I have been a regular reader of TWW and have enjoyed and been inspired by others stories so I thought I would share mine. I have two beautiful children DD 5 and DS 3 and my DH and I decided to try for a 3rd even though I am now 41. Both my previous pregnancies were textbook.
First month trying I was 10dpo and I started spotting (I was hoping it was implantation bleeding as I never have an irregular cycle). I thought I was probably out that month but then my AF didnt start properly, just red spotting, more than implantation but not AF so I waited to the day my AF was due and did a pregnancy test - BFN. My husband asked me the next morning the result and as the test was sitting on top of my bathroom bin I pulled it out and said see negative, but it was now positive. I did another test straight away and it was two dark lines immediately - BFP. I was still bleeding though. Long story short it ended in miscarriage 5 days later.
I had heard that you are more fertile right after a miscarriage so we decided we would try again immediately. I had an ultrasound to make sure all ok and we were clear to go ahead. I did a test 10dpo as I couldnt wait (I had had some really early symptoms so was hopeful). I got a very faint BFP. I didn't want to get my hopes up and then the very next day I started bleeding again. Same as the first month. I couldn't believe I had conceived again the very next month and that it was going the same way. Again a long story short I miscarried on New Year's Day. I ended up in the emergency room with excessive bleeding but I was fine, just one big rush and it was done. I was pretty miserable. I also had to have an Anti D injection as I am rhesus negative which I missed after the first miscarriage. Not likely in these early stages any blood would have mixed but very good to be safe.
My DH and I decided we might wait a month or so before trying again. I saw my Obstetrician a week or so after and he gave me an ultrasound to check everything was clear and he told me that I was about to ovulate from my right side this month. Which was weird as I had ovulated the last two months on my left side (two in a row on one side is possible) I knew that both my DD and DS had come from my right ovary so I was disappointed we would miss this month "in case it was my good side". When I knew I was about to ovulate I spoke to DH and he said lets just keep trying so we did and again I conceived, third month in a row. I started brown spotting again 11dpo which turned to red spotting the next day with a BFP on my test. I was so angry this time and actually yelled at my body telling it that this was not acceptable and I was in control and I was just not having another miscarriage. I spotted for 2 days and then it started to stop. I went straight to the doctor and had my hcg level taken, 34 - BFP confirmed. The spotting stopped. 2 days later I had another bleed, quite a bit and red this time and I thought it was all over but again after spotting for another day after it stopped. I went to the doctor every 3 days to check my hcg and I watched it doubling or even tripling exactly as it should. A few days later I had one more day of spotting, just brown this time, and then no more. Heartbeat was found at 6wks via ultrasound and today I had my 12 week scan and the little one is just perfect!
I did do a few things differently this month. I ate pineapple core for 5 days right after ovulation. I took vitamin B6, B12, Multi, CoQ10, Vit C, B Complex plus Blackmores Conception Vitamins daily leading up to ovulation then switched to Pregnancy and Breastfeeding after ovulation.
One other interesting thing is I have had hardly any symptoms. Nothing like my first two healthy pregnancies. I had very slight sore BB's but not so I was sure it was a sympton and I felt tired for a few days in the afternoon a little more than normal at about 7 weeks. I really havent "felt" pregnant. But I definitely am as I saw with my own eyes today a little bundle happily kicking around and wiggling inside me. I guess every pregnancy really is different.
Good luck to everyone out there trying. I hope you all get your BFP's soon.