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BFP at 11dpo! Hope Restored :))))))

I obsessed over this website for almost 7 months and finally get to post my story. Overwhelmed and praying for a sticky baby!! I'm 28 (birthday tomorrow!) and hubby is 27. What a gift! A little background: I was in BC pills for nearly 10 yrs when I came off in August 2012. I had a chem preg in early October and since then my cycle has gotten longer and longer. Last month was 45 days!!! Totally frustrating when your ttc and you have to wait that long for ovulation! After multiple months of BFN, I was getting discouraged and planning our options to get tested for infertility. Here is my Bfp story!!

Got a smiley on Opk on 3/10, 3/11, 3/12 (probable ovulation day). BD'd on 6, 8, 10, 11, 12th of March.
3/13: 1dpo: Sore nips, dark areoles
3/14: 2dpo: Really sleepy at work around 9am (uncontrollable)
3/15: 3dpo: Nothing
3/16: 4dpo: Sore, swollen breasts, hormonal acne on cheek and above mouth :/
3/17: 5dpo: BD, Creamy cm, Headache in evening, Pulling sensation in uterine area
3/18: 6dpo: Weird taste in mouth 11am (metal taste) and throughout day, Thirsty,
Legs achy
3/19: 7dpo: Nausea in morning drive to work, Metallic taste in mouth and salivating all day
3/20: 8dpo: Watery mouth, Watery cm, Tender breasts n nips at night, test with wondfo bfn
3/21: 9dpo: Weird metallic taste, Off n on bbs tenderness, constipation , test with wondfo bfn
3/22: 10dpo: Cramps in left side, gassy! Constipation , test with wondfo bfn
3/22: 11dpo: Tested wondfo in morning and bfn :( had worst onset of diarrhea in morning (almost did not make it to restroom lol sorry Tmi!) lots of twinges in my left uterine area. Took a long nap in afternoon cuz so tired. Out of curiosity took clear blue OPK at 6pm to see..... Omg smiley face! Didn't get too excited since wondfo was neg in morn and heard you can have lh surge before AF (due in two days). Went to birthday dinner with hubby Ned grAbbed a two pack first response that has reg and digital to double check. POAS..... Faint line! Darker every min...POAS digital........time seems to stop.....YES+!!!!!!!!!!!!! Show hubby and we pound it out :D

I posted my story because these BFP stories kept me going when every month was a BFN. It's s discouraging when everyone around you seems to be pregnant and you hear about yet another celebrity who is pregnant. A coworker told me she got pregnant on accident w her second and I literally felt myself crumble on the inside. How in the world! All I can say is that god has a plan and everything happen in good time. It will happen for you and don't give up hope.

Note: I had no implantation bleeding and I'm not quite sure when it happened. In fact, I feel like its happening now on 11dpo but it would be too soon for me to have enough progesterone to get a BFP I would assume.

Things I did diff this month:
Decaf green tea daily (honey)
Conceive plus (second month of using)
Cut out coffee, alcohol
Ate lots of spinach :))
Laid in bed for 15 min after BD

After 11 Months and 1 Chemical Pregnancy.... AU NATURAL!

DH (35) and I (30) have been TTC altogether for 11 months - we got a very faint BFP after 7 months TTC but sadly the tests kept getting fainter and beta HCG showed only 9 then dropped to 2 = chemical pregnancy. After the cp, I started taking Vitex/Chasteberry Tincture. We also had a couple tests done -ultrasound to make sure cp had cleared and 21 day progesterone test - both were normal. DH got a SA - results for count good (76 mil), awesome volume (5 ml), motility normal (50%), but morphology was low at 98%. I was devastated as everything I read online suggested our only hope would be IVF with ICSI. However, this didn't seem possible as we just had conceived even if it was a CP! We saw one of the top male fertility urologists in our area who assured us as long as count and motility were ok, he is not concerned about the morphology and was confident that we would conceive again naturally. DH went on a "health kick" by reducing alcohol to just 1-2 beers per week, taking a regime of vitamins (maca, l-cartinanine, zinc, selenium, multivitamin, Co-enzyme 21) and eating more fruit/veggies. He continued drinking 2-3 cups of coffee per day as the Dr. said it didn't make a difference. After 3 months, he got repeat SA and same good count, motility increased to 54% and morphology improved to 95% (kruger strict considered 'normal' above 96% but just barely!).

