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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!

BFP! 2 Months Off BC Pill and 1 Chemical

Hi Girls!!!!!
I have stalked this site for the last 4 months! I’ve loved reading all your stories they have kept me sane! (well as sane as can be! lol)
Now it’s my turn to finally post my BFP story… this seems so surreal still! Anyways, what you’re all waiting for... symptoms!!
CD 10 - I ovulate early, I knew this was O day because of the sharp pain in my right ovary owwiee.
2Dpo - I started spotting, hmmm could it be to early for implantation bleeding??
3Dpo - Still spotting, uterus feeling rather heavy, major twinges in left side early morning, gassy and bloated (have IBS didn’t think much of it).
5Dpo - Spotting stopped ooo :)
6DPO - Boobs feel Massive!!! heavy and sore.. different kind of sore tho I usually get like a muscley type ache this was a sore twingy kinda feeling. Felt content and happy, lower abdomen felt sensitive to touch skin burning, niggling headache.
7 Dpo - Light Af Cramping, Sore boobs, Niggling headache STILL! Really restless at night :(..proper weird dreams! lol and hating loud noises!!..Skin on lower belly still sore..
8Dpo - Light af cramping, Gassy, Sore Boobies, wanna eat everything I see lol....9PM BFP!!!!!!! I thought it was going to be to early but I just knew I was prego so thought stuff it I’m gonna test...low and behold 3 mins later on a clear blue digi up pops PREGNANT!!! ahhhhhh :D :D!!!

And the great thing is this baby was conceived on my DHs birthday :D.

Lesson learned here girlies… ALWAYS!! Listen to your body not what the books tell you!! I knew I’d ovulated and I knew it was early implantation! But the books told me nooooo....
baby dust to everyone ttc! Lets hope this lil bean sticks! :D

Hugs to you all!!!!!!!!

BFP After 2 years, 6MC's, 2 Failed ivf, and Two Rounds of Clomid with Clexane

Well I thought this would never happen, but here I am writing this BFP story to hopefully give others help. We have a beautiful DS born April 2010, 6 months later we found out we were accidentally pregnant. This when hell began, we had a 6-week scan to discover no heart beat and I lost it a few days later. We were devastated but tried again the next month and bang another positive again but ended up a chemical pregnancy - for the next 12months we had two more miscarriages and another 2 chemicals. We booked into ivf as the dr thought it was a chromosomal thing. This seemed incorrect, we were told we had poor egg quality even though I am only 32. Finally our FS decided to do a round of Clomid and Clexane injections, two cycles later we were looking at a strong positive, to then have hcg levels of 2552 at 20dpo, to seeing a heartbeat today at 6w2d (we had not seen a hb since my DS). My symptoms were sore boobs and no spotting (I usually always spot during my luteal phase).
This has been the toughest 2 years of my life, I was deeply depressed at times and my life became all about trying to have a baby! It has been so hard but I never gave up and I am hoping this story gives others the strength to continue.

Natural BFP After IVF

Hi all! I tried for over 4 years with no success and after years of heartache and despair we ended up doing ivf. 5 ivf cycles later and where so lucky to get our son. He is our sunshine!!! We decided a sibling would be nice, so we been trying for about 6 months and three month ago we did ivf frozen embryo (from a previous ivf) transfer but unsuccessful. We decided to change clinics. I am 40 and I started taking dhea about 2 months ago along with coQ10. We tried naturally the month before our new clinic appointment and to my absolute shock I fell pregnant naturally!!! WOW!!! I can’t believe I am this lucky!!!!! It do not seem real and I am so very happy that I can’t even describe it!!!!

Ovulation day: had a strong indication on my ovulation test strip. We BD for three days in a row previously.
1 -4 dpo- Nothing. Temp between 36.40 – 36.50 (Normally 36.60 – 36.8)
5 dpo- Right nipple was a bit tender. Temp 36.0 My temperatures from ovulation was extremely low and Fertility Friend even said that no ovulation has taken place….got so very depressed about it and though that dhea had stuffed up my cycle big time.
6 dpo- Low temp and decided to not take temp any more..but was totally convinced that the cycle is a dud one. Headache and a bit of cramp
7dpo- Headache and tired
8 dpo- Headache and tender breast
9 dpo- Moody and headache along with backache
10 dpo- cramps and a line at 3 pm with first response test…WOW. Seeing GP to get a referral to the ivf clinic we are seeing the week after. Telling her about it so she gives me referrals to do beta bloods for tomorrow and the Monday
11 dpo- Pink spotting (yikes!) but DR rang and said my hcg was 20!!!!
12 dpo- Headache and pink spotting. Line is getting darker.. pheww!
13 dpo- Headache, cramps and fatigue and brown spotting…Line getting darker…
14 dpo- Brown spotting, feeling a bit angry. Blood test with 148 HCG!!!! WOW
15 dpo- today…still brown spotting a bit, scary….

Will ask my doctor about progesterone to make sure it is ok. I will try to do 7 week heartbeat scan for piece of mind. I just hope this is a sticky little bean, it would be so fantastic for us to not go through the horrible ivf procedures and medications again.. I feel so very lucky right now…. Still have no idea what happen with my temperatures…it is the weirdest thing ever, as I been charting over 30 cycles and it has never ever happen before…….
Baby dust to everyone!!!!