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Natural BFP after 3 Years and SEVERE MALE FACTOR

Hello everyone, I firstly wanted to say that I am in ultimate shock right now. Mainly this is because we were JUST about to undertake our first IVF/ICSI cycle due to severe male factor. We got pregnant this month after THREE YEARS of trying, completely naturally against all odds.

I am 27 (1 child from previous partnership aged 6) and my partner is 30 (1 child from previous partnership aged 9). We have been together for five years and have been TTC for just over three years with no positive pregnancy tests at all. This year we decided to seek fertility support and after a number of tests, all mine came back good but my partner came back with severe Oligospermia. He had only 400,000 sperm per field and only 1 million total sperm count (every man should have a minimum of 15 million sperm per field and 39 million total count). He had normal hormone profile but after a urology appointment where he had a scrotal sonogram (scan of the testicles) he was also told that both testicles looked abnormal.

As we set our hearts now on IVF/ICSI and prepared to fork out a big loan for our first round of treatment I discover that I am pregnant!

I didn't track symptoms but this is what I did notice:

- On Cycle Day 16, shortly after ovulation I had intense dizziness and nausea for two days (Odd?!)
- No significant period pain leading up to due date. Although had increased back ache and neck ache.
- Small amount of Creamy pink tinged CM for two days prior to period due date
- Acid reflux feeling and heartburn (mild)
- Tender swollen boobs
- Mild headaches
- Extreme irritability when hungry especially around lunch time

I am 4 weeks and 2 days and praying everything will be ok as we have waited so long for this.

I wish you all baby dust, remain strong especially with your partner. It will make all the difference in the end.

BFP after 4 years

Well after 4 years of trying, 2 laparoscopic surgery's and 4 rounds of IVF we finally got our BFP. I used to refer back to this site every single month and therefore want to share my story to give others hope and encourage those that are going through something similar not to give up not to give up. It's a long one i'm afraid.
We started trying for a baby a few months after my 29th birthday at the encouragement of my practice nurse. I'd had a long history of painful periods and a specialist had once mentioned i may have endometriosis but at that time the only treatment she would suggest was to go on the pill, which i did although things never really improved.
So after 4 months off the pill (and actively trying to conceive) i visited my GP as my period pain was unmanageable. I also had a long list of symptoms such as fatigue, headaches and general abdo pain throughout the month. She referred me to the local hospital were they arranged to do a investigative laparoscopy. This found stage II endometriosis throughout my abdomen. By the time we went back to see the specialist to discuss the results we have been trying for a baby for 7 months however she wasn't particularly concerned however i pushed for my husband to be sent for tests at this point. Two months later we were back at the hospital to discuss my husbands results which showed very poor motility. The consultant felt it was likely this that was stopping us from becoming pregnant and was happy to refer us to the fertility specialist to discuss treatment. In the mean time he wanted me to commence on hormone therapy for 6 months, this would put me in the menopause and would likely have an effect on my system for a year. After doing some research of my own i discovered that although this helps the symptoms of endometriosis it doesn't improve fertility.
We have been trying for a baby for 16 months when we had our first appointment in the fertility center. They felt IVF with ICSE would be the best way forward and we started our first cycle in the September and then had a further cycle in the January. Both resulted in a high number of eggs retrieved but nearly all of them didn't make it passed day 3, and the ones that did were of poor quality. It was then decided that i would have a further laparoscopy but this time with ablation to remove the endometriosis deposits. This showed my endometriosis had progressed to stage III/IV however they removed as much as they could.
We then tried naturally for 4 months before moving on to our 3rd IVF cycle. This again had similar results to the first 2 rounds however i did have a BFP for a week before beginning to bleed.
For our 4th round things started to get a little more serious, they admitted that they shouldn't have pushed on using the same drugs for 3 cycles and decided to put me on a short protocol for this go. The consultant also wanted me to take 3 months of Omega 3 and Co-enzyme. I also read the book 'It starts with the egg' by Rebecca Flett and made some changes to my diet and lifestyle.
We did our 4th cycle in November 2016 and retrieved over 30 eggs, because of this the decision was made to freeze all. At the time i was heartbroken, given my history of the eggs deteriorating in quality after day 3 i thought we had wasted all this time and money for nothing. Unfortunately the same thing happened during this cycle with all but 2 eggs surviving to day 5 however the 2 remaining eggs were of a much better quality and were able to be frozen. We planned to return one embryo in February of this year however the embryologist felt that due to my history the chances of twins were slim and encouraged us to thaw and transfer both, which we agreed to.
Straight away this cycle felt different, i didn't have any drugs in my system as i'd opted for a natural cycle and felt strong and well.
Around 4dp5dt i had a little cramping, on 5dp5dt i felt really tired and a little run down, more cramping but different to period pains and i just didn't *FEEL* premenstrual. On 6dp5dt i had some pink spotting and very naughtily did a test which showed a very faint BFP. Although it was early days i felt positive as i felt well in myself and my cramps were not like my usual pre period ones.
I'd say my real symptoms didn't kick in until i was a good week over my missed period date.
Fast forward to 7 weeks pregnant and my scan at the fertility clinic confirmed i was pregnant with TWINS!! I was in complete shock but over the moon.
I'm now 18 weeks pregnant and both are doing well. I've had a really smooth pregnancy so far with very little symptoms at all.
I know it's cliche but honestly do not give up, unless you have gone through the pain of infertility you cannot begin to understand the daily heartache it brings. Wishing each and everyone of you all the best of luck x

