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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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Shocked and Happy!

Wow!! Can't believe at 39 I am posting this here!! We were NOT trying to get pregant. We have three precious children and were content and trying to avoid pregnancy. God had other plans!! Had sex on CD7 around midnight. Started charting temperatures because I was a little concerned that I could get pregnant if I ovulated early. I ovulated between CD11-CD12. Not sure exactly because BBT didn't rise abruptly like it normally does. It was a slow rise. Gonna go with CD12 for now.

O day:97.3 Bad O pains hit around 3:30. Sore nipples immediately. Last day of EWCM
1DPO:97.5 Tiny bit CM pasty CM. Cervix closed/tilted. Sharp pain low pubic bone right side. Constipation.
2DPO:97.5 CM white/sticky/creamy but stretches and holds shape. Temp 99.2 afternoon.
3DPO:97.77 pasty CM, normal. Cervix closed. Ovaries feel strained/pulling. No breast or nipple tenderness. Got stung by two honey bees. Awesome.
4DPO:98.1 CM same.
5DPO:97.9 Lots white thick pasty creamy cm with some bits in it. Intermittent breast burning and feel kinda sore on sides like had done pushups. Periody feeling down low.
6DPO:98.1 Very white thick creamy CM my me of crumbly. Headache all day, dull. Increased sex drive
7DPO:97.9 Cm milky/creamy evening and some thick stretchy. Small twinge felt bladder located. Boobs aching on sides under armpits. Vaginal aches.
8DPO:98.03 Cm opaque/yellow ewcm. Boobs aching sides/armpits. Cramping to left of pubic bone area and above at night. Light vag aches.
9DPO:98.12 Few light twinges same place as yesterday. Light vag aches. Some very white/yellow thick snotty cm. Leaking colostrum??!?!? What? TEST BFN
10DPO:97.87 Vivid pregnancy dream involving telling my sister I was pregnant. Cm drying up. Late night:sharp shooting pain up crotch and rectum.
11DPO: 98.25 POAS and while waiting had sharp shooting pain up vag and rectum. Oh, and a BFP!!! Shocked!!! Take two more test, all positive. Husband in denial! Coming around now though!!

Didn't know sperm could live that long to be honest. Thought we were in a safe zone but obviously we weren't!! Husband had a vasectomy after our second was born and then reversed it five years later and we had our third who is almost 4. We were told his reversal was unsuccessful and we wouldn't be able to conceive. I was already pregnant when they told us that and now I am again!! God is great!!!! We would have never tried for another baby, but God has blessed us with one anyone!! A friend had told me last month that he loved all my kids and any other kids God may bless us with. I asked him why he said that and he said maybe Jesus laid it on his heart and here we are a month later! Wow!!! I also saw a baby in the clouds 2 weeks ago. stopped and took a picture! God speaks!! Awesome! Good luck to all of you ladies!! Trust God!!!

Finally BFP @ 13dpo!!

Been TTC for 6 months and the month I stopped caring so much and didn't temp or use OPKs I got my bfp! Here's what I did different this month. Began taking 2 evening primrose pills, 1 vit c 1000mg, and 1 B6 100mg. I produced more EWCM than I've ever seen!!! So apparently it worked.... I also didn't have a lot of symptoms, just noticed my nipples and boobs hurt WAY sooner than normal (around 7-8dpo) and around 9-10dpo I had implantation spotting and I've NEVER had that happen so thought something might be up. I had two different days where I felt yucky after eating and around 4-5 dpo I came down with a phlemy cough and runny nose that lasted over a week!

I tested the night of 12dpo and saw nothing on the test so got upset and threw it away. I thought for sure since I had spotting that I'd have a positve by now. Then the morning of 13dpo I took one of my cheap clinical guard tests and again didn't see anything right away and got really upset and threw it away and just figured I'm not pregnant. Well, later that day something sparked me to look in the trash and check out my test and when I held it just right I could see the FAINTEST line. I got a little excited so I held my pee for 4 hours and tested again later that day on 13 dpo and got a bfp!! I have tested many times since then and my line is soo much darker and makes me happy!! AF hasn't even shown the slightest hit its comming so fingers crossed. My first dr appt isn't for another week but by then I'll be around 6.5weeks according to when I ovulated.

