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33 yr 1st time mom after 1 miscarriage & abortion & 2 serious surgeries, No symptoms at all!

Hello All ,

I don't know where to start. I have been crazily reading all sorts of blogs during my 2 week wait. so, I know how much it helps during "this" time.

For starters, I'm 33 year old and so is my husband. We conceived 5 years back but were not ready for a baby and so we carried out an abortion. Unfortunately the pill did not work properly and I had to undergo a surgery and it was very traumatic for both of us.

Feb 2016, I had a false positive using HPT (Home pregnany test), and after blood test , which came as negative, my periods also started. We weren't trying but not avoiding always.

We have been trying since Jan '17 and somehow we thought that it would be immediately pregnant considering how easy it was the 1st time. I started taking Vit D and Folic acid tablets. When after 3 months nothing seemed to work I started going out of my mind and feeling extremely guilty for having an abortion done. I cried myself to sleep many nights and it preyed on my mind most days. To top it off my gynaec (on visiting her in April) diagnosed secondary sterility and referred me to IVF doctors (part of the same clinic)!!

After googling like crazy I decided to change the doctor and not go ahead with her suggestion simply because it was nonsense! We had tried only 3 months not 1 yr!

Anyways, my usually 28-29 day cycle started getting erratic from Feb onward, 30days, 33days, 27 days, 30 days and my period length shortened considerably to just 2 days with some spotting on 3rd day.

I decided to consult another gynecologist due to my shortening period length, I was scared of menopause starting realllly early for me. Trust me I thought the worst for all things possible. I was stressed all the time , weepy, unhappy.

Nyhoo in May '17 ,the doctor conducted an ultrasound and as always she said all was OK, uterus & Fallopian tubes look good n clear, follicles developing well and plenty of eggs for many years. She conducted blood tests n pap smear also and then suggested me and my husband to take an antibiotic Doxycycline for 14 days as ureaplasm was found in my pap smear. I read later that ureaplasm may cause infertility in women and has no outward symptoms at all!

And now 2nd month I got pregnant! I can't still believe, I guess I won't till I meet my doctor 10 days later. :)

cd 6 , 10, 12, 14, 15, 17 : BD (babydance) :)
cd 20 : drank 2 glass wine & scared
cd 21 : light cm (cervical mucus)
cd 22 : slightly gassy, bloated, tender breasts (or was it in my head)
cd 23 : tingle near bellybutton on right, sleepy in aft., gassy n bloated
cd 24 : insomnia (really odd coz i can sleep anytime anywhere), slight constipation (very unlike me) , light cm
cd 25 : light cramps, cm. Hungry, anxious, craving salty food
cd 26 : little yellow cm
cd 27 : no cm, slight pain in overall tummy
cd 28 : metallic taste , very little white cm, headache
cd 29 : little white cm, backache, headache, tired to bones, irritable & moody
cd 30 : insomnia (slept for 3 hours), heartburn, bloated tummy, light cramps in overall tummy, unbalanced, tired, slight constipation
cd 31 : hot at night insomnia again but slept well in afternoon, heightened sense of smell, light body-ache, slight constipation. BUt just felt calm somehow, like I knew.
cd 32 : Took HPT , came +ve just as I dreamed tonight. My blood test came +ve too. :)

So you know there is hope for all of us. Things work in funny manner up in the heaven.

What did I do differently :
1. Got blood tests and pap smear done to find any lurking hidden issues.
2. Prayed to God silently every night (my husband is atheist and I am nonpracticing )
3. Drank little alcohol but did not abstain completely
4. Dissipated stress, did breathing exercises incessantly

All the best to all of you. Keep trying , au naturale works. Just try very hard to give yourself hope every time there is a setback.

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It will happen to you to! BFP at 9dpo!!!!!!

