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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!

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BFP - clear blue digital - first time momma!

So excited to be posting a bfp story - these stories really kept me going through the last 6 months of TTC!

I am 27 and partner 44 - this will be our first baby together! I work away a lot so BD'ing at the right time has been tricky!

This is the first cycle that I relaxed, stopped using Ovia and taking supplements - I did this after reading so many bfp stories where the couple had both just relaxed and let it happen - which thankfully worked for me too :) I actually assumed we had BD at the wrong time so thought i was out this month!

Cycle length - 29 days
Last period start date - 27 June 2017

CD 10 - EWCM
CD 11 - EWCM - BD
CD 12 - BD ( i think I ovulated this day because EWCM had disappeared by lunchtime)
1dpo - BD
2-4dpo - nothing. I had lotiony white CM which seemed a little stickier than usual but not totally out of the ordinary for me
5dpo - woke up with a cold sore and a really bad mouth ulcer. I haven't had a cold sore in over a year and usually get them when run down. Odd because I don't feel unwell or especially tired. This was my first suspicion.
6dpo - woke up with another cold sore!! Two back to back!
7dpo - bloated. Lotiony white cm
8dpo - I was bloated and a bit gassy but this is not unusual for me before period. cm remained lotiony white - cramps lower right lasting only 30seconds or so (implantation?)
9dpo - Sore boobs - I always get sore boobs before period but oddly they were only sore down the sides?! Felt faint during gym class at lunchtime
10dpo - v sore boobs and they felt fuller in my bra. Felt a little faint on train into work
11dpo - Woke up at 5am wide awake and remembered I had a digi left from last cycle annnnd BFP - Pregnant 1-2weeks! waaaa so incredible to see those words!!!!!

Still in shock and not sure what to do with myself! Good luck to all TTC and hang in there!!!

BFP after 13 LONG YEARS & PCOS and RA

Well, to say that God has a sense of humor doesn't quite explain it. My husband and I TTC for 10 long years. We gave up, we adopted and then we became foster parents and adopted again. We were done. We got old. Life was good. I was diagnosed with PCOS at 32. I am not overweight and do not have the normal symptoms of it. I have a period regularly but I stopped tracking ovulation a long time ago. I was also diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 25 but have been in remission for the past 5 years or so. Like I said, we weren't trying. I just turned 36 for crying out loud!! And then, it happened. I missed my period. I then started to have mild cramping that would come and go. Then, I started crying at stupid stuff. And then, I forgot the code to get into my kid's daycare and I locked myself out of my own office. But nothing made me think for sure I was pregnant. But after being two weeks late, I decided I would rather have peace of mind than not know so I bought a stick. Those sticks were a hard part of my past and something that I didn't want to look at and at the most, surely didn't want to pee on ever again. But in my head, I was eliminating the possibility of pregnancy to figure out what the REAL problem was. And then came the PREGNANT sign. Within 2 long minutes, there it was. Something I waited for for 13 YEARS! God sure is funny but He never fails to have HIS perfect timing. So here I am, 6 weeks along. Pray for a sticky bean. I realize my chances of a miscarriage are high but I have an indescribable peace. But I waited so long to post here and I finally get to say, for those of you waiting and wishing, keep trying. Don't give up. Have sex in the morning b/c that's about all I can remember that we did differently. And I will be praying for you ladies out there in the dreaded 2 week wait. Love to everyone!

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5 years - 1st BFP ever naturally!!! Was told only way was through IVF!!!

