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BFP with Preseed

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BFP despite: one ovary, varicocele, low sperm motility, and BBT drop

Hey everyone-

So I have been pouring over these posts since TTC. I wanted to post some of the obstacles we faced in the title to give people some hope, as I gained so much insight from all of you.

1. To start I have one ovary as a result of a very large ovarian cyst when I was 18. Doctors have always assured me this would not affect my fertility, but I was still worried.

2. My significant other was diagnosed with low sperm motility 25%. We had just ordered supplements. He also has a varicocele, so we were looking into surgery when we got our positive.

3. Here are some details about my successful cycle:

- My cycle length has been variable since stopping birth control: 21-30 days so I have been using OPKs and BBT

- I had a +OPK on CD 17 and 18 (Clear Blue Digital and Easy@Home strips)

- We BD on CD 15, 17, 18, 19 (using pre-seed lubricant)

- Cramping with very slight brown discharge 11 DPO (CD 29) - otherwise no symptoms

- Rise in BBT 3-10 DPO (CD 21-28), but dropped back to the cover-line 11-12 DPO (CD 29-30), shot up to the highest point 13 DPO (CD 31)

- BFP 13 DPO (CD 31) on Clear Blue Digital (barely visible on Easy@Home strips)

Ok, I hope this gives some people some information.

Thanks again for all of your posts.

BFP 13DPO after BFN on 7,8,9DPO!!

I've been dreaming of this blog post!! Woo!!

I hope my story can help anyone who is as symptom spotting and POAS obsessed as me!

DH is 31, I will be during 30 in 2 weeks. This is our second child, we have 1 son who is a year and a half. We conceived him with zero aids, first month trying. This time around we have been TTC for 4-5 cycles. No temping, but we do use OPks (internet cheapie- MediTesti). We tried preseed and softcups for the first time this month and voila - a BFP!

My cycles are pretty consistent, around 27 days but recently I have been spotting leading up to AF. According to my OPks I O around CD15-17 (short luteal phase, which I was concerned about).

Mar 20 - light spotting
Mar 21 - CD1 - Full on AF
Mar 26- CD6 - End of AF

No BD for the next week. DH was leaving for a business trip abroad and nervous which caused some performance anxiety issues that we incur from time to time

Apr 2- CD13 - BD. After BD, I put some preseed in a softcup and inserted it for about 8 hours. It was my first time using one, it was so comfortable I completely didn't notice it. Getting it out was tricky, but not impossible

Apr 4- CD15 - BD. Pretty Dark LH Surge. Used preseed & softcup again
Apr5 - CD16 - BD. DARK LH Surge. Used preseed & softcup again, pretty sure I O'd that day due to cramps (I don't temp)

DH left that day for 9 days, so no BD'ing during the TWW. It was just me home with the baby and the dog, which left my lots of time to SS, POAS & Google

Apr 8 - 3DPO - Bloated. The band of my leggings was cutting into my stomach. I checked my calendar and realized AF was due on the 16th, not the 18th as I had previously thought. This changed my entire plan. We were going to California for my cousin's wedding the day AF was due. Earlier, I thought I wouldn't test until we came back. But then when I realized I miscalculated, i threw out my entire plan and just tested everyday. I was hoping to get a BFP to surprise DH with when he got home from his business trip. I didn't get one.

Apr 11- 6DPO - Tested on an IC - BFN - Lots of creamy white CM, both on my panties & when wiping

Apr 12 - 7DPO - Tested on an IC - BFN - cramping in the evening. I thought this might be my implantation day.

Apr 13 - 8DPO - Tested using a FRER - BFN - creamy white CM
Apr 14 - 9DPO - Testing on an IC - BFN - creamy white CM

At this point I was thoroughly discouraged. With my son, I got a faint BFP around 9DPO. This time - nothin. Stark White. No "squinter" - nothing. And I'm VERY good at finding squinters!

We left for vacation that day and I packed tampons, pads, and pregnancy tests. I didn't end up using any of it!

