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BFP After Trying For 26 Months!!

I'm 43 years old and husband and I have been trying for 26 months. I had tubal surgery Nov 2011. We tried a year on our own (2012). Then the next year we tried different things including gonal-f shots with IUI. Nothing worked, not one positive. Then 9/13 we stopped trying, I had gained 20lbs in the last 2 years and I decided I needed to lose the extra weight before we continued. I had what I thought was my cycle 1/17 but it was very light. Then 1/28 I spotted a little and I thought that odd because I never bleed outside of my cycle and my breast were sore. So just to be safe due to a higher chance of a tubal pregnancy, I took a HPT first thing this morning. The test line was dark before it even got to the control line. I was confused at first and had to say "ok, that's the test line....and it's still there..."'

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BFP After 3 Month Loss 2 D&C Surgeries & a Chemical

I am 37 years with one daughter 6yrs we have been TTC #2 for 11mths since Feb 2013. I fell preg after 6mths of trying and loss the baby at 3mths preg no bleeding no warning the heart had just stopped. I had two D&C surgeries, it was a nightmare and heartbreaking. We started trying again in Dec and on xmas day I got a + test and gave it to my hubby at 11DPO that ended 2 days later with my period arriving so a Chemical, but I was so happy that everything was in good working order after the surgeries.
I had heard that after D&C's you can often fall preg again quite quickly as you are all cleaned out inside LOL.
So we are now Jan of 2014 and this is my year, it has to be. I just got my BFP at 10DPO and that was even on a digital, today I am 13DPO have missed period today and have been to the doctors and had it all confirmed & my progression is wonderful. I have a really good feeling this time.

My best advise is to know when you ovulate using OPK tests. I have a 28 days cycle always and O around CD15-17 so from days 14-18 we are like rabbits lol. The best chance you have of becoming preg is 1-2 days before you actually ovulate as the sperm has a fair distance to travel to meet the egg and if it is sitting waiting and ready to fertilize the egg you have a much better change.

Best of luck ladies baby dust to you all and so much needed for me too, it's hard to get preg and it's even harder to keep em with 1 in 3 pregnancies ended in M/C it makes it extremely tough.

Oh & if this helps my first BFP was at 9DPO with clear blue plus, 10DPO with FR but barely visible, digital 10DPO + which shocked me.
I knew I was preg my only sign was my tummy gurgles only at the time of implantation or when AF was coming & I knew it was way to early for AF. At times I feel a tad sick but no sore boobs like last time yet. That's it.

Lots of blessing and prayers x

1 Year TTC Following 1 MC - BFP at 41 With PCOS and DH Fertility Problems

Hi everybody. Just sharing my story to give you some hope. I am 41 and DH is 46 - I got my BFP this morning after 1 year TTC..
I had an MC one year ago for blighted ovum and had a D and C at 10 weeks which I found so terribly upsetting. Until this one year of TTC DH and I had no problems conceiving- our little girl, aged 4 arrived after first month of trying- no charting, no OPK, au naturel just as did blighted ovum one year ago...
After my MC I expected to conceive again quickly as in the past but as the months dragged by and nothing happened I just resorted to comfort eating to fill the terrible emptiness inside. I put on weight and my previously super regular cycle was all over the place. I had an appointment with my Ob/ Gyn in September 2013 who diagnosed PCOS and ordered blood tests and suggested that I take Chirofol 500 (Italian name) which is inositol and according to recent research works in a similar way to Metformin. DH gave up smoking. I cut down on coffee and sugar and had acupuncture twice a month which immediately calmed me and made me feel a lot better.
My gynae told me to be patient and not to expect any results for at least 6 months. I had regular appointments but no ovulation and therefore no pregnancy. Around November I noticed slight weight loss and decrease in body hair. I had a vaginal sonogram on Christmas Eve and gynae told us that I was back in business and ready to ovulate so advised BD which we did...
I had all usual PMS symptoms and AF was due last Friday: tbh there have been many other months when I was sure I was pregnant and was just greeted by BFN... This month I was not hopeful at all as DH has prostrate problems and his medication reaks havoc with ejaculation so I was just preparing myself for AF as usual ...
Usual AF cramps on Fri, Sat but I realized that for past week I have been peeing more often than usual and breasts feel really heavy. Did test this morning and BFP!!!
Praying that this one will be ok.
Don't lose hope- age, health, PCOS etc the odds weren't good for us.
Baby dust to you all!
Anni

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2 MC's, 2 yrs TTC, and Finally BFP!

