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BFP - at FIFTY !

Yes..you read that right! Had our first daughter at (almost) 42 - The "old-fashioned way" - no IVF or ART at all ! Yes, I am aware of "what could happen" but, I'm in fairly good health (well-controlled diabetes) I don't smoke or drink. Our daughter turned out just fine - she's nine now . Symptoms started at 3DPO (unusual for me!) I ovulated later than usual -usually 'right on time' -cycle day 14 - this time, it was about cd twenty started feeling 'flushed' about 3 DPO . Had to 'go' more often. EXCESSIVE saliva ! Other than those - pretty much nothing. Also unusual for me as, normally the DAY after O, my nipples get SORE, and stay that way until af shows up. This time, they didn't ! Look...if a *MIRACLE* can happen for ME , it can happen for YOU, too ! *BLESSINGS*
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Finally confirmed BFP on CD 49! Late ovulation (CD 39) & Possible BFP on 8 DPO

Hi Ladies, My purpose of writing this isn't to brag. I feel like everything in my life I can control and be successful in except for my TTC journey. God has humbled me, taught me patience and how to fully trust him in him through the process of TTC. I learned that it's okay to be vulnerable and it's okay to cry or feel like I'm a defect. The purpose of me writing this is to help other women get through this crazy TWW and TTC journey. I read through so many stories and it kept me sane so I really hope that my story will help you too. ***Please listen to the song "Who You Are" by Jessie J. It helped me through my hard times and frustration. About Me I'm turning 33 in a week Healthy weight Have not been diagnosed with PCOS although my cycles can be anywhere from 30-40+ days Carried a healthy baby to full term already Have a desk job so not physically demanding Love sweets and drink coffee My Crazy Cycles/LH Surges In the 8 months that I was TTC, I only ovulated 5 times because one cycle was over 50 days long and I believe it was an Anovulatory cycle (where you don't ovulate but have break-through bleeding/spotting). In the other 6 months, only 1 month was 30 days long; the others were around 36 days long. I always get a ALMOST or even Positive OPK 7 days before the REAL Positive OPK. For ex: I'll get 1 positive OPK on CD 18, but it's only one, then the rest are negative. I test 5 am and 5 pm from CD 11-AF. Then on CD 25 I'll get the real deal. How do I know it's the real deal? Because my OPK stays positive for 36 hrs, not 12 hours, and my BBT chart in Fertility Friend confirms my ovulation. I normally ovulate 1 day after my first Positive OPK (the real one). So CD 25 (positive in am and pm), CD 26 (positive am and pm, I ovulate this day), CD 27 (positive am only, negative by pm). We would BD on these 3 days. Note: I know people say to test with 2nd morning urine, but that's not accurate for me. It sometimes turn positive even when I'm not ovulating yet. My advice is to play around with the OPKs and learn about your body. My CM is really hard to read so I can't go by that. I also sometimes get a blazing positive OPK right before AF arrives. My Luteal Phase is anywhere from 10 - 13 days long. What I did differently in my BPF Cycle Honestly not much because by this time I'm frustrated. I was taking Fertilaid and Fertil CM for 30 days. I quit coffee from CD 1 to CD 35, but because I believed I was not going to ovulate anyway I started drinking it again. I was supposed to ovulate around CD 28 but I was traveling. I think the stress of traveling, refinancing my house, preparing the house for appraisal, crazy busy at work and helping my in laws purchase a house really delayed my ovulation. I convinced myself to take my temperature and continue using OPKs. On CD 38 I got a blazing positive OPK. I noted that AF is finally going to show up! My LH stayed positive for 36 hours... but AF never arrived. Wonfo, First Response, ClearBlue Digital, ClearBlue and $1 Cheapie Reviews (My very first BFP) 1 DPO - 5 DPO: Nothing 6 and 7 DPO: For the first time in my life I'm getting heartburn BEFORE eating or drinking anything in the morning. I told my friend maybe I'm getting too fat! On 8 DPO I decided to take a Wonfo for fun in the am. There was a line but it looked like an indent, but the line was more definite than a regular indent. I didn't believe it so I took a First Response. FRER was stark white - Big fat negative. On 9 DPO, I felt like my left ovary was swollen. That feeling like your heart is sticking out when it's racing. Hard to explain, so I took a Wonfo at 10 pm. Looks like a indent.... or a BFP! I decided to use a Wonfo to test urine again, and use the 3rd Wonfo to test water. The water Wonfo came out stark white while the 2 urine ones had "indent" lines. After 30 minutes of looking at them under several lights I decided that it's probably 75% a BFP. But I didn't let myself get excited yet. On 10 DPO, I tested with Wonfo with first morning urine. I see another "indent" or.... BFP! I took out my blue dye ClearBlue Easy. Faint cross (positive). I tested with the $1 cheapie. Faint line again. Then I took out the Digital ClearBlue Advance that I stashed away. At 2 minutes; BAM, "Pregnant, 1-2)!!!!! Okay, I finally believe it. LOL. Please note that the last cycle I got a bad batch of Wonfos that gave me 7 false positives out of 25. I also got a false positive with FRER in that cycle as well. Symptoms: Light backache on left side. Ovary feels swollen/sore.

