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Finally After 11 Months!!!

I got my BFP on roughly 15dpo after 11 months of trying... DF is 37 and I'm 23. We could not be happier. Things we did differently this month:
Prayer/meditation, Maca root powder (tastes gross but I felt awesome on this stuff, highly recommend, very healthy and balancing for female hormones. Get a gelatinized version, meaning it's cooked and the starches are removed so it has a 95% absorption rate compared to 45% with regular maca, vega makes the one that I used), took a break on temping, hated it.
Symptoms (not exactly sure on the dpo since I didn't temp, guessing based on cm)
From 3 dpo on and off until now I had very light pinkish brown spotting, I NEVER spot.. so I was already suspecting something was up.
I was extremely fatigued from 5 dpo on... I even napped in some afternoons, and I am not a napper at all, I usually can't sleep unless it's totally dark Slight nausea after food 7 dpo. Still spotting a little
9 dpo breasts feel tender, and swollen. BFN
12 dpo same symptoms BFN on dollar store brand
15 dpo took another dollar store brand, saw 1 line appear and just threw it out, thinking it was BFN. 20 mins later I went into the bathroom, happened to glance in the garbage and saw 2 clear lines... immediately went out and bought a first response 3-pack. BFP!!!!! Still spotting, it's extremely light and only seems to appear in the morning. A little worried. Baby dust to all who are trying!!

BFP with Spotting After 9 Months TTC First

This site and the many stories and experiences helped me to get through this period of TTC. It took nine months and I was about to give up when out of nowhere I was blessed with my first BFP yesterday. I cannot believe it. Here were my symptoms before and after the BFP. I'm only praying that this is a happy and healthy nine months from here on. All the best to all you mothers and mothers to be!

CD7 - BD

CD 9 - BD

CD 10 - Positive OPK but did not BD.

CD 11 - I felt ovulation pain and knew I was ovulating. BD.

1DPO - BD.

2 DPO - BD.

3 DPO - Sore breasts. But this was not out of the ordinary as I have sore breasts right after ovulation occurs.

4 - 11 DPO - Other than sore breasts, I did not feel any symptoms of either PMS or pregnancy. My breasts were very sore but not unusually sore.

12 DPO - spotting began with very very very slight AF cramps. I thought AF had arrived but noticed the cramping was next to nothing. My breasts were still sore, which I though was weird because the soreness usually eases shortly before my period arrives.

13 DPO - spotting stopped but I began to have more PMS like cramping- but a little less than what I usually feel at the beginning of my period. I thought AF would continue anytime.

14 DPO - Still no more spotting, no cum, and no period but I was still having very slight PMS cramping and sore breasts. I was sure my AF would arrive any minute. I told my sister about the weird spotting and she suggested I get a test. I bought an equate pregnancy test; and an almost immediate plus sign appeared! I couldn't believe it. I asked my husband if he was seeing what I was seeing. He couldn't believe his eyes either, he insisted I test again. I ran out of the house and got a clear blue digital test. The test showed "Pregnant." It is funny that the symptoms started to get more intense after I got the positive. My breasts became very sore, more than usual and I was having more intense cramping, but the cramping was not constant.

15 DPO - Intermittent cramps and unusually sore breasts. Still BFP!

All the best to all of you and be patient, relax, it will happen!

BFP For This Chronic Spotter! There IS hope!

Hi there!

I know how helpful reviewing everyone else's BFP stories was for me during all of my torturous TTW's, and I hope that by sharing mine, I will give someone else just that extra bit of hope!

This was our 7th cycle of TTC.

A bit of history on me: I have a very regular cycle (28 days). For YEARS I have spotted before my period. Sometimes two days, usually 3-5, but often up to ONE FULL WEEK before AF was due! This didn't bother me too much until I started TTC. Once I started tracking my cycles, temping and researching I learned that I also am a late ovulator - so spotting + late ovulation convinced me that I would have fertility problems. I ended up seeing a gynecologist after 4 months TTC about the spotting and he just happened to be a fertility specialist also - he agreed to see me at his clinic, but was convinced that we would conceive naturally without intervention. Note: He prefers to start to see couples as early as they wish and he does "counseling" with them, it wasn't because he was concerned about my spotting. He started diagnostics but had not found any issues.

Here are my details!
CD5 - Sonohystogram (gyne just making sure my tubes were open).

CD 10 - 18 - lots of BDing! First month that I think we for sure timed it properly.

CD 17 - Ovulation day!

3DPO - The mother of all cold sores!!!!!!!!!!!

