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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.

Finally After 20 Months of TTC

I've been on this site for over a year... ever since I found it. It's been SO helpful and somewhat calming for me!! I just turned 37 and haven't had a child yet... and we've been trying for almost 2 years. After 8 months of nothing happening, we decided to make an appt and see if there was something wrong. We were both tested and both good to go.... and when I say that, they told us our infertility is 'unexplained'. Which I think was harder to hear that, than something was wrong (which could possibly be fixed). After about 3 months, we decided to go further and started clomid. I was on that for 3 months... and let me tell you... I was a CRAZY lady from that!! My poor dh! Nothing came of that, and at that point I was sort of fed up and frustrated. I was tired of counting the days, taking the ovulation tests, drinking that, not drinking this, doing everything we were supposed to do...and then getting my dreaded period. Everyone around me, it seemed, was getting pregnant. It was a hard time. About 3 months ago, we decided to start again with the process and go on to the next step. We were going to Mexico, so we thought we should wait until we got home. We went to Mexico and got home 2nd week in March. I of course got my period while we were in Mexico :(. So when we got back I made another appointment and was due to go in on 4/8/13. I totally spaced it out! And I was expecting my period that day... so out of the blue I decided to test.... POSITIVE right away!!! My cycles have been btwn 25-28 days for the past year. iI really think after the clomid, it somehow messed my body up a little. Before I took that, my cycles were right on the dot... 28 days. And after, they've been unpredictable. So I'm not exactly sure which day I ovulated this cycle...I wasn't counting or taking ovulation tests. 1 dpo: nothing 2 dpo: nothing 3 dpo: bad heartburn at night 4 dpo: slight cramps, bloated 5 dpo: slight cramps, bloated 6 dpo: not much, bloated 7 dpo: heartburn and slight cramps. super bloated and gassy 8 dpo: stronger cramps. thought, great, my period is coming really early. I usually have cramps for about a week before I get my period. but this was too early. super bloated and gassy 9-10 dpo: cramps during the day, but mostly at night when I was trying to sleep. it kept waking me up. and brownish spots on underwear and when wiping. I usually don't spot before my period, but I still didn't think I was pregnant. my boobs started hurting, and they hurt every I thought for sure I was out this month again. I felt all the normal pms symptoms I usually get. plus super bloated and gassy 11-14 dpo: heartburn at night again and not being able to sleep well because of the cramps. not as bad a period cramps, but that dull aching that comes before. the spotting has finished. (but did last 2-3 days). super sore boobs...hurt to lay on them. bloated and stomach aches I decided to take a test on day 14 dpo, and it was positive. I'm really nervous about it...its seems unreal still. I've taken a few tests, to just make sure....and they are bright and dark! I still have a lot of cramping during the day and feel really bloated and gassy. Pressure in the stomach. My boobs are swollen and very tender still. First dr appt is 4/22!!!!

When You Least Expect it! Cliche... But True!

This time around we have been trying for four months. We took breaks often for work travel. I got pregnant with my daughter on Cycle #4 in 2007. Last month I said to my husband "Let's skip (trying) in March". I had a ton of EWCM in March way more than usual. I called my husband and said "I would feel weird wasting an egg" I had a weird feeling this month could be it. He said we can try. I said "We will just have sex if we want but, no pressure" Well that night CD 15...we had sex "for fun" after, I just went to sleep I did not get up. I did the same with my DD in 2007. I knew the night I got pregnant with her. Next day CD 16 I had a blazing OPK. I said well, the chances are slim considering we have done it like rabbits for the last three months around ovulation and all BFN. Planned sex was getting awkward and like a chore. In March we did it "ONCE" CD 15. P.S. Husband's morp was 3%! So, DO NOT let that discourage you :) *Last Period was March 5th *BD on CD 15...only * POS OPK March 16th * DPO 1-3 Felt little zings but nothing that was not normal * DPO 3-8 Crazy burst of energy and noticeable zings in ovaries on both sides...not uterus area. I had only menstrual like cramps(uterus area) with DD. Zings in BB's too but I thought this was all because AF was coming early. * DPO 8 Did FRER-BFN * DPO 9 Sharp zings in ovaries again and metal taste in mouth. POA IC and FRER-BFN * DPO 10 CD 28 No AF yet which she has been arriving by CD 27. I only had a digital so I took it. "Not Pregnant" I ripped it apart knowing I shouldn't. They always have two lines...but this one was different. Both were thick and fat. I went and picked my daughter up from Cubbies and went to the store bought a box of FRER. Went into the GS bathroom. I could not wait. POAS nothing. Threw it in the bag and headed to the car. Got my daughter buckled in and grabbed it for one more look BAM!!! BFP!!! I was shocked!!! I sat there with my mouth open for 5 minutes staring at it. I went to another store about bought EPT (sucks) and answer. Answer was BFP...EPT BFN. You stare and stare and pee and pee and nothing. Then when it happens it's total shock! I guess once is all it takes and it always when you east expect it. Baby dust to all!! :) * DPO 11 getting the AF like cramps now and FRER was darker and digital said Pregnant :)

