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BFP with Spotting

Ok so I can't believe that I'm writing on here. I obsessed about my symptoms every month. I would say the biggest difference this cycle was that I didn't let it consume. I didn't even start reading the BFP stories until about 9 dpo. I don't think I had any symptoms from 1-8 dpo.
I'm not even sure when I ovulated exactly but here is what happened I think I ovulated around may 27th. We bd on that day and we also used ky jelly which I read could hinder your chances. I felt like I was sick of agonizing every month so I figured let's just have fun.
So.... 1-8 nothing
9dpo- I got the worst heartburn of my life after eating dinner out. I felt like I was having a heart attack. It was very painful. Took antacids and it went right away.
No sore boobs at all. Minor cramping every once in a while
10dpo- I go to the gym and in the middle of my workout I almost fainted. I had to stop and go splash water on face. I tried to start working out again but became very nauseous. Thought to myself, "Am I pregnant?"
11dpo- nothing
12 dpo- wave of nausea while I'm driving during work. Start thinking about a McDonald's cheeseburger and I have to stop and get one lol
Me and DH bd after I get home from work and I notice right about that there is blood. It is pretty dark brown but I'm not very sad. Even though I wasn't trying to obsess, I had this notion inside that this was the month.
13dpo- wake up and there is no more blood. And actually there was only blood while we bd. I put a panty liner on the night before but there was never anything on it. Bd again later and there is no blood. Period was due today
14dpo- Wake up and still no blood. I'm officially a day late! Run to store and get four tests. Faint but definite BFP! Nauseous and hot all day Sore boobs started slightly today and had two twinges of cramps.
15 dpo- Test again. Clear blue comes up with a distinct positive and equate reads pregnant!!! I'm in shock. I hope the baby gets stronger each day. This is my first pregnancy and can't believe it.

Late BFP! 15 DPO

I didn’t think I would be writing this but here I am 15 dpo and a very obvious digital pregnancy test. Here was my month and I hope it helps someone else while they are in the 2ww:

CD1 - AF
CD5 - AF over
CD7 - BD
CD10 - BD (fertile week supposed to begin today)
CD11 - BD
CD12 - BD
CD13 - Nothing
CD14 - Nothing
CD15 - BD in the early morning and light spotting in the afternoon (ovulation day!)
1 DPO - bled for like 2 hours in afternoon.... weird
2 DPO - nothing
3 DPO - vivid dreams, BD
4 DPO - nothing
5 DPO - I was irritable.... reaaalllyyyy angry for no reason
6 DPO - BD got a couple pimples, a lot of cramping and my bbs started feeling a little heavy
7 DPO - nothing
8 DPO - took test BFN
9 DPO - BFN - BBs continue to be heavy and have this weird tingly feeling
10 DPO - still BFN
11 DPO - Took FRER, BFN
12 DPO - another BFN
13 DPO - Another FRER and got a weird evap had pink dots on the top and bottom of the test line. This happened to me last time I was pregnant but I took another and it was BFN and I convinced myself it was just an evap and I was out
14 DPO - nothing. I waited for my period and even went out and had two drinks
15 DPO - no AF and I’m NEVER late. Took a dollar store test and got a LIGHHHHTTTT BFP. The line was thicker than an evap and more purpley but no one was convinced except me. So I went and bought an 88 cent Wal-Mart test and the line was much darker and easier to see in a photo. I took the clear blue easy digi and it was BFP! YAY!! Praying for a sticky baby bean!!!! Good luck!

BFP After a Year TTC

I've been skulking this site for a while now, it's great to finally be able to add my own story! This is my first pregnancy and I feel justifiably ecstatic and terrified over what will happen. I am overweight, over 30 and was on Mirena for nearly a year before trying. I have been on BC since the age of 16. While not diagnosed, I have had to deal with PCOS-like symptoms. When I have a cycle, it's typically 26 days. For all those other ladies out there like me, here's my experience:
Pre-O: Heavier period, nothing else unusual. Decided to use Pre-Seed for the first time.
O: A lot of cramping, EW CM
1-6 DPO: Nothing out of the ordinary besides creamy CM, no dry spells
7 DPO: Tender breasts, slight cramps, dizzy and nausea off and on, neg HPT (I'm a test junkie ;p)
8 DPO: Breasts sore, harsher cramps, dizzy, nausea, fatigue. A bit of pink spotting in the evening
9 DPO: All of the above with a positive HPT after intense cramps in the late evening

I'm still testing positive (at 11DPO), with more varied early pregnancy symptoms off and on. My O day may or may not have occurred when my fertility friend chart says it did, but I'm using the days listed as the base point. I tend to have erratic temps and early O days/12 day LP when I do cycle normally. Wish me luck on this first attempt at motherhood, and baby dust to all you ladies out there that haunt the site!