Me: 36, SO: 39

Tried everything under the sun.... temping, opks, tracking through app, all vitamins, maca root, castor oil packs, acupuncture, preseed, fertilaid, ovaboost, soft cups, serrapeptase, royal jelly, eating organic, giving up caffeine, no dairy, no soy, no gluten, worked out... NOTHING!!! I am very regular and can usually feel ovulation and AF comes 15 days to the T after ovulation. And every month for 5 years AF showed it's ugly face! Got an HSG 3yrs ago and was told my right tube was blocked but left wide open. Nothing. Finally went to fertility specialist Nov of 2016. Was told my only option was IVF. Still.... I tried clomid and trigger shots for 3 months. Nothing. Decided we didn't want to go the IVF route but my insirance covers 6 rounds of iui. Dr was not very convinced it would work and that did not work for me. Decided to take a break but before I stopped I asked for another HSG. Got the HSG on CD 7 (Jun 10)... right tube still blocked and now left tube is slightly enlarged. Dr says only option is IVF. This made me very sad. Birthday a week later so we DTD. 2 weeks later... all the symptoms of AF coming... cramps, sore boobs, craving sweets... but no AF. Went away for the weekend and drank. Come home and still no AF! Wth!! Take a test that I had from my many stark white BFNs... and immediately 2 lines!!! Go to buy digitals.... "PREGNANT"!!! My first BFP in 5yrs of trying!!!!! God is so good. Screw these doctors that just try to push you into spending unneccesary money!!! Ladies.... I was/am just like you!!!! When it is your time, it is YOUR time!!!! Still need to go to doctor to get blood work! But the positive thing is.... I am able to get pregnant!!! Please pray for us and our little bean!! Baby dust to all!!!

Age 39 BFP after giving up

Hi ladies! I've lurked here for months and promised myself I'd post if I ever had a bfp. I want to encourage the over 35 chicks who are ttc.
I'm 39, hubby is 34. I have 4 from previous marriage current ages are 20,18,14, and 12.
Hubs and I wanted a baby, I removed Mirena in Jan 2016. I temped, charted, peed on ovulation sticks, took vitamins and BD'd whether we felt like it or not.
Month after month I got my hopes up, then nothing. One evap line gave us 24 hours of false hope. I had smoked for years, had ovarian cysts, and my mother was menopausal early. I accepted that this meant that I'm probably not fertile and I gave up on ttc when my periods became irregular. Every time my period was late, I was elated, only to be crushed with a neg test.
My employer has great infertility benefits, but I decided that approaching age 40, that the chances weren't great and i couldn't go through the emotional turmoil of infertility treatments. Every month really made me feel like a failure.
We stopped all the temp taking, charting, opk, and timing BD. We bought a house and broke it in ONCE during my cycle. It was CD 14, for those of you that track that. My cycle was between 22 and 40 days long.

5 days dpo: acne flare up, not unusual for me, but worse than normal.

12-14 days dpo: I was emotional and weepy during a particularly difficult week at work, chalked it up to pms and anxiety. I had a sore throat and thought it was a summer virus.
15 dpo: missed period, didn't care, work is too rough this week to think about anything else.
16 dpo: breasts not fitting in bra, no tenderness
17&18 dpo: fall asleep at 8 pm, grateful for the sleep.
19 20 21 dpo: pants tough to button, breats are quite full. I suspect another ovarian cyst is messing with me, or that the dreaded perimenopause is in full swing.
21 dpo: stop home beiefly and take a quick pg test before making ob appt for the ovarian cyst, because i know they will ask about pg possibility.
I've taken so many negative ones that I barely even glanced at it.
It was positive. Bright bold blue unmistakably positive.
Hang in there, girls.

BFP at 5 weeks and 6 days PCOS

Wow! Where do I start lol!!

This BFP wasn't planned and I'm still in shock!

I have pcos so you can imagine what a relief it is but at the same time I know when I ovulate because I control my diet and take nutritional stuff which has helped me lose weight and regulate my periods.. and I was off by a couple days last month.. I've only got back with my ex We was together 7 years ago and we've only been together for a couple of months but everything is mixed emotions atm.

I used to stalk this page when me and my last partner was trying, didn't get pregnant once in that relationship lol, so you can imagine how excited I am to be posting my own BFP story.

Let's get to the symptoms :)

For starters I didn't even know I was pregnant I thought I was just having a funny month but it got to it being 2 weeks late.

