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BFP Short Luteal Phase

Praise GOD! It's my Turn after 2 years!

First off I just wanted to Thank God for Answering my Prayers! I have prayed, and Had others praying for me! I give him all the Glory, Honor and Praise!

The only symptoms: Slight Indigestion off and on, Belching a lot, White Mucus Discharge (a little bit) of and on, Sore Nipples off an on and sometimes a sharp twing in the Vagina (LOL) Weird, but true! DPO: I don't know between 12-14DPO because I did Not Chart This Month, Just so happen I got Pregnant this month!

Let me explain my story, I have been married for 7 years (come June 2015). We both do not have any children of our own I am 33Years old and the Mr. is 35Years Old...and we have had 2 miscarriages. Our last Miscarriage was March 2013. After my miscarriage, I had a lot of Spotting and Bleeding, messing up my Luteal Phase, my Menstrual Cycle, etc... I thought it was just Hormones... It wasn't... It was Pre Cancerous Cells.... I went to the Dr and they found it, and I had a Hysteroscopy Summer of 2014. They cut out a small Piece of My UTERUS!

I found out afterwards that after the procedure everything is Fine and back to Normal, Praise God! That is a Testimony in itself all I went through, with that... So 2 months after that, We started trying again! Nothing.... I lost weight, I raised my legs after We made Love, I tried to schedule/Chart, I tried Fertilaid, Ovaboost, I tried having sex every 2 days, sometimes a week apart, etc.. I tried a lot of stuff! I finally said, Lord please help me! Enough is Enough! "If you did it before you will do it again!" You will make me Pregnant and it will not end in a Miscarriage!

January 2015 I went on a Spiritual journey in regards with my Faith and I joined a church that was fasting for Breakthroughs in their lives, (Daniel Fast) I just did it and I still prayed for about 3 weeks, the Fast ended 25January2015. Also, my hubs and I went on a mini vacation to Monterey, CA. I did not chart, do anything this month, just prayed, and BELIEVED! During that Time I had been having VIVID dreams of being Pregnant, etc... on 29Jan I woke up and decided to test around 4AM, I took a Clearblue test (the one that said Pregnant/Not Pregnant) and a Dollar Tree Brand (Assurex) brand.

The Clear Blue Test said NOT PREGNANT, so I laid down the Cheap brand and went back for nap before work... I woke up for work and saw the test on the bathroom sink, and there was a Faint Pink Line, but it had Pink in it, it was not an Evap... so I showed my husband and he saw it, so the next morning, 30JAN I woke up at 5AM and tested with First Response (6 days early test) and there WAS NOTHING there!

I dipped with the same Urine a cheap Dollar Tree (New Choice brand) test and the Walmart (.88cent) brand and they both had pink lines (just not dark).... so my husband, didn't want me stressing out and told me to wait a WEEK to test, I said NO! (LOL)

so today 01FEB I woke up at 4AM and tested with a Cheap Dollar Tree (New Choice Brand) and a Clear BLue Estimator Brand and they both were Positive (see pic). We are so Excited, I praised God for Answering my Prayer! I have been in Awe! (Cloud Nine) because Other than a few Random Symptoms, I am not sick or anything, I was Sooo SICK, the last Pregnancy! I prayed to not be sick either this time, and My husband and I are Happy and We believe this is our Miracle! DUE DATE~ OCTOBER 2015!

*Nobody in my Family doesn't know yet* Looking for cute ideas online to present to our families when we fly to go see them at the end of the month* I have read this website for YEARS! Longer than I have been actively trying, and I can FINALLY share my story! I enjoy reading all the stories!

