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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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2 years and 5 months later ... BFP

I am still in shock and awe! I was at the point where I thought this was just never going to happen for us and was going to suggest seeing a fertility Dr. starting in the Spring. BUT, I was 1 day late and I thought what the heck, why not just take a test, you know it's going to be negative but at least you can stop thinking about it then... but it turned out to be a BFP +++! For months I had been planning this big creative way to announce to my husband, but as soon as I saw the '+' I came out of the bathroom and said I have something I need to show you and gave him the test!! Just to confirm for myself, I took another test, this time I used the digital one that tells you how far along you likely are (1-2 weeks). So, now I am patiently waiting for Monday to come so I can call the clinic and make my appointment with the Dr. to get "real" confirmation. =)
It's funny, for 2 months before I was using OPK to get an exact date of ovulation, I had just ordered a thermometer and have it sitting on my night table. But in November we were going to be away over what I figured was my ovulaiton window so I thought I will just save the kit until the following month, and wait to start the temp testing too! Guess I don't need either now!!
My symptoms during the TWW were: extremely tired (I am usually a night owl, but the last couple weeks I am in bed by 9:30-10 bc I am so tired), found that I was burping a lot, then on dpo 12-15 I had some abdominal cramping, lower back pain, sore/tender breasts only began on dpo 12-13, and was pretty irritable (exact same symptoms I get right before my period, that's why I thought I was gonna get a BFN).
We are super excited, but trying to keep calm until I get the confirmation from my Dr. =)

Good luck and baby vibes to all of you out there struggling, I sympathize with you, try to stay positive and know that it will happen!

conceived on our 12th month :-)

So for the first 9 months of ttc I tracked everything and was on point. Month 10 and 11 I said I wasn't going to pay attention but I still tracked cm and kept a couple of notes. Still tested early to be disappointed. Month 12 I had just came off of a 2 month diet. I was eating healthy which I always do and did nothing different. I didn't track and told my husband after my period came I was going in birth control for 6 months to try and help a lil and give me a break to concentrate on my gym. We all know when TTC that's all we can focus on! I noticed ewcm on tissue in abundance on CD 15 & 16! Noted it in my mind because I never have it even when checking let alone on tissue...maybe once or twice before. Once O was over I realized you know what my boobs don't hurt like usual after O. And I just felt generally crappy like I was gonna vet sick but wasn't yet. Day period was due my boobs swelled up and were tender... no period in morning like usual...I told myself I'd wait a day then I realized how clear my face was! By period time my face is always completely broken out...made me think Mmm...went and got a dollar store test and took it in mid morning. Blank white stated at me by the time the control showed up...I'd seen it too many times so threw it out. And like always went to pee about 40 min later and saw a second pink line. I freaked BC in the prior 11 months I'd never even gotten an evap line. Told myself go get another test and wait for morning. Of course I didn't. I took it that night on dpo 14. Within two min super light second line. Wasn't convinced said I'll wait till morning since it was a two morning took the next and same super faint line. Felt a little discouraged. Asked sisters advice said wait a day get a digi. Well I got the digital on CD 15 and took it with super watered down urine after work in the afternoon...the great is history. I am ecstatic. Sorry for this long story but I can't believe I'm writing it. I'm saying that I'm pregnant! Thank you all for being so wonderful

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god answered our prayers

I thank god. To cut a long story short I lost a baby she was sick and she was only 6 months old. After her death in 2012 I tried concieving. I had two miscarriages in 2013. I've been trying since and nothing. I got my BFP on monday. I was shocked coz I had given up on concieving I only bd'd for fun. Baby dust to all of you ladies who are trying to concieve

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No symptoms, Shocking BFP

I am 32 and have been trying to actively conceive since June. Even before that we didn't use BC because even though I have always had regular periods, PCOS and a short luteal phase, when I actually ovulate, make conception challenging. I used a Clear Blue Fertility monitor, pre seed, and was taking metformin, but every month the monitor (which I started in April to get a baseline) told me I didn't ovulate and over the summer my periods became irregular. By the end of September I had given up. My husband was going to be traveling for work most of October so I stopped tracking everything and decided to take the month off accept for taking the metformin and I added in Vitex to try to regulate my periods. We literally only BD'd twice the whole month because he was gone. When my period didn't come I didn't even consider pregnancy. I had zero symptoms. I was worried something was wrong and after a few weeks decided I should make an appointment. I took a pregnancy test two weeks after missed period just to be sure because I knew they would ask when I went in. It was an immediate BFP. I was shocked. I had my first ultrasound today and I'm 8 weeks 2 days and heart beat of 177 bpm.