All praises to our lord!

Hello! I've been a stalker if this site and baby center. And I'm so blessed to have gotten my bfp! History: I have two beautiful children Alayah and Derrion 11/9. Boy and girl. When I conceived them, they were not planned. And I took advantAge of the blessing God has giving me. Now I'm Divorced from their father, and are engaged to my boyfriend of three years. When we layed eyes on eschother we knew it was going to be the end of dating and beginning of our future. We tried to conceive for two years, and finally got our bfp with lots and lots of prayer and prophesies. This cycle symptoms: Day 1-4 period Started bding on cycle day 5 Every other day! Started temping on cycle day 7 with ovulation detected on day 16... I've had cramping and pulling sensation leading up to my bfp, I got what I thought was my period on day 26 with AF expected on day 25 It lasted 2 days, then I took a test ($tree) and it came positive on day 30th! I'm spotting pink only when wipe and praying for a healthy pregnancy! Please help me pray babies our a true blessing from God and we're thankful
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After a BFN I assumed I wasn't pregnant! What a shock!:D

Wow . Wow . Wow!! So I just got my BFP and am In absolute shock . Have been so excited to post my story to give you ladies hope. I never thought this kind of thing would happen to me. A couple of weeks ago I posed a story in the 'do you think I'm pregnant part' with 8 votes yes I did a test the next day , bfn! (15dpo) This made me so upset because I was so sure of ovulation based on my symptoms, but because I get long irregular cycles thought I'm heading for another 8 week cycle. Anyway a couple more weeks had passed I even ordered ovulation tests and preg tests , they showed up in the mail and I thought since I have a bunch I'm gunna test with one of each , O test and preg test. They both showed up 2 lines!! I was seriously in denial , but read that O tests will show positive if pregnant aswell. Peed on 2 more sticks over the day and yep positive too. Doc confirmed it for me just need to get a dating scan now. Think I'm 6 weeks.? Anyway in terms of symptoms , as I posted in my am I preg story , I noticed a metallic taste first thing around 9-10 dpo as well as some nausea. Within the week my boobs have felt fuller and slightly sore - still waiting for period.. After husband and I had sex around 10dpo I noticed alight pink spotting. Then over the next two weeks because I assumed I wasn't pregnant I didn't track really although its all making sense now I noticed I woke up one night and felt like I was going to vomit, went back to sleep. Have been feeling flat and tired at work, more hungry then normal and picky with my food choices. Super forgetful and ditzy about things (kept loading the washing machine and forgetting to start it lol) been gassy , cm has been between thick and creamy to lotiony but always present( not heaps). Veiny full boobs. But that's about it! I never thought I'd get a false negative and did not think id fall pregnant on a long cycle ever! Can I also give a massive credit to fertilitea! It's incredible stuff! Baby dust to all !! xxxx

