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9 DPO BFN FRER & CBD, BFP 11 DPO

Well, I'm pretty nervous. My husband and I have been TTC since September. On our 3rd cycle we had an early mc, and then started TTC right away. I have around 35 day cycles. Which suck, because a while extra week until I O on 21, it was depressing sometimes. This month (cycle 7) I got a double ear infection and was put on antibiotics and Prednisone before ovulation. Well, I ended up not Oing until CD27! It was exhausting for my husband and I, it really became difficult, but it worked. This was my first month on Vitamin D3 (levels were very low) and we used Preseed, though since my fertile time was pushed back (and we were sure if our HD difficulties were due to Preseed being so slippery, though we only used a small amount) the only time we used it in my fertile window was I think O+1. We did BD every other day until O was confirmed with OPKs and BBT spike. I did have old brown blood when I wiped on the morning of 6 DPO, which I was sure was early AF (I even told my husband the night before that I felt her coming) it continued to be less as the next 3 days went on (a couple of times was very light pink) and then went away 9DPO. I tested with FMU at 9 DPO with a FRER and was negative (though I thought I might have seen a squinted but the lighting was bad, anyway, threw it out as BFN) took a CBD later that night BFN (I had bfps on both at 9 DPO with my mc) and then decided this morning at 11 DPO, that I should test before having margaritas tonight for Cinco de Mayo. Good idea. FRER BFP within a minute. Then 20 mins later a BFP on a CBD with like 5 drops of pee I could manage.

The IB threw me off, I didn't have it the first time, and I always spot before AF. Very nervous and hopeful this one will stick. Good luck to all of you trying!!

Secondary Infertility, Irregular cycles, Late ovulation

I have really long irregular cycles ranging from 35-60 days. They are never consistent and always different so I really have to pay attention to my body and then do opks when I feel I am approaching ovulation. So anywho I got a positive opk on CD 30 this past cycle in April. And ended up with a BFP!

CD 30- positive opk, ewcm, bd.
1 dpo - nothing worth noting.
2 dpo- nothing.
3 dpo- clear/liquid cm, bd.
4 dpo- scant creamy cm.
5 dpo- scant creamy cm.
6 dpo- scant creamy cm.
7 dpo- right pelvic pain.
8 dpo- scant creamy cm.
9 dpo- even less creamy cm. Seems to be drying up.
10 dpo- crumbly cm.
11 dpo- crumbly/dry cm.
12 dpo- right pelvic pain, a few hotflashes, nipple begin to feel sore.
13 dpo- Cervix feels low, a little creamy cm but not much, sore nipples, sore boobs, cramps.
14 dpo- Cervix feels low, dry/crumbly cm, sore nipples, sore boobs, cramps. Really feel like period is coming tomorrow.
15 dpo- no cm, sore boobs, sore nipples, cramps, right pelvic pain. Had no hpts and really felt like AF was coming but took an opk and it came up super positive. Found this odd.
16dpo- No cm, sore boobs, sore nipples, cramps. Took another opk and it was even darker than yesterdays. Bought a first response for tomorrow.
17 dpo- felt nauseated and woke up at 6am. Tested with a first response and it was a very dark positive!

I have been ttc #2 for coming up on 3 years (one chemical pregnancy and a 14 week miscarriage along the way) So the reason I didn't test sooner is because I truly didn't think I was pregnant, I'd seen so many negatives on this journey, I just figured it wasn't going to be positive. Plus all of my symptoms (minus the nausea) felt just like AF was coming. Especially since my cm dried up, just like before AF. I know a lot of women usually have the creamy cm before a bfp. Anyways, really praying all goes well with this pregnancy and I get to bring a healthy baby home in 9 months!!

BFP one week after period!

I decided to post my ttc story since it is not one you hear too often. Last year in June, me and DH found out we were expecting our second child. We were beyond excited to welcome our new bundle of joy to our family of 3 (5 year old son). After each visit with our OB GYN, something new was revealed at each appt. It turned out that our baby girl had anencephaly. On Oct. 1, 2014, we delivered her at 12:37 a.m. at just 18 weeks. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to deal with, and still is. After months of waiting to try again we decided last cycle that we would start trying to have another baby. Since my menstrual period in March which began on the 23rd and lasted 3 days, I started looking for signs and symptoms, anything to hold onto to convince me that we conceived this time around.

