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BFP following FitBit

This was month #4 TTC #2. I really chilled out this month, BD'd when we wanted to, didn't track anything other than RHR, felt a lot more relaxed which I think helped immensely!! Looking at our BD'ing now I see it basically fits the Description for the SMEP method I read that you could track a BFP using a FitBit, it seemed like a bit of fun so I figured I'd take extra notice of my Resting Heart Rate (RHR) during my TWW. To start off with I thought I was out this month because my RHR stared to drop like previous months, but then at 7dpo it peaked higher than when I ovulated, went back down, and then 14dpo it started to go back up again which was strange. Honestly if I had of taken a pregnancy test a week ago I think it probably would have confirmed my BFP a lot earlier haha but it was fun Having something to check everyday to keep me busy. And I didn't test any earlier because I honestly thought I was out, I had af type cramps but she just never came :) This is my story.. I hope it helps some of you through your TWW Possible very early loss - 5th to 14th June Bd'd cd7,9,11,14,15,16... Cd10 sore throat, blocked nose Cd14,15&16 - resting heart rate peaked at 70bpm (ovulation?) Cd 14&15 - maybe ewcm? Or sperm? 1dpo - creamy cm 2dpo - rhr 69 3dpo- rhr 69, pink spotting after constipated poo, sore right boob, lots of energy 4dpo- rhr 70, papsmear, spotting 5dpo - rhr 70, left ovary niggle and tender bbs 6dpo - rhr 69, tender bbs, brown spotting 7dpo -rhr 71, brown spotting 8dpo - rhr 70 9dpo - rhr 70, heart feels like it's pounding but I've been sitting still doing nothing for an hour, burning sensation in tummy, sandy gritty sore eyes 10dpo - rhr 70, burning in tummy, rhr still up 11dpo - rhr 68, left pelvic pain 12dpo - rhr 67, nausea, gas, cramps, and very cranky 13dpo - rhr 66, headaches, nausea, gas, horrible indigestion like my stomach is on fire 14dpo - rhr 67, left pelvic pain, indigestion horrible 15dpo -rhr 69, sore bbs, gas, fatigue, left pelvic pain, horrible indigestion for the few days felt like I was having a heart attack, burning tummy, af cramps. BFP 9/7/2017 :D 16dpo - rhr 69, af type pains, tender bbs, tired 17dpo - rhr 71, af type pains, tender bbs, tired Good luck ladies xx

2nd BFP at 44 ending in miscarriage

Hi All, I just wanted to let all the forty something's out there know that conception was possible for me, even at my age, but was not able to get a sticky bean yet. I've had two miscarriages in a row after conceiving two months back to back. First miscarriage was at 4 w 6 d and second one happened yesterday literally an hour after seeing me heartbeat at 6 1/2 weeks). I started bleeding very heavily, clots and all, followed by an intact gestational sac. Follow-up ultrasound today showed complete miscarriage. My husband and I are moving on to infertility treatment next, as the last two times we conceived have been completely natural but it looks like we may need some outside assistance. This is a second marriage for me. I have 3 children from a previous marriage. We tried for 19 months and I conceived on the 20th month and 21st month trying. I believe multi-vitamins, B complex and coq10 helped us conceive. Good luck to all!

1st Month TTC BFP 12 DPO

Conceived 1st baby by surprise. As did my mom with her 4 and his mom with her 2. So we know God has very much blessed us both to be very fertile. We decided to try for #2 and got pregnant immediately! THANK YOU GOD! So there is hope out there ladies! God LOVES babies! Cycles: regular 24/25 days Ovulation: day 10 I typically ovulate early in my cycle. And let me say I knew immediately I was pregnant as I get no ovulation or early AF symptoms. So every thing was out of the ordinary CD 1-6: AF CD 7-8: BD both days CD 10 O DAY: BD, decreased appetite, nausea, cm ew, knew I was prego 1 DPO: BD, cramps, nausea, decreased appetite, cm ew 2-4 DPO: increased appetite, tender breasts, nausea, cm dry (VERY unusual) 5 DPO: same as above but add VERY moody 6-7 DPO: same as above but add hot, clearer skin, and frequent urination 8 DPO: same as above but add tingling in uterus for few seconds and increased thirst 9 DPO: same as above but add sharp stabbing 10-15 second pain in right uterus side. Followed by tingling/ pulsing in birth canal/ vagine throughout the rest of the day. Brown discharge in evening. Sensitive teeth, headache 10 DPO: yellow plug-like mucus when wiped once. Frequent urination, tender breasts, headache, moody, cm still dry 11 DPO: small bright spotting once, midday urine very faint positive 12 DPO: morning urine faintish BFP I hope this encourages you ladies as I read and scrolled these pages during my 2 ww. I bless you all with God's perfect timing and peace. I bless you with love and joy. And I bless you with healing for those of you needing it. Carrying babies is a blessing that I bless you all to know.
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My first BPF ever at 36yo - 10DPO with Spotting. Vitex and Raspberry Leaf tea helped!

