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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!

A post-miscarriage, no "symptoms" BFP.

Hello sweet 2WW-ers!

I share my story to:

- Stop some of you from wasting time and energy searching for symptoms that don't exist, (eg me a few weeks ago)

- Assure those who lose a pregnancy, that your body can take a little time to get back to regular cycles, (I thought I would be GOOD TO GO RIGHT AWAY but this was very not true) but it can and will.

- Avoid doing my ironing.

So. I am 35 and had a mc in August, at around 7 weeks. I figured my body would swing right back into perfect cycles, because I was a 28 day cycle tracking hero, and sure enough, one very very heavy cycle came around 28d later. Then I got a solid smiley on a CD digital OPK at around CD14, and did everything 'right' to conceive, so obviously I would, right? Of course!

When the next bleed came at 23 days, unHEARD of for me, I course I told myself it was implantation bleeding and began googling like a maniac and pissed on every stick available, every day. The internet was the BEST at making me believe that you COULD have heavy IB and that made me a bit crazy. I wasted days searching for validation for my (non existent, phantom) symptoms.... (OH! I'm dizzy, I must be preg. OH! I just smelled that bin REAL strong: I'm preg. OH! Was that pinching in my tum? I'm preg. EXCUSE ME I SEEM TO BE WEEING A LOT. I must be preg. I'm a moody bitch! I'm preg).... time better spent with my toddler or working or eating donuts. I knew I wasn't pregnant. Because every time I HAVE been pregnant, I have known. And there are almost zero symptoms, except a little voice in my head saying, hey, someone else is with you now.

Anyway. I kept on with the OPKs, testing every morning from the day after that 23-day period arrived, even though I was "sure I was pregnant" but also in my heart knew I wasn't but man, hope is a powerful thing isn't it? By CD 18 I thought I'd missed Ov or wasn't gonna this month, then bang, flashing smiley. I was on my Chinese herbs and having acupuncture. We did our best to conceive, and then I let go. No symptom trackings. No overthinking. Ignored the stabby pains at around 9dpo. Was probably just gas I said, sipping on my lovely big bowl of red wine. I enjoyed my daughter and had massages and sushi. Enough of this living a half life til I am pregnant, I thought. I'm gonna do all the stuff I won't be able to soon, and do it twice as well.

After that, not a thing. No sore or big boobs. No tiredness. Nothing. Just that sneaky, cheeky feeling again that my number had come up in the deli line. Sure, I was a psychotic PMS dragon, but that's standard for me.

At CD 29 I knew. But I also needed a few drinks because D. Trump had just been made the leader of the free world and it was too horrendous an idea to swallow. So I tested CD30. BFP: Pregnant, 2-3 weeks.

I had WAY more "symptoms" when I was not pregnant.

Now, at 5 weeks, the boobs are too painful to touch, and the pinching is never ending. I'm cautious about taking it easy and I'm not telling anyone aside of husband and BFF. I am terrified of seeing blood in the toilet again, but also know that my body knew what it was doing, and I love that body, and I am proud of that body. It's magic!

Whatever happens is okay. The timing is never wrong. Enjoy your life today. Not tomorrow or when you fall pregnant. x

BFP 13 DPO

**i tried a whole year with my first boyfriend. Nothing worked...turned out to be the fibrods blocking my right tube. But i broke up with him. Took a break, the found the love of my life. My King, my meant-to-be, my dear Husband. Allahu akbar!**

28 with 0 children. DH is 34 with children
I have PCOS and am 6 1/2 months healed from open myomectomy to remove 2 large and 1 small tumor on April 21, 2016. Any baby delivery is mandatory c section.

We are in our 2nd cycle TTC. The first month i symptom spotted so much and started to drive myself crazy. This time around....not really. I let it be while still trying to take notice of things like cm and breast tenderness.

O Day- from the left-pain came and went
1 DPO had sex
2 DPO can tell ovulated on left side. minor stings on pain. lots of peeing. so far this is normal.
Tender breasts. feels like the firsy day of menses type of breast pain. ugh. vagina hurts lol
3DPO cteamy cm cervix . Feeling feverish. Body aches. Glob of off white creamy cm on tissue. Like a snot glob.
4DPO fever. Body aches. Low sex drive.
5DPO fever (going dpwn) hmmm i wonder if it was immplantation day. But other that much of the same
6DPO nothing standout but odd taste in mouth. Familiar odd taste.
7DPO -8DPO nothibg to report. Work is intense.
9DPO dreams. saw a baby girl who had my full lips. woke up hella angry. Very real dream.
10DPO -11DPO no recording. Didn't want to drove myself crazy.
12 DPO AF due.. she's a no show
13 DPO 1 day late. Crampy-ish
14DPI 2 Days late. Decides to test. Bought a Clear Blue. Peed on the stick. Positive. Im in the walmart bathroom laughing hysterically because i was expecting a no ... i think? Just...wow! Husband was finishing the purchase and getting food. I'm still laughing hysterically. I don't understand that reaction. Symptoms: back and breast aches. Breast tenderness.very fatigued,. Low sex drive. Watery cm. Cp closed and high.took another clear blue and the line is darker than first...
15DPO currently I'm taking prenatal vitamins. I have very tender breasts, hunger is increasing. Low sex drive. ..i think it's due to fatigue.

