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BFP : Ask and You Shall Receive

I cannot believe that it is my turn to post a testimony as I have been on this website for months reading many success stories. I always wanted to have children at a very young age but God's plans were otherwise. DH (34) and I (27) got married in the summer of 2011. I made sure I did not get pregnant in order to fit in my dress. Once the wedding was over, I was ready to start trying to make babies. Weird enough, my cycle was suddenly super unbalanced. I have a 34-35-36 day cycle but for some reason it went coocoo on me. No periods in September, a period in October, no periods until February and then no period for April, May and then again I got one in June. During this process, I went to see my doctor. She put me on Metformin. My mistake was to stop the Metformin whenever I would see a period. I had to stay on it as long as I was not pregnant yet. I did every test in the book to make sure everything was okay with me. At some point, I even thought I might be pregnant because I had a bunch of weird symptoms, people saying I’m glowing, a bunch of people dreaming that I was pregnant etc... Got two ultrasounds done just to make sure. But nothing. I bought a CBFM and this thing helped me a wholeeeeeeee bunch! Ladies get one, I bought it off second hand from someone. I discovered that I would ovulate between days 22 and day 26. Can you imagine?! All this time, I was way off. It was major pressure on the both of us (DH and I). Suggesting he go get checked would start arguments. On day 21 at night, I took an internet cheapie and both lines were dark. So the next morning I did the CBFM test and it was my peak. We did the deed with DH and I was convinced that he didn't release inside because he was still going even though he reassured me he did. I still didn't believe him lol. This week, I started testing with my internet cheapie HPTs. Monday a very light line appeared after a few minutes, Tuesday same thing. Wednesday night it was a bit darker so I went to Walmart and bought a CB Digital and FRER test. Started with the FRER, a faint line appeared and decided to try the CB Digital. Within minutes it showed: Pregnant 1-2. I am overjoyed!!! I cannot believe this!!! I have spent LOTS of money on these tests to always be negative. My anniversary had just passed a few weeks ago and decided to surprise my husband. I put the test in a jewelry gift box and tied it with a bow. When I came out of the washroom, he was already sleeping, I fixed the bed and laid a extra thick cover on my side of the bed (I always do that whenever I have my periods, just to not stain the bed, sorry TMI!). He woke up to go to the washroom and when he came back, he saw the cover and "knew" I had gotten my period. So I take out the gift bag and say this is a gift for you. He put it aside and wanted to go back to sleep. I said: Aren't you going to check what it is? So he opened the box, saw a test and didn’t understand until he read the: PREGNANT 1-2. He jumped on his back like a little boy, gave a huge hug and started crying. He was sooooooooooo happy. This cycle, it was different. I was less stressed, I prayed God that he take over of my situation, my household as he said that there shall be no sterility, I made sure to work out, told my mom that was my birthday wish, my husband's best friend came to our house for a week with his wife and child, before they left, he prayed in the house and said we left a child here. My best friend came over on the week of my ovulation, she said I am leaving the baby car seat here. God knew how he was planning things and I praise his name. Our time is not His time and when we understand that, we will be able to just give him trust.

My only symptoms was a bit of sore breast, very little. And I have been a bit more tired than usual, that is it. Surprising enough due to the "symptoms" I have had for months! Keep faith in God, do not get discouraged. I was there, I know how painful that can be when you see a period.

Baby Dust to All. Prayer works!!! xoxoxo

The Seven Year Wait!

DH and I have been BD'ing for 7 years unprotected. I was diagnosed PCOS a few years ago. After 2 chemical pregnancies and no natural periods we decided to not try again until we were healthy. 3 months ago we became vegan and on Jun 21 I got my first natural P after losing 40 lbs, DH and I thought we would give it another try!! If I'm not pregnant I don't have an explanation for the following:
Jun 21- Jun 25 - AF

Jun 26- BD

Jun 27- OP EWCM- BD

Jun 28- BD (getting tired already!)

Jun 29- Jul 3 BD 3 more times..

Jul 4- OP ( again? questioning earlier OP) right O side. EWCM

Jul 5- Original target for O, brown spotting, could not eat my favorite summer snack... watermelon, it tasted so bad!

