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41 Ready to Give UP! Miracles do Happen!

After TTC for close to 3 years, meeting with the fertility Dr. at 1.5 years- having 2 failed IUI's, multiple rounds of Femera, Clomid and Maca. We felt like every door was slamming on us and where it appeared that only IVF could be our chance, but with no more savings (IVF costs approx $15K in Canada) this dream of having a child of our own was slowly fading and we decided to stop all fertility treatments in Sept of 2015. To be honest I was just done, and wanted to get off the emotional roller-coaster ride called infertility. .

All that said, I hadn't given up hope (its hard to when your period still comes every month)- but I knew my only chance of success meant I needed to focus on my physical, mental and spiritual health and wellness in order to go through every months let down. I am extremely overweight, but in good fertile health where apparently I didn't have any recognizable reason for my infertility and my husband is in extremely good health and shape as are his sperm. We are both lead by a higher power and our Heavenly Father has been our constant strength and guide through this process even when I was mad, hurt and confused by His will not to give us this opportunity to be parents. I have come to the conclusion through this process that, timing and God's will is a very important piece in the infertility puzzle, even though we think we can control the outcomes- we truly need to be willing to be patient. Additionally, it is so important for us as women to get to know our bodies, recognizing ovulation signs and what our body needs to build healthy eggs and for men healthy sperm.

So here is what happened....finally....

I received a call from a friend who had also been struggling to conceive her second child on December 13th, 2015. She had visited a natropath who told her that in order to build healthy eggs both the mother and father must ensure that they are not experiencing sugar highs and lows, they refrain from dairy products, because they interfere with their hormones, moderate their gluten/wheat intake, start taking digestive enzymes and eat lots of raspberries! So December 14th both my husband and I went off all processed sugar, we still had fruit and didn't worry to much about a little sugar in cooking when we ate out, but we refrained from desserts and anything that would spike our sugar. I eliminated dairy from my diet- and I love cheese so this was almost harder than the sugar, for 10 days went off all wheat and then started taking digestive enzymes and enjoying fresh Costco raspberries. If you are interested in a book that helped me with this process it is Dr. Mark Hyman's book The Blood Sugar Solution 10- day Detox Diet.

The results: Besides feeling so much better and having the weight falling off, literally my next period was Jan 2, 2016 and I conceived January 21-23, we found out Feb 14th (Best Valentine's day ever) and we are now 16 weeks pregnant with our little miracle baby growing within me.

What made me finally test....Note I have long period cycles generally 41 days. You'll see aside from very sore breasts- every thing made me think I was getting my period, the symptoms as very similar.

CD40- Major Diarrhea- had to leave the restaurant early- I thought I was getting my period.
CD 41- Sharp pains in my right breast more than left. Still had unhappy bowels- must be getting my period.
CD-42- Now I am constipated- what is going on I should have got my period.
CD-43- Breasts hurt after they are touched like a residual hurt. Still no period- how could these symptoms be the same.
CD-43- I finally tested and after testing so many times and never seeing a positive, I told my husband I was going to test the next morning and he begged me not too, he just didn't want to see me cry again. I tested at 5 am with my FMU and it was POSITIVE++++ in fact the pregnancy line was darker than the test line. I sat in the bathroom starring at the stick and seriously couldn't hold back the tears. So of course when I went in to the bedroom to share the news with my sleeping husband and I was crying his first response was to give me a hug and tell me everything was going to be OK, and I was trying to get out "No- I am- no I am....pregnant". He was over the moon, we both were. Because I was still on the blood registrar for being able to order HCG tests, I went in the next day for my HCG blood work and sure enough it came back at 5111! That's when we got really excited! I tested again 2 days later and it was 12,798- then 19,879- so we were advancing normally. We visited our fertility Dr. the following week and he gave me an internal ultrasound and were able to see a little seed- with a heart beating.

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BFP After one cycle of Clomid.

Hi, I think I owe everyone on this website my BFP story... I have been lurking at zillion BFP stories here for almost a year now.

