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BFP 9dpo

This was our 4th cycle trying. My hubby has been working out of town Sunday through Thursday and somehow we managed to make it happen this month.

Immediately my boobs were heavy and hurting. I'm thinking as soon as the sperm met the egg. LoL. I was also having bad headaches for about 4 days straight. My whole body is sore. Basically I'm a hot mess.

I took a frer last night that had a faint +. So... I took 3 more with the same result. This morning I ran out and got a digital ept.. Couldn't be happier.

My boobs still hurt.

BFP @ 12DP0- Every pregnancy and fertility chart is different

Hi Guys,

I got my BFP at 12dpo 1st cycle of trying, wanted to share my experience in case it helps someone, one of the main things i would like to share is the fact that i was comparing my last successful pregnancy bbt chart to this one (for temping girls out there), this was a bad idea because my last pregnancy chart was very different because i had no implantation dip, my temp never dropped and remained high, in this chart i had a small drop at 7dpo and major drop (below coverline) at 10dpo, during this time i tried searching online to see if a woman's pregnancy charts were similar in different successful cycles but could not get any proper answers, here's my break down:

1-2dpo- Nothing, dry cm, temp high
3-dpo- noticed some white stretchy CM, not a lot, temp high
4-7dpo- period type cramps, very slight though, thought i may be creating symptoms in my head, dry cm, temp drop at 7po
8dpo- Temp drop again, evening time had really tight pulling cramps that hurt, lasted an hour or so, dry cm
9dpo- Temp shot back up, got excited that i may have implanted yesterday so took a test, BFN, thought i was out, waiting for AF, dry cm
10dpo- Temp drop below coverline, never happened before, thought i was for sure out and AF coming early, dry cm
11dpo- Temp shot right back up again, was very confused at this point so didn't test, was going to wait till tomorrow if temp still up will test
12dpo- This is a day before AF is due, temp still high, took a test and BFP, didnt expect it as was going crazy by my charts, my last pregnancy was a solid high temp through out, got some creamy cm too.
13dpo- tummy feels heavy and contant urge to wee, temp still high so will stop temping now.

My first pregnancy happened 1st cycle, i had no idea about temping, ovulation and CM then, it just happened, my 2nd pregnancy happened after the 9th cycle this is when i started temping etc, also i also started taking folic acid and Mum Omega and preseed the cycle i got my BFP, with this pregnancy it has happened the 1st cycle, i was well equipped with the success of my last pregnancy so i had folic acid, mumomega and used preseed at well, put leg up for 20 mins.

I feel very fourtunate and grateful to God, i hope my story will inform/ help someone.

This feels right this time!

I had a missed miscarriage In August and here we ate 3 cycles later. This pregnancy just feels different. Like its going good to be okay. Last time I knew and I was right! These stories kept me going threw these two and I felt I had to share mine to give others hope! Now I have to apologize as I'm not sure on my dates because see it was a not trying but not protecting kinda month. My period 4th-11th.
CD12: sticky white cm. SHOW.
CD13: slight egg white cm. The day I think I ovulated. Very wet during BD.
CD14: 1dpo? My birthday!! Sticky white cm. Ate 2 slices of pineapple.
2dpo: watery/creamy cm. Soft but low CP?. Acne.cramps on right side.
3dpo: medium CP. Right sided cramps. BD. Scant but watery creamy cm again. .
4dpo: bright yellow urine. Weird smell to it! Thick cm. Freezing.!!! Weird uterus feeling.
5dpo: same.. bleeding gums (big give away) starving. Bitchy. Breathless. Dizzy. Nose runny.
6dpo: cravings.
7dpo: holy sneezy! Increase smell. Cm smells unique. Urine smells unique. Sticky but still creamy white cm. It felt smooth down there... my books were full and only one book was sore. I felt sweaty.
8dpo: my dog kept humping things (big give away). Increase urination.
9dpo: cramps to where I felt a pinch in my leg. Sharp uterus stab.
10dpo: white creamy watery booger cm. High soft cp. EXTREME DIZZINESS.
11dpo: B(faint)P
12dpo: BFP. still faint but definitely there.
Good luck to everyone. Baby dust to all. P.s. My lines are def. pink but look gray on camera??

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11 DPO, BFP! 2 months TTC

So I will give you a little back story....

I am 32, DH is 34. I've never been pregnant before, DH has a son from a previous relationship. I cannot stress how much I've wanted a baby ...and I thought because I wanted it so bad it would take longer, but we got our BFP on our second month trying. DH works out of town, so I thought that would hinders us as well. I bought Easy@Home ovulation kit to help us and I really believe that it was the reason we got pregnant so fast. We only BD 2x durning my fertile window. The day before and the day of ovulation as per the OPK.

