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BFP at 40+

Today I got my BFP. 3 and 1/2 years waiting for this.
I am 40 and husband is 49. Nine years married and parents of a wonderful 8 years old boy. First pregnancy was a surprise early in our marriage. 4 years later our boy realized he was the only one with not siblings and started to ask for a sister. One year after and not baby he decided even a boy was fine. But nothing happened. Then we have a chemical pregnancy and never again.
Two years of test after test and 6 inseminations later they only said secondary infertility for not reason. This year we try to get IVF treatment and the new doctor told me I was too old (a little after my 40th birthday). He recommended another insemination without hormones and again failed.
I went back to my old doctor and we were working on my file for the IVF. On the meantime we tried one insemination more (with Clomid and progesterone)...
And today at 13 dpo I got two positive tests.
What I did this month :
Dhea 50 mg for both
Larginine for my husband
After iIUI :
Baby aspirin every night
Pep acid 1 per night
Benadryl 2 x 25mg per night.
Positive thoughts at morning and at night
Prayers a lot -I am not the most religious woman in the world but I prayed a lot every day because I couldn't imagine going trough in vitro hormones. I was crazy under clomid and progesterone alone!
I don't know if will go well but I am happy we already made it to a positive HPT I hope this story can give you hope. I was always checking other women in their 40s who end having a BFP.

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44.4 years old Natural BFP (ending in miscarriage)

Hello Fellow Hopeful Mammas,

I just wanted to give all of those 40+ mammas some hope that pregnancy does happen naturally even at this age. And I will try my best to keep it short and to the point. But with that, the following will be very dry and un-entertaining...

I am a 44.4 year old, been trying for 20 months with my 40-year-old new husband whom has never had children. I have 3 children from a previous marriage (ages 16 1/2, 15 and 9 1/2, all boys). Achieved pregnancy on 3rd month with first son, 2nd month with 2nd son, and for the 3rd son, was not even trying as husband had a vasectomy 5 years prior, but one got through and next thing you know I was pregnant).

With first son had bleeding at 6 1/2 weeks, followed by an u/s and everything was fine. No bleeding with 2nd son. 3rd son, noticed a light period at 4-5 weeks and though nothing of it because I thought I was having regular period. Come to find out at 6 1/2 weeksI was pregnant! That "period" I had was awfully light...which may have been some sort of implantation spotting. Not sure.

Anyway, I have been an elite athlete running miles and miles throughout all of my pregnancies and prior to them. Never had a problem conceiving. But, I stopped exercising excessively years ago and currently only walk or run 3-6 miles a few times a week. I am very active, but have cut back dramatically. Maybe I should start running 13 miles a day again...that is what I was doing when I conceived in the past! ;-)

No health issues. I'm 5 6 1/2 and about 120, but recently got up to 125 hoping that would help me conceive, but it actually just makes me feel crappy.

Have not had any formal testing on myself or husband as our fertility appointment is scheduled for June.

I also eat ridiculously well (dandelion greens, garlic, beets, tons of probiotics, lean meats, fresh eggs, homegrown veggies, sprouted broccoli, seeds, etc. I can't possibly name everything I eat). Although, I do drink coffee daily (1-2 cups). I always have and its never been a problem. But the last couple months, I cut back to less than 1 cup. I also drink wine, but have cut back on that as well.

After 20 months, I finally received a strong BFP at 13 DPO on a Clear Blue Easy +/- Test.
8DPO on IC Cheapie BFN
10DPO on IC Cheapie Very Very Faint BFP
11DPO on IC Cheapie Very Faint BFP
12 DPO on IC Cheapie Very Faint BFP
13 DPO on IC Cheapie Very Faint BFP

We made love on CD 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20

Didn't test again until today (19 DPO) when I started experiencing some mild cramping and then spotting which turned to heavier bleeding, cramping, passing clots, etc. I used another IC with very diluted urine in the afternoon and the line was VERY VERY faint. I will retest tomorrow with another Clear Blue Easy test, but I'm certain it will be negative. I use a menstrual cup and lost more than one ounce of blood in 5 hours (that is A LOT OF BLOOD).

I am certain of ovulation because I have a Kindara BBT Thermometer and have a confirmed ovulation on CD14 with a triphasic chart.

I have not really had any symptoms, but this is totally normal for me. With all my other 3 pregnancies, I had zero symptoms. I have never had any miscarriages either.