Hi am 40 y.o., got married late at 38, fell pregnant one month after wedding, had MC, fell pregnant two months after MC, had another MC, and then couldn't seem to get pregnant again for the past two years. Ugh! It's been a frustrating, depressing, heartbreaking journey.
Before marriage, I was diagnosed with stage 4 Endometriosis. I had a gigantic cyst on my right ovary, and the whole ovary had to be removed surgically, which resulted in an extremely low ovarian reserve of < .1. Fast forward to 3 months ago, and my RE diagnosed me with Adenomyosis, which is basically the same as endo, except the chocolate cysts are on the uterine lining. Double Whammy. No, actually it gets worse.... my CA125 (ovarian cancer marker) levels came back very high, so I was referred to gyn/oncologist. For the past 3 months, I have been seeing different docs, getting all kinds of tests, and was waiting to complete one more test that was scheduled next week (but I can't be pregnant to do this last test)... oh well!

That's the "quick" back story, here's the symptoms (all the same symptoms as every month, really):

BD on CD 8, 10, 11, 13
CD11: OV day
7DPO: breasts slightly tender (it's a usual symptom, but a little earlier than usual)
8DPO: lower abdominal cramping (started soon after dinner, so most likely digestive)
9DPO: breasts more tender
10DPO: breast extremely tender (this makes me wonder)
11DPO: light cramps, mild twinges, more creamy white discharge than usual
12DPO: lots of discharge; quick, intense stabbing pains when changing positions (sitting to standing, or any sudden move)
13DPO: cotton mouth
14DPO: severe cotton mouth; mild cramping
15DPO: one day before AF and breasts still extremely sore and temp still up (usually temp goes down and breast tenderness disappears); decide to test in evening because I started feeling a bit fuzzy while cooking dinner (not quite nauseous, just "off"). BFP!!
16DPO: AF due today, but temp jumped up, making my chart triphasic! Breasts still tender, but no cramping.

What I tried differently this month than in the past 2 years:
1. Hypnotherapy (amazing experience, and only 2 sessions seemed to do the trick... first session to clear my mental blocks and 2nd session at the beginning of my cycle to affirm pregnancy this month).
2. We tried at home insemination for the first time ever. CD 8 and 10 was the good old fashioned way, and on CD 11 and 13, I inserted DH's swimmers directly into my cervix with a plastic syringe.

For those of you who have been struggling for a long time, especially those of you who have "unexplained fertility" (which I did NOT) I definitely recommend giving hypnofertility a try, for no more than a few sessions.
I will certainly be continuing to see her to affirm a healthy 9 months, and healthy baby, and no repeats of the past.
Good luck to all!

Pinknurse BFP After 40

Hi, this site helped me so much in my journey so I hope this post helps someone too.

Second IVF (previous ivf produced 7 blastocysts from 13 eggs. 1 missed miscarriage. 1 chemical).
Retrieved 5 eggs, four fertilised.
Transferred one grade one 4 cell and one grade 2 3/4 cell.
Taking progesterone and progynova 3x a day.
2dpo cramping and back ache after transfer
3/4 dpo gas and bloated
5 dpo a 'knock knock' sensation on left side. Some poking feelings
6 dpo feeling really flat. Uterine pains in arvo. Also few sharp pokes on left. But then later arvo sharp twinges on right but thought maybe gas but the Sharp twinges on right side ovary area continued all evening til bed.
7 dpo some AF type pains. Right ovary stabbing pain continued. Blood test revealed progesterone is 38. Feeling flat.
8dpo nausea and empty stomach feeling
9dpo nausea again. A lot of saliva. Cramps / tightness uterine area in afternoon
10 dpo temp went down but try to ignore as on meds
11 dpo bloated and more nausea and boobs feeling much fuller. Think I'm imagining it and can't hold out and do a ClearBlue test. Faint positive! Two hours later another faint positive on FRER
Tiniest bit of spotting at night
12dpo positive blood test. HCG 73
Hurrah!
Tiniest bit if spotting in morning. Nothing like what I had w previous preg.
Some nausea and cramping /backache at night
13dpo AF type cramps

Missy

6 dpo big weird sharp tug in my uterus.

