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Bfp 0.5% Morphology & Cautiously Optimistic!

I've read these stories so many times over the last two years searching for people in the same boat as me. I really hope my story gives hope to someone who needs it. I'm still convinced something is going to go wrong. There's such a long way to go!

I'm 38 my husband is 31 & we've been trying for the last 2 years. We had one pregnancy after the first three months trying which ended in miscarriage just under 8 wks. Then nothing.

We recently started to under go tests. I had a laparoscopy 6 wks ago & had some endometriosis removed. We are due at the doctors next week for my husbands 2nd SA results. The first one showed 0.5 % morphology everything else fine. We were fully prepared in our minds that we'd end up going down the Ivf route.

We both started taking Proxeed around 4 weeks ago.

It was devastating but at least we knew.

We carried on trying & we conceived the first cycle after the laparoscopy. I got a faint positive 9dpo the. A much stronger one today at 13dpo.

Ive listed my symptoms or lack of below. Due the the cramping on 12dpo which was exactly the same as af I have been terrified that this will be a chemical pregnancy so so happy to see the darker line today!

1-3dpo twinges in left hand side, crazy but could be the egg moving?
3-8dpo stinging twinging feelings in uterus
9-11dpo faint bfps boobs feeling very tender
11-12dpo constant weeing! No other symptoms at all
12dpo period pains during the night convinced period is coming
13dpo af feeling in tummy. Boobs a. It tender that's it.

Nervous & such a long way to go but trying to remain positive.

Good luck to everyone trying. This is the hardest two years of my life but hopefully now is my time & in 9 months I'll meet the tiny thing all his has been for! Xx

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Crazy erratic cycle BFP

So all the months I do symptom checking and it always turned out to be super awful pms. This was the month we gave up and figured it just wasn't in the cards for us. Our TTC story began June 2016- got pregnant right after our honeymoon only to end in miscarriage in August 2016. My insurance was awful and no doctor would do any testing until 10 weeks- I miscarriaged before that. We cried and then realized if it was that easy the first time then we'll try again- and again- and again. 1 year later we gave up. A few weeks ago (about 5 days before AF) I realized I had NO PMS symptoms. I was a little tired, but I also work crazy hours so that happens sometimes. A couple days later my bbs were so swollen and painful I couldn't even wear a bra. I went to work and everything smelled like metal and gasoline. I was crazy nauseous. So I bought a hpt and went to the gym after work and sure enough- a faint line. It was a store brand blue dye test so I wanted to be sure and bought more of the wondfo tests. Day of AF due I took one and it was a faint positive!!! 24 hours later after a strenuous work day I took a nap, woke up with the WORST back pain of my life and sure enough started to spot. I figured that was it and I was out. Over the next 24 hours I bled through a tampon and a pad and then it was gone and done. A couple days later I was super sick to my stomach and my salad didn't agree with me. My bbs were bursting out of my bra and I was getting some back and abdominal twinges. On a hunch, I took another test and it was a faint positive! Called the dr to confirm and expected the worst- that the hcg just hadn't left my system yet. She said everything was good and looked healthy! Going in for a scan in a couple weeks to make sure all is well and to find out how far along I am since my cycles have been so wonky, but she thinks I'm 5 weeks along now. Baby dust to everyone. Don't give up!!

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FINALLY MY BFP WHILE WAITING FOR SURGERY

I have checked this site for a few years reading the stories lining them up with mines and every month BFN, so after 2.5 years of trying on and off I decided to focus on my health. I was scheduled to have gastric sleeve surgery on 06/23/17 so while waiting for my surgery date I decided I need to start my journey now (03/01/2017) I went on a low carb high protein diet I lost 35 lbs in 4 months 2 weeks before surgery I was put on a all liquid diet during this time I was also ovulating. We BD on CD 9 I ovulated on CD 12 like always. I thought man I sure hope this is not the one time I get pregnant(but we only did it one time and I cleaned up right afterwards) by 8 DPO I had this one really bad cramp that lasted all of 10 sec. and thought that's strange. I was so tired and easy annoyed that entire week(my only symptoms) my thinking is I haven't eaten in almost 2 week I'm "hangry" at this point. On the day I was suppose to get my period I had these cramps so any day AF will be. 2 days late I start blaming the liquid diet for my missed AF. Took a HCG test before jumping in the shower (2 days before surgery) got out and forgot about it my husband come in to take his shower and asked WHAT IS THIS. I look WTF this can't be right maybe me not eating is causing it to be positive ( in shock) now 20 weeks with my first son that I love so much. ....

