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BFP by DPO

The BFP by DPO is hands down my favorite kind of BFP story. It unfolds slowly, like a tulip in the spring - a new symptom appearing with each passing day… constipation on Tuesday, tingling boobs on Wednesday…. Ah, the poetry of it all!

We’d love for you to send – nay, we simply MUST HAVE – your BFP by DPO story, assuming you were detail-oriented (nice euphemism, huh?) enough to record your symptoms on a daily basis.  

So all you BFP by DPO’ers – we want to hear from you! Send us your story, blow by blow, through this contact form.

11dpo faint bfp

Hi! So happy to finally be posting on here after many months of story stalking. I'm 33 DH is 39. It's our 3rd month ttc. (Though the first month we only did it once in fertile window). I had a chemical/.very early mc 4 years ago not ttc. Used pull out method and cycle tracking for 7 years.
I typically ovulate on CD 11-13 based on symptoms not temping. Cycle length is 27-30 days. This month we BD on CD 5,8,9,12,13,22.
Symptoms:
CD 12: EWCM, diarrhea, tender boobs, headache.
CD13: ovulation! Cramps, acne, warm feeling, EWCM, high sex drive.
1dpo: nothing
2dpo: feel good/happy
3dpo: weird cramps (bowels?), intermittent tender boobs
4dpo: fatigue, creamy cm
5 dpo: fatigue Uti feeling, weird spasms in urethra, increase cm
6dpo: creamy cm, nausea but in car all day
7dpo: cramps, stabbing, not like period cramps
8 dpo: lots of creamy cm when checking, not on underwear
9dpo: crashed while roller skating! Hurt wrist and both legs. Weird because I never wipeout like that just skating downhill! (It was a bumpy path though...), mood swings, feel like I'm getting a cold
10 dpo: high sex drive, nausea but driving all day
11 dpo: super bitchy, felt something was up, milky cm, fatigue, nausea, weird coating in mouth, beer sounds terrible, bloating. Tested in evening after weird sexy nap dream and got a faint BFP! Excited, but don't want to get ahead of myself. Period due in 4 days.
12 dpo: fatigue, nap, very low cp in am-high at night, feels like vagina kinda closing in, very plush feeling, stomach pangs, nausea at night
13 dpo: fatigue, mood swings, frequent urination, bloating, gassy. Took test in evening with FR and got a very clear BFP!!! Flushed cheeks, weird coating in mouth, nausea at night, cramps feel like bowels, tummy flutters at night for 5 mins mostly on right side. Yippee!!

Notes:
After BD on ovulation day and day before, I kept hips propped with pillow for 30 mins followed by a couple handstands ;)
I didn't really feel that different until 11 dpo.
Good luck to everyone!!!

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BFP with unexpected symptoms

Another BFP story from an older mom with TTC/loss/rainbow baby experience…

I have a short LP (10-12 days), so by the time it makes sense to POAS, I already get my period or indications of it. And this cycle was the same. Here are my symptoms by dpo:

1-7 dpo: nothing in particular
7-8 dpo: stabbing pain in breasts (typical AF symptom for me)
9 dpo: I went and bought a big box of sweets for hubby and me. I was emotional and irritable. (Both, also AF symptoms for me).
10 dpo: My BBT fell, close to, but not below coverline. I also had a lower backache and felt moody/irritable. (All AF symptoms).

I felt like testing late in the evening (10dpo), just to be sure. I fully expected AF to come soon, but I guess I didn’t want it to. I used a Wondfo dip strip. It says you should read it after 5 minutes (no upper limit given). I forgot and looked after 10 minutes. There was a faint but visible second line. Even hubby, who doesn’t know anything about POAS or faint lines) could see it. I thought it must be an evaporation line.

I went and took care of some business. Two hours later, I wanted to test again, because I felt some slight soreness on my breasts and irritated/sensitive nipples (not AF symptoms). I used a SurePredict and a Wondfo. Read both at 5 minutes, but both were negative. After another 5 minutes or so, I looked with a flashlight and both had a second line. I couldn’t leave this hanging in the air. So, I went ahead and used a FRER and got a clear positive at midnight!

I already got confirmed with a blood test and put on progesterone. Now in the waiting game and hoping and praying that it sticks!

BFP on 3rd cycle

This is our third cycle ttc after having a chemical pregnancy two cycles ago. My cycles are all over the map but due to ewcm on Thursday 20th we bd that day along with two days before and one day after.

