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VERY faint positive 9 dpo and 1st cycle ttc our second!

Posting this here in hopes my tracking can help someone else!

Little background on me. I am 32 and DH is 37. We had a blighted ovum leading to a DNC in April 2012 which I believe was caused by getting pregnant my first cycle off of the BCP. Suffered fertility concerns (long, irregular cycles. possible PCOS but never confirmed) until finally getting pregnant in June 2013. My daughter was born March 2014.

Since having my daughter my health has become a priority. I have a 99% gluten free diet, workout 20-30 minutes nearly everyday and do my best to cook and eat whole, natural foods at home. I do not eat any fast food and very little, if at all, processed food. When my husband and I decided we wanted to go for number two in January 2017, we were already using natural family planning for preventing pregnancy (no BD during ovulation/fertility window).

This cycle here was our very first trying to conceive. Since I was already monitoring my cycle signs very closely to prevent pregnancy, getting the timing right for ovulation seemed to work easily for us. We only needed to BD once :)

I used OPKs in the past for prevention but did not use them this cycle. Did not temp but used CM & CP to know when to BD (I check both only once in the morning), as well as the GLOW app to track symptoms. My cycles are on the longer side but consistant now. Also some TMI with bowel movements below!

01/21/17 CD 16: Second day of EWCM for me. I usually have it for 4 days. Let Hubby know its time. We BD once that day at 1p.
01/22/17 CD 17: O Day! Like normal I feel O Pain on the left side. Lots of EWCM today. I wanted to BD but Hubby had an unusually long day and was too tired. Whole pelvis is achy and cervix is high and open.

1 DPO - EWCM present but much less. Signs of ovulation are weaker than yesterday. Pelvis not as sore. Worried that maybe I was going to O today and we may have missed the egg (Hubby's sperm only seem to live 72 hours). Husband is out of town so no BD today. Cervix is still high.
2 DPO - CM turns sticky and high cervix. Nothing different than normal after O symptoms.
3 DPO - 7 DPO - Creamy CM and high cervix. Usually around 4 DPO my creamy turns to nothing, this time it kept going. Diarrhea and acne appear around 5 DPO. Acne is common but not this early. I have had loose bowels from digestive issues before but this feels like a purging. I eat and everything comes out. 7 DPO experience slight decrease in creamy CM and a shift to scant EWCM.

8 DPO - Literally the first hours of 8 DPO. At 1:30a I was jolted awake from a deep sleep. I have had PMS insomnia in the past but this was different. I woke up with so much energy, just like I had slept 8 hours. I tossed and turned for the next four hours before finally falling asleep at 5:30a. I believe this is when implantation happened and the rush of hormones awoke me (thanks Estrogen!). Later this morning my CM turns back to creamy.

01/31/17 9 DPO - Decided to test with FMU with ClinicalGuard test from Amazon after what I felt the early morning of 8 DPO. VERY very faint positive. So faint Hubby said maybe our eyes are playing tricks on us. I know its positive though, just early. Any line is a line and I had NEVER seen a hint of a line when I used this test in past cycles.
10 DPO - Faint Positive on FRER. You can see this on the top test in the photo. Its faint but its there! So over the moon. Symptoms are pretty calm. Abundance of CM which is a mix of creamy and EWCM. Normal PMS symptoms, just milder.
02/03/17 12 DPO - Strong BFP on FRER with FMU. Wanted a stronger test line so took this one for pictures!

I am currently 4 weeks 5 days pregnant or 19 DPO. My diarrhea disappeared around 13-14 DPO. My cervix dropped at 14 DPO and has since moved around everywhere, however it is very very tightly shut. Currently CM is a mix of creamy, white, stringy and watery. But there is plenty. For me, I think lack of strong symptoms were my first sign of pregnancy. Usually PMS hits early, this time I felt like I was in a weird limbo where my body was just there, haha. I do believe now that diarrhea was a symptom for me, however at the time I could have seen it as indigestion.

