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TTC Over a Year

So thankful that I finally get to post my BFP! I wanted to make sure that I did it because I know that when we were desperately ttc I scanned these stories looking for anyone who shared my symptoms. I always felt hope when I read symptoms that were similar to mine and I want to do the same for you.

After a year of ttc and a lot of heartache in the long process, we decided to seek fertility treatment this August. I went through all of the testing, blood work, and had an HSG done to see if my tubes were open. Everything came back completely normal and we were told that it was unexplained infertility and that we would begin treatment after I started my period the next month. I began spotting 3 days ago and called the reproductive clinic to let them know so we could begin treatment once I got full flow the next day. The only thing is, I never got full flow. Nothing. Not even a single drop. So this morning my husband talked me into taking a pregnancy test even though I protested thinking it would ruin our weekend together when it came back a bfn, but instead was truly shocked when it came back a BFP! We are overjoyed and owe it all to God. These past few weeks I had learned that I needed to not only trust God's plan, but trust God's perfect timing.

Here are my symptoms:
1 DPO: Very tender nipples, confirming ovulation.
2 DPO-6 DPO: Nothing
7 DPO: Very greasy hair and skin
8 DPO: Nothing
9 DPO: Cyst like pain on my left side, breasts slightly achy, and it feels a little like my period is about to start.
10 DPO: While working out in the morning, I was surprised how quickly I got worn out and out of breath. While teaching, I feel dizzy throughout the day. Breasts are tender and sore when I push on them.
11 DPO: Still getting worn out quickly, dizziness while teaching, breasts tender and sore. When I went to the bathroom in the afternoon, I noticed slight spotting. Assumed it was my period on its way and called the reproductive clinic.
12 DPO: Period never started and bbt takes a sudden spike up. Still fatigued, dizzy, and breasts are sore. Uterus feels achy and is cramping. My stomach was growling when I woke up this morning. Very confused.
13 DPO: BFP in the morning and again in the evening!

BFP after ttc 9 months with #2

I can't believe the journey it has been for baby #2. My husband and I have an almost 2 year old son that we concieved on the first try. Well almost. I got pregnant on the first try, positive tests and everything but ended up miscarrying very early. It was only 3 days after my period was due that I lost it. We didn't wait for another cycle to try again, we just jumped right in and sure enough I got pregnant again. With both of those pregnancies I had early symptoms that I'd never had before so I "just knew". I had sore boobs, twinges in the uterus area, fatigue. All things that were not normal for me.
So around the time my son turned 1 we decided to start trying again. I had not been on any bc because my husband deployed when my son was 2 months old and came home when he was 1. I had pretty normal periods while he was gone so when we started trying and they went wacky I went wacky right along with them. Every month, and I mean EVERY FREAKING MONTH I thought I was pregnant. I had extreme sore boobs, pulls and twinges in the uterus, backache, nausea. You name it I had it. I kept poas and they were STARK WHITE. The feeling you get when you see that is heart breaking, but nothing is worse than when you wake up and go to the bathroom and there AF is. Absolutely gut wrenching.
The worst part for me was that my periods were coming early! I usually had a normal 28 day cycle but I was starting anywhere from 1-6 days early. I would go crazy saying it was implantation bleeding for a few days until it got heavy and all my other symptoms went away. It was driving me nuts. Also I was ovulating late. Instead of getting the LH surge on day 14 I was getting mine 3-4 days later. So I'm thinking that I'm ovulating late and starting early so there is no way a little bean even has a chance!!
I tried vitex for 3 months and it did give me a normal 28 day cycle the first month but the next month I started early again and the following month too. I forgot the pills when we went on vacation so I just stopped after that. The only other thing I tried was PreSeed. We used it last month and this month. I'm not sure if that was the help we needed or not because I do produce ewcm on my own.
A few weeks ago I went to my OBGYN who just so happens to specialize in infertility. She took blood that day and sent me home with charts so I could write down my temps and show her the LH surge and intercrouse days. Then when AF comes I'm supposed to get blood work on day 2 or 3 and then go in a week after LH surge to check something else. (sorry I forget what) Well it looks like I don't have to go back!
I just wanted to share my story because it can be so frustrating when you know you can have babies and you can't figure out what is wrong with you! Maybe nothing was wrong, maybe it just wasn't the right time. But I am thankful I went through all that because it really opened my eyes. We can really take for granted the things that come easy to us, until... well they dont!
I didn't symptom spot specifically each day this month because I was just waiting for AF so I could start charting and get going on a plan. However I had all my normal pre AF symptoms. My boobs have been sore, but possibly in a different way? I am bloated. I was very gassy for a few days. My allergies have been acting up, meaning I still have to blow my nose even thought I've been taking claritin. Also the mucus was yellow/green and on a few days bloody. Sorry TMI! The thing that really had me wondering was the fatigue! I work from home and during my sons nap I had been taking naps too because I was sooooo tired. My coffee in the morning wasnt working either. It just couldn't wake me up.
Another side note. My OBGYN wanted me to ONLY use Clearblue digital ovulation tests. She said they were the most accurate so I did buy those this month and we BD the day I got the solid smiley and the day after. I honestly think it helps you remember to do it on those days instead of looking at those lines on the other tests. I think there were a few months that we missed it because I thought it was darker but it really wasn't and by the time it did get dark we were almost all BD'd out. A few times we only did it on the day of the solid line even thought I know it can take up to 72 hours to ovulate.

