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BFP au Naturale

What is "BFP au Naturale" you ask? It's the Big Fat Positive pregnancy test result you get without taking prescription drugs or going down the IVF route. Here's where you'll find the success stories of women who've tried to conceive naturally, and succeeded. Of course, pregnancies achieved using natural fertility supplements, like FertilAid or FertileCM, are eligible for inclusion in BFP au Naturale. To send us your symptoms for inclusion here, just fill out this contact form.

BFP 8 DPO!

"Cycle day 22! 8DPO faint line on cheapie!
The amount of tests I've done in the last 3 years is ridiculous, and I have never gotten a faint line before so I'm hoping it's not an evap? It came up within a minute or two!
I came off BC 3 years ago to try for a baby but found out my partner couldn't have kids after TTC for a year and a half.
Me and him ended up breaking up (not for those reasons) I never went back on BC because I liked my body without it! All natural! Me and my current partner decided we wanted a baby and this was the first month actually trying so it's perfect! Although I completely understand the torture of AF turning up each month and crying about it, so my heart is with all you ladies out there who are going through that.
Since O I've had tender nipples, heavy and swollen BBs with prominent blue veins, ever so slight nausea but only a few times (last pregnancy sickness/nausea kicked in at 6 weeks) weak legs - I felt so unbalanced. Urinating at least 6-8 times a day which is not normal for me! But the weirdest symptoms that made me feel as if I was, was the stiff and sore neck since 1DPO and the agonising headache today at 8DPO which made me run to the shop to get a test! 4th wee of the day testing with and a faint line comes up!!"

I am now 11DPO and my lines on FR are getting darker and yesterday at 10DPO I got a pregnant on a Clearblue Digital!

Frequent urination, heavy and full BBs, headaches, dizzy spells/unsteadiness, sneezing, runny nose, queasiness, hunger pangs/nausea, twinges and pinching are my common symptoms at the moment. I'm now questioning whether I'm pregnant with twins!? - I look about 3-4 months pregnant (OH questioning it too, twins on both sides)

First Doc appointment on April 26th and my own EDD is Christmas Day!!!

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42 yo hypothyroidism, TTC for 18 months, BFP 20DPO

Hello everyone! So happy to be finally posting here. Ladies out there do not lose hope! I hope my story helps someone out there. Just got my first ever + so still really excited! It's been a long journey and I've had to get my health into check from subfertility to fertile, as standard checks have not revealed anything physically wrong with either of us.
DH and I finally decided to start TTC in Sep 2015. Because of my age (40) I got some bloods done straight away and they came back with subclinical hypothyroidism. Started on Levothyroxine, built up slowly till was on 100mg by Aug 2016. Then I started Spotting pre period. By October 2016 I decided to start acupuncture, and straight away my temps were better in the luteal phase. By Jan 2017 my periods were better yet still nothing so I got in touch with a herbalist and began taking a fertility herbal tonic. And now I'm pregnant! Here's a list of the supplements I've been taking since October 2016 ( DH not as consistent but took first 3 ):
Prenatal vit, coQ enz10, vit D, folic acid, magnesium at night. Fish oil.
Really important that you don't think you're just a number! Books I found useful: Taking Charge of your Fertility, It Starts with the Egg, Period Repair Manual.
my recommendation: if you think you'll go for acupuncture find a fertility expert one. She helped me regulate my temps, stop pre period spotting, control midnight pee antics and regulate period flow. And NO PMS for the last two months! !!
I found inspiration in the following websites :
Molly nichols and Deidre Morris. Both looking at connecting with your feminine wisdom.
I also do a lot of visualisations and mindfulness.
I also tried OPK for 3 months and never got peak fertility including this month. It turns out they're not so accurate for older women.
of course I went through being obsessive with chart apps for the first year until I mentally exhausted myself and then decided to just keep a vague interest in my fertile window. I stopped charting properly some 4 months ago. I think it's a process you have to go through.

Summary of this cycle : my luteal phase is normally 12 days long.
CD17 Ovulation
1-12DPO No noticeable symptoms
13-20DPO Some menstrual style cramping and large and sore boobs. Tested + today. Still no other symptoms. Don’t feel pregnant yet!

I hope this little bean sticks!

Baby dust to all!!!

My Crazy BFP Story- Late Implantation, Late BFP after "AF" @ 21 DPO!

I've been hesitant to write my BFP story because I'm still so nervous about miscarrying, but I decided to be positive and excited and share my crazy story with you all!! WARNING: it's long!

