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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.

DPO Symptoms

Ovulation: Sunday, February 19, 2012
(TTC for 6 cycles)- Using OPKS and charting cm.

1-2 dpo (Monday- Tuesday): No Symptoms
3 dpo (Wednesday): Backache
4 dpo (Thursday): No Symptoms
5 dpo (Friday): Vivid Pregnancy Dream- Sore BBs
6 dpo (Saturday): Sore BBs, stomach cramps from gas. EXHAUSTED- slept 14.5 hours! Wet cm.
7 dpo (Sunday): Got 6 little (really painful) zits clustered around right side of mouth. Twinges/ very slight sharp pain on right side. Small amount of EWCM.
8-9 dpo (Monday-Tuesday): BFN w/ FMU. VERY oily skin on face. Skin on legs feel unusually dry (Cold weather?). Skin breaking out on back and shoulders (WHY!?) Not feeling quite as tired today, no cramps or anything. Sore BBs. DH says I am extremely bitchy. Wet, sometimes lotion-like cm. Very Gassy...
9 dpo (Tuesday evening): Dry heaving for about 3 minutes. Thought I was going to throw up but then I burped (really gross) and felt totally fine.
9dpo (Late Tuesday night): Feeling slightly nauseous and queasy, burping often. Pain in butt, mostly on right side, upper thighs and lower back- only while sitting.
10 dpo (Wednesday): BFN w/ FMU. Waves of nausea, near constant gagging feeling deep in my throat. Exhausted. Uncomfortable... no matter how I sit my body aches. Feeling a bit constipated. Wet cm. Headache also coming in waves, very mild. Dull stomach pain in lower abdomen (NOT like period cramps at all).
11 dpo (Thursday): BFN w/ FMU. Increased saliva, gagging often. Sore BBs. Bitchy. No other symptoms.
12 dpo (Friday): BFN w/ FMU. Slight period-like cramps. EXTREMELY emotional... possibly due to believing I am not pregnant? Very wet cm, at times feels like EWCM. Just feeling like my period will start at any moment. Sore BBs.
13 dpo (Saturday): Period due today. BFN w/ FMU. Convinced period will start at any moment. Very gassy. Sore BBs. Wet cm.
GOT BFP (!!!) with SMU using FRER, negative using Wondfo.
Light smear of pink blood. Possible implantation bleeding? Later on turned to brownish EWCM. Gross! Got another BFP with FRER this evening!

BFP w/ Clomid, PCOS, Spotting!

My partner and I have been trying to conceive for 17 Months! It has been a really long road and there have been many, many, many tears.
My partner was an adamant believer that it would just happen when it is suppose to happen... thus the reason I held out for a whole year before heading to the Doctors!

So after the longest year of my life had passed, in September 2011 we headed to the doctors for some initial investigations. Only too discover I have PCOS.

I was then referred to a gyn who then ordered further tests AMH level (Ovarian reserve was 13.5 which is below average for my age) and Hy-Co-Sy which showed a perfect uterus and tubes! phewww! Partner's SA was all within normal ranges.
I was prescribed Clomid as the first course of action.I was advised to take it days 2-6 and did so. Although I didn't go in to get the ultrasound to confirm ovulation (naughty I know!) But here I am first round of clomid with our beautiful BFP with FMU on 12DPO- on the 29th of feb! We are blessed!!!

BFP After 9 Months With Irregular Cycles and Spotting

This website has given me hope over the last few months and I hope my story does the same for someone. I got off BC in May 2011, and it was very unpleasant to say the least. I gained 12 pounds in 2 months (I always watch what I eat and exercise 4x a week), my hair started falling out, my skin went from normal to extremely oily and acne prone. And lastly my cycles ranged from 43 - 63 days and I would usually spot for a few days before my period even started. My hair and skin calmed down after about 6 months but my cycles never returned to normal. This cycle I O'ed on day 31.

28 - BD
29 - BD +OPK
30 - BD +OPK
31 - BD O Day
32 - BD
2-4DPO I got a horrible cold out of nowhere.
5 DPO - Cold is miraculously gone! Very strange!
6 DPO - The spotting starts :( I even wiped and had BRIGHT red blood, I put a tampon in and later took it out and there was only a tiny spot of blood. I cried, I was sure I was out this month I thought this was my normal cycle where the spotting comes a week early. Nips are sore but completely normal also.
7-13 DPO - Brown spotting continues mostly when I wipe, nips still sore.
14 DPO- I decided to take a test since I had one left, I told myself that I was 95% sure I was not pregnant so the disappointment would not be as bad. I was in complete SHOCK when I looked down and saw PREGNANT! I am still in shock!

Some of the things I was doing was pre-seed, only on +OPK days, Chaste tree (Vitex), B complex, and I also saw an acupuncturist who specialized in women's fertility to try to make my cycles shorter and regulate my hormones. I really had no symptoms except for the 3 day cold that disappeared. Don't give up hope and try to remain positive even though I know it's every tough at times.

Good luck!

BFP with Spotting

I promised myself I would share my ttc story because this site helped me so much!!! I finally got my BFP after trying for about 4 months! These were my symptoms!

