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BFP 11DPO Barely Any Symptoms

I am so so happy right now, I still can't believe I am actually pregnant. I had lost hope because I didn't feel any of the many symptoms all these ladies were posting. This was my second month off BCP and my cycles are usually 27-28 days. After reading stories of how long it takes for the cycles to regulate i wanted to give up. last month on my 1st month off the BC i was so sure i was pregnant, had all the symptoms from nausea to increase of sense of smell but AF arrived on time and many BFN tests. This time I ovulated around CD 17 (detected the LH surge on OPK) +OPk on CD 15 & 16 had strong cramps on those days. However my CM never got to that Egg white consistency, it was kind of clear and not much of it and not as sticky or watery. On CD 17 no cramps and -OPK. I was still hopeful thanks to this site and seeing how every women is different. My advice is to try not to stress about it or it can make things worse on your body. Keep yourself busy and hope that what is meant to be will happen. Sometimes the more we want something the further the reach seems. Expectations lead to disappointments. So this is the summary of my 2ww.

1DPO-7DPO slight cramping and feeling tired (normal for me) had a couple cravings but that's just me and also thought it was normal PMS.

8DPO- took a pregnancy test (dollar store) and negative. Lost hope, my breast weren't tender or sore at all and didn't feel pregnant.

9DPO- BFN (dollar store brand) also fell down the stairs on my butt. I did get a little scared thinking this could affect implantation. But nothing happened.

10DPO- decided not to test. Developed strong cramps felt like AF was around the corner I wanted to cry but ready to accept whatever wasn't meant to be at this point. Tomorrow AF is due so I knew I wasn't pregnant and feeling these pains. Today I realized my luteal phase is sort of short. Since it is predicted to arrive only 11 DPO. I knew for sure I wasn't pregnant after searching online and discovering its really hard to conceive with such a short Luteal phase and since I ovulated so late in my cycle.

11DPO- Woke up and went to pee, I thought to myself this is it AF is here I'm cramping just like AF cramps and usually get it in the mornings. But nothing. I also noticed a cheesy vaginal odor not usual before my period, I usually get the iron odor right before. Something told me to go buy a test just to prove to myself I wasn't pregnant and I could just move on and forget about this whole planning process. I got a digital test and it came back Positive!!! It said pregnant!!! Couldn't believe it at 11DPO I would never think that could happen! And still no sore boobs or any other symptoms but the cramping and feeling funny in my uterus!

Good luck to all of you!! Focus on a healthy lifestyle and stress free environment including with patience and what you want will come your way very soon :-)

BFP 2 Days After BFN (and after making an appointment to see gynae to seek fertility help after trying for 6 months..)

After 6 months of stalking this site (thanks to everyone who has posted here before!), it's finally my turn to post :) Still not really believing my BFP because I have almost no symptoms - boobs are hardly sore, no increased sense of smell, still generally full of energy.. Earlier on I did have a few symptoms which were a little out of the ordinary, which made me take a test on DPO 9 with an early preg test (Fortel Ultra, which claims you can get positive results 7 days after day of intimacy) but got a BFN then. Thought I was out, was very depressed and called to make appointment with gynae as we had been trying for 6 months already. I only decided to test again on DPO 12 when AF did not arrive and my temps remained high (I usually have luteal phase of 10 to 12 days and temp usually falls a day before AF.) Here are my symptoms by DPO:

DPO 1 - slightly crampy
DPO 2 - a lot of milky discharge, especially in the afternoon
DPO 3 - same milky discharge in the afternoon, headache, achey around neck
DPO 4 - same milky discharge in the afternoon, crampy, slight spotting (this was strange, still don't understand it since it can't be implantation given my BFN on DPO 9)
DPO 5 - gassy (normal for me during luteal phase)
DPO 6 - gassy, bloated, crampy at night
DPO 7 - gassy, crampy, backache
DPO 8 - gassy, crampy, backache, headache
DPO 9 - gassy, crampy, backache; took test because consecutive days of crampiness was unusual for me, but BFN, thought I was out because test claims to be effective from 7 days after intimacy..
DPO 10 - slight dip in temperature (i thought AF was coming), backache, headache
DPO 11 - backache, constipation, tired
DPO 12 - decided to test again as temperature went up slightly which is unusual for me on day AF is due, got a super faint BFP on Fortel Ultra which DH insisted was an evap line; backache
DPO 13 - tested again and got a more obvious but still faint BFP on Clearblue (it almost faded entirely away after a few hours); backache
DPO 14 - tested again and finally a normal looking BFP!! (that's today!); still backache, sleepy but that could be because it's a monday morning...

