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First BFP at 39, 6 months of trying

I delayed marriage and family to focus on career. In August 2015, I married my love (who currently is 37) and went off the pill in November. I used ovulation test kits beginning in December, which simply told me what I already knew. I have a 28-day cycle and ovulate around day 14. It was great to know my cycles were as clockwork as I thought! By January, I was symptom spotting and was convinced I was pregnant. (I worry I was actually conjuring the symptoms I read here on other BFP stories though I'm grateful for every one I read!) When I wasn't pregnant, I was astounded and sad.

Month after month, I got BFNs and began to worry I am just too old to conceive naturally. DH and I agreed we would not use fertility treatments but we would get tested--to determine whether I would have to go back on birth control. I made an OB/GYN appointment for early June (annual exam and to discuss testing) and then, whammo, BFP! Just when I'd lost hope. I'm exactly 4 weeks along.

My symptoms during the TWW were really minimal (compared to my January symptom-spotting month). Typically my breasts are VERY sore between ovulation and my period. This time, I had very little soreness. In fact, they were the most sore the day I expected my period, which was the day I got my BFP. I noticed I was running to the bathroom to pee a lot more than usual and getting up at least once during the night. I have been incredibly thirsty but I thought that was because everything I have been eating seems very salty. I also was hungry first thing in the morning, which isn't normal for me, and had these sudden urges of extreme hunger every 3-4 hours. One night while I was brushing my teeth (4 days before my BFP), my gums bled which is highly unusual for me; I'm a twice-a-day flosser and brusher.

I should also note, I was CERTAIN my period was coming this month. All the signals were there leading up to the day it was expected--uterine heaviness, cramping, CM. I put in a liner two days before my period's due date because the symptoms were so strong. I spotted that day, just a drop or two, and thought this was the start of my period. (I was yet again convinced I was too old to conceive and this was a signal that my cycles are getting shorter as my fertility dwindles.) I was wrong. I'm now sure it was implantation bleeding.

DH and I know we haven't made it through the woods yet, but we're optimistic and excited and are looking forward to all the adventures to come. Baby dust to all of you, especially those of you who are a little older and are losing hope.

BFP AT 21 DPO : 8 DAYS AFTER EXPECTED MENSTRUAL

PRETTY LONG BUT I WANTED TO GIVE YOU LADIES ALL THE DETAIL (:

Hey ladies, I just got my bfp after two months of trying. Last month we missed ovulation by two days :( last month I swore I was pregnant had all the signs :
- bloating
- what I thought was implantation cramping at 7 dpo
- nausea
- and really sore nipples *sorry tmi *
When AF showed I was extremely devastades because I honestly thought that I was pregnant

This month the only thing different was that I used an app called "ovia" it definetly helps with showing you your fertile days in a graph type of form.

My symptoms during the tww:

- really bad backache starting since 5 dpo , felt more like a really uncomfortable dull ache
-EXTREMELY GASSY
- ACNE OMG I BROKE OUT SOOOO BAD that's sort of gave me a clue something was going on
-I HAD NO CRAMPS ! I usually cramp up starting from 7 dpo and this month nothing
-FATIGUEEEEEEEEEE : the fatigue I was getting was so horrible , I could sleep 10 hours , wake up , find something to do and in less than 2 hours I was ready to go to sleep again .

My period was due may 13th, 2016 the day my period was due I had some brown tinged cm that was really thick and some light cramping , I put on a pad thinking that I was about to start and NOTHING. I spotted again two days after on may 15th so I assumed AF was coming and nothing . I tested since 9 dpo and was pretty much getting nothing but BFN'S so I had pretty much given up hope . 7 days had passed and My period still wasn't here, I checked my cervix and had ewcm mixed with creamy cm and my cervix was pretty high , that seemed weird to me. Took a pregnancy test BFN , I had given up hope and honestly just wanted AF to start so that I could buy pressed and soft cups for next month since that was what dh and I were going to try.

