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9 DPO BFP Symptoms

This is the third month for us TTC (those waiting longer, I am sending you the biggest mental hug ever, because this was the most infuriating, time consuming, mentally exhausting process EVER!--you women deserve badges of honor!)

6 DPO: Slight spotting and fatigue (I dismiss both and chalk them up to physical exertion as I completed my first triathlon that a.m.)

7 DPO: Bleh. Feeling nauseous, throw up on my way to work. (dismiss as heat exertion left over from yesterday) Little dizzy (dismiss from stress), and boobs hurt--but that's not abnormal for me pre AF. Little more CM than usual--I think. (thought I don't pay much attention honestly)

8 DPO: I can smell peppers a mile away-literally. I HATE peppers. I throw up. Coworker tells me I'm either a) pregnant, or b) schitzophrenic--as apparently high sensitivity to smell is associated with that as well. Tired. Nothing new there--I work a ton of hours.

9DPO: Still feeling icky. Go to mall with mom, Williams Sonoma, my favorite place on earth, makes me want to puke. Something must be up. Took test, BFP.

10 DPO: Confirmed BFP w/ blood test at Dr. office. early, but Pregnant.

11 DPO: Sore boobs and queezy still.

I can't say that there is anything that "was the trick" this month--I chalk a lot of it up to luck, honestly. There were a few things different though:

1) we used First Response OPK--and I'm pretty sure we hit "THE DAY"
2) I started getting acupuncture this month--1 time pre-ovulation; 1 time post. Not sure if it had any effect on TTC or fertility, but it did calm me down--and chillax my tension, which helps.
3) I really did just take it easy. I slept a lot, hung out a lot, and just relaxed after O day.

Here's hoping Baby T sticks around!

BFP! 6 Months Trying!

I'm pretty excited to post about my pregnancy today! We started trying six months ago. In March I found out I was pregnant but lost it two days later :( so I am pretty excited yet nervous for this one. This will be baby #3 for us! Here is what the winning cycle looked like: I ovulated on cycle day 16 and we had sex on cycle days 7,8,11,12,13,15,17
1dpo: tiny bit of spotting (I usually spot the day after I ovulate)
2dpo: woke up to a ton of cm and cramps
3&4dpo: nothing
5dpo: notice left breast is killing me
6dpo: really can't stop eating!
7dpo: nothing
8dpo: really tired, pain in uterus (pinching in ovaries feeling), boobs are sore, at night I was laying in bed and I felt a burning/pinching feeling that I had never felt before. I'm going to guess that this was implantation day!
9dpo: nothing
10dpo: smell of cooked eggs makes me sick, very grumpy today, boobs sore.
11dpo: decided to take a wondfo pregnancy test around 3pm and I see a very faint line! Husband doesn't see it but I knew it was a positive! Last month I took like 25 tests and I never got faint lines.
12dpo: pulling feeling on right side of belly button, pee every hour, acne, back pains, all over just feel like crap! Another faint bfp but this time it's a tiny bit darker. Husband still doesn't believe me.
13dpo: woke up and took a digital and "pregnant" popped up! Husband believes me now!
14dpo: wondfo tests are finally getting darker, these tests take forever to get dark!
Don't give up! Hope you all get your bfp soon! I have been reading this site for months and was starting to think it was never going to happen!

BFP First Month

A little background about me: I'm thirty years old and this is my second pregnancy.
We have a 22 mo. old girl. I didn't think it would happen this month because, well, it was our first month trying, and I was under a lot of stress.
However, it just goes to show, you never know.

The three main things I did
1. Used Preseed
2. BD'd a lot...5 times in 9 days
3. Lie down after sex with a pillow under my hips. Anywhere from 15-30mins.

I don't really know when I ovulated. I used opks but they never turned positive.
I started feeling weird almost immediately, very different from my first pregnancy where I didn't have symptoms till about 6-7 weeks. I'm about 5 weeks now and actually feel better than I did during my tww!

