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Just when we were going to "stop trying"

My history: 30, Skinny PCOS since 7th grade, cycles over 160 days, 1 ruptured ectopic. I always knew it was going to be hard for me to have a baby. But there's nothing more I wanted in life. My husband and I started trying about 2 years ago. From all the research I was doing, I knew I had to get my cycles regulated before anything would happen. So i started Vitex. I did vitex for six months, I was getting my period closer to 40/50 day cycles, but still no egg. I found a wonderful RE that would check me out whenever I thought I might be ovulating. I had an HSG done, left tube was blocked - from the ectopic. I was hoping there was some miracle and it would open up by itself, but obviously that's not possible. Anyways, fast forward another 6 months, we decided to try Clomid. Worked great the first cycle - one follicle at 22 and one at 24 (both on open right side). Hubby's sperm was good and abundant so we skipped IUI thinking it would naturally happen. Triggered and all that hoopla. Maybe our timing was off - BFN..womp womp, even used Pre-seed Second round of clomid, one follicle on right, one on left. we figured not to waste money in IUI because of the low chances. Follies were smaller too, BFN Third and final round of clomid. Hubby and I agreed we would stop any kind of intervention after this go, if it happens, it happens, if it doesn't, its not in God's will. We said we'd do the IUI this time with progesterone supplementation, RE agreed Here are the details of this two week wait: Day of IUI - argument with hubby about something pointless- thought the stress would count me out, IUI hurt like a B*TCH!!!! 1 DPO/IUI- Nothing significant, moody and bloated from progesterone 2 DPO - Nausea, but this was probably from the progesterone. some boob pain too, but my boobs are always hurting 3 DPO - weird runny nose, continued bloating and nausea 4 DPO - exhausted beyond exhausted, i'm still blaming the progesterone in my head 5 DPO - runny nose, bloating, nausea goes down 6 DPO - Runny nose, and I had a pinch on the lower left of my uterus and it made me scream a little. (I'm thinking that was an implantation pinch) 7 DPO - Nothing except runny nose on an off, fatigue 8 DPO - Same, I'm thinking I'm out because my boobs are fine, no changes in CM from other failed cycles, no nausea 9-11 DPO - Same - absolutely no symptoms that stood out to me that would be different from a PMS cycle (Back pain, fatigue) 12 DPO - Have a gut feeling I should test. I know they say you should wait 14 days after trigger shot because it still might be in your syste, I just wanted to see what a positive test looked like - i tested, put the stick behind me, gave myself a pep talk, turned around and my heart sank. The two lines were there!!!!!! and it was a dark second, so I kinda knew it couldn't be the trigger left over. 13 DPO - Brownish tinged CM - extreme fatigue HCG - 278 14 DPO - Same 15 DPO - HCG 692! Now I have no symptoms except hunger at almost every hour and fatigue. No sore boobs, no cramping, no nausea, no smell aversions, not emotional. I've had more symptoms on BFN cycles! It'll come ladies, it'll come when you least expect it. Trust in God's plan and everything will fall into place when its meant to be.

BFP after 13 LONG YEARS & PCOS and RA

Well, to say that God has a sense of humor doesn't quite explain it. My husband and I TTC for 10 long years. We gave up, we adopted and then we became foster parents and adopted again. We were done. We got old. Life was good. I was diagnosed with PCOS at 32. I am not overweight and do not have the normal symptoms of it. I have a period regularly but I stopped tracking ovulation a long time ago. I was also diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 25 but have been in remission for the past 5 years or so. Like I said, we weren't trying. I just turned 36 for crying out loud!! And then, it happened. I missed my period. I then started to have mild cramping that would come and go. Then, I started crying at stupid stuff. And then, I forgot the code to get into my kid's daycare and I locked myself out of my own office. But nothing made me think for sure I was pregnant. But after being two weeks late, I decided I would rather have peace of mind than not know so I bought a stick. Those sticks were a hard part of my past and something that I didn't want to look at and at the most, surely didn't want to pee on ever again. But in my head, I was eliminating the possibility of pregnancy to figure out what the REAL problem was. And then came the PREGNANT sign. Within 2 long minutes, there it was. Something I waited for for 13 YEARS! God sure is funny but He never fails to have HIS perfect timing. So here I am, 6 weeks along. Pray for a sticky bean. I realize my chances of a miscarriage are high but I have an indescribable peace. But I waited so long to post here and I finally get to say, for those of you waiting and wishing, keep trying. Don't give up. Have sex in the morning b/c that's about all I can remember that we did differently. And I will be praying for you ladies out there in the dreaded 2 week wait. Love to everyone!
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5 years - 1st BFP ever naturally!!! Was told only way was through IVF!!!

