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Crazy 24 hours! Don't Count Yourself Out 'Til You're Out!

Hi! My husband and I are 28, and we decided March 2015 that we'd like to give TTC a shot! I had my non-hormonal IUD removed in April, and we were off to the races! I didn't use ovulation test or take my temperature for the first several months because I hoped to get pregnant pretty quickly. In August, I began using the 50 pack of Wondfo ovulation tests, and I blew through all of them by early October with only ONE positive during that time. My cycles were long, and I wasn't getting pregnant. My average cycle length was 43 days!

I had a normal period beginning on September 15th. I tried wishful thinking for the month--I kept telling myself I would have a normal 28-day cycle (I've been tracking my periods for years, and I usually have one or two 28-day cycles a year. The rest range from 35-50 days). I even got a nearly positive ovulation test on October 6th (CD21), and my husband and I BD'd every day for 5 days straight. After that, we went back to our every other day schedule. THUS, my two week wait was more like FIVE weeks.

We waited until CD37 to take a pregnancy test. Negative. I had noticed some EWCM around CD29, so I held onto hope that maybe I hadn't ovulated on CD21, and I might still be pregnant. I took another pregnancy test on CD46 and CD48. Negatives. I thought that I must not have ovulated.

I'd had enough, so I made an appointment with my OB/GYN to see if I could get something to make me ovulate in the future. I was on CD51 yesterday when I went in for my appointment. The doctor was very reassuring and told me that these sort of issues are common, and that he was glad I'd come in to see him, even though it hadn't been a year of trying yet. He ordered some blood tests for the typical things: LH, FSH, thyroid, Prolactin, DHEA, Estadiol... He also prescribed Provera (a progesterone tablet) to make me start my period. As I checked out at the front, I asked the lady about the urine sample I had given and she confirmed that the pregnancy test was negative.

Right as I got home, the doctor called me! "Your pregnancy test was negative but I thought it looked like there may be an evap line so I had the tech do a second pregnancy test from your sample. The results just came back and there may be a faint line. We're going to do a blood test from your blood sample to rule out pregnancy. I'll call you with the results tonight or tomorrow morning." I had just picked up the Provera prescription, but thankfully hadn't taken any! My husband was in an interview for a fellowship, so I couldn't call him. I had to wait until he was back home and was done talking about his interview day to share my news! I will never forget the look on his face! We took a couple of Wondfo pregnancy tests that afternoon, and sure enough, we had a couple of squinters!!

The doctor called me this morning to tell me congratulations! My HCG is only 36 so he thinks I am super early! I'm going back in on Monday to confirm that my HCG is rising. Based on the HCG and other details, we think I ovulated on CD39. I'll use that date for purposes of the symptoms I list below:

CD1-35: Not much CM
CD36-38: CM ranging from EWCM to watery. I thought this was post-conception CM!
CD39/O Day: Watery CM
DPO2: Noticed soreness in nipples and my teeth hurt (like when you have a headache), tired
DPO4: Tiny bit of breast sensitivity (probably from aggressively poking myself to see if they were sensitive!)
DPO9: BFN and made appointment for doctor
DPO11: Yellow sticky CM
DPO12: Yellow stretchy CM; a little breast sensitivity; maybe heightened sense of smell; Potentially positive tests from the doctor's
DPO13: Phone call confirmation of positive blood pregnancy test!

As you can see, I didn't have a lot of symptoms. I'm still in shock!

Finally, I have a question (I know this has been a long post), but does that timeline sound right to you for getting faint positives on Wondfo pregnancy tests? After CD39, we didn't BD again until CD43. Assuming I'd ovulated on CD42, that would mean my faint positives at the doctor's office were on DPO9, instead of DPO12. Which sounds more likely to result in super faint lines and low HCG?

Miracle BFP...!

I have been a bit of a lurker for a while, reading many of the stories on here and have been touched by them. Since I just got my BFP this morning, which was really surprising, I thought I would share my story, in hopes that those who have been TTC will not lose their hope!