I credit the vitex and taking the month off from tracking which alleviated stress. I know that we all pour over everyone's symptoms on here during our TWW to determine if we possibly could be preggers. I just want any woman who has no symptoms to not count themselves out yet. I'm 8 weeks and still barely have symptoms. My OB says I'm just lucky. Keep your head up ladies, it will happen.

My 1st BFP!! Finally!!

Funny story actually, I found out about my pregnancy Sunday night at work. I told my coworker how I haven't gotten my period and I was 4 days late and I was tired sleepy and had slight breast tenderness. He insisted that I was pregnant and he had suspected it all along. He suggested I take a pregnancy test so he went out and bought me one and sure enough it was a Bfp! My partner and I weren't actively trying, we were more on the "if it happens it happens" side but if not that's perfectly fine with us. I really wanted to post my story because this site gave me hope when I felt completely incapable of conceiving. I know everyone hates to here this but don't focus too much on ttc because you'll just stress yourself out and prolong the wait for a baby. It seems that people are so focused on getting pregnant that they forget to enjoy themselves in their most intimate moments.

Now time for the symptoms; I didn't really have any symptoms just the usual pms symptoms. I had breats tenderness but it went away around the time my period was due then came back just a little tender. I had no cramps whatsoever except for maybe one time but it was super mild and only for about a minute. I had some nausea but only for one day and it was on the drive back home from Halloween horror nights and that was weird for me because I never get car sick. Ever! Other than that there's no nausea, no morning sickness, nothing. The tale tell sign was no Aunt Flo and that's a little strange for me because I am very consistent on my cycle, every 5th of the month. My only thought was maybe it's changing but that's unlikely because my cycle usually changes once a year and the that's around the spring or summer time.(I never noticed that until daddy to be pointed it out a couple years ago) I did have some sort of spotting on the 7th it was just a little bit of red on the toilet paper as I wiped so I put a pad on thinking aunt flo was here and nothing. I had my suspicions about being pregnant but didn't think too much of it until I took the test.

I just wanted to give a little info about me incase some of you ladies can relate to my story, I'm 19 I've been with daddy to be for 3 1/2 years. I have regular 30-31 day cycles (every 5th of the month). We were not using and form of birth control except for the pull out method (most of the time at least). I was not taking any fertility drugs or doing any of the old wives tales i.e. lay on your back with hips up ontop of a pillow etc. I wish you ladies ttc the best of luck and baby dust to you all! Hope you found my story hopeful. Thanks for reading and feel free to ask any questions! :)

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After 8 months TTC #3, gave month later, BFP!

I will start off by saying I ran myself ragged doing BBT, OPKs, tracking CM, and raking the internet researching every little symptom. I was majorly depressed after month after month of negative HPTs! Finally my husband and I decided to give up all of the tracking and let it happen in it's own time. The week of ovulation, I was noticing some egg white cm. I still had a lot of wondfo OPKs so I decided to go ahead and test. Hubby and I did the deed Sunday, morning of Tuesday, and morning of Wednesday which is when I got my positive OPK in the late afternoon. I think I was at the end of my surge and ovulated earlier that day. Anyway here are my symptoms by DPO.

1-3 dpo- nothing
4 dpo- lots of thick white creamy cm
5 dpo- noticing some very consistant dull cramping
6 dpo- cramping continues, creamy cm....never seen this kind of cm in my 8 months of ttc, also I had a very intense urge to eat Reeses!
7 dpo- got food before going to work so I was hungry when I got there, while talking to my co-worker my stomach started to feel very green, had to excuse myself because I thought I was going to yack.... more creamy cm, really wanted some Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
8 dpo- still getting some mild cramps, more creamy cm, fell asleep at work, oops! Also, noticed I had emptied the vending machine at work of its Reeses, oops!
9 dpo- boobs are feeling heavy, more mild cramps, creamy cm, took an e.p.t. pregnancy test because we had family in town and I wanted to see if I could drink, got a very faint positive, didn't get too excited because I didn't want to set myself up for disappointment. Showed it to hubby, he could see the line too.
10 dpo- lots of creamy cm, getting nauseous when hungry, tired and crabby, boobs are feeling very sore, had a hot flash, feel like I could eat a horse, started peeing a lot.
11 dpo- took a First Response pregnancy test in the morning, BFP!! more tiredness and feeling crabby, gassy, hubby was making stew and the smell made me nauseous, more hot flashes

I know I was on this website constantly during my two week waits so I hope this helps you ladies. I really would advise giving up the mindless tracking! It did me a world of good to get my mind off of it! Good luck to all of you!!

Natural BFP after Stage 4 Endo, Low AMH, and Failed IVF!

About to give birth to my baby girl.

Conceived naturally one month after I was told I would have to use a donor egg to conceive a child.

