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BFP on a Break

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!

Those are the types of stories you'll find here. And if you have one to submit for inclusion, we want to hear from you! Send us your symptoms through this contact form.

Major surgery 4 days after BFP!!! Scared to death!!!

So we have been TTC for 9 months. I was temping and using OPK's but nothing ever happened. Last month, I started having major issues with my spleen and it was determined by a team a doctors that it had to come out sooner rather than later. With all of this overwhelming news, TTC went on the back-burner. My surgery is scheduled for April 26th and I went to my Pre-Op appointment yesterday. Well guess who got a BFP at Pre-Op? Me! Go figure! I still can't believe it and don't know what to think! My surgeon thinks that we need to proceed with the surgery since the risk for splenic rupture is even higher with pregnancy and I completely agree. Not having the surgery is a huge risk for both of our lives. My last period was March 10th and my cycle is usually 39 or 40 days so I can't be more than 6 weeks pregnant. My main concern now is the negative effects the general anesthesia will have on the baby. Has anyone else had major surgery this early in the first trimester? Any advice or information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading!

TOTAL SHOCK, EVEN SPOTTED WHEN AF WAS DUE

I'll start by saying that I have been stalking this thread collectively over a 4 year period, from the very first month I was ttc. DH and I stopped trying after we hit the 1 year mark (not ONE bfp), and decided to focus on our careers. Fast forward to now, cycle #0 of tcc and we did it! It was cycle #0 because we planned to start trying next month. Last period was March 7th, 28/29 day cycles. This is to debunk all of the myths that you can't conceive by dtd on O day only! I was out of town up until O day (March 22nd), when I returned home DH was anxiously awaiting. We dtd MIDNIGHT of March 23, so I hadn't even considered getting pregnant this month.

Up until 14 dpo, all of my symptoms were off and on, save for the constant burping:

earache (4-10dpo) Never had experienced an earache, so I became suspicious, and started seeing if I noticed additional symptoms
insomnia (8-13dpo) slept VERY well night of 13dpo
hot (constant)
headaches (0-14dpo)
boobs - montgomery's tubercles (thought it was SO GROSS), sore from 7dpo-14dpo
rash on cheeks, chin, shoulders, chest - 14dpo-
I didn’t care for chocolate when at any given moment I'm usually craving it
burping / heartburn THE ENTIRE TIME. I NEVER BURP.
armpit ache 12dpo-

14dpo- af cramps. Boobs STOPPED hurting 14dpo, which is when AF is due; this happens every cycle immediately before I start to bleed (tmi!)
So I rushed to the bathroom to check, and, lo and behold, bright red dots of blood.
I did think it was interesting that they were so bright and so small, but I chalked it up to just being "weird" and nothing more. Went to sleep, put pad on and waited for af to arrive.

15dpo - Expecting to have af as I wake up and go for morning pee, but ... nothing. Literally, n o t h i n g. This shocked me, 1. because I have never spotted, (it usually makes a grand entrance) and 2. because a full 8 hours had passed. I went to school and decided that this was too strange and warranted the purchase of a pregnancy test. POAS and, BFP! This was literally 2 hours ago, DH is still at work.

All of this to say that my symptoms were NOTHING like those I've read over the years, and to NEVER give up hope until your ACTUAL AF arrives. Blessings and Baby Dust!

fan-bloody-tactic news! ;)

Hi lovelies, I actually can't believe I'm writing this after try for 8 months! I've read all of your lovely stories, laughed and cried too! Now it's my turn to spread some hope xxx
I'm 34, PCOS, Endometriosis too! Had 2 operations to remove pre cancerous cells down below (so lots of barriers) but it seems that my body has give in and let my husbands little swimmers through! Got my BFP this evening! (CD28) It's faint( will post pic tomorrow) but so pleased! We were TTC like rabbits but in jan I just said lets stop trying as it was stressing my out.... Then on drunken night 9/02/16, we got drunk and whoops!
I've had so many symptoms.... Nausea, tiredness, crazy emotional highs and lows, backache, dizziness, hot flushes, adversion to smells (especially the dog) and a toothache! My CM has been clear and in abundance with a bit of irritation 'down there' . Must start back on my prenatals now and get healthy xxxx
Baby dust, love and whoops to you all and thank you for such wonderful inspirational stories on my journey TTC xxxxx

