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BFP with Late Ovulation

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BFP!!! Yay!!

It's been a bit of a strange month this one.... Here's the story...

Been ttc since November 2012 and this month was our first month using a ovulation predictor kit. I started using it on cd7 of my cycle and I got the smiley positive on cd14. This was slap bang in the middle of a week that my hubby was away! Great! So... I assumed I was out this month.

About the same time I started taking the Boots version of Pregnacare tablets to ensure I was getting all the vital vitamins and minerals.

Then on Tuesday 22nd, which would have been cd18 I had cramps and sore nips and I thought it was a bit weird so I used a ovulation stick and yes.... Smiley positive again... So we got round to BD'ing for the next 5 days. This also corresponded with being on holiday so I was very relaxed.

Since ovulation (I assumed I ov'd twice or didn't ov the first time?) I have had the following symptoms:

Veiny achy boobs
Twinges in boobs

This morning I noticed my boobs were sore and (TMI) I had some creamy discharge coming from nips when touched.

I also had some brown cm.

My period is due tomorrow so I assumed it was that on the way but as I am obsessed with peeing on a stick I tested about an hour ago and BFP!

Praying now for a sticky bean.

Good luck to everyone too xx

BFP 11DPO Barely Any Symptoms

I am so so happy right now, I still can't believe I am actually pregnant. I had lost hope because I didn't feel any of the many symptoms all these ladies were posting. This was my second month off BCP and my cycles are usually 27-28 days. After reading stories of how long it takes for the cycles to regulate i wanted to give up. last month on my 1st month off the BC i was so sure i was pregnant, had all the symptoms from nausea to increase of sense of smell but AF arrived on time and many BFN tests. This time I ovulated around CD 17 (detected the LH surge on OPK) +OPk on CD 15 & 16 had strong cramps on those days. However my CM never got to that Egg white consistency, it was kind of clear and not much of it and not as sticky or watery. On CD 17 no cramps and -OPK. I was still hopeful thanks to this site and seeing how every women is different. My advice is to try not to stress about it or it can make things worse on your body. Keep yourself busy and hope that what is meant to be will happen. Sometimes the more we want something the further the reach seems. Expectations lead to disappointments. So this is the summary of my 2ww.

1DPO-7DPO slight cramping and feeling tired (normal for me) had a couple cravings but that's just me and also thought it was normal PMS.

8DPO- took a pregnancy test (dollar store) and negative. Lost hope, my breast weren't tender or sore at all and didn't feel pregnant.

9DPO- BFN (dollar store brand) also fell down the stairs on my butt. I did get a little scared thinking this could affect implantation. But nothing happened.

10DPO- decided not to test. Developed strong cramps felt like AF was around the corner I wanted to cry but ready to accept whatever wasn't meant to be at this point. Tomorrow AF is due so I knew I wasn't pregnant and feeling these pains. Today I realized my luteal phase is sort of short. Since it is predicted to arrive only 11 DPO. I knew for sure I wasn't pregnant after searching online and discovering its really hard to conceive with such a short Luteal phase and since I ovulated so late in my cycle.

11DPO- Woke up and went to pee, I thought to myself this is it AF is here I'm cramping just like AF cramps and usually get it in the mornings. But nothing. I also noticed a cheesy vaginal odor not usual before my period, I usually get the iron odor right before. Something told me to go buy a test just to prove to myself I wasn't pregnant and I could just move on and forget about this whole planning process. I got a digital test and it came back Positive!!! It said pregnant!!! Couldn't believe it at 11DPO I would never think that could happen! And still no sore boobs or any other symptoms but the cramping and feeling funny in my uterus!

Good luck to all of you!! Focus on a healthy lifestyle and stress free environment including with patience and what you want will come your way very soon :-)

BFP - I Have Thin PCOS

This is a little late, my daughter was born on 12/31/12, but I swore to myself if I got pregnant and had a healthy baby that I would come back to this site and hopefully leave a message that would give women with PCOS hope because I could hardly find any positive stories about pregnancy and PCOS.

I have thin PCOS. I'm 5'4" and 115 lbs. I read a lot of stories about overweight women who had it and they just lost weight and were able to get pregnant. This was frustrating to me because if I lost 10 pounds I'd be unhealthy looking. After coming off birth control and confirming the PCOS, my doctor put me on Metformin. I went 10 months without a period which totally depressed me. We kept upping the dosage of Metformin. I also bought a book called The Insulin Resistant Diet which focuses on balancing your carbs and proteins so that your body doesn't overproduce the insulin, which is linked to PCOS. The combination of that diet and the Metformin finally gave me a period again. It was still a long cycle, but I began to get it regularly, every 34-36 days. Problem was I wasn't sure when or if I was ovulating. My doctor prescribed me Clomid (lowest dose). I bought ovulation predictors and started testing myself 10 days later and tested up to day 16 with no luck. I was really disappointed. Then on day 23 or 24 I started to get that fertile mucous. When I got home my husband and I did it (lol). After we did it, I tested and I got the ovulation smiley! We did it again the next day. After that he went off to work for three days (he's a fireman) so that was as much as we could try.

