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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!

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! TTC For 1 Year And A Half, Pcos, And On A Break.

Holy Smokes! I can’t believe I am posting on here, I've stalked it for about a year and a half. My story is pretty crazy. I have PCOS, so I don’t ovulate very often. I spent all last year on Clomid and letrezole, and had to drive an hour to my fertility specialist twice a month. I ovulated on both Clomid and letrezole but never could get pregnant. The stress was really starting to get to DH and I, so we decided to take a break. About two weeks ago I noticed some slight nipple tenderness and I thought maybe I’m ovulating. I decided not to tell DH because I didn’t want to put too much pressure on him. Well the next day I found an ovulation test under my sink and thought I just go ahead and see. Well it was positive! My niece is staying with me so we didn’t get another chance to BD so I thought for sure we missed our chance. I still had the nipple tenderness so I Just figured my AF was coming. Two weeks and 3 HPTs later.. BFP! Here are my symptoms:

0DPO: Nipple Tenderness (BD)
1DPO-6DPO : Nipple Tenderness, Positive OPK
2DPO-6DPO: Nipples less tender, VERY gassy (sorry if TMI)
6DPO-13DPO: Nipples are tender off and on, still gassy, Breast begin to swell (that has never happened before AF).
14DPO: Breasts still swollen and its very noticeable. They are tender on the bottom when poked, almost like a sore muscle. CRAMPS! I started cramping in the morning and all day I was sure AF was coming at any minute. I went to the bathroom constantly to check.
15DPO: Breasts still swollen, Cramping off and on all day. Still checking for aunt flow constantly. Sensitive to smells. My niece was eating something with hot sauce on it and it was like all I could smell was vinegar. It didn’t make my stomach turn but it was ALL I could smell. That’s when I decided to go to the dollar store for some HPT’s. I got a VERY faint positive on the first one. DH convinced me to take another one about 10 minutes later, so I did. Another faint positive. So we went and bought the digital test that says the word “pregnant” and a few hours later, SURE Enough BFP!!!!!!!!!

We are so excited! We have wanted this for SO long! We are praying for a sticky, healthy baby! This just goes to show when you relax and stop stressing it does miracles. Everyone kept saying “take a break, relax and it will happen” I should have listened a long time ago.

BFP on 12 dpo NO SYMPTOMS

Hi everyone. I know if you're reading this you must be frustrated with how slowly time is going and you are probably on the constant lookout for symptoms no matter how silly or small. I did that every month except this last month. This month I kinda went into the month without the same faith. I figured if I assume I didn't get pregnant then it would be less disappointing when I get another bfn.

That being said, I decided to take a test this morning for 'shits and giggles'. I honestly had no symptoms whatsoever with the exception of a headache. But I thought nothing of that. Anyway I decided to take a test on frer with morning urine and as I was doing it I thought this would be another waste of a test. I looked at it for about 10 seconds then as I was gonna put it away all of a sudden a faint positive line appeared. I was shocked. Because that was my last test I ran to store to buy 4 more and took them all within the next 3 hours. All faint bfp. I so couldn't believe it that later today I went to buy a digital test as I wanted to read the words 'pregnant'. Everything was further confirmed when it said pregnant 1-2.

Yaaaay I'm so excited I can't believe this is happening to me. And still NO symptoms except the headache today. So from my experience never rule out a month bc you don't have all the usual symptoms. I hope all of you that are waiting so patiently get your bfp soooooon. It will happen for you. God is good and works in mysterious ways. Trust that and know that timing is everything.

Baby dust to all you ladies. Sending my love. I pray that you all have healthy babies and I pray that mine will be healthy too. Xoxoxo

Still Can't Believe This....

Hi
I've posted twice before on this website to ask if my symptoms were pregnancy, neither time they were and I was devastated. We've been trying for ten months and at 39 years I thought it was never going to happen as my AMH was less than 4. We'd been told that we had no chance of conceiving naturally. We had 6 months on Clomid and despite ovulating there was no BFP. This month our consultant said to have a two month break whilst more blood tests were done and then we could have our last 3 doses of Clomid. It was during this break that I ovulated naturally on day 10 and we only slept together twice (much more on other months). We also went on holiday for a few days and I stopped obsessing with this website, any possible symptoms and my iPod app. Anyway, on day 20 (10dpo) I took a FRER test in the evening and it came with a faint positive. Next morning bit darker and this morning (12dpo) a good strong line. I haven't told anyone except my partner as still can't believe it, very anxious that this baby will stick as never believed it would happen. So it's true what they say, relaxing and stop obsessing really does do the job. We did far less this month, no Preseed, no cough syrup. Very few symptoms, just nipple soreness and backache. I hope you all get your BFP soon, relax and believe!

