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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.

Holy Moly BFP and I Had Given Up

I'm 33 and Hubby is 36. We have three amazing children already. We got pregnant right away with all three, so I thought when we decided to go for one more it would just happen. It's been almost a year of trying and finally we got our bfp! I was starting to think that it just wasn't meant to be. I think the stress of trying and it not happening really was taking a toll on me. I finally this month gave up and didn't count and monitor days. Only thing I did was used Pre-Seed for the second month, which is great any way. So I was very shocked when I got bfp.

My symptoms were not noticeable. I just blamed it on my mind playing tricks on me or my kids. Now knowing and looking back I can say that it makes sense. I kept getting strong wiffes of smells most of them
Not so pleasant... I would automatically ask who did it? And it would be something out side. I got cold symptoms for a few days with no fever and I just figured on of my kids passed something lovely on to me. I was more tired than normal but I figured it was running around after kids that made me want to take naps and go to bed at 8. I'm normally leave the gas to the boys, but the last week I have been giving them a taste of their own medicine. Now I know why boys think its funny. I did feel a weird sensation in my breast and down there but figured af was getting ready to rear her nasty self.

I got a bfp three days before missed period just because I'm obsessed with peeing on sticks now a days. I used first response it was very light but was there. I waited two days and tested again and it was very clear!!! I still don't have many symptoms just tired and I can smell any thing from miles away.

Try relaxing and using Pre-Seed! It's the only thing I did different this time around.
Good luck lady's and don't loose hope.
Lots of baby juju to you all!!!!

In God's Plan... Stacey's Story

First off, I would like to start off by saying that I never post anything on these boards but for the last two weeks, I have been stalking this site and others and I thought my story may be helpful for others.

My husband (35) and I (33) have been married for 10 years and have 2 daughters (7 and 9) both came very easily. I used to joke that my husband only had to look at me to get pregnant. In 2008 I got pregnant accidentally, but lost the baby at 10 weeks. Since I lost the baby, I’ve always felt that maybe I was supposed to have 3 children…but until now it just wasn’t the right time in our careers. Last August DH and I decided to actively try for our 3rd… The first cycle we tried naturally and nothing happened… I guess we weren’t as fertile as we used to be :-)
The next four I used OPK’s, Evening Primrose, Preseed, and DH took Fertility Blend supplements and limited his caffeine. Each cycle we BD’d every other day surround ovulation. We each had a calendar that showed the best days to conceive. Each month I had pregnancy symptoms and each month I was sure that I was pregnant but I would always get my BFN. I became obsessed during the 2 week wait (checking all the discussion boards, googling symptoms) that it really disrupted my life so in January we thought maybe it just isn’t in God’s plans for us to have another baby and we decided that we were going to give up actively trying :-(
At the beginning of February my 17 nephew (who I am really close with) passed away suddenly and I was literally heart broken… it was (and still feels) like I have a huge hole in my heart. My hubby and I BD’d somewhere around Valentines’ and low and behold I started having symptoms. Here they are:
2 DPO: tailbone pain (I know this is early, but I didn’t even know this was a symptom until I looked it up)
3-9 DPO: Bloated, gassy, hormonal (similar to PMS), some cramping
10 DPO: Red blood after sex… I never bleed after sex and it was far from being rough :-) I have bled with both my DD during early pregnancy so I am thinking it was implantation bleeding or sensitive cervix. Negative BFN FRER
11 DPO: No symptoms at all… I feel wonderful and have lots of energy. I took several Wondfo tests and they all came back negative:-( I thought I was definitely out this month. I remember reading about a possible positive OPK if you are pregnant so I took one… I had two bright lines and I thought this was strange because normally if I wasn’t near ovulating I never got another line. I then went on Amazon (where I bought the Wondfo strips) to see how sensitive they were. I read a review that said you sometimes have to wait for the full 10 minutes before a line appears. I usually wait for 3 minutes and throw it in the trash. I took probably 3 different tests this day so I instantly ran upstairs to check my discarded strips and every one of them at a faint line on them. My husband even noticed them. I then took another test and waited the 10 minutes and there was a very faint line.
12 DPO: Still no symptoms but I got a faint line on a FRER, two more Wondfos, and a positive OPK.

I am so excited. Even though this baby will never replace my beloved nephew…it will bring great happiness during this very sad time. What I learned from my experience…you can plan and plan… but ultimately it is in the hand’s of God.

