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BFP with FRER and OPK

So I have been TTC #2 for 3 months now. And today we just got our BFP :) 10 dpo

why did i test?

Last 2 months i began to test one week before AF with OPKs (clear blue digital) so everytime i tested, flashing smiley would appear, but when I saw the stick, no lines were visible... this happened until AF arrived each month...

This month I got mild symptoms, such as light headache, backaches, mild cramping (6,7 & 8dpo), couldnt sleep eventough I was so sleepy.. but nothing that standed out so I tought PMS symptoms and it is all in my head... So when I started testing 2 days ago with OPK a flashing smiley appeared, and I tought I was out again.. but this time the stick had 2 lines and it was almost positive.. and the second day was even darker .. so I tought for sure today I would get positive OPK (solid smiley) and so I decided to test with FRER .. FMU and there they were 2 pink lines !!! i could not believe it..!!!! I did my OPK just for fun and of course a solid smiley face appeared :) !!!

HOPE this story helps someone just as many stories here helped me ger through my TWW everytime!!

baby dust to all!!!!!
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My 2ww with natural iui

I am 37 and my husband is also 37

we are both fine to have babies but due to our age and timing- we have decided to do natural iui to give us an extra boost to increase our chances

we are from canada and now Ohip covers the majority of iui/ they don't cover meds or sperm washes. But since we are not using meds we only have to pay for sperm wash

this is our 2nd month trying w natural iui. Last month my AF came and I had every pms symptom in the book starting from 2dpo

this month we bd the day before the iui and also the evening of iui, as well as the day after and again the day after after

for some reason I have hardly any symptoms this month. I have been on google a lot reading Ppls stories while going through my 2ww and it seems no symptoms is a good thing??

usually I have extreme sore nipples or bbs, and swollen bbs - this month nothing!

6dpo- felt wierd flutters on my lower right side that almost felt like internal tickles. Was a very wierd feeling

7dpo- creamy thick white cm

8dpo- frequent urination

9dpo- felt extremely nauseated from 4pm - 12:30 am, frequent urination

10dpo- felt nauseous for a few hours in afternoon and on and off all evening, extremely gassy

sore lower back but I also have osteoarthritis in my lower back- so not sure if it's from that or if I am pregnant

will keep you all posted

going for blood work check up on sept 27, which will be 15 Dpo

goold luck everyone - baby dust!

BFP after 12 months - No Symptoms

I was 29 and had been trying 12 months already. I started out pretty relaxed, but at about 6 months, I started to get a little stressed. I started temping my BBT and charting symptoms, so I felt like I had a bit more control. Everything seemed pretty normal and regular...so we just kept trying and focusing on my fertile days. Nothing for 6 more months. By this point I was getting very stressed and depressed when my period showed up as usual.

Month 12 I was late. I was for sure late because my Luteal phase was never over 14 days, and it was quite clear it was 15 dpo and period didn't show up. I had all the symptoms: sore boobs, tired, hungry, a bit ill. I took a test and it was negative and my period showed up later that day. I am thinking it could have been a chemical, and the hormone was already out of my system by the time I took the test. I was so disappointed, I cried. Was it ever going to happen for us?

I was starting to think about seeking medical assistance since it had been 12 months. I told myself one more month, and if it didn't turn out, I would get the process started.

Nothing was unusal this time. We did the Deed the day before Mother's day and I was so depressed. I wasn't a mother still and my SIL was pregnant for the 3rd time in the middle of all this.

The TWW started and I had nothing to report. No sore boobs, no tiredness, nothing. Only thing that might have been strange was I pulled my lower ab muscle from turning out of bed. That had never happened, maybe I am getting old! My husband was leaving for work during the week, and I had one spare test from the month before. That Sunday morning (the day before expected period) I just decided to take it so my husband could console me when it was negative.

3 minutes and WHAT!? No way. It was positive with a faint line. I couldn't believe it. My heart was pounding and I brought the test to my husband. He was grumpy I was waking him up but I showed him the test and asked him what he saw. He saw 2 bars. That meant postive. We both hugged and went back to sleep.

