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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. --------- 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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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

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