37 y/o, BFP, TTC #1, 18 months, no symptoms

I've really enjoyed reading all the BFP stories here and promised that when my time comes that I'll share with the 2ww community in hopes to help others. 18 months later, here it is!

Short background: 37 yrs old, average health (I workout 2-3x/week & eat pretty sensibly), borderline hypothyroid; hubby is 36 yrs old, average health.

We started seeing a fertility specialist in 2015 since my periods have gone completely crazy (super heavy, huge blood clots, frequent periods). Turns out I had a small submucosal fibroid. I went on meds hoping it would shrink the fibroid (it didn't) and eventually went in for surgery in June 2016. A month later, everything was looking good and we continued with our fertility treatments. We discovered hubby's sperm quality had 28% DNA fragmentation (anything above 30% would most likely make it more difficult to conceive). So he started taking vitamins (Fertil Pro as well as a multivitamin). During our fertility monitoring, I've consistently got the trigger shot with every ovulation & was on clomid for 2 months - with no such luck. In January 2017 we tried for our first iui - and once again, no success. Hubby and I decided to switch our fertility clinic since we weren't all that happy with the care we've been receiving at our current clinic. We had an appt for our new dr. in May and decided to take the next 4 months easy and not focus on ttc.... and just like that, it happened naturally!

Symptoms: To be honest, not very many.

The days leading up to when my period was due my boobs were so full, sore and hard! It was really uncomfortable! That lasted about 3 days, then it vanished.

There were only 2 times where I completely knocked out from exhaustion. Didn't think too much of it since I thought they were probably tough work weeks.

Mild cramping on and off week of period due and 2 weeks after. Different from regular period cramps... very mild, almost unnoticeable and very fleeting.

Very light brown spotting a few days before period was due. I wouldn't even call it spotting... it looked more like skid marks lol. It happened for about 4 days or so. I thought it was a sure sign AF was about to show her ugly head but she never came (*confused).

At CD 42 (DPO 24???) - My period still didn't come and I'm never this late. Tested with a cheapo Dollarstore hpt and there it was! I tested the next day with a Clear Blue hpt and it said 3+ weeks. Hubby and I were just dumbfounded! We didn't even BD all that much the past month either!

Thoughts: Its hard to pinpoint exactly what made the difference this time around (I've done the preseed, basal body temperature route, you name it, etc.) but I do think these may have been factors...

-I cut out caffeine completely. I was a 1 cup a day coffee drinker, so not even that big of one. I transitioned from drinking coffee to drinking tea (though I used 2 tea bags to give me the oomph I got from coffee)... then eventually I stopped drinking tea altogether (except for the very few times) and just drank water.

-After over a year of going to fertility treatments and injecting all sorts of hormones and meds into my body... just allowing my body to take a break... and be in its natural state. I really think all that just added stress to my body (add to that the mental/emotional stress from ttc). Just eating healthy and getting enough sleep can really do wonders for your body.

