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BFP AFTER AF (Heavy Bleeding and severe cramps)

Just want to thank this forum, as I'm a regular stalker and symptom spotter hehe.

This is for all the GES's (Google Every Symptom-ers) and those who've had a bleed and thought it was their period. Bleeding accompanied with severe cramps that had me running to A&E thinking I was dying. When I went, the doctors couldn't find the cause and sent me home. Next day I had a scan and nothing was found in my uterus, just blood clots. This was the day my AF was due which was 16th June.

FINALLY after 2 weeks of insanity (i convinced myself that either I had fibroids, tumors or an unknown illness but i deffo wasnt preggo) I got my BFP on FRER. FAINT line but still pretty much there!

Ive had 3 miscarriages and 1 successful pregnancy. The weird thing is im pregnant around the same time, I was 3 years ago!

So I tracked ovulation according to Ovia Fertility and Period Tracker. But Ovia Fertility was wrong based on CM so according to Period Tracker I ovulated on 2nd June. Here goes ladies.

I DTD on 27, 28, 30, 4 & 5th June. Honestly guys I didn't think i was in for a chance Cus we didn't DTD on ovulation day.

SYMPTOMS I DIDN'T HAVE: metallic taste, sore/sensitive nipples, stuffy nose, migraines, severe boob ache, frequent urination, vomiting.

1DPO: happy, tight muscles and joint pain. WATERY CM.

2DPO: +sex drive, cramps, bloated stomach, heavy feeling in uterus, nausea, gassy, backache, throat feels swollen, felt really tired, cramps, EWCM.

3DPO: +sex drive, frequent urination, backache, pelvic pain and cramps, bloating (cant suck belly in), extremely tired (had 2 naps, never do that), boobs feel really full (normally feel like this a day before AF), SCHOOL GLUE CREAMY CM.

4DPO: happy, +sex drive, cramps, gassy, backaches, extremely tired (eyes feel heavy), LOTS OF CREAMY WHITE CM.

5DPO: still tired!

6DPO: bloated (belly feels hard), gassy (gas masks needed), boobs feel humongous, stomach feels really heavy, lots of cramps, LUKEHORRA, STRINGY, YELLOW/BROWN CM (in abundance, I literally wet myself with CM).

7DPO: woke up feeling like I peed myself there was WATERY CM, vagina is itchy and swollen inside, CM LOOKS YELLOW/GREEN, think Im getting an infection. AF cramps, feeling really tired, acid reflux.


9DPO: AF cramps which is normal, boobs don't hurt as much which is unusual normally boobs feel heavy, SCHOOL GLUE CM.

10DPO: happy, calm (unusual normally PMS takes over around this time Im in a stinking mood), hot flashes, +sex drive, gassy, bloated (cant suck belly in&it's hard), sharp pain in uterus, cramps like AF, backaches, fatigue (tired after day out), back aches, slight nausea, face feels hot, flutters in stomach twinges and pinches, SCHOOL GLUE CM (smells FISHY like AF TMI SORRY). I FEEL PREGNANT, I just know i am!

11DPO: happy, calm (no PMS which i usually get) burning like cramps in hips and uterus, boobs hurt near armpits & feel full & heavy (normally they hurt a lot more), feel exhausted, kicks & flutters in stomach (feels like world war 3 in there), CREAMY THICK YELLOW CM.

12DPO: woke up and thought i peed myself. Bed had a wet patch ran to bathroom and found CLOUDY CM, dizzy, bloated, backaches, extreme fatigue (unusual), so hungry had 6 meals! My urine is fluorescent and STINKS.

13DPO: lots of CREAMY CM outside vagina (normally I have to stick finger in), Vaginal canal feels weird, feels tighter. I don't ever get this much CM before period. Getting happy. Could it be? Extremely hungry and tired, cant stop eating and sleeping.
POAS BFN ; - (

14DPO: AF DUE, Im absolutely bloated. I tell DH im pregnant (i just felt preggers) pink spotting that turns brown (normally have full blown period), later in evening bleeding is heavier, get severe cramps in stomach (felt like last miscarriage), rush to hospital. Nothing found, negative pregnancy test. Blood only soaked 1 pad which is weird. Blood is bright red not like AF at all and doesnt smell fishy like AF. Doctor checked vagina and couldn't see any blood coming out so don't know where the blood is coming from. BLOOD CLOT in pad the size of a ping pong ball.

15-17DPO: bleeding never gets heavier, turns into pink spotting, still bloated, hot flashes, extremely tired (need 2 naps a day). I've never felt like this EVER. I normally have a 5 day period that is heavy for 3 days and Im never bloated or tired or hungry. DS randomly comes hugs me and kisses my belly saying 'you got baby in your belly'.

