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BFP after Surprise Late Ovulation!

We have been using FAM for contraception, and I've always been pretty regular so there was rarely any guessing as to my fertile phases.

I had been taking my BBT every morning for months on end, but it was stressing me out because I would obsess over every single little dip or rise in my charts. So, with my husband's blessing, I gave up on temping a few months ago and relied solely on other ovulation cues: EWCM and ovulation pain-- both of which are regular indicators for me...

...until THIS MONTH! I could have sworn I'd ovulated right on time, around CD 13. I had several days of copious EWCM and some very noticeable ovulation pain. Usually, these symptoms clear up suddenly as soon as ovulation is done. But in this month's case...I started getting clear, slick CM each day, beginning around CD 16. (Weird because I usually dry up right after ovulation). But it wasn't enough like true EWCM to raise my suspicions too much. And, I reasoned with myself, hadn't I already CLEARLY ovulated this month? Meh, it's fine, it's probably some weird fluke. [We resumed daily unprotected DTD around this time as well!]

But on the night of CD 20 I started having what were unmistakably ovulation-like pains on my right side...followed by some very obvious EWCM the next morning. After doing some slightly panicked research online, I realized that my body just might have "geared up" for ovulation at the normal time this month, and then failed to actually follow through with it, until now.

Oo boy.

So I started tracking my symptoms by DPO, based on this new estimated ovulation date (either CD 20 or 21):

CD 22: 1/2 dpo:
- some right side pain
- a few tiny left side pains (!)
- gob of gummy/stretchy CLEAR cm
- slick clear thin cm
- In the evening: out of nowhere my left knee joint started really hurting.

CD 23: 2/3 dpo:
- dry cm
- slept restlessly
- angry
- craving sugar
- fleeting vague crampiness
- moody
- my stomach got super knotted-up and nauseated tonight during a discussion about vaccinations with my husband. This felt like anxiety but was really weird because it’s been a while since I’ve felt anxiety nausea about anything.
- pounding heartbeat tonight
- made cupcakes from a mix because I was craving them

CD 24: 3/4 dpo:
- still dry cm
- woke up with heart still pounding — didn’t feel particularly anxious about anything though
- assorted abdominal zings and pings
- nausea this evening before dinner
- Heart palpitations and nausea and chills after DTD tonight --- DTD was also painful internally.

CD 25: 4/5 dpo:
- cm is wetter, kind of milky (in AM)
- then cm dried up again
- Crampy legs and abdomen this morning, like typical vague PMS crampiness
- Stabbing left boob pain this morning for a while
- felt a bit dizzy/spacey early afternoon, while simultaneously (and suddenly) a bit nauseated. This passed.
- stabbing/throbbing and significant pain near right hip bone late tonight, this lasted a few minutes and MIGHT have been just gas since I was having other gas pains around that time. [I think now this might have been implantation!]
- bought a bag of sour Skittles and ate half of it late tonight (the other half in the morning)
- lower right back feels “cricky” and it feels good to stretch it

CD 26: 5/6 dpo:
- misophonia/irritability/frustration in high swing (a typical PMS symptom for me)
- some crampiness
- cm still basically dry as a bone, saw a tiny tiny bit of yellowish-green mucus, which is also not unusual for me
- some mild heartburn
- vertigo while sitting down and working very still at my desk
- somewhat gassy
- anxiety and OCD flaring up

CD 27: 6/7 dpo:
- right uterine pinging pains for a while this morning — this has happened before so not too special
- CM is picking up. Got a noticeable piece of stringy white stuff this morning — this has also happened multiple times at this point in the cycle in past months, not special
- also got multiple noticeable fingertip-fuls of white creamy cm (finger to cervix)
- Intermittent abdominal cramping
- Mood is somewhat better.
- A bit of mild heartburn
- A few left boob stabbing pains
- basically began sobbing happy tears just listening to sweet love songs while looking at photos of my husband and me, and crying because I love him so much (haha)
- Convinced AF was on the way. Horrible "pre-cramping" in my abs, back, and legs tonight, and I feel like crap.
- Several minutes of heart palpitations late tonight, really bothersome and concerning

Finally me!

