I got my very first BFP this week after 5 long months of TTC! My partner and I are a bit late into the game at 39 but we're very excited and hope for a healthy pregnancy.
My story: I have a fairly regular 25-27 day cycle but We decided to see a fertility specialist after 4 months of trying to check if everything was ok - this may seem quick, but I didn't want to waste any more time if there was something wrong due to my age. I also suspected that I wasn't ovulating as I was getting multiple positive readings using OPKs which can be an indicator of PCOS. The doctor gave me the harsh reality of trying to conceive naturally at my age and sent my partner and I off to do a blood test, saline hysterogram and semen analysis.
The break down:
CD5 - Have the Saline hystergram, otherwise known as ultrasound and dye. This checks for abnormalities and blockages and can also be useful to unblock tubes. The doctor tells us that some people fall pregnant straight after this test, but we're doubtful.
CD7 - BD (used Pre-Seed)
CD10 - We return to the fertility doctor for our results. My partner's SA was good in everything but morphology and they also think that I'm not ovulating as the ultrasound indicated polycystic ovaries. She prescribed clomid for me to start next month on CD2 and for us to think about IUI. We kind of right off this month and wait for the next month to tick around so we can get started! So I decide not to document any symptoms (which is annoying because now I have to try an remember what was going on!).
CD10-12 - BD (used Pre-Seed)
CD13 (used Pre-Seed) - BD in the morning and partner prepares to go on a fishing trip for 3 days.
DPO3 - I start to cramp a bit and get a sore back
DPO4 - Cramping continues on and off but it's a bit sharper at night. My skin also breaks out
DPO5 - BD, no symptoms
DPO8 - yucky diarrhea
DPO9 - BD, no symptoms
DPO10 - Develop terrible head cold (that's still hanging around)
DPO13 - AF is due but is a no show. I decide not to test as it was two days late the month before. I also spot a couple of days up to a week before I get AF. This month there was nothing, but at the time I thought this might because the saline hystergram cleared everything out. I also notice my dog and cat are both trying to sit on my lap.
DPO14 - Still no AF. We have plans to go out to dinner with friends, so I start wondering if it's ok for me to drink. My partner goes to an art show and I stay home and get ready for dinner and decide to do a test. I watch the control line come up straight away and tell myself that I was just being silly and next month hopefully we'll see some results. I turned my back for a couple of seconds and then looked at it again and noticed a second line. A second line! I can't believe it and do another test. The line comes up straight away again! Yay! I patiently wait for my partner to come home so I can tell him the good news before we go to dinner. He brings his cousin home and invites her out to dinner - which means my window to share the news just closed! I had to sit through the whole night keeping the news to myself. Luckily I still had a head cold so no one really questioned why I wasn't drinking. When we got home I obviously broke down and shared the news.
DPO15 - we did 2 more tests including a digital and they were all positive!
I truly believe the saline hysterogram cleared my tubes and allowed me to ovulate. We're very excited and hope for a happy healthy 9 months!