If you're having issues with fertility, look at your diet first. Going gluten free and adding daily exercise to my schedule completely changed my fertility, my cycle and my relationship with it :) good luck everyone!

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BFP with very irregular cycles!

I am sharing my story here, hoping it will help the women with irregular and anovulatory cycles.
I have always had irregular cycles, ranging from 29 to 61 days. When we started TTC 8 months ago, I had little hope that getting pregnant would be easy. I had two very long (61 and 54 days) anovulatory cycles right when we started. Four months passed with no hope of me getting pregnant.
Then I started taking Agnus Castus (Vitex) daily.
Finally I started ovulating again, if very late (CD22 to CD26)! We timed BD perfectly, but 3 more months passed with no results. Then, this month, I started using Preseed and taking Antenatal pills (Biocare), and boom, pregnant!
Not sure if it's thanks to Preseed or the antenatal pills, but they surely didn't hurt. However, I would recommend to anyone who has very irregular cycles and is not sure they're ovulating Agnus Castus. I am sure it did kickstart my body into ovulating again.

In terms of symptoms, I had almost zero. In fact I was convinced I wasn't pregnant!

1DPO - Sore breasts, but this is completely normal for me post-ovulation, so not a symptom really
2DPO to 8DPO - Nothing, except my breasts being very tender
9 DPO - Sore breasts, watery CM, very light cramps, barely noticeable. BFN
10DPO - More sore breasts. BFN
11DPO - Very faint line on internet cheapie, but it didn't look like an evap. I bought a FRER to double check and voila, BFP!

To everyone who is worrying because they ovulate late, don't worry, you can still get pregnant!
This is my first, hope everything goes well!

BFP at DPO 10

This is our second cycle "trying" for baby #2. The first cycle my husband was out of town so I knew we had missed our fertile window. We weren't trying that hard as I wasn't temping or doing it a ton or anything. We just had frequent sex during EWCM which is how we conceived baby #1. This time, I used OPK to confirm ovulation. I have irregular cycles which are always long. I ovulated on CD 28. I was drinking moon cycle tea this cycle to try and regulate this cycle to a shorter length and it seemed to be working for me.

Here are my symptoms:
DPO 1-4: nothing, tired
DPO 5: tired, backache, boobs a little sore, mild cramps
DPO 6: backache, boobs sore, irritable
DPO 7: cramping a lot at night while sleeping, moody
DPO 8: boobs sore, BFN
DPO 9: super emotional and crying, BFN and thinking I am now out since this is when I got a BFP with baby #1
DPO 10: couldn't use FMU because I was so tired and wanted to go back to sleep, very very faint BFP 2 hours later

Our son will be 8 months tomorrow so we are going to have two babies close in age (16 months apart), I am a little scared and worried about that but mostly happy. Hoping for a successful pregnancy! Good luck to everyone!

Pregnant after 11 years ttc!

I am so excited to be finally sharing my storing on here!
I have a daughter who's 12 and I began ttc when she was almost a year old.
After 5 years of trying with no success I saw a fertility dr. We did clomid & trigger shit without success and the did laparoscopy which I was diagnosed with endometriosis between stages II-III (mild-moderate).
We went on trying another 3 years (totalling 8) when I got a bfp. I soon learned through beta hcg test & ultra sound that I was experiencing a blighted ovum. I was beyond upset. I had of course thought that we were finally pregnant when I got the positive test and it took me a few weeks to accept that our time really came. Then to have everything crumble..
We gave up trying for almost 2 years following the blighted ovum & then bam-
I got pregnant unexpectedly in July a month shy of 2 years following the blighted ovum.
This time I would go on believing everything is great for 8 weeks when I would then learn the baby's heart rate wasn't high enough (80/88 bpm) and we were warned we were miscarrying. I decided to let nature take it course. Big mistake. I carried our baby after it had passed; for another 4 weeks... and it was something I'll never forget and I wound up in the trauma unit for 17 hours in active "labor/miscarrying"...
we decided we would be happy with our family the way it is and give up all expectations or want for another child.
I went through SEVERE depression for 9-10 months following the misscarriage.
Our sex life decreased dramatically to only 0-1x per month and in the very same month I lost our baby last year- my period was late... I was apprehensive to test, knowing I had only had sex once that month and my boobs we're already sore at that time which always meant I had already ovulated (progesterone surge)... on cycle day 32 i gave in.... AND GOT A BFP, hubby was super excited and I felt upset he was so quick to get excited and I wouldn't let myself except that this was real until I at least confirmed baby was healthy including heart rate etc.. I am now 17 weeks & everything has been amazing. I have had some weird pains especially in the beginning of this pregnancy did to inflammation and scar tissue but bee propolis always helps wonders for that! I also made sure to take bee propolis following my misscarriage along with a Whole Foods multi vitamin and I will always think the bee propolis along with having the essentials my Body needs; from the multi vitamin- helped me conceive this healthy baby!! Bee propolis is literally the best rememdy I have found for fertility and pain both...
I hope my story gives inspiration to women who feel there time will never come!!!
Keep on keeping on, it's no joke when people say "it'll happen when u least expect it!"

