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BFP with Spotting

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OMG I literally can't believe it!!! Shaking and can't concentrate!

Did a first response today just because I couldn't wait a couple more days for my period. Within a few seconds the second line showed up! (11dpo) Albeit faint - but certainly not a squinter! Pinching myself. Gave Hubby an early Christmas present all wrapped up with the test inside and a baby grow saying ' I love my Daddy- he's funny!' (I'd bought it a few months ago waiting to be able to give it to him). Wrote a tag inside saying 'Mummy is looking after me for a while and keeping me safe on her tummy but I can't wait to meet you!'

To be honest it really just felt like my period was coming. It still does!

1-6 dpo - 1dpo a little spotting- probably from ovulation. Then nothing- but bbt temps went down after the ovulation spike. Right up til 6dpo.

6-7 dpo- spike again - to over 36.9.

7-10 dpo- spotting- I'm a regular spotter and this month has been particularly crazy with the spotting!! All over the shop. When I say spotting I do mean brown CM. other months it progressed to dark blood and then red then period. Not this time. Also other months only started spotting from 10dpo. Not 7dpo.

Also ever so slight soreness in breasts- but honestly- the same as every other month- so just thought it was my period.

Only other symptom that was worth noting was a ridiculously slight ache in my actual belly button a couple of times. Saw others had said similar too on here, which is really odd. But I wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't have been sitting down quietly at work.

11dpo- less spotting. Slight brown when wiped once. Took first response for the hell of it as I'm impatient and within 10 seconds the second line came up!!

And here we are. Still don't quite believe it. hubby wants precisely 5 more tests before he's fully convinced ha ha.

FYI- hope for all those regular spotters- this cycle I had the most spotting I've ever had!! It was crazy throughout! But I do mean spotting- as in brown. I think my body was clearing itself out. Anyway- don't let anyone tell you it will make it harder to conceive. This is only cycle 4 since coming off the pill. And I've been on it for years!!!! And I'm 29. So don't be disheartened if you body likes to spot.

Also- be confident that you know your own body. I never listened to this 'first morning wee' for opk's nonsense. It's technically supposed to be the highest concentration. But afternoon urine was always better for me! Always. My body was changing quickly too during ovulation from high fertility to peak- a morning test would be flashing smiley and by the afternoon it was static (clear blue highest levels of LH). Test more if you have the money but equallydon't drive yourself crazy if it stressses you.

I just personally found I felt way more in control and it made me more confident in knowing my body.

This was also the very first month using preseed. That stuff is a bloody miracle worker! Now I know it probably wasn't all down to this but I'm damn sure it helped as I have quite sparse CM. put it this way- it can't hurt!!!

Please feel welcome to ask questions. I stalked this board for months and felt it only right to add to it.

I've posted my bbt chart here. Am stopping taking temps from now on as I don't want to freak myself if they fluctuate.

Baby dust to all!!!!!

Xxxx

BFP at 12 dpo!

Tww story

Disclaimer: I did not confirm ovulation with tempting but rather good knowledge of my body. Noticed a big glob of ewcm on CD 11 and 2 days later had ovulation spotting & acne, so I'm counting CD13 as my ovulation date.

2dpo- continued having ewcm type CM but a lot thinner than fertile CM. Started getting tender breasts. Rare for me because they tend to be sore right before O and right before AF.

3dpo- continued ewcm & breasts sore. Also spotted a little after intercourse, which lasted just for that night.

4-9dpo- continued slippery cm/ewcm, sore breast, and new symptom: dull persistent headache! Should note that at 9dpo, I had a very dull cramp like feeling almost literally inside the vagina- I think this might have been implantation.

10dpo- all of the above plus new symptom: lower back aches and runny nose. When I blew my nose earlier in the day I had also noticed a tinge of blood in it.

11dpo- all of the above with some extra fatigue. I definitely felt like I wasn't getting my period at this point because it wasn't feeling normal and I had NO ACNE at all, which is rare for me. I religiously get a few spots before AF. I tested in the am with IC & BFN. Decided to test again late afternoon w 6 hour hold (I know, wtf) with another IC & flat frrr... I swore I saw something very very faint but DH couldn't confirm for me lol. Looking back: VVF BFP

12dpo- Next morning ran out of bed to POAS and used IC & frrr.. BFP!!!

Today: 13dpo- line is getting darker! Most symptoms persist.

Ultimately the biggest signs were constant sore breasts from the moment O ended, headaches, & no acne.. if anything is different for you, then it's prob worth considering. Hope this helps some of you ladies :)

Picture shows vvvf bfp at 11 dpo and then bottom at 12 dpo.