So Happy, So Nervous

TTC since Dec 2011, 1st baby.

Been charting BBT and CM. Found I often missed the LH surge on ovulation tests so didn't bother with these past about month 4 TTC.

What I did differently this month:
Gave myself hobbies so as not to stress - started baking, booked a days leave and a romantic weekend away with the hubby, made love with me on top (heard this is the worst position for TTC so have avoided it until now but it's our favorite so decided to at least have fun whilst TTC), tried not to count the days but ultimately still did as I was charting.

CD 13 Ovulated (I think)
CD 14 - 20 (DPO 1-7) No symptoms although seemed to have less than normal CM, and two days with none. Unlike me. No other suspicions or symptoms.
CD 21 (DPO 8) - slight sharp pain for about 30 seconds just lower and to left of belly button, need to pee a lot
CD 22 (DPO 9) Brown CM on TP only. Feel down...always getting spotting for few days before period so rule this month out.
CD 23 (DPO 10) spotting on TP only, some pink and some brown CM heavier that previous day, damp sensation, thought for sure period was coming as BBT dipped.

Period due anytime from CD 24 to CD 28
CD 24 (DPO 11) BBT risen again?? spotting again. Geavier today and some brown CM on a liner so thought period would come today or following day, damp sensation.
CD 25 (DPO 12) Spotting has eased right off. just a bit of brown CM on TP...not impressed as think is body playing tricks
CD 26 (DPO 13) Decide to pee in a cup first thing in the morning then check for spotting before I test. Spotting has nearly all but gone. Decide to test the pee (FRER) but just assume it will be negative...wait one minute then OH WOW 2 pink lines are appearing, faint but definite!! Take a second test with ClearBlue and OH WOW straightaway there are two blue lines!! Wake up hubby and get very excited!!
Visit Drs and POAS there takes an age to come up (about 3 mins) - doc says it's not positive and that it's an evap line. Start to doubt my sanity. Dr. obsesses about spotting and miscarriages and makes me paranoid. Go home feeling very deflated.
CD 27 (DPO 14) Spotting has gone! Go for blood test (at a different Drs!) and tests come back same day - HCG 110 and all prenatal tests are normal. Jump for joy!
CD 28 (DPO 15) Cramps and backaches - annoying but not painful...paranoid about miscarriage now though because of Dr's comments.
CD 29 (DPO 16) 4 weeks preg TODAY! Still paranoid about miscarriage, booked first u/s scan for around 6 week mark. praying for a healthy pregnancy.

Love to all trying and newly pregnant!

Stress Didn't Prevent This BFP!

My husband and I have been trying for 15 months. I have mild PCOS and cycles that range from 27-35 days. He has slightly low count (9m) and extreme viscosity. We have been just about to go through IUIs. He used Robitussin this month (1 hr before sex only), and BAM! BFP, right in the middle of a horrendously stressful month. I'm also three months post-HSG. We always use Pre-Seed. We were both on South Beach for most of March and April -- first time I ovulated on CD14 in all the time we've been TTC! I wasn't very vigilant about it this month, but I'm back on it now, trying to prevent miscarriage (not sure if that will work).

What was so stressful about this month? Let me count the ways, in chronological order:

CD5: I submit my dissertation

CD7: In-laws and parents both arrive for graduation

CD10: Graduation (that's "Dr. Mommy" to you!)

CD13-15 (ov'd on cd 14): 3 different sets of guests in 3 nights!

CD20/6DPO: Find out my dad has a rare and aggressive cancer

CD21/7DPO: Travel across county, flight cancelled, get 2 hours sleep

CD22-24/8-10DPO: Work and play for 3 days at friend's house on the opposite coast from where I live

CD25-26/11-12 DPO: Present my research at the most important conference in my subfield, which was a super high-pressure situation

CD27 - now (18dpo): Travel to be with my parents as dad undergoes cancer treatment.

The day that dad called to tell me about his cancer, I told my husband that we had to put off infertility treatments, and that even though we timed it really well this month, we were surely a bust because of the stress. Ha.

Symptoms: very few, though I spotted after we had sex 8 DPO and a bit on 9 DPO. Enough for me to use a small tampon. I now wonder whether that was implantation bleeding (I thought I was under so much stress that my period had arrived). I cried for an hour about infertility stuff on 4DPO, but I think it was stress-related. I obviously cried 6DPO when I got dad's news. Otherwise, not moody. I have really vivid dreams anyway, but I screamed out loud in my sleep three times the night of 16 DPO! Finally, starting 17 DPO my nipples have been sore. I had to sneak away from my folks this morning (18 DPO) to get a test.

I'm really praying that this sticks, for so many reasons! If there's anything to take from my story, it's that if you are going through a majorly stressful time, keep on going. And screw anyone that says that stress prevents pregnancy!

