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BFP by IUI

Intrauterine insemination, the infertility treatment in which sperm are placed directly in the uterus at the time of ovulation, is certainly one way to get your BFP. If you're undergoing (or considering) IUI, then this is the page for you!

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Low AMH + chronic disease diagnosis - conceived on second IUI

I wanted to share my story to give someone else hope, as these stories gave me hope during some dark times. I am 36, and my husband is 50 now. We were a year younger when we tried to conceive - from April 2016 to July 2017. Here’s a general timeline: April - Sept 2016 Tried lots of things to get pregnant - tracking, temping, ovulation strips, sex every day/every other day/twice a day, acupuncture, all sorts of supplements. No luck. Did find out I had a shorter luteal phase (8-10 days), so gyno prescribed progesterone suppositories to use after ovulation. Lengthened luteal phase but still no luck. Oct 2016 - Jan 2017 Got tested at fertility clinic. Initial tests showed low AMH for me (.4) and low motility for my husband (31%). Subsequent testing showed even lower AMH for me (.2) but great results for my husband. (Not sure if his first test was a fluke but between tests he kept his cell phone out of his front pants pocket and started taking various supplements) Feb 2017 Made a plan to start IUI + Clomid next cycle. Mentioned to fertility doctor that I’ve seen blood in my stool regularly for a few weeks, but my regular doctors said it was nothing to worry about. Fertility doc urges me to see a gastroenterologist ASAP to rule out anything serious before we start fertility treatment. March 2017 See gastroenterologist, get colonoscopy, am diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Luckily it is not too severe, and medicine curbs symptoms almost immediately. April - May 2017 Delay fertility treatment, not really TTC as I wait for my body to heal a bit and adjust to new medicine. Also changed jobs to a much less stressful position. June 2017 First round of IUI + Clomid. Thrilled to have two ready eggs at ultrasound and awesome sample from husband. Trigger shot to release eggs, progesterone suppositories to support after insemination. Super sad to get a negative pregnancy test but doctor was pleased with my body’s performance so we decide to try the same thing again. July 2017 Second round of IUI + Clomid. 2 eggs again and a slightly less awesome sample from my husband, trigger shot, progesterone. Only thing I did differently this time was meditate daily - including for 10 minutes directly after insemination - using the Circle & Bloom guided meditation series. July 21, 2017 Got first positive pregnancy test ever!! 2 weeks later, saw a tiny little heartbeat on my first ultrasound. I could not believe it worked, mostly because I had absolutely NO symptoms during the TWW. Every month prior to this, I convinced myself that I was pregnant during the TWW. This month, I was sure I wasn’t. The only strange thing I noticed the day before I took my positive test was slightly bluer veins in my breasts, but I was pretty sure I imagined it. I am now on the cusp of my third trimester, and the pregnancy has been smooth sailing so far (knock wood!). We are expecting a little boy at the end of March 2018. I wish all of you the very best of luck, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that you will get your BFP very soon!

