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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 when stopped stressing out!

DH and I have been trying for #2 the past 6 months, using OPK. Symptom spotting, stressed out TWW and BFN each time! Also cycle kept getting shorter. This cycle I got bronchitis during when I thought I would ovulate. No OPK. BD, but I thought it was way after O day, so didn't even think anything of it. No TWW, so no stressing or symptom spotting for me. Had cramps and emotional 2 days before AF was due (CD26). Cramps again CD27. No symptoms, white CM. BFP on CD30 with FRER and digital. Blood test scheduled for tomorrow.
I still have no major symptoms (had very sore boobs even before missed AF with first pregnancy). Just breaking out all over my face, which I don't normally do. Praying for this little bean to stick!
Don't give up and try not to stress! It'll happen when you're least expecting (no pun intended!)

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My very first BFP!!!

The day after our first IVF consultation, I tested and got two beautiful lines on FRER. I've been charting for over a year now and for the first time I stopped temping the day I got my cross hairs. We actually cancelled our IUI this cycle because of my work schedule and called it a bust. Among many many things I tried, I feel very strongly that the following helped us conceive after 2 years of TTC. Good luck ladies! For those who are trying, I hope you get your BFP soon. And for those who are pregnant, safe and healthy pregnancy to you all!

* Acupuncture: every two weeks for the past 10 months
* Cut out ice in drinks, no ice cream or anything that is cold. Keep feet warm by wearing socks at all times.
* Vitamin E and Vitamin B complex to thicken uterine lining
* Pre-seed and laying down for at least 10 mins after BD

Today I'm 16DPO: My breasts are super sore and I have a hard time sleeping past 5am, no matter how early/late I fall asleep the night before. I get random bouts of nausea, loads of creamy CM, pinches/cramps that come and go.

BFP after a year!

Hi there,
Just dropping in to share my story. I was a nervous wreck just like some of you gals but those who really want a bfp, wil symptom spot, squint look at their opks and hpts, check your cm and cp so here is my story. I came off bcp early August 2014 and have been ttc since 1/1/2014. I already have 3 beautiful girls I wouldn't trade for the world. I swayed slightly this time because I was a hardcore swayer from 9/1/2013 to 5/31/2013 with no success and quite a few extra pounds. I was frustrated after temping and swaying with no success so I took a break June and July. So here we are now
08/28/2014- 1st Day of AF
09/03/2014- 5th Day of AF ( Last Day)
09/06/2014- BD
09/07/2014- BD
09/08/2014- BD
09/10/2014- BD ( Positive Wondfo OPK P.M)
09/11/2014- Positive OPK (1st Peak Day on CBFM)
09/12/2014- Positive OPK (2nd Peak Day on CBFM)
09/13/2014- BD ( Ovulation Day)
09/14/2014- 1 DPO - BD / Ovulation Cramps
09/15/2014- 2 DPO Nothing
09/16/2014- 3 DPO
09/18/2014- 4 DPO Cramping/ Sharp twinges
09/19/2014- 5 DPO Cramps / Twinges / Boob Pains
09/20/2014- Cramps/ Sore Boobs
09/21/2014- First Choice HPT Faint Positive

On all days from ovulation day I did opks and they all remained the same. They actually got lighter leading to my BFP. Don't give up ladies, I honestly don't feel anything. No sore boobs, no veins in my boobs, no heightened sence of smell, it is all slowing coming down. The only thing I can say I had were vivid dreams. These stood out to me the most. Good Luck to you all!
09/22/2014- Confirmed BFP on FRER :)

BFP after a year and a half!

Hello all!

Many hours were spent reading so many of these stories for so long! I'm excited to share my story here today! I'm 29 and DH is 34, no fertility issues as far as we know!

