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4 wks BFP then BFN & Poss MC???

I first want to thank you all for your supportive stories and postings because it has helped me out a lot during this process. I am 39 and I have had one failed IVF cycle (5dt of 2 grade A embies), I felt absolutely nothing after that cycle. Took a 6 mo break and had another cycle just this March, same process with 2 left over to freeze :) . Got a BFP on 12dpo with a First Response & Digital. I was over the moon, it was the day before my Beta that I did the test (FYI Trigger shot was already out of my system), so next morning I started to spot (very faint scant pink), went to my appt to find out my Beta was 9! Totally devastated. That afternoon, I noticed a more maroon, brownish discharge only when I wiped, not a flow at all, no cramps either. So I thought implantation bleeding maybe? I went to the ER, they told me by Beta was 9- so im still pregnant, however did not see anything in the ultrasound because its too early (Im about 4wks), however has to treat it like a miscarriage, put me on bedrest for 3 days and to repeat my beta with in 48 hrs, at that time it should double. I called my RE to confirm & have an appt tomorrow for the repeat lab. I took a HPT this morning and got a BFN. Of course I cried! I noticed that the time I started with the light spotting till today is when I would originally had my period? So, now I am wondering is this my period? I am having an early miscarriage now that my HPT is BFN? Has this happened to anyone? The only hope I have right now is one my Beta does at lease double & may be a slow riser and two I might be one of those woman who do have their periods while pregnant? Any thoughts, suggestions or personal experience would really help me sleep tonight. Thank you all! PS: Dont have any other medical issues besides Fertility,
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Over 40 hope!

Hey ladies, I am 40 and decided 4 mo ago to try again. We have a 12yo daughter. I am super healthy, non smoker, work out regularly, and all that jazz...Also taking pre-natal vit, Co enzyme Q10, Royal Gelly, vit D and E. Keeping stress to a minimum. Got HPT + on the first try, here are the symptoms (I knew right away bc i NEVER have sore bb or cramps): O? DPO1-Pressure (DPO1) DPO2- Pressure/uterus DPO3- Pressure DPO4- Pressure DPO5-cPressure + nausea +BooBs maybe sore? DPO6- Pressure + nausea +BB + Hungry DPO7- Pressure + nausea +BB DPO 8-Tightness+ nausea (-)+BB + Hungry + Tired *******Implantation? (DPO8) DPO9- Cramps+ nausea (-)+BB + Hungry + Tired+ Bloaty + Insomnia 4am *******Implantation? (DPO9) DPO 10- Cramps + nausea (-) + BB+ Acne+ Insomnia 5am (DPO10) DPO 11 - Tightness + nausea (-) + HUNGRY+ BB + Chills (DPO11) DPO 12- feeling better: cramps, nausea, BB same, Hungry + (DPO12) HPT+ !! ..a few days later I miscarried...:(. BUT, the good news is that this was only the first try. Took the following month off. And this month we tried again, here are the symptoms. There is definitely a zygote there...just hoping it implants. CD8- BD CD10- BD CD12-OPK+ CD13- OPK+ BD DPO1- AF cramps centre DPO2- same,swollen gums DPO3- Cramps are just pressure, some nausea but went away fast, nipple tender, discharge W+Y DPO4- pressure/weird feeling continues, nipple slightly sore to touch, sore throat on/off, gums better DPO5- light pressure turnign into cramps towards evening, more nausea, bb more sore, sore thorat, so so tired. napped almost 2 hrs mid-day- not like me, gums still tender but better over past 2 days, Hungrier than usual DPO6- pressure continues, nause same on off, super tired - didnt; want get out of bed; bb still sore, urge to pee more often, hungry hungry, heartburn (FIRST TIME EVER). DPO7- hunger at night, more nausea, jabbing boob pain, still tired, same pressure in uterus ... Hoping this one sticks...
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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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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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44 years old!

I posted in the am I pregnant section earlier but then thought to heck with it, I'm going to buy a test. I am 11 dpo and have been cramping since yesterday morning and have a very slight odd taste in my mouth. I am still breastfeeding my 12 month old as well. I got a faint positive on a dollar store test at 5 in the afternoon! Also, I have only had two postpartum periods. I was taking, for the past 6 weeks only, ubiquinol 200 mg a day, iron, magnesium, selenium, fish oil, vitamin e, b6 and b complex, and two Flintstones a day. I cut out all wheat, dairy, and most sugar.