Apparently it's true when you stop caring so much it happens!!! Hope this baby sticks! It's our first :)

1st BFP

I have never posted anywhere before but have been reading these posts religiously as I've thought I could have been pregnant a few times since coming off BC but never was! Sorry in advance if this is a lengthy post but it's been a roller coaster!

I went off BC a year ago in May 2014 because my thyroid was slightly elevated and my PCP said this could contribute to this and the anxiety I was experiencing. After going off of BC AF was all over the place. Some cycles were 6 weeks, some were 3 weeks and every where in between. We were not actively trying to conceive because I wanted my body to chill out! Then I started synthroid after my TSH was still slightly higher than ideal for conception according to my doc and AF became nonexistent, aka barely spotting (sorry tmi). I stopped taking it in February after another visit with my OB who said to just take my prenatal and use OPKs for a month to make sure I was in fact ovulating. It took almost 5 weeks but received a solid pos OPK in March, temp increase and normal AF two weeks later. After that I decided to just stop paying attention and agonizing over what was or wasn't happening. DH travels a lot for work so he was gone most of April. In May we went on vacation together and to my surprise!

AF started on 5/8 and ended 5/14 (I've always had 7 day AFs). DH and I were away from 5/15-5/26. I didn't use OPKs this cycle but I'm going to assume I O'ed on CD14 for the sake of symptoms and EDD (Feb 2016). We were on vacation so pretty much BD'd every day if not every other day. Used preseed for lubricant purposes maybe once. I am taking New Chapter PreNatals and a Vit D supplement and have been ever since stopping BC.

5/21 - O day?
5/22-5/25 - 1-4 DPO nothing to report
5/26 - 5 DPO felt twinges and exhausted but assumed it was from jet lag
5/27- 6 DPO exhausted and HOT. I am fair skinned and was bright red even through my tan!
5/28 - 7 DPO exhausted. BBT higher than I ever remember seeing it. REALLY sore BBs.
5/29 - 8 DPO exhausted. Thought it was just taking me a long time to get over jet lag.
5/30 - 9 DPO took BBT and still high. Really dry CM this entire time. Used a wondfo and saw a faint BFP. Thought it was an evap so took another an hour later and got the same thing! Line was so faint DH didn't believe it. Was very nauseous that night with horrible sore throat.
5/31 - 10 DPO went out for lunch with a friend and peed on a FRER when I got home. BFP appeared right away!
6/1 - 11 DPO sore BBs, HOT, nauseous, woke up to pee 4 times
6/2 - 12 DPO sore BBs and nauseous
6/3 - 13 DPO BBs calmed down today and so did the nauseous feeling. Was nervous that symptoms were going away. Then on the way home the smell of flowers almost knocked me over and I threw up after eating dinner. Creamy CM. Darker BFP on Wondfo.
6/4 - 14 DPO BBs slightly sore again, waves of nauseousness. Officially missed AF today.

Going to see my endo today to check TSH. Want to be excited but slightly terrified. I think every cramp means somethings wrong! (I've had lower back pain pretty much every day since 10 DPO.) Trying to take it all one day at a time. All I can say is that it happened when I stopped thinking about it. Easier said than done :)

BFP after chemical

Last month, I had three positives, but instead of getting clearer, they got fainter. A few days later, I got my period, and it wasn't spotting or a different color. It was clearly normal period blood. I was crushed. The next day, I passed a rather large clot, which was really unusual for me.
Skip forward a few weeks. My husband and I are in the process of moving, changing jobs, and my mom has some medical things going on herself. It's been a stressful month, to say the least. DH and I didn't even have sex much in the past month. Maybe 3 or 4 times. It's been that crazy.
So I want thinking about getting pregnant again, right after last month. I didn't know if I could. I knew there was a chance I wouldn't ovulate.
I noticed a few symptoms, but I brushed them off, thinking they were stress or wacky hormones from the chemical. I've been really tired, a lot earlier than normal, for about a week or two now. I've been unusually gassy, regardless of what I eat. And my nipples got really sore, and stayed that way. Hubby also said my breasts looked larger than normal.
And this past weekend, I expected my period. It's never been super predictable. Anywhere from 28-32 days. Yesterday was day 32, and no signs af was coming. No spotting, no discolored cm, in fact, very little cm for a few weeks now. What's there is milky and slick.
So I tested this morning, just for pace of mind, and lo and behold...