7dpo lots of white CM, and itchy skin

8dpo same as above. Nausea.

9dpo still itchy skin. "Orangey" CM.

10dpo bfp with asda cheapie with FMU. Stronger positive with FRER that night.

11dpo pregnant in clearblue digital.

What worked for us finally after 18 months of trying was DH stopped putting his laptop on his bits, and we used Duo fertility. Expensive, but well worth it. He stopped putting the laptop on his lap when we started using the monitor, 2 months later, BFP.

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TTC #2 While bf Toddler and 39 Years Old BFP!

Hi acupuncture worked for me. I had two blighted ovum which resulted in two miscarriages and then a third miscarriage before trying acupuncture. I went for one treatment and got preg the next cycle. That was two years and nine months ago. We now have a beautiful toddler! Still nurses at night we co sleep and during the day for naps. Ttc number two while still bf toddler and did acupuncture again this month for three sessions. Boom. Preggers! After not being able to get pregnant for the last year. I will be 39 in the spring.

My ovulation was pushed back to day 26! I normally ovulate. on day 18-21 in a 28 day cycle. I got a faint bfp on 10 dpo and no other symptoms. 14-17dpo and spotting a bit on and off. First brown then red then pink only when I wipe and it's minute.

Keeping fingers crossed that this sticks just have to wait it out now. So far I 4 weeks one day pg.

BFP Age 41 14 Months After Tubal Reversal!!!

I'm so excited to share here. The stories on here really helped me get through the last several months. After having a tubal reversal 14 months ago, I was beginning to wonder if my one corrected tube was going to work. It did!!! The first few months of ttc were really exciting and then when it didn't happen I began to become concerned that it wouldn't work and I believe that's the biggest reason why I didn't become pregnant until now.

Every month I thought I felt cramps, pinching and sore breasts I believed we had caught and every month just showed a BFN. :( In fact last month I noticed colostrum came out of both nipples during PMS, which it never happened any other time I have tried. When I got my cycle I was horrified!

This month, I didn't really notice any cramping but tested early because #1. Very vivid dreams every night since about 2dpo. They were extremely realistic. #2. Around 3-4 dpo I ran outside because I thought I was going to vomit. I realize that it was too soon for typical morning sickness and blew it off. #3. Cold like symptoms accompanied with a yucky cold sore broke out at 9dpo and I began to wonder if something was up. #4. 12 dpo felt slight pinching and because it was so close to af and didn't feel like af cramps I ran to the store in the evening and tested right away. It was the first faint positive test in the last 11 months so I knew we were pregnant. #5. 13 dpo tested again and darker faint positive (picture attached). I haven't tested again but am now 4 days past the expected arrival of af and all is well. :)

This month I quit doing acupuncture, taking herbs and worrying at all. Instead, I went for a walk every day and affirmed that my subconscious mind created me from nothing and that it could create my baby! I trust in the infinite wisdom and power of my subconscious mind to recreate a perfectly healthy uterus, fallopian tube, and cervical mucous while making sure my hormones are perfectly perfect!!! And voila! In less than a month we tested positive. All I can say is that GOD is soooooooo good. And when you affirm what you want vs. focusing on what's not happening it will make conceiving more possible. Good luck to all and hoping for your BFP too!!!

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Pregnant After 10 Years of Trying

I got positive test today. I stopped trying for a while no joy I just wanted to adopt ohhhhh finally preg naturally I'm 44 years so happy

42 and Less Than 5 Months After Tubal Reversal - BFP!!!

I am 42 with 2 grown children (20 and 23) and my BF is 41 with 2 ages 8 and 11. We were sweethearts 25 years ago, and 4 years ago reunited through Facebook. We both loved the idea of having one together, but the odds were stacked against us. I'd had my tubes tied in '96 and the odds of a successful reversal at my age (according to age and method of sterilization) were only 26%. However, after talking it over and many prayers, we decided to go for it. It was expensive, but not as expensive as IVF. Plus he and I didn't want to go through the stress of IVF. I decided that if it was meant to be, it would happen naturally. So I had the surgery done July 1 and here I am less than 5 months later looking at a table full of positive HPTs. I did take Clomid 50mg this month but my Dr. wasn't very optimistic. Ha! It's still early for me and I'm not completely out of the woods, but for anybody out there who thinks it can't happen over 40 - IT CAN!

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