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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 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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45 BFP naturally!

I know the odds. I have seen the raised eyebrows. I've heard every negative that a woman my age can hear and yet just a week ago I was 7 weeks pregnant naturally. Unfortunately I lost my baby to miscarriage but my husband and I are trying again! I did want to give you symptoms and tips though... If nothing else to provide hope and baby dust. I know when I ovulate. I mean I literally know the minute I ovulate. TMI *reader beware* but you know the CM that makes it feel like if you move ever so slightly you're going to have an orgasm all on your own? That's my fertile CM. I text my husband and said "I'm ovulating and I want to test a theory" ... The theory was literally if a woman my age could still get pregnant and 2 weeks later the answer was a big fat YES! Exactly 12 days from my own prediction of ovulating I had light brown discharge that lasted for two days. Immediately following my boobs became unbearably sore two days after that I had a dream of a positive pregnancy test. I was skeptical so I continued to believe that I was maybe menopausal. The symptoms kept stacking up on me. I started craving maruchen ramen with sciracha hot coconut oil on it and peanut butter toast... Both things I've never eaten in my life and both tasted so wonderful I had to have them. About 5 weeks pregnant my hair stopped falling out. Every time I'm pregnant a very sure sign is that I have no hair in my brush. Weird symptom but because of the increase in blood supply your hair is less likely to fall out. I was more sleepy than usual but I have to say the reason I tested was because my boobs were so tender my husband could not fully hug me. I tested and it was instantly bright blue positive sign. My husband made a good point that maybe the test was wrong. I was uncertain so I tested again ... This time with a clear blue easy test "pregnant" ... We tested again a week after that "pregnant" ... We were both so excited. What an amazing feeling. We just got married in July 2016. He doesn't have any biological children and we became hopeful. Knowing my thyroid would be an issue I contacted the obgyn immediately. They seemed unconcerned since I was already pregnant and wanted to wait two weeks. I insisted that I was high risk because I have hypothyroidism. They insisted that I was already pregnant and didn't need to see me for two weeks. They called me back and meet me in the middle for 5 days later. I knew when my boobs stopped hurting that I was out. I knew I was out when I went for my ultra sound. They could only see a gestational sac measuring 5 weeks 3 days. I was devastated but everyone else was hopeful and told me I must have my ovulation date mixed up. No one would listen to me. They blood tested me and I was told my HCG looked good for how far along they thought I was and the sac was attached, no bleeding and in perfect shape. The nurse told me my thyroid was elevated and upped my dose of thyroid medication. Now I was hopeful. Two days later I had what felt like labor pains at work. I ended up in the ER that day and was notified after a blood test that I was having a miscarriage.. :( at the time I miscarried my thyroid was 7.3 when in the first trimester they like it to stay around 2.5 ... I'm convinced my thyroid put an end to my pregnancy progression. The good news is we are trying again and seeking the advice of a fertility specialist.. the good news is I got pregnant naturally twice in my 40's. One at 43 (miscarriage :( ) and again at 45. So it's possible. I also exercise (walk) and take prenatal vitamins and quit caffeine to make sure my next baby has the very best chance of survival. I read this in my quest to find answers: "50% of miscarriages are chromosomal and 50% are an imbalance in the mother" Ladies, your thyroid or a hormonal imbalance may be impairing your ability to maintain a pregnancy to term... Get checked often. Also... This next time we are trying preseed :) Baby dust and sticky beans to all!!!
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BFP with one Fallopian Tube After Ectopic!

