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BFP with 3 days of spotting

DH and I have been ttc for #1 for 9 months. I noticed that my LP phase was too short. So, I starting taking 500 mg of Vitex and 100mg of B6 per day. It must have worked because I got my bfp at 12dpo! I took the first test at 1030p and didn't believe it. So, I took 3 more tests and so far they all say I'm pg. I had no symptoms whatsoever! I still don't "feel" pregnant. I did have implantation spotting. It started at 7 dpos and lasted for 3 days. It was brownish/pink cm. One day it was a few drops of bright red blood. So, I thought for sure AF was coming. So, there's hope for all you ladies that never "feel" pg.

BFP with Clomid, Preseed & Meditation

Its been a very long road but I finally have my BFP! My husband and I have been TTC for 2 years and 4 months. Your website has been a source of sound advice and inspiration! I have previously tried clomid and accupunture without success. I read the Harvard Med School Book "Six Steps to Increased Fertility" and was very impressed by the rates of pregnancy achieved through meditation classes. Starting in April, I took an 8 wk mindfulness meditation class which helped significantly with my stress level. We decided to take a 3 month hiatus from my job as a physician and try Clomid again before moving on to see REI in October. If I had not been reading TWW I would not have tested as early as I did, which allowed me to start eating the best possible diet as soon as I knew I was pregnant!

This is what I did differently:

--Meditated and Prayed Daily
--Temped (first time ever)
--Clomid 100mg Days 3-7
--Drank Iced Green Tea D1 -D15
--No caffeine except green tea since D4
--Preseed (first cycle trying this!)
--No robitussin, just drank water until urine was clear
--BD daily from day 9 through positive OPK (D15) and for 3 days after
--Reflexology and massage D17 and D25

Early Pregnancy Symptoms:
--- D14 EWCM and Cramping
--D15 positive OPK, severe cramping
--D18 mild gassy abdominal cramping
--D19 gassy cramping, vomited x 1
--D26 (10 DPO) Spotting (light brown mucus), vomited x 1, lower abdomen hurst with laughing/stretching
--D27 Spotting (very light). +HPT (answer)
--D28 Blood BHCG 132
D29 on, increasing bloating, gas, constipation, vomiting in afternoon on some days.

Thanks!!!!!!!!

BFP with cramping!

I wanted to share my TTC symptoms. Here is my story:

I am so happy to be able to post on this site. It has been extremely informative and educational for me.

DH and I are both 29 and healthy people. We started TTC 4 months ago. This month, what we did different was: go on vacation, not use any lubricant or preseed (instead actually used foreplay), relax as much as possible. I also used OPK for the first time and we BD every other day.

1 DPO: big + on OPK (BD that day)
2 DPO: big + on OPK (BD that day)
3-7 DPO: nothing noticeable
8 DPO: cramping. Sharp pains in my right side, very low, near ovaries. Sore BBs (normal for me at this time)
9 DPO: cramping, same pain on same side. BBs sore.
10-12 DPO: cramping, same pain but moved towards middle. BBs sore.
13 DPO: bad AF cramping. Thought AF was on her way.
14 DPO: bad AF cramping mixed with the other sharp-pain type of cramping.
15 DPO: spotting. Thought AF was here and it was all over. It was bright red when I wiped (tmi I know!) and then small discharge of brown stuff during the day (very little). BBs sore (this was weird, usually go away when AF arrives)
16 DPO: spotting stopped but very pink when wipe. BBs still sore. Took a HPT in the morning on FR and got a very fast BFP!!!!! Took a HPT in the afternoon (this one EPT) and got fast BFP!!!!
17 DPO: woke up with DH at 4 am to do a clear blue digital HPT and within a minute, it said "Pregnant"!!!!!

We are thrilled. Called the doctor who told me not to come in until I'm 6 weeks; scheduled for August 15 appt. I'm sooo excited! I'm going to keep praying and be as good as I can be to ensure it all works out.

Keep up the hard work ladies. It will pay off, I'm sure of it!

Baby dust to all!

