Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
Baby dust to everyone
I am 35 and have PCOS. We lost our first pregnancy after 1year1/2 of trying under what were quite traumatic circumstances. As we had concieved naturally (2 years of trying with v erratic cycles) we met with some difficulty in having investigations done but eventually I was diagnosed with PCOS and conceived my son first cycle IUI. We were told a pregnancy can reboot your fertility system and to remeber that fertility is a very fluid thing. I had been told my chances of conceiving naturally were 2%. I concieved my daughter unexpectedly as my son turned 1 and felt very blessed. We took no precautions and I fell pregnant again 1 year after her birth but sadly lost the pregnancy. 2 years on we decided to try again. This is our 8 month trying.
As my cycles seem to have become more regular I used ovulation sticks(although not recommended for PCOS I knew signs and I did try ferning but actually the opk sticks were accurate), multivitamins and I cut alcohol, caffeine and reduced sugar.
I also drank raspberry leaf tea pre ovulation this cycle but I felt as much bd as possible was best and as soon as the opk was positive I felt as much as we could we should. I have 3 days of positives so you can imagine by the end my husband was pretty exhausted. We kept it fun and no pressure. We agreed if not in mood not to force it. This month I explained how it worked, my cycle etc to my husband said he thought every 2nd day was better and not to panic just because we had a positive test. I agreed as felt we were maximising the first day but new my "true positive" was 2nd day (cb digital with smiley face but checking sticks 1st day the line was equal to control line, 2nd day stronger) so we were missing the day I probably ovulated but also...Think mens swimmers do need the day off to be ready.
1dpo-10dpo sore breasts. Every other month they had stopped hurting 6dpo. I felt I had more symptoms other months but by my breasts alone I knew and was pretty sure. It was that they kept hurting. I did a cheap test 10 dpo and had a shadow line, easy missed and even an invert didn't show it up but every other month it was stark white.
11dpo positive clearblue digital. BFP. Still faint on an internet cheapie.
The month we least had sex.
praying everything will be ok and resting. I wantted to post as it has given me such joy reading everyone's stories. I genuinely think the advice to bd every 2nd day through your fertile window is right. Takes the pressure off and I think gives your man's swimmers a chance. Fertility is a something so close to my heart. Every bit of me wishes anyone trying, baby dust and joy.