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TTC #1 for 11 months with low morphology, possible PCOS and probable endometriosis

I know most gals say this but I'm so happy that I can finally post my BFP story!! I've been reading this site for many months now, especially the post laparoscopy BFP stories.
A little bit about me first: both DH and I are 29 and have been trying for 11 months. I knew that I probably had endometriosis for about 4.5 years now but chose not to have laparoscopic surgery initially (my consultation with the surgeon is tomorrow!). Had an U/S in the summer which showed borderline PCOS and a probable endometrial cyst on my ovary. DH had SA done which showed low morphology (only 3% normal!).
I really thought that I was out this month since my temps were all over the place and I didn't ovulate until CD23 (Halloween!). The last time we BD'd was CD20 so I wasn't feeling good about my chances. Had my annual physical exam with my family doctor on CD30 and asked that a pregnancy test be done on my urine and it came back negative (I wasn't surprised). But my temps have been nice and high and I had a dream last night that I had BFP so I decided to test this morning on CD33/10 dpo with FRER and I was SHOCKED to see a BFP!! It was faint but definitely there. I woke up DH to look even though it was only 5:45 am. It really took a while to sink in, but I couldn't be happier! I never thought that this would happen!!!
No symptoms except for subtle brown CM the night of CD30, but I thought that it was from my PAP. Also my bbs have been big and sore, but that happens sometimes before AF.
Some of the things we did differently since the summer: DH quit drinking, switched to boxers, no baths, no cycling and started fertility vitamins for men. I've been taking chinese herbs, B100 complex (along with the usual pre-natal vitamins), gained some weight by eating healthy fats (I had a borderline low BMI) and had a mayan abdominal massage.
Praying for a sticky bean!

BFP-11 DPO

I'm 29 and hubby is 28, been ttc #2 for five cycles. With our DD we got pregnant the first month, so I expected this time to be just as easy. It was not. The first few months we just dtd around the time I expected ovulation. Soon after I began using opk's. I was always confused, however because I would get repeated positives with the test line darker than the control. Last cycle I went from 28 days to 26, so naturally when I started getting globs of jelly CM at CD 9 I thought I was having another short cycle. I got 4 straight positive opk's and we DTD those days:9, 10, 11, 12. Then I got more positives on 14, 15. We BD again on CD 15.

I remained really wet down there and by CD 22 I had CM stretching down in to the toilet (eek!). This lasted for two days and on CD 23 I started getting cramps on my right side. It felt like tugging and pulling. I had thought it was implantation because it fell within the window, but with the CM it must have been a late ovulation. I kept testing for a 28 day cycle and kept getting negative HPTs. On Thursday, CD 33, I began to feel faint pinching and pulling and cramping again. The following morning I tested and got a VERY VERY faint BFP. This morning it was still FAINT but slightly darker. I was due for AF around Monday.

I just thought I needed to clarify for those who have trouble with OPK'S or are beginning to experience irregular cycles. I used First Response, clear blue digital and Answer brand OPKs.

Here are my symptoms starting with actual OV date.

1-9DPO No cramping or anything. I thought I was out.
3-5 DPO I had sensitive nipples, that have usually lasted until aunt flow since I've been off BCP, but they went away.
6-10 DPO-Not sure if its related but I got a HORRIBLE sinus infection. At 9DPO I couldn't even get off the couch my face was hurting so bad.
10DPO-very faint cramps, small pricks, not the stabbing implantation I had with DD. On and off Subtle cramps that I wondered if I was even feeling.
11DPO-faint BFP with FMU, continued cramps, very slight constipation, migraine at night, cramps were more definite. No sore boobs at all, not really even heavy yet.
12DPO today- BFP slightly darker using Walmart cheapie. Only feel slightly more hungry. No sore BBs or anything. I hope this helps someone! I also haven't had IB yet, unlike last time with DD.

I prayed so hard the last few weeks and I know that God blessed us with this baby. Giving Him ALL the praise and glory for this! Praying for a happy and healthy 9 months and blessings to all who are still trying!!

BFP after 17 months ttc

I'm 28. After 17 months ttc, over a 22 month span, I finally have a BFP after my first round on clomid. 50 mg days 5-9.
I have a 4 year old and got pregnant with her the first month we tried. I thought the second would be just as easy but boy was I wrong! Unexplained infertility because all tests showed that everything was fine. Got a HSG test done in Aug and it showed both tubes were blocked. It was painful so I thought I spasmed, so repeated test in Sept, no pain, and 1 tube was definitely open and they think the other was too but they couldnt see the spill. So I'm guessing that HSG cleaning out my tubes + Clomid finally did it for me! Ovulated late on clomid, day 16 I got a positive OPK, had sex days 13 - 18. Very faint BFP 11 DPO on cheap test strip. Very clear BFP 12 DPO with First Response. Anxious for doctor to confirm pregnancy and find out if there is more than one baby! (hoping for just one)

Don't give up hope!

