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Suspicions were correct

I've been trawling this website for the last 2 weeks. Convinced I had conceived on our 2nd cycle post Mirena coil removal but worried after seeing how long it took some following removal of this coil.
Mirena removal 19th Feb. Had one period on 9th March for 3 days and fairly light. No Mirena crash as expected after reading the horror stories.
We decided to download Ovia immediately and entered my last 3 periods (had the coil 5 years and the last 6 months my periods had restarted). My tracking showed 26 to 28 day cycles and average 25.
My story is:
Cd1 to 3 light bleeding
Cd8 and 9 spotting. Possibly ovulation bleed but was far too early according to the app as these were the first two fertile days according to charts.
Ovia suggested I was due to ovulate on cd13 so I didn't track until then.
DPO1 constipation fatigue cramps insomnia and v CRANKY
DPO2 99.86 temp nausea hot flushes increased appetite diarrhea increased sex drive headache neck ache backache (major back ache which has been a constant to today) right pelvic pain and fullness fatigue bloating gas cramps dizzy spells frequent urination insomnia. Thick creamy cervical fluid. Very wet feeling down there all day. Frustrated impatient and angry
3DPO 98.6 temp. Cold flu symptoms and stuffy nose mainly. All as DPO2 but really cranky and angry then suddenly happy and confident before being cranky and angry again. Constipated
4DPO 98.78 temp. All above but also tender BBs and diarrhea. Felt stressed cranky angry then confident focused and motivated. And back to bad moods.
5DPO 98.06 temp. School glue fluid started. No change to other symptoms. Still insomnia back ache daily and pelvic pain.
6DPO brown spotting on tissue paper. 3 tiny drops and nothing since. Assumed this was implantation bleeding. Felt like someone shoved a sharp pencil into my lower back and made me wince a little. 98.96 temp. Itchy down stairs. Indigestion -which I never get! Backache so bad I made hubby rub my tailbone area for over an hour with no relief.
7DPO neg test. Of course! Was far too early but was convinced. Temp 99.14. Nausea headache (still) bloating gassy indigestion cravings +sex drive +appetite backache (like murder) moody and angry. Poor hubby got an earful for no reason. Just v short tempered. Discharge stopped so assumed I wasn't pregnant as I'm normally dry at this stage.
8DPO neg test again. Temp 98.78. School glue is back. Same symptoms as day before.
9DPO neg test again. Naturally! Still too early. School glue and temp 98.96. Return of hot flushes and dizzy spells. No other changes to daily symptoms.
10 DPO another negative test. Starting to think it's in my head now. Temp 98.6. All same symptoms but then added to them with v serious cramping like AF was going to come early and was going to be the nastiest bitch ever this month. Convinced myself was coming on early and felt wet. Kept going to check in case I came on. No bleeding though. Plenty of school glue today.
Took kids to cinema and cried at the happy ending. Not normal for me at all....
11DPO. Was due smear test at 10.30 am so thought I'd do another test to be on the safe side. Digi one that says can confirm up to 4 days early. I'm 3 days off AF yet but thought what the hell. This test wasn't with FMU however so expected another negative. Digi response said not pregnant but when I ejected strip I could see a second line. Ran out and bought 2 more tests. One Digi from clear blue and one with the lines so I could see lines instead. Both BFP. With 3rd wee of the day. And it was a forced wee too. Digi clear blue says 1 to 2 weeks which was spot on as I'm effectively 3 weeks and 2 days from first day of LMP.
This was totally different for me. Last 2 kids I didn't get a result (but knew for ages) until I was 6 weeks gone as my HCG is apparently low rising. Also I didn't have my usual tell tale signs of really sore (unbareably) breasts. I also never get backache which I've had daily this time. So my symptoms are totally different to my last 2 children and finding out early is new for me. Just praying it's not twins now.
Your posts on this site have kept me reading for hours so I wanted to share my symptoms here for others to read too.
Good luck to all trying x

BFP with possible implantation spotting, long cycles

Gaaahhhhh I feel like I have to post this just to make it real for myself! And also as a sort of "thank you" to everyone who has shared their BFP stories and symptoms that I read obsessively during this 5 WEEK WAIT (yep, you read that right!) that helped me feel less crazy.

