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Still in shock.

Yesterday I was supposed to have AF but to my surprise she never reared her ugly head! Thank god! So I told myself last night if I wake up in the morning and AF hasn't showed I was going to take a frer. I woke up this morning and snuck out of mine and hubby's room. While he was outside walking out dogs I went to work. I took the test and ran like the wind out the door and just in my DH and he cried!!! It was so adorable. So we have a little sweet pea on the way.

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8 Years and 2 IUIs Later!! BFP!!!!

I'm a major stalker of this site, and you've all given me such hope for a BFP. I can't believe I'm posting my very own BFP story! I truly have so much to be thankful for in this Thanksgiving season.

I'm 35 and my husband of eight years is 55. We have age working against us for sure and have been TTC ever since we got married. Over time, we've discovered a myriad of reversible health issues on both our parts. I've lost 150 pounds since fall 2013 and, though I'm still overweight, I'm at a range where pregnancy is not a terribly high risk.

I had my first IUI this past September with only one mature follicle and progesterone at 13 on the day 7 check. It yielded a BFN. I had to skip a month due to my travel schedule, and our next IUI was done on November 11. This cycle, I took 200 mg of Clomid on CDs 3-7 and had a 250 mcg Ovidrel trigger shot the day before the IUI, although I was told I would probably ovulate that same day (November 10). I ended up with 3 big follicles, two on the right and one on the left.

Here are my symptoms (or lack thereof):

IUI/1DPT: Got a massage to relax, since I was so stressed about this process.

1DPIUI/2DPT: No symptoms.

2DPIUI/3DPT: No symptoms.

3DPIUI/4DPT: No symptoms.

4DPIUI/5DPT: Severe cramp in the big toe of my right foot. My toe involuntarily started pulling toward my knee and it HURT. No other strange happenings.

5DPIUI/6DPT: No symptoms. Tested out of Trigger.

6DPIUI/7DPT: No symptoms.

7DPIUI/8DPT: Progesterone tested at 25.1. No symptoms.

8DPIUI/9DPT: No symptoms.

9DPIUI/10DPT: Breasts starting to feel mildly tender, gassy, tired, freezing cold and sneezing like crazy.

10DPIUI/11DPT: Very light line on FRER. Runny nose, shooting pain down there (I told the nurse it felt like electric shocks). Nurse tells me it's probably still the Trigger. Very mild cramping, thumping sensation near uterus, mildly tender breasts, freezing cold and sneezing like crazy.

11DPIUI/12DPT: Line still there on FRER. Mildly tender breasts, shooting pain near right ovary, felt dizzy after running up 11 flights of stairs (abnormal for me).

12DPIUI/13DPT: Based on previous cycles, I should have started spotting by now or at least getting pink tinged CM, but nothing. Twinges and slight cramps, cheap HPT now showing light line, diarrhea, freezing cold and sneezing like crazy.

13DPIUI/14DPT: Lower back discomfort, burping, gassy, mild cramping, very aware of uterus. Lines on HPTs getting darker.

14DPIUI/15DPT: Bloodwork! Beta is 200 and progesterone is 46... good and pregnant! Gassy, jaw pain/tension (and I was surprised to learn that this is an early symptom), mild abdominal cramping, tired, already starting to pee like wild.

AF isn't due for another two days, so I'm very pleased with my blood numbers so far.

A few things I did differently this time were having a massage the day of the IUI, taking Robitussin, and eating lots of pineapple. However, I think this BFP is most attributable to my extra thick uterine lining the month and lots of mature follicles.

Praise the Lord for the first BFP of our marriage!

Secondary infertility BFP after first IUI - 15 months trying

I'll start with a little history. I'm 30 and my husband is 32. We have one son born September 2012. Before I tried to get pregnant with him I was diagnosed with PCOS although I never had issues ovulating. When we did try to start our family it took 8 months to get pregnant. I was on Metformin at the time and my Dr. had just prescribed clomid for my next cycle (which never happend). After having my son none of my original symptoms for PCOS ever came back, so I'm not sure if I can classify as having that anymore. My husband and I started trying for baby number 2 a month before my sons 1st birthday. We tried everything, pre-seed, soft cups, maca root, the list goes on. 12 months later I was back at the Dr. and once again prescribed clomid. I did clomid 50 mg and then 100mg for 4 cycles when I was then refered to a specialist. My RE thinks PCOS has never been the culperit for my infertility and that I fall into the realm of Unexplained Infertility (my husband has been tested twice and each time his numbers are great). Where an average couple has a 25% chance of getting pregnant each month, I only have a 2% chance.