Apr 15 - 10DPO - Cramps in the evening. I assumed AF was on her way, as she was due the next day. I had some wine with friends.

Apr 16 - 11DPO - Cramps gone, enjoyed the day with my family and didn't think about anything. No sign of AF. I was VERY irritable and moody, but chalked it up to the stress of traveling.

Apr 17 - 12DPO - No sign of AF, ran to the bathroom every chance I could to check for spotting. Zero spotting this cycle. I was very tired but assumed that was due to the time change. I had significant back aches, just a dull pain in my lower back similar to when i have AF.

Apr 18 - 13DPO - Officially 2 days late. My cycles are VERY consistent but I was still nervous to get my hopes up. DH told me to go buy another FRER and we took the test together in the evening. It only took about 30 seconds for a faint line to show up, which quickly developed into a blazing BFP!!

I'm still in shock I can't believe it!! I'm still having some cramping and back aches but Im hoping that's just my uterus preparing for baby #2!

Fingers crossed & God Willing our EDD is Christmas Day!!!!

4th month TTC I got my BPF! Hardly any symptoms!

Hey everyone,

I've been lurking on this forum for a few months now, reading other people's TTC struggles, questions, BFP stories etc, and am happy to finally be able to share my own :)

I currently have an almost 18 month old, and my husband and I started TTC #2 back in December, wanting them to be about 2 years apart. I'm happy to say on our 4th cycle TTC we were finally successful and are due in December 2016.

This is what I did differently this month:
*I used OPKs since I wasn't exactly sure when I ovulated, since having my first baby my cycles have been anywhere from 29-36 days (and when I first started having a period again, some months it was 22 days!!)
*This was my first cycle temping, as I wanted to confirm that I was actually ovulating and had a decent LP (as I didn't understand why I wasn't pregnant previous months despite seeming to have everything else perfect - guess it's true that sometimes these things take time, even under ideal circumstances!)
*Our first season using Pre-seed (I'm not sure that's what did it this time, but it certainly didn't hurt!)
*First month consuming full-fat dairy. Usually I'm all for low-fat, but after my previous period I was scouring the internet for ways to improve fertility and better my chances of conceiving when I came across several articles touting the benefit of those extra hormones in whole milk which can aid in healthy ovulation.
*1000 mcg of sublingual vitamin B12. This was another one of the things I found online saying how important B vitamins can be in regards to healthy ovulation. I have been told in the past that I am B12 deficient, so I figured why not.

In addition to those things, I also stayed laying down for at least half an hour after BDing. We BD the evening I got my + OPK, the next day (day of ovulation, confirmed by temping), and the day after that. We then skipped a day, and did it one more time the day after that. With my first pregnancy, I got pregnant on my 3rd cycle TTC and while I had no implantation bleeding, I had terrible period-type cramps for 2-3 days straight (I think I even took ibuprofen...oops!)...I was so positive AF was right around the corner, little did I know I was actually pregnant! The majority of this TWW I had zero symptoms. In fact, I was so sure AF was coming as I hardly ever get symptoms other than increased hunger and fatigue a few days before my period arrives. Closer to my due date, I started feeling extremely moody for no apparent reason (this is unusual for me before AF), minor nausea, as well as very tired and hungrier than usual - I just assumed my period was on it's way. The day my period was due, I had some very minor cramping which felt slightly different from AF cramps and a "stabbing" sensation around my cervix, which I don't remember feeling even in my last pregnancy. I took a test at 16dpo, and a positive!! I couldn't believe it. I took a second one about 10 hours later in the evening and the line was even darker!! This was a stark contrast from my first pregnancy - I had virtually no cramping, no implantation bleeding or spotting, and no change in cm (still just watery, sticky cm like usual before my period).