Again, since I don't know when I ovulated, I have to guess the O day, judging by the increase in cm. Here ya go:

1dop - Insane, pounding headache...literally couldn't function.
2dpo - Large breasts (normal from O to AF), creamy cm, gassy, sciatica shooting down my left side (could have been from all the painting i was doing around the house)
3dpo - Congested, headache, bloated, cm, twinges/popping in abdomen, vivid dreams
4dpo - Slightly nauseated, tired, a little bloated, vivid dreams
5dpo - bloated, slight pinching pains, slight cramping, slight nausea, loose bowels, vivid dreams
6dpo - BB's bigger, cramps, bloated, a canker sore on the inside of my lip ( I NEVER get these)
7dpo - Very sore bb's, really tired, bloated, short of breath. I was in church and couldn't sing the hymns because I couldn't catch my breath. That's when I really started thinking I might be pg. Took a test and bfn...but obviously too early.
8dpo - Large, sore bb's still, bloated, lower back pain, slight cm, still out of breath, Pain near my rt. ovary and in my groin area. Tested again way too early b/c I'm a poas addict and of course bfn.
9dpo - crazy back pain, cm (nothing too substantial), more pain around my right ovary, another bfn. I was convinced these symptoms weren't in my head and new the test had to be positive at some point!
10dpo - very tired still, bfn. was praying my period would come and just put me out of my misery.
11dpo - Lightest possible bfp with SMU!!! I woke my husband up because I wanted to prove that all of the symptoms I had been complaining about weren't actually in my head. Since I don't know when I ovulated, this very well could have been 12, 13 or even 14dpo...not sure. I took several more tests (Wandfo cheapies) throughout the day to check and though faint, they were all positive.
12dpo - took another test which was still faint and had a little bit of spotting that has since gone away. We left for vacation that morning and stopped at Walmart on the way so I could get another test. Took the Clearblue digital that afternoon and got a 'Pregnant' :)

I really think just having a lot of sex, pressed and lying down after are all you (most women) really need to do. I still drank some alcohol and drank coffee...One more thing that really may have helped.......I had the big O every time after DH finished:)
Yep, I said it. It can't hurt, right?
Good luck to everyone out there!

BFP After 5 Days of Spotting

Happy to share my symptoms after finding solace in so many of yours!

We've been trying for #3 since my period returned on my DD#2's first birthday. My periods started out very regular for the first two months and then started jumping all over the place. 28 days to 37 days to 31 days and everything in between.

After 8 months of nonsense, and as a 38.5 year woman, I booked an appt with my OB/GYN to begin discussing my options and likelihood of conceiving again.

Then on Day 23 I began cramping and on Day 24 my period started. For all my craziness, it has never been earlier than 28 days.

It began light and brownish, turned slightly pinker the second day, then bright red the third and 4th day, then brown and sticky again the 5th day - never filling a tampon or needing a pad but very consistent.

My mind began racing with thoughts of implantation bleeding (which I had with #2), but this seemed more period-like.

I then ran across postings on anovulation and felt that seemed much more likely at my age.

For grins and giggles, I decided to test on a Clearblue Easy Digital on the day my period was due and almost hit the ground when it blinked "Pregnant!"

I then tested with a Dollar Tree test and nothing and quickly began psyching myself out with numerous postings about false positives on Clearblue Digital.

I waited until morning and tested with the second digital, another Dollar Tree, and two other leftover tests from other months (generic drug store brands - one with a blue plus and one with a pink line). All positive!

Honestly, if I hadn't been keeping fairly good track and if I wasn't confused by my early "period," it wouldn't have caught my radar. I really have no other symptoms yet other than extreme fatigue (though norm for this working mom of 2). Knowing I am pregnant, I'm noticing I am peeing more and my boobs might be a little bit tender, but really nothing that would really register as odd right now if I didn't know I was pregnant. Plus I continued spotting for another 3 days after my positive tests.