Overall, the only unusual signs for me:
- Crampiness from DPO 4 to DPO 9
- Persistent backache from DPO 7 onwards (although I often get backaches from carrying my 12kg 10 month old son)
- Possibly the abundance of milky CM from DPO 2 to 4 (although it being so early on makes me doubt it was anything..)

Only thing I did differently this month (this is my 6th month or 7th cycle of trying) was to take 1000mg of Vitex every evening up to ovulation (earlier months I either took 500mg or didn't take). What seemed different this month (not sure if due to Vitex or other reasons) was I had two days of ':)' on the ClearBlue Digital OPK, instead of one day which I usually get, so maybe I had a healthier egg emerge?

Other things I have been doing every month:
- Took EPO to increase CM up to ovulation (but didn't really help, I still hardly had any EWCM)
- Use OPK and BD'ed on the two days with ':)' as well as the day after

So excited to have my #2 on the way, this time TTC was a lot harder than the first time (which was first try - on wedding night/week!). I felt I did everything right so many times, but AF never failed to rear her ugly head.. I really thought my system had been screwed up after having #1. But I guess the advice was right - don't give up and keep trying! I also have a short cycle, 22 to 25 days, with a short-ish luteal phase of 10 to 12 days, so ladies with short cycles don't despair!

Wishing for BFPs for all of you in your TWW! Hope my post is helpful to some! *hugs n kisses*


OMG! I can't believe it. I just got a BFP! DH is at work and I just need to tell someone! TTC#1 for 1 year, conceived May 2012 but sadly MC at 10 weeks. No luck since then. I have PCOS and a fibroid and irregular cycles (28 - 39 days usually) with a short LP (8-12 days). I am also a serial spotter so this is for all those spotters out there! Here's how this month went:
CD12 - CD26 BD every other day. Really went for it this month and even had to do it in in-laws living room over christmas as we were staying there on their sofa bed! Not the most romantic of situations!
Didn't temp this month because I've been really stressed and not sleeping very well and I found temping made my insomnia worse as I'd have it playing on my mind when I woke in the night.
Used OPK and got allll most positive on CD23 plus EWCM around that time too. This month we also used Pre-Seed externally.
I am assuming therefore 1 O'd on around CD24
0dpo acne and sore bbs
1dpo acne and sore bbs
5dpo sore bbs but it was NYE and I had a bit to drink so was tired, this usually makes them sore. BFN - way too early but I'm off work for christmas and was bored!
6dpo slight cramps, irritable BFN
7dpo BFN
8dpo BFN and started to spot, the usual pre-AF type brown, sometimes stringy and sometimes drops of red. Convinced am out this month, cry to DH and feel deflated.
9dpo BFN and heavier spotting, cramps, AF is definitely on her way. Drown my sorrows big time, have really had enough of this - I had so much hope for this month.
10dpo no testing. Still spotting, exactly like AF is coming. So tired and fed up. Take half a phenergan tablet to help me sleep.
11dpo still spotting. Cried myself to sleep last night as felt it was so unfair. Woke up and meant to be studying for exams in 2 days. Out of boredom POAS again. BFN, but wait..... what is this? Is that a line? No it's my mind playing tricks. I put it down and go get my books out. When I come back it's a very very faint pink line, I'm sure. BFP??? I lay it on a piece of white paper and it's definitely developing. OMG OMG OMG. Go to the chemist and buy CB digital. Get home and test - BFP!!!! BFP!!!!
So I'm not getting my hopes hugely up as I am still spotting quite significantly and I know how many pregnancies are lost this early. But WOW! We can do it after all! Immediately google to check that promethazine is safe in pregnancy (despite having looked this up a million times before), it is. Phew! Feel really bad for having a drink 2 days ago. Praying for a sticky baby!
No symptoms that I don't get every month, so don't give up hope ladies - it really isn't over until AF truly arrives!