Unexplained Infertility Success Story!

Just got our BFP at 11 dpo, and still in shock! We had a MC at 10 weeks in March 2014 due to blighted ovum. We were unable to conceive after that and so after a year of trying, we saw an RE. All of our tests came back with good results and we were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. We were started on clomid and IUIs and continued for 4 cycles, which were unsuccessful, even the month I had three perfect follicles. After these failed, we met with our doctor in March 2015, and he recommended IVF. After thinking it over a few months, we paid our (very expensive) deposit this month. 3 days ago, I made my IVF appointments. We were just doing our thing this month, NTNP, no ovulation tests, no preseed. On a hunch, I took a FR test that same night, and got a very very faint positive! They've been getting stronger ever since! Can't believe this is FINALLY out month. Please send us your best wishes for a sticky bean.

My symptoms starting at about 8dpo were BAD moodiness and insomnia. Now I have headaches and nausea, sore boobs. Bring on the symptoms!

Finally!

Like so many of you, I have been patiently waiting and scrolling these stories for hope and inspiration and positive thoughts that one day I would be able to share my own story. I even had to stop reading your beautiful stories because I gave up hope at one point.

My story began at age 15 when I started feeling very intense abdominal pain. I was rushed to the ER in the middle of the night, and after some testing and a laparascopy, I was told I had developed a cyst on my right ovary that was crushing and twisting my Fallopian tube and cutting off circulation to the ovary. The ovary and fallopian tube were removed and I went on about life with terrible, heavy periods that lasted almost a week each month. I got married at 22 not caring much about whether or not I could have kids, but knowing that since we weren't using protection, it would likely just happen on its own sooner or later. I always assumed it would take longer, but at age 25, still nothing. By the time my 27th birthday rolled around I was having a period every other week and could barely function because I had gained so much weight. A friend talked me into seeing her OB, he ended up referring me to a reproductive endocrinologist. That RE changed my life! He did all the necessary blood and ultrasound testing to diagnose me with PCOS. I was put on a strict diet (but a fun one I could stick to) 1500 MGs a day of Metformin and 100 MGs a day of spironolactone, as well as birth control. In one year I had dropped 70 pounds, my periods were normal, and I felt like a human again.

My husband and I decided it was time to go off birth control and start trying. Two years later, with not even a pregnancy scare, we were still without child. I went back to the RE in tears. Being ignorant of how much others go through to get pregnant (IUI, IVF) I thought it was the end of the road. He reassured me all would be well and prescribed 100 MGs of Clomid to be taken days 3 - 9 of my cycle. I took it religiously for three months. We missed the mark all three months, only BDing sporadically. I decided at the end of January 2015 that it just wasn't in the cards for us to get pregnant, and after the hot flashes and mood swings on the Clomid, I wasn't sure I could handle any more invasive treatments. My husband and I decided to give it a break for a few months. We bought concert tickets and booked road trips for the spring and summer. In February we decided to make it all about fun, so we went out and drank a lot, hung out with friends, and just generally lived it up. We had sex once around 2/6 and I recall it was very intense and satisfying for me. Valentine's rolled around. We had an amazing day exploring our city. We ate oysters and drank bloody Marys and cuddled. We didn't BD until the next day, so 2/15. I wasn't even tracking ovulation so I have no idea when I ovulated.

Around the 27th I felt some cramping and, with that old sinking feeling, figured Aunt Flo was coming. Cramping continued for two more days. I wiped once that third day and there was some brown discharge so I was sure I was starting. My husband ended up hurting his knee and slicing his hand open in the same week, so that next week was full of a lot of stress, a trip to the ER, and doctor's appointments. Still no period. I remember thinking I just felt off. All the other symptoms I experienced were exactly like PMS, so I won't mention them. The only thing that was different was that I felt calm, but sort of disconnected from everything. I was also extremely tired, like, go home and fall asleep on the couch at 4 PM, wake up at 7:30, eat dinner, and go right back to bed for another 8 hours. Friday morning rolled around, so almost three weeks since the last day we BD'd and I just felt like I needed to take a pregnancy test. My husband was outside drinking coffee and enjoying the morning, so I peed on that stick. The positive line showed up faintly right away, but the control line took FOREVER to show up. I thought it was defective so I sent a picture to my sister who is a labor/delivery nurse and has 3 kids to ask her if I should get another test. She instantly texted back a huge congratulations and then called me crying! Six tests of different brands were all positive. The RE got me in for a blood test that day and called me back to confirm it. HCG levels holding steady. We got to see our tiny precious baby and yolk sac and hear the heartbeat a week later.

