Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
BFP with focus on holistic healing, post copper IUD removal
I spent a lot of time on this site during my two week wait and found everyone's stories comforting, so I thought it appropriate to share my own with the hopes that it will help others out there.
Background: been TTC baby number 2 for five cycles. Paragard IUD removal in March. Our first baby was a surprise, so I think we assumed this one would be easy. While having the paragard IUD for two years, my cycles were regular (~29 days) but I had a lot of pre and post-period spotting. I would have about 10 days of bleeding. Not fun! The pre-period spotting continued right up until this cycle when I got my BFP. So the two week wait was only about a 10 day wait because I would always start spotting about 5 days pre AF.
This is my second cycle drinking 2 - 4 cups of Red Raspberry Leaf Tea daily to help balance my hormones. Second cycle charting my BBT. First cycle doing acupuncture and reiki for fertility. First cycle using PreSeed. Supplements: Fermented Cod Liver Oil, Magnesium, B complex, Folic Acid. Also potentially important: I started a gluten-free and sugar-limited diet this cycle. I had done a three-month diet earlier this year to help my skin and while on that diet, I never had pre-period spotting so my naturopath suggested it may help. I'm not sure if it did, but it may have contributed to an earlier ovulation day then normal for me (about 2 days earlier then my previous cycle).
BD on CD 9, 11, 13. O'd on 13. Used PreSeed on CD 13, but it was in about 4 hours before we had sex, so it may have not contributed to my BFP.
1 - 4 dpo: No symptoms. Light spotting on 4 dpo. Not sure why. Too early for implantation?
9 - 10 dpo: bit of cramping
11 dpo: skin breakout/skin sensitivity. Something I experienced with my first pregnancy, so I begin wondering that this may be it!
13 dpo: BFP! So excited.
My temps stayed high above my coverline throughout my luteal phasw.
And that's about it! I had very few symptoms. The biggest 'symptom' I had was that I didn't have PMS spotting this time around.
Baby dust to all and I hope you get your BFP very, very soon. I've never experienced such an emotional rollercoaster as I did while trying to make this second baby.