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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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BFP for the New Year- after 2 years TTC w/ PCOS & early losses

This journey has been so long and so full of grief that it is only with the greatest amount of joy that I can finally share our good news!

Hubby and I have been ttc for almost exactly 2 years now. It took us 8 months and the help of Vitex to get our first bfp which ended just as quickly as it came. It was a chemical pregnancy with a beta of 5. We were really sad but excited it meant we could conceive. We got lucky 2 months later with another bfp. Another chemical.

We then started seeing an RE last January because we were feeling so desperate and wanted answers. It didn't take long for the doctor to discover that I have PCOS. Diagnosis was made on account that I had about 20 follicles on each ovary and irregular cycles ranging from 35-50 days and an off balance LH and FSH ratio.

I started researching online about PCOS and could only really find information about women who struggled with weight and/or insulin. I couldn't relate as I'm 5'5 weighing 120 pounds. I couldn't wrap my head around this diagnosis and moreover, had a really hard time finding any information on success stories. Anything I did find about women like me was that it was harder for us to get pregnant.

We started with the treatment the RE suggested in April of 2015 which was Clomid & trigger shot. We got pregnant the first cycle and guess what?! Another chemical…with a beta of 3. I was devastated. I lost a lot of hope that my body could do this. We did go on to try 3 more cycles, one with an IUI but all were bfn. We were emotionally, spiritually, and physically exhausted. We were done trying treatments at that point.

By late August of 2015 we were talking very seriously about adoption and moved forward in finding an agency. As a last ditch effort and a "why not?" attitude, I asked my RE if I could give Metformin a try. I didn't struggle with insulin issues but everything I read online was very positive about women with PCOS taking this drug regardless of whether they had insulin resisitance. Thankfully he agreed and I started the meds (1700 mg per day). I only had side effects for one day and otherwise did just fine on it.

Fast forward to December 29th when I got a very positive OPK. Between all the family get togethers and what not, it made bd a little tricky but we made it work. We bd every two days, very chill, nothing like we had been doing before when we were actively ttc. At this point, we were going to be submitting our adoption application at the beginning of January when we got back a letter of recommendation from our pastor.

Well, that letter kept getting delayed and by Jan 7th, I was holding my first positive test. It was the earliest I'd ever tested at 9dpo and had a faint line on a wondfro. Told hubby that night but neither of us had our hopes up, we knew what faint lines meant. But in the back of my mind I knew it was early. Tested two days later on an FRER and had the darkest line I'd ever had. Two days later at 13dpo it was as dark as the control and I had nausea and aversion to coffee (my favorite). By 14dpo (yesterday), the RE's office called me with my beta results……218!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had been hoping for anything over 60 but 218, that was the confirmation we needed to hear to believe this was real!! I'll go back tomorrow to make sure those numbers double.

I have so much worry already about this pregnancy but I am holding onto the joy that my body CAN do this and that today, I am pregnant. We prayed a lot during this journey, obviously for a baby at the end of it but mostly that God would keep our hearts from becoming bitter. We never wanted to become blind to all the other things in life that we had to be thankful for. We used our time in "waiting" to draw closer to Him and to each other. If we had to do it over again, we would't change the struggle. The struggle amplified the beauty of this moment, right now.

Main symptoms in the two week wait:
-Sore boobs almost immediately after ovulation. The soreness started in one spot on the front under the nipples and moved to the sides.
-Aversion to coffee. Wave of nausea after drinking it about 8-9dpo
-Slight insomnia which is weird for me because I'm a heavy sleeper who can sleep through anything. Started waking up a lot throughout the night, started 8-9dpo
-Hungry non-stop about 12dpo-now
-Absolutely no cm
-Dog peed on the bed while I was laying in it, very uncharacteristic. Also started protecting me from other dogs

I wish you all the best in your journey. If yours is taking longer than planned, please never lose sight of the goodness in life. If you have a strong desire to be a mom and it doesn't feel like it will ever happen, know that God creates families all the time whether biologically or through adoption. Love is what makes a family.

Well THAT caught us off guard! :)

Hello,

A short little background on me and DH. DH is 34, I'm 31 and we were TTC for 8 months. We have no kids yet so this is our first and we are so excited!! :) We weren't trying for a couple cycles due to me needing surgery and we didn't want to push it back. My cycle started December 9th and that was supposed to be our buffer month - the one to get us back into a routine to actively try this month.