Starting on April 11th, I began charting symptoms, and cm even though it was later in my cycle and I should have started from the beginning.
CD 20: CM was watery: Clear/liquidy me and DH BD I had cramps, increased appetite, sore nips and cravings of spicy food. Mood: Cranky
CD 21: Headaches, decreased sex drive, cramps, sore nips and fatigue
CD 22: School glue: Creamy/sticky CM, me and DH BD. Had Negative PG test. I had increase in discharge, cramps, gas, tender breast. I felt cranky, emotional, impatient and frustrated. Also had some pink spotting

CD 23: Only tracked Cervical position: Firm and low
CD 24: CM: nothing felt, nothing seen. Cervical position feels soft, medium and open. Did the BD. Nausea, headaches, Increase in appetite, gas, fatigued and neckaches
CD 25: CM: School glue, creamy/sticky.Did BD. PG test was negative. Headaches decrease sex drive dizziness cramps and + appetite
CD 26: CM: Creamy Sticky, negative PG test. Having cramps, sore nips and headaches
CD 27: CM: Creamy Sticky. Did BD Headaches Tender breast cramps sore nips fatigue nausea dizziness and hot flashes. (Really Feeling pregnant)
CD 28: Nothing felt nothing seen, Did BD Neg PG Test, feeling frisky. Right pelvic pain, + sex drive, cramps, sore nips, fatigue, neckaches. (feeling like I did not get pregnant this cycle, especially with all of these negatives.
CD 29: CM: nothing felt/seen. Having indigestion, dizziness, cramps, gas, sore nips, backaches. Feeling weepy/ emotional
CD 30: Brown Spotting today, creamy sticky CM today. CP feels medium soft and open. Having headaches, indigestion, sore nips, left pelvic pain, dizziness, and hot flashes.
CD 1: First day of expected period. Right on time and normal flow, still having all symptoms as before.
CD 2: Heavy flow: Headaches and hot flashes
CD 3: Medium Period, impatient. BD
CD4: No period CM: creamy sticky started taking temps- 96.8 cramps
CD 5: Had light period blood again. No CM. BD, and temp at 97.0 Have sore nips, headaches and nausea.
CD 6: Clear/ liguidy CM BD and temp of 96.8 sore nips, headaches, fatigue
CD 7: Pink Spotting today, CM CLear, liquidy CP feel soft, low and open. Temp at 96.7
CD 8: Clear/ liquidy CM. CP: Closed, medium and high. Did the BD and temp at 97.1. Feeling frisky with + sex drive. feeling fatigued, dizzy, Left pelvic pain headache and then later on Right pelvic pain. Decided to take OPK and it came out Positive. Thought it was early
CD 9: Today 5/1/15 Huge increase in CM, Creamy/sticky temp this morning was high at 97.5 so I thought forsure that I was Ovulating soon. Took another OPK and it came out positive. Got a dollar store test and just for the fun I thought i'd take it. Within the time frame a faint line showed up almost instantly. I thought forsure it was a false positive. My DH swore that I was PG. I thought impossible because I just had a period. I took a shower and tried to forget about it. obviously, the anticipation was too much so I took out my FRER digital and sure enough it came out with +YES. I'm shocked, excited, nervous, confused all in one. I was sooo tired today, my stomach felt weird like indigestion and Im having a lot of dizzy spells.

I will keep everyone updated.

BFP after Yasmin

So, after 15 years of BC, including 5 years of Yasmin. I came off the Pill 18 months ago. I had 7 months with no periods, only returning to normal after period inducing meds. When I say normal, I had one roughly every month - but hardly any pattern.
I started to track periods and ovulation - tried OPKs but they didn't work! After 4 frustrating months I bought the book 'taking charge of your fertility' reading this made me feel happier and confident about my cycles - it helped me understand what was going on!

So I started to to take Agnus Castus - only till O day, this regulated my cycles - 34 days, drank rasberry leaf tea - again only till O day. Used Concieve Plus when BD'ing.

This month I also added in Vit B6 and I think this sorted me out!
1-6 DPO nothing
6-9 DPO lower back pain, like if pulled a muscle, lasting from 7am to 12pm roughly. Put a wash on for some reason smell of sweat on DH work shirt made me wretch.
10 DPO nose streaming on way home from work - thought it was hayfever
11DPO - twitches in tummy when moving heavy things at work, fatigue, Tried to read before bed but eyes shut after 2 mins
12 DPO - bleeding gums am. DH made me soft boiled eggs for dinner.
Ate them then felt sick, and a bit dizzy
Tested - BFP!!!!