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IUI#2 All things are possible with God

Hello All,
Iam so thrilled and excited to announce I'm Pregnant.... (First time ever I'm got positive pregnancy test in 4years). I would like to Thank God for this special blessing in my life after 4years and I have been visiting this site almost 1 year now and it's gives so much hope to read the BFP stories.
I hope my story helps someone who is going through the same thing.
I and my Husband are married and TTC for 4years now and I was diagnosed with severe Pcos and Hypothyriod. I never had a period on my own I always have to take medication to jump start my periods. We are basically from India moved to USA a year and half ago for my hubby's work and back in India tired few things like clomid and femara and injectables nothing worked and Hubby's sperm analysis looked great and for me we got the follicular study done which showed my follicles are not growing to definite size and HSG done both tubes were clear. After moving to United States,I started workout and I lost around 15lbs and then we planned to start over the treatment and visited OBGYN and she did all the blood work which look good, however without wasting much time she referred us to fertility specialist and there doc gave us option of IUI and lucky charm second IUI worked for us and I also believe that losing weight had contributed much to my health issues to come under control.

Here are my symptoms

AF- 24th April

CD 3-7 Clomid - 26th April to 30th April

CD 15 First Ultrasound May 8th (2 follicles Right side 17mm and left side 14mm)

CD 17 HCG Shot - 10th May 9:30pm

CD 19 IUI - 12th May 9:30am (Husband's SC: 18millions)

CD 20-22 -1DPIUI - 3DPIUI - No Symptoms

CD 23-25 -4DPIUI - 6DPIUI - Sharp pains in left and right ovaries

CD 26-30 - 7DPIUI -11DPIUI - Light Cramping

CD 31 - 12DPIUI - spotting(Probably Implantation)

CD 32 - 13DPIUI - slight Breast tenderness,tested with Internet cheapie (not with morning urine) faint positive

CD 33 - 14DPIUI - slight Breast tenderness, tested with digital early morning and it said PREGNANT :)
( it was completely unbelievable and I was into happy tears)

CD 33 - 14DPIUI-Beta#1 - 94

CD 36 - 17DPIUI-Beta#2 - 267

Things I did different this time around
- after IUI I continued to laid on my back for 15 mins
- Hubby gave sample at the clinic (not like last time from home )
- hubby took fertilaid for men for just 10days ( just to boost up the count)
- excerised daily even after IUI (yoga and aerobics) Last time I just was relaxing the whole 2weeks

My first IUI failed but bingo Iam pregnant with second IUI and so grateful to God as I lost all hopes and devastated when my first IUI failed I thought this is never going to happen. But I believed and had faith on God,I just told God May your will be done in my life and left everything to God and boom!!the second IUI worked for us.. I just pray that this little baby bean sticks and to have healthy pregnancy. Please don't lose hope( I know it is very difficult if someone say this) but miracles do happen. I pray for those all who are struggling to get pregnant Baby dust to all. God bless you all

Bfp after ttc 18 months

Just some background - I have one child already ,a boy, I conceived on the second month with him. We started trying for # 2 in January 2014, actively trying from April 2014. It was a very frustrating and a long year, not one single bfp. December 2014 I went to see my OBgyn and we ruled out PCOS as i was having regular cycles and no other symptoms( Although since we started actively trying they were jumping from 28 -34 days which was not normal for me )

The doctor said we should try for 3 more months then come back to him. He also noted that my follicles that cycle were not as developed as he would have like to see them, but didn't discuss it any further. We also tested my progesterone and it came back as very borderline/inconclusive.

Well, in February 2015 i got my bfp but had a miscarriage just after 5 weeks, i was so disappointed but we kept on trying. When 3 months later I still hadn't conceived i was fed up, called the OB and asked for Clomid, we discussed it further and he said he also thinks my eggs are not maturing and that the Clomid may be the boost i need to mature my eggs and up my progesterone. He monitored me that cycle and i had 2 mature follicles, Progesterone was great 7dpo. ( 43.4 nmol/L )

Took CB Digital ovulation tests from 10dpo, got a strong positive CD 16 , had ovulation cramps Cd 17

1-6 dpo - no symptoms, I took Clomid days CD 4 - 8 , 50 mg

7 dpo - tested progesterone, doctor confirms that i did ovulate

8 - 9 dpo - not much going on, tying to keep myself from symptom spotting

10 dpo - a lot of pinching/stabbing pain near my ovaries all through the evening.

