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BFP with Preseed

Pre-Seed, the sperm-friendly lubricant (and only lube that should be used while trying-to-conceive) is a staple of the TTC community. We love it, and we'd hazard a guess that all these ladies on this page with BFPs speak highly of it as well!

If you don't have Pre-Seed yet, we recommend you pick some up at Early-Pregnancy-Tests.com. It ships for free anywhere in the U.S. or Canada, and comes with free pregnancy tests. Can't beat that. And when you get your Pre-Seed assisted BFP and you're ready to give credit where credit is due, by all means, send us your symptoms here!

42 and after 5 years a BFP with several faint positive

I swear the first five days those positives kept jumping at me I would insist on tweaking, messing with lighting. Surely it's an evaporation line.
Amazingly every single dollar store test would turn positive after the 10 mark time and I discounted that until I read a few posts about how many women got pregnant and same scenerio. Thought the test was negative, threw it out, dug it out and a positive.
But I still didn't believe it. It's been 5 years of this TWW stuff I'm in pregnancy denial maybe?
Well tonight I said enough with these dollar tests and spent 16.99 on a two pack of FRER'S. Didn't need more than four seconds for that second line and then I went total mental usual suspects mode analyzing every damn test I'd been staring at on my phone and put it together like a puzzle. YOU ARE PREGNANT WOMAN!! STOP PEEING ON THINGS.
So here I sit. With the following obvious signs I had for a week that I've blown off
6dpo sharp dip in my BBT chart. This was my very first month temping and using preseed and softcup.
Also my second month on vitex.
7dpo headache. Way sore girls. They did not want to be caged, free the boobies! Such a sharp pain I went down to the floor and had to take something. Felt like my uterus was falling out. So much pressure
8 dpo first positive (I convinced myself was negative because you know....the time frame thing
9dpo fell asleep at 3 pm woke at 6 went back to sleep at 8 and didn't get up until 5 am the next morning
10 dpo. What is this crap??? Why does my coffee taste like butter? Searched the fridge to find the smell that I kept getting a whiff of at every pass to the bathroom. Found it! Open bag of broccoli in the vegetable bin. How the heck did I not know this was a huge sign?
Skipped testing this day and tweaked old tests I have officially peed on all the things !!

11dpo damn you dollar tree, I'm on my way. Af cramps. Maybe I'm wasting my time. Bope, I'm going. 10 in hand. Lady at the counter started to make a joke and I looked at her with the stare of pure evil so she knew not to go there. I have been holding my wee for 1 hour lady this is not ok.
Hmmmm a bit snappy today. The perfume from the lady behind the counter at dunkin donuts attached itself to my cup and I had to throw it out because I couod smell that perfume everywhere.
Pink line after 30 minutes and dollar tree test dried ON 3 tests!. Must be me being hopeful.
12 dpo AF cramps for about an hour again. Left side. Dull headache and falling asleep on the phone.
Scratch cottage cheese and tomatoes off my grocery list. All I want is cereal.
Another line same time frame and density as the previous 4 days. Never ever seen color on an evap line and trust me I've peed on A LOT of things in these 5 years. I've even Googled sugar tests, all the DIY tests that BTW do not work.
These evaps must be a bad batch.
13 dpo. Today. Stitch feelings are precisely the perfect term for what I'm feeling on the left lower pelvic area. Almost in the hip.
Definitely a pink line after staring at a test for two hours on my phone. I'm convinced. Completely talked to myself driving to the store to get a frer and thought nothing of it until I got out of my jeep.
It seriously was like the end of the usual suspects. All the lines. The pink evaps. The tests. The dollar store trips. The hold. Oh I hate the hold. Is this for real?
I had already went to the restroom before I went to the store so that was less than 20 min. Who cares!!! I've got two and I need to pee on something and analyze the heck out of it.
And there it was. My Beautiful moment. Clear as day.
Omgosh I haven't had a baby in 19 years!!!! If I can't pee on things I must start planning.
I put a collection together for you all to see all the tests that were indeed positive
Still having the stich feeling. It's very obvious
Sore girls but not too bad.
Headaches and no pimples were a huge sign for me as well.
Wishing everyone loads of baby dust. It will happen. I have a 26 -28 day cycle 2 grown boys one with severe disability and all I can do is smile.