I started using the clearblue fertility monitor after a year of no luck. We got pregnant the second month, but had a miscarriage in May of this year that just broke our hearts. I gave myself a month to recover, then decided to get serious! I began using the monitor again and tried to track CM. The monitor was helpful, but I stressed myself out way too much! After a month I gave up and my husband and I decided we should focus on getting my body healthy. I had a back injury at work that I wasn't addressing. So I took some time off work to let my back heal and put my focus on that. That's the month we got pregnant! I couldn't believe I would be another one of those "when we stopped trying, it happened" people! But honestly, for me, I truly believe that work was making me so stressed physically and emotionally and that's why it wasn't happening for us! Not sure where to go with that yet but things will come together!

As far as symptoms go, I had literally all my normal pms including the cramping, breakout, mood swings except all was milder than usual. I also didn't have my usual breast soreness that typically begins about 7dpo. I was certain my period was coming! When I was a day late, I thought, well what the heck, I've got plenty of tests. When the liquid went across and the control line showed with no test line, I got disgusted and walked away to throw out the package. I came back not 20 seconds later and there was the line! Still in shock!

One other unusual symptom, last week (so about 10 dpo) I was getting ready for my day and I literally had to go lie down for 5 minutes in the middle of curling my hair! Good old pregnancy exhaustion! I just thought there was something wrong with me! Didn't even cross my mind that I was pregnant!

Everything is looking good so far! Hcg levels doubling! Definitely still have on and off cramping that can be pretty intense at times. It's very similar to period cramps! More like a twisting feeling with some burning. As of right now, I'm 4 1/2 weeks. Praying our little peanut is sticky! Our baby! Teary eyed as I write. Can't wait to meet this little one! Hang in there ladies! Trust yourself. If you need a break, take one! Do what you can to decrease your stress! I know it's hard! Thanks for reading!

Bfp after 16 months

My husband and I have been trying to conceive our third baby since May 2013. In August we decided to take a little break from trying, but not prevent. In September, I got my bfp at 10dpo.
1-6dpo. Nothing. I felt normal.
7dpo. Sore breasts started. And the smell of hamburgers made me feel sick.
8dpo. Sore breasts.
9dpo. Sore breasts and increased sense of smell.
10dpo+. A lot of cramping.
10dpo. Very faint positive with a first signal test and a first response test.
11dpo. Positive on Clearblue Weeks Estimator. "Pregnant 1-2"

The only thing we did different this cycle were using coconut oil as lube.

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Bfp 1year post pill & waiting to see fertility specialist!

In utter disbelief! I can't believe it finally happened - two lines, two very dark & unmistakable lines! A bfp! Me?? The girl waiting to see a fertility specialist?!! Holy cow! If you read my blog I haven't posted in a while because we were just waiting for our appointment (so not trying not preventing). I had even applied for a scholarship to do a course next year as I thought a baby may take a while! It's been 12months from coming off the pill & it's been a rollercoster of emotions with my hormones going haywire-acne, mood swings & long cycles that became irregular. I was told my prolactin levels were high & progesterone low & that I was most likely not ovulating. Hubby was going to get his little guys tested while we wait the 3months to get into see a specialist.
So what happened??
Well I thought I was having another very long cycle - day 50 with what felt like AF symptoms for the last few weeks-occasional cramps/aches. I get slightly swollen boobs just before AF comes but they had been sore for the last 2weeks and this last week particularly behind the nipple & I found myself saying ouch when I hugged someone! Still hubby & I put it down to my prolactin levels because I didn't feel pregnant & I swore AF was coming soon! The only other thing I thought was strange is my face was actually clearing up- my acne usually get really bad pre AF... I just thought my skin regime was finally working! So yesterday morning after reaching day 52 I thought why not do a test? I had heaps I ordered months ago so just do one- it will be negative - but hey I've got heaps! -I seriously was not going to though as I had decided 6 months ago that I wouldn't do anymore tests unless I was absolutely sure I was pregnant & I really thought I wasn't! So I dip it & even before I've finished on the toilet I see the first line appear straight away then the second- no wait, what!!? That never happened before!! I start yelling for hubby to come down stairs - & here I thought I would do some kind of well planned thing for him -all out the window! So he thinks something bad has happened! By this stage there is 2 very strong lines - are my eyes deceiving me? Is this a hcg test? Did I pick up an OPK! Nope! Omg! Hubby finally gets down stairs - naked & half asleep! 'It has two lines!!" Hubby -'what? What does that mean?!" 'Im pregnant baby!" Big hug* both in shock! Hubby -' does this mean I don't need to do my sperm test?' Lol!!!