My husband and I have been TTC our first baby for 16 cycles (this is our 17th cycle). We had never gotten even ONE BFP until now. It has been quite the stressful journey, to say the least! We had just started fertility testing when I got my BFP. This is not your typical BFP story.. I'm one of those crazy people who got their "period" and still ended up pregnant. I'm interested to get some feedback- my Dr's say my scenario is very rare and the viability of my pregnancy is still up in the air!

Here are the details...

Feb. 17th: Last menstrual period

March 1st: Ovulation day (I temp, chart, track CM- pretty confident this is my O day)

March 8-13th: BFN on wondfo's

March 13th-15th: spotting

March 16th: AF due today. BFN on wondfo within the time limit but getting very very faint lines after they dry. The girls on this site think they're either the start of my BFP or Evaps (mixed reviews)

March 17th: BFN on Wondfo and FRER although my wondfo dries up and leaves a faint line again. Shortly after, I start full-on bleeding exactly like AF- clots, the whole nine yards. I bleed heavily for 2 days, then spot brown CM for 2 more days. I count this day as CD 1. Many girls on this forum agreed that this may have been a chemical, since I've never seen so many lines on my Wondfo (even though the lines only showed after the time limit)

March 21st: No bleeding, no spotting

March 22nd/CD 6: I see EWCM starting to come in AND I have watery pink spotting- very very abnormal for me. I take 2 OPKS and they're basically positive. WTF! How am I about to ovulate?? I figure the suspected chemical pregnancy may have thrown my cycle off. The girls in my buddy group tell me to take an HPT, just to rule out pregnancy. I thought "there is NO way I'm pregnant.. sore boobs are gone, my temp is low- not even possible" but.... I test anyways. At 8:30pm I get my very first BFP on a wondfo.. line pops up within 2 minutes! I'm freaking out.. because clearly this can't be good. It's faint, and I bled so much in the days before. I pee on 17,456 more tests within the next 4 hours and all positive!

March 23rd: I go to an OBGYN, she says it's unlikely I'm pregnant. I pee on two tests there (2 different brands), one is positive, one is negative. She's marks them in my chart as "negative".. I'm thinking "WTF woman! There are 2 lines on one of those.. and I show her a pic of all my positives from home to which she says "Wow.. you took a lot of tests. And those are all sooo faint" I begin to think about how she would react had I showed her my actual faint lines from the week before.. you know, the ones you have to tweak so hard and cross your eyes to see?! I decide not to mention those.. lol She orders HCG blood test and I demand I get my progesterone checked as well. I know my body by this point, and I knew my progesterone was going to be low due to no sore boobs and low temps.

March 24th: I get my results from the day before.. HCG is 38, Progesterone is 0.2... yes.. as in below 1! AHH!!! She tells me this is a chemical and that I may or may not start bleeding again. She also wants me to have HCG rechecked ont he 25th in order to confirm. I feel very sad, so does DH :(

March 25th: HCG bloods done.. no progesterone tested this day. Results won't come back until March 27th.

March 26th: I pee on a wondfo and it's SO dark.. almost as dark as the control line. WTF! How are my levels still rising?!?! I begin to freak out again.. worrying about my low progesterone and my poor little sesame seed that's trying to survive.

March 27th: My blood test comes back.. HCG is 77. It doubled in 45 hours. Dr says this is surprising, but to still not get my hopes up. She schedules me for more blood tests for the following day. I also ask her if I can get on progesterone since I feel like the little sesame seed is trying it's best to stick, but my progesterone may be working against it! She hesitantly says yes.. says there is no evidence it will help, but that it also "couldn't hurt"

March 28th: I take my first progesterone suppository in the AM. However, I also feel like my progesterone may be rising on its own at this point since my boobs are slightly sore and temp is slightly rising. I take blood tests at 4:30pm

March 29th: I got my results.. HCG is 189 (58 hour doubling rate) and progesterone has risen way up to 13 (it was .2 5 days prior!) Dr and nurse are amazed. They say in 18 years they've never seen such a bleak looking start turn into something potentially promising like this. This scares me...! They say things are looking much more promising, but not to get my hopes up since this can still go either way!

Natural miracle after 7 years TTC & IVF

I am still in shock if I am honest and had virtually no idea that I was pregnant at all. As I am a weirdo I still keep track of all of my cycles just in the hope of a natural miracle. If this hadn't happened to me I almost wouldnt believe it.

