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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 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).

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
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.
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.

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....

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 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 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 ;)