BFP after IUD

Let's start this story when I got the Mirena three years ago and got it removed on July 2015. DH 29, me 24. DH and I began baby dancing and trying to conceive our first child--We did it religiously and after 5 months of no bfp, we decided to stop trying so hard following the sperm meets egg plan. We made the transition to not trying, but not preventing. I was tired of stressing and obsessing over every ingle detail of my menses while Ttc. Each month I would get teased thinking I would get a BFP because my boobs were getting swollen and tender about three days before the witch and I would get really tired. Mind you, I never had Boob growth or boob tenderness before my menses prior to getting the Mirena so these were new symptoms to me. I learned that I cannot trust my new Menses symptoms because they always lead to the witch and not pregnancy. I also cannot rely on congestion or similar symptoms because I suffer from chronic allergies. I stopped using ovulation strips because of my lost hope and my ovulation hasn't been easy to predict after getting the IUD removed without the strips but it typically occurs day 12. It is truly a blessing that I got a BFP this cycle. My cycles average 24 days

3/3- lnmp
3/12- BD
3/14- BD
3/15- suspected o based on luteal phase, no ewcm
3/16- BD, cervix low, wet
3/21- implantation bleed?? I had the tiniest streak of pale pink discharge on the toilet paper
3/22- random bought of tachycardia at work for no reason around 11am where my HR was in the 120s. Very atypical for me
3/24- breast tenderness happens. The witch must be coming!
3/25- my boobs are so squishy. They feel like water balloons instead of my typical instant firm temporary boob job.
3/26- bad GERD at night-- never happens for me
3/27- anticipated witch, doesn't show. GERD again that night
3/28- didn't POAS with FMU because afraid witch was going to show. Woke up at 7:30a, had to urinate by 10- atypical for me. Decided to hold it a little longer and POAS at 11:30 with a BFP!!! In a lot of ways I think deep down I knew because all of these symptoms above were atypical from my norm-- the gerd, elevated HR, squishy boobs. We are absolutely ecstatic over here. Fingers crossed for a sticky bean and baby dust to you all!!

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Surprise BFP Already 3 1/2 Months Pregnant with Rainbow Baby!!

This is going to be a long post! We are still in shock that God has answered our prayers to be parents as we decided to stop TTC and trust in his plan for us. As soon as we surrendered to him and trusted in him He gave us our biggest blessing! God is faithful, trust in HIS timing!

Our story begins like most women. We began TTC in September 2014 with the hopes of getting pregnant ASAP. When it didn't happen immediately I tried not to stress too bad. My cycles were very short and by March 2015 I was beginning to think something wasn't right with my body. My dr took some blood work and I was diagnosed with PCOS with high testosterone levels and I was most likely not ovulating on my own. The diagnosis really stung but I had a lot of hope in the 50 mg Clomid she prescribed for us. March 13th I got my period and went in 21 days later for a progesterone check. My progesterone was 37 and we found out April 10th that I was indeed 4 weeks pregnant. We were amazed the Clomid worked the first round. My DH and I were so excited and we told close friends and family. We began to start thinking of what it would be like to have a baby and be parents. The planning had already began!! However, the day of April 24th will forever be etched in my mind as it was the day I began to miscarry our baby at 6 weeks 1 day. It was devastating, and at the time I spent most days being angry and bitter at God for taking away our child. After that I determined I could get pregnant immediately again without God, and after my period returned in June we started the second round of Clomid. BFN. Third round BFN. Fourth round BFN. By October I could feel God was screaming at me to just listen to him but I ignored him once again. I was still trying to work through the grief of loosing my baby and TTC was my outlet to ignore the pain. I wanted to try Femara in October as I was just convinced my body was used to Clomid by now. By this point I wasn't even getting a natural period and had to be induced on Provera. I felt so broken as a woman. And to top it off my DH got a sperm analysis and had only 11 million sperm count. I got my progesterone checked after the first round of Femara and I didn't ovulate. This was rock bottom for me. Why God? Why didn't you want us to be parents? Why us? The pregnancy Facebook announcements seemed so cruel.

Then something hit me like a ton of bricks. I finally let God in and began listening to him. I started to surrender everything to him. All of my own plans for motherhood, my worries, fears, etc. It was not easy at first. He was telling me this entire time to TRUST him and his plan in our lives. He started by canceling our next doctor's appointment scheduled for November 23rd. The receptionist called and told me that I was scheduled on accident for that week and since it was thanksgiving that week they were only seeing OB patients. I could have rescheduled but I knew this was Gods first sign for us. I amazingly got a natural period on November 21st. However, December 9th I started "spotting" for 9 days straight. I was convinced my hormones were messed up from the drugs. I continued to pray for strength and grieved our baby's due date in December. In January we began visiting a church. Every week the preacher would talk about the power of prayer and how important it is to hold on to your faith even when you don't feel like God is listening. We held on tight. This was so hard for me, as I felt like I failed him daily. I STILL wanted to be pregnant! January came and went with no period. The first week of February I took 5 days of Provera I had left and then realized I had momentarily stopped listening to God. I didn't continue with the Provera after I felt God telling me this was not his plan. Usually when I would take Provera I would get my period on day 3 of the pill but when nothing happened I thought it was really odd.

