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BFP after 6 years TTC!

I honestly can't believe I am writing my BFP story! I've stalked this site for years trying to convince myself not to give up all hope. I got pregnant naturally 9 years ago with my ex partner accidentally after a laparoscopy for endo. Sadly that ended in a m/c (baby had a chromosomal problem). I met my now husband in 2008 and I came off contraception in 2010, thinking it would happen as easily as it did last time but that was not the case. Tried to conceive for 3 years with no luck before deciding to go to the doctor after we got married in 2013. Then started the proper monitoring of my cycles, which were all over the place. Went for scans and investigations where they decided I had PCOS. Started seeing my fertility doctor early 2014 and he said we would see how things go but I will probably need IVF. Got freaked out and kept postponing my appointments until I got my head together again. In 2015 we started 6 rounds of clomid 50mg, nothing happened. I told my doctor that I fell pregnant after a laparoscopy before and I wanted to try it again. He agreed and said he would also perform ovarian drilling. I had the operation in January 2016. My periods sort of regulated but still nothing happened. Asked if I could try clomid again and he agreed but said after this IVF was our only option, totally heartbroken. People around me kept getting pregnant, sometimes twice in the time I had been trying and I cried everytime. He prescribed 2 months of clomid at 25mg and then another 3 months at 50mg. Well on my second cycle of clomid 25mg (the first time I took it bang on the same time every day) days 2-6 we decided to just relax. Previously I had tried everything. Headstands, lying down with my hips elevated, you name it I tried it. This month I decided just to relax (one of the hardest things to do when TTC) and just went with the flow. I didn't monitor where I was in my cycle so I don't know exactly when all my symptoms started or where I was in my cycle when they did. I started to get my usual symptoms before my period, cramps, backache, sore boobs so was convinced AF was on her way. It got to day 34 (first time I looked at what day I was on) and I thought it was strange to be that late on clomid but after reading some posts on the internet I discovered it is possible to have late cycles on clomid so I was gutted, thought here we go everything is messed up again. The days went by, still no sign of AF, boobs were still sore, tired and backache. Started to want to eat a lot more. Finally on day 40 I thought, I better test and see. Used FMU and almost instantly a faint line appeared! I thought I was imagining it so shouted to DH who was still in bed and he confirmed he saw the line too! It then got darker and darker. Did another test later on in the day and BFP again! We were literally over the moon! My biggest indicator was that although my symptoms were similar to AF, they felt 'slightly' different. Things we did differently this month was relax, no charting, BD whenever we felt like it not regimented. Also, I started reading a book called 'The Secret' and started visualising having a baby and BFP rather than being negative and thinking it will never happen. I still can't believe I'm pregnant, I'm approx 6 weeks now and have nausea, bloating, mild cramping, back ache and extreme tiredness. I'm now trying to not panic about everything which is really hard! All I can say to everyone TTC is never give up. I swore I would keep going, I would have my baby one day and my prayers have been answered. Sending lots of baby dust to all still TTC, I know it is the absolute worst but it will happen one day. Praying now for a healthy and safe pregnancy x
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BFP very minimal symptoms

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share my story with all of you mama's-to-be out there. First of all I'm going to be 32, husband 36, both healthy have one 16 month old DD. Have been experiencing irregular cycles since 10 months post partum, anywhere from 47 to 33 days ( though they've been getting more regular with each passing cycle). We've been trying for 6 months and using preseed and Opk's. This month was actually the first month I didn't use OPK's or preseed. Because my periods have been so irregular I had no idea when I was ovulating and for some reason my post partum body was not producing ewcm like it used to, so I used an app to target my fertile window. (The app was actually a bit off in its calculation according to when I got my first bfp, so I think it's really important to listen to your body and BD when youre feeling randy). We tried to BD every other night starting a week after my period ended, but we Def missed a few nights. Unfortunately I can't list symptoms ( or lack of) according to DPO, since I can't be certain of when I ovulated. Please note that hese symptoms are things that I discovered in hindsight. Feeling short of breath taking stairs at work (just thought I needed to lose 5lbs) Got a head cold with persistent runny nose (I have a toddler 'nuff said) Very transient breast pain (just thought period was coming) Felt a bit nauseous one evening (just assumed it was from the 3 cocktails I had earlier that day- obviously I'm a believer in the drink till it's pink addage) Slept like a log one night and woke up with a very stiff neck Those were my only symptoms during my tww. I had no noticeable cm changes, dreams, mood changes, bloating, breast growth (sad i know) or bowel issues. That has been my experience this time around and I don't think I had any tww symptoms the first time around either. Hope this helps some of the future moms out there. Good luck and baby dust to you all!

