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BFP @ 9DPO After Almost 1 Year of TTC and 4 Anovulatory Cycles, Herbs, and My Own Progesterone Treatment

Finally I get to post here! I’ve been looking and reading these stories since Oct 2011!
It’s been a long road! 4 anovulatory cycles lasting around 52 days each! A couple of months back I started to suspect that I might have PCOS. I have some of the symptoms, hair on chin (like one or two), hair around nipples, overweight, and of course anovulatory cycles! I never officially got diagnosed. I just knew it had something to do with my birth control pills that I took the first 5 month of our marriage. Turns out I was right! I did ALOT of research on how bad BCP's are bad for you, and they are the leading cause of PCOS due the fact that they suppress your body's natural ability to produce progesterone. They overwhelm you with synthetic progesterone, and your body basically says "Eh,,,, why do I need to make it, something is making it for me,,,, so Ill just shut down". Once you stop taking them, it is very hard for your ovaries and brain to signal properly to produce progesterone. So I started my own progesterone treatment. I bought Pro-Gest cream from Whole Foods made by Emerita (I think). And around CD 18 I would start using the cream morning and night for 14 days. Prior to CD 18 I would track ovulation via BBT and OPK to confirm ovulation or not. I only did the treatment if for sure I didn’t not O. I read that this treatment takes roughly 6 months to work. So I patiently waited. After 4 cycles of Progesterone, I read some additional info that Vitex also helps with stimulation of progesterone naturally. So this new cycle I decided I will take Vitex in addition to another herb called Bourdock. It is sold at wholefoods as well in drops. My mother recommended it. She said in Russia it is used for fertility and PCOS. So I figured why not? I took the Bourdock and Vitex from CD1-19. I had a pos OK on CD 19, confirmed by a temp dip on CD 20. So I ovulated, on my own, naturally!!! So happy! Also we BD everyday for 5 days leading up to O. Just because we felt like it!!! Also BD the morning of O. And used Pre Seed twice during those 5 days. Only a little bit internally.

Anyway here’s my 2WW:
1-Slight dull cramping. Notice I can "Smell Myself". Like not my arm pits, but down there. Like my normal odor but much stronger. I could smell myself everywhere! When I was at the store, sitting in car, everywhere! Same this happened with my first pregnancy but way after my BFP. Breasts tender.
2- Glob of yellowish/greenish ewcm about 2 inches long on my tp. Very mild cramps yesterday and today all day. Breasts more sore. (Normal) Nothing else.
3- more slight cramps, ewcm on tp when wipe. Boobies more sore (normal for me)
4-6 cramps disappeared. Still having random ewcm on tp when wipe.
7-very mild O pains on right side. Lasting around 10 min. Slight sore throat in am, itchy throat. Runny nose, bloody boogers.
8-Another huge glob of yellowish ewcm this morning. BD yesterday am and pm. Slight sharp pain on right side lasting couple of seconds. Still runny nose, pink boogers LOL.
9-BFN on wondfo with FMU. Massive sore throat in am! Very different from a cold. Only hurt on top of throat, and was gone by the evening. Diarrhea. Faint Pos on wondfo on the evening! Ran out and got a FRER.
10- BFP on wondfo and slight slight line on FRER with FMU. Took another test in the evening, both FRER and Wondfo were much darker.
11-Got a digi--"PREGNANT" - smu.. Yayayayayayay!!!! Cant believe it!!!!! Jumping up and down! Already told everyone!!!!!!!! EDD May 15, 2013!!!

I know I did a lot of things differently this cycle. But most importantly I prayed to Jehovah God!!!! I’ve been praying not to just get pregnant, but to get pregnant at the right time. And so I give all the credit to him!!!! Currently I am 15DPO!... and so so thankful!!!!!

BFP (Beautiful Fabulous and oh-so-Prego)

I have lurked this site for months. I am so happy that it's my time to shine now!

