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BFP CD46 with PCOS!

I literally had given up. My main symptoms were bad gas, nausea, hunger to the point where I need to eat as soon as I feel hungry or else my stomach feels achy and hollow, and my boobs were bigger. I also had cramping, but no period ever came of it.

I decided to break down and test. I have no clue when I could have ovulated as with my PCOS my cycles are all over the place!

BFP after 9 months with longer irregular cycles

I'm 27 and DH is 31. We began TTC at the start of 2016. When I was 17 a pelvic ultrasound showed that my ovaries were enlarged and polycystic and I have many symptoms of PCOS. This is probably why my cycles are irregular. The very first cycle we tried I had EVERY pregnancy symptom in the book but got BFN on 2 occasions and then got a heavy AF with bad cramping. Since then, I tried to control my symptom spotting and not make too much of it.

In August 2016 after a number of cycles and no BFP I made a few changes. I did a free online fertility accupressure class and used what I learned for a few weeks. I also tried my best to avoid high GI foods. Large quantities of sugar and flour had been normal for me up till then. I got a positive OPK on CD 23 and BD on that day and the next day. I was actually sick with the flu at the time.

I noticed a bit of heartburn (not normal for me), a few odd mild cramps and bowel issues. Nothing really obvious. Almost no CM, but I usually have very little. Then I tested with FMU on a easy@Home IC on CD 33 (about 9 DPO) and there was my BFP! But it was really light. Took 2 more easy@Home tests over the next few days. The second test was darker than the first. The third was about the same as the second although a few days had passed and I agonized over why it wasn't darker, but I need not have worried. I am now almost 9 weeks and I've had an ultrasound and heard the heartbeat SubhanAllah.

NB. I have been using PreSeed since February.

BFP w/ elevated FSH after almost 2 years of trying

I promised myself that I'd post my BFP story on here to give others hope that it can happen! My husband and I tried for a year to get pregnant with no luck (I'm 36, hubby 39) , so we both had fertility testing (he was fine) and I found out the my FSH level was elevated (ranged from 10-14) and my Amh level was super high (12), which would indicate possible pcos although I was never diagnosed with it. The obgyn said I needed to see a fertility dr to try to get pregnant. I was devastated and we decided for the second year we were just going to enjoy life, travel and then at the end of the second year we'd start fertility treatments. We prayed a lot for a miracle and after 22 months of "not preventing" I started feeling really tired (falling asleep at 7pm every night) , craving specific foods (cereal, salad, baked potatoes), boobs were really swollen, and nothing really tasted good. I was starting to think I had cancer or that something was really wrong with me. It didn't even cross my mind that I could be pregnant especially since my cycles were all out of whack (the last one before my BFP was 52 days!) a friend finally convinced me to take a pregnancy test and I'm sitting here now next to my beautiful 2 week old baby girl to let everyone know that prayers are heard and miracles do happen!! Also, when we "conceived" hubby was off work for a few days between Christmas & New Years and we were both relaxed and not stressed.

BFP at 10dpo after the Evra Patch

I cant quite believe its happened so soon - I was convinced that it would take me ages to concieve #2 especilly as my forst month off the patch was a lllloooooonnnnggggg month with no ovulation detected!

i used the clearblue easy monitor which is what i used last time when i conceieved my son on the 2nd month of using it after 3 years off the pill!

last month i had so many symptoms after ovulation.. pains in my boobs, slight nausea, cramps. i stared AF on 7dpo ( thought it could have been IB) so was worried about my LP... this month my main symptom has been, well.. no symptoms..

that said I made a note of anything which may be useful to you guys..

