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Finally confirmed BFP on CD 49! Late ovulation (CD 39) & Possible BFP on 8 DPO

Hi Ladies,

My purpose of writing this isn't to brag. I feel like everything in my life I can control and be successful in except for my TTC journey. God has humbled me, taught me patience and how to fully trust him in him through the process of TTC. I learned that it's okay to be vulnerable and it's okay to cry or feel like I'm a defect. The purpose of me writing this is to help other women get through this crazy TWW and TTC journey. I read through so many stories and it kept me sane so I really hope that my story will help you too.

***Please listen to the song "Who You Are" by Jessie J. It helped me through my hard times and frustration.

About Me

I'm turning 33 in a week
Healthy weight
Have not been diagnosed with PCOS although my cycles can be anywhere from 30-40+ days
Carried a healthy baby to full term already
Have a desk job so not physically demanding
Love sweets and drink coffee

My Crazy Cycles/LH Surges

In the 8 months that I was TTC, I only ovulated 5 times because one cycle was over 50 days long and I believe it was an Anovulatory cycle (where you don't ovulate but have break-through bleeding/spotting). In the other 6 months, only 1 month was 30 days long; the others were around 36 days long. I always get a ALMOST or even Positive OPK 7 days before the REAL Positive OPK. For ex: I'll get 1 positive OPK on CD 18, but it's only one, then the rest are negative. I test 5 am and 5 pm from CD 11-AF. Then on CD 25 I'll get the real deal. How do I know it's the real deal? Because my OPK stays positive for 36 hrs, not 12 hours, and my BBT chart in Fertility Friend confirms my ovulation. I normally ovulate 1 day after my first Positive OPK (the real one). So CD 25 (positive in am and pm), CD 26 (positive am and pm, I ovulate this day), CD 27 (positive am only, negative by pm). We would BD on these 3 days. Note: I know people say to test with 2nd morning urine, but that's not accurate for me. It sometimes turn positive even when I'm not ovulating yet. My advice is to play around with the OPKs and learn about your body. My CM is really hard to read so I can't go by that. I also sometimes get a blazing positive OPK right before AF arrives. My Luteal Phase is anywhere from 10 - 13 days long.

What I did differently in my BPF Cycle

Honestly not much because by this time I'm frustrated. I was taking Fertilaid and Fertil CM for 30 days. I quit coffee from CD 1 to CD 35, but because I believed I was not going to ovulate anyway I started drinking it again. I was supposed to ovulate around CD 28 but I was traveling. I think the stress of traveling, refinancing my house, preparing the house for appraisal, crazy busy at work and helping my in laws purchase a house really delayed my ovulation. I convinced myself to take my temperature and continue using OPKs. On CD 38 I got a blazing positive OPK. I noted that AF is finally going to show up! My LH stayed positive for 36 hours... but AF never arrived.

Wonfo, First Response, ClearBlue Digital, ClearBlue and $1 Cheapie Reviews (My very first BFP)

1 DPO - 5 DPO: Nothing

6 and 7 DPO: For the first time in my life I'm getting heartburn BEFORE eating or drinking anything in the morning. I told my friend maybe I'm getting too fat!

On 8 DPO I decided to take a Wonfo for fun in the am. There was a line but it looked like an indent, but the line was more definite than a regular indent. I didn't believe it so I took a First Response. FRER was stark white - Big fat negative.

On 9 DPO, I felt like my left ovary was swollen. That feeling like your heart is sticking out when it's racing. Hard to explain, so I took a Wonfo at 10 pm. Looks like a indent.... or a BFP! I decided to use a Wonfo to test urine again, and use the 3rd Wonfo to test water. The water Wonfo came out stark white while the 2 urine ones had "indent" lines. After 30 minutes of looking at them under several lights I decided that it's probably 75% a BFP. But I didn't let myself get excited yet.

On 10 DPO, I tested with Wonfo with first morning urine. I see another "indent" or.... BFP! I took out my blue dye ClearBlue Easy. Faint cross (positive). I tested with the $1 cheapie. Faint line again. Then I took out the Digital ClearBlue Advance that I stashed away. At 2 minutes; BAM, "Pregnant, 1-2)!!!!! Okay, I finally believe it. LOL. Please note that the last cycle I got a bad batch of Wonfos that gave me 7 false positives out of 25. I also got a false positive with FRER in that cycle as well. Symptoms: Light backache on left side. Ovary feels swollen/sore.

just a little thought

Actually, I got my beautiful BFP a while ago and I’m currently 8 months pregnant. And I’m here simply to share a little thought about TTC, one that I would have liked to have more clarity about when I first started this whole process. Because it seems to me that there is too much anxiety going on in a lot of people who start TTC. At least that was my case: I started out already feeling nervous, already thinking of everything that could possibly go wrong.