So I'm an A&E nurse & had to go to work (I really don't know how you're meant to function normally when you get such life changing news at 6am!) & all the while hubby & I are trying to do the math -I could be 5-7weeks??! I never thought I wouldn't know this! I thought was going to know every detail when I finally got pregnant but these last few months I didn't care because I was told I'm not ovulating therefore I wasn't getting pregnant right!? So when I got to work I asked a close colleague & Dr to do some bloods for me - at this stage I still didn't believe what had just happened a few hours ago... So within a few hours I had my HCG results - the lady at pathology gave me a huge grin & said "congratulations" as she past me the results - 37,108 (6-7weeks) unbelievable! I was shaking & couldn't believe this result was mine! Such a high result! (I live in Australia so this may not be the same units of measurement as other countries) but it is really high:)

So ladies still TTC- I have turned into a believer. 2 days ago I never thought I would get pregnant without medical help. Those 2 lines that everyone gets I thought would never happen to me. I had withdrawn from TTC blogs & books etc as it was getting me down. I was preparing my life for a long road to becoming a mother by planning to do my masters next year & other projects -I was actually happier then I had been before TTC because I felt positive about having goals that weren't baby related. I was finally relaxed over the last 6weeks to just enjoy my hubby & have drink, eat some naughty stuff & not beat myself up about it (I had been on a strict naturopath diet!) & what do you know? It's exactly what they say! As soon as you stop trying & focus on other things it happens! & believe me I wanted to seriously hurt those people who would say that to me! But it actually worked! It wasn't easy getting myself to that point though, it took reflection, yoga/meditation & a dr telling me I wasn't going to get pregnant to make me realise I'm responsible for my happiness & I shouldn't rely on a baby to make me happy.

I am obviously over the moon though! But I know I was going to be happy even if this didn't happen:)

Life is funny hey?

Just do what makes you happy & the rest will follow:)

I am seeing my Dr Friday & will keep you posted - I just pray for a sticky bean :)

Dont Lose Faith

I know, its easier said then done...but dont lose faith. I felt like we would never get pregnant. But the month we decided to try preseed for the first time and delete our ovulation apps and stop checking CM and stop using ovulation sticks, I ended up getting those BEAUTIFUL pink two lines!

I honestly dont remember any days of symptoms...NONE actually. Ive had a lot of symptoms the previous month and actually, when I reached 11 DPO (not realizing i was that far into my cycle) and I realized I hadnt had any symptoms, I kinda got excited!

12DPO- BFN, Very Moody!! And craving spicey foods.
13DPO- Lots of CM. Bloating. Craving spicey foods again. Diarrhea. VERY faint positive...Was persuaded to go get a blood test by a co-worker. Came back negative around 4pm
That evening I took another test and it was clearly a positive! Took every type of red dye test and digitals all saying Pregnant!
14dpo- Positive is getting a lot darker! Diarrhea still. Spicey food cravings. Bloating and CM still rapid.
15dpo- VERY Positive Pregnancy Test!! Diarrhea in the morning. Craving vinegar...sooo weird for me! Bloating still and a lot of EWCM (gushing, made me think i was starting my period.)
16dpo- Still getting darker positive pregnancy test. Woke up feeling reallllly nauseas! Diarrhea. Mood swings and an emotional wreck like crazy. EWCM still coming. Craving really weird food! Went and took a blood test..came back Positive!! One of my favorite days of my life!!

Thinking we are due at the end of May!! We cant wait!! Praying this first trimester goes by quickly! This is our first child so the excitement cannot be contained!

BFP after trying for 12 years

I never thought that I would be here, I watched this board and also submitted to this board several times while trying to conceive. Always told myself if I ever got pregnant I would submit my story.

