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Isn't that just the way it goes: you try for month after excruciating month to get pregnant, but to no avail. Then you decide to lay off for a bit, take it easy, re-charge the battery… and voila – you're pregnant!

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Patience

**sorry this is so long! Trying to be as detailed as possible!**
I've scoured this site so many times since DH and I began ttc. Many times I had hope because I'd read about someone who had symptoms similar to mine, but AF would inevitably arrive. What seemed like years actually turned out to be only 4 months. Two days ago, we finally got our BFP! We'd been trying since our wedding in September. At first I tried nothing else other than prenatals, and then the second month I gave Vitex a try. I was using it until I got my BFP. Granted, I don't know for sure if I had low progesterone, but according to my app (Ovia Fertility app is amazing!), my luteal phase seemed really short, and because Vitex is all natural, I figured it couldn't hurt. But when the next cycle arrived with a BFN, I decided to try using progesterone cream in December to give myself that extra push. My body sorta freaked out a little, my face broke out more than it has in a while, so when AF arrived, I stopped the cream and decided to skip it the next cycle. Come January, I was just over it. I forgot to mention that I had been temping since October, and I had text-book Tri-phasic curves. In January though, I decided to take a mental break from temping and even reading this site. DH and I BD'd a few times during the fertile window, but I just had a feeling that we had missed our opportunity somehow... But I was wrong. I had a bout of what I THINK was food poisoning, and it may have been true, but the whole week following, I had full pain in my lower abdomen. EVERYDAY. I thought it was repercussions of the food poisoning, but it must have been implantation pain. I took a FRER test the Saturday following the pain, but got a BFN, so I was thinking I was out this cycle. Then this week, I just felt.. Off. No other symptoms, just a little weepy the day I took my test and got the BFP. I wasn't even sure the second line was real, I had to ask DH and then we bought more tests.. All positive! I forgot to mention that I was using ovulation tests but never got a positive, I think my timing was always off.

I wish you all the same kind of luck I had!! And I know it's easier said than done, but be patient! And take a break every now and then :)

BFP with PCOS - totally out of the blue (but very loved!) after ds took 3 years to conceive!

I have PCOS. We have a gorgeous 14 month old but found it hard to conceive him. It took 3 years including a year of clomid and 1 x iui (unsuccessful) to get pregnant with him so we were predicting a hard time when ttc baby number 2 too. Not so!

This time around we weren't even ttc (unbelievably) as I needed to have a course of treatment first. My cycles are irregular and we only had unprotected sex twice and at a point in the cycle we thought was way too early to conceive, however I ovulated early and here we are!

Symptoms:

Not 100% certain when I ovulated but about 7dpo I had af pains and upper thigh pains. Just like pre af.
8 dpo more af pains.
9 dpo more af pains, hot flushes, upper thigh pains.
10 dpo didn't have my normal low mood I usually get with pms, but in all other respects I felt exactly like af was coming, felt 100% certain she was around the corner. Light lotion like cm.
12 dpo af didn't arrive. Cm dry, certain af is coming!
13 dpo no af, dry cm, tiny amount of white lotion like cm, hot flushes.
14 dpo felt certain still af was coming but spontaneously did a test in the pm and got a faint bfp. Shock!
15 dpo darker bfp. Finally believe it!
16 dpo more af pains, sharp poking pains in uterus and over pubic bone. Headache.
17 dpo dark bfp still and tingling boobs, nipples larger and darker in colour.

Good luck girls, and even if it's hard first time around you never know how things will pan out second time around. I wouldn't have believed it if it hadn't happened to me but if it can happen to me it can happen to you.

Tomorrow WAS our IVF consultation...but today we got our first ever BFP!

I'm still so in shock. I always thought it would be different and I would never be one of those stories. But ladies...I'm here tonight to share my story and hope that it keeps someone's hope alive.

