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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.

BFP with Male Infertility

I'm writing this to hopefully inspire and encourage women that it is possible to get your BFP. Believe me I was definitely to the point of thinking it would never happen to us. It took us 2 years and 3 unsuccessful IUI's, plus a lot of dough before we got our BFP. It was a complete SHOCKER!!! After about a year of TTC with knew there was an issues. I had a bunch of test ran and they all came back normal. So on to the husband, he had his sperm checked and unfortunately he had low morphology (2%), but his count and motility were on point. We decided to see a fertility specialist. The doctor stated that we would have no issues conceiving with the help of IUI. He assured us if it didn't happen with the first IUI, it would definitely happen with the 2nd IUI and we trusted him. Well, 3 IUI's down and still not pregnant. We were heartbroken. So we decided to take a break and save some money. I heard on the internet about this fertility lube called Preseed. I heard some good things and some bad, plus it was $20! BUT we decided to try it... Hell it couldn't hurt, right?! The first month of using it, we had no success, but it felt good so we used it again the next month. At about 13dpo I thought to myself "I have had heartburn with every meal for the last 3 days, plus some unusual cramping. BTW, I am not an HPT freak and haven't taken one at home in forever. I said to myself "what the heck, I'm going to take a HPT". In seconds of taking the test those two beautiful pink lines showed up. I was so in shock, that I took another one. I COULDN"T BELIEVE IT! After all this time we are finally PREGNANT!!! Well I had my first doctors apt today and we are 5 weeks and 2 days. So Ladies... IT CAN HAPPEN.... STAY POSITIVE!!! Baby dust to you!

BFP with Short Luteal Phase!

Hi girls! I've been reading all of your awesome BFP stories for the past few months, and they've encouraged me so much. Since it's finally happened for me, I thought I'd post my story in case it brought encouragement to anyone else :-)

I had TTC in 2009-2010 with my ex-husband, right before we divorced, without any success. I realized through charting that my luteal phase was short (9-10 days, 11 days if I was lucky), so I tried B6 vitamins, progesterone creams and changing my diet. Still nothing worked. Fast forward to now, very happily remarried since June 2014. Knowing my past struggles with my short luteal phase, I thought it would take us a really long time to get pregnant. DH and I decided in early January to start TTC, and I had already been taking Vitex off and on for about 3 months. I got more serious about Vitex, taking 1200 mg daily (at night, to avoid the headaches that sometimes come with Vitex) and began drinking strong infusions of Raspberry leaf and nettle leaf tea almost daily. In January, my luteal phase went up to 13 days and I thought it was finally being corrected. But in February, it dropped down to 8 days.

I ordered Maca supplements and Carlson's Elite Omega-3 and began taking these about 5 days into this past cycle and decided to relax and stop tracking my cycle (it was driving me a little crazy ;-). We also had sex every other day during my suspected ovulation window (as opposed to daily in the past cycles), not on purpose but just because we were traveling out of state and vacationing with family so it was a little trickier :-). And this was the cycle I finally got my very faint BFP at around 11 DPO, on my birthday! I thought it was defective since it was so faint, so re-tested with a pink dye test a few days later (I'd used a blue dye one the first time and read they are less reliable) and it came back nice and dark.

Before testing, I thought for sure AF was coming on. I had all the regular AF symptoms, except my boobs hurt more than normal (they felt sunburnt, like they were on fire), but that went away right before AF was due. I had absolutely no other symptom beside my regular AF ones. No spotting, nausea, fatigue or any of that stuff. I've been feeling very mild PMS-like cramping for the past few days, my boobs are slightly sore at night when I take off my bra and I have a good amount of energy (my grand-ma and her grand-ma were also like this through all their pregnancies, including the first trimester).

It still doesn't feel real! And I'm so grateful that it's finally happening and I'm hoping with all my hear that it sticks! Good luck to you all!

40 yrs old 3mcs and bfp

I have been trying for baby #2 for almost 3 years. I have a beautiful almost 4 year old daughter. I got prego in June 2013 but mc'd at 5 weeks. Doc said it was ok to try again and give it 6 more month. In March 2014 I was 5 days late and thought i might have had another mc but i only tested at 11dpo and the day i finally got af. So i may have missed my bfp. In July 2014 I got another bfp (faint) at 14dpo but af came 6 days later. I went back to the doc and she gave me clomid 50mg days 3-7. I tried 2 months, then took 2 months off over the holidays. I took clomid again in January with no luck. The first attempt i got a bfp, but it got lighter and went away after 2 days then i got af.