BFP after stillborn 3 years ago

I have been waiting with prayer for almost 3 years to be able to post on here my BFP story. I have a son that is from my first marriage that will be twenty this year and a daughter that will be eleven. It took my second husband and I more then 18 months to conceive our daughter and after such a hard time with put off having another one until 2010. We started trying again and after 15 months we became pregnant with our son. At almost half through at our regular appointment there was no heart beat. Our hearts were broken. Through the storm I always wanted to know or not miss the purpose of our son's death. We had started trying with the aid of fertility medications without success and after a year of the emotional roller coaster I choose to give it to God. Now today not far along 4 weeks and 3 days and just over 40, I am confident in God that he has given my family a second chance and I want to give hope to those that have went through a similar journey. Always take it to God in prayer and keep praying. God knows if you trust him and what is in your your heart. Once you give it to Him you can't take it back and expect results. These were my symptoms 7 days before my period it started with light headed and dizzy. I had trouble in certain sitting and lying positions. I just felt off. I took a test at the end of the day 2 days before and it was negative. I took one the next day a first response and didn't wait and walked away. The next day when no period still increased dizziness, I went home and checked the bathroom trash( don't act like you haven't done it,LOL) and found a faint positive. I thought no just evaporated and I'm wasting anymore money on these tests. Sunday came and no period so Sunday evening tested again walked away and DH walked in and said I see two lines. I took another one this morning and the line is darker then yesterday some cramping but feeling that our Faith and Trust in God got us through our storm because at the end we are getting our rainbow! Prayers to all of you!

Baby #5 at 42, hoping for #6 at 45 :-)

Proud mama of 5, four older kids are 20, 19, 18 and 15 from previous marriage. I remarried at 40 finally finding my perfect partner. Got pregnant right away but lost him 17w5d with cord x4 tight around his neck. At 41 I got pregnant again naturally no fertility or supplements. I ovulated on day 12, so day 11 and 13 BD. On a 28 day cycle day 23 I had implantation spotting and mild AF cramps and a dull ache. I knew I was pregnant but waited until I officially missed my period by 2 days to not get my hopes up then torn down. I had a beautiful pregnancy and delivered Vera c section at 38 weeks. She is awesome. At age 2 I'm still breastfeeding and think this month might bring baby #6 ... have to wait another week at least but crossing my appendages! I live in Turkey and eat clean organic foods from villages and never eat out. Successful pregnancy starts from day 1 but can be affected by a lifetime of bad eating so my advice is eat raw foods and sleep, but be happy. Good luck, ladies!

BFP with every possible SYMPTOM.

So our background. I am 39 yrs old and my DH is 49 yrs old. We already have a 10 and 5 year old thanks to ICSI. We had unexplained infertility issues and our whole 20 year marriage has just been a roller coaster of emotions, due to it proving practically impossible for us to conceive. After a MC over four years ago, we decided to try naturally for 2 yrs, as I could not face anymore IVF treatments. I did not fall pregnant. I became very depressed and my health suffered. We decided to give up and actually to avoid BD during my fertile period, as I could not cope with the TWW stress every single month. At that time, I changed my career and started a new job within the nutritional supplement field, and my health dramatically improved. Fast forward quite a few years. Only 6 weeks ago I had a consultation with an american lady who lives here in France, as she helps eliminate trapped emotions which block us from moving forward. I have always wanted another child but have been both panicked and excited by the prospect. Towards the end of 2014, I asked my husband if he wanted to take some risks again as I now felt that I was in great health, especially as I was now exercising quite alot. He wasn’t sure because of our ages, but wanted me happy. Well AMAZINGLY we only BD on cycle Days: 9,10,14,16, 22 during the month of February. My breasts always swell from Day 14 but this time they began later on Day 18. For me this is a sure sign that I have ovulated. I also had a fluttering in my vagina area, just behind the public hair region. I thought, "hey I have NEVER had that feeling before". Day 19/ 5 dpo: Nausea, a fluttering sensation behind my belly button, again this weird fluttering feeling in my vagina area, plus one spot on my shoulder & neck. I usually have perfect skin. Day 20/ 6 dpo: Nausea, gagged during bd - « Hey that is weird I thought", and again this strange fluttering sensation in my vagina. Day 21/ 7 dpo: Nausea, stomach cramps and CRAZILY a brown stain in my pants. I never spot before a period. So I thought: "This must be implantation". Plus my ankles began to swell. Day 22/ 8 dpo: Nausea. Dizzy! Nearly collapsed in a clothes shop. Day 23/ 9 dpo: Nausea and night sweats. Day 24/ 10 dpo: Cramps. Day 25/ 11 dpo: Cramps, exhausted. Day 26/ 12 dpo: Cramps. Day 27/ 13 dpo: Cramps, night sweats. Day 28/ 14 dpo: Peeing all the time panic attacks, night sweats. Day 29/ 15 dpo: Positive pregnancy result. :) Due in November 2015. I also experienced the following symptoms. Dry nose, occasionally blood in nose, very dry mouth, sneezing, vivid dreams, heartburn, underarm side boob, lots of discharge. All of which are not normal for me. I also only was totally sure from 13 dpo as even though I was pretty sure I was pregnant earlier on, I was still finding excuses as I always have terrible nausea etc , but from 13dpo I just "felt" pregnant. I hope this helps somebody out there. If you ever want details on the supplements I use, or the name of emotion code healer feel free to mail me: anbora34@gmail.com I just can't believe I feel pregnant a) naturally and b) so quickly! Baby dust and best wishes to you all! xxx
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Gonna be a 42 yr old mommy cant wait!!!!!