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Defeating all the odds with my BFP

Hello everyone.

I wanted to share my story with you all as BFP stories always helped me keep hope and I never thought my story would lead to a beautiful BFP... here goes...

So, firstly, I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months at this point, I have 32 day cycles and I have a BMI of 41 so I didn't expect it to happen.

I have a huge heap of ebay pregnancy tests in my cupboard which come out far too early in each of my cycles whilst I struggle with the impatience of the TWW.

This time I was much better and starting testing at 10DPO. BFN.
No symtoms, no nothing.
11DPO. BFN. Still nothing. Counted myself out at this point.
13 DPO. BFN. Boring.
14 DPO, period day, BFN. Period feels like its well on the way with the usual crampy feeling. The only thing I noticed was different was that my boobs DIDNT hurt when they normally do a week prior to my periods.
15 - 18 DPO. BFN. Seriously. This is annoying now. I know I'm not pregnant so just hurry up already period.
19 DPO. BF...P? No? I don't know. My ebay cheapy was showing possibly the faintest second line in the world. This was the most frustrating feeling. I showed various close friends and relatives and they couldn't see anything. I was fuming! What does this mean?
I obsessed all day over it and eventually went and bougbt a clear blue early detection test..
And there it was. A BFP! A REALLY BFP!!! It was so clear!! I'll never use those cheap teasing ebay tests again!
My BFP day was Haloween 2016. My husband came home that evening and I revealed our amazing news. Everyone close to us was overjoyed and It really didn't feel real.
And then...
That evening... I bled.
It was like the start of a period. Bright red blood on the tissue. I put on a sanitary towel but it never touched it, the blood was just there on wiping. I was so upset, my BFP came and felt lost in one day.
I called the early pregancy unit the next day and explained, she of course said I'm very early and what Id need to do is take another test in 2 weeks time and if its positive everything is okay and if negative then unfortunately I har misscarried.
Now, I know how much we all hate the TWW but this was complete torture for 2 weeks. There was no more bleeding and I was so confused.
After a horrifically long 2 weeks I took another test. Digital this time. Within seconds the screen told me I was 2-3 weeks pregnant! Amazing!
I was overjoyed once again.
Two days later... I bled again.
More this time.
Bright red blood.
Again, it didnt touch a sanitary towel but it took a few days to completely dissappear.
I couldnt believe this kept happening.
The early pregnancy unit booked me in for an early scan which revealed a sac and a yolk. A very early pregnancy. From this they couldnt tell me anything, they said we need to see how this progresses, come back in two weeks....
Oh the hurt I went through again..
An incredibly long 2 weeks later...
Second scan day. My baby had grown :) they confirmed a healthy 7 week pregnancy and I saw the beautifully flickering heartbeat.
I couldnt believe it.
I am now 10 weeks pregnant, I have had no more bleeds and I am suffering with terrible morning sickness and I couldn't care less! Bring on the sickness! As long as little bean is healthy :)
Love, a very happy mummy to be xxx

BFP 11DPO

Hi Ladies
I wanted to upload my story because these BFP stories are the only ones that kept me going in my 2WW
So i came off the pill in April after being on it for 12 years! Only really TTC in July and August then for money reasons we stopped. Picked it back up this month and here i am!!!
So my cycle varied from 25-29 days so averaging 27days
We dtd it CD7, 10,12,14 and 16
CD- 12 ovulation twinges,pulls in right side
After dpo- beware TMI to follow-
1-5dpo no cm and no symptoms
6po- woke up with a sharp pain in only the right boob near the armpit- convinced i pulled a muscle
7dpo- sudden wet cm at work thought the witch had come early but only a slight pinkish colour to the cm. implantation i assume?!
8dpo- increased cm, lower bache and hungryy
9dpo- in a very very bad mood, was convinced my period was coming. Lots of wetness down below. Exhausted- in bed by 9 and cried with anger- still not sure why i was angry. No more boob pain but lots of heartburn
Did a test BFN
10dpo- had a longgg day at work, legs and lower back ached. Again in a bad bad mood. DH even assumed i was gettn my Period- bless him he had a rough few days with me!! Very wet cm. heartburn again- had to google the pain as i was not sure what it was. Got home at 6pm and was starving!
Oh and one big spot that just wont go away!!!
11dpo- bad mood again! Very wet down there, bad bad lower back pain. Was out with the girls so needed to check my drinking situation so got superdrug early tests as they are so sensitive- had the faintest line come up- was shocked! Sat on the floor holding the stick for 20mins!
Went out and came home 6hours later and retest- bfp again! Still didnt want to believe it as AF is due in 3days!
12Dpo - today- woke up and did a first response test as still cautious of superdrugs tests due to reviews- and there is was BFP! Still a faint line but DH was like that defiantly a line!!! Got a headache today- veryyy hungry again.
Sent hubby out to get a CBD just to check for the 4th time tomorow morning before calling docs on Monday! Just soo shocked need to keep seeing my BFP!!

