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I'll be 35 in five days! Little to no symptoms!

I've read many of these stories, and at times they made me feel a little closer to two beautiful lines that mean that my s/o and I are going to be parents. These are symptoms for you to obsess over ;), even though they were surprisingly few: 1dpo-11dpo- a couple of bloody noses when I woke up. Chalked it up to the heat. I remember being surprised at how little cramping I had after ovulation because I usually have more. 12dpo boobs started getting a burning sensation through out, but it was on and off so I didn't put too much into it. 13dpo boobs still tingling/sore. Which was pretty normal for me, but this seemed later in my cycle for it to happen. Temp also was still up.
14dpo woke up and removed, still very high. Temp would definitely be down today with period dye. Gulped, and tested. When I thought I saw a vvvvfl on the wondfo I tested on a dollar tree cheapo. I didn't wait long enough, and started blubbering and crying, asking why my temp was still up if the tests were negative. Went and laid back down and pouted for a bit, but shrugged it off and mentally started planning for January to try as December we wouldn't be able to. I was getting ready to get on with the day when I thought I'd take one more look, and both had a line! I immediately pulled another wondfo and dollar tree test(different kind this time), and faint positives on both. Took another wondfo while I sat in shock. Still in shock and it's hours later! Took a first response after a six hour pee hold and there is no doubt a line! After trying eleven times with four different donors for two years it felt like it wouldn't happen, but it totally did and I am so blessed and feeling so much ridiculous joy. I'll do my very best to never take this for granite. So many many rowdy blessings to you who are on the ttc train. I know it starts to make you second guess your instincts, but do your best to listen to them anyway. Baby dust!!!

Unsure of Symptoms By DPO

Hi Ladies!
I wanted to come on here and share my story for those of you who are impatient, frustrated, and fed-up!

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since June 2017. Not an incredibly long time, I know, but feels like eons for someone like me! Each month was one BFN after another and I couldn't take the constant disappointment.
I started monitoring at a fertility clinic, which was the best decision I ever made! Why? Because they took all the guess work out of this already calculating process.
For 2 months, I went in day after day for blood work and ultrasound until they told me i was ovulation and should dtd. Once you do, they prescribed me Prometrium vaginal supplements to assist with my luteal phase. I was on Prometrium beginning 1 DPO for 2 cycles which can cause pregnancy-like symptoms. Also, keep in mind, I am the worst symptom spotter! I get lost in message boards. Anyway were my symptoms prior to getting BFP while on Prometrium:

Nov 27th 1 DPO: No symptoms. Started Prometrium morning and night
2 DPO: no symptoms
3 DPO: mild pressure in lower stomach and upper vag towards end of day. Thinking it may be a tummy ache and too early for symptoms
4 DPO: Increase in CM by end of day. Probably the Prometrium
5 DPO: Chunky cottage-cheese-like CM. Probably the Prometrium
6 DPO: No symptoms. CM returned to normal
7 DPO: cramps and bloating but chalked it up to eating bad food
8 DPO: left boob a little sore near armpit, but not to the touch. Might be in my head
9 DPO: boobs slightly sore on and off
10 DPO: boobs slightly sore and weird sharp pain to the right of my belly button on and off
11 DPO: boobs slightly sore. mild cramps by end of day
12 DPO: boobs slightly sore
13 DPO: slightly sore boobs, dull headache. Boobs look a little bigger but probably in my head
14 DPO: tired but i just made a big brunch for my family. Boobs slightly sore
December 11th 15 DPO: Upper and middle back hurting, boobs slightly sore, dry CM, cervix low, hard, and closed. Went in to the clinic this morning for my blood test and they called to tell me i'm 4 weeks and 1 day pregnant! I'm in shock I got my BFP!!! It's so unreal to me but I wanted this message board to be the first place, the first people I tell about my pregnancy (I will surprise my husband tonight). Boards and sites like these were so incredibly helpful and insightful and not only got me through the dreaded 2ww, but the 9 months we tried to conceive.

Ladies, I urge you to share your stories and symptoms because it truly helps those going through the process!

If anyone has questions, please let me know!