1-7DPO- No symptoms at all
8DPO- sore bbs, sleepless (which is strange b/c once my head hits the pillow I'm out)
9DPO- bbs still sore (just on the sides), another sleepless night- tossing and turning all night long.
10DPO- sore bbs, starting to get mild cramps in lower abdomen- pretty sure AF is on her way- boo. Also, random bloody nose..?? Thought that was strange!
11DPO- still cramping in lower abdomen- now have a small amount of dark brown spotting when using the bathroom- thinking I'm out this month.
12 DPO- cramping, tugging sensation in lower abdomen, no pain with the cramps like usual AF cramps- still tiny amount of spotting.
13DPO- spotting gone, still crampy- tightness in abdomen. Decided to test and got a faint positive- thought I was making up the line b/c I was sure AF was coming.
14DPO- AF supposed to arrive and NOTHING! No spotting, still tugging, cramping in low abdomen- tested with clear blue digital...PREGNANT!!

Seriously took about 10 more tests b/c I cant believe they're all positive! I'm almost 5 weeks now and my husband and I are elated. This website helped me stay sane because in the back of my mind I knew I was having symptoms! I understand now when they say it feels like you're going to start your period because it's so true!!! Totally thought AF was coming....not this time : )

Good luck to all!!!! ~*Baby Dust* ~

Finally!! 2 Week Wait Over!!

Hi there, so as of 2 days ago and 2 blood test later I am finally pregnant after 9 months of TTC.

I was on a regular 26-28 day cycle. For the past few months it has been spot on 28 days. This month I ovulated between Jan 14-17. I did not use OPT, I just typed in on the computer and took that average and went with it. After ovulation I had no symptoms. Then on Jan 24, 7 days before my next expected period I began to spot a very light brown discharge. I was heart broken as it was just another failed attempt. So put on a panty liner and tried to not think about it. Later that day I noticed the brown discharge was only when I wipe, never even made it to the liner. This continued for 7 days. Getting lighter and lighter. I noticed when it seemed be heavier when I was on my feet for a long period of time (I am kindergarten teacher). But it never turned red it was brown the whole time. I had no other symptoms, no cramping, my nipples were sensitive but as the week moved on it stopped. The only thing I remember is I felt how I do when my period ends. I had no bloating and my little bit of acne break out (which happens every month) cleared up. Other then that I felt normal.

Jan 30th came and went and no signs of AF. I took a HPT (cheap one) and the second line was faint. I was not convinced yet. So decided I would just go have a routine blood test done on Feb. 1. Doctor called back and informed me that my pregnancy test came back positive. The next day I went to my Doc and since it is a bit early for an ultrascan she just took a blood test. Called her back later and another positive blood test. My HPT never showed a clear positive.

My only symptoms now...since Jan 30th, the day AF was due has been very very dizzy, my boobs are starting to hurt, my lower back is very sore and extremely exhausted.

Fingers crossed now for the next few weeks before I get to do my first prenatal exam. Doctor won't do an exam until 7-8 weeks along. I wish everyone TTC baby dust. Only thing I can offer is don't watch for every little symptom. I did not have any until after AF was suppose to come. And implantation bleeding can happen for more then 2 days.

Best of luck!!!

BFP With Spotting

Hi there, I just wanted to share my story as my cycle is very different. I was unable to find many stories like mine but whenever did I was filled with hope. Ever since I stopped taking the Nuva Ring in May, I have had spotting from about 3DPO that lasted five to seven days. Each time I saw it, it broke my heart because in my mind that meant, no BFP this month.

We this month we used an ovulation predictor kit and found that I ovulated between CD 17 and 18. We BD both of those nights and every second night for the week before. Sure enough at about 3DPO the spotting started; it was brown and light (not enough for a pad or liner) just every time I wiped. This went on until 9DPO. I thought for sure I was out this month.

I didn't feel too many symptoms, but to keep myself from insanity I tested myself on CD 30 (of a 31 day cycle) and sure enough, a BFP! I used a digital test and a different brand cheapie and both were positive. My husband and I are so excited! The following are my symptoms, I hope that they can help others in similar circumstances.

1-3DPO- Nothing
3-9DPO- slight brown spotting (not enough for a liner) CP has been high, not very hard this whole time
11-12DPO- so tired, pulling feelings here and there in uterus, deep breast pain on and off. Cervix still high and even a bit softer than I remember before AF

BFP at 9 DPO!

5 DPO - Spotting (brown) started which was earlier than any other cycle
6 DPO- Spotting (tan)
7 DPO - Spotting increased and looked reddish brown, felt gassy
8 DPO- Spotting decreased dramatically and looked beigey, not brown
9 DPO- BFP using a FRER, also called doc to tell her about the spotting and went in for blood work.  Need to wait a couple of days.  BTW, spotting has decreased.  A drop of beigey, creamy CM.
10 - DPO, test again with FRER and darker second line.  Spotting is not really spotting anymore.  It's just beigey CM.
11 DPO- tested with a $1 brand test and got a faint second line.  No spotting just yet.
Other than that, no sore boobs, hunger, cramps, etc.  I feel the same.