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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 with Endo/TTC for 22 months

Just got my BFP today after quite a long TTC road. 22 months of TTC, endo stage 2 removed in April, 4 IUIs, 6 months Clomid, and we got pg on a break cycle!!!!

Here's the story of this BFP cycle:
Ovulated on day 8 (usually day 16 on Clomid and 20 w/o meds).
Didn't find out until CD 9 that I had already ovulated... luckily we had well-timed BD on CD 7... had NO idea that we were TRYING at that point.
No meds-- just exhausted my 6 months of Clomid, had 4 IUIs (2 since the laparoscopy) and didn't feel a peace about moving to injectibles just yet.
No Caffeine-- very important-- I just quit caffeine 2 months ago and on month 1, I had a chem pg and this month a BFP! We also tried Preseed this month!!
After chem pg at 5 weeks last month
Mid-cycle bleeding-- it freaked me out-- 4dpo had some heavy spotting-- old blood... very scary!
Spotting last night (13 dpo) and very moody-- was VERY sure AF was on her way!
Progesterone supplements-- took it once the blood test verified that I o'd early. Progesterone level on 4 dpo was 9.2, so kinda low.

So far only symptoms are fatigue, cramping/pulling, and sore bbs. Bring on the symptoms... I'm thrilled!

Just wanted to share-- I always looked for symptoms like mine during the TWW, so hopefully this will provide some encouragement to someone. Above all else, I believe that God is in control and is the creator and giver of life. Although it has been a huge struggle to TTC, sometimes the harder the struggle, the sweeter the prize!

BFP on a break! (After 7 cycles of Clomid)

BFP on a break

I have been lurking this site for over a year and finally can post here, I am so over joyed.
I have taken 7 cycles of clomid, 3 femera with no success. july 14 was my last AF and I was on a break, was working out and lost about 7 pounds. I've only O'd three times on my medicated cycles and each time my boobs would get so sore up until AF.

Bding every other day starting Oct 10
Oct 10-30: Sore boobs, sensitive nips and side of chest
Oct 14: bding with preseed PM
Oct 16: bding with preseed AM
Oct 17: bding with preseed PM
Continue to bding every other day
Oct 27: brownish CM, cramping and still sore boobs, now heavy
Oct 29: took test at work about 2:30PM with light BFP
Oct 30: too another test FMU BFP, light
Oct 30: went to get confirmation at women's center, another urine test (2) BFP in the time frame, faint but there, and I had just used the bathroom an hour earlier.
Oct 30: After work 5:30pm me and DH wanted to see the words, still in shock, stoped and got digital on way home, took it and within second PREGNANT!
We are sold, this is real.
Continue to have heavy boob, nip not so sensitive, ache back, stomach rumbling like I am hungry.

BFP Naturally after IF Treatments!

Hello! I have found your website very helpful and amazingly enough, I can finally contribute this crazy story!

I am 28, DH is 28. We started ttc #1 in December 2005. No luck after 12 months of trying. All fertility testing (HSG, sperm count, ovulation) came back normal, we were diagnosed with "unexplained infertility". We got pregnant in February 2007 on our first IUI (natural, no meds), but miscarried at 7 weeks. This year we have been through 3 more natural IUI's, 3 Clomid/trigger shot IUI's (all "textbook perfect") with no success (plus surgery - I had very mild endo removed).

After a 3 month break of no charting or keeping track of anything, we were ready to begin In Vitro this month - I was just waiting for my period to start to begin my meds. Well, that period never came!!! I am 5 weeks today! Talk about shock! So, apparently, during the 2 day window when my husband was home from his business trip, we somehow conceived (well, I know how, /technically/, but you know what I mean!).

The doctor gave us a 1% chance of EVER conceiving naturally, so this has been absolutely amazing! Our family is shocked, everyone was getting prepared for us to go through IVF. We were so close to starting the IVF we are having to get our IVF loan cancelled.

Anyways, even though I had no idea (thought it was impossible) that I could be pregnant, here are some symptoms I have noticed (estimated OV date 09/27/08):

3 DPO: fever blister
6-10 DPO: incredibly thirsty, very unusual
from 11 DPO on: occasional tiredness, going to bed earlier than usual on some days
from 11 DPO on: occasional cramping. The first few days (11-14 DPO) I was expecting AF, and cramps seemed exactly the same. Now they are more varied (poking,
AF cramping, tingles, etc.)
from 14 DPO on: very very gassy!
19 DPO: very very gassy and bloated, heartburn in the evening (I never get heartburn), pretty uncomfortable.

*I had no spotting whatsoever, that I noticed (I had no visible implantation bleeding with my previous pregnancy either, I watched that one very closely).