BFP

Hey everyone! I wanted to share my BFP story in hopes of giving someone hope abd motivation like this website has given me. I had an MC at 15 weeks in march, my DH and I were heartbroken but wanted to keep working on our now rainbow baby! First cycle didn't happen for us so I got some OPKs downloaded an app and was determined to succeed. And today my BFP!! So here's how my cycle went: Cd1-cd6 period (I usually have heavy ones this ond was no exception) CD 8 : positive opk, BD CD 9- CD 12: negative opk, BD just in case CD13- CD 20: BD every other day just for fun CD 21: positive opk ( what the what?!!) No BD didn't have the opportunity. CD 22- CD 23: positive opk again!!! BD on CD 23 CD 24- 30: negative opk, felt like we missed out since we only had the chance to get at it once sp bd every other day without giving it a lot of thought. CD 31-cd 34: HPT negative BD again for a good measure. CD 35 or more like cd 1 since af arrived. BUT wait, there's more... CD 1- CD 6: period completely normal for me heavy period nothing out of the ordinary. CD8: decided to take opk since last month waa so strange and guess what: blazing positive so, BD again and throughout until CD 11 Now comes the fun part I found it strange that I kept getting blazing positives non stop and I've read a lot about the fact that if opk stays posituve for longer it could indicate pregnancy so decided to take HPT without any hopes and guess what faint positive, not a squinter. Next day (today) took more hpt's including the digital all show BFP and significantly stronger then yesterday! How could this be? I mean I've as well have been having spotting since cd 9. Tomorrow going to doc to confirm but this is the strangest thing ever. Means I had implantation a day or so after my period which is practically impossible. But I am optimistic since lines have gotten a lot stronger, hoping for a sticky bean! Don't lose hope ladies, baby dust to u all!!!

Rainbow/Clomid baby on his way!

I have PCOS and insulin resistance. My husband an I ttcd for 16months and of the last 4 months of that I was taking 1500mg metformin and finally fell pregnant with our beautiful daughter Matilda. At 40+1 she was stillborn due to an umbilical cord accident.. Thus beginning our journey to getting our rainbow baby. I was taking 1500mg slow release metformin and began my first round of Clomid 50mg when I was 5months post partum. In total I did 4 rounds of Clomid with my last being at 200mg. Ovulated on CD 22 6dpo - sore nipples 8dpo- large amount of cm, crampy 9dpo - BFN, crampy, bloating, irritable uterus, nipples sore still 10dpo - BFN, uterus VERY achey/irritable, some stringy yellow tinged cm, boobs feel heavy and nipples still sensitive 11dpo - BFN, uterus VERY achey/irritable, felt like AF was about to arrive, increase cm from yesterday 12dpo - BFN, although a faint line an hour after I took the test. Temp dip. Positive opk? 13dpo - BFP, lower back pain and cramps I am now 23 weeks and having a little boy. Feeling incredibly blessed. Goodluck to all your ladies on this roller coaster of a journey! Xxx

BFP with PCOS, clomid, glucophage and after miscarriage

I am writing here as I have prayed very hard to God to give me a BFP after my miscarriage about 6 month ago. God has really listened to my prayer and gave me a BFP yesterday!! Thanks to God. Hope this story will also give more hopes to people around me! I will give a brief background of myself. I am a mum of a 2.5 year old and had conceived the first one when I prayed in different churches in Paris, England and Barcelona. Doctor say it is very difficult for me to conceive due to my PCOS as my hubby sperms also had low count and poor structure.. I am on clomid 150mg and also glucophage for 3 cycles 2 month after my miscarriage which allows my cycle to become between 42-45 days. Used to be longer without these 2 medications. Btw, I am underweight too. I used OPK to try and detect my ovulation period and also BD as much as I can (once every 1-2 days) during the possible period to conceive. This month, my OPK was first positive on 30 Apr and hence ovulation could be 1 or 2 May. Assuming it as 1 May, 4dpo - a bit of sore boobs 6dpo - Left abdomen burrowing feeling in morning, Cramp throughout abdomen in afternoon 7dpo - Middle left abdomen slight pain for a few minutes 8dpo - Middle left slight pain in the AM for a few min; Start to have menses like cramp in the afternoon: tested BFN (with 15mIU sensitivity strip) was sad 9dpo - no more cramp, tested BFN but it became faint positive after 30 min (test time should be 5 min and not exceeding 15 min) 10dpo - test again and very faint line after 10 min so decided to do blood test at lunch time. Report came back as hCG level 98.7mIU! Was very happy and went to see Gynae in the evening. Gynae mentioned that it is still considered as chemical pregnancy and the sac can only be seen next week so will go back and do a scan next week! Will keep everyone posted on the updates! Thank you God for giving me a miracle!!!
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BFP 10DPO!

