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BFP at 12 dpo!

Tww story

Disclaimer: I did not confirm ovulation with tempting but rather good knowledge of my body. Noticed a big glob of ewcm on CD 11 and 2 days later had ovulation spotting & acne, so I'm counting CD13 as my ovulation date.

2dpo- continued having ewcm type CM but a lot thinner than fertile CM. Started getting tender breasts. Rare for me because they tend to be sore right before O and right before AF.

3dpo- continued ewcm & breasts sore. Also spotted a little after intercourse, which lasted just for that night.

4-9dpo- continued slippery cm/ewcm, sore breast, and new symptom: dull persistent headache! Should note that at 9dpo, I had a very dull cramp like feeling almost literally inside the vagina- I think this might have been implantation.

10dpo- all of the above plus new symptom: lower back aches and runny nose. When I blew my nose earlier in the day I had also noticed a tinge of blood in it.

11dpo- all of the above with some extra fatigue. I definitely felt like I wasn't getting my period at this point because it wasn't feeling normal and I had NO ACNE at all, which is rare for me. I religiously get a few spots before AF. I tested in the am with IC & BFN. Decided to test again late afternoon w 6 hour hold (I know, wtf) with another IC & flat frrr... I swore I saw something very very faint but DH couldn't confirm for me lol. Looking back: VVF BFP

12dpo- Next morning ran out of bed to POAS and used IC & frrr.. BFP!!!

Today: 13dpo- line is getting darker! Most symptoms persist.

Ultimately the biggest signs were constant sore breasts from the moment O ended, headaches, & no acne.. if anything is different for you, then it's prob worth considering. Hope this helps some of you ladies :)

Picture shows vvvf bfp at 11 dpo and then bottom at 12 dpo.

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Finally BFP after TTC for 18 months!

I know how much the BFP stories gave me hope. I promised to post my story if I ever got one. These were the major symptoms that stood out to me.
CD 1- CD 4, AF
CD 8: pelvic pain
CD 9: Mild shooting pelvic pain
CD 10: BD, used peeseed, stayed on back for 15 min.
CD 13: BD, used peeseed, stayed on back for 30 min
CD 15: left ovary, tail bone, pelvic pain (Ovulation?)
CD 21: backache
CD 22: very light cramps
CD 26: pelvic pain, creamy CM, irritable
CD 27: sore breasts, heavy, acne
CD 28: breast not sore today, mild cramps left ovary, creamy CM, acne (seems worse than usual)
CD 30: dull cramps mild pressure, light cramps., heavy, sore full breasts, creamy, a little yellow CM
CD 32: noticed peeing every hour. Pressure on bladder. Went to bed at 8:00 pm. Dull cramps.
Very happy, strange that my irritable mood disappeared.
CD 33: Also feeling joyful. Checked my pulse and it was higher than normal. Stuffy nose.
BFP!!! FMU, and in afternoon. EWCM, occasional light shooting pain.
CD 34: BFP.
I did Mayan abdominal massage in September and October 2016 (Brutal, but maybe helped??) I also did a lot more yoga to keep stress down, kept coffee to 2 cups, I stayed more positive, and obsessed less this cycle. We had plans to see a fertility doctor 1/2017. OPKS and temping was stressful to me, so I held off this cycle. My husband is calling it our Christmas miracle! I have my fingers crossed for all of you ladies!

Miracle BFP after 2 LONG years TTC with IUI!

As I sit here and type this I literally can't believe I this is happening yet-does NOT feel real at all!!! I got my first ever bfp ever in all my life on November 12, 2016. SO much has happened in the last few weeks and I am currenly 7 weeks pregnant. I would love to share my story as reading everyone else's story got me through so much anxiety and gave me hope, this is a long story, but hang tight, I want to be precise for you ladies!