So, some background info:

- I have irregular cycles that, in the past year, have ranged anywhere from 26 to 49 days.
- We were not actively TTC, but took a "let's see what happens" approach starting a few months ago, so no OPKs or temping or anything like that. I do pay attention to my cm, though.
- I had almost all of the same symptoms, including two stretches of spotting, and a pregnancy dream, back in October 2015 but eventually got my period after three negative tests and 60 days. I think it must have been a very early miscarriage where the hormone levels were so low that they never registered on a test. The cycle after that was 49 days long, and I wonder if my body was still sort of "recovering" from the cycle before. The next cycle was only 26 days long, but I'm still hesitant to say that I even menstruated because rather than red blood it was brown, sticky, a little smelly, scant, and lasted 10 days. At that point, after 2 weirdly long cycles and a bunch of weird discharge, I began to think that I must have an infection or ovarian cyst or something. That brings us to the current cycle:

BFP* iui first time

Same sex relationship 13yrs, highschool sweethearts. Graduated college ready for a family so we went right to a reproductive specialist. No major issues with fertility just no male partner. We used a sperm bank and they did our iui. During my cycle we used clomid... trigger shot(thigh) and iui 36hrs after trigger shot. No other meds. I was pregnant on our first try. So it's very much possible.

1dpiui bloated ovary pain
2dpiui bloated ovary pain
3dpiui ovary twinges dizzy
4dpiui ovary pain, dizzy when I initially stand up
5dpiui uterus and ovary pain
6dpiui gassy/burning in stomach and sharp/pulling sensation in groin
7dpiui nausea and light cramps
8dpiui nausea on/off entire day started at 11a, fatigue on/off, slightly soar breast/nipple, two vivid dreams that night
9dpiui very sharp ovary pain on right, nausea, fatigue, tested at 1107p BFP
11dpiui blood test BFP
13dpiui doubling HCG numbers remained BFP

She came 3 day early 6lbs 3oz
Blessings and pregnancy dust to you all.

2 years of trying and crying…..

This has been such a long road I cannot believe I get to post here!!!! I had a tubal reversal in 2014 after having my 5th baby I almost died from a rupture during my csection and so I thought that door was closed even though I had wanted one more……
Fast forward a few years and we started doing foster care and fell in LOVE with our girl she was 7 and a sweetheart after one year she was ripped away we fought and cried but she went back to another family……. So that day was the day I decided to have one more baby and after having the reversal we tried….and tried……and tried……….. and with each month it was a kick in the gut I went on clomid for 6 months no bueno then on letrozol and femoral and from that one round it regulated me (I have PCOS as well pretty severe) well I missed my period back on Feb 27th no positive NOTHING then little by little I would see a faint line on my Clearblue which I thought were evaps I even called the helpline guys I was so positive it was evaps VERY faint but showed up pretty fast….. Well my husband is a PA and happens to have hook ups to do a blood pregnancy test (basically they spin your blood and use the plasma to do the test) and low and behold this morning a BFP blazing blue! and blazing pink!!! Im still in shock really I cried and cried still faint lines on my urine tests but def there I will call my OB on Monday but I am stoked beyond belief….. my husband has heard of this happening and while Im not out of the woods yet I AM finally pregnant
Symptoms
Tingling breasts
nausea especially this last week
a weird metal taste in my mouth if I went to long without eating
My beloved Diet Pepsi started tasting really gross to me
SOOOOOOOOO tired I started napping mid day when I had the chance
Loose stools and then constipation
Bloating
This week my nips have def gotten a bit darker
I also had weird spotting last week it was light light pink and then turned brown

Guys I feel your pain I have been on these boards for 2 years and its so hard to see everyone else get their positives you are all in my prayers and I hope for the best for all of you!!!

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Exactly 12 Months of Trying, 1st IUI w/ Femara, Low Count, Success!

Here's my story to help others still in the process. It'll happen, just keep doing what you're doing.