My current pregnancy happened after 6 cycles, including one miscarriage. The miscarriage happened on the third cycle, at which point I *really* freaked out and started thinking it would never happen… But then two cycles later, there it was, my beautiful little one.

What I want to say is just this: I wish I would have worried less at the start. While there are obviously, and unfortunately, many women for whom it does not work out, for many others it actually does happen at some point. And I believe I could have started out more lightly, worrying less and taking it easy, instead of freaking out before I had any reasons to actually freak out. In my view, worries, if they are to come, should come later, but not so early on. I wish I would have started this process more hopeful and less worried. Because none of the worries made sense at such an early point… I know that what I am saying is not new or original. But I want to share it anyway, in case it might be helpful for anyone out there, and also because it's generally good to remind myself not to worry so much about stuff in general.

I send you all my best wishes in this journey!

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BFP on June 6th!

**warning this is a really long story**

I've been a long time stalker of this forum. My journey began in 2013 when we first started TTC.

Jan - Oct 2013 - no BFP in sight.

Oct 2013 - felt excruciating pain in my right side. Ended up being hospitalized for a burst cyst on my right ovary.

Nov 2013 - started getting chest pains. When I saw my GP, she noticed I had a pronounced heart murmur. She sent a referral to a local cardiologist.

Jan 2014 - Pain returned in right ovary. A ultrasound showed I had another cyst on my right ovary. Laparoscopy was recommended by my gyno. I was then placed on a wait list for surgery.

Jan 2014 - got in with the cardiologist who sent me for a echocardiogram. Echocardiogram revealed I had an enlarged heart due to an Atrial Septal Defect. He sent me for a transesophageal ultrasound to determine the size of the hole which would decide whether I needed open heart surgery to repair or a heart catheterization. Placed on wait list for surgery.

July 2014 - went in for laparoscopy to remove my cyst. They were able to diagnose me with stage four endometriosis. Cyst was deemed non cancerous.

Oct 2014 - went in for heart catheterization surgery.

**throughout 2014 I went into a deep depression as everyone around me was having babies left and right*

May 2015 - given go ahead by gyno and cardiologist to start TTC again. After 6 months of no luck, we were referred to the local fertility clinic.

Feb 2016 - got in with the fertility clinic. Ultrasound showed more cysts on both ovaries. They were unable to determine antrial follicle count because my cysts are so large they couldn't see any eggs in the ultrasound.

April 2016 - got a faint BFP (possible chemical pregnancy).

May 2016 - started clomid without trigger shot. IUI was performed on May 22nd.

June 2016 - finally a BFP!!

Here were my symptoms post iui.

1 DPIUI - constipated, cramps, plugged ears
2 DPIUI - craving sweets, tired, constipated, cramps, nausea
3 DPIUI - nausea, tired
4 & 5 DPIUI - no symptoms
6 DPIUI - nausea, tired, headache
7 DPIUI - constipated, cramps, headache
8 & 9 DPIUI - no symptoms
10 DPIUI - tired
11 DPIUI - faint positive with dollar store test.

**stopped tracking symptoms here. But I had a massive headache on 14 DPIUI.

Things I did different this cycle. I started daily yoga prior to my tww. Throughout my tww, I was eating lots of fresh pineapple. I also kept an eye on my caffeine intake. Limiting to one cup a day.

I tested again at 14 DPIUI with a clearblue and frer and got my positives!! I wish luck to all of you out there who are still waiting for BFP. I never thought I would ever see this day come but if it happened to me. There's still hope for you!

BFP after BFN&Neg. Blood Test!!!!

