Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
pregnancy after miscarriage
I remember living on this website when TTC last summe so wanted to share my story. At the end of August I FINALLY got my BFP and posted my ecstatic BFP story on this website only to experience an early miscarriage shortly afterwards. It was DEVASTATING. But I wanted to share the follow up story to give people who have had a MC or CP some hope for future pregnancies. Started miscarrying on August 26th 2016. After I naturally miscarried [bled for about 4-5 days], DH and I began TTC again right away without waiting any cycles in between. We BD'ed every other day from CD9 through CD 21 with no expectations since I had JUST miscarried. I also continued with OPKs which confirmed that I ovulated even with it being post MC - it just happened little further out in my cycle than normal. We continued to use preseed every time we BD'ed because we got our first BFP our first month using it and really think it helped since I have dryer CM. Around 5 weeks post miscarriage I realized that 5 weeks had passed and still no sign of AF. I thought maybe this was normal since my cycle was still off from miscarrying the month before. But then I started gagging and feeling nauseous and that's what prompted me to take a pregnancy test. I was at work and felt so impatient that I drove to the walmart across the street, bought a walmart cheapie and took the pregnancy test in the walmart bathroom. It immediately came back positive. and it was a STRONG positive [September 30th - so almost a full month after miscarrying]. I was so overcome with joy I almost cried. I practically ran out of the store and instantly called my husband from my car while sitting in the parking lot. I couldn't believe our rainbow baby was coming so soon after losing the first one! Here are my temps/symptoms notes leading up to the BFP [as you can see, i wasn't very hopeful]: First Cycle Post Miscarriage DPO 1 - 97.99 Very thirsty. Could definitely be unrelated. Tired - napped for a couple of hours. DPO 2 - 98.07 Mild constipation. Dreamed of peeing/having to pee and woke up at 6am really needing to pee. Tired in the afternoon - took a couple hour nap. DPO 3 - 97.79 Tossed and turned all night and was so hot all night - but it was also a very hot and humid day and our AC isn’t the best. Woke up in middle of night and felt dying of thirst - chugged gatorade that was by my bed. Kind of feel resigned towards not being pregnant this month. Just not “feeling it”. Mood = not hopeful. Breaking out on my face and experiencing mild constipation. DPO 4 - 97.48 Temp took a major dip this morning. Feeling zero symptoms as of this morning. Clear wet CM. Barely noticeable internal boob pain sensations. DPO 5 - 97.72 Tossed and turned a lot last night. Vivid nightmares. Woke up with a stiff neck. Slight lower back pain. Very brief pangs in lower left abdomen. Clear wet CM. Normal amounts of energy. DPO 6 - 97.58 Temps are not promising this cycle. They look similar to the cycle when I wasn’t pregnant. Feeling pretty normal...haven’t had an ounce of boob soreness. Stiff neck and tossing and turning last night are the only things. Experiencing some mild cramping mid morning, slight back pain and clear wet CM. Blood while brushing teeth. Tired. DPO 7 - 98.07 Woke up with SLIGHT runny nose..barely noticeable. No other symptoms. DPO 8 - 98.07 No noticeable symptoms. DPO 9 - 98.07 Bleeding gums/sensitive teeth. DPO 10 - 97.98 Vivid nightmares. Not sleeping well. Bleeding gums/sensitive teeth. DPO 11 - 97.75 Vivid nightmares. Not sleeping well. Bleeding gums/sensitive teeth. DPO 12 - 98.07 Felt like I was going to throw up on my way to the gym. Vivid dreams. DPO 13 - 98.02 Small amount of lower back pain but I think it’s from working out. Been having vivid nightmares throughout the week. Also waking up constantly in the middle of the night and not sleeping well. SLIGHT breast pain every now and then, but probably because AF is coming. Had to pee at 2:30am. DPO 14 - 98.15 Waves of nausea all morning long. Hot all night long. A little constipated. Runny nose. Either I’m pregnant or I’m sick. Boobs feel “fuller”. Bloated. Lower back pain. Took a pregnancy test and it came back positive!!!!!!! Looking back, the most noticeable early symptoms were a stiff neck and bleeding gums/sensitive teeth. I know it sounds weird, but I experienced a stiff neck during BOTH months that I got my BFPs and this has not happened to me before or since. Also bleeding gums/sensitive teeth are not normal for me and this also happened both months I got BFPs. Its not towards the very end that the nauseousness ticked me off to the fact that I may be pregnant. Anyways, I am now 36 weeks pregnant with my rainbow baby and just want to pass on the hope that you can STILL have a beautiful healthy pregnancy following a miscarriage. Can't wait to meet my baby boy in just 4 weeks time!