BFP after miscarriage

I am 24 and my husband is 30. We have a 17 month old daughter and around the time she turned one we were ready to start trying for our second. I had a missed miscarriage before I conceived my daughter and it took 9 months after that to then get pregnant with her. I have LONG 40-43 day cycles and I was recently diagnosed with polycistic ovaries. The positives were that I do ovulate on my own despite the long cycles and I have one healthy baby that I carried to term. We started trying for our second in December and in March I fell pregnant but miscarried the day after I had a positive test. I was feeling pretty discouraged as that was now my second miscarriage and my cycles are so long. In May I went to see a fertility specialists to pick his brain and get down to the reason of my long cycles. An ultrasound showed my ovaries were very polycistic. He said this would be causing my long cycles and could be the potential reason for my miscarriages. I am not overweight and I don't have any other PCOS symptoms. I happened to be around the time of ovulation and the scan showed I had one very ripe follicle at 18mm so I was feeling optimistic. He wanted me to come back two days later to check and see if it got any bigger or if it was just a cyst. I went back and it was then 22mm so he gave me a trigger hcg shot right then and two days later on May 6th I ovulated (verified by ovulation cramps on my right side which is where the scan showed the follicle.)

May 4th: HCG trigger 400ml
May 6th: Ovulation day
We had sex on May 2, 4, 5, and 6 using pre-seed which I also used when I conceived my daughter.
Took progesterone suppositories from 3 DPO-still taking

1 DPO: Creamy CM, Minor backache, bloated, gassy, tired, skin breakout.
2 DPO: Creamy CM, Backache, bloated
3 DPO: Creamy CM, Backache, bloated
4 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Feeling down because no real symptoms and I thought I was for sure not pregnant
5 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated
6 DPO: Creamy CM, Backache for a very short period of time, bloated, slightly nauseous in the car but probably just car sick
7 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Still bummed and feel completely normal.
8 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Skin breakout, fatigue (probably from the progesterone)
9 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated
10 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Fatigue, slightly tender breasts, Still feeling out this cycle.
11 DPO: Creamy Cm, Bloated
12 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Decided to take a test with FMU so I could see the negative and get past the disappointment of the cycle. The test turned positive almost immediately. BFP! Shocked. Least amount of symptoms I have had on a BFP cycle. The test was a very noticeable line but not a dark positive yet. Still a little nervous but hoping the test is darker in a few days when I take another.

Trying to conceive is a complete emotional rollercoaster. Stay optimistic even if you don't feel pregnant at all!

pregnancy after miscarriage

I remember living on this website when TTC last summe so wanted to share my story. At the end of August I FINALLY got my BFP and posted my ecstatic BFP story on this website only to experience an early miscarriage shortly afterwards. It was DEVASTATING. But I wanted to share the follow up story to give people who have had a MC or CP some hope for future pregnancies.

Started miscarrying on August 26th 2016. After I naturally miscarried [bled for about 4-5 days], DH and I began TTC again right away without waiting any cycles in between. We BD'ed every other day from CD9 through CD 21 with no expectations since I had JUST miscarried. I also continued with OPKs which confirmed that I ovulated even with it being post MC - it just happened little further out in my cycle than normal. We continued to use preseed every time we BD'ed because we got our first BFP our first month using it and really think it helped since I have dryer CM.

Around 5 weeks post miscarriage I realized that 5 weeks had passed and still no sign of AF. I thought maybe this was normal since my cycle was still off from miscarrying the month before. But then I started gagging and feeling nauseous and that's what prompted me to take a pregnancy test. I was at work and felt so impatient that I drove to the walmart across the street, bought a walmart cheapie and took the pregnancy test in the walmart bathroom. It immediately came back positive. and it was a STRONG positive [September 30th - so almost a full month after miscarrying]. I was so overcome with joy I almost cried. I practically ran out of the store and instantly called my husband from my car while sitting in the parking lot. I couldn't believe our rainbow baby was coming so soon after losing the first one!

Here are my temps/symptoms notes leading up to the BFP [as you can see, i wasn't very hopeful]:

First Cycle Post Miscarriage

DPO 1 - 97.99
Very thirsty. Could definitely be unrelated. Tired - napped for a couple of hours.

DPO 2 - 98.07
Mild constipation. Dreamed of peeing/having to pee and woke up at 6am really needing to pee. Tired in the afternoon - took a couple hour nap.