The very best of luck to all of us TTC'ers. I don't think I'll relax until I'm 12 weeks -- so worried about miscarrying!

Positive Test - Dr Confirmed!

Hello! I am thrilled to add my tww symptoms! Here's my story last two months:

Been TTC two months. Last month – I had weird cramps, lots of random breast pain, and felt exhausted for no reason at all! Even though I didn't think we'd timed it right, I thought I must be pregnant since the "symptoms" were so strong. Absolutely no lines. I POAS about 10 times (I couldn't help it!) and absolutely nothing, no lines at all, not even a shadow of a line. Here are my "symptoms" for my BFP now:

4 Days Prior to Ovulation – BD

3 Days Prior to Ovulation – BD

Ovulation day – felt O pain, had EWCM for about an hour at work, (10am) then it went away. I felt so horrible all day because I thought we wouldn't have a chance now since we wouldn't be able to BD till next day (DH was working nights that week).

1 DPO – BD early in day – and later in day

2 DPO – BD

3 DPO – BD

1 DPO through 8 DPO – Nothing weird at all, no cramps, no extra discharge (CM was same as last month, not a lot, but creamy, like lotion, I only check externally). I didn't feel any different, so I assumed I wasn't pregnant, felt bad because we'd have to wait another month.

9 DPO – Had major bout of intestinal cramping, like stomach flu – NOT like AF cramping. Lasted about 5 hours, coming in waves.

10 DPO – took Pregnancy test out of curiosity, wondering about stomach flu, wondering if it was safe to have a drink that night. It was 10pm, I'd held pee for a while, but I saw the faintest of faint marks. It was a blue dye test, and It was more like a shadow than a line, but I could see it without squinting. I dismissed it as negative after reading about how the blue dye tests are notorious for readings like that, even though I'd never seen any line like it before.

11 DPO – nothing

12 DPO – took another test, curiosity, at 10am at work – very faint line, but definitely there! I went straight to store at lunchtime, bought a three pack digital tests, and tried again an hour later, Pregnant!

13 DPO – another test, just to be sure. Called DR. Managed to get an appointment for next day

14 DPO – saw Dr., line barely registered on their test (looked cheap, weird looking, they only put a couple of drops of pee on it) the line was just enough that the nurse told me she could see it. I think she passed it around to the other nurses outside the door while I was waiting for the Dr., to see if they saw it too. My Dr. told me she could see the line, and believed I was pregnant, but she had a blood test drawn to make sure. They called me at 5:15 tonight to tell me I am indeed pregnant! I did ask my Dr. about the intestinal cramping and stuff, she told me not to worry about it, probably gastroenteritis (or something like that, I don't remember exactly what she said!) I saw light brown spotting with a small brown clump about two hours later, felt very scared at first, but I know that spotting is normal, I'm guessing implantation bleed, late since it's brown, I'm a little nervous, but praying everything is OK! Hang in there ladies, I know the wait is hard. 

It Took Much Longer Second Time Around!

This site has been my saviour in the last 8 months so I'm hoping my story can offer some support too!

First time around with our 2.5yr old daughter, we hit the jackpot the first month. This time, it's taken 8 long and stressful months and 2 rounds of Clomid.

After 6mths trying I went to get checked out and was told by the specialist it was unlikely I was ovulating.

This was a shock because every month I had an OPK+ on or around day 14/15 plus OV cramps. My cycles had suddenly started to become a bit shorter after being a 28 day girl all my life, so I guess that was an indicator. They suspected I was gearing up to release an egg but for whatever reason I wasn't.

So after a month on 50mg Clomid, then a second month on 100mg I now have my BFP! I really cannot praise my specialist and Clomid enough. I know so many ladies having problems second time around and I just wish I'd gone to get checked out sooner.

Anyway, I was a serial symptom spotter so here's mine to add to the mix...!

1-8dpo - nothing
9 dpo - slight BB tenderness (normal for this time of the month)
10 dpo - BBs getting more sore (normal).
11dpo - BB tenderness increasing (normal), feeling v tired at 2pm, had to take a nap! Increased thick CM (unusual) EXTREME BLOATING! Beyond belief in fact! So strange as I have quite a flat tummy but today I look 6 months pregnant.
12 dpo - BB tenderness coming and going - more at night. Still quite bloated. Had to take a quick power nap at 230pm.
13 dpo - BB's not really sore anymore, maybe a bit at night (probably because I keep prodding them!) Convinced AF is coming because the BB tenderness has subsided. Slight uterine twinges. Think it's AF coming. Another nap at 230. If I'm not pregnant there is something wrong!
14 dpo - Woke up at 3.30am feeling extremely nauseous and BB's sore again. Yey! I knew from that moment I was pregnant. That unmistakable morning sickness feeling. Went out first thing and bought a FRER and didn't even have to wait. Those two beautiful lines showed up immediately. Twinges on and off all day
15 dpo 3.30am nausea again. Great. Here we go...!