I didn't believe it. Through the rest of the week I took 2 more tests in case of a chemical. I even went to the clinic to get a test and it was positive again. I don't think I believed it until my belly was growing and my baby was definitely kicking and moving around and I had 2 ultrasounds haha. (BTW that weird lower stomach pain continued into my pregnancy and my midwife told me it was round ligament pain. I didn't know you could get it that early, but I guess I did..so maybe I had ONE symptom...)

Okay, it's been a while since I had my BFP. My baby is 7.5 months now. But I did write everything down and always meant to post my story for others. After all, I was trying for a year before I got my BFP, and these stories always helped me pass the time during the TWW.

Good luck. Don't give up. Just keep getting through every month. Hopefully it will happen for you too. Sooner rather than later.

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BFP after missed miscarriage

8 weeks after a heartbreaking D&C we got our BFP. It's such a blessing and God really answered our prayers. Like my first pregnancy I didn't have any symptoms before my BFP, I tested everyday from 7 dpo, only to get -... until 10dpo showed a faint line that was almost not there. I asked my husband not to call me crazy when I showed it to him for validation and he saw it too!!! I've tested everyday since and the line is getting darker and darker. we are over the moon excited and hope this is our take home baby. A few weird things to note this cycle : 4-5 day straight +OPK from day 14-18, then super dry right away after ovulation, had one day of creamy/sticky cm which resembled what I had a month or two into my first pregnancy. But now i'm about 5 weeks, have no real symptoms except for lower back pain. A bit worried about the lack of symptoms, but not going to worry, will pray for a healthy and happy 9 months! Good luck girls, dreams do come true ;)

First BFP after 2yrs ttc, no symptoms and was sure AF was coming!

Hi ladies, I can't believe I am finally able to tell this story! DH (34) and I (32) have been ttc for 2 years and I just got my first BFP!! I really think it was all due to soft cups and Geritol which were the only things we tried differently the last cycle. I temped everyday and about 4 days before AF was due I had a major drop in temp so I started to count us out this cycle. I stopped temping that day and just went about the rest of the week like AF was coming. I had a little bit of brown spotting 2 days before AF was due which was normal for me. Fast forward to 18DPO and still no AF, but I've had 2 previous cycles ( a year apart) where she was over a week late, so I was still counting us out. I had none of the "normal" pregnancy symptoms, no sore boobs, sense of smell was the same, no weird dreams, no extra creamy cm. The spotting stopped but I still didn't think about testing. I already had a pre-conception/fertility appt scheduled with my dr the next day so I figured she would tell me it was just one of those cycles again. Typical appt, pee in a cup, but this time when they did a PT it came back positive!!! Did a HCG test as well and it was positive!! I was in shock!! The next morning, (bc I peed on so many sticks I wanted to finally see that BFP myself) I took a HPT and there it was! PREGNANT!

I hope my story gives someone ttc a little bit of hope to not count yourself out! There were so many times I symptom watched or came on here and tried to compare symptoms and when I finally got my BFP there wasn't one symptom there for me to notice! Everyone is different! Baby dust to all!!

BFP with PCOS/Clomid 2nd attempt

Hi Ladies,
I have been stalking this site since a long time and I decided that when I get a BFP I will write and pass on encouragement and hope to other fellow women going through this trauma..
I m 29 year old and my hubby is 32 years old. We have been trying to conceive for a year. I knew i had PCOS since I was 15 years old. My gynac at that time said "Make sure you try for babies right away because you would have trouble". Fast forward to today. We went to RE after reading good reviews about him. Our first appointment lasted for 2 hours, he explained everything and course of action. We started with clomid 100 for 5 days in May. I fell pregnant in June. However the HCG kept reducing and I had very early miscarriage. I was heart broken and cried for days. Doctor suggested trying clomid again for the next cycle, however my left ovary was very stubborn and the dose didn't help the follicle to grow as required. He then up my dose further. I ovulated little late than last month and unlike last month I didn't had the usual ovulation cramps which made me think this month is wasted as well.
14 days after my positive OPK, I checked tried HPT, i had no hopes and got a BFN. Doctor told me just wait for periods, if it doesnt show up in 3 days try HPT again. After 3 days, tried the HPT, and voila BFP! I could believe my eyes, I woke my husband at 4.45 am to ask him if he could see the line or I m hallucinating.. how can it be possible. Next day did a blood draw and HCG came out to 284! Did followup HCG and it had the right value again.