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No symtoms at all! BFP after 3 miscarriages

I've been on this site so many times over the last few years and am so happy to post today but thought it would be particularly encouraging for those in the 2ww who have no symptoms. We've been trying for our third child for the last 3 years and have had 3 miscarriages and many many months of BFN's in between. The 2ww is so hard and I've been writing down how I feel every day. Last month I was so certain I was pregnant (I had what I thought was implantation pain, awful nausea, a strange taste in my mouth) that I went and had an ultrasound 2 days before AF was due as I thought it might show something and I couldn't wait any longer! Of course I wasn't but here I am 1 month later and I am! I have to stress I had absolutely no symptoms..no nausea, no abdo pain, no fatigue, no bloating etc. In my last pregnancies I think I had very slight fullness in my boobs even at this stage but I don't even have that. Oh dear as I write tis I'm worrying already that it's not going to last! Oh well, will deal with that if and when.. Anyway am going to try to enjoy it for now!
Good luck everyone , wish you all lots of love and courage,
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BFP, so different from my CPs

I have a long history of cps, an angel baby, and a rainbow baby (now 3!). With each cp I “felt” pregnant a few days before my missed period, got a bfp on 14dpo and then it would end on dpo16 or 17. This one is different, so hopefully it’s going to stick! I have a 26 day cycle and O on cd12 like clockwork. BDd on cd10 then had massive uti, I never get those, thought I was out this cycle. Zero symptoms besides irritability which I thought was pms. 14dpo no AF. 15dpo BFP!!! A little indigestion in the evening but otherwise nothing. I have a feeling this one is going to stick *fingers crossed*

BFP 15dpiui 4 years in the making!

I'll do a quick background and get to the good stuff. My husband and I were not getting pregnant--plain and simple--we had every diagnostic test and were eventually diagnosed with unexplained infertility which I don't know what is more frustrating--having a reason or not having a reason. I stalked this site for years and read so many words of wisdom that brought me out of the darkest funks so I felt like if there was a person out there needing words of encouragement I feel like I needed to offer them. You need to find what will keep you going when things seem to be either going in the opposite direction or everything seems to have failed. When things seem out of your control (which this whole journey has been) you have control of one thing: educating yourself. You are your best advocate. Read the research from reputable sources, know the terminology and questions to ask. That is what I did instead of getting overwhelmed with the fearful question of "What if we can't ever have kids??" Do not compare yourself to your friends or your family and what they have--this is your journey. If you want to be a parent there are so many ways to become one--we decided to up our game for the best chances, but did not rule out eventually adopting and that option is still something we consider. This kept my family off my back when I turned 34 this year and was not yet pregnant. The good thing about making that decision is we could become parents at any age! If we were 50 and still wanted children to be a part of our lives we could--there are so many children out there who need loving parents. Ok enough with the philosophical stuff, I could probably write a book about my journey but you're here for my symptoms:
This was our 3rd and final attempt at IUI and if this didn't work we had plans to start the IVF process in the next month.
CD4 to 8: 5mg Femara (this was my 6th non-consecutive cycle taking this)
CD 5 to CD11: Gonal-F injections--50 ius per night (first cycle of trying this)
CD11: ultrasound showed 2 follicles that were a decent size (about 16 and 17 average mm) so that is why I did another Gonal-F injection on CD11 to help them mature more.
CD12: Ovidrel trigger shot to induce ovulation
CD13: IUI
CD14/1dpiui: Baby dance--so now we don't know what worked :), major cramps from IUI
CD15/2dpiui: Prometrium 200mg pill every night (6th cycle using this too)--bring on the symptoms that mimic pregnancy out of everything including the shots--these are what I disliked the most
3 to 8dpiui: No symptoms at all--did yoga with legs up in the air against the wall hoping that would help with blood flow to uterus--we try everything we read don't we?
9dpiui: boobs started getting sore on the sides--this is a classic AF symptom though so thought I was out for sure
10 & 11dpiui: no symptoms except sore breasts continued
12dpiui: Is that a blue vein in my areola? Sometimes I imagine changes that aren't really there because of wishful thinking. Feeling like I'm out because of no other symptoms except the usual ones--I went out to dinner and had a margarita. Resisted the urge to test--I didn't want a false positive or negative--and my doctor said not to test and to wait for the blood test. This was absolute torture.
13dpiui: Felt a little hungover just from 1 margarita. Boobs aren't sore anymore, this happens when AF is about to show so definitely thought I was out. Went to mall and saw kids sitting with Santa for their Christmas pictures and I thought "Yet another holiday I have to avoid my family's awkward ways of trying to ask us when we're having kids". I really wanted to test just to get it over with so I could process and move on to planning my next cycle.
14dpiui: OMG it's Sunday and I want to test! Boobs are sore again but it only comes back at night--hence when I take the progesterone so of course I thought it was because of that.
15dpiui: Beta HCG test result--received call in afternoon from my lovely nurse who said I was pregnant! I screamed "WHAT?!?!?" so loud I scared my dogs. Level was 312. I go back in 2 days for another test to make sure my numbers rise. Just for the heck of it I peed on a stick. When you've had years upon years of seeing BFN's it's a relief to see two lines finally!

