Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
How I did it - Vitamins & OPK
I received my BFP two days ago, and honestly thought I was out for this month because I felt barely any symptoms. I am a 34(avg) day cycle kind of gal and ovulated on day 18/19 of my cycle
Last year we tried a few times and nothing gave, but I never used an opk, charted my temp, vitamins, nothing!
So we started back up again recently and this is how it happened.
It was my second month ttc, first month I used pregprep kit from walgreens and it didnt work, in addition to prenatal vitamins.
Thanks to this site and others, I developed a little recipe of vitamins after tons of research I picked out some that I felt were most beneficial for both of us to take. I didnt go crazy, I didnt even do the full dosage and I never had EWCM during my fertile time but I trusted the OPK. From the second day of my period (forgot on the first day) ....
( I did take BBT but I was really bad at remembering it every morning and my times were never consistent but I managed to do it enough to see the O dip and rise) but I stopped after that.
I started taking MACA capsules 2x a day (525mg), EPO 2x a day (500mg), Royal Jelly/Bee Pollen Capsules 2x a day (200mg), COQ10 2x a day (100mg) and my one a day prenatal. My SO followed the same routine as me but left out the EPO (duh) and took his MENS Active One a day vitamin.
I took the EPO till day ovulation, continued the rest till BFP.
I started using the opk 4 days before and tested once a day, and we BD every day of the flashing smiley which last two days once I got it, than the third day was a solid smiley. We did miss a day of BD two days before O but we did it every day and some times in the morning till two days after. We used pressed twice too but i don't care for that stuff too much so only as needed and externally.
On months where I wasn't pregnant I felt more "prego" type symptoms than i did this month.. which was totally strange to me and the reason I thought I was out. The day of O I had horrible cramps and luckily we dtd that morning because my cramps and severe lower back pain came at night. It was miserable.
day of O - painful cramps, and back ache
day after O -AF type cramps and still some o pain
2dpo - fluttering in left side of ovary and af cramps
3dpo - huge glob of white cm (looked like ewcm)
4dpo- swollen bbs, fluttering and ovary twinges
5dpo - yellow cm and swollen bbs
6dpo- horrible headache, stomach twinges and leg cramps
8dpo- tons of cm, painful bb, af cramps
9dpo- ovarys hurt, little cm, weird tingles in nipples and vivid dream
10dpo- nothing unusual, thought I was out for the month, bbs still swollen
11dpo- af cramps and other cramping in stomach
12dpo- nothing different
13dpo- watery cm
14dpo- watery cm, bb hurt worse now, and af cramps
15dpo- tested at 1:30pm and it was instantly a BFP slightly faint but very easily distinguished. Tested again before bed and there it was again.
The symptom that made me suspicious was the CM. I never have tons of it like that. Also, the day after O I had AF cramps, that was new also.
Good luck and baby dust to all!
I do believe the vitamins helped us both and don't forget plenty of water!!