Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP 3rd Cycle After Miscariage & Tilted Uterus
Hello! This is my BFP story:
In Dec. 2011 I found out I was pregnant for the first time after not trying, not practicing. Unfortunately the baby's heart beat stopped at 8 weeks 4 days and I had a D&C done at 10 weeks on February 1st y(when I found out).
It took about 35 days for my AF to show up after my miscarriage. Coincidentally, that's the same day the doctor called me to tell me that the miscarriage was due to a chromosome issue. That made me feel a little more relieved and excited to start trying again. After 2 cycles of trying and BFNs, I was getting pretty upset. Everyone around me was becoming pregnant one by one .... I am not exaggerating .... it was like a domino effect. This is probably one of the hardest things after going through a MC -- seeing everyone excited and happy when you feel so sad inside.
Well thankfully this morning I got my BFP at 13 DPO after my 3rd cycle since the MC. I know it's early and things can change unexpectedly so I am going to be cautious. One thing I will keep doing that I stopped doing the 1st time I got pregnant, is exercise. The first time I was so scared about hurting the baby, I didn't run or do anything strenuous (I normally run marathons once or twice a year and jog most mornings). So this time around, I will keep exercising. Won't run marathons, but will keep active!
These were my symptoms this month:
1 CD - May 6, 2012
13 CD - BD (ewcm)
14 CD - BD (ewcm, ovulation)
1 DPO - nothing
2 DPO - BD
2DPO to 6 DPO - nothing (note: no CM at all from after O to about 11 DPO)
Around 6 DPO to 7 DPO - weird vivid dreams, not baby related.
7 DPO - skin starts breaking out (I normally have clear skin and don't break out. My skin broke out with my first pregnancy so I was taking this as my first pregnancy sign.)
10 - 11 DPO - start feeling my "stomach working." It's doing something! Hoping it's leading to a BFP and isn't indigestion :)
11 DPO - constipation in the morning (TMI)
12 DPO - nothing really
13 DPO - BFP with FMU !! Line is pretty strong.
Keep in mind that when I first got preggo in December '11, I didn't have any symptoms. I wasn't really trying so I didn't pay attention to anything. This month I paid attention to everything and I still don't even consider what happened this month, heavy with symptoms.
My lower back and pelvic area has been in pain since March. Not sure if this is from the D&C and the fact that I have a tilted uterus? This worries me and I need to go talk to my doctor about it. I know people have been putting "lower back pain" as a symptom for their BFP stories .... but I am leaving it out since I've had it non-stop even when I had BFNs.
Things I did differently this month:
I used a digital OPK kit and used pre-seed as an external lubricant. I only BD the day before O, on O and a day or two after O just to be safe. (I think this BD pattern is how I got pregnant in December). I BD every other day in March and April during my supposed fertile time which is probably why it didn't lead to a BFP. That method might work for others but not for me.
After my MC experience in Feb, I know that things can change. Happy one minute, and then tragedy can strike the next minute. Hoping things will be different this time around. Thankful to be a step closer towards having a baby. Hope this one sticks!
Good luck to all going through this experience. It's exciting and never racking all at the same time. Fingers crossed for everyone!!
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