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BFP with Late Ovulation

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My bfp story at 8dpo

3 DPO: Nausea, mild cramping, fatigue, light headed
4 DPO: Gas, tingling BBs, fatigue, food aversion
5 DPO: extreme fatigue, gas, mild cramping
6 DPO : period like cramping , tingling breasts, started prenatals
7 DPO: glob of lotion like CM when I wiped in the morning, itchy down there,mild cramping, UNGODLY fatigue,gas, tender breasts.
8 DPO: faint BFP w/wondfo, freq urination, fatigue, mild nausea, difficulty breathing, mild cramping, tender breasts , itchy down there - started progesterone
9 dpo : ruptured cyst - visit to ER confirms pregnancy with 6.5 beta , 2.5 cm endometrial lining.

Don't give up hope :)

Hi everyone! :)
Right now I am ttc#2 But I know how when you are trying to conceive every single month you wonder if this could be the month and I understand there are a lot of women who may have problems trying to conceive - here is my story, I hope this gives you some hope if you are having trouble trying to conceive or just in general :)

Before I had my daughter ( Now two years old ) My periods were pretty irregular, They ranged from 22 days - 26 so I really had no idea when I was going to have my AF. Since I have had my wee one, they are a lot more regular usually every 28 days so I know roughly when I am going to get AF. My last period before I conceived was September 17th 2011 which lasted til 23rd September 2011. DH was away so we didn't get to have sex around the time I would have been ovulating, I hardly knew anything about cycles & ovulating but I started researching (thankfully a lot more clued up now) and my ovulation day from my last day of my period would have been around the 29th judging from the longest cycle & other factors. I ended up having intercourse on the 9th of October 2011 & around half an hour after I was extremely ill! I was so sure it was viral meningitis I have no idea why my body responded this way. I hardly had any symptoms with my daughter, My period was a bit late but because they were so irregular I didn't think much of it.. Had sore breasts (as I normally do) and noticed my nipples looked darker.. Then I went out with a friend for a drink and ended up not being able to tolerate it at all.. I ended up taking a test on October 23rd 2011 - BFN a day l repeated the test and got BFP! found out I was pregnant on the 24th of October 2011 :) it takes around 7-12 days for the implantation to happen but judging from when I conceived (9th October) and my period would have been due latest the 13th that would mean I fell pregnant within 4 days of the time I could and ovulated extremely late. I really hope you all get your BFP and don't lose hope X.

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BFP 5 months off birth control

I got off birth control in April after being on it for 8 years. My sister got pregnant the first month off bc both times, so I was hoping the same would happen for me. Not so. My cycles were all over the place (33-48 days). I went for my annual checkup at the end of August and when I told my doctor about the irregular cycles she suggested doing a progesterone test. I went in for the test on day 22 and I was not surprised when the results showed I had not ovulated yet. My doctor recommended that I try Clomid the next cycle. I was disappointed, but at the same time encouraged that my doctor wanted to be so proactive. I kept using OPKs to see if by any chance I would ovulate late, and I got a positive on cycle days 26 and 27. We Bd'd days 26, 27, and 28 but I wasn't very optimistic. I did not plan on testing early, but I had a weird back ache and bleeding gums when i brushed on either 8 or 9 dpo and decided to test with a Wondfo on a whim. I was shocked when i saw the faintest second line. I confirmed with a clearblue test on 10/11 dpo. So far the only symptoms I am having are peeing all the time and being constantly starving. I am looking forward to telling my doctor I won't be needing that Clomid after all.

Ovulated Late- BFP!!

Hey everyone! I posted here a few times because my body was going crazy with symptoms for a while. LMP was July 21st. I started getting "symptoms" on August 8th. I had everything under the sun and I was convinced I was pregnant. No, my body was trying to ovulate, but apparently did not on time. Nurse told me I was getting older and that I did not ovulate. DR wanted to jump start my period and I declined. So here is my latest time table w/symptoms.

Aug. 21st: "Missed" period and tested like crazy only to get BFNs. -Cramping, bloating, gas, nickel mouth, swollen breasts.
Aug. 27th: I got blood work & urine tests that came back normal. -Cramping, bloating, gas, nickel mouth, irregular bm's, irritable.
Sept. 3rd: Got ultrasound, BFN and no sign of anything wrong. -Cramping, bloating, gas, irritable.
Sept. 3-8: Lessened cramping, bloating and sore breasts. Thought AF was around the corner as DR indicated.
Sept. 8-10th: Implantation bleeding -Cramping, bloating, gas and slightly swollen breasts.
Sept. 11- BFP! Right away and very clear + sign. Same symptoms as above and super hungry all day.
Sept. 12: Digital BFP!