1. the weight lost help
2. not being stressed about the TWW I know help
3. food choice healthy eating no toxic in my system
4. I was drinking fertilatea the 2 months leading to my BFP

I will always keep you ladies in my prayers and wishing you all nothing but the best

BFP without usual post-O symptoms

I'm 35, and my biological clock has been ticking for longer than I've known my husband. We got married last summer, but life and work had us put off TTC until this spring. I stopped BC in January and started tracking my cycle, started BBT in March before we even started trying. When we started TTC in May I was ready with Pre-Seed, since I knew my CM was scant. I also started recognizing symptoms of increasing progesterone after O, like really sensitive nipples POD1-2 and vivid dreams. My BBT temps were lower (high 96-low 97 pre-O and mid-high 97s post-O), which made me worry about thyroid issues. I also started spotting on POD6-8 on the cycles after we started TTC. All this to say I was worried about my luteal phase, my thyroid, the quality of my CM and eggs.

In August we went camping right before my fertile period, and I decided not to temp that weekend. It felt so nice not worrying that I decided to skip temping and just focus on other signs to decide when to BD. I also skipped using pre-seed since my DH hates it and trying to insert it without grossing him out was causing me stress. I usually O on CD14-15, so we BD CD9, 10, 11, 12.

CD9: BD no pre-seed.
CD10: A lot of EWCM, unusual for me. BD. No pre-seed.
CD11: Lotiony CM. BD no pre-seed.
CD12: I had a hunch I might be near O even though it was early and I was trying to be "laid-back". Took an OPK, positive. BD no pre-seed.

POD0: no symptoms
POD1-4: no symptoms. This was so weird for me I told DH, "Either I'm pregnant or I didn't ovulate."
POD5: boobs starting to get sore and heavy (never felt heavy before). Put on a bra to go to the store and couldn't wait to take it off.
POD6: still sore, full boobs.
POD7: sore boobs. Feel a tiny bit of cramping, tugging that comes and goes. No spotting like I had been doing previous cycles.
POD9: negative HPT
POD10-11: boobs still sore, light cramping. So convinced I'm pregnant I retrieve previous HPT and see super-faint (maybe evap) line.
POD12 (day before AF): HPT with FMU, faint but clear positive.

That's it. My first pregnancy. Now 6weeks1day, first appt with MD at 8 weeks. We were trying for four months, so I know we are lucky. My first symptom was a lack of normal post-O symptoms.

Surprise BFP

I wasn't on Clomid but Letrozole (Femara)**

CD17: O?
1 DPO: nothing
2 DPO: creamy cm
3 DPO: Bloodwork for progesterone was a 6 (not very high, knew I was out) but since it was over 3 it meant ovulation happened.
4 DPO: nothing
5 - 7 DPO: Sharp pinching on low right side (not unusual for me) and period cramps with sharp pains.
8 DPO: Good sleep and craving milk? Still period like cramps.
9 DPO: Sticky, cloudy clump of cm. Wondered if I might be pregnant, still cramps.
10 DPO: Lots of sharp pain. Insomnia, dry cm.
11 DPO: Vivid ocean wave dream. Extremely faint BFP at 1pm. Another 2 BFPs (still as faint) at 2:30pm. Cramping increased later that day. Dry cm. Headache. Frequent urination.
12DPO: BFP but fainter with fmu? Cramps, nausea? Lower back pain, dry cm. Went to ER for sharp pains. Urine test was neg. Nothing but a cyst on right ovary on ultrasound "no evidence of pregnancy". Found my cervix was red, treated me with IV antibiotics.
13DPO: Darker BFP! Dry cm. Nausea, lower back pain.
14DPO: Follow up appointment. Blood test came back positive at 7.9. Doctor believes I'm still really early.
15-16 DPO: Nausea! Cramping and white clumpy cm.