Over the last 20 months I have never even had a slightest BFP. The last two months, I started acupuncture once a week, Chinese Herbs, COQ10, B-Complex, Women's Whole Food Mulit-Vitamin, Zinc, DIM, Vit C, and Magnesium.

I have also done TONS of meditation every single day (guided meditation for conceiving) as well as a little pregnancy yoga.

Oh, and I was (and still am) scheduled for our first fertility appointment on June 15th. My husbands employer covers three rounds of IVF, but I really didn't want to take this route. I guess I should be thankful...

Lastly, my acupuncturist wanted me to continue with some other Chinese Herbs (Dong Quai) and others, but after researching on my own found that there is no research on these and it kind of freaked me out. I opted to not take these...who knows if it would have made a difference.

Anyway, at this point I am having heavy bleeding, low throbbing pain (like I would have during a very heavy period) and passing clots.

My first OB appointment was scheduled for 5/28, but I guess that will no longer be happening.

Oh, and I will try to be happy that I actually "got pregnant" and at least something worked after 20 months. Moving on till next month or fertility treatment, even though at the moment I am over it!

Tomorrow (Mothers Day), my hubby is out of the country for work, but I am going to wake up at 6am and treat myself to a long solo run in the forest, then make my boys breakfast and take them on a 3 mile hike. We live in Santa Cruz, CA and are lucky to have the mountains and the ocean out our doorstep :-)

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BFP at 10 DPO

Just had everything confirmed at the dr so I figured I would share my story after frequenting this thread over the last several months. My husband and I were ttc for 7 months before our BFP.

CD 12 I had a positive OPK... bd on day 10, 11, 12
CD 13 ovulation
1-3dpo- nothing noteworthy
4dpo- every cycle I have had a significant dip on this day... not this cycle
5-6dpo- my stomach was not happy... tmi I had diarrhea, which normally happens for me the day before my period
7-8dpo- more stomach issues and my boobs started getting achy feeling on the sides near my armpits. I never get sore boobs, only sore nipples a day or two before period
9dpo- major temp dip down to cover line, sore boobs, major mood swings, tired... took a hpt which was stark white negative
10dpo- temp back up, boobs getting more tender, oddly had a complete bounce back from the day before. I had tons of energy and in a great mood. Got home from work and made dinner and ate a small piece of pickle and though it tasted like dirty water (I like pickles usually) and thought it was odd. I took wondfo hpt before hopping in a quick shower, got out and saw a faint second line... BFP!

On 11dpo I took a digital which was positive and confirmed with the dr at 12dpo. Best of luck to all!

BFP by FET

Had a frozen embryo transfer and got my faint bfp today (not fmu)

Mon transfer date- very very tired

Tues 2dpt nothing of note

Wed 3 dpt brown discharge
Feeling wet, tight pulling heavy feeling

4dpt feeling wet, tight pulling heavy feeling, been sleeping through night for once but waking up unusually early every day. Blood in tissue from nose all day, stuffy/runny nose

5dpt uncomfortable boobs , sense of smell heightened, smells bothering me, been sleeping through night for once but waking up unusually early every day. Gassy, blood in tissue from nose all day, stuffy/runny nose, slight nose bleed

6dpt cramping on and off more prolonged than usual. Smells bothering me. Coffee tasted bitter, foods seeming bland, preferring sweeter foods unusally. been sleeping through night for once but waking up unusually early every day. Gassy

7dpt pinching feeling on left side of abdomen, olives made me feel sick, smell of deodorant has changed! Uncomfortable boobs, frequent urination, been sleeping through night for once but waking up unusually early every day. Further aching in abdomen at night. Really gassy. 1 slighly dizzy spell

8dpt woke up later than usual quite lethargic but slept through night. Smells are bothering me again, hands are shaky, forgetful like brain isnt switched on, feeling slightly nauseaus, wanting specific bland foods. Coffee tasted odd again, pinching pains in abdomen, vv faint bfp not using fmu- took a chance cos i just feel pregnant.

official test date isnt for another 4 days!

good luck everyone!

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No symptoms and used pre seed

My background is I had 2 miscarriages and an ectopic last year and hadn't conceived since. We were talking to IVF clinics and I'd quit my job to see if it helped.

1-5 dpo - nothing
5-9 dpo - sore boobs which is normal for me after ovulation
9 dpo - BFP

We used pre seed, had sex every 2 days before ovulation and then an extra time on the day. I was convinced I was out this month as I had no symptoms (but have also given up symptoms spotting as I though I was pregnant every month!)