Hubby and I started trying to have a baby in March'15. After two monts of trying with no success ( we thought getting pregnant was so easy sigh! ), I went to OBYGN to make sure everything was Ok. Doc told us that I have a retro cervix meaning in order to get pregnant, we have to doggy style when baby dancing for hubby's sperms to reach faster directly to my cervix. We did that every month until August cycle when we found We were pregnant!! But unfortunately the pregnancy ended the following month at 9 weeks. Doc confirmed it was a spontanous abortion. I had some spotting one day and it continued to heavy bleeding just like period. I had a D&C in Sept 25th, 2015. I finally had my period 37 days later on Oct 29th. And another period in December 5th - 37 days later. I went to OBGYN who confirmed that I had not ovulated post DC considered the 37 day cycle. So he prescribed clomid to help me ovulate, which I did. While Hubby was sent to the lab to get his sperms checked. He confirmed I had 2 almost mature eggs ( one was bigger than the other one ), so we BD'ed 3 times that month - every other day.

Meanwhile we also found out that hubby sperms result did not come out good. He only has 2 % morphology though normal counts. So at this point we were only betting at the 2 percent. looking at the result, our OBGYN recommended us IUI to speed up the pregnancy, but we told him we would think about it. Basically he confirmed with the sperm result, we needed to have IVF or IUI. So we were planning to do IVF in May 16 while fixing our lifestyle.

Since November we also tried to alter our lifestyle. We work out a lot, cut down on carbs, eat more protein, fruits and drank lots of juice. Our mindset was just trying to do our best and let God do the rest.

And surprisingly : BFP! It was really shocking. We kept staring at the stick and thought we were both being delusional. It still seems surreal even now.

So below is the detail of my TWW symptoms:

DPO 1: pulling sensation in my abdomen, ovulation like pain. Thought it could be the clomid's side effect.
DPO 2: the pain continued and spreaded to my back, so I thought we didn't want to miss the opportunity so we BD'ed again. This was Christmas day.
DPO 3:I woke up sneezing and I thought I caught a cold. My body felt warm.
DPO 4: Same as DPO 3
DPO 5: back hurt, weird twinges in my lower abdomen ( esp. In the middle part). I had this kind of pain last month when I didnt ovulate so I thought this was just my body gearing up for period
DPO 6: Back pain, slight cramps on the right side of abdomen ( AF style pain ) and white creamy CM. They said clomid do all kinds of crazy stuff. So sigh...
DPO 7 : I felt fine!!! Boobs hurt but only a little - they were heavy but aside of that, nothing. White creamy cm continued but less.
DPO 8 : same as DPO 7
DPO 9 : I had more CM, white sticky and watery CM ( I never had CM between OV and period/pregnancy, so this was new )
DPO 10: cramps on the left and rightside of abdomen and CM continued.
DPO 11: cramps more intense, I swam on this day and I could feel it more in the water. Back pain and sticky CM, craving for something sour and spicy. I felt so tired during the night and went into a deep sleep.
DPO 12: I ran for a little bit, thought the back pain was more intense and needed to fixed with a little exercise. After I ran, felt so tired and took two naps. Boobs hurt much and sticky CM
DPO 13 : Woke up at 4:30 AM, had a sudden thought to POAS. Used a cheapie stick and came out really faint. I went back to bed and woke up to check it again at 8 AM - it was darker. I was not convinced. The whole day cramps were more intense mostly on the left sife of abdomen and spread to my back. At this time, I didnt tell hubby abt the whole POAS thing.
DPO 14 : POAS in the morning, BFP - faint line but more apparant. Called hubby to go into the bathroom and he confirmed it was BFP!!!
DPO 15: Blaring BFP at 8:45 PM.

We are cautiously very happy... hoping this one sticks!! We don't know what the future holds for us... We are just hoping for a healthy and full-term pregnancy this time around.

41 years old and bfp!!