BFP After 11 Months!!!!!!

Hey, so my fiance and I have been ttc for 11 months, he's 37 I'm 23. We're both very healthy, active, great shape, eat right, regular cycles, so it was surprising to both of us that we were struggling with conceiving.
I decided to stop temping this cycle, because every month I found myself obsessing over the temps and when we had intercourse and the possibilities, etc. I don't know exactly when I ovulated. Well, not on paper. But I'm almost 100% sure I know the day we conceived. We had a great little morning session right before going out to our favorite sushi place, and I had this weird bubbling feeling on the car ride over in my lower abdomen just under my bellybutton that I've never felt before. It's hard to describe.. I don't know how else to describe it except it felt like my body was just drinking everything in very strongly, and kind of felt like bubbling. I was so happy and enjoying the day, felt very close and in love with my fiance, we were laughing and talking, bonding, both in a happy care-free mood. Not a worry in the world. (I guess it was really good sex haha)
Then 3 days later, I'm going pee (sorry tmi) and when I finish I hear something else fall into the toilet, and look and a drop of blood was floating in there. It's WAY early for my period, almost 2 weeks too early, and I'm not a spotter. So I think OMG. And I spotted like a tiny little drop every morning for about 2 weeks. Still no period. So I buy a dollar store test, pee on it, one line shows up automatically. So I threw it out thinking it was negative (I thought when one line shows up, that's the only one that's showing up. so I didn't wait 3 minutes)
20 or so minutes later, I use the bathroom again, and glance down in the garbage can, and see 2 strong lines on the test. I'm like, could this be real???????? Immediately ran out and got a first response 3 pack. BFP all around. Saw the doctor, and saw my tiny little angel on the ultrasound!!!
The only other symptom I had before the BFP was extreme fatigue. I don't just mean I was tired, I would pretty much pass out from exhaustion when coming home from work, and I'm not and never have been a napper. I normally am unable to fall asleep during the daytime.
We are so beyond excited!! I wish all you women all the luck in the world, I would suggest taking a break on the temping, and obsessing and reading into all the symptoms (trust me, I know it's not easy) and just enjoy your man and your relationship.

BFP After Miscarriage Last Year

A bit of background information: me & my fiancé have been trying for a baby since October 2011. We got pregnant in February 2012 and were so excited; unfortunately I suffered a miscarriage at 11 weeks in April 2012, which I can honestly say is the worst thing I've ever experienced.
Since then I have been obsessed with getting pregnant again; brought opk, monitors, Pre-Seed and was taking prenatal vitamins. By October 2012 I was becoming really upset that this just wasn't happening for us and we went to see a specialist who did some blood work and discovered I wasn't immune to rebella so I had to have the injection & stop ttc for 3 months.
He also prescribed me clomid to help me ovulate as my periods were all over the place since the miscarriage, therefore making it impossible to gage when I'd ovulate.
Well the 3 months were up at the end of January but no sign of AF, which we needed to be able to start on the clomid.
So the BFP:
Actually felt ovulation pain this month which I have never felt before, got a positive opk so we did the baby dance straight away, I stayed in bed for about an hour afterwards with my hips elevated. We also used Pre-Seed.
1dpo: nothing
2-5 dpo: bbs getting sensitive on outer sides
6dpo: bbs mega sore, my mums dogs, who usually hates me & growls as soon as I walk in the door, actually came & cuddled up with me on the sofa & kept smelling my bits & my belly button!
7-9 dpo: sore bbs, very tired
10 dpo: sore bbs, mums dog came & sat with me again when I visited (biggest clue)
11 dpo: sore bbs, bfn using ovulation stick
12 dpo: sore bbs, BFP on first response test!!! So happy I jumped on my partner in bed & cried!
13 dpo: sore bbs, BFP on digital test!
I am now on day 14, bbs still hurt, hasn't really sunk in yet that I'm pregnant but I'm so excited I can't put it into words!
So to everyone out there ttc & reading messages like this every month, keep trying because it will happen for you, probably when you least expect it.
Sending heaps of baby dust your way xx

Pregnant Exactly One Year After Vasectomy Reversal!!!

I cannot believe this! I am still in shock! I got my bfp a few days ago and today I finally got a positive on a digi. I have spent a lot of time reading through the stories and symptoms and finally I get to submit mine. My dh had a vasectomy reversal on February 10th, 2012 and 360 days later I got my second line. What a wonderful "AnniVRsary" gift and our wedding anniversary is on Valentines. This is a wonderful gift!