My husband and I have been trying to conceive since March of this Year. Like many others I thought it would be a super fast process and became really anxious when it didn't happen on the first try. What I really believe helped me this cycle was that I stopped taking my prenatal's and other vitamins (Vitamin B) (I am a firm believe that they were messing with my cycle) I confirmed this through monitoring my BBT temp and OPKS. I also feel like a big key player was drinking grapefruit Juice non-contrate from the end of my period to O day. I also ate pineapple Core from O day to 5dpo. I honestly did not thing this month would be it! As I did everything contrary to what most people do when they get their BFP's. In fact I was sure this month was not it that I finally decided to got through with getting my Colposcopy and cervical biopsy (which i had been putting off since last month after my abnormal pap) at 7dpo. They tested me for pregnancy but it was negative... i finally got my BFP at 9dpo...

What I used in the previous months that I got BFN's:
1. Preseed- cycles 3-5
2. Prenatals cycles 1-5
3. Softcups-cycle 4 only
4. Temping Cycles 3-5
5. OPKS Cycles 3-5
6. Vitamin B6 & B12
7. Green Tea
8.Stopped drinking coffee cycles 1-5

9.Laying in bed after intercourse and different positions TMI---- i feel like in previous months it would all come out so fast this month the sperm stayed over night until the next day, my guess is the increased muccous helped retention? who knows.

What I did different this month:
ALOT OF PRAYERS!

1. Stopped taking prenatal vitamins

2. Drank Grapefruit Juice -non concentrate from the last day of AF to O day----- this SIGNIFICANTLY increased my cervical mucous. I would rather drink Grapefruit Juice than take EPO because I have read EPO messes with your cycle.

3. Exercised (not too extreme) i went on walks with hubby every evening to take my mind off things. I also made sure to do abs since I read somewhere that having a stronger core helps with conception? anyway this helped me stay distracted more thank anything. i also ate semi healthy..

4. I consumed Pineapple Core from O day to 5DPO

5. Preseed i'm not sure this helped as i had used it for 2 cycles before without success.

6. Green tea occasionally

7. people say to relax but i don't ever relax i'm always on the go and thinking about things so instead of "relaxing" i kept busy and my mind off things.

I honestly did not thing this month would be it! As I did everything contrary to what most people do when they get their BFP's. In fact I was sure this month was not it that I finally decided to got through with getting my Colposcopy and cervical biopsy (which i had been putting off since last month after my abnormal pap) at 7dpo. They tested me for pregnancy but it was negative... i finally got my BFP at 9dpo...

SYMPTOMS
1DPO-7DPO vivid dreams
7DPO to today 11DPO- peeing a lot, hot flashes, and waking up in the middle of the night to pee and feeling wide awake.
other than these symptoms i have nothing else. no sore breasts or anything else.

I hope this helps someone out there!
Baby dust to you all!

5 years - 1st BFP ever naturally!!! Was told only way was through IVF!!!

Me: 36, SO: 39

Tried everything under the sun.... temping, opks, tracking through app, all vitamins, maca root, castor oil packs, acupuncture, preseed, fertilaid, ovaboost, soft cups, serrapeptase, royal jelly, eating organic, giving up caffeine, no dairy, no soy, no gluten, worked out... NOTHING!!! I am very regular and can usually feel ovulation and AF comes 15 days to the T after ovulation. And every month for 5 years AF showed it's ugly face! Got an HSG 3yrs ago and was told my right tube was blocked but left wide open. Nothing. Finally went to fertility specialist Nov of 2016. Was told my only option was IVF. Still.... I tried clomid and trigger shots for 3 months. Nothing. Decided we didn't want to go the IVF route but my insirance covers 6 rounds of iui. Dr was not very convinced it would work and that did not work for me. Decided to take a break but before I stopped I asked for another HSG. Got the HSG on CD 7 (Jun 10)... right tube still blocked and now left tube is slightly enlarged. Dr says only option is IVF. This made me very sad. Birthday a week later so we DTD. 2 weeks later... all the symptoms of AF coming... cramps, sore boobs, craving sweets... but no AF. Went away for the weekend and drank. Come home and still no AF! Wth!! Take a test that I had from my many stark white BFNs... and immediately 2 lines!!! Go to buy digitals.... "PREGNANT"!!! My first BFP in 5yrs of trying!!!!! God is so good. Screw these doctors that just try to push you into spending unneccesary money!!! Ladies.... I was/am just like you!!!! When it is your time, it is YOUR time!!!! Still need to go to doctor to get blood work! But the positive thing is.... I am able to get pregnant!!! Please pray for us and our little bean!! Baby dust to all!!!

