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BFP with Late Ovulation

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Late Ovulation? Or Failed Pregnancy/Blighted Ovum?

I'm pregnant with my 2nd (1st ended in miscarriage last year). I'm 43 and if I lose this one - no more. It's not looking too promising and in fact we had our first official "pre-natal" appointment today but I was thinking it was going to be a D&C consult. Not so fast. Here are my details (sorry, don't know the acronyms):

LMP - 3/22
BFP (First Response) - 4/22
hcG - 4/27 = 366
hcG - 4/30 = 762
hcG - 5/3 = 2,272
hcG - 5/5 = 3,217 (vag US - only showed a small black dot)
hcG - 5/13 = 10,586 (vag US - only shows a yolk sac - would like to see more)

The doctor would like to wait one more week because my hcG levels are rising but she admits she would like to see more development with the embryo - do you think it's possible that I could have ovulated late? I'm not good at this #'s and date game - please help!

Tracy

BFP After 6 Months and Due in November!!

My DH and I started TTC in September of last year. We have been married for almost 6 years in June. We waited this long because I was in pharmacy school for most of our marriage and graduated last year and I wanted to work for at least a year before we had a family. I am 27 and my DH is 33. I had no idea how stressful TTC could be!! I have been on bc for most of all of our marriage so I knew it would take a little time to get pregnant so I got off of BC in June of last year and figured by September it would happen right away. I used CB digital ovulation sticks (the ones that give you the smiley face) and started using PreSeed in December. I also know when I ovulate b/c I get the pain on either side every month so I figured I was at an advantage. However, every month I would be disappointed and depressed until this past March! The only difference in February was I didn't go straight to the bathroom to pee after we dtd which I did in past and I started taking Vitamin B6 every day. I was so worried something was wrong with me that I went and got my progesterone levels done at 8 dpo in February and it came back at 14.7 which was perfect according to the doctor. Little did I know I was probably only 1 week pregnant when I got it done and didn't even know!! I took a pregnancy test with First response on March 9th and it came back with a BFP!! I was in total disbelief b/c I got 3 smiley faces on the CB Ovulation sticks two weeks prior on 3 separate days (Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday) which was weird for me and I thought I missed my ovulation date. Apparently, according to my first ultrasound, I ovulated later than I thought! I am currently 13 weeks pregnant and due on November 20th right before Thanksgiving!!! My dh and I are so pumped and excited and can't wait for our little bundle of joy to be here!!! Here are my symptoms from what I can remember:

1-5 DPO: Nothing out of the ordinary
8 DPO: Extreme breast tenderness ( more than normal)
9-12 DPO: Very fatigued, had no energy when I was at the gym which was not normal for me and breast tendernes still
13 DPO: BFP!!! and it was the day I was going to my good friend's baby shower and I was dreading it all week until today!!!

I wish you all BFP's soon and I PROMISE it will HAPPEN!!!

You Too Can Ovulate on CD30!

Hi All,

I hope I can cheer up some of you who worry about late ovulation or irregular cycles. I conceived my first child on CD28 (confirmed with OPKs), and she is now a happy and healthy 2 year old. This mother's day, I received the amazing news that I am pregnant with #2, conceived on CD30. I used Target Up&Up brand OPKs from CD8-28 with no luck. On CD30, I noticed EWCM and BDed that evening...and here I am! I received my BFP on DPO12 (CD43 or so...it's hard to count that high!) using a digital test. Nothing beats seeing "Pregnant" on Mother's Day. I did not have any notable symptoms, maybe a little pink discharge on DPO9, but I was REALLY looking for it :) I had more symptoms coming off of the pill a few months ago than I do today. Hormones are a tricky thing.

My recommendation to anyone with late ovulation or irregular cycles is to:
1. check with your doctor to make sure you're ovulating
2. assume your eggs are perfectly healthy...not OLD or SPOILED
3. take OPKs past when you think you should until you see the positive one...it may take a while, bear with it
4. trust your instincts.

Baby dust to all! Wish me luck the next 36 weeks...