DH and I have been TTC since I took my nuvaring out in June of 2012. We were married in October of 2012 and really started TTC then. I was on a diet for my wedding but still GAINED 40 lbs... that's when I knew something was wrong. By December that year, I started to get hair on my chin and the weight just kept piling on. For the first time in my life, I had a 54 day cycle. January 2013 I was diagnosed with PCOS. Fast forward to January 2014. By that time we had done 11 medicated cycles. Clomid started at 50mg and worked our way to 200mg. We then added dexamethazone (which helped make mature follicles! ) then switched to femara...add dexamethazone to that...add Femara with iui's. Normal sperm counts too. Then, the beginning of 2014, we went to Menopur injections for two cycles. Everything was perfect for the iui, but then....dh's number dropped drastically low. So low they couldn't count them. That was horrible. We put him on Clomid 25 MG for a few months, went to a urologist. ..nothing. no explanation. We tried a few more times with IUI's and nothing took. Then we took a break, trying on our own. Letting our bodies rest, because we knew we were going to do IVF in January. I tried my hardest to really relax, but I'll admit. I totally pos about 5-10 per cycle. Nothing ever happened. Ever. Like I've never ever seen a second line, much less a "pregnant". Until today. I am on CD 37, and AF was supposed to be here on Sunday. I tested on Sunday, bfn. Totally white. Story of my life. I've been cramping so bad this week. Like Monday I did nothing but take bath's and Alieve. So our appointment (that we have been waiting on for 2 months) for IVF is scheduled for tomorrow. I asked dh to bring home a test, just so tomorrow I can just tell the doctor it's bfn. I mean, my cycle ranges from 30-38 days. We were making dinner and I was finishing up the paperwork for our appointment tomorrow. I had to pee, so I brought the test in, took it, the brought it out to sit on the counter.....I forgot about it. DH went over to get a cutting board, and glanced at the test. I didn't notice. Then he picked up the box, looked at it. Looked at it again and said "is this supposed to have two lines on it, because it does". OMG! We finally got our bfp guys! I'm pretty scared but after even a digital confirming it, I'm going to let myself be happy. I'm cramping SO bad, like AF is in full force, but no spotting so I'm trying to stay positive. As far as symptoms go... major AF cramps, major!...left nipple feels like there is a needle in it, but only sometimes.... and I'm constipated. ...I don't really know what to say. Don't count yourself out. For real. I still feel horrible right now. Hopefully everything will be okay.

I hope this helps. I wasn't tracking, so I don't know dpo. (I really didn't even think I ovulated). It's a freaking miracle ya'll! Baby dust to everyone! XOXO

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after 8 months of stalking and my body and mind playing evil tricks on me BFP

This month i finally gave up hope of conceiving #5.:(
Did not chart or anything just watched cm closely..again with no hope.. Just kind of out of habit i guess:/ anyways thanks to you ladies that kept me somewhat sane!!
1-2dpo-nada
3 dpo-very strange sensation in lower abdomen??!!!tingly bloated?!(weird)cm white(usually dries up by 2dpo)
4dpo-horrible lower backache pm
5dpo-runs(tmi)still alot of white cm acne
6dpo-white cm on undies..really?suspected by now but just brushed it off after noting acne
7 dpo puffy nipples wind..ewww!!!white cm pressure discomfort lower back acne tired
8dpo-tired puffy nipples still acne white cm
9dpo-crampy tired running to potty often
10dpo-veeerrry moody frer w nasty evap am took another one pm another ugly evap
11dpo moody tired crampy headaches did not test
12dpo-crampy moody headache hpt answer..light bfp am still not convinced another pm..bfp light
13dpo-crampy moody headache cm has not let up frer pm BFP PM
14 DPO BFP AM FRER!!!!DARKER
15DPO NO AF!!!!SUPER THIRSTY FOR WATER

ALL IN ALL THE CM AND PUFFY NIPPLES MADE ME SUSPECT ND MORE RECENTLY HEADACHES..

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It can't be real!

For my first three pregnancies ttc wasn't much to comment on; short and sweet and then their was baby. Andrew brought me to twoweekwait because I had irregular cycles, two chemicals and cysts. My dr. wasn't helping and I was looking for some support, education, and a place to vent during my tww. I found that my obsession with POAS was not just my crazy addiction and that most women didn't just conceive without effort. It took me six months to figure out my cycles with symptom spotting and cm checking, and two months after that to land my BFP. A little over a year then to be more specific. Andrew would be my fourth boy and my heart is longing for a girl.