Here's the kicker: we stopped trying 2 cycles ago, so cycle 12 and 13 I did not go back to look at my chart and never initiated dtd. This cycle we only dtd once and when I thought back it was 4ish days before O time. Who would have thought?!

Also dh quit drinking cold turkey in December and started taking his fertility blend, vitamin c, and mens vitamins on a daily basis. I also quit smoking cold turkey last month. I really believe this is why we got pregnant.

Here are my symptoms based on DPO:

DTD on cd 9 (I always O on cd 13)
O day- first time I never had O pains in over 6 years. I was beginning to think I didn't ovulate.
2 dpo: I noted in my chart "extreme lower back and leg pain at night". Then I went googling it. It was hurting so bad I was up and down all night.
3-5 dpo: nothing. No ewcm. Nothing. I was for sure I didn't ovulate
6 dpo: I noted in my chart "my nipples hurt! and stuff smells funny". That evening I walked into my house from work and I blurted out "it smells like sh*t and vomit in here, what is going on?" It was really bothering me. I was thinking maybe one of my kids was severely sick or something but they were off playing in their room. It was awful, I wont forget that smell lol
7 dpo: I noted in my chart "Right leg and back cramps. Faint faint faint bfp on dollar store cheapie. Could be a POS evap" Now that I think about it, it had to be a piece of crap test. That was way too early.
8 dpo: nothing
9 dpo: I noted in my chart "very very tired, nipples hurt, lower right side back hurts. bfn on frer. af type tummy cramps at 10:30 pm"
10 dpo: I noted in my chart "boobs hurt bad on the outside" Took 3 dollar store tests at 3 different times of day and got incredibly faint lines. Posted to tweaker boards, some call bfp, some call evaps or indents. Later that evening took a frer and a very light squinter popped up.
11 dpo: more outter boob pains. second frer lines darker and dollar store tests are finally looking legit. Made the announcement on my ttc after vr group and to my fellow vr gals.
12 dpo: definite bfp on frer, digi says no, horrible burning headache in the back of my neck, bra feels like its digging into my sides. charlie horse type cramps in my uterus.
13 dpo: even brighter line on frer. No denying that one! Made the announcement to my family, then my friends. All day yesterday I was sick as a dog. Nothing is working to help it. I feel like I'm stuck on a boat lol. one tiny tiny spot of orange on my tp last night.
14 dpo: very dark line on my last frer today, dollar store test still barely visible, but obvious. Not so much nausea, but incredible boob pain and a burning headache in the back of my neck. no more weird belly cramping. Digi finally says pregnant!

EDD October 21st, shortly after my 28th birthday

Good luck to all of you! Everything happens when the timing is just right :)

2 and a Half Years TTC

My husband had a vasectomy reversal in 2010 and it didn't work very well. Ended up with a low sperm count of 7 million per/ml. We did almost everything I could think of to try and conceive, but didn't feel like it would ever happen. I finally gave up about 3 months ago and said, if it happens, great! If not, that's ok too. Even though I was pretty much feeling sad and frustrated about the whole thing. Anyways, this month , Jan 6th I started af. I got all my normal af symptoms after ovulation. I always get sore breasts, spot and I get irritable a couple days before. My breasts always stop hurting the day before I start. Well, it was 13 dpo, 2 days before I was going to start, and I started spotting, so I just assumed I was about to start. My breasts quit hurting also. I don't know why, but I decided to test, and to my surprise it came out positive... so I did another and it was positive! Since I was spotting I got worried and went and got a beta done. It was 44, and then 2 days later it was 154. So even with low sperm count it worked! AND I had no symptoms at all, and still don't. No sore breasts or anything. I've been pregnant before, so I know the morning sickness will kick in soon. It just felt normal as usual, like af was coming.

BFP on Break After 2 Miscarriages

I'm very excited to share my BFP after stalking this site for so many months. We had two heartbreaking losses in 2012 and were using the SMEP for a couple of months and then my mother in law moved in with us in November so it was a little bit of a forced but needed break. I was still testing for ovulation but never got a positive that month but was using Pre-Seed for the first time just for the heck of it. When I took a test in Dec. My DH joked 'congrats, who is the father?' because of our ONE off month. I told him I was as shocked as he! We are 13 weeks with a healthy baby, praise Jesus?

