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Pregnant Following a Chemical Pregnancy Last Month

Hello,

I am in shock and disbelief still. July 24 was actually my bleed after getting a very, very, very faint positive bfp a couple days earlier. This faint test appeared at 13 dpo and was negative the next day. My doctor confirmed that my hcg was back to zero and this bleeding ended. So my husband and I decided to try again after careful thought. We did not BD often in August as our work schedules conflicted. We BD on CD 10, CD12, CD14, and CD15. My opk was positive on CD15 and Fertility Friend confirmed my ovulation for CD17.

Symptoms:

2DPO: anxiety, fatigue, emotional, increased sex drive
3DPO: creamy cm, hot, fatigue, sore boobs
4DPO: scant cm, boobs achy in the center, faint burning on sides of boobs, increased sex drive
5DPO: sore boobs, fatigue, increased sex drive
6DPO: increased sex drive, creamy cm
7DPO: no cm at all (very dry), cp high, increased sex drive
8DPO: no cm, CP way high (I can't reach it), fatigue, dizzy, increased sex drive, faint positive Wondfo test today
9DPO: no cm, all symptoms GONE, Clear Blue Digital Weeks Estimator "Pregnant 1-2", sharp twinges in pelvic area lower left, sex drive WAY UP!!! Sharp cramp at night and heavy uterus feeling, Beta HCG at 35
10DPO: little creamy cm, heavy uterus like AF is on heavy but it is not on, faint nausea, burning cramps on lower left pelvic area, increased sex drive, no appetite, Wondfo test way darker and Pregnent result on digital CB.
11DPO: faint brown spotting at night when I wipe, CBWE jumped to "Pregnant 2-3", incredibly horny, fatigue, no appetite
12DPO: no cm, heavy uterus, light brown spotting not on underwear, increased sex drive, no appetite
13DPO: HCG beta at 240, light brown spotting, heavy uterus feeling gone, cramps on lower right pelvic region strong, lost 4 pounds since 8DPO:(, increased sex drive
14DPO: backache and anxiety, but appetite is back somewhat
15DPO: no symptoms but winded easily

So I have continued to POAS because of my chemical last month. Last month, I only had one faint BFP. This cycle, I have had BFP's everyday 8DPO. I have never been more horny in my life and I never had such a dry luteal phase before. I am usually creamy cm from ovulation through to AF.

Pregnant!

Hi Ladies,

Yesterday I got my BFP. Things seemed to align this month. I ov'd right before I had a big holiday, I have been surrounded by babies and preg friends and finally decided to be happy for them and not envious... I had a miscarriage in January. After the m/c I went into panic mode decided to buy every vitamin and fertility aid in the book. Prior to the MC I had regular cycles. I couldn't understand why they were so irregular after the miscarriage. I was ovulating 2x in a month, my cycles were up to 40 days! It was so frustrating. I spoke to a friend who works in the medical field and she mentioned that vitamins can shock your system and cause irregularities! One month after I stopped taking prenatals and a B50complex my cycle was completely normal. OV'd on day 15 and got my BFP.

1-6 DPO- Nothing
7 DPO - Slight breakout
8 DPO - Breast tenderness (1 breast only?) Exhaustion
9 DPO - Weepy, breast tenderness increasing, creamy CM, hot flashes, cramps, no energy at the gym
10 DPO -At the cottage, had a party weekend, breasts seemed huge, mid-back pain, exhaustion, creamy mixed with ewcm cm
11 DPO - 12 DPO - Hot flashes, back pain, breast tenderness/fullness, cramps, frequent urination, blood when I brushed my teeth
13 DPO - AF like cramps, hot flashes, exhaustion, slight brownish spotting only when checking cevx (thought it was for sure AF), got a pregnancy test, thinking once it was negative I'd buy a big bottle of wine and husband and I would plan for next month. I brought the test into work, snuck it into the bathroom and holy it was positive, like really positive. In total shock!