DH and I had been NTNP/TTC for a little over a year. My cycles are generally about 32 days, but they are a bit irregular. About 6 months ago, I went through a cycle where I seriously "felt pregnant" and was late for about a week, but DH was not quite convinced and ended up proving me wrong when I got a BFN and AF came.

This cycle, I tried not to obsess about my symptoms and was beginning to think AF would come. But red flags went up when I began spotting on CD37 which then continued on CD39 and into the middle of the night before stopping. Even the cm pretty much dried up. I was starting to believe that I ovulated REALLY late. AF was supposed to come around 10/22 or so. I had read somewhere it's best to test two weeks after the missed period here in Korea, so I waited until then. It was a bit hard at times, but I tried to keep my mind distracted. We dtd on CD20 and CD28.

Didn't track closely, so here's a list of what I felt at times:

indigestion, tiredness, mild cramping, breast tenderness and soreness, nip sensitivity, some random pain and discomfort around the pelvic bone, into the upper right leg, some pulling behind my belly button just a couple times.

Most of the time it was incredibly similar to what I have normally felt before my period.

I had decided to take a test last Monday, but DH told me I should wait until Friday, which is tomorrow. However, yesterday he told me to try testing this morning, so I used my FMU. I used the PIAC method and I was barely taking the tester out when the test line had a strong streak within the first 5 to 10 seconds.

I have since felt more pregnant than ever and my symptoms have become stronger. Even cm picked up a bit again. Could it be due to the fact I know I'm pregnant for sure? At least I wasn't imagining it this time.

Anyway, the reason I call this a miracle BFP is because we were told by a couple doctors that it would be incredibly difficult to conceive naturally or with insemination and were strongly recommended to use IVF. Yet even then the possibility was still not too high. I had wanted to get pregnant naturally and chose to just leave it to God/Jesus to do the impossible, since nothing is impossible for Him. We were shocked this morning and are still in a small state of disbelief, but are very grateful for this blessing. Especially since we haven't been TTC very long, compared to some women on here.

Long story short, even if the doctors tell you there's not much of a chance to get pregnant, don't stop believing and praying! Miracles DO happen!! For those who have been waiting longer, don't give up hope and just pray, and wait for His timing! The grace and power of God is truly amazing. All glory to Him. He is in control!

Here's to hoping this sticks!

Note: Ignore the strand of hair in the pic, haha.

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Miracles Come True (Beware: Implantation Bleeding Pics TMI)

Hello Ladies,

Where do I start. Its been a very long two year wait has finally come to an end. Here is m story!! I hope this gives those out there like me some hope!!

Me and my husband have been trying for two very long years. I was stuck in in denial hoping that each month would be my lucky month and that month came only after getting some much needed help. I saw my Infertility Specialist July 2015, where I was diagnosed with moderate to severe PCOS. I had an HSG where I was given a preliminary diagnosis of on blocked ovary on top of my PCOS :(. My hopes went down the drain but I never stopped believing in a miracle. After all tests were completed I was to schedule a follow up visit after three months from my first visit for my proper diagnosis and future treatment plan. I was however given Metformin and I was started at 1500, which helped me stay optimistic after researching success stories. So now I am one week away from my follow up visit, however with a wonderful surprise BFP. To make things extra special is that my last BFP which ended a chemical was from September 2014. I now how my official BFP from conception September 2015 which means I would be Due June 15, 2016. I already have a daughter born June 17, and one from June 28. This is going to make a great debate with choosing the birthday because I will end up having a c-section. Well I hope I did not overwhelm anyone.