Me: 36, SO: 39 Tried everything under the sun.... temping, opks, tracking through app, all vitamins, maca root, castor oil packs, acupuncture, preseed, fertilaid, ovaboost, soft cups, serrapeptase, royal jelly, eating organic, giving up caffeine, no dairy, no soy, no gluten, worked out... NOTHING!!! I am very regular and can usually feel ovulation and AF comes 15 days to the T after ovulation. And every month for 5 years AF showed it's ugly face! Got an HSG 3yrs ago and was told my right tube was blocked but left wide open. Nothing. Finally went to fertility specialist Nov of 2016. Was told my only option was IVF. Still.... I tried clomid and trigger shots for 3 months. Nothing. Decided we didn't want to go the IVF route but my insirance covers 6 rounds of iui. Dr was not very convinced it would work and that did not work for me. Decided to take a break but before I stopped I asked for another HSG. Got the HSG on CD 7 (Jun 10)... right tube still blocked and now left tube is slightly enlarged. Dr says only option is IVF. This made me very sad. Birthday a week later so we DTD. 2 weeks later... all the symptoms of AF coming... cramps, sore boobs, craving sweets... but no AF. Went away for the weekend and drank. Come home and still no AF! Wth!! Take a test that I had from my many stark white BFNs... and immediately 2 lines!!! Go to buy digitals.... "PREGNANT"!!! My first BFP in 5yrs of trying!!!!! God is so good. Screw these doctors that just try to push you into spending unneccesary money!!! Ladies.... I was/am just like you!!!! When it is your time, it is YOUR time!!!! Still need to go to doctor to get blood work! But the positive thing is.... I am able to get pregnant!!! Please pray for us and our little bean!! Baby dust to all!!!

1st Month TTC BFP 12 DPO

Conceived 1st baby by surprise. As did my mom with her 4 and his mom with her 2. So we know God has very much blessed us both to be very fertile. We decided to try for #2 and got pregnant immediately! THANK YOU GOD! So there is hope out there ladies! God LOVES babies! Cycles: regular 24/25 days Ovulation: day 10 I typically ovulate early in my cycle. And let me say I knew immediately I was pregnant as I get no ovulation or early AF symptoms. So every thing was out of the ordinary CD 1-6: AF CD 7-8: BD both days CD 10 O DAY: BD, decreased appetite, nausea, cm ew, knew I was prego 1 DPO: BD, cramps, nausea, decreased appetite, cm ew 2-4 DPO: increased appetite, tender breasts, nausea, cm dry (VERY unusual) 5 DPO: same as above but add VERY moody 6-7 DPO: same as above but add hot, clearer skin, and frequent urination 8 DPO: same as above but add tingling in uterus for few seconds and increased thirst 9 DPO: same as above but add sharp stabbing 10-15 second pain in right uterus side. Followed by tingling/ pulsing in birth canal/ vagine throughout the rest of the day. Brown discharge in evening. Sensitive teeth, headache 10 DPO: yellow plug-like mucus when wiped once. Frequent urination, tender breasts, headache, moody, cm still dry 11 DPO: small bright spotting once, midday urine very faint positive 12 DPO: morning urine faintish BFP I hope this encourages you ladies as I read and scrolled these pages during my 2 ww. I bless you all with God's perfect timing and peace. I bless you with love and joy. And I bless you with healing for those of you needing it. Carrying babies is a blessing that I bless you all to know.
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Surprised BFP no symptoms

