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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.

Total Surprise! My Miracle Bean!

For the last 3 years, me and my fiance have been trying for a child. My cycles were never normal so I knew something was not right. I was diagnosed with PCOS March 27th of 2012. My OB said my chances of conceiving without the help of a RE was slim to none. We tried 4 emotional cycles, filled with Clomid, trigger shots, IUI, and constant monitoring. I ovulated 3+ follicles each cycle with all BFN results. I was an emotional wreck and honestly couldn't take it anymore seeing how everyone around me was pregnant. We stopped trying in August and I proceeded with the normal routine of Provera to induce my cycle. Shortly after, my fiance and I broke up. I found myself with a new partner and he was very considerate of my fertility situation. As we became sexually involved, I got on birth control (Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo). The side effects were HORRIBLE so I stopped taking them because I knew I could not ovulate without Clomid. December 12th, I started having horrific period like cramps that had continued until the 17th with no spotting or indication of a period. I finally decided to go to the hospital because the cramps were the most painful thing I've ever experienced! There, they did blood work and took me in for an ultrasound where I was notified I was 4 weeks pregnant. What?!?! Impossible! I thought it was a joke! They said the cramping came from my uterus stretching making room for baby. In shock, I went home and took 8 pregnancy tests, all positive! Today, I am 9 weeks due August 26, 2013. I am a true testimony of how God works in mysterious ways! Put your faith in God and he will give you what you desire! Baby dust to all and congrats to the ones already preggo!!

BFP On A Break, After Ectopic!

Hi everyone, My DH and I have been TTC for 19 months. I have been diagnosed with PCOS and had problems with irregular periods. I was on all doses of Clomid (50, 100, 150mg), had an HSG, DH's sperm are great, OPK's every month, and we began seeing a fertility specialist after many frustrating months of trying on our own and Clomid not doing the trick for us either. I had an IUI in August 2012 which resulted in an Ectopic pregnancy. My tube was saved, and needless to say after that, we took a step back from trying so hard for a bit. I was on no medication last cycle (December) and we got through the holidays like normal. We were on vacation the last 2 weeks of the year so we were both pretty relaxed. I didn't feel any symptoms at all...none, until what I now guess was about 13 DPO when I had some spotting which I naturally assumed was my period. I was thrilled that my period was going to start (weird, right?) because I hadn't taken any Clomid that month and it seemed I was getting my period all on my own for once!! But then my period never actually started, the slight spotting went away. When I realized it wasn't going to be starting I figured I should rule out a BFP because that's what I do every month just in case. I was fully prepared when I took my test at 19 DPO to toss this test in the trash with the others! But to my shock, I had a full out BFP staring me straight in the face! So far as of today (27 DPO) all is going well! I have had good HCG numbers (831 and 4000) and it's all working out! Again, let me re-iterate...up til that ectopic pregnancy, I could literally not think about anything other than getting pregnant, I was obsessed...and low and behold with no help at all, we did it on our own when I wasn't thinking about it at all. All those people that say "just relax and it will happen" truly are right...even though it's next to impossible to fully relax when TTC! I hope my story can help give someone hope...if you've had an ectopic pregnancy, been trying a long time, etc....I hope my story helps!!