Now, onto our BFP and I hope I can give you ladies some excitement and hope. We decided to use Preseed but wait on using the full amount in December. All we did was use some on myself and a little on him. Maybe the size of a dimes worth on me. It wasn't much. I decided not to temp or use OPK's. We just had some fun and enjoyed each other. We did manage to have fun the week I was supposed to be fertile but I couldn't tell you what day I O'ed. I believe it was 3 times. That's it. And then I didn't think about anything after that.

I didn't feel a thing for a while - no PMS symptoms but I wasn't ruling that in my favour. I had been let down so many times before that I couldn't handle any more disappointment. A few days before I tested, I did notice symptoms but I assumed they were PMS. All they were was cramps that felt like af, headches, tiredness and feeling nauseous. The one thing I didn't notice at the time was I didn't have my usual chocolate craving but that wasn't until the night before I tested. I tested the day before af was to arrive to prepare myself for her arrival and the next thing I knew I was seeing a second line. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me but nope, DH looked and he saw it too!! It was pretty dark for testing early. We went and got some FRER's and a digital one. Over the night and the next morning, I got BFP's! I even took another digital one on Sunday and it said I was 2-3 weeks, which translates to 4-5 full weeks. So everything's right on schedule. Just waiting for my blood work to essentially comfirm my BFP!

Ladies, I know we only tried for 8 months but the emotional roller coaster is real. Every time a BFN is staring you in the face, it's easy to just give up and want to forget the whole thing. It's NORMAL to feel that way. It's NORMAL to feel upset about hearing someone else get a BFP. (I fully expect that when you read this message.) But do one thing for me: Don't ever give up! Keep trying and keep pushing until you get your BFP OR you get some answers. Please - this is such an incredible thing that I want you ALL to experience this one way or another.

Babydust to you all. I'm going to continue to come back to the TTC boards to see how everyone is doing! <3

BFP with irregular periods (3 years TTC)

I cannot believe I am actually posting my own BFP story. My husband and I tried for so long and spent so much money trying, that we got to a point where we decided to accept that we would not be having another baby. We stopped "TTC", no more pregnancy tests, no more ovulation tests, no more Vitex to stimulate periods. It was a very dark subject. I started to get very jealous of strangers who had new babies, or were pregnant.

A few weeks ago, I had a strong desire to be with my husband, which was getting more and more unusual. We did the baby dance (with no intention of actually conceiving). I decided to take an ovulation test the next day to see if that was the cause of my extra feelings. It was very positive. We did not bother having sex again that day. We were done getting our hopes up.

I had no symptoms, but had just been prescribed birth control from my doctor. I was going to take it and try to regulate my period. Before I could start the BC, I wanted to take an hpt just in case (on the extremely rare case it could be). Dollar store had run out of dollar tests, so I bought and blue dye off-brand. I took the test and a faint-thick line appeared right away. I started shaking. I could not fully be convinced because it was blue dye. I waited a few hours and chose not to drink anything. I bought a FRER and walmart 88cent test and after about 60 seconds a line appeared on the FRER. Nothing appeared on the Walmart test, but that didn't matter. For the first time, I had a real line on a FRER. Pink and there. I didn't need to take a picture to ask opinions. It was BFP.

Since I have had sore breasts, nausea, and fatigue, but none of this appeared before I would have my BFP. It was all about a week or more after testing positive.

My advice for everyone is that unless you know it's a positive test, do not consider it a positive test. I had so much false hope throughout TTC, that it drove me crazy. When I finally became pregnant, there was no question. I tested positive at about 9dpo, but it could take longer for some women. Wait until at least 12dpo, if nothing wait until a period is actually missed. Blue dye tests do work, but it has to be a real positive. Don't consider it to be positive if the line appears after 2 minutes only, is thin, or is not appearing on a First Response. The blue dye test ended up detecting the hcG just as well as the FRER, but the walmart test did not. The next day it appeared on that brand.

Baby #3 (yikes!)

We tried for a few months, then thought maybe baby #3 just wasn't in the cards. Then, the month we weren't trying...