***BABY DUST TO ALL *** I hope this helps. We’re all different, so the more stories the better, right?! BACKGROUND Baby #1 CLOMID I had gotten married at age 22. By age 26 I was having trouble conceiving- Doc’s diagnosed me with PCOS. January 2008, I was prescribed Clomid. Took it January, February and by March we had kinda “given up” stopped trying so hard. And Bam! BFP, just shy of my 27th birthday. Healthy baby boy . C-section 41 weeks. 9 pounds 5 oz. 12/18/08 Babies #2 & 3. TWINS INJECTABLES IUI (DPO listed at bottom) Started trying again in 2011 on Clomid via OB. Few months nothing. Referred to fertility clinic... 2 rounds of Clomid at clinic/ being monitored/ 2 IUI's. No dice. March 2012, the 3rd and last try, we did injectable hormones in place of Clomid. I also did acupuncture before and after the procedure (it was upstairs of the Clinic), and at night I would listen to pregnancy mediation. It worked, just shy of my 31st birthday! Two Healthy baby boys! C-section 38 weeks. 6 lb 4 oz and 7 lb 4 oz. 12/11/12 My husband passed away when my twins were 6 months old. Last year I got remarried to a wonderful man, God -sent. PRESENT DAY For the last year I used OPK’s and realized that I DO OVULATE! I have erratic cycles.... I’ve been clocking all my physical symptoms for a year. I know my body pretty well at this point. I used progesterone cream to do an ovulation “shut down” and after that I ovulated every cycle! (not monthly. because it was sometimes 60 days. but every CYCLE). I have been taking Ovaboost and Fertile Aid. Womans multi, Viatmin D3, Glucomannan, Cod liver oil, Adrenal Health, Evening primrose cd1-O, PMS pill O-end. Stopped taking them last month just because it was getting to be too much... I hate taking pills and I never remember and i’m inconsistent. It also makes me feel like i’m trying too hard, and it’s too “in my face”. Twice in the last 8 months I got stuck in an annovulatory cycle, at which point I would take the natural progesterone cream and by the 8th day I would have a break through bleed, allowing me to start a new cycle. I was psyched I had this all down to a cycle! It may not be a traditional one but i was bleeding, i was ovulating, and i wasn’t in hormonal agony!! We used this as a method of birth control, seeing as though we weren’t trying for our own baby just yet. April 2016, we unknowingly DTD during my fertile cycle, as It wasn’t until 4 days later I got a +OPK. So we decided to just try that night too. What the heck, we thought.... it won’t happen that fast... I coincidently had a new patient visit with my OB during this week, to talk about my options, and just talk about my history. I was afraid she was going to be quick to tell me I need clomid. But she was super supportive of what I was doing, and she told me that as long as my luteal phase is 14 days --THEY DONT USE THE TERMINOLOGY LATE OVULATION--. She assured me that egg quality isn’t an issue, its if there’s a short luteal phase that’s concerning for viability. She did say because I am going to be 35 next month that if I do decide to use medical help, she would refer me to a clinic for safe measures. But I didn’t need that!!! Baby #4 ALL NATURAL BFP just shy of my 35th birthday! DD January 21, 2017 Tuesday (cd26): DTD <3 Wednesday (cd27): - OPK Thursday (cd28): - OPK, but darker Friday (cd29): woke up from a dream of a positive test, couldn’t shake it. +OPK second morning urine! Digi and POS all positive, took 3. DTD <3 Saturday (cd30): Assumed Ovulation Day. - OPK 1DPO: Good day, good mood, mild cramps but nothing too noteworthy (because of PCOS i’m always crampy-ish from O-AF) 2DPO: Lower left Cramping. Fertility Luteal Phase Yoga. NEW this cycle~ Acne, Gassy in addition to my NORMAL ~ Backache, light cramps, dreams, joint paints- pretty normal, neck-ache- maybe slept wrong. *progesterone cream 3DPO: Woke up in the middle of the night to pee- cramps on left when i went, but not a lot came out. Bloody snot- not abnormal. While doing yoga laying on my right side I got a sharp pain from my left side when moving to the sitting up position after 2 mins of holding uterus pose. NEW~ Gassy-ish last two days. ACNE! Like a teenager, Hungry!! NORMAL~ Runs- not too abnormal, light cramps, light backache, *progesterone cream 4DPO: DTD <3 Really gassy last night. Stuffy nose. Sleepless night DH up a lot. Hate the dog! So aggravated with the kids. Mean and sarcastic. I feel unattractive. NEW~ Thirsty!! Acne bad. Hungry. No discharging.... that’s odd for me. NORMAL~ Backache, light cramps, dreams, irritable *progesterone cream 5DPO: Tried to be calm today. the twins are just testing me. NEW~ Thirsty! Weird “after sex” odor down yander. Acne. Hungry again! Indigestion (maybe because i’m eating like a pig). NORMAL~ Weird dreams, impatient, light cramps and backache *progesterone cream 6DPO: (new moon) OBGYN appointment/ annual pap. NEW ~ Acne chin and jaw/ one or two new a day small white heads.

