Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
bfp after 22 months
I thought i would share my bfp story as i enjoyed reading them whilst i was ttc.
We were ttc for 22 months, i tried lots of things from the start - different positions, bd at certain totm, bd every day/storing it up. I took agnus castus, epo, co enzymes, multi vits. All different types of lube, ph testing, soft cups, eating different foods- you name it id tried it! (except temping) I'd been through all the NHS testing and i had taken Clomid for 3 months but stopped because it hurt when i ovulated. I'd been to the ivf seminar in the hospital but i was reluctant to start it.
It was my birthday in the february and i decided i was getting drunk, and thats what i did! I drank lots of wine and had an amazing night - we bd that night for fun and i wasn't even thinking about ttc.
I'd totally written off that month and forgot all about it.
Previously i'd always tested the day before af was due but those who have been tic a while know that the dreaded feeling of a negative is awful so i didn't even bother. Since ttc my cycles had started to be painful and irregular so af being 4 days late was not unusual. I'd had no symptoms at all except i remember a sharp pain one day when i coughed in the morning but i just thought it was af pains early. So 4 days after af was due i tested using an ovulation stick and i came back as if i was ovulating and i knew i wasn't so i bought a proper test and i was very happy to see a bpf!
So, i wanted to tell you what i thought had helped me.
That month I'd had 2 sessions of reflexology - simply to relax not for fertility reasons. I had been using Balance Activ fertility spray that helps with your Ph. It was 3 months after i'd stopped taking the Clomid but it would have still been in my system. But - most significantly i was relaxed! I know its cliche ladies and i was sick of everyone saying it to me but IT IS TRUE!!! I now have a beautiful baby boy. I wish i had known that ttc for so long is normal and lots of people are trying they just don't tell you! You think its just you and there is something wrong, but there isn't!
Good luck ladies, and don't forget to post your story too. xxxxx