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BFP with spotting and cramping

For all of you out there who obsessed over it like I did, I wanted to share my story. My husband and I began TTC in February 08. We went through three cycles with no luck after I went off birth control pills. I had just about decided that we had not been successful once again, when I began spotting on CD21, about 9DPO. I spotted light pink off and on, only on the toilet paper, through CD25. At that point, the spotting stopped. I had also been having light cramping all week as well.

My period was due on CD 25, but didn't come. The next morning, CD26, I woke up with heavy cramping, just like I normally get at the start of my cycle. I even went online and ordered some Pre-Seed, ovulation kits and more pregnancy tests, because I was just CERTAIN that AF was on her way! However, my cycle never came. I tested on CD27, 15DPO, and got a BFP! I have since taken 4 more HPT's and all have been positive (with darker lines).

So far, I have had very few symptoms. Mild, sporadic nausea, some fatigue, mild heartburn, light cramping. The only symptom I really noticed prior to the positive HPT, and this is only in hindsight, was that my gums began to be very sore 2 or 3 days prior to the positive HPT, and have only now returned back to normal. Other than that, my breasts are not sore, I haven't noticed any discharge, morning sickness hasn't begun, and I'm not yet suffering the frequent urination so common in early pregnancy. However, I'm only about 4.5 weeks along. I feel sure I will feel "more pregnant" in the next couple of weeks!

GL and Baby Dust to you all!

BFO with Accupuncture

My husband and I have been ttc for 1.5 years. I've been trying acupuncture for about 3 months. My cycle started to regulate, and I've been more relaxed since I feel more in control of my body. I thought I would never see the + on the hpt! Ironically, this was the first cycle during which I recorded symptoms. Here they are:

* 0-7 DPO Nothing noticable other than sore boobs, which is normal for me around ovulation.
* 8-9 DPO Slight twinges on the right side near ovaries. Boobs still sore
* 10 DPO Boobs are still sore and sensitive. My nose is a little runny. I take a test, and it's a BFN
* 11 DPO I start to spot, and have a few cramps. I assume this cycle's out. Today I went to acupuncture and bemoaned my unsuccessful cycle with a short luteal phase. Acupuncturist tells me that I am pretty stressed, and that my adrenals seem to be working hard.
* 12 DPO Still spotting, but no AF yet. I am leaving for vacation on 13 DPO, so I am really hoping AF comes soon, so I don't have to be on AF while on the beach. Boobs are sore.
* 13 DPO Still spotting. Before leaving for vacation, I take another morning test, just in case. BFN. I am really confused about the spotting.
* 14 DPO Still spotting. Boobs are sore and I have light pressure in abdomen
* 15 DPO Spotting finally subsides. My symptoms are getting more obvious. I have tingly boobs, which are sensitive. I am tearful. in fact, I had to leave a game of Cranium because I started to cry. Crying is not my normal reaction to losing a board game . I figured at this point that I never had AF. The spotting never was enough to warrant using a pad or tampon. Since I am on vacation, I trek 30 miles to a country grocery store to buy a test. I have 20 at home, but of course, I brought tampons with me instead.
* 16 DPO Take test in the morning, BFP immediately. I sneak back to the shared room and whisper the good news to the DH.

Baby dust to all!

BFP with spotting

BFP with few symptoms and spotting 14 dpo
I'm 34 and DH is 33. We've been trying naturally for about 6-7 months. I used an OPK this month so I was pretty sure we timed things right. I had relatively few symptoms overall. Except for the very dull ache on 8-9 dpo and spotting 14 dpo, I didn't feel anything out of the norm. This site has been great to let me secretly obsess during those looong two week waits!