I don't remember the day by day of my two week wait exactly but I do remember the following symptoms:

-Mild Breast soreness (I never really experienced that before periods)
-mood swings
-period like cramping

My major cue was the period like cramping. I kept going in the bathroom expecting that my period would have started and it was just never there. I kept getting the cramps intermittently everyday. There was no implantation bleeding. I waited the entire 14 days after my ovulation because I was scared to test after getting so many negatives. I tested in the morning and the second line came up immediately. Now I am thrilled to have my healthy baby girl.

Try to stay positive. I know I was often times very low thinking it would never happen for me and I kept reading other people's posts online about the trouble they were having and it discouraged me further. It may not happen right away or as fast as someone who is normal, but likely you will get there eventually, so don't give up hope!

Bfp After 1 Year TTC!! Yay

The last four cycles I could have sworn I was pregnant each time. There was always something out of the ordinary that made me believe this was it- bit af always came making me feel crazy and like I couldn't read my own body.

This cycle I felt even more hopeful however- rather than menstrual like cramps during the luteal phase and medium spotting I had in previous cycles, this cycle was more like o pains and sharp zaps and pulls with virtually no spotting.

Cd 16 DTD ovulation day
Dpo 1 gassy and very bloated
Dpo 2 (36.6 c) stuffy nose in the morning. Bloating reduced.
Dpo 3 (36.7) nothing noticed
Dpo 4 (36.7) nothing noticed
Dpo 5 (36.8) nothing noticed
Dpo 6 (36.7) sharp needle pains in uterus. O like pains
Dpo 7 (36.4) small pink spot in cm. more o type pains and uterus zaps. grumpy!
Dpo 8 (36.9) uterus zaps and o pains and now pulling/stretching sensation. Grumpy and peeing lots. Bfn
Dpo 9 (36.8) pulling stretching uterus. Grumpy and tired. Bfn.
Dpo 10 (36.8) less symptoms. Getting discouraged
Dpo 11 (36.8) sore throat and slight nausea In the evening. Headache. Thought maybe I was getting a cold?
Dpo 12 (36.7) sore throat still but nausea and headache gone. Feel great otherwise. Uterus zaps again today
BFP today with mid day majorly diluted urine!!!! Was faint but obviously there in about 3 minutes. Husband could see this one too so I'm not crazy! Soooo happy :)

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Yay! BFP 12 dpo While on a Break From Treatments

I am so excited and shocked to be actually getting to share a BFP story on this site. We have been ttc for two years and had three failed clomid/IUI cycles last fall. The clomid caused my lining to be really thin (5mm last time at day of iui) and so I was worried that it would take some time to recover from that. We had met with our RE and decided to move on to IVF in February (and get some required testing done during my January cycle). I have been ovulating early - like day 11 or 12 for almost a year and this month did not get a +opk until day 14, so I am assuming I ovulated on day 15 or 16. I was truly not expecting to get pregnant during my cycle off and so was totally shocked to get a very faint BFP 12dpo on an internet cheapie test. I then took 3 more tests that morning - all positive (and about 10 tests since then, still in shock! :)
I truly credit my work with my acupuncturist for the success. I've been seeing her since September and she has really helped me with reducing stress in my life, improving my diet and getting rid of some "stuck feelings" that I think were getting in the way of conceiving. In addition I was taking CoQ10 supplements, L-Arginine (during 1st part of cycle), prenatal, fish oil, spirulina, B vitamin supplements, and royal jelly. Who knows what really did the trick. I also got the Circle + Bloom natural cycle relaxation recordings which I think are awesome, although I only used them for about 2 weeks before I got the old BFP.

Like all of us, I have looked for any minor change/pregnancy symptom during many twws. This time - virtually nothing! I had some minor heartburn in the evenings around days 9 & 10 and the evening of day 11 I actually drank a giant margarita and woke up during the night with crazy heartburn and nausea and thought I was going to puke. Since then I have just been super tired.
One tip for you all - when you get your BFP - do not share the news with your 3 year old until you are ready to tell everyone in the world (including the lady in line and the bookstore!)

Just in Case Some of You Are Not Charting, Start!