1-3dpo-nothing
4dpo- I noticed I had ewcm all day again! I panicked that this was actually ovulation and my husband was out of town so I figured we might be out this month.
5-7dpo-nothing.
8dpo- yellowish cm when wiping once
9dpo- bloated tested with store brand test and saw a hint of a blue line but I've seen these blue lines in previous cycles and it wound up being negative so I threw it out.
10dpo- felt like I was sucked of all energy. I was so exhausted and went to bed at 8pm
11dpo- tested with fmu clear blue digital bfn. Felt run down, bloated, nipples on fire and felt like I was pregnant due to tightness and mild cramps in my uterus so at 9pm tested frer and saw a faint faint pink line! I have never seen a second line on these tests before so I knew I wasn't imagining things.
12dpo - ran out early morning and bought more frer and tested with fmu and faint positive! Today I felt like I had the flu. Cold, achy, cramping and major bowel issues. I couldn't leave the toilet all day! Boobs were pulsing and by 9pm my boobs, cramping were keeping me awake. Woke up at midnight sweating and took another test and still faint positive.
13dpo- fun positive yes+ with frer digital! Period is due tomorrow!

I didn't notice any change in cm or sensitivity to smell. On 12dpo my cup of coffee made me so jittery I was shaky! I'm usually a 6cup a day girl so for one cup to do that made me very suspicious!!

Things I did different this month...I didn't obsess over every little symptom, I left it with God and knew that in his timing he would bless us with a child.
I was on this website many times the past three months and it's really different with every person and every body so don't compare and think your out just bc your symptoms don't line up with someone else's. With my first two pregnancies I had spotting ALOT before my bfp so much so I thought I had my period bc it would last two or three days...this time nothing!
May God bless everyone who reads this and may he answer your prayer in his perfect timing.

BFP After 4 Years

I received my BFP today!! My DH and I have been TTC on and off for the past four years!! I can’t believe it! I’ve been sitting at work ALL DAY after getting a BFP at 5:30AM and am ready to jump out of my skin! I won’t get too much into what didn’t work for me as all I had tried before was just the basics of preconception which includes a healthy diet, increase water, have sex, get sleep, and such.
This cycle, I tried to follow TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) method and, without diagnosing myself, I followed what it suggested to combat a Cold Uterus which can actually prevent implantation. Below is a list of what I did, including the TCM which I adopted:
What I did differently:
1. Hormonal Balancing Yoga every other day leading up suspected Ovulation
2. Two Week Wait Yoga the day after suspected Ovulation
3. Avoided “damp” foods such as yogurt, milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, and greasy foods.
4. Consumed Cayenne Pepper at least once a day nearly every day of the Day 1- Day 25 to keep my uterus warm and inviting for my precious little baby
5. Took Ginger Baths once a week to keep my uterus and the rest of my body warm, again, to aide implantation
6. Took ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) baths once a week combined with Epsom Salts to rid my body of any toxins
7. Took Prenatal & Omega 3 Fatty Acid supplements
8. Used Preseed and DTD CD 8, 12, & 13 with suspected Ovulation on CD14 going by previous months.
9. I avoided OPKs this month mainly because I only like CB Digital Advanced but didn’t want to fork up the cash and left it up to God for the timing.
10. Prayer Prayer Prayer!!!!!!!!!!!!
CD 1- CD7: Did my best to incorporate a healthy meal plan and survive the period from another planet
CD 8: DTD
CD9: No symptoms logged
CD 10: Increased sex drive, Crampy, Gas, Pelvic pain on both sides, Bloating
CD 11: No symptoms logged
CD 12: DTD with preseed
CD 13: DTD with preseed, Cramps, Backaches
CD 14: Suspected Ovulation Day!!!
1DPO: Right Pelvic Pain (which I found weird because I normally ovulate from my left side) No usual sore breasts
2DPO: No usual sore breasts
3DPO: Weird gush of EWCM (second guessing if I should have just opted to get the CB OPK), no sex drive, cramps, acne on my nose, pelvic pain on both sides, lower backache, No usual sore breasts
4DPO: No usual sore breasts
5DPO: No usual sore breasts
6DPO: Watery CM, cramps, no sex drive, left pelvic pain, diarrhea, headaches, tender BBs FINALLY
7DPO: Backaches, cramps, and left pelvic pain, cried at a commercial about HPV
8DPO: Cramps, Constipation, right pelvic pain, backache
9DPO: Negative pregnancy test, No symptoms logged
10DPO: Crying easily, no sex drive or appetite, tender breasts, gas, diarrhea, bloating
11DPO: BFN, No symptoms logged
12DPO: BFP at 5:30AM and 2 more since!!! 1 Digital and 2 FRER!! At the moment, all I feel is just off and on cramps which I know are normal BUT still worry me. They aren’t as bad as AF but they are a little uncomfortable. I actually woke up with them thinking of taking an ibuprofen so that prompted me to take the test. I took it, put it down, walked away thinking “if God wants this to be, it will be, and if not, I will just move on to taking even better care of myself” I prayed before I even opened the package, to be honest. The first test I took, showed me the pamphlet symbol and per the instructions, prompted me to take another test which turned out to be my BFP!! It was one the sweetest surprises God has given me! This will be our 3rd child and I am MORE THAN EXCITED to welcome him or her! Or them?! AGH! I hope this is helpful to someone, anyone trying on their own. Just know the wait is hard, but nothing happens when it is not supposed to. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, each month you do NOT conceive, just remember that just was not your month, but the next MAY be! Take it as an opportunity to do something BETTER for you. Take a drink, eat healthier, start your workout, start meditation, all these things not only can help aid conception, but can help YOU in the process of all of this. Most importantly, pray, and leave it to GOD. His timing is perfect and I’ve waited for 4 years blaming him, jealous of friends and family until I realized that their journey isn’t mine! It will all work out the way it is supposed to! God bless you all!

