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BFP after 4 years - 0.4 AMH and 0% morphology

I had been a stalker for a long time and finally time has come to write about my story as this may help someone with Hope . We got married in 2009 and got our first kid in 2010 by god's grace. For the second we started trying in 2012. Months passed but all BFN (big fat negative (pregnancy test)) and regular AF.Infact we tried all suggestion google gave, preseed,raising leg,alternate days, etc etc. Decided to finally visit doctor in Feb 2016 ( know it is too late ) ,Doctor did several checks and said AMH is 0.4 and DH (dear husband) Morphology is 0% only way is to recommend to fertility. We visited fertility treatment in Mar 2016.They checked my tubes,HSG, etc etc ( no issues found ) sighting AMH and Morph said IVF (in vitro fertilization) with ICSI is the only option. Already spent 3K, we both were not prepared for treatment. Finally informed my mom. She requested us both to follow couple of things as she learned about Indian Ayurveda from someone.

1) Dried winter cherry roots powdered & mixed with honey every night - both

2) Dried moringa flower(buds) powdered & mixed with milk every night - DH.

Along with this DH (dear husband) went for regular exercise and had doctors multivitamins everyday.

We followed it religiously and something got changed in last 8 months. THis cycle No AF (Aunt Flo - menstruation/period) even after 3 days it was due, checked today morning and after 4 years of trying BFP!!!!!

We BD'ed 10,12,14,15,16 just before going to sleep.

Thank you God. Prayers for all TTCers.

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Natural Positive

Hello everyone! I've read countless-number of stories on this website while waiting to receive my positive, and I promised myself that once I would get mind I would be sure to share my story!

My partner and I have been actively trying to conceive for 6 months, but we've been not not trying (off the pill, but not tracking cycles for close to 2 years). After attending a meditation retreat and really feeling in the zone, I thought last month was the month, so when I didn't become pregnant I decided that this month I would save the one lonely First Response test I had left for right before my period, instead of obsessively testing with cheap tests twice a day at 7dpo and beyond.

My period is actually due on Christmas Day, but I decided to take the test last night (Dec 22) because we'll be away for Christmas. Right away the test was a very clear and very bold BFP! I told my partner this morning, and we plan to tell his mother and mine Christmas day, but save the news for everyone else once we're a little further along!

This month has been crazy busy for both my partner and I, as we've been launching a new business, so to be honest other than making sure we had sex 3 times during our fertile period, I really didn't put much thought into becoming pregnant. For this reason, I really can't really share symptoms, because I honestly felt like I didn't have many.

That said here a couple things I did notice...

- very subtle pain in ovaries around 8dpo
- crazy mood swing around 9dpo
- sore boobs around 11dpo

Honestly that's the most that I felt, but as I mentioned this month has been very busy so my mind has totally been on other things. So, I don't know, maybe that's a good way to get pregnant - don't over think every single little symptom.

Here are a couple things I did differently this month:

1. Got my mind off of trying to conceive. This happened naturally because I was just so busy.

2. Switched my regular morning fruit smoothie to a green smoothie (cucumber, green apple, spinach, frozen pineapple or mango, water)

3. Began meditating. I've found that meditating has definitely helped me when it comes to staying calm and collected. To get started, the Insight Meditation App has some really great guided meditations, or check out your local meditation centre to see if there's a weekend course or retreat coming up.

4. Changed the way I looked up TTC stuff online.

This is a big one. Keep all online pregnancy research as positive as possible. Reading BFP stories about people finally getting pregnant is so much more rewarding and energizing than reading about someone's day-to-day symptoms at 4 days post ovulation. We all know that for the average couple it takes 6 months to conceive or longer, so what I would suggest doing is set a month for which if you haven't conceived naturally you'll look into further measures, and until then just enjoy yourself and don't overthink TTC! Most importantly stay away from those #6dpo, #7dpo, #8dpo hashtags! All they will do is encourage you to obsess over things that may or may not be there.

Stay off negative web forumns, eat healthy, exercise and just enjoy your free time before that BFP shows up and your whole world changes!

Baby dust to all!

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Defeating all the odds with my BFP

Hello everyone.

I wanted to share my story with you all as BFP stories always helped me keep hope and I never thought my story would lead to a beautiful BFP... here goes...

So, firstly, I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months at this point, I have 32 day cycles and I have a BMI of 41 so I didn't expect it to happen.

I have a huge heap of ebay pregnancy tests in my cupboard which come out far too early in each of my cycles whilst I struggle with the impatience of the TWW.