My biggest lesson after having a miscarriage is... don't think you can get preg right away. My new doctor says he advises patients to allow at least three months for their hormones to regulate. My initial doctor told me I could get preg right away and it caused me lot of stress. Also, maybe hold off on the vitamins, especially if you never used them before. I think If I was still ODing on vits that I wouldn't be where I am now. I hope it all works out. It is very exciting. Good luck ladies and just know it will happen :)

First BFP after 2yrs ttc, no symptoms and was sure AF was coming!

Hi ladies, I can't believe I am finally able to tell this story! DH (34) and I (32) have been ttc for 2 years and I just got my first BFP!! I really think it was all due to soft cups and Geritol which were the only things we tried differently the last cycle. I temped everyday and about 4 days before AF was due I had a major drop in temp so I started to count us out this cycle. I stopped temping that day and just went about the rest of the week like AF was coming. I had a little bit of brown spotting 2 days before AF was due which was normal for me. Fast forward to 18DPO and still no AF, but I've had 2 previous cycles ( a year apart) where she was over a week late, so I was still counting us out. I had none of the "normal" pregnancy symptoms, no sore boobs, sense of smell was the same, no weird dreams, no extra creamy cm. The spotting stopped but I still didn't think about testing. I already had a pre-conception/fertility appt scheduled with my dr the next day so I figured she would tell me it was just one of those cycles again. Typical appt, pee in a cup, but this time when they did a PT it came back positive!!! Did a HCG test as well and it was positive!! I was in shock!! The next morning, (bc I peed on so many sticks I wanted to finally see that BFP myself) I took a HPT and there it was! PREGNANT!

I hope my story gives someone ttc a little bit of hope to not count yourself out! There were so many times I symptom watched or came on here and tried to compare symptoms and when I finally got my BFP there wasn't one symptom there for me to notice! Everyone is different! Baby dust to all!!

2.5 Years - Unexplained Infertility. Finally BFP

All, this is so soon I was hesitant to share but I remember all the hard times I've hard times I've had the past 2.5 years so figured whatever I could do to help others as this board has helped me, was important. I got my first BFP in almost 30 months just TWO DAYS AGO. I am literally 4 weeks 5 days right now...I never thought it would happen.

Brief history then what I did that might help you:

I'm 32 and my husband is 31 (32 next month). TTC for about 2.5 years. Let me preface this with telling you everything I tried before seeing an RE or doing prelim blood work:

Vitex
Fertilaid
Fertilitea
At any given point I was on multiple supplements (including but not limited to: Royal Jelly, D3, Milk Thistle, Selenium, Baby Aspirin, Dandelion Root, Zinc and Magnesium, OvaBoost, Melatonin). I charted the whole time (even this cycle) and did ovulation tests the first year or year and a half.

After a year, I got prelim blood work from my OB-GYN and then went to see an RE after doing blood work that suggested everything was fine.

RE did blood work (all was normal) and sono-histogram (all clear)
Month one we did just progesterone support. BFN
Month 2 we did Clomid + HCG Trigger + IUI (great follie reading before for all three)
Month 3 we did Clomid again + HCG Trigger + IUI
Month 4 we did Clomid one more time + HCG Trigger + IUI

All BFNs obv. Progesterone made me super depressed. Clomid made me crazy so I decided that until someone had a diagnosis, I refused to keep putting hormones in my body and be told nothing was wrong. Costs thousands and doesn't help state of mind.

I finished all of this about 7 months ago and decided to take a break. My break to me meant that I wanted to do whatever I could in my power to figure out what was wrong (I love medical diagnosis and I decided to see this as a challenge to get to the bottom of what was wrong with me).

The first thing I did was read "Making Babies" - I highly recommend it to anyone TTC. Mostly because it gets you in touch with your body and makes you more conscientious about what you are eating and how you are treating yourself.

The only supplements I stayed on since were: Selenium, Milk Thistle, Royal Jelly and D3. Fast forward to this month.

Several years ago I had a Naturopath tell me I seemed to have adrenal fatigue. I looked into it a little over 30 days ago and it sounds like me (I'd bet it sounds like most of you too). I ordered a natural supplement and started taking it - I believe it's called Adrenal Support. I then wondered about the vitamins I took and if my body was absorbing them. I looked into ways to ensure my body was getting the most out of my vitamins and I stumbled across a little know thing called Dr. Willard's water.