BFP 5th Cycle After Break (2nd Month Using Pre-Seed) After 3 Chemical Pregnancies!!

I'm posting here because I thought for sure something was wrong with me! I got pregnant my first cycle off BC and that ended in a chemical pregnancy. Normal right? We'll just try again. Second month, pregnant, BFP, AF arrives exactly on time. I give up. 3rd cycle (and again I'm testing early..didn't I learn my lesson??) faint BFP, AF came and EARLY! 4th cycle I was pulling out all of the big guns.. I took an extra B6, baby aspirin, raspberry leaf and green tea, royal jelly, and used Pre-Seed. I thought for sure this would work... nope. I guess when you have no control over something, you just feel like you have just a little more control over the situation by adding all of the ttc tricks, at least I did. At this point I am SO over this. I'm done.

Onto the BFP cycle :)

I completely rebel and stop taking everything. Even my prenatals. Everything pregnancy related is evil to me at this point, I'm bitter and tired of seeing people posting that they're pregnant on Facebook (Like, really, ANOTHER ONE?). I was just done. I decide that July is a better month to try and truly was okay with not becoming pregnant this month. And of course, it happened and I was in complete shock!

I had a VERY painful ovulation this month, to the point where my entire lower abdomen felt like it was sore (weird). The very next day after I ovulated, I noticed that my finger was breaking out from my wedding ring (this happened with my first chemical, but not until right before AF). I immediately get suspicious and start my prenatals again, just in case. All of the sudden I am a psycho again! I ran to the store to try yet another trick, I can't help myself. So I go get a pineapple core (CORE not regular pineapple) and slice it into 5 parts (to help with implantation since clearly I could fertilize an egg but couldn't get it to stick). I ate the pineapple from DPO 1-5 and it was gross... but I choked it down anyways. I also used Pre-Seed for the second month in a row... not bc I was ttc, but bc it's a pretty good time lol. I actually got my BFP at 8 DPO and it was so dark I couldn't believe my eyes (much different than the other chemical cycles) and it was on a dollar test of all things! I am now 5 +1 and so far I've had no spotting or anything, still can't believe it. Ok, here were my symptoms!

1 DPO - I am in the worst pain of my life from O and it feels like someone bruised all of my insides in my lower abdomen. I almost went to the ER it was so bad, I couldn't even change position and could barely walk (finally a good egg maybe??)

2 DPO - Stomach pain is totally gone by morning. Finger is breaking out in a weird red rash where my wedding ring was. Freak out and start the pineapple core.

3 DPO - Weird tension headache. Never get a headache after O. I suffer from migraines and always get them a few days before AF like clockwork, although in all of chemical pregnancy cycles I never got a migraine so I 100% think I'm out.
Pineapple core.

4 DPO - Really stuffy nose and huge zit on my chin. This also happens before AF but never this soon after O. Now I think something is kinda up. I still have what feels like a tension headache but it goes away with Tylenol... my migraines would never. Maybe my allergies are just really bad. Pineapple core.

5 DPO - Still have a headache... now I have CM that is pure water, looks like I peed myself. This continues until I get my BFP. My finger is a lot worse than it was before, now I'm almost positive I'm pregnant as this is the only other time I have become allergic to my wedding ring. Pineapple core.

6-7 DPO - Nothing much, just the watery CM.

8 DPO - I go out to buy a dollar store test ( so that I don't waste my money) and there it was. Not even a squinter! I've never had a positive this dark on a dollar tree test. With my chemical pregnancies it wouldn't even register on those! I already know something is different!

9 DPO - Positive digi! This is real!!! I've never had a positive digi this early ever ( I did have a pos digi with my first 2 chemicals but not until AF was due).

I continue to test daily (ok, 10 times a day).. and the line gets darker and darker.
Still trying to take it all in and I'm afraid to get excited but I am over 5 weeks and know it's not a chemical at this point. My only symptoms now are sore nipples and breasts, and I'm utterly exhausted! Just wanted to share my story to give hope to you guys... I know how frustrating it can be and how easy it is to fall into the mind set that something is "wrong" with you! Our bodies are made to have babies, it WILL happen... and probably when you hate everyone and least expect it lol :)

BFP After a Year of Trying!

So, I've been stalking this website for the past year and promised that if/when it happened for me that I would make sure to post my story.