This time I was much better and starting testing at 10DPO. BFN.
No symtoms, no nothing.
11DPO. BFN. Still nothing. Counted myself out at this point.
13 DPO. BFN. Boring.
14 DPO, period day, BFN. Period feels like its well on the way with the usual crampy feeling. The only thing I noticed was different was that my boobs DIDNT hurt when they normally do a week prior to my periods.
15 - 18 DPO. BFN. Seriously. This is annoying now. I know I'm not pregnant so just hurry up already period.
19 DPO. BF...P? No? I don't know. My ebay cheapy was showing possibly the faintest second line in the world. This was the most frustrating feeling. I showed various close friends and relatives and they couldn't see anything. I was fuming! What does this mean?
I obsessed all day over it and eventually went and bougbt a clear blue early detection test..
And there it was. A BFP! A REALLY BFP!!! It was so clear!! I'll never use those cheap teasing ebay tests again!
My BFP day was Haloween 2016. My husband came home that evening and I revealed our amazing news. Everyone close to us was overjoyed and It really didn't feel real.
And then...
That evening... I bled.
It was like the start of a period. Bright red blood on the tissue. I put on a sanitary towel but it never touched it, the blood was just there on wiping. I was so upset, my BFP came and felt lost in one day.
I called the early pregancy unit the next day and explained, she of course said I'm very early and what Id need to do is take another test in 2 weeks time and if its positive everything is okay and if negative then unfortunately I har misscarried.
Now, I know how much we all hate the TWW but this was complete torture for 2 weeks. There was no more bleeding and I was so confused.
After a horrifically long 2 weeks I took another test. Digital this time. Within seconds the screen told me I was 2-3 weeks pregnant! Amazing!
I was overjoyed once again.
Two days later... I bled again.
More this time.
Bright red blood.
Again, it didnt touch a sanitary towel but it took a few days to completely dissappear.
I couldnt believe this kept happening.
The early pregnancy unit booked me in for an early scan which revealed a sac and a yolk. A very early pregnancy. From this they couldnt tell me anything, they said we need to see how this progresses, come back in two weeks....
Oh the hurt I went through again..
An incredibly long 2 weeks later...
Second scan day. My baby had grown :) they confirmed a healthy 7 week pregnancy and I saw the beautifully flickering heartbeat.
I couldnt believe it.
I am now 10 weeks pregnant, I have had no more bleeds and I am suffering with terrible morning sickness and I couldn't care less! Bring on the sickness! As long as little bean is healthy :)
Love, a very happy mummy to be xxx

BFP at 9dpo!! Increased resting heart rate on Fitbit made me test

So I promised myself when I got my Bfp I would share my story. My DH and I have been trying now for 4 cycles. The only thing we did different was I stopped with ovulation test I was obsessing! And I stopped stressing. Let my self enjoy a couple drink here and there!

Now ive notice a trend with my resting heart rate that is tracked on my Fitbit. I have an average resting heart in the low and mid 60s. Every time around ovulation it increases to the high 60s never over 68-69. The day Af arrives it nose dives back to normal range. At 8dpo my resting heart rate shot up to 70 that never happens!! Other than that I only had a little cramping at 6dpo but I've had that before didn't think anything of it. and my right boob was sore. But this heart rate thing got me thinking! While at work I did some research and found other girls found this same trend so I caved and tested with a first response and got a faint positive. This morning I tested again and got a darker line! Then this afternoon I test with three different test cause I just feel like I'm dreaming! And had a darker positive line and positive first response digital and clearblue digital!

I know my story is very unusual but I hope it help someone out there! You all have helped me being lurker I am ! Thank you so much. Now on to hoping and praying this little nugget sticks! Baby dust to you all!!

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Better late than never... hope this gives hope to LTTTC ladies

So I was TTC for 5 years and was on and off this forum during my many many TWW's I thought I'd pop back and give you my BFP story!
We had a humber of fertility tests done all coming back fine for both of us. Tried chlomid to no avail and decided we would get married and after christmas 2015 would go forward with the IVF.
We got married and unbelievably fell pregnant on honeymoon!
So all the times people told me to just "relax and it would happen" and I thought don't be stupid theres obviously a reason I'm not getting pregnant... I genuinely believe this advice now.
We're currently TTC #2 our lb is 8 months now and we want a close age gap. I've just ovulated a couple of days ago so officially in my TWW but this time I'm not stressing I know I CAN get pregnant so I'm just going with the flow this time.
Hope this gives some of you hope that it will happen for you I know I loved reading positive stories when TTC #1 xxx oh and ps I had zero symptoms until 6 weeks when I started with morning sickness. I only knew I was pregnant as I took a test by chance when my af was due total shock no symptoms at all!

BFP at 15dpo, implantation bleeding same day

I've been stalking this website for the past 2 wks. This site has really helped a lot and made me feel like I'm not crazy. I'm so glad I can share my BFP story. I hope it helps. Dh and I had sex twice on ovulation day.