5DPO - Went out for lunch with co-workers and my fortune cookie said "A beautiful, smart and loving person will be coming into your life".

6DPO - Got snippy with my hubby! Quite unusual and I noted that I was feeling exceptionally irritable all day.

7DPO - Spotting started in the evening. Light brown and needed to use a party-liner. Figured this was my usual pre-AF spotting (5 days before expected period for me). Assumed that I am out for this cycle.

8DPO - Spotting is getting more intense. Light-dark brown. Needed to use a tampon at one point. Disappointed... blah.

9DPO - Spotting is lightening up? hm... Woke up STARVING - had to go get a snack (this never happens!). Bbs a bit tender (a usual PMS symptom for me, but always goes away the day before AF).

10DPO - Lots of creamy CM, no more spotting (usually by this time my spotting is very "stringy" or straight-up wet/liquidy). Hard time sleeping (again... rare occurrence for me). Tender bbs.

11DPO - Short bouts of cramping - feels like regular AF ones but only lasting a minute or so. Could have confused them with diarrhea cramps! Again, woke up STARVING! Hard to sleeping. Bbs still tender. Creamy CM.

12DPO - AF due today. She is ALWAYS there when I wake up in the morning. Woke up and NOTHING! Still cramping though, so convinced she is just a bit late. Bbs still tender (odd... they are usually back to normal by now). Lots of creamy CM - ended up running to the bathroom a few times thinking it was AF. Too chicken to test.

13DPO - No sign of AF! Same short cramps. Tender bbs. Too chicken to test.

14DPO - Two full days after AF due and she has still not arrived. Tested on dollar store test and BFP! Used CB Digital and "Pregnant 2-3 weeks"!!!!!

Baby dust to you all!!!!!

BFP With Bleeding, Not Just Spotting

Hi all- these posts have all been so encouraging for me these past few weeks. A bit of my story - have DS who is 16 months. Only found out about him at 20 weeks because I had 3 periods/ bleeds when pg. didn't really have any other symptoms either.
With this bfp, this is the story:
Mid July - bfp - next day started to bleed, bfn
Went for u/s - doc said he couldn't see anything except very ripe egg due for ovulation
DH and I bd for about 4 days in a row
2dpo - notice some light brown spotting - ovulation bleeding?
5dpo - more spotting, tender bbs, nausea, tired
6- 8dpo - heavy spotting/ bleeding - way to early for AF but surely not Implantation bleeding?- bright red, some clots- took early 10mil pt - bfn Other symptoms - tender bbs, tingly nipples, sore throat, cystitis, sore gums, tired, lost appetite
9dpo - lighter spotting again, all other symptoms same
10/11dpo - light spotting still but today BFP - faint line but def there.
Let's just hope this is a sticky bean!!
Wish everybody ttc and reading these posts all the best
Don't lose faith - god bless

BFP With Spotting and 45 Day Cycle

My DH and I have been TTC#1 for 6 months. I have and average 45 day cycle with a crazy long luteal phase and a thyroid problem I just learned about. My obgyn was going to start me on thyroid meds if we did not conceive this cycle, but we did!

7/18 PM: +OPK, BD
7/19 AM: +OPK, BD
7/19 PM: -OPK (my OPK's are always very clearly +, this one was dark but I would not consider +)
7/20 AM: BD
7/21: slept till noon, I usually wake up every morning at 7:30 regardless
7/22: slept till 11:30
7/23: on and off spotting (maybe a few hours) on tp super light pink with CM, cramps start
7/24-7/27: cramping on and off BFN on the 25th
7/28: light pink spotting with CM in AM, figured AF was coming, but cramps stopped
7/29: nada
7/30: very clear!!!!!!! This is my first ever BFP (I am still crying and thanking God and praying it sticks)

BFP After Bereavement and Query PCOS

Thrilled to be able to share my story with you!

I'm 30, DH is 34. Been TCC for 5 months (which is 3 cycles - mine are long).

BD on CD 9, 12, 15, 21, 26 (O CD26). Used Conceive Plus lubricant every time (I think) and Softcups on the last couple of times (felt eeeew but thought I'd go all out!). Definitely had orgasms the last couple of times (not sure about the others).

Sadly, DH's father died during that time. Never know if it's 'right' to have sex during bereavement but we really wanted a baby and making love was a comfort (hope you don't think that's 'wrong'!). During this time also I had a blood test for hormone levels (due to long cycles and acne). Doc tells me that blood test showed that it's ' likely' I have PCOS (LH was 'above 100' and FSH was 21 on CD 25 - day before O). So the last thing I was expecting was BFP!