Now it's 1 month after that (4 cycles since cp) and I got a light BFP morning of 12/13dpo (not exactly sure the day I ovulated), a darker one the afternoon of 12/13dpo and now an even darker one this morning (13/14dpo - the day my period is due). It's still not quite as dark as the control line but it seems to be getting darker not lighter and coming up right away so I'm hoping this little bean sticks this time!!!!!!

I wasn't too obsessed with tracking symptoms this month but roughly- I did ovulate later than usual this month - got a pos. on OPK on day 17! I thought I had missed it. I think I ovulated about 17/18 but not sure. BD day 11, 13, 17, 18, 19 this month. My biggest symptoms were no PMS (anxiety/depression, sore boobs, headache).

0-7 dpo - Not much, I did have some diarrhea (TMI) but not sure if it's related
7/8 dpo - Some v. light cramping, almost 'fluttering' feeling around uterus
8/9 dpo - More light cramping/fluttering not painful - feel it more at night
9/10 dpo - Similar
10/11 dpo - At night can def. feel very light cramping stronger then before but not too painful, wet cm, more frequent urination. Tired.
11/12 dpo - Some twinges in uterus, checked cervix and felt low, wet, closed and firm but a little squishy (like it's engorged with blood a bit), in afternoon felt a stabbing in my uterus then in my nipples! very odd. Someone beside me was eating a chocolate bar and it was like he was holding it right under my nose - such a strong smell. More frequent urination. wetter down there. SOO tired, yawning. Ordered chinese food (very rare for me!).
12/13 dpo - Wetter down there, cervix moved up a bit, felt higher, wet, closed, firm but a bit squishy. Tested in am but with second am urine - Light BFP! Tested again in afternoon after holding urine for 4 hours - much clearer BFP that came up after a minute! boobs a bit sore.
13/14 dpo - Woke up at 2:45am - had to pee +++ so tested with this first am urine (even though it had only been 3.5 hours since last urination). Clear positive that came up after a minute. Later compared dried tests and this morning looks darker. Slight nausea, nipples look larger and puffier, tired.

I plan to go to the doctor this week but I'm really hoping this one sticks!!! I'm not sure if it's the vitex I was taking (which lengthened LP from 12 days to 13-14 days) or the vitamins DH was taking:) Pray for me that we will have our little bundle of joy in 9 months! Baby dust to all! I was convinced it wouldn't happen - but it will!!!!!! Very rare for people who really want a baby to not end up having one eventually regardless of the journey to get there! Even if this one doesn't stick (trying to be positive but realistic there is a chance it won't) I feel more confident now then ever that we will reach our dream of being parents!

Finally Two Pink Lines

I promised that if and when I got my BFP that I owed it to everyone on and reading the stories on this site that I would share mine. This site has helped so much during the last 8 months that I really could not have gotten through this time without the stories of hope that are written here every day, thank you all for sharing. Me 34 and DH 30 got married in April 2012 and fell pregnant with our first baby the weekend of our wedding. When I look back at the symptoms I got the last time around I remember I got two cyst like pimples on my cheek, the kind of pimples I have never gotten before, along with having to pee two times during the night and very sore nipples. And although I didn't know I was pregnant at the time, when I found out I was, I realized what all of those symptoms meant. Unfortunately we lost our baby when I was 9 weeks by natural miscarriage, and it sounds funny saying "natural miscarriage" when really there is nothing natural about it all. I was devastated and for every month after I lost our baby and AF came around, the devastation came back and I was crushed that I wasn't pregnant again. I know that my miscarriage is not the same as what some women have been through and I do have so much sympathy, but for me this was a huge loss. I guess more so because all of my friends were having their second child and I couldn't even have my first...