BFP Naturally (After Having My DD via IVF)

After being diagnosed with high FSH and several failed IUIs and Clomids we had our DD via IVF in August 2011. We figured we would have to go the same route for #2. DD is 16 mos and I am still Breastfeeding. I have had a pretty regular period for about 5 mos so we decided to at least give it a try each cycle in hopes I wouldn't have to go through IVF again. And this month (after 3 months of actively trying) we got our BFP. I am still in shock but have been tracking closely so here were my symptoms leading up to today. In general, it really felt like I was just PMS with typical cramps leading up to my BFP.

I typically ovulate later in my cycle and noticed the increased CM on CDs 15-18. On CDs 19-22 I had ovary pains on my right side and increased CM. We BD'd on CD's 20 and 21.

1 DPO: Ovary pains on both sides
2 DPO: Ovary Pains and slightly sore boobs. Usually my boobs get REALLY sore when she nurses after I Ovulate so I figured I maybe didn't ovulate this month. Now I am wondering if that was the sign that it actually took!
3 DPO: Mild cramps, boobs are fine, constipated
4 DPO: A few mild cramps and some ovary pain but not much else, constipated
5 DPO: Mild cramps and lower back pain, mild ovary twinges, constipated
6 DPO: Cramps and lower back pain on and off, mild ovary twinges, constipated
7 DPO: Cramps and lower back pain on and off, mild ovary twinges, constipated
8 DPO: Cramps and lower back pain on and off, mild ovary twinges, constipated
9 DPO: Cramps and lower back pain on and off, mild ovary twinges, constipated, very tired, gassy
10 DPO: Cramps - sometimes stronger. Stomach twinges/pulls
11 DPO: Cramps - seem more persistent. Vivid dreams, some lower back pain. Feels like period is imminent, bad skin, slight nausea, emotional, sore nipples
12 DPO: Cramps and lower back pain - pretty constant. Very Tired. Feels like period is imminent. Slightly sore nipples.
13 DPO: Cramps, Super vivid dreams, lower back pain - fairly constant but sometimes intermittent. No longer constipated. Sore nipples a bit when DD nursed in the night and AM. Went away in the day.
14 DPO: Cramps - sometimes severe. Pretty constant and dull cramps all day. And some lower back pain. Nipples were not that sore.
15 DPO: Cramps all the time, lower back pain, constipated again
16 DPO: Cramps all the time, some severe (but seem gas related)
17 DPO: BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep the faith! Good Luck to all!

BFP After 6 Months TTC!!!

I got my BFP on December 23rd!!! Merry Christmas to us!!! We had a chemical pregnancy two months ago and so we are still cautiously excited but things have already progressed longer than last time so hopefully this will be a little brother or little sister for my son who is 21 months old. I have been reading all the stories and checking out the forums during these past 6 months and this website has really helped me get through these months and stay somewhat sane...LOL Even though some people may tell you that you shouldn't be worried because it can take up to a year, blah blah blah doesn't make this whole process any easier.. every month you get excited and then disappointed all over again... Hope all you ladies out there have a lucky and sticky 2013 with BFPs!!!

Ok so first of all we BD the three days before Ovulation and on the day of.

1dpo to 3dpo: absolutely nothing. Feeling great!!! I usually feel post ovulation pains and some cramping but this month was different. It was the same thing when I had my chemical pregnancy.

4dpo: Temp was highest it’s ever been this morning (since beginning BBR charting four months ago). No other symptoms.

5dpo: Temp a little lower today but still very high. I couldn’t sleep I was so hot through the night. Feeling slight twinges in tummy but no cramping yet. Moderate period-like cramping in late morning and some white sticky CM. Was sure I was out this month because of the cramping.

6dpo: Again temp was pretty high this morning but again I was sad because of the AF-like camping all day... Also very gassy, sorry TMI... LOL. CM is also very DRY!!!!!!! This is what happened during chemical pregnancy.. usually I start having more abundant CM around 5 dpo until AF starts. So this was a definite first clue that we may have been successful!!!! Feeling more hopeful by the end of this day!!!