Getting our rainbow

Of course I have been stalking this page for almost 2 years. I finally get to post mine and I am SO excited!!!! We got pregnant back in May of this year (2017) but we lost that baby in July, on my husband's birthday. Since then, I have had 2 IUI's....the 2nd worked. I did not trigger an I did not take any progesterone before or after the IUI. I was on clomid 100mg on CD3-7. We BD'd on CD10, 14, 15, 16. I o'd on CD 15 and did the IUI on the same day *O day- Got the positive OPK in the morning and had the IUI at 4 that afternoon (11.22 (the day before Thanksgiving) cramping after the IUI *3-5DPIUI-My nipples feel like they are going to fall off. THEY HURT!!!! Not the entire breast, just the nipple. I am wondering what's going on because I KNOW it's way too early for pregnancy symptoms. Still cramping but now they are dull and in the background. If I had to guess, I would say they were in my uterus. *6DPIUI-still cramping and my nipples are still sore. Like, I couldn't hug my kids without tremendous in pain. Still crampy. Constipated. *7DPIUI- took my first test...BFN with FRER, walmart first signal and internet cheapie. I'm thinking it's still really early so I didn't really get upset about the negative. My appetite has increased, but that happens as it gets close to my period so i don't think anything of. I am gassier than usual. Nipples still hurt. Still crampy *8-9DPIUI- took a test (internet cheapie)...BFN nipples are still sore but not as bad as it before. This has me worried. I am thinking "If I were pregnant, my symptoms would be increasing, not decreasing." very emotional. Secretly loosing hope but still telling myself that it's still early *10DPIUI- tested with an internet cheapie. BFN. nipples have gone from sore to tender. EXTREMELY emotional. Cried over small stuff, things that i would not normally cry over (example: the dishwasher had not been unloaded). Appetite is still increased. My dog started following me around and being clingy. She would not let me out of her sight *11DPIUI- tender nipples still have those dull cramps in my lower abdomen area. It feels like my uterus. BFN on FRER and internet cheapie. I cried today. Still feeling out this month because I feel like "I should have more symptoms by now" and "the last time, by this time, i had a BFP already" and "it seems like everybody else has gotten their BFP days ago" *12DPIUI- decided not to test. I didn't think that I I could handle seeing another negative. I had a complete breakdown wondering when my time was coming. short tempered and very emotional. My beta was scheduled for today but I cancelled because I didn't want to pay ($40 copay) for my doctor to tell me that I am not pregnant. Just an emotional day *13DPIUI- Decided at the last moment to test...faint positive on the first signal test. Tried FRER using the same sample (FMU)...faint positive. Tested again using SMU on a first signal, darker line. Went to the store and bought 2 boxes of clearblue digitals, 1 box (3 count) FRER, 5 first signal tests. Clearblue gave me those words that I have been waiting SO long to see....PREGNANT. Went in for a blood test to confirm. HCG was at 29. Progesterone as at 24. By my calculations, I am 3 weeks and 5 days today. The doctor says I don't need to be on any progesterone supplement as of now. I go back in on Thursday to make sure my HCG has doubled as it should.

BFP 15dpiui 4 years in the making!

