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BFP after 1 year and 6 months of TTC

It's been a long journey till this moment. I'm 31 and Finally a BFP after one year and a half trying and never once getting pregnant and having nothing wrong with me or husband. Somehow I always found the strength to continue and never gave up. We women are strong beings. Through this experience of frustrations, sadness and feeling worthless I discovered a lot of my self. I started doing yoga and meditate, eating well (no sugar, salt or processed food, a lot of orange, yellow and green fruits and veggies) and in the end, pray a lot. I used the Kindara app to track my cycles. Here are my symptoms 1-6 DPO nothing 7 DPO a lot of yellow dense CM, light cramps 8 DPO dry CM, light cramps 9 DPO little yellow CM, heavy cramps, dry rest of the day 10 DPO cramps, headache, little yellow CM, dry rest of the day 11 DPO cramps and little spotting. AF should have come. Dry all day 12 DPO cramps and little spotting, dry all day 13 DPO high temp in the morning. Severe cramps, took test and BFP. Little spotting in the afternoon but a lot of yellow CM Good wishes to everyone!!!

BPF 8 DPO - 41 Years Young - Natural Pregnancy

Hi ladies, Thank you for posting your stories on this website - you have helped us all to get through this awful two-week wait!! I am very surprised to be writing this. I have a son that was born 11 years ago (at 30 years old), and we never restarted using birth control after I had him. I figured that I would have another one at some point - so I was in no rush for it to happen. Little did I know that 11 years would go by! When I was 39, I naturally got pregnant, and I was in total shock because I figured that if it had not happened yet- it wasn't going to. After I had accepted that my husband and I were going to be 60 and 65 respectively when this one is 20 - I got excited - but I miscarried at 9 weeks. I think that I took that pregnancy for granted - drinking coffee, weight lifting, stressed about work, etc. I think that I thought that it would work the same way as when I was 30. Boy was I wrong! I ended up seeing a reproductive endocrinologist about 5 months ago, and I had low ovarian reserve and was diagnosed with "unexplained fertility." My husband and I became serious about trying about 3 months ago during my first femara/ovidrel cycle. That cycle failed, and I really heated being on those drugs. My basal temp was all over the place during that month. After that, I started reading everything on the subject, and started with prenatal vitamins, vitamin E, vitex, fish oil, coq10 as well as a handful of other supplements. I also used progesterone crème and magnesium lotion. This month, I started acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and fertility smoothies. Here are my symptoms: 3 DPO - current: excess white creamy mucous, very tired (had to take a nap in the afternoon 2x this week - luckily I work from home), very quick bouts of boob and back soreness, felt strange heavy feeling in my uterus when I tried to lift something heavy 5 DPO - mild cramping/tingling for 2 hours 8 DPO - lots of tingling/heart beat between my left ovary and belly button (but lower) I am hoping that this one sticks - I know that the chance of miscarriage is high at my age (41). Good luck everyone!!

BFP 10 DPO-2ND IUI MALE FACTOR

My husband and I have been trying for a year. I am 32 and he is 34. No issues with me but he has morphology and motility issues. His count averaged around 25 million. Our first IUI was not a success (post wash was only 1 million) and I had 4 eggs. I was on femara CD 3-7 and trigger shot - iui 24 hours later. Fail. 2nd iui was a success and even the doctors were shocked. I had two eggs 17 and 20) and sperm post wash was only 3 million. I was on femara CD 3-7 again and trigger shot - iui 24 hours later. I was convinced it wouldn't work. I gave up alcohol and reduced caffeine intake to one cup of coffee a day. My husband gave up alcohol for only 2 weeks prior to procedure. We were both on several vitamins for several months. I am currently 16 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby boy! I received a BFP on 10 DPO (11 DPT). I had literally no pregnancy symptoms! I also normally spot and didn't spot at all leading up to BFP. Male: Conception XR with motility support (l-cartinine) Liquid Fish oil Vitamin D3 Coq10 pycnogenol Female: Prenatal vitamin with DHA Liquid fish oil Vitamin D3 Coq10 pycnogenol