Hello everyone! I figured since I couldn't stop reading these during my TWW I would share with you all my success after ONE month of trying with an Ovulation Predictor Kit! Plus, I didn't come across too many posts for women TTC with one Fallopian Tube. After reading reviews on Amazon I ordered the Easy@Home OPK kit that came with 50 LH strips and 20 HCG (for only $20!, like, really?!). So, I had an ectopic pregnancy in 2013, and they removed my right Fallopian tube. For ladies with only one tube, YOU MOST CERTAINLY CAN STILL CONCEIVE! So, my first positive ovulation test was on CD 15. Though I think I ovulated on CD 16. AND I felt the O pain from my RIGHT side/ovary. So those stories about Fallopian Tubes being able to pick up an egg that ovulated from the opposite ovary are TRUE! (Plus I asked my OB/GYN and she said yes it is true.) Had sex CD15, 16,17 & 18. 1DPO- No symptoms 2-5 DPO- Yeast Infection accompanied by weird smelling urine that ended up going away on it's own. 6-8 DPO- No symptoms. 9 DPO- Cramping in uterus (implantation?) and sore breasts/ armpit area. 10 DPO- FAINTEST of faint lines on HCG strips. Thought I was seeing things. Boyfriend saw something too though. Tried another one that night, negative. Sore breasts/ armpits. 11 DPO- Tested again with FMU, negative. Used same urine and dipped another test, this time another VERY FAINT line appeared. Okay... now I'm confused. Couldn't wait, ran out and got a FRER, tested with mid-day/ afternoon urine and BFP! Faint, but MUCH more noticeable than on the cheaper test strips. Sore breasts/ armpits. 12 DPO- Tested with FMU on both FRER and cheaper tests. Cheap tests still VERY faint line. But the FRER came back quick! and a tad darker than 11DPO! Symptoms I did NOT have: Spotting Dizziness Metal taste in mouth Wishing you all the best of luck and sprinkling baby dust to you all!! I highly recommend an OPK kit, simply because timing is everything.

*~BFP on 11dpo with Wondfo, symptoms match up with AF exactly ~*

Hello everyone~ I've been TTC for 11 months. Next month we would have been going in for fertility tests if we didn't conceive this month. Surprisingly, although I've tracked symptoms this last month more than any month before, this was the most normal and symptom-free month. I was pretty confident that I was out this month and I was fine with that. The *only* differences were that I got headrush several times after Ovulation. Also, I did feel more exhausted 5dpo - 9dpo than usual, but I was away from home for a week with coworkers, and I blamed the exhaustion on working for long amounts of time and being around so many people for so long. Other months I've sworn 50 times I was pregnant when I wasn't, had the most pregnant symptoms ever and even convinced myself I was pregnant even after getting AF. It was all worse because my cycles are wildly irregular, and I felt like every month I was getting a new "pregnancy" symptom that I hadn't had before. The only change this month in TTC was that I was using Wondfo OPKs to pinpoint Ovulation. I've previously tracked my CM, which also has helped. I also had a bunch of cheap Wondfo HPTs that I got with the OPKs. If it weren't for those cheap Wondfos, I probably would have still not known that I was pregnant (bc I don't like to spend money on expensive drug store HPTs especially if I think I'm out). Here are symptoms by day: CD17: creamy CM, dry rubbery CM at night, <1 min of aching on the r. side of my chest, Wondfo OPK: negative CD 18: OPK positive, ewcm, BD! CD19 (Ovulation Day): OPK still positive, ewcm, acid reflux, headrush, really high sex drive (this is why I think it was O day), BD! 1DPO: OPK still positive, woke up often at night, ewcm, BD! 2DPO: OPK negative, not much cm 3DPO: not much creamy cm 4DPO: not much cm throughout the day, but had one moment of a LOT of cm at once 5DPO: started off with high energy, end of day EXHAUSTED! small amount of creamy cm and headrush 6DPO: high energy, little bit of creamy cm 7DPO: dry cm except for a LOT of creamy cm at one moment, headrush, extremely exhausted (I blamed this on being on a work retreat for the last week--I'm usually not around so many people 24/7 for an entire week), did not want to be intimate bc tired 8DPO: dry cm except for a LOT of creamy cm at one moment, EXHAUSTED, cried (with happiness) when S-I-L told me she's preggo. Lol, I had no idea that I was too :P 9DPO: small amount of creamy cm, exhausted, took my first hpt and had BFN. wasn't expecting anything this cycle bc I felt very normal. 10DPO: feeling PMS-y, warned my DH that AF is coming, tender breasts (this is all normal for AF), bfn 11DPO: that morning, I had a dream that I got two very dark BFPs. I tested in the morning with Wondfo and had two faint positives, but I started distrusting Wondfo's, but was obsessing and researching it all day. no cm at all, totally normal to dry up before AF. high energy, breasts were aching. The only difference with breast achiness is that sometimes they were getting this poky feeling from the inside in an for a couple seconds, maybe 1-2 times a day. The areas of the pokiness changed every time. Nipples totally didn't hurt and still don't. 12DPO: Got BFP on Clearblue and FRER, and on two Wondfos!!! I would have never believed it if I didn't have the cheap tests to begin with, because I still feel so normal. Started getting AF like cramps. Told my DH and both in disbelief. 13DPO (today): AF like cramps. They are on and off throughout the day, just like before AF. It sometimes comes on when stretching awkwardly, just like with AF. So there's no difference. Still getting the occasional breast pokiness in certain areas. Besides that, no other symptoms at all. No food aversions, no smell sensitivities, no nipple darkening, no itchiness, no burpiness/gassiness, no irritability... it's hard to believe that I have someone in there!