This is baby #2 for DH and I. Our son is 6 and I have 2 stepdaughters ages 13 and 10. I'm 35, DH is 32. I've been reading everyone's posts. To those TTC, I'm hoping you all get your BFP's. Good luck and baby dust to all! xoxoxo

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Trust me. It will happen!!! Almost 3 years of trying

I don't when ovulation was.. But let me just say.. I'm on cycle day 103 today. I tested as late as cycle day 83 & still got a bfn. My cycles are around 35-50 days. So when I hit cycle day 100 I knew something was up. My main symptom really... Was that I run... A lot. Almost every day. So when one day I felt really slow and out of breath, I thought maybe I just ran bad for the day... But when I started feeling like that every day after, I knew something was up. So finally... I tested again this morning around 5am. I really couldn't believe it.

Other symptoms, hungry.. Eating a lot & white yellowish cm.

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Finally a BFP - 30 yrs old, PCOS

I finally am able to put my BFP story here. It still seems unreal. These stories have helped me tremendously in the past few months so THANK YOU!!

My DH and I are both 30 years old with no previous kids, married May 2013. I was DX'ed with PCOS in August 2013 by my RE and took the next 6-7 months to get my body in somewhat working order, with the help of my doc. Back then, we weren't quite ready for a baby yet but I hated the effect PCOS had on me. I had terrible cystic acne on my neck, cheeks and jaw line, fat stomach and of course, no period to be seen. I went on 750mg Metformin, diet (low carb, low sugar) and exercise. Anyways, it somewhat worked and in a few months I was having regular cycles but weak ovulation (short LPs of 9-10 days).

In March 2014, we started to get really aggressive with TTC. I went on Clomid, was temping, OPK-ing, the whole bit. My fourth and final Clomid cycle in July 2014 was done with an IUI and ended BFN. I should have followed the advice of most PCOSers out there and realized earlier that Clomid was not going to work for me. It thinned my lining (could never get above 5.5 mm), never made great follicles and made me a crazy person. (And when I say crazy, I mean CRAZY.)

In August 2014, I had started late on medication due to traveling for work. We had missed the window for Femara so we started injectables (Gonal-F) at CD12... it was basically a last ditch effort so we wouldn't waste the cycle. The injectables worked (2 mature follicles at 20mm) and we did an IUI and timed intercourse from CD22 - CD25. Total list of meds/supplements: 750 mg Metformin, Baby Aspirin, Gonal-F, Ovidrel, Pre-Seed, IUI and Prenatals.

I don't like to POAS but I was two days late at 15dpo (my LP is 12 days) and caved. Sure enough.... super dark BFP on a Dollar Tree test. I had a beta done same day (yesterday) and I was at 462 with a progesterone level higher than 80. They felt confident enough in those numbers that they don't want me back to see doubling (although I really want to go... might still) so next step is an ultrasound in 2 weeks.

I'm super nervous about PCOS working against me in this pregnancy and I know the next two weeks is going to be a long wait. This BFP has been nearly a year and a half in the making as I got my body right and it feels so good to finally be able to have a story to tell.

Oh yea, and I had somewhat strange symptoms leading up to my BFP:

1dpo-5dpo: Not much, just light cramping
6dpo-8dpo: Super itchy scalp and achy clavicles (??)
9dpo: Extremely vivid dream (I dreamt a strange man was standing over my bed and it was beyond real... ACK!)
10dpo: More vivid dreams, face is smooth and acne-free (say what!? it's normally a mess this close to AF)
11dpo: Positive pregnancy test dream, extreme aversion to eggs and smell of my shampoo
12dpo: Heavy chest (I thought I was getting sick. It felt like someone was sitting on me)
13dpo-14dpo: Itchy scalp and feet, sore bbs, temp skyrockets
15dpo: BFP

WOW that was long but glad to share it here! xoxoxo

BFP on CD45 After Late Ovulation & 7 Months TTC

Hi, ladies! This site provided a lot of hope and comfort to me during my seven-month TTC journey. I am so excited to be sharing my own BFP story! Just a couple months ago, I was reading these stories and clinging to the hope that it would happen for me someday. So if you're in that boat at this very moment, my heart goes out to you. Keep the hope alive and know your BFP will come!