BFP after 2 years, pcos, low morphology

So I've never posted on a forum....just searched and read them for what feels like almost daily for the past 2 years and 1 month. I told myself (and I even made a promise to God and I'm not very religious) that if I get a positive I will share my story. I have had PCOS since I was 24 (probably longer but that's when I began treatment) so I knew getting pregnant would be hard. I suffered with horrible cystic acne and was on bc and Spironolactone for like 5 years until after I got married at the age of 30. (I'm 32 now DH is too) We started trying for a baby around May 2014. My cycle was immediately out of whack after stopping bc and my skin was too. Let me add I also have Hashimotos (hypothyroid) I started researching foods and diet and decided to go Paleo. I was very strict in the beginning, eating very low card,absolutely no dairy and all grass fed meat. My period and skin improved almost immediately. My face was more clear than when I was on the pill. Let me add by saying I have Lean PCOS so I'm not overweight which actually makes things more difficult. It was very difficult to be strict but I kept with it as much as I could. I let more things into my diet but stuck with dairy free and gluten free because that kept my skin clear and cycle somewhat normal. After a while my cycle settled around 36 days being the average length, sometimes 42 days sometimes 32 days. It was difficult to track my ovulation if I didn't pee on an opk. Which was expensive month after month because I could only interpret the digital ones. After a year or so of trying my husband was tested and it came back that he had low morphology. 1% to be exact. He tested again and it went up to 3%. His counts and all other numbers were fine. Tested neg for vericicole. I tried charting, my temps were all over. We would bd everyday in the fertile week, sometimes every other day...we gave it our all every month. My obgyn told me there is nothing more she could do for me. Finally we went to a fertility specialist who told us that because of the morphology we would most likely need to do IVF. She sent us home, gave my husband some supplements which included L Carnitine Fumarite 500mg 2 pills twice a day, acetyl L carnitine 1 pill twice a day, and a pouch of emergen c each day. After 3 months he was supposed to retest his semen, and after my next period I was to begin a million tests. A month before our apt I fell pregnant. I just found out last night. I truly believe that morphology means nothing and there is hope just keep trying. This cycle I was desperate and I pulled out all the stops. I tried everything I had ever read in a forum. I used the digital opk, mucinex during my fertile week, preseed during intercourse, andI bought soft cups to insert after intercourse to keep the sperm in (which was a nightmare and I couldn't get it out for a while. We didn't get a chance to bd the day after ov but did 2 days before, the day of and two days after. I didn't think I was pregnant. I had stopped drinking coffee two months prior and my boobs didn't seem to get as sore each month anymore so sometimes they did sometimes they didn't. Leading up to now every month I felt pregnancy symptoms so I didn't even want to bother testing. What I did notice was my boobs hurt again, they hurt earlier on and never tapered off. my nipples tingled. I felt very hot and very cold. I had cold sweats at night. I felt twinges in my abdomen. I finally tested at 18dpo and received a strong two blue lines immediately. I'm Still in shock. If I had to give any advice it would be change your diet, if you have PCOS you probably shouldn't be eating Dairy. Cut out gluten and eat low carb, sugar wreaks havoc on your ovaries. I love coffee but when I stopped drinking it my PMS symptoms all went away, and also weird pimples I would get on my neck/lower jawline. If your husband has sperm issues tell him to take the supplements listed above. And don't lose hope!!!!!!

1 year ttc (almost to the day!)

Hello everyone, I'm so happy and excited to be here finally able to share my story. On June 12th last year my husband and I decided to start trying for a baby. We BD a couple of times and I was sure I was pregnant....then came the reality. Coming off the pill after 10 years I had forgotten my periods used to be non-existent. My hormones were no longer regulated and they were all over the place - I was all over the place. It has been such a tough year, I've had to wake up and take responsibility for my own body. My diet has done a 360' I no longer smoke and I exercise daily....the weight dropped off and this month my BFP finally happened! By DPO is my favourite sort of story so here goes: CD33 I ovulated DPO1 no EWCM today, after 8 continuous days.! BBT also raised, and mood dipped slightly so figured I had finally ovulated DPO2-5 really bad periodic cramping and gas along with - TMI alert - snot like CM. Slightly anxious and paranoid (hormones) DPO6 boobs start to get sore and I worry I'm out, isn't it too early for sore boobs?! But feeling very happy & balanced DPO8 more snot like CM and cramping in the night (hoping it's a good sign!) DPO9-10 Mega thirsty. More yellowy discharge with tinges of brown. DPO11 Now mega hungry! Getting lower backache, again worry I might be out...nipples still sore and is it my imagine or appear bigger...? DPO12 Positive on FRER the line was so beautifully pink I was so happy! DPO13 tested again on Clearblue get a 'pregnant 1-2' Good luck to everybody reading this, these stories are what kept me going through the lonely, dark times, I'm glad to be able to share my experience oxoxox

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!

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