One thing i will say ladies- and i no its soooo easy for me to say is- not everyone gets every symptom so just take that into account when sympton watching! My biggest clues were the implantation CM, bad lower back, excessive hunger and my bad bad mood- lets hope it doesnt last 9months!!
No sickness, no bigger boobs, no veins on my boobs and no funny smells or tastes!

Wish you all so so much luck- and a massive thanks to everyone who posts on this site- it really does help the tww

Miracle xmas baby xxx

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BFP with menstrual cramps

Good morning everyone! Me and my fiancee were not trying but not preventing pregnancy the last few months. I had been trying different birth controls since we met but recently stopped because they caused me to bleed severely to the point that I'd rather take my chances with pregnancy. Well we had one pregnancy scare a month or two ago... If you can call it a scare. So fast forward to this cycle. I had been having no symptoms and felt pretty normal except a few days before my period was due I noticed some cm but not a lot. So I read on HERE that it's supposed to dry up or get sticky when af is coming so I figured it was probably just drying up late. Maybe since I don't pay attention to it I was just not knowing a norm for myself. Well the other day my daughter came up to me and randomly put her hand on my belly. I was in shock and knew this was a sign. But the day before my af and day of af was due I had terrible cramps. Actually they were the worst I've ever had on my period in my life but no where near labor pains lol. But I knew my period was coming. Then at 1 am on the day I was due (I was at work I work 3rd) I noticed spotting so I popped a tampon in but when u got home from work it was almost empty so I knew! Then the next day when my fiancee was here I took a test and was just in shock so I bought a clear blue and it immediately said pregnant. I'm still in shock so I been walking around with it in my purse to remind myself that I am.

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A Story of Hope

Like many of you, I had read this blog with the hope of having symptoms that would correspond to a positive pregnancy test. For each cycle, every month, I would be checking my symptoms with the blog posts. Over the years, this site had provided me much encouragement when I needed it the most. I vowed to post my story once I was successful in becoming a momma. In sharing my journey, may you find a story of hope that resonates within you during your personal journey!

My husband and I were married for four years before we started infertility treatment in 2011.  Our case could be classified as unspecified infertility; although, I was diagnosed with PCOS.  We underwent a fresh IVF cycle in 2011, which resulted in an ectopic pregnancy outcome right before Christmas.  I think that first cycle was the hardest one because of all of the medications used for egg retrieval and then transfer.  We were devastated from it and took some time before going back for two frozen transfers in the summer and fall of 2012.  Unfortunately neither of those embryos implanted, but those cycles were less taxing on my body than the original fresh one.  Unsure of why the FET cycles were unsuccessful, my husband and I took a break as to better evaluate our situation.  We even considered surrogacy; however, the investment needed was a little overwhelming financially and emotionally.  By spring of 2013, we were absolutely shocked to learn that we were pregnant naturally.  We were not trying to get pregnant, but it happened and we were thrilled.  We had heard the heartbeat and started to make plans for a baby due in 2014.  At our 12 week appointment, a heartbeat could not be found during ultrasound and the baby measured 9 weeks.  After genetic testing, we learned our baby had Turner's syndrome from paternal chromosome.  This loss was equally as devastating as our first embryo transfer.  It was definitely a low point for us; however, we found that even in the deepest pit, our faith and love grew stronger.  We put our trust in God's plan for us. With hope that a frozen transfer might work after this miscarriage, we transferred two embryos in December 2013.  Again, we were met with the disappointment that neither embryo implanted.  It was shortly after this time that we decided to take another break to try a more integrative and holistic approach to pregnancy.  We started with diet and supplements through a naturopathic practitioner.  Eliminating dairy, gluten, sugar, and processed foods was a start to becoming more healthy.  I lost about 15 pounds through diet and exercise (going from a size 10 to a 6).  Then we started acupuncture and herbs in May 2015 with sessions once a week.  I was temping and tracking my cycle, yet our attempts to get pregnant naturally were not successful.  The acupuncturist was extremely helpful in diagnosing that my uterus needed improvement and my husband had to lower his body heat.  By November 2015, the acupuncturist advised that my uterus was in the best condition possible to try another transfer.  At that same time, I started taking Metformin 500mg once a day, along with Aspirin 81mg daily.  In December 2015, we transferred one embryo and our pregnancy test was scheduled for New Year's Eve.  To be honest, I was nervous about the timing of it all.  Of course, I was hoping that we would be celebrating the best New Year's Eve ever; however, I was also realistic of our history.  It was with great joy that we received a positive phone call on New Year's Eve!  And in August 2016, our daughter was born!  We rejoice in the miracle of her life each and every day.  For anyone who has gone through infertility, miscarriages, and high risk pregnancies, you understand the sweet sorrow that accompanies it.  My husband and I are humbled by friends, family, and strangers that have prayed for us during this journey.  As we get ready to celebrate our first Christmas as a family of three, I want to share our story of hope so that you find encouragement and always believe!