So I have tried everything i could find over the last few years: prayer, pineapple core, sun flower seeds, extra vitamin B, fish oil, meditation, co Q10, baby aspirin, robetussin, clomid, temping, opks, etc. This month i was extremely stressed (we sold our house) we bd on cd 14 and only that day. I ov'd on cd15 based on temp and cm because i didn't even bother with opks this month. The only thing i did different is upped my vitamin D after reading up on vitamin d and fertility. I have been keeping track of our ttc journey for 2 years. And i went back and looked at the 3 or 4 times i was or might have been pregnant. I had 1 months where i was taking extra vitamin D, 1 month i was working on a project outside for 3 weeks, 1 month i had taken vitex and D, and 1 month i had taken clomid and D. So i upped my D to 4000 iu a day. And here I am, at 40, overweight, 3 miscarriages and 3 failed rounds of clomid later, and im preggo!

from 2-4 dpo i had some dull to sharp pains
5dpo exhausted, sore bbs
6dpo low grade headache all day, tummy trouble
7-9dpo sore bbs, thirsty
9-11 dpo smells bothers me, crazy dreams, cramp on left side only, greasy hair and skin
12dpo BFP! Not even a squinter, thirsty, potty trips every hour, slightly dizzy, occasional queaziness. Bfp at night too.
13-17 Still BFP every day, twice on 13dpo, bbs still sore, back is sore, mild pokes in tummy not quite cramps, some dizziness, hungry and thirsty.

I won't be convinced we are in the clear until i see my baby's heart beat, but i feel optimistic and know this one will stick. I thank God, and know He pointed me in the right direction.

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40 yrs old 3mcs and bfp

I have been trying for baby #2 for almost 3 years. I have a beautiful almost 4 year old daughter. I got prego in June 2013 but mc'd at 5 weeks. Doc said it was ok to try again and give it 6 more month. In March 2014 I was 5 days late and thought i might have had another mc but i only tested at 11dpo and the day i finally got af. So i may have missed my bfp. In July 2014 I got another bfp (faint) at 14dpo but af came 6 days later. I went back to the doc and she gave me clomid 50mg days 3-7. I tried 2 months, then took 2 months off over the holidays. I took clomid again in January with no luck. The first attempt i got a bfp, but it got lighter and went away after 2 days then i got af.

So I have tried everything i could find over the last few years: prayer, pineapple core, sun flower seeds, extra vitamin B, fish oil, meditation, co Q10, baby aspirin, robetussin, clomid, temping, opks, etc. This month i was extremely stressed (we sold our house) we bd on cd 14 and only that day. I ov'd on cd15 based on temp and cm because i didn't even bother with opks this month. The only thing i did different is upped my vitamin D after reading up on vitamin d and fertility. I have been keeping track of our ttc journey for 2 years. And i went back and looked at the 3 or 4 times i was or might have been pregnant. I had 1 months where i was taking extra vitamin D, 1 month i was working on a project outside for 3 weeks, 1 month i had taken vitex and D, and 1 month i had taken clomid and D. So i upped my D to 4000 iu a day. And here I am, at 40, overweight, 3 miscarriages and 3 failed rounds of clomid later, and im preggo!

from 2-4 dpo i had some dull to sharp pains
5dpo exhausted, sore bbs
6dpo low grade headache all day, tummy trouble
7-9dpo sore bbs, thirsty
9-11 dpo smells bothers me, crazy dreams, cramp on left side only, greasy hair and skin
12dpo BFP! Not even a squinter, thirsty, potty trips every hour, slightly dizzy, occasional queaziness. Bfp at night too.
13-17 Still BFP every day, twice on 13dpo, bbs still sore, back is sore, mild pokes in tummy not quite cramps, some dizziness, hungry and thirsty.

I won't be convinced we are in the clear until i see my baby's heart beat, but i feel optimistic and know this one will stick. I thank God, and know He pointed me in the right direction.

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My BFP

I can’t believe I’m posting this after 20 years TTC. I have convinced myself many times before I was pregnant but nope. This time I had no symptoms other than missing my period. My husband has low sperm and we tried fertility treatments but nothing work. Ladies please don’t give up I’m 37 years old and pregnant with my first child.

DPO: 1- 11 nothing
DPO 12: Cramps thought AF was starting.
DPO: 13 Lower back pain and cramps AF due.
DPO: 14 Cramps
DPO: 15 pink cm
DPO: 16 Cramps
DPO: 17 cervical check creamy cm, low, soft but closed. Bloated. Took dollar tree test strong line instantly. Went a brought Clearblue confirm pregnancy 2-3 weeks. Dr. was able to see me that day. I had an ultrasound but embryo could not be seen. Beta was 1554 on 17dpo wow.
DPO: 18 No cramps NOTHING

BFP @ 8 DPO. NOW 13 DPO

I'm so excited and still in shock I am able to share my story with all of you!! I've been on this website for the last 7months while TTC. DH and I are both 25 and decided we are ready to become parents. We have been married two years!