Patience

**sorry this is so long! Trying to be as detailed as possible!**
I've scoured this site so many times since DH and I began ttc. Many times I had hope because I'd read about someone who had symptoms similar to mine, but AF would inevitably arrive. What seemed like years actually turned out to be only 4 months. Two days ago, we finally got our BFP! We'd been trying since our wedding in September. At first I tried nothing else other than prenatals, and then the second month I gave Vitex a try. I was using it until I got my BFP. Granted, I don't know for sure if I had low progesterone, but according to my app (Ovia Fertility app is amazing!), my luteal phase seemed really short, and because Vitex is all natural, I figured it couldn't hurt. But when the next cycle arrived with a BFN, I decided to try using progesterone cream in December to give myself that extra push. My body sorta freaked out a little, my face broke out more than it has in a while, so when AF arrived, I stopped the cream and decided to skip it the next cycle. Come January, I was just over it. I forgot to mention that I had been temping since October, and I had text-book Tri-phasic curves. In January though, I decided to take a mental break from temping and even reading this site. DH and I BD'd a few times during the fertile window, but I just had a feeling that we had missed our opportunity somehow... But I was wrong. I had a bout of what I THINK was food poisoning, and it may have been true, but the whole week following, I had full pain in my lower abdomen. EVERYDAY. I thought it was repercussions of the food poisoning, but it must have been implantation pain. I took a FRER test the Saturday following the pain, but got a BFN, so I was thinking I was out this cycle. Then this week, I just felt.. Off. No other symptoms, just a little weepy the day I took my test and got the BFP. I wasn't even sure the second line was real, I had to ask DH and then we bought more tests.. All positive! I forgot to mention that I was using ovulation tests but never got a positive, I think my timing was always off.

I wish you all the same kind of luck I had!! And I know it's easier said than done, but be patient! And take a break every now and then :)

Acupuncture + progesterone=BFP!!!

I'm still in shock- but i know how much this site helped me and want to share.
I'm 35, DH 46, and I've been off BC since July. I went to a doc for a fertility check in December and the results Werent great. Low fertility, fsh of 10.6, and an AFC count of 5! I also had a very short luetal phase. My doc gave me progesterone suppositories for my next cycle ( jan-in case I did get pregs) but we planned to do more investigations in February. In December after getting the results from my bloodwork - I signed up for Accupuncture and starting drinking the perscribed herbal teas twice a day. I had my first session on dec 20- and went once a week for 5 weeks
On Friday ( cycle day 24- when my period is due---about 10 days DPO I took a pregnancy test and it was negative ) I stopped the progesterone and waited for my period ( knowing the progesterone might delay it a bit)
Saturday I took another test -BFN.
I went out wit me my friends and got really really drunk. And ate sushi. ( Oh my). Woke up today, Sunday feeling awful for obvious reasons. Still no period so I took a test and though oh bfn again. And then it appeared. On the Internet cheapie dip stick! The line! And it was getting darker!
Told my hubs and we are both in shock. I then took a digital and it confirmed BFP, 1-2 weeks. Really my only symptom was breast tenderness ( which I attriubted to the progesterone I was taking).
Moral of my story? I think the 5 sessions of Accupuncture WORKED ( and the progesterone likely didn't hurt either to thicken my lining and extend my luetal phase).
Hope this story helps someone! BABY DUST TO ALL!!!!

BFP with Luteal Phase Defect

Little Backstory...

Had my first pregnancy Feb 2014. Naturally miscarried at 9 weeks. No explanation other than "sometimes, it just happens." (what encouragement...lol)

DH and I took a break for a couple months and started again in July 2014. I started tracking my BBT as the doctor recommended, because I was diagnosed with mild PCOS in 2010. As I started tracking, I noticed I started spotting at 6 dpo. It would start out light pink (every time, I would get my hopes up for IB) and then get dark brown. It would only fill up a panty liner a day. I would spot like this until AF arrived 8 days later. I would go on to start my cycle over. At first I though it was just my body getting back to normal, but after several months of clockwork spotting, I went to the OBGYN. He did a Endometrial Biopsy and everything was normal. The next cycle, he performed an ultrasound on me to see if there were polyps and to measure my lining (he did this at the beginning of my next cycle). Everything was fine. We looked at my charts from the past 6 months and he determined I definitely developed a Luteal Phase Defect. So, he put on Clomid. First round, got a BFP!!!!