0 - positive OPK - peak on machine - no EWCM BD'd 6.30am
1dpo - a little spotting (ovulations) cm creamy, gas, bloating, ovulation cramos
2dpo - creamy cm, bloating some stomach ache
3dpo - no cm??? slightly tender breasts, bloating, a little cramping but really really mild
4dpo - cm back and creamy, bloating and stomach ache
5dpo - creamy cm, bloated
6dpo - creamy cm, a little twingy cramoy feeling at the left hand side
7dpo - i didnt record anything- i was on holiday and totally forgot about it!
8dpo - creamy cm - took a cheap pregnancy test -ive
9dpo - a little pink spotting, creamy cm, bloated
10dpo - a little pink spotting, creamy cm - faint +ive on a FRER!
11dpo- now - mild cramps occasionally, some waking in the night for a wee (last night 14dpo)
12dpo - did another test (clearblue) pregnant 1-2 weeks
done a few more tests since.. just to make sure!! ha ha

hope this helps.. i think the main thing i get from this is that cm stayed the same from ovulation till now, there was little implantation bleeding - id have missed it if i wasnt looking (with my son i had 3 days of what i thought was a period) ivehad very little cramps and i feel ok....

BFP at 10DPO w/ 1st cycle Clomid after Ovarian Cyst Rupture in same cycle

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since June 2016; had our 1st round of Clomid 50 mg (during which I had a ruptured ovarian cyst and late ovulation on cycle day 29) and just got 3 positive urine tests (BFPs) between yesterday and today at 10 DPO and 11 DPO (and are waiting for blood pregnancy test results). Here's the breakdown with all my pregnancy symptoms:

- on low hormone birth control pills from 05/2004 to 11/29/2015 (from age 15-27)
- after I went off b/c, I got a withdrawal bleed at the end of 11/2015 and then the only menstrual cycles I had were 1/25/2016 and 4/25/2016.
- we began having unprotected sex in March of 2016, but weren't trying to track cervical mucus/temp/etc. at that point. In 3/2016 I began taking prenatal vitamins.
- by June, I started to worry since I still hadn't gotten a period since 4/25/2016.
- June 27, 2016, my gyno sent me for bloodwork and an ultrasound.
- July, 2016 she informed me that I had high testosterone and that the ultrasound showed PCOS. She told us that she thinks I'm a great candidate for Clomid because I am thin (5'4" and 128 lbs) and young (28).
- 1st Cycle of Progesterone (Provera) and Clomid 50 mg: 7/29/2016 started provera 5mg - and took through 8/7/2016; 8/9/2016 spotting; 7/10/2016 first day of full withdrawal bleed. Took Clomid 50 mg days 5-9 of cycle (8/14/16 - 8/18/2016). Began taking Ovulation Predictor Kit tests (OPKs) on 8/23 (5th day after Clomid and 14th day of cycle). At this point I began having sharp pains in my right ovary from 8/23-8/28. On 8/28 I was rushed to the hospital with a ruptured Ovarian cyst (horrible back pain, radiating with sharp shooting pains into shoulder every time I took a breath and severe shooting pains in lower abdomen, couldn't sit). I was hospitalized from 8/28-8/29. My gyno told me not to try to conceive this month in case the cyst rupture blocked my fallopian tube. I continued taking OPKs through 9/7 (which was day 20 after clomid and day 29 of my cycle) even though ovulation should have been way over by then. On 9/7 I got a positive OPK and on 9/8 a negative OPK again.
- 9/8/2016 - I ovulated based on LH surge on OPK the day before. My husband and I had intercourse (despite gyno's advice; and I don't recommend you do this, but obvi worked for us:) and we used Pre-Seed!
- 6 DPO (9/14) I began feeling cramping in my lower abdomen and lower back pain, very thirsty, frequent urination
- 7 DPO (9/15) same cramping/lower back pain, very thirsty, frequent urination
-8 DPO (9/16) cramping was a bit lighter and lower back pain continued, very thirsty, frequent urination
-9 DPO (9/17) heavy cramps (like pinching in the lower abdomen and around where my right ovary is); lower back pain continued, very thirsty, frequent urination.
-10 DPO (9/18) lighter cramps, lower back pain continued, sore and enlarged nipples (which I never had with period), constipated, lots of white, creamy cervical mucus, very thirsty, frequent urination. Took a clear blue digital with weeks estimator at 9PM and got a "pregnant" result within 30 seconds and the week estimate said "3+" within 3 minutes.
11 DPO (9/19) - all symptoms continue; took another clear blue digital with weeks estimator at 2AM when I had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and it came up "pregnant" again within 30 seconds and estimator said "2-3 weeks" after 3 minutes; took another test at 6:45 AM and once again got a "pregnant" result within 30 seconds and the week estimate said "3+" within 3 minutes. I was scheduled for my blood pregnancy test at 7:30 AM anyway, so I went to get that done and am waiting for the result.

