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BFP after giving up hope for this month!!

I wanted to share my story with you all as I had been literally on this site throughout TTC and thought it might give people hope who are waiting for their BFP's. I was totally convinced I was out this month!

I came off the mini pill at the end of December last year and had only been married a few months. Thought that it might take a while as I am 36 this year and I had been on the pill for years on and off (this is my first pregnancy).

I had been having regular cycles since coming off the pill around 25-26 days. My last period was on 7th March and I was CONVINCED AF was arriving - so certain I even wore a pad and took a hot water bottle to bed! Only thing was she never turned up and last Friday I got my BFP and will be 5 weeks on Wednesday.

Here are some of the things I did and symptoms I had:-

Used Advanced Clear Blue OPK's - March was the first month I had used these and I cant recommend them enough so you know when you are due to ovulate.
Preseed! This stuff is amazing - I still use it now! its a bit pricy but worth it.
From the day my last period finished at the start of March we BD every other day until I got the solid blue smiley on clear blue and we did it 2 days in a row.
I charted my temp as well and knew I had ovulated as it went about a degree higher after ovulation and stayed high

I did all of these things just last month - the previous two TTC months I didn't bother.

Symptoms wise are as follows:-

2 days before AF due cramps - thought oh no shes on the way again!
Feeling so bloated I actually might burst and a couple of hot flushes (had the bloating before but not to this extent and never had hot flushes)
I felt slight nauseous like I couldn't finish my lunch but again I thought it was because AF was due and I was like this the month before!
My digestive system was all over the place and the wind was ridiculous! Again normally what I get pre AF.

AF didn't arrive and I kept thinking well its probably just late due to me not being off the pill long and my cycle still hasn't regulated.
I got a strange taste in my mouth on one of the days.

I did a first response test nearly a week after I was due AF and bang.... BFP.

I had no implantation bleeding or anything. Just a feeling that AF would arrive any minute and looking in disbelief at the toilet paper that she wasn't there!

Just wanted to share this for the ladies who are on the TTC journey. Just because you feel like AF is on the way doesn't mean she is, don't give up hope until she arrives!

Hannah x

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BPF at 36 after giving up hope this month

I should also add that I used the fertility app Glow which really helped me track my fertile days!

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