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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 on 13dpo.. felt out

10/23-fertile cm (ewcm)

10/24- ewcm still in am. BD'd x7... lol went a little crazy (; almost pos opk at night but used crappy test that never gives good positives.

10/25- super positive opk bd'd x4... fiance had been away for a bit so this was welcome home sex lol. Lots of energy! I think today was the day I ovulated.

Ovulation Day (10/26)- BD'dx4. neg opk. Nipples super sore, especially left nipple. Really emotional for no specific reason. Just wanted to cry... did cry a little while snuggling with my fiance. Super sleepy!

1dpo (10/27)- BD'dx4. Nipples suuuper sore today. Got really angry quite a few times throughout the day over stupid things.

2dpo (10/28)- BD'd x3. Nipple still quite sore. Grouchy most of the day and super tired even though I slept fine through the night. Nothing stood out.

3dpo (10/29)- BD'd. Nipples much more sore and very very erect... like sticking out farther and staying hard longer and getting hard easier. Very gassy at night. Smell of fiances onion breath grossing me out. Bunch of red acne like bumps on my butt cheeks lol (tmi I know)

4dpo (10/30)- Fiances breath still smelt like onions (faint smell) even after brushing his teeth, bleh. Bumps on butt gone! Nauseas after morning nap. Weird faint stomach cramps similar to a few days before AF. Nipples a lot more sore. Breasts feel sore now too, right boob more sore than right. Full feeling in breasts also. Nipples still easily getting erect and much harder than normal. Smell of onions in fridge was all I could focus on at work whenever I would open fridge and there was only one onion IN A CLOSED DRAWER!! Weird nausea most of day. Really tired even after drinking coffee. The iced tea I ALWAYS drink tastes off...
Not really hungry at all today. Basically had to force myself to eat. Maybe cause I drank coffee earlier? 6pm relaxed pulse78- bp is 115/73.

10/31 5dpo
Woke up around 9am with awful stabbing pain near right hip bone. RIGHT after peeing had awful period like cramp as if first day of af and then around noon had light period like cramping for less than a minute. 125/76 pul83 @5pm. Got really light headed and ears were ringing around 615pm. Super tired. Fell asleep so many times even with a five hour energy. Neg opk @11pm (the cramps this am weirded me out and I normally get pos opks until the day or 2 after I ov.)

11-1-17 (6dpo): Woke around 1am and got up to let dogs out. Didnt pee or anything but once I came back to bed I had the same weird period like stomach cramps for a tad over a minute. Praying for our miracle

11-2-17: 7dpo- Sore throat still.
Weird dream, strange that I keep remembering dreams. Left breast has shooting pain at 10am. Acid reflux also around same time. Feel depressed. Whole body aches... 1145am blood pressure 109/67 & pulse of 90. Temp of 98.8 (was taken when relaxed after driving for a half hr). Fell asleep and woke up @1:20 w/ bp of 100/61 pul86.
Sore throat still but now also have horrible head ache. Fever of 99.7 @ 6pm. Fell asleep and woke up feeling worse :/ took Tylenol. Whole body has been aching all day... I'm out this month. I just know it. Tylenol helped a lot. When I got home from work my fiance was eating some spicy chicken and I could barely stand the smell I almost had to go outside. Bleh. Nipples aren't as sore but still sore. Right more sore than left (usually happens around this time)... Sorta losing hope. Checked cm while in the shower and it was white and creamy tinted with blood. Wicked hot flash after shower. BD then went to bed.

BFP at 11 DPO (2nd baby) -- barely any symptoms this time

I have an 11 month old. Been ttc #2 for 4 cycles. I've never had a normal cycle - it'd come every 2 months or so. I was lucky when I got pregnant last year because it was the first try. But after I stopped breastfeeding at 6 months, my cycles were JACKED UP. Cycles lasted 52 days, then 34 days, then this one is supposed to be 30 days... but now I'm pregnant! First pregnancy I had nausea once, tender boobs, going to the restroom a lot - and these were symptoms BEFORE my BFP. This time, nothing except implantation pinch and spotting. Every pregnancy IS different!!