I am still shocked. My husband is excited. I want a boy and he wants a girl. We are praying for twins as they run on both sides of the family.

I will keep you all posted. I fear miscarriage so im taking drastic measures to self care. Chamomile tea for starters. Praying this little one growing inside me sticks and allows me to feed them good things.

Happy baby making to you all.

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BFP-first month not trying

Me and my boyfriend have been trying TTC for the last 9 months. We finally decided to stop trying, he's decided he wants to get his PhD in practicing law. I went ahead and got on birth control on the 26th of October and within 4 days, I began to break out in a rash so I stopped taking it and went to the doctor to get new birth control, one that my body would not react to. 11/9, I saw doctor and she let me know that I am pregnant so I wouldn't be needing any birth control. My last period was October 7th so they are predicting I'm 5 weeks but HOW???! I had a negative test on the 26th???!!!!! I am due July 15, 2017 and I hadn't noticed anything other than menstrual cramps (I brushed it off though because my birth control side effects said I'd get cramps and a delayed/missed period) and back pain. I am in shock. I had been looking for so many symptoms and I had none. No sore bb's, no change in size/color of areolas, no visible veins, no spotting. Just thought I'd share that story and see if anyone had anything similar. Baby dust to all and I am an advocate now for something happening when you least expect it and stop stressing about it. Good luck to all of you pregnant now and pregnant soon.

Pregnant AFTER IVF.......Naturally!!!!

I wanted to give a little hope to those in the TWW as well as those who have been through fertility treatment only to have it end in a broken heart........

My husband and I have spent the last year trudging through IVF. We had a wonderful egg count and ended up with four AA six day snow babies.....we were over the moon!!!! After three transfers and two positive pregnancies all of them ended in miscarriage (one took 14 weeks from start to finish and the other about seven all within six months of each other). Before we knew it all our embryos were gone. It was very easy for me to say no more treatment at that time. After about a month of emotional healing we started to move onto adoption but also decided to try naturally until we submitted everything to the agency early next year.

In regards to our infertility I had a "lazy" tube, unpredictable cycles, hypothyroidism and Lupus and my husband was border line motility issue......he just laughs and tells me it wasn't his best work that day:-) I started to temp back in August as well as take ovulation tests around the time I "felt" I was ovulating. It turns out IVF treatment jump started my body and ovulation occurred like clock work the first two months. August and September we did not have any luck but we moved on to October hopeful as one can be.

October was a crazy cycle! I had two LH surges with the last one ending in ovulation confirmed through temping. I know one can have a positive ovulation test only to not truly ovulate and that is why I temp everyday. I actually made an appointment with my OBGYN last Friday and we decided just to to run a few hormone tests next cycle on day 3 and 21 and my husband is scheduled for another semenalysis this coming Tuesday. I am happy and in shock to report we will not be making it to those dates.......this morning I decided to take a test and I am pregnant!!!!!! No medications......no doctors......just the two of us......cue the song!!!!!!

I know I rely on others testimonies on what they did different and how they felt so I am going to share with you what my journey has been like over the last few months trying naturally!!!!!

August up until today:

I started Evening Primrose Oil Cycle Day 1 up until ovulation was confirmed (through temping).
The week before ovulation I took mucinex, the plain and simple one with no extras added in, to help with CM because mine is nothing!!!!
Every time we BD I used Preseed.....about half a tube and it went all the way up.
All month long I take B6 as well as the small dose of baby Aspirin.
Husband has been taking Zinc everyday (when he remembers).

