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BFP after miscarriage

So me and hubby have been TTC for 2 years.I am still scared but I will keep praying to God to keep my little bean safe and healthy.What we did different is Prayer,Prayer,Prayer!I also upped my EPO dosage and started taking Zinc and B6.Which I think helped with the cycle length .I usually ovulate around CD 9 to 11.This cycle it was CD 13.All I keep saying is Thank you God...my favourite verse so far -1 Samuel 1vs 27... CD1-5: AF CD 6-13:EWCM,ovulation pain both sides.I kept thinking I would O early but temps didn't spike until CD 14.I panicked because we didn't bd CD 13 BD days:10,12,14. 1DPO to 5 DPO:pineapple slices,nothing notable expect normal PMS. 6 DPO:sensitive nipples,heartburn, hot flashes and slight cramping thought it was normal PMS. 7 DPO:terrible cramps and spotting.Felt like I was having my period.In bed the whole day.Really prayed that it was due to implantation. 8DPO:woke up with white bumps on my areolas.Very sore breasts like milk is coming out.cramping not as bad as yesterday.more brown spotting. 9DPO.BFN....cramps and brown spotting. urinary incontinence.felt like a UTI coming on. 10DPO:BFN on three tests .but checked them again later they all had evap or indent lines,frequent urination, nausea and slight back ache...yeast always my first pregnancy sign 11DPO:took 3 tests different brands.2 were internet cheapies both negative. 1 mid stream.had a visible 2nd line in a minute.I couldn't believe it!same same symptoms as yesterday 12DPO :Clear bfp on all tests (I took 4 lol) told DH that evening. We are so happy and thankful to God for this rainbow. PLEASE GOD TAKE CARE OF MY LITTLE BABY.LET ME HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY 9 MONTHS. LET ME GIVE BIRTH TO A HEALTHY BABY.IN THE NAME OF JESUS I PRAY

BFP 14 months after miscarriage

So me and hubby have been TTC for 2 years.I am still scared but I will keep praying to God to keep my little bean safe and healthy.What we did different is Prayer,Prayer,Prayer!I also upped my EPO dosage and started taking Zinc and B6.Which I think helped with the cycle length .I usually ovulate around CD 9 to 11.This cycle it was CD 13.All I keep saying is Thank you God...my favourite verse so far -1 Samuel 1vs 27... CD1-5: AF CD 6-13:EWCM,ovulation pain both sides.I kept thinking I would O early but temps didn't spike until CD 14.I panicked because we didn't bd CD 13 BD days:10,12,14. 1DPO to 5 DPO:pineapple slices,nothing notable expect normal PMS. 6 DPO:sensitive nipples,heartburn, hot flashes and slight cramping thought it was normal PMS. 7 DPO:terrible cramps and spotting.Felt like I was having my period.In bed the whole day.Really prayed that it was due to implantation. 8DPO:woke up with white bumps on my areolas.Very sore breasts like milk is coming out.cramping not as bad as yesterday.more brown spotting. 9DPO.BFN....cramps and brown spotting. urinary incontinence.felt like a UTI coming on. 10DPO:BFN on three tests .but checked them again later they all had evap or indent lines,frequent urination, nausea and slight back ache...yeast always my first pregnancy sign 11DPO:took 3 tests different brands.2 were internet cheapies both negative. 1 mid stream.had a visible 2nd line in a minute.I couldn't believe it!same same symptoms as yesterday 12DPO :Clear bfp on all tests (I took 4 lol) told DH that evening. We are so happy and thankful to God for this rainbow. PLEASE GOD TAKE CARE OF MY LITTLE BABY.LET ME HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY 9 MONTHS. LET ME GIVE BIRTH TO A HEALTHY BABY.IN THE NAME OF JESUS I PRAY

Happy 40th Birthday!

