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BFP with Preseed

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BFP at 10dpo! Minimal symptoms!

Hi ladies,

Given I stalk this site, it’s only fair I pot my own BFP story as well. I ovulated on October 31. We started using preseed about 3 cycles ago and have been unsuccessful. I decided this would be our last month using it and next month we would try without it. Generally I symptom spot like crazy, but this month I felt different. I had decided not to think about that stuff and given I felt that I was out this month I decided to contact my FS to let him know that we will be proceeding with IUI next month. Usually I symptom spot and feel nauseous and I could have sworn a few months ago I felt implantation... but always got a BFN!

This month there were only a few different hints. #1 usually my breasts swell up at about 5dpo, this month they didnt! Secondly I normally have a lot of CM post ovulation, it’s generally creamy and can be seen in my underwear. This month I was dry as a bone! No marks in my undies at all. I also found myself drinking a lot of water and green tea from 4 dpo onwards. The night before 10 dpo I had some wackyyyy and Vivid dreams, I woke up on the morning of 10 dpo wondering if I should poas but decided against it. I went to work and while sitting at my desk I realized that my breasts felt huge, as if they grew overnight, and every time my arm hit the side it felt sore... like bruised. This is when I was like ok whooaaa maybe I need to test, but then convinced myself it’s too early.

That evening when I got home and was getting dressed to go to a party, I decided to pee on an internet cheapie. After 5 minutes there was nothing so I threw it out. About half an hour later I felt an inkling to look again, and here was a faint line! I grabbed a FRER and forced more pee and within 3 minutes there was a faint line!!!

My breasts are still quite big and sore! And the tiredness is just so extreme! Hope this little bugger sticks!!!

Good luck and baby dust to you all!

BFP afer 41 cycles at the age of 43!

So, I've been silently stalking this site for some time, looking for inspiration and to help keep my hopes up, and I told myself if I ever was blessed with another BFP, I'd share MY story too, in hopes it will help someone else in similar circumstances:

BFP at 9DPO - hardly any symptoms

I'm so excited to share my BFP story after spending the last 6 months stalking these boards! I really didn't have too many major symptoms. I honestly felt more pregnant in other months when I got all my BFNs. Here is my story

1DPO- ovulation cramps on the right side (typical)
2DPO- same
3DPO- very emotional, thinking I was never going to get pregnant
4DPO-6DPO- nothing to speak of
7DPO- temp drop (.2 degrees) started having persistent lower back pain on my right side
8DPO- another temp drop (.1 degree). Had to use a heating pad on and off throughout the day for back pain. Started noticing blue veins on my breasts and chest. Told myself I was being ridiculous. They were probably already there and I'd never noticed. Literally look at my boobs like 60 times throughout the day. Thank goodness for work-from-home days :)
9DPO- temp spike (.3 degrees) Crazy insomnia. Woke up at 2:30am and couldn't go back to sleep until nearly 5. Got up and peed and didn't think to test. Looked at my boobs some more. Blue veins were more prominent. Decided to torture myself and test with 3rd morning urine knowing it would be negative. After months and months of looking at stark white test sticks, I checked after 3 minutes expecting more of the same. But wait! Is that a line? Is it a shadow? Is it an evap? Am i nuts? i had already gotten rid of my pee cup and had to get to work so i couldn't test again. At work, I drank my usual protein shake for breakfast and felt super nauseous. Took over an hour to feel better. I waited until I got home that evening and decided to take another test. Afternoon pee with only a 90 minute hold showed a definite line. Very faint but there! Had to skip the margaritas that night when DH and I went out to dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant.
10DPO- more insomnia! Awake from 1:30ish-4am. Boobs feel a little sore. Another small temp spike (.1 degrees). Tested on FRER and BFP!!!

I'm now starting to feel the fatigue. Hard to stay awake during the day. I'm 4 weeks today and just oozing with excitement and joy. I told DH at 10 DPO and his reaction is one that I will never ever forget. Truly one of the best moments of my life. Praying for a healthy pregnancy- this baby is already so loved! Best of luck to all- sending babydust your way!