Husband and I both are 31. Got off BC February of last year. Like many others I naively thought we'd conceive right away. In my excitement, I blabbed about it to everyone which later backfired as I kept being asked. Pro tip: Keep it to yourself if you can!

For the first three months off BC I didn't get my period which was very unnerving. Finally got it, after some acupuncture and vitex, and kept trying. Started temping- never got a clear chart. Gave up on temping. Tried ovulation tests which were hit or miss. More acupuncture. More BFNs. Cycles erratic. I exercise regularly, drink infrequently and in moderation, and started taking supplements like bee pollen, spirulina, B12, Vitamin D, baby aspirin. Friends got pregnant by blinking, had babies, talked breastfeeding and whatever, while I carried on living that BFN life.

In November I went to a specialist, was told I have mild PCOS i.e. I don't ovulate every month. Husband's count perfect. Started monitoring. Then December took Clomid which made me crazy and found out made my lining very thin. January Femara, BFN. Then February we decided to go forward with IUI with Femara because why not? Insurance covered it.

Trigger shot the day before then the morning of IUI my husband's count was at 2.9 million which the doctor told us was very low. They did it anyways, offering for us to go for second IUI at their other location an hour away the next day if we wanted to. We decided against it (didn't want to make it more stressful than necessary.) Evening of IUI I had a beer at a friend's birthday and then we had sex that night and again the next afternoon. Doc had me take estradriol to support lining.

Because of the low count I was pretty sure it was a no go this month. On top of that I had practically no symptoms (while other months I was CONVINCED we had conceived because I'd be feeling everything: sore breasts, tingling nipples, bloating, pulling, etc.) All I felt this month was like my period was about to start the entire week before the day it was due and I was PMSy af.

So:
DPO 1-7 nothing but some creamy CM
DPO 8 - very faint blood after sex. Mild cramping.
DPO 9 - Got anxious, took test, BFN. Mild period-like cramping.
DPO 10 - PMS, crabby, barely tinted CM, little watery CM
DPO 12 - PMS, slight sharpness behind bellybutton, wet but no spotting (CD27, day before period due.)
DPO 13 - PMS cramps. Sex, no spotting. Period due.
DPO 14 - Dark blown/black blood, not full flow. Figured it was my period, used tampon. Disappointed, drank a glass of wine with dinner, a beer later on in the evening. Later in the night realized something was up when tampon was practically clear. Hello implantation bleeding?
DPO 15 - Took cheapie wondfo test first AM urine. Couldn't believe I was seeing a second line for the first time ever. BFP! Took two more cheapies later in the day, both positive.
DPO 16 - And another, BFP.
DPO 17 - FRER two lines right away.
DPO 18 - Blood test at doctor's office. Confirmed!

Relieved and hoping the next part goes smoothly. We haven't told anyone yet as we're both still stunned. Also gonna work on the whole keeping it to myself thing for a while until we learn a little more about how this pregnancy is going. But thanks for letting me at least share here, anonymously, with all of you!

I know it's tough and can be a real mind-fuck with each passing month. Just remember you're a person first with interests, good qualities, and other attainable goals and that (hopefully) you and your partner like each other for reasons other than just becoming parents together. Good luck out there.

BFP cycle #3

When OH and I decided to start trying for a baby, I reliased how little we knew about TTC. Then I found this site and couldn't go a day without checking out BFP stories. I found all your stories inspirational and helpful so I would like to do the same.

I used Ovia app to record my data, started using OPKs on cycle #2 and started taking bbt on cycle #3.

As I was certain cycle #2 was our month until AF arrived. I was concerned that I was not ovulating and not producing fertile mucus so on cycle #3 I went all out. I started taking Conception Pregnacare (previously took Original version); took evening primrose oil (my CM became watery before +OPK which never happened on my previous cycles but not seen ewcm) and took my bbts every morning.