Jul 6- 1DPO- Tired, urine smelled different, less brown spotting

Jul 7-2DPO-NTR- BD again

Jul 8-3DPO- Nausea, no vomiting just upset stomach, little dizzy, emotional, CONSTIPATED (being vegan you never have this problem) watery CM but feel dry down there. Need to pee.. urgently!

Jul 9-4DPO- BFN (POAS addict!) Short of breath with very little exertion, TIRED, Skin breakout on right jaw and around mouth (very sore and oily skin) Sore bumpy throat ( thought I was getting sick) Clear runny nose, upset stomach, still constipated small hard bm's. Watery whitish CM. Thirsty.

Jul 10- 5DPO-Sore front teeth!! very sensitive! Hot face, runny nose, heavy eyes ( I could barely keep them open all day!) Tired, More skin breakout chest, back, LEGS??? heartburn, upset stomach, constipated ( not eating anything out of the ordinary, trying to drink more) Watery whitish CM. Jul 11-6DPO- Woke up with headache, nausea alleviated by eating, runny nose, sore teeth, hot face, gassy, feeling a pulling sensation behind my belly button, pain on lower right ( like O pain) Constipated. Watery CM. Lots of bathroom breaks! tingling feet and right arm ( like they have fallen asleep) Convinced and feel pregnant....

Jul 12- 7DPO- Woke up felling great, BFN After POAS with MU, Convinced I must be crazy not pregnant! by 2 pm needed to eat to feel better, sore teeth again, heavy tired eyes, hot face, sore bumpy throat again, not painful but I was aware of my throat and thick phlegm at the back of my mouth. Opted for a large soup at a favorite restaurant to get the bowels moving, it worked!! Watery CM. Could not fall asleep tossed and turned for hours despite being tired all day.

Jul 13- 8DPO- Feel good waking up, right ovary pain, Green snot in nose (TMI) Phlegm in throat again, gassy gassy gassy (both ends) heavy eyes, watery pink bleeding lasted overnight turn brown in am and was thicker to the end. Too scared to POAS thinking it is still too soon, very tender pelvis ( convinced AF is starting) nipples slightly tender (or maybe I am just wanting them to be...) Constipated again! Bleeding stopped!

July 14- 9DPO- woke up with a headache again, feel loose? down there, very watery feeling kind of swollen. Constipated, nausea, tired teeth still a bit sensitive.

Taking Maca to help with fertility, a prenatal vitamin and since becoming vegan I have not felt unwell one day! Until now. I have been scouring this site... obsessed. I will update after July 19th when AF is due on a 28-day cycle (because of past PCOS and this being a spontaneous AF I don't know what my cycle is or will be...) Good luck to all!

9 Months of Trying and Finally First Ever BFP!

This is for those ladies that have irregular cycles, false pregnancy symptoms and who have been trying for a while!

My husband and I started trying to conceive 13 months ago, I KNOW for sure that we timed everything perfectly 9 months of that.
HISTORY:
My cycles varied from as little as 29 days to as much as 52 days. The ONLY thing that was constant was how many days after my LH surge that I would start my period. I never went beyond 16 after my surge without started, except yesterday when I got the BFP on day 17! During those 13 months, I had every false symptom you could think of. I NEVER spotted before a period before we started trying to get pregnant, I never noticed my boobs getting sensitive before and I never noticed how unpredictable my periods were.
LEADING UP TO BFP:
This month when it happened, we BD every other day starting a couple days before my LH surge, and several days after as well. There was only one thing that made this month different from any other, and that was simultaneous orgasms the three times we BD closest to ovulation.
SYMPTOMS:
I usually try to ignore symptoms at this time of month, but I did notice a few different ones. I was/am pretty crampy especially after I pee at night. My boobs got heavy, I had two days where I kept having to sit down from working in my house because I just felt off and tired. Also I seem to get hungry more than I usually did.
DAY OF BFP:
I held my pee yesterday for 5 hours and tested about 20 minutes before my husband was due home. After I took a few minutes to calm myself down, I wrote “Baby!” on my stomach. I put on my acting face and after he got home and I greeted him I told him I had gotten something for him. Told him to close his eyes, I lifted my shirt and held up a pair of little booties next to the Baby! on my stomach. I've never seen my husband's face light up like it did after he managed to read it and realize what it meant! It’s a face I’ll never forget!
ENCOURAGEMENT:
I never thought it would take two healthy young adults 13 months to get pregnant. I encourage you to know that God has a plan for when the two most perfect pieces of both of you will come together. Don’t get discouraged. If you get your negative results for the month, take it as an opportunity to get healthy and focus on yourself a little more before you have a bun in the oven to think about as well! God Bless!