VERY faint positive 9 dpo and 1st cycle ttc our second!

Posting this here in hopes my tracking can help someone else! Little background on me. I am 32 and DH is 37. We had a blighted ovum leading to a DNC in April 2012 which I believe was caused by getting pregnant my first cycle off of the BCP. Suffered fertility concerns (long, irregular cycles. possible PCOS but never confirmed) until finally getting pregnant in June 2013. My daughter was born March 2014. Since having my daughter my health has become a priority. I have a 99% gluten free diet, workout 20-30 minutes nearly everyday and do my best to cook and eat whole, natural foods at home. I do not eat any fast food and very little, if at all, processed food. When my husband and I decided we wanted to go for number two in January 2017, we were already using natural family planning for preventing pregnancy (no BD during ovulation/fertility window). This cycle here was our very first trying to conceive. Since I was already monitoring my cycle signs very closely to prevent pregnancy, getting the timing right for ovulation seemed to work easily for us. We only needed to BD once :) I used OPKs in the past for prevention but did not use them this cycle. Did not temp but used CM & CP to know when to BD (I check both only once in the morning), as well as the GLOW app to track symptoms. My cycles are on the longer side but consistant now. Also some TMI with bowel movements below! 01/21/17 CD 16: Second day of EWCM for me. I usually have it for 4 days. Let Hubby know its time. We BD once that day at 1p. 01/22/17 CD 17: O Day! Like normal I feel O Pain on the left side. Lots of EWCM today. I wanted to BD but Hubby had an unusually long day and was too tired. Whole pelvis is achy and cervix is high and open. 1 DPO - EWCM present but much less. Signs of ovulation are weaker than yesterday. Pelvis not as sore. Worried that maybe I was going to O today and we may have missed the egg (Hubby's sperm only seem to live 72 hours). Husband is out of town so no BD today. Cervix is still high. 2 DPO - CM turns sticky and high cervix. Nothing different than normal after O symptoms. 3 DPO - 7 DPO - Creamy CM and high cervix. Usually around 4 DPO my creamy turns to nothing, this time it kept going. Diarrhea and acne appear around 5 DPO. Acne is common but not this early. I have had loose bowels from digestive issues before but this feels like a purging. I eat and everything comes out. 7 DPO experience slight decrease in creamy CM and a shift to scant EWCM. 8 DPO - Literally the first hours of 8 DPO. At 1:30a I was jolted awake from a deep sleep. I have had PMS insomnia in the past but this was different. I woke up with so much energy, just like I had slept 8 hours. I tossed and turned for the next four hours before finally falling asleep at 5:30a. I believe this is when implantation happened and the rush of hormones awoke me (thanks Estrogen!). Later this morning my CM turns back to creamy. 01/31/17 9 DPO - Decided to test with FMU with ClinicalGuard test from Amazon after what I felt the early morning of 8 DPO. VERY very faint positive. So faint Hubby said maybe our eyes are playing tricks on us. I know its positive though, just early. Any line is a line and I had NEVER seen a hint of a line when I used this test in past cycles. 10 DPO - Faint Positive on FRER. You can see this on the top test in the photo. Its faint but its there! So over the moon. Symptoms are pretty calm. Abundance of CM which is a mix of creamy and EWCM. Normal PMS symptoms, just milder. 02/03/17 12 DPO - Strong BFP on FRER with FMU. Wanted a stronger test line so took this one for pictures! I am currently 4 weeks 5 days pregnant or 19 DPO. My diarrhea disappeared around 13-14 DPO. My cervix dropped at 14 DPO and has since moved around everywhere, however it is very very tightly shut. Currently CM is a mix of creamy, white, stringy and watery. But there is plenty. For me, I think lack of strong symptoms were my first sign of pregnancy. Usually PMS hits early, this time I felt like I was in a weird limbo where my body was just there, haha. I do believe now that diarrhea was a symptom for me, however at the time I could have seen it as indigestion. If you're having issues with fertility, look at your diet first. Going gluten free and adding daily exercise to my schedule completely changed my fertility, my cycle and my relationship with it :) good luck everyone!
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BFP after chemical 3 months ago

Well I'm happy to say that it has finally happened and I got a beautiful bfp. I have to say that this month I really didn't stress about my symptoms. I will say that as it got closer to when AF was due that I got a huge pimple on my chin, canker sores in my mouth, nosebleeds, heartburn (huge sign for me), gas and headaches. Every other month when I swore I was pregnant my boobs were so tender and this month they have yet to get tender. They are heavy but not tender. Good luck and baby dust to you all!
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39 next month and first ever BFP!