Ovulated CD11- opk and bbt dip confirmed
DPO 1-2 sore nipples
3- sore nipples, flu/cold symptoms (suspected ovulation symptoms)
4-5 sore nipples, twinges on my left pelvis
6- dry skin, increasing amount of creamy cm
7-10 dull aches and pulling sensation on my lower abdomen
11- spotty, notices my temp creep up (possibly triphasic shift)
12-13 bloated, temp stayed elevated, spotty face and back, flu/cold symptoms (I started to suspect pregnancy, I read that OPKs could pick up hcg- both days positive). On dpo13 I bought a Poundland hpt and thought to have seen a shadow line, still not convinced.
14- temp highest it's ever been I was ready to take another hpt with FMU but before I took the test I noticed brown blood as I wiped. I was heartbroken!
I felt dizzy,body ached and had flu/cold like symptoms in work. I couldn't understand why my temp did not decrease and +OPKs on luteal phase. It must be implantation bleeding so I bought a Superdrug Value pack during lunchtime, it was BFP!!!
My OH suggested to do another test with a good hpt that same evening, First Response gave a very obvious BFP :) OH triple checked!

Just in time for the OH 30th birthday and now we face the dilemma of when to tell our peers, especially when we go on holiday with his family in 2 weeks time and I would have to refuse a glass of wine for the whole trip that will raise suspicion lol

Finally BFP!!!!!

Omg!! I cannot believe I finally made it! I know 7 months doesn't seem like a long time but for me it was an eternity! I felt like I was broken somehow, (even though yes, I know infertile women are not necessarily "broken") I even made a fertility appointments for the month of March! I wasn't keeping track because I had somewhat given up hope, and thought whenever it happens it will happen:) I believe I got my BFP at 9dpo???

Here are my symptoms!:

Ovulation day I was nauseas and spotting. I knew to baby dance. We had been like crazy but I made extra sure to the day of and day after for 3 days.

Through the two week wait I felt:

Stuffy nose

Watery eyes

Sneezing constantly- like 60 times in a day! I couldn't make it stop for the life of me lol

Slight cramping-not like period cramps,beat lighter.

Very tired!! I cannot stress enough! And I knew exactly when because usually bedtime is 9:30 to 10:00 and I was so sleepy at 7:30 0.O

Agitated and easily annoyed/moody

Not a symptom: And last but not least very family oriented....looking up how to make cloth diapers, watching family videos on YouTube etc etc...

Cervical mucus:
Regular medium amount until about 5 days after I thought was ovulation and then increased. I had a huge amount. It was egg white still and stretchy. Then when I got my BFP, it was like water, constantly felt wet and it was milky white.

So that's it!! That is my BFP:):):):

Still in shock!

I had to share my news since I was always scrolling through these stories looking for hope! After 16 months of TTC and 1 failed IUI. I just got my first ever BFP from my 2nd IUI with Letrozole.

This was my first month since we started trying to conceive that I stopped basal temping after confirming ovulation. It really helped me to not over analyze everything! I didn't even Google IUI stuff this time around! And it really helped take the stress off.

Anyways, on 14dpiui I woke up with a couple bright pink spots when I wiped and thought FOR SURE I was getting my period so I cried and cried. Then I had a little brown spotting throughout the day but my full on period never came! I thought for sure I'd wake up the next morning with cramps and the whole shabang but nothing but a tiny tiny amount of brown discharge. I really didn't want to take a test though because I was so afraid and really thought my period was coming! But yesterday morning, 16dpiui, when I woke up with still no period, I took my first test and got my BFP! I couldn't believe it! And today is my birthday! So it was a great early birthday present! I went in for blood work today so I'm hoping everything looks good and it sticks!

For those of you who have been trying for what seems like an eternity, don't lose hope. It will happen!

Unexpected but very welcome BFP!

I want to share my BFP story as visiting these boards is what's kept me sane these last few months! I can't quite believe it....After swearing I was pregnant 3 months ago (our first month of TTC) here I am today with a totally unexpected BFP!!

We followed the SMEP plan, used pre-seed and CB advanced digital OPKs. Missionary position only, and I stayed lying down for 15 mins after BD'ing.

I read 'Making Babies' and 'Taking Charge Of Your Fertility' which I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone TTC. It only took 1 month after making the suggested changes, using pre-seed and OPKs to get my BFP!

