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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!

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How I got my BFP after 2.5 years of TTC

Hey ladies. I am so amazed that I finally got my BFP after 2.5 years of TTC. I want to share my story in hopes it will help others who are struggling with fertility issues and to encourage you to never lose hope!

Background:

After TTC for 1.5 year natural with no luck (no chemicals or miscarriages either), I saw a fertility specialist for 1 year and tried Clomid and IUI. Nothing worked. DH and I had every test under the sun and everything came back normal. We were diagnosed with "unexplained infertility" and told IVF would likely not work for us. So we quit the fertility treatments.

I refused to give up, so I decided to do the only thing i hadn't tried before - natural remedies. I thought this was all BS but figured it couldn't hurt and I was so desperate. To my shock, it worked! I got my BFP!

Here is what I did starting from CD1 until the day I got my BFP:
1. Grapefruit juice: 2 large glases a day. This is supposed to help regulate ovulation and make you ovulate sooner in your cycle. I used to always ovulate CD20, but this made me ovulate CD14! It also helps strengthen the uterus and create fertile CM.

2. "Fertile CM" from Fairhaven Health: 3 pills a day. You take one in the morning, afternoon, and evening. This helps create EWCM and also helps make the uterine lining "sticky" and aide in implantation.

3. OvaBoost from Fairhaven Health: 4 pills a day. You take all 4 pills at once before bed because it makes you drowsy. This helps with egg quality.

4. Co-Q10: 1 tablet a day. Aids in implantation due to its ability to help with cell generation and energy.

5. FertilTea from Fairhaven Health: 3 cups of tea a day (8 oz cups). This is supposed to be all around supportive of reproductive health. It has green tea in it which is really good for maintaining optimal uterine lining.

6. Water: I drank a ton of water. Seriously, I was constantly drinking water-probably around 16 8-oz glasses a day. Dehydration can play a major role in infertility because it dries out the cervical mucus, making your body hostile to sperm.

7. I gave up caffeine. I had already drastically cut back on caffeine and was following the pregnancy guidelines of under 200mg a day, but this time I completely cut it out. This is the hardest thing I have ever done! I was so addicted! Caffeine can dry out your CM and cause early miscarriages.

8. Put more emphasis on temps and EWCM than OPKs. My temps and CM indicated a fertile window before I got my +opk, so we BD during that time and then again when I got my +opk. Looking at my temp chart, its most likely I actually ovulated before my +opk (Please don't leave comments telling me this is impossible. I know its highly unlikely, but it is possible I caught my LH surge at the tail end).

9. Used Pre-Seed lubricant. I had used this before on the "male part", but this time I used the female internal/vaginal applicator method.

10. Took a "BFP Brand" HPT form Fairhaven Health and got my BFP on CD 20 / 6 DPO (temp chart indicated implantation at 4-5 DOP).

After 5 Years of Tears...

I finally got my BFP :ptl:

We were on a break cycle from the fertility clinic and had an appointment to pursue IVF when to my total shock I got my BFP! We only had sex once I would say about 3 or 4 days prior to ovulation. Reason I got a pregnancy test was I was 4 days late for my period (I have been late before and was not pregnant). I took the test expecting to see what I had been seeing for years a bfn and was in total shock when I saw a :bfp: :omg: I have taken so many pregnancy test that during the 3 min pregnancy test wait DH had completely forgotten that I had taken a test. When I came out of the bathroom screaming "oh my gosh I'm pregnant" over and over again he was shocked. I actually pinched myself to make sure I was not dreaming, it was so surreal. I was so excite I could not fall asleep till 4am. Then when I got up in the morning I checked the pee stick again to make sure it was real and not a dream. I even thought maybe I had by accident I got an ovulation test and not a pregnancy test, I checked the test again, nope it's a pregnancy test, I'm really pregnant!

What We Did Differently
We both real the book Supernatural Childbirth and I emailed the ministry who wrote the book and asked them to pray and the next month I was pregnant.

Symptoms
4 day late period
Boobs hurt more than usual
Very tired
Nauseous and dizzy thought I was coming down with the flu
Really thirsty (drinking lots of water)

Thank You Jesus!!! Praise God!!!

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Severe MFI- Natural Pregnacy turned ectopic

Husbands SA's ranged from zero to 7 million with the average being less than 2 million due to severe varicoceles and high testosterone. We had been trying for 2.5 years and were planning surgery to try to make us eligible for IUI because we were only eligible for IVF with ICSI.