So I took this next ttc process differently, switching to the NTNP mentality that meant a fairly relaxed cycle without obsessing over BD timing and landing right on ovulation. To be honest it felt more like prevention since it seemed like more then not I was missing my fertile window and BD after or too soon before. So I was counting on this process taking at least a year if not more before a BFP. But because I am a POAS addict I did allow myself to test up to three times before AF just in case.

This cycle I was positive I didn't have a chance to conceive because I only had sex once before ovulation and I was too busy planning for Christmas to track my tww for symptoms. I felt nothing the day I tested; just figured I could move on with a neg. mentally and enjoy my Christmas break with hubby home for two weeks. The line showed up at the three min. mark but it was so faint I was thinking it could be a bad test. My second pregnancy was similar to this, a positive with no symptoms so it's not that I didn't believe it was possible but I was really trying then and now; it just seems highly improbable at 29 once would land me a BFP.

I took another test, EPT and the blue line showed up at the three min. mark but just as faint. I showed my husband and he laughed it off saying that it could just be a bad test. Next day I took the other Answer and EPT that developed slightly darker lines. I was believing it now but hubby wasn't. The third day, I took a digital and got 1-2 weeks pregnant, and the following day the same response. Finally that day of my missed period I got a bold positive on two tests and my husband finally admitted I was pregnant. I am now four days past my missed period and still no symptoms other then bloating.

Last pregnancy my cm was creamy as an early pregnancy sign, this time around I was was dry. Last pregnancy my cervix was high and soft and this time around it was low and hard. But each pregnancy; my cm and cervix was consistent up until pregnancy. So before af showed up last pregnancy my cervix was hard, dry, and low. This time around before af would show my cervix was high, soft, and creamy cm. It does have a pattern; is what I am trying to prove. Maybe not the same pattern each time around but if you track your symptoms and cervix long enough I still believe this is the best way to detect early pregnancy before a positive test.

I highly recommend you kick symptom spotting during tww to the curb and forgo analyzing every little sign for sanity sake. If you do feel so that is so obviously different and you want to know if it is in your head; then I recommend forcing yourself to forget it and when it returns you will know your mind didn't create it. The best way to get through tww, is to vent on here and when you leave your computer leave your venting with it because the torment obsession causes you during tww makes trying for baby miserable.

Not everyone will get it on a NTNP schedule but the mentality I had is well worth going for because it saved me a lot of mental anguish over BFN's and tricky symptoms. Welcome to the page! Hope my journey helps you!

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Unexpected BFP at 15DPO

Sooo... around this time last month, DH and I agreed that we both wanted to wait indefinitely to TTC but I kept temping.
We both had birthdays in the last two weeks, I'm 31 and he is now 32 as of today. We tried actively to conceive for five months and put it on hold because it was causing me to go crazy and we are broke. We wanted more time to get our affairs in order.

I stopped thinking about TTC. I drank alcohol whenever, started having Starbucks randomly, I trained for a 10K and ran it on Thanksgiving; also I turned 31 on 2DPO and ate a ton of sushi. I also started taking Vitex this month, I bought it last month before we stopped TTC and thought it wouldn’t hurt to try and even out my cycles.

The day after Thanksgiving, we had friends over and uncharacteristically got drunk. That night, we had very drunken, unprotected sex and I passed out afterwards. *Romantic, right?

According to my chart, I ovulated three whole days later which made me think we were out of the fertility zone. FF said our chances were low. Immediately after Thanksgiving I came down with a medium-level cold. I took a lot of mucinex, snorted a lot of nasinex, took Zinc and a LOT of vitamin C.

Signs that something was up:

10DPO- after getting, out of the shower I noticed I had blood on my hands and was experiencing a bloody nose for the first time ever. I chalked it up to cold, dry air in the house (our humidifier is broken) and being sick.

