Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
CLEAR POSITIVE ON VALENTINES! (progesterone note)
Sorry if it's long, I just hope this helps someone: Target brand OPK. I started using them 15 days post AF due to long/irregular cycles, first time using OPKs. Got a clear positive on day 5/7 and had seen a light second line on every other day. Clearly lightening again on day 7. I had no idea what to expect. But, by chance we had 'lots of fun' the days before I got the positive OPK. Nothing after, as I was more interested in figuring out my cycle then conceiving. Because I knew we hit the days before I ovulated, I couldn't help but mark two weeks away in my mind. Took a First Response early detection on both 9/10 DPO and 10/11 DPO (not entirely sure how long after OPK surge I ovulated) and got a VERY faint but visible line both days. Took a clear blue digital first thing this morning 11/12 DPO and there it is, no guessing, just PREGNANT. My husband is getting a positive preg test for valentines! Sleeping right now with NO IDEA! I seriously couldn't have planned this better. Hope he hasn't planned a dinner at the wine bar lol. PROGESTERONE: After the birth of my 22 month old, AF never came back, thus I had some hormonal blood work done. Imagine my surprise to find out I was 4 weeks pregnant about 14 months later (no AF). I ended-up having a MC at 6weeks - found out at 10. My previous blood work had shown very low progesterone levels, but this was not addressed in my to-be-failed pregnancy (my doctor figured it must have corrected in order to be pregnant). Turns out post-MC my levels were basically 0 - which is more than likely the reason it happened. Since then I have been on a daily 200mg oral does of progesterone pills to regulate my periods and build a healthy lining for another baby if I should fall pregnant. Two cycles later here I am. I will make an appointment with OBGYN and likely be switched to a more intense form/admin of progesterone.