For background, I am 30 and DH is 31. We started a concerted effort to conceive our first child in January of this year. After years of my mother telling me she got pregnant the first month both times and it would be a breeze for me when the time came, I think I truly expected to be pregnant after the first month. Well, I was staring down ten years of birth control pills and carrying around 40 extra pounds, so unfortunately it wasn't quite that easy.

My cycles have been a bit on the long side, generally 36-40 days. The cycle we conceived, I had recently started trying some new supplements in an effort to feel more in control of the TTC process. I was taking 2000mg inositol, 800mg Vitex, royal jelly, fish oil, a prenatal and a probiotic in addition to adding maca powder to my smoothies and drinking two cups of raspberry leaf tea daily. We have been using Pre-Seed the entire time, and this month we added Soft Cups to the mix also. Initially I wanted to try the Sperm Meets Egg Plan, but I never got a clearly positive. Instead, we just decided to leave it all on the table and baby dance as much as possible. We did it almost every day, even when we were tired.

Around CD38, I felt like my period had to be coming soon. I had been having mild cramps for a week along with lots of extra EWCM. On CD39, my boobs were very sore, but that can be common for me before AF. On CD40, I tested and it was negative. I figured surely it would have been positive at that point and mentally counted myself out for the month.

I left for a business trip thinking surely I wasn't pregnant. I didn't take any tests with me. On CD44, I was having lunch with a colleague when all the sudden I felt an extreme wave of dizziness. I had to brace myself on the table because the whole room was spinning. My colleague commented that I had to be pregnant. I didn't tell her I had just tested four days earlier and it was negative. But the next morning, with a few hours to spare, I ran to a drug store in Tallahassee and bought a digital test. I couldn't believe my eyes when it read "Pregnant"! I had a small army of ready-and-waiting pregnancy tests at home, and then when I actually needed one, I was running to the drug store like a total cliche.

I think I am almost ten weeks now, but it's difficult to date the pregnancy because I think I ovulated somewhere between CD25-30, and I have no idea if the test would have gone positive on CD41 if I'd kept testing. I have my first ultrasound next week, so I'm praying for good news and also a solid due date.

Best of luck to all of you still walking the long road to motherhood. You will get there sooner than you think, I hope.

BFP after 2.5 years of loss and surgery

I promised myself I would post here after my BFP as this site helped keep me hopeful during our long TTC journey. The back story is that we easily conceived our first child after two months of trying (I was 32 years old). That pregnancy was uneventful and she was born healthy. When DD was around 3, we decided to start trying again. I got a BFP after 6 months of trying, but had a miscarriage at 6.5 weeks. I was disappointed, but as a genetic counselor, I understand these things happen and that it was nature's way of taking care of an unhealthy embryo. My OB said I didn't have to wait to try again, so two months later I got a BFP again. I never felt right about that pregnancy. It was hard for me to be excited and I was having some strange dreams that felt ominous to me. When I went in for first trimester screening (12 weeks), the ultrasound tech was silent and very focused on the baby's head. My heart dropped. She went to get the doctor and I lost it. They very nicely put us in a private room while the doctor called some perinatology offices to get us in ASAP. Luckily, we were able to get in the same day. We had a high resolution scan and the MFM shared the bad news - the baby's brain was severely underdeveloped and suggestive of an underlying genetic cause. I suspected trisomy 13 (an extra chromosome 13), and unfortunately the CVS revealed that to be the case. Trisomy 13 is a lethal genetic condition that leads to late miscarriage, stillbirth, or death within days of delivery. We made the heartbreaking decision to end the pregnancy. No flaming please - if it's not a decision you would have made, I can respect that, but it's the decision that made sense for our family and until you've walked in someone's shoes, it's unfair to judge. I feel it's important to share this part of the story because things like this do happen and it's important to be informed. DH and I couldn't bear the thought of our baby's suffering, the unknowns of carrying a child that would die, sooner or later, and the complexity of caring for our DD through all of that.