2dpo - dizzy when wake up
7dpo - started to have slightly tender breasts (thought it was just from the gym and weight training)
9dpo - slight cramping
10dpo - dizzy when wake up
11dpo - brown spotting - usual for me so thought nothing of it
12dpo - brown spotting - super emotional thought for sure my period was coming
13dpo - brown spotting - was thinking that I never usually spot for three days but my body always surprises me with these things
14dpo - spotting had stopped. went for a 12km run and felt a little off, kept pushing as I am training for a half marathon. Got back and felt extrmely light headed and expected my period to come. Thought I would do a test for a laugh and hopped into the shower. I am used to seeing negative tests and have never gotten pregnant naturally. I kept putting off testing as usually my period just comes after the spotting.

Got out and was like OMG WTF is this? Called hubby in and he said "oh I think you are pregnant". I was shocked and we were laughing. Stunned and unsure what to do next I called the medical centre and went for a blood test as it was Sunday so my GP was closed.

After all of this time, 7 years, multiple IVF's and two chemical pregnancies could this really be it?

14dpo HCG 48, progesterone 60
16dpo HCG 116, progesterone 61

Looking good! When asked what I did differently I initially said nothing, just carried on with life and started to enjoy not having kids LOL. I hadn't been taking my pre pegnancy vitamins and have been exercising pretty hard.

When I think about it I have been doing Chinese herbs and I did take DHEA (for egg quality) for a month in Dec - although they say you need to take it for 3 months to see effect.

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BFP with Unexplained Secondary Infertility for 2.5 years

Hi ladies,
I promised myself I would share our journey to BFP #2 if or when it actually ever happened.
Whether it’s primary infertility, secondary, etc., I know how incredibly difficult, painful, frustrating, and lonely this infertility process can be at times. I’m hoping my story will provide even one person some glimmer of hope.
I am turning 36 in May; wonderful, caring, supportive spouse turned 40 in October. We have a wonderful little boy who is turning 5 in July and starting kindergarten this year! When we started trying to conceive him, we were incredibly blessed it only took 4 months. I had a very easy, uneventful pregnancy and gave birth to him at 31.
I always envisioned having 2 children, 3 years apart. We started TTC #2 in July of 2014 thinking it wouldn’t take long. Had I known, we would have started WAY earlier.
Fast forward 8 months, I went to the OB that delivered my son concerned that we’ve been TTC for 8 months. She ran some initial bloodwork and all looked good. She said to come back after one year of trying if no luck.
One year later, I was back in her office. My husband had an SA with no issues (of course, he’s extremely proud of). I had a more in depth US which was unremarkable. MY AMH, LH, FSH, E2, PG – all labs were perfect. I had an HSG which was perfect. I was given the horrible diagnosis of “Secondary Unexplained Infertility.”
Though I have regular periods, always got a positive OPK on days 14-17 each month, she prescribed my Clomid to “boost my ovulation”. I was on Clomid for SIX months, unmonitored. The only monitoring I had was an ultrasound on day 12/13 each month to confirm there was a ripe follicle so I could trigger. No discussion of my lining or E2 levels. Looking back at my records – my lining was incredibly thin, a side effect from repeated use of Clomid. It also gave me terrible hot flashes and agitation. We switched to Femara for 2 more months (huge fan of vs Clomid) both with IUI but no success. In April 2016 (month 20), we decided to take a break.
In June (month 22), my sister in law convinced me to get a 2nd opinion with an infertility specialist, someone other than my OB. I felt like I was betraying all the work my OB had done but agreed – BEST DECISION EVER. I highly recommend working with a specialist – OB’s are wonderful, but not trained in all that can be involved with infertility. I had all the same labs repeated and was given the same diagnosis of “Secondary Unexplained Infertility.” She did order a different type of Ultrasound I hadn’t had yet -- an SIS (saline infused ultrasound) -- which showed I had a small polyp in my uterus which she didn’t think was the cause but wanted to remove it via hysteroscopy anyways. She also suggested I let her perform a laparoscopy at the same time to look for endometriosis. I was skeptical because I had NO symptoms of endo.
In July (month 23), I had the surgery and bam! Stage 1 endo. Though I was saddened it was only Stage 1 (never in my life did I think I would actually want endometriosis but anything was better than the “unexplained”), she was confident this was the issue. She cleaned me out and we were able to start trying again in August. We did 2 rounds of Femara, beautiful follies each time, no success.
Then 3 rounds of Follistem + IUI, responded well each time with multiple mature follies, still no success.
In January 2017, I decided we needed a break. The 30 months of trying was killing me. It changed me as a person. I was always agitated, depressed, starting to pull away from family/friends – TTC was consuming me. My whole life had revolved around giving our son a sibling and I had completely lost myself in the meantime. I started to think -- maybe our son was our miracle?
The next month in February, my husband and I went on a quick trip to Cancun for 4 nights. AF decided to show on the way to our departure gate. Seriously!!?? On a positive note, I was able to enjoy many fruity cocktails! Pina Colada con Mas Barcadi, por favor? Our second night there though I broke down in tears while having dinner. My husband and I decided I would talk to my primary doctor and get put on an anti-depressant when we got back.
5 days after getting back, I started Wellbutrin. Instantly felt better, had a TON of energy, but struggled with a little insomnia. Still better than the depression caused by the months of infertility.
Here we are now in March of 2017, week 3 of Wellbutrin, one month after getting back from our trip. I noticed my energy was gone and I was crazy tired. Tested 9 or 10dpo, very very very faint line. Labs drawn today, 11 or 12dpo, PREGNANT! And naturally. Beta 42 and progesterone 18.4. My husband and I had just discussed booking an IVF consult for June or July.