I've loved this website! Over the last 6 months I have spent the second half of my cycle symptom checking and comparing. About me...I'm a married and mother of 5 already... Was hoping for one last baby but knowing my age 41 and high bmi were working against me. I began 6 months ago tracking cm. Here's my symptoms..
1-6 dpo normal... Felt like I was symptomless
7dpo lower back ache/cramping...it was annoying and way too early for period cramps..took ibuprofen, increased creamy cvm
8dpo morning back ache/cramping took ibuprofen, sore boobs, ewcm....this was very weird and hasn't happened outside of ovulation
9dpo VERY sore boobs, stomach feeling off, emotional, tired all day
10dpo VERY sore boobs, no appetite and feeling full quickly after I do eat, just feeling blah, very tired...couldn't resist took equate 5 day early blue dye test very very faint blue line bfp
11dpo sore boobs, tired, full feeling in lower pelvic area, took another equate test with fmu..another faint blue line bfp, went to the store and bought frer 6 day early test....took it about 7 hours after the fmu test...a faint but clear pink line!!!! I'm thinking it's early still and that's why the results are faint...but 2 different brands, 3 tests taken so far and all with faint lines I'm embracing the bfps! I'll continue to test again in a couple days.

BFP after my very first IUI

I didn’t think IUI would work wonders for us, let alone the first try. I have PCOS and hubby has low count. I took letrozole, gonal f and ovidrel. I started POAS 7-12 dpiui and got evaporation-like lines on day 15-16. Lo and behold, I got my BFP on 17 dpiui and was confirmed by a bloodtest. I couldn’t believe it. The line was faint but it was there. I am now 5 weeks 5 days pregnant and have seen the gestational sac on my scan yesterday. Hoping for a healthy and full-term pregnancy. Baby dust to all. :)

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Surprise BFP after certain AF would arrive

WOW. I cannot believe I am posting my own BFP story. It doesn't seem real, I am full of emotions.

I promised myself I would share my dpo story for everyone, as everyone's stories really helped me get through the hard days!

A little back story. My DH and I have been TTC since April 2015. We never had many opportunities to "try" as my cycles are VERY long and irregular. Once going 85+ days! I really, really felt a deep pit in my stomach that I would never see a BFP. Although very early I am thankful for this BFP-one my heart has been desiring for so long!

OV-CD 37! Confirmed with + OPK and pinching pains in ovaries, following rise in BBT.

3-4dpo - Totally exhausted! Also noticing breast tenderness. Easily could be from ovulation, but have never had tenderness directly after ovulation before. Creamy CM.

5dpo- Pressure in abdomen (felt like a big gas bubble!) also onset of cold symptoms (sore throat, stuffy nose) attributed to the sudden cold front that came through that weekend. Creamy CM.

6dpo- Light cramps and bloat. Had sharp pain in lower abdomen that went away after a minute. Remember having hot flashes in the bookstore. Breast still tender, gassy, tired, moody!! Creamy CM.

8dpo-Buzzy feeling in head while at work, restless sleep all night! Stuffy nose still dragging on, sore throat gone. Irritableness and fatigue continues. Breast are still tender since 3 dpo, hmm this is strange. Creamy CM. Vivid Dreams.

9dpo- Slight nausea in the morning hour. I felt like I had a heightened sense of smell! My car air freshener was bothering me! Slight pinchy feeling. (Early HPT cheapie, negative....pulled out of the trashcan a little later...is that a line or evap line?) Vivid Dreams.

10dpo- Creamy CM is mostly gone! Skin is starting to break out...just like it does before AF...negative HPT...another vivid dream.

11dpo-Woke up a little achy. TENDER breast! Seemed to be more tender than ever before! Assumed it was AF as I started getting light cramps later evening.

12dpo-More AF like cramps and tender breast, convinced AF should be here any day. Wet feeling in underwear, checking every few minutes for flow! I literally had an emotional breakdown thinking we missed this cycle. I cried for about 2 hours. Husband even makes an appointment to get his sperm tested!

13dpo- *No sign of AF* Creamy CM in the AM..hm that's strange. Painful AF like cramps continue. Decide if I don't start AF by lunch I would test, certain of a BFN...to my biggest surprise BFP!! I'm still in shock and cannot believe it!!

Main things this cycle was using OPKs and temping! Had we not we would of certainly missed our window!

Praying for all your beautiful ladies out there. Never give up hope. We prayed hard and heavily for this day to come, I cannot praise Him enough.

TTC Cylce 3, Baby #1, BFP!!!!