Frankly speaking we didn't do anything different than last month, had folic acid supplement,metformin and healthy lifestyle. I had my ultrasound last week and saw a bright beating heart.. which brought me to tears!

Today I m 7 weeks 6 days pregnant and I didnt had any nausea , morning sickness or crazy cramps. In fact I dont feel pregnant at all. I do have food aversions, frequent trip to bathroom, bad acne.

Hoping and praying for a healthy baby and full term.

For all those ladies out there, no matter what happens or what people say.. don't lose hope! Medicine and science has come too far along and maybe you would live the marvel in your lifetime!

BFP second baby after 15 months and 2 chemicals!

This is a delayed story as I got my BFP on 31 March 16 after trying for 15 months with 2 back to back chemicals in 2015 (August and October).

Our first boy took 3 months to conceive so I was getting extremely concerned that he'd be any only child and that my body was broken (he's now 3 1/2)

2015 - for the entire year I tried all sorts of supplements (Soy Iso, Vitex, B6 etc) my cycle was wonky and ranged from 31-36 days. We had a very stressful year with a death in the family and a house purchase.
It was heartbreaking to have 2 chemicals in a row so I started getting fertility checks - everything came back normal and I was told that I had unexplained secondary infertility at 30 years of age. Not helpful or encouraging.

2016 - I stopped taking ALL supplements and my cycle went back to 29 days. I started seeing a Chinese medicine practitioner and he started me on acupuncture to balance my body. I started relaxing more. My doctor referred me to fertility specialists with a long wait list and also asked my husband to get a sperm analysis. The day that he was supposed to get his sperm analysis I got a strong BFP. The only reason I checked was to ensure I could enjoy a big glass of red wine!!

For me personally, I believe the timing wasn't right for 2015 with all of the stress is our lives. The supplements were confusing my body and I was out of balance in multiple ways.

Here is a summary of what worked:

Acupuncture for 3 months (I still go now at 21 weeks pregnant)
No supplements (apart from Folic Acid)
Using OPKS (I was using them the entire time but didn't want to stop because they were accurate)
I put my husband on Maca Root the month we got our BFP (apparently it increases sperm count and quality)

Heres a summary of OPK, BD and BFP:

BD on CD 11, 12, 14 and 15
Positive OPK on CD 14, 15 and 16
Strong BFP on CD 12
Super strong BFP on CD 14

Symptoms = nothing unusual until 6 weeks pregnant when nausea kicked in.
I should mention that the months I had my chemicals, my BFP was very faint and didn't get darker then I miscarried at about 5 weeks (when most women wouldn't even know that they're pregnant yet!)

Here's the interesting part: my acupuncturist knew from my pulse that I was pregnant 1 week before I got my BFP (it was in my medical notes when I told him about my BFP). He then predicted that I was having another boy based on my pulse at 8 weeks pregnant and I found out on Friday that we are indeed having another boy.

Hope this helps others. Sometimes it feels like it'll never happen and it's a very lonely, anxious and helpless experience. In hindsight, the timing of our new baby couldn't be better so I'm really happy that it's turned out this way.

Good luck ladies!

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IUI 2 Week Wait - no symtoms

Hey all,

I am 36 years old and have never been pregnant. I had an issue with my cervix being too tight and I think that is why I am unable to conceive. On July 18th (Monday) I went in for my first IUI. 2.8 million sperm. The next day, Tuesday - I had spotting all day basically, and some periotic pinching feelings in my lower abdomen. I just quit smoking on the 18th and hope that doesn't effect anything. I have read that people are getting symptoms on day one or 2 and I don't have any of that. No gas, no nipple issues, just a feeling of being full actually. not the dreaded 2 week wait. has anyone else not experienced any symptoms and had the IUI work. I just pray that this works, as I'm sure we all do. Has anyone had spotting a day after their iui. Wish me luck ladies.

Glad to have this support group :)

BFP Hope

A year ago today I found out I was pregnant. It therefore seems appropriate that today I share my story with all those people out there who are on the same journey as I was for over 4 years. I found so much comfort and hope in reading your posts and want to give something back and hopefully bring comfort to others.