DH and I started trying last December, which is when I got off the pill. I had been on the pill for almost 15 years and had never been pregnant before. After 5 months I decided it was time to chart and use OPKs. I always got positive OPKs around cycle day 14 or 15, but my luteal phase was only about 13 days. After 9 months with no BFP in sight, I told a slight untruth to my dr. and told them it had been a year and I wanted to be seen by a fertility specialist. They referred me and I had the full work up: blood test, HSG, ultrasound. Everything came back normal. My body was essentially doing what it was supposed to do, but for some reason it wasn't making a baby. The RE put me on Clomid in an attempt to "jump start" everything. When I went in at ovulation time for an ultrasound he said my lining was thin, around 5.4mm. They like you to have at least 8mm at that point, and this only confirmed my suspicions that my lining was too thin for anything to "stick". After two rounds of Clomid, I developed a cyst on my ovary so I had to stop everything. The cyst caused me to spot that month and I never really had a real period.
That cycle was about 19 days and then AF came on with a vengeance! I had a full on 5 day cycle (previously AF was only 3-4 days), so my assumption was that my lining had had a chance to thicken up since I hadn't had a real period the cycle before. The next step for us was to start hormone injections, as my RE thought this would help to thicken the lining and give me more hormones for a better ovulation. I have Kaiser, so they require that you take a class before you can do the injections and since my period was so early we hadn't had a chance to take the class yet. So, I was out for another month...or so I thought.

We used Pre-Seed every time this last month (I used the syringes and put it WAY up there...) and we did it missionary around O time and (TMI) because of the position DH was really deep, hitting my cervix. So, maybe that helped the little buggers get up there faster....who knows? :)

CD12- + OPK
CD15- O'd (based on BBT; I was worried when my temp hadn't gone up by day 14)
1-4dpo- Boobs started hurting on the outsides, especially at night / they felt really heavy when I'd take my bra off at night
5-7dpo- Got the flu, had a fever, boobs still hurt, really tired, but assumed it was because of the flu
8dpo- Boob STILL hurt (not normal for me at all)
9dpo- Boobs still sore, feel bigger, DH says they are bigger (haha)
10dpo- Heartburn after EVERY meal, extremely bloated feeling, still tired, but thought is was b/c I wasn't completely over the flu
11dpo- Felt hungrier than normal, heartburn continues, still VERY bloated, had to unbutton my pants at work b/c they felt so tight!
12dpo- More heartburn, irritable, was in tears b/c DH forgot to put butter in my breakfast (he makes it for me every morning for me to take to work), still bloated and lower stomach feels heavy
13dpo- BFP!!!!! Took a test in the morning to "get it over with". I thought, if it says no now, then I can just wait for AF to come. It took less than 1 min. to get a "Pregnant" on a digital
14dpo- Took 2 more tests just to be sure, CB digital and a FRER- both VERY positive
15dpo- Went in for blood test and confirmed I am pregnant!!!!

I will be 5 weeks on Sunday, so hopefully it sticks! Everyone says that birth control doesn't mess up your system, but I truly believe that statement does not apply to everyone. Every month that went by I felt different and my hormones seemed to even out. Even looking back at my charts over the last 9 months or so, I can see my cycle got a day longer every 2-3 months or so. Moral of the story is, sometimes it really does take time for your body to figure it out, so all hope is not lost!

BFP After Over 2 Years TTC

I had to take the time to post here as I stalked this site for so long and all the symptom spotting helped me through the 2WW!
The main thing I wanted to report is that all through our time of TTC, I was using ovulation sticks, Pre-Seed and the CBFM, the month I fell pregnant (Dec 2012) we had a conversation about giving the whole thing a break for a few months and I stopped buying the sticks etc., 3 weeks later I conceived! So in my case it shows that once I stopped looking at dates, working out fertile times etc and just relaxed about it all without thinking about it EVERY DAY of EVERY MONTH, it happened!!!
As far as symptoms go:

DPO 1-9 nothing
DPO 10 - this night I noticed my BBs were a bit tender
DPO 11 - I had one FRER test left in the drawer and just did it not thinking it would be positive and a faint line came up!
DPO12 - more faint positives
DPO13 - bought a clear blue digital and BFP!!!!!

I'm now nearly 7 weeks pregnant

I want to wish all you ladies the best of luck in TTC, loads of sticky baby dust to you all!!! xxxx