I'll do a quick background and get to the good stuff. My husband and I were not getting pregnant--plain and simple--we had every diagnostic test and were eventually diagnosed with unexplained infertility which I don't know what is more frustrating--having a reason or not having a reason. I stalked this site for years and read so many words of wisdom that brought me out of the darkest funks so I felt like if there was a person out there needing words of encouragement I feel like I needed to offer them. You need to find what will keep you going when things seem to be either going in the opposite direction or everything seems to have failed. When things seem out of your control (which this whole journey has been) you have control of one thing: educating yourself. You are your best advocate. Read the research from reputable sources, know the terminology and questions to ask. That is what I did instead of getting overwhelmed with the fearful question of "What if we can't ever have kids??" Do not compare yourself to your friends or your family and what they have--this is your journey. If you want to be a parent there are so many ways to become one--we decided to up our game for the best chances, but did not rule out eventually adopting and that option is still something we consider. This kept my family off my back when I turned 34 this year and was not yet pregnant. The good thing about making that decision is we could become parents at any age! If we were 50 and still wanted children to be a part of our lives we could--there are so many children out there who need loving parents. Ok enough with the philosophical stuff, I could probably write a book about my journey but you're here for my symptoms: This was our 3rd and final attempt at IUI and if this didn't work we had plans to start the IVF process in the next month. CD4 to 8: 5mg Femara (this was my 6th non-consecutive cycle taking this) CD 5 to CD11: Gonal-F injections--50 ius per night (first cycle of trying this) CD11: ultrasound showed 2 follicles that were a decent size (about 16 and 17 average mm) so that is why I did another Gonal-F injection on CD11 to help them mature more. CD12: Ovidrel trigger shot to induce ovulation CD13: IUI CD14/1dpiui: Baby dance--so now we don't know what worked :), major cramps from IUI CD15/2dpiui: Prometrium 200mg pill every night (6th cycle using this too)--bring on the symptoms that mimic pregnancy out of everything including the shots--these are what I disliked the most 3 to 8dpiui: No symptoms at all--did yoga with legs up in the air against the wall hoping that would help with blood flow to uterus--we try everything we read don't we? 9dpiui: boobs started getting sore on the sides--this is a classic AF symptom though so thought I was out for sure 10 & 11dpiui: no symptoms except sore breasts continued 12dpiui: Is that a blue vein in my areola? Sometimes I imagine changes that aren't really there because of wishful thinking. Feeling like I'm out because of no other symptoms except the usual ones--I went out to dinner and had a margarita. Resisted the urge to test--I didn't want a false positive or negative--and my doctor said not to test and to wait for the blood test. This was absolute torture. 13dpiui: Felt a little hungover just from 1 margarita. Boobs aren't sore anymore, this happens when AF is about to show so definitely thought I was out. Went to mall and saw kids sitting with Santa for their Christmas pictures and I thought "Yet another holiday I have to avoid my family's awkward ways of trying to ask us when we're having kids". I really wanted to test just to get it over with so I could process and move on to planning my next cycle. 14dpiui: OMG it's Sunday and I want to test! Boobs are sore again but it only comes back at night--hence when I take the progesterone so of course I thought it was because of that. 15dpiui: Beta HCG test result--received call in afternoon from my lovely nurse who said I was pregnant! I screamed "WHAT?!?!?" so loud I scared my dogs. Level was 312. I go back in 2 days for another test to make sure my numbers rise. Just for the heck of it I peed on a stick. When you've had years upon years of seeing BFN's it's a relief to see two lines finally! In my parting words--do not give up, we are proof. There were many times I read "do not give up", and I hope whoever is out there who needs to read that in the exact moment they are having doubts it will give you some hope. There are 3 major 'milestones' in the baby making realm: getting pregnant (check), staying pregnant (bring on a whole other set of worries), and having a healthy baby. I'm looking forward to these next 9 months and trying to stay positive about everything. When you've spent years of your life trying to attain pregnancy you don't know what to do once you actually overcome that first obstacle.

BFP on first IUI

Many thanks to everyone who has posted their stories here, as they gave me some peace of mind as I waited; I hope my story will do the same for someone out there. Good luck to all in your journeys to create your families, as I know it doesn't go the way most of us expect. I'm 37 and pregnant with my first child. Because we're older, when it didn't happen for us after 6 months of trying we both got some testing done, which was all fine. We used Preseed and ovulation tests. A couple months later I went for a vaginal ultrasound and had more hormonal blood tests, which were all fine. My uterus was very slightly heart-shaped, but the doctors didn't think it would be enough to make it hard for the embryo to attach (might be something to watch for during pregnancy, in terms of the baby's position in the last couple months before birth). At about a year and 2-3 months of trying, we went to a fertility clinic, and had a couple weeks of testing (blood tests and HSG were fine). We prepared for our first month of support in trying to conceive--except that I learned my MMR vaccine was no longer active. I had to get that and we had to wait a month and not try during that month, because that's the time needed for that vaccine. It was frustrating but, of course, really good to catch that. In many ways, working with the fertility clinic just took us off our own schedule but gave us lots of support, which did end up decreasing my stress. The next month we started treatment: I took Clomid days 3-8 and had several scans that showed 7 follicles (3 on one ovary, 4 on the other). By around day 14, I had two mature follicles. On day 17 I did an HCG trigger shot, and we BD. On day 19, we had the IUI around mid-day. I laid flat for about 15 minutes after, but I spent about half the time on my left side and then the rest on my right side (recommended by my nurse practitioner). My husband and I BD that evening, just in case. Day of IUI: Sore from IUI, sore throat in the evening Day 1-3 DpoIUI: Sore from IUI Day 9 DpoIUI: Bright red blood! Enough to make me think it was AF, but it was a small rush of blood when I urinated. I put on a pad (devastated) but no more blood came after that. Day 10 DpoIUI: CM was a little watery but milky in color, which I had never seen. Because of the spotting the day before, I was worried that it was watery because AF was coming. Day 11-13 DpoIUI: Felt a very, very slight feeling in stomach, which I wondered if was nausea or the beginnings of it. My cervix was very low (felt like a nose), which again made me think of AF. Day 14 DpoIUI: Had a blood test but couldn't wait for the results--went home and got a BFP on a home test. The positive came quickly. We got the blood test results later in the day to confirm. Day 15 DpoIUI and for the next couple weeks: Tender breasts, milky CM, sore muscles all over my body (like the flu), and of course tiredness I had my HCG levels tested on days 15 and 17, and they doubled, signaling our first pregnancy. We had two scans with the fertility clinic in the next month and saw the embryo and confirmed a heartbeat, and then we were off to an OB. I'm now four months pregnant and have gone through various screening tests, ultrasounds, etc., and am feeling really excited to meet this little one.