Because I stalk these message boards like a crazy person, I decided to tell you my story to give hope to all the future moms to be because it will happen for you as well :)

I will also say, I did track my CP and it was all over the place ...low, high, hard, soft... all through out my DPO. So, I don't even think it's a good indicator of pregnancy or even worth tracking.

I have a fairly regular cycle. 29-31 days. This month I ovulated on CD15.

1DPO- EWCM

2-4- DPO - not many symptoms, cm becoming more creamy and whitish... lotion like ?

5-6 DPO - the cramps start in my low pelvic area. They are less than bad period cramps, but are constantly there... a dull cramping... feels heavy in my uterus, boobs are not that sore but feel full, constipation, and I feel really tired. CM- increases, creamy white wet.

7DPO- exhaustion. Feel like I could nap 2x a day, irriatable, emotional. Dull cramps still there, skin breaks out with some acne (rare for me) my gums and teeth are sore...very strange... no bleeding gums as I have read before but very sore. I get a headache in the evening. CM -creamy white wet

8-9DPO- exhaustion- going to bed at 830pm (Rare for me), sore gums, increased appetite, feel like I am getting sick...temp is high, sore throat a bit...over all, I think I'm just coming down with something. Pressure in pelvic area still.

10DPO- something tells me to take an IC hcg test...I swear I see a line but it's sooooooo faint (basically a shadow) that i actually cannot fully believe it's there. I think it's all in my head. CM- creamy wet, more of it than normal. Getting suspicious.

11DPO- dull pressure in uterus. Mild cramps.test with first response early results and get a faint positive. My first BFP!!!!! No longer have to squint to see, but it isn't a strong positive. Overwhelmed by emotion. Thankful to God for this blessing.

12DPO- strong positive BFP. Not even a guess that it's positive. Dull pressure in uterus.

symptoms I did not have:
-spotting
-sore nipples
-metallic taste
-dizziness

It's so hard emotionally when you want a baby so badly and people tell you to just relax and let it happen...easier said than done!!! I am not saying stress over everything but I don't think there is anything wrong with doing everything you absolutely can to increase your chances :)

I feel so blessed and I know it'll happen for YOU as well. Baby dust to all. I hope my BFP turns out to be a healthy baby :)

BFP w/ elevated FSH after almost 2 years of trying

I promised myself that I'd post my BFP story on here to give others hope that it can happen! My husband and I tried for a year to get pregnant with no luck (I'm 36, hubby 39) , so we both had fertility testing (he was fine) and I found out the my FSH level was elevated (ranged from 10-14) and my Amh level was super high (12), which would indicate possible pcos although I was never diagnosed with it. The obgyn said I needed to see a fertility dr to try to get pregnant. I was devastated and we decided for the second year we were just going to enjoy life, travel and then at the end of the second year we'd start fertility treatments. We prayed a lot for a miracle and after 22 months of "not preventing" I started feeling really tired (falling asleep at 7pm every night) , craving specific foods (cereal, salad, baked potatoes), boobs were really swollen, and nothing really tasted good. I was starting to think I had cancer or that something was really wrong with me. It didn't even cross my mind that I could be pregnant especially since my cycles were all out of whack (the last one before my BFP was 52 days!) a friend finally convinced me to take a pregnancy test and I'm sitting here now next to my beautiful 2 week old baby girl to let everyone know that prayers are heard and miracles do happen!! Also, when we "conceived" hubby was off work for a few days between Christmas & New Years and we were both relaxed and not stressed.

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DH and I had been trying for 5 years to conceive. We are in our late 20s. He has low everything and I have 1 son from a previous relationship. 3 days after my cycle I did 3 days of clomid 100mg it did nothing for me I then did 3 days of injectables which I got 4 mature follies. On 9/5/16 I did the trigger shot and on 9/7 we did our first IUI his sperm after the wash was 3.1 million the doctor said they don't do iuis with anything lower then 3million. During the TWW I took progesterone which gave me cramps every day and I got sore breast. The doctor said I could take a pregnancy test on 9/21/16. 2 days before I got the worst cramps I had ever experienced I was convinced AF was coming. 9/21/16 came but I chose not to test because of the fact that I was sure I was going to get my period. I woke up with a sore throats and runny nose on 9/22/16 and before taking any medication I bought a cheap dollar store test. I was sure it was going to be negative and to my surprise I got 2 positive lines. Still not convinced I bought a digital test and that also came back positive and that same day my doctor did blood work and they also confirmed it was positive. I wasn't to convinced we would get our BFP with our first IUI especially with his sperm count being so low and the sever cramping I was having but we are proof that anything is possible.

