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Hi lovelies, I actually can't believe I'm writing this after try for 8 months! I've read all of your lovely stories, laughed and cried too! Now it's my turn to spread some hope xxx
I'm 34, PCOS, Endometriosis too! Had 2 operations to remove pre cancerous cells down below (so lots of barriers) but it seems that my body has give in and let my husbands little swimmers through! Got my BFP this evening! (CD28) It's faint( will post pic tomorrow) but so pleased! We were TTC like rabbits but in jan I just said lets stop trying as it was stressing my out.... Then on drunken night 9/02/16, we got drunk and whoops!
I've had so many symptoms.... Nausea, tiredness, crazy emotional highs and lows, backache, dizziness, hot flushes, adversion to smells (especially the dog) and a toothache! My CM has been clear and in abundance with a bit of irritation 'down there' . Must start back on my prenatals now and get healthy xxxx
Baby dust, love and whoops to you all and thank you for such wonderful inspirational stories on my journey TTC xxxxx

Suspicions were correct

I've been trawling this website for the last 2 weeks. Convinced I had conceived on our 2nd cycle post Mirena coil removal but worried after seeing how long it took some following removal of this coil.
Mirena removal 19th Feb. Had one period on 9th March for 3 days and fairly light. No Mirena crash as expected after reading the horror stories.
We decided to download Ovia immediately and entered my last 3 periods (had the coil 5 years and the last 6 months my periods had restarted). My tracking showed 26 to 28 day cycles and average 25.
My story is:
Cd1 to 3 light bleeding
Cd8 and 9 spotting. Possibly ovulation bleed but was far too early according to the app as these were the first two fertile days according to charts.
Ovia suggested I was due to ovulate on cd13 so I didn't track until then.
DPO1 constipation fatigue cramps insomnia and v CRANKY
DPO2 99.86 temp nausea hot flushes increased appetite diarrhea increased sex drive headache neck ache backache (major back ache which has been a constant to today) right pelvic pain and fullness fatigue bloating gas cramps dizzy spells frequent urination insomnia. Thick creamy cervical fluid. Very wet feeling down there all day. Frustrated impatient and angry
3DPO 98.6 temp. Cold flu symptoms and stuffy nose mainly. All as DPO2 but really cranky and angry then suddenly happy and confident before being cranky and angry again. Constipated
4DPO 98.78 temp. All above but also tender BBs and diarrhea. Felt stressed cranky angry then confident focused and motivated. And back to bad moods.
5DPO 98.06 temp. School glue fluid started. No change to other symptoms. Still insomnia back ache daily and pelvic pain.
6DPO brown spotting on tissue paper. 3 tiny drops and nothing since. Assumed this was implantation bleeding. Felt like someone shoved a sharp pencil into my lower back and made me wince a little. 98.96 temp. Itchy down stairs. Indigestion -which I never get! Backache so bad I made hubby rub my tailbone area for over an hour with no relief.
7DPO neg test. Of course! Was far too early but was convinced. Temp 99.14. Nausea headache (still) bloating gassy indigestion cravings +sex drive +appetite backache (like murder) moody and angry. Poor hubby got an earful for no reason. Just v short tempered. Discharge stopped so assumed I wasn't pregnant as I'm normally dry at this stage.
8DPO neg test again. Temp 98.78. School glue is back. Same symptoms as day before.
9DPO neg test again. Naturally! Still too early. School glue and temp 98.96. Return of hot flushes and dizzy spells. No other changes to daily symptoms.
10 DPO another negative test. Starting to think it's in my head now. Temp 98.6. All same symptoms but then added to them with v serious cramping like AF was going to come early and was going to be the nastiest bitch ever this month. Convinced myself was coming on early and felt wet. Kept going to check in case I came on. No bleeding though. Plenty of school glue today.
Took kids to cinema and cried at the happy ending. Not normal for me at all....
11DPO. Was due smear test at 10.30 am so thought I'd do another test to be on the safe side. Digi one that says can confirm up to 4 days early. I'm 3 days off AF yet but thought what the hell. This test wasn't with FMU however so expected another negative. Digi response said not pregnant but when I ejected strip I could see a second line. Ran out and bought 2 more tests. One Digi from clear blue and one with the lines so I could see lines instead. Both BFP. With 3rd wee of the day. And it was a forced wee too. Digi clear blue says 1 to 2 weeks which was spot on as I'm effectively 3 weeks and 2 days from first day of LMP.
This was totally different for me. Last 2 kids I didn't get a result (but knew for ages) until I was 6 weeks gone as my HCG is apparently low rising. Also I didn't have my usual tell tale signs of really sore (unbareably) breasts. I also never get backache which I've had daily this time. So my symptoms are totally different to my last 2 children and finding out early is new for me. Just praying it's not twins now.
Your posts on this site have kept me reading for hours so I wanted to share my symptoms here for others to read too.
Good luck to all trying x