Crossing our fingers that this one is in the right place and sticks.
Good luck to you all and I hope your baby's come soon!

FINALLY!

Little background Me - 39, DH - 37, DS - 15 (from my previous marriage)
DX My egg reserve & quality is extremely low. AMA is between .6 & .75
This is our 23rd cycle trying.

Very different, positive, excited feeling since CD 11 (even before IUI) never felt like this during any other cycles. Major butterflies!

CD 3 - CD 7 - 200 units of Follistim

Saturday 3/4 9 PM Trigger (CD 11)

Sunday 3/5 9 AM IUI (Only 20 - 30 million sperm due to an accident closing the road & getting there late. It's usually 70 - 80 million)

Monday 3/6 7:45 AM Acupuncture (started in January but this was the first cycle of back to the RE since starting)
9 AM IUI (50 million sperm with 60% motile.) Still not his usual 70 - 80 million :-(

Thursday 3/9 Trigger tested out (3 DPO)

No real symptoms other than sore boobs & bloating which I chalked up to being from the trigger.
Still have the very different positive excited feeling

Monday 3/13 Acupuncture (7 DPO)

Thursday 03/16 tested at night before bed, thought I saw EXTREMELY faint line blew it off (10 DPO)

Friday 03/17 tested with FMU and there was nothing. Was hoping to find out on Saint Patty's day for a little luck. (CD 24 11 DPO)

Saturday 03/18 started spotting at night, put a tampon went to bed, cried myself to sleep.
(usual cycle is 29 days but has been a short as 16 days) (CD 25 12 DPO) CRAZY thirsty all day long & hot flashes
Sunday 03/18 8:30 am still spotting, hardly anything on tampon though (sorry TMI) Still have the very different positive excited feeling.
Email RE that I won't be in Monday for pregnancy bloods but need appt for new cycle
12:30 PM next to nothing on tampon this is weird! Usually the 1st day is spotting but I wake up with heavy flow the next day!
7:30 PM no spotting since 12:30 WTH I'm taking another test cuz I STILL have the very different positive excited feeling
holy crap it's CRAZY faint but there is a second line! Email RE back & say I WILL be in for pregnancy bloods.
Crazy thirsty & hot flashes again.
Monday 03/20 7 AM Beta HCG 69.8 CD27 14 DPO Crazy thirsty & hot flashes again.

Tuesday 03/20 All same symptoms Boobs are hurty more & nipples are tingly & weird feeling.

Wednesday 03/22/17 7 am Beta HCG 175 MORE than doubled Waaaa hooooo!!!!!!!!!! CD 29 16 DPO Same symptoms.
Bright red bleeding this morning when wiping, RE says it can happen when DTD, it's from new blood vessels and
something else about the mucas and all. Turned to brown scant spotting now.

BFP on CD 44

I searched these message boards prior to getting my BFP, so I wanted to offer my story and provide some of you with (hopefully) a little luck and help!

MY husband and I had been trying for 6 months. During this time, my cycles were all longer than usual and within the 40 day range (I had been on the Mirena up until September 16). This past cycle we only BD'd one time in my fertile window (I was out of town the rest of the time) and I couldnt believe it when I found out I was pregnant! I had tested on day 41 and got a BFN (Via blood test) and thought I was out of the game for this month. So for anyone else who has long cycles, only tried once in their fertile window or got a BFN earlier, you can certainly still be pregnant!

As far as symptoms go, the only thing that was different than my regular AF symptoms was increased cervical mucus - both during my fertile window and after my late period.

Two things I'd like to add: 1- I was using Clear Blue digital ovulation kits and for 3 months had 8 days or more of High Fertility and no peak. For some reason, it did not detect my LH surge. 2- The one thing I did differently this cycle was take powdered gelatinized Maca everyday. I started taking Maca because so many had success with it. I'm so pleased to say that it appears it made a difference for me!

I hope this information is helpful to someone else out there and good luck to you all!
CK

BFP on evening of DPO 11! BFNs on DPO 8 - 10.

Hi all. Very excited to be sharing our BFP story – DH and I are both 30 years old and this is our first cycle TTC so we know we are EXTREMELY lucky to have gotten a BFP so quickly. Had a couple of quirky symptoms that I didn’t read about on the gazillions of BFP by DPO stories I read on here during my TWW so thought I’d upload in case they help anyone else. Because it was only our first cycle I wasn’t keeping track of anything as technical as my BBT or CP or even my CM but we did use CB ovulation sticks to let me know when my LH surge kicked in. I came off the Mirena last August and have had regular 29 day cycles (apart from my last one which was 31 for some reason) since then. I also thought it was important to mention that I had two terminations when I was 21/22 (both with my now DH) despite being on birth control – I was concerned that these might have made conceiving more difficult now that we are ready for a baby but, as I said, we have been very, very lucky.