I was in utter shock to get a BFP that early. I was testing so early to start another round of Letrozole, I didn't believe it would be positive as I didn't really have any symptoms that made me believe I was pregnant. I feel so incredibly lucky now and hope that my numbers go up and it's a sticky one!
Good luck to all you ladies!

thought my period was coming

I was feeling super depressed and discouraged. I fell down a rabbit hole reading research about how implantation bleeding isn't real and spotting means you're less likely to conceive. However, bfp @ 11dpo.

Hubby and I ttc baby #2, we have an almost 2yo. I'm 31, he's 34. We got pregnant immediately last time so I started to panic when it didn't happen the same way this time. This time was 4 months ttc.

I take prenatals and this time made sure to keep my feet warm, stopped drinking iced water.

Felt nothing for the most part, no boob pain like the first time, but maybe after a year of breastfeeding, my boobs aren't as sensitive.

1-7 dpo nothing
8dpo one brown spot on underpants, bad cramps, felt depressed was out, period coming, pink spotting after sex
9dpo strangely emotional/weepy, which is very unlike me, usually perpetually happy, mild nausea felt random/confusing
10dpo less cramping, nothing really, felt better
11dpo another vaguely brown spot, back aching during walk, mild nausea, took a test as a lark expecting a negative --> BFP!

I've been having 26 day cycles and o'ing consistently on cd 13. Last period was strangely light (2.5 days), then o'd on cd 15 instead of 13. Hubby and I got into a huge fight, maybe stress delayed my ovulation. Hope this one sticks! Excited for my baby to become a big sister!!

We BD'd on 13, 14, 15, o on 15.

Baby dust and gl to you all!!

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BFP after 5 cycles - Greasy Hair!!!

We’ve only been trying to conceive for a short while compared to lots of other women. Thankfully, it only took us about 5 cycles being deliberate about it (7 or so if you count NTNP), and I’m happy to share my story since I LOVED reading these so much.

I had WAY, WAY, WAY more pregnancy symptoms every other month. WAY MORE! Last month, I had sore breasts for 20 days straight (never happened before) and NOTHING! This is also the first month where I didn’t keep a detailed log of my daily symptoms so most of this will be from memory.

I'm still very, very early. I am 4 weeks + 3 days, or cycle day 32, as I type this. I typically have 27/28 day cycles but occaisionally they last 30 or 31 days. Anyways, following is what you came here for:

I believe we conceived on August 5 or CD 15. This month, I did not temp or use OPKs. For the most part, my GLOW app has been pretty accurate when it comes to my fertile window so I just went with it. Not exactly sure why, but I guess I was sick of peeing on sticks and sticking with the thermometer.

I also had to travel on the final day of my fertile window (again, according to GLOW) so I didn’t even have much faith in our ability to actually successfully do it anyways.

We had sex on CD 12, 14, 15, and 16. Things we did differently this month were:

• PreSeed! We used it every time we had sex this month.

• Less stress! You’ve heard it a million times, but we just had a lot more fun (not even talking about the sex, necessarily).

• More communication! This was the first month I told my husband what days I wanted to have sex. Probably seems obvious and people already do this, but I was trying to not freak him out by giving him every detail of my cycle every month before.

• Had sex on the (assumed) last day of the fertile window! Every other month, we had sex for three straight days, but never on the last day as we were just over it/out of energy.

O Day/CD 15 – Went to a Bruno Mars concert, and had what I thought were ovulation pains while we were there. Otherwise, nothing special to report.

1 DPO - BD before heading to the airport. Had a long day, so felt tired but nothing unusual.

2 DPO - Woke up early for work. Still pretty tired (or so I attributed) from the travel day. Went to the bathroom, and had the most EWCM I’d ever had when I wiped. So much so I convinced myself that we missed O day. Pretty down for the rest of the day. Some cramping throughout the day further convinced me of this.

3 DPO – Woke up early for work and planned on skipping washing my hair but couldn’t because it was SO greasy. I have really fine hair, so the most I can skip is one day at max. But this was too greasy to pass for a work day. Noticed my face was extra oily that day, too. My glasses were sliding down my nose a lot! Took a bubble bath before bed in the super awesome tub in my suite. I only lasted a few minutes before getting so uncomfortable from being hot that I had to jump in the shower. CM is white + stretchy (like EWCM but white, not clear), and this is something I haven’t seen before.

4 DPO – Final travel day for work. Noted the greasy hair again. Flew directly from this event to my family reunion. Noticed I had a random sore on the middle of my tongue. Assumed I burned it that day. CM is white + stetchy.