3 dpo normally my pms is already starting, but instead of having lower energy, irritability and sadness, I had tons of patience, lots of energy and woke up super smiley.
4 dpo a little bit fatigued, a little absent minded, mild cramps
6 dpo sinuses stuffy, so tired no amount of coffee is helping
7 dpo mild cramps, fleshy looking clot when I peed, acidic stomach, in good spirits
8 dpo crampy, little pressure
11 dpo cramps, gassy feeling, back ache, boobs burning
12 dpo think I implanted last night, because when I wiped I had a spot of blood. really wiped out all day. felt a little sick. BFN (in morning)
13 dpo Another BFN, went to bed at 7:30 with a fever of 99.7. Thought I was getting sick.
14 dpo Woke up and was still 99.1 and I just knew, so I peed in a cup then ran out and grabbed some more tests. Two Dollar Store test came back with faint positives. Ran back out and grabbed a First Response and EPT digitals. Two lines and a big fat PREGNANT.
15 dpo period was due, nada.
I had just starting to accept our sweet little family of four would stay just that, four. Now there will be five of us (oldest is 5, next is 3 1/2, this little one will be due June 8). WOW.
I spend SO MANY hours reading other peoples BFP stories looking for hope, I now hope reading this does the same for someone else!

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Omg yay I can't believe it :)

Well me and dh have tried for almost 2 years. 3 failed clomid cycles amd a battle with PCOS and tons of other "remedies". We had been so frustrated we decided to take a time out from trying. I decided that I was going to work on getting me into the best health I could for when we were ready agian and try the fallopian wise kit once I dropped a few pounds and began eating healthier before we tried taking the fallopian tube test because the ob thought that we may have had blcoked tubes. So I got pregnant month 1 of new changes to diet and exercise this is what I was doing :)
1. I switched to all organic milk, eggs, vegetables u name it and it was organic
2. I'm in love with beachbody programs so I started insanity max 30 along with the shakeology I bought the chocolate vegan kind.
I don't rember dpo sypmtoms as we weren't " trying " this time lol but I do recall a few strange symptoms:
1. I had a day were I got a shooting pain in my pelvic region about a week or so before af was due.
2. I LOVE shrimp and couldn't even finish a shrimp salad at work because it was making me so sick.
3. My (.)(.) Hurt but I thought it was af time
4. I was two days late and then that's when I tested just for the heck of it :)
5.Also I was super tired but I was working a lot of overtime so I thought that had a lot to do with it so ? I'm not sure if it was and early pg symptom or because of work??
I use to dream of posting my own story some day while reading others BFP stories im so glad i am now able to post my own :) Baby dust to every one hang in there :)

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BFP 11DPO

I was told by my doctor that i couldnt have anymore Fermera (7.5mg) until I had a visit with her. So I was bummed this cycle as I knew I wouldn't ovulate and my cycle would just drag on. I was drinking Raspberry Leaf Tea a lot this cycle and noticed tons of EWCM around CD 17 ... Not taking it seriously we BD'd 3-4 times around that EWCM time.

O day - EWCM, shooting pain Left side.
1-5 DPO - nothing
6 DPoO - Gassy like crazy
7 DPO - when things started to change. I felt like AF was coming hard but one week early? thats odd for me
8 DPO - Bloated, and felt tons of pressure down below all day. Like aching heavy pressure
9 DPO - Same feeling but SO bloated. Like i was 6 months preggo. Pain and pressure. Feeling SO sleepy that I NEED a nap after work ( feel like I implanted this day
10 DPO - Feeling achy and bloated again but not so intense. When I wipe while on the toilet I see light pink watery CM ( hummm? period) later this day the colour was dark brown and very little.
11 DPO - BFP with FMU!!!!!

This is my 5th Pregnancy all others have resulted in miscarridge. Feeling hopeful.

Unexpected Miracle - battling through Endometriosis & Crohn's

Let me just start by saying this TOTALLY caught us by surprise! We had been trying off and on for about 6 months to get pregnant. Since it had not happened yet, and since we are both still fairly young, we decided to just give it a break for a while. After all, I figured it would be hard for me to get pregnant anyways with my health history (endometriosis & Crohns Disease). After we stopped trying to get pregnant, that's when we conceived :)

I have a fairly regular 27-28 day cycle with ovulation falling around CD 13-14.

DPO 1-8: literally no symptoms at all. {I recognized more "symptoms" in the months I didn't conceive than I did this month!}

DPO 9: feeling very nauseated this morning and afternoon until around 2:00. {didn't think anything of it since a coworker of mine had just gotten over the stomach bug}.