Now my "fertility options" consultation with my OB has turned into a pregnancy visit :-)

We feel very blessed and excited that our nearing 40 bodies decided to cooperate one last time for us.

Babydust to all TTC!

BFP After 1st IVF Cycle and Many Years of TTC

I thought I should share my story. I’ve been TTC for years! Cycles and cycles of negative pregnancy tests, broken hearts and many many tears! After years of trying, 2 Reproductive Endocrinologists, a laparoscopic surgery, many failed IUIs and 1 IVF cycle…..I can finally say that I’m pregnant!

Also for those of you that are dealing with blocked tubes, uterine septum, ovarian cysts and/or endometriosis…rest assured that it can happen for you!!! I had surgery in November 2011 to remove endo, drain ovarian cysts, unsuccessfully tried to unblock my left tube and repaired my uterine septum.

Let me just say that I was certain that I was not pregnant this cycle! I even posted an obnoxious post on Facebook saying how life isn’t fair. Well I was wrong! I just tested too early. I could have saved myself the agony of thinking that I wasn’t pregnant if I had just waited 2 more days!!!

So for those of you out there going through fertility treatments know that it can happen! Don’t give up hope!

Here are my symptoms (I’m taking Estrogen 2 tbs daily and 3 Progesterone suppositories daily)

1dpt- sharp stabbing pain in my uterus
2dpt-5dpt- ovaries very full and sore, sore bbs and nipples, light cramping
6dpt- ears clogged but no other cold/flu symptoms, bbs no longer sore, finally able to get in and out of the car like a normal person and not like a 90 year old woman, short sharp pains in my bladder/urethra
7dpt- ears still clogged, strong urge for chocolate and carbs, had a vivid pregnancy dream night before, short sharp pains in my bladder/urethra
8dpt- ears unclog, stronger AF like cramps, nipples are sore again, lower back pain
9dpt- slight positive Hpt (guessing it’s the trigger still in my system), feeling emotional
10dpt- completely negative Hpt, very emotional, irritable, sobbing, strong AF like cramps and brown spotting, convinced that I’m not PG, feeling hopeless
11dpt- emotional, cramping, no more spotting, convinced that I’m not PG, feeling depressed
12dpt- positive HpT, bright red spotting, feeling very munchy, craving for carbs, very thirsty, tired
13dpt- 4 positive HpT tests, brown spotting, strong uterine cramping, bbs are starting to feel tender on the sides, bbs feel more full, uterus feels like its stretching/contracting

Good luck to all!

I Knew It! I Knew It!

I wasn't ovulating on my own. Started first round of Clomid ever- 100mg.

O day - Extremely painful. 25mm follicle on u/s finally burst and BOY did I feel it.
1 DPO - Pain lingering from O. Crampy.
2 DPO- Pain still lingering from O. Feels like AF cramps. Extremely bloated. I looked 4 months pregnant.
3 DPO - Still bloated. Wondering if this is ever going to go away. Doc says it could take a week. Noticing I am getting tender breasts.. but who doesn't? I mean, these are fertility meds!! C'mon!!!!
4 - 8 DPO - Bloated and back starting to ache a bit. Feeling crampy but it seems like AF cramps. Dull pain in uterus. Figuring this is still all from what I call now "My Super O".
9 DPO - Crying at everything! Husband makes the mistake of telling me a story about a baby bird having to be put down by the humane society because of a damage wing and I lost it as if a person had died! MY NIPPLES HURT! I had to tell the husband - NO TOUCHY! Noticing my back is starting to ache. Still cramping. I cramped through my whole TWW.
10 DPO - Same as 9 DPO but starting to notice I am constipated. Why can't I POOP!??!
11 DPO - Same as 10 DPO, but now the AF cramps are coming... and I am spotting brown every time I wipe.
12 DPO - Had neg HPT on 10 DPO... I am thinking Clomid is just messing with me. Thinking this is a terrible sick joke and that AF is right at my front door. Still spotting very lightly when I wipe. On and off. CRAMPPPPPPY! I call in my second round of Clomid and cried all day. I am too crampy... AF has to be coming.
13 DPO - Why is my temp still up? Back ache, boobs hurt, moderate cramping, spotting, emotional, MY GUMS ARE BLEEDING?!?! What the?!? My gums NEVER bleed. More cramping. I decide to test. Internet cheapie.. faint postive.. Called in the big boys with the First Response Early Response and BAM - BIG FAT POSITIVE!!!!
14 DPO - Crampy... Spotting still but First Response Early Response is even darker and I get blood test confirming!