So I have to say thank Jesus! I know it’s because of him my 10 month infertility has come to an end.

I know that may not seem like a long time but after the doctor told me I didn’t really have a chance a getting pregnant I knew I had to talk to a higher power i.e. God!

Details:
Cd 21: Dreamed I was at the doctor 38 weeks pregnant.
Cd:23 Me and DH did the BD
OD: I ovulated
1DPO: I felt hot! I guess this was a temp rise due to ovulation.
2DPO: nausea and watery CM
3DPO: Indegestion/ Heartburn, watery CM
4DPO: very hungry
5DPO: BFN (I originally thought I ovulated the week before.
6DPO: started Vitex so period should start. (I had been having issues with having a period).
7DPO: Vitex & red raspberry leaf (RRL) tea, very hungry, hot, tired, light cramps here and there.
8DPO: Vitex, RRL Tea, tender breast, watery cm, easily irritated, hungry, hot
9DPO: Vitex, hungry, sore nipples, watery CM, exhausted, easily irritated, more cramps
10DPO: Vitex, went and looked back at chart since period still hadn’t come (it only took 3 days of Vitex to start it last time). Watery cm, tired, very hungry.
11DPO: Vitex, RRL tea, ate ALL DAY! I couldn’t get full! I worked from our office break room so I could eat all day, tired, watery cm, breast tender, nipples sore, dull lower back pain on right side.
12DPO: Woke up to pee at 6am. I prayed and told God please let this be it! BFP on FRER and Walmart 88 cents text!!!!

I am 30 soon to be 31 in 3 months!!!

Didn't even think I was pregnant!! No symptoms at all!!!

Hi everyone, (sorry for the long post)
I decided to write this, bcuz like so many other women I would search and search and read for any little clue any little chance of hope.
I got my BFP on 12/30/2017 but I would have bet ANYTHING that I wasn't!
A little back story: I'm 28 DH is 30 we have been married for 5 years but have been dating since I was 12 yrs old (6th grade). We don't have any children and didn't start trying until 2 years ago.
Imagine my shock when it wasn't happening right away. I used opks and temping but nothing! I cried and stressed every cycle. I would think of the worst possible thing that could be wrong with me. After a year of trying I decided to buy some preseed and the first month BAM, BFP in Feb 2017!! I was over the moon! I had so many symptoms from the moment of ovulation, super sore boobies, lots of extra cm, dizzy, nauseous, heightened sense of smell and I wanted to jump DH bones all the time lol.. I did notice that my lines were faint at 1st but got darker within a few days, I didn't think anything of it.
Well I went for a scan in March when I should have been 8 weeks according to my LMP but I told my Dr I ovulate late and that according to my calculations I should be about 7 weeks, but the baby was only measuring at 6 weeks. So she sent me off to get a TVUS one week later. My heart felt crushed but I still kept positive. I went to my appointment and I should have now been 8/9 weeks, my baby was still at 6weeks 1day with no heartbeat. I cried and cried. I decided to let my baby pass naturally and on my birthday when I should have been 11 weeks it finally did. It was a tough and mental/physical rollercoaster to say the least. My DH supported me through everything.
So a month after that, I started trying again. I did not use preseed and month after month was depresses when af would show up. I went to the Dr again in Oct and she said there was nothing wrong with me and that if by March 2018 I still wasn't pregnant we would look more into it. But I always wanted to have a baby before 30! And March is my bday month. I was annoyed and upset. Well I moved into a new house in Nov and I thought I was pregnant bcuz my boobies were super sore and I had extra cm. But a week later af showed up..
December 2018
Ok my cycles are 35 days I know I ovulate between CD 19-22 and decided this month to use preseed again and used it on my highly fertile days up until ovulation.
1DPO - 14DPO NOTHING no sore boobies, no extra cm. Actually dry! Usually even when AF shows I have a little bit of cm. But nothing! No dizziness or heightened sense of smell. Nothing!!! I was so sure I wasn't pregnant.
9DPO - took a wondfo test cuz I have a bunch Neg.
13DPO - took another wondfo bcuz I was a little crampy and back ached, but that's totally normal for me b4 af shows, and nothing STARK WHITE!! I cried and felt deflated I just don't think it will ever happen for me. My wonderful DH wanted me to get my mind off of it, since I cried all night telling him I wasn't pregnant and I never would be able to give us a child. (He is so supportive always telling me it's ok and if we don't have a child that we have each other and our dog Arcric). So he planned a beautiful trip the next day,
We went horse back riding, drank a piña colada and went swimming. (The horse I rode was pregnant and was so lovely and we'll behaved, there was also a pitbull on the property and the owners said she was very aggressive, but she came right up to me and wanted me to pet her and she followed me everywhere, the owners were very surprised, I think animals have that sense and know before we even do). I had a great time and went to bed happy and sore from the horse that night lol.
15DPO - ok af is a day late didn't think to much about it bcuz sometimes she is a day or 2 late or early. Buuut I have a FRER test in my drawer that I had been saving. I decided screw it and used it. I didn't want to look, I had my eyes shut and peeked through my fingers, I almost fell down! There it was the line I've been waiting to see! It wasn't super dark, but clearly there! My BFP I was so so excited!!!
I went out and bought a CB digital and it said pregnant 2-3weeks! The wondfo tests still came up really light, almost invisible. And I did another FRER 6 days later from my 1st positive test and the line was so much darker that it took up most the dye and the control line was lighter lol