44 natural BFP with APS, PCOS, suspected Adenomyosis & previous m/c

Quick Background: One daughter just turned 14. 2 previous pregnancies both at 42 with M/C at 9 and 10 weeks, both within 48 hours of perfect ultrasounds. Got a full workup by RE and found to have Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, as well as being a carrier to several other blood clotting disorders (but not diagnosed with)... hemotolgist found it unusual to see so many carrier genes in one person. So... on baby aspirin for life. Was told to stay on Lovenox while TTC. Tried for about 6 months and gave up.

Since we have been NTNP (not trying not protecting).

That being said, we felt time was running out and I did get serious this month, used opk's and temped. This cycle we only BD'd one time due to both of us traveling. Got a positive OPK on CD 16 and BD'd on CD 17. That was it!

I did symptom spot and will post below everything I noted, but in truth the only really OBVIOUS symptom I had that was totally unusual for me, was the most intense heavy full swollen breasts and sensitive nipples that started at 3 days post ovulation (confirmed with temping). And it never went away. I did NOT expect that and have never had that with any of my 3 previous pregnancies that early. In fact, I even worried my last two because I read so much about breast tenderness and it didn't really start for me until maybe the 6th week.

So... here is my story... fingers crossed I stay pregnant, but I am grateful for the chance even with odds stacked against us.

Most my life pcos has had my cycles all over the place, but for last few years eating a clean paleo diet & low in carbs... I've been super regular (by my standards)... periods are 30 to 35 days apart pretty consistently. Ovulating between CD 16-22. Typical is day 21 for me.

CD 16 +opk at 2pm (had taken one at noon and it was "almost positive" so felt inclined to check again) Called DH who was out of town and arriving next morning.

Ovulation Day: BD'd around noon that was it for this whole cycle

1 DPO confirmed O with temp rise, very large glob of clear super stretch cm in the morning. Slight breast tenderness, CM dried up and gummy by afternoon.

2 DPO cm scant but creamy/sticky, stong twingy cramps on left ovary (typical for me), mild uterine cramps, mild lower back cramps...also typical in early luteal phase.

3 DPO runny nose upon waking,. Breasts more tender than usual, nipples way more sensative than typical for me. On and off mentrual like cramps all day... stonger on left. Nipples were so tender I felt tortured playing softball everytime I ran... never happened before... even with previous pregnancies, never had such sensitive nipples until way later in pregnancy. Boobs feel full and very heavy/achy.

4 DPO cracy how heavy and full my breasts are and nips... OMG super sensative. Woke up in the night from a really strong cramp (too early for implantation?), mild headache all day, very gassy. Can't stop crying today, super emotional. Cried at daughters choir performance (never done that and felt silly).

5 DPO same as 4 dpo. I think I just had a really strong progeserone response or estrogen dominance or something this cycle. It's too early for Pg symptoms, but feels like the worst pms of my life. Emotional, boobs are killing me, just weird for me.

6 DPO Same as last 2 days, but noticed complexion looks great! Even had compliments which is also not normal for my luteal phase.

7 DPO BFN Same as aove, heache all day, lots of pain twingy cramps around what feels like left ovary. Radiates into hip. Feel really wet, have had light creamy cm since O, today it is thinner and wetter... even left wet spot on panties.

8 DPO BFN feeling out, all my other pregnancies (3) I tested positive by 8 dpo. Only really unusual symptom is the persistent incredibly sore breasts and crazy tender nipples. I have had some, but not quite like this and never this long, usually by now it lets up a bit.

9 DPO BFN Same as yesterday... Boobs still KILLING ME!

10 DPO BFN boobs and nips still super baaaaad! Seems like more crampiness today. Had a super sharp and very painful cramp while in line at grocery store in the afternoon. Honestly IF I did conceive that had to be an implantation cramp... I wanted to double over but it passed like in 15 seconds and then I've had on and off mild cramping in the area since. Kind of curious if this could be implantation... it was super intense but not gas, radiating pain into hip and down leg, it was different. Seriously, even thinking maybe with all this crampiness if I'm not pregnant (which I really don't think I am because I'm sure I would have a bfp by now) I need to go to the Dr. I'm worried I might have a pelvic infection, BV? I don't know, but a lot of cramping and discomfort lately.

BFP on cd64, following anovulatory cycle!