YAY BFP!!

Yay, I am so happy to be finally writing in this section and not reading everyone else’s symptoms like the last 8 months.
I have rather irregular cycles and so it has been so hard to track them. We fell pregnant with our three others very easily. I have two lovely boys and a baby girl in heaven.
Things I did different this month: stopped drinking caffeine, did the temp thing and ovulation sticks.
Had period for 8 days from 1st - 8th June
1dpo - had a coffee, hadn’t had one all month - felt very ill. Feeling really tired but my other two kids have been having rough nights. Cervix high and soft
2dpo - nothing
3dpo - so tired - prob just from limited sleep with other two kids. Have found lump in breast, feeling worried and gone to doc
4dpo - nothing
5dpo - slept in for work!! I NEVER SLEEP IN! Super tired today. Really high hard cervix which is normal
6dpo - slept in again.. hmmmm a little strange. Cervix is middle and hard. Feeling very wet. Had a very vivid dream about a giant stick insect attacking me - wierd!
7dpo - High but hard cervix, white cm, feeling nauseous, back pain at lunch and gassy and bloated. No usual pms symptoms, starting to wonder if pregnant.
8dpo - crampy - not like period pain, all in my back. Very soft cervix!! oohh could be pregnant Feeling nauseous constantly.. almost convinced pregnant - negative BFP! disappointed but still early. Cervix goes super hard in PM and think I may have overreacted about being pregnant
9dpo - High hard cervix, starting to think not pregnant. Breasts really sore on the top and up under arm pits - weird! Nauseous like motion sick. Really tired but have a sore throat, must be getting sick
10dpo - breast so sore, take HPT and faint POSITIVE!! yay its definitely though!!
Hope this little bean holds :)
xx

First BFP!!

I got my first bfp tonight. I have very irregular cycles and am about 8 weeks late. I decided to test just see the bfn I knew was coming. It was positive!!! All the pregnancy calculators say I'm due around January 19, 2013. I have had absolutely no symptoms other than slightly sore-breasted constipation and a cold. No morning sickness at all! I'm so excited and nervous! It still hasn't sunk in yet but extremely happy.

BFP After 1yr with PCOS and Very Very Irregular Cycles!!!!!

YAYYYYYY!!!! I finally got my BFP on Wednesday afternoon after we have been tryin for 1 yr!! Can’t believe I am writing this!! So here’s some history:- I am 24 and my dh is 29. We have a 2 n half yr old daughter who was planned and got pregnant first month trying with her. I had just come off microynon pill and got pregnant within 3 weeks!!! So when we planned to have another, we most definitely didn’t think it would take a year. I came off the pill again, had a withdrawal bleed and then no period for months. I thought it was normal because of just coming off the pill. so I tried lots of different natural herbs like vitex and vitamin b. Vitex did give me a period on 1 cycle but then nothing else. So I took a trip to the doctors because of my lack of periods and he sent me for a scan which showed that I had PCOS. I wasn’t really shocked because I knew something was wrong and my periods had been irregular before goin on the pill. He then referred us to a fertility specialist where they were carrying out further tests on me and dh sperm count! But luckily I don’t have to go back for the results because I’m already pregnant :). The thing I did differently, which is guna sound really crazy is that I took my pill for 5 days, came off it and ovulated 3 weeks later!!! Baring in mind I have only ovulated once since trying to conceive a year ago!!! I believe that this helped me to ovulate! Didn’t really have many symptoms just a little crampy and a few sharp pains in my boobs and that’s it! Good luck to u all, I know how frustrating it can be x x x x

For All You Ladies With the Unpredictable Cycles...

Okay, so I hear a lot about the women who can chart their ovulation and it really is only a "2 Week Wait", but my cycle is all over the place and so I thought I would give my symptoms by how many days before I got my BFP. I did suspect something, so I was paying attention, but I got my BFP a full 8 weeks from the start of my last period, and since my hubby was out of town, I know for sure there were only baby making activities for the 5-6th week after start of last period.

I should mention that every day carried with it varying degrees of being super nauseated and really hungry. Also, I pee so much all the time that if that was happening, I didn't notice.