Hi all,

I trolled this site religiously about for about a year before I got pregnant. I never posted but promised myself that once I became pregnant, I would post my symptoms of the 2WW and give hope to others.

My back story: I am 36 years old and have three beautiful kids. One boy and two girls. I had my first two kids fairly easy-- both came on the second month of trying (when I was 29 and 31). We went for the 3rd child and conceived on the second month (again!) only sadly, this one ended in a miscarriage at 8 1/2 weeks. It was completely devastating. I am thankful that if I was going to have a loss, that it happened early on, but it was still painful in every sense of the word. Especially since many friends would go on to have babies right around the time that my miscarried baby was due. The doctor told us that we were fertile and that we would get pregnant in no time.
Famous last words. We would go on to try for a year before getting a BFP.

Only in hindsight, I can say that the miscarriage took a toll on my body physically (I passed it on my own and ultimately winded up in the hospital because I lost a sufficient amount of blood) and emotionally. I tried to convince myself that everything was okay and of course, I had my two healthy boy and girl to come home to. I am convinced that my hormones were out of whack and coupled with my stress and inward depression of the miscarriage we tried and tried and nothing. This was foreign to me as I never experienced infertility. I was the idiot person telling friends who had difficulty conceiving that "all they needed was a OPK to track ovulation and voila! That would do it, as it had worked for me in the past." I was the one telling people to not stress out and it would happen. Until I experienced infertility myself, I did not realize how impossible it is to "just relax". Even though this was my third child, I was stressed out more than ever.

It is an awful and vicious cycle. Every month I swore I was pregnant and every month PERIOD. For a year. After about 5 months, I decided to go to my OB/GYN to get blood work to see if there was anything wrong. I was 35 and decided that I did not want to wait much longer. My doctor was convinced it was stress and that I was healthy. There was the advice "just relax" again. I wanted to shoot him. Lol. Unfortunately, preliminary tests showed that my FSH level was 14.4. However, my progesterone level was fine, I was definitely ovulating. For some reason, after my miscarriage, my left side of the body would go into pain right before ovulation. Real pain. I was convinced something was wrong with my body. Oh also, my cycles were much longer after miscarriage. I used to be a consistent 29-30 days and for about a year I would go as long as 34-35 days! To me, that was awful because less times of trying AND false hope that I was pregnant every month and I also read that longer cycles are less healthy eggs!! AHH-- those sites! Anyway, so when my FSH level was on the high end, my optimistic OB told me to go see an RE.

I was now trying for about 6 months. Before going to the RE. I attempted at Eastern medicine and went to Acupuncture. I was told from her that I had a hormone imbalance. She felt that my immune system was very low and my body was weak. I had to admit, she knew what she was talking about. My dentist even noticed that my gums bled easy were weak. I started on acupuncture and chinese herbs to make my body stronger. It did provide some help but all of a sudden it was 8 months and still no signs of being pregnant. Every month right before my period, again, I always thought "it was the month." I hated myself for thinking that every month. I hated that stupid OPK kit...all of this added to my stress. I stopped taking PG tests about 6 months in. I felt my money could be better spent and who needs to see a big fat NO every month. I did buy pre-seed and used it. I was on Allegra and panicked when I saw that that "dries you out." (Oh, on a side note.. in my three prior pregnancies, miscarriage included, CM was abundant and literally felt it down my leg...(sorry TMI)..but that whole year I tried, it was not abundant and scarce. I was convinced this was a problem and it may have been). I also started charting my BBT and found it helpful until one month (after charting for about 2-3 months) looked like I was PG... the temps kept rising, rising and then my stupid period came. That was the end of charting for me. More stress than help, I felt.

It happened!

I'm posting my experience here because while TTC I stalked this site reading all the stories/symptoms and found it very useful to see that there were people experiencing the same symptoms as me! My husband and I began trying right after getting married and got a BFP 3 months later! We were very lucky!