7dpo: CM is more abundant today and varies between sticky and watery…yellow in color..….I didn't know what to think anymore.... some things made me think I was pregnant but then other things were just like every other month.. and the cramping was just like AF.... Also lots of tightness in the abdomen which wasn't new for me, usually have it during non pregnant months. No other symptoms really except vivid dream last night of implantation bleed and walking in deep waters, very weird. Temp was a little higher than yesterday.

8dpo: Temp dip this morning, not sure if this is good or bad… I couldn't wait to test so I did and of course it was BFN :( Lots of tightness and cramping all day.

9dpo: Temp is back up this morning. hmmmmm maybe it was implantation dip yesterday??? I started feeling a bit more hopeful...Continue to feel constant cramping/tightness in the abdomen. Aside from that, nothing...even less symptoms than other months around this time. BFN again :( I was so sure it would be positive. This made me feel sad because I got BFP at 8dpo with my first child.

10dpo: OMG, BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!! with first urine of the morning. I was so excited!!! But cautiously excited because I know that I could have another chemical pregnancy.

*I decide to test again at 12dpo, 14dpo and 17dpo. The line keeps getting darker!! WOOHOO!! The month I had the chemical, the line never got just stayed very faint. So, here is to hoping this will be a sticky bean but I won't let myself get too excited until I hear the heartbeat and then when I pass the 12 week mark!!!

What was different this month was that I stopped breastfeeding completely. I didn't want to have to stop but the month I had the chemical, I thought maybe that nursing was causing me to have a short luteal phase (it was between 10 and 11days). My son was still nursing about 2-3 times a day. So, the month after the chemical I went down to 1 to 2 times a day and my luteal phase went up to 12 days. Then this month I decided to stop completely as my son did not seem to mind going down to once a day. He barely shed any tears when we stopped completely, I think mommy cried more than him!! haha! And well it looks like it might have worked to help my progesterone levels because my temps were the highest they've ever been and we got pregnant!!! Now let's hope it sticks...

Baby dust to everyone and sorry for the super long post!!! LOL

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BFP After TTC For About 16 Months

I am so excited to finally be sharing my own BFP story! Me (29) and DH (31) have been TTC for about 16 months. During the first 7-8 months of TTC we were just ‘not careful’ but I never got pregnant. We wondered if something was wrong since I had an issue with cysts in the past. I made and appt. with my gyno and did some blood tests. We discovered that I have low progesterone levels, and ruled out cysts. So I started taking Duphaston (Dydrogesterone) from day 18-30 of my 32 day cycle, and I bought a Clear Blue Fertility Monitor to try to get the timing of ovulation right. I used the monitor for about 3 months, and we BDed the day of O but never got pregnant. So we thought, maybe I'm not pregnant cause of MF. So DH went to the urologist, who told him he has a varicocele in his left testicle and should get a spermiogram. Despite this news, I kept using the CBFM and had sex with DH the day of O this cycle…..and sure enough… period is a day late today!
I took a cheap drug store brand pregnancy test this morning and I was shocked to see a faint 2nd line. On my way to work, I quickly ran into the pharmacy and bought a Clear Blue Digital pregnancy test. I know you are supposed to use morning urine, but I couldn’t wait! I just didn’t use the toilet for 6 hours- which was hard- and took the test- it was positive too! OMG…it’s just sinking in! No wonder I ate a whole jar of pickles for lunch today, LOL!

I am over the moon, I hope it lasts and these cramps I’m having today are nothing to worry about and just a natural part of early pregnancy. The difference this month with other months- I totally DE-STRESSED! Went to the pool a lot, did a lot of Yoga/Pilates and meditation. I think that is what made all the difference! Also a lot of praying, cause really you shouldn’t treat getting pregnant like a science experiment and trust that the Lord has a plan for you too! =)

I haven’t told DH yet, but I will surprise him tomorrow. We are going out on a lunch/walk in the park date to finish off 2012. So tomorrow I hope to surprise him with a gift box from my jewelry store (he will think the gift is from there) but instead it will contain a pacifier that says, “My Dad is the Best!” I can’t wait to tell him, it’s so hard to keep it inside.

