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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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BFP With First IUI After O

Wow, I can't believe I am so fortunate to write this post! This is my first BFP!! It's been 9 months of trying with the last cycle being an IUI. I thought I was out the very first day. I got a positive OPK, but ended up Oing that night. My IUI was the next day. I thought I had missed my window because usually IUIs are before O and DH and I didn't BD within 3 days of Oing. So, you can get your BFP post O IUI!! I had NO SYMPTOMS aside from implantation spotting and cramping. That is when I kind of knew something was up.

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. Heartburn (usually an O symptom).

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

15DPO (14DPIUI): Heartburn. 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.

I'm so glad I decided to go to an RE after 8 months of trying. I got all clear tests, which put my mind at ease. The one issue I was having was I never had good EWCM. I believe that was my problem and DHs guys were not getting to the right place.

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BFP By Faith & Prayer :)

A little background: I'm 23, my boyfroend is 29 and we are expecting our first baby. I have pcos no cyst a little overweight. This is really my first month trying. My last period was 2/26/2013 and I don't know exactly when I ovulated. I had ewcm 6 days starting Sunday 3/17/2013. If I had to guess I ovulated Friday, the day I had the most o pains.

1-5dpo: nipples tender
6dpo: sharp pains on top right side of uterus
7-24dpo: mild menstrual cramps
8-24dpo: thick creamy cm
13dpo: boobs,deflated
15-24dpo: boobs are HUGE!!!

I didn't have too many symptoms but I prayed daily. The cramping made me think I was out but I kept the faith and didn't test until 04/15/2013 because breasts were soo tender and at 2:35 pm I got my bfp. Confirmed at er via blood, urine and ultrasound. I'm 5 weeks and I give all thanks, praise and glory to the father who made this possible. God is good and keep the faith ladies prayer without faith is dead u have to believe I'm so overjoyed I can't sleep lol

BFP With Sperm Donor

It has been a long journey for me so I thought I would share with all of you my symptoms.

Me and DH did an at home IUI (yes that is correct, we did our own IUI) with frozen donor sperm at 24 hours after a positive OPK. I got my positive OPK on CD17.

1-9 DPO Nothing
10 DPO Strong pinching/cramping on right side
11-14 DPO DH is the most annoying man alive, jalapeños sound so good I ate an entire jar, can't seem to make it past 4 am without needing to pee, persistent headache and bloating, lots of gas.

I didn't test until 14 DPO. The only symptom I noticed until I realized I was pregnant was that I could not stand DH.

TTC For 4.5 Years, Natural BFP With PCOS!

I can't believe I am writing this. So My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for 4.5 years now. For the first year we tried with no success naturally, went to the doctor, confirmed PCOS. Put me on Clomid right away, and luckily I got pregnant on the first round of clomid, sadly I miscarried that baby at 8 weeks. After taking a couple months break, we tried again with clomid, 5 rounds, then femra 2 rounds, and nothing. Doctor said injectables would be next step, but we couldn't afford it so we gave up for now. Fast forward 3 years later, I went on a low amylose diet 4 months ago, by the second month I have a natural period, same thing the next month, and this is the third month, but I just confirmed with a HPT I am pregnant. PRAISE GOD! Praying for a sticky bean, oh yeah, I did take Royal Jelly during my follicular phase this time around too. Only symptoms so far are creamy cm, vivid dreams, and breast twinges every now and then.

4 Years Later!

I've been not protecting for over 4 years. I started to actively ttc in September. I have just gotten a BFP at 9dpo. I am in absolute shock! I want to post a public service announcement here like so many of you did for me. I did a lot of things different this month. Deep tissue massage of my uterus and ovaries and tubes to break up potential scar tissue/adhesions from my c-section (for first 2 weeks only), agnus castus (vitex) and b12, 6, +folic all month, EPO first 2 weeks of cycle, BD for 4 days leading up to and 3 days after pos. OPK, worked out every 2 days (lifting weights mostly), and pineapple core around implantation. I am an RN and a skeptic at heart and I kept thinking all of these things were bogus but this month I went all out. Lo and behold something worked ;) I am right here with you all. The sorrows, the heartache, and the hope! Keep that hope. Before you know it you'll be where I am!! My luteal phase is usually 11 days and I used Softcups like always again this month.