After 3 Months! I'm Thankful

Hey ladies, it's larisa again :) I posted here couple months back ... about questioning if I'm pregnant :$ ... but today I finally got my answer, I'm 8 and a half weeks pregnant :) I'm so thankful and happy to finally have my positive! blood test confirmed. xo never give up ladies xo baby dust too every lady trying xo.

BFP Post Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy with Clomid

My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for over a year. I had a laparoscopy and a hysteroscopy in February to remove endometriosis and a uterine septum. This is our 2nd cycle trying post-surgery. Before surgery I had done 2 cycles of Clomid, that were successful in achieving ovulation but not pregnancy. This is our first cycle of Clomid after the surgery. We are beyond thrilled!! I quit drinking caffeine in February. I exercise with yoga and on the elliptical. We also had an HSG in March, and some people say that there is an increase in pregnancy rates for about 3 months post-HSG.

CD 2: Appointment with RE. Ultrasound to check for cysts. Very large cyst on left ovary. RE says to come back in a week.
CD 8: Ultrasound with RE to check on cyst. Cyst still there, but getting smaller.
CD 13: Ultrasound with RE to check on cyst. Cyst gone! Start Clomid today!
CD 13-17: Clomid 50 mg (later start of Clomid than I even knew was possible, but my RE is the expert!)
CD 21: BD
CD 22: Ultrasound with RE to check on follicle growth. 4 follicles present, 3 at 25mm and 1 at 15mm. All in right ovary. Positive OPK in the afternoon right after RE appointment.
CD 23: Ovulation, BD - laid with a pillow under my hips for about 30 minutes post-BD. Used Conceive Plus (which is like Preseed).
1 DPO: nothing
2 DPO: nothing
3 DPO: twingy/crampy feeling in ovaries
4 DPO: twingy/ crampy feeling in ovaries, sensitive nipples
5 DPO: twingy/ crampy feeling in ovaries, sensitive nipples
6 DPO: sensitive nipples, vivid dream
7 DPO: sensitive nipples, breast tenderness, cramping feeling in pelvic area, constipated, vivid dreams, gums bled a little when flossing
8 DPO: sensitive nipples, breast tenderness, twingy/crampy feeling in left ovary, mild breakout on forehead, constipated, vivid dreams, thick-white-creamy CM
9 DPO: nipple sensitivity, breast tenderness, creamy-white-lotiony CM, cramps on left and ride sides throughout the day
10 DPO: nipple sensitivity, breast tenderness, creamy-white CM, vivid dream, pulling feeling on pubic bone
11 DPO: nipple sensitivity, breast tenderness, constipated, heavy/pulling feeling in uterus, pain/cramps in ovaries when stretching/transitioning from sitting to standing. Vivid dream. Bloated in the afternoon – it feels like I’m really full.
12 DPO: nipple sensitivity, breast tenderness, cramps in abdomen, bloated feeling, pulling feeling on pubic bone, lower back pain on right side. Broke down and took a pregnancy test (First Response) – BFP!!!! 2nd pink line came up within about 10 seconds and it was dark.
13 DPO: Took a digital First Response Early Result test this morning. YES +! :) Just love looking at that thing! Nipples and breasts are still tender. Still have the bloated feeling. Creamy CM.

Things that were different for me this cycle: twinges and cramps in my ovaries and uterus constantly. I have never felt that before. I can never feel my ovaries, even when they have huge cysts on them. Also, lotion-like CM on 9DPO, bloated feeling, and the vivid dreams. Breast tenderness and nipple sensitivity are normal for me so I didn't pay too much attention to that until it didn't stop. Usually it gets less intense the day before I start. I pretty much always have an 11 day LP. So when it was day 12 and my breasts still hurt I got suspicious.

Good luck to everyone with their BFPs!!!!

Glory be to God

I scoured this site during my TWW and said when I got my positive I would share my story in hopes it would help someone else.

Me 30 and DH 31 are high school sweethearts and married for 3 years. I stopped using nuvring July 2012 and my cycle returned to normal 27 to 29 days. We have been trying to conceive since September 2012. I downloaded the I period app and began taking my BBT in October.