CD:16- O day. Had sex after 5 days of abstinance(he was gone and just got home) and put a soft cup in after because I had one left over and laying around from a year ago that I wanted to get rid of.
1dpo- Typical progesterone triggered constipation and bloating like always.
3dpo- breast tenderness, of course progesterone again.
7dpo- CF yellow tinged which has never happened before. Felt an urgency to have BM's. Morning headaches.
8&9dpo- Same symptoms as 7dpo, but broke out in a rash on my hands(twice). I started becoming obsessed with avocados and started getting AF like cramps at 9dpo.
11&12dpo- my nipples became sore and sensitive, and overall tender breasts. I had extremely light implantation spotting and continued cramps.
14dpo- AF due but not here. I randomly took an hpt for the first time in a year and it was a BFN. I felt like I had just had a period without any bleeding. I was frustrated that I wasn't getting my period because I thought everything was PMS. I assumed I was wrong about when O was.
16dpo- AF still not here, and my nipples are ridiculously sensitive, darkened and enlarged. Something is seriously different this month. Took seven HPTs and all are BFP!
17dpo- Blood test is BFP
19dpo- Beta 211.3
21dpo- Beta 273.6
24dpo- Beta 355.9

4-5 weeks pregnant- Betas rising but not doubling, rate of increase declining. Hot flashes, fatigue(early bed time&naps), up early to eat, mood swings(cried easily) and continued TWW symptoms. Ultrasounds show nothing.
6-7 weeks pregnant- decreased appetite, some mild nausea and same symptoms as weeks 4&5 minus the cramping. Pseudo sac on ultrasound but can't locate gestational sac and baby. Brown spotting that then turned black and red. Progesterone and estrogen dropping.

Received methotrexate injections at 7 weeks pregnant for highly probable ectopic. Started to bleed and cramp an hour later. Passed an enormous sac with a little baby inside. Sent to pathology, pseudo sac gone on ultrasound. Pathology didn't determine anything, doctor is guessing assuming the pregnancy was on my cervix. I have no idea where baby was.

My BFP

I knew i wasnt going crazy!!! ive always been an early tester and always got a bfn along with AF right around the corner .. but this time i knew something was off when my bbs hurt Soooooooo bad the day AF was expected .. took a test that day and thought i was going crazy with the tiny tiny faint line but decieded to just wait it out .. friday morning i peed and i THOUGHT the witch had arrived .. i then went to put a tampon in and when i thought i had to change it . there was no blood at all !! thats when i thought i was pregnant foreal this time . my DH told me to take a FRER test since i was so late and the Hcg strips were giving me a line but faint and there it was . the line that symboled my beloved baby (: im so excited its unreal . DUE DATE : November 30th .

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BFP with Male Infertility

I'm writing this to hopefully inspire and encourage women that it is possible to get your BFP. Believe me I was definitely to the point of thinking it would never happen to us. It took us 2 years and 3 unsuccessful IUI's, plus a lot of dough before we got our BFP. It was a complete SHOCKER!!! After about a year of TTC with knew there was an issues. I had a bunch of test ran and they all came back normal. So on to the husband, he had his sperm checked and unfortunately he had low morphology (2%), but his count and motility were on point. We decided to see a fertility specialist. The doctor stated that we would have no issues conceiving with the help of IUI. He assured us if it didn't happen with the first IUI, it would definitely happen with the 2nd IUI and we trusted him. Well, 3 IUI's down and still not pregnant. We were heartbroken. So we decided to take a break and save some money. I heard on the internet about this fertility lube called Preseed. I heard some good things and some bad, plus it was $20! BUT we decided to try it... Hell it couldn't hurt, right?! The first month of using it, we had no success, but it felt good so we used it again the next month. At about 13dpo I thought to myself "I have had heartburn with every meal for the last 3 days, plus some unusual cramping. BTW, I am not an HPT freak and haven't taken one at home in forever. I said to myself "what the heck, I'm going to take a HPT". In seconds of taking the test those two beautiful pink lines showed up. I was so in shock, that I took another one. I COULDN"T BELIEVE IT! After all this time we are finally PREGNANT!!! Well I had my first doctors apt today and we are 5 weeks and 2 days. So Ladies... IT CAN HAPPEN.... STAY POSITIVE!!! Baby dust to you!

BFP with Short Luteal Phase!