Background: I am 31, hubby is 32. I am in great shape, eat pretty great and workout about 3-4 x a week. I am not a heavy drinker but hubby loves his craft beers socially. We have been married for 10 years. 2 years ago we finally decided to try for our first baby, I had no interest in rushing starting a family because I wanted to have all our ducks in a row, finish my career, own a home, travel together and grow within our marriage. Fast forward now 2 years later, we would have never thought it would take this long-ever!! I figured it would take 6 months max. Started getting some diagnostic work to see if all checked out after 6 months of not even a hint of a bfp. All checked out on my end. My DH on the other hand had his first semen analysis done and he had a great count, but 2% morphology and pretty awful motility as well. I cried when I found out because that female Dr. made me feel like that report would cut our pregnancy chances each month by 50%. I was determined to change this!! I immediately did my research-boy am I good at this! Got him started on the fertile aid supplements for men, and made him take 2000mg of vitamin C a day, also got him on probiotics. After 4 months his numbers improved pretty great yet we were still not pregnant. Meanwhile during all this time I was getting poked and prodded still thinking it was me that had the issue and had all kinds of fertility lab tests done under the sun. Hormone labwork and HSG all normal. Nothing was working to help us get pregnant. I was so heartbroken every month and every one around me was getting pregnant so easily! So in the end of spring of 2016 I went to a well known RE (my 3rd one I had seen) and he immediately said we needed one more diagnostic test for me and brand new semen analysis for him. After him being on MONTHS of fertile aid and Motility boost supplements he still had again poor motility and poor morphology. Our next step was IUI with clomid and a trigger shot of Ovridel. The month before our IUI on November 1st, we had the final diagnostic for me which was the hysteroscopy (internal uterus check and biopsy under general anesthesia).
Man, if this did not help, I was going to scream....felt so sad to have all this done when people get pregnant for free always!!

Fast forward, we started on 100 mg of Clomid, turns out, I was told by my RE I was an egg making machine!! It worked like a charm, it made me have like 6-8 mature follicles on the first shot. So we did a trigger shot on Halloween, the next day, we did our IUI, and the good thing is my RE does back to back IUI's to maximize the chances of the egg meeting the sperm so ASK FOR THAT!!! Hubby after sperm wash was only 6.8 million good sperm and the day after on the 2nd insemination was only 5.3 million. Our RE said it was a very "marginal" amount, so he wasn't thrilled at all. But I figured, we are doing two, so it can help!!

Now for the DREADED TWW:
I had severe cramping on ovulation day/ insemination day, so I know the trigger shot worked!
DPO 1-8 NOTHING that told me I could be pregnant! I had period type low cramps every day like when I would always get my period, I was so distraught this expensive procedure that was NOT covered by our insurance would work and I prayed so much that it would. I literally would go in another room and cry by myself every night thinking this had failed and we would have to try multiple rounds and eventually have to do IVF. I didn't want my extremely faith positive husband to see me.

Then on 9DPO I was at the mall with my mom and I got dizzy twice. Thought that was weird for sure!
The next morning, I woke up and had a hint of egg white CM in my underwear which by the time I am about to get my period I am dry as s bone or get the sticky white CM. 2nd major clue. That night I took I clear blue test and got a faint BFP!!!! I knew it! All the praying we did to ask God for it to work the first time, and he listened!!
Don't get discouraged, and ask God almighty to step in and work a miracle for you, he has rescued us time and time again.
Good luck ladies, we are so excited and can't wait the arrival of our little blessing.

BFP after 16 months!!!

I'm in teers of joy right now! I really want to share this story for the women losing hope. The women who were in my shoes yesterday crying and wondering if you will really ever get a bfp and beat yourself up over reasons you may feel undeserving of a baby! This is for you! I know their are women who have tried years and a year and a half may be nothing but this journey almost broke me down to where I lost all hope. Month after month having to look at my husband and say my period came today then watch him teer up. So please, please have faith your bfp will come!!! When it finally does it is a happy sigh of relief and balls of emotions! Stay positive and stay on positive forums such as this one. Now on to the good stuff!
Ovulated CD 15
1dpo- late this night I got a scratch in my throat
2dpo- developed sinus headache and drainage (first big sign!! I never have sinus issues)
3dpo- full blown head cold/sinus infection feeling flu with the worst headache and slept all day!
4dpo- i woke up at 1am and my breasts felt weird I just felt weird like more alert! This is when I said I'm pregnant this time! I just knew even told my best friend!
5dpo- still sick and tired also threw up twice that night.
6dpo- tested: BFN lol obviously! I just knew though...but then the doubts came in and even though I SS like crazy I know not to pay attention to anything!
7dpo- finally feeling better but still nasally but it's Thanksgiving and I could barely eat so I thought it was from being sick!
8dpo- still sinus junk but feel normal but I'm getting shooting sporadic pains in my breasts!
9dpo- so tired today and starting to really get down and think I wasn't pregnant
10dpo- here's where it gets weird! Woke up with THE worst gas\constipation pains that made me sweat and gave me chills but when I finally had a bm it was soft!?! Ok weird lol also had frequent urination all day! In bed last night i asked my husband to go pick up test bc of the frequent urination and all I had was a digital.
11dpo- woke up this morning ready to pee on my dollar store test and set my self up for the usual disappointment but oh the slightest bit of what if?? I looked and oh my sweet heavens a faint line!! With color!! Shaking I opened that digi faster than you could say go and after about 30 seconds got a YES!
Good luck to everyone and I pray you all will be blessed with your hearts desire and don't give up!
Also did a castor oil pack on and off the week leading up to ovulation!