I'M 37 husband 36 TTC baby # 3 for 9 cycles I have a 26 day cycle always regular I have temp, used pre seed , fertility tea , legs in the air everything and nothing happen so I decided to go have a surgery that I have been putting off for a year so that I can have a baby first . The surgery required me to be on a liquid diet for 3.5 week I lost about 17 lbs and not take any vitamins or supplements during that time 5 days before my surgery I realized I was 2 days late took a test for the heck of it blazing positive instant .... No symptomno implantation bleed no sore boobs ,no stuff nose, my energy level is fine , I'm a lil nauseas but that it .... What I did different 1.lost weigh ,I drink protein shakes and vitamin water my body was clear from all the greasy foods and crap 2. I was using progesterone cream to stop ovulation so I wouldn't get pregnant this cycle it did the opposite affect because I started using right after I ovulated so my body was nice and heated up for the egg 3. I was using a heating pad on my tummy every night for an hour to help with in scar tissue from a previous surgery so my womb was extra warm and comfortable. 4 I was completely relax stress free excited I was finally having my surgery done that I put off for so long 5 GOD timing today I'm 4w4d I will keep all you ladies in my prayer

BFP at 9 dpo after Mirena removal. Yeast infection, first sign!

My husband and I were TTC #1 for us and #7 for our family (we were the real Brady Bunch with 3 children each when we met! Haha). Also: yeah we're nuts. Our other children are older for the most part. I had my IUD removed at the end of February so it took us 3 cycles to conceive. We are both 33. During my two week wait I wondered if I was going insane because I read so many stories about having no symptoms and I had almost all of them! Haha. I usually have a 29 day cycle, extremely regular. I didn't have a period at all while I had the IUD. We only BD on CD 11/12 in my fertile period. We didn't use any meds or supplements, but I did take a prenatal since we were trying and I've read folic acid is best in advance. CD 13: O day according to OPK's and a temp spike the next day. I also was bloated and had o pain. 1 dpo: I still had watery cm but my cp was high and already starting to close. I had cramping and tender breasts, which is normal for me after O. 2-4 dpo: I had a yeast infection for the first time in years and thought that's strange...the last time I had a yeast infection I was *gasp* pregnant! So I googled it and found a ton of stories about women having this sign before implantation even because of the rise in estrogen! Tried to stay realistic but couldn't help but think I'm definitely pregnant, haha. I also continued with the sore breasts and cramping, normal. 5 dpo: I had looked up what was safe to take during pregnancy and saw monistat externally is fine so I picked some up. Strangely, my yeast infection cleared up on its own before I even used this! My cm went to lotion like and yellow but no more itching or discomfort or clumpy like discharge. Also I had the slightest tinge of pink at one point but I had read that yeast infections can cause spotting because of the irritation so I didn't think much of it because I thought it was too early for implantation. Still crampy and tired. My bbs had a milk let down feeling but no pain or swelling. 6 dpo: Milk let down feeling. Cm was not much and watery. Cp was mid firm and closed. I had a stuffy nose, was tired, emotional, and my bbs started becoming sore but not bad at all. I was bloated and so hungry. That lasted from 6 dpo till the present 12 dpo. 7 dpo: Still SO tired. Bbs still slightly sore. Just all over. I had CM but it was hardly anything and creamy. My cp was still med firm and closed. I noticed this day that my areolas/nipples were darker. And my actual nipple had pronounced Montgomery's tubercles! Not the areola, the nipple. 8 dpo: Tired, hungry, emotional, crying over television which I don't do, sore bbs, areolas even a little darker and slightly bigger. Cm creamy but increased a lot. Cp low firm and closed. 9 dpo: Tired, hungry, emotional, and nauseated after eating. I was bloated and crampy. Nipples now puffy and a little bigger and still brown. I took a test that morning because of all of the symptoms but it was negative. Took a dollar tree that night because of the nausea, faint BFP! But I wouldn't say 100% it was because I've tricked myself in the past thinking I saw a line. 10 dpo: Same symptoms and cm and cp. went to get an FRER to double check the dollar tree from the night before, 100% positive. It was light at first but darkened over a few minutes. It was a 2 pack with one digital, one regular and the digital was negative. I wanted a digital for hubs, because he of course always questions the lines, though he did say he saw the one on the frer, but the digital said no ugh!! 11 dpo: Same symptoms, cp is higher now and a little softer and my cm is more milky and there's a lot. I got another digital and it was taking forever so I thought it would say no but it said YES + I'm very thankful for this blessing and pray for a healthy bundle of joy in February of 2018. Something funny: I was a young mom at 17 and had my oldest son, who will be 17 when this baby is born! I thought that was neat. Baby dust for you all!!