34 Years Old. TTC #3 for 11 months. BFP

Hey everyone.... I am on here sharing again for the 2nd time. My first time sharing was after struggling with secondary infertility in 2015. I have a pretty amazing background testimony preceding this pregnancy and if you have time feel free to look it up. Was entered Oct / 2015 and I believe it was titled "our testimony". It is way more action packed than this entry! So hubby and I have been trying for about 11 months after having our 2nd child. Nothing was happening. We sold our home and moved into my parents while waiting for our house to be built and I had noticed I didnt really have a period since April. Not really anything new for me, my cycles are always irregular. I had some spotting at the end of June for 3 days but again, not out of the norm so I didn't think too much about it. Thought it was just another wonky cycle with no ovulation. Anyways so then July 16th I have some light pink spotting when I wipe and it only lasts that night. The next morning I wake up and realize I threw my shoulder out along with my neck and it's so painful! I tell myself I will buy some muscle relaxants on the way home. So I stopped by wal mart and thought what if I am pregnant? Maybe I should rule it out before taking these. So I go home and POS and its blazing a positive line before the control line shows up. I was so happy but I am also confused. How long have I been pregnant? I spotted late June as well so it's hard to tell. I also have had very little symptoms... I have had no nausea, no breast pain just some mild heaviness, but one thing that did strike me as odd was a few weeks ago I felt like there was a lot of pulling and stretching behind my belly button. Something I usually get after 4 months... I attributed it to lifting my toddler and maybe tweaking something and to this day by abdominal muscles are slightly achy and behind my belly button and also since i found out i have had lower aching in my back. Might be because I know I am pregnant now but I swear I noticed more symptoms after finding out. I have a doctor's appointment booked for Monday and hopefully I will be able to find out how far along I am around then:) Anyhow I just feel so thankful after our struggle to be able to be pregnant again. I'm thankful to God and the plans he has for each one of us. I hold the women on this site very dear to my heart and I know how torturous the wait can be. Praying you all see your BFP soon!
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BFP after 3-4 months!!! What I Did...TTC#1

Hi all, I always said to myself that when I get my first BFP, I would make sure to post my story on TWW. I had been a long time lurker during the past year and reading everyone's posts made me feel less stressed(well, maybe at times I made myself more stressed because I kept comparing myself to others and drove myself crazy)! Anyhow, I got my first BFP yesterday morning. I used the easy@home test strips from Amazon that come in a 50 pack of OPKs and 20 HPTs. My cycles were irregular(I would skip 2 months or they would range between 30day-40day cycles) when I was younger, but now my cycles would be 40-45 days. I have never been on BC either, no IUD or meds or anything at all. My husband and I were praying to get pregnant last year, but our timing was off and I was not precise on catching my ovulation day. Up until January 2018, I really made it a point to try everything I could to increase our chances. January, Feb and March came and went by and still no BFP. My luteal phase is 14-15 days. DH and I are 29. Here is what I did differently this time around: 1) Really make it a point to be precise and take BBT at the same time every morning and in the same location (right pocket under my tongue)/position. (My previous cycles I would wake up earlier or later than my target time and it screwed everything up) 2) I started WORKING OUT. Ladies, I really think this helped me tremendously. Previous to this cycle, I had not gone to the gym for like a year!!! For 4 weeks once my period was over, I went to the gym 3-4x/week. I did cardio for 30mins on the treadmill or elliptical and then did free weights and lifted. 3) EAT RIGHT or EAT SMARTER. Again, before this cycle I ate like crap. I ate anything and everything I wanted, you name it. After my workouts I would make a protein smoothie. This really helped me and motivated me, it was a good routine. 4) CHIA SEED AND MACA POWDER. I ate chia almost every other day and added this to my salads, eggs, and smoothies. I added the maca powder to my smoothies as well, even gave some to my hubby--couldn't even taste it! I used the Navitas brand of Maca Powder--just a teaspoon of it and you're set. It it said to help with fertility and balance hormones. My go to smoothies recipe: Choc almond milk, frozen berries like blackberries/strawberries/blueberries, banana, cup of spinach leaves, the chia and maca. 5) DITCHED THE PRESEED. I know for some, Preseed is what helped them conceive, but for my hubby and I we decided not to use it this time around. We used it in January/Feb/March and we do not think it worked for us. So this time we did not use anything. 6) BD every other day to every 3 days. This worked for us. For example, this cycle we BD'd CD24, 26, 28, 30, 34 and 35. My peak LH surge/positive OPK was on CD33. 7) Doggystyle! (TMI!!!) Previous months he would finish with me on my back, this time with me on all fours lol. Nuff said. And yes, I had my legs straight up afterwards, and a folded pillow under my pelvis for 10-15 mins. Forgot to mention we went on a vacation a week after my period ended; after our vacation that was when I started working out and eating right! I am sure vacation took my mind off the stress of TTC! I even had sangria!!! 8) PRAY, PRAY, PRAY. If you have faith in God and believe in Him, He will bless you richly. Pray without ceasing. I always thought that it would take more than a year to conceive and I always cried everytime a BFN showed and thought something was wrong. This time around I just Let Go and Let God. Trust in Him. Phew!!! Here were my symptoms: 1DPO- Nips hurt terribly (this was normal and expected for me every cycle the day after ovulation) 2DPO- Nips still hurt. Food craving for salty food like Shake Shack (normal PMS symptom that I usually get) 3DPO- Nothing unusual 4DPO- Food craving for chocolate pretzels from TJs, craved pizza and Panera (OMG I'm disgusting LOL) 5DPO- Felt a sharp pain in my lower right area at night when I stretched OUCH!! 6DPO- ABSOLUTELY NO NIP SORENESS (this completely caught my attention, because my nips usually feel sore for the duration of 1 week or more before my period comes) Dry CM like a desert lol. Craved salty junk food AGAIN -_- 7DPO- HAD ZERO symptoms. Again, no nip soreness, NO SORE OR SWOLLEN BBS at all(usually my bbs get swollen before my period for 1-2 weeks) 8DPO- Felt absolutely NORMAL in terms of bbs. CM was a tiny bit creamy/sticky. Took a 2-hour long nap on my couch- I get out of work at 3pm, fell asleep around 5pm and woke up at 7:40pm! 9DPO- Took a nap AGAIN for 1.5-2 hours. Took a huge, long pee after my nap WTF. After that, I noticed immediate bloating in my tummy, the area around my belly button felt so soft and squishy and bloaty! Literally felt like I gained 10lbs after my nap. 10DPO- Nothing unusual. 11DPO- Craved salty food like my usual PMS symptoms. I ate samosas from Whole Foods and an everything bagel with cream cheese and chives! WHAT?! I also had 2 BMs, odd.

