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Well Here goes my story...
I already have an almost 6 year old daughter from a previous relationship. The relationship I'm in now we have been trying since December of 2013 to get pregnant. Month after month I swore I was going to get my BFP but each month I was completely wrong... Long story short I had an appt July 30th 2014 with an endocrinologist because of a pituitary gland I have that was discovered about 2 years ago. During the appt I was expressing my frustrations to her about getting BFN's month after month. She told me to not focus so much on getting pregnant and to throw out all of the opk's and just ENJOY SEX! That's all we needed and this is the month we got our BFP...what I did differently?? I relaxed and didn't track anything,not even my DPO. I did start taking prenatal vitamins and chasteberry but I don't think they had an effect on my BFP. My symptoms were darkened areolas,very tender breast(even the shower water hurt),constantly hard nipples,vivid dreams,frequent urination and getting exhausted very easily. So there goes my story! Good luck to u all :)

Cycle Day 34 and 17 DPO... don't give up ladies!

Hi everyone! I am sooo excited to share my experiences from the past two weeks. Its been 19 months me and my wonderful hubby have been TTC... That's a lot of hpts if ya know what I'm sayin! Anywho, I am 30 and my hubby is 33. I have two beautiful children from a previous marriage- my daughter is 10 and my son is 8. My hubby doesn't have any children so we thought after trying for awhile that maybe it was an issue with his little troops. We decided not doing any tests right away and leaving it in God's hands. I started tracking my cycles on a fertility app and realized they were all over the place... Anywhere from 28 to 38 days with an average of 33. I'm on cycle day 34 and couldnt wait to poas any longer. Woke up at 3 am and sure enough BFP! Don't give up ladies... I didn't think it would happen and it took almost 2 years and it did and I could just feel it this month. Here are my symptoms:

6 dpo- I was getting terrible cramps and didn't want to get off the couch.

7 dpo- Still cramps but not as intense. Headache which I NEVER get. Eating everything and gassy which isn't normal.

8- 12 dpo- Headache still... They would start usually every day in early to mid afternoon.
Its been so muggy out so I thought maybe the weather. Eating everything again.
And feeling bloated. My sense of smell has increased big time. My sniffer can track a pile of puppy poop from 10 yds. Lol (we just got a puppy) and a lot of other things. Still extremely gassy.

13-15 dpo- damn headaches still! My back ached tremendously on 15 dpo but then nothing the next day. Felt waves of nausea and pelvic pressure. Also had some low pelvic cramps that would only last maybe two minutes and usually happened in the evening when I was laying down. Very tired but I can't take naps very well. Boobs and nipples have been a little tender but not like they were when I was pregnant with my daughter but its still early. A little cranky and I don't really get cranky until I start getting really bad cramps with AF. On day 15 was gonna make tilapia so unthawed a piece and hopped in the shower. Got out and cooked the in the cupboard and I had stuck the whole bag of frozen fish in there... A little airheady I'd say. Lol Still so gassy and a little heartburn.

16 dpo- nauseous in the morn. Had to work 7 to 7 and felt hungover. Most symptoms gone today tho and not as hungry. Still feel pelvic pressure. Dizzy and uncontrollably cranky! My poor hubby... I bought an early result pregnancy test at Walgreen's and gonna take it with fmu. No gas today thank you.

17 dpo- 3am and nervous as shit becuz I feel so positive and if its not I decided to get fertilaid and preseed. Blue line popped up right away! Started crying and still crying right now writing this. Can't wait for sweet baby. And my kids and hubby will be ecstatic... Thank you Jesus!

Main thing I noticed during this wait was gas, headaches(which has been the worst but will take a headache any day for a baby), and the sense of smell thing. My cm remained creamy but only when i checked...nothing really on undies. There was one day I think between day 12 and 14 that my cm was kinda gritty which usually happened before AF but next day it was normal. I thought, like everyone else says, that I was just making symptoms up bcuz I wanted to be pregnant sooo bad but apparently not. I seriously just knew this month. I hope this helps some lovely ladies out; )

11dpo BFP after Tubal Reversal 3 months ago!!