Ovulation: Heavy thick EWCM, brief vaginal soreness / throbbing, 2 BMs in the morning, feel bloated, positive OPK

1 DPO: Medium chunky creamy CM, big blob of thick CM (rubbery)

2 DPO: Heavy creamy CM

3 DPO: Medium watery low stretchiness with whitish creamy chunks CM

4 DPO: Light creamy CM, light uterine pinching

5 DPO: Light creamy / watery CM, 2 BMs in the morning

6 DPO: Light watery CM, almost cramp-like twitches, FELT A QUICK SUDDEN VERY SHARP PINCH at 10:10 pm (suspected implantation)

7 DPO: IMPLANTATION DIP, light creamy CM, sharp pubic pinches

8 DPO: Light watery CM

9 DPO: Pink spotting once when wiping, light creamy CM

10 DPO: Feel warm when woke up in the morning, light creamy CM, 2 BMs, very gassy that night

11 DPO: Felt hot when woke up in the morning, (temp spiked so took an $0.88 Walmart test and it was POSITIVE), 2 BMs in the morning (nervous feeling in the stomach with 2nd BM), feel bloated, very sleepy

12 DPO: Constantly kept waking up in the middle of the night and had to pee, tired and sleepy

13 DPO: kept waking up at night, had to get up and pee, had a nightmare, very hungry

14 DPO: hot at night, insomnia, had a nightmare, OFFICIALLY MISSED PERIOD

BFP, 1st cycle with lube, chest infection!

Hi guys,
I need to share my story as I've read most of these myself!

We had started TTC back in December '16. Had a chemical (4w) in Feb, tried for 2 more months with no luck, and then bought a house & too stressed to TTC. This time, it was our 3rd cycle getting back on the saddle. I am currently 4w4d pregnant/18DPO. I am 30yo and my partner is 37, our 1st bub.

Things we did different this time:-
We BD'd every 2nd night during fertile window.
I stopped drinking chilled water (heard the eggy likes warm environment to implant)
1st cycle using First Response/Preseed lubricant. I would insert a whole tube of it! And Partner would put some on himself. My GF recommended this to me, she also got BFP 1st cycle using it. I would lay down for 10mins after.
1st cycle taking probiotics daily.
I had a very bad chest infection right when I ovulated. I still have only half my voice back. So much coughing.. I am so surprised to get the BFP, even though we gave it a good crack this time (BD EOD).
I still had 1 coffee per day (morning). Still exercised. Still had few glasses of alcohol every now and then

Symptoms
1DPO -7DPO - no odd symptoms other than very bad chest infection!! I completely lost my voice and so much coughing!!
10DPO - restless sleep plus i was CERTAIN AF was coming. Which would be 4 days early. Had those heavy bloated period feelings!
11DPO - very bad cramps at night time - I dont normally get cramps (I just get dull aches), but this was actual cramping in lower belly that would last about 3 seconds a time, i would cringe. It hurt. Implantation? very restless night of sleep. Hot and cold.
12DPO - more cramps at night.
13DPO - nothing - DRY CM
14DPO - no AF. hmmm... - DRY CM
15DPO - no AF. hmmm... - DRY CM
16DPO - brown spotting. Am I out? Nope. Blazing BFP.

Not more spotting after this.

I did not test until I was 2 days late. I would rather get AF than see a negative test. Although on 16DPO I had some brown spotting when I woke up. Thought I was out, so did a test for the hell of it-blazing BFP.

I am waiting on blood results. I am nervous. and I dont want to do any more HPT.

I am thinking of you all, keep going.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.
xxx

BFP at 36. What I did differently this month

Hi ladies,
I am now 21 weeks pregnant and wanted to share my story. I have wanted to be a Mum for years but my husband has never really been ready. Even now I’m 36 and he’s 37 and he still doesn’t think it’s the right time. However I know him and I know that he’s just terrified of failure, I also know that he will be a fantastic father.

So I made the decision to come off the pill (femodene) in Oct 15. My cycles were very long and irregular to begin with. I starting taking Vit B6 200mg which really helped, and after about 8 months they started to regulate to about 30 days.