I am psyched to be sitting here now typing my story, after reading so many of yours, looking for some comfort, support and hope. After trying for one year, it finally happened. On our first wedding anniversary! We started trying on our wedding night a year ago, but we also started learning about all of this at the same time you know, I have never tracked my cycles before or worried about different types of CM, fertile window, ovulation day or anything like it. I was very worried because I have suffered from incapacitating cramps since I was 16, and to make it worst, for the past couple of years, I have been spotting almost every day after Ovulation day until my period arrived. Reading thru all these sites and fertility apps community posts, I learned about VITEX and MACA and how they naturally help regulate your cycles and hormones. I bought them both at Amazon and started taking them right away, 3 Vitex capsules every morning and 2 Maca. After a few week I started having excruciating stomachaches and after googling around I found that the type of Maca I was taking was the wrong one because it was raw, and you are supposed to take one that has been cooked, sort of say. So I stopped taking the Maca and the pain went away immediately. So I only took the Maca for a few weeks. I did however continue taking the Vitex. I started in December and here's the magic ladies: The spotting stopped! In March to be exact, my period ended and I didn't spot until 3 days before my next cycle, started with that brown spotting that would signal that my period was near. April and May were even better, I only spotted a little just 2 days before my period. The cramps also improved, being less painful! I stopped taking Vitex in April because I ran out and didn't buy anymore, I guess because I was doing so much better. Well, I got my first BFP ever! the next month!!! We BD 3 days in my fertile window, before O day, and according to my Wondfos OPKs and CM, I am sure I ovulated on May 27, on our first wedding anniversary! So, if you are spotting or have irregular cycles, I would definitely recommend to read about Vitex! Also Raspberry Leaf Tea because I have been taking it from time to time and specially before my period came and I believe that it was a combination of both. Anyway, I haven't had many symptoms and I actually been feeling great! Here's the breakdown by day: CD1: May 11 FW according to Ovia App: May 22-May 27 CD12: Brown spotting (I always spot a tiny bit two days in the middle of my cycle) only when I wiped CD13: Brown spotting (only when I wiped) - School glue CM CD14: BD CD15: BD and a tiny string of pink spotting mixed with CM when I wiped. *Positive OPK CD16: BD -Eggwhite CM and 2nd Positive OPK CD17: A tiny bit again of pink spotting, EWCM and feeling happy because it was our anniversary! We went on a hiking trip for the weekend, this was the first day. *This was the last day of FW and also the last day I had EWCM so I'll mark this as O day. 1DPO: School glue CM, didn't take more OPKs because I was on this trip 2DPO: Very light pink spotting only when I wiped once 3DPO: Light queasiness. Pink spotting mixed with clear CM 4DPO: Feeling a little queasy. School glue/creamy CM 5DPO: A very noticeable High energy feeling starts! (I made an upside down pineapple cake for crying out loud, so not me) School glue/creamy CM, mild tender breasts 6DPO: High energy, chatty, just feeling happy but very noticeable. Nipple soreness 7DPO: High Energy continues! BD and a tiny string of light pink mixed with creamy CM when I wiped 8DPO: Nipple soreness, and EWCM with a slight of pink (I believe now this might have been IB) 9DPO: Nipple soreness and right pelvic pain that only lasted a few minutes. -Feeling this might be it for some reason, that night I talked to my baby and said: We love you, your daddy and I love you to heavens already and are waiting for you. Please give me a sign you are here! 10DPO: EWCM, Nipple soreness **I decided to take a Wondfo PT, it was after 1:00 pm so it probably was my Second or TMU. and there it was!! A faint but clear BFP! 11DPO: Insomnia. I woke up at 3:30 and and couldn't fall back asleep until 7am! Nipple soreness. Another BFP 12DPO: Another BFP in the morning, the line a little stronger! Creamy CM, nipple soreness (no tender breasts) I decided to tell DH that night so I took one clear digital test, the ones that give the result with the word, and give it to him to wait to read the result! He looked at it and then at me and couldn't say a word, just started crying, he got up and we hugged both crying now and laughing with joy! <3 13DPO: A stronger BFP line, nipple soreness. Happy! 14DPO: I had rushes of energy and then I started feeling so tired, like I have never felt in my life, not in intensity, but in the way I was feeling, as if my entire body was just so tired and sleepy. 15DPO: The line on the test was almost as strong as the control line. Feeling great but suddenly tired.