TTC is like a job, last month I actually started to lose hope but I just started praying harder and this month God blessed me with a BFP. MY DH even had an appt to get her sperm analysis so we could make sure that wasn't a problem!

Here are symptoms:

1-5DPO: 1 DPO had very thick, sticky discharge (never experienced before so I just knew that had to be a sign) slight cramping, 2-3 DPO had terrible diarrhea (not sure if symptom or if I was sick/food poisoning), very tired, boobs were not sore yet
6-7DPO: little more cramping, boobs slightly sore only when pushed on them
8DPO: took test in am on internet cheapie. Faint line appeared, couldn't believe my eyes so I posted pic in "am I pregnant" blog and got a huge response everyone thought I was pregnant. Sore boob, slight cramping and actually had light brown discharge (prayed it was implantation bleeding)
9DPO: took another test faint line on Internet cheapie, BFN on DG TEST. Light brown discharge when wiped or check cervix position. Cervix high medium softness and closed
10DPO: faint positive on both Internet cheapie and DG TEST. DH still would not believe I was pregnant! The brown discharge is gone. Slight cramping. Hungry. Exhausted
11DPO: BFP!!!
12DPO: BFP on clear blue digital! DH believed it when I showed him test that said "pregnant" lol.

Things we did different. Took a break from Preseed and soft cups. Used egg meets sperm plan, DIGITAL OPKS, BBT temp( which showed a slow rise after ovulation)

Hope this helps all trying to conceive! Wishing all of you the best of luck and baby dust! Hoping to see many more BFP stories!

Praying for happy healthy 9 months :)

BFP 2 days before IVF!!!

My husband and I have been TTC for 2 years. I've regularly stalked this site and held onto every BFP story as a shred of hope.

Our RE told us along the way that due to our particular fertility issues (PCOS, low sperm count, 0% morphology), we would not be able to conceive naturally, and IVF would be the best option. We did all the prep and pre-requisites for IVF, and I was supposed to call the nurse last week to tell her when I started my period, so that we could begin the medications and IVF cycle.

My period never came, so on a whim, I took a HPT the morning of my missed period. I knew it would be negative, just like it had been for the last 2 years, so I set it on the counter, went to the kitchen and started doing some things around the house. I had forgotten about the HPT and went back several minutes later to check (prepared to pick it up and throw it in the trash immediately) and was SHOCKED to see that it read "Pregnant 2-3 weeks"!!! After picking myself up off the floor and drying my tears, I immediately ran out and bought several more tests and tried them...all BFP!!!

Since then I've had 2 Beta tests and all numbers look great. Still very very early (5 weeks) so I am praying that our little miracle baby sticks and I am thanking God every minute for this amazing surprise. I would never tell someone TTC that "it will happen when the time is right" or any of those other annoying things people say, but I will say I 100% believe this is a miracle and prayer is a powerful thing.

Here are some symptoms I've had along the way:

14 DPO - extremely moody/weepy/irrational
16 DPO - Strong food aversion (feta cheese)
17 DPO - BFP!!! Cramping and backache
18 DPO - Cramping and dizziness
19 DPO - Cramping, bloating, dizziness, fatigue, craving anything salty
20 DPO - All of the above and empty stomach feeling, insomnia
21 DPO - All of the above and heavy boobs, sore on outside/left

Good luck to you all and please wish us sticky baby dust!!! :)

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Unexplained infertility BFP

So heres the short version, I have been trying to get pregnant for nearly 10 years and after seeing several doctors and tests and lots of money later I was told I have unexplained infertility. I stopped trying nearly 2 years ago and tried to except I was not meant to be a mother..
My cycles are all over the place, usually around 3 weeks long but its also normal for me to go a couple of months without a period.
This month I was a week late, but this is normal and happens all the time, I always take a PG test and it is always negative so when I got very dark BFP instantly at 4 in the afternoon, my shock couldn't be greater

so here are my symptoms
sore boobs, which is normal for me, I have chronic breast pain, no worse no less than usual
menstrual cramps the day my period was due and for a few days after, no spotting at all
my cervix is low hard and semi open just like right before AF
very thick sticky CM
I am currently at CD33 and my nipples already have a dark ring around them,
I wasn't expecting to be pregnant and sense we had stopped trying I havent been logging symptoms, but I don't think there was anything different this month than usual.

BFP AFTER 4 AND HALF YEARS TTC!