When we did not conceive in November I ordered fertility blend for men for my husband. In January we began using preseed still no luck. On Jan 3 af came again and I was devastated. On this day I was listening to Klove and the encouraging story of the day came on and it was a woman who had been trying to conceive for a very long time. She talked about how she resented God for not getting pregnant and her doctors told her she would never have a baby. She repented for hating God and being jealous of others who were pregnant. The caller said she was pregnant the following month. I felt as if the Lord was speaking to me through her. Although I didn't resent the Lord I didn't want to get to that point either.

In February I went to my ob and she did a day3 test. The results came back with slightly elevated dhea. I was rx'd dexamethasone to take beginning cycle day 1 through 16. Next I had a day21 that which confirmed ovulation had occurred.

In February my husband got a SA and he had 2%morphology but excellent count and motility. The dr office suggested IUI but we didn't want to go that route. I downloaded the fertility friend app in February and noticed I missed ovulation the 1st 3 months that we have been trying with the I period app.

In March I began taking dexamethasone with no success.

In April I began taking fertile CM while still taking dexamethasone. I do not recommend fertile CM as I believe it delayed my ovulation. I usually ovulate between day 12 and 15, but when I didn't ovulate by day 14 I stopped taking fertile CM. Finally I ovulated on day 17. I didn't not get any EWCM either. April was the first month we tried the SMEP. It was exhausting but it worked!!

I told my husband by having our dog wear a shirt that said I'm going to be a big sister. He was in shock.

O day- nothing
1DPO - 6DPO nothing
7 - 9 DPO af cramps. This is when I started to think something was up since I do not get af cramps until 2 or 3 days before she arrives.
10 - 14DPO blood in my nose when I blew and when I brushed my teeth. Closer to 14 DPO I started getting extremely exhausted at work around 2pm which is not typical. My sense of smell heighten. POAS 12 & 13 DPO and BFN on early pregnancy test 10miu.
15 DPO day af is supposed to show. Take FRER very clear BFP!!! Took internet cheapie and a faint positive. Took a CBD and it said not pregnant.
16DPO took another CBD it said pregnant!!!!

BFP After Many Complications. Praise God.

Trying for #2 and suspected fertily issues. 6 months trying, even longer not trying to prevent. Lots of medical history. We were to try fertility testing/treatments next month. However, decided against it and give all the credit to God. This is going to be long, so feel free to skip to the end to the detailed dpo play by play.

Well, let me give you a little history, because I feel it really adds to the story. First off, we have one son. When I was pregnant with him, I underwent emergency surgery around 14weeks due to a 20cm mass twisting my my ovary and tube around. I had the mass, ovary and tube removed. Our son survived and grew well. The biopsy came back cancerous though. I had one more reoccurrence and that was removed after my emergency csection. Anyway, I should probably have a hysterectomy in five years. Because of this, we didn't want to waste time and stopped preventing a little after my son was born.

Last month, I went for my routine checkup. (I am monitored closely to make sure there's no reoccurrence) we found about five cyst, but nothing tumor looking. On the visit, I mentioned how we were trying but not succeeding. I thought maybe part of my problem was the always positive opks I get. This made my ob kinda worried and he ordered more tests, so we could get started on treatments right away.

Well, a couple weeks later, I had some really stressful stuff come up. I was never overly religious before. I believed, but I wasnt sure how much or what i believed. After my son was born, there's no way I could doubt he wasn't a Gift from God. Yet, even though I had faith, I sometimes lost that faith. Nonetheless, on this stressful occasion, I prayed to The Lord. I prayed for someone who had wronged me, asked to for their heart to be righted, I asked God to give me strength to forgive. During this prayer, I kept feeling God speak to me and tell me "don't do the fertility treatments yet... I have plans for you..." I took it to heart and I didn't go through with it. Now here I am, pregnant that same cycle. Praise The Lord.

During this tww I documented everything, I don't know why... I just did. So here it is dpo by dpo. Sorry for the tmi in advance!!!!

1 dpo: Urine smells weird/strong. In the mood. Acne on forehead (never get) and little bit of backache.

2 dpo: Intense cramps. Diarrhea. Intense bloating. urine still smells. Itchy vagina (getting yeasty beasties??!) acne still. Thighs hurt. Watery cm and cervix still high.