Came off the pill end of May, had a breakthrough bleed then 25 days a later a full on normal period. Guessed fertile time and BD'd a couple of times but came down with a chest infection. Then nothing! Bfns, and no period! Went to doctors who said I'd likely skipped my period due to illness and things would regulate again soon. However I had a +opk on cd52 so knew my body was doing something!

This cycle I was taking folic acid and high strength vitamins B6, C, E and Zinc and Omega 3 fish oil.

-1 got a strong positive on opk at 2pm and lots of ewcm and felt like ovulation pains. DTD that night and used Conceive Plus (like pre seed) and feet up for 30mins after.
0 - more ewcm
1 - 4 nothing noticeable
5 - woke very hot in early hours, couldn't get back to sleep, exhausted
6 - woke hot and couldn't get back to sleep
7 - woke hot and couldn't get back to sleep, stark negative opk, very strong period pain-like cramps today, couldn't ignore them
8 - very faint line on opk
9 - faint line on opk. Bit husband's head off for something silly! Upset tummy had to run to toilet! Was odd.
10 - woke very thirsty and red spot appeared on my forehead (just today!), slightly darker line on opk. Gassy, had a blob of yellowish brown cm on panty liner before bed.
11 - woke very thirsty again. Decided at last minute to test with fmu and shocked when a faint line came up! Felt nauseous all morning (maybe shock of bfp!), Hungry all day, gassy, abdomen feeling very bloated and achy.
12 - woke very thirsty again, slightly darker but still faint test. Still very hungry, bloated and gassy.
13 - much darker line! Constant hunger. Went to bed early as shattered.
14 - did a digital clear blue and got 2-3 weeks :) also very dark line on opk!

Doctors appointment is next week. I think he'll be surprised when I say still no period yet but I'm now pregnant!

When the time is right, it will happen!

Eight months of trying and I was starting to question everything and feel overwhelmed with fertility information --Am i taking the right vitamins? Taking pineapples for implantation (just the core!)? Pre-seed? Laying down for 30 min after BD? So many things to think about. And then one morning, a faint, very faint line. I. could. not. believe. it. But here I am 5 days after my first BFP feeling so happy and wanted to share any information with you girls.

Background: I'm really healthy and thought getting pregnant would be a breeze (how wrong I was!) After starting temping each morning I realized my luteal phase was only 9 days. The month I got my BFP was the first month I started taking 200mg of progesterone, orally, after ovulation. I think this was the main factor that contributed to my BFP.

1-5DPO: Nothing.
6DPO: Light cramping. This is normal for me as I always get cramping around this time
7DPO: Still light cramping, thinking AF is on her way. Literally told my husband that I was 99.7% sure I wasn't pregnant this month.
8DPO: Went to the bathroom and had VERY light pink. I just thought I was going to start my period very early this month and was bummed. But I think this was implantation bleeding. Also had temp drop this day.
9DPO: Temp back up. Still light cramping
10DPO: Cramping, took my first test and had a pretty obvious Evap line. But this got me excited!
11DPO: Took a test and the faintest of faint BFP!
12-15DPO: No big changes. Have had very light cramping on an off since 6dpo but nothing major and BFP getting darker. BBs are getting more sore. I've had a lot of CM for the past week. And STARVING all day!

What I think made a difference: For me the Progesterone really helped keep little bean nice and happy. Also we used less pre-seed during BD and just tried to naturally get things going. Also eating healthy! I don't drink alcohol or any caffeine and have cut back on processed foods to try to keep hormones balanced.

It will happen! Stay positive, love yourself and the amazing things your body can do. And I liked to remind myself "Your body was made to do this! You got this girl!" :) xxoo

BFP at 10 DPO, 5 Months Post MC

I've been stalking these boards for months now and feel so lucky to have my own story to tell. The female body is truly amazing.

After our MC, we took a couple months off to enjoy a much needed vacation and recover from the emotional trauma that comes with loss. We picked back up again in June and my cycle just felt off - longer than normal and OPKs showed that ovulation was anywhere from 10-18 days into my cycle. I bought an Ava Bracelet and started using it in July. No luck that month but I felt empowered having another tool to help us TTC.

