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Completely unexpected BFP!!

Well... Where do I start. I had to share my story, as I was always reading these, seeing if I had the symptoms!
Brief history... I have been with my fiancé for 2.5 years. He proposed Valentine's Day this year, and our wedding is booked for Aug this year!!
I went off the contraceptive pill last year, in readiness. My periods have recently been irregular and light, so I really didn't think we would ever get pregnant!
I was due AF on wed 25th March, but had some brown spotting on Monday 23rd. This usually triggers my period to start a few days later, but nothing came!
On the Friday, my lovely fiancé gave me a big hug.. I screamed, as the pain in my boobs was excruciating!! On Saturday, I decided to have a bath, and thought.. I best just check, as we were out in the night... And there it was.. Midday POAS positive!! I took 4 in total, all showing positive. Took a digital this am, which confirmed I am 5 weeks pregnant. Argh!!!
Symptoms I have had... VERY sore breasts , as if somebody has punched them. Slight nausea constantly, but not sick, and my bowel habits have slowed down! I will be 5 months pregnant when we marry. I still won't believe it until we have our 3 month scan, as I never expected this to happen to easily. We are over the moon. I am 31 and my fiancé is 30. Both first time pregnancy. Please let everything stay ok!

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Severe MFI- Natural Pregnacy turned ectopic

Husbands SA's ranged from zero to 7 million with the average being less than 2 million due to severe varicoceles and high testosterone. We had been trying for 2.5 years and were planning surgery to try to make us eligible for IUI because we were only eligible for IVF with ICSI.

CD:16- O day. Had sex after 5 days of abstinance(he was gone and just got home) and put a soft cup in after because I had one left over and laying around from a year ago that I wanted to get rid of.
1dpo- Typical progesterone triggered constipation and bloating like always.
3dpo- breast tenderness, of course progesterone again.
7dpo- CF yellow tinged which has never happened before. Felt an urgency to have BM's. Morning headaches.
8&9dpo- Same symptoms as 7dpo, but broke out in a rash on my hands(twice). I started becoming obsessed with avocados and started getting AF like cramps at 9dpo.
11&12dpo- my nipples became sore and sensitive, and overall tender breasts. I had extremely light implantation spotting and continued cramps.
14dpo- AF due but not here. I randomly took an hpt for the first time in a year and it was a BFN. I felt like I had just had a period without any bleeding. I was frustrated that I wasn't getting my period because I thought everything was PMS. I assumed I was wrong about when O was.
16dpo- AF still not here, and my nipples are ridiculously sensitive, darkened and enlarged. Something is seriously different this month. Took seven HPTs and all are BFP!
17dpo- Blood test is BFP
19dpo- Beta 211.3
21dpo- Beta 273.6
24dpo- Beta 355.9

4-5 weeks pregnant- Betas rising but not doubling, rate of increase declining. Hot flashes, fatigue(early bed time&naps), up early to eat, mood swings(cried easily) and continued TWW symptoms. Ultrasounds show nothing.
6-7 weeks pregnant- decreased appetite, some mild nausea and same symptoms as weeks 4&5 minus the cramping. Pseudo sac on ultrasound but can't locate gestational sac and baby. Brown spotting that then turned black and red. Progesterone and estrogen dropping.

Received methotrexate injections at 7 weeks pregnant for highly probable ectopic. Started to bleed and cramp an hour later. Passed an enormous sac with a little baby inside. Sent to pathology, pseudo sac gone on ultrasound. Pathology didn't determine anything, doctor is guessing assuming the pregnancy was on my cervix. I have no idea where baby was.


My fiance and I weren't really trying, he and I have been together for 3 years and are not living together yet. I have been on the BC pill (Yasmin) for 11 years and came off at the direction of my doctor because it was starting to make me lactate for several months before I came off it. I've only had two periods since the 4 months I've been off the pill and this is my first pregancy.

I have been feeling pregnancy symptoms ever since the lactation began so I have become a closet POAS addict lol.

