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After trawling the internet and reading 2ww success stories I’m so happy to share mine again! This is my 3rd pregnancy after TTC for approx 4 months. AF has only returned for 5 months as I’m still breastfeeding my 22mo DD. 1dpo: nothing 2-6dpo: fuller boobs and sensitive nipples (this symptom remains during the entire 2ww). 7dpo: frequent urination, tired, stretchy yellow white discharge like before AF usually, light cramps in evening :( at 10pm had a painful pinching in uterus for about 2 min - felt strange. 8dpo: Woke up with light cramps, moody. 9dpo: Cramps in AM, feels like AF coming. Little yellow white discharge. No cramps in day and PM. Gassy at night. 10dpo: Only light cramps in the morning. Constipation at night. Nausea and very tired during day. Heartburn after dinner. 11dpo: Constipation. Very tired. 12dpo: Weird sharp pain right side uterus for about a minute. 13dpo: Light cramps in morning. Elevated body temp: Shooting pains in nipples. So tired and irritable by 1pm. BFP at 1.30pm!!

Natural BFP at 42

I have been pregnant 5 times now in my 40s. 2 were chemical pregnancies, 1 was a miscarriage, 1 was a live (although preemie) birth (my TTC story is in the post with the title "Natural BFP After Vasectomy Reversal, Over 40, Low Progesterone, Short Luteal Phase"), and I am now 16 weeks pregnant again. I will be 43 1/2 when I deliver. I just wanted to provide encouragement that it is possible to get pregnant in your 40s. We were not trying/not preventing this time. My baby was 6 1/2 months old when I conceived again. Also, since some might find this reassuring, all genetic testing has come back fine on this pregnancy and multiple ultrasounds so far have shown that baby is healthy. As for symptoms, I generally know soon after conception that I'm pregnant due to a strong gag reflex, but otherwise I didn't really have any other symptoms. The whole pregnancy so far has basically been symptom-free. Don't give up hope. God can do anything.

3 Years of TTC, Hard struggle, earned BFP after soooo long! xxx

Its such a long journey of TTC that sharing my BFP story here still feels like dream but its only fair to share because u guys here gave me so much hopes and help. Anyway so I am 29 (my cycle is short 26 days with short luteal phase) and been ttc for 3 years having history of less range of DH morphology (4%) so he has been taking supplements and last report we took it was increased upto 13%. This cycle started normal, while I tracked my ovulation date on 10th Aug. 1-5 DPO Literally nothing unusual even though i was all ears to my every single body movement. 6 DPO I woke up with slight sore boobs and on&off cramps which was usual because it cant be PMS that early. 7 DPO Sore boobs getting intense, cramps on going, sore throat, I had a tough day at work. 8-11 DPO Worst sore boobs, sore throat worst, and cramps moving just between legs and back (nothing like abdominal/PMS cramps). I had a strong feeling that something is different & at the same time dint want to get my hopes too high. I couldnt wait to test but decided to test on 12 DPO. BY 11DPO night, all my symptoms disappeared and I thought it was all me imagining. So I thought I would just take the test in morning and even its BFN I have one superb holiday coming in so nevermind. so I woke up at 6:00 am on my 12 DPO (22nd Aug) and sneaked into washroom so my DH wont find out. I tested with Clearblue digital (dint want to stress myself finding faintest pink line) & whoaaaa it was BFP (Pregnant 1-2 weeks). I was literally in shock and couldnt hold it ran to bed woke him up and showed him xx The day I missed my period which is 14DPO I had white cm and lots of it that it scared me. Today I am 19 DPO and all symptoms are still there inc sore boobs, occasional cramping, white cm. Cant wait for appointment with doctor on 8th Sep! Just want to say, it will happen for you too when the time comes!!! Lots of love & baby dust to all of you xxxxx