BFP After 15 Months TTC

We did it... we finally it! We have been TTC for 15 months and were told by my husband urologist back in November that his sperm count was too low and after trying meds to increase it, we were still too low and told to consider in vitro if we ever wanted to get pregnant. This didn't make sense, as we already have a 4 year old.. But I felt defeated and threw in the towel and took a break... Because we were taking a break, I was also taking a break from temping... but I knew when I ovualted based on past cycles, so although we were taking a break we someone managed to have sex at the perfect time. My last period was Feb 16, and the last time we had sex that we could have conceived was Feb 25. March 18- I was extreamly moody. I was snapping at my husband and very hormonal. I figured my period was on its way any day. I had a horrible headache, and was peeing more than normal. I thought noting of it. March 19-20 Same symptoms as above and was now wondering where my period was... March 21- Still no period and very moody. I peed on a stick and voila!! The test line was beautiful.. I was in complete shock.. After 15 months if finally happened.. After being told we would never conceive, we did!! Do not give up!! Please! I almost did and the month we stopped trying, it happened!! Doctors don't know everything :)

It Finally Happened!

I am living proof that stress doesn’t help, please read my story. My husband and I tried for 10 months and had a miscarriage very early on at 5 weeks. Even though 10 months of trying is not a very long time I was starting to feel very discouraged. I am 26 and DH is 33. The stress of trying was making me have anxiety attacks. I was not at a good place. For 9 months we did everything correctly: ovulation kits, Pre-Seed, limited caffeine and alcohol, you name it. It was starting to become a chore. I went to my GP and explained how anxious I was feeling, and that I wanted to take a break from trying. The company I work for was doing lay-offs and I was on the edge of a nervous breakdown. My GP put me on anti-anxiety medication (I believe its called paroxetine – not sure). In two weeks the medication kicked-in completely. I started feeling great like never before. DH and I were happy again cause I was in such good spirits. I survived two rounds of lay-off at work and life was good. Getting intimate with DH felt good again. We started planning a holiday in Europe and I was really excited about that. I was back to my normal self: daily glass of wine, daily jog! I wrote a letter to God thanking Him for all I have and that I trust His plans for me. Following month (month #10) – having been on anti-anxiety medication for about a month – I felt my period come on a Sunday, lots of cramps. I put a tampon on that day, took a painkiller and DH and I went out for a lazy lunch. Only my period never came that day..or the following. I kept on taking my medication for another 2 weeks and never tested. In my head there was NO WAY I could have been pregnant, cause we never “tried” that month. Also, I researched and saw that it is possible, even though rare, that this type of medication affects ovulation. My period didn’t come for another 2 weeks and I decided to test. I had been really calm all along. The test was POSITIVE. Of course I stopped taking the medication right away. I should probably have tested earlier, but I was seriously so calm, so peaceful that I did not feel the need. Meds and TTC do not go together! However, I truly believe I fell pregnant because I was so calm. I am so thankful things worked out for me. I am now 27 weeks pregnant and very happy. I had no pregnancy symptoms whatsoever until week 8 of pregnancy, when I had to stop working out cause I was so exhausted all the time. Good luck to you all!

BFP After 2.5 Years of Trying!

Like most, I have stalked this site hoping to one day be able to give my bfp story. DH and I have been trying for 2.5 years. We had been with a fertility specialist for the last year and after 6 cycles on clomid and IUI and one cycle on follistim and IUI, we were told we needed to take a break due to having a left over large follicle. Our doctor told me to start on birth control for this cycle to get everything ready for the next cycle of follistim/IUI. I decided that I just wanted a break from the hormones and wanted to give my body a chance to relax. It was wonderful to just enjoy time with DH and go on vacation and not think about what day in my cycle I was. Finally I was starting to think that this was a really long cycle, longer than my "irregular" cycles. I started to notice that I was burping and I had some minor cramps. I also noticed that my breasts were feeling tingly, but not sore. I took a test this past weekend (cycle day 50) and it was positive! I took another later on in the day, very positive! I truely never thought this would happen but it just goes to show that miracles can happen! Now we are praying for a sticky bean!

BFP!! 16dpo, 6 Months TTC!!