My symptoms:
09/29/2015 -1 DPO: BD just so I would not miss this month (Just in case ;) 09/29/2015
09/30/2015 Ovulation Day- BD again just so I would not miss this month (Just in case ;)
10/01/2015 1 DPO: Prepare for our family trip to Vegas
10/02/2015 2 DPO: Left for Vegas. Super Busy, long drive and getting everyone organized.
10/03/2015 3 DPO: Relaxed, had some drinks, took some naps, ate lots of snacks.
10/04/2015 4 DPO: Relaxed some more and time to come back.
10/05/2015 5 DPO: Super Tired, stayed in bed.
10/06/2015 6 DPO: Woke up with a really bad lower back ache. Called in sick to work.
10/07/2015 7 DPO: Woke up again with a really bad lower back ache. Called in sick to work.
10/08/2015 8 DPO: Went back to work. No symptoms. Super busy and tired.
10/09/2015 9 DPO: Spotted, and thought it was strange (Possibly Implantation Bleeding - See Picture) so I took a Wondfo OPK and HPT, and a very faint line appeared on the HPT.
10/10/2015 10 DPO: Spotted very lightly, and made the DH buy me FRERs. Took after noon and light BFP!!! DH and thought I was a chemical so I had a drink :(
10/11/2015 11 DPO: No Spotting Bought some DIGI's and also Positive.
10/12/2015 12 DPO: More positive pregnancy tests. No symptoms what so ever.
10/13/2015 13 DPO: Itty bitty, hardly visible spotting so I emailed my Endo, who advised me it is normal and ordered HCG Count, and a follow up in two days HCG count. Went in at lunch, and got an email with my lab results and HCG was 279
10/14/2015 14 DPO: No more spotting. Still worried, and tired. Still no symptoms.
10/15/2015 15 DPO: No spotting, went for follow up HCG count and thank GOD it doubled to 611.
TODAY!!!! I am doing great. I get nausea very seldom, boobs are mildly soar, no cramps, just very mild, and by mild I mean super mild to almost non existent abdominal pressure. I am still a little worried, but I keep testing every day from my Wondfo HPT Pile so I am not spending more money.

My three month follow up with my Endo is coming up so I will have an ultrasound and crossing my fingers I will get to see the baby and its heart beat. I will be 6 weeks 3 days on that day. Good luck to everyone and please don’t loose hope because I almost did but my prayers were answers. I wish you all luck. Also please not that I did research that PCOS increases your chances of not feeling any symptoms. I did not get into detail, but I felt some reassurance for my non-existent symptoms.

How I got my BFP:
BD -1 Ovulation
BD Ovulation Day
Used Pre-Seed and Conceive Plus
Took Metformin for 2 months and a half at 1500 mg a day.

Good Luck Ladies!!

hey, 4 ppl that voted I wasn't pregnant, this BFP is for you

3DPO cramping in my lower pelvis, actually told hubby it was painful
5DPO vivid dream I had a baby girl!
6DPO - one of my nails started peeling back, I immediately thought "I'm pregnant". My nails were strong, now they are brittle just like during pregnancy.
7DPO mood swing - no patience, same as previous pregnancies - I go from 0 to 100 in 3 seconds, versus normally a more patient self
8DPO I know it's too early, but at night I get a BFN.
9DPO I wake up with that familiar feeling of nausea that is telling me to get something to eat in my stomach.... also at times dizzy, and several times throughout the day EXTREME thirst, out of the norm. test in the evening, BFN.
9DPO - starting to get a sore throat like a cold. Lower immune system??
10DPO, feel queasy/hungry, such a familiar feeling after having 3 babies in the last 4 years. I'm more sure than ever that I'm pregnant! Spells of being lightheaded.

BFN this morning.

AF should have appeared yesterday, no sign of it.

10DPO - morning: more sore throat. evening - heartburn!!!!
also... this is a random thing...... for the last week I've been seeing things incorrectly. Like if something says "Man dies in fire" I'll think it said "Man lies interest" something just totally random.
My husband had gas and it caused me to dry heave.. Also couldn't stand the smell of his beer breath

11DPO cried while watching a video of a teacher saving a student from choking..
slightly swollen labia, smelly urine

12DPO big morning sickness this morning. Aversion to different types of food. Daughter peed in her potty, as I was emptying it the smell made me dry heave. Very sick now with a head cold and phlegm.

evening - very light pink spotting.

13DPO more morning sickness, coming in waves over me throughout the day. Ran out of pregnancy tests, can't test. Finally run out to the store and buy more, test in the evening... BFN. This is driving me nuts!!! This is now day 32 of my cycle with no period... normally I'm a 28 day girl... but my BD was on day 19 of my cycle, so technically we are only 13 days past that... it is so hard waiting!!! WDYT???? It's like, I KNOW I'm pregnant, and I'm pissed off that the tests are saying no still!!!!!