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Defeating all the odds with my BFP

Hello everyone.

I wanted to share my story with you all as BFP stories always helped me keep hope and I never thought my story would lead to a beautiful BFP... here goes...

So, firstly, I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months at this point, I have 32 day cycles and I have a BMI of 41 so I didn't expect it to happen.

I have a huge heap of ebay pregnancy tests in my cupboard which come out far too early in each of my cycles whilst I struggle with the impatience of the TWW.

This time I was much better and starting testing at 10DPO. BFN.
No symtoms, no nothing.
11DPO. BFN. Still nothing. Counted myself out at this point.
13 DPO. BFN. Boring.
14 DPO, period day, BFN. Period feels like its well on the way with the usual crampy feeling. The only thing I noticed was different was that my boobs DIDNT hurt when they normally do a week prior to my periods.
15 - 18 DPO. BFN. Seriously. This is annoying now. I know I'm not pregnant so just hurry up already period.
19 DPO. BF...P? No? I don't know. My ebay cheapy was showing possibly the faintest second line in the world. This was the most frustrating feeling. I showed various close friends and relatives and they couldn't see anything. I was fuming! What does this mean?
I obsessed all day over it and eventually went and bougbt a clear blue early detection test..
And there it was. A BFP! A REALLY BFP!!! It was so clear!! I'll never use those cheap teasing ebay tests again!
My BFP day was Haloween 2016. My husband came home that evening and I revealed our amazing news. Everyone close to us was overjoyed and It really didn't feel real.
And then...
That evening... I bled.
It was like the start of a period. Bright red blood on the tissue. I put on a sanitary towel but it never touched it, the blood was just there on wiping. I was so upset, my BFP came and felt lost in one day.
I called the early pregancy unit the next day and explained, she of course said I'm very early and what Id need to do is take another test in 2 weeks time and if its positive everything is okay and if negative then unfortunately I har misscarried.
Now, I know how much we all hate the TWW but this was complete torture for 2 weeks. There was no more bleeding and I was so confused.
After a horrifically long 2 weeks I took another test. Digital this time. Within seconds the screen told me I was 2-3 weeks pregnant! Amazing!
I was overjoyed once again.
Two days later... I bled again.
More this time.
Bright red blood.
Again, it didnt touch a sanitary towel but it took a few days to completely dissappear.
I couldnt believe this kept happening.
The early pregnancy unit booked me in for an early scan which revealed a sac and a yolk. A very early pregnancy. From this they couldnt tell me anything, they said we need to see how this progresses, come back in two weeks....
Oh the hurt I went through again..
An incredibly long 2 weeks later...
Second scan day. My baby had grown :) they confirmed a healthy 7 week pregnancy and I saw the beautifully flickering heartbeat.
I couldnt believe it.
I am now 10 weeks pregnant, I have had no more bleeds and I am suffering with terrible morning sickness and I couldn't care less! Bring on the sickness! As long as little bean is healthy :)
Love, a very happy mummy to be xxx

BFP after HSG test!!!