I am now on Progesterone as my levels were a bit low, but all is well and all looks normal!!!

I ...still... can't.. believe I am posting this... I WAS JUST READING THESE!!! xoxoxox

Good luck ladies!

BFP After 10 Months of Trying!

I was shocked this morning when I saw the two lines. I had always wondered what it would feel like...

I have irregular cycles that can last from 20 - 42 days.

I saw a specialist this month and was ready to start Clomid next month.

Fertility Friend pinpointed my ovulation date as day 19. We BD'd on day 16, 17, 18, and 20.

I did not get the usual PMS cramps that usually start right after I ovulate. I did start getting achy breasts (which never happens). I was thinking I was getting nauseous - but who knows.

I experienced some list spotting of dried brown blood. It was only there when I wiped. That happened on DPO21, 22, and 23. I tested earlier, but got negatives.

After thinking I was out this month, I had some cocktails this past weekend.

Then, I realized that the spotting had stopped - what is going on?

Took a dollar store test this morning - two lines!!! Went to the drug store and got a Clear Blue Digital and got "Pregnant 2-3 weeks"!

I thought that I was out of luck when the spotting started - so late too! Apparently not!

Very excited. I wish the best for everyone. I know how hard it is.

BFP with 7 Days of Spotting and Cabergoline

We conceived after 1 year and 9 months of trying... Once I began paying attention, I noticed that I would spot about 4-5 days priort to my period. I told my gyno and he said it was fine. After no luck for a year, we began seeing a specialist last fall and found out that I have a 2mm prolactinoma (a small benign tumor on my pituitary glad that causes me to overproduce prolactin). My level of prolactin was about 45, which is on the low side of being high... if you have enough, it can cause you to not have periods or even lactate. I had neither of these symptoms. I got +OPK tests every month around day 16/17. In January, I began taking 25mg of cabergoline 2x a week. The first month I didn't notice any difference, but the second month my cycle shifted and I was getting positive OPKs on day 11/12. My spotting also got a lot longer and I began to spot for 7-10 days before my period. During this time, we did 2 rounds of Clomid and 1 IUI with no success. Finally, I was tired of being poked and prodded, so we decided to make a plan for the fall, which was to do IVF with ICSI in Sept. We wanted to enjoy the summer. Well... the very first month of relaxing and enjoying each other's company, we got a BFP!

Day 13 - +OPK (I didn't test on 11 or 12 since we were relaxing)
Days 3-10 - Spotting... I call it spotting because it only shows up when I go to the bathroom, most of the time on the TP, but sometimes in the toilet and can be anywhere from pink, to brown, to dark red, to bright red.
Day 11 - Nothing...
Day 12 - Nothing... so I decided to take a test and there was a very faint line (FRER)... I couldn't believe it... so we went out and bought a different brand and took another one the next morning
Day 13 - BFP with ClearBlue Easy Digital
Day 14- BFP with FRER and an LH Wondfo strip... both came up right away and reallllly dark.
Day 15 - + HCG Beta around 263
Day 17 - +HCGBeta around 719

So, it can happen if you have spotting before your flow starts!

BFP After 2 Years!

Started TTC 2 years ago. Since January I have been taking Duphaston to lengthen the luteal phase and for the last 4 months taking 100mg Clomid.

