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BFP with Preseed

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IUI to AF to BFP

I cannot believe I finally get to submit my BFP story!! EEEK

History on DH and I: I am 26 and he is 27. I have minor history of PCOS (one cyst once and told PCOS) and elevated Prolactin (highest recorded: 61). DH has low numbers (<10 million pre wash) and low motility (<20% pre wash). We have been trying to conceive for 3 years. We were put on 3 rounds of clomid (May, June, and August 2017) with no pregnancy success but had positive ovulation tests every time. OBGYN sent us to South Florida IVFMD for further help.

Reproductive Endocrinologist suggested IUI since both hubby and I were below average but not so low to where she suggested IVF. She placed me on synthroid (hypothyroidism runs in my family and my numbers were a little too off for their liking) and I started Femera 12/26/2017. IUI was on 01/05/2018 and 01/06/2018 where DH had a 2.4 million/ 65% post wash sample and 600,000/95% post wash sample. I was instructed to either have a beta done or do a HPT 01/18/2018. However, I started spotting 01/16/2018 and thought for sure I was out. I took a FRER HPT 01/18/2018 and saw the faintest line but only if I held it up to the bathroom light. I thought I was making myself crazy and threw it out. 01/20/2018, I starting bleeding very heavily, bled a medium flow the next day, and had two spots of blood 01/22/2018. I went to the doctor to start our second round of IUI where she did a beta pregnancy test only as a formality. Shockingly, she said I was pregnant (Beta: 26) but was probably losing the baby to miscarriage with all the bleeding I experienced that weekend. She placed me on Progesterone suppositories to stop the bleeding and I took another Beta two days after (Beta: 44). Now that they confirmed that I was still pregnant, they were worried about ectopic pregnancy with the beta not doubling. They ordered another Beta Friday (Beta: 96). NUMBERS MORE THAN DOUBLED!! They are not so worried about ectopic now :) Hopefully our little Peanut will continue to grow happily and healthily. I wanted to share because I want all the women out there to know that weird things can happen and you can be pregnant with all of the situations above and more I'm sure.

What I did in the month of the IUI that may have helped me get pregnant:
Took Prenatal and Vitamin E everyday
The day of the IUIs, DH and I BD and I laid down for the rest of the day.
After the IUI, ate 1/5 pineapple with core for five days. Also, placed a heating pad either on my back or belly throughout the work day. Lastly, I followed chinese medicine and only drank warm fluids, drank lots of water and tea, and had full fat dairy. I also exercised with walking or jogging every day (not a common thing for me).
I also visualized the sperm joining with the egg. I know it sounds weird but some women swear by it and it worked for me :)

Other than normal period symptoms, I did not have any pregnancy symptoms the weeks after IUI.

Wow - 1st Month TTC BFP

I promised myself I would post here once I got my BFP since I STALKED this thread during my TWW. Just yesterday I got my first BFP after this being our first month of trying, my fingers are crossed all is well. I hate writing TMI, I never really understand it, so forewarning, I'm not writing it. We're all here to get the down and dirty, nothing is TMI. I'm writing exactly what I wrote to myself on FF.
I ovulated on CD16 of a usually 30-32 day cycle
We BD Monday, Wednesday, Thursday(O Day), Friday

CD16 - O day & :) on OPK
1 DPO - Negative OPK
2 DPO - Nothing - temp down below coverline, fallback rise?
3 DPO - Diarrhea (maybe that's dramatic, soft stool) - from hot dogs maybe? Woke up again at 11 with same thing. Very painful gas pains - doubled over. very mild cramps - maybe in my head or maybe gas pains. Felt very short stint of light headed / dizziness earlier in the day
4 DPO - Bottom of right boob is kind of sore - nothing crazy, confused as I'm almost positive they never hurt THIS soon before AF - dull uterus pain - heightened sense of smell in PM briefly, but never returned after - can’t sleep - CRAVED Poke bowl at night (dreaming of our honeymoon in Hawaii and couple months ago)
5 DPO - Woke up with dry mouth. Still mild tender boobs. Barely anything - creamy CM
6 DPO - Temp in the house was lower - maybe effected my temp today? Went down slightly - creamy CM
Marking down that boobs still tender but they’re still only moderately tender on the sides. Not even up my armpit. PM cramps, gas pains, diahrrea (again maybe dramatic, soft stool). Didn't eat anything out of the norm. Gagged when taking pills this morning.
7 DPO - mildly tender boobs still maybe not as bad? Mild cramps again
Gagged taking pills this morning - creamy CM
Abs HURT - maybe from pushing so hard when I had an upset stomach? Feels like I did 100 sit ups.
Dull pain in uterus briefly
8 DPO - Boobs still mildly tender - a little more than before
Vivid dreams last night - creamy CM
Got dizzy briefly in afternoon during a meeting. Light headed like, woah!
Mild quick cramping
Teeth hurt when chewing
Swollen gums on right side? What the heck?
Feel starving a lot sooner between meals
Irritable at lunch time
9 DPO - Legs feel on fire like human furnace but not hot to touch
dull uterine pain - creamy CM
Ate Portillos - went right through me literally pooped my pants (que lmao)
EXTREME hunger in the pm
Tightness in chest
Peed in the middle of the night last night
Nipples look bigger
Boobs more tender
had VIVID dream that I got a BFP
Nipples seem to always be erect

10 DPO - Right uterine pain when got up too fast
Watery CM
*Took HPT in the AM, no line
Took another at 3 PM - faintest line ever on a clinical guard
Took a digital and FRER, confirmed positive.