BFP at 11 DPO (2nd baby) -- barely any symptoms this time

I have an 11 month old. Been ttc #2 for 4 cycles. I've never had a normal cycle - it'd come every 2 months or so. I was lucky when I got pregnant last year because it was the first try. But after I stopped breastfeeding at 6 months, my cycles were JACKED UP. Cycles lasted 52 days, then 34 days, then this one is supposed to be 30 days... but now I'm pregnant! First pregnancy I had nausea once, tender boobs, going to the restroom a lot - and these were symptoms BEFORE my BFP. This time, nothing except implantation pinch and spotting. Every pregnancy IS different!!

Ovulation: Heavy thick EWCM, brief vaginal soreness / throbbing, 2 BMs in the morning, feel bloated, positive OPK

1 DPO: Medium chunky creamy CM, big blob of thick CM (rubbery)

2 DPO: Heavy creamy CM

3 DPO: Medium watery low stretchiness with whitish creamy chunks CM

4 DPO: Light creamy CM, light uterine pinching

5 DPO: Light creamy / watery CM, 2 BMs in the morning

6 DPO: Light watery CM, almost cramp-like twitches, FELT A QUICK SUDDEN VERY SHARP PINCH at 10:10 pm (suspected implantation)

7 DPO: IMPLANTATION DIP, light creamy CM, sharp pubic pinches

8 DPO: Light watery CM

9 DPO: Pink spotting once when wiping, light creamy CM

10 DPO: Feel warm when woke up in the morning, light creamy CM, 2 BMs, very gassy that night

11 DPO: Felt hot when woke up in the morning, (temp spiked so took an $0.88 Walmart test and it was POSITIVE), 2 BMs in the morning (nervous feeling in the stomach with 2nd BM), feel bloated, very sleepy

12 DPO: Constantly kept waking up in the middle of the night and had to pee, tired and sleepy

13 DPO: kept waking up at night, had to get up and pee, had a nightmare, very hungry

14 DPO: hot at night, insomnia, had a nightmare, OFFICIALLY MISSED PERIOD

Bfp at 9dpo

Hey ladies! I've literally stalked this board for years now. Shocked that it's finally my turn- and it's still very early days. I over analysed everything this tww- even actually before I ovulated.

So background...