Age 39 BFP after giving up

Hi ladies! I've lurked here for months and promised myself I'd post if I ever had a bfp. I want to encourage the over 35 chicks who are ttc.
I'm 39, hubby is 34. I have 4 from previous marriage current ages are 20,18,14, and 12.
Hubs and I wanted a baby, I removed Mirena in Jan 2016. I temped, charted, peed on ovulation sticks, took vitamins and BD'd whether we felt like it or not.
Month after month I got my hopes up, then nothing. One evap line gave us 24 hours of false hope. I had smoked for years, had ovarian cysts, and my mother was menopausal early. I accepted that this meant that I'm probably not fertile and I gave up on ttc when my periods became irregular. Every time my period was late, I was elated, only to be crushed with a neg test.
My employer has great infertility benefits, but I decided that approaching age 40, that the chances weren't great and i couldn't go through the emotional turmoil of infertility treatments. Every month really made me feel like a failure.
We stopped all the temp taking, charting, opk, and timing BD. We bought a house and broke it in ONCE during my cycle. It was CD 14, for those of you that track that. My cycle was between 22 and 40 days long.

5 days dpo: acne flare up, not unusual for me, but worse than normal.

12-14 days dpo: I was emotional and weepy during a particularly difficult week at work, chalked it up to pms and anxiety. I had a sore throat and thought it was a summer virus.
15 dpo: missed period, didn't care, work is too rough this week to think about anything else.
16 dpo: breasts not fitting in bra, no tenderness
17&18 dpo: fall asleep at 8 pm, grateful for the sleep.
19 20 21 dpo: pants tough to button, breats are quite full. I suspect another ovarian cyst is messing with me, or that the dreaded perimenopause is in full swing.
21 dpo: stop home beiefly and take a quick pg test before making ob appt for the ovarian cyst, because i know they will ask about pg possibility.
I've taken so many negative ones that I barely even glanced at it.
It was positive. Bright bold blue unmistakably positive.
Hang in there, girls.

ZERO symptoms and BFP after 11 months

I am still in shock and absolutely certain (this is me being paranoid) that it won't stick...because this has been such a difficult process from the start...but I FINALLY got my BFP!!!

This website was SO helpful with easing my anxiety each month, and I wanted to share my own story with the community to, maybe, help someone else who is having a tough time.

At about months 8 and 9, the 2 week wait anxiety had really fizzled for me. I figured that a BFP was less, rather than more, likely to happen. I had taken a "temp tracking" and "supplement" break for month 7, which really helped me to get out of the symptom-spotting cycle. I stopped obsessively looking at my calendar, only opening it to put in my BBT each morning (5AM so I was still mostly sleeping, which made it easy not to obsess over it).

This month was literally just like every other month, except for a few details, which I will get to below. For starters, this was my regimine almost every month (except month 7):
Prenatals since month 1
Vitamin D since month 3 (because it was in my drawer)
Evening primrose oil and licorice root tea from day 1 of cycle until ovulation since month 5 (to help with CM)
Omega 3 and B612 since month 6 (to help with CM)
Preseed since month 6 (to help with CM)
I had also cut back on my exercise, ate organic and healthfully, and gained 10 pounds over the last year in prep for pregnancy.
I also took my temp every morning without fail since month 2 (except for month 7) because OPKs never showed up positive.

I had my annual Gyno visit month 9 and mentioned what we had been doing so far. I am 30 BTW. She immediately ordered our initial fertility blood work and tests, stating that with our tracking and health she would expect us to have had some success. She also said that all the tests take a few months and why not go into the 12th month with the knowledge we need if we need it. She also mentioned clomid if all tests came back normal, saying that my size and lack of CM could mean low estrogen.