That 2% chance is asleep in his room right now and I feel so blessed to have him.

Doing an IUI raised my chances from 2% to 10%. The Dr. decided to go aggressive and we used injectables (Bravelle). I stared the shots on 11-3 and continued through 11-8. I then did the trigger shot on 11-9 with an IUI on 11-12, I had 4 follies.

1-5 dpo: menstral like cramps which I never get
6 dpo: nothing
7 dpo: tri-phasic shift in bbt - normal for me
8 dpo: large glob of yellow cm (gross), nipples are very slightly sore (unusual, last time anything in the breast region was sore for me was when I was trying to get pregnant the first time). I decided to test my trigger shot (10 days past trigger) so that I could test in a couple days if it was negative, which it was
9 dpo: nothing new, nipples still slightly sore
10 dpo: woke up with a fever of 101.5. Freaked out. I had no other cold or flu symptoms. Lots of gas (burps and farts - so embarrassing). Sort of tired feeling that I couldn't shake. Decided to test - very faint positive - could this be it? Or is it the trigger and the test on 8dpo was faulty?!
11 dpo: tested again, line still there but not darker, really gassy and bloated after any meal. Nipples still slightly sore, still kind of tired all day
12 dpo (today): tested again, line is just a little pinker and darker so def not the trigger. Very gassy, more tired, nothing else really. I'm going to assume I am pregnant :)

I'm supposed to test on Wednesday and call the Dr. Then he'll order a blood test. I just hope and pray for a happy and healthy 9 months.

Lots of love and luck to all of you out there trying. I know it's so hard month after month and it can really consume you some days.

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Birthday Baby Bfp

Hi there My Birthday is on Friday! I couldn't have picked a better present! I wanted to share my story with all soon to be mommies, so hopefully you can recognize symptoms to get that early BFP! After 4 mc, and one ectopic that caused a salpingectomy to left tube and salpingostomy (repair) to the other... I can tell you first hand there is hope :-).
1-2 dpo: Nada thing other than the strange dream of a pregnant woman.
3dpo: Ouchie my back hurts like AF has started.
4dpo: Back still hurts, sleeping like crazy, not an ounce of ambition, gush of watery cm (eeeewww)!
5dpo: Pain in the back, woke up stuffy (flu?), notice watery cm. Yep not doing anything today, sharp little pricks off and on in belly??
6dpo: Back pain still, ouchie got a toothache, thinking that the possible flu is a sinus headache whole face hurts! Still no ambition! Instantly angry with DH for no reason.
7dpo: Back ache pretty much gone (whew!), I turn into a carnivore I literally told DH "I tried to feed the dragon, and only red meat will do"... okay so now I'm pretty sure I'm crazy... must be this sinus infection.
8 dpo: Woke up feeling fantastic ( lasted 20 minutes) Back to feeling terrible, have to move no ambition, dog comes in the house and the smell of cold dog sends me wheeling, gagging to the bathroom, whine the whole time moving.
9 dpo: Feeling pretty good. Fluttery tummy that started 7dpo, feeling rather frisky, talked to Ex husband got a little crazy. Decided I'd better take a test cause I am not myself and at 4:30 pm got a medium light BFP!

Hopefully this one goes on without a hitch! Good Luck Ladies! A Bucket Of Baby Dust, from me to you! ♥

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13 dpo bfp!!!