BFP! SHOCKED, TOLD I DIDNT EVEN OVULATE THIS MONTH!

I told myself that if I ever get a bfp I would post my story so that it could help those going through their TWW and TCC journey. I never knew how frustrating and disappointing this process could be until I started. Trust me, if your anything like me you research things online 120123898 times a day and drive yourself crazy. But one thing to remember, is have faith, it will happen in due time. I have been TTC for 7 mnths now, and I honestly am so used to seeing BFNs that i was completely shocked when this BFP showed up. For months, I would search the internet on every single possible early pregnancy symptom and somehow convince myself that I had each and every one of them every month. I think my mind literally played tricks on me constantly! The funny thing is... this month I actually did the day 3 and day 21 blood tests that check for ovulation and the doctor called me last week saying that my progesterone was at a 5 when it should have been at a 10 (very low)!!!!! It was so low that she said I most likely didn't even ovulate. I told her my cycles were normally 30-35 days so isn't it possible i ovulated later? She hesitated and said well its possible but not likely. LOL guess it was a strong one! Since she told me my progesterone was low, i started looking into VITEX which is supposed to help with low progesterone, ovulation etc. I went to the store last night, bought it and decided to take a pregnancy test before taking it since I had read that it could cause miscarriages. I took a pregnancy test from a couple months ago, and was SHOCKED when it showed up right away with a bfp!!!!! (at 1030pm). I went and bought a ton more tests and all came back positive. I will be calling my dr today and getting a blood test. Now to the good stuff... Things i did differently this month: 1.Held my legs up for a few mins after BD and slept one night without washing down there or standing up (prob only BD twice around ovulation week, not a whole lot this month in general) 2. Been taking one a day womens multivitamin for past 4 months 3. Drank a lot of water, barely any caffeine Since I didnt use an OPK and i dont chart, here are my symptoms that now looking back could have been pregnancy symptoms. They are not by DPO since I have no idea exactly when I even ovulated. 1. Had mild AF like cramping middle of cycle for 2 minutes, then nothing. 2. Went to bed one night, woke up a few times and felt like i was drugged, hot flashes.(week after ovulation) 3. This one REALLY stood out to me because it was weird. For two days, whole body felt itchy!! no rash, and didnt change detergents or anything. 4. One nipple had a burning sensation for like 5 seconds. 5. A little more emotional than usual, teared up at a lot of things on tv that most people probably wouldnt LOL I had read so many things where women said they just "knew" or "felt pregnant". This was not me at all, no sore boobs, no implantation spotting, not really any cramping either except the past couple days which is when AF is suppose to be due so i thought it was just that. All my regular pre-af symptoms were here. I have learned so much from reading everyones posts that I hope this helps someone out there. Do not give up faith or hope, and try not to drive yourself crazy symptom spotting because in my case, i thought i was pregnant every single other month EXCEPT this one! The one month your relaxed and not thinking about it as much, it will happen :-)
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41 Ready to Give UP! Miracles do Happen!

