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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.

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!

After 18 Months NTNP --- BFP!!

Long story short. I had Mirena taken out last year in June. My husband and I have been NTNP since. I just got my BFP yesterday and since this site helped with my TWW, I figured I would contribute. O-day> EWCM, cramps, increased sex drive BD 1dpo> slight cramps, increased sex drive BD 2dpo> nothing, BD 3dpo> nothing 4dpo> nothing 5dpo> dizziness, slight fatigue 6dpo> extreme dizziness 7dpo> dizziness, fatigue 8dpo> dizziness, full feeling in lower abdomen 9dpo> tight ab feeling 10dpo> light pink cm, thought AF showed early 11dpo> light brown cm, negative IC test 11dpo> light brown spotting 12dpo> nothing 13dpo> cramping, spotting, faint positive IC 14dpo> cramping, positive FRER 15dpo> sore boobs, nausea, full feeling, Positive Clear Blue Digital
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BFP, CD33 After TTC #2 For Over a Year

I'm in shock.... I can barely breathe :) Today is CD 33.... my periods usually go anywhere from 28-32 days....last month it started on CD 33. We didn't even try this month!! We had sex THREE times...CD 7, 8, and 11......I remember being very frustrated because I thought SURE we missed our "window"....and then we had this big talk about how we would take a break for 3 months because this has really been straining our marriage. I have stalked this site like a nut case. I have imagined every symptom out there, every month. Taken way too many tests. A couple months ago, I quit taking my vitamins, started drinking coffee again...quit temping...what an exhausting journey!!! With our first, she just happened!! No "trying" at all! Then here we've been, busting our butts ;) and the month I thought we missed it.....Oh my gosh. I took a Dollar Tree test this morning, with FMU. BFP, thick and dark, right away. Waited 3 hours and took a FRER test, 2 dark lines right away!!!!!!! AAAUUUUGGGHHHHH!!!!!!! :D My clues were my boobs, for sure. They have been extra tender and sensitive and have hurt. Got a bear hug from DH last night and OWW lol. Also, on Sunday, I felt OFF. Best way to describe it, I just felt really weird. Not exactly sick, just OFF. That made me start "paying attention"....and I decided no coffee this week. UGGHHH I'm rambling lol. I'm in shock!!!! I CAN NOT believe I am actually posting on this site!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! :D

BFP After Miscarriage - On a "Break"

Hi ladies! We started ttc on February 2012 and got pregnant right away. On March 13th I had a miscarriage at 6.5 weeks. :-( We ttc right away. OB-GYN had me taking Prometrium 200mg once a day, 4 days after ovulation but months went by with no bfp. Depression kicked in and we decided to go on a "break"; no more OPK's, no more Prometrium, no more scheduling and counting days! On Monday night (2 days ago) we went to dinner and it so happened that my OB-GYN was having dinner at the same restaurant. Haven't seen him in a few months. I guess seeing him made me look at my calendar and think that although my period isn't due until this Friday, maybe I should test in the morning (I was having a beer when I saw him, and felt guilty! lol) So, I woke up at 5:30am and took a test and to my surprise---BFP right away!!! I went to the lab right away to check my HPT and Progesterone levels. Got the results this morning-- 47.3 hcg and 28 prog. with no Prometrium! Went to see OB-GYN today and he still put me on Prometrium just in case... I am feeling very positive about this pregnancy!! Symptoms: Can't really tell 'cause I was not even charting or paying attention! I do have really sore bbs, more visits to the bathroom than usual, and pretty tired! :-) All positive vibes are welcome!!! Baby dust to all!

TTC For 11 Months Finally Got My BFP!

So happy I can finally post on here with my BFP story! Hubby and I have been TTC for 11 months with irregular cycles. I had actually been waiting to take blood tests to check hormone levels and everything. So here are my symptoms: Oed on the 17th and felt pain and some spotting. I didn't track my symptoms day by day because I was trying to not focus. I did notice that I had a lot of breast tenderness and I was so tired I would fall asleep anytime I was in the car. I also got so sick about 13 dpo that I had to lay down at my in laws house. My mood swings have been crazy...crying at a drop of a hat. The only advice I can give is keep trying and pray! Praying for a sticky little bean and can't wait to finally be a mommy!

BFP the Month We Took a Break!

