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Bfp after almost 18 months!

Hi everyone! Everytime I ran into this space I kept praying and waiting for the time when I'd write my own bfp story! Well we've been ttc since Jan 2014 and each month disappointment. All tests done at the gynaecologist proved positive meaning that there was no problem with me or with hubby.we were even prescribed with clomid for three cycles ( though I knew I had no ovulation issue). Some days we also used preseed but still no success. What we did differently this cycle was go for hsg..and guess what we fell pregnant the same cycle. I really believe that the hsg cleared out any impurities in the tubes so that conception was easy.i waited till period was more than two weeks late before testing as I did not have any symptoms at all and didn't want to be disappointed. In these two weeks of lateness I spotted one time, bled a little one day and had almost blackish brownish discharge for three days but no cramps.i strongly recommend hsg to all those having problems ttc!

Still in disbelief

I have been watching this site for at least 3 years, and today I finally get to share my bfp story. The only thing I've done different this month is eat a ton of broccoli and actually BD every OTHER day before suspected ovulation. My main symptom of pregnancy was period cramps without my period, and my breast didn't hurt at all after ovulation like they usually do until AF.
1 Dpo: weird back spasm and tons of burping tons of creamy cm.
6 Dpo: neck pain and slight nausea, side of boobs began hurting then abruptly stopped.
9 Dpo: AF like cramps while using bathroom
12 Dpo: AF like cramps feels like abs are spreading thought for sure the witch was on her way.
15 Dpo: had dream AF started, surprised to see nothing when I awoke, just creamy cm, sharp pains in cervix, light sand colored discharge
19 Dpo: 7 days late I decided to take pregnancy test due to a dare with roommate, 3 very dark BFP!!

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Our Rainbow

Our rainbow baby
We lost our son at 17 weeks in May. It is the worst thing DH & I have ever been through.
We feel so blessed to be expecting so soon.
DH: 37 ME: 28

Period started June 29th. I have a 30 day cycle.

CD 1: Period started. No cramping. Light pink and brown
CD 2: period. Heavy and dark red.
CD 3: period. medium dark red. Minimum clots.
CD 4: period ended. Brown cm.
CD 5: Brown cm (lots)
CD 6: Brown cm (med)
CD 7: Brown stretchy cm (minimal )
CD 8: White creamy cm (minimal )
CD 9: White creamy sticky cm ( minimal ), CP soft medium closed.
DTD.
CD 10: same as above
CD 11: same as above, tender heavy feeling breasts, strange tugging feeling in uterus (to early for ovulation).
CD 12: clear watery cm (minimal ), feeling moist, mild cramping left side, CP soft medium closed, very tired (couldn't get out of bed. slept 11 hours. missed work). DTD @ 12:20am.
CD 13: crampy off and on all day , clear watery cm, pinching in left and right side CP soft medium closed.
CD 14: Nausea, less cramping, EWCM, CP soft high open. O? DTD@ 11:00pm.
CD 15: mildly sore breasts, mild nausea in AM (maybe from O)
CD 16 : pimples on forehead, runny nose in am, cream white cm, mildly tender breasts. DTD@ 11:30pm. Vagina sore after (possible YI?) Will monitor over the next few days.
1 dpo: hot flashes, pinching lower back left side, EWCM, tired, tender breasts. DTD @ 11:00pm (just in case).
2 dpo : tender breasts, tired, spasms in uterus, cramping, shooting pain up rectum, pulsing on left side of lower abdomen.
3 dpo: pinching on left side, tender heavy feeling breasts, shooting pain up rectum, heavy feeling in vagina. EWCM? (clear with white). Tired slept on and off all day.
4 dpo: stretchy-ish (cloudy egg white) cm, cramping on left side, no appetite, burning sensation in lower abdomen on left side (for around 20 seconds), mild tingling sensation in breasts (maybe in my head?) Late O?, DTD 12:30AM.
5 dpo: EWCM, diarrhea, shooting pain up rectum, exhausted by 7:00pm, cramping.
6 dpo : ewcm, up to pee 3 times at night, slept 13 hours, pimples, Nausea, heartburn, dreamt about being pregnant and rock bands, hot flashes.
7 dpo : up to pee every hour. at 6:15am pink spotting only when I wiped, headache, heartburn, cramping, craving for chocolate.
8 dpo : cramping, pinching on left side of lower abdomen, sore throat, frequent urination, clear & creamy white cm, feeling dry, headache, heartburn.
9 dpo : emotional, itchy feeling vagina, clear & creamy white cm (slightly stretchy), milky cm, sore breasts ( mild), craving chips like crazy for the past few days. finally succumbed and bought Pringles (ate the whole thing ) craving went away lol.
10 dpo : frequent urination, mild cramping, white milky cm, large pimples on chest. couldn't sleep so I decided to take a pregnancy test and BPF!!!!!