7 months after removing IUD

My DH and I have been TTC for 7 months, after removing the IUD birth control. For 6 months, I would start spotting anywhere from 3dpo to 8dpo and I would continue to spot until AF came on time. I got my progesterone levels checked and the doctor said they were normal, although I didn't agree. I even took prenatals for the entire 7 months and used preseed. Finally it happened, and I believe it was due to the fact that I started taking methylated b6 vitamin supplement. I have done research that indicates a gene mutation can cause an inability to properly convert b6 and b9 (folic acid) into the forms your body can use. This is likely why the normal prenatals I was using did not work. Anyway, I will also be taking methylated b12 and methylated folate instead of regular folic acid to ensure that me and baby get the usable forms of these vitamins. In the mean time I am also getting my genome sequenced to see if I have the mutation. We only BD once this cycle, which speaks for the effect of the b6 since I got pregnant the same cycle I started taking it. As for the symptoms, I had almost none but I will go through anyway because I know how it is to symptom spot 1-5dpo - no symptoms 6/7dpo - nausea, I also normally have insomnia but these nights I passed out before midnight and I could not keep my eyes open 8dpo - no symptoms, I just thought it was odd that I wasn't spotting like I normally do by now and I had no breast pain, took a test and got an extremely faint BFP 9dpo - tested w/FMU and got a faint BFP, but it is darker, only noticeable symptom is that I did not want an egg with my bagel, will be purchasing FRER today just because I am still in disbelief If you are spotting every month before you period while TTC, I strongly suggest trying a methylated b6 (not Pyridoxine HCl). If you get pregnant after doing this, consider taking methylated prenatals as well since this gene mutation is fairly common.

44.4 years old Natural BFP (ending in miscarriage)

