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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!

BFP after loss at 20 weeks

I lost my Marin at 20 weeks a few months ago. She was a rare baby to begin with, having been conceived on the Mirena IUD. But the moment I heard that little heart beating I knew I wanted her more than anything in the world. The loss was unimaginably difficult, I thought I was in the clear so far into it but she was sent to us only to teach us a lesson. My SO and I waited a bit then decided, when I started to be able to smile again without feeling guilty, to try once more.

I looked up everything I could find on success stories, how people were getting pregnant, I downloaded the Ovia Fertility app and started tracking everything from my basal, to my cervix, to my CM. We snagged some Preseed (pricey though it is) and gave it a shot in mid to late June. The TWW was agonizing. I spent a better part of my free time reading forums of women that got BFPs and what symptoms they experienced during that time. I typed in the new DPO every day. So I wanted to share my experiences with you guys in case my story gives anyone hope during those long 14 days.

1-5 DPO: Nothing.
6 DPO: I felt some intense gas pains and bloating. Lasted all day.
7 DPO: I had an odd pinching sensation in my lower right abdomen near my belly button. Lasted most of that day. No spotting. Basal increased by .5. No other symptoms.
8 DPO: Woke to the tiniest hint of red and pink streaks. No pinching. Increase in CM that was clear and stretchy like my ovulation CM. Increased need to urinate. Basal increased by .5. No other symptoms.
9 DPO: Clear CM remained, spotting gone, Basal increased by .7. Increased need to urinate. Got BFN.
10 DPO: Clear CM remained, gas and bloating returned, Basal still heightened by .7, had mild headache threatening to get worse but never did. Incressed need to urinate remained. Almost feinted with low blood sugar symptoms, ate carrots, felt better (my blood sugar has always been perfect).
11 DPO: Clear CM remained, gas and bloating as well, constipation kicked in full swing, traffic was at a standstill in there. Except my urine...of course. Mild headache upon waking until sleeping again.
12 DPO: Same as 11 DPO, checked cervix, it was fairly high (I have short little sausage fingers but it took two knuckles to feel it) and it was soft and puffy like a little water balloon. It was closed. Basal still up .7. Fatigue settled in and what I call, the super sniffer, happened. I started smelling days old bleach in stores and cigarette smoke from blocks away.
13 DPO: Same as 12 DPO. Tried to keep mind off the last bit of wait. Super sniffer allowed me to, somehow, smell spicy queso Pringles the MOMENT he opened the can from 3 rooms away.
14 DPO: Same symptoms as the last few days but I noticed some mild breast tenderness and nipple sensitivity. Super sniffer continued, aversions set in (bacon has betrayed me), craving for tomatoes (I hate tomatoes) settled, and I experienced a coppery blood-like taste in my mouth. Got second BFN.

I decided to wait a few days into my missed AF. I ended up with the same symptoms 3 days into my missed period and woke that morning with intense, dizzying nausea, and as I pulled my blankets up over my chest I cried out at the pain the weight of the dinky things put on my breasts. My eyes SHOT open. Time to take another test.

3 Days past AF: BFP on FRER test at 10am. BFP on First Signal at 3pm.
7 Days past AF: BFP on Clear Blue plus/minus and Clear Blue Digital.

Doctor confirmed pregnancy 7/23/17 at 5 weeks, 5 days, due date March 20th, 2018.

Ladies, do NOT lose hope, I got that second BFN on a FRER at 14 DPO. Every woman is different and every pregnancy is different. Your HcG levels have to be high enough to be detected by any of those tests. Good luck!

BFP First Pregnancy!!!

This forum for BFP stories helped me get through our tough time and I knew I would share our good news when it happened. I am 31 and DH is 33.

I came off birth control in Dec 2015. We weren't trying to conceive at the time but we were hoping it would happen by chance. In Aug 2016, we moved places for easier commute to our jobs and to be closer to our families. I had always told DH that I wanted to live close to my parents when we started our family.
Unfortunately it wasn't the easy process we had hoped for. At the end of Aug 2016, we started to actively ttc. I started using ovulation tests to track ovulation and after 2 months of tracking, I noticed that my luteal phase was only 10-11 days. My luteal phase defect was likely due to excessive estrogen since I had used Evra patch for birth control. To help correct my luteal phase, I used DIM supplement for 4 months in addition to taking prenatal vitamins, B6 and coenzyme q10 and DH took multivitamin, zine and coenzyme q10.
By Dec 2016, my luteal phase was consistently 13-14 days but since we still were not successful, I started tracking my temperature and confirmed that I was ovulating every month and although my luteal phase was consistent, my cycles were varying from 29-36 days. We also started to use Pre-seed each time we BD at ovulation.
By April 2017, we decided we wanted to see a specialist as we had been off birth control for over a year and still no luck. We got an appointment for early June 2017 and the doctor told me I likely had mild PCOS since my cycles were not regular and started me on cycle monitoring and did a sperm check for DH. He also told us not to use Pre-seed and to spend more time on foreplay instead.
Through cycle monitoring, we found out that all was well (tubes, egg development, uterus) and my DH's sperm was normal in number and motility. We were relieved but the cycle that was being monitored was was very long. Through the monitoring, we were told to BD CD 22-25 (I also found that I had strong positive ovulation tests and +++ewcm). At CD 28, I had bloodwork done and was told my progesterone was 47.3 (anything over 30 is good). At CD 35, I had bloodwork to test me for pregnancy and they called me to come in because my hcg level was 17 (anything over 5 is positive)!