My partner and I are both 30. We decided to have a baby last year of August. We are NTNP at the time. Come November we broke-off. But in February, we got back together. I was 29 at the time and I was scared of not having a baby because I had an abortion when I was 17. I never saw a doctor and only took a medicine for it to happen. In April, we had another serious talk and we again decided to TTC and this time, we are going to take it seriously. We went to a gyne bec I had to have myself checked due to a bacterial infection. I also asked if we can get an advice about TTC. We were told to try naturally first and if after a year nothing still happens, then we should go back. I was turning 30 in May. I took a 2week vacation from work as we really want to have a baby and stress is not helping us at all. I had all the symptoms in May, I tell u. But I ended up with a Big Fat Negative! I didn't lose hope. Come June, I started drinking green tea, taking robitussin, taking aspirin, etc. We timed our BD too! But still, a Big Fat Negative! July, we decided to take a time off because it stresses us out more. We decided to have a "sexfest". He took a 2week leave too. We were thinking that he's the one who is stressed. We can't take a vacation at the same time as we hold the same position in the office. Only 1 person is allowed to take a time off for a long time as we manage people. He booked us a nice hotel room 1 day, had a fancy dinner, had a bubble bath and BDed like it's the first and the last. It's my O day by the way so it's to our advantage too. But it ended up with another Big Fat Negative! Come August, I told my partner that I am so stressed in TTC. If the baby's gonna come, then it's gonna come. I did not really think about it anymore. I did not count the days. I did not take the meds I've been taking. I am a social smoker and drinker. I smoked and drank when I want to. I forgot about TTC at all. When we BD, we BD bec we want to. I didn't even raise my legs for 15mins. I wash after 5mins. I practically told myself that it's gonna happen. I don't know how, I don't know when, but it will happen. I did set my BBM status to --- I will be. I just lived a life of expectancy. I prepared 2 void drawers in my cabinet for my upcoming baby. Then I let go. All I knew is that I have a 30-day cycle and I'm supposed to get my period on August 31. I was never late! But this month, I missed my period! So I was like, "Hmmm...this is weird. Maybe tomorrow it's gonna come." But then, the red witch did not come! I went to church and prayed for His will to be done. I would accept it without a baby or not. I bought HPTs because I used up all my stock last month. I did not re-stock because I didn't want to obsess again POAS-ing. I got home and I'm supposed to POAS tomorrow. But I couldn't resist! The time I felt that I needed to pee, I took 1 HPT and in less than a minute, Big Fat Positive! I was shaking and the first words that came out of my mouth were, "Oh My God! I am happy and scared!" I knelt down and prayed for my baby and offered it to God right away. I asked for His help in raising this baby with fear in the Lord. Now I am planning to surprise DP. It's gonna be life-changing for us. But we are ready to do anything for our little angel.

Thank u to all who shared their stories. You have all inspired me. To those who are TTC-ing and who lurks this site during TWW, Positive Thoughts to all of you! May u all be showered with tons of baby dust!

I did not track my symptoms because it's stressing me. But below are my take-aways for all of u.

*My PMS started earlier than usual (LBM, breasts and nips hurt, cramps, eating a lot), about 5 days earlier. I didn't mind this as it felt like my usual PMS.
*A week before my AF is supposed to show up, I could not catch my breath when I climb up the stairs or if I walk for only a block. I thought it's due to my social smoking.
*Few days before my AF is supposed to show up, I noticed that my saliva is more than the usual. It's as if there's a fountain in my mouth and it just overflows on occasions that I had to swallow more often. I did not mind this as I don't want to be disappointed again.
*My breasts ache at the side near my underarms. It's something new for me. I thought my PMS is changing again as I get older.
*I did not spot when I usually spot.

I don't have much symptoms aside from the above. I really thought the red witch is coming. But this time, I've won over the red witch! My advice is for you girls is to stop obsessing. I know it's hard! But you shouldn't stop living just because you are TTC-ing! All will fall into its place at the right time. If the red witch attacks u, fight back by partying :) And most of all, don't just BD. Make love. Because you are loved! Positive Thoughts always! God has plans for each and everyone.