First month trying (me - 27 DH - 30) - but this is what we did and what I took -
-Preseed (can never hurt )
- Baby aspirin, Vitamin D, Prenatal with Folate not Folic Acid, Allegra, Apple Cider Vinegar Pills, Super Enzyme Vitamin
-Temped vaginally and logged in FF, although this seemed to get my hopes down more than up with my temps. I would've stopped after confirmed O day was logged if I did it all over again

*Going for a Blood Test after work today, and I pray this isn't a chemical or ectopic and all is well
Good luck and baby dust to all - I am attaching the Clinical Guard I took that was the faintest positive, I thought it was an evap. Don't lose hope ladies!

Didn't even think I was pregnant!! No symptoms at all!!!

Hi everyone, (sorry for the long post)
I decided to write this, bcuz like so many other women I would search and search and read for any little clue any little chance of hope.
I got my BFP on 12/30/2017 but I would have bet ANYTHING that I wasn't!
A little back story: I'm 28 DH is 30 we have been married for 5 years but have been dating since I was 12 yrs old (6th grade). We don't have any children and didn't start trying until 2 years ago.
Imagine my shock when it wasn't happening right away. I used opks and temping but nothing! I cried and stressed every cycle. I would think of the worst possible thing that could be wrong with me. After a year of trying I decided to buy some preseed and the first month BAM, BFP in Feb 2017!! I was over the moon! I had so many symptoms from the moment of ovulation, super sore boobies, lots of extra cm, dizzy, nauseous, heightened sense of smell and I wanted to jump DH bones all the time lol.. I did notice that my lines were faint at 1st but got darker within a few days, I didn't think anything of it.
Well I went for a scan in March when I should have been 8 weeks according to my LMP but I told my Dr I ovulate late and that according to my calculations I should be about 7 weeks, but the baby was only measuring at 6 weeks. So she sent me off to get a TVUS one week later. My heart felt crushed but I still kept positive. I went to my appointment and I should have now been 8/9 weeks, my baby was still at 6weeks 1day with no heartbeat. I cried and cried. I decided to let my baby pass naturally and on my birthday when I should have been 11 weeks it finally did. It was a tough and mental/physical rollercoaster to say the least. My DH supported me through everything.
So a month after that, I started trying again. I did not use preseed and month after month was depresses when af would show up. I went to the Dr again in Oct and she said there was nothing wrong with me and that if by March 2018 I still wasn't pregnant we would look more into it. But I always wanted to have a baby before 30! And March is my bday month. I was annoyed and upset. Well I moved into a new house in Nov and I thought I was pregnant bcuz my boobies were super sore and I had extra cm. But a week later af showed up..
December 2018
Ok my cycles are 35 days I know I ovulate between CD 19-22 and decided this month to use preseed again and used it on my highly fertile days up until ovulation.
1DPO - 14DPO NOTHING no sore boobies, no extra cm. Actually dry! Usually even when AF shows I have a little bit of cm. But nothing! No dizziness or heightened sense of smell. Nothing!!! I was so sure I wasn't pregnant.
9DPO - took a wondfo test cuz I have a bunch Neg.
13DPO - took another wondfo bcuz I was a little crampy and back ached, but that's totally normal for me b4 af shows, and nothing STARK WHITE!! I cried and felt deflated I just don't think it will ever happen for me. My wonderful DH wanted me to get my mind off of it, since I cried all night telling him I wasn't pregnant and I never would be able to give us a child. (He is so supportive always telling me it's ok and if we don't have a child that we have each other and our dog Arcric). So he planned a beautiful trip the next day,
We went horse back riding, drank a piña colada and went swimming. (The horse I rode was pregnant and was so lovely and we'll behaved, there was also a pitbull on the property and the owners said she was very aggressive, but she came right up to me and wanted me to pet her and she followed me everywhere, the owners were very surprised, I think animals have that sense and know before we even do). I had a great time and went to bed happy and sore from the horse that night lol.
15DPO - ok af is a day late didn't think to much about it bcuz sometimes she is a day or 2 late or early. Buuut I have a FRER test in my drawer that I had been saving. I decided screw it and used it. I didn't want to look, I had my eyes shut and peeked through my fingers, I almost fell down! There it was the line I've been waiting to see! It wasn't super dark, but clearly there! My BFP I was so so excited!!!
I went out and bought a CB digital and it said pregnant 2-3weeks! The wondfo tests still came up really light, almost invisible. And I did another FRER 6 days later from my 1st positive test and the line was so much darker that it took up most the dye and the control line was lighter lol

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 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.