Hi ladies! I just recently found out I am pregnant and wanted to share my story! The past few months this website and others have really helped me through this whole process and I thought I should return the favor! :) Here are my symptoms and when I got my BFP by dpo (days past ovulation)

1-3 dpo: no symptoms
4 dpo: somewhat wet cm and sore nipples (which I've never had, so that was my first clue)
5 dpo: face broke out, kind of like a rash around my nose, again never had that before
6 dpo: yellow discharge (at first thought it was from prenatal vitamin but then read it could be a sign of pregnancy)
7 dpo: sore nipples, cm no longer yellow but clear/white and wet. Also went grocery shopping and could smell fish throughout the whole store, didn't think too much of it but again never had that happen before. At night my downstairs area was itching all night! It was only itchy that night, so I knew it couldn't be an infection.
8 dpo: vivid dreams, cm back to yellow. Still a little itchy but not bad. Also possible very light brown discharge in panty liner, possibly from implantation?
9 dpo: nipple and boobs are sore! Feeling emotional, but different feeling than pms? End of day, cm not as yellow as day before, more of a white/yellow
10 dpo: sore boobs, white/yellow cm. Felt dizzy and tired in the afternoon. Took a nap and felt exhausted when I woke up, I could barely move my body. Felt like I had taken Niquil, again never had that happen. That was my second clue. Husband and I BD and it was painful, I felt tight and it stung afterwards. Sorry tmi but also had some white milky discharge afterwards.
11 dpo: woke up with sore boobs and nipples. Twinge of pain on left side. Burpy in the morning. Walking down the street and talking to hubby, he asked me why I was so out of breath. That was my third clue I might be pregnant. Decided to take a one step pregnancy test while hubby was in the bedroom around 5:30 pm. Within 30 seconds I got my first ever BFP!!! I couldn't believe it! Told hubby, he couldn't believe it either. Decided to take another in the morning.
12 dpo: at 8 am using first morning urine, I used a FRER test and Clear Blue Digital both came back positive and according to the CB I'm 1-2 weeks prego! So excited!

I am so grateful to God for allowing a little miracle to come into our lives, we feel so blessed and we couldn't be happier! I hope this post helps you ladies!! And baby dust to you all! :)

BFP* iui first time

Same sex relationship 13yrs, highschool sweethearts. Graduated college ready for a family so we went right to a reproductive specialist. No major issues with fertility just no male partner. We used a sperm bank and they did our iui. During my cycle we used clomid... trigger shot(thigh) and iui 36hrs after trigger shot. No other meds. I was pregnant on our first try. So it's very much possible.

1dpiui bloated ovary pain
2dpiui bloated ovary pain
3dpiui ovary twinges dizzy
4dpiui ovary pain, dizzy when I initially stand up
5dpiui uterus and ovary pain
6dpiui gassy/burning in stomach and sharp/pulling sensation in groin
7dpiui nausea and light cramps
8dpiui nausea on/off entire day started at 11a, fatigue on/off, slightly soar breast/nipple, two vivid dreams that night
9dpiui very sharp ovary pain on right, nausea, fatigue, tested at 1107p BFP
11dpiui blood test BFP
13dpiui doubling HCG numbers remained BFP

She came 3 day early 6lbs 3oz
Blessings and pregnancy dust to you all.

BFP TTC 2 months- late ovulation- Hashimoto's

Soooo, I have been non-stop stalking this website since the beginning of my TTC journey last month. I was so excited to read all of the wonderful information submit by everyone regarding their experience leading up to their BFP, I figured I should do the same if I was ever blessed enough to do so. I never thought I would be writing so soon, as I am diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and was on the birth control pill for roughly 10 years (with very few, intermittent 1-2 month breaks) I am 27, my DH is 29, he has 2 children, I have none. This will be my first pregnancy.
**Fingers crossed**

I generally have a very regular cycle, 28 days (even before bc, which I started for painful cramps). I stopped taking BC November of 2014, and began TTC January 2015. My last period was February 7, 2015, and was due to ovulate around February 21, according to my smiley face OPK that I got on February 19th and 20th, confirming my LH surge. But when I had my 7 day progesterone labs drawn, my result came back at 0.2 ng/ml. (I died inside) The following Sunday (a week later).. I was laying on the couch, and felt enormous ovulation pains. I immediately emailed my OB and told her that I thought I may have ovulated late and if we could possibly repeat my labs. So I repeated it on (Ovulation Day) February 29th, and it was 1.7 ng/ml and again (6DPO) March 5th, and had a result of 11 ng/ml. (Still not very promising in my book) But nevertheless, better than the previous. According to my OB, anything above 10 confirms ovulation so I felt a bit better. Anywho, moving on. Due to my late ovulation, my period would have been due March 14th or so. Now for the symptoms.... I didnt have very many.