I'm so excited and still in shock and just wanted to give others hope that even with lack of obvious symptoms that you CAN be pregnant! Don't lose hope! Baby Dust and BFPs to All!

bfp!! 12 dpo

I'll try to make this short and quick because Im at work but I wanted to post my DPO story since you ladies got me through my terrible TWW! I have a DD (turns 5 next month) and a 2 year old DS. We decided to start trying in December so I stopped BC. I know I haven't really been trying that long (only 3 cycles) but it felt like the longest and most frustrating 3 months ever. My first two were conceived on our first month trying so I wasn't mentally or emotionally prepared for anything like this. Anyways to the good stuff:

1-3 DPO..nothing to speak of really. Felt completely normal
4 DPO..cramping
5 DPO..cramping and my chest & shoulders broke out
6 DPO..mild cramping. Otherwise felt completely normal.
7 DPO..nothing. No cramps, no sore bb, absolutely nothing. I was pretty convinced we had missed this month.
8 DPO..same as day before...started to wonder why my bbs weren't sore though because they typically were around this time before AF.
9 DPO.. Cramping, tender bb's, and a little nausea. BFN with fmu
10 DPO.. Constipated (ew I know), tender bb's, and lots of AF cramps. Just waiting for her to show up. BFN with fmu.
11 DPO.. Again lots of cramping. AF due today so I wasn't shocked to get a BFN. I was def disappointed tho and felt completely defeated and out for the month.
12 DPO.. I was up and down all night with stomach cramps. I went to the bathroom like 5 times just to see if AF had showed. My bb's were very very sore at this point. Got the FAINTEST SECOND LINE EVERRRR on hpt. Like, I had to look at it in 12 different directions in 3 different lightings. I was convinced it was a fluke. Got to work and too another. Got the same exact faint line. Decided to go to the health department for a test. She ran 2 urine tests and both were negative. AF is never ever late so I decided to try a digital. BFP!!!! 1-2 WEEKS!!! I danced around the house like a crazy person.
13 DPO..two more BFP! they're still light but definitely there now! I'm so excited and feel so blessed. We are having pictures done on sunday and Im telling my husband during that time so the photographer can catch his reaction lol

Like I said, I was completely sure I was out this month. It's still so surreal. Still having some slight cramping and very sore bb's. Aside from that, I feel completely normal. Also I have a short luteal phase. Like 9-10 days if Im lucky. I didn't know that was an issue until I started reading about it.

We used preseed, baby aspirin, and I laid in bed for about 20 minutes after every BD during my ovulation window.

Surprise BFP after certain AF would arrive

WOW. I cannot believe I am posting my own BFP story. It doesn't seem real, I am full of emotions.

I promised myself I would share my dpo story for everyone, as everyone's stories really helped me get through the hard days!

A little back story. My DH and I have been TTC since April 2015. We never had many opportunities to "try" as my cycles are VERY long and irregular. Once going 85+ days! I really, really felt a deep pit in my stomach that I would never see a BFP. Although very early I am thankful for this BFP-one my heart has been desiring for so long!

OV-CD 37! Confirmed with + OPK and pinching pains in ovaries, following rise in BBT.

3-4dpo - Totally exhausted! Also noticing breast tenderness. Easily could be from ovulation, but have never had tenderness directly after ovulation before. Creamy CM.

5dpo- Pressure in abdomen (felt like a big gas bubble!) also onset of cold symptoms (sore throat, stuffy nose) attributed to the sudden cold front that came through that weekend. Creamy CM.

6dpo- Light cramps and bloat. Had sharp pain in lower abdomen that went away after a minute. Remember having hot flashes in the bookstore. Breast still tender, gassy, tired, moody!! Creamy CM.

8dpo-Buzzy feeling in head while at work, restless sleep all night! Stuffy nose still dragging on, sore throat gone. Irritableness and fatigue continues. Breast are still tender since 3 dpo, hmm this is strange. Creamy CM. Vivid Dreams.

9dpo- Slight nausea in the morning hour. I felt like I had a heightened sense of smell! My car air freshener was bothering me! Slight pinchy feeling. (Early HPT cheapie, negative....pulled out of the trashcan a little later...is that a line or evap line?) Vivid Dreams.