Still Can't Believe it... A Year of Trying Then it Happened Without Any Effort

My husband and I went off birth control (Paraguard) in Sept. 2011. I imagined we would be pregnant the within a couple months as I have regular periods and conceived before.... unfortunately worry and fear took over when it did not happen as quickly as I expected. In August 2012, I had an appointment with my OBGYN to schedule fertility tests. The week later we got a positive pregnancy, but it unfortunately was ruled an ectopic pregnancy a week later and was treated with medicine no surgery required. We continued with the fertility screenings, but felt convinced something was wrong and was scared we would not be able to conceive naturally. Over the 12 or so months of trying, I used vitamins, teas, OPKs, and the fertility awareness method. Every month, I would search for symptoms and convince myself I was pregnant. Finally, me and my husband were exhausted by the process and decided to take a break. I put everything away, stopped using OPK, stopped taking vitamins, stopped obsessing about everything I ate/drank and just decided to not worry for a while and that we would consider Clomid in a couple months. My cycle started Dec 17, and we were traveling for the holidays. The only indication I was ovulating was that I noticed some EWCM on Dec. 25th, 26th and 27th but then was sticky/creamy on the 28th. We had sex on the 25th and 26th and 28th. We have been training for a half-iron man triathlon so we were too tired on the 27th to BD and when my CM was sticky on the 28th, I thought we probably missed our chance. I honestly didn't feel really anything for the next two weeks except that about a week before my period I usually know its coming and I didn't feel like it was this time. I also had some strange cramping at about 6-9DPO but because I had convinced myself of symptoms every month, I really didn't get my hopes up. However, I did take a test on the 7DPO which was of course negative. At 13 DPO, I tested with Clearblue Digital and got a "Pregnant" read. We were leaving for our triathlon that night, so I didn't want to tell my husband because I didn't want to make him nervous and I wanted to be cautious about being too optimistic after the ectopic. I called my Dr and had my blood tests scheduled for following and she had me start a progesterone supplement. 14 DPO, I told my husband I might be pregnant. We tested again and it was Positive! I completed the triathlon the next day and despite a little dizziness and nauseousness on the run, I felt fine. I have experienced some mild cramping, nausea, headachey, and fatigue off and on, but nothing crazy. Breast and nipple tenderness just started at 4 weeks 5 days (19 DPO). Also, Blood work on 17DPO = HCG level 858 and Progesterone 35.5. Blood work 19 DPO = HCG level 2023! The doctor says the levels look great and I will have a Ultrasound next week to confirm baby is in the right place. Good luck to all. Practice patience and love with your partner and this process.

Still in Disbelief!

I promised myself I would announce my bfp on this website and here it is! On December 7th, I finally got my dream. 3 sticks all positive :) My husband and I had been trying for over a year to get pregnant, even taking Clomid, unsuccessfully in the Spring for 3 months. I have an endometrioma cyst on each ovary and on November 6th, had an HSG. Ouch! Turns out that HSG did the trick! I became pregnant that cycle :D I am due August 13th and so far, everything looks great with the baby. The only negative would be my Hyperemesis... Feels like it will never end. In the end though, it's all worth it. I used to go on this website all the time while we were ttc and it really gave me hope and some peace of mind. I hope my post does the same for you. Best wishes for everyone! Husband: 29 (super sperm) Myself: 25