DPO 3 - 97.79
Tossed and turned all night and was so hot all night - but it was also a very hot and humid day and our AC isn’t the best. Woke up in middle of night and felt dying of thirst - chugged gatorade that was by my bed. Kind of feel resigned towards not being pregnant this month. Just not “feeling it”. Mood = not hopeful. Breaking out on my face and experiencing mild constipation.

DPO 4 - 97.48
Temp took a major dip this morning. Feeling zero symptoms as of this morning. Clear wet CM. Barely noticeable internal boob pain sensations.

DPO 5 - 97.72
Tossed and turned a lot last night. Vivid nightmares. Woke up with a stiff neck. Slight lower back pain. Very brief pangs in lower left abdomen. Clear wet CM. Normal amounts of energy.

DPO 6 - 97.58
Temps are not promising this cycle. They look similar to the cycle when I wasn’t pregnant. Feeling pretty normal...haven’t had an ounce of boob soreness. Stiff neck and tossing and turning last night are the only things. Experiencing some mild cramping mid morning, slight back pain and clear wet CM. Blood while brushing teeth. Tired.

DPO 7 - 98.07
Woke up with SLIGHT runny nose..barely noticeable. No other symptoms.

DPO 8 - 98.07
No noticeable symptoms.

DPO 9 - 98.07
Bleeding gums/sensitive teeth.

DPO 10 - 97.98
Vivid nightmares. Not sleeping well. Bleeding gums/sensitive teeth.

DPO 11 - 97.75
Vivid nightmares. Not sleeping well. Bleeding gums/sensitive teeth.

DPO 12 - 98.07
Felt like I was going to throw up on my way to the gym. Vivid dreams.

DPO 13 - 98.02
Small amount of lower back pain but I think it’s from working out. Been having vivid nightmares throughout the week. Also waking up constantly in the middle of the night and not sleeping well. SLIGHT breast pain every now and then, but probably because AF is coming. Had to pee at 2:30am.

DPO 14 - 98.15
Waves of nausea all morning long. Hot all night long. A little constipated. Runny nose. Either I’m pregnant or I’m sick. Boobs feel “fuller”. Bloated. Lower back pain. Took a pregnancy test and it came back positive!!!!!!!

Looking back, the most noticeable early symptoms were a stiff neck and bleeding gums/sensitive teeth. I know it sounds weird, but I experienced a stiff neck during BOTH months that I got my BFPs and this has not happened to me before or since. Also bleeding gums/sensitive teeth are not normal for me and this also happened both months I got BFPs. Its not towards the very end that the nauseousness ticked me off to the fact that I may be pregnant.

BFP after 1st round of clomid!!

I cannot believe I am actually writing my BFP story!! My DH and I have been trying to concieve baby #3 for almost 4 years. I was given clomid to start in April. Well after one cycle I got my BFP!!

CD 16 - Confirmed O day
1 dpo - sore bubs ( normal for me post o), gassy, very bloated - think it's from the clomid
2 dpo - Bbs sore, very light cramping, backache .. Bloating went down a little gassy, breaking out, headache
3 dpo - Boobs sore, nausea, headache , sharp pain left ovary for a second
4 dpo - Boobs sore, headache, crampy , bloating, back ache
5 dpo - Headache, nausea, sore boobs
6 dpo - Sore boobs and headache, fatigue
7 dpo - Sore boobs, pain left ovary, nausea
8 dpo - Brownish CM am, sore boobs very slight cramping am - more like aching. Blood tinge CM afternoon - start thinking this is implantation???
9 dpo - can't sleep.. Get up at 4 am and take test. A faint line?? No?? Really??
10 dpo - BFP fmu!! And several tests since to confirm!! Go to doc today for blood work!

I will say I think some of my symptoms during my TWW may have been clomid side effects. But DH and I are over the moon!!

Very Detailed Journey to BFP by DPO!