BFP with tons of EWCM

My husband and I had been ttc #2 for 12months, after coming off birth control pills. I started taking agnus castus on cycle 9, which made my periods much more regular.

Right from the start, this cycle was weird. I had so much EWCM I didnt know what to do with it and I had cramps at ovulation time too. Here's a summary of my symptoms day by day:

1DPO- sticky cm, bloated and sore nipples
2DPO- absolutely loads of distgusting, thick, creamy, yellow/white cm, sore nipples
3DPO- The same horrible cm, headache, sore nipples
4DPO- sore nipples, the same horrible cm
5DPO-sore nipples, irritable, temp began to rise, same horrible cm
6DPO-sore nipples, bloated, temp rise, spotting
7DPO-bloated, sore nipples, temp peaked, started getting niggling pains in stomach area, like nerve pain, spotting
8DPO-sore nipples, tiredness, nausea, very emotional
9DPO-sore nipples, tiredness, frequent urination, increased appetite, spotting, irritable and temp rose again. Also, continues to get niggling pains
10DPO-I thought i might be pregnant, as I normally only have a short luteal phase and my temp hadnt gona down and my nipples were still sore. I had creamy cm today. Did a test and got a definite BFP! Woo hoo!

BFP with Injectibles/IUI

I have been TTC for 2 1/2 yrs. Started Clomid and IUI in 2005 with no luck. On to injectables in 2006. This was my 5th cycle with injectables

I had IUI.
This was a strange cycle for me. I started spotting on CD 10 and 11, I though the cycle was a loss. My bbs started being sore on CD 16 and on CD 19 (the day of my IUI) I had a tight feeling and mild cramps all day
7dpiui - Had slight _cramps_ and bb's still hurting, BFN
8dpiui - I was spotting, had to use tampon was sure AF was around the corner
9dpiui - Red and pink spotting over, turned to icky brown stuff
10dpiui - Brown spotting over. Craving tomatoes like they are going out of style
11dpiui - BFP during afternoon test, another one 20 min later
12dpiui - Called Dr.. and was sent in to hospital for blood test, came back at 119 HCG, had craps all day for 14dpiui - To hospital for 2nd blood test, 345 HCG this time, more than double!
The only things we did different this month was to use Instead cups, eat ice cream every day (I read that full fat dairy helps to increase fertility, at this point I would try anything), and we started using over the counter progesterone cream every day after the IUI.
Thanks and all you TTC women are in my prayers

BFP with painful twinges in uterus

In September '05, after having been together for five years, DB and I got pregnant. Sadly, we lost the baby in December. In March of this year, we got married and decided to TTC the following month. We used OPKs but no luck for at first. This month I got a perfect OPK reading and we did BD on day 11 and 13 of my cycle. Around the time of ovulation, I did notice stringy CM while in the shower and did experience slight ovulation cramps. Here are my symptoms post ovulation.

1,2 dpo - nothing
3 dpo - sharp searing pain in uterus lasted only a second or two
4,5 dpo - twinges of pain in uterus periodically
6 dpo - twinges continue, felt like I was catching a cold in the pm-stuffy nose
7,8 dpo - painful twinges continue, abdomen feels full, like slight AF cramps
9 dpo - BBs start to feel heavy, right BB hurts on outer part; I feel extra warm, like I have a temperature
10 dpo - decide to try a HPT and got a BFN
11 dpo - now left BB hurts too
12 dpo - BBs are tender. I tried a HPT again and almost threw it out at 3 minutes but started to see a faint BFP!
13 dpo - same w/ BBs, some cramps, feel like AF is coming, BFP is a little darker though
14 dpo - decided not to test. Had a bit of bleeding in the morning. I was so sad thinking it was v. early m/c
15 dpo - No more spotting, so took one last HPT and got a very convincing BFP!

I think the twinges of pain really tipped me off because I normally don't have that during my cycle! It definitely felt like something was happening down in my uterus. : ) I'm really pleased and am praying for a healthy, happy pregnancy. Best wishes to everyone!

BFP after 2 yrs TTC!