My blood work came back 100% normal with estrogen on the slightly low side of normal. My HSG (this month) was uncomfortable with the LEFT tube taking a little but of time to open. DH hasn't even done his SA yet! I actually attribute this BFP to the HSG more than anything else!!!

The only other thing I did differently this month was try to pineapple core trick...I made it 2 days and forgot the rest!

So my TWW...as I said, I was not tracking or symptom spotting.
-5 & 8 DPO: had erratc BBT temps...huge dips...maybe inplantation dip. I actually swore I was out this month with how erratic my temps were!
-10 DPO: sore/swollen boobs, AF-like cramps, and weepiness started...like clockwork...just like every month when AF is on her way...literally NOTHING else!
14 DPO: I was so convinced that AF was on her way that I was in full "witch with a B" mode with some crying sprinkled on top.
-15 DPO: my BBT didn't drop...in-fact, at 97.9 F, it was the highest it's ever been without having been sick or having a drink the night before. SO...just like a million times before...I took a pregnancy test, expecting a BFN, just like every other month. I really just took it just to shake the nagging feeling I would get at > 14 DPO (this has happened on more than 1 month up to 17 days, still getting a BFN!). Well, to my surprise, it was a BFP!!!! The line was not as dark as the control line, but it was also not a line I had to squit at to see...it was clearly there! On 15 DPO, I also started getting dry mouth, and peeing more frequently, but this was after my BFP and I don't know if it was in my head.

I am now at 17 DPO with no further symptoms (maybe some very slight nausea, but I am thinking it in my head). I have taken a pregnancy test every day to make sure it wasn't a fluke! I took a digital this afternoon just to make myself feel better...it helped to see the word "pregnant" and not worry that I am misinterpreting the lines on the other tests!

The reason I wanted to share this...well...if it's going to happen it's going to happen. I have literally bent over backwards trying to get pregnant for 11 cycles. In some ways my anxiety has served me. I have been driven to research to make sure that I have taken the right supplements and that I have added the right things to my regimine (preseed) based on my own needs. Ultimately, though, for me, it took having a HSG for me to get my BFP.

My dream for everyone in this community who is still trying is that you find a way to enjoy this process, that you smile daily, and that you feel grateful for your significant other whom you love and get to share this life and jorney with. It is not easy, but if you can find a way to not obsess, it will be a lot easier and more enjoyable.

BFP by not relying on OPK

It is so surreal typing this out, but want to share with many of you who probably check this site daily for new BFP stories!

My husband (35) and I (33) have a 3 y/o and decided to start trying January 2016 for baby #2. We tried January and were not successful. February we went on a vacation to Jamaica and for the next several months held off on trying until June 2016.

For most cycles I was using OPKs and trying to time intercourse accordingly. Just as background, our son took 3 months of trying, and this time around I had a feeling it would take longer despite probably being in better shape than when I was at 30!

I noticed though when I was using the OPKs I wasn't getting a +, and at this point I was only testing once a day. But it didn't dawn on me to test twice because it worked before? Yet for many months BFN. We took a break October 2016 and tried again in November. Honestly in November I used soy isoflavones thinking that I probably wasn't ovulating even though I have very regular periods and no other signs of not.

November 2016 we conceived, which blew my mind, because I thought for sure I was out (no + OPK). But my intuition was telling me that something was wrong and by 7 weeks I miscarried. I wasn't too heartbroken as I just thought it was too good to be true and I felt uneasy about conceiving using soy.

We continued to try naturally for several more months and since the MC I was now experiencing multiple positive OPKs during my fertile window, which confused me even more! I also was trying different supplements from Vitex, Maca, Vitamin B12. I saw a naturopath who said to go vegan (didn't listen). I also started to be more active and I started to run for a 10 km marathon and walk at work.

Finally I decided to see my family doctor with my husband June 2017 seeking a referral to a fertility clinic. My doctor said he wanted us to try 3 more months and told me not to use OPKs. He said merely calculate your ovulation by counting back 14 days from the start of your next one and BD around those days--before and after. I wasn't too sure of this as I thought my luteal phase was around 12 days. I left even more confused.