pregnancy after miscarriage

I remember living on this website when TTC last summe so wanted to share my story. At the end of August I FINALLY got my BFP and posted my ecstatic BFP story on this website only to experience an early miscarriage shortly afterwards. It was DEVASTATING. But I wanted to share the follow up story to give people who have had a MC or CP some hope for future pregnancies. Started miscarrying on August 26th 2016. After I naturally miscarried [bled for about 4-5 days], DH and I began TTC again right away without waiting any cycles in between. We BD'ed every other day from CD9 through CD 21 with no expectations since I had JUST miscarried. I also continued with OPKs which confirmed that I ovulated even with it being post MC - it just happened little further out in my cycle than normal. We continued to use preseed every time we BD'ed because we got our first BFP our first month using it and really think it helped since I have dryer CM. Around 5 weeks post miscarriage I realized that 5 weeks had passed and still no sign of AF. I thought maybe this was normal since my cycle was still off from miscarrying the month before. But then I started gagging and feeling nauseous and that's what prompted me to take a pregnancy test. I was at work and felt so impatient that I drove to the walmart across the street, bought a walmart cheapie and took the pregnancy test in the walmart bathroom. It immediately came back positive. and it was a STRONG positive [September 30th - so almost a full month after miscarrying]. I was so overcome with joy I almost cried. I practically ran out of the store and instantly called my husband from my car while sitting in the parking lot. I couldn't believe our rainbow baby was coming so soon after losing the first one! Here are my temps/symptoms notes leading up to the BFP [as you can see, i wasn't very hopeful]: First Cycle Post Miscarriage DPO 1 - 97.99 Very thirsty. Could definitely be unrelated. Tired - napped for a couple of hours. DPO 2 - 98.07 Mild constipation. Dreamed of peeing/having to pee and woke up at 6am really needing to pee. Tired in the afternoon - took a couple hour nap. DPO 3 - 97.79 Tossed and turned all night and was so hot all night - but it was also a very hot and humid day and our AC isn’t the best. Woke up in middle of night and felt dying of thirst - chugged gatorade that was by my bed. Kind of feel resigned towards not being pregnant this month. Just not “feeling it”. Mood = not hopeful. Breaking out on my face and experiencing mild constipation. DPO 4 - 97.48 Temp took a major dip this morning. Feeling zero symptoms as of this morning. Clear wet CM. Barely noticeable internal boob pain sensations. DPO 5 - 97.72 Tossed and turned a lot last night. Vivid nightmares. Woke up with a stiff neck. Slight lower back pain. Very brief pangs in lower left abdomen. Clear wet CM. Normal amounts of energy. DPO 6 - 97.58 Temps are not promising this cycle. They look similar to the cycle when I wasn’t pregnant. Feeling pretty normal...haven’t had an ounce of boob soreness. Stiff neck and tossing and turning last night are the only things. Experiencing some mild cramping mid morning, slight back pain and clear wet CM. Blood while brushing teeth. Tired. DPO 7 - 98.07 Woke up with SLIGHT runny nose..barely noticeable. No other symptoms. DPO 8 - 98.07 No noticeable symptoms. DPO 9 - 98.07 Bleeding gums/sensitive teeth. DPO 10 - 97.98 Vivid nightmares. Not sleeping well. Bleeding gums/sensitive teeth. DPO 11 - 97.75 Vivid nightmares. Not sleeping well. Bleeding gums/sensitive teeth. DPO 12 - 98.07 Felt like I was going to throw up on my way to the gym. Vivid dreams. DPO 13 - 98.02 Small amount of lower back pain but I think it’s from working out. Been having vivid nightmares throughout the week. Also waking up constantly in the middle of the night and not sleeping well. SLIGHT breast pain every now and then, but probably because AF is coming. Had to pee at 2:30am. DPO 14 - 98.15 Waves of nausea all morning long. Hot all night long. A little constipated. Runny nose. Either I’m pregnant or I’m sick. Boobs feel “fuller”. Bloated. Lower back pain. Took a pregnancy test and it came back positive!!!!!!! Looking back, the most noticeable early symptoms were a stiff neck and bleeding gums/sensitive teeth. I know it sounds weird, but I experienced a stiff neck during BOTH months that I got my BFPs and this has not happened to me before or since. Also bleeding gums/sensitive teeth are not normal for me and this also happened both months I got BFPs. Its not towards the very end that the nauseousness ticked me off to the fact that I may be pregnant. Anyways, I am now 36 weeks pregnant with my rainbow baby and just want to pass on the hope that you can STILL have a beautiful healthy pregnancy following a miscarriage. Can't wait to meet my baby boy in just 4 weeks time!