Hello ladies. This is so surreal even posting this on here. I have been stalking this site even before my tubal reversal this past June. I am 24 and my DH is also 24. After our second child we made a hasty decision and had my tubes tied. We immediately knew it was a mistake and that we would one day want more children. Fast forward 3 years later and here we ARE! I couldn't feel more blessed and thankful because I prayed so heavily this cycle. This cycle was our 3rd cycle TTC since the TR. This cycle I truly stepped it up because my DH is military and will be gone for about a month soon. I incorporated OPKS, Mucinex, and Preseed into this TTC cycle and it WORKED!! Here are my DPO symptoms (although I tried my hardest not to pay attention to my body as I have been fooled before in the past lol):
DTD: -3,-2,-1,0,1,3
1-3 dpo: Not much at all. Felt absolutely normal
4-5dpo: I felt a couple of cramps here and there. Noticed my CM was not drying up.
6-8: Nothing out of the ordinary. Maybe some gas here and there. A few times I bent over and would feel a bit dizzy upon standing back up. But I really didn't want to believe that was due to anything
9, 10 dpo: Cramps and more cramps. Especially on 9dpo. I was a bit gassy as well, nothing new there :). I noticed on either 9 or 10 dpo that I was constantly salivating. Like, I had to keep swallowing my saliva. It was a lot. IDK why that happened and was afraid to take it as a PG symptom. But that had never happened before to me. Even in previous pregnancies. I also was visiting the bathroom more frequently. A bit tired and falling asleep earlier at night. BUT ALAS...BFN. Total bummer. Still a LOT of CM. Noticed my cervix wasn't low during sex with the DH.
11dpo: Today I felt crampy, like the last two days. I also felt a little queasy. This morning I was craving Chinese food, and went and got some before it was even noon. Once home I ate and almost immediately fell asleep while watching my little ones play. I woke up and IMMEDIATELY took a test. BFP.....but it was a blue dye. I didn't want to trust it and get my hopes up. So I tested again with a FRER when DH got home. BFP!!!!!!! OMG!!!! I came out the restroom in TEARS and immediately started thanking GOD as I shoved the test in his face.
We are BOTH so overjoyed. This process has been such an experience. I was so down about my BFN's and felt even more regret about my Tubal ligation then I ever had, but GOD was on our side. My TR was only 3 months ago. Ladies, please keep your heads up!! I know it seems hard, and it may not come as fast as you want it...But God is an on time GOD. Good luck. And thanks for reading my story!!! :D

Leave it in the hands of Jesus

I have been stalking this site for about a year now and I am happy to be able to share the good news that I am pregnant.

I am 22 years old and I got my first bfp last year june and saddly had a chemical pregnancy. I left it in God's hands because he gave it to me so he had all the right to take it back. But God knows best. I continued to pray for the best. My last period was on June 17th and I got my bfp on July 28th. I had no symptoms and my period is sometimes irregular. I did an ultrasound on August 9th and I got to see my baby and the heart beating. I thank God for this amazing blessing and I pray and hope you ladies keep your faith and put it all in God's hands.

Tender breast
Vomiting after I had my bfp

Pregnant by the grace of God!!! :)

Hi ladies!! I have been stalking this site for approx 2 years and wanted to share my BFP story! I'm 21 DH is 26. We have a 4 year old DD. We have been ttc for 2 years and have had 2 missed miscarriages. 1 at 9 weeks and 1 at 10 weeks.

My doctor told me to start taking baby aspirin every day so I have done that. Took prenatals every day. I used Opks and we BD every day from cd 10 to cd 17 and FF says I ovulated on cd 17. Kept my hips elevated for at least 15 mins after every BD.

So onto my symptoms!
1dpo- cramping
2dpo- cramping
3dpo- cramping, tender nipples
4dpo- cramping
5dpo- cramping, headache, tender nipples, sharp pains in cervix/uterus area
6dpo- cramping, tender nipples, creamy but stretchy cm?
7dpo- cramping, tender nipples, irritable(yell at DH for being too loud lol)
8dpo- cramping, tender nipples
9dpo- cramping, tender nipples, very vivid dream
10dpo- faintest of faint Frer didn't believe it. Tender nipples, cramping, lots of pinching and sharp pains in uterus
11dpo- cramping, tender nipples, lots of pinching and sharp pains in uterus
12dpo- BFP!!!! On Frer and still sore nipples and cramping.