So in a nutshell here is my story. I met my husband when I was very young - only 20! We spent many happy years together enjoying life, creating careers for ourselves and traveling. We got married when we were both 31 and started trying for a baby the year after. I assumed it may take up to a year but even early on I sensed that our journey to becoming parents may be longer than expected.

After over a year of trying we both had check ups to see what was going on. I was diagnosed with mild endometriosis and all was ok for both of us apart from that. We started with monitoring my ovulation and then stimulating with injections. We then moved on to inseminations and finally resorted to IVF. The IVF was tough and I reacted badly to the treatment and our embryos had to be frozen. After one failed transfer and a lot of heartache we decided it was time for a break. IVF was taking over our lives and affecting our couple.

The decision to have a break was the best decision I could have made. I had been running on the treadmill and unable to stop and was worn out both physically and emotionally.

Taking the control back was liberating. I also began yoga, acupuncture and went to see someone to talk about how I was feeling. It felt like an outpouring of grief that was bottled up inside me. I came to live with the fact that it may not happen and to enjoy the life I had.

After a 6 month break we decided to transfer the remaining 2 embryos - one day 3 embryo and one day 5 embryo. I felt in such a great place at that stage and so at peace no matter what the outcome would be. I took time off work after the transfer to rest and to "live" the experience. I listened to lots of relaxation music and meditation. This time the treatment worked and my little boy is now 4 more old. The expression "rollercoadter of emotions" is so apt to describe this experience. Before finding out the treatment had worked I resigned myself to the possibility that we may never have children.

In the wait leading up to my first blood test I had no real symptoms apart from cramps early on which I put down to the transfer procedure and tiredness. The day before I did the blood test I was convinced my period was coming and that the treatment hadn't worked. These period like pains continued for the first month of my pregnancy. In the past, I had convinced myself that I had all the symptoms going and then each time got a BFN. I had prepared myself for this again and when the results came back positive, I just didn't know how to react. The first few months I was still quite
nervous and it wasn't really until I felt my baby moving that I allowed myself to "enjoy" being pregnant and relax a bit.

To all of you out there waiting for you BFP, continue to believe. You will become Mums one way or another. I know that it is easy for me to say this now, but keep positive and stay strong. Wishing you all so much luck. Being a Mum really is the most precious gift I have ever received and one that I will cherish even more given what I have been through. The last 4 months have been life changing and I feel so privileged to have experienced them.

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BFP TTC #1... minimal symptoms

So, I have been stalking this site since my husband and I started preventing pregnancy in February 2016. I had been on the bcp and got off a month after our wedding (we got married May 2015 and I stopped taking it in June).... unfortunately stopping bcp altered my cycle length from 27-29 day cycle pre-birth control to 30-35 day cycle post birth control.

We started preventing pregnancy in February 2016 and I tracked my Ovulation through app on my phone and started using OPKs to track ovulation in May 2016. Got a positive CD 15 and we BD that day, but next day it was negative. We did not have time to BD that day... started testing using internet cheapies from 10DPO till 13 DPO but all BFN. Surprisingly and unexpectedly, I got my AF after 28 days that cycle after so long having long cycles. Next cycle we started BDing every other day from CD 10 and started testing OPKs and got a positive on CD15 evening so we BD that night. Next day afternoon got another strong positive so we BD again CD 16 and CD 17 and got negative OPK on CD 17 so am assuming this was OV day as I don't temp. Tested using internet cheapies CD26 (9DPO), CD27 (10DPO) and CD28 (11DPO) both BFN. Assuming my AF was due after 28 days, I stopped testing and decided to wait till day 30 and test then if AF did not show up.

I had no typical pregnancy symptoms. On CD28 (11DPO) and CD29 (12DPO) I started feeling slight burning cramps similar to AF cramps but milder and I thought I was out that month. I also started getting dizzy spells when I get up from a seated position almost once or twice everyday between 10DPO and 14DPO which is not normal for me. On 15DPO CD32 I decided to finally take a test and got my BFP using an internet cheapie and FRER!!!!

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