13DPO- I experienced a temp rise, freaked out a little bit and took a test: BFN

14DPO- I felt like I do the day before or of my period. I was irritable, and kind of depressed feeling. Also, had significant cravings for red meat, I looked at pictures of r/eatsandwiches and discussed the art of food with DH. But the real kicker that made me realize in the back of my head that I was knocked up was around evening time, my bra was uncomfortable so I took it off while cooking in the kitchen. I have 34B, this never ever happens. Later that evening, my boobs were sore, I NEVER have ever had sore boobs. When I was TTC for five months, I prayed and hoped for sore boobs to be a sign and NEVER got them. Last night, my wish came true.

15DPO- today: I woke up and had a .4 degree temp drop and since I had lower back pain last night and felt a little crampy I was sure AF would be here today or tomorrow. It’s my DH’s birthday so I was up at 4:45a cooking him pancakes. While I waited for him, I decided to take the last digital test I had so we could see a negative and both move on with our day. I was absolutely shocked while I stood there counting down the time and it popped up “Pregnant”.

I said, “Oh, sh*t. Oh, sh*t… holy sh*t.” He goes, “What?” He came into the bathroom. I said, “I wanted to take this for you so you could see a negative before you went to work but…happy birthday?”

Yea we’re shocked and nervous because I don’t have a job, we want to start a business and two months ago we relocated to Michigan from Washington State.

It ‘s cliché but it couldn’t be more true: you get knocked up when you STOP thinking about it! Wish us luck and baby vibes to all who are legit still TTC!

Christmas Miracle

I wanted to share my story as I am hoping it can offer some hope. I really enjoy reading the BFP stories! I am 40 years old and have been trying to have a baby with my husband for 7 years. Last October, I finally bit the bullet and went to an RE. When I had my initial blood work-up, they called to tell me I was pregnant! I was having a lot of pain and spotting the whole time (I thought I had my period). Unfortunately that turned out to be a chemical pregnancy. I then went on to try IUI and IVF and I conceived a baby in July via IVF. All bloodwork and initial ultrasounds were good...saw my little bean and the heartbeat twice. Unfortunately when I went for my first regular pre-natal visit at 9 weeks, the baby had passed. I had to have a D&C and I was devastated. I never thought my heart would heal.

Fast forward 2 1/2 months, my husband I decided to go to Barbados for Thanksgiving. We really needed a time of healing and restoration. We had a great trip and came home rejuvenated and feeling healthy for the first time in a long time. I began having some cramping and spotting on cycle day 25 and thought my period was coming early.....then nothing.... I started getting headaches that were a sign of pregnancy in the past and cervix was very high. I also had bad heartburn during the day a few days. I missed my period by two days and decided to test this morning. BFP!!! I felt like I couldn't breath! I am cautiously optimistic but just feel blessed in this moment and am making a conscious decision to soak it in. What I learned from my last pregnancy, however brief, is that it can be the most beautiful, happy time of your life if you let it. It was the hardest time of my life when it ended, but I don't regret letting myself feel the joy.....and that's what I'm going to do now....because worry is not going to change anything. I am going to get my levels checked in the morning than in 72 hours. Please pray for me and I will for you too!

Prayers works!

Been reading so many stories in this website that gave me hope and I promises that when my turn will come I' ll post my story to inspired other.

After 3 and 1/2 year of trying I got a BFP on Dec 2nd at CD 31 and 4 days late. This was on my so natural cycle, meaning no fertile aide of any kind and I mean NONE. BD a week before ovulation, the day of O, and 4 days later. So I believe that conception occurs on day of O. I was in no trying and not preventing mode, since I was scheduled to start IVF treatment on January 2015. Went for IVF in Belgium in January this year but didn't went trough the process cause hubby couldn't get to Belgium in time. But had a polyps removed while in Belgium to prepare me for IVF. Was put back in Clomid for 6 months in the mind time from April to September and nothing. Decide to take it easy while waiting on IVF for January so didn't take any medication to clean out my system to be ready for IVF.

