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BFP Short Luteal Phase


I have been following this site for 2 years and I am so excited to post finally! We started ttc this month and I am still in shock that it happened!! First - I give tons of credit to Clear blue digital ovulation predictor! If it wasn't for that I wouldn't have had this- When I thought I o'd and when I actually did were NOT the same time! I O'd on CD 18 1dpo- water cm, lower back ache, ache in my lower left ovary 2dpo- back pain 6-8- breasts got bigger and started to get sore, SUPER hungry all the time, but felt full down there easily, not much cm, exhausted!! 9-10 dpo- breasts increasingly more painful, and bigger, bfn on frer and digi cb. - lower back hurt, so tired fell asleep at 7:45pm (usually up till 11) very thirsty, and WAS not going without eating fried chicken lol - so weird. 11dpo- took frer and ept this morning with FMU - both positive right away, very faint, but clearly positive. AF due today- obviously not going to show up. boobs are very tender and very full, and I feel heavy down there. BABY dust to all!!

BFP after 18 months

After being off birth control for a year and a half and actively TTC for more than a year, we finally got our BFP. :D (Lean) PCOS has made this an emotionally stressful year, as I went through several anovulatory months. I really credit inositol (taken for 6 months) & NAC supplements (taken for 2 months) with finally getting my cycle down to 27-28 days (from 90 days/anovulatory). A few months ago, I totally gave up charting and trying to eat perfectly and all that, as it was making TTC way too all-consuming. We got a dog about a month ago and tried to start focusing more on things that make us happy--music, the outdoors. We weren't "taking a break" per se, but had definitely found some ways to get distance from the pressure of TTC. Anyway, after hearing the news of friend after friend getting pregnant and generally kind of coming to terms with the idea that it might be a long journey for us or not happen at all, we were so shocked to find out that we're having a baby in October! Because I had become so superstitious about symptom spotting, I didn't pay super close attention to my body during the TWW, but there are a few things I did notice. Generally I was more constipated than normal and had a pretty high libido during the whole TWW. About 10-11 DPO I went for a 4 mile jog and my knees were SO stiff and achey afterward, which never happens. I had to stretch them for about 20 minutes to make the pain stop. It was really bizarre, and it happened again the day before I tested (15-16 DPO). Around 12 DPO I had a dream that I got a BFP. I had never had one of these before. Starting around 13 DPO I had light cramps that made me think I was about to get my period, but they would go away for a half a day and then come back, but no period. This is when I started to get suspicious. Typically my luteal phase is a little short, so I knew something was up. Best of luck to you all! After trolling this page for a year or more, it finally happened!

Valentine's Day BFP with shorter cycles

I was so excited to share my BFP story in May 2012 on this site when I got pregnant with my son. I love hearing about everyone's symptoms! I am still breastfeeding my toddler a couple of times a day. I didn't get my period until he was 20 months old, so I thought breastfeeding might be interfering with my cycles or fertility, so I was planning on weaning soon after DH and I tried unsuccessfully for four months. Luckily, this was not the case! Per my OPK's, I O'd around CD 14 and got a clear afternoon BFP on CD 24, when was supposed to be starting my period. I thought I was out this month because of my later than usual ovulation, short luteal phase, lack of classic symptoms, and my increasingly shorter cycles. My only symptoms were some migraines two and three days before the BFP and some lightheadedness. I only took the test because I didn't have the normal feeling that my period was coming on CD 24. We used preseed, as well. It was the best Valentine's Day and I can't wait to see my son as a big brother!

8 months TTC- BFP!!

My husband and I have been TTC for 8 months. At first we thought it would be easy we expected it to happen the first month or two off the pill. In the last two months I had started to lose hope, thinking there was something wrong with one of us. I am 29 and DH is 30. I even had a Pap smear last week and at the appointment started talking about infertility with the doctor! Well my baby was probably implanting at that very time. Here are my symptoms I had a cold this whole time so that may of masked any symptoms. I was also super stressed from work stuff. I did not have sore boobs or nausea or any of the things you hear about. 1-5 dpo creamy cm 6dpo-light cramps or twinges on lower left side at night 7dpo had annual pap smear 8dpo creamy cm mixed with brown 9 dpo tired. Napped for hours, but was sick. A lot of dark brown cm after sex. Dr. said the Pap smear would cause spotting. I usually spot before my period Anyways. 10 dpo cried over something silly 11dpo BFP!! My first :) +frer & cb digital If trying over 6 months don't get down! I know all my friends got pregnant the first month or 2 and that was hard. There's hope and it doesn't mean somethings wrong with you.

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!


**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 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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