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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 after 5 months 15dpo.

After 5 months of TTC #1 I finally got my BFP :) Oddly enough I didn't put any effort into temping or OPKs this month as I just felt I needed a break as I was feeling quite frustrated/exhausted. The lack control really got to me. We BDd a couple days during the fertile window, but not nearly to the degree that we usually do.

I didn't temp or use OPKs this month, but I DID do something different that may have helped. I'm a bit anemic, so I took Floradix which is a liquid iron/B vitamin supplement. I took it daily for a week leading up to my suspected O date and then stopped because I got lazy. It may have helped. I also drank raspberry leaf tea in the weeks leading up to O.

As for symptoms, I had all of my usual PMS symptoms, but I noticed a couple things that were different. 10/11 dpo I noticed yellow cm. It lasted about a day, but up until that point I totally didn't think I had a chance. I've read that yellow cm is a common sign and I've never had it while TTC. I also had sore boobs, but the soreness was very much on the sides. AF like cramps have come and gone aswell from 10dpo onwards.

I finally decided to test today at what I think is 15dpo. Since I didn't temp I don't know my exact O date, but the thoughts started to consume me, so I caved and bought a FRER. The second line came up almost instantly.

Hope this helps anyone looking for a little insight. I know I'm constantly stalking these stories looking for similar signs and situations. I hope the little bean sticks :) Baby dust to all xoxox!

BFP After 2.5 Years of Trying

I can't believe I am finally getting to post my BFP Story!!! I never thought it would happen again! We are blessed with two beautiful boys. We decided in 2013 to start for #3, I wanted to be done by the time I was 35. We always wanted a bigger family. When I got pregnant with my boys, I got pregnant right away and never thought it would take so long to conceive our 3rd. I went off the pill in Jun of 2013 and we tried for 6 months, then I decided to go to the doctor. Of course they did an ultrasound, blood work and a pap smear. Everything looked great, nothing wrong. I was put on Clomid in January 2014, and it didn't work then, and then I did another round in April, that didn't work either. I stopped going to that doctor since we moved and decided to find a woman doctor that was younger. When I saw her in October 2014, she ordered an HSG test. I thought, perfect, that will help since I had this test done in 2004 prior to getting pregnant with my first. I did the HSG then because my older sister had a septate uterus and a bicorniate (sp?) uterus and had a horrible pregnancy in the hospital for over half and had both her babies at 30 weeks. I wanted to know if I had the same issue, I do have a bicorniate uterus, but it didn't affect either pregnancy. The HSG was done in December 2014, everything was clear, nothing was blocked, I looked perfect, of course. Then in January 2015 she decided to try one more round of clomid to see if that would work after my HSG was clear. It did not work, of course, why would it. Then I had my husband's sperm tested and he has grade A perfect sperm, so I knew the problem was me. :( At this point I was so frustrated, she referred me to an RE in February and this is when it started to get crazy. My husband agreed to do one IUI, so I did all the fertility meds, letrozole, follistim and HCG shot. I had 3 great sized eggs, and none took, of course. At this point I was at my breaking point in March of 2015. I would cry when I found out someone I knew got pregnant, I ended up hiding every pregnant woman I knew on FB because I didn't want to see their posts. During this time my sister gets pregnant with her 5th, I was so happy to have another nephew, but inside I was just dying. I wanted another baby so desperately, my hormones were crazy from all the hormone drugs and I was just a complete mess. I begged my husband to do another IUI in April, which he agreed, and this time, I had a chemical pregnancy, I saw the positive pregnancy test and then I started my period heavy and my blood work was negative. That was so devastating! I talked with my RE and he wanted to rush to do IVF because of my age and he felt anther IUI wouldn't work. He mentioned we could do laproscopic surgery to rule out any Endometriosis. At this point, I was all in, I thought, what did I have to lose, something has to be wrong with me. I had the surgery at the end of May 2015, and it was a quick surgery and absolutely nothing was found. He said my insides were "beautiful". I was so upset, I was officially diagnosed with unexplained infertility. It is the worst label you could have for infertility. We decided to take the summer off and enjoy our vacation and then in the fall, I begged my husband one last time to do another IUI. He finally agreed, but said this was it, no more, and if it doesn't work we are done. He said there has to be an ending at some point to this. I agreed this would be it and we would be done. So October IUI came, and it was a negative again. At this point, I finally gave up and decided to focus on my family which I had neglected these past 2 years because I was so focused on getting pregnant. During this whole time, I kept praying to the Lord, "Let Your will be done, not mine." I felt like God was saying just to trust in Him, so I let it go and I finally was able to come to peace in my heart. January 2016 comes around and I wasn't tracking anything but the start of my period. We only had sex 3 times in January and I couldn't tell you when I even ovulated. So here is what I tracked for you symptom trackers out there. I thought I was completely out because I had no symptoms really.