Hello Fellow Hopeful Mammas, I just wanted to give all of those 40+ mammas some hope that pregnancy does happen naturally even at this age. And I will try my best to keep it short and to the point. But with that, the following will be very dry and un-entertaining... I am a 44.4 year old, been trying for 20 months with my 40-year-old new husband whom has never had children. I have 3 children from a previous marriage (ages 16 1/2, 15 and 9 1/2, all boys). Achieved pregnancy on 3rd month with first son, 2nd month with 2nd son, and for the 3rd son, was not even trying as husband had a vasectomy 5 years prior, but one got through and next thing you know I was pregnant). With first son had bleeding at 6 1/2 weeks, followed by an u/s and everything was fine. No bleeding with 2nd son. 3rd son, noticed a light period at 4-5 weeks and though nothing of it because I thought I was having regular period. Come to find out at 6 1/2 weeksI was pregnant! That "period" I had was awfully light...which may have been some sort of implantation spotting. Not sure. Anyway, I have been an elite athlete running miles and miles throughout all of my pregnancies and prior to them. Never had a problem conceiving. But, I stopped exercising excessively years ago and currently only walk or run 3-6 miles a few times a week. I am very active, but have cut back dramatically. Maybe I should start running 13 miles a day again...that is what I was doing when I conceived in the past! ;-) No health issues. I'm 5 6 1/2 and about 120, but recently got up to 125 hoping that would help me conceive, but it actually just makes me feel crappy. Have not had any formal testing on myself or husband as our fertility appointment is scheduled for June. I also eat ridiculously well (dandelion greens, garlic, beets, tons of probiotics, lean meats, fresh eggs, homegrown veggies, sprouted broccoli, seeds, etc. I can't possibly name everything I eat). Although, I do drink coffee daily (1-2 cups). I always have and its never been a problem. But the last couple months, I cut back to less than 1 cup. I also drink wine, but have cut back on that as well. After 20 months, I finally received a strong BFP at 13 DPO on a Clear Blue Easy +/- Test. 8DPO on IC Cheapie BFN 10DPO on IC Cheapie Very Very Faint BFP 11DPO on IC Cheapie Very Faint BFP 12 DPO on IC Cheapie Very Faint BFP 13 DPO on IC Cheapie Very Faint BFP We made love on CD 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20 Didn't test again until today (19 DPO) when I started experiencing some mild cramping and then spotting which turned to heavier bleeding, cramping, passing clots, etc. I used another IC with very diluted urine in the afternoon and the line was VERY VERY faint. I will retest tomorrow with another Clear Blue Easy test, but I'm certain it will be negative. I use a menstrual cup and lost more than one ounce of blood in 5 hours (that is A LOT OF BLOOD). I am certain of ovulation because I have a Kindara BBT Thermometer and have a confirmed ovulation on CD14 with a triphasic chart. I have not really had any symptoms, but this is totally normal for me. With all my other 3 pregnancies, I had zero symptoms. I have never had any miscarriages either. Over the last 20 months I have never even had a slightest BFP. The last two months, I started acupuncture once a week, Chinese Herbs, COQ10, B-Complex, Women's Whole Food Mulit-Vitamin, Zinc, DIM, Vit C, and Magnesium. I have also done TONS of meditation every single day (guided meditation for conceiving) as well as a little pregnancy yoga. Oh, and I was (and still am) scheduled for our first fertility appointment on June 15th. My husbands employer covers three rounds of IVF, but I really didn't want to take this route. I guess I should be thankful... Lastly, my acupuncturist wanted me to continue with some other Chinese Herbs (Dong Quai) and others, but after researching on my own found that there is no research on these and it kind of freaked me out. I opted to not take these...who knows if it would have made a difference. Anyway, at this point I am having heavy bleeding, low throbbing pain (like I would have during a very heavy period) and passing clots. My first OB appointment was scheduled for 5/28, but I guess that will no longer be happening. Oh, and I will try to be happy that I actually "got pregnant" and at least something worked after 20 months. Moving on till next month or fertility treatment, even though at the moment I am over it! Tomorrow (Mothers Day), my hubby is out of the country for work, but I am going to wake up at 6am and treat myself to a long solo run in the forest, then make my boys breakfast and take them on a 3 mile hike. We live in Santa Cruz, CA and are lucky to have the mountains and the ocean out our doorstep :-) You can tell the universe what you want, but be ready and willing to accept something better...whatever that may be... Best of luck to you all XO CellStell
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BFP after 8 long years of trying , thank God he's Faithful!