1-2 dpo - sore nipples (normal for me right after ovulation)
3-7 dpo - nothing
8-9 dpo - i felt a slight dull ache around my right ovary a few times. it was so
slight i thought i was just imagining things
10-12 dpo - nothing
13 dpo - i started feeling really tired (this always happens to me the day before my
period) and my bbs started getting sore, both symptoms are classic pms symptoms for
me. i was sure this month was not going to happen.
14 dpo - bbs sore, and started feeling slightly crampy, like i was going to start my period. This was somewhat unusual since i normally don't feel anything until it actually starts. At lunch, i noticed pink blood on the toilet paper after wiping,
assumed this was my period... but to my surprise no blood came after that, or by the next morning. suspected something was up, since this never happens to me. I was also feeling more crampy/uncomfortable than is normal for me.
15 dpo - tested in the morning. BFP!! still felt a little crampy that day but no
spotting. bbs still sore
16 dpo - crampy feeling is gone. bbs still sore. was so tired that day - fell
asleep at 8:30pm.
17 dpo - feeling completely normal except for sore bbs and a couple mild twinges
near right ovary throughout the day.
Oh, and CM has been pretty scant the past 17 days.

Good luck to everyone!

BFP with FSH injections (TTC for 17 months)

I am 30 and DH is 29. Overall we have been trying for 17 months, 13 months of which we tried naturally; 3 months of me getting blood tests to pin point my exact ovulation date; and this month I was on FSH injections from CD2 - CD12. I have been told by my FS that I am at risk of twins due to my blood test at ovulation revealing extra high levels. I have scoured your website for 17 months and now I get to add my wonderful symptoms.

1-2 DPO - nothing
3 DPO - sore bbs, which is weird for me as this doesn't normally happen until 7 dpo. I think it may be because of the FSH elevating my hormones
4 DPO - sore bbs, and cm that looked sticky and clumpy (tmi)
5 DPO - bbs become even more sore, dry cm
6 DPO - bbs tender, swollen and sore. Had a bad dizzy spell today, dry cm
7 - 9 DPO - bbs tender, swollen and sore. BFN blood test, little creamy cm
10 DPO - funny pinching feelings in uterus and near ovaries, bbs still the same, little creamy cm
11 DPO - woke up with sniffly nose and sneezes, little creamy cm
12 DPO - Had a dream last night that I was pregnant, and we attended a 12 week ultrasound and was told everything looks good. Faint BFP using FMU. Bbs still the same, and with bright blue veins going to the nipples. Darker BFP in the afternoon after work!!! BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
13 DPO - Another BFP using FMU, bbs still the same, dizzy spell. Another dream that I was pregnant. Had a burst of energy in the morning that lasted about 1 hour, and then I was tired for the rest of the day. I was in bed by 8.30pm.
14 DPO - Had some funny cramping today, sort of like period cramps but not as severe. This scared me at first, and then I read that this is completely normal. Period due today, no sign of her, no spotting. Nice temp rise this morning. Another BFP

Estimated Due Date: 3 January 2009

I'M GOING TO BE A MUMMY!!!! Sticky dust to me, and baby dust to every one reading this. WE'RE HAVING A BABY!

BFP with lower back aches

Here is what I experienced with this BFP.

1 dpo - mild cramping
3 dpo - started daily progesterone to treat a short luteal phase,
4-9 dpo - no symptoms
10 dpo - mild cramping and had a bubbly, fluttery feeling in lower abdomen, almost like when baby #1 started moving around week 16
11 dpo - lower back ache and diarrhea, thought it was from something I ate; BFN 13 dpo -
12 dpo - lower back ache and diarrhea, started to think food poisoning was not the cause; took a test and saw a FAINT line
13 dpo - another faint line with FMU, a negative with digital test #1 (ept); positive digital in afternoon (Walgreens); spotting in am with pink streaks that turned to brown in the afternoon.
14 dpo - slightly gassy

This BFP is different than #1. The first time around, I had sore boobs and a lot more cramping an no spotting. Just goes to show that each pregnancy can be very different.

DH and I only bd'd every other day around ovulation but not on O day because I was out of town. Also, my O was way late, by a week, which made me think that this cycle was going to end wacky. I was surprised to see the positive tests and am still a little in disbelief.

Baby dust and sticky beans to all!!!