BFP with IVF at 38

Hi ladies! I've read so many of these stories over the years so wanted to drop in and give hope to those who may be feeling hopeless. I had my first round of IVF when I was 36 - after trying everything else for years. I was a poor responder and ended up with just one blastocyst... and she stuck! My only symptoms with her were sharp cramps and light spotting 3 days after a 5 day transfer. And she is my now one year old daughter! I've just undergone my second round of IVF (age 38), transferred one blastocyst and got my BFP! It feels like a miracle because I didn't have the same symptoms as my first round. In fact I had no real symptoms other than a low level 'period type' feeling 3-4 days after my 5-day transfer. I had a stuffy nose and really bad diarrhoea on days 3,4,5,6 after transfer and just felt incredibly sad. My beta is on Friday and I'm hoping for great results! We prayed very hard all through our journey and feel extremely blessed that God has answered our prayers in this way. For info, we had severe male factor infertility and high FSH, lowish AMH for me.

Finally!!!! Bfp 2nd round of clomid 50 mg!!!

Hey, I'm 25 (as of two days ago) ....This is my first pregnancy. We actively tried for 8 months Before clomid. I had low hopes bc my period is extremely irregular! So I got blood work done , the culprit was high testosterone which had been preventing me from ovulating ! My doctor scheduled a D&C to clean out all the linings of cycles past bc she wanted me to have "a spring cleaning " before clomid.!! The first round was difficult for me & ovulation was EXTREMELY painful afterwards I had every symptom I could find on the internet and just "knew" I was pregnant! I was crushed when af came . Second round was much easier and laid back and I honestly assumed I had not ovulated bc besides some swelling in my ovaries I never felt the pain i felt the cycle before. My first cycle day 21 prog test was 22.6 the second round it was only 5 & I cried when I got the news bc I knew that meant i didn't ovulate and this month was a bust!!! Few days later I started getting all the usual symptoms of pms except the cramps and bloating would come and go rather than straight into full gear per usual and instead of just my nipples being sore like normal my breast were extremely sore on the sides too . I slept for an entire day as well but I had completely ruled pregnancy out and assumed the weird pms was due to the clomid or either anovulation .My doctor upped my dose to 100 mg and I was going to start my next round without af bc I thought she wasnt going to show due to me allegedly not ovulating that month! When my period was four days late I decided I would take one last test b4 I started the pills bc i got bfn the day of and day after my missed period .......i got a bfp !!!! Then another one the next day bc I couldn't believe it !! God is so good bc i was extremely discouraged and on the brink of just giving up ttc all together for awhile. The only thing I did different this month was use 2g of preseed instead of 1g even though he didn't like it! And i also took mucinex extra strength pill during my fertile window and prayed extremely hard bc at the end of the day regardless of how hard we try and what all we do to get a bfp God has the final say.i genuinely believe he heard my sincere, humble cry and blessed me thanks for reading.......!!!! read psalm 113 when you build a genuine relationship with God he will grant you the desires of your heart !