BFP after IUI 1!

Im so excited to be sharing this story! So, Im 29, DH is 32, trying for one year with MFI. We did an IUI 15 days ago with 15M sperm post wash, and two mature follicles. 1dpo-5dpo- I had major cramping and lots of gas, and lots of creamy CM 6po-7DPO-Headache, lower abdomen twinges, dry CM, light cramps and boob pain but that's not abnormal 8DPO-twinges in abdomen, urge to pee. Tested to confirm trigger shot was gone, BFN 9DPO-10-Achy armpit. I had seen this on some stories and was surprised by it. It didn't hurt too bad or for too long but just enough to say hmmm 11 DPO-major migraine, achy armpit, sensitive to smells, no appetite. woke up to pee at 4am a few nights in a row which isn't normal 12DPO-Verrrrrry faint BFP on dollar tree test, BFN on IC and FRER, Headache wont quit 13DPO-Nausea and headache and faint lines on dollar tree and FRER 14DPO-BFN on digitals but Stronger line with pink in it on FRER but beta came back at 11, doctor had very realistic convo that this might not stick. Cried all night 15DPO-BFP on digitals!!! Beta is increasing and I am encouraged for a miracle!!! Say some prayers that this little bean sticks! Second beta is tomorrow

BFP after 3rd IUI

Very excited to be posting my BFP story! I got my BFP on 13dpo - 11th month TTC. This was my 3rd IUI. I decided to test because I felt different than usual. I normally start spotting 5 days before my period is due, this time nothing. Also my stomach felt weird, like low level period cramps and a twinge on one particular side. I don't normally cramp before AF either. I had sore bbs from the same DPO as normal, temps also seemed normal post - o temps, not particularly triphasic. This has been months of hard work. I switched to an organic wholefoods diet 3 months ago, as well as all organic household and beauty products, and started fertility acupuncture at the same time. I ovulated on CD15 as usual - symptoms by DPO below DPO 1-3 - nothing DPO 4-7 - stomach not right, gassy and slightly constipated DPO 8 - nothing DPO 9-11 - sore BBs (normal pre AF for me, nothing out of the ordinary), also noticed a few new spots, again not really out of the ordinary, except this hasn't happened as much since I started eating organic. Lots of creamy cm, slightly unusual but not totally unheard of. slight temp drop on 11 DPO but had a terrible sleep. DPO 12 - temp back up. stomach felt weird. I did a big workout at the gym and had a pain on one side after, which became low grade cramps that came on and off the rest of the day. told DH I thought I was preg cos uterus felt "full" DPO 13 - tested with FMU - BFP!! took 5 tests to confirm including CB digi, all faint BFP or almost full BFP. Dull ache in uterus all day/bloated feeling, still creamy cm. Off to the fertility unit for blood work tomorrow, hoping this one sticks around!

Happy 40th Birthday!

