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BFP with Spotting

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Still can't quite believe it!

My DH and I have been TTC since November of last year, so this would be our third cycle - and we are now pregnant with our first! I'm so thrilled and excited and just crossing my fingers that everything goes well and this babe is healthy.

1-7 DPO: No symptoms really. Some indigestion here and there but didn't really think anything of it. Some tingling in my boobs but that's not too uncommon for me after ovulation.

8DPO: Went to the bathroom early in the morning and had some pink spotting (quite a bit, actually!). Implantation bleeding?

9DPO: Spotting continued but was much less in quantity and was brown. Indigestion. Sore boobs.

10DPO: Spotting continued in the morning and then slowly stopped by afternoon. I was tempted to take a HPT but convinced myself to wait until the next morning so there would be at least 3 days between the time I first started spotting (I read that's the average that most women get a BFP after spotting). Still have indigestion after eating and super tingly boobs.

11DPO: BFN. I took a FRER, IC, and Clearblue Plus. The FRER and IC were stark white - the Clearblue Plus actually had a light blue plus sign but it was so light that I took it to be an evap line. I then spent the rest of the morning googling the statistics of evaps on Clearblue plus pregnancy tests and they are apparently SO common that I convinced myself it meant nothing. I had some sharp (take your breath away type) cramps that night at work (I work from 7p-7a). Convinced that AF was right around the corner.

12DPO: Indigestion and tingly boobs continue. Spent all day (or so it felt) obsessing over the fact that I hadn't gotten a BFP the day before and researched whether or not I could still get a BFP after BFN on 11DPO. Really grumpy that evening, frustrated with the fact that I wasn't pregnant yet. More sharp cramps that evening.

14DPO: This was the day before AF was supposed to arrive. I woke up and wrestled with myself on whether or not I should take another pregnancy test and in the end decided that I'd take the chance of another disappointment. I took another Clearblue plus (I had one left, so I thought why not?), FRER, and IC. BFP ON ALL THREE!!!!! The Clearblue was BLAZING, while the FRER and IC were SUPER faint, but definitely there. Light cramping, my boobs are more sore than they've EVER been.

15DPO: Took another FRER, and three digital tests - the First Response digital, Clearblue Advanced digital, and EPT digital. All positive!!! The FRER had a definite, stronger line this time.

Still having a hard time believing this is real!! My DH and I are SO SO SO beyond excited. Good luck and baby dust to all!!

It always happens when you least expect it! Trusting God's timing

I always told myself that once I got my positive I would post it on here with all my symptoms for all the mommys out there trying like I was. Although I wasn't technically trying anymore i'm very in tune with my body so I started jotting down symptoms pretty much right away. A little history of mine, I was trying really hard for a baby from about mid 2013 till mid 2015 with no luck and a breakup I decided to give it a rest and just focus on being a mommy to my 9 year old and focus on work. I recently started seeing my ex again and we hooked up a few times this past month and BAM i'm pregnant. Talk about crazy timing huh? December was a really rough month for me because I was getting really depressed about being so underweight. I'm very petite only about 5'1 and my healthy weight is usually about 105. Well these last months I went down to 90lbs and had no appetite so I decided to start taking vitamins and drinking ensure drinks to gain some weight. I had also recently read into low progesterone and kinda self diagnosed myself into thinking my hormones were off (another reason why I started on vitamins) for the last two years I've had spotting right after ovulation and before my period plus in the last 3 months my spotting got worse and I started spotting from about 5-7dpo all the way up to my period. So I started taking a multivitamin and drinking my shakes right around the time I conceived a few weeks ago. I have no idea if they helped in conception for me but it's pretty crazy that I got pregnant so soon. Sorry for babbling here's my symptoms everyone :)

nexplanon birth control fail bfp

I'm posting this here because like the ones reading this I searched endlessly about getting pregnant on nexplanon. Was told it was impossible was laughed at by a doctor mind you. I have no idea when I ovulated but this is what I do know.
Dec 15th we bd
Dec 17th had spotting (right on time to think it was af)
Dec 24th spotted again
Dec 25th- Jan 5th had typical pregnancy symptoms but I'm breastfeeding as well as nexplanon causes these symptoms.
Jan 7th I took a hpt frer early morning it was neg. Later at around 3pm i took another frer it took 5 minutes to show a faint line took another at 8pm after 5 hour hold a little darker but not much. I took 2 more on the 8th both faint right away.
I called the doctor on the 7th and he laughed at me saying it was impossible. On the 9th test was barely visible and on the 10th digital said no.
It's been confirmed that I most likely having a chemical but urine test at hospital was positive we just wait it out I suppose. No bleeding yet as of tonight some cramping all weekend. This is the test that took 5 minutes to show.