Let me start by saying that the TTC and BFP Stories board were life-savers for me during my two week wait. I promised myself that if I ever got a BFP of my own, I would definitely post my experience here.
It took four cycles, but we finally did it! I’m feeling pretty great so far and I really hope we’ve got a sticky one. I tracked cycles 2-4 by DPO and have included all the details below—as you can see, I was definitely a symptoms spotter! I’ve also included some information about myself and my cycles. I hope this helps!
• AVERAGE CYCLE LENGTH- 26-29 days.
• MISSED PERIODS- I have never missed a period.
• ABNORMAL SPOTTING- never.
• PMS SYMPTOMS- Yes. I usually have symptoms approx. 1-2 weeks before my period. These include cramps, mild acne break-outs, food cravings and moodiness. I would not generally consider these symptoms unmanageable.
• FAMILY HISTORY: my mother had a Fallopian tube blocked w/ scar tissue (cause unknown) and subsequently had an ectopic pregnancy. It took her 9 months after surgery to conceive. My maternal and paternal grandmothers had normal pregnancies.
• PRENATAL VITAMINS- I have been taking prenatal vitamins since the beginning of January 2017 when we started TTC.
• AVERAGE LUTEAL PHASE- 11-12 days.
• FERTILITY AIDS- I used Clear Blue digital opk for cycles 1-3. On cycle 4, I used the Clear Blue Advanced digital opk. I used pre-seed for cycles 3 and 4. I did not temp.
• AVERAGE SUSPECTED OVULATION DAY- cycle day 16-18
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CYCLE 1
I didn’t start charting extensively this cycle. Apologies for the caps.

• LAST PERIOD- 12/30/16
• LH SURGE NOTED- 1/14/17
• OVULATED PER POSITIVE OPK- 1/14/17-1/17/17
• HAD INTERCOURSE- 1/11/17, 1/12/17, 1/14/17
• AF CRAMPS NOTED 8-10 dpo
• PERIOD: 1/28/17
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CYCLE 2
• LAST PERIOD: 1/28/17
• NEXT PERIOD DUE: 2/26/17

CD 13 (2/9/17)- HAD INTERCOURSE.
CD 14 (2/10/17)- HAD INTERCOURSE. NEG. OPK
CD 15 (2/11/17)- WATERY CM NOTED. NEG OPK.
CD 16 (2/12/17)- LH SURGE NOTED ON OPK AT 3:00 PM. HAD INTERCOURSE AT 9 AM AND AGAIN AT 9:00 PM. WATERY/MILKY/THIN CM. NO DETECTABLE EWCM.
CD 17 (2/13/17)- LH SURGE NOTED AGAIN OPK AT 3:00 PM. OVULATION CRAMPING STARTED AROUND 7 PM AND LASTED UNTIL APROX. 11 PM. HAD INTERCOURSE AT 9:00 PM. CM SAME AS YESTERDAY, VERY WATERY.
CD 18 OR 1 DPO (2/14/17)- NO LH SURGE DETECTED AT 11:00 AM. SCANT AMOUNT OF EWCM FOUND W/ BOWEL MOVEMENT, OTHERWISE CM WAS STILL WATERY. NO OTHER SYMPTOMS NOTED.
CD 19 OR 2 DPO (2/15/17)- DULL, GENERALIZED/RIGHT SIDED AF CRAMPS IN THE AFTERNOON FROM OVULATION? CM ALTERNATES BETWEEN THIN AND MILKY AND THICK AND CREAMY WHITE.
CD 20 OR 3 DPO (2/16/17)- NO CM NOTED (TINY DROP OF EWCM ON BM), SLIGHT CRAMPS AT NIGHT, NO OTHER SYMPTOMS NOTED.
CD 21 OR 4 DPO (2/17/17)- SCANT, THICK CM. NO CRAMPS, MOODY, INCREASED CM AT NIGHT.
CD 22 OR 5 DPO (2/18/17)-STRANGE DREAMS.
CD 23 OR 6 DPO (2/19/17)- GASSY, HEADACHE, SORE THROAT, BODY ACHES, WATERY/MILKY CM
CD 24 OR 7 DPO (2/20/17)- BREAST PAIN, CM THICK AND WHITE, 99.5 TEMP IN AM, DULL, EARLY MORNING CRAMPS ON RIGHT SIDE.
CD 25 OR 8 DPO (2/21/17)- STILL STUFFY, TIRED, H/A, SNEEZING, SINUS PRESSURE, LIGHT COUGH, CM IS MILKY/THICK AND WHITE, RIGHT SIDED AF PAINS 10 PM, 99 TEMP.
CD 26 OR 9 DPO (2/22/17)- STILL STUFFY, TIRED, HEADACHE, SNEEZING, SINUS PRESSURE, LIGHT COUGH, CM IS THICK AND WHITE, BIG BURST OF IT AROUND 3 PM AND 7 PM. R SIDED TWINGES AROUND 3. NO CRAMPS. NEGATIVE FLU TEST.
CD 27 OR 10 DPO (2/23/17)- STUFFY, HEADACHE, SINUS PRESSURE, LIGHT COUGH & SNEEZING, THICK, WHITE CM, BUT NOT AS MUCH AS YESTERDAY. NO CRAMPS.
CD 28 OR 11 DPO (2/24/17)- VERY TIRED. THICK, WHITE CM/SCANT CM.
CD 29 OR 12 DPO (2/25/17)- VERY TIRED. RIGHT SIDED AND GENERALIZED CRAMPS. THICK, WHITE CM.
CD 30 OR 13-14 DPO (2/26/17)- CRAMPS EARLY AM. AF ARRIVED AT 6PM. DEFINITE YEAST INF.
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CYCLE 3