3dpo: Mild cramps. Diarrhea. Still super bloated. Vagina still itchy. Thighs still hurt. Extra snotty (sinuses feel stuffed) Watery cm and ewcm. So bd just in case.

4 dpo: Nausea cramps. Gassy. bloated. vagina hurts like beginning of af. BBs really heavy. More watery/ ewcm. Hot flashes and notice a lot of bo (maybe from sweating so much) Think I'm either getting af early or pg. test and bfn.

5 dpo: Nausea. And a lot of bloat with gass. Achy vagina still and creamy yellow cm (definitely think I'm getting af at this point)

6 dpo: Less bloating. Itchy vag again though. More acne and hot flashes. My nipples itch a tiny bit. I feel a zinging pain around csection and burning sensation down there (haven't felt the skin down there in over a year)

7 dpo: Sore left bb, then right. Feel kinda dizzy/ short of breath. Passes really quickly. Think it's in my head. Left leg numb and then Charlie horse. Heartburn and thirsty. Neg hpt.

8 dpo: Some bloating and nausea. bd and didn't start af (odd for me, usually do, if I am about to start anyway)

9 dpo: Some backache and mild cramps. yellow cm. look for cervix but can't feel it because my vagina walls are super puffy/swollen and tight. Neg hpt

10 dpo: Bad bloatin back. really bad backache. Lots of cm. test with $tree test (not sure if I see anything) stare at it for hours. Think I'm going crazy. Pray to God. Thank him for his many blessing. Tell him to give me guidance and clarity. Go out and get frer. Bfp within seconds, with diluted urine. No doubt about it... And no doubt in my mind what contributed to the bfp.

Thank you, Lord. I do not deserve the many blessings I've been given. However, I do appreciate them so very much. Now I am praying for a sticky bean, if that is his plan for us. If not, I pray for strength to understand. But I know regardless, God has spoken to me and he is good. He has blessed me beyond more than I could imagine.

TTC #3 at Age 39 With Multiple Chemical Pregnancies

I am 39 with two children. One at age 31 and one at age 35. I conceived the first month off of the pill naturally, easily and had easy pregnancies. I started trying for #3 in August. I found out that I was pregnant immediately in Sept., but Dr. Confirmed that it was low hcg and a early loss at 4.5 weeks. I became pregnant 2 more times in 6 cycles and they all ended between 4-5 weeks. I had very faint positives usually at 12 dpo and beta hcg never got above 100. I learned in these 6 cycles that I have long 31-35 day cycles and I ovulate on cd 19-24 with an 11-12 day luteal phase. My symptoms were very low or nonexistent in tww with the failed pregnancies. Also, my opks never got positive and the surge only lasted about 24 hours. I didn't have the complete rpl work up, but did find that my TSH was very slightly elevated and anticardiolipin was a little elevated, but neither explained the reason for 3 chemical pregnancies in 6 cycles. Here are the details of my successful cycle.
Cd1 Started miscarriage from chemical preg. #3
Cd21 and 22 sore bbs and cranky so I knew estrogen was peaking
Cd22 LH rising on opk, soft cervix
Cd 23 Ovulated (I get very sensitive sore nipples when I ovulate due to progesterone starting to rise)
1dpo I always have lots of af type cramps just after ovulation due to fluid from burst follicle in abdomen, ewcm, nipples still sore
2 dpo Nipples sore
3dpo Right o cramps, tugging
4 dpo o cramps, tugging, cm stays wet, breast feel full but not sore
5 dpo Cranky, slightly sore bbs
6 dpo CM watery, cranky, not bloated, slight sore bbs
7-8dpo BBs very sore on sides, af type cramps, constipated
Up until now, I didn't think these were pregnancy symptoms, but symptoms of a strong ovulation and progesterone rising properly
9 dpo HPT neg.,tired, sore veiny bbs, bloated, nausea, rt. o twinges
10 dpo BFP on hpt but very faint then slightly darker 8 hours later, sore bbs, tired
11 dpo Nausea, constipation, af cramps, sore bbs beta hcg 16 and progesterone 14
12 dpo Slightly darker hpt ( all hpts are frer), tired, cranky, constipated, af cramps, sore bbs
13 dpo BBs sore, but hpt looks much lighter and lighter still a few hours later, diarrhea, which scared me because I thought progesterone and hcg was dropping
14 dpo Very dark line almost as dark as control on hpt, beta hcg 109, constipated, sore bbs, some af type cramps
16 dpo Beta hcg 336 with doubling time of 29.55 hours
Now I just wait for US at 6.5 weeks. I felt that ovulation became stronger this cycle with stronger hormonal symptoms. I did conceive with sex on top, about 16-20 hours before ovulation.