February came and I continued to pray for strength daily and trusted more and more in Gods plan for us. I would tell him daily that even though I would give anything to be pregnant, he's plan is far greater than anything I could understand. Most people are probably wondering why didn't you take a pregnancy test if you weren't getting a period? Some woman can relate to the absolute devastation of seeing a negative pregnant test over and over again, and since I knew what it was like to be pregnant already, I hadn't had any symptoms and therefore no need to test! Lol The Sunday before we found out we were expecting, the preacher at church preached about how he felt God was speaking to someone there. He said God was telling someone that it was going to be the end of their night season and their morning would be coming soon. This gives me chills thinking about this.

3.5+ years of TTC and my first ever BFP!!

My husband and I have been TTC #1 since August 2012. After the first year, I finally stopped temping because my cycles were like clockwork. While I wasn't temping, I always kept track of AF. August 2015,at our 3 year mark, we finally decided to start getting tests done. DH was totally fine, my HSG showed no blockage, and my hormone level were all good. There wasn't anything obviously keeping us from conceiving.

September - December 2015 we did 3 IUI cycles with femara, ovidrel, and follicle monitoring via ultrasound. I had about 2-3 good sized follies each time but all 3 IUIs failed.

January 2016 - We decided to stop actively trying. More like NTNP. I kept track of AF but stopped using OPKs and stopped symptom spotting during the TWW (for the most part.... it is really hard to stop when you've been doing it for over 3 years!)

In February, we went on a trip to celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary. We have a wonderful time! We explored, ate great food and had plenty to drink ;). I knew I was ovulating around that time, but didn't use an OPK or really think about it.

2 weeks later, I was 2 days from expecting AF and DH was out of town. I thought I might as well test before he he gets home on the off chance I am pregnant. (Again, I've tested during almost every TWW for the past 3.5 years! It is always in the back of my mind.)

I went to the store and bought HPTs and a 6 pack of beer (classy!!). I POAS, set it on the counter and went to open my beer, cut up a lime and squeezed it in the bottle. When it was time, I went into the bathroom and SCREAMED when I saw the test. BFP. Clear as day.

Honestly, I didn't have ANY symptoms... except for maybe a lack of PMS attitude (but maybe that was because my husband was out of town.. haha).

I'm 4 weeks 2 days now. My first beta was 3 weeks 5 days at 128. Second beta at 4 weeks was 349 and progesterone 28. I'm still POAS regularly because I cannot believe it is true. I cannot wait form 7 week scan.

Hang in there ladies. There really is hope!!

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BFP after 7 years and 1 mcc

symptoms so far dpo :

1-7 days not noticed anything at all
8- 14 :

Sore boobs
Thirsty
Feeling sick
Increased cm
Tired
16dpo bfp :)
Got my bfp today I'm on a 28day cycle and af was due 2 days ago

After 7 years we had a mcc last May and so thought it wouldn't probably happen as fast this time and wasn't really "trying" hoping I have a sticky bean this time ;)

I stopped smoking properly aug 2015
Joined the gym January and slimming world and I'm sure all these things contributed

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Finally BFP!!!!!

Omg!! I cannot believe I finally made it! I know 7 months doesn't seem like a long time but for me it was an eternity! I felt like I was broken somehow, (even though yes, I know infertile women are not necessarily "broken") I even made a fertility appointments for the month of March! I wasn't keeping track because I had somewhat given up hope, and thought whenever it happens it will happen:) I believe I got my BFP at 9dpo???

Here are my symptoms!:

Ovulation day I was nauseas and spotting. I knew to baby dance. We had been like crazy but I made extra sure to the day of and day after for 3 days.

Through the two week wait I felt:

Stuffy nose

Watery eyes

Sneezing constantly- like 60 times in a day! I couldn't make it stop for the life of me lol

Slight cramping-not like period cramps,beat lighter.

Very tired!! I cannot stress enough! And I knew exactly when because usually bedtime is 9:30 to 10:00 and I was so sleepy at 7:30 0.O

Agitated and easily annoyed/moody

Not a symptom: And last but not least very family oriented....looking up how to make cloth diapers, watching family videos on YouTube etc etc...

Cervical mucus:
Regular medium amount until about 5 days after I thought was ovulation and then increased. I had a huge amount. It was egg white still and stretchy. Then when I got my BFP, it was like water, constantly felt wet and it was milky white.

So that's it!! That is my BFP:):):):

BFP after 5 months 15dpo.