I just got my BFP last night and I'm so excited. I've been stalking this site for almost 2 years and it's been a long road. I love this site, it has given me so much information on what to expect. Thank you TWW.com!

My cycle is 31-35 days, I normally ovulate on day 19.

We had a miscarriage three years ago and we've been trying for 2 years now. God finally blessed us with this bundle of joy. Right before my ovulation I took a week vacation, I was so relaxed and I think that is what helped me. Trying to get pregnant can be stressful, and frustrating especially when you think you have the all symptoms (every twinge is a symptom), and it turns out it's a BFN. Here were / are my symptoms for all you ladies out there TTC. Good Luck to you!

Day before O - BD
O Day - BD, Bright Red / Pink blood (only when I wiped)
1 dpo- Still spotting Brown, light cramping on my left side
2 dpo - BD, light cramping, no spotting
3 dpo - light cramping
4 dpo - nothing
5 dpo - light brown spotting, dull cramps, weird dream that I was pregnant
6 dpo - light vaginal cramping, no spotting
7 dpo - brown spotting when I wiped, looked like a piece of internal tissue on the TP (sorry TMI)
8 dpo - boobs a little tender, BFN on $ tree HPT
9 dpo - boobs hurting a bit more
10 dpo - backache, cramps like pre AF
11 dpo - bad gas pains, dull AF cramps, bad diarrhea, boobs tender
12 dpo - cramping getting stronger, yellowish brown CM on TP, went away after a few hours
13 dpo - cramps, backache, boobs hurt, AF due today - was a no show!
14 dpo - bright red spotting only when I wipe, cramps, boobs VERY tender
15-16 dpo - cramping, no spotting, no AF.
17 dpo - BFP!! in the evening on First Reponse HPT
18 dpo - confirmed by doctor! Due date is March 20, 2008

I hope this helps....Baby Dust to all!

BFP with PCOS (on Metformin)

Just want to share my TTC Journey. Hopefully it will bring some hope and encouragement for those women out there TTC who are frustrated and starting to feel like it will never happen for them.

After almost 5 years TTC and being mis-diagnosed or not really being diagnosed at all, I learned I had PCOS. I am a thin cyster w/no appearance of a typical PCOS patient and I am NOT insulin resistant. It took about 2 years of research on my part to finally convince a Specialist I had it and to put me on Metformin.

I was only put on Met after my attempts of Femara, Clomid, charting/temping, fertility injections and we almost did IVF but I just couldn't go through with it. Too many disapointments and I did not want a huge IVF failure on top of them all.

So, I started the Met in September of 2006 and slowly increased it to 2000mg by November 2006. Two weeks later on the 2000 dose I ovulated for the first time on my own since I've been a teen. Couldn't believe it! I did not get a BFP that time but sure enough about 4 weeks later I O'd again and this time....a nice, dark, fat BFP stared back at me after my TWW. I absolutely broke down into tears of amazement!

All this time and all it took was a diabetic drug called Metformin.....I'm still in awe.

I am 28 weeks today, pregnant with a baby girl and the happiest I've ever been.

My TWW symptoms were:

1 dpo - Ovary pain and very sore nips

2 dpo - Still had Ovary pain and sore nips

3 dpo- Nips less sore and a very nice temp spike

4 & 5 dpo- Nothing too much, temp still climbing

6 - 10 dpo - Actual glands under my armpits started to hurt and so did my whole breast. They ached so bad but not my nips and usually it's the other way around. Took an HPT on 9dpo and was negative.

11 dpo - Had the weirdest cramps in my uterus, sharp intense little stabbing cramps like I had never felt before but they only lasted 10 mins....about an hour after that came the lower back ache and it felt like AF was going to start. Also had implantation spotting later that day, very light pink on the tp.

12 - 14 dpo - BB's still hurt, felt HOT, was getting hot flashes and almost dizzy-like spells and still had slight back ache like AF was coming. Very gassy too!

15 dpo - No sign of AF so thought what the heck and sure enough BFP appeared on a First Response in seconds, nice and dark!

Thank you Lord for this miracle!