*****Baby dust to everyone!

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Implantation?

So this cycle been of the scale from my normal typical cycle..
It started when I gave in to taken a test way to early slight edge to just it and really shouldn't have but funny enuff it can up positive thay was on a gess around 8dpo... Since the I had crazy symptoms my boobs feeling sick and around 12 dpo my left boob was killing me and twinge sqeezing like cramps on left side on and off for one day. I was priity sure this month was it I hat utrla gut instincts... My period are normally 23-26 day cycle only on cycle 3 since having inplant out for 6 years... So on Friday would of maid me (guessing) 15 dpo was CD 23 was no sign AF normal I have back cramps night b4 so send my bf wilkos in morning for test b4 I took it I Chen my cm and there was blood on my finger I was probber gutted as really thou heart in heart I was pregneat.. So just get used to my period starting.was quite light put snuff for a pad And then satday (day after I notice it stopped half way and had brown spotty discharge instead.. So now I question implantation or too heaving what goin on. Did a pt clear blue on Sunday night no visable like maybe a fair but just jeep thinking hanging on to straws.. I have doctor app Wednesday anyway was gnna takeanouther test then see what what mention to her. Storage other way right k

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BFP with fibroids, spotting, short LP, hypothyroid

Hi all, writing because of how helpful everyone's stories were to me and because I believe so fully that the steps I took to get my BFP were critical and feel it's important to share in case it could be helpful to anyone out there! Hence the length of this post :)

DH and I are both 34. Started trying in August 2014 after having been off BCP for about 2.5 years. The prior December I had noticed spotting before AF which was new for me, but I guess since we weren't trying I wasn't that concerned/focused on it. But when nothing happened in the first two cycles I also realized my cycle was 27-29 days but my LP was only 9-11 days. Was concerned that I had low progesterone causing AF to come too soon, or maybe something on the other side of the cycle causing late/weak ovulation. So I went to see a gynecologist at a very well-respected practice/hospital to check things out. I was diagnosed there with small fibroids, largest was 2cm. Gyn said she wasn't concerned at all about the short LP or the fibroids and to keep trying. I was not satisfied with her response so in January I went to see a functional medicine doctor (more holistic/natural approach) to delve more into the issue (had to wait to switch from HMO to PPO insurance plan bc my PCP wouldn't refer me). She tested my blood for a laundry list of hormone, vitamin, blood lipid, and mineral levels and diagnosed me with estrogen dominance (VERY common if you've been on BCP - which I was for 17 years - but for some reason not always fully accepted/diagnosed in western medical community). Progesterone was normal at 19.5 ng/mL (?) at 7DPO but estradiol was way too high at 249 (pg/mL?) when the luteal phase range should have been 56-214. Whatever those units are supposed to be - very difficult to conceive with that ratio. And thyroid was sluggish, too with TSH at 3.05.

So for a few months she put me on an all-natural hormone balancing protocol to help reduce estradiol and prop up thyroid function. Daily I was taking:
-Estrium (a powdered mix you put into water or make a smoothie with which balances hormones);
-Advaclear (a liver support supplement as it's the liver that metabolizes/helps you excrete excess hormones including estrogen);
-FemOne (multivitamin formulated for women - with the right selenium/iodine to support thyroid function);
-vitamin D (4000 i.u. per day for 2 months and then down to 2000 i.u.);
-cod liver oil or fish oil;
-vitamin C;
-and a probiotic.