Hi, like so many others I have been haunting this site for the last 12mths trying to keep my hopes up and enjoy others BFP's. 12mths ago last week we lost our first pregnancy at 12wks, mmc followed by 2 d&c's due to retained product, I was devastated. I fell pregnant again quickly getting my next BFP in march this year, only it wasn't quite the BFP more like the faint positive and finally by almost 7 weeks I was diagnosed with an ectopic and after 2 round of methotrexate still ended up in surgery and lost my right tube. Again my world fell apart 2 weeks before my 37th birthday. Every month that went by after that I got more stressed at not getting my BFP again until finally I realized I just wasn't myself anymore, BD wasn't fun it was a chore. No oral (cos it's bad for sperm!) poor DH was getting performance issues having to rise to the occasion on command. So we decided to take a month off, no charting, stopped all vitamins (vitex, pre natals, vit b, coq 10 yes almost everything) enjoyed ourselves even though we only bd'd 3 times! Today, dpo 11, on DH 37 birthday I got my BFP, with very few symptoms although I'm sure there were more every month before. This month I was doing acupuncture still and ate pineapple only because they're in season and lovely, most if all I relaxed, didn't chart and tried not to stress. I said goodbye to my cat 1 week into the 2 week wait which emotionally was huge as she had been with me for 16 years but after 2 weeks nursing her as she was very unwell it was a relief to see her at rest. Symptom by day: Cd9 - bd Cd12 - bd Cd13 - suspected ovulation day bd again. Dpo 1-6 - no symptoms Dpo 7-8 - slight cramping remarked to DH that for first time in months I actually don't feel anything and feel quite normal Dpo 9 - at shopping centre and smell of sushi hits me like a wall from 5 meters away (first clue) Dpo 10 - bbs starting to feel tender on sides and heavy and sore when bra taken off Dpo 11 - mild headache off and on, couldn't wait any longer something definitely going on. BFP with FMU on FRER. Sorry for the long story, but all I can say is I was stressed and everyone telling me to relax was only annoying me more. But I'm going to say it now to you all, find something else to worry about, don't think about ttc. I've proved it's not just emotional stress because I certainly had plenty of that with cat dying, just not to do with conceiving. Bd'ing 20 times in the month isn't going to work any better than 3 quality times and most of all enjoy each other and RELAX, yes I know I hated hearing it too and easier said than done. Hoping now for a sticky bean, and healthy 8mths more. Baby dust to you all

BFP After Trying For 18 Months

Me: 30 Husband: 31 We have been trying since June 2011 and diagnosed with unexplained infertility. We got pregnant in Nov. 2011 but miscarried at 6 weeks :( We started going to the reproductive endocrinologist in May 2012 after 12 very frustrating months. The doctor ran many tests and everything came back normal. By the end of July, we were still not pregnant, so we decided to start Clomid in August. We started on 50 mg on days 5-9 and did blood work and ultrasounds around my ovulation. We also did a sperm wash and IUI to increase our chances. My blood work never showed a LH surge, so I had to self administer the ovidrel shot to trigger ovulation. In September, the doctor increased the dosage to 100 mg to give me more of a chance to produce more eggs. My lining was thinner, but I had 3 great eggs and my husband's count was strong...ovidrel again with IUI. In October, we stayed on 100 mg of Clomid and repeated the same routine of BW, US, ovidrel, and IUI. We had gotten so tired of all the medications and doctor appointments, so we decided to stop all meds in November. I got my period on October 24, and got a second period on Nov. 4. The doctors couldn't figure out if it was another cycle or just random, so we kept trying on our own! This morning, I tested because I had 14 days of high temperatures.... and BFP!!!!! We're overjoyed and we just hope that our story provides some hope to those who find themselves losing faith. It will happen!! Symptoms: DPO 10-13 Headache and very tired DPO 14 BFP!!!!!

BFP After Nearly Two Years

I hardly can believe I am sharing this, but here I am. I had my last lapraoscopy for Endometriosis in January of 2011 and have been trying ever since then. In April of 2011 I started seeing an infertility specialist where I went on to do 5 rounds of Clomid, 1 round of Femara and 6 rounds of follistim injections and a total of 8 IUI's I believe which resulted in three soul crushing early miscarriages. (The furthest I ever got was 5 weeks I believe.) My fertility specialist told me that my next step is naturally IVF, we couldn't afford it at the time so we took a break from August until now. We literally have not been trying or anything, and my sex life isn't much of a sex life. Originally my problem was that I was not ovulating on my own, but I noticed ever since the follistim injections that mid-cycle I get ewcm for several days. The only difference this month is I jumped my husband as soon as it showed up. I haven't been feeling any symptoms besides I felt so crampy since Monday that I was prepared for AF to show, to the point I was even wearing pads in prep for it to rear it's head. I was surprised when it didn't come. The cramps continued, but nothing. I had a spare FRER laying around from when I was doing my infertility cycles. I took it just for laughs and could you imagine my face when the test line showed up before the sample line? The line was just as dark. Needless to say I woke up my husband screaming "I'M PREGNANT". I took another FRER and a digital with the same result. So far symptoms are just cramping, chest pain, some heart burn, keep waking up hungry/thirsty and it's almost like I have restless leg syndrome now. I'm so scared but excited at the same time. Hopefully I get good news from the high risk OB tomorrow. Miracles do happen!

Yes, Yes, Yes

Back story: we lost our daughter at 21 weeks 12 weeks ago. We decided not to wait. The first two months I was very upset when AF showed. So this cycle I paid no attention to ovulation or timing sex. I picked up a 2nd job and tried to deal with our loss and continue with our life. Well Wednesday, I went to hospital for my gall bladder and was crushed (even though I'd decided I would start bc with my upcoming period) when he said test was negative. That night I made a bowl of lucky charms and dumped it bcuz it tasted like metal. Then the next 3 days I threw up.. a lot!! Well yesterday I went back to the ER cuz I was feeling awful. They ran all the tests again. Doc came in and said the only thing different in the past 5days is your pregnancy test is POSITIVE! We are so excited (and nervous)! Praying this one is healthy.