8 days late and suddenly I just got the weird urge to buy a pregnancy test , I hadn't tested all day , I tested at 2 a.m. without first morning urine and got a BFP (: still faint but you can definitely see it without fainting (:

I wrote this post to help you ladies during the tww hope you all get your bfp's and just keep hope alive things always happen when you least expect it I had seen a lot of post that were saying that a bfp after 19 dpo was nearly impossible but I'm here to let you ladies know that ITS POSSIBLE ! just because you're getting bfn's doesn't mean that you're not pregnant it could just be that your hormones aren't high enough to be detected (: hope you ladies have a good day .

*I'll be checking up on this post just in case your ladies have any questions*

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After nothing for 5 years... Bfp 11dpo

Short story here was with my ex for 5 years, after 3 we talked and i got off the BC and we left it in gods hands at that point! 2 years no baby, and not a lof of happiness! I moved out of state with my 7year old daughter and 6 year old son (not my exs) decided i wanted to hate everything man!! i met my sweet boyfriend, and during the begining i also got to meet my beautiful brand new neice... *calm down overies we just met the new boyfriend* here we go time line

Aunt Flow ew-- 4 days which is very typical for me.... on a 28 day cycle like clock work every month.... this one was... different non the less just 5 days early!

CD11 boyfriend and i BD.... twice

CD 12 feeling dull small cramps in the evening guessing i was ovulating eh happens like clock work every month dont pay any mind

6dpo at work mid afternoon/ early evening dull cramps again do i see pink when i use the bathroom...? nah just the lighting-out of my head forget it happened!

7dpo at home its the weekend :) yay wake up in the am more dull cramps and pink when i wipe again... all day leading into the morning of 8dpo. I tell boyfriend whats up..

8dpo pink only the first 2 times i use the bathroom in the morning.. no cramps... no pink... wth?? to early for implantion whaaa just happned?? take a test.. Negative..of course!

9dpo wake up FMU take a test... negative... ok so i must be freaking over nothing... or its to early who knows right?? mooooooody mooodyyy and the gassyness yuck

10dpo FMU test.. positive.... maybe... i dont know cant see it i must be crazy... try stupid Dollar Tree cheapie walk away from it 10 mins later see a line... but only in the light can i see it...weird, go to work... take another test to work*another cheapie* lol droped it in the toilet... *face palm...my luck*, finallly go home think about the am test more so take my 3rd cheapie and within 2 mins the dark only visable line in the light shows up again... GASP! what is this?? so i drink water, eat dinner put the my kiddos to bed... take another non cheapie from the drug store... Another faint positive.
11dpo i can hardly sleep.. So uncomfortable... So excited... Wake up at 6am take red and blue dye test with FMU... Here they are my BFP 11dpo!
Take Another at night even darker line!
Mmm big tip off was that i was so uncomfortable in bed... And the gas... So much... Worse then a man after mexican food and beer...
Here i am 5 weeks along freaking out.. And so so so excited to finally be able too share my bfp story on here.

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BFP

Hey everyone!

I wanted to share my BFP story in hopes of giving someone hope abd motivation like this website has given me.

I had an MC at 15 weeks in march, my DH and I were heartbroken but wanted to keep working on our now rainbow baby! First cycle didn't happen for us so I got some OPKs downloaded an app and was determined to succeed. And today my BFP!!

So here's how my cycle went:

Cd1-cd6 period (I usually have heavy ones this ond was no exception)
CD 8 : positive opk, BD
CD 9- CD 12: negative opk, BD just in case
CD13- CD 20: BD every other day just for fun
CD 21: positive opk ( what the what?!!) No BD didn't have the opportunity.
CD 22- CD 23: positive opk again!!! BD on CD 23
CD 24- 30: negative opk, felt like we missed out since we only had the chance to get at it once sp bd every other day without giving it a lot of thought.
CD 31-cd 34: HPT negative BD again for a good measure.
CD 35 or more like cd 1 since af arrived.

BUT wait, there's more...

CD 1- CD 6: period completely normal for me heavy period nothing out of the ordinary.

CD8: decided to take opk since last month waa so strange and guess what: blazing positive so, BD again and throughout until CD 11

Now comes the fun part

I found it strange that I kept getting blazing positives non stop and I've read a lot about the fact that if opk stays posituve for longer it could indicate pregnancy so decided to take HPT without any hopes and guess what faint positive, not a squinter.

