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Faint BFP?!? why is it so hard to believe

Hey Ladies, Merry Christmas Eve! This was my second month TTC (still learning the abbreviations for everything-forgive me) I'm 27 and my DH is 24. We BD'd (he likes that saying now he always calls it that ;-) lol) anyways! We BD'd on November 30th which was still during my last period but I was only very lightly spotting then, the 7th, the 9th and the 13th. According to my glow app (not sure how accurate) my window of ovulation was December 8th-14th. I started having low back pain and cramping on the 9th which I thought was odd, because I never get ovulation symptoms. Anywho, my DPO's might be off because I'm not exactly sure which day I ovulated, because I wasn't using tests. I'm going with the 12th because that's what glow said my optimal day was for conceiving. Oday and leading up to Oday... *cramps, diarrhea (sorry TMI) like very frequently.Pain on the right side (kind of like a hard ball sitting in uterus) gassy, tired. Hollow feeling in uterus. Had to reach up to get any but there was a small amount of EWCM. 1dpo- BD'd (dec 13th)- cramps very mild, maybe not actually there? (in my head) nipples mildly tingling. Sore lower back but not too bad. Empty stomach feeling even after I eat. Tummy grumbling a lot today (never happens) Bad headache. Craving egg salad sandwhich like crazy. Burping more than usual. Fluttering in left side of uterus. A bit irritable, I'm sure DH would say a lot. 3dpo- Leg cramps, minor AF like cramps, back pain, frequent urination, SO SO tired, very faint bitter taste in the back of the mouth, boobs feel fuller but not at all sore, nipples constantly erect, hiccups/burping, gassy, lotion like CM but not a lot. 4-5dpo- Diarrhea is back. Pulse is 78 (not sure what it normally is) Still hungry. Sharp pain woke me up today but not sure if it was because I had to pee really bad or if it was something else. 6dpo-Boobs feel fuller but not sore yet still. Resting HR upon waking is 90. Felt like palpitations/anxiety. 8dpo- Bd'd again (no sex drive but poor DH was in the mood) White creamy CM came out afterwards. Headache. 9dpo-Front teeth so sensitive. Hurts to drink anything remotely cold without a straw. this is one of the symptoms that really makes me think I am pregnant. The roof of my mouth is sore and raw, kinda like when you eat a hot slize of pizza. Light cramping, back ache, hot flashes, sweating more than usual. HR 96. Still so tired. 10dpo- Groin pain mild. Sore throat on the left side. TIRED. Boobs mildly sore but not like usual AF sore. Dreaming more, almost every night. Nipples tingling. 11dpo- Tired, AF like cramps, super green and blue prominent veins around nippes and up breasts. Nipples so Huge and swollen and a bit flaky. I've had a weird rash on tops of hands which is unusual for me, skin is extra dry, wondering if this could be from prenatal vitamins? Prominent green veins on tops of feet getting out of the bath. Too early to have pregnancy brain but man am i ever forgettful lately. (like forgetting my next words in the middle of a sentence forgetful) irritable, not as hungry, low back pain worse, bloated/gassy, feeling constipated but had BM and a normal one at that. out of breath. So at 11dpo I took a CB test and there was a faint positive. Today 12dpo I took a CB digi test that says 1-2 weeks but now i've gotten myself so down reading all the negative things about CB tests and false positives that I'm terrified to try other brands. So any advice or helpful stories that can relate would be great. Either way, it's christmas tomorrow and stores are closed anyways. Merry christmas ya'll soon to be mommies!! baby dust xoxoxxo
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OMG I literally can't believe it!!! Shaking and can't concentrate!

Did a first response today just because I couldn't wait a couple more days for my period. Within a few seconds the second line showed up! (11dpo) Albeit faint - but certainly not a squinter! Pinching myself. Gave Hubby an early Christmas present all wrapped up with the test inside and a baby grow saying ' I love my Daddy- he's funny!' (I'd bought it a few months ago waiting to be able to give it to him). Wrote a tag inside saying 'Mummy is looking after me for a while and keeping me safe on her tummy but I can't wait to meet you!' To be honest it really just felt like my period was coming. It still does! 1-6 dpo - 1dpo a little spotting- probably from ovulation. Then nothing- but bbt temps went down after the ovulation spike. Right up til 6dpo. 6-7 dpo- spike again - to over 36.9. 7-10 dpo- spotting- I'm a regular spotter and this month has been particularly crazy with the spotting!! All over the shop. When I say spotting I do mean brown CM. other months it progressed to dark blood and then red then period. Not this time. Also other months only started spotting from 10dpo. Not 7dpo. Also ever so slight soreness in breasts- but honestly- the same as every other month- so just thought it was my period. Only other symptom that was worth noting was a ridiculously slight ache in my actual belly button a couple of times. Saw others had said similar too on here, which is really odd. But I wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't have been sitting down quietly at work. 11dpo- less spotting. Slight brown when wiped once. Took first response for the hell of it as I'm impatient and within 10 seconds the second line came up!! And here we are. Still don't quite believe it. hubby wants precisely 5 more tests before he's fully convinced ha ha. FYI- hope for all those regular spotters- this cycle I had the most spotting I've ever had!! It was crazy throughout! But I do mean spotting- as in brown. I think my body was clearing itself out. Anyway- don't let anyone tell you it will make it harder to conceive. This is only cycle 4 since coming off the pill. And I've been on it for years!!!! And I'm 29. So don't be disheartened if you body likes to spot. Also- be confident that you know your own body. I never listened to this 'first morning wee' for opk's nonsense. It's technically supposed to be the highest concentration. But afternoon urine was always better for me! Always. My body was changing quickly too during ovulation from high fertility to peak- a morning test would be flashing smiley and by the afternoon it was static (clear blue highest levels of LH). Test more if you have the money but equallydon't drive yourself crazy if it stressses you. I just personally found I felt way more in control and it made me more confident in knowing my body. This was also the very first month using preseed. That stuff is a bloody miracle worker! Now I know it probably wasn't all down to this but I'm damn sure it helped as I have quite sparse CM. put it this way- it can't hurt!!! Please feel welcome to ask questions. I stalked this board for months and felt it only right to add to it. I've posted my bbt chart here. Am stopping taking temps from now on as I don't want to freak myself if they fluctuate. Baby dust to all!!!!! Xxxx

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. P.S. we were going to have twins and didn't know it, we had one baby stuck in my left tube and had it removed emergency status, we were absolutely devastated that all this would end in a loss. We asked God for a miracle fervently, and days later my RE found a baby with a heartbeat in my womb that the hospital missed when we had surgery for the ectopic. God is SO good, have faith!!!

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. https://i.imgsafe.org/a485167013.jpg

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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