So I have been stalking this site since April, reading about others ttc and symptoms people had when getting their BFP. SO and I decided we were ready to try as our first is nearing 5 years old. I have irregular cycles and my dr wasn't sure whether or not I was ovulating at all. Found out I was having hyperthyroid problems and it would be AWHILE before my body was going to let me get pregnant. I haven't had a period in 4 months so I was attributing it to that. Discouraged, we still thought we would try. It was just an every other day or daily doing the deed and I tried to stay laying down for a while after wards.
I google everything and swore every symptom I was having this last month was due to bein pregnant. Second week of May my dr did a blood test and it was negative. I still took home tests after that all the way up to the 16-17th of May and got BFN. I hadn't had much symptoms that I paid attention to because my dr already ruled being pregnant out. My boobs were sore, and this usually happens for a week or so before my period. But it was worse than usual and much longer. I was kind of moody and extremely tired but I figured it was the weather or my hormones being weird.
I'm so POASO and I've seen so many negatives that when I took one last Monday, and had a line come back, I knew I was surely dreaming. No. Stinking. Way. I took three more test of all brands and sure enough got positives on all of them. I ran to the store for the CB digital tests, took one that night with a result of "Pregnant 3+" and the next morning with fmu and got the same "Pregnant 3+". I got into my dr two days later and my test was positive, also got a sono for measuring how far along and 7 weeks as of yesterday, with a visible and strong heartbeat !!!
I am absolutely ecstatic. Shocked. Sooo excited. And I wanted to post this because I know seeing people's stories helped me get through and gave me hope and encouragement. I'm so glad I still tested and went to a new dr to get things right. Anything can happen. Literally.
Baby dust to all xx :D

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BFP #2, 6 months TTC, Irregular Cycles

I never posted when I conceived my son after a year and a half of trying, despite reading BFP stories constantly during each 2WW!

I thought getting pregnant would be easier second time around as everyone tells you it will be, so I was starting to get a little worried each time my period arrived and started to get the old feelings back of "it's never going to happen!" and "why is everyone around me pregnant!?" However, I didn't have the same turmoil as the first time, as I had my beautiful 2 and a half year old bouncing boy, and that alone is the most amazing gift. Anyway here's my story.

Started TTC in December. My cycles are irregular (between 5 and 6 weeks) but this is a huge improvement from before I got pregnant. I once went 6 months without a cycle. Had hormones checked twice, and they always came back fine! My mum and my sister both have irregular cycles too, but both got pregnant first time of trying. So it must just be a genetic thing. Anyway, the month I conceived my son, I took Agnus Castus, Bee Pollen and Royal Jelly. So I started taking AC in December. However it gave me terrible PMT symptoms throughout my whole cycle! Horrendous! So I stopped, felt better and tried them again, and felt even worse!! So sacked those off! Started taking Bee Pollen and Royal Jelly last cycle, but had really weird spotting throughout the 5/6 weeks. When my period arrived, I spotted lightly for 2 weeks, was awful and very frustrating! I read somewhere online that this can happen to some women who take it, so that must be me! Stopped taking both, and felt really awful (they made me feel great, full of energy) but gradually felt better as they left my system and the spotting subsided after a few days. I then had a normal 5 week cycle and BOOM BFP! Lesson to self, stop, meddling around with things! Here is my story...

4 days leading up to OV: lots of EWCM and extremely interested in BDing (not usual for me lol hubby very happy)
Day after OV: CM white and sticky (sign of OV for me, not at all interested in BDing!)
2 Days after OV: CM dries up, barely there. Very scant throughout the TWW but white and slightly stretchy. Slight yellow taint later in TWW.
Week after OV: picked up tummy bug from DS, nausea sticks with me for around 10 days.
Week before BFP: Awful cold / hay fever and cough. Very grumpy and tired (end of term and am a teacher, so may just be that!)
Few days before BFP: Pinchy, pulling sensations, light cramps, slight back ache, sore boobs and nipples, bloated tummy. The only thing really that ws different from usual PM symptoms were the pulling feelings and no PMT, actually felt full of energy.

Tested today after period didn't show (was expecting around 2days ago) and got very strong BFP on 3 tests late in the afternoon! Sent hubby to get the tests on way home from work as we are potty training DS so totally housebound! I really wasn't expecting a BFP as Ive seen so many BFNs over the last 6 months, I was getting scared of testing. But bit the bullet and voila! The line came up instantly and got stronger as I stared and nearly cried at it! Took 2 more just for the sheer pleasure of watching that beautiful line appear! Took at digital with DS so never seen a line before! My hubby joked, "are you sure you can see a line?!" after months of squinting in different lights saying "I'm sure I can see something!?"