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BFP after years of TTC

Let me just start out by saying... miracles are possible. My husband and I have been TTC for so so long. About 2 1/2 years. I have a blocked Fallopian tube (on my right side) and my husband has very low sperm motility and morphology. Meaning a large percentage aren't shaped right and they are very slow and sluggish. And in the last year we have found out through fertility treatments and multiple specialists ... that my right ovary (blocked side) is the side that produces the most and has the best eggs. My left side struggled. We did 5 months of Femara and 2 cycles of IUI. Which had to be done ONLY when I was ovulating on my left side, otherwise... it wouldn't work obviously. So many months had to be canceled due to the wrong side. We have been to 3 fertility specialists. All of which told us that because of my husband's low motility/ morphology of his sperm.. even when I was ovulating on my left side... his sperm had a 1% chance of getting where they needed to go without medical intervention- meaning IVF or IUI. So we prepared for our first round of IVF. I was due to start medications this month and then the egg retrieval/ egg transfer the following month. But.... by some miracle.. we got pregnant. On our own.... That 1% chance. MIRACLES HAPPEN .. do NOT give up.
Here was my 2WW symptoms. (Keep in mind I didn't think it was possible that we could get pregnant.. but I'm always paying close attention to my body and especially getting so close to our IVF)
3 days before I ovulated.. I did a fertility acupuncture session. I think this had a lot to do in helping us conceive.
Around day 13 in my cycle I felt pains in my LEFT side..
2DPO More small pains in left side.
3DPO-6DPO Really Hungry. Tired. Went to bed early.
10DPO boobs sore, swollen, heavy. (I thought.. dang.. here comes AF)
12DPO Took a test (because I do every month) 1 line and then another very faded line appeared after 10 minutes so I counted it as a BFN and evap took another test that night because I couldn't stop thinking about it.. same thing. Line after 10 min.
Cramped all night. Thought for sure I would wake up to AF
13DPO No AF in morning. POAS with FMU. Faint line again.. but not instant. Thinking I'm pregnant maybe. Felt slightly nauseas throughout day Like carsick almost. AF type cramps that night. Felt SO disapointed and angry at myself for getting my hopes up again.
14DPO Woke up- no AF. (I was due for AF at 13DPO) so I took another test with FMU and bam. BFP. Not crazy solid but it was there within 2 minutes. Took another digital test just because and there it was- the beautiful words PREGNANT.
In complete shock.
There was supposed to be no way this could happen without IUI or IVF. Haven't even told my doctor yet but DO NOT GIVE UP LADIES!!!

Miscarriage, D&C, TTC 1 year, HSG = BFP

You ladies may not know me but I have followed this site everyday since I found it 8 months ago. I wanted to give some hope to the ladies who may have tried to get pregnant but haven't been able to. I realize everyone is unique in their issues so here is my background first.

I have regular 29 day cycles. I do have 2 children and I have had 1 miscarriage which was August 2015. I take Q10 with vit E, folate, magenesium, calcium, D3, and multi. I have tried previously every trick in the book from preseed, soft cups (terrible experience btw), and even having my partner help me stand on my head after the deed lol. I have read 8 ttc books in the past year. What I really think did it was the HSG and law of attraction.

Like I stated I had a miscarriage in the beginning of my second trimester August 2015. After a couple of months we decided to try again starting in November. Well by the time February came you could imagine I was starting to get concerned that I didn't get pregnant being I already have children. I then proceeded to do every trick I read on the internet as I explained above. Needless to say this was very depressing for me. So we made an appointment with an RE for October this year. We just finished the testing with my HSG and husband’s sperm count with an appointment this Monday to discuss our options such as clomid, IUI, IVF, etc.

Well no need because we found out we got our BFP! I want to add I also started reading books on positive mental attitude and The Secret. This month after my HSG I cleaned out the spare bedroom expecting our new baby. I made an ovulation test look like a pregnancy test for positive visualization, and I bought some baby mittens that have a lion on them. Well guess what? The baby will be due August the 1st which means it will be a leo! Amazing coincidence…

My biggest advice have fun with life while waiting. Have a glass of wine when you want to, take an epsom salt bath, or whatever makes you happy while ttc. On the same note see a dr asap if you have fertility issues. I truly believe the HSG cleared my tubes even though nothing was blocked. I believe I had debris from my D&C. A lot of people may not understand this but a loss is a loss. I realize how fortunate I am to already have children, but once that 3rd baby was put in my heart I couldn't let it go. Secondary infertility was very hard for me and I praise God we beat it. Baby dust to all you ladies and much love! Don't give up.