Bfp after over a year

My husband and i tried to conceive for what felt like forever! We actually took a two cycle break and this cycle was the return of trying and WE GOT A BFP!!! im only 10 dpo right now and just,took the test tonight but it is a strong line. So on to what you came here for, symptoms of course! Before 8 dpo I didn't notice anything truly unusual. 8 dpo: really frequent urination... Like every 45 mins to an hour Nose was really dry with bloody boogers. Gross i know Wasnt getting any good sleep yet i was pretty tired 9dpo: nose thing again & urination same Felt a general but strong awareness behind my pubic bone almost like an ache at times Oh and two nights in a row (8&9 dpo) woke up from my sleep in the middle of the night with,aching boobs on the bottom and sides but only lasted,briefly,and just,those two times 10dpo: in the am when i peed i wiped and saw a thick & time sized amount of creamy cm which was odd.. I dont usually get that much of it at once Took a test at 10pm and a strong line appeared within 30 seconds Things that were a little different thise cycle were my boobs. Normally my boobs will be fuller and firmer after o but this cycle they just got fuller,and not firm at all like way more sqishy than usual. & i didnt o until CD 24 I still am in shock but i could not be more thankful and excited! GOD IS GOOD Peace & love and good luck to all!
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BPF 8 DPO - 41 Years Young - Natural Pregnancy

Hi ladies, Thank you for posting your stories on this website - you have helped us all to get through this awful two-week wait!! I am very surprised to be writing this. I have a son that was born 11 years ago (at 30 years old), and we never restarted using birth control after I had him. I figured that I would have another one at some point - so I was in no rush for it to happen. Little did I know that 11 years would go by! When I was 39, I naturally got pregnant, and I was in total shock because I figured that if it had not happened yet- it wasn't going to. After I had accepted that my husband and I were going to be 60 and 65 respectively when this one is 20 - I got excited - but I miscarried at 9 weeks. I think that I took that pregnancy for granted - drinking coffee, weight lifting, stressed about work, etc. I think that I thought that it would work the same way as when I was 30. Boy was I wrong! I ended up seeing a reproductive endocrinologist about 5 months ago, and I had low ovarian reserve and was diagnosed with "unexplained fertility." My husband and I became serious about trying about 3 months ago during my first femara/ovidrel cycle. That cycle failed, and I really heated being on those drugs. My basal temp was all over the place during that month. After that, I started reading everything on the subject, and started with prenatal vitamins, vitamin E, vitex, fish oil, coq10 as well as a handful of other supplements. I also used progesterone crème and magnesium lotion. This month, I started acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and fertility smoothies. Here are my symptoms: 3 DPO - current: excess white creamy mucous, very tired (had to take a nap in the afternoon 2x this week - luckily I work from home), very quick bouts of boob and back soreness, felt strange heavy feeling in my uterus when I tried to lift something heavy 5 DPO - mild cramping/tingling for 2 hours 8 DPO - lots of tingling/heart beat between my left ovary and belly button (but lower) I am hoping that this one sticks - I know that the chance of miscarriage is high at my age (41). Good luck everyone!!

Pregnant after MC

My husband and I started trying in 2016, but after 6 months of no luck we took a break until fall of 2018. We got pregnant the 2nd month in; I had a full period in November but still felt off. I took a test and it was definitely positive! However, at 5 weeks we ended up having a miscarriage. My cycle was all thrown off for a month or so, but we kept trying. Finally at the end of June I got my BFP! Here’s my story by dpo: CD 15: O day! We DTD on cd 12, 14, 15, & 16. I used opks to track my surge. Used preseed all times. Felt left side O pains. DPO 1-6: Absolutely nothing. I usually get insanely sore boobs, but nothing this month. I even wrote that in my FF notes on dpo 6. I attributed it to eating better and working out this month. DPO 7: Right side cramps. DPO 8: Right side cramps, slightly sore boobs. Negative hpt. DPO 9: Brown spotting right on time (my LP is usually 10-11 days and I spot starting at day 9). I took an IC anyways and I swore I saw something but chalked it up to line eye. Also had right side cramps, middle cramps, gassy, and bloated. DPO 10: Brown spotting which then turned to reddish brown for a couple wipes. Took an IC and saw a vvvfl. Took a FRER and still saw a vvvfl. Freaked out and told my husband. Still had right side pain, gassy, flushed feeling during day, slightly sore boobs, and nausea. DPO 11: Spotting very light until it stopped by the evening. Definitely a BFP, but still vvvfl. Right side pain, light regular cramps, bloated, nauseas, warm, and sore boobs. DPO 12-16: Missed period on Dpo 12!!! Lines getting darker on tests, hungry all the time, lightly sore boobs, bloated after eating, Nausea comes and goes, warm all the time! Had blood work done on dpo 13 & 15 and just waiting to hear my numbers today. I’m just praying this is a sticky baby!!!