11 - 12 dpo - the one symptom i also had with my miscarriage, globs of creamy,cloudy cm that i don't usually have
during the luteal phase, this made me think and i took a test and got my bfp at 12dpo at 8pm with a 2 hour hold
13 dpo - keep testing to see progression of lines ( bit paranoid after miscarriage )

15dpo - do blood work and get my Hcg level of 353, progesterone 101.5 nmol/L - YAY im very pregnant!

We are very excited and cautiously optimistic this will be a sticky baby. Just want to give other hope that clomid can help with immature eggs and low levels of progesterone even if you ovulate on your own and have regular cycles. I had sore breast as side effect from the Clomid but not during the tww, only reappeared 13 dpo.

Other things i did :
Legs in the air 30min after bd
vitamins - Pregnacare conception
Clearblue digital ovulation test

I was a mess this whole time ttc, I couldn't understand why God didn't want me to have
another child and felt so confused after the miscarriage, and i still don't understand why but i do trust
in God's timing and that He knows so much better what we need and when we need it. And i learned the
hard way that we have NO control over certain things and it was foolish to think that i ever had. Trust in God and
do not rely on your own understanding of things.


Thank you ladies for sharing your stories!! My husband and I planned in 2 weeks.
I'm off the pill and using condoms based on my cycle but after reading all of your data, I decided to test ...and got a bfp. I am so shocked and elated. The first thing I could think to do was pray psalm 91 over our baby. Its one cycle earlier than expected..but my heart is so peaceful And happy.

As far as my symptoms...I wasn't tracking them on purpose and today is 12dpo but I did notice
Cramps again.. And gas sorry Tmi
No sore bbs
I have always had a sensitive nose..nothing new
Some white cm, mostly on 11dpo
Little to no nausea (no change from normal)
Basically a crampy version of my pms

We are excited...and so shocked. Good luck ladies!! and THANK YOU for these records of your lives!

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Don't give up... There is always hope!

I have stalked the stories on this board for many years and am now thrilled that we can share our story!

A little bit of background... We began our journey 4 years ago. After a year of no luck we were referred to a fertility specialist. We went through 5 OI (ovulation induction) cycles... All negative. All tests to date were normal (hubby had sperm which got a gold star from the specialist.. Hehe)!

We were given the option of a laparoscopy to check for endometriosis or begin IVF. I had no symptoms of endo other than up to a week of spotting before each of my periods. We decided on IVF.

The following IVF and FET (single 3 day and then 5 day embies) were negative. We then decided it was time for the laparoscopy... I was dreading it! Op went really well, turns out I had stage 2 moderate endo, which would have been causing problems with implantation.

Next IVF round was 5 months later, new doc (due to moving cities), new tests (I had speckled ana levels), new protocol (clexane) and new hope.

We put back a very good looking AA day 5 blasto and 8 days past transfer (8dp5dt) I had a squinty BFP... The first time in my life! Confirmed by several pee sticks later and then blood tests.

Not many unfortunately... Boobs felt a little sore but nothing else.

Best of luck to all the hopeful mums to be out there... I 100% understand the frustration and disappointment each BFN can bring. If you can check for endo or natural killer cells ... Do! Don't be afraid of a laparoscopy.... Just make sure you rest lots and have heat packs at hand for the recovery! Most importantly, don't be afraid to speak to people about your journey... It does help! Love and baby dust to every single one of you x

BFP 12dpo after 4years TTC

Hey ladies... So excited to be able to tell my own story to encourage others TTC..little background history.. I have a daughter who turned 5 back in April.. I conceived her pretty easily 3months after I got married. Afterwards it just became impossible to conceive again.. I didn't think anything was wrong with me so I just kept trying for 2years.. I then went to the hospital and ran a bunch of tests...found out I had pcos, fibroids in my uterus actually acting as a contraceptive according to the doctor and one blocked right tube n partially blocked left tube.. I felt hopeless but decided to hang on to God and his words... This was in 2013.
Fast word 2014 November, I went in for surgery to remove the fibroid.. Hysteroscopic Myomectomy-a less invasive form.. It was successful and I started TTC immediately I was done wit post op meds.. BTW I also read losing weight could help with treating pcos, so I started off wit exercise n healthy eating and lost 10kg.. I now weighed 60kg for my 5"1 frame...
I went back to the hospital January 31 2015 and ran another bunch of tests... PCOS all gone, no fibroids, this time right tube open n left blocked by adhesions on the doctor told me my chances were good.. He started me off on clomid 100mg n triggered but all the eggs where on the left which was blocked.. So I was out that cycle.. I decided to take a break relax my body and loose some more weight.
May 15,2015... New cycle. Started clomid 100mg days 2-6;menopur 75iu once a days 4-8.. Follicular tracking on day 11 - 3 eggs each on each ovary.. By day 14 the leading eggs were on the right so I knew I would ovulate on the right...
Day 14- BD morning and evening
Day 15- sharp pain on the right ovary...Ovulation but didn't know because the size of the eggs a day before where just 16.3mm
Day 16- went for FT and all the follicles had collapsed so rushed back home n BD 3 times in a row.. Lol
2-6dpo- cramping and bad headaches..
7-9dpo- mild cramping still..tested and BFN
10-12- very insane cramps had to call the doctor... Then had crying spells.. Found myself weeping uncontrollably for no reason..tested again at 12dpo and very faint bfp.
13dpo-- no cramps.. Faint bfp too..
14dpo-- no cramps ..clearer bfp..AF due but no show..
15dpo-- cramps, brown cm,sore boobs..
God is faithful.. Hang in there ladies with God all things are matter how long it will surely come to pass.
Also did fertility massage in day 10.