My husband was aware of my decision to come off the pill and for the first 12 months we used the pull out method but I was always secretly hoping for a BFP. Oct 16 came around, we moved into a new house and although we never had the baby conversation, he just stopped pulling out. This is when I started really trying (although he was completely unaware of my efforts).

I started taking - Vitex 1000mg first thing in the morning, Royal jelly, pregnacare conception, evening primrose (just until confirmation of ovulation), ubiquinol (due to age)

I also continued temping and charting which I had be doing since coming off of the pill. This helped me massively to understand my cycles.

We were timing things perfectly but 6 months later and still no joy. So in April 17 I added baby aspirin. Another issue that popped into my head was that when I have a smear test done the nurse always struggles to find my cervix. It’s anterior and very far back.
I had read that trying doggy style may help you conceive if this is the case. Well anyway it worked 1st time and I received my first BFP in May! Yay! Unfortunately my excitement was short lived as I started bleeding a few days later.

I felt positive though that I could get pregnant, and was keen to try again straight away. So we did exactly the same the next month and voila BFP again! So I’m putting the majority of my success purely down to the position although I do think the vitamins helped to prepare my body.

Anyway the important DPO-
As I have been trying for a while I literally experienced every symptom possible in my 2 week wait. The only thing that was different for me in both BFP cycles was heart palpitations. I also had IB at 8DPO. All my other symptoms were the same (sore nipples straight after O, creamy Cm, nausea,)

So I’m now 21 weeks and feeling good. I want to wish you all good luck in your journeys to motherhood. Sorry it’s such a long post. Thanks for reading xx

Crazy erratic cycle BFP

So all the months I do symptom checking and it always turned out to be super awful pms. This was the month we gave up and figured it just wasn't in the cards for us. Our TTC story began June 2016- got pregnant right after our honeymoon only to end in miscarriage in August 2016. My insurance was awful and no doctor would do any testing until 10 weeks- I miscarriaged before that. We cried and then realized if it was that easy the first time then we'll try again- and again- and again. 1 year later we gave up. A few weeks ago (about 5 days before AF) I realized I had NO PMS symptoms. I was a little tired, but I also work crazy hours so that happens sometimes. A couple days later my bbs were so swollen and painful I couldn't even wear a bra. I went to work and everything smelled like metal and gasoline. I was crazy nauseous. So I bought a hpt and went to the gym after work and sure enough- a faint line. It was a store brand blue dye test so I wanted to be sure and bought more of the wondfo tests. Day of AF due I took one and it was a faint positive!!! 24 hours later after a strenuous work day I took a nap, woke up with the WORST back pain of my life and sure enough started to spot. I figured that was it and I was out. Over the next 24 hours I bled through a tampon and a pad and then it was gone and done. A couple days later I was super sick to my stomach and my salad didn't agree with me. My bbs were bursting out of my bra and I was getting some back and abdominal twinges. On a hunch, I took another test and it was a faint positive! Called the dr to confirm and expected the worst- that the hcg just hadn't left my system yet. She said everything was good and looked healthy! Going in for a scan in a couple weeks to make sure all is well and to find out how far along I am since my cycles have been so wonky, but she thinks I'm 5 weeks along now. Baby dust to everyone. Don't give up!!

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BFP after losing blood for several days

Trying to conceive number 2 while still nursing my 15 month old daughter. My periods had returned shortly after her first birthday and were still slightly irregular. This was my fourth cycle and I used OPKs to determine when I was ovulating.

This is my list of symptoms by dpo:
1dpo: warm face, tired
2dpo: tired. Super tired. Mild cramping low in pelvis. Gassy. Lightheaded.
3dpo: tired (bad few nights of sleep) twinges, warm face, dry cm
4dpo: tired
5dpo: bloody nose in the morning
6-8: nothing major
9dpo: mild nausea, cold sore in nose (wtf?) dreamt of positive test, tiny bit of spotting and brown discharge
10dpo: period starting
12dpo: three BFPs. What. The. F.
13dpo: dr visit. Blood work done. Hcg 125
14dpo: still spotting. Stopped at night.
15dpo: second blood test. Frer still strong positive. HCG comes back at 205. Not doubling but still within the normal range of 48-72 hours.