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BFP after a bfn

Hi! My hubby and I are 31 yrs old and began TTC baby #2 in January of this year (2015). Just got my bfp on cycle 4 at 15dpo. I loved reading through these during my TWW so thought I would post my experience for anyone who was like me! I did temp and chart, check cp and cm, and use preseed as a lube when needed :)

We BD on O-2 and O day.
Ov day- sharp pains.
1dpo- temp rose confirming ov
2-3dpo- had severe nausea overnight... Thought I had food poisoning. Insomnia!
4-6dpo- cramping that was more like a throbbing pain or a heaviness in my uterus. Insomnia continues. Watery cm when I normally have creamy during tww.
7-9dpo- some breast soreness but not much. Still no sleep for me... Insomnia continues! Watery cm.
10dpo- bfn on dollar store test
12 dpo- when I tried to check my cm, I noticed that the cm had a pink tinge to it. Took dollar store test and bfn. Had nausea over night again this night but not as severe as last time. Insomnia continues.
14 dpo- breasts aren't as sore but the insomnia continues.
15 dpo- temp stayed up!...Which prompted me to test again. BFP on first response test!!! I am absolutely over-joyed!

3rd month lucky

DH and I have been married for two years and withdrew use of contraception middle of my cycle in January. I am not counting that cycle though because I knew I had gone past O by the time we started TTC.

First cycle I just tried to time BD using an app. Nothing. AF came as per usual

2nd cycle started to get serious. Purchased fertility microscope, digital OPKs (clearblue advanced) and regular OPKs. The clearblue advanced was a waste of money because I o quite late in my cycle and I ran out of sticks before I ever got peak. I also got 5 days of flashing smileys. No way can I be that fertile right? On the basis of the standard OPKs I estimated I ovulated on CD18-19. I ended up having a 10 day luteal phase that month. Panicked and rushed out to the chemist to buy b6 and vitex

3rd cycle. Started AF on March 15th 2015. Light AF with not much cramps. Started testing with OPKs on CD12. This is the month we implemented SMEP. So we BD C12 EOD until my positive OPK (CD15 from memory?), day of positive OPK, day after, day after that, skipped a day and then went again. I got my BFP on 10DPO (but it was so so faint I didn't believe it until I got one again on 11DPO). Got darker on 12DPO, digital confirmed 1-2 weeks pregnant at 13DPO and the positive was very blazing at 13DPO.

I have had a bad history of period pains and so I had been seeing a gynaecologist who suspected endo. When we started TTC she ran alot of tests including hormone tests. All came back fine (estrogen, LH, progesterone etc). We also had a SA done on my DH. That came back not great. It said 20% motility and only 3% of sperm with normal morphology. Around 3 weeks later I found out I was pregnant. We were expecting it to take ages with DH's sperm issues. It's difficult to say if the doctors got the tests wrong, if we just got lucky or if the SMEP helps. Either way our first bambino is due December 23rd

As for symptoms... NOTHING. I mean nothing unusual/not similar to my usual PMS prior to my positive pregnancy test. I only got any kind of symptoms which I thought were unusual from 10-11DPO. Around 10-11DPO I got sharp pains in my hip, bad back pain, AF type cramps, spotting, fatigue and a weird acidy production from the inside of my cheeks.

In sum:

What I do recommend
-Frequent babydancing. Preferably the SMEP if you can
-Standard OPKs
-Good vitamin regime

What I don't recommend
-Rushing to the doctors for tests too early. Made us panic for no reason
-Digital OPKS (expensive and no merit above standard OPKs)
-Fertility microscopes . Hard to use

Good luck and babydust to all

BFP on 5th cycle- very irregular periods!

I still can't believe this is real
Here is my story, I hope it brings some hope to you all, and those who can relate

I am 27, husband is also 27. Been married since 2012, together since 2005 (high school sweet hearts).
I was on birth control for 12 years and forgot what my cycles were like on their own so I went off birth control in May 2014, knowing we would be starting TTC in the Fall 2014. After stopping BC, my periods were SO IRREGULAR. I have some cycles that were 40 something days, one cycle 120 days, one 60 days. It was very unpredictable. I also started spotting before each cycle too. We started TTC and trying to track ovulation in November 2014. So many times I thought I had symptoms and ended up getting a period. I spent so much money on tests too.
For the month of March 2015, I had my period March 5th- 11th. We decided to increase of BDing and we didn't exactly know when I was ovulating, so we BD March 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, April 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 10th. I just got m BFP today on two first responses with pink lines, two tests with plus signs, and got 2-3 weeks preg on a clear blue digital. So based on the clear blue i ovulated sometime between March 22- April 3rd.