Still in shock

I honestly can't believe that I am actually posting my story. Well after having a stillborn in 2010 at 14 weeks and a chemical pregnancy in 2014 I am happy to say that my husband and I have finally got our BFP! We have been on Clomid off and on for years and decided 4 months ago to give it a hard try but after 3 cycles of trying on Clomid and estrogen and temping, charting, using soft cups and all we got was a bfn and af kept showing her ugly face. My dr prescribed 2 more months of Clomid and estrogen but I had become discouraged and decided to not fill them this month and just take a break from it for a month or 2. I was emotionally drained and my husband and I kinda started to not enjoy trying because it seemed like a chore in his own words. THEN a friend suggested Geritol!!! Now at first I was skeptical and she said trust me it works! So in desperation and with nothing to lose both my husband and myself took it everyday... I did not temp or chart this month because I felt like the whole process had drained me over the last few months. So I decided to take a mental break and just relax and enjoy the next month or so not thinking that this Geritol would really do anything ..... But VOILA... BFP 3 days before af was due !!! Only reason why I took the test was because I started to notice that about 6 dpo not my breast themselves but my nipples were very sensitive. 1st sign! And not to mention I had developed poas syndrome ..smh! 2nd sign about 6-7 dpo I became very moody! Just mad for no reason. Snapped at hubby for nothing! 8-9 dpo same symptoms. By 10dpo took hpt faint line on Internet cheapie . Went out and bought First response and 4 hours later BFP ! Took another one 6 hours later same thing. 11-12dpo took clearblue plus minus and digital and both BFP! (Still shocked) I started to feel nauseas after each meal and took to spicy foods which is not normal. Not many symptoms to write since I didn't chart this month but this is what I can remember so I'm looking forward to my first Drs appt in 2 weeks. So prayerfully everything goes well this time for us and my advice for anyone ttc is to never lose faith and just relax don't stress (I know easier said then done from experience) and try Geritol! Baby dust to everybody that's ttc

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God is AWESOME

I'm 39 years old my 40th birthday is coming this summer. My 16th wedding anniversary is coming this spring. After numerous doctors visits and money spent asking what's wrong with me why haven't I gotten pregnant and boom!!!! January 25th I take a test and its positive. I'm in shock and awe!!! God is great I'm tickled and can't stop laughing. Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

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It always happens when you least expect it! Trusting God's timing

I always told myself that once I got my positive I would post it on here with all my symptoms for all the mommys out there trying like I was. Although I wasn't technically trying anymore i'm very in tune with my body so I started jotting down symptoms pretty much right away. A little history of mine, I was trying really hard for a baby from about mid 2013 till mid 2015 with no luck and a breakup I decided to give it a rest and just focus on being a mommy to my 9 year old and focus on work. I recently started seeing my ex again and we hooked up a few times this past month and BAM i'm pregnant. Talk about crazy timing huh? December was a really rough month for me because I was getting really depressed about being so underweight. I'm very petite only about 5'1 and my healthy weight is usually about 105. Well these last months I went down to 90lbs and had no appetite so I decided to start taking vitamins and drinking ensure drinks to gain some weight. I had also recently read into low progesterone and kinda self diagnosed myself into thinking my hormones were off (another reason why I started on vitamins) for the last two years I've had spotting right after ovulation and before my period plus in the last 3 months my spotting got worse and I started spotting from about 5-7dpo all the way up to my period. So I started taking a multivitamin and drinking my shakes right around the time I conceived a few weeks ago. I have no idea if they helped in conception for me but it's pretty crazy that I got pregnant so soon. Sorry for babbling here's my symptoms everyone :)

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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