BFP after chemical pregnancy

So happy to have got my BFP! We tried for 4 cycles, with a chemical pregnancy on the 2nd cycle and then took a cycle off after that. So 5 months in all. I had a really good feeling about this month from the beginning. The previous one was the first since the chemical, and I was totally frantic and desperate and stressed. This cycle I was absolutely determined to just chill the eff out. I had loads of fun stuff planned, and I allowed myself to have a few drinks even during the TWW (which I have not done the previous cycles). I was the calmest and happiest I've been since starting TTC. I'm sure it helped somehow. We inseminated 3 times during my fertile week on CD 12, 14 and 16. I ovulated on CD 16 (maybe late on CD 15). Anyway, here are my symptoms. 1-6 DPO: nothing except some cramping and spotting on 3 DPO. Obviously way too early for implantation, but I noted it anyway because I have never had either at this stage of my cycle so it was very odd. I felt very happy during this time and had a deep certainty that I was going to be pregnant. My cm was kind of yellowish creamy all this time, but not plentiful. I started using a natural progesterone cream morning and evening on 3 DPO because a test after my chemical showed luteal phase progesterone was on the low side. 7 DPO: woke up feeling slightly nauseous, and then had about 2 hours of gentle but persistent cramping. I felt strongly that this was implantation. Cm was wet and milky, some white stretchy stuff in the evening. I had shooting pains in my boobs and joints, and achy legs and lower back. My cervix was too high to feel (never happened before). 8 DPO: Woke up with swollen hands. Felt lightheaded and had a headache. Felt as if I was getting a cold. Creamy and white stretchy cm all day, cervix very high. 9 DPO: Woke up feeling nauseous. Dull ache in my lower abdomen. Cm milky and cervix very high. I noticed really bad spots on my shoulders - I normally get a few on my face as I approach my period, but this was like nothing I've seen before, there were at least a dozen on each shoulder and they were big and horrible. My brain felt foggy and I felt turned in on myself, like I was hyper aware of my own body but everything outside me was hazy. I felt oddly serene. Later in the day I started feeling really rough: weak, exhausted, headache, nauseous, shaking so much my teeth were chattering, aching limbs and joints, skin felt really sensitive to the touch, eating hurt my throat. It felt like I was getting flu. I had a long flight that evening and I had strong cramps for about 4 hours during the flight. I also cried because I found the safety demonstration so moving, by that point I knew for sure because I'm not normally emotional. 10 DPO: BFP in the morning! Line was clear after a couple of minutes. Milky cm, v high cervix. Aching arms, shoulders and neck. Skin still v sensitive. Spots on back worse, spread to collar bones and lower back. Very tired. 11 DPO: Line is darker. Milky cm with a glob of yellowish creamy. Weepy and tired. Mild nausea. Back ache. Stuffy nose. Random twinges in tummy and hips. 12 DPO: Period would have been due today. Felt nauseous in the morning. Cramps low behind my pubic bone on and off all day. Unbelievably tired. I'm now 20 DPO and have been incredibly tired, slightly nauseous and crampy and headachy on and off since BFP - some days I don't really feel anything, others I feel pretty bad. My boobs started being slightly tender at 15 DPO, but they're still not v painful. The flu feelings, sensitive skin and spots have gone thankfully. Still applying the progesterone cream morning and evening and will do until at least 2nd trimester.

BFP after 7 months of trying!

We have been trying to conceive for 7 months and I am so happy to say that we are finally expecting our baby! I had the Mirena IUD for almost 5 years and had it removed in August of 17'. Each month we would use OPK's and BD at all the appropriate times but nothing was happening. We were also using preseed except the month we conceived! I was charting using Ovia and with this I realized that my LP is only 11 days which is on the shorter end of normal. I was feeling a lot of anxiety about it and was worrying that there was something else wrong. In Dec I met with my OB for a yearly physical and she said to let her know if a few months if nothing happened yet and she would start with some blood tests. She wasn't too concerned with my LP length. My husband was starting to take steps as well to make sure it wasn't something on his end. In Feb he met with a dr that specializes in male reproduction and had blood work and a SA. Everything came back good! This was a huge relief. His Dr recommended Fertilaid for both of us so we started taking this as well. About a week later we met again with my OB to discuss further testing for me. She ran a bunch of blood work and wanted to get me scheduled for an HSG and Follicle US. All my blood work came back great! I felt like all of stress was melting away! The day I scheduled my HSG is when I found out I was pregnant! I was 9DPO, no unusual symptoms other than some spotting which was implantation bleeding. I am now 4 weeks 2 days and praying that this is a sticky little bean! I've been having seriel HCG's drawn and my #'s have been increasing nicely! I know it can be discouraging and how much anxiety can go with this process. I really think that by getting ourselves tested early on helped ease my anxiety about it all and helped us to conceive.