Based on my last period I'm thinking I O'd quite early in my cycle, since I wasn't tracking here are my estimated DPO's

DPO 1 BD'd
DPO 2 - 3 very weepy, nothing else
DPO 4 still weepy, bbs began to feel tender to the touch, cramps and aches on the left side and back (in hindsight, thinking implantation even though it's early)
DPO 5 vivid dream about having twins, heavy dark brown spotting in the AM which stopped by the afternoon, bbs still tender
DPO 6 BFN on dollar tree cheapie, bbs more tender, slight increase in sense of smell, started hunger pangs, teeth sensitive, vivid dreams, bad acid reflux (which I never get) that caused acid to come all the way up twice (sorry TMI), backache, headache
DPO 7 slightest BFaintP's on DT cheapies, both mid morning, sore bbs, more hightened sense of smell, hunger pangs throughout the day, bubbley feeling in my abdomen just below my navel, starting to see veins on my chest, very thirsty which is unlike me, backaches, headache...starting to salivate heavily, almost as if I'm about to vomit (has anyone else had 'drooling'?)
DPO 8 slightly darker BPF on another DT cheapie FMU, but definitely there...continuing hunger, thirst, soreness in bbs, lower back pains, hightened smell, heavy saliva, started becoming very tired like wanting to nap after an hour of waking, mild headaches
DPO 9 (today) obvious light pink BFP on a cheapie FMU, sore bbs, thirst, beginning to pee a lot, some cramps, heavy saliva, hunger and exhaustion have subsided (I think due to my excitment, it's beginning to feel real), BFN in digi EPT, will try again with tomorrow's FMU.

Some differences between previous (mock pregnancy symptom) months and this month for me:

Thought I was peeing a lot (like 7-8 times/day), this month it is literally about 1-2 times per hour
Bbs remained only tender once they started hurting, now I feel outright sore
Sense of smell began to increase a little in previous months, but now I can identify multiple specific smells coming from the next room that don't normally smell
Always felt some nausea....I don't feel that at all yet this time

Also, I've personally had better luck getting my BFP's on dollar tree HPT's than on Dollar General HPT's...not sure if the sensitivity is different or not but twice I've had my BFP on DT and nothing on DG.

We are very very blessed to have this happen to us, even though circumstances could be better (maternity wedding dress, anyone?) we really couldn't be happier to be able to start our family this soon.

Best wishes and loads of baby dust to you all!!! I can't wait to read your BFP stories!

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I knew i wasnt going crazy!!! ive always been an early tester and always got a bfn along with AF right around the corner .. but this time i knew something was off when my bbs hurt Soooooooo bad the day AF was expected .. took a test that day and thought i was going crazy with the tiny tiny faint line but decieded to just wait it out .. friday morning i peed and i THOUGHT the witch had arrived .. i then went to put a tampon in and when i thought i had to change it . there was no blood at all !! thats when i thought i was pregnant foreal this time . my DH told me to take a FRER test since i was so late and the Hcg strips were giving me a line but faint and there it was . the line that symboled my beloved baby (: im so excited its unreal . DUE DATE : November 30th .

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How pregnant am I?

Got my bfp on Tuesday (11dpo) and it was confirmed on wed with bloodwork. My levels look good, but here's my question. My LMP was 3-5 and my iui was 3-13(cd 9). If I use my LMP, I'm only 3 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Using my conception date, I'm about 4 weeks. So how pregnant am I?! Today is only cd 24.

after 2 years of trying

Ok so i promised my self i will post here when i get a positive result because this site has helped me a lot through 2years of trying.
I am now 39 and this is my first time.
I honestly through by now i ll have to see the infertility doc.
By now i have given up ttc and was diagnosing my self with pocs etc.
I just had a general idea of when is my fertile of my symptoms.....not much.very similar to any other month when i ended up getting my period.
The only difference was spotting couple of days at the days when my period was due.
I took a first test. At 3 days late .it was negative .
At 4days late(not sure how many dpo) i got my first positive and today two more.
I took 4 yesterday in disbelief.
They are all very faint but they are here.for sure.
So baby dust to all.

BFP after acupuncture

I avidly read all the BFP stories in the hope that one day I would be able to share my own. I'm 34 and we've been ttc for 11 months. We had fertility testing at 7 mths, which all came back fine but I am impatient and was willing to try everything!

We used a Clearblue fertility monitor the entire time plus Conceive plus lubricant. For 6 weeks prior to my BFP I had weekly fertility acupuncture and herbal tea, which I'm positive helped this month!