The other thing to note is that I've been on the paleo diet for about 4 years now and that the functional med doc told me this was the exact diet she would have put me on if i wasn't already on it. No gluten, no dairy (except I still use butter in cooking), no soy. So this would have been a big change too, had my dietary choices not already lined up with her recommendations.

Sounds like a lot but because I believed so strongly in everything I was doing it was no big deal at all. After two months no BFP but numbers were improving so I was optimistic. However TSH was still too high indicating a still-sluggish thyroid so I ALSO then went on 30mg of Armour Thyroid (the natural version of Synthroid). The reason we didn't start there was that excess estrogen/low thyroid can be chicken/egg situation so we isolated one thing first to see if balancing sex hormones would improve thyroid. Ultimately needed help with both. But anyway, after a few months of improvements to estrogen dominance (spotting went from 5 days pre-AF to 1 day), and literally just a few weeks on Armour, got my BFP. I'm 12 weeks now and just had an ultrasound where I saw the little guy/girl bouncing up a storm in there like a gummy bear!!!!!!

I wanted to write all this out because I so firmly believe that a good functional med doc can get to the bottom of things that a western med doc might not prioritize or even understand - they aren't necessarily trained in the subtleties of hormone interactions. My PCP actually said to me, "I don't know how to interpret these numbers." Thank goodness we do have western medicine - and the reproductive technology to assist when that's what is needed - but this isn't always necessary or even appropriate as an approach. Case in point: during this time I also went to a fertility clinic to get genetic testing and a fertility workup and they straight up told me that all my levels were good (AMH, FSH, etc) so if we hadn't conceived in our 6-7 months of trying (plus the prior 2.5 years of "pulling out") that our chances were less than 4% of conceiving naturally. Literally the day after she told me this we conceived.

BFP AFTER AF (Heavy Bleeding and severe cramps)

Just want to thank this forum, as I'm a regular stalker and symptom spotter hehe.

This is for all the GES's (Google Every Symptom-ers) and those who've had a bleed and thought it was their period. Bleeding accompanied with severe cramps that had me running to A&E thinking I was dying. When I went, the doctors couldn't find the cause and sent me home. Next day I had a scan and nothing was found in my uterus, just blood clots. This was the day my AF was due which was 16th June.

FINALLY after 2 weeks of insanity (i convinced myself that either I had fibroids, tumors or an unknown illness but i deffo wasnt preggo) I got my BFP on FRER. FAINT line but still pretty much there!

Ive had 3 miscarriages and 1 successful pregnancy. The weird thing is im pregnant around the same time, I was 3 years ago!

So I tracked ovulation according to Ovia Fertility and Period Tracker. But Ovia Fertility was wrong based on CM so according to Period Tracker I ovulated on 2nd June. Here goes ladies.

I DTD on 27, 28, 30, 4 & 5th June. Honestly guys I didn't think i was in for a chance Cus we didn't DTD on ovulation day.

SYMPTOMS I DIDN'T HAVE: metallic taste, sore/sensitive nipples, stuffy nose, migraines, severe boob ache, frequent urination, vomiting.

1DPO: happy, tight muscles and joint pain. WATERY CM.

2DPO: +sex drive, cramps, bloated stomach, heavy feeling in uterus, nausea, gassy, backache, throat feels swollen, felt really tired, cramps, EWCM.

3DPO: +sex drive, frequent urination, backache, pelvic pain and cramps, bloating (cant suck belly in), extremely tired (had 2 naps, never do that), boobs feel really full (normally feel like this a day before AF), SCHOOL GLUE CREAMY CM.

4DPO: happy, +sex drive, cramps, gassy, backaches, extremely tired (eyes feel heavy), LOTS OF CREAMY WHITE CM.

5DPO: still tired!

6DPO: bloated (belly feels hard), gassy (gas masks needed), boobs feel humongous, stomach feels really heavy, lots of cramps, LUKEHORRA, STRINGY, YELLOW/BROWN CM (in abundance, I literally wet myself with CM).