10dpo- Creamy CM is mostly gone! Skin is starting to break out...just like it does before AF...negative HPT...another vivid dream.

11dpo-Woke up a little achy. TENDER breast! Seemed to be more tender than ever before! Assumed it was AF as I started getting light cramps later evening.

12dpo-More AF like cramps and tender breast, convinced AF should be here any day. Wet feeling in underwear, checking every few minutes for flow! I literally had an emotional breakdown thinking we missed this cycle. I cried for about 2 hours. Husband even makes an appointment to get his sperm tested!

13dpo- *No sign of AF* Creamy CM in the AM..hm that's strange. Painful AF like cramps continue. Decide if I don't start AF by lunch I would test, certain of a BFN...to my biggest surprise BFP!! I'm still in shock and cannot believe it!!

Main things this cycle was using OPKs and temping! Had we not we would of certainly missed our window!

Praying for all your beautiful ladies out there. Never give up hope. We prayed hard and heavily for this day to come, I cannot praise Him enough.

Natural BFP with low morphology

Well I never thought I'd get to write this. My husband and I have been trying for a year. We finally got the results for the SA to hear the sad news that although his count and motility were normal the morphology at 1% was very low and we'd probably need help to conceive.

We really hit rock bottom and this month started DH on wellman and vitamins and started looking into saving for IVF.

My symptoms were very little,as follows.

CD12 BD with preseed
CD13 BD with preseed ,positive opk
CD14 (O day) BD with preseed
1DPO-7DPO nothing
8DPO feels like cystitis might be coming
9DPO now feels like bladder infection,stabby pains in it all all morning but no wee pain. By afternoon it was dreadful cramps in my tummy and back,lasted several hours and was really painful. BFN
10DPO BFN nothing in the morning but tummy and back pains returned in the evening
11DPO all hope is gone. I feel fine so didn't test but had more lower back cramps in the evening.
12DPO nothing. Tested with midday urine just because I had a FR rapid result left in the cupboard and watched in amazement as a BFP appeared! Rushed out to tesco and bought a clear blue which was also BFP!

I feel totally normal,no sore boobs or anything other than back pain! I'm really scared but I'm hoping more than anything this baby will stick around. Don't give up hope if it takes a while.

2nd round of clomid 50mg 5-9 at 9dpo

2nd round of clomid 50mg 5-9, BFP at 9 dpo.

This is my 2nd time being able to post my bfp on this site. The first time around we had been ttc for 4 years, and this was 2 years ago. I ended up pg on first round of clomid, but sadly ended up miscarrying at 11 weeks. That time around I didn't have any symptoms or signs that I was pregnant at all! This time around is VERY different!

I got a positive opk on cd 14 and know I ovulated on cd 15 due to the fun ovulation cramping that clomid induces. We used preseed each time we bd and are able to bd 13,14,15 and 16.

1dpo-5dpo: Nothing.
6dpo: Cramping, just like af! Tender bbs and had that 'let down' feeling in them.
7dpo: Right sided tight pinching feeling, near ovaries. Very tender bbs.
8dpo: Zingy feeling in bbs that radiated to my armpits. Very sharp stab feeling through to my vajayjay..very odd feeling! Constipated.
9dpo: Having to pee ALOT, like every 15 minutes. Tender bbs. Tight cramping right side. Let down feeling again. Faint positive at 530 pm
10dpo: Very positive on Frer! Still sore bbs. Crampy like af is going to show any moment! Very very hungry!!