Bfp by dpo

I have short cycles about 25 days long. This is my second pregnancy, I have a 2 yo DD. Here's my bfp by dpo story!

Cd 1-5: Af. BD on day 5 in case of early O.
Cd 6: BD. Creamy tacky cm.
Cd 7: dry thick cm. No bd.
Cd 8: dry cm. No bd.
Cd 9: ewcm beginning. BD twice.
Cd 10: ewcm. BD. Very sensitive cervix during BD with a speck of spotting afterwards. Cramping. I'm guessing this is my O day.

1dpo: Cm thickening up.
2dpo: Cm thick, cloudy. Dull cramps.
3dpo: Cm cloudy/ creamy.
4dpo: Lotion like cm.
5dpo: Lotion like cm, light cramping, tired all day. Thinking I implanted around this time.
6dpo: Lotion like cm, thicker. Cramping. Boobs beginning to feel sore, and I didn't poop this day. I poop like clockwork every morning after coffee so I had to jot that down.
7 dpo: Cm same. Constipated again! Big red flag for me. Still sore boobs, still cramping lightly. I started feeling emotional listening to the radio. Tired. Then, I went to the bathroom and a pea sized glob of jello-ish, jiggly, stretchy clear cm came out when I wiped. My sense of smell was strong today but that's actually a normal pms symptom for me. I felt cold all day which was an early symptom in my first pregnancy.
8dpo: Very little lotion cm. Still constipated, tired, cold, sore boobs. I woke up after having very vivid dreams which I haven't had in about 2 years. My boob leaked also which hasn't happened since my daughter was a newborn. At this point I was about 90% sure I was pregnant. I took a hpt knowing it was too early lol. Negative.
9 dpo: cm same. Boobs feeling more sore. More vivid dreams. Af like cramps.
10 dpo: cm same. Constipated, boobs more sore, more visits dreams, more cramps. Heartburn. I knew I was pregnant.
11 dpo: cm same. Backache, sore boobs, constipated, vivid dreams, starting to get HUNGRY (another early symptom from last time.) AF like cramps had me wondering if I was out. Took a hpt and had a very very faint positive. Like you wouldn't see it unless you were squinting and standing on one leg while patting your head and rubbing your belly. But I saw it!
12 dpo: vivid dreams, starving, sore boobs, 3 more faint positives!!
13 dpo: cramping, starving, vivid dreams, sore boobs, dark, clear as day, bfp!
14 dpo: for this day I wrote "symptoms out the ass" so I'll just leave it at that lol.
15 dpo: AF due, nowhere in sight! Definitely knocked up!

I'm now 6w1d according to what I think is my O date, and I'm feeling pregnant as all hell. I'm eager for my dating scan coming up to have an official due date!
Good luck to you all!!

Rainbow BFP 12-13dpo

This was our 6th cycle TTC. We had an early miscarriage/CP at 4+3 on our 4th cycle. Our 5th cycle TTC was the hardest mentally and most painful physically. I could not stop checking this site and symptom spotting like crazy leading up to really bad menstrual cramps in my back that sent me to the ER.