In days after O, noticed creamy/tacky CM, slight tenderness in my boobs and earache (sure there's no connection but just in case...!).

5DPO - Chills on and off, insomnia. Had sex - I'm sure they say semen can help with implantation but I didn't know this at the time.
6DPO - Feeling tired. Acne is awful.
7DPO Feeling very emotional, but assume this is due to the stress of bereavement. Awful headache and queasiness - have to lie down.. Started spotting late pm along with light cramps and loose BM (TMI??).
8DPO - still spotting (brown - like old blood) all day. Light cramps and loose BM.
9DPO - Still spotting. Gutted as assume AF is on her way but this is definitely spotting - didn't even consider a tampon etc.
10DPO - Still spotting AM but very light, it's gone by the afternoon (was present 2.5 days in total). Tummy slightly bloated and hard.
11DPO - No spotting, no CM or AF... confused. Acne looking lots better. Hot flushes. Due at doc's appt to discuss potential PCOS treatment but feel drawn to do a PT (First Response) before I go (don't want to start on meds if I'm preggers) and it's BFP! Very surprised and happy but suddenly very anxious that my dodgy hormones could be damaging to my pregnancy. Doc very unhelpful, saying my hormones 'won't be a problem' (despite asking me to come in the week before because he was worried about time!) and adds '1 in 3/4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage' (charming). He says there's no point seeing the nurses/midwife yet as it's so early and to come back in 7-10 days (fair enough).
13DPO - Worried as I have no symptoms. Get another BFP (Tesco digital) - really clear and almost instant.
14-15DPO - CM becomes more copious (not enough to wear a liner but still quite a lot). Boobs fuller but not sore. Very emotional (crying at anything emotional on TV!). Probably a good job DH is away for the week!

During this time I ate pumpkin seeds (practically every day - I've grown to like them!), pineapple core (DPO9 and DPO10) and took baby aspirin - 75mg (DPO 8-11) as I hear they help with implantation. Doc said to lay off the aspirin though (he said some docs say to take it, others don't). I also had vivid dreams on several of the nights and didn't sleep too well generally - mixture of bereavement, having a higher temp, excitement, anxiety...

That's where I am now (4+1 weeks). Struggling to think of anything else at the moment and just hoping everything will be OK. I'll keep you posted.


I've posted earlier this week in the "Do you think I'm pregnant?" section. 70% voted that I was indeed pregnant. You were right :)

As I said in the other post, it was my third IUI. This time, the DR prescribed Femara instead of Clomid.
I tried really hard not to pay attention to symptoms because I always have a few and I end up disappointed.

Symptoms I always have: - Sore and heavy boobs - Nausea - Fatigue - Craving sugar - Spotting at about 7 DPO (on Clomid, not naturally)

This time was the same and different at the same time:
Since the IUI, I felt a mild pulling/ pinching sensation in the left ovary.
It got more intense from DPIUI 10-11 and moving into the uterus area. I started have nausea around the same time.
Craving anything (always hungry) from DPO 11
I told my BF that the apple he bought tasted like onions last weekend
Cried during the Biggest

I didn't really plan when I would POAS but my BF bought a dollar store HPT at DPIUI13 so I said why not. And to our big surprise... BFP :)) We rushed to buy 2 digital FRER, both were BFPs.

Blood test at 14 DPIUI confirmed with HcG level of 239! We are SO happy!

Baby dust to all of you :))

13 dpo BFP!

I cannot believe I am adding to this site!
This website is great- helped me recognize so many things.
I had a ton of symptoms, but at times it just felt a lot like AF on her way.
I never had sore boobs, never felt queasy, didn't feel much exhaustion at all until 12 dpo.

1 dpo- had flutters in lower left. Thought it was my imagination. But had never felt it before.

2 dpo - had a crazy, vivid dream that I was getting in a fight with a squirrel (what the!!??) and woke up trying to punch the air. This was such a strange and vivid dream, that it was honestly my first clue.

3-6 dpo - severe back pain and bloated. No sore bbs.
(4dpo I was in a meeting and all of a sudden got a huge wave of exhaustion. I yawned SO big and said out loud, "I don't know WHY I am suddenly so tired". Then it disappeared. This was very odd for me... and it was a big red flag for me)

7 dpo- bloated, sore back. strong sense of smell. I was in a meeting with a pregnant woman and we both smell grilled chicken way across the room, but nobody else smelled it, and people thought it was funny we both had decided that it was specifically grilled chicken! Dh didn't smell things that I could smell - an open bag of nuts, or like sitting at the bar eating dinner, I felt like the bar tender was muddling mint right under my nose.

