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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

BFP at 36 years old using OPKs

Hi you lovely ladies,

As so many of you I have been stalking this forum (for years) and especially within the past 4 months.

A bit of background info: I've had a surprise BFP about 4.5 years ago. DH and I had just started to get over the shock (as I had been on the pill) and were really looking forward to being a family - when that pregnancy ended in a MC at 6 weeks. I was so heartbroken, looking back I should have gone to counselling. It took me a long time to move on. But that also made me realise how much I wanted a baby! However because of personal circumstances we waited another 3 years until we gave it a shot.

I finally came off the pill 1.5 years ago and we were going to let it happen naturally, without pressure. Well, nothing happened. My cycles were all over the place, from 24 days to 39 days. Additionally I found out that I had hyperthyroidism and my TSH was around 5, when it should be between 1-2 generally and around 1 when you are actively trying to conceive, so it was way too high to support a pregnancy. This might have been the cause for my earlier MC. Fortunately was easily fixed by taking one magic little pill each morning (for the rest of my life) and my blood tests now show a TSH about 1.
4 cycles ago I started using OPKs to give us a better chance at catching the egg. 3 cycles I tested positive on OPKs and we BD at the right times before and after the positive result, however the 4th time was a charm :)

Rainbow Baby BFP!

Hubs (37) and I (35) have always been of the mind that if "it happens it happens" but I've always been really irregular, and was told we may need to do Clomid etc. We never took action but in May we got a surprise BFP! Sadly, it was followed quickly by a miscarriage at 6.5 weeks. We were crushed so we decided to try right away and see what happened. I began charting my temps and using OPKs to get a grip on my irregular cycle. I used the miscarriage as the CD1 of my cycle, and I finally O'd at day 47, without ever having an AF. We did the BD and hoped for the best… I had heard you are more fertile after a MC so we figured why not take advantage. It worked out that we got a BFP without every having a full cycle after MC!

Some things we tried: Being irregular and "possible PCOS" (never diagnosed) I started to take a vitamin that include Vitex, myo-inositol and D-chiro inositol.. but not for long. I began to worry that I was screwing up my cycle worse, so I only took it approximately CD16-37 (with O on CD47). No idea if it made a difference. I also tried spearmint tea for PCOS. And we used Preseed every time.

3dpo - Light Cramps. A TINY bit of spotting
4dpo - Light Cramps.
5dpo - Weird dreams last night. Woke up congested/allergy symptoms. Short temper.
6dpo - Woke up in the middle of the night. Still feeling congested and sneezing like crazy. Can't stop yawning! Gas.. Twinges of pain in bbs and ovary.
7dpo - Hot at night and woke up a lot with strange dreams. Congested and sneezy again. Feeling sort of feverish and nauseous - but think it could be from drainage (gross). Feeling a little sick working on a computer. Headache. SUPER CRABBY. PMS?
8dpo - Crazy dreams again. Still congested/runny nose. Slightly short of breath but feeling like I am imaging everything. Overwhelming afternoon yawns. Felt sick after usual workout (but might be heat?)
9dpo - Cramps. Still sneezy but symptoms subsiding a bit. Still so tired though, especially in afternoon. A couple of people at work asked me if I am sick! (thanks). My skin and scalp are itchy.
10dpo - Woke up at night a lot again. Congested again and throat so itchy - it all mimics allergies only slightly worse. Pulling/discomfort at belly button. Sicker than normal riding in the car. BFN on Wondfo and Clear Blue Digital Weeks Predictor.
11dpo - Cramps. One streak of brown on toilet paper. Feels like AF is coming.
12dpo - Yawning and exhausted. Belly button feeling continues. BFP on same tests! (Digital says 1-2 weeks)
13dpo - Neck ache like I have the flu - still with the allergy symptoms and cramps.
14dpo - More energy today (but I've been trying to sleep more). Still flu-like neck ache and belly button pain.
15dpo - Feeling perfect today.
16dpo - Nipples starting to hurt/itch. BFP via blood test at Dr. (639hcg!)

Overall, allergy-like symptoms were the biggest sign for me (had this both times) and shortness of breath. Also, had light cramping consistently which normally I only get when AF shows up. Also, I never got a full positive on an OPK- though we did BD when it was "close" to dark enough.

Hoping for the best for us and that this gives hope to someone out there trying for a rainbow baby. :)

So incredibly grateful for my BFP!

Okay ladies,

So I have been obsessing over this site for over a year, and I promised myself that I would post my synptoms once I got my BFP because all of your stories helped me SO much throughout this process!

Little side note before we begin: I am 24, DH is 25. We have been trying since January and I got my BFP in June. Hubby and I agreed to "casually" TTC (HA!) for the first 6 months which meant I didn't chart, temp, or use OPKs so my story is a little different but I will give you all the info I can. I have a 34-35 day cycle, so I knew I ovulated later (thanks Glow and Google) but that's really all I know. We did do a couple of things different this month so here we go:
-I started taking a prenatal
-Attempted to BD every other day throughout cycle, and every day during projected fertile period
-I was seriously so RELAXED during the cycle I got my BFP. I was starting to get a little discouraged, but I promised DH that I would just chill the month it happened did :)

Now for symptoms... I'm not exactly sure when I ovulated but I'm guessing somewhere around June 11-13? My period was due on June 26th, and I tested on June an instant "pregnant 2-3" on CB digi. Surprisingly, my biggest symptom this month was lack of symptoms...y'all, I did NOT feel pregnant. Now, after the pregnancy test, I was kind of able to look back and say "Ohhh maybe THAT was why I felt this or that" so I will share those with you now, but honestly the only reason I took a test was because I was late. I didn't expect a pregnant!