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BFP and obvious symptoms after 10 months!!!

We have been TTC for 10 months, and this is my 4th pregnancy. I have no history of miscarriage. I just received my BFP on Saturday! Have had a lot of symptoms!

1dpo- nothing
2dpo- Very wet cm
3dpo- Very wet cm. Was wondering whether I had actually ovulated when U thought I did.
4dpo- Continuous wet cm, very slippery and almost like fertile cm.
5dpo- Light cramping and wet cm. Very emotional.
6dpo- Cramping and wet cm.
7dpo- Exhausted out of no where. Felt totally wiped out. More intense cramping. Was preparing for AF. Very wet cm.
8dpo- Cramping and wet cm.
9dpo- Very intense exhaustion. Was walking to a restaurant for dinner and felt like I couldn't make it the whole way. My body felt weird like it was working very hard. I thought, oh no, I should be expecting a very bad period. Mild cramping. Wet cm.
10dpo- Tired and needed more sleep. Very bad backache and cramping.
11dpo- Cramping and cm like egg white. Was very confused by this. Didn't know if I ovulated.
12dpo- Cramping and light brown spotting only when I wiped. Figured it was AF. It continued throughout the day. Same rate and consistency. Felt out for sure. Went out and shoveled snow after a storm.
13dpo- Woke up expecting AF. Wasnt there. Still the exact same brown spotting. Felt very strange at night. My legs were in a lot pain and very restless. Was very uncomfortable.
14dpo- No AF. Still same brown spotting. Starting to feel nauseous. Was walking around the grocery store with my children and felt so dizzy and nauseous. Headache. Pretty intense. Thought I was getting sick.
15dpo- AF due. No sign of it. No more spotting all day. Felt very nauseous and exhausted. No cramping.
16dpo- Nauseous, exhausted, and feeling like I'm getting sick. Very hot when I wake up in the morning. Wet and creamy white cm. Slept two hours longer than I usually do. Went to sleep early.
17dpo- Nauseous, breast tenderness, no appetite. Foods I usually love aren't appealing. Breasts have shooting pains and nipple sting. Especially after I take off my bra. Feel very hungry when a I wake up. I never feel that way. Have no interest in coffee either. I usually LOVE it. Know something weird is going on. No AF more creamy cm. Scared to take test and see negative. Wait until tomorrow. So tired. Completely wiped out.
18 dpo- So nauseous and tired. Breasts very sore. All the same symptoms getting worse. Test with digital with mid afternoon urine after holding an hour. BFP!!!!
19 dpo- All the same symptoms. Breast soreness getting worse. Dizzy and nauseous.
20 dpo- All the same. Cramping, dizzy, nauseous, exhausted, backache, another BFP!

8DPO BFP

Planned to fall pregnant this month and did! BD on 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 27th. O'd on the 23rd. Spotting on the 26th for 3 days along with sharp pain in left ovary. Clear BFP at 8DPO!

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BFP after 4 MC

For almost three years now, I have been stalking this site. Over and over again, I have gotten ready to create an account and tell all of you my wonderful news. Four times. And well, I have four angel babies. But...there is always a rainbow after the worst storms! I got my BFP so early this time (not normal for me, lol) at barely 10dpo. I'll try to give you ladies a breakdown of events, lol, but bear with me a bit. After so many losses I had kind of given up hope, so other than knowing approximately when I was supposed to ovulate and when my period was due, I didn't really keep track of dates. I kind of had to scramble a bit after I got that BFP!

So, ovulation occurred around the 27th of November, I say around because I had two separate times, three days apart, with ovulation pain. (On opposite sides too!) One was on the 24th, the other on the 27th. This month was kind of busy around my house with Thanksgiving and a big family, so we only BD'd three times...somehow they all happened to be during the week of ovulation! Again, we weren't actually trying anymore, so I was pretty relaxed about it.

Within a few days of the second ovulation (if that's what it was) I was sick. As in, dizzy, nauseous, peeing every five seconds, couldn't eat, couldn't sleep, and oh my did I have a dilly of a UTI! And it didn't let up. At all. By the time I took a pee test, I had been sick for a week and a half. In fact, one of the reasons I POAS was that I almost blacked out while driving down our driveway. I actually had to stop and put the truck in park and sit for almost ten minutes. Still don't know why either. :( Anyway, at about 8 DPO, I spotted pink with my FMU. It didn't happen again that day, but I thought for sure AF was early. I put on a pad and just waited, lol. It happened again the next morning. One smear of pink with my first pee of the day. BUT, no AF showed. The next day...nothing. The morning after that, almost 48 hours later, again, a smear of pink with my first pee. That was the same morning I took a pee test. My period NEVER starts like that! And it was a Big Fat Positive before I was even done peeing!