Now here we are with our rainbow BFP after deciding we would only BD when we felt like it(which we never go more than a day off anyway) and trying to not keep track or symptom spot. I would still lay down for a while after BD'ing or even just go to sleep, but other than that we didn't do anything extra.

I didn't have many symptoms and didn't keep track, but here is what I did take note of:

Normal Cycles 28-30 days
LMP 6/29
I usually ovulate around CD14, so that would've been 7/12

7dpo- 7/19 I flew across the country overnight and noted in my calendar a constant dull ache and a little pinching in my uterus (Implantation maybe,) and the tiniest wave of nausea the last hour of my flight (thought I was just hungry.)

7-12dpo- While on vacation the only thing I noted was vivid dreams every night including dreaming of a BFP when I napped for a few hours after landing the morning of 8dpo. I wanted to sleep the whole trip, but thought it was just jet lag. Had a tiny bit of heartburn once or twice, but I was not eating healthy or drinking water like I usually do and I was drinking more alcohol than usual (ooops!) Half way through the trip I told DH I thought I was pregnant because I felt nothing on the inside like I usually do before AF and my uterus just felt a little hard. The night before we flew home I started to cry talking to husband about how I'm not fit anymore and then got boiling mad when our flight got delayed making us miss our connection. Chalked up these emotions to normal PMS.

12-13dpo- Flew back home, had a tiny bit of heartburn and soreness on the sides of my bbs (especially left one,) took a test at 9:15 PM with diluted urine and got very clear, but faint BFP on walmart cheapie. Held urine for just 1.5 hours with no fluids and got a darker BFP on walmart cheapie!!! Then this morning took FRER and got another clear BFP!!! We are so excited and a little nervous!!!

BFP after loss at 20 weeks

I lost my Marin at 20 weeks a few months ago. She was a rare baby to begin with, having been conceived on the Mirena IUD. But the moment I heard that little heart beating I knew I wanted her more than anything in the world. The loss was unimaginably difficult, I thought I was in the clear so far into it but she was sent to us only to teach us a lesson. My SO and I waited a bit then decided, when I started to be able to smile again without feeling guilty, to try once more.

I looked up everything I could find on success stories, how people were getting pregnant, I downloaded the Ovia Fertility app and started tracking everything from my basal, to my cervix, to my CM. We snagged some Preseed (pricey though it is) and gave it a shot in mid to late June. The TWW was agonizing. I spent a better part of my free time reading forums of women that got BFPs and what symptoms they experienced during that time. I typed in the new DPO every day. So I wanted to share my experiences with you guys in case my story gives anyone hope during those long 14 days.

1-5 DPO: Nothing.
6 DPO: I felt some intense gas pains and bloating. Lasted all day.
7 DPO: I had an odd pinching sensation in my lower right abdomen near my belly button. Lasted most of that day. No spotting. Basal increased by .5. No other symptoms.
8 DPO: Woke to the tiniest hint of red and pink streaks. No pinching. Increase in CM that was clear and stretchy like my ovulation CM. Increased need to urinate. Basal increased by .5. No other symptoms.
9 DPO: Clear CM remained, spotting gone, Basal increased by .7. Increased need to urinate. Got BFN.
10 DPO: Clear CM remained, gas and bloating returned, Basal still heightened by .7, had mild headache threatening to get worse but never did. Incressed need to urinate remained. Almost feinted with low blood sugar symptoms, ate carrots, felt better (my blood sugar has always been perfect).
11 DPO: Clear CM remained, gas and bloating as well, constipation kicked in full swing, traffic was at a standstill in there. Except my urine...of course. Mild headache upon waking until sleeping again.
12 DPO: Same as 11 DPO, checked cervix, it was fairly high (I have short little sausage fingers but it took two knuckles to feel it) and it was soft and puffy like a little water balloon. It was closed. Basal still up .7. Fatigue settled in and what I call, the super sniffer, happened. I started smelling days old bleach in stores and cigarette smoke from blocks away.
13 DPO: Same as 12 DPO. Tried to keep mind off the last bit of wait. Super sniffer allowed me to, somehow, smell spicy queso Pringles the MOMENT he opened the can from 3 rooms away.
14 DPO: Same symptoms as the last few days but I noticed some mild breast tenderness and nipple sensitivity. Super sniffer continued, aversions set in (bacon has betrayed me), craving for tomatoes (I hate tomatoes) settled, and I experienced a coppery blood-like taste in my mouth. Got second BFN.