I'm pregnant! (My month in review)

I can't believe it!!!! After TTC for 6 months... I'M PREGNANT!!! I don't know exactly which day I ovulated... I just know what days I was 'supposed' to be fertile (according to ovulation calendars, etc.) So... here's EVERY symptom I had all month long!!

June 21st - AF started... very light, brown, thick (sorry TMI)
22nd - AF, still brownish and very light
23rd - AF full force. Very heavy.
24th - AF heavy.
25th - AF getting lighter (SEX)
26th - AF very light (SEX)
27th - AF very, very light.
28th - AF gone.
29th - SEX
30th - SEX

July 1st - SEX
2nd - NO SEX
3rd - SEX
4th - SEX
5th - NO SEX
6th - SEX -- I felt crampy, pretty sure I was about to ovulate or maybe I was ovulating? I never really know and I didn't take an Ov. Pred. test. Lots of watery CM.
7th - NO SEX -- still felt crampy... almost like my insides were gonna fall out, lots of watery CM.
8th - SEX -- crampy and my boobs were swollen & semi-sore, nipples were extremely sore, lots of watery CM.
9th - SEX -- cramps gone, lower back ache (but more like in my tailbone area, not the typical AF backache), bbs still sore (nips very tender), CM thickening up.
10th -- NO SEX -- very sore nips, lower back ache
11th -- NO SEX -- lots of excess saliva, sore nips, back ache, kind of nauseous.
12th -- NO SEX -- slightly crampy, excess saliva, kept feeling 'twinges' in my stomach, kind of like burning cramps (if that makes any sense) they were short and not extremely painful.
13th -- NO SEX -- very, very nauseated. BB's not sore at all. Almost threw up on my way to work. Bought tests b/c I was sure I was preg. BFN. Had a 'hard' feeling in my abdomen and lower back ached a lot.
14th -- NO SEX -- belchy, had one very sharp burning type of pain in my abdomen and then it went away. Felt a lot better than yesterday! BFN.
15th -- SEX -- no symptoms of ANYTHING. BB's felt swollen but not sore. Nips didn't hurt at all. No PMS... had tons of energy, felt really good all day. BFN. Yellowish CM.
16th -- NO SEX -- Lower back ache again, felt great though, good energy! BFN. Yellowish CM.
17th -- NO SEX -- Lower back ache, good energy level - again no symptoms of AF or anything and I'm usually really PMS'y by that point! Nada. Oh and BFN.
18th -- NO SEX. Didn't test. Too scared. I should have started 'brown' spotting this day. I had lots of creamy white cm. Again, no other PMS symptoms at all. I felt totally normal.
19th -- SEX. Didn't test. Too scared. I should have been on day 2 of brown spotting/light AF and NOTHING. Felt great - a little nauseated in the evening but once I ate I felt better.
20th -- WOKE UP AND TESTED BFP! The line was VERY light but it's there!!! So excited and praying for a healthy pregnancy!

Good luck to all... I was so down - seriously, I thought it was never gonna happen for us. I was all set to go to the fertility clinic. So don't give up and I hope this helps!!!!! : )

BFP with dull cramps

I found the early pregnancy symptoms very helpful while ttc, and wanted to share the story of my symptoms:

0-3 dpo: occasional twinges in ovary area, my typical ovulation pain 4-8 dpo: no symptoms at all. day 8dpo, BFN on internet cheapie
9dpo: feel a little tired (but it was the end of a long week, so maybe no relation to BFP). Faint positive on internet cheapie but I'm skeptical.
10-11 dpo: running around, very busy at work, feel pretty normal except for occasional dull cramps; I'm worried that my period is on the way
12-13 dpo: continued cramps. dark red spotting (only once) 12dpo and brown vaginal discharge--unusual. ?Implantation. Internet cheapie with slightly more convincing BFP, but I'm still skeptical. I actually feel really good-- high energy!
14 dpo: period due today-- no sign of it. Clearblue digital "Pregnant".
My BFP is here, so excited. Otherwise, feel completely well. No pregnancy symptoms at all. Praying it sticks. EDD 12/15/07!

In summary, I have felt pretty normal this cycle- no unusual symptoms.

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