Finally Happened! :)

To All Hopeful Mother's To Be, Like many woman who are TTC I symptom spotted on this site so many times wishing it'll be my turn already! So here I am 11 weeks pregnant giving you all who read this a little more hoping help along the way! :) My Last Menstrual Period (LMP) was 2/17 O day (ovulation) 3/1 Backaches, gas, cramps, left pelvic pain CM (cervical mucus) Lotion Like CP (cervical position) High, Medium/Soft, Open 1dpo (day post ovulation): Nausea CM: Same CP: Same 2-3dpo: Nothing CM: Same CP: Same, Same, slightly open 4dpo: Gas CM: Same CP: Medium, Same, Same 5dpo: Nothing CM: Same CP: Same 6dpo: Dull cramps after intercourse (normal for me) CM: Same CP: Same 7dpo: Bloating, cramps CM: Same CM: Same 8dpo: Gas CM: Same CP: Same 9-10dpo: Nothing CM: Same CP:  Low, Firm, Closed 11dpo: Implantation Extreme bloating & cramping. It felt like a long duration of heartburn! CM: Same CP: Same 12dpo: Right pelvic pain, Cramps CM: Same CP: Same 13dpo: 1st day of Missed Period (3/14) I waited exactly 7 days (3/21) to test because I did not want to be disappointed. But when I did... Lo & behold a very clear plus sign! I've tried the mucinex & the preseed but it didn't work for me. It worked the natural way w. Vitamins. I was taking iron, calcium magnesium zinc, & vitamin E. I want to let every woman here, who has doubts, know that if you have not been clinically diagnosed with infertility there is NOTHING wrong with u!!! All in God's timing. "Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God" -Philippians 4:6-7 Lots of Baby Dust to you all! Xoxo
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Natural BFP w/ 400,000 sperm count SEVERE Male Factor