BFP two months after miscarriage

I always told myself I would post my story since there are so many different stories and there could be someone going through what I did,end up reading this, and having hope. That is what this website did for me. I never thought reading stories about a bfp (an unhealthy amount of stories a day might I add lol) would have such an impact on my negative or positive mood.
I'll start with a little background story. I'm 26 years old, and from the age of 18 had an addiction that I would try to beat for 8 years. I decided to make a life change and leave it behind however I always felt inadequate, I felt like I could never be a good mom after some of things I had went through. I felt like I had ruined my body and chances of even carrying a child but God saw something different for me. I never thought I would get my life together, meet a genuine guy who loved me and treated me right, and that I would live a life of normalcy. By the grace of God I was able to overcome those things.

In December I found out I was pregnant. I wasn't trying,but like I said I thought I could never get pregnant so I thought it may be stress. I took a test at a week late and it was negative. When I still hadn't started two weeks later I took a second one and it was positive. I was in shock, I panicked, I thought everything I had worked for all of the goals I had in place were at a hault. I honestly didn't know how to feel. Someone close to me talked me through it and explained how God had given me a new purpose in life and those words changed everything. When I really thought about it financially we would be fine,I was in a healthy place emotionally, and I finally got a little confidence that I could do this. I was good enough to be a mom. But after a week of constant cramps and spotting red blood I knew something wasn't right. I went to the ER because I had no idea what else to do,and found out I had miscarried. The heartbreak was worse than anything I had ever experienced (which has been a lot with my past). I once again felt even more inadequate, I thought it was my fault,that my body just couldn't handle it. I never thought this would have such an impact on my life. I had fell in love with the idea of being a mom, of the new life I had ahead of me. The sleepless nights, the stress, but all for an amazing purpose. I went through a depression, the first month I couldn't stop obsessing about it. I had came up with all of these insane reasons of why I had a miscarriage until I realized how it's actually almost normal. I finally had gotten to a better place and we decided maybe we could try and start a family. So we did. After my first period after the miscarriage.
I wanted to try but I didn't want to try so hard as to stress my boyfriend or me out during the process. So I did simple things like checked my discharge daily, downloaded an ovulation app, had sex every other day give or take a few days. I actually started eating healthier, making sure I had my greens every day etc. Which I'll be honest these things still stressed me out. I never realized how stressful getting pregnant could be! I just pictured it like a movie.
I was up and down the entire month.

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9 DPO...and 4 months later I got my BFP!!!

I got my BFP a little after midnight, I took my boyfriend dinner to work (we both work nights, different schedules) and came back home after stopping at Walgreen's to get a pack of two FRER tests (the new and "improved" curved handle type).

A little back story: I assume I ovulated on the 7th based on my cycle tracking app (Flo)...but I didn't confirm with OPKs or BBT (for the first time since trying, funny how that works!) I have been very gassy, constipated, fatigued, and my breasts have been a little sore...but nothing that SCREAMS "pregnant!" I did have a LOT of cervical fluid earlier today and it wasn't like my pre-menstrual discharge...and that is honestly what made me want to test tonight. I also have had weird cravings and certain things making me gag, but I thought that could just be in my head because I wanted this so bad.

I was so excited, I went back up to my boyfriend's work with pink and blue snacks/drinks and the test...he was so excited and I'm just over the moon.

Note: I took a FRER first and got a positive...and CB second a few hours later and got a positive as well, much darker too!