14DPO tested in the morning with another dollar store test, BFN. Crazy emotional - yelling at my hubby all morning.

I finally realized that the dollar store brand I was buying was one I hadn't used before, and I realized I might have better luck with a more expensive test.

So I drove to Shoppers and bought a first response test that shows pregnancy up to 5 days early.....
and... ***DRUMROLL*****


I'm just upset that it took the tests so long. I've known since 6 days past BD.

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BFP at CD51!

As my username suggests I am honestly in so much shock... I've been a stalker of this website for years but never actually thought I'd see the day I'd be writing a BFP post!! I still feel like im in a dream. We weren't TTC and I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries a few years ago so I'm not sure when I ovulated (I thought I knew and it was right when our protection failed but each day AF didn't show my app kept pushing my O day further and further out to the days we were BDing unprotected. I came off the pill 3 months ago and we weren't using condoms when I was on the pill and since I came off it we haven't been that strict on using them. We moreso weren't using them when I thought I had already O'd (although with PCOS I guess I couldn't really know for sure). I had less symptoms this month but they were all totally unexpected ones.
We BD'd CD's 13, 22, 38, 34 and 35. CD22 was the only one with protection but the protection failed.

CD24 and 25 - I had a small amount of brown/pink spotting in my underwear which was really unusual - my cycles are usually around 33 - 35 days. I thought something was up at this point and was driving myself nuts researching what it had meant for other women.

CD25 and 26 - Lower back ache

CD28 to 31 - Soooooo badly bloated!!! Bloating is really common for me but this was something else. I had to walk out of work and sit in my car for a bit with my stockings pulled away from my stomach because my bloating made them so unbelievably tight!

Around CD40 we BD using protection and afterwards there was a bit of blood on the end of the condom.

Other than that I've had slight AF cramps on and off and Ive been somewhat bloated 24/7 after the extreme bloating but it isn't painful. Oh and I didn't note down when this happened but weeks ago all my tops started feeling too tight in the bust area (Ive been the same bra size ever since I first started wearing bras so the feeling of growing there is definitely a foreign one to me!) but I haven't noticed it anymore recently.

I had BFNs - CD31, D42, CD44

Then had booked in a doctors appointment just to see if I could get some answers on why I still had no AF on CD51, I thought I would find out I had cysts or something... Ive had probably 2 previous AF cycles in the CD50s years ago (Ive been on the pill in the years in between) It was the mid cycle bleeding that made me think this could be different, but after all the stark white BFNs I didn't think it would be pregnancy.
I was shocked when I got my clear as day BFP at the doctors at 6.30pm on CD51!
I haven't had sore BBS or any nausea or anything... nausea kicked in today (CD52) now that I know Im pregnant but I think that's all mind over matter now that I know. I also feel a bit of pressure really low down in my abdomen.
According to the last menstrual period theory I was 7 weeks and 1 day when I got my BFP (yesterday) and Im booked in for an ultrasound on Monday.
Really wanting to buy the pregnancy test that tells you how far along you are but I feel like im too scared to push my luck... like maybe if I test again bub wont be there anymore! Its all still sinking in I think. Its definitely good to be able to talk to you ladies though, my boyfriend wasn't all that thrilled to hear the news (he's 22 and Im 23) and I wont be telling anyone else until the 3 month mark.

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BFP femara/letrozole PCOS TTC 12 months

I'm not the usual type to do this kind of thing, but this site has been such a resource/support for me over the last 12 months I feel I should add to the info that could hopefully help someone!

We have been trying for 12 months, I have PCOS like my mother and irregular periods, sometimes monthly, sometimes every three or so months.. My usual O date at this time was sitting around day 31-42.. so much waaaaaiting to even ovulate, and as we didn't know when that would happen it could be anytime over 3-4 weeks... so lots of BDing lol. Well was fun for a while, then hard to fit in with a busy life.