For those who prefer not to read my story, here were my symptoms. I have a 32-Day Cycle:
CD 14- BD (about 5 days before I ovulated)
O- Clear Blue Fertility Monitor detected ovulation for two days, BDed both days
1dpo – nothing
2dpo - nothing
3dpo – very slight cramps
4dpo – very slight cramps
5dpo – stronger, noticeable cramps in the evening
6dpo - nothing
7dpo – nothing
8dpo- small breakout on my chin
9dpo- phlegm in my throat in the AM, also had gas
10dpo- phlegm in my throat in the AM, also had gas
11dpo- woke up feeling groggy and tired like I was getting sick, but never got a cold, also had gas
12dpo – somewhat tired and groggy, also had gas
13dpo- cramps like AF! But I still took a pregnancy test since I was one day late on my period- and it was POSITIVE!!! Took a second one to confirm!!

Baby Dust to All!

PS- My pics say pregnant or "Schwanger" in German, I live abroad currently =).

BFP at 43 With Vitex

Got my BFP Xmas night following 1 month on vitex.
Hi I'm 43 TTC for 2 months had mirena coil removed in October, had a short 8 day LP read vitex may help took 2x 1000mgs for 1week but upset my stomach so reduced to 1 a day not sure if my LP got any longer but I got my BFP the first month I started taking it.
My symptoms following ovulation
1-6 nothing
Day 7 cried 3 times in frustration not like me
Day 8-12 sore boobs, bloated stomach thought AF was coming.
Day 12 BFN creamy cm and cervix all over the place with high, low, soft and hard.
Day 13 same as day 12 but didn't test. Still sore heavy boobs.
Day 14 Xmas day busy all day then working night shift tested at 2300 hours BFP.
Day 15 today rechecked BFP.
Good luck all you lovely ladies, baby dust to all.

BFP on Prometrium With Preseed

I think it's only fair after obsessing for months on this site, I share my success story. I am 27, DH is 37, and we have been TTC for 8 months. I used to track my cycles and after seeing a variation of days (26-28) in my cycle length, I went to my Dr for some basic tests (she allowed some tests so early into TTC because my mother had difficulty becoming pregnant with me). Found out my Progesterone was very low and my put me on 100mg of Prometrium 1x a day orally.

After 3 cycles and many many baby dances I was discouraged that this was not enough. My DR was very difficult to reach so I couldn't change my dosage. In cycle 4 on Prometrium, we only baby danced once on CD 12 and used Pre-Seed (we had been using it on and off previous months). Positive OPK on CD14 (forgot to test on CD 13). I was convinced we were not pregnant because we only BD once and I still believed I did not have high enough Progesterone.

I had no symptoms during my 2ww, just sore breasts like always before AF. I missed my period on CD 28 (which has been like clockwork since Prometrium) and tested on CD 29 in the am and got my elusive BFP!!!

Now I am CD32 and I KNOW something is going on in my body. Also, I have been congested and sore throat since CD27 but it hasn't turned into anything.

I have continued to take the Prometrium as prescribed, and I am going in for blood work on CD34 (Christmas eve!!!) to see if I need to bump up my Progesterone. Hubby and I are beyond thrilled!

CD 12- BD with Pre-Seed
CD14- Positive OPK
CD28- Missed period
CD29- BFP!

B(Faint)Positive 10DPO, shortish Luteal Phase

So this is my second full month TTC. Both my mother and grandmother had issues conceiving and carrying their babies, so I was/am worried that I too would/will have problems. Anyways, I have a 27 day cycle and my Luteal phase is on the short side. I am a little obsessive, so this cycle I followed the SMEP, used ovulation predictor strips, used Conceive Plus lubricant (more expensive but I like it better than Pre-Seed), also used Pre-Seed a couple times, bought a fertility bracelet to wear (it's pretty, if anything), and made sure to lie down for at least 15 mins after BDing. Also I have been taking pre-natals, a baby aspirin (b/c of my short luteal phase--hoping it helps with implantation) and making the husband take a multivitamin. The whole week plus after ovulation I had cramping and pinching, a little different from regular AF cramps. So here's the breakdown:
1-3 DPO: don't remember but maybe some cramping/pinching
3-7 DPO: cramping/pinching. Nothing else odd
7/8 DPO: I don't remember which day specifically this was, but when I wiped I got a few small spots of what appeared to be orange-brown tissue. Not red blood. very odd.
8-9 DPO: cramping/pinching. Nothing else.
10 DPO: used a cheepie test at around 5:30pm and saw a faint positive!
11 DPO: peed on stick in morning and a def. positive line!
12 DPO: AF due (yes, short luteal phase!) and she hasn't shown up. Instead got some very creamy CM on my undies.