DPO 1-DPO 5: no symptoms except for temperature rise
DPO 6: pink spotting, sharp shooting breast pain
DPO 7: very sore nipples and sharp shooting breast pain
DPO 8-10: very sore nipples
DPO 11: sore nipples; hcg level 17 and I tested with easy@home hcg test for faint positive and FRER clear +ve
DPO 12-13: slightly darker +ve on hcg test and clearblue digital +ve test with 1-2 weeks indicator (since conception)
DPO 14/day of missed period: brown spotting and darker +ve on hcg test

We are so excited for the months ahead! Babydust to all! Have Faith!

BFP after 4yrs TTC, PCOS & 3 cycles Clomid!

I'm in total shock! It's still early days but I'm celebrating each day as it is. I've had one chemical pregnancy before in 2010, and I wouldn't have known if I didn't test early. I've tested early again because I had a feeling. I'm crossing my fingers for a sticky little one!

I haven't ovulated for over four years. We've been trying to conceive for four years with no luck whatsoever.
I started seeing a fertility specialist at the start of the year. I've had two cycles of 50mg Clomid, and no ovulation.
I'm on my third cycle of Clomid, first cycle of 100mg. I ovulated! I had a blood test two days ago. It showed a progesterone level of 26, which my doctor says is fine.
I was excited about ovulating, so despite being only 8dpo yesterday.. I tested with cheapies and got a super faint line. I wasn't sure it was real cause it had no colour and was barely there.
This morning I took a First Response test and got a faint pink line!?!?!
Here is my info that I gathered using the Glow app:

CD16 - I got my first ever Peak symbol on the Clear Blue Dual Hormone Fertlity monitor.
CD17 - OVULATION DAY! Mild headache, indigestion, nausea and pelvic pain. Moderate cramps and backache. Severe constipation.
CD18/1dpo - Mild backache, headache, sore boobs and pelvic pain. Moderate cramps.
CD19/2dpo - Mild backache. Moderate sore boobs and cramps.
CD20/3dpo - Mild insomnia. Moderate sore boobs, bloating, fatigue, and pelvic pain. Severe hot flashes, backache, appetite and cramps.
CD21/4dpo - Mild insomnia. Moderate sore boobs, constipation, bloating and pelvic pain. Severe hot flashes, headache, backache and cramps. I went to hospital on this day because I was in so much backache and cramping pain that I thought I had developed OHSS! I hadn't. An ultrasound showed a corpus luteum! (The leftovers from the ovulated egg, which supplies progesterone to the embryo until the placenta takes over. So, good sign!)
CD22/5dpo - Mild nausea and insomnia. Moderate feeling sick (I had lots of mouth ulcers due to lowered immune system which happens at ovulation and/or early pregnancy), indigestion, fatigue and sore boobs. Severe cramps, constipation, backache, bloating, headache, hot flashes and pelvic pain.
CD23/6dpo - Mild cramps and hot flashes. Moderate headache, bloating and backache. Severe sore boobs and constipation.
CD24/7dpo - Mild pelvic pain, hot flashes, backache, appetite and constipation. Moderate headache. Severe cramps.
CD25/8dpo - Mild pelvic pain, insomnia, headache and constipation. Moderate cramps, appetite and hot flashes. Severe sore boobs.
CD26/9dpo - Mild cramps, bloating, fatigue, headache and pelvic pain. Moderate backache. Severe sore boobs.

I'm hoping for a very sticky baby and a healthy and happy nine months of pregnancy. Please God, give us this blessing.

Notes:
I used Preseed every time we babydanced.
I took Metformin 500mg three times a day, Clomid 100mg from cycle days 2-6, CoQ10, Pre-conception Vitamins, Probiotic, double folic acid dose (800mg), vitamin C and Zinc, and 400mg Myoinositol twice a day.
I kept my feet warm all the time. (Apparently keeps uterus warm)
I did femoral artery massage, which is what I think helped a lot! Youtube it!
I drank Pomegranate juice around ovulation and for a few days after.
I tried to eat and drink mostly warm food stuffs. Never anything freezing cold. (Apparently keeps uterus warm)
I inserted my menstrual cup/Moon Cup after sex with hubby, to keep sperm in. Similar to soft cups, but cheaper and reusable.
I lay with my legs up the wall and a pillow under my butt.

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