Will update once I hear from the gyno with bloodwork results.

PREGNANT After 5 Years of Trying!! What I Did to Get My BFP!!!

My pregnancy sisters, I have finally received the long awaited prayer that I have been asking God, I am finally Pregnant after 5 years of trying! Let me tell you, DH and I have been "difficulty" trying, we have done everything except IVF and no I did not do IVF for my positive. I was really trying to keep my pregnancy as natural as possible and I am not saying that I was not considering doing it if nothing worked; I was giving everything up to God.

When we first started trying for a baby, we knew something wasn't right bc after 1 year nothing happened. I scheduled an appointment with my infertility OB and let me tell you she is amazing. She made a list of everything that we needed to do before we pursed any treatments. We first did all the necessary blood tests and everything came out perfect! Then a hysterosalpingogram was scheduled which they inject dye to see if my tubes were clear and in fact they were clean as a whistle. Then another saline infused ULTRASOUND to check my uterus and found no fibroids but polyps were noted. We removed the polyps which is a quick procedure. I thought for sure that was the reason but nothing happened for another year of trying. We check DHs sperm x2 and it looked great so we knew it wasn't him. I was doing everything right, eating well, exercising, and trying all sorts of cleanses, massages, and herbs. I have probably heard of everything under the sun. I was starting to give up on everything at the 2 year mark.

We then decided to do a less expensive and less invasive procedure, IUI (intrauterine insemination) which they take DH's sperm, clean it and take the best swimmers and then inject them into my uterus. I was on CLOMID during my first IUI. Everything looked great but got a BFN!! What was going on?! We decided to try again and this time I was put on Femera bc I was producing too many follicles. Second round of IUI resulted in a BFN!!! So many ultrasounds, tears, and prayers and nothing was happening. I have always believed that it "should NOT" be this difficult to get pregnant something must be wrong.... I WAS RIGHT!

I started to do lots of research and started to take an herb called VITEX!!! How have I never taken it before?! I did everything but take Vitex. If you have never heard of Vitex "any" and "every" woman "can" and "should" take it to regulate their cycle. It honestly does regulate and gets you to were your body is ready for a baby. It has "no symptoms or side effects" and I know so many women that have gotten pregnant bc of it. It's a very old herb for fertility and your menstrual cycle. IT's 100% SAFE!!

IF YOU HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET PREGNANT I URGE YOU TO TAKE VITEX! I never though I could get pregnant until now! I got my very first BFP on VITEX and Prayers!!!!

SYMPTOMS:

No symptoms at Ovulation

Week BEFORE my missed period:

Breast tenderness and cramping so thought period is starting early.

Missed period and thought my cycle is "longer" this month, which it shouldn't be bc I am taking VITEX. Back of my mind thought maybe this is the month. Thoughts of doubt crawled in so did not test.

Went on vaca for 5 days and wore a liner the entire time thinking period was going to start. Symptoms: breast tenderness/swollen, gassy, constipated (which never happens to me I poo 2x a day), acne which is weird, and crampy. Seriously felt like my period.

Came back home and 2 days later tested and got my BFP!!!! Took it and the lines showed up right away!!!

What I did this month: NOTHING except Vitex. Here are some symptoms that were weird for me: my breasts typically hurt for a week or less and then subside. This time they were continuing to hurt so I knew something was up but did not have the strength/courage to test. Also the constipation was a big one for me bc I do go x2 a day. I would say listen to your body and do lots of research. It honestly should not be this hard to get pregnant, you are missing something in your body, whether it be to regulate or to remove. Keep praying for answers and God will open up your mind to find them. I never stopped for 5 years so there is hope for everyone!!!

I still can't believe I got my BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the Lord!

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BFP with very few symptoms

Hi ladies,
I got my BFP a week ago and I've been elated since! Leading up to me testing, I had very few symptoms. My periods are irregular and so after a very lengthy gap between my last period and now, I tested and a bfp came up straight away.