I have frequented this site for just under a year questioning every symptom that I would get during the two week wait so I wanted to share my story. After about 10 months of trying to conceive my husband and I made an appointment with my doctor. I was proactive and wanted him to get his sperm checked prior to the appointment and everything looked great on his end. We also tried acupuncture for 3 months before we had to stop due to the expense but I loved it and it really helped my stress levels. It was very emotional talking to my doctor wondering why it's taking so long to get pregnant. She was kind and suggested an HSG test to get an idea of what's going on. My test went well, it was quick and felt like bad cramps for a few min. My tubes were clear but my uterus is tilted which the Dr. said won't cause problems concieving. During this past year I also got my thyroid tested and began taking medication, it took a while to get to the right level- so thankful for my natural physician who kept a close eye on it. I am now on a compounding thyroid after the pharmaceutical brands didn't work well for me. So finally we reach a great thyroid level the month prior to the HSG and were hoping for the best with the upcoming cycle. I really didn't think we would get pregnant the same cycle as the HSG because it seem to delay my ovulation until day 21. We had sex 2 days prior to ovulation and went on vacation for 4 days. I was to the point that I just let it go and actually made an appointment with and RE for an IUI and to start clomid. Then, as I approach the day my period should start I had cramping but no period. So I thought the HSG had delayed my period too. On day 16 after ovulation my period still hadn't arrived and my breast were getting sore with lower abdominal cramps. I thought, "well I guess we should test"(even though I didn't think it would be positive) and bought tests from the store and then tested right when my husband and I got home. Two lines showed up right away and I was shocked!! A big BFP on day 16 after ovulation and the same cycle as the HSG test. God is so good!! I pray this will give you hope when you are in a long season of trying to conceive.

Cheap tests said bfn for weeks

I bought cheap tests in bulk on Amazon, big mistake! Around the time I was supposed to get my period I took a test and got a bfn, took another once I was late, bfn. Waited a week and yup, bfn. I was going crazy because I was two weeks late now and had pregnancy symptoms but no period and my tests were coming out negative. So I decided to run to the store and buy 3 different name brand tests. ALL came out positive. I think the tests I bought in bulk are simply not sensitive enough. So lesson learned, it's not always a good idea to go cheaper and go thru the torture and frustration I went through. On another note, my ovulation window was completely off, so don't go by your expected dates if you're using that method only. My tracker said I would be ovulating a certain week and I ovulated 2 weeks later. I'm 2 mo pregnant now and although I didn't keep exact track, I can tell u some of my early symptoms.
DPO 1-6 Sore breasts
DPO 7-14 cramps, back ache, very emotional, dizzy spell, exhausted, not into food I usually love

Pregnant AFTER IVF.......Naturally!!!!

I wanted to give a little hope to those in the TWW as well as those who have been through fertility treatment only to have it end in a broken heart........

My husband and I have spent the last year trudging through IVF. We had a wonderful egg count and ended up with four AA six day snow babies.....we were over the moon!!!! After three transfers and two positive pregnancies all of them ended in miscarriage (one took 14 weeks from start to finish and the other about seven all within six months of each other). Before we knew it all our embryos were gone. It was very easy for me to say no more treatment at that time. After about a month of emotional healing we started to move onto adoption but also decided to try naturally until we submitted everything to the agency early next year.

In regards to our infertility I had a "lazy" tube, unpredictable cycles, hypothyroidism and Lupus and my husband was border line motility issue......he just laughs and tells me it wasn't his best work that day:-) I started to temp back in August as well as take ovulation tests around the time I "felt" I was ovulating. It turns out IVF treatment jump started my body and ovulation occurred like clock work the first two months. August and September we did not have any luck but we moved on to October hopeful as one can be.