Before I continue let me say that I have no affiliation with this company at all. I literally found it on a website that lists things that help you absorb nutrients better from food and vitamins. I ordered a bottle of Willard's water (clear version) from Amazon after reading some reviews. It only had about 30 or so reviews but I spoke with a few people in the more rural part of the country through a Facebook great about pet wellness (haha) that swear by it. Not only does it help you absorb nutrients, it also balances your body's PH. As a coffee drinker (and wine drinker) I thought it might be a good idea to try to balance my PH a bit (figuring it might be acidic).

I added a little bit of Willard's water to my water (and my dogs' water, haha) for the last 30 days or so. Bam.

The only thing I really changed in my diet was I added avocado about 5 of 7 days a week for breakfast (avocado toast). This month I took the adrenal support supplement (my blood pressure was the lowest its been in at least 15 days at 108/68 so I do think it helped), Willard's water (I believe this is the big difference maker) and avocado.

I think a lot of fertility medicine focuses on treatment and not enough on diagnosis. Who knows if this baby will stick but I think we often need to look at our own lifestyle and go back to basics (30-40 years ago PH balance was a big thing with conception - hence the advent of baking soda douches prior to OV day).

I am just like one of you who spent 29 months getting frustrated because nothing was physically wrong with me but I wasn't having any success. Though it's still super early, I am much more confident that I can get a BFP - something I truly thought would never happen.

Before you think you're at a dead end. Think of my situation and know that you need to be your biggest advocate. You know your body and your behaviors and you have to be willing to think critically to find a solution. Unfortunately a doctor will only do so much since they have a lot of people like you who visit.

PS I had an appt to see a new RE next week - great timing :)

Greatest gift from God

Me and my husband have been together since 09'. He was a senior I was a junior in high school we've never used protection and I've never been pregnant. July 21 2016 was our one year anniversary and we were planning to start fertility treatments next cycle. I guess God just wanted us to be married and finish college before we started a family.

DH age:24
Me:23
Lmp: 7/15
Cycle length: 25 days

Supplements used af to O
First cycle using these
*castor oil packs
*self fertility massages
*maca root capsules 500mg 2x a day
*serrapeptase(doctors best brand) 2x a day
*emergen-c packet everyday even after O

Last day of period was 7/20 so me and hubby were good to start BD for anniversary

Sex: 7/21, 7/24, 7/27
Ovulation day:7/26 clear blue opk confirmed

1dpo-3dpo:increased sex drive
4dpo: painful cramping
6dpo-present(10dpo):super sensitive tender nipples
8dpo-present(10dpo):increased sex drive
10dpo:cramping brownish spotting to early for period

Took a ept a hour ago not FMU and semi dark line

GOT MY BFP!!!!!!! after seven years by the grace of God I'm super overjoyed pray this little Lamb sticks and I have a healthy pregnancy

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BFP with implantation bleed straight after miscarriage

Hi ladies

I lost a baby at 10 weeks pregnant on 11 June

Bled for a while then ovulated - according to clear blue on July 2nd

DTD on July 1,2 and 3

Since then I barely had the same symptoms as the other 3 pregnancies I have been through ( one of which ended early )

Nothing before implantation bleed at 7DPO- which was bright red and lasted one wipe and then some brown discharge for a day or 2

Then ...

More frequent peeing
Cramps like my period is starting
Intense dream
Cervical mucus like snot !! ( possibly mucus plus forming ?)
Ratty ( as before a period )
Tired - tho I'm always tired

I am v nervous but wanted to share this story so those of you who don't have multiple symptoms from 1DPO or who have a bright red bleed and want to know a positive story can read this

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BFP 11 DPO- NO sore boobs and NO cm!

Hello ladies!