I took his advice. My LMP was June 15th and my fertile window was between June 16 to the 22. We BDed:

June 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20--I decided to track little and not use OPKs.

What I did notice though was on CD 12 I had EWCM, +sex drive, constipation, and some bloating--perhaps this was ovulation day, or CD13??

Immediately after I assumed I had ovulated, my pessimism kicked in--like every month--and I just knew we hadn't conceived. I remained doubtful and wasn't really tracking any symptoms.

The few small things I noticed that I thought could I be pregnant were 1) oily skin + breakout 2) car sickness and 3) constipation.

The morning of CD 24 (DPO??) I took a cheap wondfo pregnancy test and waited for maybe 1 min. I immediately put it back in the wrapper and in the garbage. I knew it was negative so why bother is what I told myself? I was expecting my period CD 25 based on more recent cycles and that morning I didn't have any PMS symptoms. After taking a shower I immediately went to the garbage and retrieved the previous days' cheap test and there were TWO LINES! I told my husband who said to take another test. So I took blue dye one which gave a faint positive.
I took a wondfo the next day and it was darker and one today and it was darker than the previous day.

I am just blown away how not relying on OPK was actually the key for us. But things that maybe helped were...
1. increasing physical activity
2. taking prenatal + Maca (I took a capsule of Maca until ovulation)
3. BDing when in the mood and frequently
4. I used softcups for 2 of the days we BDed

I do think for me, using OPKs were increasing my anxiety levels and also my husbands. Inadvertently I was placing pressure on him when I thought I was positive or soon to be positive. I just hope it sticks this little one because he or she is very much wanted and loved already.

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How I did it - Vitamins & OPK

I received my BFP two days ago, and honestly thought I was out for this month because I felt barely any symptoms. I am a 34(avg) day cycle kind of gal and ovulated on day 18/19 of my cycle

Last year we tried a few times and nothing gave, but I never used an opk, charted my temp, vitamins, nothing!
So we started back up again recently and this is how it happened.
It was my second month ttc, first month I used pregprep kit from walgreens and it didnt work, in addition to prenatal vitamins.
Thanks to this site and others, I developed a little recipe of vitamins after tons of research I picked out some that I felt were most beneficial for both of us to take. I didnt go crazy, I didnt even do the full dosage and I never had EWCM during my fertile time but I trusted the OPK. From the second day of my period (forgot on the first day) ....

( I did take BBT but I was really bad at remembering it every morning and my times were never consistent but I managed to do it enough to see the O dip and rise) but I stopped after that.

I started taking MACA capsules 2x a day (525mg), EPO 2x a day (500mg), Royal Jelly/Bee Pollen Capsules 2x a day (200mg), COQ10 2x a day (100mg) and my one a day prenatal. My SO followed the same routine as me but left out the EPO (duh) and took his MENS Active One a day vitamin.

I took the EPO till day ovulation, continued the rest till BFP.
I started using the opk 4 days before and tested once a day, and we BD every day of the flashing smiley which last two days once I got it, than the third day was a solid smiley. We did miss a day of BD two days before O but we did it every day and some times in the morning till two days after. We used pressed twice too but i don't care for that stuff too much so only as needed and externally.
On months where I wasn't pregnant I felt more "prego" type symptoms than i did this month.. which was totally strange to me and the reason I thought I was out. The day of O I had horrible cramps and luckily we dtd that morning because my cramps and severe lower back pain came at night. It was miserable.

day of O - painful cramps, and back ache
day after O -AF type cramps and still some o pain
2dpo - fluttering in left side of ovary and af cramps
3dpo - huge glob of white cm (looked like ewcm)
4dpo- swollen bbs, fluttering and ovary twinges
5dpo - yellow cm and swollen bbs
6dpo- horrible headache, stomach twinges and leg cramps
7dpo- same
8dpo- tons of cm, painful bb, af cramps
9dpo- ovarys hurt, little cm, weird tingles in nipples and vivid dream
10dpo- nothing unusual, thought I was out for the month, bbs still swollen
11dpo- af cramps and other cramping in stomach
12dpo- nothing different
13dpo- watery cm
14dpo- watery cm, bb hurt worse now, and af cramps
15dpo- tested at 1:30pm and it was instantly a BFP slightly faint but very easily distinguished. Tested again before bed and there it was again.