I'm now 16 weeks pregnant and beyond excited. I really feel the Clomid stimulated my remaining ovary enough that I just needed to take a month off from planning and controlling everything and let nature work its magic.

Ladies - don't give up! Your struggles will make you a better mom, a more compassionate friend, and a stronger person.

First BFP after 3 years. Endo, LPD, weak ov, hostile fluid, low progesterone, laparoscopy (laser).

Hi everyone!

I really cannot believe I am here to share this story. I have been reading these stories for 3 years and never ever ever thought I would get pregnant, I truly believed that and it had taken an emotional toll on me. The only reason I am writing this now is to lend some hope to you ladies out there, because I know how much others stories would help me when I was in my darkest moments.

My background:
Saw 3 different fertility specialists over 3 years, Used multiple OPKs, IUIs, HSG, sonohysterogram, laparoscopy to remove stage 2 endo, hysterscopy to remove polyps, clomid, letrazole, bloodtests, ultrasounds, progesterone, trigger shots, etc, and every home remedy (pineapple core, preseed, mucinex, guafenin, legs in air, etc.). My lap was Dec 26 2013, I had it done due to SEVERE debilitating period cramps and infertility. It did not help whatsoever for my pain nor my fertility, so the last few months I have been researching the leading endo excision specialist in the world in California who changes women's lives apparently. Also been setting little money aside each week for IVF, but at the rate I was going, would take 30 years to have enough money.

Anyway, for some reason, as of the last 3-4 months, I just finally became burned out and tired, mentally exhausted. Got rid of all OPKs, medicines, everything. Only marked when my period would start so that I had an idea when to expect it and I could plan around the pain that would come. Was so consumed with buying a house that I just completely put TTC out of my mind, which I never thought I could do, but in a way, I "let go" for the time being. Didnt even have much sex at all, just wasnt in the mood.

I just found out 2 days ago that I am expecting. Got my first ever positive pregnancy test in 3 years of trying. Only reason I tested was because I noticed my period was 4-5 days late, which is weird for me. It was a very strong positive and my betas are very good. Of course, I am TERRIFIED of miscarriage or something else going wrong, but more than anything I am truly SHOCKED that it finally happened when I was trying the least. I used to HATE when I would read those stories of relaxing and letting go to make it happen, but I am living proof, or else its just one hell of a coincidence. This should not be possible, all 3 docs told me I had less than 1% chance of conceiving. Anyway, DONT EVER LET GO OF HOPE. I let the anxiety and depression of infertility destroy my social life and some friendships. Hang in there please and good luck!!!!!! <3

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BFP after 7 months & going NTNP!!

After 6 months of obsessing and let's downs. I decided to stop all the madness of tracking my cycle, opks, timed BD, no pre-seed... and just relax and enjoy another summer without a baby. Sounds crazy but I was at peace with not being pregnant & made lots of fun summer plans to go out boating, drinking, dancing, and just have irresponsible FUN! Lol

well.. the universe had other plans.. suprised? Me too!

I seriously did not count my days. No opks, no google stalking, no cervix/cm checks, no tww.com visits either!!

hubs & I had sex only TWICE this month, the second time being 3 days ago, the first sometime after my period ended. We had long trips apart, and the flu hitting us at alternating times. The only thing I noticed was TONS of EWCM right after we BDed the first time this month which I thought was odd since it was only a few days after my period ended, so I must have ovulate early on and his swimmers lasted a few days in the EWCM!

Symptoms? I thought for sure there were zero chances in hell this would happen so I didn't pay attention or track days. I did notice that startimh a few days ago my boobs, which are normally sore after ovulation, we're hurting A LOT more. Ive been super emotional & tired. Had a weird dream I was breast feeding one night. a bit more acne than normal PMS, and that's about it. Like I said, I felt like just every other month during PMS.