Since I lost my baby, all of my cycles were out of whack. I was having 28 day cycles, 32 day cycles, 34 day cycles and up to 39 days a few times. I also found that I was ovulating late and that it was too late for a egg to stick if we did conceive. So I decided to go to a naturopath, Sharkey's Healing Centre. It's quite renowned for helping women with fertility and I knew other women that had been there. I started taking their herbal tonic in mid January of this year, I cut out alcohol, caffeine and soft drink all of which the naturopath advised had a serious effect on women's fertility. I also temped like they asked me to so they could monitor when I was ovulating. It must of worked as my last cycle was down to 30 days with ovulation on cycle day 19 and 20 and this cycle I ovulated on cycle day 15 and 16 which was amazing, I had not done that since before I got pregnant last year! Now to the symptoms.... as you can imagine, I was symptom spotting every month. I actually thought I was pregnant last month because I had really sore nipples after O and that I had had sore nipples last time I was pregnant. But I wasn't pregnant so that really confused me! So this month the only symptoms I have had were a few tugs and pulls in the belly, no sore bbs, no sore nipples, nothing! The only clues I got was that my temp spiked to 37degrees on CD8 and then dropped to 36.9 on CD9. I had never got a temp of 37 before so on CD9 I did a test. Straight away I got a really faint line, I actually pulled the test apart just so I could check that there was actually a line there, and there was....a faint one. So I did another test that afternoon, same thing happened and I could see that same faint line again. So I thought I'll wait until tomorrow and that way i'll know for sure. So the next morning which would be CD10 (Sunday, which was yesterday) I did another test and bang, straight away a nice pink line came through....I was in shock and amazed! Finally I got my two pink lines and my BFP! I took another test this morning and the line was even darker so i'm really happy about that. I have a blood test booked for lunch time today so hopefully everything is looking good and my HGC levels are fine.

I wish all of you all the very best and I know how hard it is every month ttc. Take care of yourselves ladies and be the healthiest you can possible be. I juice every day and stay active and I know the herbal tonic helped bring my cycle back to normal, It made all the difference for me and it might help for you too.

Baby dust!!! xoxo

BFP w/ #2 After TTC 2 Years w/ Late Ovulation!!

Finally, after 2 years TTC, I got preg!! Here is what I remember:

LH surge day--BD
LH surge day 2--BD
O day: nuthin
1dpo (CD 19)--nuthin
2-5 dpo--little creamy CM, noticed my face was flushed one day. Felt nauseous briefly one of those days.
6 dpo--very tired, peeing every hour.
7 dpo--so tired I wanted to sleep at work. Was very irritable around DH. Went to see RE about getting pregs...lol.
8 dpo--slightly sore bbs, slight nausea at times. Very, very faint line on FRER 6 days sooner test. Took another, same thing.
9 dpo--Another faint line, felt tired, slightly nauseated, slightly sore bbs. CB digital came up pregnant!!

Praise the Lord; please pray that it sticks!!! AF is due tomorrow & I only have a 10-day luteal phase!!

Finally a BFP After 2 Years TTC!

I wish I had some big story to tell and a list of symptoms to write about. I've been ttc #2 for 2 years. I have been charting for 6 monthes with opk's. I added softcups this cycle which I think helped us this month!
Woke up this morning and after dh left for work. I just had an instinct to test and was not expecting a postive! I'm only 10 dpo. The only symptoms I've had so far is being sleepy the past few days and a pulling sensation when I get up from sitting. That's it!

Baby dust to everyone!

BFP After TTC For 2 Cycles & BFing a Toddler

My son is 22 months old and still nurses throughout the day and night anywhere from 4-10 times. AF returned on his first birthday last May 2012. My cycles were irregular (very long, an abundance of EWCM and a LPD. All things that are very common while breastfeeding). Around two months ago, despite my lack of sleep due to my son still not STTN, we decided to go for round 2! My cycles appeared to finally be "regular" so of course we were excited to see how long it would actually take! I used WONDFO HPTs. I've been charting for one year. (Temping and checking CM). **The photo that I uploaded shows hpts taken at 10 dpo. The top, lighter one was in the morning and the bottom, darker one was in the evening. **
cd15: ewcm, bd
cd16: ewcm, bd
cd17: ewcm, bd
cd18: ewcm, bd
cd19: ewcm, no bd!! I had to go out of town.
cd 20: ewcm, no bd!! OVULATION DAY! Still out of town. Felt ovulation cramps and all around cruddy. Bummed that I was away from DH!
1dpo: ewcm, cramps, skin break out, constipation, sore nipples (this was my MAIN indicator of pregnancy. Normally my nipples are only sore up until O day)
2dpo: creamy cm, cramps, tired, constipation, sore nipples
3dpo: creamy cm, cramps, bloated, sore nipples
4dpo: creamy cm, cramps, sore nipples
5dpo: cream cm, cramps, dizziness, sore nipples
6dpo: BFN, creamy cm, cramps, dizziness, skin break out, bloated, emotional, sore nipples
7dpo: BFN, creamy cm, sore nipples
8 dpo: BFN, lots of yellow creamy cm, very bloated, sore nipples
9dpo: extremely faint BFP btwn the 5 min and 10 min mark!! (Skeptical), skin break out, very bloated, feeling quite fat, frequent urination, sore nipples
10dpo: very faint bfp before the 5 minute mark!! Very frequent urination, a little tired/sluggish, sore nipples