I married in 2003, started dating in 2002. My husbands family were of older parents and we started trying to conceive straight away. Nothing seemed to work. After his father passed in 2004 we really were devastated that he could not be apart of unborn child's life if that was in our cards. So we continued to try because my husbands mother also was sick and we didn't want the same outcome that happened with his father. In 2011 his mother passed as well, and more devastation and even worse still no baby. We decided to take a break and just let nature takes its course and of course it didn't well at least for quite some time. In 2013 I decided, well we decided that we were happy just being us plus I also had custody of my niece so we were okay just being parents to her and focusing on being the best parents we could be for her. I also decided I wanted to further my education and persue a goal of mine and that was to be a nurse. So we moved 3 hours away and we got started. My birthday cane which was in November and of course decided I was gonna have some drinks with school buddies but after one drink I was sick, I mean that sick where you feel like your so hungover. I knew something was wrong. Also I was having weird feelings, weird sensations in what felt like my low abdomen. Plus my monthly wasn't and hadn't been around since October but that was unusual for me due to irregular cycles all my life. I just pushed it away and thought maybe they just disappeared again.
Anyways as time passed the feelings just kept getting weirder and to the point I thought something could seriously be wrong with me. I decided that if my monthly hadn't returned by January 1, 2014 I would take a pregnancy test. And I remember that morning I was a nervous wreck because I knew it was gonna be negative. And I would have to come to terms yet again that I could give my husband the one thing that I should be able to, and not mention something is wrong due to those weird feelings I was feeling. Well this time I would get one neck of sight two lines. Omg, two lines I was so frantic I ran in the bedroom saying according to this pregnancy we are pregnant but I don't believe it we have to go get more. And we did 12 tests later still two lines.
I was gonna post earlier to this sight but didn't do to that fact I am a worst case scernio person and was fearful of loss of my unborn child. But I gave birth to my beautiful angel in August and she is perfect in every way.
I don't really recall the symptoms as when they would have started after missing my period but I do know I had a lot of nauseating feelings the majority of the day, pinching and pulling sensations kinda felt like over my ovaries, car sick quite often, and my breast were so sore I couldn't even hardly stand to wash or dry them(tmi? )

Anyways my inspiration to you can be just give up, I know thats not what you wanna hear but its so true it will happen at its own time, just enjoy life. I had such irregular periods that I just figured it would never happen but it did! I hope this gives inspiration to someone.

BFP after I 'let it go'

I got my BFP with baby #2 after 6 cycles and 5 months of trying. I thought the second baby would come with a snap (most people get pregnant the second time around easy). I got my implant removed March 5 and had ewcm and sensitive BBs predictably around cd 13-14. My first period after the implant, which was my first period in nearly 4 years, was 24 days after the implant was removed. The second cycle I used OPKs and ended up having a chemical after getting a BFP. Ironically, I got fired the day after I got my bfp and AF showed the next day.

I added preseed the next cycle but I noticed my LP was about 10-11 days. I took a break cycle cycle 4 and cycle 5 from tracking and DH and I just went with the flow. Cycle 5 I added fertilitea from CD1- CD5 but I noticed no EWCM that cycle when I had been getting it consistently every time my Ovia app said I was fertile. My cycle that cycle was 28 days long. Cycle 6 DH and I decided to up our BD efforts but I threw out my fertilitea and still didn't use OPKs. During the time my Ovia app said I was fertile we BD every other day using preseed. So I think it was CD 9, 11, 13, 15 we BD with preseed.

What was really weird was that I had this intuition. WHile we were BD on CD 13, the thought went through my mind "this is it!" I knew with every cycle we didn't conceive the likelihood of conceiving was going on. AF due CD 24 and I took a test to enter into my app that I had a negative pregnancy test.

But the test was positive. Whaaaaaaa?

I was a notorious symptom spotter and a POAS addict. I used up all of my internet cheapies because I couldn't NOT pee on something. Every cycle I convinced myself I was pregnant. But the cycle I got a BFP I didn't even think about it during the TWW. I didn't track. I didn't count DPO. I don't temp. I didn't use OPKs. I didn't pay attention. I didn't POAS before AF was due. And I didn't really do anything special or different. Why cycle 6? Why not all the other times?