I decided to wait a few days into my missed AF. I ended up with the same symptoms 3 days into my missed period and woke that morning with intense, dizzying nausea, and as I pulled my blankets up over my chest I cried out at the pain the weight of the dinky things put on my breasts. My eyes SHOT open. Time to take another test.

3 Days past AF: BFP on FRER test at 10am. BFP on First Signal at 3pm.
7 Days past AF: BFP on Clear Blue plus/minus and Clear Blue Digital.

Doctor confirmed pregnancy 7/23/17 at 5 weeks, 5 days, due date March 20th, 2018.

Ladies, do NOT lose hope, I got that second BFN on a FRER at 14 DPO. Every woman is different and every pregnancy is different. Your HcG levels have to be high enough to be detected by any of those tests. Good luck!

It will happen to you to! BFP at 9dpo!!!!!!

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since March of this Year. Like many others I thought it would be a super fast process and became really anxious when it didn't happen on the first try. What I really believe helped me this cycle was that I stopped taking my prenatal's and other vitamins (Vitamin B) (I am a firm believe that they were messing with my cycle) I confirmed this through monitoring my BBT temp and OPKS. I also feel like a big key player was drinking grapefruit Juice non-contrate from the end of my period to O day. I also ate pineapple Core from O day to 5dpo. I honestly did not thing this month would be it! As I did everything contrary to what most people do when they get their BFP's. In fact I was sure this month was not it that I finally decided to got through with getting my Colposcopy and cervical biopsy (which i had been putting off since last month after my abnormal pap) at 7dpo. They tested me for pregnancy but it was negative... i finally got my BFP at 9dpo...

What I used in the previous months that I got BFN's:
1. Preseed- cycles 3-5
2. Prenatals cycles 1-5
3. Softcups-cycle 4 only
4. Temping Cycles 3-5
5. OPKS Cycles 3-5
6. Vitamin B6 & B12
7. Green Tea
8.Stopped drinking coffee cycles 1-5

9.Laying in bed after intercourse and different positions TMI---- i feel like in previous months it would all come out so fast this month the sperm stayed over night until the next day, my guess is the increased muccous helped retention? who knows.

What I did different this month:
ALOT OF PRAYERS!

1. Stopped taking prenatal vitamins

2. Drank Grapefruit Juice -non concentrate from the last day of AF to O day----- this SIGNIFICANTLY increased my cervical mucous. I would rather drink Grapefruit Juice than take EPO because I have read EPO messes with your cycle.

3. Exercised (not too extreme) i went on walks with hubby every evening to take my mind off things. I also made sure to do abs since I read somewhere that having a stronger core helps with conception? anyway this helped me stay distracted more thank anything. i also ate semi healthy..

4. I consumed Pineapple Core from O day to 5DPO

5. Preseed i'm not sure this helped as i had used it for 2 cycles before without success.

6. Green tea occasionally

7. people say to relax but i don't ever relax i'm always on the go and thinking about things so instead of "relaxing" i kept busy and my mind off things.

I honestly did not thing this month would be it! As I did everything contrary to what most people do when they get their BFP's. In fact I was sure this month was not it that I finally decided to got through with getting my Colposcopy and cervical biopsy (which i had been putting off since last month after my abnormal pap) at 7dpo. They tested me for pregnancy but it was negative... i finally got my BFP at 9dpo...

SYMPTOMS
1DPO-7DPO vivid dreams
7DPO to today 11DPO- peeing a lot, hot flashes, and waking up in the middle of the night to pee and feeling wide awake.
other than these symptoms i have nothing else. no sore breasts or anything else.

I hope this helps someone out there!
Baby dust to you all!

BFP after 7 months TTC & a BFN at 11 DPO

DH and I are both 33 and this was our first time TTC. I felt like so many people I knew got pregnant within the first couple months of trying and when that didn't happen for us, I started to get very worried. Now, in hindsight, 7 months feels like nothing and I feel so lucky -- so I wanted to share my story to let others know that there are success stories in this mid-range of TTC!

I got a BFN at 11 DPO and thought I was out -- turns out I was wrong, so do not be deterred by a BFN at 11 DPO or earlier!

Things we did: I used Fertility Friend, took my BBT consistently every morning, laid with my hips elevated for 20-30 mins post-BD (have read this is not necessary, but why not try), and just in this 7th month the one thing we did differently was my DH was careful not to leave his phone in his pocket all day.

CD1-6: Nothing
CD 7: BD
CD 8-9: Nothing
CD 10: Sticky CM.
CD 11: Creamy CM.
CD 12: Creamy CM. Negative OPK.
CD 13: Negative OPK.
CD 14: Negative OPK.
CD 15: BD. Negative OPK.
CD 16: BD. Eggwhite CM. Negative OPK.
CD 17: Eggwhite CM. Positive OPK. I believe this was O day (as did Fertility Friend).