My husband and I got married in March 2015. I was 37 and he was 42. We were both morbidly obese @ 275#(me) and 445#(him). I was also suffering from severe fibromyalgia. We started trying immediately to get pregnant but I wasn't overly hopeful because I felt so unhealthy. We tried eating "healthy" and lost some weight but we were hungry all the time. After 6 months we went to a fertility doctor. He put me on low dose thyroid medication and my husband on Clomid for low testosterone. My AMH and hormones were really good for my age. The doctor also prescribed fertility meds for me but I've only done two rounds of Clomid (one for the hormone test and one round a few months ago). My husband's sperm count increased but the quality decreased to the point that they were recommending IVF with ICSI. In June 2016 we had gained some weight back and decided to try a ketogenic diet. I got down to 235# and leveled off but it also cured my fibromyalgia. My husband got down to 385#. I had accepted around age 34 that I would never get married or have children so I have just been happy to have a wonderful man in my life, but it made me sad because he wanted a baby so badly. A few months ago we had a conversation and he was really wanting to go all out and do IVF. I felt the financial strain would be too much and wanted to trust in God. Shortly after that conversation they had a video in church about infertility/adoption and it was pretty emotional. We were invited to the front for prayer and I think it gave him some peace to know that God really is in control. Now just a few weeks later and we have our first ever BFP! I didn't test until 18-19 DPO because I fasted quite a bit this cycle (for the first time ever, also got my weight under 230#) and thought maybe it messed up my cycle. But I'm usually super regular so I finally bought a test and tested at 3 AM because I couldn't wait until morning! I pray that God will protect this little one. All the glory goes to Him! I have not used ovulation tests for the last few months because I've always felt when I am ovulating and decided to trust my body and God. I had ovulation pain on one side January 7 (we BD'd that night) and the other side January 8 (usually I only have it on one side). I got up and put my pajamas on right after so it definitely isn't necessary to lay there lol. My husband usually takes at least 3-4 days to "recharge" so we really only get one chance per month. I've definitely had increased appetite and have been taking naps (usually I can't nap even if exhausted). The last few days my chest has hurt a bit more than usual but not enough that I thought it was a sign. I have had minor cramping and kept thinking I was going to start my period any minute. Also my cat has been laying with me a lot this last week and she normally only lays with my husband. That was really unusual!

BFP after 11months TTC! 35yo It can happen!

Like so many others, this website has been a great source of support and comfort through the many months of TTC. My husband and I are "older" but we're both distance runners and incredibly healthy, so we just assumed it would happen instantly. When it did not, naturally I went through all of the confusion, self-doubt and disappointment so many of you understand. My advice - don't relax. Do all the things that make you feel better for as long as you need, at some point you will get tired and not give up but just let go a bit. That is what happened to me last month. To every woman in her mid 30s, it can and does happen, no matter what you read online! Always have hope. Oh and also - because I was googling it yesterday - I 100% thought AF was on her way yesterday. I had these intense dull achey cramps and thought that was it. Today I woke up and temps were still high and FF said it was test day, so I POAS expecting the usual emotional rollercoaster when you see that stark white to my amazement a big beautiful no questioning BFP was staring back at me!!! I feel so lucky, excited and grateful that I had the TWW stories to read during this last year. My symptoms by DPO: DPO 1-6 - Nothing. The only thing I changed was using CB Monitor in addition to OPK cheapies. This was nice because it made it crystal clear my two most fertile days, highly recommend. I did not temp every day just periodically to check in, after several cycles you learn the general pattern of your temps. Day 7-15 - I had intermittent breast soreness. For those who are searching for this, yes my breast soreness would come and go, some days bad, then would ease off, so don't panic if that happens. The frustrating thing is, that I had breast soreness many times on BFN cycles from 7dpos till AF, so it's not a great indicator for me. I also had varying levels of cramping from 8dpo and definitely bouts of constipation. I also had extreme fatigue the last two days. I kept falling asleep in the middle of the day, not usual for me. That was it! I didn't have any moment where I knew. Like I said, I really thought AF was coming. Good luck and best wishes to all of you!!!

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