Anyway, the one "symptom" I noticed my bfp cycle before AF was that my CM was very thick and creamy. It kept getting on my panties and I always felt wet. That was the ONE thing that was different. I don't even know if that is specifically pregnancy related because I'm about 9 weeks now and don't have the CM like I did around the time I got my BFP.

So ladies, my advise is give yourself time off your BC for your body to regulate. And a short LP that is not diagnosed as a LP defect is long enough to get pregnant. It is weird to have your period due by 11 dpo with a full day of pre af spotting. But I did get pregnant. Perhaps I ovulated earlier than CD 14. Maybe it was 10dpo I found out.

Baby dust to all!

Two Years & On A Break

Hello! I'm still in complete shock about this entire thing. I've taken so many HPTs that I never expected to see a BFP!
Short Story: DH and I have been trying for almost 2 years. Recently, I had been put on Clomid for a few months with no luck. In August, I had just had enough. I stopped taking it. I continued to take my thyroid medication and 1500mg of Metformin. My usual 34 day cycle returned to a normal 28 day cycle. I truly believe the Metformin helped make this happen. I started to 'O' on CD14 like clockwork. This stuff has been amazing. Nauseating, but amazing.

I continued to use my PTracker App only to mark when we BD. So, this is how I finally got my BFP:

CD12: BD (standing up & showered immediately. Went on with my day).
CD14: BD in PM. Elevated hips (b/c...why not?) Went to sleep shortly after. At this point, I figured nothing would happen. After all, it hasn't worked before.

1DPO: Small amount white, thick CM.
4-6DPO: Had family in town for the county fair. The entire weekend I felt bloated and ate almost everything that the fair had to offer. I associated the bloating to all of the horrible food that we had been eating. The only reason we go is to eat, so.... I was also very Constipated. Again, I attributed that to how terribly I had been eating. I took a nap in mid-afternoon every single day that my family was here. That was usual. I never nap.
6DPO: Had an absolutely HORRIBLE taste in my mouth before I went to bed. I don't even want to relive it....
7DPO: Major cramps in AM, boobs were tender (but nothing to write home about). Took 3 hour nap.
8DPO: Creamy/Yellow CM, Hips hurt, Sides of Breasts are Sore, Stuffy nose at night. I ate my leftover dinner at 10:30. I mean...I devoured it!! Major constipation.
9DPO: BFN. Pulling & Stretching behind my belly button. Boobs still sore. Dream about shopping for a baby. Very weird BM. Weird feeling on my right side....almost like a flutter.
10DPO: Really gassy when I woke up. Felt like I had to burp. BFN....but wait,....BFP??? I used a Dollar Store test (b/c we all know how much $$ we spend on those darn things) took about 2 or 3 minutes, but the second pink line was faint, faint, faint!!! I'll definately re-test on my lunch break. Twitchy eyes. Soooooo hungry!!! I could not wait for my clients to leave so that I could go to lunch.
Digital test at lunch said "Not Pregnant"...but Blue Dye CVS brand was very, very faint positive. These have been known to get EVAP lines, so...didn't get my hopes up.
Took another Cheapy after work: Very faint second line. Asked DH...he didn't see anything (of course).
11DPO: I woke up SUPER EARLY to take a test before DH left for work (Thanks Goodness I do not work on Fridays). Dollar Store Test: BFP (faint, but there), CVS Blue Dye: BFP (faint, but there), Clear Blue Digital: PREGNANT!!!!!!!!

That was all the proof that DH needed. He went to work panicking about being a parent & how we're going to pay for all of this. :) Typical for DH.

This is our first pregnancy and I'm soooooo excited!!! My first appointment is not until November 5th. I know it's early to post on here,but I had to tell SOMEONE!! We're telling my parents tonight, his soon, and I'll be informing my closest girlfriends. All others will wait until after my first ultrasound.

What I did differently?: Stopped trying, relaxed...and prayed. I did not pray for a BFP....I asked for peace and understanding. The Lord works in mysterious ways.

Good luck to all of you TTC'ers. I understand...I've been there.