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Natural BFP at 42

I have been pregnant 5 times now in my 40s. 2 were chemical pregnancies, 1 was a miscarriage, 1 was a live (although preemie) birth (my TTC story is in the post with the title "Natural BFP After Vasectomy Reversal, Over 40, Low Progesterone, Short Luteal Phase"), and I am now 16 weeks pregnant again. I will be 43 1/2 when I deliver. I just wanted to provide encouragement that it is possible to get pregnant in your 40s. We were not trying/not preventing this time. My baby was 6 1/2 months old when I conceived again. Also, since some might find this reassuring, all genetic testing has come back fine on this pregnancy and multiple ultrasounds so far have shown that baby is healthy. As for symptoms, I generally know soon after conception that I'm pregnant due to a strong gag reflex, but otherwise I didn't really have any other symptoms. The whole pregnancy so far has basically been symptom-free. Don't give up hope. God can do anything.

First IVF-BFP

Well it’s my time to give back to you all who kept my hopes high when times looked rough. My husband is 33 yo I am 29 yo, we have a 5 yo who was conceived naturally without any issues. When he was 2 yo we decided to start trying...nothing happened. From OpKs, clomid, letrozole, IUI unmedicated to medicated IUIs and nothing. Specialist called it unexplained infertility as hubby was good and well me I had issues with ovulation. I had enough follicles but ovaries needed stimulation. Fast forward, I thought I had tried enough and proceeded to IVF. Huge step, huge time of acceptance and huge burden off you back as you feel a step closer to your goal. I prayed to God to lead us in the right path and with the right drs. Now we went through whole IVF process shots/pills/Retrieval etc. We opted for genetic testing just to increase the probability of implantation. Then time of FET. 1dp5dt (Wednesday) no symptoms. Started feeling AF type cramping 5dp5dt-7dp5dt. I also woke up middle of night super hot and uncomfortable. I remember crying on my own and telling myself it don’t work. 8dt5dt cramps subsided. And occurred randomly. I didn’t want to test at home and waited for blood work. Did blood work. Got the call at work. Told them to hold so I could get some privacy (I share my office with 3 people). I’m shaking lock myself in the restroom. Nurse asked me if I’m ready for result. Nerves Werre high. I could feel my heart pounding. I ask her if I could say a prayer first. She says yes. I say my little prayer. And then i heard congratulations you are pregnant. I am in total dsbelief and I start crying. I asked how my progesterone levels were since I’ve had low progesterone issues. She said they looked great. FYI nurse, PA, and office assistant have me on speaker and all tell me you’re going to make us all cry. Theyve been part of my journey and I think they were truly invested in helping my little family grow. I wanted to do something special to surprise hubby. But I couldn’t contain myself and called him immediately. We have decided to wait on telling our 5 yo as we want to tell him a little later. So this is my Story as short as I could make it. Keep your head up high. Believe there is a higher power when all else fails. Allow yourself to cry, pout, be angry, but get right back up and try again. No matter how many negatives you see it all fades away with that one positive. Keep enjoying life. Whatever your circumstances are you will prevail!

Baby number 2

It's taken 6 months of trying this time but finally I get to post again. I feel so blessed. CD 1: Period. Light. CD 2: Period. Medium. CD 3: Period. Heavy. CD 17: EWCM started in the afternoon. CP high medium openness. Unable to DTD. Negative opk in the afternoon. Pulsing pain on in my back left side. CD 18: EWCM. CP high open. DTD 12:30am. Negative opk. Pillow under hips for 30min. CD 19: EWCM. CP high open. Unable to DTD. Positive opk in the evening. CD 20: EWCM. DTD 7:00pm. DPO 1: ewcm dried up. Creamy cm. CP closed. DPO 2: cramping. Mix of watery and white cm. CP high closed. DPO 3: same ^ DPO 4: Creamy cm DPO 5: Creamy cm. CP position low hard closed. Dizzy. Nausea. DPO 6: Dreamt about implantation (strange). DPO 7: cramping. Sore breasts DPO 8: same^. CP low creamy cm. DPO 9: Creamy cm, sore breasts under nipples mostly. DPO 10: POAS FMU with FRER POSITIVE!!! Super excited. Baby dust to everyone!