Wishing you all the success in the world and here's to lots of healthy and happy little 2013 babies! 

BFP 14 DPO w/ Spotting

Hello all you lovely ladies. Like most of you I have searched this site endlessly hoping and praying that one say it would be me writing on here, and what do you know, here am!!! A little background, me and my partner have not been trying but not preventing for a year now, last year I was diagnosed with PCOS. I am one of those who has skinny PCOS as in quite petite and the only symptoms of this disorder I have are swollen ovaries with the string of pearl folicules and severe abdominal pain with irregular to no ovulation. I found out on April the 2nd that I am pregnant! Here are my symptoms. Bd cd15, cd 18 o'd cycle day 19.

1dpo woke up with blood in my nose
2dpo suddenly turned constipated :(
3dpo-7dpo cramping all over the place and started to go to the loo every half hour....this happens often when my ovaries are swollen so I thought nothing of it.
8dpo nose bleed...haven't had one of these since I was 16.
9dpo sudden elastic band type flick in my abdomens that made me say " auch" out load. This lasted no more than a few seconds.
10dpo to 14dpo started feeling really crampy as if I was going to get my period so when I was at work on 14dpo and I saw brown discharge in my nickers I figured that my period had arrived and that was it. Except a) just before the brown turned up I had an unbundle nice of creamy white cm in me nickers which I found odd b) the brown had disappeared the time I got home and was never on the toilet paper when I wiped which I found odd. So against my better judgment I pulled out a first response and peed. Lo and behold only one line, thought to myself I'm going mad, then took a second look and as I was staring a beautiful second line started to appear in front of me!!!! Holy cow!!!!! 15dpo took an other using FMU positive!
17dpo positive blood test. I'm overjoyed that even when I was told I would have to go on fertility treatment if ever I wanted to get pregnant, I am now pregnant naturally!

Thank you to all for your stories and symptoms they really helped me stay sane and comforted me when I was told it would be very difficult.

BFP After 20 Months of Trying!

I have been TTC for almost 2 years!!! I am 34, DH is 32. I had bloodwork done last month and tests came back normal for DH and I. I actually changed jobs and insurance because I figured I was going to need coverage for fertility treatments! Was scheduled for a HSG next week but I am going to have to cancel because I got the BFP yesterday! Still in shock and planning to tell DH tonight.

Normally I start spotting about 5 or 6 days before I start my period. So my major sign that something was up was that I only had one day of a tiny bit of spotting on DPO 8 and then it stopped

Other symptoms
5 dpo and 6 dpo- Emotional, weeping at every little thing...more so than normal pms. Thankfully this seems to have passed for now
7dpo- Sore BB's. But not any worse than normal pms.
8 dpo- Some minor spotting. I figure it is the start of my normal pre-period spotting. So for those of you that spot for up to a week pre-heavy period don't get can still happen!.
10 dpo - 12dpo some minor cramping. Nothing as strong as period cramps...but I notice it especially at night. Also hungry!
13dpo. Wake up and can't get back to sleep. Pee three times in the night. This is when I know something is up. Especially because I am always spotting by now pre-period. BFP with a very very faint pink line
14 dpo- BFP with a darker line. Still can't believe it. Just minor cramping, Sore BB's. Hungry.

Advice: I starting charting my temps about a year ago. I think it really helped me gauge my overall health. When I first started my temps were all over the place. I started Acupuncture and Herbs about 5 months ago (If you have it in your budget I highly recommend trying it twice a month). I also gave up coffee (so difficult, but I think it made me less anxious), Jogging three times a week (was worried this might be hurting my chances because my doc told me to gain 10 pounds but I knew I was being healthy so I kept my exercise routine the same) I know this might sound silly but I really think another thing that helped was that I started juicing...making fresh green juice, fruit, beet etc. I had beet juice for the first week of my cycle to build blood and then post ovulation I drank fresh pineapple juice. So much healthier and more delicious than store bought stuff.

Loved reading others stories on this site while TTC. Can't believe I am writing up my own experience :) Baby dust to all!

BFP With Spotting

I loved scouring this site while I was trying to are my symptoms...
1 dpo to 10dpo spotting, dark brown
7 dpo implantation dip, sore bb, nausea, tired
8 dpo sore bb, tired, nausea assumed AF was on the way
9 dpo really sore bb, tired, nausea- did not affect appetite. Tested, faint pos?
10 dpo really sore bb, tired, nausea BFP!

I was ignoring a number of my symptoms as we had a death in the family. I just thought they were part of my grief. The only reason I tested was because I desperately needed good news.
I spotted until 12 dpo then it sort if went away. This was my third clomid cycle, 100mg, day 4-8.