I kind of didn't believe it, so I POAS again the next day. BFP again. Instantly.

Since then, I had it confirmed at the ER. I went in for the UTI because I was in constant pain when I peed. Oddly enough, they confirmed the PG, but said I didn't have a UTI! (And I still have random intense pain when I pee...go figure)

Today I am 5w4d...not very far along, but boy howdy do I feel further along than that. All of the morning sickness, food aversions and everything else have continued and not even come close to letting up!

I also have had my first Dr. visit...apparently they think I'm either a month further along than I thought (which means all of my dates are completely wrong and I haven't got a clue when I conceived) or it might be twins! They do run in the family so I guess its possible.

But for all of you who have angel babies...it's possible!

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6 yrs TTC

Still in disbelief... I've been staking this site for a couple years now and I can't believe that I'm sharing my story now. I had come to terms with possibly not being a mom. So here you go for all you other "stalkers"! =)

CD1 - 12 Normal
CD13 Noticed a lot of cm
CD14 - 15 BD
CD17 - 21 Spotting. It was red, but light and it did get in my undies. Never had this mid-cycle before. I really didn't think it was implantation due to the timing, but I took ov and preg tests every day starting on CD18.
CD23 Started showing signs of AF (face breakout, bbs hurting)
CD25 BFN
CD26 BFN
CD27 BFP w/FMU!!! Very light 2nd line on Wondfu. My DH thought I was crazy. But I know what I see! Stopped at Walgreens and got a digital and it said YES!

DH and I have been TTC since 2009. I used to be on clomid a couple years ago, and I've done all the tracking stuff. But for the past year or so, we just did it when we felt like it. I use iPeriod for tracking stuff. No idea when I ov'd...

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My BFP Journey with ISCI – it’s taken a while!

My BFP Journey – it’s taken a while!

So some background:
Me – 30 and never been pregnant (not even a smidge)
Husband – 32 and no children. Good quality sperm but normal form was 2% rather than 4%

My husband and I started trying in June 2013. By October 2014, nothing had happened and I had turned into a bit of a wreck so I went to see a gynaecologist privately with work insurance. (I had been to the GP in August but they just did blood tests and told me to come back in 6 months).

He instantly said my periods weren’t right, they have always been heavy and varied in length. He suspected endo, something I was also worried about.

I had a hysteroscopy and laparoscopy in November 2014. Lots of scarring found including a big ol’ cyst on one of my ovaries. He cleared it all up and gave me 4 months to conceive.

4 months came and went and I still wasn’t pregnant so went back to the GP and got referred on the NHS back to the same gynaecologist. Wasn’t really sure what to expect but he instantly referred me for ivf, a bit of a surprise! By the time I had more blood tests (hormones fine) and waited for my appointment, I started my first ivf cycle in June 2015.

After 3 weeks sniffing the hormones, the cycle had to be cancelled due to fluid in the uterus, it had to be removed with a hysteroscopy. Disappointing but I was going on holiday in August and the time scales were getting stressful so we decided to start again in September. Had the op beginning of September where he found no fluid (wtf).
Ivf cycle 2 started up again in September.

I was put on a short protocol and didn’t respond amazingly to the drugs. I only had 4-5 follicles developing and when I had my egg retrieval on 12 October, they only got 2 embryos.
Both embryo’s fertilised and I had two grade 1 embryos put back in on a 3 day transfer. We had the option of putting one in the freezer but we decided to go for ‘all or nothing’!

So my Two Week Wait went like this:

1dp3dt - nothing
2dp3dt - nothing
3dp3dt – I woke up in the morning having the most INTENSE orgasm dream of my life. I have had these before but never with the severity. As soon as I woke it turned into extremely painful low uterine cramps, it lasted about half an hour and only shifted with 2 bowel movements. I thought there is no way embryos could stick to my uterine wall after that. Although I wasn’t told not to have orgasm’s if you read online, it is a big no no to have any contractions. Has anyone else had this?!
4dp3dt - nothing
5dp3dt - a few jabby pains that got my attention but after egg retrieval (HOW PAINFUL IS THAT?!) everything was sore and bloated.
6dp3dt – Same, a few jabby pains
7dp3dt - Nothing
8dp3dt - BFN in the morning. I start spotting brown and presume it’s the beginning of my period as that is how it always starts.
9dp3dt – Heavier brown spotting. Sore boobs but I have had that since transfer, put it down to progesterone. I’m at a wedding and think fuck it so have a few drinks and shots.
10dp3dt – Spotting lighter and still brown but now have cramps that are EXACTLY the same as the day before my period would be. Seriously glum now and tell my husband, parents and sister that the whole things is over. Put a tampon in and go to bed expecting AF in the morning. Don’t bother doing progesterone suppositories.
11dp3dt – Go to the shop and buy a pregnancy test first thing just so I can get it out the way. Husband wishes me good luck and I tell him I don’t need good luck because ‘we all know what the result will be’. To my amazement, I get a BFP within seconds and within 2 minutes it is darker than the control line!!! Aches and cramps continue throughout the day. Phone the nurse at the hospital because I am now nervous about the spotting and she says to have ‘cautious optimism’ but it is very good news!
12dp3dt – spotting and aching have subsided. Boobs are still sore but nipples aren’t anymore.

Things I have learnt
- After ttc for 2.5 years, I thought I would instantly know that I was pregnant and something would be different. There was absolutely nothing different to my BFP and the build up to my normal period. I can’t believe how similar the cramps and aches were. Basically, you know nothing until you get a bfp!
- Don’t worry about having an orgasm! The uterine contractions I had after my dream were so strong, I honestly think if an embryo is going to stick it will
- I did the 5 day pineapple thing and ate brazil nuts every day but that was it.
- I really enjoyed doing the Zita West ivf positive visualisation CD. I tried to do it most days and always felt really good afterwards.

Positive after having twins via IVF

My twin daughters are 2 years old, we have not been on BC since and finally got a positive. We weren't tryinv until the girls were one so it took us over a year. Some months we missed our window and some months we really tried hard. I was starting to think we were not going to conceive again and that I still had infertility. So happy we are going to have baby number three!! I tracked my symptoms just incase I wasn't pregnant so I could compare next month and avoid getting my hopes up.

I am also a regular spotter before my period and I still spotted this month.

CD 7 bedded
CD 10 bedded
CD 13 bedded, i was extremely nauseous during this ovulation, like never before. So strange, maybe I was dropping a big ole egg. Headaches, bloated, just had a carsick feeling.
CD14 post OPK still nauseous didn't want to have sex that night.
cD15 bedded that morning to hit the window for sure.
5dPO start feeling pms bloating, headaches, acne, boobs sore
6dPO irritable, headaches

7DPO started spotting I felt like I was maybe out, but I had read on herethat some people spot and are still
pregnant. Left ovary pain, moody, irritable( typical)
8DPO-10PO sore boobs and spotting. Neg test, irritable, depressed.
11dPO no more spotting neg test. Here is where things changed up on me. I was seriously fatigued this day, and emotional. I'm a bitch and cranky during pms but I dont get weapy. I got emotional from a picture. I also temeber thinking omg this pms is so bad, let it end already!!!!
12DPO boobs feel very swollen no spotting, odd so I tested and got a line! So happy!! Also my mother died suddenly in May, I prayed so hard to her and God this month, I wanted to create life after death.

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Unexpected BFP After Period?

Hey all, DH and I have been TTC since June of this year. This cycle we BD'd every other day starting the day after my period ended, and used pressed and I drank raspberry leaf tea every night. I was sure we got it right this cycle, but got my period about 5 days earlier than normal. Yesterday, I thought I was CD 11 expecting to Ovulate CD 13, but I had some spotting the last couple days so I tested and I got a BFP! Here is the break down:

DPO 1-5: No Symptoms
DPO 5 Onwards: Very sore boobs (common for me after O)
DPO 9-14: pulling and cramping in pelvis, hips feeling heavy.
DPO 13-14: Super nauseous, pounding headache for 48 hours, starving, thought I had the flu. Tested and BFN
DPO 15: Period, sore boob pain vanished. I stopped paying attention to symptoms after I got my period.

There is no way we could have gotten pregnant any other time, because I haven't ovulated yet since last month. I don't understand the period unless it was (heavy?) spotting, but it seems unusual. In addition, last month I was diagnosed with hypothyroid and was put on a dose of synthroid, which I originally thought caused my early period, and the subsequent spotting the last few days. Does anyone else have a weird experience like this? Of course, we will be making a doctors appointment to see!

It goes without saying we are feeling so blessed and giving thanks to God for everything.

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