I am praying this little one sticks!! It's been 6 years now that we have been trying for our last baby and this is the final try, I can't go through another loss. So, any prayers our way would be appreciated. Good luck ladies and I pray you all get your bfp soon! Xoxo

BFP TTC 2 months- late ovulation- Hashimoto's

Soooo, I have been non-stop stalking this website since the beginning of my TTC journey last month. I was so excited to read all of the wonderful information submit by everyone regarding their experience leading up to their BFP, I figured I should do the same if I was ever blessed enough to do so. I never thought I would be writing so soon, as I am diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and was on the birth control pill for roughly 10 years (with very few, intermittent 1-2 month breaks) I am 27, my DH is 29, he has 2 children, I have none. This will be my first pregnancy.
**Fingers crossed**

I generally have a very regular cycle, 28 days (even before bc, which I started for painful cramps). I stopped taking BC November of 2014, and began TTC January 2015. My last period was February 7, 2015, and was due to ovulate around February 21, according to my smiley face OPK that I got on February 19th and 20th, confirming my LH surge. But when I had my 7 day progesterone labs drawn, my result came back at 0.2 ng/ml. (I died inside) The following Sunday (a week later).. I was laying on the couch, and felt enormous ovulation pains. I immediately emailed my OB and told her that I thought I may have ovulated late and if we could possibly repeat my labs. So I repeated it on (Ovulation Day) February 29th, and it was 1.7 ng/ml and again (6DPO) March 5th, and had a result of 11 ng/ml. (Still not very promising in my book) But nevertheless, better than the previous. According to my OB, anything above 10 confirms ovulation so I felt a bit better. Anywho, moving on. Due to my late ovulation, my period would have been due March 14th or so. Now for the symptoms.... I didnt have very many.

1DPO- Vivid dreams
2DPO- Vivid dreams
3DPO- EWCM? Huh? very stretchy.
4DPO- EWCM again? Whats going on?
5DPO- White creamy EWCM? Odd, somethings definitely up.
6DPO- runny nose, didnt really feel like myself, felt a little off. CM Yellowish/whitish in color.
7DPO- Booger glob cm, slightly strechy, snaps back quickly to boogery glob, Yellow tinge to it. Got up at 2am to use restroom (odd for me)
8DPO- Fatigue, went to bed very early from exhaustion, tossed and turned all night, got zero rest. Breast became slightly sore. (which usually happens the day after ovulation, should have been my first clue) Now Im getting watery CM with little white bits, flecks, pieces, idk what to call them, Looked like toilet paper bits mixed with clear watery CM.
9DPO- Scant CM, AF like cramps. Breast soreness gone?
10DPO- Left work early for extreme dizziness, headache, slight nausea. Just generally feeling like poo. Went home half day, did absolutely nothing. Same toilet paper CM. AF like cramps. But nothing. Took dollar tree pregnancy test, BFN. Breast soreness back? (make up your mind!)
11DPO- Actually called out of work for the same horrible symptoms. Dizziness, headache, fatigue. Dollar Tree test. very very faint BFP. (afternoon urine) Had to use my iphone flashlight to see it. OMG No way! Slight breast soreness.
12DPO- FMU, Dollar tree test, BFP (faint), CB Digi, BFN! :0 Uhhh... what? (Panic) Boob pain still goin strong.
13DPO- FMU, Dollar tree test BFP, very slightly more visible line, positive on FRER and "PREGNANT" on CB Digi!!! Woo hoo!!!
14DPO- No sign of AF :) Still faint, but clearly there~! Boob pain!! Now my nipples are going crazy, poking out for everyone to see, and very sensitive.
15DPO- BFP, I have a nice line now! HCG draw this morning, came back 217 miu/mL. I would be roughly 4 weeks today. Hopefully I have a sticky little bean!

I did use preseed, but not during my fertile window, as I missed it this time, and was clearly confused about my dates. I believe I only BD'd a couple times during my fertile window (not sure when as I stopped keeping track). What I did differently this time was pray more than usual. I continue to pray that God allows me to continue on with a healthy pregnancy and a sticky bean!
Baby Dust to all of you!!****

5th round of clomid

My husband and I had been ttc for 10 months since having paragaurd IUD removed. This month was the first month I really thought was a bust. We were on vacation, not a relaxing one either, and I had a mishap with a soft cup on the day I knew I was ovulating. This was our first month using soft cups and I was a bit nervous about doing it right, but I really do believe that these and some preseed were very helpful, and I would recommend them to any lady who is ttc.
I can totally relate when ladies say they had more symptoms on their BFN months, I had it all, nausea, sore boobs, mood swings, bloating, crying hysterically. Then I read these symptoms can all be side effects of climid. But this month nothing really made the lightbulb come on. I even decided we would take six month off and started planning a really great summer around 8 dpo because I was positive I was not pregnant.