7DPO: woke up feeling like I peed myself there was WATERY CM, vagina is itchy and swollen inside, CM LOOKS YELLOW/GREEN, think Im getting an infection. AF cramps, feeling really tired, acid reflux.

8DPO: AF cramps, moody, SCHOOL GLUE CREAMY YELLOWISH CM.

9DPO: AF cramps which is normal, boobs don't hurt as much which is unusual normally boobs feel heavy, SCHOOL GLUE CM.

10DPO: happy, calm (unusual normally PMS takes over around this time Im in a stinking mood), hot flashes, +sex drive, gassy, bloated (cant suck belly in&it's hard), sharp pain in uterus, cramps like AF, backaches, fatigue (tired after day out), back aches, slight nausea, face feels hot, flutters in stomach twinges and pinches, SCHOOL GLUE CM (smells FISHY like AF TMI SORRY). I FEEL PREGNANT, I just know i am!

11DPO: happy, calm (no PMS which i usually get) burning like cramps in hips and uterus, boobs hurt near armpits & feel full & heavy (normally they hurt a lot more), feel exhausted, kicks & flutters in stomach (feels like world war 3 in there), CREAMY THICK YELLOW CM.

12DPO: woke up and thought i peed myself. Bed had a wet patch ran to bathroom and found CLOUDY CM, dizzy, bloated, backaches, extreme fatigue (unusual), so hungry had 6 meals! My urine is fluorescent and STINKS.

13DPO: lots of CREAMY CM outside vagina (normally I have to stick finger in), Vaginal canal feels weird, feels tighter. I don't ever get this much CM before period. Getting happy. Could it be? Extremely hungry and tired, cant stop eating and sleeping.
POAS BFN ; - (

14DPO: AF DUE, Im absolutely bloated. I tell DH im pregnant (i just felt preggers) pink spotting that turns brown (normally have full blown period), later in evening bleeding is heavier, get severe cramps in stomach (felt like last miscarriage), rush to hospital. Nothing found, negative pregnancy test. Blood only soaked 1 pad which is weird. Blood is bright red not like AF at all and doesnt smell fishy like AF. Doctor checked vagina and couldn't see any blood coming out so don't know where the blood is coming from. BLOOD CLOT in pad the size of a ping pong ball.

15-17DPO: bleeding never gets heavier, turns into pink spotting, still bloated, hot flashes, extremely tired (need 2 naps a day). I've never felt like this EVER. I normally have a 5 day period that is heavy for 3 days and Im never bloated or tired or hungry. DS randomly comes hugs me and kisses my belly saying 'you got baby in your belly'.
POAS BFN ; -(

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Finally a BFP 13 DPO!

We've been trying since December and we're thrilled to finally get a BFP! I'm 35 and my husband is 36 so we were getting a bit anxious when month after month we were unsuccessful. In previous months, we've done the SMEP schedule pretty religiously. I also took Fertile CM supplement 3x per day and this cycle I added Mucinex 2x per day starting the day my OPK came up positive through CD 16 when we stopped BDing.

OPK was positive on CD 11, so likely O'd on CD 12.
BD on CD 10, 11, 12, 14, and 16. Legs up for about 20-30 mins each time afterwards.
Started 2 slices of pineapple 3 DPO and had 2 slices each day (with core) for the next 4 days.
10 DPO I started having spotting after using the toilet. Bright pink and never enough to seep into a pantyliner. Smells started to get really intense. Slight nausea in the morning, but nothing too bad. Some on and off headaches.
Concerned about the spotting I took a test and got our BFP 13 DPO. The spotting continued for a full week from when it started and then stopped.

Tested again on 17 DPO one day after my missed period just to be sure!

Praying this is a healthy babe. Will see the doctor in another month or so to confirm all is well.

Best of luck to you all!! It felt a little nuts doing all of the above, but it the most worth it kind of nuts looking back. :)

BFP after TTC with partial Thyroid Lobectomy(no meds)

I want to explain my circumstances leading up to my BFP to help give those in similar circumstance a glimmer of Hope that you too can get your BFP. So if this too epic, please skip to the relevant sections.