1DPO- Vivid dreams
2DPO- Vivid dreams
3DPO- EWCM? Huh? very stretchy.
4DPO- EWCM again? Whats going on?
5DPO- White creamy EWCM? Odd, somethings definitely up.
6DPO- runny nose, didnt really feel like myself, felt a little off. CM Yellowish/whitish in color.
7DPO- Booger glob cm, slightly strechy, snaps back quickly to boogery glob, Yellow tinge to it. Got up at 2am to use restroom (odd for me)
8DPO- Fatigue, went to bed very early from exhaustion, tossed and turned all night, got zero rest. Breast became slightly sore. (which usually happens the day after ovulation, should have been my first clue) Now Im getting watery CM with little white bits, flecks, pieces, idk what to call them, Looked like toilet paper bits mixed with clear watery CM.
9DPO- Scant CM, AF like cramps. Breast soreness gone?
10DPO- Left work early for extreme dizziness, headache, slight nausea. Just generally feeling like poo. Went home half day, did absolutely nothing. Same toilet paper CM. AF like cramps. But nothing. Took dollar tree pregnancy test, BFN. Breast soreness back? (make up your mind!)
11DPO- Actually called out of work for the same horrible symptoms. Dizziness, headache, fatigue. Dollar Tree test. very very faint BFP. (afternoon urine) Had to use my iphone flashlight to see it. OMG No way! Slight breast soreness.
12DPO- FMU, Dollar tree test, BFP (faint), CB Digi, BFN! :0 Uhhh... what? (Panic) Boob pain still goin strong.
13DPO- FMU, Dollar tree test BFP, very slightly more visible line, positive on FRER and "PREGNANT" on CB Digi!!! Woo hoo!!!
14DPO- No sign of AF :) Still faint, but clearly there~! Boob pain!! Now my nipples are going crazy, poking out for everyone to see, and very sensitive.
15DPO- BFP, I have a nice line now! HCG draw this morning, came back 217 miu/mL. I would be roughly 4 weeks today. Hopefully I have a sticky little bean!

I did use preseed, but not during my fertile window, as I missed it this time, and was clearly confused about my dates. I believe I only BD'd a couple times during my fertile window (not sure when as I stopped keeping track). What I did differently this time was pray more than usual. I continue to pray that God allows me to continue on with a healthy pregnancy and a sticky bean!
Baby Dust to all of you!!****

2 years of trying and crying…..

This has been such a long road I cannot believe I get to post here!!!! I had a tubal reversal in 2014 after having my 5th baby I almost died from a rupture during my csection and so I thought that door was closed even though I had wanted one more……
Fast forward a few years and we started doing foster care and fell in LOVE with our girl she was 7 and a sweetheart after one year she was ripped away we fought and cried but she went back to another family……. So that day was the day I decided to have one more baby and after having the reversal we tried….and tried……and tried……….. and with each month it was a kick in the gut I went on clomid for 6 months no bueno then on letrozol and femoral and from that one round it regulated me (I have PCOS as well pretty severe) well I missed my period back on Feb 27th no positive NOTHING then little by little I would see a faint line on my Clearblue which I thought were evaps I even called the helpline guys I was so positive it was evaps VERY faint but showed up pretty fast….. Well my husband is a PA and happens to have hook ups to do a blood pregnancy test (basically they spin your blood and use the plasma to do the test) and low and behold this morning a BFP blazing blue! and blazing pink!!! Im still in shock really I cried and cried still faint lines on my urine tests but def there I will call my OB on Monday but I am stoked beyond belief….. my husband has heard of this happening and while Im not out of the woods yet I AM finally pregnant
Symptoms
Tingling breasts
nausea especially this last week
a weird metal taste in my mouth if I went to long without eating
My beloved Diet Pepsi started tasting really gross to me
SOOOOOOOOO tired I started napping mid day when I had the chance
Loose stools and then constipation
Bloating
This week my nips have def gotten a bit darker
I also had weird spotting last week it was light light pink and then turned brown

Guys I feel your pain I have been on these boards for 2 years and its so hard to see everyone else get their positives you are all in my prayers and I hope for the best for all of you!!!