FYI, my numbers:
4 weeks 4 days = 551 HCG / 23.7 PRO
4 weeks 6 days = 1508 HCG
We are nervous, but hopeful!

That's the story. I hope it gives hope to all those "Unexplained" couples out there!

Thank you!

BFP on break cycle

I am 35 plus, and have been ttc for over a year now. Six months into trying we started visiting fertility doctors who put me on clomid, and a pregnyl shot for better timing. We did this for 5 cycles with no luck. It was all getting mechanical, coupled with my general hysteria every month when getting AF, there was a bit of a strain on both of us. So we decided to take a break for 3 months, continue to try but in a more relaxed way, and after three months go in for a laproscopy. This was the third month, and the miracle happened! Here are my pregnancy symptoms;

0-2 dpo : nothing different at all

3-4 dpo : cramping on and off for two days, which was strange because usually I cramp around day 6 - 8

Usually by 7dpo my breasts get very heavy and start to hurt. This month there was absolutely nothing. No enlarging and no pain. They actually felt like they do when AF arrives. This was one of the first signs that something was different this time..

10dpo : cramping on my right side, but not exactly near my ovary. Convinced that this cycle is also a goner.

12dpo : feeling very very warm all day, and sever so slight sickish feeling in the morning. Hot flushes in the night and cramping. Had weird dreams about things going on in the womb and eggs speaking to each other, and saying this time it worked. Figured I had finally come to the point where I need therapy...

14dpo :dull ache continues on the right side. BBT is still not going down, which is also unusual because by now its on its way down or AF is here. And feeling.So took a test and saw a very very very faint line, not totally convinced that my eyes were not playing tricks on me so kept it to myself. At 3 pm I took the test again and this time there was no doubt - BFP!!!!

Honestly I think I had more early pregnancy symptoms during other cycles!!

BFP on a "break"

Dh (36) and I (32), have been married almost 6 years and ttc three years.

We were ttc for the first two years on our own. The next 6 months, I was working with my OB. I was tracking BBT and diagnosed with PCOS and started taking Metformin. Then he referred me to an RE.

After 3 months of Clomid, one round of Femara & HCG trigger w/ IUI, and 2 rounds of Gonal-F injectibles & HCG trigger w/ IUI, I ended up with a cyst on each ovary from over stimulation . So this past month we have been trying on our own (with no meds or procedures) using only OPKs, at the suggestion of my RE.

Also in April, my RE suggested IVF. So now I had been considering cashing in my 401K to finance this undertaking. In April, Dh also saw a urologist for varicocelle and had a ultrasound and surgery was reccommended. It seemed like the cards were stacked against us.

For the past 2 months, I have also been getting regualar swedish massage (15 minutes-twice weekly) for stress reduction, seeing a chriopractor, and eating better, taking Flintstones vitamins, and walking in the evening. I lost about 10lbs.

I had to buy 15 OPKs because I ended up ovulating some 5 or 7 days later than normal on cd 24. However, something worked! BFP! We got pg this month on our own. It does not seem real.

My bbs were sore so I decided to poas, at 13dpo/ cd 37, there was a faint line. I dismissed the possibility. At 14 dpo, I poas & it was obvious. At 15 dpo, doctor confirmed.

My first beta was Monday at 15 dpo and my 2nd beta was today at 19 dpo. My numbers are "great" per my RE. It really can happen on a "break".

Babydust ladies.

BFP with Low Count & PCOS

My husband and I have been TTC for two years. I have PCOS and he has a low sperm count. We have been through many test. We did 3 rounds of clomid and were going to the doctor to do an IUI. We decided to take a month off. I was very emotional and TTC was making me a wreck. Well on CD9 of our break cycle I spotted after intercourse which has never happened to me. Still have no clue if that has anything to do with this. About a week before AF was due I was nauseaus and my gums bled when I brushed. The day AF was due I had horrible cramps. Some cramps were so bad I felt like I was going to pass out. I kept running to the bathroom all day but no AF showed. The next day I tested with a dollar tree test. I got a faint positive, but didn't believe it. I got my husband to get me a FRER. Got another faint line on that one. The next morning tested again another faint line. Tested today the line is not as dark as the control line but much darker than before. It is real! I am so excited and think I have already told everyone. Miracles do happen!

BFP on Break Cycle with Endometriosis

During the last year, these stories really gave me the encouragement to keep going, so I wanted to post mine and hopefully help someone else.