During my TWW I was constantly on this board! I loved reading all of your stories, they really helped me pass the time and feel connected to other women who were feeling all of the same things I am. DH is 27 and I’m 25, we were just married in November of 2015. We were using protection up until April 2016 when we decided to NTNP. I was SO naïve to think, “oh we just won’t use protection and I’ll get pregnant, that’s how it works right?” HA! When I got my period in April I was SHOCKED! Anyway, I’ve been tracking my period since I was 16 years old, I have CLOCKWORK regular cycles. In May I explained to DH how tracking your cycle works, and we BD’d everyday around the day I THOUGHT I ovulated…but during the TWW I just knew I wasn’t pregnant. I just felt NOTHING and I knew it didn’t happen. I was shocked! I thought FOR SURE we had done it that month. So, now comes June…I ALWAYS have very noticeable CM throughout my cycle. And I noticed that the days I had EWCM weren’t matching up with the days my Period Diary app told me I was ovulating…so I decided to bite the bullet and buy some Clearblue digital OPK’s. WELL my app told me I was ovulating on the 11th…turns out I didn’t even get a positive OPK till the 14th. I’m counting ovulation day as June 15th. Which makes total sense as to why I didn’t get a BFP in May, I had the days all wrong…lesson learned BUY THE OPK’S EVEN IF YOU HAVE CLOCKWORK CYCLES!! Now for the fun part…

May 31st-June 4th – Period

June 5th – BD

June 8th – BD

June 12th-14th – BD everyday, Headaches & tons of EWCM—all normal O symptoms for me.

** June 14th Positive OPK (solid smiley face) at 8:00 in the morning and it was negative by that evening so I’m counting June 15th as O day…did not BD that night (6/15) because DH wasn’t feeling well.

O day- Infertile, chunky gross looking CM. (Ew, I know TMI but I wanted to know all of these things during the TWW!)

1 DPO- Okay this is weird and SO GROSS…but I had A LOT of white YI looking discharge ALL DAY and this has never ever happened to me…I wasn’t itchy, irritated or red down there so I was very confused…I thought maybe a YI is coming on?...WEIRD! I used Vagisil wipes throughout the day and it really helped clear it up. Light AF cramping for maybe 2 minutes. By that night the YI looking discharge was gone and I had cloudy EWCM.

2 DPO- Woke up in AM with random itching down there, nothing TOO horrible but definitely enough for me to notice it…but most of the YI looking discharge is GONE and I have more of stretchy, clear looking EWCM. I had a pounding headache all day. Urine smelled REALLY weird today!! My sister babysat her boyfriends little brother today and he was OBSESSED with me. Did not leave my side and kept hugging my belly really tight. Also, my sisters dog (sister lives in the basement apartment of mine & DH house) ran upstairs in the middle of the night and kept trying to jump on my side of the bed!! SO WEIRD!

3 DPO- Lotiony/chunky CM. Got a canker sore. Sore arms. Pinched feeling in one nipple for like 10 seconds. Also, this morning I had a severe cramp in my lower abdomen. DH buys me an iced mocha latte (my fave!) from Starbucks and I threw more than half of it in the garbage because I was just NOT enjoying it one bit. Random rib cage pain…Also, I notice that I’m scratching my scalp a lot. Face feels warm all evening.

4 DPO- Woke up with middle back pain that goes away when I get up and walk around. Underboob pain for a few seconds, but enough to make me notice it. Tingly right nipple again. SNEEZING! Omg the sneezing. Stuffy nose at night. Ate A TON at dinner time without even noticing. Light cramping on and off. No CM.

5 DPO- Woke up with the same back pain that once again goes away once I get up and move. Thick lotiony CM only at night. Itchy scalp and skin AGAIN. Standing in line at the post office today I was SO irritable and annoyed at everyone around me. No boob pain at all!

6 DPO- One sharp pain on left ovary when I stood up quickly. VERY hot at night.
Itchy scalp. Dry/no CM.

7 DPO- Woke up with the same middle back pain that goes away when I walk around. Dry/no CM. Very thirsty. Bloated in the afternoon. Cramps. Weird pinching pain down there. Tingly hands/fingers.