Symptoms:
1 DPO-3DPO just normal ovulation cramping. I spotted a little bit during this time and I think that was because this was the second time my body tried to ovulate this month.
4 DPO-8 DPO NOTHING and I mean NOTHING!!!!!!!!
9 DPO very hungry and that has not ended!!!!! Lots of watery CM with white goop in it.
10 DPO terrible hormone headache just like every month and needed a nap in the afternoon. More watery CM.
11 DPO a little crampy and told husband AF may be a yucky one this month.....but no spotting and I spot three days before my period EVERY month but nothing so far.....mmmmmmmmm. Another nap and lots of snacks today. More water CM.
12 DPO woke up needing to pee and my belly was louder than my alarm at 7 am. VERY watery CM so much so when I first wiped I thought spotting for AF had started but nothing but water. In the middle of the day without holding it at all I decided I had one test from last month and went ahead and took. I knew it was impossible but I needed to just get it over with so AF would start. Within a minute my world turned upside down and against what the doctors believed to be possible I am pregnant!!!!! No squinter here.....full blown two lines one day before missed period!!!!!!

Now I do not know if this is going to turn out in our favor but I am hopeful that I even got pregnant. My doctor made room for me on Thursday and the terrible week of blood tests and BETA double times will begin but with faith and hope maybe, just maybe I will have conceived our rainbow baby the month we would have delivered our first baby we lost on Valentine's Day just nine months ago<3

BFP w/ Femara- No major symptoms

I said if I were to get a positive HPT I would post because there may be someone with similar symptoms / or lack of.

My husband and I have been trying off and on for 6 months. I was seeing a doctor who tried me on 3 rounds of clomid (nothing negative to say because my son was conceived on clomid) but it did not work for me, did not ovulate. That doctor wanted me to automatically go to a fertility specialist but I knew there were other options (our insurance in Texas does not cover fertility specialist). I switched doctors who then stated that Femara is another option when clomid fails. I was tested for PCOS and although I have cyst I tested negative for PCOS. I started with 2.5mg of Femara and I did not ovulate. I then tried 7.5 and FINALLY ovulated on CD 19 but BFN :( I then asked about metformin and she agreed to let me try it with this cycle. So I was on 500MG metformin and 7.5 Femara and ovulated on CD 16.

This was the first month that I really relaxed. I stopped goggling everything because I was doing it every chance I got. I stopped symptom spotting. There were so many other months when I could have sworn I was pregnant. Plus I was incredibly busy with work, had a Halloween party, so my mind was very occupied during my 2WW. Also I did not test sooner than 11 DPO. In the past I was testing at like 7DPO lol (crazy I know)

CD11- BD
CD12-
CD13- BD
CD 14- went for ultrasound and 2 large follicles (22mm and 23mm). Doctor said I would probably ovulate within the next 2 days.
CD- 15 Positive OPK BD twice AM & PM
CD 16- Strong ovulation cramps that lasted most of the day. BD
1 DPO - opk still positive. BD
2 DPO- opk looks like its going negative in the AM, but positive in the PM (dark as control line)
3 DPO- Opk positive
4 DPO- finally opk getting lighter, no symptoms.
5 DPO
6 DPO- started to get mild cramps late in the day. Very mind but enough to notice.
7 DPO- cramp got a little stronger but nothing like AF cramps. I sit at a desk at work so I really noticed them today.
8 DPO-
9 DPO- had a Halloween party and usually I can drink ALOT but had no desire. This is so bad but I can drink like 8 beers and a few shots and be okay ( I have a high tolerance) but after 2 margaritas and 1 beer I felt drunk! I had to go lay down. BD. Cervix is extremely high, so high its like its blended into the walls and closed. This was a MAJOR difference than any other months.
10 DPO- Tired, I associated it with the party. Nipples a little tender. Cervix is still high out of reach, I think this is what made me want to test.
11 DPO- Halloween Day, work up in the AM, had so many cheapies hpt, decided to take one. Took it, went up stairs to get clothes for work and came back down with a faint BFP. I was so happy, I could not believe it. I read so many stories about women getting faint positives but never thought it would be me especially at 11DPO. I do not want coffee which is HUGE because I will drink like 5 cups through the day. I have no desire to drink coffee. Tested with a FRER digital and YES+
12 DPO- Tested with digitial and PREGNANT 1-2 week appeared

1st doctors appointment is at 6 weeks, so on November 14th, SO I AM PRAYING ALL GOES WELL!!!!!!

So the cramping at 6/7 DPO was implantation. I had no spotting, no real symptoms except being extremely tired. Even now at 15 DPO my breast are not sore, just a little on top. Nausea a little this morning. HPTs are getting a little darker each day :) :)

Hope this gives someone hope!!!

Finally My BFP After 8 Months!

After 8 Months of never missing a night of BD with my Hubs we FINALLY have a BFP. This month we didn't BD every night, I didn't symptom check daily, or check my CP or CM. We were very busy and this is the emptiest chart I had on OVIA i think ever, after so many months full of "symptoms" and getting let down I gave myself a break this month for my own sanity.
I didn't even think it was possible that anything had happened this month with ONLY 4 hearts on our calendar this month. YIKES.