Only other possible symptoms were maybe needing to wee slightly more and feeling extra hungry. But not necessarily symptoms, could just be me! We used preseed throughout the 6 months and I took Pregnacare Conception plus Omega 3. Hubby took the male version this month only. When I conceived DS I knew I was pregnant as had a strange stabby feeling, like something was burrowing into my uterus, sounds strange but true! Was waiting for that this time, but not really felt that. I also spotted from the day of BFP, for 3 days, but again, nothing this time, (which I'm grateful for, as that was quite nerve wracking!)
Good luck everyone TTC, hope my story helps!

BFP dpo 10 after first cycle of Letrozole + CoQ10!

So excited to have my BFP! My husband and I have been TTC for 6 months now with a miscarriage in week 6 of our second month of trying. I have high levels of estrogen naturally, and my cycles are typically 36-42 days long. My doctor prescribed me Letrozole (femara) to take on CD 3-7. I took a Letrozole pill each night, 2.5mg daily dosage. Felt fine overall with no side effects except drowsiness which wasn’t too bad since I took it before bed anyway. Also, a friend of mine undergoing fertility treatment says her doctor swears by 1200 mg CoQ10 vitamins, so I’ve been taking that each day, too, beginning at CD 1. I ovulated at CD 15.

1 DPO: no real symptoms, BBT still low/normal
2 DPO: BBT rose, confirming ovulation as I expected about +0.5 degrees F. Had some cramping and bloating.
3 DPO: Had some sinus soreness, felt tired.
4 DPO: bloating, minor tugging feeling in my lower abdomen; I’m assuming this was the beginning of implantation.
5 DPO: bloated again, and very minor tugging feeling in my lower abdomen again. No implantation bleeding like I had 4 months ago when I was pregnant but miscarried.
6 DPO: more bloating, no cramping but minor indigestion/constipation.
7 DPO: bloating. Had my blood drawn to test my progesterone levels. Very thirsty.
8 DPO: bloating, thirsty. Progesterone levels came back great at 21 ng/ml (doctor said anything from 15 to 25 is great for supporting pregnancy in the uterine lining. Felt good about these results!
9 DPO: Some breast soreness in the evening, thirsty most of the day even though drinking plenty of water. I shrugged it off thinking that if my breasts were sore again tomorrow then I’ll take a pregnancy test.
10 DPO: Woke up feeling okay in the morning and decided to delay taking the HPT. Went to a friend’s bbq, and had extremely sore breasts by the late afternoon. Went home and took a HPT and got my BFP!!! I used the Clear Blue Easy with Weeks Estimator and it said I was 1-2 weeks since ovulation, which is right on.

It’s still very early at this stage, as of today I’m CD 33, DPO 18. I’m trying to contain my excitement since I miscarried at CD 37-40 last time. It feels better this time with my symptoms getting stronger each day (ie more breast soreness, more food cravings, and I’m even welcoming the mood swings!). Also, I started spotting around CD 35 last time and had implantation bleeding, but haven't had any of that this time. Fingers crossed that it all goes well!

BFP

Hey everyone!

I wanted to share my BFP story in hopes of giving someone hope abd motivation like this website has given me.

I had an MC at 15 weeks in march, my DH and I were heartbroken but wanted to keep working on our now rainbow baby! First cycle didn't happen for us so I got some OPKs downloaded an app and was determined to succeed. And today my BFP!!

So here's how my cycle went:

Cd1-cd6 period (I usually have heavy ones this ond was no exception)
CD 8 : positive opk, BD
CD 9- CD 12: negative opk, BD just in case
CD13- CD 20: BD every other day just for fun
CD 21: positive opk ( what the what?!!) No BD didn't have the opportunity.
CD 22- CD 23: positive opk again!!! BD on CD 23
CD 24- 30: negative opk, felt like we missed out since we only had the chance to get at it once sp bd every other day without giving it a lot of thought.
CD 31-cd 34: HPT negative BD again for a good measure.
CD 35 or more like cd 1 since af arrived.

BUT wait, there's more...

CD 1- CD 6: period completely normal for me heavy period nothing out of the ordinary.

CD8: decided to take opk since last month waa so strange and guess what: blazing positive so, BD again and throughout until CD 11

Now comes the fun part

I found it strange that I kept getting blazing positives non stop and I've read a lot about the fact that if opk stays posituve for longer it could indicate pregnancy so decided to take HPT without any hopes and guess what faint positive, not a squinter.