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PCOS, Age 37, 4th round of Femara with Pregnyl injection - 16 dpo BFP!!

Hello everyone. It's 5:00 am and my husband is still asleep, but I had to share this awesome news.
I got married in December, and after a few months of trying naturally, despite absent periods from PCOS, I saw my OB/GYN, who referred me to a local RE. We started with Clomid, which did nothing, then switched to Femara. My doctor originally wanted to stop Femara after 3 rounds but we decided to try another round while I waited to get financial approval for injectible medications ( as our insurance doesn't cover fertility meds.) Amazingly the fourth time was the charm...as I got a bfp yesterday evening and again this morning!!

We did two things different this cycle from the others. First, we BD'd two days prior to the trigger shot, and then every day for four days after the shot, and we also tried Preseed. Since I'm overweight and have all the horrible PCOS symptoms, I thought my CM might be hostile, even though my RE hadn't commented on it. Anyway, I waited to test until my period was due, to avoid what I believed to be the inevitable negative. What an awesome surprise!!

As far as symptoms go, I really didn't have many this cycle. I cramped the day of ovulation, as I normally do after the trigger shot. I had some pulling pains about 3-4 dpo, then just mild cramping on and off until my bfp. Actually, at 15 dpo, when I first tested (so yesterday) I had had medium af like cramps, so I assumed af was on the way. Big surprise. Of course, on 15 dpo is when my nipples started to become sensitive, so I began to let myself hope, just a little bit. But considerin previous months I'd had all kinds of symptoms and always got a bfn, this month was surprisingly free of traditional symptoms.

I want to encourage everyone to not give up. I don't know what will happen next, but I'm excited now, and I want everyone to be encouraged. Don't give up, pray for peace of mind and heart, and don't let yourself get discouraged.

PREGNANT After 5 Years of Trying!! What I Did to Get My BFP!!!

My pregnancy sisters, I have finally received the long awaited prayer that I have been asking God, I am finally Pregnant after 5 years of trying! Let me tell you, DH and I have been "difficulty" trying, we have done everything except IVF and no I did not do IVF for my positive. I was really trying to keep my pregnancy as natural as possible and I am not saying that I was not considering doing it if nothing worked; I was giving everything up to God.

When we first started trying for a baby, we knew something wasn't right bc after 1 year nothing happened. I scheduled an appointment with my infertility OB and let me tell you she is amazing. She made a list of everything that we needed to do before we pursed any treatments. We first did all the necessary blood tests and everything came out perfect! Then a hysterosalpingogram was scheduled which they inject dye to see if my tubes were clear and in fact they were clean as a whistle. Then another saline infused ULTRASOUND to check my uterus and found no fibroids but polyps were noted. We removed the polyps which is a quick procedure. I thought for sure that was the reason but nothing happened for another year of trying. We check DHs sperm x2 and it looked great so we knew it wasn't him. I was doing everything right, eating well, exercising, and trying all sorts of cleanses, massages, and herbs. I have probably heard of everything under the sun. I was starting to give up on everything at the 2 year mark.

We then decided to do a less expensive and less invasive procedure, IUI (intrauterine insemination) which they take DH's sperm, clean it and take the best swimmers and then inject them into my uterus. I was on CLOMID during my first IUI. Everything looked great but got a BFN!! What was going on?! We decided to try again and this time I was put on Femera bc I was producing too many follicles. Second round of IUI resulted in a BFN!!! So many ultrasounds, tears, and prayers and nothing was happening. I have always believed that it "should NOT" be this difficult to get pregnant something must be wrong.... I WAS RIGHT!

I started to do lots of research and started to take an herb called VITEX!!! How have I never taken it before?! I did everything but take Vitex. If you have never heard of Vitex "any" and "every" woman "can" and "should" take it to regulate their cycle. It honestly does regulate and gets you to were your body is ready for a baby. It has "no symptoms or side effects" and I know so many women that have gotten pregnant bc of it. It's a very old herb for fertility and your menstrual cycle. IT's 100% SAFE!!

IF YOU HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET PREGNANT I URGE YOU TO TAKE VITEX! I never though I could get pregnant until now! I got my very first BFP on VITEX and Prayers!!!!

SYMPTOMS:

No symptoms at Ovulation

Week BEFORE my missed period:

Breast tenderness and cramping so thought period is starting early.