I'm 31, my fiancé is 39.
We've not really been trying but not preventing, we both said if it happens then we'd be over the moon, but there's no rush.
My cycles are normally 28-30 days long. Normally I ovulate mid cycle- so cd14 for 28, cd15 for 30. I track temps and monitor cm.
This month I ovulated late on cd19- my temps had been really up and down this month so I think I tried to ovulate before but it never happened so I ovulated late.
I will say now- I wasn't sure whether I had ovulated and I started symptom spotting before I had actually ovulated (lol), so ladies, I know it's hard but don't drive yourself mental.

So the symptoms-

O Day- BD twice- so I know this was the day I conceived- my partner was away for the rest of my fertile window!
LOADS of ewcm- was much more than I normally have and extra stretchy. Normally mine is only really watery so this was a curve ball for me.
Mild O cramps/pulls/pinches.

1dpo:
Woke up with sore throats and headache. Weird.
Mild O cramps continued but I was hyper aware of everything at this point.
Overwhelmingly tired.
Heartburn at night.
Temp spiked massively this morning also- which is odd for me, I normally go up for O day and then it's more of a steady climb.
NO CM

2dpo:
Temp goes up again.
Hot flashes at night.
Sore throat continues.
Still very tired.
Stomach cramps a bit stronger- mainly on left side where I ovulated from.

3dpo:
Sore throat and runny nose in the morning again.
Hot!
Cramps are mild but feel like electric rather than af type feelings.
Legs ached behind my knees at night so I couldn't get to sleep for a while.
Had a dream about having a baby- told my partner and he said I was obsessed at the moment. Maybe I was!

4dpo:
Sore throat and runny nose continue in the morning.
HUGE temp spike- it's the highest I've ever had since I started temping.
No CM in underwear but a little inside.
Noticed more after a BM and it was thick and white- I don't normally have this. I'm normally dry straight after O and get more at 6dpo.

5dpo:
Minor temp drop of 0.3 degrees.
Minor cramps continue. This was weird because I don't normally cramp after ovulation until a couple of days before AF.
Headache when I woke up.
Ears kept popping- don't know if this was related but I noted it!
I was extremely anxious and tearful today. Couldn't stop crying.

6dpo:
Temp goes down again but still above coverline
LOADS of thick creamy cm- again, I don't normally get this and it was really weird- it kind of held its shape. A bit like jelly but white! There was a lot of it, but not all day, mainly in the morning.
My hair was SO GREASY and I'd washed it the previous day. It looked like it hadn't been washed in a week.
My skin was also a bit slimy on my face.
Another weird one- and I've noticed this one other time when I had a chemical pregnancy so it might be totally unique for me- but my hands peel- like the skin on my fingers peels off like it's sunburnt. It's really bizarre!
TMI- I couldn't stop pooping today. I think I went 4 times in 2 hours. Normally im a one or two a day girl.
I CRIED ALOT TODAY. And was really anxious. I normally am quite chill till two days before AF.
Electric type cramps in the pm and they were low down and in my uterus. Had a couple of stabs near my ovaries but they weren't painful, more an OH!

7dpo:
Woke up at 3am and couldn't for the life of me get back to sleep.
Temp went back up to the highest it's been (37C)
Peeling fingers continue.
Thick creamy CM
Electric pangs in uterus and ovaries again in the pm for 5 mins.
Had pretty intense cramps briefly at night also on both sides. Sharper than AF cramps for me. I was lying on the sofa so I was really aware of every tug.
Bad nausea in the PM and was nearly sick.
Uterus feels full.

8dpo:
Woke up again in the middle of the night but managed to go back to sleep.
Temp went up a little again.
Mild nausea.
Hot flash in the morning. I took my temp out of interest and it beeped that I had a fever.
Emotional again- I cried at something on tv and I knew I was being ridiculous.
Intense dreams.