The cramping every single day is what made me think I was pregnant because I never do that!
Going for blood work in a few mins..praying that this little baby sticks! Been praying every single day for God to bless us with a baby, and he came through with it like I had Faith that he would. :)

Baby dust to all you ladies!! :)

Surprised #2 after 4yrs of trying :)

Omg!I don't even know where 2 start!I've been reading this website for symptom spotting for 4 long plus yrs.just when I absolutely given up ttc I got surprised.decided 2 pray n no symptom spot this month...i am 2 days late today and i remember reading somewhere about using ovulation stick as pregnancy test so I decided to try like every other months, lol.lo and behold this time I got an instant positive and its even darker then the control line which prompted me to do the pregnancy test.that too a BFP at 18 dpo.i have not symtomps (I had more symptoms when I thought I was preggers other times boo) wishing all my
ttc pals the best n be it prayerful.

BFP for my Birthday :)

A BFP for my birthday. :)

This month of TTC I didn't test. It was so much easier and less of a roller coaster ride. I did temp so that gave me a good idea that I was pregnant when I hit 14dpo :)

As far as symptoms- I tried to blame everything on progesterone in the beginning. I still jotted everything down in my FF app. I will make a list for you ladies. I loved reading everyone's lists. Can I just say I love this group and I loved having the support and not being alone In this journey.

1-3 dpo nothing

4dpo- dizzy, hightened smell, and didn't want coffee- ( that's a big deal)

5dpo- exhausted, aches in nipples, and dizzy

6dpo- excessive yawning

7dpo- cramps, a friend was praying for me and saw a vision of a rabbit and I looked it up and it symbolizes fertility.

8dpo- up and down with energy, low hard cervix, cramps, nipples hurt. BFP dream

9dpo- woke up feeling sick. Another BFP dream. Cramps

10dpo- temp drop in bbt. High sex drive, wrist hurt like carpel tunnel. Only ever felt this was when I was pregnant with my 3rd. Cervix way high and tilted back.

11dpo- bloated and belly ache!Wrist aches. A friend had a dream and God showed her we were having twins.

12dpo- cervix way high and tilted back- super closed. Cramps like AF, hungry

13dpo- A ton of pulling in uterus and what felt like my uterus was flexing. Super thirsty!

14dpo- craving fruits and veggies, feel hungry, and pregnant. Craving hot sauce!!
Happy Birthday BFP!!!!!!

BFP for this 37 yr old chick at 8 DPO!!!

I still can't believe it!! After all the ups and downs, I finally got my BFP! It's faint but it's there!! I was symptom spotting like crazy but the only thing that stood out this time was waves of nausea but really not severe at all. God is good. Good luck to you ladies!!

I thought I was out!

I am cautiously pleased to say that I got my bfp yesterday, at 10dpo. Previous to this I thought I was out. I have had more symptoms in previous months when I haven't been pregnant! I am praying every minute of the day that my little baby stays put.

About us. We stopped using contraception over a year ago and nothing happened. Eight months ago some exciting career opportunities came up for me and my husband, so we decided to postpone ttc. Two months ago the broodiness got the better of me, and I told dh that I needed to try. The first month didn't work. 'Here we go again', I thought.

I used to use an app to track my symptoms but deleted it when we stopped TTC six months ago. Since we were trying again, I re-downloaded it last month and began to track my cycle in detail. I didn't use opks or temp.

CD 14: a small amount of ewcm, but enough to let me know that things were getting ready (I rarely get much), and mild pinching pain in left ovary area. Had a feeling that tomorrow would be the day. DTD pm. I prayed to God that this cycle would work. I prayed that all the conditions would be right for conception and implantaion to occur.

CD 15: (I suspect to be ovulation day) More pain in left side. EWCM all gone. DTD both AM and PM (to be sure!) I had a funny fuzzy feeling that I relate to ovulation and felt that in my head. I kept praying for the egg to be safe and meet a decent sperm en route!

1 dpo: I woke up feel lethargic and hungover, despite not drinking the previous night. I felt really heavy and slow.