In my parting words--do not give up, we are proof. There were many times I read "do not give up", and I hope whoever is out there who needs to read that in the exact moment they are having doubts it will give you some hope. There are 3 major 'milestones' in the baby making realm: getting pregnant (check), staying pregnant (bring on a whole other set of worries), and having a healthy baby. I'm looking forward to these next 9 months and trying to stay positive about everything. When you've spent years of your life trying to attain pregnancy you don't know what to do once you actually overcome that first obstacle.

BFP 2nd cycle after IUD removal

I've been trolling this site FOREVER so I thought it was only right I added my own story :)

Backstory:
I got my first IUD after I had my daughter in 2011, had it in for 6 years (removed in July)
I had my second IUD removed 9/19 after having it in for a little over a year and had my first cycle 9/22
Last cycle we tried actively everyday during my fertile cycle (as indicated by Ovia Fertility App) and I SWEAR I felt every symptom possible including "implantation cramps" but wasn't pregnant.

This cycle I had next to no symptoms, but I took that as a good sign considering how many I swore by last month which were actually nothing, so here it is:

1-8 DPO: Absolutely nothing.

9 DPO: [[Yeast infection-like symptoms]] SUPER uncomfortable feeling during sex and then general discomfort afterward which reminded me of a yeast infection. I knew this was odd because I'd only ever had one yeast infection, seven years ago, from antibiotics when I got my wisdom teeth out.

10 DPO: [[Super sensitive sense of smell]] My boyfriend was eating Philly cheesesteak soup, which he has done a million times and it's never bothered me but the smell was killing me! He thought I was being a brat when I covered up my face because I couldn't stand the smell but I really could have been sick. Tester FRER around 5 pm, BFN - nada - not even a squinter.

11 DPO: [[SUPER tired]] Came home for lunch and nearly fell asleep, got home and felt a familiar exhaustion I remember having with my daughter; not "sleepy-tired" but feeling like my body could sink in my bed, reluctant to get up for any reason. Went to Walmart and got three .88 tests (because I'm an addict) Tested around 6 pm, VERY faint squinter. Naturally, I took the test apart and help it up to the light and saw a VERY VERY VERY FAINT pink line. Aware that tests are basically invalid after scientific probing, decided to retest in the morning.

12 DPO: Took .88 Walmart test with FMU and as dye swept the window I saw the test line light up! After sitting for a minute or two I could see a faint positive BUT I didn't have to rip it apart or hold it up to the light!

I've attached a picture of my test both tweaked and not tweaked but I'm over the moon to start this journey again :) I will attach my test Monday (expected period). Baby dust to everyone!

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No Symptoms, no ewcm, only flashing smiley...

Hi, So as so many of us, i looked at this site so many times for clues for signs that this was the month. I hope my story helps anyone that may not have symptoms. Actually this month i have no idea when i ovulated, I was actually convinced I did not since I only got flashing smilies from cd7 to cd14.
Let me start by saying I had a mmc in April. We had been trying again since i got my period back in May, with no luck. each month I checked every symptom, looked online to see if I found anything, and each month I was convinced I was pregnant. I would check ovulation and saw that I ovulate early in the cycle around cd11 or cd 12. This month I started tracking and would get only flashing smiley no solid smiley until Cd14 and then I went off to a work trip. Of course we bd before my trip as a goodbye but off I went convenced this month I did not ovulate. Actually I scheduled an appt with a fertility doctor for Oct 16, a day after I came back and a day before af was due. I went got all the papers for testing and told the dr i was suppose to get my period Friday so I would be happy to be able to start soon with all the tests.
When Friday af was a no show i did not understand did not want to get my hopes up...waited all day convincing myself it would come Sunday so I had to wait till then.. when i got home couldn't wait and did a test and it came back BFP immediately! I am so happy, scared, hope this one sticks!

So here are my symptoms or lack of them...
cd 7- cd 14 tested..flashing smiley. drove me crazy. not sure what was up. no ewcm at all.
cd15 lower back pain I thought it was the stress of the trip (but may be it was ovulation?)
cd 15-cd22 nothing. Ate pineapple for breakfast at hotel because that was the only fresh fruit they had...so not sure if that made a difference...
cd23 traveling back home from Germany. felt heartburn after eating a croissant. thought it was bizarre...
cd 24-cd26 getting ready for Af. drunk a lot of water, hungry but convinced it was af. only difference generally before Af I want to eat sweet things, this time salty...no pimple as i usually get before af, no cm before af (which gave me hint that this month was different, but i thought it was because "i did not ovulate," tender breast cd 26 as always just one day before af... cd27 or cd1 i started feeling i was about to get af and nothing...... and last night BFP!!

hope this helps others looking for support! baby dust!!!