Parents Age: Dad 36, Mom 35 (Embryo age of Dad 30, Mom 31)
FET (Singleton, Day 6 Blast)
Medications: Endometrin, Estrace, Metformin, Aspirin
Notes leading up to transfer date: Baby danced four and six days prior to transfer of embryo, Massage two days prior to transfer, Cold sore developed one day prior to transfer and Valtrex was taken (first cold sore ever).

First post on a forum - hope it helps somone

I promised myself I wouldn't become one of those who obsessed about ttc. It didn't work. Turns out I'm a bit of a control freak and, somehow, reading these boards made me feel more in control over something which we seemingly have no control over. It's still early days so I'm trying not to get too excited but yesterday I got a bfp the second month of trying. I realise how lucky this is and only put a dpo story here because I hope it will help someone else. Here goes:

I have had roughly a 31 day cycle +/- 3 days or so since coming off the pill in February. I decided not to temp (although was planning to next month if didn't get a bfp this month) but instead used a period tracker, which I've been using since I came off the pill and monitored CP and CM. Last month we timed DTD around O but only every other day or so and I'm pretty sure I O'd when my DH was away with work so bfn.

This month DTD cd 9, 12, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26. It was exhausting, I'm not going to lie!!
-2 dpo lots of clear, watery cm, high and open CP DTD
-1 dpo lots of clear, watery cm, high and open CP DTD
o - clear, watery cm, a little ewcm. DTD Pain in lower abdomen that evening, like a really heavy pressure (presume O)
1dpo - clear, watery cm, a little ewcm. Pain continued until lunch time. After that things pretty much calmed down. Less cm that afternoon but DTD that evening just in case.
2dpo - slightly sore boobs. DTD just in case but cm turning sticker, CP lower.
3dpo - slightly sore boobs (presumed this was related to ovulation)
4dpo - slightly sore boobs, slight cramps. CM has completely dried up. I mean bone dry. CP high.
5dpo- slightly sore boobs, slight cramps. No CM at all. CP VERY high
6dpo - slightly sore boobs, extreme pain in pubic bone that evening. This is really hard to describe but the left-left hand side of my pubic bone (groin) ached and was actually tender to the touch. Sometimes the pain moved underneath it. Sometimes it felt like it was coming from the inside and sometimes from the outside but it felt like I had been kicked. The area around what I presume is my left ovary was also very sore. No CM. CP VERY high.
7dpo - Pain in pubic bone and cramps until lunchtime. tmi but on checking CP I noticed brown cm. Stuck some tp up there for a better inspection and there was more but really very dry cm. That evening I had sharp, stabbing pains in boobs.
8dpo - bfn. boobs definitely hurting more. CP VERYhigh. No CM.
9dpo - boobs very painful. Feels like someone is squeezing them really hard from the inside mainly on sides and on tops. This pain was completely different to the slight pain felt around ovulation. That afternoon checked CP and saw brown again. Stuck tp up - tiny pink blood and some brown cm
10 dpo - same breast pain. That evening bfn. Cramps, mainly on left side but sometime on the right, like the edge of groin.
11 dpo - same breast pain. Decided not to test as was running out of tests. Same cramps.
12 dpo - Same cramps. Sore breasts still. I should say that these cramps feel less like af is coming and more like O pain. Caved that evening BFP on FRER. Very tired but worke up at 5am and couldn't get back to sleep.
13 dpo - Woke up and wanted to check it wasn't a dream/false positive so used a supermarket brand blue dye test. BFP. Starting to feel quite light-headed today. I have low blood pressure to begin with so will have to see how that goes.