*2dpo: Felt twinges in pelvis mid-day, cramps, bloating and gassy. (I never get gassy unless I eat really bad. My diet
was the exact same, nothing changed)
*3dpo: Pressure, tightness, cramping

*4dpo: Cramping, bloated in the morning and evening. I didn't eat a lot. At night before bed I looked pregnant.

*5dpo: Cramping, low back pain

*6dpo: No cramps, but pulsating feeling in pelvis
*7dpo: Cramps all day, creamy yellow cm.
*8dpo: Yellow snot-like cm. Cramps in the am, thats it.
*9dpo: A little nauseous upon waking up. Slept in. No motivation. No workout. Slept 9.5 hrs and still felt exhausted.
Yellowish cm.
*10dpo:Cramps (mostly in the am) Very emotional, very agitated.
*11dpo: Took at test fmu BFN. Yellow cm. Gassy.
*12dpo: Slight cramps.
*13dpo Took test fmu BFN.
*14dpo: Cramps all day. AF is due today. She's a no show.
*15dpo: BFP but very very faint. Later on brownish blood only when wiping. Now I'm really confused. I thought
implantation only occurs before a BFP. Maybe the test is wrong. Maybe I'm starting my period.
*16dpo: BFP fmu but even more faint then the day before. I'm soo confused.
*17dpo: BFP, took the test at 5pm with a CVS brand that showed the plus and minus. The plus sign showed up instantly.

I knew I was pregnant even from the very beginning. I felt different. I don't see how its possible to get symptoms as early as 2dpo but I did and I know it wasn't all in my head.
Good luck ladies. I hope you get your BFP soon.

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Pregnant at 41 after 11 months TTC

I am so excited to say I just got my BFP yesterday and I wanted to share incase I can help anyone else.

I gave birth to my first baby in September last year at 40. When my period returned in January the following year, we started trying due to my age. MY cycles were fairly irregular, they're usually 28 days but were around 40 days so after 7 months I went to see my OBGYN who prescribed me Clomid to trigger an early ovulation. She said because my cycles were so irregular, my chances of conceiving were disadvantaged. The first cycle I took the Clomid on days 3-7 and my cycle was super short - like 24 days, so the next cycle i tried 5-9. I should add, I have moved overseas so my old OBGYN was not monitoring me, just prescribed the medication, so I based this decision on my research.

I was beginning to get disheartened after trying for 10 months and so I researched what i could take. My concerns were around egg quality for my age so for this I started taking Maca powder and Royal Jelly. I also took Vitamin E as I read this helps fertility in general. I had been taking these for one month and just got my BFP!!! Dont know if it was a coincidence or perhaps taking the Clomid later helped. I read if you do this, it doesnt release the egg quickly but releases a better quality egg. When I got pregnant with my first I was also taking Vitamin E so I can really recommend that. Another thing to share is for the first time ever, I did not have EWCM, I think the Clomid dries this up, so I used pre-seed. I actually never got a positive OPK either, I was using the Clear Blue digital and was only getting flashing smileys for 8 days so I stopped testing but we DTD a few times when i first got flashy smiley.

Oh, and i had ZERO symptoms. Not one.

Baby dust to all xxx

no symptoms

I just wanted to say to all who are in the horrible two week wait and are symptom checking, I had no symptoms. I just knew i was out this cycle. I have a 25-28 day cycle, type 1 diabetes, had an ectopic pregnancy exactly a year ago, 35 year old. Prior to my ectopic last year (which took 9 months to conceive) the one thing i did that time and then again this time was not get up afterwards and go to the bathroom. We did the deed at bedtime and i would just wait until morning. All the months where i hopped up and went to the bathroom, i didn't get pregnant. Not that everyone needs to do this obviously but for me it worked. My symptoms were none. I have no sore breasts, just some cramping today. I am super early however, I am only on day 23. I predict I ovulated on cycle day 11 or 12. I used clue blue easy ovulation tests and I always have horrible cramping during ovulation. I am a test addict and have been testing everyday. So hoping this one sticks and in the right place :) baby dust to all!

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Turned forty, first baby took over a year - pregnant first try, no symptoms

I'm posting this story in the hope that it will give other ladies out there the hope that I didn't have going into this.

Me and my partner tried for a baby for three years and I was told that although they couldn't find a reason, I'd need IVF. My partner refused. I was devastated. The next month I fell pregnant. Sadly I lost it a few weeks later and my partner a few months later. This left me at 35 and single and really worried I'd never have children.

I met my now husband at 36. We started trying for a baby quickly as I'd been having night sweats and my (useless) GP panicked me by saying I was perimenopausal (I'm not). We went private and had a load of tests to see if we could still conceive. Tests basically came back ok but there was some endometriosis and one of my tubes was partially blocked. Month after month I got negatives and was really losing heart.