After TTC for close to 3 years, meeting with the fertility Dr. at 1.5 years- having 2 failed IUI's, multiple rounds of Femera, Clomid and Maca. We felt like every door was slamming on us and where it appeared that only IVF could be our chance, but with no more savings (IVF costs approx $15K in Canada) this dream of having a child of our own was slowly fading and we decided to stop all fertility treatments in Sept of 2015. To be honest I was just done, and wanted to get off the emotional roller-coaster ride called infertility. . All that said, I hadn't given up hope (its hard to when your period still comes every month)- but I knew my only chance of success meant I needed to focus on my physical, mental and spiritual health and wellness in order to go through every months let down. I am extremely overweight, but in good fertile health where apparently I didn't have any recognizable reason for my infertility and my husband is in extremely good health and shape as are his sperm. We are both lead by a higher power and our Heavenly Father has been our constant strength and guide through this process even when I was mad, hurt and confused by His will not to give us this opportunity to be parents. I have come to the conclusion through this process that, timing and God's will is a very important piece in the infertility puzzle, even though we think we can control the outcomes- we truly need to be willing to be patient. Additionally, it is so important for us as women to get to know our bodies, recognizing ovulation signs and what our body needs to build healthy eggs and for men healthy sperm. So here is what happened....finally.... I received a call from a friend who had also been struggling to conceive her second child on December 13th, 2015. She had visited a natropath who told her that in order to build healthy eggs both the mother and father must ensure that they are not experiencing sugar highs and lows, they refrain from dairy products, because they interfere with their hormones, moderate their gluten/wheat intake, start taking digestive enzymes and eat lots of raspberries! So December 14th both my husband and I went off all processed sugar, we still had fruit and didn't worry to much about a little sugar in cooking when we ate out, but we refrained from desserts and anything that would spike our sugar. I eliminated dairy from my diet- and I love cheese so this was almost harder than the sugar, for 10 days went off all wheat and then started taking digestive enzymes and enjoying fresh Costco raspberries. If you are interested in a book that helped me with this process it is Dr. Mark Hyman's book The Blood Sugar Solution 10- day Detox Diet. The results: Besides feeling so much better and having the weight falling off, literally my next period was Jan 2, 2016 and I conceived January 21-23, we found out Feb 14th (Best Valentine's day ever) and we are now 16 weeks pregnant with our little miracle baby growing within me. What made me finally test....Note I have long period cycles generally 41 days. You'll see aside from very sore breasts- every thing made me think I was getting my period, the symptoms as very similar. CD40- Major Diarrhea- had to leave the restaurant early- I thought I was getting my period. CD 41- Sharp pains in my right breast more than left. Still had unhappy bowels- must be getting my period. CD-42- Now I am constipated- what is going on I should have got my period. CD-43- Breasts hurt after they are touched like a residual hurt. Still no period- how could these symptoms be the same. CD-43- I finally tested and after testing so many times and never seeing a positive, I told my husband I was going to test the next morning and he begged me not too, he just didn't want to see me cry again. I tested at 5 am with my FMU and it was POSITIVE++++ in fact the pregnancy line was darker than the test line. I sat in the bathroom starring at the stick and seriously couldn't hold back the tears. So of course when I went in to the bedroom to share the news with my sleeping husband and I was crying his first response was to give me a hug and tell me everything was going to be OK, and I was trying to get out "No- I am- no I am....pregnant". He was over the moon, we both were. Because I was still on the blood registrar for being able to order HCG tests, I went in the next day for my HCG blood work and sure enough it came back at 5111! That's when we got really excited! I tested again 2 days later and it was 12,798- then 19,879- so we were advancing normally. We visited our fertility Dr. the following week and he gave me an internal ultrasound and were able to see a little seed- with a heart beating.
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