Don't ever give up

Hi ladies,

After spending month on this board obsessing over every single twinge I finally got my first ever BFP today and we're very excited (& scared) We've been NTNP for 2 years but this was our 3rd cycle officially "trying".

This cycle we BD'd every day of my fertile week, I had positive OPK's for 3 in a row days so I thought we'd BD until they went negative so we did :) phhheewww… that was a mission! The only thing we did differently is that I quit all caffeine completely this month and NO alcohol. I have a feeling that might've helped, at least for me. Below are my symptoms by DPO :)

CD15, 16 and 17 I got positive OPK's so I am counting my Ov date from the last day of positive OPK.

O day: Dull cramps, cold like symptoms
1DPO: Twinges and dull cramps, still feeling sick
2DPO: Feeling dull pressure in uterus, CP was Med, closed, hard
3DPO: Lost appetite, bloated and twinges in tummy
4DPO: AF like cramps but very very mild and dull, still bloated and got a migraine
5DPO: woke up with a migraine, still feeling twinges in uterus, CP is low, hard, closed
6DPO: Felt nauseous after I eat a meal, ACHY LEGS (like growing pains or like I've run a marathon) had to get up and pee 3 times that night
7DPO: Sore bbs (like clockwork 7dpo every cycle) Feeling a pressure in uterus but not crampy today, lot of creamy CM (kind of a big hint as I dry up before AF) CP was low, closed, hard
8DPO: Sore bbs, Twinges on and off all day, mostly on my right side kind of like stabbing but very mild, a bit like ovulation pains
9DPO: Sore bbs, achy in my right ovary again, on and off all day, woke up with a really sore throat, creamy CM
10DPO: Sore bbs, my "ovulation" pain has moved to both ovaries and is more like an ache pulsating on and off, creamy CM
11DPO: Sore bbs, AF like cramps on and off all day, backache, AF due tomorrow. Cramps are noticeable but not too intense, CP is high, soft, closed and I have a lot of creamy CM and I feel "wet". Took an FRER this morning and there was a "line" (more like a pink smudge) had a feeling it was something so I held my urine for 4 hours and did another one at 6pm. BFP!!!!!

AF due tomorrow, let's pray she doesn't show and that this is a sticky little bug :)

Don't give up hope, it WILL happen!!

BPF PCOS and 1 blocked tube natural

I won't make this long just wanted to post because I know there were few places I could find hope. After 8 years of TTC doctor told us the only way was IVF. My hubby and I decided we weren't going to do that. I started weight watchers lost 30 lbs and shortly after I got my Bfp. My little baby is 9weeks old. Don't give up hope God can do anything. Try not to stress about it, live your life if you have pcos consider losing weight or decrease carb intake. Miracles do happen god is good!

BFP almost 2 yrs, IVF #3, Donor Sperm

Some may know my story, my username is Reapage.

I Praying for a sticky bean. This has been in the making since Sept 13.

I am 23, My love is almost 33 (end of june) I was 21 when we first started trying. We thought it would be so easy! We own our home, we have stable jobs. I am one of 6 children- infertility is not a word we hear in our family.

After six months off birth control and crazy cycles I was diagnosed with PCOS. I had no cysts but my ovaries were swollen (round instead of oval) and my cycles were a mess, 50+ days. I was put on Metformin and we kept trying.