- very tired (normal for me but just felt more intense than usual; like a lethargy I just could not overcome, honestly thought I was getting sick)
-breast tenderness, especially on the sides (this appeared shortly after my BFP and has intensified since; nips are also VERY sore and hqve changed shape/size/color)
-shortness of breath (looking back, this was the thing that should have made me test early! Walking from my car to the office, and I felt like I had just climbed Mt Everest, haha)
- dizzy spells (especially when hungry and if I got up too quickly)
-night nausea (WEIRD! I had this 3 nights in a row right before my BFP and kind of thought it was odd but didn't pay it too much attention)
-extreme agitation (DH and I thought we were in for a BAD AF!)
-pre-AF cramps that never progressed to full blown AF cramps (looking back, this and the shortness of breath should have given it away. These cramps (which I still have on and off at 7 weeks) were different from my AF cramps in that they were/are much lighter, a little further down, come and go, and are never "painful" like my usual AF pains)

And there you have it! Like I said, before my BFP, these "symptoms" were SO minute that I didn't even pick up on them. It wasnt until after I tested that I connected the dots. Today I am 6 weeks, 6 days and the nausea has picked up (early mornings and evenings when laying down), I have this constant gag-like pressure in the back of my throat, and I am simply exhausted...but baby is great so that is all that matters!!

I wish each and every one of you all the baby dust in the world, and am so happy to be able to share my story.

God bless!!!

One last note: NEVER give up and try to stay as relaxed as possible..things happen when you least expect them and God has His hand in it all. Easier said than done, but I just had to say it.

Baby dust, beautiful ladies!!! :)

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BFP with fibroids, spotting, short LP, hypothyroid

Hi all, writing because of how helpful everyone's stories were to me and because I believe so fully that the steps I took to get my BFP were critical and feel it's important to share in case it could be helpful to anyone out there! Hence the length of this post :)

DH and I are both 34. Started trying in August 2014 after having been off BCP for about 2.5 years. The prior December I had noticed spotting before AF which was new for me, but I guess since we weren't trying I wasn't that concerned/focused on it. But when nothing happened in the first two cycles I also realized my cycle was 27-29 days but my LP was only 9-11 days. Was concerned that I had low progesterone causing AF to come too soon, or maybe something on the other side of the cycle causing late/weak ovulation. So I went to see a gynecologist at a very well-respected practice/hospital to check things out. I was diagnosed there with small fibroids, largest was 2cm. Gyn said she wasn't concerned at all about the short LP or the fibroids and to keep trying. I was not satisfied with her response so in January I went to see a functional medicine doctor (more holistic/natural approach) to delve more into the issue (had to wait to switch from HMO to PPO insurance plan bc my PCP wouldn't refer me). She tested my blood for a laundry list of hormone, vitamin, blood lipid, and mineral levels and diagnosed me with estrogen dominance (VERY common if you've been on BCP - which I was for 17 years - but for some reason not always fully accepted/diagnosed in western medical community). Progesterone was normal at 19.5 ng/mL (?) at 7DPO but estradiol was way too high at 249 (pg/mL?) when the luteal phase range should have been 56-214. Whatever those units are supposed to be - very difficult to conceive with that ratio. And thyroid was sluggish, too with TSH at 3.05.

So for a few months she put me on an all-natural hormone balancing protocol to help reduce estradiol and prop up thyroid function. Daily I was taking:
-Estrium (a powdered mix you put into water or make a smoothie with which balances hormones);
-Advaclear (a liver support supplement as it's the liver that metabolizes/helps you excrete excess hormones including estrogen);
-FemOne (multivitamin formulated for women - with the right selenium/iodine to support thyroid function);
-vitamin D (4000 i.u. per day for 2 months and then down to 2000 i.u.);
-cod liver oil or fish oil;
-vitamin C;
-and a probiotic.

The other thing to note is that I've been on the paleo diet for about 4 years now and that the functional med doc told me this was the exact diet she would have put me on if i wasn't already on it. No gluten, no dairy (except I still use butter in cooking), no soy. So this would have been a big change too, had my dietary choices not already lined up with her recommendations.

Sounds like a lot but because I believed so strongly in everything I was doing it was no big deal at all. After two months no BFP but numbers were improving so I was optimistic. However TSH was still too high indicating a still-sluggish thyroid so I ALSO then went on 30mg of Armour Thyroid (the natural version of Synthroid). The reason we didn't start there was that excess estrogen/low thyroid can be chicken/egg situation so we isolated one thing first to see if balancing sex hormones would improve thyroid. Ultimately needed help with both. But anyway, after a few months of improvements to estrogen dominance (spotting went from 5 days pre-AF to 1 day), and literally just a few weeks on Armour, got my BFP. I'm 12 weeks now and just had an ultrasound where I saw the little guy/girl bouncing up a storm in there like a gummy bear!!!!!!

I wanted to write all this out because I so firmly believe that a good functional med doc can get to the bottom of things that a western med doc might not prioritize or even understand - they aren't necessarily trained in the subtleties of hormone interactions. My PCP actually said to me, "I don't know how to interpret these numbers." Thank goodness we do have western medicine - and the reproductive technology to assist when that's what is needed - but this isn't always necessary or even appropriate as an approach. Case in point: during this time I also went to a fertility clinic to get genetic testing and a fertility workup and they straight up told me that all my levels were good (AMH, FSH, etc) so if we hadn't conceived in our 6-7 months of trying (plus the prior 2.5 years of "pulling out") that our chances were less than 4% of conceiving naturally. Literally the day after she told me this we conceived.