But there is two thing I will give credit for this miracle, 1st prayers and never stop believing God faithfulness. Did surrender my self with all bible verses on fertility in my closet, declaring it every day every time my eye payed on it!!!
2nd For some reason hubby and I were so busy that I realize now that we didn't have Intercourse all month of Oct. So abstinence may have strengthen is sperms.
Didn't test earlier cause I felt my usual AF cramps and started spotting and was convince she will show. Was 2 days late when spotting started and 2 days later still didn't start so I bought a dollars test and the test line showed up before the control line and was just stunned.
Sorry for the long story but I had to give you some details to this... I have to say it still surreal but I guess it will sinck in a couple of days, your are among the first among the first person to know. Hubby will be next . Thanking God for all of you ladies cause each and everyone of your prayers made a difference. Thank a lot a God bless

2 years and 5 months later ... BFP

I am still in shock and awe! I was at the point where I thought this was just never going to happen for us and was going to suggest seeing a fertility Dr. starting in the Spring. BUT, I was 1 day late and I thought what the heck, why not just take a test, you know it's going to be negative but at least you can stop thinking about it then... but it turned out to be a BFP +++! For months I had been planning this big creative way to announce to my husband, but as soon as I saw the '+' I came out of the bathroom and said I have something I need to show you and gave him the test!! Just to confirm for myself, I took another test, this time I used the digital one that tells you how far along you likely are (1-2 weeks). So, now I am patiently waiting for Monday to come so I can call the clinic and make my appointment with the Dr. to get "real" confirmation. =)
It's funny, for 2 months before I was using OPK to get an exact date of ovulation, I had just ordered a thermometer and have it sitting on my night table. But in November we were going to be away over what I figured was my ovulaiton window so I thought I will just save the kit until the following month, and wait to start the temp testing too! Guess I don't need either now!!
My symptoms during the TWW were: extremely tired (I am usually a night owl, but the last couple weeks I am in bed by 9:30-10 bc I am so tired), found that I was burping a lot, then on dpo 12-15 I had some abdominal cramping, lower back pain, sore/tender breasts only began on dpo 12-13, and was pretty irritable (exact same symptoms I get right before my period, that's why I thought I was gonna get a BFN).
We are super excited, but trying to keep calm until I get the confirmation from my Dr. =)

Good luck and baby vibes to all of you out there struggling, I sympathize with you, try to stay positive and know that it will happen!

conceived on our 12th month :-)

So for the first 9 months of ttc I tracked everything and was on point. Month 10 and 11 I said I wasn't going to pay attention but I still tracked cm and kept a couple of notes. Still tested early to be disappointed. Month 12 I had just came off of a 2 month diet. I was eating healthy which I always do and did nothing different. I didn't track and told my husband after my period came I was going in birth control for 6 months to try and help a lil and give me a break to concentrate on my gym. We all know when TTC that's all we can focus on! I noticed ewcm on tissue in abundance on CD 15 & 16! Noted it in my mind because I never have it even when checking let alone on tissue...maybe once or twice before. Once O was over I realized you know what my boobs don't hurt like usual after O. And I just felt generally crappy like I was gonna vet sick but wasn't yet. Day period was due my boobs swelled up and were tender... no period in morning like usual...I told myself I'd wait a day then I realized how clear my face was! By period time my face is always completely broken out...made me think Mmm...went and got a dollar store test and took it in mid morning. Blank white stated at me by the time the control showed up...I'd seen it too many times so threw it out. And like always went to pee about 40 min later and saw a second pink line. I freaked BC in the prior 11 months I'd never even gotten an evap line. Told myself go get another test and wait for morning. Of course I didn't. I took it that night on dpo 14. Within two min super light second line. Wasn't convinced said I'll wait till morning since it was a two pack...in morning took the next and same super faint line. Felt a little discouraged. Asked sisters advice said wait a day get a digi. Well I got the digital on CD 15 and took it with super watered down urine after work in the afternoon...the great is history. I am ecstatic. Sorry for this long story but I can't believe I'm writing it. I'm saying that I'm pregnant! Thank you all for being so wonderful

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