-I did not think about TTC. I know its difficult especially if its something you've been trying and hoping for, for so long. Hubby and I had a long talk about whatever God's plan was for us (to be parents or not) and we finally came to terms with accepting (and embracing) our lives as they are now and realizing how blessed we were in so many ways. Believe me when I say, that in itself was a long journey for me personally.

-Just being happy, relaxed and enjoying life. Make plans, spend time with loved ones, try new things. As much as you want to conceive right this moment, it CAN and WILL happen. Don't lose sight of the many other great things happening in your life. When the time is right, you'll have your sweet little one in your arms. Something to definitely be excited and optimistic for! :) I wish everyone to keep the faith, be happy and enjoy life. I'm sending positive thoughts to all the wonderful mamas to be :)

Natural BFP w/ 400,000 sperm count SEVERE Male Factor

I'll keep this short & to the point but wanted to post this to give someone else hope!! I was never able to find any natural stories on counts as low as my husbands.

I stopped birth control in 2010. We werent trying or preventing. We started really trying and opk strips from 2011-2012 (In our early twenties) My cycles were 30 days long. Nothing abnormal. After a year, we had a sperm count done on my husband and his count was only 800,000 TOTAL and only 50% motile. So only 400,000 able-bodied sperm. Genetic tests on both of us came back normal. Fertility clinic gave us a less than 1%chance of conceiving naturally. (Also, Husband had an undescended testicle at birth and surgery was performed when he was 2 years old so he has a varicocele on his left side and his left testicle is atrophied which is usually not a problem as long as the other testicle is functioning fine per the Urologist, sperm counts can still be normal. His isn't. Not sure why the right one isnt functioning as normal like it should but we never got it looked into or looked into varicocele surgery) Fertility dr put my husband on 3 months of Clomid and we did another sperm count. No improvement. He told us he wouldnt let us do IUI without 5million count minimum so he recommended IVF and ICSI. We decided to give up due to lack of funds and stress. Kept trying on our own and then stopped trying actively in mid 2013 after doing the whole Pre-Seed, opk strips, ferning checks etc. Nothing worked. We decided to move on and accept a life without children.

In December 2014, I got pregnant. HUGE surprise! SO elated! No more than a day after getting my BFP, I miscarried at 5 weeks. Blighted Ovum. Just absolutely crushed us. Naturally miscarried. We assumed that was a fluke chance and never thought we would get another so we didnt start trying again or anything. just not preventing.

In November 2015, I got pregnant AGAIN! Had ultrasounds at 6 and 8 weeks along and saw and heard a heartbeat and everything was fine or so it seemed. I began bleeding at 12.5weeks a few days before my next ultrasound and when we went to the ER we found out the baby had passed at 9 weeks. Missed Miscarriage. Naturally miscarried. No testing on tissue was done because we wanted to bury our baby. No testing on me was done either.

2nd cycle after my last miscarriage and I got pregnant AGAIN!!! Not trying or preventing. This time I was put on progesterone suppositories at 4 weeks until 14weeks along just in case and I am proud to say that we now have a happy& healthy 7 month old little girl after 6 years!!!

I honestly think that the only reason we ever got our miracle baby was because of my miscarriages. It may be weird to think that but let me explain. I read that a womans cervix becomes slit like after it dilates a bit and tissue passes out even with a miscarriage so I believe that because of those, my cervix was a bit more open afterwards and allowed more sperm to go through. It only takes one!!!!!

We have not had his sperm tested since the first few times years ago but I cant imagine anything has changed. His varicocele is still there. According to doctors and a fertility specialists, it should be near impossible for me to have gotten pregnant THREE times NATURALLY with only 400,000 sperm but it happened! Dont ever lose hope!!!!!

I hope this story helps someone.

TTC 5 years IVF Miracle against all odds

I cannot believe I am finally able to post a BFP story.
We have been actively trying for 5 years and passively trying for 4 years prior to that.
We've tried everything under the sun. BBT tracking, Preseed, Soft cups, Clear Blue monitors, OPKs, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Mayan abdominal massage, yoga, diet change, so many different supplements, 2 failed IVFs, hypnotherapy, gave up caffeine alcohol cigarettes.. you name it we have done it. Saw so many different specialists that supposedly got even the most infertile couples pregnant. Spent tens of thousands of dollars but nothing worked for us! I had low ovarian reserve, adenomyosis from two terminated pregnancies, high TSH, Low FSH, DH had low count, motility and morphology. Odds were against us. We took breaks for a few months every now and then just to keep our sanity and live our lives normally. I was reaching the end of my rope and honestly ready to give up and come to terms with a life with no kids.