8 DPO- Thighs are sore- like I ran a marathon; I start to feel out because I get this thigh pain during AF sometimes. Back pain in the morning still. No/small amounts of CM. Tingly hands/fingers. Didn’t want to finish breakfast. BFN on Wondfo with FMU (shouldn’t have tested lol). I peed at like 12:00 in the afternoon and had EWCM with two specks of pink blood!...Implantation?

BFP 6 months following Uterine Septum Removal surgery

Unexplained infertility TTC 2.5 years

Dr. found uterine septum and surgery for uterine septum removal on 12/2016

7 months later.... BFP @ 22 DPO (honestly didn't think to test prior to that, lost hope and did not suspect anything....finally decided to give it a go yesterday morning and was shocked (we had only baby danced 1 time that cycle due to "taking it easy"...of course this is the month I get pregnant))

Symptoms: Currently have flu like symptoms (chills, achy muscles), pelvic cramping, and brown/sometimes red blood at some point in the day for the past 2 days.

There is hope...

BFP at 15 DPO!!

I am so excited to be able to post in the forum I have been using the past few months! I am 35, this will be my second child and have been TTC for 6 months. 3 of the months were me guessing when I was ovulating based upon my cycle and 3 were BBT charting.

1-6 DPO: No symptoms other than my daughter and dog being interested in my belly.
6 DPO: Actually hit a wall with my car and I have a backup camera. Never got in an accident before this!
7 DPO: cramps, irritable, tired, watery cm.
8 DPO: same as 7, add in dizzy spell and gas--burping.
9 DPO: same as 7&8, add in backache off and on and constipation. Had creamy cm and assume implantation today after painful sharp cramps and at end of day very slight pink when wiped.
10 DPO: creamy cm, add in headache, diarrhea, very little nausea, same symptoms as other days.
11 DPO: no noticeable cm, so sad today and couldn't figure out why.
12 DPO: sad again, bloated and slight skin breakout on chest (unusual).
13 DPO: creamy cm and sciatic nerve pain in my butt (last time was while pregnant w first).
14 DPO: same symptoms as past few days but started with constipation and ended with painful diarrhea.
15 DPO: Finally took the test and got my BFP!! Was so scared to test, FF told me to wait until 16 DPO but I really could feel it this time, I just knew. I will say there have been two other cycles where I convinced myself I was pregnant and been disappointed. Charting made me more Type A than I usually am and I was literally driving my husband crazy with when we had to BD.

Regarding my BBT at about 9 DPO when implantation occurred, my temps continued to rise and dip back and forth but only slightly. There was no triphasic (according to FF) and temps were just consistently rising, no crazy high shifts. No implantation dip. My prior two BFN charts, my temps started going up and down with larger changes in temp at around 9 DPO (as compared to my BFP chart) and starting at 12/13 DPO, temps go down and don't come back up. My luteal phase was 15/16 days, I tested at 15 days for BFP.

One last note, I as diagnosed with hypothyroidism after baby #1 and was worried it would affect my fertility, as long as TSH under 2 (mine was 1.5), looks like it's not a problem.

All praises to our lord!

Hello!
I've been a stalker if this site and baby center. And I'm so blessed to have gotten my bfp!

History: I have two beautiful children Alayah and Derrion 11/9. Boy and girl. When I conceived them, they were not planned. And I took advantAge of the blessing God has giving me.

Now I'm Divorced from their father, and are engaged to my boyfriend of three years. When we layed eyes on eschother we knew it was going to be the end of dating and beginning of our future.

We tried to conceive for two years, and finally got our bfp with lots and lots of prayer and prophesies.

This cycle symptoms:
Day 1-4 period

Started bding on cycle day 5
Every other day!
Started temping on cycle day 7 with ovulation detected on day 16...

I've had cramping and pulling sensation leading up to my bfp,
I got what I thought was my period on day 26 with AF expected on day 25
It lasted 2 days, then I took a test ($tree) and it came positive on day 30th!

I'm spotting pink only when wipe and praying for a healthy pregnancy! Please help me pray babies our a true blessing from God and we're thankful

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