Here are my symptoms that I tracked in that time frame. I am unsure of exact ovulation day based on irregular cycles:
March 5-11th- Period
March 12-14- nothing
March 15th-17th- ++Wet CM- cervix low/open, some EWCM, BD each day (OVULATION DAY???)
March 18th- Bright red wet spotting in AM and again after work, but nothing in between, some nausea before bed
March 19th- odd twinge in rt side and boob, some nausea with ice cap briefly, head aches, preseed, BD in PM
March 20th- tired, Wet CM then creamy
March 21 and 22- watery CM, BD
March 23rd- acne break out around chin and mouth
March 24- watery CM, BD
March 25, watery CM,
March 26th- ++ wet Cm, BD (OVULATION DAY????)
March 27th- no symptoms, BFN
March 28, 29, 30- no symptoms, BD each day
April 1- dreamt positive preg test, BD
April 2- BFN on a digital, was seasick (puking) on catamaran in mexico (has never happened before), BD that night
April 3, 5, and 6- no symptoms, BD each day
April 8- bloated, sticky CM, pressure in uterus area
April 10- Sticky, whitish/yellowish stretchy CM, felt dizzy when stood up once in AM, BD
April 11- mild cramping/tugging left side in AM, Went for a short run (1st one of the year), felt nauseous after 1km which was really weird. Some rt side cramping PM, bloated, felt constipated then had runny poops (TMI) before bed, thick white/yellowish stretchy CM again.
April 12- cramping rt side (especially when sneezing I can feel cramp-like pain on side). Took five tests with first morning urine. Couldn't believe it. Dark lines showed right away on FRER before liquid finished crossing screen. Followed buy two plus signs on two other tests and 2-3 weeks BFP on clear blue digital.

Still can not believe it after all the negatives Ive had since November.

Things we did
-raspberry leaf tea most mornings
-prenatal vitamins daily along with B6 vitamin
-Pre-seed used occasionally, not every time
-Laid in bed for at least 30 min after BDing
-This month we increased BD to every single day or at least every other day following my period to make sure we'd catch it

Symptoms
-mainly noticed CM changes- very watery some days and then closer to BFP it was thick, white/yellowish and stretchy. Today it is more dry and sticky with hardly anything there
-Other main symptom has been cramping. Yesterday i felt the tugging on left side and today i feel rt side cramp every once and a while
-Nausea on and off (fully sick on catamaran, and nausea after running 1km).
- No sore boobs or anything else yet.

Still can't believe it!!!!
Going to book a doctors appt tomorrow. I just got blood work done in the past few weeks and had a pelvic ultra sound a month ago to see why we were struggling to conceive and they all came back normal. So I guess we just needed to increase our BDing and wait it out a bit!

Good luck to all of you ladies. Baby dust to all of you!

BFP on Day 44, I really thot I was out...

So I really thot I was out...until today, on Day 44, I finally got my BFP ^___^

Like many of us, I like to browse at this website during my TWW time, fitting myself into pregnancy symptoms, etc.
So it is my honour to share with you my story as well.

A little backgroun info... Last Aug 2014, on 23 weeks, I lost my angel baby. Had been actively TTC in October already.
However my AF has been like everywhere. Like in Dec 2014, AF didn't show up at all, and I gotta take pills to start my period again. So i didn't know when i O, so i started using OPK in Jan this year.

So luckily Jan and Feb 2015 became more regular at 28 days each. OPK told me when I O, but it turns out that I didn't really O around the same cycle day every month.

My last AF day 1 was on Feb 28, so my fertile week supposed to be during Mar 13-22. I never really got a positive OPK nor temp spike. I got quite upset so I quit OPK afterwards, plus i started to travel on Mar 22, so no more OPK.
But I still do my temperature.