I'll keep this short & to the point but wanted to post this to give someone else hope!! I was never able to find any natural stories on counts as low as my husbands. I stopped birth control in 2010. We werent trying or preventing. We started really trying and opk strips from 2011-2012 (In our early twenties) My cycles were 30 days long. Nothing abnormal. After a year, we had a sperm count done on my husband and his count was only 800,000 TOTAL and only 50% motile. So only 400,000 able-bodied sperm. Genetic tests on both of us came back normal. Fertility clinic gave us a less than 1%chance of conceiving naturally. (Also, Husband had an undescended testicle at birth and surgery was performed when he was 2 years old so he has a varicocele on his left side and his left testicle is atrophied which is usually not a problem as long as the other testicle is functioning fine per the Urologist, sperm counts can still be normal. His isn't. Not sure why the right one isnt functioning as normal like it should but we never got it looked into or looked into varicocele surgery) Fertility dr put my husband on 3 months of Clomid and we did another sperm count. No improvement. He told us he wouldnt let us do IUI without 5million count minimum so he recommended IVF and ICSI. We decided to give up due to lack of funds and stress. Kept trying on our own and then stopped trying actively in mid 2013 after doing the whole Pre-Seed, opk strips, ferning checks etc. Nothing worked. We decided to move on and accept a life without children. In December 2014, I got pregnant. HUGE surprise! SO elated! No more than a day after getting my BFP, I miscarried at 5 weeks. Blighted Ovum. Just absolutely crushed us. Naturally miscarried. We assumed that was a fluke chance and never thought we would get another so we didnt start trying again or anything. just not preventing. In November 2015, I got pregnant AGAIN! Had ultrasounds at 6 and 8 weeks along and saw and heard a heartbeat and everything was fine or so it seemed. I began bleeding at 12.5weeks a few days before my next ultrasound and when we went to the ER we found out the baby had passed at 9 weeks. Missed Miscarriage. Naturally miscarried. No testing on tissue was done because we wanted to bury our baby. No testing on me was done either. 2nd cycle after my last miscarriage and I got pregnant AGAIN!!! Not trying or preventing. This time I was put on progesterone suppositories at 4 weeks until 14weeks along just in case and I am proud to say that we now have a happy& healthy 7 month old little girl after 6 years!!! I honestly think that the only reason we ever got our miracle baby was because of my miscarriages. It may be weird to think that but let me explain. I read that a womans cervix becomes slit like after it dilates a bit and tissue passes out even with a miscarriage so I believe that because of those, my cervix was a bit more open afterwards and allowed more sperm to go through. It only takes one!!!!! We have not had his sperm tested since the first few times years ago but I cant imagine anything has changed. His varicocele is still there. According to doctors and a fertility specialists, it should be near impossible for me to have gotten pregnant THREE times NATURALLY with only 400,000 sperm but it happened! Dont ever lose hope!!!!! I hope this story helps someone.

BFP after 8 long years of trying , thank God he's Faithful!

I have read all of these BFP stories for years, and I said I would post after I got my BFP. I am 38 yrs old and DH is 39yo, we've been married 10 yrs. My pregnancy road began in 2008, I tried natural cycles with Femara, then in 2010 found out I had endometriosis from exploratory laparascopy and found out DH had severe male factor. DH and I continued to try to get pregnant but nothing. In 2012 we tried a menopur cycle with hcg trigger but nothing. 2014 I had another laparascopy and polyp removal. We then tried IUI x2 , but still BFN. In 2015 after a failed IUI, we decided to look into IVF. Well November 2015 we had 7 eggs fertilized by ICSI. We transferred 2 3 day embryos. Needless to say, we were both devastated when it didn't work. We had 1 last embryo that was frozen, but we decided to wait because honestly I was very discouraged at this point. Well March 16th, 2017 we decided to transfer our 1 and only 2AB blastocyte frozen embryo, and on 3/27/17, I found out I was pregnant with beta of 270! I am now 7 weeks 6 days, and I know this is truly a blessing from the Lord. I thank him daily for this miracle. Here are my early symptoms : 1dpo Bloated feeling, pulling at navel. 2po- had very vivid dream, where I was killing people who were trying to kill me ( I know crazy right) that same night I had a somewhat spontaneous orgasmic like feeling. I just knew I was pregnant. 3dpo-4dpo- gassy, mild cramp here and there 5dpo- I had a very sharp pain when walking at the park with my mom, I had to stop walking for a second. 6dpt- early that morning around 2am, I took pregnancy test- BFN. I decided no more testing. 7pt- period like cramps and pressure in pelvic area 8dpt- I was at the grocery store and felt what felt like a menstrual period. I ran home and wiped say dark red/brownish blood. I wanted to cry, but prayed and took a HPT. I wasn't going to look at it thought I was out but I saw 2 faint lines. I took a digital and it said negative, so I decided to wait for my Beta in 3 days. 8dpt-10dpt I had very light brown or beige spotting, a cramp here and there. 11dpt- I had beta- 270 BFP 13dpt- beta 599 20dpt- beta 6,331 My EDD is 12/2/2017, MY 11TH Anniversary! ! God has a sense of humor! Let this be encouragement to all of you, with God all things are possible, Only Believe! Doubt the Doubt! If he did it for me he'll do it for you too!

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