Next day (today) took more hpt's including the digital all show BFP and significantly stronger then yesterday! How could this be? I mean I've as well have been having spotting since cd 9. Tomorrow going to doc to confirm but this is the strangest thing ever. Means I had implantation a day or so after my period which is practically impossible. But I am optimistic since lines have gotten a lot stronger, hoping for a sticky bean!

Don't lose hope ladies, baby dust to u all!!!

Rainbow/Clomid baby on his way!

I have PCOS and insulin resistance.
My husband an I ttcd for 16months and of the last 4 months of that I was taking 1500mg metformin and finally fell pregnant with our beautiful daughter Matilda. At 40+1 she was stillborn due to an umbilical cord accident.. Thus beginning our journey to getting our rainbow baby.
I was taking 1500mg slow release metformin and began my first round of Clomid 50mg when I was 5months post partum.
In total I did 4 rounds of Clomid with my last being at 200mg.
Ovulated on CD 22
6dpo - sore nipples
8dpo- large amount of cm, crampy
9dpo - BFN, crampy, bloating, irritable uterus, nipples sore still
10dpo - BFN, uterus VERY achey/irritable, some stringy yellow tinged cm, boobs feel heavy and nipples still sensitive
11dpo - BFN, uterus VERY achey/irritable, felt like AF was about to arrive, increase cm from yesterday
12dpo - BFN, although a faint line an hour after I took the test. Temp dip. Positive opk?
13dpo - BFP, lower back pain and cramps

I am now 23 weeks and having a little boy.
Feeling incredibly blessed.

Goodluck to all your ladies on this roller coaster of a journey! Xxx

6 Doctors and 2 years of unexplained infertility:Bfp

I'm incredibly surprised that I'm writing this. My cycles have ranged from 96 days to as few as 18.
Long story short, after me explaining that I don't want birth control and asked if I can boost my cycles by taking provera, he agreed and prescribed me 10mg for 10 days. That cycle-last month- was odd spotting everywhere. April 23, I started a new cycle and had a normal, yet heavy bleed. I used clearblue advanced digital ovulation tests and bbt to track ovulation. Had some strong ovulation pains the day before ff showed I ovulated. Symptoms, I don't have much. An acne breakout. Really thirsty and hot.
No tender breasts, no constipation, nothing that would have me think in any way that I am. I started peeing more in the evening at work which kinda had me want to test yesterday night. After a 20 minute hold,a got a faint positive. And this morning, darker.
:D
I'm so excited to finally add #3 to the family.

BFP 15dpiui (first time) and i have PCOS

Just got confirmation from my dr now that my beta count is 103.

I have had little to no symptoms.

I'm not super religious but i did have everyone pray for us this time and kept telling myself i WAS pregnant.

Below is the story i posted a few days ago...

Hi ladies, I'm driving myself insane reading on the net and not finding what I'm looking for, perhaps someone here might be able to advise me...

I have PCOS but everything on my fiancés side is fine.
We recently moved and have been so busy unpacking boxes that we haven't really had time or energy for any intimacy (bad i know but it's the last thing on your mind when you get to bed at midnight and have to be up 5 hours later)

We have been ttc for over 2 years (long story - changed specialists as a result). Our new specialist said we need to try iui and possibly ivf at a later stage if no luck with iui. We went for our first iui treatment recently, on d3 - d7 of cycle i started laradex for 5 days, when i collected my script the receptionist told me i must come in for a scan on friday 6May, on Sunday 1May i lay awake in bed wondering what scan it was, in the past i was used to a 12d scan but perhaps the new specialist did things differently. Monday 2 May was a public holiday here in SA so first thing Tue morning i called the specialists offices to enquire about the scan, it turns out the receptionist had miscalculated and i was meant to go in the previous Friday, they quickly squeezed me in on Tue for a scan.

I had one follicle on each ovary measuring 23mm, he booked me in immediately for our iui.
My fiancé went and made his deposit and i waited while they washed it.
My concern is this:
1) we didn't do any trigger shots and
2)it had been approximately 2 weeks since we were last intimate (i know ideally it should be 2 - 3 days prior to iui so we were planning it on the day of the scan which is generally 2 - 3 days prior to the actual iui)
We didn't get told the stats of his swimmers either before the procedure.

They had a problem getting the catheter in and had to use a tenaculum (i bled for 2 days after). it is now 6dpuiu and i have had a uncomfortable feeling like AF is on her way since the procedure, besides that nothing except for a nose bleed this morning (i never get them)

I'm not expecting this to be a successful iui, what do you ladies think?

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