0-3 dpo: absolutely nothing
4 dpo: for a few minutes in the evening I felt my face flush and had slight cramps (not period cramps more like small pricks) and slight queasiness (not nausea but just that feeling where you're not in the mood to eat)
5 dpo: slight cramps, slight queasiness
6 dpo: slight queasiness
7 dpo: face flushed again, slight cramps, slight queasiness
8 dpo: dull cramps. Aversion to smell of someone heating food in the microwave
9 dpo: EXTREMELY sore boobs. My husband tried to lay his head on me and even that hurt really bad. Took a test BFN.
10 dpo: slightly sore boobs. Started spotting. Thought for sure AF was coming
11 dpo: nothing out of the ordinary except constipation. Maybe slightly sore boobs but nothing too bad.
12 dpo: dull cramps. Tested first thing in the morning and got a very very faint BFP!

CD 37 BFP - Had no idea! I have longer cycles

My husband and I have been TTC for 3 months. Or rather, not so much TTC as not preventing in any way. I told myself I would remain calm and sane and not temp, chart, etc etc... and I refused to be a POAS addict. However, the first two months, I still did come to this website and symptom spot and think "this might be the month!" - so I even spent the few bucks on a pack of the Wondfo's so I wasn't spending too much on HPTs. Well, I only used 3 before I got my BFP on my 3rd cycle! I feel so very fortunate and I am hoping for a sticky little nugget.

My cycles range from about 32-35 days, give or take a day or two. And once in a great while, give or take 5 days. I don't know for sure when I ovulate, but I have a pretty good idea because I do tend to get ovulation cramps. Usually quick, sharp and then they're gone. My PMS symptoms have been ALL over the board. I have gotten severely sore breasts for an entire two weeks, metallic taste in the mouth, nausea, food aversions, early cramping, back aches, headaches, and even a really delayed period that made me really beleive I was pregnant despite the 3 BFN tests.

We hardly BD'd this month, except at the end of the month of September and first week of October we did it 5 times. That's it. We must have got the timing perfect!

Here's what I am experiencing now:
Going by CD, not DPO.
CDs 32-36 - Breast tenderness, but not as much as usual. Definitely peeing more.
CD 35-36 - Breast tenderness seemed to subside. Still noticed a little sensitivity, but not as much and certainly not as much as previous months during PMS. Was also experiencing shortness of breath when I was walking up and down stairs or walking somewhere more quickly. I do kickboxing twice a week, so I thought it was odd considering I'm in better shape now. (btw, I am 5'6 at 210 lbs). Some light fluttering feelings, almost like gas but in the wrong place. Behind my belly button especially and then occasionally off to the side of that.
CD 37 - Drove home from 6 hours away with a friend and had to stop 3 times to pee. Also had an energy drink. Ate sushi. Still thought AF was just going to show. When I got home I decided to do a test because I should have started over the weekend if this was a more normal cycle. And BAM I got that BFP on a Wondfo. It eventually dried to very dark. Then took a FRER this morning (CD 38) and the results line was darker than the test line! And it came up right away.

So, we are happier than ever and so excited! But also apprehensive because my best friend has had a lot of fertility issues and I just know how heartbreaking that can be. I'm trying to be realistic, but on the positive end of the spectrum. We are telling immediate family this weekend, and trying to find cute ways to do it!

Wish you all the best of luck! And if there are any words I can say here that may or may not help: You can literally feel every single "pregnancy" symptom before you're period shows up. Try not to read too much into them and just try to wait until AF is due to test. Stress manifests itself in ways we can't understand in our bodies and it's best to try and remain stress-free. I know how difficult that is, but focus on something else. As exciting and momentous as getting pregnant and taking that next huge step in life is, there are other important things you can do in the meantime to add richness and fulfillment. Best of luck!

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23 Months TTC with clomid!