I had my usual Pms symptoms except by night sweats I get 3/4 nights before my period starts which never happened and this always happened.

I do normally get metal mouth before O and just before my period but this time the metal mouth was constant.

I stared getting twinges and cramps on my left near ovary and then it made its way to the middle and now it's all over but I only get them about 4 times a day and lasts 1 min.

So today I am 6 weeks and found out yesterday.
2 weeks ago I started to get hungry literally after eating my dinner is was ridiculous but it's calmed a bit now ha!

My emotions have been everywhere my partner is getting the brunt of it poor man.

My boobs have only started to become super sore over this week and my nipples!!

When me and my partner was having sexy time he said to me why is the stuff inside you like glue lol.

Insomnia has become apparent over the PST few nights now.

I can smell a McDonald's from miles away lmao!

I've started to get hot and sweaty over the past few days too.

Sorry everything's not in order, I haven't wrote anything down and I'm literally going off the top of my head..

I'll add more symptoms when I get more haha

Good luck for all of you twoweekwaiters x

Ps.. get a clear blue, those strip cheap tests have hardly any dye in them sometimes... the strip one was taken today xx

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Surprised BFP no symptoms

I'M 37 husband 36 TTC baby # 3 for 9 cycles I have a 26 day cycle always regular I have temp, used pre seed , fertility tea , legs in the air everything and nothing happen so I decided to go have a surgery that I have been putting off for a year so that I can have a baby first . The surgery required me to be on a liquid diet for 3.5 week I lost about 17 lbs and not take any vitamins or supplements during that time 5 days before my surgery I realized I was 2 days late took a test for the heck of it blazing positive instant .... No symptomno implantation bleed no sore boobs ,no stuff nose, my energy level is fine , I'm a lil nauseas but that it ....

What I did different
1.lost weigh ,I drink protein shakes and vitamin water my body was clear from all the greasy foods and crap
2. I was using progesterone cream to stop ovulation so I wouldn't get pregnant this cycle it did the opposite affect because I started using right after I ovulated so my body was nice and heated up for the egg
3. I was using a heating pad on my tummy every night for an hour to help with in scar tissue from a previous surgery so my womb was extra warm and comfortable.
4 I was completely relax stress free excited I was finally having my surgery done that I put off for so long
5 GOD timing
today I'm 4w4d
I will keep all you ladies in my prayer

Was convinved we were out this month.