We have one son, 3.5 now. We conceived him on our first month of trying, and it created some unrealistic expectations for us. We were completely unprepared for how difficult number two would be. 14 cycles, and nothing - except what I suspect were some super early chemicals - I never got a positive test with them, but I was starting to get symptoms (I don't have any pms symptoms normally until the first day of af), only to have them come to a sudden stop right when af arrived. I think they were implantation fails. Our age may be showing. I'm 40, DH is 44. We have been getting tested, and my results are all pretty great (especially given my age), but we were suprised to find we have moderate to severe male factor. This is our first cycle with interventions: Clomid, and IUI Clomid 50mg, cd 3-7 cd 14 - positive opk in the evening cd 15 - ultrasound: 14mm endometrium, 17 and 18 mm follicles on either ovary. No trigger, since I ovulate naturally. cd 16 - IUI. DH count better than when we first tested, but still low. The test last month showed 2.5 mil per ml, and only 2% morphology. The count is a bit up for our IUI, and we ended up with 7mil washed, which still isn't great. They told us to BD too, but we didn't - we were so exhausted, and I felt horrible and bloated and painful on the clomid. 1 dpo - I feel better as the ovulation pain is receding. Haven't ever had it before this clomid cycle, but it was rough, I felt awful. 2 dpo - some stabby pains in bbs, carpal tunnel flaring a bit. 3 dpo - one wierd, isolated cramp 4 dpo - a few more cramps, some mild nausea. Joint pains. LOTS of stabby pains all along my mammary line (I have some run-away bb tissue in odd spots. For me this goes up my upper arm, my groin, and even down my thigh a bit). Weepy. None of this is normal, I don't really get any pms symptoms until the day af arrives, with the exception of a little irritability. 5 dpo - this was a busy day, so I had less time to notice and jot down symptoms. It's my 40th birthday party. Heart arrythmia a few times - I never get this unless I'm pregnant. Weird rash on chest. A few cramps, including one really surprisingly strong one. 6 dpo - bbs get very tender. More arrythmia. Constipated (I'm normally regular like clockwork, so this is really wierd). 7 dpo - bbs still tender. More stabby pains along mammary line. Mild nausea, burping, and excess salivation. Joint pains (hips, elbow, fingers). Lower back pain. Still constipated. Mild cramping and discomfort in lower abdomen. 8 dpo - I'm 40 today. Mild nausea. Joint pain. Sharp stabby pains in abdomen. Still constipated. bbs felt less painful in the morning, which I took as a bad sign, thinking I was coming off a progesterone peak - but pain returned in the afternoon. 9 dpo - Nighmares of my son dying. (I dream of children and animals dying or in danger when I'm pregnant...fun times). A bowel movement, hurray! Lots of stabby pains along mammary line, bbs hurting, especially on the sides, joint pains. Some mild nausea after food. Here's some weird ones: marked increase in ocd impulses, and super sensitive skin in some places, like to the point where clothing feels painful on me. 10 dpo - Nausea after food, excess salivation, burps. Bbs seem only slightly tender. Gassy, constipated. Very mild cramping and some twinges. Joint pains, of the throbbing kind. Woke thirsty. Alternately hot and clammy and cold at night. Super messy, vivid dreams. Increased sex drive (like, from absolutely zero up to miniscule, because my drive bottomed out in the last few years). Mid-morning heartbreak: light touch of pink spotting, only when I wipe. My cervix, however, is closed tight... which is not my experience with spotting that signals failure. I try to prepare for failure, but secretly hold out hope that it's implantation. I run to the bathroom a thousand times to check for more spotting, but there isn't any more. Light abdominal pain, bit like a uti. Headache, but I'm ascribing it to constipation. 11 dpo - cervix *still* closed, and no more spotting. I'm convinced now, and I run out to get a test so I can test the next morning. Still constipated, gassy, joints hurty, bbs tender. Throat hurts, I'm sneezing, and I have a cold sore outbreak. I internally cheer for my immune system in retreat, because this was also a symptom with my first successful pregnancy. 12 dpo - clear, strong BFP within seconds (frer with fmu). I guess I could have tested a day or two ago, judging by the line strength. Or it's twins (a prospect I find terrifying, especially at my age). Fingers crossed for a healthy singleton. I know this is by no means guaranteed, it's super early, and a lot can still go wrong - but I feel a sense of strange calm. I'm reassured our first IUI worked, having been steeling myself for multiple tries. I feel optimistic, even if this one fails. We can do this again if we have to. I hope we don't have to though :)