I'm so excited!!! Here is a bit of my hx. 2 kids 10 & 2. DH and I ttc between the them 2 but nothing worked & nothing was wrong with either of us (both chked by doc when oldest was 5) after years of TTC we decided to stop... 3 years later I bought a opk and Boom preggo 1 month later with girl #2! Now with a 10 & 2 yr old we decided to try again... 3 month ttc... This last month used PRESEED & opk... and this am we got our Bfp @13dpo!!!
Here are my symptoms:
1-3 dpo nothing really, cold symptoms
4-12 dpo lower back pain, fatigue, hungry, emotional, slight cramping ( not like af) lighter... But pinch like off and on for days. Lower back pain was bad! No tender bbs and I don't chk my bbt ( never) or my cm.
13 dpo very clear bfp!
Good luck ladies!!! Baby dust to u all!
When prayers go up... Blessings come down!!! Won't He do IT!!! #amen

4 years TTC, 3rd IUI with injectables

Like many of the ladies on this site, getting able to post here seemed like a distant dream. I will try to sum up our story as much as I can, given over the past 4 years we have certainly gone through a lot. We started TTC in November 2010, and after a full year of trying with no success, we decided to seek help from a fertility specialist. My husband was tested and came back with low sperm count, so immediately the fertility doctor said we needed to go straight to IVF. We weren't ready to go down that path yet, so we decided to take a break from the doctor route and continue to try on our own. A year after that, I started seeing a nurse midwife who specialized in pelvic massages and manipulation to help with the uterus. First, my periods were much improved after my sessions. The therapist recommended a fertility doctor who she felt would really listen to our situation and not immediately resort to IVF unless that was our last option. We started seeing him and he wanted to try a few IUI cycles to see how I would respond to it. The first cycle I took Clomid, and my husband's post wash count was 4 mil. No success. The second cycle I went on the Gonal F injectable, and my husband's post wash count was only 1 mil. No success. On our third go around, i went back on the Gonal F, and his post wash count was 2 mil. We also BD'd the day after the IUI in hopes to increase our chances. On CD 23, I started to experience my typical pre-menstrual spotting, so immediately felt I was out. I have been a spotter for the past three years, and no doctor has ever been able to tell me why or has seemed concerned (I have always been concerned about it). Two days later, the spotting was almost gone and I started feeling crampy and really bloated. I tested on CD 27 when the spotting was completely gone, and got my first BFP ever! I have had two blood tests already confirming the pregnancy as well as my HCG rising numbers. I am praying for a healthy pregnancy as it has been such a long journey to get here. I believe in God's plan and prayed every night that He give me the strength to have patience in His plan. Not that it was ever easy, or that I didn't have meltdowns every month Aunt Flo showed up. This site has been my go-to for hope and comfort over the years.

Ok, so my symptoms have been on and off cramping (exactly like menstrual cramps), bloated, dizziness, sore boobs (these started while I was taking the Gonal F and have only subsided a little) and constipated. To be honest, ever since I found out, I have not felt great at all physically but we are over the moon that we are here and are hoping for the best! My prayers and best wishes to everyone out there reading this. It does happen when it's supposed to, as cliche as it sounds.

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BFP at Day 15 dpo

Hi all, I have really found these sites so helpful so thought I would share my story. I am mid 40's and have just found out I am pregnant. I got married earlier in the year and we have been TTC for about 5 months.

I have been feeling very disheartened as I have had endometriosis and thought at my age nothing would ever come of things. I was even scheduled for a second laparoscopy in January 2015 to have any residual endometriosis removed, not only to help a possible pregnancy but because I was suffering greatly with my periods.

I know it's early days but I really am hopeful that this BFP will remain a BFP and I shall test again tomorrow to be sure.
This morning the line was faintly positive, but it was definitely there. Again this site helped me realise what to look for and that a line, however faint, means only thing.

All I can say is that I have been eating a lot of broccoli! And lemon juice in the mornings and trying generally to eat well and keep active.

Symptoms that I noticed up until now:
I have noticed heartburn for the first time in my life (very mild, but enough to make me wonder). Gassy, but I wondered if that was due to the broccoli and/or supplements I've been taking (pregnacare). I also had an incredibly bad bout of cramps the week after ovulation, or around that time, to make me wonder if the endometriosis was playing its tricks again. As it happens, that must have been the good old implantation symptoms. Breasts hurt terribly for about 5 days and then suddenly subsided - ie today I have no pain, but they are full and I could have sworn I noticed three veins last night rather than the usual one which is usually always present before AF arrives. I have not had headaches or sickness or hunger, but I suppose it is much too early. Oh and dreams - very vivid and some nights I have hardly slept which has made me feel scratchy the next day. Cramps are there, occasionally severe enough for me to think that AF is definitely on its way, but so far no.

I feel on top of the world, to think a little human is starting its course within me...

