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BFP first try with OPK, Pre Seed, & Prayer!

I'm a 24 year old military wife pregnant for the first time!

I feel like I wasted money on the OPK. My hubby and I pretty much BD everyday anyway since he just got back from deployment (exactly one month before I got my BFP!). It was helpful to know when I ovulated though. I was able to obsess over this site for the past two weeks. :) Thought I'd share my symptoms:

1 DPO - nothing
2 DPO - Very moody. I didn't think there were enough hormones to cause any symptoms by this day but boy did I feel like I had PMS mood swings.
3 DPO - nothing
4 DPO - nothing
5 DPO - white discharge?
6 DPO - white discharge?
7 DPO - white discharge?
8 DPO - white discharge?
9 DPO - cramping, but different from PMS cramps- it felt a little sharper and more concentrated in one area.
10 DPO - tired, bloated & super gassy. vivid dreams.
11 DPO - Exhausted (I don't know if this is form quitting caffeine a few days ago), bloated & super gassy. I've never had stinkier farts in my life (TMI, i know...) vivid dreams again.
12 DPO - I ate 5 spicy buffalo wings and my stomach immediately felt terrible- not nauseous at all, just full. It felt like i had just consumed an entire thanksgiving buffet. I was also very tired & slightly emotional. I wiped down the kitchen counter with some of those clorox antibacterial wipes and the smell made me feel sick. I've never even noticed they had a smell. more vivid dreams.
13 DPO - Very tired & emotional & bloated & gassy. boobies slightly sore. I felt uncomfortable PMS-like cramps all day. I was positive my period was going to start the next day (when it was due). I wasn't too stressed because I really didn't think it would happen on my first try. Other than that, nothing.
14 DPO - I had three different dreams the night before that I took a pregnancy test and it was positive. I took one as soon as I woke up and there it was, an immediate, glaring BFP! :) Today my tummy has been feeling different all day- not nauseous or PMS-crampy, but slightly uncomfortable. It feels like there is some stretching going on or something. I'm also extremely exhausted again. I wish I could get my energy back. Super excited, though!

I feel extremely blessed to only have to have gone through this TWW once. Yes, it is still early and a lot can happen, but I know prayer got me here & prayer will get me through this pregnancy! Good luck, everyone! I'll keep you in my prayers too!


I prayed to God that this is my month. Here are a few signs/symptoms that I have been experiencing since 3 dpo. Fatique, a little bb soreness, back pains, headache, cramping/twinges in my uterus and extremely thick and white cm (both new symptoms for me suring this time.) What do you guys think?

BFP with Prayer

I'm a regular troll of this site and its gotten me thru @ least 12 TWWs. Me and my husband have been TTC for 18mnths. I was diagnosed with clinical PCOS 5mnths ago because even though I had normal hormone levels with evidence of ovulation I had clinical signs such as mild hirsutism and striae. I was placed on Metformin and Inofolin,and was asked to stay off sugar and sugar containing foods. After 4mnths with no results,I started to despair and turned to God in passionate prayer one fateful saturday morning and I remember feeling so much peace in my spirit. The next week,I started to feel intense nipple pain and abdominal cramping. I went straight for a serum HCG,I didn't want any uncertainties,and I got My Big Fat Positive...! I'm 5weeks now and I've never been happier! Also want to add that I am feeling little or no symptoms and felt even more symptoms when I was TTC...
Thank God

BFP with 4th cycle of Clomid

BFP with 4th cycle of Clomid, Very few Symptoms

This was my fourth cycle of Clomid and I had given up this month. I had gone to an RE who was going to start me on Femara as soon as af showed. Also, I've been having short luteal phases (7-9 days) and I didn't O this month until cd18 (af was due on cd25) so I figured conceiving was impossible.

cd13 & 15: BD (This was it... I was working long hours and was just going to wait out this cycle so I could start on the new medicine)

cd18: O day
cd25 (7dpo): af is due, tons of cramps but no af
8dpo: Cramping, sometimes "stabbing" pains, other times dull and achy
9dpo: POAS, BFN of course. I'm mad at the clomid because I figure it thinned my uterine lining out so much that I can't even get a period now.
10dpo: Same cramps, lots of creamy cm. POAS in the am (but after working 3rd shift), BFN. Later, I wake up around noon and POAS-- Very Faint Line!!!!! Later that night, I pee on a digital and it reads "Pregnant"!!!!
11-15dpo: Bloated! I'm already unbottoning my pants (I have been blessed with a TINY waist, but it's so swollen I can barely button my pants!). Still cramping off and on, TONS of cm. That's it. My bb's don't hurt and I'm not the least bit nauseous.