Days 4-8: Clomid 50mg
Ovulated on Day 14 (I usually ovulate around days 16-20 so not a huge change for me)
**My cervical mucus was pretty much creamy and watery from ovulation up until present and A LOT to the point I had to use panty liners (usually there's nothing after O)

1 DPO: Ovulation pain and extremely tired (most likely a side effect of Clomid)
2 DPO: Ovaries and lower abdomen were sore, really tired (again, probably side effect of Clomid)
3 DPO: twinges and pulls in lower abdomen, headache, very slight nausea
4 DPO: Extremely bloated and gassy
5 DPO: Extremely bloated and gassy, not much of an appetite, frequent trips to the bathroom
6 DPO: Mild cramps that came and went throughout the day, bloated
7 DPO: Mild cramps, really tired, frequented the bathroom
8 DPO: twinges and tugs all day, really tired
9 DPO: had actual cramps (begin thinking AF was on her way), tired, gassy
10 DPO: cramps, tired
11 DPO: Had 2 light pink wipes after using the bathroom (I just knew AF was gonna show up), cramps on and off, slight nausea
12 DPO: Nipples started to be really sensitive, frequented the bathroom, extremely tired, normal AF cramps
13 DPO: Nipple sensitivity got worse, frequented bathroom trips, really tired, normal AF cramps. I also had this weird sensation hit me at work. It was like a wave of disorientation came on my whole body. Got this horrible taste in my mouth like I had just taken medicine or something. The only other time I had felt like this was the last time I tested + on HPT. Begged DH to get a test (I'm an POAS addict so we don't keep them in the house) He didn't want me to get discouraged. Bought a $ store test
14 DPO: Tested with $ store test with FMU. After 2 minutes, got a faint BFP. We both thought it was a fluke and decided to run to the store and get a better kind. We got 2 more $ store tests and one box of Kroger brand just to give us variety. Was holding my bladder the entire time. As soon as I got home, took 3 tests and the $ store ones had faint lines, but the Kroger brand was darker and definitely a BFP.
15 DPO: Took 2 more tests with FMU and got a faint on the $ store one and a definite BFP on the Kroger brand one.

Since I am a POAS addict, I always tested too early. This cycle I made myself wait the entire two weeks. It drove me crazy, but saved me from so much heartache. I am sure if I tested on 10 DPO, I would have gotten a BFN. It looks like I didn't implant until 11 DPO. This explains the faint positives.

There is hope. Baby Dust to ALL!!!!

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Almost only Af symptoms: BFP then BFN then BFP

It was our 3rd cycle TTC and we feel so blessed! We are both 31. I used OPK and BBT charting, only took vitamins. During other cycles, I had short luteal phase (10-11 days) with spotting and cramping.

Here is how my TWW was:

-DPO 1-5: nothing
-DPO 4: very sensitive nipples (esp in the morning), severe constipation, very light lotion like CM
-DPO 5: emotional, very cranky, pissed off for no reason (it was christmas eve)
-DPO 6: stabbing pain in uterus area (very focal, lasted for an hour). Very emotional, watched news on tv, they just said something about indonesian being grateful the world helped them and started crying.
-DPO 7: slightly sensitive nipples, increased cm (white lotion like), slightly decreased appetite. Slight abdominal discomfort. Dream about being pregnant. Night sweats. Gassy
-DPO 8: nipples still sensitive, temp went up by 0.1°C. Lotion like CM. Slight disconfort in uterus area. HPT very slight line, but didn't know what to think since it was very early. Had a bad day thinking first I could be pregnant and then that my HPT was just an evap...
During the evening: cramps in uterus area with one focal point of pain (the same I had sharp pain at 6 DPO). Emotional: almost cried in Mcdonald because the cashier told my mum she would count coins for her (felt like a crazy person) Heart rate increased (95BPM usually I have 80BPM). Took 2 more HPTs before going to bed: BFNs :(
-DPO 9: Tested again with FMU: BFN. Felt very depressed by the result. CM is still lotion like more yellow (thought it was a bad sign: I'm sure af is on her way). Nipples still sensitive. Other than that: NOTHING. No symptoms.
-DPO 10: nausea during the night. AF style cramps (very mild) not optimistic for this cycle. Tested with FMU: BFN. Only hope: temp is still high.
Yellowish-pale brown CM. Af cramps more pronounced during the evening. Felt wet and like cervix was open (VERY bad sign: had the same feeling last month 1-3 days before AF) At this point, I was sure AF would show up within the next 72 hours.
-DPO 11: still cramping with sharp pain. Took 2 more tests; both slightly positive (didn't know what to think). Left boob hurt a little. Yellow-beige CM. Appetite very low. Felt very tired but I only slept 3 hours (could not stop thinking about the faint positive I had before)
-DPO 12: Clearblue +: the line appeared rapidly!! Showed it to DH as a surprise but he didn't understand (men!!) The same day I took a clearblue digi= "Pregnant 1-2 weeks"!! It was the 31st december so I didn't party but still had a wonderful night with DH!
Went to the lab for a blood test.
-DPO 13: very tired. Had my lab results: beta HCG 46ui!! Yeyyy!
-DPO 14: very bad diarrhea during the night. I felt ok during the day, but very tired. No cramps but gassy. Second betas: 141ui!

Hoping for a healthy pregnancy! Baby dust to everyone!!!

-What made me think I was NOT pregnant: no sore bbs, no blue veins, no metallic taste, no food craving, no extreme fatigue, af cramps (I thought for sure I was out), no unusual backpain (I always have backpain during luteal phase), no increased CM compared to other cycles

-Clues: sharp pain in uterus area then af cramps WITHOUT spotting (which I usually have when I cramp even a week before af), BBT that stays high, nausea during the night (1 or 2 times), yellow cm, decreased appetite (I always eat junk food and from 9 dpo I would just eat during meal time very small amount of food and nothing in between meals), weirdly emotional, shape of nipples seemed different but it could have been in my head.

Overall: very faint BFP at 8 DPO, BFN at 9 and 10 DPO (made me think I had a chemical), faint BFP at 11 DPO, standard BFP at 12 DPO + digi, strong BFP at 14 DPO.

BFP after 9 cycles!

I always promised myself I would share my story with you ladies if I got a BFP since I found so much hope by reading stories on here.

About me: 27 years old (DH is 31), recently married. We were ttc for nine cycles, totally unsuccessfully. I had a luteal phase defect (my luteal phase was only 9 days long). It didn't extend even after trying acupuncture, reducing stress, taking extra vitamin B6, chasteberry, and even switching to a different team at my company for better hours. I had tried preseed and softcups too. I was getting really stressed out and worried that there was something seriously wrong with me, and ttc with DH was more of a "chore". Finally my OB put me on progesterone & metformin, and I got pregnant immediately! I'm convinced the progesterone extended my luteal phase enough to support the fertilized egg.

Symptoms:
0 DPO - EWCM, BD with DH
1 DPO - temp spike
4 DPO - runny nose, temp continues to stay elevated
5 DPO - insomnia
6 DPO - insomnia, gassy
8 DPO - acne breaking out on face
9 DPO - incredibly hungry, cant stop eating all day
10 DPO - hungry again (BFN -- using the cheap wondfo tests from Amazon)
11 DPO - feeling super bloated, low appetite (BFP, very faint)
12 DPO - insomnia, hungry again (BFP, getting stronger and confirmed by FirstReponse test)
16 DPO - triphasic temp shift, temps go higher than ever

This just goes to show that you can still be pregnant without having the "classic" pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness.

Good luck and Baby Dust to all of you!

I definitely recommend reading "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" -- if it wasn't for this book, I wouldn't have been able to recognize what was wrong with my cycle.