I have read all of these BFP stories for years, and I said I would post after I got my BFP. I am 38 yrs old and DH is 39yo, we've been married 10 yrs. My pregnancy road began in 2008, I tried natural cycles with Femara, then in 2010 found out I had endometriosis from exploratory laparascopy and found out DH had severe male factor. DH and I continued to try to get pregnant but nothing. In 2012 we tried a menopur cycle with hcg trigger but nothing. 2014 I had another laparascopy and polyp removal. We then tried IUI x2 , but still BFN. In 2015 after a failed IUI, we decided to look into IVF. Well November 2015 we had 7 eggs fertilized by ICSI. We transferred 2 3 day embryos. Needless to say, we were both devastated when it didn't work. We had 1 last embryo that was frozen, but we decided to wait because honestly I was very discouraged at this point. Well March 16th, 2017 we decided to transfer our 1 and only 2AB blastocyte frozen embryo, and on 3/27/17, I found out I was pregnant with beta of 270! I am now 7 weeks 6 days, and I know this is truly a blessing from the Lord. I thank him daily for this miracle. Here are my early symptoms : 1dpo Bloated feeling, pulling at navel. 2po- had very vivid dream, where I was killing people who were trying to kill me ( I know crazy right) that same night I had a somewhat spontaneous orgasmic like feeling. I just knew I was pregnant. 3dpo-4dpo- gassy, mild cramp here and there 5dpo- I had a very sharp pain when walking at the park with my mom, I had to stop walking for a second. 6dpt- early that morning around 2am, I took pregnancy test- BFN. I decided no more testing. 7pt- period like cramps and pressure in pelvic area 8dpt- I was at the grocery store and felt what felt like a menstrual period. I ran home and wiped say dark red/brownish blood. I wanted to cry, but prayed and took a HPT. I wasn't going to look at it thought I was out but I saw 2 faint lines. I took a digital and it said negative, so I decided to wait for my Beta in 3 days. 8dpt-10dpt I had very light brown or beige spotting, a cramp here and there. 11dpt- I had beta- 270 BFP 13dpt- beta 599 20dpt- beta 6,331 My EDD is 12/2/2017, MY 11TH Anniversary! ! God has a sense of humor! Let this be encouragement to all of you, with God all things are possible, Only Believe! Doubt the Doubt! If he did it for me he'll do it for you too!

Sore nipples & implantation spotting

Hi all, As the title suggest my biggest signs were sore nipples and implantation spotting. We have been TTC for 5 month but this was my first cycle using ovulation tests that I purchased online. I used the tests from CD14 onwards, I had hoped to use them earlier but they arrived late! I didn't get any hint of a line so we bd'd CD15&CD17 when I thought ovulation 'should be'. Kept using the tests and finally at CD22 I had more of a darker line, but by CD23 the line was gone, so I believe my O date was CD22. We bd'd on CD22, CD23 and CD25. Another big thing we did different was we used a 5ml medicine syringe to inseminate! My partner was having anxiety issues around performing in the bedroom. So we had a read into it and gave it a go. It worked for same sex couples, so why not us! He went into a cup and then I used the medicine syringe to insert inside me. The best part was it was such a laugh and made us feel closer as he was less anxious! Now for my symptoms by DPO: 2-3dpo: realised I was constipated and hadn't gone for 2 days. Was quite painful and gassy. I never get constipated. 4dpo: had AF like cramps, very heavy down there. Sitting on the couch I had a very strange vibration that I had never felt before. It lasted only 30seconds - a minute and it was in my uterus. 5dpo: AF like cramps again. Nipples very sore, large hard and sensitive. 6dpo: sore throat. Lightheaded doing the groceries. AF or diarrhoea feeling down below but neither eventuated. A two hour nap and woke with throat even sorer and body achey. Didn't feel rested. 7dpo: creamy sticky CM that I usually get when AF is about to come. Felt sad. Nipples were EXTREMELY sore and sensitive, and very very hard, I was actually embarrassed how much they were pointing thru my bra! Boobs have never been sore. Only the nipples. From about 5pm onwards my body was sooooo achy, like I had been hit by a truck. It felt like a fever/flu. 8dpo: Nipple soreness tolerable but still there. Had a massive outburst at my fiance about something trivial, he just teased me that AF was coming as I'm so moody. I burst into tears. Checked CM and it was creamy sticky like before AF. 9dpo:Really constipated for the past 3 days and it really hurt. Nipple soreness still there but not too bad, so got sad that the 'symptom' wasn't staying. Fell asleep for an hour on the couch at the hotel. Had a bath that night but felt lightheaded in the bath, got out and fell asleep by 8pm. 10dpo: tiniest amount of brown discharge on my liner. I was soooo sad that it was AF but realised that the timing wasn't right. I checked CM and it was a very very small amount of brown. Checked again it was there and then a third time and it was gone. Then all night I felt so anxious and nervous. Crampy in my uterus/stomach but I put it down to feeling anxious. The more I thought about it on my liner I thought it was maybe just leftover yellowish pee?? 11dpo: Feeling anxious all day. watery slightly creamy CM. Another afternoon nap. Felt abit yuck and off all day. 12dpo: BFN slept for 12 hours straight over night. Still bad constipation. Nipple soreness completely gone. Lying in bed that night I noticed muscle twitches in my uterus. Felt ticklish, I enjoyed it! Then I thought maybe it was my lining shedding for AF, but I have never felt that before! 13dpo: vivid dream at 4am. muscle spasms in uterus continued throughout the day so had the urge to test. faint BFP in afternoon. 3 hour hold and another faint BFP. Achey crampy feeling in my uterus. Could not sleep all night as I was way too excited! 14dpo: BFP again! Went for blood test. Hooray!! Soooooooo tired