My 13dpo Hcg test came back at 297!!!! We have always used Preseed and Prayer!

BFP after the birth control pill

BFP on 9 DPO & BFP on 10 DPO first month TTC-- 2nd full cycle off Birth Control

Here is a rundown of what I did this month:

Prayed (actually I started praying for a baby months before TTC)
Drank green tea every day
Eliminated caffeine from my diet approx. 2 months before TTC
Drank plenty of water ever day
Kept a healthy & well balanced diet (lots of fruits & veggies & soy protien)
Started taking prenatle vitamin 1 month before TTC (was taking a regular womens multi vitamin before then)

Here is a rundown of my symtoms:

O on cd 20
BD on cd 12, cd 14, cd 19, cd 20

1 DPO- The usual tiny bit of creamy CM
2 DPO- Tiny bit creamy CM
3 DPO- Tiny bit of creamy CM. I also started noticing what felt like little tiny zaps in my lower stomach area (never felt this before). I also had a dream that I POAS and I had got a faint positive.
4 DPO- Tiny bit of Creamy CM. Also still having that zappy feeling in my lower stomach and pelvic area. Headache.
5 DPO- Same amount of Creamy CM. Headache, and a little bit of dizzinesss. Had another dream about a BFP.
6 DPO- Creamy CM, Headache, Dizzy on and off throughout the day. VERY IRRITABLE
7 DPO- Creamy CM, Headache, having a few sharp pains on my right side, and a wired feeling under my belly button, small amount of mild dull cramps in my lower pelvic area. Dull low back pain. Have a few small Zits on my face. STILL IRRIATIBLE
8 DPO- Creamy CM, Cramps in my lower pelvic area, cramps in my legs all the way down to my calfs. Felt like AF was coming, but she was not due for about another week. Low back pain got a little worse. Still having that on and off dizzy feeling.
9 DPO- Woke up with the same dull cramps from my lower pelvic are down to my calfs. I knew something was up- so I POAS first thing in the morning with a FRER. I got a BFP!! It was light, but it was totally visiable. I asked my DH to look at it because I was in total shock. Certain smells were turning my stomach today.
10 DPO- Light dull cramps today. POAS again to make sure with a FRER. BFP again! This time it was darker and very easy to see.

I really want to say GOD is GOOD! I am soooo thankful for this blessing.
Everyone hang in here and have faith. It will happen!

BFP Symptoms and What I did differently

I have enjoyed this site for many months, and I thought I would share a few interesting tidbits about my journey to get pregnant! I did not keep track of my symptoms day by day but here are some things that stood out.


-My number one clue that I was pregnant was that I was super emotional. I broke down in tears many times during the two week wait over small things that normally wouldn't upset me.
-PMS feelings - sore boobs right around ovulation, and then again when I should of gotten my period. I was also very moody and irritable.
-Acne - a small sampling of small pimples on my neck (I never get them there), and another small one on my nose
-Pulling, pinching feelings on my side on 7-8 days past ovulation
-High temps continued through 11-12 DPO
12DPO: Big, bright blue positive pee stick!

Things I did differently this month:
-small bowl of coffee ice cream every night after dinner - I got this idea from some article I read in Newsweek about the relationship between high fat foods and ovulation - I wasn't ovulating regularly.
-my husband and I had sex every 48 hours until I was positive I had ovulated
-ate lots of Grapefruit
-prayed every night for a baby

I just hope it sticks!

Good luck with your baby making!

BFP Au Naturale after 9 Months TTC

BFP at 13 dpo all naturally

I am 30. This is our 9th month TTC #1 all naturally. Reading through other women's symptoms on this site has really really helped me through my TWW and most of my nine months TTC. Each month I obsessed over everyone else's symptoms, hoping I would have some. It's FINALLY my turn to share. Hope this helps someone else. Here are my symptoms.

-2dpo BD

-1dpo BD

0dpo BD

2dpo BD creamy cm

3dpo Creamy cm

4 - 6dpo == No cm feels very dry. Moody and depressed on and off and crying for no apparent reason. Hungry. Just after finishing breakfast/lunch/dinner wanted to eat again. Hmmm.