36yo African 300-lb w/ vaginismus TTC #2 (first try)

I included some demographics on myself to be relatable to those with similar background :)

Preg History: Just 1 pregnancy (conceived on 3rd attempt). Gave birth to DS via csection.

Typical Cycle: 28-29 days
O Day: CD 16-17 (12 day LP)

With TTC #2 cycle 1, DH didnt want me in pain from penetration (like with DS) so we inseminated using CVS 1ml syringes (filled 2 with sperm) on O-2 (no orgasm) and O (orgasmed). Moderate EWCM; hips raised 30-mins after; INTENSE O pain on O day.

SYMPTOMS
1dpo to 12dpo
Dull uterine cramping and pulling throughout (never with DS)

4dpo to 12dpo
Breast aches/tingling on and off (also with DS)

~5dpo
Uterine pressure and frequent urination; strongly suspected UTI; Azo test strip +ve for leucocytes -ve for nitrites. Next day doc said my urine was crystal clear (first Preg suspicion). Hospital hpt BFN (6dpo)

10dpo
Drove myself APE-SHIT CRAZY checking for implant bleeding but saw none (had it at 10dpo with DS)

11dpo
BFN with FMU (got bfp with DS on this dpo)

11dpo to 13dpo
Intense ache in right ovary (never happens; second Preg suspicion - perhaps my corpus luteum being rescued?)

12dpo
Vivid dream of getting 3 consecutive hcg blood tests with values 0, 15 and 80. Gassiness and vaginal twinges - typical pre-AF symptoms

13dpo
BBT 98.56. Didnt temp this cycle but from previous cycles with DS, temp always dipped below 98 by 13DPO (third Preg suspicion). $tree New Choice hpt with FMU = the FAINTEST BFP imaginable. Didn't believe it, kept expecting AF any second.
Nipples getting superhard all by themselves. Cramping and gas and body aches.

14dpo
BBT 98.50 Tested evening with FRER 2-hour hold. Clear BFP.

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BFP 13 DPO

**i tried a whole year with my first boyfriend. Nothing worked...turned out to be the fibrods blocking my right tube. But i broke up with him. Took a break, the found the love of my life. My King, my meant-to-be, my dear Husband. Allahu akbar!**

28 with 0 children. DH is 34 with children
I have PCOS and am 6 1/2 months healed from open myomectomy to remove 2 large and 1 small tumor on April 21, 2016. Any baby delivery is mandatory c section.

We are in our 2nd cycle TTC. The first month i symptom spotted so much and started to drive myself crazy. This time around....not really. I let it be while still trying to take notice of things like cm and breast tenderness.

O Day- from the left-pain came and went
1 DPO had sex
2 DPO can tell ovulated on left side. minor stings on pain. lots of peeing. so far this is normal.
Tender breasts. feels like the firsy day of menses type of breast pain. ugh. vagina hurts lol
3DPO cteamy cm cervix . Feeling feverish. Body aches. Glob of off white creamy cm on tissue. Like a snot glob.
4DPO fever. Body aches. Low sex drive.
5DPO fever (going dpwn) hmmm i wonder if it was immplantation day. But other that much of the same
6DPO nothing standout but odd taste in mouth. Familiar odd taste.
7DPO -8DPO nothibg to report. Work is intense.
9DPO dreams. saw a baby girl who had my full lips. woke up hella angry. Very real dream.
10DPO -11DPO no recording. Didn't want to drove myself crazy.
12 DPO AF due.. she's a no show
13 DPO 1 day late. Crampy-ish
14DPI 2 Days late. Decides to test. Bought a Clear Blue. Peed on the stick. Positive. Im in the walmart bathroom laughing hysterically because i was expecting a no ... i think? Just...wow! Husband was finishing the purchase and getting food. I'm still laughing hysterically. I don't understand that reaction. Symptoms: back and breast aches. Breast tenderness.very fatigued,. Low sex drive. Watery cm. Cp closed and high.took another clear blue and the line is darker than first...
15DPO currently I'm taking prenatal vitamins. I have very tender breasts, hunger is increasing. Low sex drive. ..i think it's due to fatigue.

I am still shocked. My husband is excited. I want a boy and he wants a girl. We are praying for twins as they run on both sides of the family.

I will keep you all posted. I fear miscarriage so im taking drastic measures to self care. Chamomile tea for starters. Praying this little one growing inside me sticks and allows me to feed them good things.