In August, DH and I went to Hawaii for a destination wedding and it just so happened to be during my fertile week (per Period Tracker/OPKs - Ava is still getting to know my cycle and had me ovulating a week later). When I realized my fertile week would line up with our trip, I decided to try SMEP as well. Can't hurt right? We packed the Pre-Seed, and plenty of OPKs and got down to business. The time change and wedding activities meant we messed up the schedule, but we still gave it our best shot:

CD 8-BD
CD 11 - BD
CD 14- BD + Positive OPK
CD 15 - BD + Positive OPK (pretty sure this was O day)
CD 16 - BD
1-7 DPO - no symptoms at all. And my temps were all over the place per Ava. I was still jet lagged though, so it was hard to be sure of anything.
8 DPO - generally fatigued, not because of a time difference.
9 DPO - just felt kind of off - was hot all night before, didn't sleep well even though I was out late the night before, so I took a Wondfo test when I woke up and it was POSITIVE! Confirmed with a Dollar Store cheapie and a FRER. Mind blown.
10 DPO - HCG/Progesterone tested with Midwife - HCG:22/Progesterone 17.8. Going back in tomorrow for another set of lab work.
11 DPO - BFP on Wondfo and Dollar Store tests again.

I know it's still early, and MC is still possible but I'm not going to deny myself the excitement and hope a BFP brings. Baby dust, luck and love to all of you.

Surprise BFP

I wasn't on Clomid but Letrozole (Femara)**

CD17: O?
1 DPO: nothing
2 DPO: creamy cm
3 DPO: Bloodwork for progesterone was a 6 (not very high, knew I was out) but since it was over 3 it meant ovulation happened.
4 DPO: nothing
5 - 7 DPO: Sharp pinching on low right side (not unusual for me) and period cramps with sharp pains.
8 DPO: Good sleep and craving milk? Still period like cramps.
9 DPO: Sticky, cloudy clump of cm. Wondered if I might be pregnant, still cramps.
10 DPO: Lots of sharp pain. Insomnia, dry cm.
11 DPO: Vivid ocean wave dream. Extremely faint BFP at 1pm. Another 2 BFPs (still as faint) at 2:30pm. Cramping increased later that day. Dry cm. Headache. Frequent urination.
12DPO: BFP but fainter with fmu? Cramps, nausea? Lower back pain, dry cm. Went to ER for sharp pains. Urine test was neg. Nothing but a cyst on right ovary on ultrasound "no evidence of pregnancy". Found my cervix was red, treated me with IV antibiotics.
13DPO: Darker BFP! Dry cm. Nausea, lower back pain.
14DPO: Follow up appointment. Blood test came back positive at 7.9. Doctor believes I'm still really early.
15-16 DPO: Nausea! Cramping and white clumpy cm.

I was in utter shock to get a BFP that early. I was testing so early to start another round of Letrozole, I didn't believe it would be positive as I didn't really have any symptoms that made me believe I was pregnant. I feel so incredibly lucky now and hope that my numbers go up and it's a sticky one!
Good luck to all you ladies!

BFP after 5 cycles - Greasy Hair!!!

We’ve only been trying to conceive for a short while compared to lots of other women. Thankfully, it only took us about 5 cycles being deliberate about it (7 or so if you count NTNP), and I’m happy to share my story since I LOVED reading these so much.

I had WAY, WAY, WAY more pregnancy symptoms every other month. WAY MORE! Last month, I had sore breasts for 20 days straight (never happened before) and NOTHING! This is also the first month where I didn’t keep a detailed log of my daily symptoms so most of this will be from memory.

I'm still very, very early. I am 4 weeks + 3 days, or cycle day 32, as I type this. I typically have 27/28 day cycles but occaisionally they last 30 or 31 days. Anyways, following is what you came here for:

I believe we conceived on August 5 or CD 15. This month, I did not temp or use OPKs. For the most part, my GLOW app has been pretty accurate when it comes to my fertile window so I just went with it. Not exactly sure why, but I guess I was sick of peeing on sticks and sticking with the thermometer.

I also had to travel on the final day of my fertile window (again, according to GLOW) so I didn’t even have much faith in our ability to actually successfully do it anyways.