1 year after a loss, pregnant with our Rainbow

Like most who come back here, I’ve been stalking this site for a while! Checking my symptoms with all the others and hoping this would be the month! We suffered a second trimester loss a year ago and have been trying ever since. We’ve had two chemicals where the BFPs disappeared and AF came. But not this time! Finally, this is it! Here’s my story/symptoms I took clomid CD 5-9. Got a positive OPK (advanced) on CD 14 and CD 15. I O’ed somewhere in the night between the two. O day- intense cramping. I’ve had two IUIs (different cycles) and one of them had intense cramping. It was just like that. 1DPO intense cramps continued. I felt like it was on both sides, like I could feel my Fallopian tubes contracting. 2-3DPO nothing 4 DPO creamy CM 5 DPO and 6 DPO more cramping. More like AF coming, but I knew that was too soon. 5-9 DPO CM was wet Breast tenderness began to intensify by 7dpo At 8dpo I got a vvvfp on an OSOM SMU. I was hopeful. 9DPO a faint positive on OSOM and First Response and Internet cheapie. Tests have only gotten darker. 10 and 11 dpo. Trouble sleeping. Sick at my stomach. I’m so excited I don’t know what to do. Hoping this little One grows big in there and stays strong for 9 months!

BFP - IUI #3 and MFI

Hello ladies, I stalked this page for symptoms during my tww and promised to post my symptoms when I am blessed with a BFP. IUI #3 - 5.0mg Letrozole and Ovidrel Trigger, 2 Follicles and 7.1 million post wash, 79% Motility. 1dpiui - Bloated and Constipated 2dpiui - Bloated, Constipated, and twinges on right side. 3dpiui - Twinges on the right side and butt pain. Started progesterone vaginal suppositories. 4dpiui - Twinges and pulling in lower abdomen. More intense pains on right side. 5dpiui - Cramping... Not excrutiating but very uncomfortable 6dpiui - Pin in both hips, Gassy, Bloated, on and off back aches. 7dpiui - Tested out the ovidrel trigger. Negative internet cheapie, twinges on both sides. Still having some back aches 8dpiui - No usual sore breast. Extreme pain in ovaries. 9dpiui - Still having some mad pains in both ovaries, nipples are sore. Vvfl Internet cheapie. Assumed it was the trigger 10dpiui - Bloated and cramping on both sides. BFP on IC again. Went out to pick up a First Response BFP... I am in shock 11dpiui- Intense side pains, visited the ER... Closed cervix and 53 beta. 12dpiui - Pain in Hips.. Took some Tylenol. Pregnant on digital test 13dpiui - Horrible cramps... Worried something is wrong.. 14dpiui - Brown spotting that filled up a panty liner, but stopped. Freaked out. Went in for another beta 141. 15dpiui - Spotting stopped.. Cramps Days leading up to Week 5... More cramps and hip pain.. Sore breast and nipples.. Slightly nauseous... Very tired.. 5 weeks Scan - Two Gestational sacs... Beta 7472 5 weeks 5 days scan after spotting and cramps - Beta 33756.. Saw both sacs and fetal poles.. Cannot wait to hear my babies heart beat... What I did differently? Husband started taking Fertil Aid and Sperm Boost. IUI #2 was only 500,000 post wash. Huge improvement within 3 weeks. Abstained from sex for 3.5 days, husband started eating better, had sex after iui and we used Pre-seed, used the progesterone regularly this time around, drank plenty of water, and prayed. Thank you Lord.... Good Luck ladies

3 Years of TTC, Hard struggle, earned BFP after soooo long! xxx

Its such a long journey of TTC that sharing my BFP story here still feels like dream but its only fair to share because u guys here gave me so much hopes and help. Anyway so I am 29 (my cycle is short 26 days with short luteal phase) and been ttc for 3 years having history of less range of DH morphology (4%) so he has been taking supplements and last report we took it was increased upto 13%. This cycle started normal, while I tracked my ovulation date on 10th Aug. 1-5 DPO Literally nothing unusual even though i was all ears to my every single body movement. 6 DPO I woke up with slight sore boobs and on&off cramps which was usual because it cant be PMS that early. 7 DPO Sore boobs getting intense, cramps on going, sore throat, I had a tough day at work. 8-11 DPO Worst sore boobs, sore throat worst, and cramps moving just between legs and back (nothing like abdominal/PMS cramps). I had a strong feeling that something is different & at the same time dint want to get my hopes too high. I couldnt wait to test but decided to test on 12 DPO. BY 11DPO night, all my symptoms disappeared and I thought it was all me imagining. So I thought I would just take the test in morning and even its BFN I have one superb holiday coming in so nevermind. so I woke up at 6:00 am on my 12 DPO (22nd Aug) and sneaked into washroom so my DH wont find out. I tested with Clearblue digital (dint want to stress myself finding faintest pink line) & whoaaaa it was BFP (Pregnant 1-2 weeks). I was literally in shock and couldnt hold it ran to bed woke him up and showed him xx The day I missed my period which is 14DPO I had white cm and lots of it that it scared me. Today I am 19 DPO and all symptoms are still there inc sore boobs, occasional cramping, white cm. Cant wait for appointment with doctor on 8th Sep! Just want to say, it will happen for you too when the time comes!!! Lots of love & baby dust to all of you xxxxx

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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