BFP Against the Odds!

Like many of you, I stalked this site every time I found myself in the TWW. I promised myself I would come back and contribute my story when I finally got my BFP! So here it is:

DH and I had been ttc our first for 18 months. Testing showed irregular ovulation, low progesterone and a stuck left tube that they opened up in the testing procedure itself. We did 6 months of Clomid and 2 IUIs that did not work. During the first IUI, my body produced only 1 follicle and 5-7 on the second attempt with an increased dosage. The RE told us we had only 0.5% chance of conceiving naturally. He recommended considering IVF as our chance with it was 70%. So, making the most of a holiday special, we paid our IVF treatment and were waiting for a couple of months before starting when I got my BFP!

I had a lot more symptoms when we were undergoing treatment, so this month was a complete surprise. In hindsight, there were a few things that now seem very obvious.

Used OPK which turned positive on CD 13. We BD’d every other day from day 9 to day 16

1 to 7 DPO: nothing much.
8 DPO: light brown spotting, cramps, slightly tender bbs (nothing unusual for that time of cycle)
9 DPO: same as the day before. Very tired.
10 DPO: headache, brown spotting, tender bbs, very tired, went to bed 7pm.
11 DPO: headaches, indigestion, salty cravings, cramps, bloating, less tender bbs. I went for a run today and I couldn’t get my breath back. I thought it was because I’d been sick for 3 weeks with a bad cough and I hadn’t worked out in a long while. Exhausted, fell asleep at 8pm, but I woke up at 3am with insomnia.
12 DPO: Same as the day before. While grocery shopping I bought an hpt and took it in the evening and it came out positive. Still had a hard time completing my run, did not recover quickly. This was very odd. Could not believe it, so I went back out to buy another brand and it was still BFP!! Told DH when he came home from work and he was very excited… I was in shock.
13 DPO: a little pink spotting
14 DPO: Blood work confirmed BFP with high hcg level.
18 DPO: Follow up beta, showed still high hcg level.
First US is programmed for 2 weeks’ time.

Things that were different this month from others: I had a cough for 3 weeks, so I had to take Mucinex almost the whole month. My CM was the same as every other cycle, except that usually at the end of the cycle it becomes stretchy and clear right before AF, and this time it didn’t happen. I also meditated every day for 30 mins, visualizing what it had felt like in previous months when I was getting my hormone shots to stimulate the ovaries.

So, there it is! We had less than 1% chance of it happening naturally, and it did! So keep hope alive… it will happen :-)Hopefully, this will be a sticky bean!!!! Thank you to all the ladies for contributing their stories and making the tww less crazy!

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BFP -- The Month We Decided To Stop Trying!

OH and I began TTC in November 2011.. After no success for 2 months, OH proposed on Christmas Day!! After this, we both decided to wait to keep trying, and organize the wedding first..

LMP was January 18, BD on CD13 and O on CD15... (trying to avoid pregnancy, as in the last two months we bd two days before O and nothing!!)

1DPO-3DPO: nothing unusual
4DPO: started having cramps as though AF was coming
5DPO: same AF like cramps, and more tired than usual
6DPO: woke up after having a very weird dream that my fiancé was pregnant... and I was going to be a mother :-/, more tired than usual, AF like cramps, and both BBS getting sore (bit unusual, usually become sore 1wk before AF).
7DPO: woke up after having ANOTHER weird dream that I had a baby... still AF like cramps, sore BBS, and extra hungry!
8DPO: Tested (WAAAYYYYY too early, silly woman) - BFN. Still sore BBS, hungry & itchy legs all day.. Also was experiencing ALOT of creamy CM, much more than usual after O.
9DPO: Another BFN. Still sore BBS and still creamy CM
10DPO: Still sore BBS. Very thirsty! Therefore peeing constantly.. Maybe bit of nausea and 2x dizzy spells. BFN!
11DPO: Still AF like cramps and sore BBS, thirsty, tired BFN!
12DPO: internet cheapie hpt with fmu.. went back to bed for about 3 hours then checked test: VERY faint bfp.. definitely colour in second line though.. but because I had waited so long, didn't get too excited about result. Had Clearblue digital in wardrobe.. tested and PREGNANT 1-2 WEEKS!!!!