Next day (today) took more hpt's including the digital all show BFP and significantly stronger then yesterday! How could this be? I mean I've as well have been having spotting since cd 9. Tomorrow going to doc to confirm but this is the strangest thing ever. Means I had implantation a day or so after my period which is practically impossible. But I am optimistic since lines have gotten a lot stronger, hoping for a sticky bean!

Don't lose hope ladies, baby dust to u all!!!

Early spotting and BFP

My husband and I are trying for our second baby, and I had the mirena removed 5 months ago. With our first, we tried unsuccessfully for a year, and then got pregnant our first month on clomid.

I've been pretty convinced that I wouldn't see a bfp without the help of clomid, but the plan was to try for 6 months before taking it again. (I'm 35 now). This month we decided to skip trying, since i have a big trip coming up that I didn't want to be 6 weeks pregnant for (i had pretty bad morning sickness), so we weren't going to bd around ovulation.

cd6- bd
cd8- pos opk (early for me)- so realized we cut it close
5 dpo- bright red blood- only lasted a few hours
10 dpo- brown spotting & very moody
11 dpo - light brown spotting
12 dpo- light brown spotting, gassy
13 dpo- BFP

I'm very nervous. I didn't have any spotting during my first pregnancy. Also, my initial reaction to bleeding so close to ovulation was that it could it be an ectopic pregnancy. 5 DPO seems to be to close for implantion bleeding.

Has anyone had a similar experience?

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Surprise BFP after 20mths with endometriosis and low egg reserve

I could not be more surprised to be writing this!

Background - TTC for our first for 20mths, recently got a diagnosis of endometriosis and was told I have low egg reserve. We were advised to start treatment as soon as possible - treatment being 3mths of lupron to try to shrink my endometriosis (for me, the main problem is cysts on my ovaries - one ovary appeared to be working fine but the other was not), followed by IVF. As lupron stops you ovulating and you have to take precautions against conceiving, this was literally our last shot of conceiving naturally.... against all odds, we managed it!

This month, we felt disheartened, we didn't even try that hard (just twice in the fertile period), and I was away over ovulation so we definitely didn't BD around the time I would have liked. I thought there was NO chance.

After trying for so long, I admit that I don't bother recording my potential pregnancy symptoms anywhere near as much as I did in the early days! And having endometriosis means I can get extreme PMS which can seem like pregnancy symptoms anyway - there have been months in the past that I've been nauseous or even physically sick in the lead up to my period, so I just didn't think anything of it this time.

Possible symptoms:
Sore boobs - yes, but extremely sore boobs is fairly normal for me pre-AF anyway
Nausea - once on 12dpo, which I put down to travel sickness and being hungry, once on 13dpo when I saw something particularly gruesome on The Walking Dead!
Nighttime waking - a few times (from 7dpo to 12dpo), this was unusual for me and I put it down to feeling anxious about work, house renovations and impending treatment
Bloating - yes but again this is normal for me pre-AF
Fatigue - yes, again so normal for me before AF! I workout and found my workouts this week (11dpo, 13dpo) particularly tough. I've noticed I've been breathless running up the stairs (where I'm usually pretty fit)
Cramps - yes, I'm still feel small cramps as if my body is starting a period
Spotting - yes, once on 11/12dpo - I often get spotting before AF so the only thing that made me think I might be pregnant was the fact that it stopped

I have been waiting for my period to start so that I can call the hospital and get the Lupron injection. I ignored the potential symptoms as they have been SO similar to my usual PMS, so my first real sign was a missed period. In all my time of tracking my cycle, I have never once had a period longer than 28 days, so in the evening of day 29 when I had no spotting, I bought a decent quality test and waited till this morning, day 30 (16dpo). Tested with a cheapy and a digital - both came up really clear straight away, the digital says 2-3 weeks, which is spot on.

I'm very pleased, I know we have a way to go to see whether this will stick, but we have NEVER reached this stage before, I want to celebrate where we're at. My OH said that it feels like a film - we managed it in the nick of time!!