BFP on 2nd Month TTC! Major PMS Symptoms - Surprised - was Convinced AF was Coming. (Ruptured Ovarian Cyst in Past!)

So happy to be sharing my story, feeling so lucky that we were are pregnant so quickly - after reading a lot of these stories. I stalked the site during both TWW and I can't imagine doing it for many months or years. I really feel for you ladies that have been trying for a lot longer. Hopefully this list of symptoms will help you when you get your BFPs! So many of my symptoms were so much like PMS. I thought I would just "know" when I was pregnant, but I didn't at all.

I have a very normal 28-day cycle and I always felt o pain at the right time (14-15 days after AF started). Notably for some of you, I had an ovarian cyst that ruptured in 2010...ouch...and I was worried that it might affect my fertility since I still sometimes have a lot of pain on that side during o that makes me think that another cyst might be back. For this cycle when I got my BFP, I ovulated on my "good" side....or the side that didn't have a cyst.

I didn't use OPK or temp or anything, but I was planning to start if this cycle didn't pan out. Since I can feel o pain, I was pretty confident on when that was happening.

DPO 1-7 nothing (which was encouraging, but tried not to get hopes up)
DPO 8 - sore boobs, mild, not unlike pre-AF, sometimes they start hurting even earlier than this before AF
DPO 9 - stuffy nose in AM, strong heartbeat when lying down (I read another story where someone said this but I was skeptical, totally happened to me) diarrhea. Slight sore bbs
DPO 10 - BFN FRER on FMU. (Tested due to the heartbeat thing last night. Decided not to test again until AF late because it bummed me out and I was convinced it wasn't happening this month)
DPO 11 - Very tender bbs before bed, mild cramps. (not uncommon before AF, cramps seemed to be right on schedule too. I was bummed).
DPO 12 - Very tender bbs, bbs swollen (but this is normal for me before AF) Are my nipples slightly sore? probably in my head. slight cramps, strong heartbeat when lying down for bed. Ate a pickle and it tasted weird. Husband ate one from same jar and said it tasted fine. Hmm. Legs are super itchy.
DPO 13 - Moderately tender bbs, bbs swollen, boobs looked veiny - but this also might be my imagination, pretty sure my nipples are sore before bed (but trying not to get too excited), strong heartbeat continues when lying down. Should have started spotting today before AF, but I have NOTHING. I started to get excited this day, but I still had cramps, thought for sure that I was getting excited for nothing.
DPO 14 - Moderate sore bbs, nipples sore, weird twinges/cramps in low abd (different than usual AF cramps). Legs very itchy again. Checked in bathroom about 400 times for AF, still nothing. I am NEVER late. Waited until husband got home from work, tested with FRER and brilliant, bright BFP within 1 minute! Stunned and thrilled!
Weird feeling cramps/twinges still happening - today is DPO 16. Should be 4 weeks 3 days today! Boobs are quite sore - entire boob, bbs are definitely veiny and swollen, I don't know how much longer they'll fit in my bras! They're expanding rapidly! nipples not as sore though, yest and today.

Best of luck to all the ladies awaiting their BFPs!! Keep the faith! I prayed that God would let this all happen in His time, I tried not to stress although I know that's really hard! Baby dust to everyone!!

BFP 1st & 2nd Pregnancy Symptoms via IVF

Hello everyone!

1st Pregnancy via IVF

In March 2008, I had a laparoscopy draining endometriosis (stage 3) cyst on left ovary. In June 2008 began my IVF cycle and 31 years old. I had 11 retrieved, 4 had fertilized (1 arrested) and I had 3 embryos transferred on day 3: a 4 cell, 5 cell, 6 cell and none left to freeze. The doc said they were in fair condition, that's why he transferred all of them. We were excited!