To stop me going bananas I tried a new 'wacky' therapy each month and after the month of acupuncture and two months of Chinese herbs (oh my god, they're disgusting) I finally fell pregnant after 13 months. I had an implantation bleed at 14dpo, we'd had sex more than every other day for over a year and I tested at 18dpo as my boobs were so sore I couldn't shower and I was horribly constipated. I had a horrendous pregnancy and got cholestasis on top of being practically crippled by seven months. My wonderful baby was born by csection at 37 weeks to prevent still birth.

I didn't get my period back until 16 months post birth as I breastfed. We decided to start trying again shortly afterwards but I didn't want to stop BFing as I thought it would be my last chance and I didn't want to stop that on the off chance we might have another. So, with pessimism in my heart we started trying. I'd had an ultrasound a few months previously which revealed my ovaries were 'stuck' to my bowels (thanks to scarring from the section) which was causing me some pain, I was told this may mean I would need IVF to conceive again.
Immediately I contacted my consultant to ask for help, contacted the Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist for appointments and braced myself for a long journey that may well end in heartbreak.

And now, miraculously, I have my bfp. After one month of completely unassisted trying. I NEVER thought I'd be so fortunate and I'm praying with every fibre that I keep this little baby.

So I'm over 40, I did absolutely nothing special. I did use ov tests but im still breastfeeding a toddler and my sore nipples told me the same as the ov tests did. We did the deed three days before ovulation and I assumed that I had no chance at all.

At 14dpo I had a brown mucusy 'bleed' in the morning which I assumed was the start of my period. I put in my menstrual cup and was surprised that it was empty that evening. I don't get any premenstrual symptoms ever so I wasn't surprised to feel nothing was on its way. Days passed and still no more bleeding. I had absolutely NO symptoms at all. My boobs weren't sore (still breastfeeding and I would have thought that would have hurt). I was getting worried I was going through the menopause or nature was being really cruel and taunting me.

18dpo and I had been so obsessed and worried I was out of bed at 5am. Still no symptoms. Maybe boobs a bit weird feeling, maybe a bit lightheaded but by this time that was probably worry rather than anything else. So I bought a test and as soon as I dipped it, the two lines appeared.

I know it's early days. But this baby is so so so loved and if love can help, I think we will be ok.

Good luck ladies x

38 yrs old, BFP 13dpo, few "typical" symptoms

Hi!

A BFP success story to share myself since I've enjoyed reading the others so much. I'm a 38 yr old mom of a 2 yr old and 4 yr old. My cycles are usually 26-27 days long with ovulation around day 10-12. Had copper IUD removed in Sept to start TTC our 3rd. In the years I had the copper IUD, I would often spot a couple days before period start, which was also common when I had no IUD. My IUD was taken out a few days before my period in Sept, then I had another period in Oct. Even though I wasn't pregnant then, I had so many pregnancy "symtoms" I was sure I was, but spotted a couple days before period arrived. This cycle was really different.

Ov was a bit wonky this time. I can always tell by high open cp and ewcm leading up to ov and spotting, with a clear shift to creamy cm and closed cp after. This time I had a couple days ewcm and open cp, with creamy closed cp after, then a couple more days ewcm and open cp, with that ending cd 12 or 13. I got really sick with a stomach virus around this time so maybe that threw it off a bit? DPO stated below is just a best guess.

* Had sex with a sperm friendly lube CD 9, 10, 12
* Ov somewhere between cd 9 and 12, but regular ov type spotting at 9dpo
* 1 dpo to 9dpo stomach virus for 2 days followed by a nasty cold (still stuffed up sinuses today at 14dpo)
* 2 dpo to 12 dpo cm either dry, sticky or creamy with med to high and closed cp, normal for me
* 6 dpo implantation spotting, creamy cm mixed with light pink, then a little later a tiny amount of a light brown coloured sticky clump
* 6 dpo to 13 dpo, not everyday but on and off cramping, slight sore lower back and twinges, though nothing extreme
* 7 to 8 dpo heartburn
* 10 dpo cm had a slight yellow tinge for a couple hours
* 13 dpo cm became more watery, cp moved a little lower, and breasts became tender (thought period was coming)
* 13 dpo tested anyway with 10miu using very diluted midday urine and got light positive
* 14 dpo tested first thing with 25miu and clear positive, woke with slight headache, cm still watery but cp high closed and soft

Differences this cycle were: no common pre period bloating and gassiness, really just a couple times so far. Also my pre period breast tenderness usually starts about 10 dpo. I just started getting tender breasts at 13dpo. Also no normal pre period spotting. These symptoms are so similar to when I conceived my son. I was sure my period was coming then too. With my daughter was more convinced I was pregnant and had lots of bloating and typical "signs". I guess we'll see :). Hoping for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Wishing everyone else good health, love and luck!

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