I have never thought to myself wow my CM looks very fertile this month. EVER. In all 8 months of trying every NIGHT my cm was always sort of the same. (I'm not sure if thats because i never really checked outside of the week Ovia told me I was fertile or not but I'm thinking this was the problem) Usually Runny clear or clumpy white. Nothing stretchy or anything described as fertile.
This month was different I didn't check Ovia AT ALL. I happened to be using the restroom and noticed my cm looked different checked it and it stretched FAR very FAR. According to Ovia I had ovulated a week before which i trusted after 8 months of logging my cycle but they were WRONG. I noted in my head we should probably BD lol. The next day CM was the same so again that night the same thing. Those were two of our measly four this month.
And then I was symptomless. Every month I thought this was wrong that was wrong omg is this a pregnancy symptom or not?! Not this month. I didn't even think about it.
My bbs are usually sore right after AF but this time they became sore on 8DPO. I only know because I logged it into Ovia but my bbs being sore isn't unusual for me.
They stayed sore until I got my positive test on 15 DPO.
The only reason I tested was because AF was late and I was about to go out for some drinks with my best friend but I had a gut feeling to test just to be safe because I would feel horrible if I found out later. I was not even expecting a positive but when it showed I was ecstatic!

My advice to everyone is don't give up hope. Don't stress on the apps in fact delete or ignore them for a month or two and listen to YOUR BODY. After 8 months of daily logging Ovia was a week off for me still! You will be the best predictor of your fertility. It will happen(:

Baby dust.

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Almost No Symptoms at all!

Today is either 12 or 13 DPO (i think 13 based on my CP, which slammed shut evening of 1 dpo).
I just tested, so this is not FMU, it's in the evening with a CB Digi on a 3 hour hold. i was totally prepared for a negative...
and what do I see but Pregnant 2-3 Weeks!

Guys, i had basically zero symptoms. No breast tenderness, no nausea, no unusual fatigue.

Here's everything by dpo:

2DPO and every day since - creamy cm (which is normal for my cycles) and low closed firm cervix
11DPO - cramping feeling in left ovary area, slight cervix twinges for a few minutes
12DPO - nasal drip, slight sore throat (i assumed allergies), and a slight backache, but I've been sleeping on a guest bunkbed, so that's likely unrelated.

That's it.

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I would like to note that i have a 26-27 day cycle and if i had followed my Glow app's fertility window, I would probably have missed o by a few days (which i knew because i check cervical position). Ovulationcalculator, however, was spot on to my early ovulation, after putting in about a year's worth of cycles. My fertile days start as soon as my period is done, no dry days in between.

Now to scheme up how to tell my husband!
Ah! So excited! I really felt out this month.
But, it's never over til it's over!

Hope this is helpful!

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BFP at 10dpo after the Evra Patch

I cant quite believe its happened so soon - I was convinced that it would take me ages to concieve #2 especilly as my forst month off the patch was a lllloooooonnnnggggg month with no ovulation detected!

i used the clearblue easy monitor which is what i used last time when i conceieved my son on the 2nd month of using it after 3 years off the pill!

last month i had so many symptoms after ovulation.. pains in my boobs, slight nausea, cramps. i stared AF on 7dpo ( thought it could have been IB) so was worried about my LP... this month my main symptom has been, well.. no symptoms..

that said I made a note of anything which may be useful to you guys..

0 - positive OPK - peak on machine - no EWCM BD'd 6.30am
1dpo - a little spotting (ovulations) cm creamy, gas, bloating, ovulation cramos
2dpo - creamy cm, bloating some stomach ache
3dpo - no cm??? slightly tender breasts, bloating, a little cramping but really really mild
4dpo - cm back and creamy, bloating and stomach ache
5dpo - creamy cm, bloated
6dpo - creamy cm, a little twingy cramoy feeling at the left hand side
7dpo - i didnt record anything- i was on holiday and totally forgot about it!
8dpo - creamy cm - took a cheap pregnancy test -ive
9dpo - a little pink spotting, creamy cm, bloated
10dpo - a little pink spotting, creamy cm - faint +ive on a FRER!
11dpo- now - mild cramps occasionally, some waking in the night for a wee (last night 14dpo)
12dpo - did another test (clearblue) pregnant 1-2 weeks
done a few more tests since.. just to make sure!! ha ha

hope this helps.. i think the main thing i get from this is that cm stayed the same from ovulation till now, there was little implantation bleeding - id have missed it if i wasnt looking (with my son i had 3 days of what i thought was a period) ivehad very little cramps and i feel ok....

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