BFP at 11 DPO (2nd baby) -- barely any symptoms this time

I have an 11 month old. Been ttc #2 for 4 cycles. I've never had a normal cycle - it'd come every 2 months or so. I was lucky when I got pregnant last year because it was the first try. But after I stopped breastfeeding at 6 months, my cycles were JACKED UP. Cycles lasted 52 days, then 34 days, then this one is supposed to be 30 days... but now I'm pregnant! First pregnancy I had nausea once, tender boobs, going to the restroom a lot - and these were symptoms BEFORE my BFP. This time, nothing except implantation pinch and spotting. Every pregnancy IS different!!

Ovulation: Heavy thick EWCM, brief vaginal soreness / throbbing, 2 BMs in the morning, feel bloated, positive OPK

1 DPO: Medium chunky creamy CM, big blob of thick CM (rubbery)

2 DPO: Heavy creamy CM

3 DPO: Medium watery low stretchiness with whitish creamy chunks CM

4 DPO: Light creamy CM, light uterine pinching

5 DPO: Light creamy / watery CM, 2 BMs in the morning

6 DPO: Light watery CM, almost cramp-like twitches, FELT A QUICK SUDDEN VERY SHARP PINCH at 10:10 pm (suspected implantation)

7 DPO: IMPLANTATION DIP, light creamy CM, sharp pubic pinches

8 DPO: Light watery CM

9 DPO: Pink spotting once when wiping, light creamy CM

10 DPO: Feel warm when woke up in the morning, light creamy CM, 2 BMs, very gassy that night

11 DPO: Felt hot when woke up in the morning, (temp spiked so took an $0.88 Walmart test and it was POSITIVE), 2 BMs in the morning (nervous feeling in the stomach with 2nd BM), feel bloated, very sleepy

12 DPO: Constantly kept waking up in the middle of the night and had to pee, tired and sleepy

13 DPO: kept waking up at night, had to get up and pee, had a nightmare, very hungry

14 DPO: hot at night, insomnia, had a nightmare, OFFICIALLY MISSED PERIOD

BFP after missed period - No noticeable symptoms

Hello everyone! It's finally my turn to post in this section.

I'm still in shock to say the least. I was definitely not expecting this, but here it goes.

My boyfriend is 39 and I am 29. My two week wait has been uneventful. I honestly don't feel much different from my usual PMS symptoms. I actually had more symptoms when I wasn't pregnant.

One thing I noticed that was definitely out of the ordinary is tailbone pain. It was one of the reasons I decided to take a test. I had only experienced it back in May when I was pregnant but ended in early miscarriage. It only lasted a few minutes and it made another appearance this morning. Again, for only a few minutes.

My symptoms didn't show up until a week after ovulation which is unusual for me. Normally, my PMS starts 2 days after ovulation. You can find me knocked out somewhere by 6pm and I'm out until 9 or 10pm. It's usually the first symptom for me.

This time, I started cramping about five days before my period was due which I thought was a week, but I had my timing all confused because I was coordinating a move to another state at the time.

My Two Week Wait Symptoms:
Swollen breasts

Sensitive nipples - more sensitive than normal, but not painful, nothing too noticeable really.

A bit of breast tenderness - just like PMS

Nausea - just like PMS

Fatigue - not as bad as PMS actually, but still normal PMS for me.

Cramps - feel just like PMS. I swear I'm about to start my period. They are sometimes so bad I have to double over.

Tailbone pain - the only thing I don't get during PMS.

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I hope this helps. Baby dust to all who are trying to conceive!

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My second test..

Clear blue..
Really so surreal, unreal, unbelievable. Crazy.
So I and my husband needed closure. I still don't know it will be permanent after miscarry and still birth at 27 wks. But my youngest living is 1yr Nov 11!!

I don't wanna waste time with doctors right this minute. I know they'll estimate since last period in September of 4 days.
However idk when it really began. I only just got my positive yesterday and I've been taking them every other day or so because I'm crazy and wasn't sure if I wanted positive or negative more... So I infer I'm only in like 3 weeks, the week after conception ... But it also came up so fast... So idk!!! I test weird maybe.

***Question is how far into this does anyone think I actually am?
I'm saying the week after conception.
Cycles probably say more like 5/6 wks... (2of which are the actual egg and sperm process... )
:/

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