1dpt-2dpt: nothing
3dpt: mild period-like cramping, low cramps
4dpt: nothing
5dpt: went to see friend who just had baby...when I held baby, one of my nipples began to feel tingly and prickly
6dpt: sharp stabbing pain above vagina just several seconds and gone...I had to bend over (10pm)...very unusual, never felt that before and I've had some painful periods because of endo
7dpt: sharp stabbing pain on right lower pelvic region, on my bikini line, just a few seconds and gone
8dpt: clear mucousy, gel-like cm, few seconds of sharp pains on right side above hip bone- had to bend over and stop walking, faint spell of nausea and dizziness-came and went in a few minutes at night
9dpt: more clear mucousy cm, warm period-like feeling, prickling, tingling sensation in right nipple
10dpt: nothing
11dpt: feeling hopeful because I never had these symptoms before, but thought it also could be the progesterone; later feeling grumpy and discouraged
12dpt: the day I got my blood test 4 weeks 2 days since LMP and I was definitely pregnant!!! I forgot my hcg level. I did an hpt at home after I got the news and of course it was a BFP!!! In March of 2009, I gave birth to a baby girl!

2nd pregnancy via IVF ICSI

Now, I am 35 years old and endometriosis came back on left ovary. Doc retrieved 6 eggs, 5 were mature, all were ICSI'd this time, only 4 fertilized (1 arrested) and 3 were looking good on transfer day! Doc did a 2 day transfer and transferred 3 embryos, all 4 cell, grade 1 and again, none left over to freeze. Again, we were excited!

1dpt: went pee and had beige discharge in pm...probably from progesterone suppositories before the transfer and from metrogel, nips sensitive
2dpt: in early am low mild cramps and low back ache too, woke up to spontaneous orgasm and felt crampy and pressure right above vagina, cramping on & off in evening, feels tight down there, boobs tender
3dpt: cramping on & off, feeling groggy & tired, nap, in pm had a wave of nausea come over me...just a few minutes, light headache
4dpt: constipation, when walking got shooting feeling from right side, but not too sharp, but noticeable- had to stop for a second, hungry and eating a lot; white stretchy cm, light headache
5dpt: woke up again to a spontaneous orgasm from sleep-pressure down there and felt like blood rushing down there (googled this spontaneous "O" thing and it seemed to be an early sign of pregnancy for most women-gave me hope!)
6dpt: feet feel so hot and a bit swollen (I and my feet are usually always cold), vagina/cervix feels tight-uncomfortable like uti, pooped, but still constipated feeling, skin feels tender to touch, boobs tender, feeling aroused...must be all the blood down there ;)
7dpt: boobs seem less tender, didn't sleep well
8dpt: boobs less tender but feeling really full and heavy, EMOTIONAL-cried at pretty much anything, even when DD woke up from nap, just looking at her made me cry, felt really down
9dpt: woke up with headache, watched a movie and cried for MOST of it, cramping/pinching feeling, low back ache-right side, AF cramps in evening, felt like I was peeing more today, boobs look HUGE, next to little cm
10dpt: noticed sharp pain and pressure in butt, watery cm, snot-like cm too, crampy off & on, warm period-like feeling, backache left side, brief pulling/stretching feeling left side
11dpt: noticed hot feet all week, felt hot in general all week, night sweat, boobs are still HUGE and burning feeling inside them, wet feeling down there, very little cm, right lower back-like someone drilling in my back, eating like a hog, gassy for past few days too, feels tight down there
12dpt: blood test today at 3 weeks 5days since LMP: PREGNANT again!!! I am so thankful!!! I took HPT after hcg test confirmed pregnancy and it was a light positive. I had a slow rising hcg this time around, but kept taking hpt's at home...getting darker and BFP! Hcg tests confirmed good doubling 3 days later and then again 2 days later. Yay!
tummy making a lot of gurgling and bubbling sounds after lunch

I've been taking fish oil (at least 5 months), vitamin D and folic acid for several months if not close to a year.

Yesssss My 1st BFP!

Hello girls, just wanted to submit my BFP story after reading so many of your incredible stories for so long. So here it is.