Had previously been diagnosed with Stage 4 Endo, Endometrioma removed from one ovary through a lap procedure
Was also diagnosed with Low AMH 0.34

3 failed IUIs and Failed IVF cycle which included two single embryo transfers.


only thing I used was ACUPUNCTURE!!

BFP after 13 months of trying

I'll admit it. After last months fiasco of AF showing up a month late, I gave up. I said, to heck with this noise. I told DH we could adopt later, but I needed a break. No charting, no temping, nothing. We BD'd once... And yesterday, I noticed I was a week late. I had off and on cramps in my lower back, so I thought, I know! I've got one test left, I'll take it in the morning, get a negative and head to the acupuncturist to get back on track. Woke up, POAS, boom, and I mean a very Big FAT positive! Took less than two seconds to pop up. I nearly passed out. Last AF was 9/17, so that makes me about six days late. Only difference was acupuncture and not trying. Still in shock and praying for a sticky bean. Love and baby dust to you all.

BFP after 9 months and a pituitary tumor - BD 1 time during fertile window

I won't make this too long, but we started trying to get pregnant January 2014. I had my 1st son September 2012, and wanted to have another soon after, but it didn't really work out like that. My period did not even come back until December 2013, and that was only with the assistance of Provera. I started temping and tracking everything in January..ended up with a short (7,8,9 days) luteal phase, and things really didn't get back to normal until around May 2014. After that, our BD timing was perfectly lining up with my ovulation days, so I just was not understanding why it wasn't happening for us.

July 2nd, 2014, my husband went blind in 1 eye. Long story short, we took him to the ER in the AM, and by that evening, he was having surgery to remove a pituitary tumor at the base of his brain. Scary stuff, but he is recovered and all is well. During the check up appointments, the dr's mentioned that the tumor appeared to be 2 years old, and were very surprised that we had even had our first child. Apparently the pituitary affects sperm production and all of that, which is what we are thinking the issue was. His recovery took about a month, and we started trying again in AUgust. Well, sure enough, during the 2nd month of trying after his surgery, we got our BFP.

During the months of trying, I tried it all, preseed, legs in the air for 30 minutes, pills, vitamins, b-vitamins, mucinex, temping, charting, Fertilaid etc. ...However, by September I was so tired of doing all of that, and I didn't even track in September. I prayed about it (as I have many months prior), but really decided to just rest and relax in September. We BD 'd 1 day during my fertile phase - the day that I received a positive on my ovulation test, and we used pre-seed, that's it. TMI , but he also slipped out as well as he was finishing, so I really didn't think we had a huge chance this month.

I did have my husband on Fertilaid for men as well. I'd like to think this helped. If this wasn't the month, our next step was to get his sperm tested.

Around 7DPO I started getting queasy. I thought it was because I had just taken a flu shot. I was queasy for the next couple of days. I did not think you could get queasy that quickly, but I may very well have been flu shot related, though I've never had that reaction. I started testing around 11 dpo and noticed a squinter 12 dpo. The squinter didn't turn to a full BFP until after my period was due.

We are VERY ecstatic and I just wanted to share my story because many nights these stories have helped me to not get discouraged. I hope this will encourage someone!

Surprise BFP with PCOS

So I always said that I would post my story on here if and when we ever got a BFP. So here I am shocked that I am getting to post it.

I have PCOS and Endo. My husband and I have been trying for just over 2 years to conceive. We did an IUI back in early August and got negative test after negative test after our dreaded 2WW. I was so upset and it really had taken a toll on my body (IUI caused pretty bad pain for me and I was on bed rest for a few days) so we decided to take a few months off from TTCing. After all my husband was switching jobs and we are currently house hunting so it seemed like a good time to relax and just enjoy each other for a while. During this break we really did just that, enjoy each other. We went on a weekend getaway to the mountains, went to a concert, had many date nights and enjoyed a few beers!! For the first time in a long time I was not completely focused on getting pregant.

Well a couple weeks back I started cramping pretty bad and it was on and off for about two weeks. My boobs also felt like they were going to fall off my body they hurt so bad. So on Monday June 13, I realized that I hadn't had a period since before my IUI (pretty normal for me when I am not on fertility drugs) so I called my docotor and asked them to call me in a prescription to jump start my period. I wanted to make sure I was getting my body healthy so we could start trying again in January or February. My doctor told me to make sure I take a pregnancy test before I started the medicine and other then that I was good to go. So on Tuesday, June 14, right before I went to go pick up my medicine I took a cheap test just so I could rule it out. And wouldn't you know, a VERY positive pregnancy test before the control line even had time to show up. It was our very first BFP.

We had our first ultrasound yesterday and we are currently 5w6d pregnant with our first and feeling so blessed that we actually got to experience that shock of a lifetime. Please say prayers for a healthy 9 months as I am still high risk!! Part of me still can't believe that when everyone would say "just relax it will happen" that they were right...