Dpo1 - 3 - no symptoms
Dpo4 - lower back pain, skin break out
Dpo5 - as above but I also mild period like cramps
Dpo6 - I had very creamy cm for the first time during the tww
Dpo7 - creamy cm again
Dpo8 - cm went waterey, cramps again, felt tired, my breast felt really tender and I had weird heart palpitations
Dpo9 - noticed a small amount of brown spotting, cramps, very irritable, breasts continued to feel full and tender and I noticed I had a shortness of breath when bending down (never had this before, I'm fit and healthy!)
Dpo10 - tiny amount of brown spotting, tender breasts, another skin break out and mild nausea
Dpo11 - had a massive temp spike this morning so tested just in case and to my surprise it was positive! Cramps and spotting continued for another 3 days.

BFP 11DPO for baby #2

Hello, so glad to be able to finally post on here! I have been on this website so much! Little of my history had 2 ectopic pregnancy prior to my pregnancy of my daughter. Since she was born in Oct 2013 just haven't been using protection, figured it would take a while to get pregnant again...which it did. This was our 7 cycle trying since getting my period back (breast feeding) I just felt different I was so positive I was pregnant and so glad I saw BFP!!

I have long cycles lasting typically anywhere from 31-34 days, and I ovulate late this cycle I ovulated CD 19 (which was early for me, got positive opk CD 17/CD18) I also typically have short lutheal phase typically 9-10 days and I have hypothyroidism so like I said a bunch of stuff to overcoming. Since we were trying I paid close attention to my symptoms here we go:

3dpo-indigestion, increase appetite, backaches, diarrhea
4dpo-gas,tender boobs,body aches,diarrhea
6dpo-gas, sore throat, nasal congrestional,tired
7dpo-slight nipple soreness,cold/flu,tired
8dpo-very light spotting (only when I wipe, mixed with mucus-implantation spotting?! Had it with my daughter too), gas,dizziness, cold/flu
9dpo-light spotting this just in AM only then stopped nothing now, stomach ache,cold/flu,backache,cramps (very slight different from AF ones), gas
10dpo-tired,gas,cramps,nasal congrestion, dizziness,constipation
11dpo- gave in and tested this morning, was First morning pee, took a test (cheapie) didn't see anything rig away so went back to bed -- got up later and saw very faint line...was so happy - took digital to make sure it wasn't just a evp line ..nope BFP, soooooo excited and happy

Now just super nauseous but so happy going to doctor to confirm it tomorrow, wishing you all luck even if it takes time don't give up hope and pay attention to the signs your body tells you!!

BFP after AF!

Hi everyone,

Here is my BFP after AF story. Disclaimer: decent amount of AF description in this story. Sorry in advance.

I had a late O date (CD 20), which is not unusual for me. For the 9 days afterwards I had no symptoms at all except that one day I had crazy sugar cravings and got really moody but that can also happen during PMS.

9 DPO - I had very light spotting when I wiped. I got a little excited thinking it was implantation.

10 DPO - My temps dropped to close to my coverline (although still slightly above) and I had full on bleeding later that morning. It was a dark dark pink to light red color and required a tampon. I was mad because my luteal phase had been so short.

13 DPO or 3 days into my "period" my husband and I traveled to Bogota, Colombia. Still needed a tampon, but noticed AF was lighter and tinged brown. Not unusual for me. I have a light flow.

The following day, my temperatures spiked back up. I take them even during AF to keep the habit. Bogota is at a much higher elevation so I figured my body was working harder to breathe etc. And that would account for the elevated temps. I was still bleeding at this point. In fact, I bled for 7 days... 7. Days. The last 3 days were just brown tinges when I wiped, but it was close enough to a real AF that I suspected nothing. 1 day spotting, 2 days medium flow, 1 day light flow and 3 days heavy to light spotting.

I did not have sore bbs or additional moodiness. I had some stomach cramps and constipation but I was eating REALLY differently on vacation so I thought nothing of it. I do remember having 2 bouts of nausea and thinking "man, if I hadn't gotten my period, I would think I was pregnant." The nausea was on 15 DPO and 17 DPO.

The morning after we returned from Colombia, I noticed my temperature didn't drop. I went to the gym and almost threw up on the squat press.. adorable. That was when I decided to take a test. I hate seeing the BFN but I steeled myself for it and knew it would give me piece of mind. I was convinced I had picked up a bug. But when I POAS that pregnancy line lit up like the Vegas strip. It developed even before the control line.. like I wasn't even finished peeing. I was afraid to be happy though because I was sure something is wrong. I assumed "you can't get AF and still have a healthy pregnancy, right?"