5 DPO – Was pretty cranky upon waking up but chalked it up to being sleepy. Woke up to a second sore on my tongue. These were not like canker sores – they felt like burns – but thought it was my cycle just acting up. I was on the last few days of a two-week antibiotic at this point. Ended up taking it on an empty stomach (on accident!) and I got so nauseous I had to lay down for a couple of hours. Spent the day outside with family and didn’t notice much else. CM is white + stretchy.

6 DPO – Didn’t notice much. It was in the afternoon sometime when I remember someone commenting on my greasy hair. None of us took showers that morning since we were all playing yard games, drinking, swimming, etc. Must have been really greasy!! Started noticing a LOT of burping this day.

7 DPO – Nothing to report except the burping and maybe a hint of increased appetite. Again, I was outside keeping myself busy all day so this could have been why. Plus it was my family reunion and there is a lot of eating going on. And, with that, lots of burping. Sores are completely gone!

8 DPO – I drank two bottles of water right before going to bed last night and woke up to a SUPER dry mouth and throat. Have a 7-hour drive home and I’m in a pretty good mood. Notice that I’m wiping my face a lot because I’m really oily. Yep, still burping – and very hungry, and now very thirsty. CM is white + stretchy.

Not your typical symptoms

Soooo yeah this was not planned and we were not ttc, it just sort of happened. Months before I started taking Dim and Vitex for hormonal acne and was warned that it increased fertility. I wasn't worried about that because I had an regular Af and knew my body pretty well. I hadn't been on BC in the past 2 years. I was doing the the natural family planning by using a few apps to monitor my Af & Ovulation. I've been PG twice before but did not go full term, so I was aware of how my body reacted to being PG. Still, they always say every pregnancy is not the same and these symptom had me thinking I was crazy.

7/13-7/17: Cycle Week
7/20-7/26: Ovulation Week & BF birthday was on 7/25 (My Sexy Leo)
7/25: Big O
7/18,7/21,7/23 & 7/24: Had Sex. Each time he used the pull out method. Which, obviously didn't work because he had a little to much to drink the week of his Bday.
7/28: Typical Af symptoms. Eating all bad food that I usually do not eat, Crazy chocolate cravings, Pimple on my chin, Clumsy, Little tenderness in boobs nothing out of the norm.
8/1-8/5: Possible Implantation
8/2: Really bad toothache.
8/3: Went to work( I work in a hospital) and everyone smelled really bad. Plus I work early morning shift so I thought since it's so early everyone hasn't had a chance to brush their teeth. Cool no biggie lol
8/4: Nasty metallic taste in my mouth, like I've been sucking on nickels. Face/Acne is becoming clearer day by day.
8/5: Went out to party. Everything I drank burned my tongue.
8/6: Gums and Tongue hurt to brush teeth.
8/7: Went out to eat and everything spicy was intensified. My tongue was on fire like I ate a hot pepper. I was going to make an appointment for the dentist because of all the issues I was having with my mouth. Then I got paranoid and started to google all type of diseases I could possibly have. Period was due but just thought it was a day late from being on Vitex.
8/8: Still no AF. BFP. In shock/denial because symptoms were very odd. Still felt like AF was coming had that weird feeling in the pit of my stomach.
8/9: Another BFP!
Never had frequent urination, swollen or sore boobs, no tiredness, no bloating, no nausea, no food cravings. Nothing! but my odd symptoms.
Yeah Sh!t Just Got Real!

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BFP after 2.5 Years of trying and Polyp removal