Second bfp with same EDD as first child :)

First of all, thanks everyone for posting your stories! They give hope and help pass the time in the dreaded TWW :)
So, I'm 30, DH is 33 and we are happy not to have encountered difficulties in our TTC journey so far. We have a 16m old son, who is now going to have a little brother/sister next year :)
With my son things happend quickly, I got pregnant during the second TTC cycle. My only symptom was breast tenderness (when poking only) from around 4dpo and got a positive midday on 10dpo. With this one I expected the same. We started trying in June 2017 and I stopped breastfeeding in September. I got my first PPAF in July after stopping Cerazette (many horror stories about it on the internet, but I took it for 10 months and no complications coming off!) My cycles were 28-34 days but I suspected a short LP (around 10-11 days). A new (compared to before my first pregnancy) post ovulation symptom for me was nausea (got me excited a couple of times, booo!).

Here are my symptoms the second time around:
Cd21 ovulation (pretty uncomfortable ovary cramps, a bit like gas pain but only once a month :)
We bedded for a week before it and on the day of O.
From 2dpo nausea came (as usual for me), mild af cramps (a new symptom) and no breast or nipple pain (had it in previous cycles so I started hoping that maybe this is it ;)
7dpo my toothpaste tasted wierd
8dpo tested with FRER and faint BFP (stared at some BFNs before so was sure there was a line)

Retested in the coming days and it grew darker! DH doesn't know yet, easier to wait for and plan the announcement with #2 ;) Funny thing is my LMP starting day is Sept 25 just like with my son. Maybe I'll give birth the same day? Lol Good luck to you ladies and baby dust to everyone!

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BFP with wacky LONG cycles !!!

I'm so excited to be posting with a BFP story. This website has helped me through many a long two week waits, so hopefully I can give someone else hope!
My cycles have always been crazy irregular, no PCOS, no hormone imbalance, just irregular! I'm talking 30-100+ days! I started charting my temperature to try to help us conceive a few months ago after no success for months.
Here is my TWW!
CD 59- Started taking Fertility Blend, thinking well if nothing else maybe I'll get a period and we can try again fresh.
CD 65- 97.7 EWCM. Sex.
CD 66- 97.7 Ovulation day. Ewcm/creamy.
1 DPO- 97.9, creamy, temp shift, I O'd for sure! Yay! Couple cramps. Sex.
2 DPO- 98.1, creamy.
3 DPO- 98.2, creamy. EMOTIONAL!
4 DPO- 98.1, creamy.
5 DPO- 98.3, creamy.
6 DPO- 98.5, lots of creamy cm, off/on breast tenderness.
7 DPO- 98.5, creamy/EWCM(lots)! Definitely tender breasts, snarky/ emotional, off/on dull achey/ twingy Right side uterus... implantation?
8 DPO- 97.9 temp dip. Creamy, still twingy R side. Sore breasts.
9 DPO- 98.2, creamy, sore breasts, light headed/dizzy, emotional!! Cried during sex!
10 DPO- 98.5, creamy/ewcm. Upset tummy/gassy!! Have the poops. Sore breasts.
11 DPO- 98.6, lots of creamy, feeling hot/flashes. Sore breasts.
12 DPO- 98.5, wake up early to take a FRER test, see negative line immediately and walk out of bathroom disheartened to go make coffee. Come back to brush teeth and there it is! A FAINT POSITIVE! Ecstatic! Cry! Gag on toothbrush, have the poops, sore breasts.
13 DPO- 98.5, creamy, another faint positive!!! Slightly darker that yesterday! Headache/ nausea all day, Sore breasts.
14 DPO- 98.5, BFP on CD 80!!! A solid pink line! Bit of nausea, sore breasts/ nipples HURT, craving a hot dog with the works like you wouldn't believe!
15 DPO- 98.5, sore breasts/nipples, sex, napping all day, lots of gas, so so so happy!

I hope this give some ladies with long wacky cycles hope! Charting my temperature really helped me! And I don't know if it was coincidence or not but if Fertility Blend helped me ovulate after just a week of taking it then I recommend it!

BFP on cd64, following anovulatory cycle!

Came off the pill end of May, had a breakthrough bleed then 25 days a later a full on normal period. Guessed fertile time and BD'd a couple of times but came down with a chest infection. Then nothing! Bfns, and no period! Went to doctors who said I'd likely skipped my period due to illness and things would regulate again soon. However I had a +opk on cd52 so knew my body was doing something!