I was on the phone with my mother from Korea and telling her we would be trying until the end of the year and if it doesn't happen by then I think I can say with confidence we have tried everything in our power and the rest is not up to us. That we would just live our lives happily without kids. She agreed that is a good plan but suggested that we try one last IVF round in Korea. Then she would drop the subject as well. But something was telling her that we should give it a try in Korea.

We agreed and took 3 months to prepare ourselves physically and mentally to give ourselves the best outcome for our final try. I continued with acupuncture and herbs as well as prenatal, fish oil, vitamin D, probiotics good diet and exercise. A new thing I added just for my own peace of mind was fertility coaching and drinking 4 cups of red raspberry leaf infusion and red clover infusion. Every single thing I did played a part especially the coaching. Also being super relaxed at my mom's house where I didn't have to lift a finger or think about work.

I came back from Korea 8dpt. Was told to wait and get a blood test after 10 days. I did not poas as I have had so much disappointment and didn't want false negatives or positives. At around 11 days I did get a blood test and the result was BFP!!! I was on tons of progesterone so I had the sore boobs on and off, the twinges, and late period. I've experienced all this before with bfns so just tried to ignore these symptoms. The one symptom that was really strange was the crazy fatigue. A few days before my blood test I would start to yawn uncontrollably in the middle of the day. Also I almost fell asleep at the wheel of my car a couple times driving home from work. This has never happened to me in my life. It was like I took a sleeping pill or something. This crippling fatigue continued through until about week 12.

I believe the moment we emptied our expectations and made peace with not having a child was the moment the door opened for us. I know it sounds ironic and doesn't make sense. Believe me I was there. It took me many years to understand this concept. I hope this helps some of you ladies out there. Baby dust to you all.

BFP after 8 long years of trying , thank God he's Faithful!

I have read all of these BFP stories for years, and I said I would post after I got my BFP. I am 38 yrs old and DH is 39yo, we've been married 10 yrs. My pregnancy road began in 2008, I tried natural cycles with Femara, then in 2010 found out I had endometriosis from exploratory laparascopy and found out DH had severe male factor. DH and I continued to try to get pregnant but nothing. In 2012 we tried a menopur cycle with hcg trigger but nothing. 2014 I had another laparascopy and polyp removal. We then tried IUI x2 , but still BFN. In 2015 after a failed IUI, we decided to look into IVF. Well November 2015 we had 7 eggs fertilized by ICSI. We transferred 2 3 day embryos. Needless to say, we were both devastated when it didn't work. We had 1 last embryo that was frozen, but we decided to wait because honestly I was very discouraged at this point. Well March 16th, 2017 we decided to transfer our 1 and only 2AB blastocyte frozen embryo, and on 3/27/17, I found out I was pregnant with beta of 270! I am now 7 weeks 6 days, and I know this is truly a blessing from the Lord. I thank him daily for this miracle. Here are my early symptoms :
1dpo Bloated feeling, pulling at navel.
2po- had very vivid dream, where I was killing people who were trying to kill me ( I know crazy right) that same night I had a somewhat spontaneous orgasmic like feeling. I just knew I was pregnant.
3dpo-4dpo- gassy, mild cramp here and there
5dpo- I had a very sharp pain when walking at the park with my mom, I had to stop walking for a second.
6dpt- early that morning around 2am, I took pregnancy test- BFN. I decided no more testing.
7pt- period like cramps and pressure in pelvic area
8dpt- I was at the grocery store and felt what felt like a menstrual period. I ran home and wiped say dark red/brownish blood. I wanted to cry, but prayed and took a HPT. I wasn't going to look at it thought I was out but I saw 2 faint lines. I took a digital and it said negative, so I decided to wait for my Beta in 3 days.
8dpt-10dpt I had very light brown or beige spotting, a cramp here and there.
11dpt- I had beta- 270 BFP
13dpt- beta 599
20dpt- beta 6,331
My EDD is 12/2/2017, MY 11TH Anniversary! ! God has a sense of humor!
Let this be encouragement to all of you, with God all things are possible, Only Believe! Doubt the Doubt! If he did it for me he'll do it for you too!