Bfp 1st cycle ttc

Hi as someone who obsessively read this forum as well as others all over the net just want to share my experience below

I had no symptoms as such and did a lot of looking into ttc before actually trying it. I used an opk a few months prior to detect ovulation - it was always different by a few days or so. I also noticed my cycles had changed since ttc from 28 days (with 4-5 days brown spotting) to about 25 days straight into af that was weird and I don't know how or why my body did that - I had read up in b vitamins for spotting and luteal phase defects but I had not used them.

I bd this month on cd2 and again when I got positive ov test and the day after that so I am sure my conception was on cd16 of a 25 day cycle and as we had been so spot on about ovulation date I didn't want to take a risk that inplantation wouldn't occur due to the 9 day luteal phase - so I started taking b50 complex from cd18.

From around 5-6 dpo - exhaustion and fatigue set in didn't see this a symptom at all just thought id been run down with busy schedules and stresses. I had all my normal pre menstrual symptoms hungry all the time, tender & full boobs & bloating and constipation nothing new didn't see that as a symptom either as I was looking for things that are different. Cd25 which is 10dpo comes no period I think the b50 is doing it's job and delaying af so let me not get too excited here. Checking every minute in the toilet looking for ad still not here by 13dpo wanted to test but had a big day ahead and didn't want to be in a bad mood if I got a bfn so waited till 14dpo first morning urine and got a super speedy bfp! Don't count yourself out if you have an absence of symptoms ladies x

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39 years old, BFP after 5 losses

We have 4 children and never had any problems getting or staying pregnant up to that point. (Although my husband had a vasectomy after our third and a reversal about 5 years later) After our 4th child though we had 5 heartbreaking losses. After the 5th loss, and by the advice of my doctor, I began taking daily a baby aspirin and 1000mcgs of Folic Acid. The first time I ovulated after taking those (for a couple of weeks) I was pregnant. I braced myself for our 6th early loss, especially because I had light spotting that would come and go, but thankfully we made it through the first trimester! While 4 of the losses we had before were around 5 weeks, one of them was at 12 weeks and so I was so thankful to get past the first trimester. I am now 7 weeks away from delivering our sweet baby girl and all has gone very well. I am still taking the baby aspirin; my doctor will have me stop in a few weeks. We are praising the Lord for another child and I hope that our story encourages others who have gone through multiple losses.

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BFP despite of weird temps and spotting

We were not really trying (well, I was), but DH agreed to not preventing either. Actually the only BD that could have gotten me pregnant is exactly on my O date. I tried to get DH to DTD before but he wasn't in the mood, so I'm happy it worked out anyway.