Last month we tried IUI for the first time, but were not successful. This month I took Clomid and was all set for another IUI, but I used OPK at the wrong time of day (too early), missed the surge which came a few days earlier than expected and therefore did not go in for IUI. Thought that I had missed my chance this month and was very disappointed and therefore did not take Duphaston to lengthen the luteal phase either. I kept waiting for AF to arrive, but apart from a bit of spotting when I thought AF was due, nothing. DH and I BD two days before when I think I must have ovulated - this is the only occasion it could have happened on as we were abstaining for a few days before the IUI.

I had one pregnancy test left from last month and I decided to try it this morning as I thought it was odd that AF hadn't come. I figured my hormones were probably all over the shop because of all the drugs and I had started to do a new diet and that maybe this was delaying AF. I didn't really expect anything to be positive - in fact I have an appointment with the fertility doctor this afternoon so that I can get medication for the next cycle! A faint line appeared fairly quickly and eventually darkened. Over the moon! Shed a few tears as it is so unexpected and longed for, particularly as it happened without IUI and without Duphaston. DH won't believe it!

Symptoms: I actually felt as though I had less symptoms this month than I had in all the months trying before! I was so convinced I was out for this month that I didn't keep a close track, but a few things I noticed:
About 6 or 7 days after I must have ovulated I had one sudden sharp pain in the uterus area, took my breath away, but bearable.
About 10 dpo - small amount of brown cm - thought this was AF, as she usually arrives 10dpo.
11/12 dpo - some more light spotting, again, thought start of AF.
13/ 14 dpo - no more spotting - this is when I started to think it was odd. Other things I have noticed - slightly more sensitive breasts on the side on a couple of occasions.

I will hopefully get this confirmed at the hospital this afternoon before I tell DH. So happy but still a bit scared, as it seems too good to be true!

Wishing you all luck. Don't give up - I had almost lost hope of ever seeing two lines on a pregnancy test.



I can't believe it - last night after 8 months I found out I am expecting baby #2. During that time I had no period at all for 3 months after regular period before that, so really chuffed! I really thought my little girl might be an only child (yes, I know a bit dramatic).
But this month we did things differently, so I thought I'd share....
What we did differently --
Read that once you get pos opk if you ovulate quickly after lh surge dtd will be too late! So we dtd every day from about cd13 onwards, I was hoping to ovulate cd16. Got pos ov stick on cd17, after cd18, we hoped we'd done it! Each time we dtd was usually when we were going to bed, so I didn't get up to use the loo after like I usually would and made myself stay in bed for the night! Put on pajamas so I didn't feel damp! (sorry tmi).
We both took conception vitamins this cycle, but it had only been about 3wks since we started.

My two week wait.... yay!
1-8dpo - nothing except I had sore boobs for 5 days after ov, when it would usually be 2.
9 dpo - Sharp pain low down on left side for about 4 mins in the evening. Made me stop cooking and think 'I bet that causes some bleeding'.
10dpo - Couple of dots of dark red blood with brown cm first thing when wiping. Bad night sleep, had sharp headache and woke up with stuffed up nose and really aching. Heartburn in evening.
11dpo - No more spotting. Pinching type cramps. Sharper than usual. Felt very full after half a pizza when I can usually eat it all on a Saturday. Awful indigestion that night. Slight nausea in day, like when I'm ovulating.
12dpo - More brown cm mixed with red. Decide I'm out, and af is about to show. Had a lager with lunch. Felt really full again after a smallish lunch and didn't eat for rest of day. Got two spots next to my mouth which seems odd. BFN on internet cheapie in morning. Still a bit of pink spotting that stops by evening. Got a strange stitch feeling high up under ribs all day.
13dpo - Feel really bloated still and don't really bother eating much all day. Got stitch still. Tried internet cheapy again in evening and get a faint faint faint line. Hubby sees it too, thank goodness as thought I was mad! Go out for a Clearblue and get a cross straight away!!
14dpo - Another bfp first thing! Means I'm 4 weeks 3 days by my cycles. So excited. Hubby really nervous! Don't feel tired and no sore boobs now, but still got uncomfortable twinges now and again.