1 -4 DPO - Feel like I'm getting sick, slight twinges on the left side but that's normal for me,
5-9 DPO - Extreme gassiness (tmi really stinky felt bad for my husband) and constipation this never happens for this long so this was my first clue, boobs feel a little tender, still feel like I'm getting sick but never gets worst, emotional at times, fighting with my husband for no reason
9DPO - Sharp twinges in uterus
10 DPO - BFP on First Response, was shocked after seeing so many negatives

Also my temperatures were higher then other months and never lower than cover line, oh and 3 pound weight gain that wouldn't come down after the holidays although I was dieting.

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REALLY REALLY LATE BFP

I promised myself I would post this time, as with my first pregnancy (2 yr old DD via c-section) I was too excited to sit down and pull my thoughts together to post :)
Me and DH are both 29, my average cycle length is 32 +/- days. The first day of my last cycle was Nov 27th and I just got a BFP today, Jan 9th. I know what you're thinking... "how the heck? that's a long time"... I know...... Praying for a healthy pregnancy! I've heard scary things about late ovulation or implantation etc.

We BD CD 9 thru CD 18 and I had predicted ovulation at CD 17 (based on timing, hadn't tried OPK's yet).
CD 21 I was surprised when I found spotting which was a bright sometimes orange looking color, VERY watery.... NOT normal for me. I was shocked and had so many thoughts, ovulation bleeding or implantation bleeding?
CD 22 Very brown and dry, then was gone.
--- I've had pressure on and off throughout, minor minor crampy.
CD 29 BFN (First Response 6 Days Early)
CD 32 BFN, sad AF is probably around the corner
CD 33 Some pinches and pulls
CD 37 BFN... but realizing late period is for certain now, called OBGYN - they pretty much said pregnancy is highly unlikely if I'm still getting negatives and that I probably am just skipping a period due to stress or diet. grrrrr
CD 40 BFN... feeling crazy, this is just not normal for me... (I had BFP with DD only a few days after ovulation)
-going into January with no BFP or AF since end of Nov!
CD 43 BFP with FMU at 6am!!!!!!!! (clear blue digital) I was speechless. It was very unexpected to be a positive so late in the game. In complete shock and slightly concerned about why it wasn't detected until so late. I'm assuming late ovulation and late implantation but what are the odds, seriously, to be at the farthest on the timeline and lowest on HCG charts to not be detected until now. Thankful I'm not crazy though and I knew my body well enough to know it wasn't normal to "skip" a period like the dr's office said it might be. I normally spot a few days before full on AF, and just didn't have any of that so I didn't know what the heck was going on.

Other things this cycle:
-Cervix was all over the board... some days was so unbelievably high (almost gone) and other days was medium to high position. It also kind of turned and was sideways. Difficult to explain but never noticed anything like it before. Noticed very tight insides.
-Also had some gum bleeding when brushing teeth, headaches on and off
-And the strangest of all.... a few days after ovulation bleeding and also recently I felt like there was a heat pad on my insides. Insides just felt HOT and FIREY, not crampy, just hot- enough to make me feel my skin to see if it was also hot on the outside.
All of these things and I still got BFN's until today - just thought I was reading too far into it all.

I don't think it's normal AT ALL to get such a late BFP. But I guess it's true to follow the, "its not over til the AF shows up" rule.
Again, prayingggggg for a healthy, viable pregnancy. Dr appt scheduled in 2 days.

OMG - I Still Can't Belive It!!

OK - so I've been stalking this site for the past year once my BF and I decided to start trying. Unfortunately he had a horrible car accident in May 2012 which left him hospitalized and doing rehab all summer/fall. We were NTNP after he recovered and feeling up to it but I was letting him know when I was ovulating in case we wanted to give a little more effort during that time. My 31st birthday was December 21st, and we went on vacation from the 13-18 so I was working out extra hard the month before, which threw off my cycle a bit. So even though the app on my phone said I was expected to ovulate on Dec 24th, I think it happened a few days later. We BD on the 14th, 17th and 26th (we couldn't find time from Dec 21-25th since we were staying with family for the holidays). Even though I thought we missed our window (the app said Dec-19-24) I still had EWCM on the 26th and 27th so we gave it a go. And how surprised am I today!!! He's 37 I just turned 31, and I have regular cycles from 28-29 days. Symptoms:

Dec 10-13: CD 1-4
Dec 14-18: CD 5-9 - on vacation, BD CD 5, CD 8
Dec 19-24: CD 10-15 - EWCM started on CD 12
App said I O'd on Dec 24th - so we'll go with that but I think it was later
Dec 25: 1DPO - EWCM
Dec 26: 2DPO - EWCM BD that night (I think I really O'd this day)
Dec 27: 3DPO - EWCM
Dec 28: 4DPO - Nothing
Dec 29: 5DPO - Nipples starting to get sore, slight cramping
Dec 30 - Jan 2: 6DPO - 9DPO - Increased nipple pain and constant dull abdominal cramps - insomnia
Jan 3-4: 10DPO-11DPO - Same nipple pain, cramps and now gas - insomnia - so hot at night, woke up sweating
Jan 5: 12DPO - Test in the AM before I go out - BFN although I thought I saw a faint line but didn't want to get my hopes up
Jan 6: 13DPO - Same nipple pain and cramps - still can't sleep!
Jan 7: 14DPO - AF is supposed to come today or tomorrow - now my boobs hurt instead of my nipples and in addition to abdominal cramping I have vaginal cramping - both feel like AF is coming today. SO irritable I even told my manager to shut up! Whoops!
Jan 8: 15DPO - Same as yesterday, just waiting for AF now :( dealing with the cramps - but finally slept well
Jan 9: 16DPO (but I think it's really 14DPO) test with FMU - BFP!! It's light, but it's definitely there. Waited until the afternoon to use clearblue digital - PREGNANT!!!! Wooohoo!!!

This time I didn't drink (I'm a wine drinker most nights) and I switched to decaf coffee in the morning. The main symptom for me was the constant cramping that I usually don't get until at most 5 days before AF - not 10. Other than that, nothing unusual. This is my first time ever being pregnant so I am all types of nervous and praying for a healthy, full-term pregnancy!! Thank you ladies for helping me along the way - baby dust to everyone!!!

BFP Naturally (After Having My DD via IVF)

After being diagnosed with high FSH and several failed IUIs and Clomids we had our DD via IVF in August 2011. We figured we would have to go the same route for #2. DD is 16 mos and I am still Breastfeeding. I have had a pretty regular period for about 5 mos so we decided to at least give it a try each cycle in hopes I wouldn't have to go through IVF again. And this month (after 3 months of actively trying) we got our BFP. I am still in shock but have been tracking closely so here were my symptoms leading up to today. In general, it really felt like I was just PMS with typical cramps leading up to my BFP.

I typically ovulate later in my cycle and noticed the increased CM on CDs 15-18. On CDs 19-22 I had ovary pains on my right side and increased CM. We BD'd on CD's 20 and 21.

1 DPO: Ovary pains on both sides
2 DPO: Ovary Pains and slightly sore boobs. Usually my boobs get REALLY sore when she nurses after I Ovulate so I figured I maybe didn't ovulate this month. Now I am wondering if that was the sign that it actually took!
3 DPO: Mild cramps, boobs are fine, constipated
4 DPO: A few mild cramps and some ovary pain but not much else, constipated
5 DPO: Mild cramps and lower back pain, mild ovary twinges, constipated
6 DPO: Cramps and lower back pain on and off, mild ovary twinges, constipated
7 DPO: Cramps and lower back pain on and off, mild ovary twinges, constipated
8 DPO: Cramps and lower back pain on and off, mild ovary twinges, constipated
9 DPO: Cramps and lower back pain on and off, mild ovary twinges, constipated, very tired, gassy
10 DPO: Cramps - sometimes stronger. Stomach twinges/pulls
11 DPO: Cramps - seem more persistent. Vivid dreams, some lower back pain. Feels like period is imminent, bad skin, slight nausea, emotional, sore nipples
12 DPO: Cramps and lower back pain - pretty constant. Very Tired. Feels like period is imminent. Slightly sore nipples.
13 DPO: Cramps, Super vivid dreams, lower back pain - fairly constant but sometimes intermittent. No longer constipated. Sore nipples a bit when DD nursed in the night and AM. Went away in the day.
14 DPO: Cramps - sometimes severe. Pretty constant and dull cramps all day. And some lower back pain. Nipples were not that sore.
15 DPO: Cramps all the time, lower back pain, constipated again
16 DPO: Cramps all the time, some severe (but seem gas related)
17 DPO: BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep the faith! Good Luck to all!

Just When We Were Calling it Quits :)

Hey ladies, I just got my bfp today around lunchtime. I actually took it to just prove to myself that I wasn't pregnant so I could move on.
I honestly didn't really have any symptoms leading up to my bfp.
I have more "prego symptoms" on months I ended up getting my af.
I did start getting lower back pain 10dpo (3 days before af) this is when I got my bfp.
And cramping (I was sure af was going to show up any day)
I did have spotting (just a small spec the size of a pencil head) on 8dpo with slight cramping.
And I've had HORRIBLE dreams for past few days as in dreams I'd wake up crying and sweating.

Good luck ladies!! :)

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