Wanted to wait to tell OH but couldn't so texted him a photo of the test!! We are both very happy but also very cautious as I had a tarot reading done about 3 weeks ago & she told me if I become pregnant, it will not last.. Fingers crossed!!

Good luck to all you TTCers!!! To be honest, I have never been pregnant, never even seen two lines on a preg test.. so I wasn't even sure if I COULD become pregnant... I guess what I've learned it to HAVE FAITH because God has a plan for all of us!

BFP with PCOS and on a Break

We had been ttc for 3 months with MASSIVE BFN's. Now I know 3 months isn't a very long time but when you are ttc it feels like forever. Then I noticed my periods got more and more irregular which threw a curve ball in the mix. After stalking this site throughout that period I was determined to get to the bottom of this because I'm not a particularly patient person. DH is 34, I'm 33 and this year will be our 10th wedding anniversary. We had waited because we didn't feel ready and so for the first time in 9 years we felt now was the perfect time for both of us. This was the 'plan' so it was meant to go smoothly. Ha ha :-)

Anyway DH and I went to the see the Dr and he referred me for a scan, basically I was kinda insistent, but I got the referral which was great and now I just waited for the letter with the date of the scan. DH and I decide we would give it a break and just live for the next few month :-). In the mean time I thought I would give myself a kick start with a detox plan. I exercise regularly and I'm healthy but I suffer from cystic acne, nothing the doctors have given me has ever worked.

Anyway I went on a Lemon detox for 2 weeks (I wouldn't recommend this to anyone) I did this for me and I've done this before so I know my body can tolerate it. My scan was actually on the last day of my detox plan. I had both an external and an internal scan on the 18th of Dec 2011. With the festive period inbetween, I went back for my results to the Dr on the 30th of Dec 2011.

This is when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I started researching more on it and just trying to understand what I can do to help myself naturally. For my acne and to create a more alkaline balance internally I started taking 2tb spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in my water daily, once a day. I also started taking chaste berry tincture to help regulate my periods. So I was waiting for AF before I could start using OPK's again.

My AF was late by 42 days but with my history of 48 day cycles and longer I just waited and actually felt frustrated that this chaste berry wasn't working. My acne on the other hand was improving drastically. My breast had become heavier and tender but again this was nothing new, it happened every time my AF was due. Bizarrely last Friday after work, I felt rather slippery wet down there. So I thought ah well maybe I'm ovulating and my cycle is just being it's usual weird self. I used a Clear Blue OP stick and there was a smiley face :-) Ran downstairs to show hubby and we BD'ed that very evening, next day I used another stick and again smiley face, so we BD'ed again. But something kept niggling me so I started reading about PCOS and misleading OPK's and pregnancy giving misleading results. So the next morning when I work up, I did the OPK pee, stopped midstream and did the cheapee internet pregnancy test strip pee and within 30 seconds the internet cheapee, had 2 fat reddish pink lines..... BFP. The OPK had another smiley face. Confused and excited I yelled down to DH as I went down the stairs holding both.

Right we are going to the shops right now for a pregnancy test hubby said, already peeling off his dressing gown. It was 9 am on a Sunday so we had to wait until the shops opened at 10. So we bought the CBDT 2 pack just in case. Got home and had to wait till I need to pee. After peeing within a minute BFP showing 3+. OMG we were stunned we weren't even trying that past month which means we conceived over Christmas.

Just been to the Dr today and he reckons I'm probably 6-7 weeks pregnant. Crazy thing is other than my tender breasts I had no other symptoms at all. Maybe they were there but because of our previous disappointment and the fact that we were not trying in this cycle, I didn't even think about it.

I filled in forms for the midwife today so am expecting her call anytime from today and the receptionists gave me a Pregnancy Pack...OMG. Still cant believe it, but we are both sooooo excited and grateful!!

Now we know women with PCOS have a higher chance of miscarriage so we are praying this little bean sticks around.
The main thing I can think of is that the detox helped as I lost about 6-8 pounds before I was even given the PCOS Diagnosis.

I hope this encourages everyone else with PCOS, it will happen for you too.
********Baby Dust to all**********

Bfp After 4 Years !!!