2 dpo: I had some mild pains in my back. DTD am.
3 dpo: nothing
4 dpo: nothing
5 dpo: I woke up and immediately thought 'oh why did I drink so much last night?' then realised I had been sitting watching tv the previous night, with no alcoholic drinks consumed at all! So again, hungover feeling. I was very quiet all day, feeling quite subdued. That night we went out for a meal with friends and shared a few bottles of wine (I felt very doubtful of pregnancy). I started to get a headache in the pub and by the time we got home I felt horrendous! My sinuses hurt so much. Thinking it was the wine, I downed glasses and glasses of water and convinced that I would be very sick the next day.

6dpo: I woke up and my sinuses felt so sore. I thought it was a hangover and slept until 3 (we are on our holidays btw!) I had a sharp pain in my left waist but didnt think anything of it.

7dpo: Starving! I couldn't get enough to eat! I assumed it was due to my period coming the next week. Then I had a nother sharp pain in left waist and I thought, hmmm...what's this? I also continued to have pain in my left ovary as well as some stabby pains in breasts. I didn't know what to think. Dare I get excited? I got some cheapy hpts from Home Bargain. BFN (obviously lol)

8dpo: BFN. Pain in left waist. Pinching pain right under left hip bone. Pain going down my left outer thigh. More hunger, and a headache I usually get with ovulation. Also (embarrassingly) a bubbly, 'queefy' sort of feeling 'down there'. I started to get more suspicious. On 8 dpo I scrolled through my app to look at all the symptoms I had last year when I wasn't pregnant and realised that I had quite a lot of these symptoms nearly every months at some point. I realised that I was out, that I was fooling myself and was just waiting for my period. I felt really angry with myself and stupid for thinking it could be my time! I calmed down and decided that i had to leave it up to God and it wasn't my decision to make, and that He would give me a baby when the time was right.

9dpo: At dinner I started sweating at the dinner table (I'm a cold person normally). My forehead literally started to sweat and I had to go outside for a few minutes. I put it down to a stuffy kitchen after dinner has been cooked but my mum noticed it and thought it was uncharacteristic.
We then went for a nice walk to some lovely gardens owned by a nearby convent. There was a little shrine and I prayed that it wouldn't take me too long to conceive.

DH and I were still on holidays and had tickets to a music festival near us. I knew I wasn't pregnant and we had a very good time drinking lots and lots of booze, bopping about and even sharing a 10 pack of cigarettes! We had a fanastic time and really felt like we let our hair down! I didn't feel guilty as I was sure I was out.

10 dpo: I woke up feeling amazing and in a really lovely mood. DTD that morning, and at the 'end', felt a pain shoot from my cervix straight into my left breast. Weird. Then I period is due in 5 days and I don't feel it coming either. Surely it is coming? Isn't it?

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I finally got my BFP

I have been with my bf/ now DH since 16 years old. We started being unprotected at 18 but never got a BFP and I am now 29 y/o. I tried clomid and it failed. I was always aware of CM clear "egg whites" mid cycle. We both checked out fine at doc. One week before i O i started on vitex and he on fertilaid. I had hopes for it because of good reviews but was very skeptical. i definitely expected a BFP sometime after 3 months as they say it takes that long to work. This month I decided to use opk and I O on time as I suspected. I tested at 11 DPO with clear blue and it read me "not pregnant." Started having AF cramps so I was for sure it was over for this month. I woke up this morning 14 DPO, still no AF. I had lots more opk so I decided to use it. Low and behold it was +opk which baffled me because I wasn't aware it can also detect hcg or be an indicator of preg until I looked it up after it came up positive! Needless to say I went out and bought some test (FRER). They have been positive all day!!!!!! I am sooooooooo excited! It's been tooooooo long but so worth it now!

1 DPO-14. Dry. Not much discharge. Usually moist at some point during day after O
2 DPO- crying and had over active bowel sounds... I am a nursing student and I had a finals which I though clearly accounted for my crying.
3 DPO- bloated feeling... Like I can't hold tummy in. Nauseated. No big deal I sometimes get nauseated around ovulation time!
4 DPO- hello gas & pee
5 DPO- cramp and overactive bowel sounds/ very noisy tummy
6 & 7 DPO- metal taste, pee continues to be annoying, o boobs why you start to hurt so much?
8 DPO- right side cramp galore!
9 DPO- boobs, pee, ZzzZzzzz (tired)
10 DPO- all of the above
13 DPO- vomit, eww
14- Creamy CM no AF & BFP!