18 Months TTC.... Finally BFP!!!

My husband and I had been TTC our third for a little over 18 months. We'd been doing fertility treatments for about 6 months when we were finally diagnosed with unexplained infertility. We decided right then and there to stop fertility treatments and just trust in God's timing for our family. That first cycle came and went without hardly a thought about TTC which was a relief, but the next cycle it was on my mind more than ever before! All of the sudden I had a desire to be pregnant more than ever. I got really sick with the seasonal flu right during what was supposed to be my fertile time so I knew that our chances that month were pretty much out the window. But two weeks later I started having ovulation cramps right before I thought I was supposed to start my period. I searched online and found that it's very common for ovulation to be delayed by an illness...but I wasn't doing OPKs anymore so I wasn't sure. We dtd the day before so DH said we should be covered. A week later my sister and her family came into town and stayed the week with us. We went to a museum with the kids and I found myself looking for somewhere to sit more often, I felt a little more run-down that week...a little less energy than normal. I also found myself eating bigger portions than I normally eat. I didn't think a lot about these things at the time, but now looking back I realize they were symptoms. I was also more tired while they were here, but I just attributed that to staying up late with my sister chatting. My CM was also very dry...which I usually get creamy CM a day or so before AF is due. The day of my expected period came and went, but I wasn't exactly sure when I ovulated, so I told myself it must be coming the next day. I told my husband that night that I hadn't gotten my period and he said I should take a test in the morning. I was a little hesitant to be excited, but I agreed. I woke up the next morning with dull cramps like I normally get the morning that I start my period, so when my husband rolled over and said "let's test" I barked at him that I wasn't pregnant. It was Sunday and we had places to go so I put a tampon in and left. I sort of forgot about it all day and that night I ate twice as much at dinner than usual and I didn't feel very good. When we got home late that night I was putting the kids to bed and realized that I still hadn't started my period yet, which I'm never more than a day late and my period usually comes in the morning or early afternoon. I had 3 frers and 2 digis in my drawer so I decided to just quickly take one while DH was downstairs getting DS a snack. I dipped the test and set it down and went to go throw the wrapper away and I glanced over at the test and the first line was immediately there! I couldn't believe my eyes!! I picked up the test and watched those two lines turn pink as I was crying in disbelief saying "Oh my goodness, I'm pregnant!" over and over. I had been planning tons of different ways to surprise DH with the news over the last 18 months, but in that moment, all I could do was run downstairs crying and show him the test right away. He started crying too and we hugged forever. We were both in complete shock! We immediately got on our knees and thanked the Lord for sending us a miracle. We can't wait to meet our little angel!!

BFP After Ashermans

I have been reading stories on this website for the last few months and am so excited to get to share my story, which I was afraid would never happen. I had a missed m/c last June, followed by 2 D&Cs, the last of which resulted in a perforated uterus and major abdominal infection. This then caused scar tissue to form in my uterus (Ashermans), which would prevent me from ever getting pregnant or carrying a baby to full term. Luckily, since I listened to my body, I pushed to be seen and went to a specialist who surgically removed the scar tissue. In February, I had a procedure to make sure the scar tissue had not returned and was given the green light to TTC. I still had a few things against me: endometriosis and a thin lining. But, the doctor was hopeful that my long cycles (usually 36-40 days) would allow for some extra time for the lining to thicken. Frustratingly, I thought this cycle was going to be anovulatory. I had the Noro virus right around my usual ovulation time, and my temps didn't shift. Luckily, DH and I continued to BD and it appears (according to my temp shift) that I finally ovulated on day 32. I started testing early with some very sensitive tests, as we were visiting friends and going to a concert and I wanted to know whether or not I could have a drink. Of course, before the concert and during the weekend I got negative tests. Then on Sunday night, at 12dpo, I just had a feeling and decided to test again at 6:30pm after a 3 hour hold with a FRER and got my BFP!!