Wow can't believe it's really happening! Well what can I say , me and dh tried everything to try and help conceive turns out I have severe PCOS which causes me not to ovulate very often. Anywho after 4 years of disappointment we gave up in November 2011 decided we are lucky to have the one child already! Anyway here's a list of a few things that made me test, I can't tell you at what day what happened as I'm not normal and don't normally have 'cycles' but anyway

Tired sooooooooo tired having to have naps in the day
Very thirsty and a nasty taste in my mouth that would not go away
Couldn't stop eating! Never felt full though
Restless nights
SORE nipples now I mean just a cotton tshirt rubbing over them was agony
Lots of Ewcm sorry tmi :( kept thinking that I was due my period!
But what made me test was waking up in the night to pee! I never do that!
Done first test at ten pm positive then one the next morning positive!
Booking in with midwife next week!:) can believe it we had given up and I get my little peanut :D
Hope this helps and for the women who are always thinking 'let's try making a Baby ' try not to, just get on with it enjoy our time with your partner instead of thinking this might be making a baby an loosing the loving part of it ;) it will happen when u least expect it!:)

BFP After 5 Months TTC With Some Weird Symptoms

Hi,

I stalked this site for many months which was fantastic for reading about others but I found myself getting really impatient and frustrated. As soon as I focused more on having a normal life forgetting about Ttc I got pregnant straight away.

My symptoms were weird. I had awful nightmares every night for 4 days, I had hot flashes in the evening, I had nose bleeds which is not usual for me but is a pregnancy symptom, awful pains in my legs at night and my nipples hurt a bit. Drinking a few glasses of wine made me feel sick and I felt like I was getting flu. When I actually got the Bfp , despite ttc I was taken by surprise because we only bd 3 times that months. Weirdly some ovulation tests can detect pregnancy hormones too . The one with the smiley face also has a normal wee stick which gave me 2 lines but when I put it into the digital holder it said I wasn't ovulating, because I was pregnant. This was a Clear Blue. I did a normal hpt after which showed pregnancy too

Anyway best of luck! Don t exclude any symptoms - every woman is different

xx

BFP with very few symptoms

This was our 3rd cycle TTC #2.  My last two cycles I had every pregnancy symptom in the book and ended up getting BFNs both months. During those months I tracked every little twinge, pain, weird symptom etc. This cycle I took a much more relaxed approach. I didn't track anything and tried not to focus on every little thing. I did not have ANY symptoms this month up until a day ago. My BBs were not sore, no cramping, no implantation bleeding- nothing! The only symptom I've had is congestion that started about a day ago.  I thought I was out his month but tested yesterday at 12 dpo and got a very faint positive on an IC.  I thought it had to be an evap line so I tested again this morning using clear blue digital and BFP right away!! I couldn't believe it. There's still hope even if you don't have any symptoms.
Baby dust to all!

BFP after 3 months

Well, I have to say...I really didn't think this was going to be our month. It was the first month I decided not to temp, not to check the cervix, nothing.  We just BD'd when we felt like it and we just kept it fun and stress free :)  My husband is 29 and I'm 26, this will be our first.  We've been married for 8 months now and this was our 3rd try.   Here it is:

1-5 dpo  nothing.  Not even sure when I ovulated as I wasn't keeping track of any of it this month.  This is an estimation.
6 dpo:  very very slight boob tenderness on sides when poked
7 dpo:  same as 6 dpo
8 dpo:  same
9 dpo:  same
10 dpo:  some slight cramps...wasn't even sure if they originated from the uterus.  Could have been gas, still sore boobs on sides but getting increasingly sore.
11 dpo:  sharp AF like cramps, thought I would start my period but nothing. Still sore boobs, very large might I add.
12 dpo:  more sharp cramps in the am, but no period.  Boobs the same.  I keep wondering maybe they look a little veiny??  Oh, I'm sure it's all in my head.  Took a bath, went to the store.  Was going to wait till friday to test but I bought a couple EPT digital tests and went home and peed on one.  Just a formality, as I was sure it would say "not pregnant."  But nope!  At 4:45 pm on tuesday, I got my very first ever in my life BFP!!  I couldn't believe it.  I was in shock and shaking when my husband came home from work.  All I could say was, "babycakes, there's something in the oven...."  lol!  He was so happy!  We are so happy!!  Yay!  Good luck everyone!  Let's hope he/she is extra sticky :))

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