My boobs have maybe been a bit fuller and veinier but that's really been the only thing, I've had no morning sickness, fatigue, cm, food aversions so I count myself very blessed. I'm only 6 weeks so maybe it's to come!

I thought it would take ages to conceive with irregular periods but in truth it only took 2 months so again I count myself very blessed.

Don't give up hope, it will be you one day soon writing this story xxx

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BFP at age 38

Hi everyone. I'm 38 and I just got my BFP 2 days ago. For anyone trying to conceive, maybe my story will help. I was told at the age of 24 that I had pcos and endometriosis, so if I ever wanted to have a child, I should do it by 28. I took birth control pills for 10 years and came off of them last November. I didn't think I could get pregnant so we weren't using any protection. And then -bam- pregnant!

My symptoms about 14 dpo were:

Very sore boobs
Thirsty ALL of the time
Exhausted
Kept waking up at 3am every night
Vivid, bizarre dreams

Hope this helps. Don't give up! If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone. I used to read these boards all the time. I was THAT person who thought- never me. And here I am. Hang in there!

3 Positive OPK's, B4 Positive HPT !!

* YES, I have another post that I posted yesterday Im fairly to this site so I dont know how to delete anything yet. Though Im working on it .

AGE: 23

Cycles Vary From : 29 Days to 37 Days

Luteal Phase : 14 to 16

Different things DH & I tried this cycle:

1. "Doggy style" (I have a Posterior Cervix/ Cervix naturally sits to left)

2. Robitussin (To Help Make CM more fertile)

3. Laying on my stomach to the side for 20 min afterward with small pillow

4. $ Tree HPT & OPK tests

5. Eating healthy (3meals per day) & Healthy Snacks

6. Drinking more fluid more juices & Fresh Fruit Smoothie

7. Multivitamins (Womens)

8. BDing 9 days in a row (Before, During, and After Ov.)

9. Charting w/ "FF"

Ov. Day: Watery & Lotiony CM, Tender Breasts On Sides (Normal from O to AF), Ovulation Pain, Increased Sex Drive, Guaifenesin (Tussin) , The infamous "Im out feeling"

1DPO: Creamy & Tiny Pieces of White CM (Odorless, No itch or burn) *New , Tender Breasts On Sides, Increased Sex Drive, Vivid Dreams about Fish Swimming in Bathtub (Conception Dream) *New

2DPO: Creamy CM, Tender Breasts On Sides, Vivid Dream , Slightly Itchy Nips & Felt a Pinch *New

3DPO: Thick & Creamy CM, Tender Breasts On Sides, Cramping Left Sided (Happened Really Fast), Vivid Dream - Nightmare.

4DPO: Abundant Amount of Creamy & Tiny Pieces of White CM (Odorless no Itch or Burn) , Tender Breasts On Sides, Full Breasts, Left Side Dull twinges (Felt like Heartbeat Twinges) *New , Vivid Dream.

5DPO: Creamy Lotiony White Pieces tiny clumps of CM (Odorless no itch or Burn), Tender Breasts On Sides (Not As Drastic as Last Month), Milk Ducts feel Rock Hard & Swollen , Nausea/Queaziness *New , Full Breasts, Left Ovary Area Throbbing Ache & Left Sided Dull twinges.

6DPO: Creamy CM, Tender Breasts, Ovulation Pain, Fatigue, Cramps on Left Side of Hip *New , Full Breasts, Left Sided Mild/Dull twinges, Feels like Af or Ov. Achiness, Vivid Dream about Chatting w/ a Nice Kind Older Lady (*Means bearing children after losing hope in fertility), Light Fatigue.

7DPO: Creamy CM, Tender Breasts Soreness Not as Bad on sides *New - they usually stay sore O to AF , Diarrhea, Dull twinges Cervix Area, Full Breasts, Vivid Dreams about Diving into Water, "Im out Feeling".

8DPO: Creamy CM, Tender Breasts, Nausea/Queaziness , Heavy Breasts, Full Breasts, Dull twinges in Cervix Area, Mild/Dull Cramping Left Side, Tanner Areolas (*New), More Pronounced Green Blue Veins in Breasts (Had this B4 in non-TTC cycles).