I emailed my doctor and told her about the bleeding and she fit me in for an ultrasound to be safe. Everything looked normal. She said she can't figure out the bleeding at all but that the sack was the size and shape it should be at 5 weeks 5 days. We could both make out a little fluttering which she said was probably the heartbeat but was too early to be 100% sure. I have an appointment for another ultrasound in 2 weeks to be sure all is progressing well but she allowed me to feel hopeful.

Baby is due in mid November. I am so excited! I hope this helps people. I had barely any symptoms and even got AF! Weirder things have happened.. Baby dust to all!!

BFPs at 11dpiui and 12dpiui - 2nd IUI trying for baby #1

This is the story of our BFP; my wife and I have been working toward this for this for six or seven months now, though only were able to able to try to conceive in February and again in March. She is the one carrying the baby, and is 30. I'm in my late 20s. Married for 2 years and together for 8. She got pregnant using donor sperm and through the assistance of a fertility clinic in the city where we live. It was a ridiculously distressing experience to get this far, and I feel embarassed to say that; I know so many women who read this website try for so much longer, and have actual fertility issues (which we don't - we just don't have sperm, hah), so I don't mean to complain. It was just very frustrating to not be able to begin *trying* for six months, once we felt ready, while many of our friends seemed to be getting pregnant the first or second month of trying.

We got the first BFP at 11dpiui, on both Clear Blue and First Response tests. A bit of a disclaimer, though, is that the ovulation happened late in the cycle, so 11dpiui was actually AF 1 day late. Her cycle is typically 28 days.

CD 13-15: OPKs showed light lines, but not dark enough to be a full LH surge, despite using Babi brand and First Response brand.

CD 16: OPK showed lighter line than previous days. We were really upset, thinking we had missed the surge and lost our opportunity to TTC this month. Went to clinic for blood test to confirm. Discovered surge hadn't happened.

CD 17: Another blood test. Still no surge. Starting to think either something is wrong, or cycle had become longer. Maybe from stress?

CD 18: Another blood test. SURGE!

CD 19: IUI in the afternoon. Doctor says it was a very strong surge. Nurse says over 13 million sperm in this batch. Both of us feeling hopeful.

1-3dpiui: nothing really

4dpiui: hiccups in evening. Probably not related to IUI.

5dpiui. Twinging in abdomen during car ride to work in the morning. Boobs slightly sore at night, but that's not abnormal for CD 24 of a 28-day cycle.

6dpiui: no realy symptoms. Sleepy at work. Hiccups in evening.

7dpiui: No symptoms. Took a test. BFN.

8dpiui: Slight cramping in afternoon. Breasts somewhat sore but very mildly. Hiccups again (I think this is an old wive's tale, but still interesting to note!)

9dpiui: Breasts somewhat sore in morning. Only a little, though. First response test: BFN. Started feeling pre-period-y in evening. And with a body ache like a cold was coming on. Hiccups again.

10dpiui: Expected day of AF. Didn't arrive. Slight cramping on and off. Fell asleep at 9:30pm.

11dpiui: Feeling very much that AF was on the way. Crampy. Sore books. Took a Clear Blue test and BFP! Very faint line, and I didn't entirely trust it, so I raced out to buy more First Response tests. Took one an hour later: another BFP!!! We know the tests don't give false positives, but after the last failed cycle and our disappointment, we didn't know if we could believe it. We didn't tell anyone; just went to sleep and got up and went to work like normal. Afraid to hope, really.

12dpiui: She called me from work, freaking out and crying, saying the worst had happened - her period had arrived. So, so sad, thinking the baby hadn't stuck. We both stayed at work all day, tried to be calm, hoped it was just harder cramping and spotting and not full AF/miscarriage. 5 hours later, seemed to have stopped bleeding. Not normal AF colour etc. (sorry if TMI). Took a First response HPT that night: BFP!!! See attached photo.

13dpiui: Still no AF. Sore boobs.

14dpiui: Still no AF. Sore boobs. Headache and slight nausea (probably from headache, not morning sickness yet).

So even though we're only at the end of the 2ww now, at 14dpiui, with the late ovulation the pregnancy is considered to be 4w4d already! Pretty wild.

Blood work on Monday (18dpiui/5w1d) to determine if we have a good level of HcG, and if everything looks normal! Wish us luck! We are ready to have this baby!

And don't lose hope if you test positive and then there's a bit of bleeding! It doesn't necessarily mean disaster :)