So grateful!!

Hi ladies!!

I am just so grateful to have the opportunity to post my story on here. This site has been my go-to for inspiration for the past 3 1/2 years since we first started trying to get pregnant.

I am 27, DH is 28 and we have male factor infertility. We have plenty of sperm with great motility, but the morphology at one point was 2.5%. After making some diet and lifestyle changes (no drinking) and adding fertilaid for men to the mix, as well as my husband seeing a urologist who prescribed him clomid, his numbers all around went up. Morphology went up to 3.5% which is huge. But even after all that and 3 IUI cycles, we had only had a chemical pregnancy which ended shortly after a very faint positive with bleeding. So we moved on to IVF.

Back in Oct/Nov I started stimming with follistim, which is honestly not bad at all. The pen is genius. I responded really well to the meds, too well. As we got closer to egg retrieval it became clear we wouldn't be able to do a fresh cycle. We would freeze all and do a frozen transfer. On ER day they retrieved over 60, yes, 60 eggs, 48 mature. We froze 18 eggs, fertilized 20 with icsi. In the end I had 10 perfect blasts to freeze. My 1st frozen transfer was in Dec. And we transfered 1 embryo. In hindsight, I was crazy to do it so close to the holidays as I was very busy and extremely stressed. I didn't take enough time after the transfer, just the day after and I was back to work. Bfn.

This frozen cycle I wanted everything to be different. I was way more relaxed during the lead up. I cut back to 30 hours at work and the week of transfer I was on vacation. Transfer day I went and had a massage in the morning, came home ate some soup and then went to clinic for transfer. I was so much more relaxed this time around. We transferred 2 perfect blasts. And I really made an effort to just lounge on the couch the next few days. No plans.

5dp5dt I took a frer and could SWEAR I saw a line. It was extremely faint and you could really only see it once I cracked open the test and took the strip out, and at that point I convinced myself it was an evap. I waited until 7dp5dt and took another frer with fmu it was positive, faint, but undeniably there. That afternoon I took another and a digital (totally didn't expect the digital to come up positive), the frer was darker than the mornings and the digital said PREGNANT. I could not believe it! I went in at 10dp5dt and my beta HCG was 79.4. 1st ultrasound is scheduled for 7 weeks. Based on beta I think it's a singleton, but will find out for sure at ultrasound.

Ladies, if you've been at this for a long time, don't give up. It will happen. Just have faith! Really the only symptom I had was just a heavy feeling in the uterus! Sore boobs could be attributed to meds. As of now, boobs are really sore and itchy. My back aches, and I get tired very easily.

Best of luck to everyone!!

First attempt at IVF/ICSI - BFP

BACKGROUND:

I froze 21 oocytes at the age of 35/36 and had them fertilised almost 4 years later at age 39.5 with a guy who had low motility/low morphology/low count and therefore required ICSI.

The thaw rate of unfertilised eggs is pretty terrible so it was an extremely stressful few weeks. We decided to use half for the first IVF to see how things went. So out of 10, only 5 thawed and fertilised properly, by the next morning, we only had 3 embryos left, by day 3, two of those embryos weren't looking good but 1 looked really good. I went and sat in church a few times to pray for a good outcome and try to destress in there. By day 5, I had one A grade embryo! It was incredibly depressing and stressful and I was so worried that this one shot would not take.

SYMPTOMS:

Embryo transfer day, Acupuncture at 8:15am and transfer at 10:00am - the Dr told me the embryo was an A grade embryo and would implant within the next 24 hours. Acupuncture again at 11:00am. I felt so happy that I had at least one good one and one good shot.

I had cramps during the day likely from the prodding of the procedure itself. At 3:00am that night, I felt a fast sharp pin prick stab on my left side. I thought to myself, "Surely it's too early for implantation signs?!" But he did say it would start to happen within 24 hours! I assumed this is when the embryo first latched onto the uterus lining.

DPT and DPO

1dp5dt - 7dpo - morning cramps from procedure or embryo action? Stressed out and depressed as I was taking antibiotics for Ureaplasma at the same time. Slight pressure on the left side ovary area where I felt that sharp stab. Mild cramps after shower - progesterone or embryo related? Bloated. A little itchy around the left ovary area.