After 8 months of trying I went to the local GP and was referred to a specialist. He put me on clomid - which the usual story - heaps of side effects, and didn't move my ovulation any earlier. After two rounds of clomid I had just started taking the third round and was hit with crazy emotional crying side effects... really not like me. I thought f*ck this and called the doctor asking if I could try anything else, just wasn't feeling like we were making ground at all. The specialist was based in a town six hours away so I was really worried next steps would mean time off work, flying, every few days, injections perhaps, $$$.. I also was getting so sick of twice a week blood tests to guess what was going on, as no ultrasound nearby to track follicle growth etc.

Anyway, enter femara/letrozole. And a BFP on first try. Holy wonder drug! And no side effects. Feeling in shock still! Just feeling so relieved SOMETHING worked, you know? You put all this rubbish in your system and it makes you feel shite, and you wouldn't even mind if it worked, so thank the dear lord something did.

I also did some research into PCOS management, and was eating dairy free, sugar free (mostly), cut back gluten, cut back carbs. I'm173cm tall and around 132 pounds, so not overweight or anything, but read that eating like a diabetic can help sort the hormones etc. No idea if that made any difference but hey worth writing in case. Also did upped the exercise a bit to keep the metabolism moving.

Symptoms-wise I felt identical to every other cycle until maybe 11dpo - when felt a bit dizzy and forgetful, and some pinging/cramping around my left hip. Same sore boobs/sore back/cramps etc as all other cycles, and my temps were actually identical to other cycles up until 11dpo. Like literally on my average line on Fertility Friend. My temp dropped at 11dpo (as usual) and I 100% thought I was out. Then 12dpo it went up a little bit, same with 13 and 14dpo, so I tested with digital clearblue 14dpo. Really wanted to see those words. And there they were...

Fingers crossed this is a goer, this is our first time TTC and so hopeful it ends well.

I know you get sick of reading this, but keep your chin up. Trust the doctors, trust your intuition if you think something isn't working. Something will work. My DH and I were joking that if we had to go to IVF we would just invoice the child when it turned 21 for the costs of IVF plus interest :)

Take care of yourselves and I feel your tears of frustration. Believe xxx

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O. M. Geeeeeee

Here is my journey. Been TTC for 14 months. 3rd month of trying, chemical. 4th month of trying , miscarriage. Then nada, until now.

1dpo - 5 dpo....nothing
6dpo - cramping, exactly like pms cramps
7dpo - nothing
8 dpo - cramps, boobs a little sore, hungry, irritated like no other, dizzy towards evening and utterly exhausted. Very, very faint positive in the pm but didn't believe it.
9 dpo - faint positive with fmu, still didn't believe. Same symptoms as 8dpo
Slightly darker positive in the pm
10 dpo- definitely a positive with frer and fmu

Things I did differently
Acupuncture (I swear by it)
Vitamins suggested by acupuncturist, it you want the list comment below
Husband took multi vitamin and zinc
And I stopped tracking so obsessively and tried to relax. As a matter of fact, we only baby danced one time in my window because my husband was extremely sick with a stomach virus.


I was told by my doctor that i couldnt have anymore Fermera (7.5mg) until I had a visit with her. So I was bummed this cycle as I knew I wouldn't ovulate and my cycle would just drag on. I was drinking Raspberry Leaf Tea a lot this cycle and noticed tons of EWCM around CD 17 ... Not taking it seriously we BD'd 3-4 times around that EWCM time.

O day - EWCM, shooting pain Left side.
1-5 DPO - nothing
6 DPoO - Gassy like crazy
7 DPO - when things started to change. I felt like AF was coming hard but one week early? thats odd for me
8 DPO - Bloated, and felt tons of pressure down below all day. Like aching heavy pressure
9 DPO - Same feeling but SO bloated. Like i was 6 months preggo. Pain and pressure. Feeling SO sleepy that I NEED a nap after work ( feel like I implanted this day
10 DPO - Feeling achy and bloated again but not so intense. When I wipe while on the toilet I see light pink watery CM ( hummm? period) later this day the colour was dark brown and very little.
11 DPO - BFP with FMU!!!!!

This is my 5th Pregnancy all others have resulted in miscarridge. Feeling hopeful.

