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BFP afer 41 cycles at the age of 43!

So, I've been silently stalking this site for some time, looking for inspiration and to help keep my hopes up, and I told myself if I ever was blessed with another BFP, I'd share MY story too, in hopes it will help someone else in similar circumstances:

BFP - 5th cycle

A little background, I am 29 and DH is 28. I wanted my first baby years ago (baby fever hit its peak at 25) but DH wanted to wait until we were more financially secure so we agreed to wait until I turned 29 (I refused to wait til 30). In July, (before my birthday in August) it was like a switch turned on in DH brain and he was suddenly ready so we started trying then.
I average a 25 day cycle. The first 3 cycles I was symptom checking like a crazy person just to be bummed when AF came. Cycle #4 and #5 I was busy and distracted with home projects and family matters, so no obsessing. Cycles #1-4 I would check my cervix and CM and we would simply BD every other day during my fertile week. Cycle #5 we used OPK.
Cycle #5 - Successful cycle: My cycle started 10/9[CD1] and I got a positive OPK 10/20[CD12]. EWCM was present and we BD that evening only. Afterwards, I layed on my back, propped a pillow under my butt, and had my knees to my chest as this was a more comfortable position. Played on my phone for about 10 minutes then took a shower.
I normally experience sore breasts as a PMS symptom so no flags went up when that showed. Looking back now I realize I was moody and hard to live with around CD18ish. I am 99% sure I felt implantation 10/30[CD22] but dismissed it at the time. I had waves of nausea a couple days later but figured it was my lactose intolerance. I had the slightest cramping which is unusual, I usually have severe cramping but dismissed that as well. On 11/2[CD25] AF was supposed to show and I was super thirsty no matter how much I drank. DH asked if I was sure I wasn't pregnant and I told him I wasn't. I needed to pee a little while later (10pm) and figured why not test. So I took a test and almost threw it away when the line didn't come up after a minute. I hesitated and could see the faintest line pop up and I was SO happy. I have taken a test every morning since and the line is getting darker. I have had no spotting.
I was busy and was not stressing about getting pregnant. I had also given it to God, he knew I wanted this child more than anything and he would bless me if/when the time was right and I was okay with that. I also used OPKs and it worked because we only BD once. I have been taking prenatals and drinking lots of water. I only drink soda when swallowing a pill.

Advice:
Get OPKs, even if its your first month trying.
Take a prenatal vitamin (not a cheapie version, they're junk).
Give those swimmers a few minutes to get to safety before making them fight gravity.
Drink lots of water.
No stress, you can not make this happen if its not meant to.

May God bless you.

Natural BFP After Vasectomy Reversal, Over 40, Low Progesterone, Short Luteal Phase

My husband had a vasectomy reversal (almost 7 years after the vasectomy) and I got pregnant within a few months at 41 years old but unfortunately miscarried at 11 weeks (although it likely happened much sooner and was just missed). I then had a chemical pregnancy a few months later. Two cycles later I got pregnant a third time, still at 41 years old, and I am now 20 weeks along. I will be 42 at delivery. All genetic testing, ultrasounds, etc. have shown that we are having a healthy baby girl.

We believe that God controls conception, but there are things we did as well:

-used Magnesium lotion at bedtime
-cut out almost all dairy and soy
-took OvaBoost
-took FertileCM
-used BioRay Kids toxin remover
-used Clary Calm, Clary Sage, or Radiant Womb essential oil from day 4 to ovulation
-used Pro-Gest progesterone cream after ovulation, since I was diagnosed with low progesterone
-used Thyme essential oil after ovulation
-took Utericalm for the first trimester
-took Fertilitea
-took Maca pills
-took 2000mg Vitamin C
-took B6 complex, one of many things I took to try to lengthen my short luteal phase
-took Vitex
-used royal jelly in smoothies
-took Magnesium pills
-took 1200mg Calcium
-ate foods high in Magnesium, B6, Zinc, and Vitamin C
-ate pineapple core for 5 days post ovulation
-went to the chiropractor weekly
-stopped running and walked instead, since I have a low BMI
-prayed a lot
-had sex every day for several days prior to ovulation plus one day after (I charted my temperature, monitored my cervical fluid, and used ovulation tests so that I would know when I ovulated.)
-used small amount of coconut oil for lubricant during sex

I know it sounds like I did a lot, but it really wasn't a huge deal, especially considering what some women go through.