I have found this site so useful because the 2WW can be daunting and bewildering, and with endometriosis especially you do wonder what on earth is going on.

I was also suspicious because my BBT chart was triphasic this month and this morning my temp was even higher than it had been, meaning the oven is cooking.

My 1st BFP!! Finally!!

Funny story actually, I found out about my pregnancy Sunday night at work. I told my coworker how I haven't gotten my period and I was 4 days late and I was tired sleepy and had slight breast tenderness. He insisted that I was pregnant and he had suspected it all along. He suggested I take a pregnancy test so he went out and bought me one and sure enough it was a Bfp! My partner and I weren't actively trying, we were more on the "if it happens it happens" side but if not that's perfectly fine with us. I really wanted to post my story because this site gave me hope when I felt completely incapable of conceiving. I know everyone hates to here this but don't focus too much on ttc because you'll just stress yourself out and prolong the wait for a baby. It seems that people are so focused on getting pregnant that they forget to enjoy themselves in their most intimate moments.

Now time for the symptoms; I didn't really have any symptoms just the usual pms symptoms. I had breats tenderness but it went away around the time my period was due then came back just a little tender. I had no cramps whatsoever except for maybe one time but it was super mild and only for about a minute. I had some nausea but only for one day and it was on the drive back home from Halloween horror nights and that was weird for me because I never get car sick. Ever! Other than that there's no nausea, no morning sickness, nothing. The tale tell sign was no Aunt Flo and that's a little strange for me because I am very consistent on my cycle, every 5th of the month. My only thought was maybe it's changing but that's unlikely because my cycle usually changes once a year and the that's around the spring or summer time.(I never noticed that until daddy to be pointed it out a couple years ago) I did have some sort of spotting on the 7th it was just a little bit of red on the toilet paper as I wiped so I put a pad on thinking aunt flo was here and nothing. I had my suspicions about being pregnant but didn't think too much of it until I took the test.

I just wanted to give a little info about me incase some of you ladies can relate to my story, I'm 19 I've been with daddy to be for 3 1/2 years. I have regular 30-31 day cycles (every 5th of the month). We were not using and form of birth control except for the pull out method (most of the time at least). I was not taking any fertility drugs or doing any of the old wives tales i.e. lay on your back with hips up ontop of a pillow etc. I wish you ladies ttc the best of luck and baby dust to you all! Hope you found my story hopeful. Thanks for reading and feel free to ask any questions! :)

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Dark bfp 9 dpo!! Ttc 2 years!

So quick background 2+yrs ttc w 2mc, 1cp, pcos and irregular cycles.
So On to the symptoms:
1-3 dpo, nothing really

4-5 dpo, bloody nose, feels like cold/sore throat, achy low and boobs a lil tender

6-7dpo, really bloated, more bloody noses, cold feeling, achy low and tender boobs. Tons of cm!!

8dpo, same as before but no more bloody noses. Still full/low pressure in abdomen and really bloated, pants don't fit as well! Dizziness, hungry more (like inhaled my whAtaburger!)

9dpo, Fmu REALLY dark bfp!!! Never had one this early or this dark!! more cm, still super bloated and achy low, b's somewhat tender, random nip pain, hungrier,smelling everything

Now on 12dpo w really strong bfps still!! Not sure what to think since they are so dark so early. Maybe twins!? Someone said quads after seeing my pic lol.

Ps used vitex the last 2 months and PRAyed for my lil blessings! Praise God for his miracles and the perfect health of this child (or children?) :)

This photo shows 9dpo-11dpo progression

42 BFP 4 x misscarriages

So after 7 years of marriage & trying for a baby since day 1, we are pregnant again! It takes me 1 whole year to get pg each time! I had 2 missed miscarriages (at 8 & 10 wks) before having my beautiful DD (now 4yrs) & 2 more subsequent missed miscarriages (at 9 & 9 wks). Oh plus a failed IVF attempt 2 years ago. We were due to have another round of IVF in Jan but got BFP & am now 6 wks 4 days. Due to my history, I'm having an early u/s in 2 days time. This will tell me whether there is a heartbeat - the point each previous pregnancy has failed. I have been having lots of strong pg symptoms this time (unlike all the others!) so hoping for the best. If you can find it in your hearts to say a little prayer for us, we would be so so grateful! Thank you all!