DPO 1-5 nothing really out of the ordinary, very sore nipples though. I lately get them after O but that really hurt.

DPO 6 DH could piss me off easily and in the evening I got weird twinges in my uterus, which lasted for about an hour, tired

DPO 7 gassy, but that's not new between O and AF, very dizzy at work, I thought I might pass out, slight cramps and the nipples still hurt

DPO 8 temp dip a little over coverline, nothing else

DPO 9 temp shot up, started spotting in the afternoon, which made me feel out. I was sure temp will drop the next day and AF would come. Headache. BFN

DPO 10 dreaded temp drop, below cover, was super emotional and close to cry (maybe because of the spotting), still spotting (tmi, got quiet a bit on my finger), slight cramping and backache

DPO 11 temp up again! WTF?? I was so gassy, it made me wake up at night (that is NOT normal) Still spotting so I was thinking "should I waste another test?" "Screw it, I have tons!" So against better knowledge I POAS and there was a second line! BFP! Other than that, very tired after a day out with hubby and very (VERY) light headed. DH and I were talking and I barely couldn't focus on what he said, as much as I wanted to. Worried about the spotting, maybe a chemical?

DPO 12 temp is still up, spotting seems to have stopped, still gassy, headache all day (fun at work with screaming 4 years olds), tired and a all day wet feeling, like on AF days but gladly nothing, tested again and the line is still there

DPO 13 temp didn't really change, took a clearblue digital (25 miu/ml), since I used 10 miu/ml for the first 2 tests, and it came back as "pregnant". Later I'll go to an ob/gyn for confirmation

After a M/C last year at 9 week I hope this one will stick and I'll hold a happy and healthy newborn in my arms May 2015

Finally ! A BFP with PCOS!!! YAY

First I want to say that I personally can not believe I am writing up here. I remember long night staying up reading all the BFP and TTC stories and the just thinking it will never happen. I had gotten so discouraged and all I could do was cry to my husband and pray to God that one day I would be able to say I am going to be a mother.

Ok some background, I was diagnosed with PCOS at 19 years old. I actually diagnosed myself, I told the doctors I was not seeing AF and that she had only came twice that pass year. Before then I had just came off of birth control at the age of 18 which I had been on for 3 years and some change. So when my AF didn't come I thought it was just my body getting rid of the birth control since I had been on it for so long. But then my chin started getting very hairy and then I knew something was up. So like I said went to the doctor and was told "you were right, you sure do have PCOS", I was so mixed up with emotions I couldn't even think straight. I mean its not like I didn't know I mean come one I am the one that mentioned it to them first. It was as iff reality had literally appeared and smacked me right across my face. I'm sorry a little to off track ok I will get back to where I left off up top.

OK so I guess my DH and I conceived in the end of July and we didn't even know. I had been feeling funny for the end of July and I took some hpt and they all came back BFN. It was as if my body was making up symptoms just to make me feel as if I was going crazy. So after the negative results I tried to forget about the funny feeling I was getting or the nauseous spells I would get periodically. Hey I was just feeling things. I had been over family and friends houses and they kept asking me are you pregnant yet? The answer was always no not yet. But one day I had went over my aunts house and she asked me do you have a bun in the oven? Because your hair is growing too fast. I laughed and brushed it off like everything was normal. Then I started to think and tried to put things together as if I was convincing myself I was. Some days went by and I started having to pee every time I would go to a store, no matter how much I drank it was as if my bladder was the size of a penny and it could not hold much. After that I started to experiencing some burning and itching down there and so I thought I had a yeast infection. I was experiencing brown and light pink discharge and so I called my sister who is in school to be a NP and she said you need to go to the doctor because it could either be a miscarriage or you could be pregnant. I laughed that off and continued to work but at work I was feeling nauseous and dizzy and so I had to leave early. On the way home I called my BFF and she convinced me to go to the doctor. Sorry I forgot to mention two days prior I had just went to Kings Dominion the Amusement Park and I had chronic diarrhea the whole time. On and off rides I had to literally run to to a restroom. Ok I just wanted to put that in there. Ok so i finally went to the doctors and was waiting for the results and then it finally came back. The doctor came in and said everything was good no yeast nothing was wrong then he said but you are a little dehydrated ( from all that diarrhea lol im sorry tmi) and that I don't want to be dehydrated while carrying a little one. It was like the world had stopped for five seconds. I was in utter shock. All I could do was keep repeating to him what he already told me, "Im pregnant....Im pregnant wow". First thing I did was drive straight to my husbands job and surprise him with this blessing. He was so happy and he did the same exact thing I did to the doctor. I still feel as if all of this is a dream but it becomes so much more real when I feel my belly and I see that its growing.