2 Years TTC - BFP 14DPO After 5 BFN's!

DH and I have been TTC for 2 years. I'm 30, DH is 34. I absolutely did not think I was pregnant this month. I have had almost no symptoms except for some light infrequent nausea and fatigue. I had no implantation dip in my BBT and no implantation bleeding. If it wasn't for the positive HPT's and blood tests, I wouldn't have believed it. Please don't give up! DH and I have been seeing a fertility specialist since February 2011. Except for a thin uterine lining which was dealt with pretty quickly through meds, DH and I were perfectly healthy and ovulated every month on day 14-15. Why oh why could we not conceive then?! I had one chemical pregnancy, which was so brief I'm beginning to think it was a mistake on my part, but other than that no BFP's. My HSG test showed some possibly blocked tubes, but for some reason my idiotic fertility doctors missed that in my reports for almost 10 months. I was supposed to schedule a laparoscopy this month. I was on Clomid, Letrozole and occasional HCG injections and had 2 IUI's. Nothing- although I do think the medication helped stabilize my cycles. The doctor doubled my dosage of letrozole and I began to ovulate way too early (on day 10 and then later on day 6 the following cycle). I said enough. I finally took a break from the meds and the IUI's and concentrated on my Acupuncture and herbal medicines. I still went for cycle monitoring just so I could know for certainty what my body was doing. I started to ovulate later and I credit the herbs, vitamins, Pre-Seed, 50 shades of Grey (snicker) and most importantly the power of prayer, for my pregnancy. I asked God to let his will be for me to be pregnant and for his will to be done to me. We BD on days 10, 12, 14, 16, 17 and I elevated my hips after each time for 15-30 minutes. I really tried to (ahem) enjoy it too. I ovulated on Day 15 (we suspect). I tried to keep to the SMEP, but it was really tough. This was our first full cycle on Pre-Seed as well. BUY IT!!! Day 0: insomnia, night sweat- BBT 36.2 Day 1 DPO: insomnia - BBT 36.5 Day 2: no symptoms - BBT 36.2 (I think this was low from the insomnia); Day 3: feeling tired and unwell. Flu is going around so I assumed it was that. Bit of a headache. BBT- 36.6 Days 4-9: still feeling unwell. I have a rash on my face (ew) and I can't think straight. So tired and sick! BBT - 36.8 for all days and BFN on days 8 and 9 using a 10 HCG internet HPT; Days 10-11: still unwell. Feeling some pressure in my abdomen on my left side (I ovulated on my right side). Sleeping is uncomfortable. Tired. BBT- 36.9. BFN with sensitive internet cheapie on both days again. Day 12-13: still sick! Nausea is on/off, but I get this during my period so I'm thinking that's what it is. BBT- 36.8 and BFN on Day 12. I think I'm out with a possible fever. I start taking medication (feeling guilty now) and cut back on my herbs to conserve them. I drank a medium coffee on both days (a lot of caffeine for me), eat sushi and pretty much just lived my life. Day 14: Still feel foggy. BBT- 36.8. Faint BFP on internet cheapie. What the what?! I don't tell DH because I think it's a mistake, I'll test again tonight. Another BFP in the evening and then I break out the big guns and use my last decent early pregnancy test (life brand I think). Clear BFP in 5 seconds. Day 15: stomach keeps churning. I keep gagging and feeling "crampish" in my stomach. BBT - 36.8 and another positive HPT. See my doctor- Positive Blood test- 164. :-D I hate it when people say to relax and just let it happen. I think I had to work at this by taking charge of my fertility, making peace with God, improving my overall health through Acupuncture and herbs and by ensuring we BD'd enough (which isn't easy when you've been trying for so long). The pregnancy was a surprise, but everything up to it was very deliberate and calculated. At the end of the day I hope that my wait means that I will just have a healthier baby. I'm sure that's what it will mean for you. Hang in there and don't give up. You never know which month will be yours. I hope this bean sticks and I'm sending you my baby dust.

Yay! BFP 12 dpo While on a Break From Treatments

I am so excited and shocked to be actually getting to share a BFP story on this site. We have been ttc for two years and had three failed clomid/IUI cycles last fall. The clomid caused my lining to be really thin (5mm last time at day of iui) and so I was worried that it would take some time to recover from that. We had met with our RE and decided to move on to IVF in February (and get some required testing done during my January cycle). I have been ovulating early - like day 11 or 12 for almost a year and this month did not get a +opk until day 14, so I am assuming I ovulated on day 15 or 16. I was truly not expecting to get pregnant during my cycle off and so was totally shocked to get a very faint BFP 12dpo on an internet cheapie test. I then took 3 more tests that morning - all positive (and about 10 tests since then, still in shock! :) I truly credit my work with my acupuncturist for the success. I've been seeing her since September and she has really helped me with reducing stress in my life, improving my diet and getting rid of some "stuck feelings" that I think were getting in the way of conceiving. In addition I was taking CoQ10 supplements, L-Arginine (during 1st part of cycle), prenatal, fish oil, spirulina, B vitamin supplements, and royal jelly. Who knows what really did the trick. I also got the Circle + Bloom natural cycle relaxation recordings which I think are awesome, although I only used them for about 2 weeks before I got the old BFP. Like all of us, I have looked for any minor change/pregnancy symptom during many twws. This time - virtually nothing! I had some minor heartburn in the evenings around days 9 & 10 and the evening of day 11 I actually drank a giant margarita and woke up during the night with crazy heartburn and nausea and thought I was going to puke. Since then I have just been super tired. One tip for you all - when you get your BFP - do not share the news with your 3 year old until you are ready to tell everyone in the world (including the lady in line and the bookstore!)