2dp5dt - 8dpo - lots of symptoms today. Felt pressure on left ovary or lower left side somewhere towards the surface. Slight sting in left side /ovary area after lunch. No ovary pressure in the evening but it did look more swollen and felt slightly tender in the left lower side. Pressure returned briefly after a shower. Feeling pressure and not at all comfortable when trying to sleep. I had to lie on the right side to try and get some sleep. Slight uterine cramps at 2:20am, uterus feels bloated and full when lying down. Slight lower back ache, pressure, feels uncomfortable all night. Shooting pain in left ovary at 3:40am.

3dp5dt - 9dpo- I read that implantation into the uterine lining wall usually complete by day 9dpo which is today. Brief bloating feeling after progesterone pessary. Otherwise absolutely no symptoms all day, feeling depressed.

4dp5dt - 10dpo - No symptoms except for a short light twinge on left ovary area and slight itch briefly on left ovary area. Went to church to pray. Acupuncture at 5:45pm (it is recommended this done 5 days post transfer). Bloated - So bloated that my leggings are way too tight and unbearable to wear. Breasts have been tender all week, however I think it's due to the progesterone pessary.

5dp5dt - 11dpo - FAINT POSITIVE!!!!!!!!! NO SYMPTOMS. By this point, I really haven't felt anything significant since the 2nd day after transfer.

6dp5dt - 12dpo - No symptoms. HPT is darker.

7dp5dt - 12dpo - afternoon, brief and slight pressure/throbbing sensation in the left ovary area again. HPT is darker.

8dp5dt - 13dpo - super slight pressure, throbbing sensation on and off all day, mild sting left side. I read that the placenta is now also producing HCG so maybe this is what I am feeling. HPT is darker.

Praying that this sticks.

Beta testing is 2 days away - fingers crossed all goes well :)

After 1,569 days (4years 3months) of praying and trying..BFP with FET ICSI PGS

WOW! I am still in shock. I am elated and oh so grateful. I don't even know where to start but I couldn't wait to post.

I am now 35 my DH is 46. We have my beautiful 12yo stepdaughter from his previous marriage.

The first year of trying I would check this site all of the time checking symptoms. Then we tried the lets not stress about it and it will happen approach. Then we tried acupuncture and the stork a few times still with no success. It was then that I decided I needed to get over my fear of going to doctor and just go find out what was wrong. DH male factor me low reserve/estrogen. We went to a fertility specialist and he decided that due to our issues and age we need to due FET with ICSI and PGS. First round of stims I only produced 3 eggs. All 3 were fertilized but all ended up arresting. Got the news on our 6th anniversary. Needless to say I was devastated but the doctor wanted to go right away for round 2 because he thinks my body was just slow responding. Next round 8 eggs! 8 is great!! When I hear about all these women getting like 20 eggs I was like seriously!!?? Anyway, 7 fertilized 6 arrested we were left one!!!!!! We prayed and prayed and prayed. PGS came back good and normal. I wouldn't allow myself to know the grade etc because it would have just given me one more thing to google and worry about. So, 2 months later started Acupuncture twice a week and Lupron and estrogen then came progesterone and Medrol. Lining looked great 9mm+ at last check up before transfer with the expectation that it would get even thicker. Got a call on transfer day morning from Dr., (me: gulp), embryo thawed perfectly see you @1! (me: sigh, phew, Praise you GOD). Transfer went perfectly didn't feel a thing. Went home and watched a bunch of movies on the couch for the next 3 days, then back to work. I am feeling so blessed and finally fully understanding and accepting of God's timing!

Here are my symptoms:

Monday 1/16 DOT mild cramping 1.5hrs later then later at night ...hungry.. headache at night.

Tuesday 1/17 1dp5dt back ache... dull cramps... sharp stabbing pains left side around 9pm, headache afternoon/night, peeing a lot more like every 1.5hrs but drinking a lot of water too.

Wednesday 1/18 2dp5dt woke up with cramps and sharp stabbing pains in right nipple...dull crampy... back achey ..quick darting pains left side Late morning... peeing like every hour... left side sharp stabbing again tonight.

Thursday 1/19 3dp5dt sharp darting this am, achey crampy and back achey and feet and legs ...ACUP TODAY vision a little wonky when got back to my desk after she said my pulse was mushy which is a good pregnancy sign...slept good but still tired.