I can't believe it's my turn to write a BFP story! Myself and DH suffered a miscarriage last year and have since being TTC. This month however we decided to have a break from TTC as the stress of it had become quite overwhelming and we're also moving into a larger house at the end of the month! I've only ever used an ovulation calculator on my phone and since the miscarriage my periods have regulated at religious 26 day cycles. (I checked my ovulation this month even though we weren't actively TTC!). The calculator said that I ovulated 1/03/13. This had been a very busy week at work for DH, so we only BD'd on 03/03/13, which left me thinking I'd missed the cut this month! Due to having a break this month I've not listed symptoms as strictly as I normally would so heres an estimate of times/symptoms! 0-4dpo Crampy, extremely gassy. 4-7dpo Crampy, gassy, sore BBs. 7-10dpo Still crampy, still gassy! Headache at the back of my head and starting to feel extremely tired, sore BBs. 10-13dpo Exhausted, backache, crampy, hips ache? Started napping! 13-16dpo The sight of generally disgusting things making me feel instantly like I was going to throw up! (one of DHs fish had died and was floating round the tank, I caught a glance whilst eating lunch and imagined it sat on my plate and almost threw up!! Also as a woman walked past me in the street she spat on the floor and I instantly imagined her spit in my mouth gross! tmi haha) I usually have a strong stomach for these things! Weird! AF was due on 15th.. No sign? I test late evening and get an inconclusive, so I decided to test with first urine of day tomorrow. Wake up 5.30am desperate for a wee. Test then.. BFN! Wake up 9.30am and see faint faint positive! Evap? Test again approx 3.00pm A FAINT BFP!! Test again later FAINT BFP! Use clearblue digital, BFP!!! We're still in shock!! The only things different for us this month was we took time for our selfs instead of fixating on baby making!! We took the weight of our shoulders and got our BFP. Got a scary 8 weeks ahead of us after miscarriage but got a good feeling about this pregnancy! Baby dust to everyone!! X

This Time I Did Absolutely Nothing Other Than Relax and Lots of BDing

I am so happy to finally be able to add my story here, we have been ttc for 7 months after previously having a molar pregnancy 2 years ago which meant me having chemo and a long time of not being allowed to ttc. So this month I decided not to do anything I had been doing the previous months this included drinking cough medicine, OPK's, charting, eating pineapple juice and hanging about with my feet over my head after BDing. It was my birthday 2 days before estimated ovulation day and my partner was taking me away for the week to a lovely cabin with amazing views and a massive spa. On ovulation day my partner proposed and over the next few days we BD'd more than we have ever done before, and I was completely and utterly relaxed and content without the thought of conceiving even entering my mind. So I spent the days following telling friends about the engagement and out for dinner and drinks and for the first time in 7 months didn't think about being pregnant at all, not once. My Symptoms: 1 - 9 DPO - Nothing at all (every other month I swear I felt pregnant) 10 DPO - Very thirsty almost like I could never drink enough water. 11 DPO - So tired a go for a nap in the arvo, I never do this so when I woke up I checked my ttc app and my period was due in 3 days so I though why not pee on that stick I have leftover from last month, there it was a BFP!!!!!! Completely blew me away! Ran to the store and bought more tests all BFP! 12 DPO - Tired and nipples overly sensitive - Tested again BFP! 13 DPO - Crampy belly and very hungry - Tested again BFP! So this month without trying and with very little symptoms I got my BFP!!!! I wish you all the best of luck and hope this one is a little sticky bean.

10-11 DPO, Positive!

I'm finally able to post my story, and words really can't express how ecstatic I am! I only had two symptoms that really made me wonder, and it's still three days before my missed period (although I almost always start one or two days early). I didn't do DPO because I was taking the month off of focusing only on babymaking. Maybe that's what did it? -I was on the verge of vomiting a number mornings. I even woke up choking on my own vomit. It was awful... -My nipples felt like they had been massaged with sand paper. It was to the point of my arms grazing them in the shower being excruciating. Those were the only two. Now it feels like I could never stop eating, and my gas is enough to clear out a room (which it has). We're both overjoyed. :D Only two symptoms, ladies! Take a break from all the websites and symptom spotting and charting, etc.! You'll get yours soon enough!