I basically had no symptoms at all, and had spotting on day 26 which I thought was AF, but was only a few drops, so I assume this was late-ish implantation bleeding. I also had a BBT drop on day 26 which made me think for sure I wasn't pregnant, but it shot back up today, the day I got my BFP (day 28/DPO 14) - the day of my missed period. I've had some mild cramping and 'pulling' in the abdomen, but I thought these were just signs AF was coming, but apparently not!

I have a history of hormonal issues, adrenal fatigue and really bad PMS, so anyone out there with these issues, please have hope!!

Wishing you all baby dust!

BFP 6 months after MC

Yesterday (2/6/16) I officially confirmed that I am pregnant with First Reponse Early Response (FRER) dye AND digital tests. I am thrilled, anxious and still in a little bit of disbelief! But I wanted to make sure I wrote down and shared my experience this cycle -- hopefully it will help someone else, or even myself in the future.

I had an early miscarriage last August. After that, I downloaded the “Clue” app and started tracking my cycle each month. My cycles were very irregular at first, but in the past few months they have become somewhat more predictable. This was only my second cycle using OPKs.

Last cycle was 28 days, with a 10ish day luteal phase. So I was expecting the same this month. I didn’t end up ovulating until much later in my cycle though.

CD19: Unprotected sex; negative OPK
CD20: Negative OPK
CD21: Negative OPK (at this point, I was thinking maybe ovulation wasn’t in the stars for this cycle)
CD22: Positive OPK in the evening (woo! I almost didn’t even test today because I was feeling so discouraged after a string of negatives); globular, watery CM (almost like I peed myself); unprotected sex after seeing positive OPK
CD23: Another positive OPK; more unprotected sex; small twinges in my pelvic area that I assumed were ovulation cramps
CD24: Unprotected sex; OPK back to negative (according to Clue, this was my actual ovulation day)
CD25: Tender breasts; negative OPK
CD26: Tender breasts
CD27: Unprotected sex; watery CM; bloated/gassy; face broke out a little bit (usually happens leading up to period)
CD28: A little nauseous; skin not looking great; took a HPT because I’m crazy (obviously it was negative)
CD29: Had a GYN appointment
CD30: Went to the bathroom mid-morning and had some very light brown discharge/spotting on my pantyliner and a little more went in the toilet when I peed; I chalked this up to my pap smear the day before… now I think this was definitely implantation bleeding!
CD31: Negative HPT; skin back to normal
CD32: Negative HPT in the AM; squinter in the evening before I went to bed (Wondfo brand); tender breasts throughout the day (they were especially sore when I first woke up in the morning); very tired at work
CD33: Mind was racing all night; took another Wondfo test at 2 am… a very, very faint line showed up again. To see if it was an evap line, I dipped another test in water and it was stark white. I took a few more Wondfos over the next few hours. One was stark white (my pee was probably just not concentrated enough from going so much!), but another had the faint line. Ended up going to CVS to pick-up a FRER digital/dye test package AND the CVS digitial (generic version of Clear Blue Digital). Dipped the tests in the same urine I used for the faint positive Wondfo earlier. Got negatives on the CVS tests but CLEAR POSITIVES on both the FRER tests! I’ve read that FRER is much more sensitive, so I am 100% confident these are my BFPs. I will probably retest with the Clear Blue or CVS brand in a few days when my hcg has a chance to rise. Took another Wondfo a couple hours after getting the FRER positives just for peace of mind, and the line is definitely getting darker. Other symptoms: felt a little nauseous in the morning, and my breasts have been very tender all day (even a bit sore around my ribs right under my right boob). I’m currently wearing a sports bra, and it’s uncomfortable.
Just like my last pregnancy, the sore boobs were really the first symptom. Clue was predicting that my period would start on CD35, so the FRER showed results two days before my missed period (~9 dpo). Wondfo gave me a squinter three days before my missed period (~8 dpo).
CD34: BFP with CB Digital

I really hope this one sticks. Appreciate any prayers/positive thoughts you can send our way! I’m calling my doctor on Monday to schedule my first appointment. Hopefully I’ll be able to get in sooner than the standard eight weeks. I don’t think I can wait that long to know what’s happening in there!

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