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Surprise BFP Already 3 1/2 Months Pregnant with Rainbow Baby!!

This is going to be a long post! We are still in shock that God has answered our prayers to be parents as we decided to stop TTC and trust in his plan for us. As soon as we surrendered to him and trusted in him He gave us our biggest blessing! God is faithful, trust in HIS timing!

Our story begins like most women. We began TTC in September 2014 with the hopes of getting pregnant ASAP. When it didn't happen immediately I tried not to stress too bad. My cycles were very short and by March 2015 I was beginning to think something wasn't right with my body. My dr took some blood work and I was diagnosed with PCOS with high testosterone levels and I was most likely not ovulating on my own. The diagnosis really stung but I had a lot of hope in the 50 mg Clomid she prescribed for us. March 13th I got my period and went in 21 days later for a progesterone check. My progesterone was 37 and we found out April 10th that I was indeed 4 weeks pregnant. We were amazed the Clomid worked the first round. My DH and I were so excited and we told close friends and family. We began to start thinking of what it would be like to have a baby and be parents. The planning had already began!! However, the day of April 24th will forever be etched in my mind as it was the day I began to miscarry our baby at 6 weeks 1 day. It was devastating, and at the time I spent most days being angry and bitter at God for taking away our child. After that I determined I could get pregnant immediately again without God, and after my period returned in June we started the second round of Clomid. BFN. Third round BFN. Fourth round BFN. By October I could feel God was screaming at me to just listen to him but I ignored him once again. I was still trying to work through the grief of loosing my baby and TTC was my outlet to ignore the pain. I wanted to try Femara in October as I was just convinced my body was used to Clomid by now. By this point I wasn't even getting a natural period and had to be induced on Provera. I felt so broken as a woman. And to top it off my DH got a sperm analysis and had only 11 million sperm count. I got my progesterone checked after the first round of Femara and I didn't ovulate. This was rock bottom for me. Why God? Why didn't you want us to be parents? Why us? The pregnancy Facebook announcements seemed so cruel.

Then something hit me like a ton of bricks. I finally let God in and began listening to him. I started to surrender everything to him. All of my own plans for motherhood, my worries, fears, etc. It was not easy at first. He was telling me this entire time to TRUST him and his plan in our lives. He started by canceling our next doctor's appointment scheduled for November 23rd. The receptionist called and told me that I was scheduled on accident for that week and since it was thanksgiving that week they were only seeing OB patients. I could have rescheduled but I knew this was Gods first sign for us. I amazingly got a natural period on November 21st. However, December 9th I started "spotting" for 9 days straight. I was convinced my hormones were messed up from the drugs. I continued to pray for strength and grieved our baby's due date in December. In January we began visiting a church. Every week the preacher would talk about the power of prayer and how important it is to hold on to your faith even when you don't feel like God is listening. We held on tight. This was so hard for me, as I felt like I failed him daily. I STILL wanted to be pregnant! January came and went with no period. The first week of February I took 5 days of Provera I had left and then realized I had momentarily stopped listening to God. I didn't continue with the Provera after I felt God telling me this was not his plan. Usually when I would take Provera I would get my period on day 3 of the pill but when nothing happened I thought it was really odd.

February came and I continued to pray for strength daily and trusted more and more in Gods plan for us. I would tell him daily that even though I would give anything to be pregnant, he's plan is far greater than anything I could understand. Most people are probably wondering why didn't you take a pregnancy test if you weren't getting a period? Some woman can relate to the absolute devastation of seeing a negative pregnant test over and over again, and since I knew what it was like to be pregnant already, I hadn't had any symptoms and therefore no need to test! Lol The Sunday before we found out we were expecting, the preacher at church preached about how he felt God was speaking to someone there. He said God was telling someone that it was going to be the end of their night season and their morning would be coming soon. This gives me chills thinking about this.

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