The symptom that made me suspicious was the CM. I never have tons of it like that. Also, the day after O I had AF cramps, that was new also.

Good luck and baby dust to all!

I do believe the vitamins helped us both and don't forget plenty of water!!

Bfp after miscarriage, no symptoms

Well guys I'm back.... I wrote my first ever bfp story back in February but I ended up miscarrying at 9 weeks in April and now I'm finally back with my bfp story! Just hoping for a good outcome this time. On April 6th we found out our babies heart stopped beating so we opted to induce a miscarriage... it was a rough month to say the least. My hcg numbers finally went to 0 on April 29th and I told my doctor I wanted to try again right away. Instead of waiting for a period we started our second round of clomid that day which would count at cycle day 3.
I got a positive ovulation test on the night of cycle day 15 and the morning of 16 and noted cramping on cycle day 16 in the evening.
Also I want to mention we had a saline ultrasound on cycle day 14.
Cycle day 14- baby dance - saline ultrasound (not sure if that kills the swimmers)
Cycle day 15- baby dance/ positive opk
Cycle day 16 baby dance positive opk
Cycle day 17 baby dance
2 dpo I noted I took a nap
3 dpo I noted I took a nap
4 dpo nothing
5 dpo nothing
6 dpo nothing
7 dpo nothing
8 dpo I noted cramping
9 dpo nothing
10 dpo nothing neg test
11 dpo nothing took test and line turned up hours later not sure what to think
12 dpo nothing slightest line keeps showing up on all test feel like I'm just wanting to see it so bad but had one test that was so convincing I called the doctor for a blood test. Took a FRER late at night and see a faint faint line but much fainter than the cheap tests I've been taking and husband says there's no line. Start thinking I'm out
13 dpo have to wake up early for blood test almost didn't go thinking I'm out. Doctor called that day and said positive blood test but very weak hcg only 12
14 dpo I still have no symptoms but I'm starting to actually feel pregnant like there's something there.... hard to explain but you have to remember I was pregnant only a few months ago
15 dpo today I did another blood test and my numbers have doubled... things are looking good right now so I'm praying I get to keep this baby
I have NO symptoms..... I'm only tired but I'm also on progesterone suppositories which could be the culprit.

Felt basically the same as all the BFN months!

Hello! I am so overjoyed to be posting my BFP story! I hope everyone reading this gets one soon as I know it can be very stressful! These stories gave me some hope so I hope it does the same for you :)
Background:
I went on BC pills at age 14 after only having maybe 5 periods and when I started BC my periods stopped. Flash forward 15 years and I am 29 marrying the love of my life and we are both super excited to be parents. I went off birth control and two months later my period returned but it was super light. I was very worried. 1st month we had a chemical pregnancy. Then nothing for month two, three and four. My periods were still very light and we were not getting a BFP despite the fact I was trying everything I could think of.
Things I tried:
I was taking Vitamin B, Vitamin E, Evening Primrose Oil first two weeks then Flax Oil, and Prenatal vitamins. I also cut back substantially on exercise (I'm a distance runner). I drank lots of red raspberry tea and I didn't drink or eat anything that was cold. I used a hot water bottle on abdomen and was always heating my feet (I have Reynaud's disorder). I started weekly acupuncture after three months of trying. I cut out spicy food (as recommended by my accupunturest). I also used softcups (month two and three), used preseed (month three, four and five) and also started temping (month 5). My DH and I also cut out alcohol and coffee when we started ttc in January.
After three month's of ttc I started to get really depressed. I made a huge mistake telling my friends and family that we were ttc. Then everyone was always asking me are you pregnant yet? Which was a dagger to my hart because I wanted it so badly and was trying so hard. Then when I would say no, they would often launch into all the stories of people they know who got pregnant right away. This made me feel so down I totally stopped seeing all my friends and family. Then my cousin told me to just tell everyone we are taking time off ttc right now, so I did and bam BFP.
Symptoms:
Ovulation day: No fertile CM (normal for me)
1-6dpo: A fair amount less CM then usual.
7dpo: Lots of watery CM, light cramping and soar back (normal pre-period symptoms for me). Gums bled when brushing teeth (never happens).
8 dpo: Major dip in my bbt but I have never done this before, so I thought I just did it wrong.
9-10 dpo: Soar boobs, light cramping and a bit moody (all pre-period symptoms)
I told my DH that we are out this month and that we should start drinking again during week 1 and 2 of each cycle. He agreed!
11 dpo: Decided I wanted to drink this weekend so I took a FRER and OMG!!!!!! Is that a second line??? My poor DH was in the other bathroom and I was banging on the door crying saying I think it's positive!!! Come look! It was positive and the line has been getting darker everyday :)