T-6 days: Nausea. Random and potent, and very unusual for me.
T-5 days: Nausea and indigestion (which I never have). Lots of burping. Weird stabby pains in lower abdomen.
T-4 days: More nausea. Weird aversion to vegetables. Slightly large nipples. Pain in one side then other. Continued indigestion.
T-3 days: Intermittent Nausea. Large-ish nipples, sore to touch. Odd sensation in womb area. Almost fluttery, mildly uncomfortable, on and off pressure.
T-2 days: Very large puffy looking nipples (admittedly relative to very small booby size, but definitely noticeable). Extremely sore even to pressure of T-Shirt. Some general weirdness in uterus/ovary region. Lower back pain.
T-1 days: Whole booby swollen, heavy, and in pain. Exhausted. Went to sleep about 3 hours before normal time. Ate the whole house before then. And then was nauseated again. :)

And then I woke up (to pee) at 5:45 to a faint but definitive BFP! I'm taking another test in the morning, so I will be sure to comment if I was crazy or had a defective test. 

First BFP After 4 Years TTC!

Two more months would have made 4 years for us trying to conceive naturally. The only thing that was really different about this cycle is that it was a little shorter than usual. It was still long, but it was pretty short for me. I think it may have been shorter since I lost a few pounds at the beginning of the month through exercise and watching my calories. I've lost weight before, but this time it must have put my cycle into overdrive! We only really had sex once near, or possibly on ovulation day. Unless some of his swimmers were left over from four or five days before that, we hit it with one very lucky BD.

From my ovulation pain and EWCM, I believe I ovulated on CD 26 (My cycles are very irregular. I often go months without a period, but I always know around when I should see AF because my boobs usually get sore or tender the day after I ovulate.)

ALMOST ALL OF MY SYMPTOMS SO FAR ARE VERY TYPICAL FOR ME BEFORE I START MY PERIOD. I COMPLETELY FELT LIKE AF WAS GOING TO SHOW ANYTIME. Here are my pre-BFP symptoms! Sorry I almost wrote a novel, but I wanted to let you know a little of my story, what was different this cycle, and how I felt about it all.

CD 25 - Definitely feeling some ovulation pains.

CD 26 (Ovulation I believe) - More ovulation pains. Baby Dance for us!

From before Ov to 3 or 4 DPO - Had a very unpleasant cold (But it made for very plentiful EWCM)

From 1 DPO to 15 DPO and still continuing - Sore nipples. I started to have soreness on the outside of my breasts too around 12 DPO. All very normal for me, except that my nipples seemed a little more sore right after ovulation than usual.

From 4 to 13 DPO - Seemed to have a runny nose every morning (probably left over from the cold). Sneezed in the morning a lot also. Allergies maybe. The runny nose wasn't nearly as bad later in the day.

From 10 to 14 DPO - Became quite gassy, but we were gone on vacation for a few days and ate unusual food. Had to pee a little more frequently, but I drank a lot of tea and water. Slight cramps, just like AF is on her way. The cramps are on and off throughout the day, and they are usually a little worse in the evening.

12 DPO - BFN with FMU. Used a CB Digital. Yeah, I took it apart. I have never done that to a digital before, and I read that it doesn't matter if there are two lines in a digital, because it tests for LH too. Well, two lines did show up on the strip inside. Maybe if I'm lucky, that line had more to do with hCG than LH. Woke up a lot at night, but it could be from taking a nap during the day.

13 DPO - OK, it was bad enough already, but now all I can think about is that this was a shorter cycle, and I think I could really have a chance to be preggo for once. But what about the BFN yesterday? Too early and the test not sensitive enough I hope. Symptoms continue...cramping, etc. Developed a small rash with tiny bumps on the back of my neck. It doesn't really itch. Grasping at straws hoping it is a sign, since it's one of the few things that isn't normal for me. Hoping AF doesn't show tomorrow. Wake up a lot at night again...took a nap during the day again though. By the way, being sleepy during the day is totally normal for me.