BFP at 10dpo! - 10yrs infertility, Menopur +Trigger + IUI

I am your typical stalker and have miraculously gotten my FIRST ever true BFP. My journey has been epic and I want to open up about it because this site was where I spent so many years of TWW's. Background: I am 31, my infertility journey started when I was 19 (2005) and trying to conceive with my then fiancee. I knew something wasn't right then and all the doctors I went to wouldn't listen to me. In 2010 I finally got a DR who would do what I wanted and had a laprascopy, hysteroscopy and chromatubation done. Found grade II endometriosis, my uterus was completely filled with polyps, and my right tube was blocked. He didn't try to open my right tube because I was "so young and would be fine," but he did remove all the polyps. Fast forward to 2016, I am still not getting pregnant. Tried some clomid and AI (using known donors) a few times with no luck. So in 2016 I have a HSG and both of my tubes are blocked and there is a large filling defect. Saline sonogram shows nothing that would cause a filling defect, so weird! guessing it was a cyst that burst? A few months later I have a fallopian tube recanalization done, which was successful, doctor got both tubes open! That was December 2016. Tried all of 2017, had another HSG that showed both tubes still open. Finally got referred to an RE in late 2017 (I am a veteran and working with the VA so it takes forever!). RE said that my left tube actually looks terrible and while technically patent, it doesn't look good. So we try one cycle of clomid and timed intercourse because my follicle was on the left side. She wanted to move to injectables, so while waiting for them to be ordered we did one natural + IUI cycle and no luck. Partner is 39 has 4% morphology, everything else good. Beginning of March I started Menopur injectables (2 bottles) for 9 days (CD 2-10) Triggered with Ovidrel 250mcg on CD 11 with three good looking follicles, two on left and one on right. Did IUI on CD 13 and lots of BD'ing around then so we don't know what worked ;) 1-6dpo nothing unusual - Refilled Menopur RX, just in case (so now I have a ton I don't know what to do with!) 7dpo- tested with FRER, very faint positive (then I remembered the trigger shot, so disappointing!!) 8dpo- tested with FRER very very faint positive, ok trigger is pretty much gone, but now I am out of tests! Order more on internet!! 9dpo- brief wave of nausea while cooking 10dpo- preggo tests arrive in am so I can use FMU - faint, but definite, positive on Wondfo. Now I don't know if it's trigger or real, but thinking real! 11dpo- test with FMU - faint positive - wave of mild nausea again in the evening. 12dpo- test with FMU- positive getting darker! 13dpo- test with FMU still positive! Beta test done = 98! 14dpo- test much darker now I had big temp jumps at 8 and 9dpo, and it has stayed really high. I use the ava bracelet, which I don't actually recommend if you are doing medicated cycles, it really throws things off! It was totally off for when I ovulated this cycle and when I did my clomid cycle. Was great for the one natural cycle though! I typically have 10-11 day LP, I am taking progesterone suppositories (started 2 days after IUI) even though I didn't have low levels, don't know if it helped considering I must implanted around 6 or 7 dpo. Because of my tube issues, I have an increased risk of ectopic, so all fingers and toes crossed that everything is where it should be and it sticks! I have been doing acupuncture almost every week for 11months, taking prenatals for years. I think a lack of symptoms and the few waves of nausea had me suspicious, I never get nauseous unless I have a migraine. No AF-like cramps at all, more like constant activity and sensations in my uterus/ovaries and I was really happy, not at all like when AF is due. Boobs are tender now but didn't start until after the BFP, that comes and goes with my typical cycles though. Also extreme tiredness, like taking naps tired, started after the first bfp. I am so thrilled, this has been such a long, emotional journey and just knowing my body can actually get pregnant, it's just the most wonderful feeling.