7dpo == Odd pinches in uterus in the late evening, lasted about 2 hours on and off. bloated. could not zip up pants. Feeling very agitated. Unable to explain restlessness.

8dpo == BBs feel very dry and itchy. Legs hurt, feel heavy and painful.

9dpo == BBs start to pain today, not the nipples, the sides between the underarm and the areas around the nipple. Odd! Not usual for me. They don't seem any bigger or different than when AF comes. Watery cm not much though. Notice blue veins on BBs and chest. Little cm still watery. Legs still achy.

10dpo == BBs hurting more now, moody, crying, constipated and really bad gassy. CM now creamy, peeing more often, notice its darker than usual .. odd since I drink a lot of water. Woke up sometime in the middle of the night with pins and needles in my left arm :(, that usually happens before AF. Legs not as achy anymore.

11dpo == Same - BBs hurt, moody and depressed and still constipated and gassy

12dpo == Finally BM, feeling relived in the stomach. BBs still hurt. Feel some AF types pains not as severe though. Go away after an hour. Mood pretty okay but really very tired by the evening, can't keep my eyes open. Unusual as internally mind seems active, but physically can't keep eyes open.

13dpo == Had decided not to test until day of missed AF. AF due tomorrow. By mid-afternoon am really restless, decide to give in and test with the very last hpt (first response) I have at home. Did not have the courage to walk in after 3-4 minutes to look at the test. Was sure it would be a let down like all those previous months, Finally decide to walk into the bathroom ... the test has two dark lines!! Can't believe it, go back and look at the instructions, it is a BFP!!!! and it was not even the FMU. Double check with images from this site of others' BFPs to make sure. Yeah Yeah! It is a BFP. Call DH at work while crying, he thinks this month is also a goner as I am crying so hard, I had to repeat it to him 2 times that the test is positive before he realized what I was saying.

14dpo == Wake up at 2am am fully awake, can smell the air in the room! can't go back to sleep the smell is so strong! lots of EWCM. Sinking in slowly now that we are pregnant :) . Starting to have lower back pain, BBs still hurt, but I can take all of this pain now :) Its okay ! Praying that this is a sticky bean.

No nausea, no headaches, not too much tiredness yet.

What I did different this cycle.
- drank a lot of warm water in between meals (6 - 7, 16 oz glasses/day)
- practiced visualizing everyday from O day that sperm enters my uterus, does the bd with the egg, fertilizes it and attaches to the uterine wall.
- prayed and prayed and prayed

All I have to say is that God is GREAT! My journey has had its ups and downs like so many other women. The longing to have a baby has been there for 2 years now, although we have been TTC only 9 months officially. Looking back for every month that we didn't conceive now I feel that much more thankful and happy for the divine blessing. It we hadn't gone through it, the value of this BFP might not have been what it is today. I am humbled by God's magical ways. Its probably just Gods way of doing his miracles.

Baby dust to all!!!

BFP with Clomid, Preseed & Meditation

Its been a very long road but I finally have my BFP! My husband and I have been TTC for 2 years and 4 months. Your website has been a source of sound advice and inspiration! I have previously tried clomid and accupunture without success. I read the Harvard Med School Book "Six Steps to Increased Fertility" and was very impressed by the rates of pregnancy achieved through meditation classes. Starting in April, I took an 8 wk mindfulness meditation class which helped significantly with my stress level. We decided to take a 3 month hiatus from my job as a physician and try Clomid again before moving on to see REI in October. If I had not been reading TWW I would not have tested as early as I did, which allowed me to start eating the best possible diet as soon as I knew I was pregnant!

This is what I did differently:

--Meditated and Prayed Daily
--Temped (first time ever)
--Clomid 100mg Days 3-7
--Drank Iced Green Tea D1 -D15
--No caffeine except green tea since D4
--Preseed (first cycle trying this!)
--No robitussin, just drank water until urine was clear
--BD daily from day 9 through positive OPK (D15) and for 3 days after
--Reflexology and massage D17 and D25

Early Pregnancy Symptoms:
--- D14 EWCM and Cramping
--D15 positive OPK, severe cramping
--D18 mild gassy abdominal cramping
--D19 gassy cramping, vomited x 1
--D26 (10 DPO) Spotting (light brown mucus), vomited x 1, lower abdomen hurst with laughing/stretching
--D27 Spotting (very light). +HPT (answer)
--D28 Blood BHCG 132
D29 on, increasing bloating, gas, constipation, vomiting in afternoon on some days.