Early BFP, Big Symptoms

So, I would like to give my story. My husband and I were not actively trying to conceive but we're going to be by the end of the year and so like the crazy lady I am, I track my cycles. I use fertility friend, it's the easiest way to track my cycles with out me having to worry about dates getting deleted out of my phone and what not. I don't have to remember my LMP, I just look at the chart. So, that being said, I was not temping, just simply tracking period, forecasted ovulation and forecasted af. Well, this month, February (2013) was Valentine's day and we had just moved into a new house the week prior, so completely forgot about gifts and cards or making plans or anything. We took our son to pick something out and that was about it, my husband had to work swing that night. I figured, what's a better Valentine's day present to a man than my self with shaved legs! lol. I knew I was in my forecasted ovulation time so, I called him and told him to pick up a box of condoms on his way home. He did. So we bd'd and after it was said and done the condom was not where it was supposed to be. It had fallen off sometime before he finished! Bam! Hello two week wait! So beginning on February 15th... 2/14 BD Condom went missing! 2/15 1 DPO: Tons of pressure in my uterus. I just know I'm pregnant, I completely have that feeling. Had the same feeling with my son and my miscarried twins before my son. I just know. Dead tired!! Napped for hours 2/16 2 DPO: Less pressure but still there. bouts of nausea, the only thing I could eat in the morning was cheese wraps (the same thing I craved like crazy in my first pregnancy). Dead tired! 17th 3 DPO: Heartburn and indigestion are on fire my esophagus feels like it's going to melt! Same bouts of nausea especially in the car, tons of gas and bloating, decreased appetite, drinking a lot more! Everything smells like urine and the cat box about killed me with ammonia smell. Dead tired 18th 4 DPO: Symptoms are identical to 3dpo only the heartburn and indigestion are getting even worse! 19th 5 DPO: That's it I can't take it anymore, I have to make a midnight run to the store for zantac and mylanta. It burns way too bad. Crazy love for wild rice lemon chicken salad. Lunch every day this week. Frequent urination starting but could be from all the water I've been drinking, dry mouth and extreme thirst, still dead tired, some cramps in the pelvis. 20th 6 DPO: My memory is sooo bad! I forget everything, even in mid sentence! One tiny little spot of brown on the toilet paper when I wiped, about the size of a grain of short rice. Cramps are really starting and lower back pain. The other symptoms don't seem quite as bad today. 21st 7DPO: Symptoms are even lower except cramps and lower back pain are getting worse. and frequently urination. Took a walmart early response blue in the afternoon and it was BFN. 22nd 8 DPO: Looked at test again and the evap line was bright blue! That's not supposed to be. Evap lines are supposed to be gray. But whatever, I just wont read too much into it. Not much going on symptom wise just major UTI symptoms. Dead tired with insomnia, cramps, back pain, slightly tender boobs (hardly at all) full breast, heartburn is better but I've been taking one zantac a day, so that may be why. 23rd 9 DPO: Completely forgot. I have a lab on Urine analysis at school today! And I have to provide my own urine, this should be interesting! What would you know positive for UTI and slightly elevated Ketones. Go home look up why I would have elevated ketones and it says if you have both you are likely to be pregnant. My symptoms are so low now though, I don't know if I can be, Just the UTI and heartburn/indigestion remain. I was starting to think I'd just hyper ovulated and had high progesterone levels that caused all the early symptoms. I took another early response blue and the cheapy BFP but so faint that husband argued that it was an evap line. So he went and bought the two pack of First Response gold digital for me to take the next morning. 24th 10 DPO: Husband had left the tests in the car and he had his car at work! I saved my first morning urine but held my pee all day until he got off work at 2pm and so that urine was plenty concentrated enough and I didn't need to use the first morning urine I saved. I took the first response digital and got a BFP! It said, YES + in the box. Showed husband, laughed at him for not believing me. Told everyone I knew about it. Went to my brother's birthday party and my symptoms weren't bad at all. 26th 11 DPO took the second test in the am, BFP again. I called the doctor, she got me in same day to check for UTI and pregnancy. The pregnancy urine test she gave me came back negative!! I was freaking out so she took my blood and sent it off. Worried all night. boobs more tender now, cramps are horrendous and so is the back pain, I was thinking I was miscarrying already.

Finally a BFP TTC For 13 Months So Happy This Site Really Helped Me

Hi all currently 4 weeks 1 day pregnant and due November 5! I pretty much gave up this month. No charting no temps no opks. No missionary position (well maybe once but not near ovulation) no putting my legs in the air afterward lol. I did notice we did bd two days before ovulation (going by cm) and that was it didn't bd until after all my cm was gone. Told myself I deff wasn't pregnant this month every thing that could have been a sign I sternly told myself it wasn't don't think about it. Except for hot flashes (starting maybe 7 dpo) there wasn't many signs. Though for sure was getting my period because I had my usual awful period cramps. But on 13dpo when the witch didn't show by evening I held my pee for a few hours and poas and bfp. Still can't believe it. No sore boobs or anything but didn't get them in my other pregnancy either.