BFP post-Mirena and using progesterone cream

It's so hard for me to believe that this is actually happening... I'm 28 years old and my husband is 34. Neither of us have ever conceived. We've been ttc for 4 months, and this is our 6th cycle. Obviously I have very short cycles; they average from 23-24 days. My last cycle was only 21 days, though. I was also experiencing mid-cycle brown spotting on the regular. I started to think that I had a progesterone problem, especially since I was on Mirena for about 4 years. I had Mirena removed a year ago, but I heard that some women continue to experience problems maintaining an adequate level of progesterone far after Mirena is removed. After my husband and I had tried for 5 cycles and timed everything correctly, including BD'ing 4 times during each fertile window, I decided to invest in some Emerita Pro-Gest progesterone cream. I used this the day after ovulation (I probably ovulated on CD 11 but unconfirmed) and continued to apply it twice a day every day. Here are my symptoms/activities by CD/DPO (didn't keep track of some of my earlier CDs): cd 5 / -6 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after. cd 6 / -5 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after. cd 7 / -4 dpo: Nothing. cd 8 / -3 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after. cd 9 / -2 dpo: BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after. cd 10 / -1 dpo: Positive OPK in the morning. BD. Laid down for 20-30 minutes after. cd 11 / 0 dpo: Probably ovulated. Did not BD. cd 12 / 1 dpo: Husband left for job out of state. I started applying progesterone cream twice a day, every day on and after this day. started eating a VEGAN diet (cut out all dairy, eggs, and meat), not because of ttc but as a personal experiment/for my own health. Tracked my nutrition to ensure I was getting enough protein. 1 hour of spinning on the bike. cd 13 / 2 dpo: Creamy cm; blamed it on the progesterone cream. Still eating vegan diet. 1 hour of spinning on the bike. cd 14 / 3 dpo: Creamy cm. Still eating vegan diet. cd 15 / 4 dpo: Creamy cm. Still eating vegan diet. cd 16 / 5 dpo: Took a plane to out of state to meet my husband in the state that we will be moving to at the end of August. Started shopping for a house on this day. Ate vegan in the morning and then officially stopped the vegan "experiment" once my plane landed in the afternoon (planned). Felt great. Good energy. Hung out with friends. BD. Creamy cm; my husband noticed it was "wet." cd 17 / 6 dpo: Creamy cm. Enjoying lots of great food and hanging out with friends. Shopping for houses. Good energy. cd 18 / 7 dpo: Creamy cm. Still enjoying lots of great food and hanging out with friends. Shopping for houses. Good energy. cd 19 / 8 dpo: Creamy cm. Bloated; blamed it on the food I was eating. Boobs and back hurt; blamed it on PMS. Flew back to state we are currently living in. Made an offer on a house and it was accepted by the sellers (!!!) cd 20 / 9 dpo: Cm starting to dry up. Very bloated. Start to feel like AF is on her way. Disappointed but excited about the house. cd 21 / 10 dpo: Dry cm. Very, very light brown, watery stuff only when I wipe. Sporadic and not enough for a liner. Start to definitely think AF is on her way. Very bloated and back and boobs hurt. cd 22 / 11 dpo: Dry cm. Woke up with increased sex drive. Still having light brown stuff come out but it's not increasing. No cramps. Saw one DROP of brown blood on the toilet paper. Very bloated and back and boobs hurt. Cravings for chocolate and other junk food. cd 23 / 12 dpo: Dry cm. Out of breath going up the stairs. Blame it on not being acclimated to the high altitude again yet (I live at high altitude and we had been visiting a place at sea level). Cravings for chocolate and junk food. Tender breasts and back pain. VERY bad gas. Bloating. Breaking out on face and butt. No desire to exercise. cd 24 / 13 dpo: Supposed to start my period on this day. Wake up and don't have any cramps. Run to take a test as soon as I have to pee. It was one of those Amazon cheapies and I got a very faint positive but definitely saw it. Blinked a few times to make sure I wasn't imaging it or seeing an indent line. Waited a couple more minutes, looked away and back at it several times. Always saw a line. Ran to tell my husband. He was still sleeping (it was 6 AM) but he woke up IMMEDIATELY. Sent a picture to my best friend and she said she didn't see a line, but she "believed me." Husband drove me to take another test and I got a positive on a FRER (see pic)!!!!! Sent another picture to my friend and she finally agreed :-) Got a bit nauseous in the car ride to the store to get the test, but that's it. Random boob pain, and some twinges and pulling in my uterus. Still very bloated. All my pants feel too tight.

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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