After 5 months of TTC #1 I finally got my BFP :) Oddly enough I didn't put any effort into temping or OPKs this month as I just felt I needed a break as I was feeling quite frustrated/exhausted. The lack control really got to me. We BDd a couple days during the fertile window, but not nearly to the degree that we usually do.

I didn't temp or use OPKs this month, but I DID do something different that may have helped. I'm a bit anemic, so I took Floradix which is a liquid iron/B vitamin supplement. I took it daily for a week leading up to my suspected O date and then stopped because I got lazy. It may have helped. I also drank raspberry leaf tea in the weeks leading up to O.

As for symptoms, I had all of my usual PMS symptoms, but I noticed a couple things that were different. 10/11 dpo I noticed yellow cm. It lasted about a day, but up until that point I totally didn't think I had a chance. I've read that yellow cm is a common sign and I've never had it while TTC. I also had sore boobs, but the soreness was very much on the sides. AF like cramps have come and gone aswell from 10dpo onwards.

I finally decided to test today at what I think is 15dpo. Since I didn't temp I don't know my exact O date, but the thoughts started to consume me, so I caved and bought a FRER. The second line came up almost instantly.

Hope this helps anyone looking for a little insight. I know I'm constantly stalking these stories looking for similar signs and situations. I hope the little bean sticks :) Baby dust to all xoxox!

BFP After 2.5 Years of Trying

I can't believe I am finally getting to post my BFP Story!!! I never thought it would happen again! We are blessed with two beautiful boys. We decided in 2013 to start for #3, I wanted to be done by the time I was 35. We always wanted a bigger family. When I got pregnant with my boys, I got pregnant right away and never thought it would take so long to conceive our 3rd. I went off the pill in Jun of 2013 and we tried for 6 months, then I decided to go to the doctor. Of course they did an ultrasound, blood work and a pap smear. Everything looked great, nothing wrong. I was put on Clomid in January 2014, and it didn't work then, and then I did another round in April, that didn't work either. I stopped going to that doctor since we moved and decided to find a woman doctor that was younger. When I saw her in October 2014, she ordered an HSG test. I thought, perfect, that will help since I had this test done in 2004 prior to getting pregnant with my first. I did the HSG then because my older sister had a septate uterus and a bicorniate (sp?) uterus and had a horrible pregnancy in the hospital for over half and had both her babies at 30 weeks. I wanted to know if I had the same issue, I do have a bicorniate uterus, but it didn't affect either pregnancy. The HSG was done in December 2014, everything was clear, nothing was blocked, I looked perfect, of course. Then in January 2015 she decided to try one more round of clomid to see if that would work after my HSG was clear. It did not work, of course, why would it. Then I had my husband's sperm tested and he has grade A perfect sperm, so I knew the problem was me. :( At this point I was so frustrated, she referred me to an RE in February and this is when it started to get crazy. My husband agreed to do one IUI, so I did all the fertility meds, letrozole, follistim and HCG shot. I had 3 great sized eggs, and none took, of course. At this point I was at my breaking point in March of 2015. I would cry when I found out someone I knew got pregnant, I ended up hiding every pregnant woman I knew on FB because I didn't want to see their posts. During this time my sister gets pregnant with her 5th, I was so happy to have another nephew, but inside I was just dying. I wanted another baby so desperately, my hormones were crazy from all the hormone drugs and I was just a complete mess. I begged my husband to do another IUI in April, which he agreed, and this time, I had a chemical pregnancy, I saw the positive pregnancy test and then I started my period heavy and my blood work was negative. That was so devastating! I talked with my RE and he wanted to rush to do IVF because of my age and he felt anther IUI wouldn't work. He mentioned we could do laproscopic surgery to rule out any Endometriosis. At this point, I was all in, I thought, what did I have to lose, something has to be wrong with me. I had the surgery at the end of May 2015, and it was a quick surgery and absolutely nothing was found. He said my insides were "beautiful". I was so upset, I was officially diagnosed with unexplained infertility. It is the worst label you could have for infertility. We decided to take the summer off and enjoy our vacation and then in the fall, I begged my husband one last time to do another IUI. He finally agreed, but said this was it, no more, and if it doesn't work we are done. He said there has to be an ending at some point to this. I agreed this would be it and we would be done. So October IUI came, and it was a negative again. At this point, I finally gave up and decided to focus on my family which I had neglected these past 2 years because I was so focused on getting pregnant. During this whole time, I kept praying to the Lord, "Let Your will be done, not mine." I felt like God was saying just to trust in Him, so I let it go and I finally was able to come to peace in my heart. January 2016 comes around and I wasn't tracking anything but the start of my period. We only had sex 3 times in January and I couldn't tell you when I even ovulated. So here is what I tracked for you symptom trackers out there. I thought I was completely out because I had no symptoms really.

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