Symptoms:
2 DPO: sharp pains in uterus
6 DPO: sharp pains in ovary area
7 DPO: food aversions, strong sense of smell
8 DPO: tiny amount of pinkish beige in cervical fluid
9 DPO: strong sense of smell with nausea from it; light positive on Wondfo pregnancy test
11 DPO: tiny amount of darker beige in cervical fluid; darker positive on Wondfo pregnancy test

Do not give up hope. God is above all of the negative over 40 information out there. And although my story isn't exactly picture perfect, I did manage to get pregnant naturally 3 times in less than a year, all over 40. My midwives and doctors have all been supportive and told me several stories about themselves or their patients having successful pregnancies over 40. 3 of my sisters-in-law all had babies in their 40s. I think it is much more common than we hear about. May God bless you with the gift of a child, and peace while you wait.

FINALLY MY BFP WHILE WAITING FOR SURGERY

I have checked this site for a few years reading the stories lining them up with mines and every month BFN, so after 2.5 years of trying on and off I decided to focus on my health. I was scheduled to have gastric sleeve surgery on 06/23/17 so while waiting for my surgery date I decided I need to start my journey now (03/01/2017) I went on a low carb high protein diet I lost 35 lbs in 4 months 2 weeks before surgery I was put on a all liquid diet during this time I was also ovulating. We BD on CD 9 I ovulated on CD 12 like always. I thought man I sure hope this is not the one time I get pregnant(but we only did it one time and I cleaned up right afterwards) by 8 DPO I had this one really bad cramp that lasted all of 10 sec. and thought that's strange. I was so tired and easy annoyed that entire week(my only symptoms) my thinking is I haven't eaten in almost 2 week I'm "hangry" at this point. On the day I was suppose to get my period I had these cramps so any day AF will be. 2 days late I start blaming the liquid diet for my missed AF. Took a HCG test before jumping in the shower (2 days before surgery) got out and forgot about it my husband come in to take his shower and asked WHAT IS THIS. I look WTF this can't be right maybe me not eating is causing it to be positive ( in shock) now 20 weeks with my first son that I love so much. ....

1. the weight lost help
2. not being stressed about the TWW I know help
3. food choice healthy eating no toxic in my system
4. I was drinking fertilatea the 2 months leading to my BFP

I will always keep you ladies in my prayers and wishing you all nothing but the best

Omg bfp finally!!!!!

So I've been TTC since November 2016. Had an abortion done October 2016. Been depressed, sad,angry to mention but a few. All other cycles I took folic acid then found out it was messing with my cycles,so this month august I decided to stop taking any prenatal vitamins. I usually run a 28/29 day cycle but of recent it became sporadic 24-28-31 .I was just fed up of trying too damn much.so this month I put away everything and then just help on to Prayer..prayer..prayer and fasting. That was all I did differently this cycle..yh also I was told I had pcos I think February this year..but I didn't let it weigh me down,in fact I rebuked it and kept my faith strong!
I wasn't really symptom spotting but these are what I could remember:
Period---3 to 7th of August 2017
Bd on 9,11,12,14
Ovulation--16th or 17th not sure, buh I felt ovulation cramps on right side more on the 17th
1dpo----nothing..no symptoms.BD
2dpo to 10dpo-----nothing much..just breast tenderness which I normally have when auntflo is on her way. BD 3dpo ,5dpo
11dpo.----nothing changed..I also noticed all through I was extremely dry down there.BD
12dpo----was suppose to see my period today. Had cramps ,even had a sanitary pad on but nothing.be too
13dpo----went to the market and felt so dizzy and tired and thirsty too.got a cheat strip and tested. To my greatest surprise bfp immediately. Still having cramps on both sides
I know its not easy to relax..hell no I didn't. But if you study your bible daily you would see God's promises.
Fruit of the womb is a reward from the lord,ask him for your reward.
Also in the bible, he said go forth and multiply..again claim this.
Another scripture...declare a thing and it shall CME to pass, declare fruitfulness in your life.
Then the verse about Hannah in the bible..she cried out her heart to God..not on the bed..not to people..not to doctors but to God.and God opened her womb, cry out to God only ..and he will open ur womb in Jesus might name. Amen

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BFP on CD31

I have been following this page in my journey TTC for 1 year and always dreamed of typing a post like this myself.
I just got my BFP on CD31 (Im guessing about 16DPO)
I am in shock, i have never seen two lines out of the millions of tests I've done.
A little background info: i have PCOS
Round 1 of 50mg Clomid i ovulated but didnt get pregnant
Round 2 50mg i did not ovulate and had a 50 day cycle
Round 3 50mg same as round 2 with 60 day cycle - had to induce AF on both rounds
Round 4 100mg - same thing