October was a crazy cycle! I had two LH surges with the last one ending in ovulation confirmed through temping. I know one can have a positive ovulation test only to not truly ovulate and that is why I temp everyday. I actually made an appointment with my OBGYN last Friday and we decided just to to run a few hormone tests next cycle on day 3 and 21 and my husband is scheduled for another semenalysis this coming Tuesday. I am happy and in shock to report we will not be making it to those dates.......this morning I decided to take a test and I am pregnant!!!!!! No medications......no doctors......just the two of us......cue the song!!!!!!

I know I rely on others testimonies on what they did different and how they felt so I am going to share with you what my journey has been like over the last few months trying naturally!!!!!

August up until today:

I started Evening Primrose Oil Cycle Day 1 up until ovulation was confirmed (through temping).
The week before ovulation I took mucinex, the plain and simple one with no extras added in, to help with CM because mine is nothing!!!!
Every time we BD I used Preseed.....about half a tube and it went all the way up.
All month long I take B6 as well as the small dose of baby Aspirin.
Husband has been taking Zinc everyday (when he remembers).

Symptoms:
1 DPO-3DPO just normal ovulation cramping. I spotted a little bit during this time and I think that was because this was the second time my body tried to ovulate this month.
4 DPO-8 DPO NOTHING and I mean NOTHING!!!!!!!!
9 DPO very hungry and that has not ended!!!!! Lots of watery CM with white goop in it.
10 DPO terrible hormone headache just like every month and needed a nap in the afternoon. More watery CM.
11 DPO a little crampy and told husband AF may be a yucky one this month.....but no spotting and I spot three days before my period EVERY month but nothing so far.....mmmmmmmmm. Another nap and lots of snacks today. More water CM.
12 DPO woke up needing to pee and my belly was louder than my alarm at 7 am. VERY watery CM so much so when I first wiped I thought spotting for AF had started but nothing but water. In the middle of the day without holding it at all I decided I had one test from last month and went ahead and took. I knew it was impossible but I needed to just get it over with so AF would start. Within a minute my world turned upside down and against what the doctors believed to be possible I am pregnant!!!!! No squinter here.....full blown two lines one day before missed period!!!!!!

Now I do not know if this is going to turn out in our favor but I am hopeful that I even got pregnant. My doctor made room for me on Thursday and the terrible week of blood tests and BETA double times will begin but with faith and hope maybe, just maybe I will have conceived our rainbow baby the month we would have delivered our first baby we lost on Valentine's Day just nine months ago<3

BFP CD46 with PCOS!

I literally had given up. My main symptoms were bad gas, nausea, hunger to the point where I need to eat as soon as I feel hungry or else my stomach feels achy and hollow, and my boobs were bigger. I also had cramping, but no period ever came of it.

I decided to break down and test. I have no clue when I could have ovulated as with my PCOS my cycles are all over the place!

BFP after 9 months with longer irregular cycles

I'm 27 and DH is 31. We began TTC at the start of 2016. When I was 17 a pelvic ultrasound showed that my ovaries were enlarged and polycystic and I have many symptoms of PCOS. This is probably why my cycles are irregular. The very first cycle we tried I had EVERY pregnancy symptom in the book but got BFN on 2 occasions and then got a heavy AF with bad cramping. Since then, I tried to control my symptom spotting and not make too much of it.

In August 2016 after a number of cycles and no BFP I made a few changes. I did a free online fertility accupressure class and used what I learned for a few weeks. I also tried my best to avoid high GI foods. Large quantities of sugar and flour had been normal for me up till then. I got a positive OPK on CD 23 and BD on that day and the next day. I was actually sick with the flu at the time.

I noticed a bit of heartburn (not normal for me), a few odd mild cramps and bowel issues. Nothing really obvious. Almost no CM, but I usually have very little. Then I tested with FMU on a easy@Home IC on CD 33 (about 9 DPO) and there was my BFP! But it was really light. Took 2 more easy@Home tests over the next few days. The second test was darker than the first. The third was about the same as the second although a few days had passed and I agonized over why it wasn't darker, but I need not have worried. I am now almost 9 weeks and I've had an ultrasound and heard the heartbeat SubhanAllah.

NB. I have been using PreSeed since February.

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