Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
TTC 8 YEARS - 3 separate BPFs AFTER PROLACTIN LOWERED!!!
Hi all and all my prayers for those TTC!!!
I JUST HOPE MY STORY GIVES AT LEAST ONE PERSON SOME HOPE!!
Well it's safe to say I scoured these sites for many long long years leading up to the conception of my miscarriage, my beautiful daughter and now this little one.
My ex husband and I tried for 5 years (since we were 19 to 24 years of age). We found out he had very low sperm count under 1mill/mL and also morphology and motility problems. I was all good normal hormone levels, 28 days regular cycles etc. to think I couldn't have children was so heartbreaking for me as I had wanted to become a mother since a little girl. But I would stick with him through thick and thin as promised when we got married. We decided to try IVF just the once as that all we could afford at such a young age - but it failed miserably. After they collected 9 eggs, 7 were good, 5 fertilised .. after 3 days they all started dying. They still transferred the best one but got AF 2 days later! Absolutely shattered!!!! Well that was when I was about 23/24 Y.O (I am 29 now). We continued trying naturally and waited on the public system for IVF. That meant we would get 3 rounds covered by government. Well after almost 2 years of being on that waiting list FINALLY our appointment letter came in the mail! September 2012 was our appoint so excited!!! But hang on, next thing I know the hubby tells me he's no longer happy with me and he leaves, after 8 years together and 5 years of marriage!!!! HES NOT HAPPY?!? WHAT THE ACTUAL FECK!!! (Found out later he was screwing someone else behind my back but that's a completely different story on its own). So I had to cancel the appointment I had been waiting so so patiently for! Very traumatic time...
So that's part 1. First 5 years TTC.
When I had come to terms with being divorces and childless at the age of 24 after everything I had been through realised I was better off with him, that's when I found my next partner. He had no fertility problems and we tried for a Year and a half! nothing! Ended up breaking up with him for reasons I won't go into but was left thinking IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME?? (Fertility wise)
Along come shortly after, the love of my life (DF). DF definitely had no fertility problems as he had gotten his ex pregnant twice, she aborted both. (Sorry to have to say that). So after a year of us trying I literally thought 'stuff it I'm going to the doctor! I MUST have something wrong with me!' The GP asked me if I had ever had 'milk' coming out of my breasts and weirdly enough I had for the past 3 years due to a medication I got out on after my ex husband leaving. He said 'there's your problem!' And ordered blood tests to see how high my prolactin levels were.
I got a call from the doctors off 4 days later saying 'please come in the doctor needs to discuss your results with you'. So I went in absolutely CRAVING a MACCAS CHEESEBURGER WITH PICKLES and I usually HATE pickles!! Lol!!! Thought nothing of it and yep you guessed it, doctor tells me he also checked for HCG AND ITS AT 11!!!! OMG!!! I'm most likely pregnant!! Yes I was pregnant confirmed days later with more bt. So my prolactin level was still sort of high but I tell you what, I started taking VITEX that month and apparently that helps with prolactin levels! I decided to take vitex even before first seeing the doctor... But when I told him he was not too happy. I didn't understand why but now I do. That pregnancy ended in m/c at 10 weeks and no hb was ever detected. So I went off vitex. Had d/c July 2015. Heartbroken and beyond. But still happy I knew I *could* get pregnant.
About 4 months later I ended up conceiving again, which resulted in my beautiful DD. she was born August 2016.
And now I'm pregnant again :D (she's 4 months old).
I honestly believe Vitex helped as the doctor never ended up treating the high prolactin. The milk went away after one month of using it. Problem is I should have stopped taking once I got my first BFP. But I'm still over the moon with my beautiful amazing incredibly beautiful daughter who I've had to the most amazing man I've ever met and now we're expecting no2!!!!
Symptom - wise (and I'm being honest here after 8 years I learned how to OBSESS) but the only things I ever noticed was that one craving for cheeseburgers with pickles with the first pregnancy, and period pains 4-5 days leading up to when my period was due with all 3 pregnancies when if I wasn't pregnant the period pains only started once I got AF.
Thanks you Jesus for these beautiful miracles! I know YOU ARE THE REASON BEHIND ALL THIS!!! Amen and baby dust to all TTC xxxx