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BFP age 38

Hi Ladies

Ive just got my BFP after 5 months of trying after losing a baby late on last year (the baby was fine, i had an infection). It took us a while to conceive the baby we lost so I was worried about now being a year older. I did a lot of research into supplements that improve egg quality and fertility and I thought I would post here incase it helps others. I had my AMH tested recently and it came back low - 4.3 p/mol. This worried me a lot. After that i had my antral follicles counted and this was fine (17). I'm really not convinced on the value of AMH personally after doing a lot of reading about it. I wish i had never bothered having the test. I also have a retroverted uterus which probably makes things a bit harder for us but i've conceived 5 times in total (2 children).

Supplements I took:

For egg quality:
DHEA (do you own research on this). Its supposed to take 3-4 months to work and i conceived after 3 months. I played around the with dose, starting on 25mg for 10 days, then 50 for 10 more days then 75mg. After 8 weeks i dropped back to 25mg as i had my DHEA levels tested (saliva test - £40) and they were the upper end of normal. I didn't want them higher than this. DHEA i supposed to increase antral follicle count, AMH and egg quality. I would definitely consider it if you are over 35 and have trouble conceiving. There is also evidence that DHEA reduces miscarriage by 50-80% which the impact being most dramatic in older ladies. The side effects i had was slightly greasy hair at first but nothing major, little spots but again nothing major, it made my hair go a bit limp but it didn't get thinner or fall out.

Ubiquinol - 300mg per day
Alpha lipoid acid - 600mg
PQQ - 100mg
N-Acetyl-Cystenine - 600mg
DHA

For general fertility:
Pregnacare multi vit
Vitamin D
B6
Vitamin E

I read the book "it starts with the egg" - i would highly recommend this. After reading it i stopped taking L-Argnine and Royal Jelly. Theres no evidence either way on Royal Jelly but there is evidence L Arginine can be harmful to egg quality and implantation.

After 3 months of taking the above i conceived, although i had only just started vitamin E, not sure if that made a difference.

I've had 2 chemical pregnancies (in the past, not recently) so I have waited to write this until i'm sure this is not a chemical. My tests are getting darker and darker and i'm currently 17dpo. I know there are no guarantees but so far its going ok.

Other things i did:
Gave up caffeine and only drank alcohol if i was out - maybe twice a month
drank wheatgrass powder
Started acupuncture in November - this helped me greatly with stress and anxiety after my loss. I would highly recommend trying acupuncture.
drank lemon water all day - helps make the body alkaline and detoxes the liver
soft cups
Ovulation tests
lay on tummy afterwards (supposed to be good for retroverted uterus)
pre-seed

Symptoms

I ovulated a little late CD 17 or 18.

4dpo - mild sore boobs, tired, a little thirsty
6dpo - night sweats - this is normal for me and i thought i was definitely out - its usually a sign AF is coming, mild headache on and off
7dpo mild cramps like period pain
8dpo - much stronger cramps in the evening, just like period pain
9dpo - night sweats again - expect to start AF very soon as i have a short luteal phase since taking DHEA (9 or 10 days)
10 dpo -mild hot flashes - usually a bad sign for me so was sure my period was coming. Some mild heart palpitations
11dpo - convinced my period is coming although its a little late now. I had period paid exactly like when AF comes. I went out and got drunk that night i was so sure i was out.
12 dpo - Couldn't sleep last. Nothing all day then hot flashes in the evening, gassy, a little reflux at the back of throat.
13 dpo - took a test and got a BFP pretty quickly. Then had some brown discharge and thought it was another chemical. Lower back ache, still feel like period is coming
14dpo - pink discharge when wiping - sure this is not going to last. Cramps, backache, slightly queasy in the morning. woke early again
15dpo - darker HGC test. woke early again, still got lower backache, slight queasiness. No discharge/spotting
16dpo - Struggled to sleep last night, aching legs and couldn't drop off. darker HGC test, mild night sweats, sore boobs, mild back ache. tired in the afternoon.

Currently 17dpo and praying this pregnancy is ok.

Hope this helps someone out there. Best of luck to you all.
x

15 Long Months. Finally pregnant with our first at 9 dpo

After 15 long months, we are finally pregnant! I wanted to submit my story because I really benefited from reading these stories throughout my time TTC. A quick back story is that my husband and I were trying to conceive for our first as soon as we were married. Me (31) and my husband (30) want 4 children and we figured we'd better get on it. I had heard from my co-workers and friends how challenging TTC can be, so we thought we try. We found out the hard way that trying to have a baby isn't so easy.