O – my LH surge registered on the evening of CD14 so I think I probably O’d on CD15. We BD’d Every. Single. Day from CD9 – CD17. It took quite the toll on both of us! I lay in bed for 20 minutes afterwards and we used PH neutral lube (not Pre-Seed).
DPO 1 – nothing but I have to say I did feel a bit different. We had some friends staying with us for the weekend so I had a couple of drinks in the evening.
DPO 2 – nothing (other than being utterly convinced that I was pregnant)
DPO 3 – nothing except that I went out for dinner with some friends and had a chocolate and hazelnut crepe for desert. About 3 minutes after my first bite I had quite a strong allergic reaction to something – my mouth and tongue and lips became incredibly itchy and felt quite swollen. I had eaten chocolate that morning so knew it couldn’t be that and had also had a hazelnut chocolate (or three) the week before. Couldn’t work it out but as soon as I got home the penny dropped and I googled “allergies in early pregnancy” and it came up that new allergies often develop in pregnant women. Obviously I got very over-excited and called DH who tried to stay calm but couldn’t!
DPO 4 - 8 – nothing apart from a few mild cramps that lasted no more than 2-3 minutes each.
DPO 8 -10 – mild tenderness in bbs. Keep prodding them to see if I’m imagining it or not but don’t think I am! I also develop this weird patch of skin on my knee which always feel wet. Very odd… On DPO 8 I get an absolutely MASSIVE spot. My sister who is a Dr says that my oestrogen has clearly hit new peak levels (she doesn’t know that we are TTC)! I also have very cloudy urine which is strange for me but it’s generally very pale. I take two early response HPTs on all three days, with FMU and in early evening. BFNs on all of them and I really start to lose hope even with all of these odd symptoms (except that I really do feel pregnant!) DH is convinced it hasn’t happened and tells me we can try again next cycle.
DPO 11 – tell my DH not to let me test until at least DPO 13 (AF due DPO 14). I eat 5 hazelnuts to see if I still get a reaction and I do! Text DH to tell him I’m either now allergic to hazelnuts or I’m pregnant. I get home from work and obviously the first thing I do is an HPT. Get a faint BFP on an FRER and a Sainsbury’s cheapie but it’s definitely there!!! CB digital is BFN. I just start running around my bedroom saying “I knew it, I knew it!!” DH gets home and first thing he says is “you tested didn’t you?” and I just jump on top of him with the test. He can’t believe it and then he starts saying “you knew it, you were right!”
DPO 12 – very faint BFP on FRER and Tesco cheapie with FMU. BFN on CB digital.
DPO 13 – 15. BFPs continue to be quite faint but finally get a BFP with CB digital on DPO 14! Now it really does feel real.

Am on DPO 17 now and going to see the doctor next week (it doesn’t seem to be as urgent to see a doctor in the UK vs how quickly women in the US seem to go). So, so happy and fingers crossed that we have a healthy, happy baby in 36 weeks’ time!

One thing I would say is that you absolutely shouldn’t panic if you don’t get a BFP even if you’re in the “5 days before your missed period” window that lots of early response HPTs advertise. I didn’t get my BFP until 3 days before – it will all depend on how long it takes to implant because your HCG levels don’t start increasing until that happens. So don’t get disheartened too early. If I could give any advice to my pre-TWW self I would say don’t test until at least DPO 12/13 to save myself the stress but I know it’s so much harder said than done! Good luck to you all xxx

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I thought, "Now I can upload my BFP story on twoweekwait!"

My boyfriend and I have been trying to conceive since July. I have two beautiful children ages 6 and 9 from a previous marriage, and am in a beautiful place in my life to bring a beautiful life into this world. I am with the love of my life, my babies are at a perfect age, and I am doing well in my career, but it doesn't take over my life too much that I wouldn't be able to have a baby. So long story short, I took my Mirena out on June 9th, and months later, no baby! With my first two it was so easy, actually I didn't even know I was pregnant with them until I was about 7 weeks along both pregnancies, so I guess I didn't even try haha.. I thought it would be a piece of cake!

after 5 cycles, my boyfriend and I decided to make a huge life change.
No alcohol
Lots of exercise
No caffeine
Clean meals with no preservatives
Vitamins (I took conceive easy, and he took fertilaid along with my prenatals)
Pressed
Raspberry leaf tea

The cycle after trying all this for a month I became pregnant, but lost the baby two days after I got a confirmed pregnancy test. They recommended two months to try again, and so we did, and I am pregnant! And this time was so different than the pregnancy where I miscarried. So many symptoms.