LAST PERIOD: 2/26/17
NEXT PERIOD DUE: 3/27/17
WHAT I DID DIFFERENTLY: PRE-SEED STARTED

Bfp after depo

Omg!!! I'm sooo excited to finally post my bfp story! This site has eased my thoughts, answered my questions, and kept hope alive!! I am 27 and my husband is 29. We have a 5 year old daughter and finally decided to have another. 15 months ago I had one shot of depo and my first month ovulating was the cycle previous to my bfp. Here's my symptoms:

CD1-4: AF
CD 13: BD (used preseed)
CD 14: BBT 97.75
CD15: pos opk @ 11am, BD with preseed 97.08, felt sharp pains on left side at 11pm
CD 16(1dpo): 97.85
CD 17(2dpo): 97.20 (fallback rise?) sharp pains left side
CD18(3dpo): 96.89, came down with a cold, very gassy and bloated, strong smelling urine( urine clear) checked for uti at work and was negative
CD 19(4dpo):97.48, cold symptoms, gas, dizziness when going from sitting to standing,
Strong smelling urine
CD 20(5dpo): 97.88, headaches, thick yellow cm, gas
CD 21(6dpo): 97.90, gas bloating
CD 22(7dpo): 98.10, pinching on left side of uterus(very distinct) implantation?!?! Progrsterone was 6.2
CD 23(8dpo):98.44, frequent urination, gas
CD 24(9dpo): 97.89, gas, very very very faint bfp on FRER (Almost thought it I was seeing things)
CD 25(10 dpo): bfp on FRER!!!!! 98.31, watery cm (kept thinking AF was here),cramping JUST LIKE AF cramps. Nipples tender all of a sudden.

I hope this helps! Good luck to you all!!!

Finally!!

Like many, I stalk these boards during my TWW each month. It took me one year to conceive my first and 10 months for this one. Things I did this month (and other unsuccessful so who knows) was preseed and softcup. I also used a vibrator right after sex to have another orgasm because I heard that helps. And it's fun. Ha! So here it is:
O day- backache and cramps - normal. I also got a cold this day. I had lots of discharge and could just feel that this was a strong ovulation. BD
1 dpo- BD
1-3dpo- no symptoms besides my cold
4-5dpo- cold still lingering and now I completely lose my voice!
6dpo- lost voice still. Cervix VERY hard and high. Smallest pinprick of dark (blood) when I wiped. So tiny was unsure but marked it in case it was implantation. Could've been nothing though.
7dpo - lost voice still. Cold is still lingering! Cervix sill high and hard. Bad gas. Yuck. And fatigue.
8dpo- had a coughing fit in the morning which made me gag and then I had a bit of nausea for a couple hours after. BFN
9dpo- backache and cramps for about an hour. Felt like AF was coming but I just felt confident it was my month still! Gas and fatigue continue. BFN
10 dpo- all symptoms disappeared. The slightest ever BFP on FRER!! Negative clearblue digital
11 dpo- definitely a BFP now with FRER but still faint. Also took a Walgreens brand blue line in the evening, also slight positive. Nauseous and more picky with food. Some things turning my stomach. Negative clearblue digital.
12 dpo- same with the nausea. Driving and felt carsick. Definitely dizzy. Even stronger BFP. Negative clearblue digital
13 dpo- same symptoms. Positive clear blue digital!!