I have found it useful to read about other people's experiences, particularly when people have had the same issues we were facing. I really hope that writing this can help someone else feel that they are not alone.

Best of luck to all of you reading this xxx

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Suspicions were correct

I've been trawling this website for the last 2 weeks. Convinced I had conceived on our 2nd cycle post Mirena coil removal but worried after seeing how long it took some following removal of this coil.
Mirena removal 19th Feb. Had one period on 9th March for 3 days and fairly light. No Mirena crash as expected after reading the horror stories.
We decided to download Ovia immediately and entered my last 3 periods (had the coil 5 years and the last 6 months my periods had restarted). My tracking showed 26 to 28 day cycles and average 25.
My story is:
Cd1 to 3 light bleeding
Cd8 and 9 spotting. Possibly ovulation bleed but was far too early according to the app as these were the first two fertile days according to charts.
Ovia suggested I was due to ovulate on cd13 so I didn't track until then.
DPO1 constipation fatigue cramps insomnia and v CRANKY
DPO2 99.86 temp nausea hot flushes increased appetite diarrhea increased sex drive headache neck ache backache (major back ache which has been a constant to today) right pelvic pain and fullness fatigue bloating gas cramps dizzy spells frequent urination insomnia. Thick creamy cervical fluid. Very wet feeling down there all day. Frustrated impatient and angry
3DPO 98.6 temp. Cold flu symptoms and stuffy nose mainly. All as DPO2 but really cranky and angry then suddenly happy and confident before being cranky and angry again. Constipated
4DPO 98.78 temp. All above but also tender BBs and diarrhea. Felt stressed cranky angry then confident focused and motivated. And back to bad moods.
5DPO 98.06 temp. School glue fluid started. No change to other symptoms. Still insomnia back ache daily and pelvic pain.
6DPO brown spotting on tissue paper. 3 tiny drops and nothing since. Assumed this was implantation bleeding. Felt like someone shoved a sharp pencil into my lower back and made me wince a little. 98.96 temp. Itchy down stairs. Indigestion -which I never get! Backache so bad I made hubby rub my tailbone area for over an hour with no relief.
7DPO neg test. Of course! Was far too early but was convinced. Temp 99.14. Nausea headache (still) bloating gassy indigestion cravings +sex drive +appetite backache (like murder) moody and angry. Poor hubby got an earful for no reason. Just v short tempered. Discharge stopped so assumed I wasn't pregnant as I'm normally dry at this stage.
8DPO neg test again. Temp 98.78. School glue is back. Same symptoms as day before.
9DPO neg test again. Naturally! Still too early. School glue and temp 98.96. Return of hot flushes and dizzy spells. No other changes to daily symptoms.
10 DPO another negative test. Starting to think it's in my head now. Temp 98.6. All same symptoms but then added to them with v serious cramping like AF was going to come early and was going to be the nastiest bitch ever this month. Convinced myself was coming on early and felt wet. Kept going to check in case I came on. No bleeding though. Plenty of school glue today.
Took kids to cinema and cried at the happy ending. Not normal for me at all....
11DPO. Was due smear test at 10.30 am so thought I'd do another test to be on the safe side. Digi one that says can confirm up to 4 days early. I'm 3 days off AF yet but thought what the hell. This test wasn't with FMU however so expected another negative. Digi response said not pregnant but when I ejected strip I could see a second line. Ran out and bought 2 more tests. One Digi from clear blue and one with the lines so I could see lines instead. Both BFP. With 3rd wee of the day. And it was a forced wee too. Digi clear blue says 1 to 2 weeks which was spot on as I'm effectively 3 weeks and 2 days from first day of LMP.
This was totally different for me. Last 2 kids I didn't get a result (but knew for ages) until I was 6 weeks gone as my HCG is apparently low rising. Also I didn't have my usual tell tale signs of really sore (unbareably) breasts. I also never get backache which I've had daily this time. So my symptoms are totally different to my last 2 children and finding out early is new for me. Just praying it's not twins now.
Your posts on this site have kept me reading for hours so I wanted to share my symptoms here for others to read too.
Good luck to all trying x

BFP with possible implantation spotting, long cycles

Gaaahhhhh I feel like I have to post this just to make it real for myself! And also as a sort of "thank you" to everyone who has shared their BFP stories and symptoms that I read obsessively during this 5 WEEK WAIT (yep, you read that right!) that helped me feel less crazy.