My Gynae suggested a laparoscopy, ovarian drilling and a DNC which i had on 17 July 2017. He drilled my ovaries and found & removed mild endometriosis. My tubes were not blocked. I had already started taking Provera to induce AF before the surgery.
AF came on 27 July 2017.
Did 1 round of FEMARA 5mg on days 4-8 seeing as clomid didnt work in the past
Follicle scan on CD9 discovered 1 egg at 13mm and my Gynae said i would ovulate in about 5 days time
I was so sick and tired of temping that i didnt temp this cycle.

SYMPTOMS:
CD 13 - Dull cramps (i guess ovulation about to happen)
CD 15 - had to go to the hospital because i had terrible cramps that i could not even stand straight or walk. They did blood tests to check it was not my appendix and all was clear - so im guessing that was ovulation day. We BD anyway
CD 21 - Headache all day and tired & small twinges in my lower abdomen
CD22-CD31 - Cramping like small twinges on and off everyday and SORE nipples & sides of my boobs.

We BD on CD11, CD12 & CD15

BFN on CD24 and CD27
I tested on CD31 (26 August) because my husband insisted because that night was his 40th birthday party and i was going to drink alcohol - and got my BFP straight away

Ladies i just want to say DON'T GIVE UP!!! It will happen. Explore ALL options and do research. Last but not least: PRAY PRAY PRAY! God is so so good. Tell him what you want and it will happen in HIS time!

I wish you all baby dust and a BFP :-)
xxxx

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BFP BY DPO with our second

I've been on this site everyday for the past two weeks. It was such a rollercoaster - some days I knew for sure I was pregnant and some days I thought I was just kidding myself because I didn't feel anything. Here are my symptoms by dpo.

I think I O'd between the 9-11th but I cant say for sure because I had no ewcm. BD'd on the 7th, 10th and 11th. (This is our first month "trying" not really trying just thought if it was God's plan it would happen. :)

1-2 DPO: sharp pains in lower abdomen on both sides. Lasted for a little while.
3-4 DPO: extremely constipated and gassy which is unusual for me since I go every morning after my coffee and am never gassy.
EXHAUSTED. I fell asleep on the floor of my sons room while playing with him.
5-6 DPO: not much except still gassy. Also should throw in that I had absolutely NO CM this time around.. I thought for sure I wasn't preg because with my first I had ALOT of it. Also still feeling pretty tired and run down
7 DPO: woke up feeling hungover (didn't drink) pulling feeling in lower abdomen, gassy.
8 DPO: had one beer and felt drunk - exhausted I could fall asleep anytime anywhere. Twinges on my sides. I could smell everything.
9 DPO: tested on FRER and BFN - I just felt so out of it this day. Went grocery shopping with my hubby and he kept asking me what was wrong, I couldnt stand for long periods of time bc I felt so dizzy and lightheaded.
10 DPO: woke up with a HUGE migraine - I get them every so often but this one was killer and I ended up going to the hospital. They did a preg test and it came back negative. I told the nurse I thought I might be preg if it was too early to tell and he said their tests are 100% accurate (eye roll, yeah ok)
11 DPO: was pretty at peace with it at this point but I started having AF cramps so I took another test first thing in the morning - BFP!!!
Took a second one and another BFP.

I will test again tomorrow -hubby and I are saying all the prayers for our little bean. Baby dust to you ladies!!

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BFP 14 months after miscarriage

So me and hubby have been TTC for 2 years.I am still scared but I will keep praying to God to keep my little bean safe and healthy.What we did different is Prayer,Prayer,Prayer!I also upped my EPO dosage and started taking Zinc and B6.Which I think helped with the cycle length .I usually ovulate around CD 9 to 11.This cycle it was CD 13.All I keep saying is Thank you God...my favourite verse so far -1 Samuel 1vs 27...

CD1-5: AF

CD 6-13:EWCM,ovulation pain both sides.I kept thinking I would O early but temps didn't spike until CD 14.I panicked because we didn't bd CD 13

BD days:10,12,14.