DH and I started TTC in Aug 04. We started charting in Dec. 04. I have a family history of endo and I had many symptoms of endo. I found a great OBGYN who took my symptoms seriously and believed me when I told him I was in pain. He offered in March to do a lap but I still wanted to wait (I was in my first year of teaching high school, my life was really stressful, and thought a relaxing summer break would do the trick). In September I had an hsg. One tube was open, one was delayed, and because things just didn't "look right" according to my dr, I had a CT that day as well, which still didn't look right. On Oct. 24, I finally had my lap. My dr. found stage 2 endo and was able to remove it all. My left ovary was completely covered in endo, my right ovary had spots, there was scar tissue all over my uterus, but my tubes were clear. He gave us the go ahead to start TTCing again right away. The first month I think we bd'd more than the last 4 years of our marriage combined!!! No BFP.

The second month we just did it to do it (I had finals to write, DH was working overtime, life was busy). I tested on New Year's Eve (I just wanted to see if I could drink or not) and got a BFP. I tested three more times on New Year's Day (didn't believe the first test) and still got BFP's. There's hope!

I wish you all the best of luck and I hope to read your success stories soon!

BFP on Break Cycle before IVF

I'm not sure about relaxing but we did get pg when we were on a break. Even on the break I was tracking my cycles...temping for some cycles (about every other one) and using cbfm and ff to log data. Mostly I wanted to make sure I had history for when we went off of the break (which was supposed to be this month) since our next step was ivf. The cycle I got pg, my dh and I were so busy...he was getting ready to go deployed and I had just gotten a new job. He was being sent to GA for training and I was being sent to FL for training. We bd when we could (four days before O, could be three...and one day after O).

Couldn't have been more shocked to see two lines especially since we had been trying for so long. I don't know if I'd say we were relaxed because things were very hectic but we were definitely preoccupied with other things...and too busy to be concerned with ttc.

Good luck!

Surprise BFP at 3 AM

It's 3 a.m. here, and I'm staring at a faint, but definitely there, line on my First Response pregnancy test! I was pretty damn sure I WASN'T preggo this month, so last night before bed, I told myself that the only way I would test is if my temps shot up this a.m.. (Admitted POAS addict!) I woke up at 2:45 needing to pee, but had the presence of mind to temp before getting out of bed. 98.2, 2/10's higher than it's been yet.

In the bathroom, I went back and forth for several minutes wondering if I should 'waste' the test or not, knowing af is due in two days, and that she would come on schedule. Finally I figured, "what the hell!", peed in my little cup, dipped the test, and w/in about 30 seconds, that beautiful line appeared, clear as day!

I didn't do anything different this month, except actually not try, to be honest. We bd'd 2 days before, and one day after, me on top both times.

My symptoms were really nothing, except that there were none. My bb's hurt the same as every month after , except they usually stopped hurting by around 9 dpo. Today at 12 dpo they are still very tender and swollen, though not as bad as my first or second pregnancy. Oh, and I have been INCREDIBLY emotional for the last several days, crying at everything, and extremely iritable, but I was just chalking it up to my ever-worsening pms.

Anyway, I'm rambling. I'm in total and complete shock, but happy shock! Please pray for me that this one is not ectopic, as I've only got 1 tube left.

I'm sending out babydust to all of you!

BFP on Break (and trip to Europe!)

Well I'll be darned. We decided to take the summer 'off' so I had stopped charting. We went on a road trip through Europe and relaxed and I guess that did it! I got my BFP this morning, CD29/15DPO. I REALLY didn't expect it, as I have no real symptoms and as I say we hadn't really been trying this cycle. I used Clearblue Digital and got a 'Pregnant' at 6am and just sat there staring at it saying 'Really?' out loud even though I was the only one home. My DH was on call last night at the hospital so when he got home I started talking in the first person plural (we this and we that) and he asked 'who is we' and I just beamed and he started to cry. Before we started phoning family, we went out and got a generic test from the store and confirmed it.

What I did different this cycle: RELAXED and forgot about it. To a fault, possibly, as I even stopped taking my vitamins, folic acid, etc and was drinking wine, eating cheese - I did everything wrong! I was even taking Reductil to try and lose weight before we started trying again in the fall. Of course I stopped that now and I think (hope) that the small amount I took during the 2ww won't cause any problems.

Symptoms: Thirst (but it's been hot so I thought it was because of that), fatigue, mild PMS style cramps, PMS style mood swings, PMS style sore breasts, PMS style pimples on my face... I really could have sworn AF was on her way. The only non-PMS thing I've noticed is I have been very sensitive to the smell of urine (yuk I know) for the past week and half (so from about CD 19/5DPO).

Just goes to show, ladies, that there is ALWAYS hope. My advice is try to take a month 'off' and see what happens! Worked for us!!!

Best wishes to you all!

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