Thank you God!

Hello Ladies,
I tested this morning and I finally got the BFP I was praying for. After two and a half years of trying to conceive on or own (with no luck) my doctor suggested we see an RE. I was diagnosed with Uterine Fibroids and I had to have surgery to have those removed.  There was a huge one that was right on my uterine wall so they had to cut the uterus. I was worried about all the things that could go wrong with the surgery, but I had faith that God would make everything okay. After a couple of months the uterus was healed and we were given the okay to actively TTC. We tried for 3 months with no success. The RE was concerned that the fibroids would grow back so we really had to get pregnant soon.  The next couple of months we had two IUIs with Letrozole (produces mulitiple eggs to increase your chances) and Ovidrel (induces ovulation) and they failed. I was really beginning to feel hopeless. However, I did not allow myself to dwell on it. I left it in the Lord's hands. My husband and I decided we would not undergo anymore fertility treatment atleast for a couple of months. This is the second month without fertility treatment and we got our long awaited BFP! God is so awesome! All that time I prayed everyday and asked God to give me peace and patience as I waited for my little bundle of joy.
My Pregnancy Symptoms:
1 DPO-4 DPO No symptoms
5 DPO-10 DPO Creamy CM and Tender Breasts (both unusual for me)
11 DPO-12 DPO Tender Breasts and AF cramps
13 DPO Tender Breasts and slight cramping
Decided to test this morning (7/28/07) because my luteal phase is usually 12 days long.
+ Positive HPT!!!!! Baby is due 4/7/08!!!
Thank you Elle! This website gives those that are actively TTC so much hope!
Baby Dust to All!

BFP by Prayer after 9 yrs Infertility

I struggled with infertility for almost 9 years before finally getting pregnant -- AFTER starting the adoption process. Yes, I'm one of the very few fortunate ones who that really DOES happen to sometimes. I never, EVER believed it when people told me that NOW I would get pregnant because I was adopting. It didn't make me angry... I just figured they didn't know what they were talking about. [Only a very small percentage get pregnant after adopting.] After all.. I was 38 years old and 2 laparoscopies, Lupron and Clomid never helped me, so why would adoption help me? Boy, what a shocker when I finally tested positive!! I'm still in disbelief sometimes... I just shake my head in wonder.

How do I feel now about infertility after having the chance to be pregnant and give birth to an awesome child? I still don't know why God made me wait so long. I still remember the agony, anger and utter hopelessness that I felt at times. I still remember how awkward I felt in social situations. Never feeling like I QUITE related to women my age because they already had kids, or not relating well to singles because they weren't married. I had friends, but I never felt like I "fit in" anywhere. I didn't know why I had to be "cursed" while other women could give birth over and over, even when they weren't good parents!!! How INFURIATING!!!

I remember pouring my heart out to God one day. I sat at the piano, cried and sang, "Only You can fill my deepest longing. Only You can breath in me new life. Only You can fill my heart with laughter. Only You can answer my heart's cry." It was a time of surrender. I still felt pain but I purposed in my heart not to be bitter and fatalistic anymore.

Maybe a year later, we decided to pursue adoption. I totally dropped TTC and felt such a peace and excitement -- knowing I was finally going to be a mother. The process was exhilarating, aggravating, tiring, but completely fulfilling!

And then the unthinkable happened... a year after starting the adoption process and just 2 days after submitting our final paperwork to Beijing, I found out I was pregnant! My emotions ran the gamut: excited, worried, MAD, incredulous, doubtful, anxious, etc. All in the first day I found out!!

Well, I decided to continue with the adoption (even though it COULD have been cancelled if they knew I was pregnant). I knew it was going to be hard -- and it IS! But I feel so blessed! I have 2 wonderful boys!!

I still don't have all the answers, but I CAN say that I appreciate my boys SO MUCH! And I am so HUMBLED that God allowed me this privilege. To be honest, I STILL wish it would have happened much earlier when I could have been a younger mom, but I'm going to take what was handed to me with gratefulness. I'm in awe of God's mercy and kindness to me. But that mercy and kindness are not always shown in the same way. I wish that every woman could get pregnant like I did, but I also know that it doesn't always work out that way. I certainly didn't expect it for myself. But I do know that every woman can come to a point of surrender and find peace. I did.

I guess I wrote this to give some of you hope.