Hi girls! I've been reading all of your awesome BFP stories for the past few months, and they've encouraged me so much. Since it's finally happened for me, I thought I'd post my story in case it brought encouragement to anyone else :-)

I had TTC in 2009-2010 with my ex-husband, right before we divorced, without any success. I realized through charting that my luteal phase was short (9-10 days, 11 days if I was lucky), so I tried B6 vitamins, progesterone creams and changing my diet. Still nothing worked. Fast forward to now, very happily remarried since June 2014. Knowing my past struggles with my short luteal phase, I thought it would take us a really long time to get pregnant. DH and I decided in early January to start TTC, and I had already been taking Vitex off and on for about 3 months. I got more serious about Vitex, taking 1200 mg daily (at night, to avoid the headaches that sometimes come with Vitex) and began drinking strong infusions of Raspberry leaf and nettle leaf tea almost daily. In January, my luteal phase went up to 13 days and I thought it was finally being corrected. But in February, it dropped down to 8 days.

I ordered Maca supplements and Carlson's Elite Omega-3 and began taking these about 5 days into this past cycle and decided to relax and stop tracking my cycle (it was driving me a little crazy ;-). We also had sex every other day during my suspected ovulation window (as opposed to daily in the past cycles), not on purpose but just because we were traveling out of state and vacationing with family so it was a little trickier :-). And this was the cycle I finally got my very faint BFP at around 11 DPO, on my birthday! I thought it was defective since it was so faint, so re-tested with a pink dye test a few days later (I'd used a blue dye one the first time and read they are less reliable) and it came back nice and dark.

Before testing, I thought for sure AF was coming on. I had all the regular AF symptoms, except my boobs hurt more than normal (they felt sunburnt, like they were on fire), but that went away right before AF was due. I had absolutely no other symptom beside my regular AF ones. No spotting, nausea, fatigue or any of that stuff. I've been feeling very mild PMS-like cramping for the past few days, my boobs are slightly sore at night when I take off my bra and I have a good amount of energy (my grand-ma and her grand-ma were also like this through all their pregnancies, including the first trimester).

It still doesn't feel real! And I'm so grateful that it's finally happening and I'm hoping with all my hear that it sticks! Good luck to you all!

40 yrs old 3mcs and bfp

I have been trying for baby #2 for almost 3 years. I have a beautiful almost 4 year old daughter. I got prego in June 2013 but mc'd at 5 weeks. Doc said it was ok to try again and give it 6 more month. In March 2014 I was 5 days late and thought i might have had another mc but i only tested at 11dpo and the day i finally got af. So i may have missed my bfp. In July 2014 I got another bfp (faint) at 14dpo but af came 6 days later. I went back to the doc and she gave me clomid 50mg days 3-7. I tried 2 months, then took 2 months off over the holidays. I took clomid again in January with no luck. The first attempt i got a bfp, but it got lighter and went away after 2 days then i got af.

So I have tried everything i could find over the last few years: prayer, pineapple core, sun flower seeds, extra vitamin B, fish oil, meditation, co Q10, baby aspirin, robetussin, clomid, temping, opks, etc. This month i was extremely stressed (we sold our house) we bd on cd 14 and only that day. I ov'd on cd15 based on temp and cm because i didn't even bother with opks this month. The only thing i did different is upped my vitamin D after reading up on vitamin d and fertility. I have been keeping track of our ttc journey for 2 years. And i went back and looked at the 3 or 4 times i was or might have been pregnant. I had 1 months where i was taking extra vitamin D, 1 month i was working on a project outside for 3 weeks, 1 month i had taken vitex and D, and 1 month i had taken clomid and D. So i upped my D to 4000 iu a day. And here I am, at 40, overweight, 3 miscarriages and 3 failed rounds of clomid later, and im preggo!

from 2-4 dpo i had some dull to sharp pains
5dpo exhausted, sore bbs
6dpo low grade headache all day, tummy trouble
7-9dpo sore bbs, thirsty
9-11 dpo smells bothers me, crazy dreams, cramp on left side only, greasy hair and skin
12dpo BFP! Not even a squinter, thirsty, potty trips every hour, slightly dizzy, occasional queaziness. Bfp at night too.
13-17 Still BFP every day, twice on 13dpo, bbs still sore, back is sore, mild pokes in tummy not quite cramps, some dizziness, hungry and thirsty.

I won't be convinced we are in the clear until i see my baby's heart beat, but i feel optimistic and know this one will stick. I thank God, and know He pointed me in the right direction.

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40 yrs old 3mcs and bfp

I have been trying for baby #2 for almost 3 years. I have a beautiful almost 4 year old daughter. I got prego in June 2013 but mc'd at 5 weeks. Doc said it was ok to try again and give it 6 more month. In March 2014 I was 5 days late and thought i might have had another mc but i only tested at 11dpo and the day i finally got af. So i may have missed my bfp. In July 2014 I got another bfp (faint) at 14dpo but af came 6 days later. I went back to the doc and she gave me clomid 50mg days 3-7. I tried 2 months, then took 2 months off over the holidays. I took clomid again in January with no luck. The first attempt i got a bfp, but it got lighter and went away after 2 days then i got af.