Things I did that I think helped:
- I removed a lot of stress this month but saying I wasn't ttc anymore to friends and family.
- I continued with accupuncure and listened to her health recommendations.
-DH and I started having Kale and coconut shakes every morning.
-DH and I started drinking two tbs of apple cider vinegar mixed with hot water, honey and cinnamon each night.
-Consistently used Preseed.
-This was the first month we tried Sperm Meets Egg Plan.
- Using digital ovulation tests.

Sorry this is so long! I hope it helps someone :) Lots of baby dust to everyone! Wish me luck that this little one sticks around :)

BFP after miscarriage

I am 24 and my husband is 30. We have a 17 month old daughter and around the time she turned one we were ready to start trying for our second. I had a missed miscarriage before I conceived my daughter and it took 9 months after that to then get pregnant with her. I have LONG 40-43 day cycles and I was recently diagnosed with polycistic ovaries. The positives were that I do ovulate on my own despite the long cycles and I have one healthy baby that I carried to term. We started trying for our second in December and in March I fell pregnant but miscarried the day after I had a positive test. I was feeling pretty discouraged as that was now my second miscarriage and my cycles are so long. In May I went to see a fertility specialists to pick his brain and get down to the reason of my long cycles. An ultrasound showed my ovaries were very polycistic. He said this would be causing my long cycles and could be the potential reason for my miscarriages. I am not overweight and I don't have any other PCOS symptoms. I happened to be around the time of ovulation and the scan showed I had one very ripe follicle at 18mm so I was feeling optimistic. He wanted me to come back two days later to check and see if it got any bigger or if it was just a cyst. I went back and it was then 22mm so he gave me a trigger hcg shot right then and two days later on May 6th I ovulated (verified by ovulation cramps on my right side which is where the scan showed the follicle.)

May 4th: HCG trigger 400ml
May 6th: Ovulation day
We had sex on May 2, 4, 5, and 6 using pre-seed which I also used when I conceived my daughter.
Took progesterone suppositories from 3 DPO-still taking

1 DPO: Creamy CM, Minor backache, bloated, gassy, tired, skin breakout.
2 DPO: Creamy CM, Backache, bloated
3 DPO: Creamy CM, Backache, bloated
4 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Feeling down because no real symptoms and I thought I was for sure not pregnant
5 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated
6 DPO: Creamy CM, Backache for a very short period of time, bloated, slightly nauseous in the car but probably just car sick
7 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Still bummed and feel completely normal.
8 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Skin breakout, fatigue (probably from the progesterone)
9 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated
10 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Fatigue, slightly tender breasts, Still feeling out this cycle.
11 DPO: Creamy Cm, Bloated
12 DPO: Creamy CM, Bloated, Decided to take a test with FMU so I could see the negative and get past the disappointment of the cycle. The test turned positive almost immediately. BFP! Shocked. Least amount of symptoms I have had on a BFP cycle. The test was a very noticeable line but not a dark positive yet. Still a little nervous but hoping the test is darker in a few days when I take another.

Trying to conceive is a complete emotional rollercoaster. Stay optimistic even if you don't feel pregnant at all!

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