My symptoms started a few days after ovulation, but became more noticeable starting at 8dpo and included:
-tender, "full feeling" breasts: mild at first, more tender starting at 10dpo
-cramping: mild at first, becoming stronger "pulling" sensations that I remember from when I was pregnant the first time. I had one night of strong cramping at 8dpo, which woke me up and were strong enough that I took tylenol
-food cravings: I have been craving meat like never before! I have wanted a hamburger and steak every day since 5dpo!
-mild nausea and aversion to sweet foods: I noticed it a bit starting at 9dpo, but thought it was from being overly tired and getting over a recent cold. Then, all day on 12dpo, it was much stronger and definitely reminded me of the nausea/food aversions I had during my last pregnancy.
-trouble sleeping: I usually get up to go to the bathroom once during the night, but I started having to get up 3x/night at 8dpo! And, I was having trouble getting comfortable and getting to sleep.
-fatigue: starting just a few days after ovulation, but I later attributed it to my trouble sleeping.
-easily startled: I know this sounds strange, but it's exactly what I had during my last pregnancy, where I find that the slightest things startle me, giving me a feeling that my heart has "jumped into my throat."

For me, the type of cramping I was having, the food cravings, and being easily startled were my big clues that made me think this was my month! Of course, now that the initial excitement/shock has subsided a bit, both DH and I are feeling nervous and fearful that this little bean won't stick. I took another test this morning, which was stronger than last night. Hopefully this is the beginning of a healthy pregnancy...at least we know now that we can get pregnant again!

Thank you for all of your posted stories, which helped me stay hopeful :)

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It Took 6 Months Which Felt Like Forever!

It's still so surreal. I think in high school they drill it into your head that pregnancy is easy and happens just like that but as we all know now that isn't always the case. Thinking it would happen right away, I flew out in September (wanting a summer baby) to see my husband where he was working up north. Well that proved to just be an expensive visit. After a couple more months of trying I felt that we might be missing the mark so ordered some cheap OPK's. Turns out I ovulate on CD 18 so we were missing the mark most of the time. So once we figured that out I thought for sure it would work but AF reared her ugly head. That month was really tough for me for some reason, I had a bit of a breakdown and felt it would never happen. Once I came to terms with it, it was like a light turned on. I knew it would happen one day and whether that be now or in a couple months or in a year, it would happen and I was okay with that. I started taking B50 complex vitamin because I heard that helps with short luteal phases and CM. I used an OPK again and we still tried but I decided this time it was okay if it didn't happen (despite the fact my husband is leaving for work again soon) and that I wasn't going to go crazy tracking and googling every possible symptom. In fact, I think I've had more symptoms not being pregnant than I had this time!
CD18: Probable ovulation
3dpo: Mild cramps
4dpo: Tired
5dpo: Backache
6dpo: Nothing notable
7dpo: So hungry!!, mild breast tenderness
8dpo: Tired and still hungry, breast slightly sore
9dpo: Tired, dark circles under my eyes, hungry, unmotivated to do anything, breast slightly sore
10dpo: Sore breasts gone in am come back in pm, sore throat starts in pm
11dpo: Wake up in middle of the night with cramps and to go pee, slightly sore breasts on and off, sore throat
12dpo: AF due doesn't come - been tricked before, not buying into it yet
13dpo: Wake up early with husband, test with an internet cheap test, really don't think much of it, lay in bed with him for five minutes while waiting for the test...POSITIVE?? What?

I'm going to take another one tomorrow just to be sure!

CD50 BFP!

After 14 months of either no AF or irregular cycles, we finally got a BFP! Have an appointment next Wednesday for infertility, guess I won't need to go! We have a 9yo and a 15mo, and had been not preventing since he was born.
I would have to say being sick to my stomach was my biggest symptom along with waves of nausea. I had soooo many symptoms during ovulation, and am now figuring out that nausea, heartburn, and cramps are typical for me during O. Here's my symptoms!

Oday-EWCM, cramps, nausea, heartburn. Only day we BD!
1dpo-wet, crampy, sick to stomach
2dpo-wet, mildly crampy, sick to stomach
3dpo-less wet, more EWCM like, sick to stomach
4-11dpo- little creamy cm, sick to stomach when hungry, occasional dizziness and nausea, random twinges or sharp stabs in uterus
12dpo-BB's start to hurt, smelly pee, sick to stomach and nausea, spurt if energy!
13dpo-FMU BFP!!!! Faint but deff there! Keeping it secret (except for my twin sis who I always tell first) until I can come up with a fun way to tell hubby!

I believe I O'd on CD 37, after an usually short AF Jan 13-16
I became pregnant with my DD after 4 years of no AF so it can happen! hungry

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