I tried everything under the sun during these 15 months including tracking basal body temperature, opks-both cheap and expensive, preseed, coq10, cod liver oil, fertiliaid, vitex, prenatals, Femara, progesterone, municex, eating pineapple, consuming high fat dairy products during ovulation, waiting 15 minutes after sex with legs up on the headboard, softcups, sperm-meets-egg-plan, daily sex during fertile window, sex every other day, cutting caffeine and alcohol, detoxing, yoga to stimulate fertility, exercise, decreasing exercise, and husband taking supplements including fish oil, coq10, and men's daily vitamin. I tried everything I read within reason.

After about 6 months of TTC I went for a preconception appointment. Within a couple months of that I was having inconsistent results on OPKs and I was prescribed Femara to promote ovulation and progesterone to encourage implantation. My husband had a semen analysis that came back all good as well. I stopped using digital OPKs because I didn't feel as though I was getting an accurate reading.

12 months into TTC I got an HSG test done that came back normal. I also have had bloodwork done on my thyroid, FSH levels, AMH levels, progesterone levels, and probably others that all came back normal and healthy. There appeared to be no reason why I wasn't getting pregnant, but I wasn't. My husband and I are healthy adults who exercise regularly and eats healthy (to a degree- I love sweets :) and my husband loves beer).

15 months TTC I met with the RE who said I would likely be diagnosed with unexplained infertility. She explained there was a couple more tests she could do, but that IUI with Clomid would likely be our best option, but we only had a 10% chance of that working. We could later consider IVF which has a 70% chance of working.

2 weeks later, I got a faint positive at 9 dpo. I am in shocked and cried tears of joy! I just fall to my knees and praise the Lord for this blessing! I had a feeling this might be our month!

Here's my breakdown:
Month 15

What I did differently:
Much more apathetic about trying as I knew we were meeting with the RE.
Stopped using Femara (I had been using for past 5 cycles or more)
Didn't obsess as much over timing, OPK testing, and HPTs
First month using Fertiliaid. I do not think this is the only reason I got pregnant, but I may have helped

What I used:
Preseed- great lube regardless of TTC
Tracking BBT to confirm Ovulation
OPK- cheap online strips with afternoon urine
Prenatal, CodLiver Oil, Vitex, Fertiliaid

We BD: CD 5, 10,12, 15, and 17. I think I ovulated CD 14 per OPK and BBT.

DPO: 1-5 No Symptoms. I noticed absolutely nothing which was different in other cycles. I perhaps had some fatigue, but that's also normal for me.
6-7 DPO: Spotting. I am a chronic spotter, but not this early. It was a watery brown on my underwear and when I wiped. It seemed to stop 8 dpo, but I noticed more the morning of 9 DPO.
9 DPO- brownish spotting when I wiped, but I noticed a faint line on the Wondfo brand. After 15 months- I've learned if that if you really want to see a line, you'll see a line, but I took a first response 6 days soon and saw a faint, but clear line. My first ever BFP!!! I cried and cried and praised God.

I was told I needed IUI or IVF to have a baby, but we did it all naturale! I was prepared to do whatever it took to have a baby, but God had a plan for us already.

In my 15 months TTC, 30+ women I knew personally announced their pregnancy. Please know that through this journey TTC you are not alone. Don't give up hope! Allow yourself to feel whatever you feel! For me it was sadness, anger, jealousy, resentment, hopelessness, fear, but I tried to hold on to hope, love, joy, passion, and appreciation for my marriage and life without children yet.

Don't give up hope! Continue to pray and seek support from women in your life who understand the difficulties of TTC. Good luck to all!

45 and naturally pregnant

Hi all, I wanted to share my story to give hope to other ladies in similar situations. I am 45 years old with history of hypothyroidism. My first child was conceived after 6 years of trying; I needed ovulation drugs and had a miscarriage (and D&C) before she was conceived via IUI. Since then, we left it at the hand of "higher powers" (I was sick of the whole rigmarole of taking drugs, dozens of visits to doctors and having to put my life on hold) but nothing happened for 6 years, although I would have dearly loved a sibling for my girl. I was aware of the "only 1% of ladies in mid-40s" get pregnant stats.; so was actually expecting perimenopause to set in any time now...... but.... Here I am now 5.5 weeks pregnant naturally with own egg! I am shocked! I have an ObGyn visit next week and will discuss Progesterone shots. So ladies, it is possible!

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