I ovulated on January first (how cool is that that I conceived on New Years eve!)
1 DPO: Nothing out of the ordinary obviously except a small feeling that I felt we made a baby!
2 DPO: Nothing
3 DPO: Feels like something is going on down there, not sure how to explain it. Sore nipples, which is different because normally before AF my entire breasts would be sore
4 DPO: Sore nipples continue, pressure in lower abdomen, tired had to take a nap
5 DPO: Weird dreams start. I am not one to ever dream, let alone remember my dreams, but I had three or 4 dreams, and I remember every detail about them all. One dream I had a baby! Sore nipples, pressure lower abdomen
6 DPO: Lower back pain, sore nipples nothing too noteworthy, although I did take two naps that day but I stayed up late the night before
7 DPO: Weird metallic taste in my mouth, like I put my tongue on a battery. when I tasted this, I actually got excited because I remembered reading about it being a pregnancy symptom! At the same time I was hoping I wasn't making these symptoms up in my head. Watery mouth, sore nipples, lower back pain. That night I had more vivid dreams, one where I was so thirsty I drank two sodas (one pepsi, and one dr. pepper) in a row! When I awoke I was actually thirsty, and drank three glasses of water in a row, that's never happened to me before.
8 DPO: My lower body, from my back down to my ankles were sore and crampy as if I had climbed a hill or something! Metallic taste continues, and is getting worse. I kept having to eat something to make that taste go away, it was bothering that bad. I felt nauseous at night, my mouth was watering so bad and actually walked fast to the toilet thinking i was going to throw up, fortunately I didn't. When I went to lie down for bed, I had this weird electrical zap feeling all over my body, it would zap my shoulders, my legs, my neck, my arms, like electrical static or something it was weird! Had a dream I was with my friend who had a baby, she was breastfeeding hers, and I had a baby in my arms and I was bottle feeding mine and thinking "this is so much easier" (random) But remembered in my dream I saw a birth mark on the babies right leg on the side. When I awoke I told myself if I am pregnant, and I have a baby look out for a birth mark!
9: DPO I decide to take a test, because my symptoms were so strong. I took a wondfo, and my boyfriend who was brushing his teeth in the bathroom at the time, picked up the test and said he saw a line. I am a pee on a stick freak and always saw lines that weren't there, and he never saw them. I looked at it, and this time I couldn't see it! He kept going "What are you talking about, it's right there!" so I decided to take a FRER out from under the sink, and dipped it into my urine and waited the allotted time and put a box over it so I couldn't peak. when the time was up and before I looked at the test I just knew.. I knew I was pregnant, I flipped the box off of it, picked it up and there it was! A beautiful faint pink line! My BFP!!! I didn't have to squint to see it, or hold it to the light or, hold it this way or that way, it was there, and I cried so hard.

My first reaction was to become worried because of my previous miscarriage, but I decided no.. I am going to celebrate this baby, I am going to love this baby so much, regardless of any outcome, and I am going to choose to be happy every day!

Prayers and baby dust to all you TTCers out there! It can happen! I can't believe it happened to me! <3

After Mirena, a miscarriage, D&C and 8 months of prayers

My journey started one year and a half ago. I had my Mirena removed and I had all the crash symptoms. I found myself with up and down cycles (long and then short) with heavy bleeding and then no bleeding at all. I have tried it all!!! Maca root, fertility teas, angus castus, epo, temping, charting, all the apps, ovulation tests, pineapples, paleo diet, jets diet, and the list can go on and on.

This month I was filled with faith and believed that God had a plan and I just needed to wait until he was ready.

The things I did different this month:
1) castor oil packs
2) new vitamins:bryophyllum, Artemis vulgaris, and ovaria comp (all given by a naturopath in Germany)
3. Diva cup and pre-seed
4. Keto diet
5. A whole lot of prayer

So I don't know if any of these things helped me but I finally got my BFP and I feel so blessed after so many months of tests with only the control line. I don't know if it was the Mirena finally working itself out of my system and my fertility returning... But I feel so happy and blessed!!!!

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