I'm 26, DH is 31. We did a few things differently this time around. 1. We didn't have a marathon BD time like last cycle (we went for it everyday of my cycle up until AF). This time around we did every other day up until three days before ovulation, where we did every day three days before and the fav after. 2. Used internet cheapie opks, and got a positive reading on July 30. 3. Used Robitussin. 4. Pre-Seed & Prayer.

Two week wait symptoms: Very mild cramping 8-10 DPO. This was abnormal for me bc I never get cramping before my period comes, so this was probably the number one thing that tipped me off this was the month. Also, the girls were very sore, and DH commented that they looked a little larger. As well as this I had two dreams I was pregnant, and walking through Wal-Mart I felt a quick wave of nausea. These were the only symptoms I had.

I waited until the day before my period was supposed to come to poas...BIG FAT POSITIVE. I then took five more tests lol. Hubby and I couldn't be more happy. Were 95% sure that were going to have a boy first, we've been dreaming about him for about two and a half years now and already have his name picked out.

Thank you God!

Yay I'm pregnant!

As a lot of people say when they finally get to do this...I cannot believe I am now posting my symptoms!!

This month definitely felt different. My bbs became gradually sorer as the days went by. My cm was drier than usual from ovulation to around 12 dpo, then it started to get a little wetter, then dried up a little again. This is the complete opposite to a normal cycle. I cramped as usual from about 7dpo but these felt the same as the pre AF cramps I get every month. I have been temping and this is where the major difference was..... each month my temp goes up after ovulation, but then it moves about a bit (although always in the high range), this month it hit 36.7 and stayed there until today!! Every day the same temp. When it was still this high at 14dpo, the day my period was due, I knew something was happening but I was still afraid to test and the cramps made me believe my period was coming. I woke up in the middle of the night around 10 dpo with horrendous cramps, so bad I though when I stood up it would flow.. but nothing! This also made me very suspicious. I also started to notice that my nipples (not the areola) were becoming red rather than pink and my bbs were becoming even sorer, whereas normally they start to become less tender in the day or so before my period. So today at 16dpo after taking my temp and seeing it had actually gone up to 36.9, I thought 'this is it... I have to test'. I woke up my other half and went to the bathroom. I could not believe my eyes when two pink lines instantly appeared!! I thought I was going to faint...and I was shaking and half crying with joy and amazement! This is the most amazing feeling ever! We are finally pregnant after a year and an operation to remove a polyp which was acting like an IUD. The operation did the trick, along with lots and lots of prayers and talks with God and Saint Anthony. I am still having cramps and getting quite nauseous, but went to the docs today and it's all confirmed and the cramps are apparently normal. Hoping for a happy healthy pregnancy :o) and I hope my story can give comfort to some of you through this crazy journey of TTC.

God bless to you all. Sending you best wishes. Keep your faith!!

Finally a BFP

First off this website and these testimonies were perfect therapy for me during those agonizing 2 week wait windows. When we got pregnant with our first we literally said hey let's try and poof within a month I had a bfp. This time around we did not have the same type of success. It hit my husband and I like a ton of bricks month after month with every negative test. I went for a physical got all types of blood work done because I convinced myself something had to be wrong with me. Everything came back normal. Well after 5 months of trying we finally have our BFP!!! I'm 31 and my husband is 30. Here were some early symptoms I experienced:
On cycle days 15- 17 heightened sense of smell. I'm talking so heightened my stomach would turn and I would have to talk myself out of running to the restroom. Then from about CD 18-25 I really couldn't taste anything. Everything tasted extremely bland and when I'd ask my husband to try my food he thought I was crazy because it tasted perfectly seasoned to him. Also during these days I felt like I was getting a slight sore throat. So at this point my curiosity was getting the best of me but I was too scared to admit it to myself. Finally on CD 25 I found enough courage to take a first response pregnancy test. I really thought my eyes were playing tricks on me because I could see a really really faint line. I showed my husband and he could see it as well. We agreed I should take another one the next day. CD 26 -faint line. CD 27 two visible lines! CD 28- pregnant display on digital test. Some things we did differently this time around is we literally prayed together every day that God would bless us with a sibling for our son. We also used Pre-Seed CD 13. We DTD every other day from the time AF left the building. But we also dtd every day btwn CD 13-17 in the morning and late afternoon/early evening opposed to before bed. I hope this offers some encouragement as the other stories did for me. Remember to pray and stay positive. BABY DUST TO ALL

My First Ever BFP!