BFP by FET

Had a frozen embryo transfer and got my faint bfp today (not fmu) Mon transfer date- very very tired Tues 2dpt nothing of note Wed 3 dpt brown discharge Feeling wet, tight pulling heavy feeling 4dpt feeling wet, tight pulling heavy feeling, been sleeping through night for once but waking up unusually early every day. Blood in tissue from nose all day, stuffy/runny nose 5dpt uncomfortable boobs , sense of smell heightened, smells bothering me, been sleeping through night for once but waking up unusually early every day. Gassy, blood in tissue from nose all day, stuffy/runny nose, slight nose bleed 6dpt cramping on and off more prolonged than usual. Smells bothering me. Coffee tasted bitter, foods seeming bland, preferring sweeter foods unusally. been sleeping through night for once but waking up unusually early every day. Gassy 7dpt pinching feeling on left side of abdomen, olives made me feel sick, smell of deodorant has changed! Uncomfortable boobs, frequent urination, been sleeping through night for once but waking up unusually early every day. Further aching in abdomen at night. Really gassy. 1 slighly dizzy spell 8dpt woke up later than usual quite lethargic but slept through night. Smells are bothering me again, hands are shaky, forgetful like brain isnt switched on, feeling slightly nauseaus, wanting specific bland foods. Coffee tasted odd again, pinching pains in abdomen, vv faint bfp not using fmu- took a chance cos i just feel pregnant. official test date isnt for another 4 days! good luck everyone!
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Finally pregnant after 18 months

I wanted to share my story as I read these pages month after month and they gave me some hope. I'm 34 and have a little boy who is nearly 3, I conceived the 2nd month of trying. When he was 16 months old I decided to try for my second. I had a clear blue fertility monitor so I knew when I was ovulating. I was over the moon when I became pregnant in the first month. Unfortunately that ended in miscarriage at 6 weeks, I was obviously upset by this, but as I had got pregnant quickly twice I didn't think I would have a problem getting pregnant again. I was wrong. After my miscarriage it took about 6 weeks for my first period. When it arrived it was different. I had brown spotting for 5 days until my period started and then when it did start it was very light and lasted only for a couple of days. We started to try again more or less straight away. My periods continued to have 5-10 days spotting and were still very light. A year after my miscarriage I went to the dr who referred me to a fertility expert. They did all hormone tests which all came back fine. They also did a scan, this showed that I have very very mild polycystic overies, however the dr confirmed that this was so Mild he did not think it would stop me trying to conceive. He then prescribed me with 50mg of clomid to take days 2-5 of my cycle. After 3 months on clomid with no success and no difference to my cycle I wanted to try something else. A friend recommended acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I continued to take clomid but thought I would give this a try at the same time. I arranged to see the acunpuncturist at the beginning of Feb this year. I had acupuncture once a week and took Chinese herbs twice a day every day. She recommended doing this for 12 weeks. It is not cheap, the acunpuncture is £40 a session and the herbs are £40 for two weeks but I couldn't afford IVF so I thought this was worth a try. After 8 weeks I am pregnant. I had bright red blood at 10 DPO after a BM and then spotting for 2 days. I obviously thought it was just the same as every other month but when my period hadn't started by 15 DPO I decided to take a test and to my surprise it was positive. The bleeding this time must have been implantation. Just hoping that this pregnancy lasts. Hopefully my story will give hope to someone in a similar situation. I genuinely believe that it was the acupuncture and herbs that worked for me. I also started exercising more, I am a size 8, so not over weight but I didn't do much exercise so going to the gym 2-3 times a week and doing yoga once a week may have helped.

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