BFP with spotting after 18 months trying!!! :))

Hi all! Like all the ladies on this wonderful site, I wanted to contribute my story because so many of your stories helped me through the 18 excruciating months of TTC. And let me tell you ladies, I feel like I did everything wrong this month and it still worked out!! So there is always hope :) A little background: short of IUI and IVF my DH and I have tried almost everything! What seemed to work in our favor this month was: - stayed away from Tylenol PM (last three months no sleeping aids. Ladies this one I think really helped, because since I stopped taking Tylenol I've had 2 CP's and now my confirmed BFP, all consecutively since I stopped) - pre seed (just enough to lubricate, nothing more), - vitex (one daily, for the last 6 months. This month I took 2 the day before predicted ovulation day, as I wanted to catch ovulation before I was out of town) - on prenatal vitamins (last 4 months) - drank copious amounts of water (kept hydrated, used MIO electrolytes mixed with lemon juice in water). My cycles are usually 26 days long, with a 5 day menses and shorter luteal phases of 12 days. I usually ovulate around CD 12-14. So now onto the good stuff!! Here my symptoms by DPO: CD 9: fertile window opened BD'd CD 11: started getting EWCM BD'd CD 12: OPK test strip darker than control line CD 13: EWCM major cramps on left: possible O day BD'd 1 DPO: great mood, a little tired and queasy (normal for me after O) Bbs starting to get tender (a little early, usually starts a week before AF) 2 DPO: some more cramping on the left (also possible O day, I had to catch an international flight on CD 14 so O may have been delayed) bbs still tender. Mood is happy and content. 3 DPO: a little jet lagged so drank a strong coffee and felt super twitchy and shaky all day. 4 DPO: tired, but probably still lagged. Bbs tender 5 DPO: heartburn and headache. Trouble sleeping (again probably the lag). Minor cramps. Full feeling in uterus, increased clear CM like EWCM (really strange for me, this usually only happens during O) sorry TMI: there was a lot and I literally felt it coming out! 6 DPO: More EWCM, so weird! Heartburn, headache. Minor cramps. 7 DPO: cramping on the right mainly and a little on the left. Constipated. 8 DPO: minor cramps, caved and tested waaaaay to early of course BFN. 9 DPO: no symptoms, tested again and BFN (or is there the faintest line???? could just be line eyes) 10 DPO: tired and moody. Wanted to kill my DH for no reason. Trouble sleeping. 11 DPO: really bloated and tired. Bbs are still tender!! 12 DPO: feel good mood is elevated and feeling very positive about everything!! 13 DPO: AF due, some minor cramps on the right and then the left. Veeeeeery faint BFP on Walmart cheapie. 14 DPO: officially one day late. Bloated and heartburn. Feeling good mood wise. 15 DPO: no symptoms, in a great mood. 16 DPO: had a faint BFP in the morning, then bad cramping like first CP, some spotting (brown, and very light) in the evening. Thought I was out like the previous 2 months, then tested in the evening and got a BFP a nice visible line, darker than in the morning! Mood was all over the place! 17 DPO: Got up before the alarm. Minor cramps, a little spotting, metallic taste in mouth. BFP line not fading, very good sign!! 18 DPO: woke up super early again. Cramping on the right, still spotting. Test getting darker :) 19 DPO: up early again, feel super energized. Spotting getting lighter, minor cramping in the morning getting worse towards evening. Very sensitive in the evening, still BFP line is not fading. Bloated. BFP on Clearblue digital!! (that didn't happen with CP) :D 20 DPO: spotting almost gone, only visible with BM (sorry for TMI), now spotting is mostly white mixed with a little brown. Bbs still tender, BFP line getting darker :) 21 DPO: lower backache today (on and off the past few days, but today a little more pronounced) heartburn, BFP like still dark. Spotting a little in the morning, then nothing. 22 DPO: woke up with painfully tender bbs! Felt like someone hit them! Still spotting a little throughout the day, some minor cramps and started to feel nauseous when I went shopping this morning. Tired towards the afternoon, but could also be due to waking up so early in the mornings. Right now I'm at 22 DPO. I've been to my GP and she confirmed with a blood test that I'm pregnant :D I have my first OBGYN appointment on Thursday to check that all my levels are where they need to be, as I am 35 and its considered a "higher risk" pregnancy from that age. I'll update as soon as I know more. Thank you all you wonderful ladies for sharing, and I hope this helps someone too! Apologies if its a bit long, but I thought the more details the better, that's what I was always happy to read when I was trying to conceive. Much love and baby dust to you all!!!! XXX

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