We have one son, 3.5 now. We conceived him on our first month of trying, and it created some unrealistic expectations for us. We were completely unprepared for how difficult number two would be. 14 cycles, and nothing - except what I suspect were some super early chemicals - I never got a positive test with them, but I was starting to get symptoms (I don't have any pms symptoms normally until the first day of af), only to have them come to a sudden stop right when af arrived. I think they were implantation fails. Our age may be showing. I'm 40, DH is 44. We have been getting tested, and my results are all pretty great (especially given my age), but we were suprised to find we have moderate to severe male factor. This is our first cycle with interventions: Clomid, and IUI Clomid 50mg, cd 3-7 cd 14 - positive opk in the evening cd 15 - ultrasound: 14mm endometrium, 17 and 18 mm follicles on either ovary. No trigger, since I ovulate naturally. cd 16 - IUI. DH count better than when we first tested, but still low. The test last month showed 2.5 mil per ml, and only 2% morphology. The count is a bit up for our IUI, and we ended up with 7mil washed, which still isn't great. They told us to BD too, but we didn't - we were so exhausted, and I felt horrible and bloated and painful on the clomid. 1 dpo - I feel better as the ovulation pain is receding. Haven't ever had it before this clomid cycle, but it was rough, I felt awful. 2 dpo - some stabby pains in bbs, carpal tunnel flaring a bit. 3 dpo - one wierd, isolated cramp 4 dpo - a few more cramps, some mild nausea. Joint pains. LOTS of stabby pains all along my mammary line (I have some run-away bb tissue in odd spots. For me this goes up my upper arm, my groin, and even down my thigh a bit). Weepy. None of this is normal, I don't really get any pms symptoms until the day af arrives, with the exception of a little irritability. 5 dpo - this was a busy day, so I had less time to notice and jot down symptoms. It's my 40th birthday party. Heart arrythmia a few times - I never get this unless I'm pregnant. Weird rash on chest. A few cramps, including one really surprisingly strong one. 6 dpo - bbs get very tender. More arrythmia. Constipated (I'm normally regular like clockwork, so this is really wierd). 7 dpo - bbs still tender. More stabby pains along mammary line. Mild nausea, burping, and excess salivation. Joint pains (hips, elbow, fingers). Lower back pain. Still constipated. Mild cramping and discomfort in lower abdomen. 8 dpo - I'm 40 today. Mild nausea. Joint pain. Sharp stabby pains in abdomen. Still constipated. bbs felt less painful in the morning, which I took as a bad sign, thinking I was coming off a progesterone peak - but pain returned in the afternoon. 9 dpo - Nighmares of my son dying. (I dream of children and animals dying or in danger when I'm pregnant...fun times). A bowel movement, hurray! Lots of stabby pains along mammary line, bbs hurting, especially on the sides, joint pains. Some mild nausea after food. Here's some weird ones: marked increase in ocd impulses, and super sensitive skin in some places, like to the point where clothing feels painful on me. 10 dpo - Nausea after food, excess salivation, burps. Bbs seem only slightly tender. Gassy, constipated. Very mild cramping and some twinges. Joint pains, of the throbbing kind. Woke thirsty. Alternately hot and clammy and cold at night. Super messy, vivid dreams. Increased sex drive (like, from absolutely zero up to miniscule, because my drive bottomed out in the last few years). Mid-morning heartbreak: light touch of pink spotting, only when I wipe. My cervix, however, is closed tight... which is not my experience with spotting that signals failure. I try to prepare for failure, but secretly hold out hope that it's implantation. I run to the bathroom a thousand times to check for more spotting, but there isn't any more. Light abdominal pain, bit like a uti. Headache, but I'm ascribing it to constipation. 11 dpo - cervix *still* closed, and no more spotting. I'm convinced now, and I run out to get a test so I can test the next morning. Still constipated, gassy, joints hurty, bbs tender. Throat hurts, I'm sneezing, and I have a cold sore outbreak. I internally cheer for my immune system in retreat, because this was also a symptom with my first successful pregnancy. 12 dpo - clear, strong BFP within seconds (frer with fmu). I guess I could have tested a day or two ago, judging by the line strength. Or it's twins (a prospect I find terrifying, especially at my age). Fingers crossed for a healthy singleton. I know this is by no means guaranteed, it's super early, and a lot can still go wrong - but I feel a sense of strange calm. I'm reassured our first IUI worked, having been steeling myself for multiple tries. I feel optimistic, even if this one fails. We can do this again if we have to. I hope we don't have to though :)