1DPO to 5 DPO:pineapple slices,nothing notable expect normal PMS.
6 DPO:sensitive nipples,heartburn, hot
flashes and slight cramping thought
it was normal PMS.
7 DPO:terrible cramps and spotting.Felt like
I was having my period.In bed the
whole day.Really prayed that it was
due to implantation.
8DPO:woke up with white bumps on my
areolas.Very sore breasts like milk is
coming out.cramping not as bad as
yesterday.more brown spotting.
9DPO.BFN....cramps and brown spotting.
urinary incontinence.felt like a UTI
coming on.
10DPO:BFN on three tests .but checked
them again later they all had evap
or indent lines,frequent urination,
nausea and slight back ache...yeast
always my first pregnancy sign
11DPO:took 3 tests different brands.2 were
internet cheapies both negative.
1 mid stream.had a visible 2nd line
in a minute.I couldn't believe it!same
same symptoms as yesterday
12DPO :Clear bfp on all tests (I took 4 lol)
told DH that evening. We are so
happy and thankful to God for this
rainbow.
PLEASE GOD TAKE CARE OF MY LITTLE BABY.LET ME HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY 9 MONTHS. LET ME GIVE BIRTH TO A HEALTHY BABY.IN THE NAME OF JESUS I PRAY

BFP after 2.5 Years of trying and Polyp removal

I always swore I would post here after getting my long awaited positive test as I used to look at these boards for some glimmer of hope. Struggling with infertility has been, without a doubt, the loneliest and most agonizing journey of my life. My husband (37) and myself (36) have been TTC for nearly 3 years (at the time we first tried I was 33). Let's start at the beginning. It took some convincing, but he finally agreed to try around January of 2015 (I stopped birth control in June of 2014). I was anxious because my body was telling me I should hurry up and my husband was dragging his feet. I saw a doctor only three months in because I KNEW something was off. I come from a long line of highly fertile women who get pregnant in two months or less (grandmother had 10 kids - my 34,36,37, and 39 year old cousins got preggo first moth just to put it in perspective). First doctor I saw was a quack and told me my antral follicle count was low (even though it was 22). Fast forward about 8 more months of naturally trying (and crying every time my period arrived) and I saw ANOTHER doctor because I STILL knew something was not right. I had 28 day cycles, 12 day luteal phase, etc. Begged the second Doctor to check my tubes to make sure they were clear and she laughed at me and assured me I just needed to "relax." Husband FINALLY agreed to get sperm checked one year into trying and all his counts were through the roof - way above average. Things were just not making sense. Kaiser finally put me on Clomid (100 mg days 3-7). First month they missed my surge and therefore we didn't get to try. Second month I made it in to get my follicles checked and I had hyper stimulated. I had 10 eggs ready when they only wanted to see 3 at most. I had to be rushed to ER and hooked up to IV's. Third and final month of clomid we had three lovely follicles and did a trigger with IUI. No luck. Took a few months off and decided to not try and not prevent. Fought with husband a lot as he tried to remain eternally hopeful and strong. He was AMAZING, but it took an enormous toll on our marriage as everyone around us seemed to conceive effortlessly. It was torture. Please don't be too hard on yourself if you feel lonely, angry, annoyed, irate, etc. This is hard! Also try to realize your significant other is most likely mourning and suffering too, they're just not showing it in the hopes to make you strong.
Fast forward to April of 2017 - Had tubes checked by Kaiser - clear! Blood work for both of us - perfect! It was getting ridiculous and I still knew something was wrong. It wasn't just "unexplained." April of 2017 they decide to try Femera (2.5 mg I think days 3-7). WAY fewer side effects than with Clomid. I had three lovely eggs ready. A kind Nurse practitioner took extra time with me during my ultrasound and noticed a polyp in my uterus. Could this be the problem all along? She sent images to the head RE at Kaiser and sure enough it was a small polyp. The April Femera cycles did not work out. I had a saline dye test done in May (painful) to confirm the polyp and the polyp was removed on June 6 of 2017 (also painful but they give you the good drugs for that). Period arrived June 27, 2017. I was tired of getting my hopes up and failing month after month so I decided to let my husband initiate any sex in July. I noticed egg white CM on day 14 and didn't even tell him. We happened to make love on day 12, 14, 16 and 18 (and this never happens - he was beyond tired of trying too and I'm the one with the high sex drive usually). I decided to let him take the reigns and come to me. Here it is August 4th and he finally convinced me to take a test at 10 days late. We both fell to the floor sobbing when it said +yes.
My point is, hang in there, trust your gut, switch doctors if you feel like they are not listening to you, be nice to your husband, kind to yourself, and have faith that it will be your turn one day because I was starting to feel hopeless. We both cried for about an hour straight after the test. Good luck everyone and hang in there if you've been at this a while!!!

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.

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