I am not gonna test today, but I will test again tomorrow and see if the positive is still there and hopefully it is stronger. I still have the weird cramps/pinches that feel a bit diff. from AF. My boobs don't really hurt, no nausea, no aversions to food, no back aches. I am a scientist and work in Genetics, so I realize what can go wrong at this stage...BUT I am hoping this sticks and everything divides as it should! :) :)

Good luck to everyone and Happy Holidays :)

BFP for Christmas! TTC#1 Cycle 4

I wanted to add my BFP story as I have found reading this site so useful and fascinating whilst trying to conceive. I'm 33 (nearly 34 - eek!), my DH is 30, we got our much longed for BFP yesterday - here's our story:
I have been using Period Tracker app on phone to track cycles/symptoms as have previously had irregular and short cycles (23-24 days average), but me and DH have both been taking Pregnacare Conception since August, and my cycle lengthened (avg. 26 days but with some at 27-29 days). I had read this could happen with Pregnacare and it seems it can!
Period tracker suggested I'd ovulate on 28/11 but only got Clearblue digital smiley face on 1/12 but with Christmas coming up and all the parties and outings etc. I'd been a bit disorganized with testing and me and hubby only BD'd 2 times during the cycle.
Up until yesterday and my BFP I hadn't thought I'd had any symptoms but with retrospect I definitely had:
1-6 DPO (going by smiley face) - Nothing
7 DPO - v. early but took a test - BFN - as I was going to a friend's house party to celebrate her birthday. Despite the BFN, still took it easy but got unbelievably drunk on a few glasses of wine
8 DPO - Hangover from hell
9 DPO - Back to work after the weekend - snuffly nose, sore throat, swollen glands in neck, feeling sick and just generally bleugh. Chastised myself for being so drunk as to warrant a two day hangover!
10 DPO - Soooo tired. Looking forward to a few days off at Christmas
11 DPO - Even more tired, and having hot flushes despite it being the coldest day of the year - still snuffly, expecting to come down with a big fat cold any day now.
12 DPO - Period tracker says AF due but as ovulation was a few days late, not surprised when it doesn't show.
12-14 DPO - Soooooooo tired, like wading through treacle to the next weekend. In retrospect, there were a few times when I said 'can you smell that?' Had some crisps at lunch and could smell them on my fingers for hours despite washing my hands!
14 DPO - Got home from work - AF still not arrived - did test (First Response One Step) - BFN after 1 minute. Me and DH agreed to get Christmas out of the way and try again in new year
15 DPO - Due to go out for dinner and drinks for another friend's birthday. Still no AF so dug out last night's test only to find a line - really faint but a line all the same. Cue frantic googling of what a line means after 12 hours of testing, difference between an faint positive and a evap etc, etc.!!
DH heads out and brings back 4 new tests (2 x FRER, 2 x Tesco own). Squeeze out another pee (in a cup - TMI) and do FRERs first - 2 clear lines on each after 3 mins! Just to make sure, do the Tesco ones and the remaining FROS - all much fainter (esp. Tesco) but still BFP! Stick to soft drinks at dinner of course!
Despite having 6 tests, I still can't quite believe it and keep asking DH 'they are definitely positive aren't they?' He assures me they are! Still feeling tired, but we're both so happy. Having to replan Christmas menu as was going to cook Beef Wellington (too rare) but I guess it's a small price to pay!!
Good luck to all who are TTCing or have just got their BFPs - I wish everyone the very best for a lovely festive period and a babydust filled 2013 x