The most detailed BFP symptoms ever

I wanted to share my symptoms with you. Mine weren't the USUAL symptoms. I KNEW I was pg since 7 DPO! The tests just wouldn't tell me so, lol.

This is our first cycle TTC for baby #1. I took a herbal pill called FemCycle with Vitex in it. We used Pre-seed a few times. I temped and charted as well.....

I wrote everything I felt!

CD 25 - temp has dropped, indicating that I may not have Oed on CD 21. Feeling a little moody this morning, but may have been due to eating late. Slight twinge just off the center to the right of uterus. Lasted a few minutes and now feel nothing.
Right breast has been sore lately.Today in shower, I noticed that my right nipple is very sensitive. Which is odd. I don't know if this is just because of just being off the pill, or if it is because O is going to happen soon, or if O happened, and it's something else...

CD 26 - temp went back up today! YAY! So by the looks of it, I am 5 DPO. I am having a dull ache in my uterus. Mostly on the right side, again. My nipple is still super sensitive. I don't know why. Never felt like that before. Felt bloaty and gassy this morning. Yuck. That's it so far, but it's only 7:45 in the morning!

CD 28. (officially 6 DPO according to temps) - temp still up (yay!) I recorded sxs at work...
-brief sudden lightheadedness (not doing anything...just sitting in one spot!)
-SOre, heavy boobs. Sore on top of breast.
-feeling hungry, then feeling sick when thinking about eating.
-pain about 2 inches below belly button, lasting about 10 minutes. Felt like pinching.
-feeling tired and sluggish even though I had a full night's rest.

Moodiness! Out of no where. I'm not feeling too great today and I have the long shift at work. Plus the weather has turned very blah. Could be from that...

Update on 6 DPO

Feeling burst of energy. Couldn't sit down. Felt weird inside (not cramps or anything, just weird) and I had to stand at my desk. Felt like my adrenaline got a serious boost. Thought I was going to have to run. Then I got tired really fast. Suddenly felt really warm and tingley all over. Face got hot.
SO moody! Really mad for no reason, causing bf to be scared (lol)
Kept thinking about how much I wanted to go home and cry in the shower because bf was sitting in my new chair when I was at work (again, lol)
Not usually this bad!!!

7 DPO - woke up with some really odd CM. Thick, creamy, slightly yellowish. Weird, considering I have been pretty dry since O....
Hoping this means something!
7:15 am. Had some pink spotting with a BM. Got concerned and checked cm. It was indeed
from there. I checked cm again, and it is brown now....Implantation???

Feel like uterus is filled with air
Painful stabs
Intense cramps
Feeling really hot (I am ALWAYS COLD, and I had to blast the AC!)
Nausea
I had a sip of a French Vanilla Cappacino and it made me feel sick and made my esophogus feel like mild heart burn (which I very rarely get)
Strong pinching feeling in right side of uterus. When I got up and walked, it felt like that area (inside) was asleep!
Quick stabbing pains (in the above mention spot) so bad I was almost in tears. Like being stabbed with something tiny! (haha)
Lightheaded (I stopped drinking the cappucino by this point!)
So hungry all of a sudden and dizzy feeling!

This evening, 7 DPO. Heartburn so bad I could barely walk. Bloating so much that my fat pants are snug!

8 DPO - Woke up feeling fine. Actually, I woke up with a lot of energy. BF got up for work at 5:45 and I was awake and stayed awake since then. (I usually go back to slep till 8!)
Went to the washroom and had bleeding. New blood. I was scared and thought AF was earlyor something worse. Cervix still feels closed. Way more blood than spotting, not enough to be AF. Put in tampon for a half hour. Took it out and it absorbed everything (there
was a lot of old blood on tampon) and no new spotting so far. Not feeling too bad. A few cramps, but nothing severe. Not heartburn as of yet. Feeling fine and normal today...

More bleeding at 6 pm. Dark red/brown with teensy clots. Not many, but a few. A little cramping and pain on the under side of my boob.