BFP With First IUI After O

I still am in shock 4 days later. I got my BFP on Saturday. DH and I had been trying for 9 months and this past cycle was my first IUI. DH's SA was normal and all my tests came back normal. The only thing that wasn't working correctly was my CM. I hardly had any EWCM and the stuff I did have wasn't very stretchy. DH's little guys just needed a little help to get past my cervix. At first I thought I had missed my window because we didn't BD during my fertile window and the IUI took place the day after O. I got a +OPK Friday morning and ended up Oing that same night. IUI was Saturday morning. Needless to say, we caught the egg! I had no symptoms except implant spotting and still no symptoms.

1-7DPO (1-6DPIUI): No symptoms

8-10DPO (7-9DPIUI): Mild cramping which is unusual for me, but I have had this before and my usual PMS symptoms (tender bbs, acne, moody). Definitely thought I was out. On the night of 10DPO I had a substantial pain on my left side that felt like ovulation pain. It only lasted a minute. I also couldn't stand the feeling of my pants on my abdomen the entire day. I felt so bloated, which I never get as a PMS symptom.

11DPO (10DPIUI): Light brown spotting at 6am on toilet paper. Three wipes and it was gone for the rest of the day. I was worried that this meant my LP was down to 10 days and AF would arrive shortly. I always spot minutes to hours before AF. My usual PMS symptoms.

12DPO (11DPIUI): No more spotting. Cramping subsided. My usual PMS symptoms.

13DPO (12DPIUI): More cramping. My usual PMS symptoms.

14DPO (13DPIUI): AF due. No cramping. My usual PMS symptoms.

15DPO (14DPIUI): Cramping and BFP!

Those of you symptom checking, here's a tip: no pregnancy symptoms will appear until after implantation (6-12DPO). Take that first week to relax and try not to think about every little thing that's going on with your body.

BFP After Almost a Year. Clomid

Hello ladies, I wanted to share my story, this site really helped me on the past months.
Background: I have a 6 year old from a previous marriage. I am 27 and husband 31.
We started trying last year on June after I had a miscarriage at 5 weeks, and I didn't know I was pregnant as we weren't trying.

We started trying on July of last year. I did OPK Cb every month, check Cm and temperature. I usually ovulate between CD 12 and 14. With a 26-28 says cycle.

Every month I would think I was pregnant and always got my period. Last month I took Clomid from CD 2-6. And nothing. This month I didn't, because it made me really moody.
I also stopped taking b6; b12; mucinex, EPO and everything else. I did do opk. I ovulated late on Cd 17' thought it was from last month Clomid, but wasn't sure. (Thought I might have not ovulated at all)

I had sex on Cd 15 and 17 only around ovulation. Not like other months that I would start 5 days before and after ovulation.

On dpo 9 I had a faint dollar tree HPT. My friend couldn't see it. At night that same day I did a Frer AND got a second line, husband couldn't see it. 10dpo in the morning got pregnant on Cb. I was extremely happy.

Symptoms: not many compared to other months
felt with fever on 8 dpo.
6 dpo my throat started hurting. Thought it was allergies.
From 6dpo felt tired and hot. No implantation pain or bleeding.

This month I was relaxed and really didn't tried hard. I wanted to star exercising for summer and smoked a cigarette from time to time. I had quit from last year.

I even thought Clomid didn't help last month. It did the trick this one, since it can stay in the system for a while. I was losing hope.

I should be around 7 weeks now, and have my doctor appointment for next week. Praying for a sticky babe.

Good luck to everyone, don't lose hope. It will happen when you least expect it!!
I started taking all my vitamins again, and I am feeling hungry all the time, really sleepy.

Babe dust to all the ladies here :-)

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