I just want to say to all the TTC women that it is never impossible and that it can be done. Keep believing and praying because just because the doctors say it may not happen God always has the final say so. Sorry for the long story but I am really excited and I want to give hope to someone that is reading this.

P.S. I was taking Metformin and I also had a HSG test done in June. Got pregnant on my second moth after the Hsg test. I really think the HSG test did it!

Accidental BFP at 6 weeks!

Hello ladies! I didn't expect to be posting here anytime soon, but here I am! I am not ttc or anything. I actually came across this site recently. It was nice to see answers when I wanted them, so if anyone is going through a similar thing, my story might help you. Here it goes!

I am 20 years old, and my boyfriend and I have been living together for 2 years. I'm not looking for any negativity here, as we both have great jobs working for the city we live in and we have both always been more mature than our age groups. He is 22. We aren't ttc, we don't use protection (just the oh-so-reliable pull out method) and I'm not on birth control, so it's really no wonder that I'm sitting here typing this, but I'm excited!

Okay so, in July we had sex twice around the 9th and then around the 11th. My period came heavier than it has in months on July 17th. I track my periods with an app but I have been irregular a good part of my menstruating life. My flow normally starts out with lots of cramps and some watery pink when I wipe, then the next day a moderate flow with no clots ever, until it tampers off in about 4 days. We had sex on the 21st, the day after my period and then the 25th. A few times here and there in between but those are the only dates I can recall for sure. My app projected my next start date to be August 14th, and its usually accurate to the date, or just a day off.

August 10th- alarming amount of pale yellow discharge. I have no idea what this is.
August 14th came and I was cramping but there was no blood.
August 15- there was plenty of cramping, and when I wiped there was a pinkish tint on the toilet paper. This continued through the day, but the pink never made it to my panty liner.
August 16th- 2 days "late". I considered it not a period because no blood was touching my panty liner. I put in a tampon and was surprised to find it half covered in sticky brown cm a couple hours later. Still no actual flow. Pink when I wipe still.
August 17th- 3 days late. Brownish tan cm when i wipe. Its a bit thick. Cramps continue.
August 18th- tan color when i wipe only. Cramps are still here. Along with a lower backache.

From August 18th-22nd, i had pretty mild cramps. Since the 18th, Ive had a lower back ache, til now, September 5th. I didnt really think anything of it. A few days out of the week I found myself getting dizzy when I moved too fast, or standing up. My boobs normally hurt during AF, but havent, and still dont. Theres a dull ache under my armpits, but thats all for that. Ive always had small boobs, a small c, so i didnt know if that meant they wouldnt hurt. I opened my period app on accident and seen 17, days late. I was baffled, and thought and realized i never had gotten my actual period. I decided to wait til the end of the week for AF to show. Yesterday, September 4th, I tested in the morning with a BFP test strip. I undressed for a shower and didnt think much of it (because i dont FEEL anything, I dont FEEL pregnant at all so I just didnt expect anything, just being irregular as usual) but something caught my eye. There was a faint little line. I couldnt believe my eyes. It was faint, but definitely there. Imeadiately, i forced enough pee into the cup and tried again. This time it was a BFN. I called my best friend and she suggested I wait til later to do it again. Around 6 last night, I got another BFN. I still wasnt sure though, as the faint little line was just so...there on the first.