I'm 34 my DH is 40. I have one child to a previous relationship he is almost 15. DH has two children to a previous relationship 12 & 13.
We started ttc last year 2016 but after 8 failed months and 1MC we decided to take a break. We didn't BD at all for about 5 months. We concentrated on us and having fun, we both started to feel a bit happier again and after the DH 40th birthday I said we'd try again. Our first month trying after a break and we got our bfp.
I have a very regular and to a tee cycle. Every 28/29 days and it will last 4/5 days. My leutal phase is around 12days. I also use the ovia App.
Af arrived 13th May 2017 & finished 17th May 2017.
CD 9- we BD as I'd read with a regular cycle it's possible to ovulate on CD12. CM nothing seen nothing felt.
CD 11- we BD again just in case I ovulate early. CM nothing seen nothing felt.
CD 14- Text book ovulation!! Little sticky ewcm. We BD again. I also read today that u cannot go by text book ovulation. We are all different. U may ovulate on CD 9 one month and CD 18 the next month. Going to buy opks.
CD 15- clear liquidy ewcm. BD again. Opk low on lh surge but it's there.
CD 16- BD again just in case. Ewcm present still.
CD 17- OPK peak plenty of ewcm. No BD. Ovia gave me an extra fertile day window so we're going to use it. Thank you ovia.
CD 18- we BD again as taking full advantage of the extra window. EWCM and loads of it. I'm logging my ovulation day as CD 17/18. If it hadn't of been for opks we would have stopped before CD 16. Probably why were failing in 2016.
1-3 dpo flutters in tummy very strange. Creamy cm a little clumpy. Feeling tired.
4-8 dpo- Twinges in right uterus and very mild af cramps. A lot of creamy lotion like cm which is not like me I usually dry up within 2days of fertile window finishing. Very tired just want to sleep. Strange cos I'm an insomniac.
9 dpo- creamy lotion type cm. Af type cramping on n off. Twinges in right uterus. Was sorting washing , folding clothes and walking from room to room and suddenly a pang in right uterus. I had to stop and lay down. It lasted for 20 mins and I couldn't sit up till it passed. IMPLANTATION? I hope so.
10 dpo- Creamy lotion cm. Af style cramps on n off. Caved and took a PG test as pretty sure I felt IMPLANTATION yesterday. BFN I know I know far to early lol tut tut on my part hahaaa ;)
11dpo- creamy lotion cm. Af cramping but she is due today. Af cramps are more extreme but not constant like they usually are. I don't usually get AF cramping until day of af so this is consistent with my cycle. Af cramping at 4dpo and onwards is not normal for me. Secretly hoping she is going to stay away.
12 dpo- 1 day late for a 28day cycle but CD 29 today so AF cramps I'm feeling could be her gearing up :( I'm pretty convinced we are out. My back and tummy is feeling like I'm going to be in full AF soon. I if she coming I wish she would just hurry up so we can try next month. Going to get pre seed for next month.
12 DPO- still no Ad but feeling like she coming. I'm in for tattoo tomorrow so think best to take a test again. Tesco cheapie and I'm pretty sure I can see a faint line. Got my negative from other day to compare and can Defo see a faint line. Even the DH and DS can see it. DH gone to get clear blue. Brewed my wee for a few hour's. 4hrs to be exact and peed on clear blue. Can see a faint positive a lot clearer than Tesco cheapie but I'm still not convinced. Af feels like she going to arrive still any second.
13dpo- FIRST URINE OF DAY. Can't believe it. It's as clear as day and a very strong BFP. We are well chuffed. Went to drs today to confirm. They took a blood test but said clear blue very accurate they just wanted to check for hcg level. Get results tomorrow. Also had my first bout of sickness. Vomiting not nice yellow and bile sorry tmi also had a very high metallic taste in mouth. Yuk didn't like that lol.
14dpo- Today, still feeling very tired. Af cramping on n off. Feeling nausea and very Hungary. Saying that , it's been a bit of a sign hunger. I never eat breakfast or lunch but from 4dpo I been waking up with full blown hunger and could eat everything in sight lol. We are still very excited and hoping we have a very happy healthy 9months. We are very thankful for opks and ovia App. Without them we'd still be thinking ovulation on CD 14. I was quite amazed that ovulation can be so hit n miss each month. We also learned that it's possible to be very fertile during your menstrual cycle and that's why women will get an lh surge two days after period finished. I also had tension in my head every day since 1dpo and at 10 dpo I had niggling pain in shoulder like I slept funny. I've ended up with this again today at 14dpo. Our body is a wonderful mysterious place. Here's to a sticky bean. Baby dust to all :) x

BFP at 16DPO with a 31 day cycle average (:

Hey lovelies! Here to post my symptoms for this cycle. This is my second pregnancy with a 5 year break and 7 months TTC! This cycle we only BDed once and it was on ovulation day. I was actually giving up TTC for a little while and then I got a surprise on my pregnancy test! My advice, now that I can compare conceiving twice is not to worry and stress about trying so hard. As long as you have your calendar/app, methods for tracking ovulation, and are in tune with your body on when you ovulate..you just need to have fun during your fertile window and let it go. Some things I also do is eat a nutrient rich vegetarian diet and take my vitamins/probiotics. My partner and I regularly exercise. Minimal white sugar and caffeine. Oh and more orgasms for the lady during baby dancing is vital! If it is meant to be it will surely happen (:

Ovulation cycle day 17: Baby danced! Clear stretchy CM, increased sex drive, increased appetite, left pelvic pain, cramps
1DPO: CM turned watery, nothing noteworthy to mention
2DPO-6DPO: Creamy CM, nothing noteworthy to mention
7DPO: Creamy CM, fatigue, increased sex drive
8DPO: Creamy CM, cramps, right pelvic pain
9DPO: Creamy CM, cramps, fatigue
10DPO: Creamy CM, cramps
11DPO & 12DPO: Creamy CM, increased sex drive
13DPO: Creamy CM, impatient, frustrated, anxious, tender breasts, fatigue, cramps, insomnia
14DPO: Creamy CM, impatient, fatigue, nipple soreness(both pregnancies the nipple/breast soreness was a giveaway), tender breasts, nausea, vomiting(woke up twice in the early morning to vomit), insomnia, increased sex drive
15DPO: Creamy CM but less of it, nausea, tender breasts, nipple soreness, decreased appetite, backaches, emotional, impatient
16DPO: Tested in the morning and BFP! 2 clear strong lines on the First Response, nausea, general "heavy" feeling in the abdomen area, nipple soreness(and I mean really bad! I won't let anyone touch them), enlarged and tender breasts(feels like they are going to fill with milk already!), watery CM, fatigue

Hope this helps! xo

37 y/o, BFP, TTC #1, 18 months, no symptoms

I've really enjoyed reading all the BFP stories here and promised that when my time comes that I'll share with the 2ww community in hopes to help others. 18 months later, here it is!

Short background: 37 yrs old, average health (I workout 2-3x/week & eat pretty sensibly), borderline hypothyroid; hubby is 36 yrs old, average health.

We started seeing a fertility specialist in 2015 since my periods have gone completely crazy (super heavy, huge blood clots, frequent periods). Turns out I had a small submucosal fibroid. I went on meds hoping it would shrink the fibroid (it didn't) and eventually went in for surgery in June 2016. A month later, everything was looking good and we continued with our fertility treatments. We discovered hubby's sperm quality had 28% DNA fragmentation (anything above 30% would most likely make it more difficult to conceive). So he started taking vitamins (Fertil Pro as well as a multivitamin). During our fertility monitoring, I've consistently got the trigger shot with every ovulation & was on clomid for 2 months - with no such luck. In January 2017 we tried for our first iui - and once again, no success. Hubby and I decided to switch our fertility clinic since we weren't all that happy with the care we've been receiving at our current clinic. We had an appt for our new dr. in May and decided to take the next 4 months easy and not focus on ttc.... and just like that, it happened naturally!

Symptoms: To be honest, not very many.

The days leading up to when my period was due my boobs were so full, sore and hard! It was really uncomfortable! That lasted about 3 days, then it vanished.

There were only 2 times where I completely knocked out from exhaustion. Didn't think too much of it since I thought they were probably tough work weeks.

Mild cramping on and off week of period due and 2 weeks after. Different from regular period cramps... very mild, almost unnoticeable and very fleeting.

Very light brown spotting a few days before period was due. I wouldn't even call it spotting... it looked more like skid marks lol. It happened for about 4 days or so. I thought it was a sure sign AF was about to show her ugly head but she never came (*confused).

At CD 42 (DPO 24???) - My period still didn't come and I'm never this late. Tested with a cheapo Dollarstore hpt and there it was! I tested the next day with a Clear Blue hpt and it said 3+ weeks. Hubby and I were just dumbfounded! We didn't even BD all that much the past month either!

Thoughts: Its hard to pinpoint exactly what made the difference this time around (I've done the preseed, basal body temperature route, you name it, etc.) but I do think these may have been factors...

-I cut out caffeine completely. I was a 1 cup a day coffee drinker, so not even that big of one. I transitioned from drinking coffee to drinking tea (though I used 2 tea bags to give me the oomph I got from coffee)... then eventually I stopped drinking tea altogether (except for the very few times) and just drank water.