9DPO: Dry CM *New - Usually Creamy O to AF, Tender Breasts, Bloated, Fatigue, Heavy Breasts, Full Breasts, Veiny Breasts, "Im out feeling" , Vivid Dream - Arguing w/ Pregnant Lady , Constipated.

10DPO: Dry CM, Tender Breasts Underneath Nips & Sides, Bloated, Gassy, Diarrhea, Heavy Breasts, Full Breasts, (2) Positive +OPK's, Lightly Fatigued, Bloating, Tanner & Slightly Areolas, Vivid Dream

11DPO(BFN-): Creamy CM, (1) Positive OPK+, (1) Negative(Evap) HPT-, Tender Breasts, Bloated, Fatigue, Constipation, Heavy Breasts, Full Breasts, Areolas Tanner & Bigger , Queaziness/Nausea.

12DPO: "Im Out Feeling", Creamy CM, Tender Breasts, Bloated, Constipation, Heavy Breasts, Full Breasts, Dull Pelvic Ache/Pressure/Heaviness (Feels like AF is coming).

13DPO (BFP+): Creamy CM, Faint Positive HPT+, Tender Breasts, Nausea/Queaziness, Diarrhea, Cramps, Heavy Breasts, Positive Tests

14DPO (BFP+): Creamy CM, Tender Breasts Everywhere, Irritability, Frequent Urination, Constipation, Lower Abdomen Cramps, Heavy Breasts, Full Breasts, Green Blue Veiny Breasts, Clear Positive HPT+ (showed up within 1min - 3mins).

New Things in this "BFP-Cycle" that tipped me off that I might have Concieved:

1. Vivid Dreams - Fish , Older Ladies , Fire , Water and Overall Wierd stuff

2. CM Dried Up for 2 Days ... Which is Not normal Usually CM stays creamy O to AF.

3. Breasts Grew A Cup Size ( A to B ) & More Blue Veins on Breasts.

4. I went back & forth Between Diarrhea & Constipation

5. Tanner Areolas & They Grew Slightly Bigger

6. Had Cramps & Cervix Vibrations (Twinges)

7. I had Way more symptoms in BFN-Cycles

8. Queaziness/Nausea (Didnt Puke), but it woke me from my sleep.

- Every woman is Unique so symptoms Vary & Symptoms are Unique as well. I "Googled" my life away thinking I had PCOS & A 2nd LH Surge because i had Multiple Positive OPK's & a Negative HPT. I trusted my intuition and found I was right. So if you test early and think a negative HPT is not correct make sure to keep taking tests until AF shows up . Your Not out until the "Wicked Witch Sings".

Negative HPT & Positive OPK then finally BFP !!!

My Cycles: 29days to 37days (Irregular)
Luteal Phase: 16 days

Things I did while TTC (This Cycle) :
1. "Doggy style" (For Posterior Cervix & For Cervix normally shifted to Left)
2. Tussin to thin out my normally thick & creamy cm (3days b4 O & Day of O)
3. Laying on my stomach to the left side for 20 min afterward with small pillow
4. OPK tests
5. Eating healthy (3meals per day & snacks) & Womens Multivitamin
6. Drinking more fluid more juices & smoothies & veggies
7. BD'd for 9 days surronding my O day . Before, During O & After.
8. Charting symptoms

Ovulation Day : Left Ovary pain (Ovulation Pain) & Cramping throughout the day . The infamous "Im out feeling" ,Watery & Lotion CM, Tender Breasts On Sides (Normal PMS I usually have it from O to AF) , Increased Sex Drive, Guaifenesin (Tussin).

1DPO: Vivid dreams (Normal for me). I had a dream about alot of fish swimming in a bathtub (conception dream).
Little pieces of White CM mixed Creamy CM (The pieces in cm is new), Tender Breasts On Sides (Normal 0 to af), Increased Sex Drive.

2DPO: Nips a little itchy & I felt a pinch in one (Random), Vivid Dream, Creamy CM, Tender Breasts On Sides.