So, some background info:

- I have irregular cycles that, in the past year, have ranged anywhere from 26 to 49 days.
- We were not actively TTC, but took a "let's see what happens" approach starting a few months ago, so no OPKs or temping or anything like that. I do pay attention to my cm, though.
- I had almost all of the same symptoms, including two stretches of spotting, and a pregnancy dream, back in October 2015 but eventually got my period after three negative tests and 60 days. I think it must have been a very early miscarriage where the hormone levels were so low that they never registered on a test. The cycle after that was 49 days long, and I wonder if my body was still sort of "recovering" from the cycle before. The next cycle was only 26 days long, but I'm still hesitant to say that I even menstruated because rather than red blood it was brown, sticky, a little smelly, scant, and lasted 10 days. At that point, after 2 weirdly long cycles and a bunch of weird discharge, I began to think that I must have an infection or ovarian cyst or something. That brings us to the current cycle:

BFP* iui first time

Same sex relationship 13yrs, highschool sweethearts. Graduated college ready for a family so we went right to a reproductive specialist. No major issues with fertility just no male partner. We used a sperm bank and they did our iui. During my cycle we used clomid... trigger shot(thigh) and iui 36hrs after trigger shot. No other meds. I was pregnant on our first try. So it's very much possible.

1dpiui bloated ovary pain
2dpiui bloated ovary pain
3dpiui ovary twinges dizzy
4dpiui ovary pain, dizzy when I initially stand up
5dpiui uterus and ovary pain
6dpiui gassy/burning in stomach and sharp/pulling sensation in groin
7dpiui nausea and light cramps
8dpiui nausea on/off entire day started at 11a, fatigue on/off, slightly soar breast/nipple, two vivid dreams that night
9dpiui very sharp ovary pain on right, nausea, fatigue, tested at 1107p BFP
11dpiui blood test BFP
13dpiui doubling HCG numbers remained BFP

She came 3 day early 6lbs 3oz
Blessings and pregnancy dust to you all.

2 years of trying and crying…..

This has been such a long road I cannot believe I get to post here!!!! I had a tubal reversal in 2014 after having my 5th baby I almost died from a rupture during my csection and so I thought that door was closed even though I had wanted one more……
Fast forward a few years and we started doing foster care and fell in LOVE with our girl she was 7 and a sweetheart after one year she was ripped away we fought and cried but she went back to another family……. So that day was the day I decided to have one more baby and after having the reversal we tried….and tried……and tried……….. and with each month it was a kick in the gut I went on clomid for 6 months no bueno then on letrozol and femoral and from that one round it regulated me (I have PCOS as well pretty severe) well I missed my period back on Feb 27th no positive NOTHING then little by little I would see a faint line on my Clearblue which I thought were evaps I even called the helpline guys I was so positive it was evaps VERY faint but showed up pretty fast….. Well my husband is a PA and happens to have hook ups to do a blood pregnancy test (basically they spin your blood and use the plasma to do the test) and low and behold this morning a BFP blazing blue! and blazing pink!!! Im still in shock really I cried and cried still faint lines on my urine tests but def there I will call my OB on Monday but I am stoked beyond belief….. my husband has heard of this happening and while Im not out of the woods yet I AM finally pregnant
Symptoms
Tingling breasts
nausea especially this last week
a weird metal taste in my mouth if I went to long without eating
My beloved Diet Pepsi started tasting really gross to me
SOOOOOOOOO tired I started napping mid day when I had the chance
Loose stools and then constipation
Bloating
This week my nips have def gotten a bit darker
I also had weird spotting last week it was light light pink and then turned brown

Guys I feel your pain I have been on these boards for 2 years and its so hard to see everyone else get their positives you are all in my prayers and I hope for the best for all of you!!!

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