7 dpo is when anything unusual happened…. Sore sides and bottoms of breasts (HUGE sign--usually it is the whole breasts in LP) and pain in uterus..a little like period cramps and a little bit of digging and a kind of fullness. I remember now I was peeing often, thirsty, and yawning a lot. Neg on HPT haha! I couldn’t wait.
8 dpo- heartburn and reflux (huge sign only get this when PG), creamy green-yellow-whitish stretchy CM, peeing, thirst, and pain in breasts and uterus persist.
9 dpo- only thing new is nausea in waves. Very very pale pos on $ store test. Husband brought home FRER—def pos but pale. OMG!! I am in shock. I thought I was broken and infertile.

BFP First Try!

I came off the pill in January and while we did try a little in Feb, I knew I was having a wonky cycle and I didn't temp or anything. So March was our first proper month trying and I got my BFP. CD1 was Feb 25 and my period lasted far longer than normal. Usually I bleed for 5 days or less; this time I bled heavily for a week and then had a week of light bleed/heavy spotting. So all in all 2 weeks of AF. I had an *almost* positive OPK late on CD18 and all negs after that, so I'm not entirely sure when I ovulated. Going by cramps and cm, I'm saying I ovulated on CD21. I got my BFP on CD36, 15DPO.

1-10DPO: Nothing much of note other than exhaustion and some cramping.
8DPO: BFN frer
9DPO: BFN frer
10DPO: BFN IC (X4)
11DPO: BFN IC (X3)
11-12DPO: Yellowish cm, exhaustion, major acne breakout on my chest (not on my face).
12-14DPO: Very, very tired. Creamy cm. Heavy AF-type cramps which had me convinced I was out.
15DPO: Very crampy, wet cm, headache, sour tummy, gas. Tesco hpt mid-afternoon - faint but clear BFP! Second Tesco test in the evening -- BFP!
16DPO: Clear BFP on frer and Clearblue digital. Sour stomach, tired, gas, pain on left side.

We used Pre-Seed and I can't recommend it enough. We also DTD every day during the ovulation week, and not before.

BFP :)

I went off BC 7 months ago and have had long irregular cycles. Once we got back from our honeymoon, we decided to ttc. I bought Wondfo lh/hcg test strips and concieve plus (Pre-Seed). I knew my cycles were long started testing at CD 16. I would only test once daily after work and finally got a positive at CD 22 and CD 23. I BD'd on CD 20,23,24 & 25. Here were my symptoms:

1-5 dpo: Nothing
6 dpo: Small amount brownish cm
7 dpo: Itchy boobs
8 dpo: Sharp pains above pubic bone on right side on and off all day, emotional, boobs slightly sore on sides, exhausted
9 dpo: Boobs slightly sore, heightened smell, sharp pains, I tested this a.m. (way too early) BFN. Told myself I wouldn't test again until Sunday
10 dpo: Craved shrimp (never do), tired, boobs still sore, tired, stinky pee
11 dpo: Tired, lightheaded, thirsty, peeing every 30 minutes (from all the water) stinky pee, can smell everything which is making me naceous. I also had vivid bizarre dream that I tested and was pregnant (a sign?)
12 dpo: My dream made me decide to test a day early. I used a wondfo hcg, watched and got what I thought was going to be another BFN. I left the test to go lay back down, and when I came back about 20 minutes later to thow it away there was a faint but visible line. Concerned that it was possible an evap., I tested with two $ tree test and got similar results. I went and bought a pack of clearblue digitals so I would have a clear result. I tested with my left over morning urine and with fresh and both were BFP!!!I tested again mid-day because it just didn't seem real and another BFP!!

I have been stalking this site so I thought I would share my story too :)

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