Just when we were going to "stop trying"

My history: 30, Skinny PCOS since 7th grade, cycles over 160 days, 1 ruptured ectopic. I always knew it was going to be hard for me to have a baby. But there's nothing more I wanted in life. My husband and I started trying about 2 years ago. From all the research I was doing, I knew I had to get my cycles regulated before anything would happen. So i started Vitex. I did vitex for six months, I was getting my period closer to 40/50 day cycles, but still no egg. I found a wonderful RE that would check me out whenever I thought I might be ovulating. I had an HSG done, left tube was blocked - from the ectopic. I was hoping there was some miracle and it would open up by itself, but obviously that's not possible. Anyways, fast forward another 6 months, we decided to try Clomid. Worked great the first cycle - one follicle at 22 and one at 24 (both on open right side). Hubby's sperm was good and abundant so we skipped IUI thinking it would naturally happen. Triggered and all that hoopla. Maybe our timing was off - BFN..womp womp, even used Pre-seed Second round of clomid, one follicle on right, one on left. we figured not to waste money in IUI because of the low chances. Follies were smaller too, BFN Third and final round of clomid. Hubby and I agreed we would stop any kind of intervention after this go, if it happens, it happens, if it doesn't, its not in God's will. We said we'd do the IUI this time with progesterone supplementation, RE agreed Here are the details of this two week wait: Day of IUI - argument with hubby about something pointless- thought the stress would count me out, IUI hurt like a B*TCH!!!! 1 DPO/IUI- Nothing significant, moody and bloated from progesterone 2 DPO - Nausea, but this was probably from the progesterone. some boob pain too, but my boobs are always hurting 3 DPO - weird runny nose, continued bloating and nausea 4 DPO - exhausted beyond exhausted, i'm still blaming the progesterone in my head 5 DPO - runny nose, bloating, nausea goes down 6 DPO - Runny nose, and I had a pinch on the lower left of my uterus and it made me scream a little. (I'm thinking that was an implantation pinch) 7 DPO - Nothing except runny nose on an off, fatigue 8 DPO - Same, I'm thinking I'm out because my boobs are fine, no changes in CM from other failed cycles, no nausea 9-11 DPO - Same - absolutely no symptoms that stood out to me that would be different from a PMS cycle (Back pain, fatigue) 12 DPO - Have a gut feeling I should test. I know they say you should wait 14 days after trigger shot because it still might be in your syste, I just wanted to see what a positive test looked like - i tested, put the stick behind me, gave myself a pep talk, turned around and my heart sank. The two lines were there!!!!!! and it was a dark second, so I kinda knew it couldn't be the trigger left over. 13 DPO - Brownish tinged CM - extreme fatigue HCG - 278 14 DPO - Same 15 DPO - HCG 692! Now I have no symptoms except hunger at almost every hour and fatigue. No sore boobs, no cramping, no nausea, no smell aversions, not emotional. I've had more symptoms on BFN cycles! It'll come ladies, it'll come when you least expect it. Trust in God's plan and everything will fall into place when its meant to be.

Hopefully 3rd time is the charm!