3DPO: Vivid dream , Really Fast Light Left Sided Cramping, Abundant Amount of Thick Creamy/ Lotiony CM, Tender Breasts On Sides, Cervix Medium/High,Firm,Closed , "Im out this month" feeling, Very Little Bloating - Wierd at 3dpo.

4DPO: Cervix Medium Firm Closed, Dull left side twinges "like a heartbeat" (had this before in Non-BFP cycles), Little White Pieces of Odorless Non-Itchy Creamy/ Lotiony CM, Tender Breasts on Sides & Full, Cervix Area Vibrations/Spasms, "Im out feeling" , Vivid dream ( Reoccuring vivid every night -weird).

5DPO: Creamy/ Lotion Pieces of White Cm Odorless no Itching , Tender Breasts On Sides & Mild Ducts A Little Swollen, Nausea "Queaziness" (Woke me from sleep), Full Breasts, Dull & Fast Sharp twinges (Left Ovary), Throbbing Left Ovary Pain.

6DPO: Mild Cramping Left Hip & Lower Abdomen/ Dull Twinges left Sided (Felt like Ovulation & AF), Cervix Area Vibration/Spasms , Light Fatigue, Creamy CM, Tender Breasts, Ovulation Pain, Fatigue, Cramps, Full Breasts, Vivid dream - Chatting with a Kind Older Lady *Older ladies in Dreams can mean Bearing Children after losing hope in one fertility.

7DPO: Vivid Dream - Diving into Ocean , Creamy CM, Tender Breasts (Soreness went down only felt it on insides - Wierd), Diarrhea, Cervix Area Vibration/Spasms, Full Breasts.

8DPO : Creamy CM, Tender Breasts, Light Waves of Nausea/ Queaziness, Heavy Breasts, Full Breasts, Cervix Area Vibration/Spasms, Dull aching left side, Areolas (Tanner and a Tad bit bigger- Wierd), Green and Blue Veins in Breasts More Pronounced (Ive had this is Non BFP cycles).

9DPO: Dry CM (Weird I usually have Lotiony cm Usually from O to AF), Tender Breasts, Bloated (Weird This Late), Constipated, Fatigue, Heavy Breasts, Full Breasts, Green & Blue Veins More Pronounded Breasts, Vivid Dream - Arguing with a Pregnanct Lady.

10DPO: Dry CM, Tender Breasts On Sides & Under Nips, Bloated, Gassy, Diarrhea, Heavy Breasts, Full Breasts, Bloated, Positive +OPK AM/PM, Vivid Dream, Areolas Tanner & Tad Bit Bigger, Fatigued (Cant go more than a 5hrs without eating or I'll feel Fatigued), Woke up 3am Hungry, Stronger Nails.

11DPO BFN : Creamy CM, Negative -HPT (Might have been Very Very Faint +Positive or Could of Been EVAP), 2 Clearly Positive +Opks, Tender Breasts, Bloated, Fatigue, Heavy Breasts, Full Breasts, Nausea (Queaziness), Areolas Tanner and Tad Bit Bigger (They are usually Pinkish/Tan not fully tan), Green & Blue Veiny Breasts, Woke Up at 3am Hungry.

12DPO: Creamy CM, Tender Breasts, Bloated, Heavy Breasts, Full Breasts, Dull Pelvic Ache, "Im out feeling" , Dull Heavy Pelvic Pressure (Feels like AF is coming down but nothing) , Vivid Dream, Areolas Tanner, Pulling/Poking from Slightly Left of belly button area. Slighty Itchy Feet & Palms. DH is getting tired of buying OPKs & HPTs if he sees me POAS again hes gonna freak he wants me to wait til period is due.

13DPO BFP : Vivid Dream - In the Dream I Got a + Pink Pregnancy Test IT that said the words "You are Very fertile" on it, Woke up and Took the HPT(Dollar Tree) I got a Pinkish/Light Second Line it Showed up within 3-4mins so ... +BFP ! , Light Lotiony/Creamy CM, Tender Breasts, Nausea/ Queaziness, Diarrhea, Cramps, Heavy Breasts, Dull Heavy Pelvic Pressure, Frequent Urination.

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