September 4th- another test this morning gave me a light bfp, darker than yesterday and still definitely there, but yet light. I called my doctor and she told me that a positive is a positive and to assume Im pregnant. I have an appointment next week to confirm! According to my app, I would be 6 weeks, but I dont know how accurate that is. Im not sure if its normal for a positive to be so light 21 days late, im just happy it got darker.

This is my story! Good luck everyone! :)

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BFP with vitex after 10 months ttc

DH & I are both healthy and 30. Had been trying since June 2013 with a break for 3 months earlier this year. I found out I had no immunity to chicken pox and had to have a vaccine & wait 3 months before trying again. In this time we had lots of tests done. DH came back with low & clumpy SA. I immediatly got him on vitamin C & Fertile Max. 2.5 months later his results were soo much better the doc asked what medication he was on.
Next came my issues, I've had painful AF & spotting for the last 4-5 years & once we started ttc it got worse. Had an ultrasound & found a complex cyst & fibroid, that didnt go away after my next 2 month scan. My gyno also said my CD21 hormones were too low (progesterone) & wanted me to take Clomid. Having read that clomid wasn't very good for women with cysts, i started hunting for a herbal alternative and found the wonderful VITEX!
1st month my some what regular cycle dropped to 20 days long (taking 1 x 1000 mg per day) & with no pain at all. 2nd month it increased to 23 with a little cramping. Month 3 I increased my vitex dose to 3 x 1000mg a day & on CD 28 I got my first ever BFP!! ive also been takingo B6, B12 & Vitamin C daily.

I hope my experience helps someone else in their journey & I really recommend you try vitex for at least 3 months :)

BFP after a year!

I'm a forum stalker & finally got my BFP with #2. We conceived in 1st cycle with #1 so a year of trying for #2 was excruciating! I stopped symptom spotting 6 months ago cuz I had "symptoms" every month but this month was a little different. Wanted to give my symptoms for you.

1st off...for CP checkers....there was absolutely no difference in my CP or CM from.O day to BFP!

5dpo-10dpo felt nothing obvious. Looking back i was rather emotional but chalked it up to switch to night shift & my DD starting kindergarten. Sense of well being

11dpo Smell of funnel cakes made me feel sick (funny cuz this was my only craving in 1st pregnancy)

12dpo Crazy vivid dream early morning...
Strong BFP on FRER!!! Boobs a little sore but similar to PMS. 2 drops pink spotting when wiped. SLEEEPY

13 dpo Small Brownish Discharge few times when wiped. SLEEEEPY

14 dpo Boobs increasingly sore...No AF!!! SLEEEEPY
15dpo Boobs really sore

I poas every day to make sure lines getting darker cuz doc office closed labor day weekend & I've had a chemical before. Everything looks good. Baby dust to everyone!!!

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BFP @ 9DPO on month 9 of trying

1DPO: nothing
2DPO: creamy CM (dry on undies)
3DPO: creamy CM (dry on undies) + general cramps
4DPO: creamy CM (dry on undies)
5DPO: wet CM + lft cramps
6DPO: creamy CM (dry on undies) + mood swings + rt cramps (who knows why)
7DPO: creamy CM (dry on undies) + mood swings + lft cramps + tender bbs + sleepy
8DPO: tender bbs + lft cramps
9DPO: tender bbs + thirsty + BFP after 4 hr hold (light) + mild lft cramps + pink/red spotting (only when checking cervix & only in the morning)
10DPO: tender bbs + FMU BFP (light) + no cramps so far

I used softcup for 3 months & all BFNs. This time had sex only once 2 days before ovulation and thats all I needed (nothing added). Tried the temping thing this month and that lasted 3 days (i could never remember as soon as I woke up - without moving) I have been symptom spotting for 9 months and this month was not like other months except as of today 10DPO my bbs hurt without poking or moving just feel sore.

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