I have been reading this site religiously for two weeks, and today I get to contribute my own story!

Used OPKs
Used Pre-seed (small amount) for dry days
BD'd every day for about 8 days ;)
Elevated my hips on a pillow for 20 minutes after sex
Prayed A LOT!

I really did not have many symptoms until close to the end.
1-8 DPO: Off and on cramping and extra gas
6 DPO: Shooting pain in my lower left abdomen that lasted for several hours and then disappeared.
9 DPO: Feeling tired, but nothing unusual. Already accepting the fact that I am probably not pregnant, and anxious to get started for the next month.
10 DPO: BFN with FMU. Extremely tired and hungry. That night, my breasts started feeling very tender after I took off my bra. I decided to test again. Looked like another BFN, so I left it on the counter and walked off. 3 hours later, I went to the bathroom again, and I realized a tiny faint line had formed on the test! I freaked out (of course), took another test (faint positive again), and make my DH take one (wondfo strips) to make sure I wasn't seeing things. :)
11 DPO: 2 more faint positives with FMU. Bought a FRER test before work and took it at lunch time. A very clear (though still light) line popped up in no time.

Today is 12 DPO, and I have now gotten positives on 4 different brands! The digital is still negative, but I think I should wait to take one after my actual missed period. I am so excited!

Praying for all of you! God is faithful!

BFP 13DPO with BFN's and Barely Any Symptoms

I can't believe I got my BFP today! This website has helped me so much, so here is my story.

So last month, I knew I was pregnant. I just knew it! I had tender bbs, cramps, twinges, metallic taste in my mouth, no energy, I even had a cold. I was DEVASTATED when I got my BFN and AF. I was convinced I was pregnant. This month, I didn't even have O pain and I usually have bad ovulation pain. I mean bad. No O pain so I thought I was out for the month. The only abnormal thing that I has was bad bloating and gas but not enough to say I was definitely pregnant, I thought it was in my head. I had bad cramps today, bad AF cramps, put a heating pack on and a pad on...knew I was getting my period....nearly fell over backwards when no AF and a BFP on two tests with my afternoon urine!!!

So, symptoms really. I tested at 10,11,12 dpo all BFN. So, I figured I won't even waste money on 13dpo. I caved today when I didn't get a period, BFP! THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR LADIES WITH BFN's on FRER even on 12dpo.

Actually, the biggest sign for me were my furbabies. My Beagle has been sleeping outside my bedroom door and NEVER in her life has she done that, she has ALWAYS slept on the couch and my Cat has been laying on my stomach the last two weeks!!! Usually, he is MEAN!

I thank God and Jesus. I did a lot of praying and Jesus has showed me so many signs. Open your eyes, seek and you shall find him.

Shocked to See +

I was super in shock to see the line appear so quickly!
I saw it and I got light headed, shaky, and my heart almost stopped. (All in a GOOD way) been ttc for 9months just got my bfp today (8/10/12) my symptoms were AF like cramps that came 5 days ago and lasted til now but on and off threw the days. This was a big clue because I NEVER get pre menstrual cramps, only the day of and a day or two following the arrival. More tired and crabbier. And a loss of appetite also sensitive nipples that turned into sore breasts. My cm was lotiony for the most part. There was one night where it was very white and had the consistency of snot! My sister in law was the one to point out most of my symptoms and asked my hubby if I was pregnant! Weird! Well we are very happy. Trying not to get too excited because it’s still early. I prayed and asked for this and left it to God. I don't know how far along I am because of my 57 day cycle and we had sex pretty much every day last month so I can't say I’m guessing between 4 and 8 Weeks tho. Good luck to everyone else trying to conceive. Your time will come when it is right for you. Lots of baby dust.