Friday 1/20 4dp5dt had Acupuncturist feel my pulse again because I just can't help myself lol she says it feels like a pregnancy pulse..patient asked me if I was pregnant...Co-worker said she read something about Jessica's getting pregnant in 2017 on FB, not that I believe in superstitions!!! A little crampy achey but not as much a little tired today... couple of flushed feelings like hot around 2...around 630 2-3 sharp darting pains that I went "ahhh"... I want to know now!!! Hot today but temp is 97.7 on non basal therm..disappointed temp isn't higher even though I never temped before lol

Saturday 1/21 5dp5dt Keep waking up early, achey crampy, back achey

Sunday 1/22 6dp5dt waking up early, cramps like period is coming, back ache... almost threw up when smelled dh breathe after he ate meat ball slider then talked to me I gagged quite a bit, I think I am making it up so I ask my friend to smell his breathe but they both just looked at me like I was crazy haha.

Monday 1/23 7dp5dt woke up to spontaneous orgasm, now nervous because not supposed to have orgasm due to uterine contractions..dizzy light headed in morning, no cramps today, no symptoms at all really, acupuncturist says slippery pulse still good, gassy bloated.

Tuesday 1/24 8dp5dt woke up early again couldn't fall back to sleep...woke up starving ...cried this am feeling emotional negative bc of no symptoms... had dream last night that I had a miscarriage like 5 years ago and I saw a picture of myself pregnant and I didn't remember it because I had blocked it out of my memory...Dr. called to say they are all rooting for me and I cried when listening to message. Feet are cold today at work back achey..got mad with DH because he was trying to make me call and order lunch and wouldn't just do it himself LOL.. later ready for bed at 8 but stepdaughter had practice, yawned all the way through it, had dinner and felt too full after I ate even though I feel like I didn't eat enough to make me feel that way. Blue veins on boobs more prominent at night.

39 next month and first ever BFP!

My husband and I got married in March 2015. I was 37 and he was 42. We were both morbidly obese @ 275#(me) and 445#(him). I was also suffering from severe fibromyalgia.
We started trying immediately to get pregnant but I wasn't overly hopeful because I felt so unhealthy. We tried eating "healthy" and lost some weight but we were hungry all the time. After 6 months we went to a fertility doctor. He put me on low dose thyroid medication and my husband on Clomid for low testosterone. My AMH and hormones were really good for my age. The doctor also prescribed fertility meds for me but I've only done two rounds of Clomid (one for the hormone test and one round a few months ago). My husband's sperm count increased but the quality decreased to the point that they were recommending IVF with ICSI.
In June 2016 we had gained some weight back and decided to try a ketogenic diet. I got down to 235# and leveled off but it also cured my fibromyalgia. My husband got down to 385#.
I had accepted around age 34 that I would never get married or have children so I have just been happy to have a wonderful man in my life, but it made me sad because he wanted a baby so badly. A few months ago we had a conversation and he was really wanting to go all out and do IVF. I felt the financial strain would be too much and wanted to trust in God. Shortly after that conversation they had a video in church about infertility/adoption and it was pretty emotional. We were invited to the front for prayer and I think it gave him some peace to know that God really is in control. Now just a few weeks later and we have our first ever BFP! I didn't test until 18-19 DPO because I fasted quite a bit this cycle (for the first time ever, also got my weight under 230#) and thought maybe it messed up my cycle. But I'm usually super regular so I finally bought a test and tested at 3 AM because I couldn't wait until morning! I pray that God will protect this little one. All the glory goes to Him!
I have not used ovulation tests for the last few months because I've always felt when I am ovulating and decided to trust my body and God. I had ovulation pain on one side January 7 (we BD'd that night) and the other side January 8 (usually I only have it on one side). I got up and put my pajamas on right after so it definitely isn't necessary to lay there lol. My husband usually takes at least 3-4 days to "recharge" so we really only get one chance per month.
I've definitely had increased appetite and have been taking naps (usually I can't nap even if exhausted). The last few days my chest has hurt a bit more than usual but not enough that I thought it was a sign. I have had minor cramping and kept thinking I was going to start my period any minute. Also my cat has been laying with me a lot this last week and she normally only lays with my husband. That was really unusual!

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