-After over a year of going to fertility treatments and injecting all sorts of hormones and meds into my body... just allowing my body to take a break... and be in its natural state. I really think all that just added stress to my body (add to that the mental/emotional stress from ttc). Just eating healthy and getting enough sleep can really do wonders for your body.

-I did not think about TTC. I know its difficult especially if its something you've been trying and hoping for, for so long. Hubby and I had a long talk about whatever God's plan was for us (to be parents or not) and we finally came to terms with accepting (and embracing) our lives as they are now and realizing how blessed we were in so many ways. Believe me when I say, that in itself was a long journey for me personally.

-Just being happy, relaxed and enjoying life. Make plans, spend time with loved ones, try new things. As much as you want to conceive right this moment, it CAN and WILL happen. Don't lose sight of the many other great things happening in your life. When the time is right, you'll have your sweet little one in your arms. Something to definitely be excited and optimistic for! :) I wish everyone to keep the faith, be happy and enjoy life. I'm sending positive thoughts to all the wonderful mamas to be :)

Natural BFP w/ 400,000 sperm count SEVERE Male Factor

I'll keep this short & to the point but wanted to post this to give someone else hope!! I was never able to find any natural stories on counts as low as my husbands.

I stopped birth control in 2010. We werent trying or preventing. We started really trying and opk strips from 2011-2012 (In our early twenties) My cycles were 30 days long. Nothing abnormal. After a year, we had a sperm count done on my husband and his count was only 800,000 TOTAL and only 50% motile. So only 400,000 able-bodied sperm. Genetic tests on both of us came back normal. Fertility clinic gave us a less than 1%chance of conceiving naturally. (Also, Husband had an undescended testicle at birth and surgery was performed when he was 2 years old so he has a varicocele on his left side and his left testicle is atrophied which is usually not a problem as long as the other testicle is functioning fine per the Urologist, sperm counts can still be normal. His isn't. Not sure why the right one isnt functioning as normal like it should but we never got it looked into or looked into varicocele surgery) Fertility dr put my husband on 3 months of Clomid and we did another sperm count. No improvement. He told us he wouldnt let us do IUI without 5million count minimum so he recommended IVF and ICSI. We decided to give up due to lack of funds and stress. Kept trying on our own and then stopped trying actively in mid 2013 after doing the whole Pre-Seed, opk strips, ferning checks etc. Nothing worked. We decided to move on and accept a life without children.

In December 2014, I got pregnant. HUGE surprise! SO elated! No more than a day after getting my BFP, I miscarried at 5 weeks. Blighted Ovum. Just absolutely crushed us. Naturally miscarried. We assumed that was a fluke chance and never thought we would get another so we didnt start trying again or anything. just not preventing.

In November 2015, I got pregnant AGAIN! Had ultrasounds at 6 and 8 weeks along and saw and heard a heartbeat and everything was fine or so it seemed. I began bleeding at 12.5weeks a few days before my next ultrasound and when we went to the ER we found out the baby had passed at 9 weeks. Missed Miscarriage. Naturally miscarried. No testing on tissue was done because we wanted to bury our baby. No testing on me was done either.

2nd cycle after my last miscarriage and I got pregnant AGAIN!!! Not trying or preventing. This time I was put on progesterone suppositories at 4 weeks until 14weeks along just in case and I am proud to say that we now have a happy& healthy 7 month old little girl after 6 years!!!

I honestly think that the only reason we ever got our miracle baby was because of my miscarriages. It may be weird to think that but let me explain. I read that a womans cervix becomes slit like after it dilates a bit and tissue passes out even with a miscarriage so I believe that because of those, my cervix was a bit more open afterwards and allowed more sperm to go through. It only takes one!!!!!

We have not had his sperm tested since the first few times years ago but I cant imagine anything has changed. His varicocele is still there. According to doctors and a fertility specialists, it should be near impossible for me to have gotten pregnant THREE times NATURALLY with only 400,000 sperm but it happened! Dont ever lose hope!!!!!

I hope this story helps someone.

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