1 DPO: BD. Negative OPK.
2 DPO: BD. Wet CM.
3 DPO: BD. Tender breasts.
4 DPO: Sticky CM. Dizziness.
5 DPO: Nothing.
6 DPO: Sticky CM. No other symptoms.
7 DPO: Creamy CM. Mild cramping.
8 DPO: Creamy CM. Indigestion. Congested / runny nose. Gassy.
9 DPO: Indigestion. Gassy. Mild cramps. Very mild queasiness.
10 DPO: Gassy. Mild Queasiness. Super hungry!
11 DPO: Expected AF around this day (my cycle varies by up to 5 days.) Creamy CM. Bloated. Frequent urination. Took a HPT and it was definitely a BFN. My parents were arriving the next day from out of state and I decided not to test again until they left; also just assumed I was out at this point.
12 DPO: Creamy CM. Sensitive nipples. Gassy. Mild cramps.
13 DPO: Sensitive nipples. Cramps. Bloated. Tender breasts. Waves of dizziness and felt like something was different - don't know how to describe it but was suspicious for the first time that something could be going on.
14 DPO: Bloated. Constipated. Gassy. Had a weird cold spell / chills in the evening.
15 DPO: Creamy CM. Bloated. Constipated. Gassy. Mild cramping. A little dizzy. Mild queasiness.
16 DPO: BFP!!! Didn't take note of any other symptoms I had this day. I got BFPs on two store brand FRER tests this morning. But by the evening, the lines had disappeared! Searched online and got nervous that this might indicate a false positive. Bought a Clear Blue Digital and it was a BFP so I think the morning ones were just not great quality.

This was in May. I am now 12 weeks pregnant with a healthy little one!

BFP First Pregnancy!!!

This forum for BFP stories helped me get through our tough time and I knew I would share our good news when it happened. I am 31 and DH is 33.

I came off birth control in Dec 2015. We weren't trying to conceive at the time but we were hoping it would happen by chance. In Aug 2016, we moved places for easier commute to our jobs and to be closer to our families. I had always told DH that I wanted to live close to my parents when we started our family.
Unfortunately it wasn't the easy process we had hoped for. At the end of Aug 2016, we started to actively ttc. I started using ovulation tests to track ovulation and after 2 months of tracking, I noticed that my luteal phase was only 10-11 days. My luteal phase defect was likely due to excessive estrogen since I had used Evra patch for birth control. To help correct my luteal phase, I used DIM supplement for 4 months in addition to taking prenatal vitamins, B6 and coenzyme q10 and DH took multivitamin, zine and coenzyme q10.
By Dec 2016, my luteal phase was consistently 13-14 days but since we still were not successful, I started tracking my temperature and confirmed that I was ovulating every month and although my luteal phase was consistent, my cycles were varying from 29-36 days. We also started to use Pre-seed each time we BD at ovulation.
By April 2017, we decided we wanted to see a specialist as we had been off birth control for over a year and still no luck. We got an appointment for early June 2017 and the doctor told me I likely had mild PCOS since my cycles were not regular and started me on cycle monitoring and did a sperm check for DH. He also told us not to use Pre-seed and to spend more time on foreplay instead.
Through cycle monitoring, we found out that all was well (tubes, egg development, uterus) and my DH's sperm was normal in number and motility. We were relieved but the cycle that was being monitored was was very long. Through the monitoring, we were told to BD CD 22-25 (I also found that I had strong positive ovulation tests and +++ewcm). At CD 28, I had bloodwork done and was told my progesterone was 47.3 (anything over 30 is good). At CD 35, I had bloodwork to test me for pregnancy and they called me to come in because my hcg level was 17 (anything over 5 is positive)!

DPO 1-DPO 5: no symptoms except for temperature rise
DPO 6: pink spotting, sharp shooting breast pain
DPO 7: very sore nipples and sharp shooting breast pain
DPO 8-10: very sore nipples
DPO 11: sore nipples; hcg level 17 and I tested with easy@home hcg test for faint positive and FRER clear +ve
DPO 12-13: slightly darker +ve on hcg test and clearblue digital +ve test with 1-2 weeks indicator (since conception)
DPO 14/day of missed period: brown spotting and darker +ve on hcg test

We are so excited for the months ahead! Babydust to all! Have Faith!

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