March 23 (day24) - blood tinged cm for couple of time during the day
March 24 - some little red blood stranges, and pinkish cm... only when i wiped then no more of these red pinkish thingy.
Tired bb sometimes, but i also get these during ovulation and before af.
March 26-31 - Itchy nipples, weird. Didn't get these on my first pregnancy. But i also wonder if it was because i had been out of town for so long with hotel bed sheets. Other than that, i was not esp too tired, no bad nausea and i just ate as i always do. (i never had vomitted last time when i was pregnant tho)...

So my due date was suppose to be March 28.
April 6 - 10 days pass due date. Negative OPK Negative HPT. SO I thot I must be out this month. All I hoped was AF to come so I could TTC again...
April 12 - Still no AF. So painful BBs and full and little painful tummy. Just like AF should be coming but couldn't get out.
I was suppose to see a Dr to get some advice. But it was a Saturday, no Dr.
April 13 (today) - decided to get a blood test tomorrow to really confirm. So one last time using my last HPT...Wow I got my two lines immediately!! BFP!!
Now - Sometime wet down there with cloudy cm...some little pain around the triangle area sometime.

So I guess i ovulated on Day 23, and the pink /blood tinged cm was due to ovulation. And my temp did rise after day 23.

Hope this is a helpful BFP with late O story. Baby dust to all!!!

BFP after long cycle/late ovulation

First of all I have to start by saying this pregnancy was not planned, but it is very much wanted now that it happened :)
My cycles are usually very regular: 26-27 days with ovulation on day 13-14, and for the sake of knowing what happens in my body couple of cycles a year I measure basal temperature to see if everything is okay.
Due to the fact I'm so regular, my husband and I protected ourselves with a pull-out method during my fertile days for years now (successfully!)
This fall I started having really bad PMS, so my friend recommended the Maca root pills that worked for her. I started taking them after New Year's and my next cycle lengthened to 36 days, which I considered an adjustment to the supplement (I read similar experiences online).
So cycle started with a normal period, continued normally until I started suspecting my period is gonna be extremely late and stopped taking Maca. That was about day 30, and by that point we have stopped practicing our protection method.
My suspicion is that Maca was preventing my ovulation, and as soon as I stopped taking it egg was released after few days- I'm pretty sure I ovulated on day 35.
5 DPO (CD 40)- I took 2 pregnancy tests, both negative. Now I know it's because implantation didn't occur yet, but at the time I thought I have caused some hormonal mess by taking Maca. I planned to call my doctor as soon as we're home (we were in SF for couple of months on business, otherwise from Europe)
6 DPO- 12DPO- brown spotting with tinges of pink- it was implantation, but I thought the belated period is finally coming at the time.
[9 DPO my boobs started to hurt, again- I thought it was period coming] [11DPO we flew back home]
12-19 DPO- boobs are getting crazy- super sore and more than size bigger. Never had that before. Some naggy voice in my head told me to take another test.
20 DPO- the most positive test I've ever seen in my life. Line was almost darker than the control line! :D

Doctor appointment next week, excited and scared... Good luck to everyone trying! :)

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BFP WHILST BREASTFEEDING 8m baby!

Hi all! I caught my first egg after 18 months of no cycle! So 1st child turned 6 months and I couldn't wait to Ttc. Only problem feeding on demand 10-15 times per day, but didn't want to stop that or use factory powder milk!!!

So abruptly purposely missed a couple of nights of night feeds (3-5times per night) and used stored milk to feed instead.

This abrupt change advised by websites where you want to TTC whilst breast feeding gave my first period in 1.5 years! Fab. It worked! Ovulated for the first time in so long (cheapie opk and obvious ovulation pain) we caught the first egg and now have bfp!

All five times I've gotten pregnant (3 m/c in 2013 and my first baby and my current pregnancy) it's been when we orgasm at the same time and pelvis raised by pillow for 30 mins after.

Used preseed for first time this time. Curiosity. It was amazing and clearly worked in helping!

Can't wait to tandem nurse.

Breastfeeding is like a drug. Beautiful bond which is indescribable and extra special between mother and baby- NO ONE else.

So excited!

Average full time breast feeding mother on demand will have first cycle return in average month 14 post birth. Mine had no sign to return until I skipped a few days over the space of a couple weeks. It tricked my body into resuming cycle!

So cool. So blessed. Prayed to jesus for 3 months for another baby and against odds, he gave me one!

Yay.

First response showed all 5 pregnancies 9/10 dpo. Amazing.

So excited. Baby dust to all! Xxxx

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