I am so so so glad its finally my turn to post on this site! I have stalked this page for over a year hoping one day I would get my chance to post my BFP!
Jennifer,27 (almost 28)
TTC 23 months
My backstory:
Since AF made its appearance back when I was 13, I have always felt that I would have an issue getting pregnant. Though my entire life, I have NEVER been regular. My stress level and periods always were hand in hand with each other. When I would become upset about anything, my period would be delayed…for months…sometimes even years. I didn’t have a single cycle while my mom was battling breast cancer. When I was 23 I asked my regular MD if I had an issue…and he told me it was normal to be abnormal! WHAT?! I actually BELIEVED that!?!
I never had a horrible AF when it actually came….slight cramping…that was it.
I married my high school sweetheart when I was 24, we then decided to wait a year to start trying to a baby.
Luckily at this point….my mom was better, I was stress free, and my cycles were 100% normal!
November 2012 rolled around and we were ready! And then lovely AF came…again, and again, and again!! We BD for the next 7th months just expecting it to happen, and it never did. I then started the wondolf LH strips to see if I O’ed. Some months it surged, others it did not. We continued this until January of 2014.
I scheduled an appointment with my normal OB…and because of SNOW…I had it rescheduled 4 or 5 times. We were not seen until march. From Jan-March my periods were off again. My father was ill and it played a toll on my lady parts….GO figure!
TTC Story:
March 2014: OB put me on provera to start AF. Period started 16 days later, took 50mg clomid days 3-7, progestrogen at day 21 was less than 1. I did not ovulate.
May 2014: OB put me on provera to start AF. Period started 16 days later, took 100mg clomid days 3-7, progestrogen at day 21 was less than 1. I did not ovulate.
July 2014: AF came naturally, 32 day cycle, 150mg clomid day 3-7, progestrogen was 17.8!!! I finally O’ed, BFN
Aug 2014, AF came naturally, 32 day cycle, 150mg clomid day 3-7, did not take 21 day test but showed surge on LH strips. BFN
Sept 2014: OB referred me to the reproduction specialist. My DH and I were tested. His swimmers were good, I did NOT have PCOS, my levels were good. I took 150mg clomid 3-7, and had a HSG test on cd11.
The test SUCKED! It was far from pleasant, but I found out that my tubes were wide open.
This kind of put me at ease….I knew there wasn’t anything really wrong with me. I had also ready that the HSG test can make you fertile so I was hopeful.
I tested my LH levels EVERY DAY and never showed a surge so I was convinced I didn’t O. I did notice THICK white CM in my panties for about a week before my period….random short cramps. Nothing major.
CD 32 came around and BFN. I cried. A lot. I was ready to give up….but my RS couldn’t get me in until the end of the month…they prescribed me provera to start my cycle again but told me to hold off taking it until 10/16/2014. I continued to test daily…CD34 I swore I saw a faint line. I didn’t say anything to anyone, not even the DH. The next morning, it was slightly darker….was I really pregnant?? Finally CD 35 I looked down and saw a still faint but definite line….I ran to walgreens and got a digital….longest 3 minutes of my life…BFP! WAHOOOO! I cried, and cried, and cried.
I am 5+ weeks…early but confident. I have an appointment at the end of the month!!!

We also used soft cups and preseed! Forgot to mention that!!

I can’t wait for my summer baby!

Faint line???

I'm almost Forsure I ovulated on the 6th of the month. Cervix was very high I couldn't reach it. But I had got CM mucus the stretchy kind.

Days following:

1-4 DPO- I started off cramping on my left side, felt pulling, thumping, cramps like feelings. Then I started getting Hot flashes very bad. I took my meds n I got so sick after taking it. I been a little tired. Cramps came n went thru out the day. I had 2 vivid dreams during that time. Temps were 99.9-100.0 but dropped one day to 98.6. Headaches daily

5DPO- more vivid dreams about pregnancies. My eye been jumping since the day after ovulation. Temp was 99.1 again. More dizzy hot flashes all day long. Back cramps n uterus cramps. Whoa. Anyways I sleep all day yesterday.

Today mild cramps n backaches n more hot flashes. More vivid dreams. I got up this morning n pee on a stick just praying. N this what appeared. A faint line I mean me n my Bd seen it. All the test I taken up until this one all were negs. No faint anything. Opinions please. Although I'm it's n God hands. Ik why I got a faint line n I thank him for it. Ladies I pray for u all everyday that I can.

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BFP on 2nd cycle - 2nd pregnancy

I've loved reading all the BFP stories on this website while I was trying to conceive so thought I would share my experience with you all.

I'm 5 weeks pregnant today and got my BFP at 9DPO. My husband and I had been trying since the start of May, however I was still breastfeeding my 11 month old daughter at the time and had not had AF yet so thought our chances were going to be very slim. I stopped breastfeeding my little girl late June (a couple of weeks after her first birthday) and I got AF exactly 6 weeks later. I was using OPK's and got a positive OPK on my first cycle back which I was relieved about as I've heard it can take a few months for your cycles to regulate. No luck on the first cycle but we got our BFP on the next cycle. I had almost no early pregnancy symptoms with my first pregnancy however I had so many this time around. Here they are:

O day - cramps on my right hand side (positive OPK the day before)
1-6DPO - no symptoms I can think of. I got the flu the night before I ovulated so was feeling pretty awful for about 5 days so thought I was definitely out this month.
7DPO - I was exhausted. I had an afternoon nap while my daughter was sleeping which I haven't done in ages.
8DPO - Almost threw up half way through eating my breakfast then continued to feel nauseous all day. I just felt pregnant instantly, I can't explain it but I felt different. I told my husband that I thought I was pregnant. Still felt exhausted!
9DPO - Still felt nauseous in the morning then started spotting around lunchtime and getting my usual AF cramps. I was so upset because I was sure that I was pregnant and couldn't believe that AF was coming early. The spotting and cramps continued until I went to bed and I expected to wake up with AF.
10DPO - Woke up, went to the toilet and no period, just a bit more spotting. I started to get hopeful again because that never happens to me. If I get AF cramps I am certain to get AF within a few hours. The cramping had also stopped. I felt nauseous all day, starving, exhausted and I had to pee like every half hour (which is not like me at all). I knew by late afternoon I was definitely pregnant so I took a test even though I thought it was way too early and got a BFP. It was still faint but definitely a positive.
10-14DPO - Nauseous, frequent urination, bloating, spotting (only tiny bit when wiping). Darker line on pregnancy test and positive blood test from my doctor.
15DPO to today - Still feeling exhausted and starving all the time. The nausea has eased up for now but I'm expecting it back at about 8 weeks (that's when the morning sickness started with my first pregnancy). No more spotting (that stopped at 14DPO). And unfortunately still needing to pee every hour.

Good luck to all those trying, I hope you get your BFP's real soon.

BFP thanks to BBT charting!

This is my 5th pregnancy, however, I have had 3 losses, I had one in 2011, then I got pregnant the next month in 2011 & gave birth to our son in July 2012, then I was pregnant again this year in April 2014, lost that one soon after my BFP & then lost another at 7 wks in July 2014. Now I'm pregnant again & I'm finally posting again, b/c I have seen the baby's heartbeat twice now & feel confident that this time we will be able to have a H&H 9 months! So good luck to the mamas/ladies who have experienced a lot of loss, we will have our rainbow babies! xx

I have to thank this pregnancy to BBT charting, it was our first & last month we were going to TTC, b/c we were starting testing for frequent miscarriages & our wedding was a year away, so we were going to wait til after the wedding if we didn't get a BFP this month & thanks to charting we got our BFP!! I ovulated 3 days late & one of those days was later than my usual!

For the ladies w/ lots of symptoms (I am very aware of minor changes in my body)..

0 dpo - swollen/painful ovaries, bloating, sore lower back, mild heartburn, swollen/sore lymph nodes under armpit (like my pregnancy w/ my son), sore nips while breastfeeding
1 dpo - heart palpitations, hot flashes, heavy uterus feeling
2 dpo - heavy uterus feeling continues, swollen/bleeding gums for the past few days (originally didn't think it was related, but had the same thing with my son), nausea, fatigue, increased cm
3 dpo - swollen/bleeding gums persisting, dizzy & lightheaded, sensitive to smell (I can smell rubber a mile away? & smelly shoes? YUCK!), beyond exhausted for the past few days, out of breathe, pulling & pinching cramps, bubble rumbles in my tummy (assuming gas related), low patience, low energy, backache, increased milk supply (partially out of control), TMI serious amount of creamy/ewcm all day (keep thinking its AF?), nips pain while breastfeeding, twinges.
4 dpo - frequent urination, heightened sense of smell (can smell my fiancé's salsa from a mile away & it repulses me), cramp on side of abdomen & back
5 dpo - pregnancy sinusitis? feeling stuffy..
6 dpo - abundance of breastmilk
7 dpo - EXHAUSTED (couldn't keep my eyes open all day & went to bed at 9), chills, severe backache, PMS kind of cramps (abdomen), very bloated all day, awful nausea & morning sickness
8 dpo - had gastro all day & night.. so didn't check symptoms, but very different from the morning sickness I was having the previous day.
9 dpo - lots of sticky cm & gassy
10 dpo - fatigue, lots of creamy cm, nausea on & off all day, full uterus feeling & constipated
11 dpo - pregnancy sinusitis last night? Low milk supply suddenly?
12 dpo - BFP!!!! cramps, pregnancy sinusitis last night again?, mild nausea. After my BFP in the afternoon, before going to bed i noticed some spotting..? Assumed it was implantation, but was worried b/c of previous early miscarriages around 4 weeks (often the same day I got a positive test)..
13 dpo - implantation bleeding persisting? Still have a BFP on my test..
14 dpo - gassy, nausea
15 dpo - frequent urination

Light bleeding persisted until 18 dpo, went to see my dr at 16 dpo & he put me on progesterone b/c of my history of miscarriages & he checked my HCG which was okay, the following week at 5 wks +2 they rechecked & my HCG was still going up well, the following week at 6 wks +2 my HCG was very high & we saw the heartbeat @ 150bpm!!

Now this week at 8 wks +1 we saw our baby & the heartbeating @ 150bpm again!
So I'm happy to say not to give up hope ladies, & be strong xx

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