Super faint BFP at 10 dpo

Hey everyone! Well my husband and I tried for 2 months this past March and April and then we found out we would be moving internationally so we decided to take a break for awhile so we could enjoy our travels and would think about having a baby later down the road. I was thinking it was going to take forever as my cycles has been messed up after having taken a birth control shot around a year ago and my cycles have always been long (>35 days).

Well, we have been in Europe for 2 months now and we are pregnant! I had only had 1 semi-normal 42 day cycle so I was totally shocked! I really enjoyed this website in the past to look at other people's symptoms and stories so I thought I would share mine in hopes of helping other people.

I had 5 days of EWCM and we did it on day 2 and 5 and I ovulated the 6th day. I am actually surprised at how late I ovulated after having had EWCM for so many days so my advice would be to keep BDing even after the fertile CM disappears.

O day (CD 22)- no CM, BD the night before, no symptoms
1 DPO- nothing
2 DPO- did a deep cleaning of our apartment and after my lower back killed all night long, I thought it was from vacuuming but this was new for me, I never have low back pain
3 and 4 DPO- I slept so much this weekend. I slept 13+ plus hours for 3 days in a row. It is not unlike me to sleep in but to sleep in 3 days straight and still feel tired was a bit odd. No CM.
5 DPO- Incredibly gassy, I usually eat pretty gluten free so this is very strange for me, I was so bloated and couldn't stop passing gas! I started to think maybe something was up.
6 DPO- Heartburn during sleeping
7 DPO- Super moody. Snapping at my husband for no reason. Had two glasses of wine that night and it tasted delicious- whoops (unlike what other women have experienced on here).
8 DPO- Started to run home with my dog because it started to rain and my boobs were SO sore! This never happens to me. I went home and took a test and a very very faint BFP. You had to squint but it was definitely there!
9 DPO- Another faint line on BFP
10 DPO- Line still faint but starting to get darker

I have a doctor appointment on 13 DPO to confirm. I hope that my BFPs will continue to get darker.

Good luck to everyone else!

BFP 9dpo following 2 miscarriages and with pcos

I know this is a cliche but I cannot believe it is our turn again. I promised myself I would post here if I ever was blessed with another bfp to inspire others as this site has been such a comfort during our ttc journey. I have 'skinny' pcos with long, irregular cycles. I have a four year old daughter who was conceived in the run up to our wedding. We have been trying for baby number 2 since April 2013. I had what they described as a 'chemical' pregnancy in July 2013. To say we were devastated was an understatement. I then went to fertility consultant and was started on clomid 50mg in March 2014. I was lucky to conceive 2nd cycle of clomid in April 2014. Roll on 8 weeks and we were devastated to learn of a missed miscarriage at approx 5-6 weeks. We were completely unprepared for this and I chose the medical management. Roll on 13 months later and I have done 3 rounds of tamoxifen with ovulation but no pregnancy, then finished the final 4 rounds of clomid. On to 6th and final cycle of clomid and went to our first ivf appointment on cycle day 49. Consultant tested amh level which to our relief was high at 54, however due to this and my pcos he was reluctant to start ivf due to high risk of hyper stimulation. He suggested ovarian diathermy which I was not keen on followed by iui. He also scanned me and noticed follicle on right ovary about to rupture and uterine lining thin. We used this last chance saloon and bd as often as we could. Cannot believe I'm posting my bfp story 9dpo. Praying for a sticky bean this time.
What I did: ovulation tracking, acupuncture, bd o-5, o-3, o-2, o-1, pineapple core post ovulation, wore socks post ovulation and used hot water bottle around uterus to keep womb 'warm'

1-2dpo, nothing, took daughter to theme park and went on all the rides
3dpo tender beasts (normal for me)
4dpo- backache, bloated, tender breasts, lots of walking
5dpo- backache, bloated, tender breasts, lots of walking
6dpo - bloated, tender breasts
7dpo - bloated, increased appetite, tender breasts
8dpo - gassy, fatigue, diarrhoea, tender breasts. Bloated
9dpo - tender breasts not so tender, fatigue, tested pm urine and got BFP on clear blue digital 1-2 weeks.

Pray for us that this little bean will stick and our journey through infertility and loss will have a happy ending.x


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