DPO 10: nausea in the morning and afternoon until around 1:30 or 2:00; fatigued (normal PMS symptom for me, though)

DPO 11: {morning} no nausea; {evening} light pink, "gooey" spotting (thought I was starting my period 5 days early)

DPO 12: no spotting, very dry; no symptoms except fatigued.

DPO 13: thinking for sure it would be a negative pregnancy test, I took an Internet cheapie anyways. BFP!!!! (Test line appeared before control line). In disbelief, I took another one. Another BFP!! {cue total shock!} My best friend suggested that I go to the store immediately and get a digital test. So I did. Results: PREGNANT 2-3 WEEKS! Crazy shocked.

DPO 14-15: fatigued & moody (crying, laughing, and mad -- at crazy things -- all within 30 minutes).

DPO 16: blood test confirmed pregnancy at doctor's office; confirmed 4 weeks along at this point

DPO 16-20: nauseous from around 10-1:30 every day; very tired all of the time; extremely hungry but can't seem to eat a lot at a time (I get full very easily); VERY sensitive to smells; very emotional.

I hope this story gives hope to someone battling endometriosis and/or Crohn's disease! God has a plan & will fulfill His plan at just the right time! Hang in there, and God bless :)

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"AF" was IB!!! BFP and SHOCKED!!!

The title is a mouthful in itself!! After a short "AF" starting on the 9th of this month and ending last night (the 11th), I am SUPRISED, yet HAPPY to say we are having another BABY!! I was very let down when I kept getting BFNs at what I thought was 9, 10, and 11 dpo. So after the 5th, I stopped testing. "AF" came 4 days later. This is our 3rd cycle TTC after getting my PPAF back from pumping BM. We unfortunately lost our Tubal Reversal miracle baby after she lived for a month in the NICU due to NEC. She was hastily delivered at 25weeks gestation due to me developing sever Pre E (which was rare being that she was our 3rd child).We were devastated, to say the least. I mean talk about the worse day of our lives! Our miracle baby was put to rest in early March and we were somewhat on the fence about TTC again out of fear and just plain grief. When my PPAF arrived in May, we prayed and started TTC again. DH is military (Army) and no time is better than the present because he will be deployed all of next year. Well 3 cycles later and here we are again, ladies!! I am EXTREMELY NERVOUS!!! The bleeding was like a normal AF (it started off light and picked up a bit by the 2nd day), but wasn't nearly as long. I usually get AF for 5 days. So 3 days of AF kind of tipped me off to test just once more. I mean, I completely tested on a whim, totally expecting to waste a good test (FRER) that could have been used next cycle. But BFP!! Instantly as I sat there on the toilet. LOL!! I went running for my phone to call DH, unfortunately he is training away from home right now. He was JUST as shocked!! When he left I was so down due to AF coming, and a few days later her I am with a BFP!! With my late DD's pregnancy, I did bleed early on too. In fact, I had IB that went on for about 2 weeks. Ultrasounds never showed subchorrionic hemmoraging, or anything showing where a substantial bleed may have come from. OB said it was IB, and that some women have a lot of it. Although I am a little nervous, I suppose my little babies really "borough" themselves in to that uterus!!! The bleeding has since subsided (was never overly heavy or full of clots), and now I feel just a few cramps here and there which is typical.
Symptoms: Before I got the IB I SWORE I was cramping, and nauseous, and having all those early "symptoms" we ladies have each month before AF shows up. I tested and used at least 6 test this cycle before the 5th of this month because DH and I were out of town and I wanted to ride on roller coasters and do a lot of walking for our anniversary. ALL BFN!! I stopped testing after that. I am not sure if I could have gotten a positive earlier, but perhaps not because I am assuming what I thought was AF was actually IB. So I am not sure what DPO I am at the moment. I may have been testing too soon, maybe late O, maybe late implantation. Who knows? I stopped tracking O this cycle to just kinda go with the flow, and not work myself up too much this early on TTC. I will say that we did DTD A LOT! We DTD at least EOD. Especially around our anniversary which was the 31st of July. According to ovulation trackers I am due between the 16-18th of April, making conception around July 26-28th. I am still unsure, but we did DTD at LEAST EOD this entire cycle until about August 2nd. Tested for the last time August 5th (BFN). Got "AF/IB" August 9th-11th. Tested today on the 12th, got an INSTANT BFP. It was dark, so I suppose I could have gotten it maybe on the 9th. I definitely would have freaked out then, though, because my IB was NOT light pink or spotting. It was a FLOW. I wouldn't have been the wiser if I weren't TTC. Praying all is good, but my last pregnancy was very similar and all should be fine. GL ladies!!! And I hope this helps someone else. Sorry so long, just wanted to be thorough. Thanks for letting me share my story and I pray this little bean comes home to meet her siblings in April!!