So here are my symptoms though they weren't much:

cd 15-high fertility on CB ovulation test bd'd with pressed and soft cups

cd 16-travelling from 2am till 12 but make time to bd with SoftCups and Preseed. Feel disheartened that I can't lay down for long after.

cd 17- ovulation day, great day at disney world, and had a few too many drinks that night, bd'd with SoftCups and Preseed

1dpo-10dpo-nothing really, felt tired but I thought it was just from traveling. Felt very defeated/depressed because I thought I was out again. The only thing that i noticed was different was that I usually had cm in my undies at this point till af, but nothing there. Also around 9dpo till now have had bm's 2 or three times a day.

11dpo- notice i can't find the opening of my cervix when checking cp. Found it pointing all the way toward tailbone, never felt it like this before, also felt slimy mid height and hard. still feeling sad but no other symptoms.

12-dpo awoke up early and tested. walked away knowing it was negative, went back to look and saw a faint second line! tested again later that night and line is darker! no cm in undies, very tired that night in bed at 8

13-dpo- tested on CB digital and the word pregnant came up immediately! no cm in undies,hunger pains, irritable and very tired in bed at 8

14dpo- still not many symptoms, tired, irritable ( bitchy is a better word) and hungry more than usual, no cm in undies

I think I have the normal fears that af will show up, but I'm trying to stay positive and just repeat to myself that my body is ready for this. Hopefully it will help and I hope that I helped someone else. Its a dark and lonely place when your ttc for awhile, no one quite understands how it feels unless they've been through it. Try not to let it take over your life, talk to someone who gets it if you can, and focus your energy on something else.

BFP after 8 months - ZERO symptoms in tww

This is to encourage the over-analyzers like me, who google obsessively and over-think every little (PMS!!) symptom in the tww. I would get all the typical "pregnancy" symptoms every month (sore boobs, fatigue, fluttery-like dull cramps) around 8 or 9 DPO and then a few days later my period would be like "get over yourself it's just meee!" This past month I was starting to really feel like something must be wrong with me; I am an avid charter (started charting as pregnancy prevention 2 years ago) and have very regular cycles, am 25 years old, and have no health issues. I really thought it would happen for us right away. I know a lot of people try for longer than 8 months, but it starts to FEEL like a long time after about 4 or 5 I think. Anyway, this month during the tww I never got those symptoms. Like, I felt nothing at all! This actually gave me some hope because it was just something DIFFERENT than the usual. At 11 DPO, still with no noticeable symptoms, I decided to test with a FRER first thing in the morning and it was a faint but clear positive!! Since then they have been getting darker and darker. So so thankful and I know that God's timing is so much better than mine.

I should note there are a couple of things we did differently this cycle. I started a new multivitamin (Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal) after reading about folate vs folic acid. After CD 14-18 came and went I started getting all stressed out that ovulation was delayed (thought maybe it could be the change in vitamin??) so my husband and I just had sex every other day not really knowing when I was going to ovulate. Usually we do it every single day in the fertile window (which IS recommended, just interesting that the first month we didn't do that is the month we got the bfp!). I finally did ovulate on CD 21. We always use pre-seed and I always wait about 30 minutes before getting up afterward. Also I probably had less cm overall this cycle than ever, so maybe the pre-seed helped me out.

Now that I have officially missed my period and am almost 5 weeks, I am starting to feel the symptoms. VERY sore boobs, so tired, and even a little bit of taste/smell sensitivity. Nothing too crazy though. We are telling my parents tonight!

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