Currently waiting for another blood test tomorrow (17dpo) and hoping it starts to rise faster. I will update this thread when I know more.

Hoping for a sticky bean

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BFP after Spotting!

Hello ladies,

I wanted to post as I have be reading this site for a while and it has helped me a lot.
My history:
DS #1 Conceived naturally one month after laparoscopy for endometriosis. BFP day of missed period with FMU
DS #2 Conceived when DS #1 was 12 months old and I was still breastfeeding BFP day of missed period with FMU
Baby #3 Conceived when DS # 2 was 13 months and I was still breastfeeding. BFP day of missed period with FMU after a couple of days of spotting. Missed MC'd at 9 weeks, miscarried naturally at 11 weeks

Ok now to my latest BFP this week:
6 cycle since the MC'd. 2 cycles actually trying with SMEP. Experienced a shorter cycle ever since the miscarriage- from 28 days to 24 days. Was concerned that I was having a luteal phase defect/low prog or that my endometriosis had come back but Dr. said everything was ok.
Here are the details:
CD 21 8 DPO: Light blood spot. Thought possible implantation because the red spot was so minimal
CD 22 9 DPO: More spotting, brownish red. I thought I was out and I told hubby that my period was imminent.
CD 23 10 DPO: More spotting, brownish red. Complained to hubby about not getting pregnant.
CD 24 11 DPO: Spotting brownish red but not increasing. Peeing a ton. Googled spotting but BFP. Impulsively took a very cheap test from China. Thought I saw a very faint line but could not see it in a picture I took.
CD 25 12 DPO: Spotting brownish red but not increasing. BFP with target brand first response. Very clear second line.
CD 26 13 DPO: Spotting less and less. Mostly sticky cervical fluid with a brown tint. Saw Dr. she confirmed all is well and I will see her again next week. Feeling dizzy/lightheaded.
CD 27 14 DPO: POAS again just because and clear BFP again.

Thanks to all the ladies who have shared their stories and good luck conceiving!

Negative tests until 7 weeks pregnant

Ok, so my story is very strange.

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

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

Infertility and surprises

We started trying to get pregnant in fall 2007 (I was 25). By 2011, after years of trying and a handful of miscarriages, the final straw was being 12/13 weeks and hearing there is no heartbeat. I decided was time to try fertility treatments. I had no clue what this entailed. Since our insurance doesn't cover anything related to fertility we started with medicated/timed ovulation. Then switched to IUIs. After no luck we made the decision to do IVF. First fresh transfer resulted in a healthy baby boy. After being told by my nurse to try on our own because sometimes our bodies are capable, they could maybe need a jumpstart, I got pregnant but had a chemical pregnancy. Immediately following that loss I went ahead and did a FET which gave us our second son. When he was 4 months old I was still exclusively breastfeeding and didn't have a period yet. I went in for a 12w post partum check up at my birth center to be told I was pregnant! On our own! My third son came on his due date in December 2015. Knowing we wanted 4 kids we decided to try on our own for about 6 months and had no luck. After speaking to a new doc at our center (my previous RE left the practice) we decided to do genetic testing on my embryos. Out of 10 'good' embryos only 4 came back 'normal'. We went ahead and did a FET (the first frostie didn't make the thaw, so we thawed a second) and after a positive test and two good betas my numbers dropped and I had a miscarriage. I was very discouraged and beyond sad over this loss. This embryo was healthy and perfect. I felt the need to try on our own during the month or two between cycles. I ovulated as usual following the miscarriage and then started spotting a little bit brown on the day my period was due but then it stopped. My nurse said that's normal after a failed FET so we went ahead and scheduled my next FET for September. I was supposed to start meds this week but surprisingly enough I took a pregnancy test and got a BFP! I know it's still early, and in the infertility journey this is on my step 1. But it's an amazing direction to be going in!

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