14 DPO - AF is due today, and she's a no-show. Mild cramping continues. Headaches plagued me through the day. Rash is clearing up. Creamy CM. Have a slight aching feeling in my left arm for a few moments (kind of like when I'm beyond tired and my legs ache.) I didn't have a test on hand this morning, but I picked up a few $ Tree tests when DH and I went out this afternoon. No AF (and believe me...I have checked...a lot) so I'm going to test in the AM. It is the only thing I can think about! After almost 4 years of TTC, I feel like I have more of a chance now than ever! That BFN on 12 DPO is still sticking in the back of my mind though. Getting my first positive HPT tomorrow is probably a long shot, but the thought of it being possible has driven me crazy all day! I'm terrified of the disappointment of another BFN, but I can't help but be hopeful... Couldn't sleep!

BFP @ 11dpo, TTC for 12 Months with Irregular Cycles

We have been TTC #2 for 12 months. I was due to start fertility treatment next month (Clomid) due to my irregular cycles - which have been ranging from 30 - 45 days. So happy to get the BFP at 11DPO. This month I didn't test from 7DPO like a nutter, in fact I have still been having the odd tipple as I really thought it wasn't going to happen without treatment. I've had very few symptoms and it was only the spotting (I'm guessing implantation) that made me test. I ovulated on CD20, so there's hope for all you late ovulators out there!

CD 20 - BD & Ovulation (according to fertility friend)
1DPO - nothing
2DPO - sore bb's
3-4DPO - nothing
5-7DPO - a new spot each day (I do get spots, but they appeared in random places on my face rather than the usual T zone)
8DPO - nothing
9DPO - when I bent down to pick up something from the bottom shelf in a shop, very dizzy when I stood up, in fact I couldn't see straight for a couple of seconds
10DPO - spotting at 10pm at night. Just a little red blood when I wiped. Thought this was very strange, but didn't get my hopes up.
11DPO - The red blood, had turned brown, only a little on a panty liner. Before I got in the shower, I did an ovulation test on a whim with FMU (too chicken to do the real thing), it came back positive almost straight away!. Plucked up courage to use a Superdrug pregnancy test that has been sitting in my draw. Strong BFP. Tell hubby and cry with happiness! Also took another test during the day which also came back with a strong BFP.

When I was pregnant with my first, my bb's were on FIRE from 6DPO, this time round I've hardly had a peep out of them. I conceived my first from ovulating on CD17 and this one at CD20, so it can definitely happen when ovulation doesn't happen at the textbook CD14.

One other thing...my hubby gave up hot baths (showers only!) about 2 months ago. His semen analysis from around a month ago was very good, my fertility consultant even commented on how good it was. It was much improved to one he has done when he was taking regular baths.

Good luck everyone! 

Late BFP

Hi Everyone,

I never post on anything so this will be my first time posting anything on-line. I just really feel like this is such a great website and very much appreciated reading all of your stories over the last few months.

I have one child who will be 3 years old this Fall. It took us 2 years to have him; my fertility has always just been off. No regular cycles, etc. It was a miracle when he was born and I think it was only because I had an HSG right before that flushed out my tubes. Also totally recommend that! As soon as he was born I wanted another one ASAP. But I was breastfeeding and no AF. So flash forward 2+ years. He finally started weaning in Jan. 2012 (I let him do it on his own) and then I got my first period back in Feb. 2012 after 2+ years of no AF.

My cycles in Feb. and March were strange. 34 days then 29 days with my "O" day on cycle day 10 which made no sense to me at all because my LP was then so long. So each month I would think for sure I was pregnant and then no.

I started using the CBFM in 2011 and would recommend this to anyone and everyone. It took several months to actually pick up my "Peak" but when it finally did I knew exactly when we needed to BD. Also used Pre-Seed which I also think helped because I do not really have any CM.

So after my disappointments in Feb. and March, this next one was it. Again I used CBFM so I knew exactly when was my "O" Day and Pre-Seed.

"O" Day - Cycle Day 19 (kind of late would have had no idea without the CBFM) We BD on Cycle Day 15, 18 and 19.
1-8 DPO - no real symptoms, maybe feeling bloated a little bit but everything else would seem like a stretch.
9 DPO - cramping, feeling sick and 99.5 fever (Implantation????)
10-16 DPO - started testing everyday because I was so hoping. ALL BFN!! :(
17 DPO - tested with FMU using CB Di. And boom, "PREGNANT" popped up. I totally thought I was out because it was so late and all of the BFN.

Hang in there everyone. I think the CBFM really helped and so did the Pre-Seed. I also used Vitex for a few months last year and I think that helped bring my AF back.

Good luck to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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