BFP while on a break from IUI treatment!

Like many others have said, I can't believe I am writing this about my own BFP, after being only a "reader" of this wesbite for so long! I almost feel like I memorized some of the entries on this website! I never thought it would happen to me. My almost 2 year TTC journey has seemed so long and endless. I feel like I really grew as a person during this journey though. And I believe I was meant to wait in order for this growth to happen.

My husband and I are both 35. We started trying naturally 2 years ago with no success after 1 year. So then we went to see a fertility specialist and were diagnosed with the frustrating "unexplained infertility." We started with clomid + intercourse for 3 cycles, then 2 cycles with clomid + IUI, then 1 cycle with follistim + IUI + progesterone suppositories. For the last 2 IUI cycles I concurrently started seeing an acupuncturist who would do needling and medical massage every week, also giving me particular herbal supplements and diet suggestions for every point of my cycle. I really feel the acupuncture treatment helped and it was pretty neat that I could actually see the improvement of uterine lining and follicle size when I would go in for my IUI scans.

I was so hopeful for all of my cycles, only to be disappointed every time. It was just month after month of devastation! I was always so convinced I was pregnant each cycle because of progesterone symptoms. I would furiously be online checking message boards comparing my symptoms to everyone else's. It was so difficult to deal with, especially with all my friends starting their families. I felt so discouraged, so rejected from the life I thought I deserved. I kept questioning, why?

Then my mother in law directed me to Joel Osteen podcasts. I don't normally like the idea of televangelists but I liked his particular constant message. Do not wallow in your troubles. God has put you there because you are meant to work through it and will come out wiser and stronger because of it. It is up to you how you decide to view and work through everything. Don't be short sighted and just see the troubling place you are in, for it is that very dark place that will direct you to the life you want.

After receiving this message, I began looking at things differently. I became more optimistic and positive that things will work out, that I just had to be patient. I started appreciating my life as it was: my husband, our house, my job, the beautiful trails I would run and bike. This love and sense of appreciation carried over to the way I treated others - with just pure positivity and love. We took a spontaneous trip with another couple to Europe which was almost life changing to me. I reveled in the fact that we didn't have kids and could just drop everything to take off to beautiful countries!

I decided to take a break from treatment because it was pretty stressful dealing with the shots, suppositories, taking time off work, not knowing if my follicles were good enough, enduring invasive procedures. We still tried naturally (using pre-seed like we normally had been doing) but "just for fun" and "just to see" and this is the cycle that I got a positive!

My symptoms:

I got increased hunger and boob soreness 1 week before my period and decreased bowel movements per usual. Usually, though, when my period comes the hunger and boob soreness will dissipate and my bowel movements will be come more frequent and loose. The only thing different this time that made me test is of course the missed period but also the persistent boob soreness, hunger, and constipation.

I honestly believe our souls have a purpose in life to learn and grow. This sometimes cannot happen without disappointments and failures. Do not be short sighted! See the great future that you have ahead!

BFP on cycle #3 after almost 10 years on birth control

I am 30 years old with a 9.5 year old daughter. I have been on the pill religiously since I had her in 2006. I got my BFP in my 3rd cycle off the BCP on July 7th 2015. We only BD'd twice in that cycle, once during my fertile window. I wasn't even using my OPK's or preseed. 2 days before my BFP I had my normal AF is coming lower back pain. I even commented to my fiance that she was headed my way. According to FF I was 12dpo when I got my BFP, and all three of them were SOLID dark tests that popped up right away. The ONLY reason I tested was because I had been soooo constipated for the last 2-3 days. That is NOT at all normal for me. I am super regular.

Since then, I have been super nauseated (did not have that with my daughter either) and so tired. My boobs just started hurting a few days ago. First OB appointment on August 3rd. For us, it really did happen when we stopped trying. The 2 prior cycles we were BD'ing constantly during my fertile week.

Keep the faith! Good luck to all of you.

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