This cycle I was taking folic acid and high strength vitamins B6, C, E and Zinc and Omega 3 fish oil.

-1 got a strong positive on opk at 2pm and lots of ewcm and felt like ovulation pains. DTD that night and used Conceive Plus (like pre seed) and feet up for 30mins after.
0 - more ewcm
1 - 4 nothing noticeable
5 - woke very hot in early hours, couldn't get back to sleep, exhausted
6 - woke hot and couldn't get back to sleep
7 - woke hot and couldn't get back to sleep, stark negative opk, very strong period pain-like cramps today, couldn't ignore them
8 - very faint line on opk
9 - faint line on opk. Bit husband's head off for something silly! Upset tummy had to run to toilet! Was odd.
10 - woke very thirsty and red spot appeared on my forehead (just today!), slightly darker line on opk. Gassy, had a blob of yellowish brown cm on panty liner before bed.
11 - woke very thirsty again. Decided at last minute to test with fmu and shocked when a faint line came up! Felt nauseous all morning (maybe shock of bfp!), Hungry all day, gassy, abdomen feeling very bloated and achy.
12 - woke very thirsty again, slightly darker but still faint test. Still very hungry, bloated and gassy.
13 - much darker line! Constant hunger. Went to bed early as shattered.
14 - did a digital clear blue and got 2-3 weeks :) also very dark line on opk!

Doctors appointment is next week. I think he'll be surprised when I say still no period yet but I'm now pregnant!

Already 10 months old

Hi everyone! As I am lurking on this site because I am trying to have baby number 2 at age 42, I thought it would be appropriate to give you my story. I married my husband late and we begin trying as soon as we married. I had one chemical pregnancy, and one miscarriage at ages 39 and 40 respectively. Then at 40 I became pregnant and delivered my daughter at age 41. I was tracking my ovulation and my periods using the cervical fluid method. I was also on a low-carb diet. I knew I was pregnant the moment we conceived. I had what I can only describe as fuzzy static in my uterus. I had to wait 3 weeks for my bfp. I even went to my Midwife and had a blood test which showed negative. I was so discouraged and confused because I knew I was pregnant. One week later after a negative blood test and at cycle day 34 I finally got my bfp. My daughter is now 10 months old. I had mild cramping, Electric shock like pains in the lower abdomen for a couple of days. And sore breasts on the side up to and through the armpit. I also began getting a lot of hot flashes.

Looking back over my cycle that time I can tell you that I am truly confused about the timing. I believe that I conceived late in my cycle after my documented ovulation. I can't explain how it happened and I can't explain the dates and I can't explain how a blood test was negative when I already had pregnancy symptoms. But what I can tell you is that God gave us this child. Many blessings to you all I hope you all receive your children.

Negative tests until 7 weeks pregnant

Ok, so my story is very strange.

First day of my last period – 26th June
I have a 32 Day cycle.
I was late for my period and kept doing tests which were negative for a couple of weeks. Got so frustrated but just had it in my head that I wasn’t pregnant.
Went to the doctors on the 7th August – negative test and the doctor made me feel like I was wasting her time! I flew out to California from London on the 10th July and came back on the 17th and the doc said that could have thrown my cycle off.
I gave it another 9 days and got my BFP on 16th August! When I was in California I was fertile in the 2nd week and as I had heard about Pre-Seed on here I went to Pavilion and bought some and we used it - so I think it was that which help us along!!
So I don’t know if I am 8 weeks today or if I ovulated late? So I am thinking maybe I ovulated late or I just didn’t get symptoms or HCG levels showed up late – I have another doc appointment on Thursday and I can’t wait to tell her I wasn’t going mad. I think I will still have to wait until my first scan in about a months time to actually know how far along I am!

I had a miscarriage a couple of years ago so hoping this one will be fine. We have been trying for 5 months so this was great news. I did get brown spotting last night and this morning but it has gone now. I just want to know everything is ok!

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