Hi all, so i last wrote something on this board over a year ago now, before i resigned myself to spend more time on the little things in life and let the big things take care for themselves.
i am 35 and DH is 31 and we have been TTC #1 since August 2010. We have never had a BFP until this year! I am actually 12 weeks pregnant as of today (had my scan today, and baby is fab!), but wanted to wait to make sure all was well before i posted anything (i didn't want to jinx it!)
So my last period was on the 7th December, and i believe i ovulated around the 21/22 of December. We DTD on the 17/18th and 21/22nd. It didn't even cross my mind that we might be in with a chance, after trying for so long, and with a strange, heavy, spontaneous bleed after we DTD on the 18th.
After being a TWWer and symptom spotter for a very very long time, i though i would know off the bat that i was preggers. i was wrong! It was my LACK of symptoms that made me POAS! Up until the first day of my missed period, i had NO symptoms. I normally spot 2-3 days before i start my period, and there was nothing, not even a show. My boobs were tender but this is standard practice for me every month. I had no nausea, food aversions or any other "early pregnancy symptoms". I didn't know i was pregnant until I POAS, (4 of them to be exact as i couldn't believe my eyes when a BFP popped up on the first three at night!)

So, in short- don't read too much into symptoms, it could be the lack of them that gives you the clue you need. Also don't give up hope, and don't let other things in your life take a backseat if it doesn't go your way straight away. in this past year, i have started an amazing job, had a lovely holiday with my DH, and made sure we spend as much quality time together as pçossible and got a kitten named Pippin (who is a year old on April 1st) I cant wait to welcome our newset addition into our family!!

The pic i have attached is from my 4th BFP, this was the one i did with FMU, and I was shaking so much i pretty much missed the stick!

Blowing lots of lucky, sticky rainbow baby dust your way TTWers! xxx

Natural BFP After 2yrs of Failed Fertility Treatments

Hey ladies! I'm so thrilled to finally post here. I began lurking in the shadows of this site back in 2012 when my husband and I originally began ttc. Here's my timeline:

October 2012: Began trying to conceive

December 2012: Noticed (now that I was tracking) that I begin to spot sometimes up to five days post ovulation and continue to spot through to my period. Negative.

December 2012-April 2012: Negative

April 2013: Began seeing an RE due to spotting. Negative

May 2013: Diagnosed with PCOS (even though I've never had an irregular period) and a luteal phase defect. Clomid. Husband's numbers look more than perfect. Negative.

June 2013-October 2013: Clomid. Negative

November 2013: IUI with Clomid plus trigger. 2 healthy looking follicles. Negative

December 2013: IUI with Clomid plus trigger. 2 healthy looking follicles. Negative.

January 2014: RE believes I have endometriosis...awesome. -_- Negative

February 2014-May 2014: Continued trying naturally. Negative

June 2014: Laparoscopic surgery for removal of large amounts of endometriosis; however, what is there isn't very deep. The doctor also discovered that my left fallopian tube was being blocked by scar tissue. Luckily, she was able to re-open the tube. Cleared for continued ttc.

July 2014: IUI with Letrozol plus trigger. 2 healthy looking follicles. Negative

August 2014: I said, "SCREW IT! I'm done! It is what it is. I'm over it. If it happens, great.. but I'm DONE!"

August 2014-January 2015: Went back to college. Quit trying to conceive. Got a 4.0 my first semester back. Made peace with the idea that I wouldn't be a mommy.

**Here's the fun part**

January 2015: Begin working out and I'm loving it.

CD 15-17 - It's obvious (just by my body's signs) that I'm ovulating.. but who cares? I can't get pregnant! BD random days.
(10 DPO): Boobs hurt, bloated, cramping lightly. Begin spotting like usual..just brown stuff. I ALWAYS spot before my period. Here's she comes!
(12 DPO): Spotting is gone... and I mean GONE! I'm talking.. nothing.. nada.. it's just gone.
(13 DPO): Still no spotting... this is strange... but my boobs still hurt. Maybe I'm skipping a period due to working out so hard?
(14 DPO): Still no spotting... boobs really hurt and here's something new... I can feel little electric jolts in my boobs. Weeeirddd. "Let's just test so I can get this over with and know that I'm NOT pregnant and then I can take my mind off of it."

*Tests and throws it on the bathtub ledge while I'm taking a bath* I look over.. and there it is.. plain as day. No squinting.. no holding it to the light... it's just there.. the two lines I'd never seen before.. right there.. staring back at me at 1:30am while I soak in a bath.

HCG levels were checked the next day and were at 298, more than doubling to 536 in 48 hours. My first ultrasound is next week and I'm now currently 5 weeks. Prayers, ladies.

The pain of infertility is real. I promise to keep you all in my prayers while I'm thanking God for this miracle. Stay strong and I love each and every one of you! <3

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