8po- sore back. very strange bloating and tugging sensations on lower left. Nothing like I have ever felt. I was so bloated after dinner that I looked about 4 mo. Felt like a house, really.

9dpo- Strong "pulling" cramps again. Felt pregnant. Bloating. sore back. slightly bleeding gums (rare for me) Had dreams that I was pregnant and was telling my family. Vivid dreams every night in fact. Screamed at Husband oops.

10 + 11dpo Not much of anything, just sore back, bad bloating. Was more tired. Yelled at DH for waking me up. Not normal!

12dpo - Woke up hungry. Implantation bleeding. in the AM it seemed obvious to me that that is what it was bc it was very pink and there were a couple of spots, like literally a dot, but as the day went on it seemed stronger and I thought for sure it was AF. I started feeling very tired, more hungry, went to bed early, had heart burn during the night (very rare) woke up tired.

13dpo (today). Woke up hungry. Had more spotting this AM, was browny-pink and thought AF was early because my boobs were suddenly sore and I hated my clothes and was irritated by all the things that usually get me going with AF. I bought a Digital Clear Blue on the way to work...BFP!! woo hoo! Jumped up and down in the bathroom at work....!


Good Morning!

Good morning! I realize that a lot of these posts are probably in the morning after some FMU :)

I went by a calendar/app and monitoring my CM to figure out when I O'd. I believe it to be between CD 13 and 16, so my DPO notes below will be from CD 14:

CD 12: EWCM- one big glob in the morning. (It's funny when something gross is also a good sign...)
CD 13: BD in AM (EWCM)
CD 15: BD in PM (EWCM)
CD 16: O-day according to app/calendar - BD in PM (Watery CM)
1 - 7DPO: Nothing
8 - 12DPO: Mild cramps. They felt like AF cramps but a shorter duration. (I get AF cramps for almost a full 24 hours starting the evening before AF shows up - These lasted for 5-10 minutes at a time - on and off for a few days)
10DPO: LIGHT spotting on TP after using the bathroom once.
14 - 19DPO - White, Creamy CM. AF was expected at 16dpo, the CM made me think that she was on her way but she never showed up.
19DPO (Yes, I made it to 19 days before POAS!!) BFP!!!

I used FRER. DH knew I'd be testing this morning if AF didn't show overnight. I got up before him to test. I POAS and set my cellphone timer for 3 minutes. I was going to greet him without looking at the test when the alarm went off so we could both find out. BUT When I went to pick up the test in the bathroom to move it to the bedroom the 2 lines were already VERY clear. He said - I thought you were going to wait for me. I was laughing and shaking and said "I tried... I didn't have time!" HA... maybe 20 seconds?!

So I guess this is it! He wanted me to lay in bed for a little while, but I can't sit still :)

Baby dust to all of you!!

BFP with Spotting!

I am cautiously happy right now! This is my second month TTC and I honestly did not think I was pregnant this month due to 4 days of spotting. Here are my symptoms, or lack of!

CD18- positive on OPK
CD19- still positive OPK (fertility friend said this was my ovulation day)
CD20/DPO1- spotting- ovulation bleeding?
DPO2- a bit of spotting again
DPO3- irritable and tired
DPO4- cramps like AF about to start-irritable
DPO5- spotting- must be too early for implantation bleeding?
DPO6- more spotting- maybe my period is early?
DPO7- more spotting- I think I am definitely out so after some internet research think that I have Luteal phase defect so buy agnius cactus (vitex) and start to take it.
DPO8- very small amount of blood- is the agnius cactus having some effect?
DPO9- No bleeding. This is strange!
DPO10- slight bleeding
DPO11- BFP!!!!! I thought that seeing as my period hadn't actually turned up, I would just check. I honestly thought there was no chance but thought I'd do it for fun (internet cheapie) lying in bed I looked at it and saw a VERY faint line. I did another and again there was a VERY faint line. So then I used a First response and there was quite a strong line. I couldn't believe it!!!

I was of course delighted but because of the spotting I was nervous as well. But I just got back from the doctors who said that all is looking good so far!

Things I did differently this month.. I used conceive plus, drank green tea, grapefruit juice and OPK kits (I ovulated a lot later than I thought) I also prayed which is not something I usually do, but seeing as they have been answered, I will be doing it a lot more often!

My philosophy was that I may as well start off trying as many natural products as possible as they can only do me good. I also believe that the agnius cactus during my luteal phase helped to stop my bleeding and the period from coming early, but I could be wrong.

I just hope that this gorgeous little bean inside sticks.

Baby dust to all!