The tell-tale thing was the sore boobs really. The IB also worked timing-wise but I'd read loads about getting creamy CM and a high CP and I was bone dry. Only now on cd30 am I starting to get some CM again.

I hope it's helped someone. Thanks to everyone who posted their stories.

Good luck to everyone.

Bfp after 16 months of not even a faint line!

I have stalked these boards so much over the past 16 months and found them so helpful so I wanted to add my story in case it helps someone else!

My name is Beckie and I'm 31. DH and I have been trying for a baby for 16 months. We both had various tests and I was found to have hypothyroidism and diminished ovarian reserve. I was put on levothyroxine and after only one whole month of taking it I got my
Bfp!

Here are my symptoms!

1-8dpo Usually from ovulation I get cramping but this month I didn't have any. That was the first clue.

8+9dpo I had brown spotting - I usually spot closer to af so I think this was ib

10dpo lots of creamy cm which is quite unusual for me at this point

12dpo I was travelling by train and my motion sickness was really bad (this was another clue for me but I tried not to get too excited!). No sore breasts which was unusual.

13dpo still no sore breasts, just some sharp pains, still creamy cm and no spotting which was v unusual. Light cramps though which did feel similar to af cramps.

14 and 15dpo af style cramps continue but they are light, creamy cm, still no spotting and noticed that I was thirsty and going to the loo more often.

16dpo - due on - still no af or spotting and lots of creamy cm so I decided to test and bfp! It came up while I was still peeing on the stick!

Since then I'm now 5 weeks 4 days the af style cramps have continued but are getting less frequent. I've also had some backache. I'm exhausted and my boobs are very sore and seem to have already doubled in size! I'm also c bloated!

I'm so happy and so is DH. Just hoping with the added complication of my hypothyroidism that everything works out.

Hope my story helps someone!

BFP after 1.5 years of trying

My adventure started with an unplanned pregnancy that ended in a miscarriage last year. We spent the following year and a half not preventing and figuring out my cycle, I average 32 days and ovulate around cd 19. I tried vitex for a couple months, and ended up getting pregnant the month I stopped taking it… not sure if that is a coincidence or not. This cycle I had a positive opk on cd 18.

Differences from other cycles:

I had read somewhere that couples generally had more luck getting pregnant doing it every other day or once a day, and not to overdo it, and we were following this over the last 1.5 year. Well, this month we tried really hard and did the deed at least morning and night cd 17 18 and 19. I tried to elevate my legs and lay for as long as I could after.

I did have a UTI from 1 to 3 dpo, not unusual, but I did have red spotting on 2 dpo. I have never had ovulation spotting and am not sure if that was what this was or if it could have been the UTI.

Here is what I had for symptoms:

2 dpo- bright red spotting one time on tp
5/6 dpo- backache, REALLY bad headache, I worked this weekend (in Healthcare) and all of my patients had obnoxious smells, sensitive nose!
7/8 dpo- af like cramps, boobs started to hurt but definitely in a different way than af, more internal and around, I remember telling my boyfriend that my armpit muscles hurt and ached into my collar bones
9 dpo- morning test was negative, very faint positive in the afternoon and evening, was already convinced I was pregnant at this point
10 dpo- more obvious positive this morning, I have type one diabetes and had harsh spikes in the early morning and sharp drops in the late morning and early afternoon, had to leave the lab to eat glucose tabs 4 times throughout the day, felt very faint and dizzy, had to sit a lot, took a digi when I got home and it was positive!
Told the boyfriend with a classic bun in the oven trick. Hot dog bun, and I put the test inside! He was shocked and amused.

BFP after 16 months TTC, 37 years old

Wanted to share my story as I used to check this site out for hope on my TTC journey and I know how frustrating it is when you are trying so hard with no results. I finally got my BFP after 16 months of trying and feeling like it would never happen! I am very early on, so pray that he/she stays put! I knew I was pregnant before taking the FRER test because I spotted light brown blood about five days before my period was due. The spotting was minimal and happened twice over two days.

Here are the things that I took away from my journey:

It can take over a year and that's ok and that's normal.
Get your physical exam before trying to conceive.
Take your prenatals before you start trying.
Make sure you BD once to clear out dead sperm prior to the fertile window.
Make sure you BD two days prior to predicted ovulation.
The ovulation strips you can buy on Amazon work just fine, but test later in the day rather than first thing in the morning.
Try to remind yourself of the positives when you don't get pregnant, such as being free to do what you want, when you want!

Hang in there and remember you are never alone!!!

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