Happy baby making to you all.

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BFP on 3rd Cycle

I got my BFP yesterday and it still seems so surreal. All the BFP by DPO helped me a ton when I was trying to figure out if my symptoms were all in my head or not.

CD 12: DTD
CD 13: Ovulation test is positive, DTD, felt dizzy this day and felt ovulation pain
DPO 1: Ovulation pain, Backache, Bloating, headache in PM
DPO 2: Ovulation pain, Backache, Bloating, Salty cravings, a couple zingers in R breast
DPO 3: Backache, Bloating, a couple zingers in R breast
DPO 4: Backache, heavy bloasting, indigestion, nausea
DPO 5-6: In-laws in town so didn't track but stomach issues continued (bloasting, etc)
DPO 7: Felt ovulation pain (implantation pain?) BFN
DPO 8: Continued pains, very bad backache BFN
DPO 9: Backache, Bloating, Breast felt heavy and zingers all day long (not tender to the touch), nausea in the PM. On my way home from work I stopped at a store and felt dizzy a couple times while in the store. BFN in morning and very very very faint BFP in the PM, so I took a First Response Digital with the same urine and got my BFP "Yes+"!!
DPO 10: Nausea and backache continues!

BFP w/ Femara- No major symptoms

I said if I were to get a positive HPT I would post because there may be someone with similar symptoms / or lack of.

My husband and I have been trying off and on for 6 months. I was seeing a doctor who tried me on 3 rounds of clomid (nothing negative to say because my son was conceived on clomid) but it did not work for me, did not ovulate. That doctor wanted me to automatically go to a fertility specialist but I knew there were other options (our insurance in Texas does not cover fertility specialist). I switched doctors who then stated that Femara is another option when clomid fails. I was tested for PCOS and although I have cyst I tested negative for PCOS. I started with 2.5mg of Femara and I did not ovulate. I then tried 7.5 and FINALLY ovulated on CD 19 but BFN :( I then asked about metformin and she agreed to let me try it with this cycle. So I was on 500MG metformin and 7.5 Femara and ovulated on CD 16.

This was the first month that I really relaxed. I stopped goggling everything because I was doing it every chance I got. I stopped symptom spotting. There were so many other months when I could have sworn I was pregnant. Plus I was incredibly busy with work, had a Halloween party, so my mind was very occupied during my 2WW. Also I did not test sooner than 11 DPO. In the past I was testing at like 7DPO lol (crazy I know)

CD11- BD
CD12-
CD13- BD
CD 14- went for ultrasound and 2 large follicles (22mm and 23mm). Doctor said I would probably ovulate within the next 2 days.
CD- 15 Positive OPK BD twice AM & PM
CD 16- Strong ovulation cramps that lasted most of the day. BD
1 DPO - opk still positive. BD
2 DPO- opk looks like its going negative in the AM, but positive in the PM (dark as control line)
3 DPO- Opk positive
4 DPO- finally opk getting lighter, no symptoms.
5 DPO
6 DPO- started to get mild cramps late in the day. Very mind but enough to notice.
7 DPO- cramp got a little stronger but nothing like AF cramps. I sit at a desk at work so I really noticed them today.
8 DPO-
9 DPO- had a Halloween party and usually I can drink ALOT but had no desire. This is so bad but I can drink like 8 beers and a few shots and be okay ( I have a high tolerance) but after 2 margaritas and 1 beer I felt drunk! I had to go lay down. BD. Cervix is extremely high, so high its like its blended into the walls and closed. This was a MAJOR difference than any other months.
10 DPO- Tired, I associated it with the party. Nipples a little tender. Cervix is still high out of reach, I think this is what made me want to test.
11 DPO- Halloween Day, work up in the AM, had so many cheapies hpt, decided to take one. Took it, went up stairs to get clothes for work and came back down with a faint BFP. I was so happy, I could not believe it. I read so many stories about women getting faint positives but never thought it would be me especially at 11DPO. I do not want coffee which is HUGE because I will drink like 5 cups through the day. I have no desire to drink coffee. Tested with a FRER digital and YES+
12 DPO- Tested with digitial and PREGNANT 1-2 week appeared

1st doctors appointment is at 6 weeks, so on November 14th, SO I AM PRAYING ALL GOES WELL!!!!!!

So the cramping at 6/7 DPO was implantation. I had no spotting, no real symptoms except being extremely tired. Even now at 15 DPO my breast are not sore, just a little on top. Nausea a little this morning. HPTs are getting a little darker each day :) :)

Hope this gives someone hope!!!

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