hi everyone I cant count times ive been on this page symptom spotting but hey here I am 13dpo and BFN! my story so far is I have a little boy now 5 which I had by doner sperm ( the turkey basting method) got caught first time. thought that was it for me. But ive met the most amazing women and we wanted another child both of us trying this time. so we did' ive been blosated right after insemination burping tired so very tired. my stomach feels like its need s to pop! lol 9dpo my lower back was killing thought maybe been sitting to long now I know prob inplantation. I never got the implantation bleed on my first nor now so don't give up. 12dpo BFN flip but het this morning big fat BFP gonna spend couple weeks relaxing now as had mc last yr and really don't want that happening again. im so excited im shaking want to tell the world but it is early days. my message to you however your trying keep at it have faith in god and lots of baby dust xx pp the wife gonna test later today having similar symptoms so fingers crossed twinnies with different mommys xx
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How quickly things can change

BFP stories on the internet are beautiful. A giant library of women sharing and supporting - and getting support. Even if we know symptom spotting is rather pointless, and even if the risk is high that I'll mcing, I will still share my story: I'm 40. OH left me 4 yrs ago, just when we had decided to try for a baby. I got depressed and realized after a year that I didn't have the energy and strength to work on yet another relationship. Instead I spent my time coming to terms with living a life without kids. This was a difficult process, and one that I never had thought I would had to go through. Fast forward to now: I eventually realized that my last chance of getting preggo was soon as I for the last couple of years have noticed pre-menop symptoms. I also knew OH wanted me back, and wanted a child. I decided that I would regret not taking this chance so I invited him over two months ago for a 3-nights' stay. That month I got a faint BFP with strong symptoms - headache, v sore breasts, sore throat, etc, and a Massive night sweat (prev unheard of) the night before I started bleeding, around 2 days overdue. Then bfn. I was however mostly puzzled that we had conceived, and I am still not sure it was a proper bfp. I don't chart or temp but I am fairly regular, so I invited him back last month for a 5-night stay. We BDed three times; twice doggy s. I fell asleep afterwards without going to the loo. I remember tossing and turning a bit. I could tell that when he came he made an effort to stay deep inside of me, and 'move around'. I think this is absolute key to our 'success' - his effort. Anyhow, I got BFP (again!) four days ago and this time I feel pregnant, like 'stable', unlike last month which was mainly a havoc of hormonal imbalance. since i don't chart i'll say dps (days post sex) and still this is just an estimate 1-3 dps - uterus felt 'full', or a 'slight pressure' 3-4 dps - more appetite than usual 5-8 dps - nothing 9 dps - white discharge, unusual for me, slight headache, also unusual 9 - now - uterus felt 'full', or a 'slight pressure' again 10 dps - white discharge again, sweet smell, tested bfn 10 dps - freezing in the afternoon 12 dps - faint bfp pink dye 13 dps - slightly stronger bfp, I actually trust my own eyes for once. I couldn't stop Eating that evening. 13-now - there is a smell around me (coming from me), which I feel constantly, not bad but not nice. milky, sweet, old, murky Today is 15 dps no AF yet, normally I spot for several day before F. I haven't taken any more tests because I do feel pregnant and solid. White discharge today, pulling sensation in lower abdomen, slightly sore breasts, Appetite. I still haven't told OH, I will wait a few more days since I'm very likely to mc according to stats. But Hey, look how quickly life can change.
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