Bfp with Short Cycle, preseed, and very few symptoms.

I can't believe I'm writing this. I'm in denial, if I can be honest. I've taken multiple cheapie tests, one digital and a clearblue.
I've spent some time on this site, scouring and finding hope. My journey started many years ago, in my early 20s. And in spite of years of trying, I was a firm believer that it would happen when it was supposed to. I considered more invasive fertility treatments, but let's get real - Those options can get expensive, and I (like most of us) don't make a lot of money. Even with damn good insurance, it just wasn't feasible. I envy anyone who is in a position to explore those options. But, back to my BFP.

LMP March 27, 2017. I have a 24 day cycle.

CD 1-5 AF
CD 6 BD with PreSeed
CD 7 & 8 nothing exciting
CD 9 BD with PreSeed
CD 10 BD with PreSeed
CD 11 nothing
CD 12 BD 2x (what can I say, we were feeling frisky!)
CD 13 BD with PreSeed
CD 14 Nothing special. I believe I have ovulated at this point.
CD 15 - 1dpo (?) Instant hemorrhoids. Made my partner run to drug store for Prep H.
2dpo - 5dpo Constipated, hemorrhoids (not uncommon for me, but I took note of them)
5dpo - BD, no PreSeed. Just frisky.
6dpo. Very thirsty. Skin on lower stomach seems softer??
7dpo - 9 dpo. Still very thirsty. None of my usual af symptoms. Just a different sensation in my lower region. Like, I'm more aware of my babymaker, if that makes sense.

9dpo/cd23 Faint positives on dollar general tests, not fmu.
10dpo/cd24 More faint positives on cheapie tests, DG/dollar tree. Negative Target digital.
11dpo/Cd25 (Today) 2 more Positives on cheapies, Positive on ClearBlue easy.
I'm waiting another day or two to take the other digital. I've read that they aren't as sensitive, somehow. None of my +s have been with fmu.

What we did different?
PreSeed - I believe, 99%, that this was the deciding factor this time around. Let me explain- I like lube. I've used another brand for many years, always suspecting that it was hindering my chances. The PreSeed was wonderful, and I would highly recommend it.

Baby Danced twice in one day! - We had fun with it, went to bed happy. We did this 24-36 hours before I expected my ovulation. I imagine I may get some backlash about this, as many of you suggest to wait a day in between bd, as to get higher quality & quantity swimmers. But we had a blast, and perhaps it helped? :)

Layed on my stomach post-BD. - I don't know lol. Maybe this helped.

Prenatals daily, drank a lot of Powerade (B vitamins)

I haven't temped in years, and my last run with opk's was January. In other words, I cannot say with certainty when I O'd. Past experience suggests that I ovulate between CD12 and CD13, giving me an 11 day LP. I did not experience any kind of implantation bleeding.

I'm writing this to give you ladies some hope, the way previous BFP stories did for me. I have a short cycle, short luteal. I'm in my 30s. This is my first pregnancy. It is possible. Much love, Baby Dust, Good vibes, prayers to all.
Have a beautiful Thursday!

Shan

BFP After Late Miscarriage

I had a late miscarriage last November 16, 2016. It was the worse thing I've ever been through. I knew right after my lost I wanted to try again. I remember a doctor recommended I wait a year. I thought to myself "Hell No". I tried passively for the first two cycles because I just hope to fall pregnant without putting forth extra effort. See with my angel baby I got pregnant the first month off birth control. I truly believed it would be that easy the second time around. Well, around late January that when I broke down and bought an ovulation kit. I chose Clearblue digital. Well, it work well but I still didn't quite know what I was doing. So during my 3rd cycle I started using cheapies with the digital. I love the fact that you can see a line progression with the cheapies. Also, being able to see the progression was helpful because I recognized that I tend to have a slight surge right after my cycle but actually ovulate later in the month than I thought. My cd average 26 days and I ovulate cycle day 14. I must add when I was trying I was a nervous wreck because I wanted to find out I was pregnant before my original due date March 31, 2017. Well instead of finding I was pregnant March 31st I conceived approximately March 29th. I found about my current pregnancy on April 7th (8/9 DPO). I was really prepared for another disappointment because it felt like AF was coming. I was crampy and had a cold sensation in my legs. The cold and restless leg was the only thing that stood out. Overall it took me 2 cycles to conceive using the OPK correctly. I did take prenatals, rasberry tea (prior to ovulation) , and used preseed sparingly the cycle I conceive. In my previous cycle I took Maca for two months and Premama Fertility 1 month. I stop taking those supplement the cycle I conceive because I was cutting back on trying so hard. I am grateful and pray for a healthy and happy pregnancy. I hope that my testimony is helpful. Lastly, I pray/wish that anyone reading this ttc journey will not be too much longer!

