cm.
5 dpo- strange dream about adopting Britney Spears babies (LOL) and then  becoming pg.
6-8 dpo- extreme fatigue, lots of white clumpy cm, hot and sweaty!
7-9 dpo- lots of creamy white cm, fatigue, temps above 99 (cover line is  97.9).
10 dpo- I have a over a hundred cheapy sticks from the last time so I decide to test and see the faintest BFP.
11 dpo- I caved in and bought a clearblue digital and after a minute it came up positive!
12 dpo- nausea in sleep, heavy lotiony cm, about 4 more BFPs on internet  cheapies.
13 dpo- vomitted while brushing teeth, sleepy, and overjoyed.

What I did differently this month:

Prayed a lot to Saint Gerard- as recommended by a friend. He is the patron  saint of maternity!

Ate only healthy foods- lots of fruits and veggies, no salt, sugar, or  preservatives. Lots of water!

Stayed stress free, even after the loss.

Continued taking Primacare One prenatal vitamins.

Used Pre Seed as lubrication after the first few days of BDing.

Drank lots of green tea.

Didn't go too crazy with temping until I started to physically feel hot.

I hope this little seed sticks around! Baby dust to all! :)