This morning, after blowing up on my husband for not loading the dishwasher (he ended up storming out) I thought why not take a test, I had one more in my stash, and since it had been about 25-26 days since my last period.

i used a first response RAPID. not at all sensitive & only to be used after a missed period so again I totally thought I'd see a bfn right away.

the test line showed up IMMEDIATELY! so bright pink, so perfect, not even a squinter.

Still in shock. hubs bday is on the 28th so I have this little onesie I've been saving just in case and it says "Daddy's Little Farmer" (we own s family farm ;)) that I am going to give him! Oh my goshhh so excited!!

lets pray I can keep a secret for the next 4 days & that this little bean holds on tight.

You know how they say relax it'll happen & you want to punch someome?! Well, they are right! The second we relaxed, we nailed it! Lol

obese, bfp after 1 year ttc

hello everyone,
i have been a silent reader for more than a year and finally i got to share my bfp story. i am 28 and dh is 27. i am obese with bmi more than 40. i was diagnosed with high bp but normal blood sugar level.

dh and i were married in november 2013 and i got pregnant right away (i was about 20kg lighter). sadly, i had a miscarriage in january 2014 and started to gain weight. i waited for about 2 months after my d&c and start ttc (charting, opk, etc) . fyi, i usually have 35 days cycle and i got my period every month. after months and months of ttc, i thought i am infertile due to my weight.

i started to take daily supplements of 3000mg of fish oil, 1 tablet of similac pramilet and black seed oil (in october 2014). and still nothing happen. the only difference was i started to get shorter days cycle around 33-34. oh and less painful menstrual cramps too. i gave up hope and we decided to stop ttc in february 2015.

i got my usual period on 20th march 2015 and 3 days later i decided to go for wet cupping (hijama) cos i heard that it gives lots of benefits to our body such as improving blood flow. but it was for the muscle pains that i suffer from. and on 5th april 2015, we bd twice and that was it. i didnt even know when did i ovulate and such.

since last weekend, i noticed that i crave for unusual things and i want it like immediately. and my husband dreamt of having a son, the first time ever, earlier this month. and my bestfriend told me last week that she had a dream about me getting pregnant. and the thing that really made me think i was pregnant is that i started to have really really sore boobs since monday (but i was still debating with my thoughts saying that its pms cos im so tired of being frustrated with lots of bfn few months back). i also noticed that i got really hard nipple over the weekend.

so, today i went to pharmacy to get a hpt and poas and immediately i saw the long awaited second line of bfp like in 2 seconds. i didnt have to squint like i used to do in past cycles. it just appear straight away!! i hope that this one sticks to full term and i dont get any complications. alhamdulillah for this miracle that i thought would never happen again. so ladies, never lose hope. when the time comes, youll get your bfp. baby dust to all.

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Age 45 BFP Naturally

Hello,
I hope my story brings hope to everyone. I'm 45 and DH is 40. We've been ttc for almost 3 years. All the fertility tests for both of us were completely normal so the only factor was my age (old eggs). In the last year we did 8 IUI's with Femara or Clomid and trigger shot at the Kaiser REI clinic. It didn't work for us. Finally, my doctor tried to convince me to do IVF with donor eggs. The estimated cost was $30,000-$40,000. So, I looked into doing IVF with my own eggs in Mexico. We went to visit a clinic in Nuevo Vallarta called Liv Fertility Center. It was brand new, spectacular and at the beach, across from the Hard Rock Hotel! The total quote for IVF everything included was $7,000. So our plan was to go in June and stay for 21 days. But, BIG CHANGE OF PLAN. I kept hoping this cycle would be successful so I used the Clearable digital ovulation sticks. I kept getting the flashing happy face and it never turned solid. So we just BD every other day, while it was flashing. I wasn't very hopeful due to it never turning solid. However I did notice that I had much more CM since not taking the Clomid. I started doing the HPT on CD11 with the Dollar Tree test and there was a faint BFP. The next day my husband came home from work with the First Response 6 days earlier tests and they were positive too. Finally, I got a positive blood pregnancy test at Kaiser. We are so excited and still can't believe it!

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