Failed IVFs, DOR, High Prolactin, Microadenoma, Uterine Septum, Failing Ovary, told I needed an egg donor, natural pregnancy

Hi everyone! I never thought I would be posting here! I used to read these stories for inspiration. I hope that this can also serve to help someone else on their TTC journey. I was TTC for over 4 years and I just got my first ever BFP this week! My story: After 2 years of TTC we decided to see a specialist. It turned out I had high prolactin levels caused by a benign pituitary tumor (microadenoma). After I had an MRI, they gave me Dostinex which worked effectively and lowered my prolactin levels. I figured once they levels were low I would get pregnant. I was wrong. Another year went by and nothing. We decided to see a gynecologist who did tier 1 infertility treatments and I took Clomid (that made me crazy!). Clomid also did not work for me. It was at that point we decided to see a Reproductive Endocrynologist (we had to fly to another city since there is none where I live). The RE diagnosed me with Diminished Ovarian Reserce (DOR), and said my left ovary was not functioning properly (possibly POR). Basically, my left ovary was asleep. After I did my first IVF cycle and two transfers, they both failed. After that, they did a hysterpscopy and discovered I had a small, yet significant uterine septum that they surgically cut out. They also gave me an endometrial scratch. I was pretty positive my next IVF attempt would be successful. On my 2nd cycle of IVF (3rd transfer) they did assisted hatching as well. I had 3 high-quality day 5 embryo's (which is a LOT for someone with DOR), however that cycle also failed. I was very sad following all these years of failures when the doctor told me that I needed a donor egg due to poor egg quality. I was obviously heartbroken with this news, but I eventually accepted the idea, and became excited about it. I actually decided I would try this. Before getting into the egg donation process, I read the book "It Starts with an Egg" and followed some of the book's advice by taking 600 mg coq10/day, vitamin e, folic acid, prenatals, and exercising regularly. I also ate a lot of eggs, meat, veggies, and cheese. I figured I could test my luck naturally before using an egg donor. To my surprise, this worked! Two months after my final failed IVF cycle, I got a NATURAL bfp with my OWN eggs!! I am still in shock! The week before my BFP, I had signed up for the egg donor process, too! I literally had given up on my own eggs. I also had light brown spotting for WEEKS before getting my BFP. I thought my period was just taking forever to arrive. I know that everyone is different and that infertility is a huge struggle. I hope that this story can bring some people hope :) Best of luck! <3
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BFP @ 14DPO

Hi, guys! I'm 33 and my husband is 40 and I have a 25 day cycle. We've been trying to conceive our first child for about 4 months now and last week, I got my BFP, thank the Lord! :-) I was an avid reader of TWW the entire time we were TTC and wanted to share my story to encourage other women. I used OPK kits the previous months but I think they were stressing me out. It made sex feel like a mission to my husband lol instead of a joy. So this month, I decided to just follow my apps' ovulation predictions (I used Ovia and Fertility Friend). I ovulated either on 3/13 or 3/14 so we had sex on 3/10, 3/11, 3/12, 3/15, and 3/16. I really thought this wouldn't be our month since we missed O day but let this be an example of Jesus making things happen in His own time:-) I didn't feel any telltale symptoms. In fact, it felt JUST like I was going to get my period. Every month, I get intermittent tingling breasts and I got them this month too. And at 8 DPO like clock work, I got my normal af cramps gearing up. Nothing felt unusual to me until about 12 DPO, which was 2 days before my period. I usually get slight spotting, some pink when I wipe a few days before my period. But this time, I got nothing. Nothing at 13 DPO or 14 DPO. The evening my period was due, I took a test, thinking it would be negative and my period was just tardy. But I got a line! I was in such disbelief that I bought two more tests and they both were positive! As far as methods I used: -I used Preseed every time we had sex during my fertile window. I used to use it as a lubricant but the last two months, I inserted some inside and used some outside on my hubby -I cut way back on my caffeine. I used to drink a cup a day. But for the last two months, I had coffee maybe 3 days out of the month and switched to herbal teas. - I also started exercising slightly more, walking about 30 mins or so a day. I don't know if it helped but it certainly can't hurt. -I relaxed and began to really lean back and trust God. God gives good gifts and a child is one of His greatest gifts. His will and way is always better than ours so whenever I'd begin to freak out, I would be reminded that Jesus has me. I'm so grateful to God for this answered prayer and I pray for all of you trying to conceive. Keep seeking Him and trust that He indeed will answer! :-)

AFTER 3 YEARS, 3 MISCARRIAGES, 3 ROUNDS OF CLOMID... I GOT MY BFP!!