I always swore I would post here after getting my long awaited positive test as I used to look at these boards for some glimmer of hope. Struggling with infertility has been, without a doubt, the loneliest and most agonizing journey of my life. My husband (37) and myself (36) have been TTC for nearly 3 years (at the time we first tried I was 33). Let's start at the beginning. It took some convincing, but he finally agreed to try around January of 2015 (I stopped birth control in June of 2014). I was anxious because my body was telling me I should hurry up and my husband was dragging his feet. I saw a doctor only three months in because I KNEW something was off. I come from a long line of highly fertile women who get pregnant in two months or less (grandmother had 10 kids - my 34,36,37, and 39 year old cousins got preggo first moth just to put it in perspective). First doctor I saw was a quack and told me my antral follicle count was low (even though it was 22). Fast forward about 8 more months of naturally trying (and crying every time my period arrived) and I saw ANOTHER doctor because I STILL knew something was not right. I had 28 day cycles, 12 day luteal phase, etc. Begged the second Doctor to check my tubes to make sure they were clear and she laughed at me and assured me I just needed to "relax." Husband FINALLY agreed to get sperm checked one year into trying and all his counts were through the roof - way above average. Things were just not making sense. Kaiser finally put me on Clomid (100 mg days 3-7). First month they missed my surge and therefore we didn't get to try. Second month I made it in to get my follicles checked and I had hyper stimulated. I had 10 eggs ready when they only wanted to see 3 at most. I had to be rushed to ER and hooked up to IV's. Third and final month of clomid we had three lovely follicles and did a trigger with IUI. No luck. Took a few months off and decided to not try and not prevent. Fought with husband a lot as he tried to remain eternally hopeful and strong. He was AMAZING, but it took an enormous toll on our marriage as everyone around us seemed to conceive effortlessly. It was torture. Please don't be too hard on yourself if you feel lonely, angry, annoyed, irate, etc. This is hard! Also try to realize your significant other is most likely mourning and suffering too, they're just not showing it in the hopes to make you strong.
Fast forward to April of 2017 - Had tubes checked by Kaiser - clear! Blood work for both of us - perfect! It was getting ridiculous and I still knew something was wrong. It wasn't just "unexplained." April of 2017 they decide to try Femera (2.5 mg I think days 3-7). WAY fewer side effects than with Clomid. I had three lovely eggs ready. A kind Nurse practitioner took extra time with me during my ultrasound and noticed a polyp in my uterus. Could this be the problem all along? She sent images to the head RE at Kaiser and sure enough it was a small polyp. The April Femera cycles did not work out. I had a saline dye test done in May (painful) to confirm the polyp and the polyp was removed on June 6 of 2017 (also painful but they give you the good drugs for that). Period arrived June 27, 2017. I was tired of getting my hopes up and failing month after month so I decided to let my husband initiate any sex in July. I noticed egg white CM on day 14 and didn't even tell him. We happened to make love on day 12, 14, 16 and 18 (and this never happens - he was beyond tired of trying too and I'm the one with the high sex drive usually). I decided to let him take the reigns and come to me. Here it is August 4th and he finally convinced me to take a test at 10 days late. We both fell to the floor sobbing when it said +yes.
My point is, hang in there, trust your gut, switch doctors if you feel like they are not listening to you, be nice to your husband, kind to yourself, and have faith that it will be your turn one day because I was starting to feel hopeless. We both cried for about an hour straight after the test. Good luck everyone and hang in there if you've been at this a while!!!

BFP with unexpected symptoms

Another BFP story from an older mom with TTC/loss/rainbow baby experience…

I have a short LP (10-12 days), so by the time it makes sense to POAS, I already get my period or indications of it. And this cycle was the same. Here are my symptoms by dpo:

1-7 dpo: nothing in particular
7-8 dpo: stabbing pain in breasts (typical AF symptom for me)
9 dpo: I went and bought a big box of sweets for hubby and me. I was emotional and irritable. (Both, also AF symptoms for me).
10 dpo: My BBT fell, close to, but not below coverline. I also had a lower backache and felt moody/irritable. (All AF symptoms).

I felt like testing late in the evening (10dpo), just to be sure. I fully expected AF to come soon, but I guess I didn’t want it to. I used a Wondfo dip strip. It says you should read it after 5 minutes (no upper limit given). I forgot and looked after 10 minutes. There was a faint but visible second line. Even hubby, who doesn’t know anything about POAS or faint lines) could see it. I thought it must be an evaporation line.

I went and took care of some business. Two hours later, I wanted to test again, because I felt some slight soreness on my breasts and irritated/sensitive nipples (not AF symptoms). I used a SurePredict and a Wondfo. Read both at 5 minutes, but both were negative. After another 5 minutes or so, I looked with a flashlight and both had a second line. I couldn’t leave this hanging in the air. So, I went ahead and used a FRER and got a clear positive at midnight!

I already got confirmed with a blood test and put on progesterone. Now in the waiting game and hoping and praying that it sticks!

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