I grieved for months and months (who am I kidding - I still am and always will). It was recommended we wait 3 months after the d&c to try again. We tried for an entire year with no luck. I was very confused because conceiving had always been relatively easy for us and I felt like something was wrong. A year into trying we went to a reproductive endocrinologist and had a full workup done. I had a small submucosal fibroid that the doctor said could be interfering with implantation. Hormone panels for DH and I were all normal. He recommended I have a hysteroscopic myomectomy to remove the fibroid. This is an outpatient procedure where a special scope is used to go into the vagina and remove the fibroid tissue. After surgery, the doctor said that not only did he remove the fibroid, but that there was tons of scar tissue from the d&c that needed to be removed, as well, and he felt that was the main culprit with our TTC failure. I was advised to wait 8 weeks to allow for healing before trying again.

Month 1 after 8 weeks of healing:
CD1-10 -not much, BD'd once or twice
CD11 - started using OPKs
CD12 - start EOD BD schedule
CD18 - BD
CD19 - +OPK (late ovulation is my norm), BD
3DPO - nothing
4DPO -13 DPO - really strange bloating. I looked pregnant by the end of each day.
8DPO - BD, very intense cramping after O, no spotting (which I typically get after BD before AF arrives); started to suspect I might be pg
9DPO-12DPO - bloating continued, too scared to test
13DPO - couldn't wait any longer, used a FRER, would normally pee and set it aside but I had a compulsion to watch it process and the test line showed up before the control line! Bawled my eyes out and ran to DH to show him.
14DPO - beta came back at 212, it was official!

I had a couple of real scares weeks 6-8, where I had a gush of fluid and blood and was sure the pregnancy was over. I went for ultrasounds both times and saw a tiny heart beating away and no signs of bleeding. I suspect that it was just part of the leftover gunk of surgery the couple of months before making its way out. Now I'm 36 weeks pregnant and waiting for DD number 2 to arrive. I feel so lucky and grateful to be here. I know my story is a convoluted one but hope that it offers others struggling in any of these ways some hope.

Please help!!! Late, loopy, faint, and negative after negative

Okay.. First off I have two beautiful boys (11months apart). We were originally informed we couldn't have children because of my husbands condition but that is a whole other story. As for today, I am totally baffled and need some help/ advice. I had my iud removed several months ago and my periods have been regular (they were regular with the iud too). Last month I got my period on the 15th of July and had expected it to come the 12th of August. Around the time of ovulation- a bit after- I had dark spotting/ discharge for two days. It was not a period. My periods are heavy, bright red, and last 7 days. I literally felt pregnant. I had cramping and a heaviness in my uterus. I took a test 5 days before my missed period but it was negative. I took one the day before; negative. I waited until 5 days late; negative and then on 8 days late I took a test that seemed blurry and another right after that was negative. When I look at the first test which would have had the more concentrated levels of the hormone there is a very thin faint blue line and on the 2nd one there is nothing so I don't think the first one was an evaporation line or I would have seen it on the second. However, I bought another test at 9days late (this time a red line test) and it said negative. My nose is so sensitive and I've been constipated and also every time I stand up I'm dizzy. What is going on?!?! Could I still be pregnant??

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BFP on CD69 (O was either CD58or59)

I have a history with infertility. Before this last cycle, I went 6 months in between periods.

I just started temping again a few days before I noticed a temp shift. I happened to miss a day of temping, so I am not sure if it was CD58 or 59 that I ovulated.

My husband and I stopped preventing pregnancy in Sept. of 2000. I had a surprise pregnancy with my son in March 2010 (that was the first pregnancy that I ever had - it took 9 1/2 year, we also adopted twins during that time.) The pregnancy with my son, I didn't ovulate until CD30.

I had another surprise pregnancy in Jan. 2013 (2nd pregnancy ever) that resulted in a miscarriage.

This is my 3rd pregnancy, I had just started getting back into actively trying to conceive. Temping and taking prenatal and Metformin (in prep to try Femara again) are the only things I was doing. We only happened to DTD once during my 'window' and it had nothing to do with TTC. :) Apparently that once worked!! Super excited!!

Before my BFP, I had noticed that I felt like I needed to pee a lot (even when I didn't really have to), I was really hot all the time, a little gaggy and sensitive to smells, and had bouts of extreme thirst (just for a day here and there)

Praying for a sticky bean and a healthy 9 months for all of us!