9 DPO - Same bleeding as yesterday. Thought AF was here. Tested, got a BFN. Bleeding seemed heavy but appears to be gone again. SOOO CONFUSED. Mild AF type cramps on and off...

BFP with WIERD cycle!

The main reason I would like to share my story is because my cycle is unlike ANY that I've been able to find information about online. My husband and I actually JUST started TTC THIS MONTH!!! But I started mapping my cycle using mainly OPK in June, so that I'd kinda know what to expect. In this, I found that I have a..."less than normal" cycle. I generally ovulate around day 18 and then have a short and WEIRD luteal phase. I was unable to find a case of anyone else online who had a situation like mine and was unsure if I was going to be able to conceive. I had read all about luteal phase defect and how a luteal phase of less than 10 days is considered a problem. Anyway, I'm going to do my best to include all of my normal symptoms AND weird symptoms. My main purpose here is to give other people like me some hope, because I could've used some. My BFP was a TOTAL suprise!!!

CD14- Noticable discharge, some stretch
CD16- More discharge and more stretchy
CD17- PM-LH surge detected on OPK, ovulation likely occured on CD18

Change gears to DPO
1 DPO- Breast a little sore (may or may not have been related to anything, but they were starting to get sore)
2 DPO- Light spotting. This is pretty normal for me and seeing it shot my hope.
3 DPO- No spotting until late afternoon. Mild cramping all day. BBs getting VERY sore.
4 DPO- Spotting in afternoon. At this point I notice that the only time the spotting is more than a stained discharge is right after a BM. All other times it is more like a stained discharge, not actual blood. Loose stool...sort of weird.
5 DPO- Afternoon spotting again, pretty sharp AF like pains all day today. Getting close to AF and NO PMS acne (I always get PMS ACNE!!!) Some weird little bumps on my neck and throat though. A little hope? Still loose stool
6 DPO- Light Spotting all day
7 DPO- afternoon (BM) spotting. Having these HORRIBLE pains that shoot down my legs and arms. Legs shoot down from thigs and arms are mainly in wrists and from elbow down. They come and go. Also, a dull ache in my pelvic bone at the top of my right leg. BBs still sore and seeming heavy and more "perky", haha. Not really much bigger, just fuller and more perky.
8 DPO- Mid-day I get a heavy spot and some more mild cramping.
9 DPO- Wake up to blood and pretty bad cramps. Very loose stool. Assume AF has come, write off all hope I had. Planning for next month :). By 4:00 pm, AF subsides and doesn't show back up. Keep in mind, I'm a 6-day AF girl!
10 DPO- wake up to still no AF!!! Freak out and take first response. LIGHT BPF! Get excited because I had written off this month already as failure the day before! Wait to see if AF shows back up, and nope! Quite a bit of discharge, some is brown stained. At times during the day, moving my tongue gags me. Never got SICK, but did gag a couple times. Also, have a little "pull" in my very lower abdomen off to the left side. Like if I get up real quick out of a chair, there's a little "pull". Feel like I have "pressure" in my lower abdomen. Feels funny when I hold my tummy in. BBs definately a little bigger. Also, constipated pm. Far cry from loose stool yesterday :).
11 DPO- still no AF, BFP was a darker today. Still not as dark as control line, but it'll probably be monday or tuesday before it gets that dark :).

I loved reading everyone else's posts on this site and I hope mine is helpful to SOMEONE!

BFP with Spotting

My husband and I just got our very first BFP after trying for two months using Preseed(only used preseed on second month). We were also told to have DH to start eating strawberries......I wasn't sure either, but I think it helped!

I'm not sure of all the right days b/c I had a hard time figuring out my day of ovulation, so we BD every other day and then every day for about 6 days in a row when my cervix was high and soft. 4 of those days we used preseed.
Symptoms:
CD20 -CD23 Had really bad cramps
CD22-23 Spotted on 2 days week before af was due
CD18-present--bb's were super sore and swollen
CD27- took 2 hpt's both +
CD28-confirmed BFP

Thanks for all the help and advice!!!!!

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!!!!!!!!

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