WARNING: LONG POST> I promised that I would post details of my BFP (when that day came) and now I can! I hope this post will encourage others. We tried off and on for 3 years. I charted EVERYTHING!!! So many tears and so much frustration, but I felt in my heart that it was going to happen... on God's timing, not mine (which is hard to accept sometimes). *I HATED hearing people say, "When you stop trying it will happen." How do you stop trying when it is something that you want so bad... and you kinda have to try.lol After the 2nd chemical I had the doctor run a RPL blood panel. Although they assumed everything was fine and it was "just a fluke", I knew something was off. The results came back great... but I did have a double copy of a gene mutation MTHFR! I have 3 perfect boys and NEVER knew of the problem, but my youngest is 10. I figured that maybe the gene gets worse with age and that is why it was causing issues. We waited a few months and I started taking appropriate vitamins to help with this gene mutation, extra Lmeytholfolate, and baby aspirin. Well, after 5 months we got pregnant for the 3rd time! This time the BFP was darker and I didn't bleed right after my period was due. This one seemed to be a keeper! However, at my first doctors appointment I felt like something was wrong and voiced my opinion to the doctor. She tried to reassure me that all was fine because I wasn't bleeding, or cramping, But i knew something was wrong because I had no major symptoms at all. I requested an ultrasound due to my previous losses and she agreed to ease my mind with an ultrasound (I was 8 weeks). *I know it's normal for some women to not experience major symptoms, but I know my body and it wasn't like me. We had the ultrasound the same day and there was no baby. The sac measured 6 weeks, and was diagnosed as a blighted ovum. I told the doctor that I wanted to try and let my body get rid of it on it's own because I read that it was better for future conception/ less invasive. I had to wait until I was 13 weeks for it to start on its own!! However, it did all come out on its own within a 24 hour period. (horrible experience) We were both kinda freaked by that whole experience and decided to stop trying for a while... maybe even for good. After all, we had 3 perfect boys and would just focus on them and our family. However, that ache in my heart never went away... I just felt in my heart that we were supposed to have another baby. I had to pray a lot the next few months because I felt like God placed the desire on my heart, but I was forcing it on my schedule and my timing. We took a break, but I continued to chart EVERYTHING... just incase. Why do we (women) have to be in control of everything?! lol Anyways, the miscarriage happened in March 2017. We decided to try again in July 2017. I noticed that my cycles went back to normal 29 days and that was a relief. However, WE COULD NOT GET PREGNANT AGAIN. I didn't understand because we had 3 losses within the two and a half year period and now nothing. *WE TRIED EVERY CRAZY THING: Pineapple core, socks to maintain temps, standing on my head, staying in bed after sex, no peeing after, Preseed, soft cups, food changes, Clomid, Progesterone, and sex on specific days, and so much more.... it was crazy! The doctor suggested Clomid (although I was ovulating) in order to increase our chances each month. I took it for 3 cycles with NO LUCK! My cycles did change from 29 to 31 and 33 days due to the medicine. Also, I suffered severe anxiety and depression after my last dose... IT WAS TERRIFYING!! I PROMISED TO NEVER TAKE IT AGAIN. It didn't start until the last dose was finished and almost out of my system. I had ENOUGH of EVERYTHING! I decided to completely stop in November of 2017. My husband and I couldn't take it anymore. We realized that it obviously wasn't a part of God's plan or will for us and we had to TRUST him despite our desires. After all, He blessed us with children to begin with and that was enough. The only thing left was the Ovia app on my phone and that I decided to keep just to track my periods in hopes they would return to a normal 29 day cycle. I can't tell how FREE I felt to just LET GO and STOP forcing it. We took our family vacation in February 2018 and I did happen to notice that it was scheduled during my "fertile week", but I hadn't been using OPKs anymore, so i didn't know for sure if the chart was accurate. I just shrugged it off and focused on the trip, my kids, and the memories we would make. Plus, I needed to get away after the major anxiety attack! WE HAD COMPLETELY LET GO AND THAT'S WHEN IT HAPPENED! I was 5 days late when we came back and I didn't want to test because... we ALL KNOW how nerve wrecking that can be. I was afraid to have my hopes up a little just to see a stark white test. I broke down and tested on March 1st (6 days late) and the test was positive before I could even set it on the counter!!

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