Missed period and thought my cycle is "longer" this month, which it shouldn't be bc I am taking VITEX. Back of my mind thought maybe this is the month. Thoughts of doubt crawled in so did not test.

Went on vaca for 5 days and wore a liner the entire time thinking period was going to start. Symptoms: breast tenderness/swollen, gassy, constipated (which never happens to me I poo 2x a day), acne which is weird, and crampy. Seriously felt like my period.

Came back home and 2 days later tested and got my BFP!!!! Took it and the lines showed up right away!!!

What I did this month: NOTHING except Vitex. Here are some symptoms that were weird for me: my breasts typically hurt for a week or less and then subside. This time they were continuing to hurt so I knew something was up but did not have the strength/courage to test. Also the constipation was a big one for me bc I do go x2 a day. I would say listen to your body and do lots of research. It honestly should not be this hard to get pregnant, you are missing something in your body, whether it be to regulate or to remove. Keep praying for answers and God will open up your mind to find them. I never stopped for 5 years so there is hope for everyone!!!

I still can't believe I got my BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the Lord!

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BFP after 7 months ttc using ivi at home!

Hi everyone, I've been stalking this website for months during my ttc journey and now I get to write my own bfp story, I'm so excited! Don't give up hope, it is possible even with obstacles. My husband has problems with delayed ejaculation so we've been using 5ml needle-less sterile syringes to insert his swimmers into my vagina (ivi). I will write our method and then my Symptoms By DPO. Things done different this month: I started taking seven Seas folic acid with b vitamin complex. Prayed almost every day and slept with a small moonstone crystal in my bed (supposed to help with pregnancy), lay down for 45 minutes after ivi. We dtd three days before O, the day before and on the day itself. I got a strong positive at 12 dpo! My first ever bfp!!

OUR METHOD: he ejaculates into a disposable bowl at his own pace. We let the sperm liquefy for about 15 minutes while keeping it warm and dark under the sheets with us. Then we open a fresh syringe and pull the plunger up and down with nothing in it at first (rubber plungers can hurt sperm so use just a plastic one). Then SLOWLY draw the ejaculate up into the syringe and gently tap out any air. I lie down with my hips elevated on a pillow and insert the syringe until it's just below my cervix. Then SLOWLY push down the plunger so it takes about thirty seconds to depress in total. Coat the cervix opening in sperm basically lol. I try to orgasm once the sperm are in and stay lying down.

MY SYMPTOMS BY DPO:
1dpo: watery cm. Nothing else of note.
2dpo: sensitive nipples. Creamy cm.
3dpo: school glue cm. Very cranky!
4dpo: increased sex drive so dtd again. Creamy cm. Gassy.
5dpo: feeling weirdly hot when I'm not doing anything, like hot flashes? Watery cm. Gassy.
6dpo: hungry. Noooo sex drive. Bloated. School glue cm. Worried I'm out this month.
7dpo: bloated. School glue cm.
8dpo: acne break out. One weird dizzy spell. egg white cm! Dtd again in case I ovulated large but turns out I didn't lol.
9dpo: BIG temperature dip and mild cramps. Implantation? Egg white cm. Still bloated.
10dpo: BIG temperature rise to above where it was before dip. Hot flashes. Acne. Suspecting somethings going on.
11dpo: watery cm again. Feeling meh.
12dpo: felt off so did Internet cheapie preg test in morning. Faint positive! Ran out and bought a Frer, much stronger bfp!! Thanked God!
13 dpo: another bfp, stronger line. Yay!!! Told husband at work. He smiled so hard I thought his face would crack.

I'm currently 17dpo and CB digital says 2-3 weeks pregnant. Praying this is a sticky bean! Good luck to everyone ttcing. Stay hopeful xxx

Trying for a year

Hi all, I've been meaning to share my story and really want to do it before i pop which could be anytime now. I'm 39+weeks pregnant.

My husband and I were trying for a baby for a year and were on the verge of going to a fertility specialist when I fell pregnant naturally after 12 months.

I am a Christian and I have been crying out to the Lord Jesus Christ for this child. A Christian prophet actually prophesied last Aug 2015 that I would give birth a year from then. His timing has been spot on.

I would like to strongly encourage all TTC-ers to turn your eyes upon Jesus and seek Him for your joy. I can honestly say the Lord has blessed us with this baby. We did nothing else differently. There are numerous stories in the Bible of how God has blessed barren women. He knows and understands exactly what we are going through - He sees our pain more than anyone else. Please turn to Him.

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