So I have tried everything i could find over the last few years: prayer, pineapple core, sun flower seeds, extra vitamin B, fish oil, meditation, co Q10, baby aspirin, robetussin, clomid, temping, opks, etc. This month i was extremely stressed (we sold our house) we bd on cd 14 and only that day. I ov'd on cd15 based on temp and cm because i didn't even bother with opks this month. The only thing i did different is upped my vitamin D after reading up on vitamin d and fertility. I have been keeping track of our ttc journey for 2 years. And i went back and looked at the 3 or 4 times i was or might have been pregnant. I had 1 months where i was taking extra vitamin D, 1 month i was working on a project outside for 3 weeks, 1 month i had taken vitex and D, and 1 month i had taken clomid and D. So i upped my D to 4000 iu a day. And here I am, at 40, overweight, 3 miscarriages and 3 failed rounds of clomid later, and im preggo!

from 2-4 dpo i had some dull to sharp pains
5dpo exhausted, sore bbs
6dpo low grade headache all day, tummy trouble
7-9dpo sore bbs, thirsty
9-11 dpo smells bothers me, crazy dreams, cramp on left side only, greasy hair and skin
12dpo BFP! Not even a squinter, thirsty, potty trips every hour, slightly dizzy, occasional queaziness. Bfp at night too.
13-17 Still BFP every day, twice on 13dpo, bbs still sore, back is sore, mild pokes in tummy not quite cramps, some dizziness, hungry and thirsty.

I won't be convinced we are in the clear until i see my baby's heart beat, but i feel optimistic and know this one will stick. I thank God, and know He pointed me in the right direction.

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My BFP

I can’t believe I’m posting this after 20 years TTC. I have convinced myself many times before I was pregnant but nope. This time I had no symptoms other than missing my period. My husband has low sperm and we tried fertility treatments but nothing work. Ladies please don’t give up I’m 37 years old and pregnant with my first child.

DPO: 1- 11 nothing
DPO 12: Cramps thought AF was starting.
DPO: 13 Lower back pain and cramps AF due.
DPO: 14 Cramps
DPO: 15 pink cm
DPO: 16 Cramps
DPO: 17 cervical check creamy cm, low, soft but closed. Bloated. Took dollar tree test strong line instantly. Went a brought Clearblue confirm pregnancy 2-3 weeks. Dr. was able to see me that day. I had an ultrasound but embryo could not be seen. Beta was 1554 on 17dpo wow.
DPO: 18 No cramps NOTHING

BFP @ 8 DPO. NOW 13 DPO

I'm so excited and still in shock I am able to share my story with all of you!! I've been on this website for the last 7months while TTC. DH and I are both 25 and decided we are ready to become parents. We have been married two years!

TTC is like a job, last month I actually started to lose hope but I just started praying harder and this month God blessed me with a BFP. MY DH even had an appt to get her sperm analysis so we could make sure that wasn't a problem!

Here are symptoms:

1-5DPO: 1 DPO had very thick, sticky discharge (never experienced before so I just knew that had to be a sign) slight cramping, 2-3 DPO had terrible diarrhea (not sure if symptom or if I was sick/food poisoning), very tired, boobs were not sore yet
6-7DPO: little more cramping, boobs slightly sore only when pushed on them
8DPO: took test in am on internet cheapie. Faint line appeared, couldn't believe my eyes so I posted pic in "am I pregnant" blog and got a huge response everyone thought I was pregnant. Sore boob, slight cramping and actually had light brown discharge (prayed it was implantation bleeding)
9DPO: took another test faint line on Internet cheapie, BFN on DG TEST. Light brown discharge when wiped or check cervix position. Cervix high medium softness and closed
10DPO: faint positive on both Internet cheapie and DG TEST. DH still would not believe I was pregnant! The brown discharge is gone. Slight cramping. Hungry. Exhausted
11DPO: BFP!!!
12DPO: BFP on clear blue digital! DH believed it when I showed him test that said "pregnant" lol.

Things we did different. Took a break from Preseed and soft cups. Used egg meets sperm plan, DIGITAL OPKS, BBT temp( which showed a slow rise after ovulation)

Hope this helps all trying to conceive! Wishing all of you the best of luck and baby dust! Hoping to see many more BFP stories!

Praying for happy healthy 9 months :)

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