After 3 months of met, 9 months of ttc. We decided it was time for a SA. We got the results and we were DEVASTATED. He had 0-1% morphology, only 1.5 million count (normal is 20+ mill) and he had 24% motility. That weekend we had to travel to Florida to meet our new nephew... It gave us so much motivation and as soon as we got back I got with my primary physician to get a referral to the RE.

It took a month to see the RE and in the meantime all the research I found said we would basically be getting a free pass to IVF- do not pass go, do not collect $200. I also found a local RESOLVE support group... and went to my first meeting a few days before our RE consultation. Best decision I ever made for my psyche.

I was right- the RE said IVF was our only option. We did not have insurance coverage, but we have Aetna and the clinic offers a prorated discount to Aetna patients, so instead of 17k we paid 10k plus meds for ICSI. (the ended up covering my meds even tho they said they wouldn't, all three cycles) Fast forward a few months after all the testing...

Dec 14/Jan 15 IVF cycle #1- yielded 2 AB blasts... we transfer one and froze one. Chemical
As soon as I got my period, we went straight into cycle #2 with our only frozen embryo.
Feb/March IVF #2 FET- BFN
As soon as I got my period, we moved right into another cycle, We found out DH only had FOUR good sperm.
April/May IVF #3 Fresh w/donor sperm- yielded three blasts, AB, BB, BA. We transferred AB, BB and froze BA. BFP 4dp5dt(9dpo) faint faint faint. BFP 5dp5dt(10dpo), darker. BFP 6dp5dt(11dpo) with a digi!!!!!!!!

Praying that this is truly the end of the road for us. We have been through so much. I pray that my story encourages everyone to NEVER GIVE UP. Do what it takes to get your baby. This moment is worth every tear, every heartbreak, and every tough decision.

Infertility has changed my life. I am a better person for it. I have been raising money and will be walking on June 6 for the RESOLE Hope Walk to raise awareness for infertility. I will never forget this journey, and will forever support my sisters fighting the good fight<3

BFP 11dpo – 1st IUI worked!

Hi everyone! I read this forum several times before we started our first IUI cycle, as well as my entire TTW. I am very happy to be able to share my story but also cautiously optimistic, as I am only 5 weeks.

My husband and I started TTC exactly a year ago. At one point I thought it was beginning to take over my life. I was diagnosed with PCOS and have always had irregular cycles. For the first 6 months of trying I was given medication to have my cycle start, peed on every ovulation predictor stick I could fine and chartered my basal body temperature. Still nothing.

We finally decided to see a Fertility Specialist. Though rounds of testing, blood work and ultrasounds, it was determined that I had a blocked left Fallopian tube. I had a procedure done to try and open my tube but it was unsuccessful. However, scarring was found on my uterine wall, and removed. My doctor explained that PCOS and the blocked left tube would make it almost impossible for us to conceive naturally and that we should try 2-3 cycles of IUI and then move on to IVF if those were unsuccessful.

We started our first medicated IUI cycle toward the end of April 2015 (Gonal-F, Ovidrel and progesterone). My body responded well to Gonal-F. However, after 2 weeks of medication, I had 2 large follicles on my left side, which we could not use since my left tube was blocked. My doctor decided to have me stay on Gonal-F for a few more days to continue stimulating my right side to grow. After 16 days of injections total, I had 3 mature follicles on my right side and I was ready for the trigger shot. My IUIs were scheduled for the next 2 days.

The night after my first IUI my husband and I decided to do the dead as well, we figured it couldn’t hurt. I also tried the old pineapple trick from 1-6dpo because again, it couldn’t hurt! I also started the progesterone vaginal suppositories 3 days after my second IUI and am still taking them.

The only symptoms I had after my IUI were gas, bloating and sore nipples.

8dpo I noticed I was spotting that morning. I felt completely discouraged and thought it was the start of AF. I continued checking the rest of the day and the next day, and nothing. No more spotting. I prayed it was implantation bleeding, but knew I couldn’t cheat and test early. My Beta was scheduled for another 9 days.

I cheated. I took my first pregnancy test 11pdo and had a really faint line. I wasn’t sure if it was still the trigger, so I decided to test again the next day. The line got darker, but still faint. The 3rd day of home testing, I took a digital test and it said “pregnant”. There was no mistaking that. My doctor allowed me to come in early for my Beta.

Beta#1 13dpo: 254
Beta #2 17dpo: 1427
Beta #3: 19dpo: 2574

Other than the one day of spotting, I didn’t have many signs or symptoms other than fatigue, backaches and cramping.

My husband and I are ecstatic to have our very first BFP but again, also cautiously optimistic.

I wish nothing but positivity and the best of luck to everyone out there waiting for their BFP! Have faith ladies. It can work!