Arguing and Make Up Sex:
So you know how you hear those dreaded words, "just relax and it will happen", or , "when you least expect it..." - well there might be some truth to that! But that being said you're never going to relax if your actively ttc and if it's putting loads of pressure on yourself. Well that's what it was like for me/us. We relaxed because we thought we needed IVF and had an appointment to see a specialist at the fertility hospital. Apparently we couldn't get pg without assistance said the GP. Whom was delighted when I went back 1 month later to say hey Preggers!

We'd been having a pretty bad argument during my fertile windo pre-o day so there was no BD beforehand, and I certainly wasn't feeling relaxed leading up to the "moment"! Lol! But we had make-up sex on Day of O and each day for the two days afterwards.

Male factor? 2%morohology combined with Thyroid Disease:
DH and I had pretty much given up hopes of conceiving naturally, even contacted the GP for assistance. We'd not long got the SA results (2% morphology, but 106mil count) and I received normal on the ovulation and thyroid results (please know I still don't know my latest readings as yet), so we were feeling pretty deflated.

Now in the 2 years we'd been TTC I found out I had thyroid issues and had a partial Thyroid Lobectomy and isthmathology (however you spell it). My thyroid results were good enough I didn't have to go on thyroxine post surgery. I made an effort to juice and change my diet drastically, take relevant vitamins as well pre and post op (jan 2014).

I have read on the net that to conceive your tsh should be under 2. Well I was determined to bring my numbers down and through diet and juicing, vitamins etc I believe I managed to manage my thyroid, as I saw the numbers drop each 6 months when it was tested. In October 2014 they were at 2.72. Please note UK guidelines says anything under 5 is normal.

Monitors & vitamins used:
The CBFM wasn't showing peaks until OCT last year! And I stopped using it in February this year. I felt the POAS was stressing me out as was temping. Instead I relied on FF, CM and mittelschmertz pain to give me the tell tale sign of O day.

I got agnus cactus and took that for one month, but stopped after getting spooked, I was taking multivitamins for 50+ (lower iron content as iron can affect thyroid!), and sometimes took complex B vitamen pack, magnesium n calcium, zinc with vit c. Rather than the multi vit.

Symptoms:

Oday: largest amount of ewcm ever with red streaks. Small pain on left lower abdomen like a stitch. DTD, stayed laying down for approx. 45 - 1 hour

1dpo: DTD, same ewcm as above, just a smaller amount.
2dpo: DTD - clear stretchy cm
3dpo: no symptoms
4-5dpo: dark red/ brown spotting
6-8: lightly tinged lotion CM - more brown than pink.
9-11: mild cramps on and off like getting period. Brown spotting is back.
12: no symptoms and no spotting
13dpo: no period, no pmt, no sore boobs nothing!

Decided to test using CB digital with counter. Came up straight away as pregnant ( I thought it was broken as the timer was still showing) but took a little longer to say how many weeks. But it came up 1-2 weeks.

I want you to know don't give up, if after all the above, 2 years ttc we got that BFP, so can you. Wishing you all baby dust xxxx
Currently 4w +2 days: DD 19 Feb 2016 ps cycle used to be 31 days until February when changed to 28 days, o happening on cd14 (used to be 16/17). And I'm 31 on 16/6, BFP on 12/6!!!

Bfp at 9dpo!!

Woohoo!! After 9 long months got my first bfp!!! At 11am got a negative on first response, 7pm super faint on dollar store cheapie, at 930 good line on dollar store cheapie (veriquick), and 11pm super faint on first response! I am 9 dpo and do chart temps. I had Ib on 6dpo

Bfp after stillbirth

I have been reading everyone's success story since I lost my baby at 37 weeks last November, I found they gave me hope..
I am currently only five weeks so fx that this little one will be fine.
I have regular 28 day cycles have been using clearblue ovulation sticks which I highly recommend, pressed, robuttisson, pregnacare,and bd 8 times over my four day fertile period, I thought I was out this month as I had my usual spotting before my period and I had zero symptoms other than being extremely fatigued which I put down to work.
The one thing I did different this month was used soft cups which freaked me out slightly but I believe they helped get my bfp!
Good luck to everyone . Baby dust to you all!

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