We had sex on CD 12, 14, 15, and 16. Things we did differently this month were:

• PreSeed! We used it every time we had sex this month.

• Less stress! You’ve heard it a million times, but we just had a lot more fun (not even talking about the sex, necessarily).

• More communication! This was the first month I told my husband what days I wanted to have sex. Probably seems obvious and people already do this, but I was trying to not freak him out by giving him every detail of my cycle every month before.

• Had sex on the (assumed) last day of the fertile window! Every other month, we had sex for three straight days, but never on the last day as we were just over it/out of energy.

O Day/CD 15 – Went to a Bruno Mars concert, and had what I thought were ovulation pains while we were there. Otherwise, nothing special to report.

1 DPO - BD before heading to the airport. Had a long day, so felt tired but nothing unusual.

2 DPO - Woke up early for work. Still pretty tired (or so I attributed) from the travel day. Went to the bathroom, and had the most EWCM I’d ever had when I wiped. So much so I convinced myself that we missed O day. Pretty down for the rest of the day. Some cramping throughout the day further convinced me of this.

3 DPO – Woke up early for work and planned on skipping washing my hair but couldn’t because it was SO greasy. I have really fine hair, so the most I can skip is one day at max. But this was too greasy to pass for a work day. Noticed my face was extra oily that day, too. My glasses were sliding down my nose a lot! Took a bubble bath before bed in the super awesome tub in my suite. I only lasted a few minutes before getting so uncomfortable from being hot that I had to jump in the shower. CM is white + stretchy (like EWCM but white, not clear), and this is something I haven’t seen before.

4 DPO – Final travel day for work. Noted the greasy hair again. Flew directly from this event to my family reunion. Noticed I had a random sore on the middle of my tongue. Assumed I burned it that day. CM is white + stetchy.

5 DPO – Was pretty cranky upon waking up but chalked it up to being sleepy. Woke up to a second sore on my tongue. These were not like canker sores – they felt like burns – but thought it was my cycle just acting up. I was on the last few days of a two-week antibiotic at this point. Ended up taking it on an empty stomach (on accident!) and I got so nauseous I had to lay down for a couple of hours. Spent the day outside with family and didn’t notice much else. CM is white + stretchy.

6 DPO – Didn’t notice much. It was in the afternoon sometime when I remember someone commenting on my greasy hair. None of us took showers that morning since we were all playing yard games, drinking, swimming, etc. Must have been really greasy!! Started noticing a LOT of burping this day.

7 DPO – Nothing to report except the burping and maybe a hint of increased appetite. Again, I was outside keeping myself busy all day so this could have been why. Plus it was my family reunion and there is a lot of eating going on. And, with that, lots of burping. Sores are completely gone!

8 DPO – I drank two bottles of water right before going to bed last night and woke up to a SUPER dry mouth and throat. Have a 7-hour drive home and I’m in a pretty good mood. Notice that I’m wiping my face a lot because I’m really oily. Yep, still burping – and very hungry, and now very thirsty. CM is white + stretchy.

Negative tests until 7 weeks pregnant

Ok, so my story is very strange.

First day of my last period – 26th June
I have a 32 Day cycle.
I was late for my period and kept doing tests which were negative for a couple of weeks. Got so frustrated but just had it in my head that I wasn’t pregnant.
Went to the doctors on the 7th August – negative test and the doctor made me feel like I was wasting her time! I flew out to California from London on the 10th July and came back on the 17th and the doc said that could have thrown my cycle off.
I gave it another 9 days and got my BFP on 16th August! When I was in California I was fertile in the 2nd week and as I had heard about Pre-Seed on here I went to Pavilion and bought some and we used it - so I think it was that which help us along!!
So I don’t know if I am 8 weeks today or if I ovulated late? So I am thinking maybe I ovulated late or I just didn’t get symptoms or HCG levels showed up late – I have another doc appointment on Thursday and I can’t wait to tell her I wasn’t going mad. I think I will still have to wait until my first scan in about a months time to actually know how far along I am!

I had a miscarriage a couple of years ago so hoping this one will be fine. We have been trying for 5 months so this was great news. I did get brown spotting last night and this morning but it has gone now. I just want to know everything is ok!

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