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No symptoms, Shocking BFP

I am 32 and have been trying to actively conceive since June. Even before that we didn't use BC because even though I have always had regular periods, PCOS and a short luteal phase, when I actually ovulate, make conception challenging. I used a Clear Blue Fertility monitor, pre seed, and was taking metformin, but every month the monitor (which I started in April to get a baseline) told me I didn't ovulate and over the summer my periods became irregular. By the end of September I had given up. My husband was going to be traveling for work most of October so I stopped tracking everything and decided to take the month off accept for taking the metformin and I added in Vitex to try to regulate my periods. We literally only BD'd twice the whole month because he was gone. When my period didn't come I didn't even consider pregnancy. I had zero symptoms. I was worried something was wrong and after a few weeks decided I should make an appointment. I took a pregnancy test two weeks after missed period just to be sure because I knew they would ask when I went in. It was an immediate BFP. I was shocked. I had my first ultrasound today and I'm 8 weeks 2 days and heart beat of 177 bpm.

I credit the vitex and taking the month off from tracking which alleviated stress. I know that we all pour over everyone's symptoms on here during our TWW to determine if we possibly could be preggers. I just want any woman who has no symptoms to not count themselves out yet. I'm 8 weeks and still barely have symptoms. My OB says I'm just lucky. Keep your head up ladies, it will happen.

What the BFP? Confused!

Well call me confused. I thought I was on CD 19 and was on my second day of blazing positive ovulation tests and decided for unknown reasons to use a cheap Wondfo pregnancy test and what? A line? Hmm, I had a FRER in the house so I used that and low and behold a decent line appears. Later in the day I used a Clearblue weeks indicator and it came up 1-2 weeks. Crazy. I’ve been temp tracking as well as using ovulation kits and nothing in my chart indicates that I’m pregnant. No temp spike, nothing. I must have ovulated early in my cycle? I have no idea when I conceived! My period was not expected until around Dec 10. My last 3 cycles I have had short luteal phases (7-9 days) and had even gone to my doctor about my concerns. She said not to worry and maybe I ovulate twice. I didn’t believe her but maybe it happened! I’m excited but also guarded because I know the rate of miscarriage is pretty high at this stage. AHH!

Bfp - symptoms

I stalked this site during my TWW, so I thought I would share my symptoms.

O day: intense cramping from 7pm - 10pm (not typical on O Day)

1dpo: nothing
2dpo: temp spike. Sticky cm. Teeth hurt.
3dpo: legs feel weird at night. Teeth hurt. Awake for 2 hours in middle of the night.
4dpo: Woke up hungry. Dizzy when I stand up. Legs feel weird. Twinges come and go. Teeth hurt.
5dpo: peed twice in middle of night and am, ewcm, teeth hurt
6dpo - 9dpo: off and on ewcm
9dpo - cramping at night (unusual pms symptom)
10dpo - day of expected period - neg test, gums bled when brushing
11dpo - very faint positive with fmu!
12dpo - darker positive

What the BFP? No charting or symptoms indications

Today I woke up, took an wondfo ovulation test which was a blazing positive for the second day in a row. Pretty much expected since I'm on Day 18 (or so I thought?). I was actually happy because I've been ovulation between day 20-25 which is super late for a 27-29 day cycle. For some reason, I decided to use a cheap pregnancy test as well and what? A line? Hmm. I had a FRER in the house so I used that test as well and low and behold, a decent line appears. I'm pretty confused, I must have ovulated very early in my cycle. My doctor actually told me I might be ovulating twice when I told her about my late ovulations (I didn't believe her and was fretting about a luteal phase defect). I have been temperature charting as well as using opk and there is just no correlation with being pregnant. No temp shift, nothing. Not really any symptoms either but maybe I'm peeing a bit more. I figure I conceived on Nov 21 which would put me around 11DPO? I'm glad I used a pregnancy test for unknown reasons (it's not like me to test often), otherwise I would have been drinking at Christmas parties this weekend.

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