TTC 3yrs.... On a Break Before IVF

Hello, First of all, I've been stalking this site for three years and I want to thank everyone for posting! Like everyone says, I literally had more symptoms when I wasn't prego. Here is my story. I had a septum in my uterus which was the original diagnosis back in 2010 of why we couldn't get pregnant. I had surgery to remove the septum, which was severe, and is still not completely gone. Then we had a several tests and treatments, hsg, blood tests, clomid, iuis, with and without injectables etc over 2011 and most of 2012 at our infertility clinic. Which of course caused me to go into a deep depression, and I wanted to punch every friend that announced she was pregnant in the face. Mainly bc we were now considered unexplained infertility and nothing was working. In June of 2012, since nothing was working, our re recommended IVF and would do our first cycle in Jan/Feb and start saving:( Fast forward to December, I decided I was going to go back to church and give it all to the Lord. I saw a bible verse from a previous post, I think Luke 18 that spoke about not making you suffer, that really helped me. Then I slowly began visiting my friends with kids and shopping in the baby section for Christmas presents. The only sign that I was pregnant is 12 days past Ovulation, I had a meltdown bc my husband cancelled his dinner reservations for his birthday bc he wasn't feeling well. Then the next day 13 days past ovulation, I doing last minute Christmas shopping and a guy was hitting on in the line. I went home and told my husband and he told me I was "glowing." Now that was a tip off. The next day, my period did not show up that morning, so I did one of my internet cheapie tests and went in the shower. When I got out I saw a faint line, still not convinced, I went to Walmart on the way to work and bought two different digital tests and took them in the bathroom. Which note* is an awful thing to do, bc when they all showed "pregnant" I was alone crying in a Walmart bathroom. We are over the moon, please pray for a sticky bean and good to luck to all of you TTC! If it happened for me it can happen to anyone. The best advice I can give anyone, is keep reading these positive stories and pray, it will happen.

Just When We Were Calling it Quits :)

Hey ladies, I just got my bfp today around lunchtime. I actually took it to just prove to myself that I wasn't pregnant so I could move on. I honestly didn't really have any symptoms leading up to my bfp. I have more "prego symptoms" on months I ended up getting my af. I did start getting lower back pain 10dpo (3 days before af) this is when I got my bfp. And cramping (I was sure af was going to show up any day) I did have spotting (just a small spec the size of a pencil head) on 8dpo with slight cramping. And I've had HORRIBLE dreams for past few days as in dreams I'd wake up crying and sweating. Good luck ladies!! :)

Christmas Miracle BPF!

My husband (32) and I (29) had been trying for over 6 years, married 9 years. In April 2012, I was diagnosed with mild Endometriosis through a laparoscopy procedure. I had regular 26-28 day cycles and ovulated every month using OPKs. In October, with the holidays approaching we decided to take a break for a couple months and start fresh in the New Year. Then on Christmas Day I decided to test (POAS addict) and saw a faint line! Since we weren’t trying I really didn’t pay attention to any of my symptoms. All I can say is that it can happen to you when you least expect it! Good luck to all!

BFP Nite After Engagement!!

Wow I can't believe I got my BFP!!! On Dec 17th my boyfriend asked me to marry him, and of course I said yes! Then on Dec 18th I took 2 hpts and they both were positive. I went to the emergency room and they said that I wasn't preggers.... I felt sort of down, but I knew my body. So I came home and took another one and that was positive, then the next morning I took another one and that 1 was positive! I was sure that I was preggo! I had been cramping off and on so I knew something was up. We stopped trying after 6 months and BOOM that's when it happened! On Dec 22nd I took a first response test, the 6 days sooner one and as soon as I took it I got 2 lines! It's still unbelievable but thank god for our miracle!