Last Point- The cycle I conceive we had sex for at least 10 days straight around fertile period. My hubby wanted to do things his way instead of using SMEP. I was nervous about it being too much; but it was a success! Ultimately, I think that using OPK help the most.

BFP After 2 MC and 21 Months TTC!

I have been a lurker on this site for quite awhile and I always found people's BFP stories very helpful!

Background info:
I had a chemical pregnancy in April 2016 and a missed miscarriage at 11 weeks in October 2016. My cycles range from 32 days - 35 days with ovulation usually around cycle day 21 or day 22. I track BBT and use ovulation tests. This cycle I had my husband take Ubiquinol, B6, B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Calcium. This was to improve his sperm and his sperm's DNA. We don't know the quality of his sperm, but I knew we had lost two babies and I'm only 1/2 the equation. I was taking prenatals, FertileCM, Ubiquinol, Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and used preseed. The previous cycle I took extra folic acid, vitamin b6 and vitamin b12, but I felt like it delayed my ovulation. So I stopped taking them.

TWW Symptoms:

I had slight spotting (VERY SLIGHT) 5 days before ovulation (very normal for me and is due to estrogen surge) and very slight spotting one day before ovulation (first time for this).

1-5 dpo - I was working on the deck outside and had company staying with us, so I didn't have time to think about symptoms.
6 dpo - I was exhausted, threw up in my mouth and struggled with nausea. At this point I had been working outside for a full week doing hard labor, so I didn't think anything of it. Noticed my breasts were a little sore on the sides. I was preparing dinner and got really dizzy. I had to hold onto the counter to keep from falling over/passing out. Told husband I might be sick and to keep an eye on me (in case I DO pass out).
7 dpo - Nausea continues with some slight vaginal cramping. Again, working outside, so I attributed it to not drinking enough water. Breasts still slightly sore on sides (normal for me). Runny nose and no cm. I noticed my hair was more oily than usual (this was my 1st pregnancy sign with baby #1).
8 dpo - Exhausted, slight nausea, breasts now sore on sides and underneath. Watery cm, but mostly dry. Noticed a little heart burn. Painful lower back (worked outside all day, so I figured I just had poor form). 1 bout of diarrhea.
9 dpo - Tired, lower back was killing me. Very nauseated in the morning. Hungry all the time, but after eating I almost threw up. The skin on my cheeks/nose were so dry, they started peeling. Boobs were very sore. I found myself talking about baby names with my husband and how to announce when we do get pregnant again (we NEVER talk about names unless we are pregnant, so this was weird for us). Moderate amount of watery cm. I had loose stools and insane, painful gas. I was having strong stabbing pains on the upper left side of my abdomen and a few sharp pains under my belly button. My right armpit (lymph nodes) were having aching pains. I also had some vaginal cramps (I associated all of this with horrible gas and possibly being sick). That night as we were going to sleep, I had this overwhelming sense of peace come over me. My heart started racing and I couldn't help but praise God for another chance to have a baby.
10 dpo - I got a faint positive test! I had mild nausea, one more stab of pain on my left side and very slight lower back aches. I also started having terrible heartburn. My facial skin was very dry and peeling.
11 dpo - Face is still peeling, breasts are very sore, but overall I feel pretty good.

What I am doing to prevent another mc:
I am now taking Prenatals, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 (read a study that showed women who had diets high in B12 tended to have quieter babies because they could produce melatonin more easily), extra folic acid, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vitamin C and have been eating pineapple since ovulation. When I got my BFP I got a prescription from my doctor for progesterone suppositories and started taking 1 baby aspirin a day.

I have a good feeling about this baby! Please pray we get to keep him/her! I hope this brings you hope!

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