My journey began in june 2014. Since then I've had two miscarriages, one at 8 weeks and one at 11 weeks. Since October 2016 until may 2017 we did femara with timed intercourse. nothing. This was first month we moved on to IUI and it worked! Here is a timeline. On day 12 of my cycle went in for ultrasound and trigger shot after deturmining I had one mature follicle. Dr had hoped for 1 more but said I'd be ok. Next day went in for IUI day 13. This wait was actually not to unbearable. I tried to focus on everything but TTC. On the night of 12 days post IUI I dry heaved while brushing my teeth. The only other time I almost throw up while brushing were the other times I was pregnant. I decided to test the next day! Morning of 13 days post IUI- positive with digital clear blue and Internet strip!! I could hardly believe it. Fearful it could still be trigger shot, i tested again after 2 days and got a positive once more. Today at 16 days post IUI went in for a beta and got 345. Definitely pregnant. Getting a repeat blood draw in 2 more days to check for doubling. I've had no symptoms besides almost gagging while brushing but I know it's kinda early. Praying this time it sticks!!

Third Times a Charm

IUI #3...third times a charm! So the symptoms this cycle were definitely different than previous cycles. I'm taking Estrace (estrogen) and Progesterone, vaginally 2x times and for anyone that has taken these KNOWS that they mimic EVERY pregnancy symptom out there! But even though most of my symptoms were probably from the progesterone they were still very different! Also, I do have a PCOS diagnosis with minimal symptoms. Ok so... CD 3-7 I took 7.5mg of Femara/Letrozole. CD 12 I took Ovidrel (trigger shot) and that morning's ultrasound showed 1 lead follicle at 21mm and a 14mm follicle (both on my left side). CD 14 IUI @ 10:00am. Some minor cramping, but overall felt great. Took the day off, had an acupuncture session and relaxed at home. 1dpiui- dull cramps in morning, sharp cramping on left side; sharp, sharp nipple pain on left side which lasted about 40 seconds (weird thing ever) and it didn't help that I was out in public having to grab my boob! 2dpiui- minimal cramping, sore nipples 3dpiui- tired, some cramping, took a long nap, very nauseous, indigestion and heartburn. Left boob started to feel sore. 4dpiui- no cramping, gassy, sore boobs, sore nipples and some indigestion. 5dpiui- bad indigestion, gassy, sore boobs, minimal cramping on left side. 6dpiui- really cranky and irritable. exhausted and napped for 2 hours, some cramping, boobs were starting to become really, really sore. 7dpiui- tired, napped in the afternoon, really sore boobs and sore nipples. no cramps, but twitches and fluttering in uterus. extra thirsty! felt nauseous in the afternoon. 8dpiui- super thirsty and boobs were soo sore! acupuncture in the afternoon. 9dpiui- very thirsty and really sore boobs. I felt pulling and twitching in upper/inner vagina area/cervix-hard to explain, but you know what I mean :-). During the night I dreamt that I was pregnant; it was amazing! 10dpiui- minor cramping, super thirsty and peeing a lot. felt very bloated, and boobs were soo sore. 11dpiui- BFP! I tested in the morning and sure enough POSITIVE! Okay, I tested 2 times after that and still POSITIVE. Some cramping, some thirst, but peeing A LOT, and boobs feel like they grew 3 sizes. They are so hard and full and they HURT. So overall, the 3 biggest differences I saw this cycle than previous cycles were increase in thirst, really sore boobs and the amount of naps I was taking. I was also testing my cervical position and I quickly learned it's really not accurate; I was stressing over it for no reason. What I did differently...I've been taking A LOT of vitamins. A high quality prenatal, omega-3, vitamin e, vitamin d, CoQ10 and Sensitol (which is an herbal supplement). I did not do the pineapple core this cycle but I did drink a lot of Pom juice and red leaf raspberry tea. Lots and lots of water with electrolytes (SmartWater). Oh and of course acupuncture which has been my lifesaver. I've been going for the past 6 months, once a week and it just really helps me relax, meditate and breathe. If you can, find an acupuncturist that specializes in fertility, it makes a world of a difference. And I know it sounds like a lot, but out of all 3 cycles this cycle I was the most relax. I had a glass a wine, I didn't stress over what I was eating all the time, and I even had a cup of coffee! Oh that reminds me, I gave up caffeine and alcohol 5 months ago. As you can see, I cheat here and there, but it's okay! I hope my story has given you hope and has brought you comfort. Baby dust to you <3

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