BFP after IUD

Let's start this story when I got the Mirena three years ago and got it removed on July 2015. DH 29, me 24. DH and I began baby dancing and trying to conceive our first child--We did it religiously and after 5 months of no bfp, we decided to stop trying so hard following the sperm meets egg plan. We made the transition to not trying, but not preventing. I was tired of stressing and obsessing over every ingle detail of my menses while Ttc. Each month I would get teased thinking I would get a BFP because my boobs were getting swollen and tender about three days before the witch and I would get really tired. Mind you, I never had Boob growth or boob tenderness before my menses prior to getting the Mirena so these were new symptoms to me. I learned that I cannot trust my new Menses symptoms because they always lead to the witch and not pregnancy. I also cannot rely on congestion or similar symptoms because I suffer from chronic allergies. I stopped using ovulation strips because of my lost hope and my ovulation hasn't been easy to predict after getting the IUD removed without the strips but it typically occurs day 12. It is truly a blessing that I got a BFP this cycle. My cycles average 24 days

3/3- lnmp
3/12- BD
3/14- BD
3/15- suspected o based on luteal phase, no ewcm
3/16- BD, cervix low, wet
3/21- implantation bleed?? I had the tiniest streak of pale pink discharge on the toilet paper
3/22- random bought of tachycardia at work for no reason around 11am where my HR was in the 120s. Very atypical for me
3/24- breast tenderness happens. The witch must be coming!
3/25- my boobs are so squishy. They feel like water balloons instead of my typical instant firm temporary boob job.
3/26- bad GERD at night-- never happens for me
3/27- anticipated witch, doesn't show. GERD again that night
3/28- didn't POAS with FMU because afraid witch was going to show. Woke up at 7:30a, had to urinate by 10- atypical for me. Decided to hold it a little longer and POAS at 11:30 with a BFP!!! In a lot of ways I think deep down I knew because all of these symptoms above were atypical from my norm-- the gerd, elevated HR, squishy boobs. We are absolutely ecstatic over here. Fingers crossed for a sticky bean and baby dust to you all!!

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11/12 DPO BFP.......post Mirena removal

I had my Mirena removed 11/9/15 after having it in for 1 year 4 months with periods on the reg except for September (3 days spotting) and October (nothing). I started my period 2 days later and it was by far the worst period I've ever experienced......I'm talking 12 days long with huge clots. I used 2 different period tracker apps, 1 that I started pre Mirena and 1 that was for post Mirena. The two cycles I had after Mirena were 37 and 33 days, so my apps and I were just guessing on everything. We decided to use OPK's this month. I purchased the Equate brand from Walmart and the directions told me not to start testing until the 17th day of my cycle based on the average of the last two (35 days). I would have totally missed it if I weren't paying attention to my CM!! I had EWCM on 2/1 (CD13) and tested positive on the OPK. I continued to test in the AM of 2/2 (CD14) and 2/3 (CD15). There was an absolute progression of the lines. On 2/3 I had O pain left ovary about mid day, I tested the OPK at 4:30pm and it was super dark. We BD that evening and I stayed laying down and legs elevated for 20 mins..........then I sneezed! :) LOL!! I thought if I just lost it all I'm going to be so mad at myself. I had all the PMS symptoms leading up to my BFP (super faint squinter and not FMU) at 11 DPO on my Walmart .88 cheapie. My DBF wanted me to test with the Clearblue digital right then. I had to explain to him that those are expensive and I do not want to waste them on anything less than FMU. The next morning (2/15 12DPO) I used the cheapie again with FMU. Since there was a squinter, I broke out the big guns(digital)..........BFP!!!! I couldn't believe it, all my elaborate plans to tell my DBF went out the window and I broke the news as soon as he woke up! This will be my 3rd child (2 DD's 10 and 8 from previous marriage) and his 1st.

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First Time Around...BFP

I am so excited. I had to log on and tell my story because I read all of yours when I was in my tww. So here goes...

My husband and I decided on January 1st that we would start trying. I had my Mirena removed on December 5th so, we were expecting that it would take 6 months to a year to conceive. I actually started taking a cocktail of VITEX, Maca, and Tribulus once a day on January 1st because my cycle in December was anovulatory. I watched a fertility specialist on youtube discuss the herbs that she recommends and I was sold. Low and behold, we conceived on the first try. I don't even know how that is possible. But, here is how it all happened:

CD 1- 4 Bleeding
CD 9,11, and 15 BD (each BD I inserted my Diva Cup before I got up to go to the bathroom and we used pre-seed)
CD 15 - positive OPK
CD 16 - Suspected ovulation day (fertility friend)
1DPO - Tender breasts everyday until positive pregnancy test and EXTRA EXTRA creamy CM
4DPO - Sharp pain in lower abdomen, dull backaches, tingling in my nostrils, itchy nipples
5DPO-7DPO- Constant cramping. We were snowed-in, so I laid around over the weekend, trying to figure out if my period was starting a week early because of the herbs I started taking.
8DPO- lower back aches, dizziness, and constipation
9DPO - FRER faint BFP, Wandfo BFN, ClearBlue Digital Pregnant 1-2 weeks past ovulation and lots of heartburn
10DPO- FRER DARK BFP
12DPO- FRER DARK BFP
12DPO- Blood test shows 120 hcG levels and I still haven't technically missed my period yet

Today, I am 15 DPO I am beyond excited this is so unexpected. My husband was so shocked and so was my mom. I cannot wait to tell the rest of my friends and family after the first trimester.

I hope this helps someone else out. I tested at 9DPO and swore it would be negative. But, the dizziness the night before is what gave it away. Don't be afraid to go buy a FRER if you are having symptoms. The Wandfos are still barely showing a line, even though my blood test is confirmed positive. Baby dust to you all...

BFP at 11dpo!!

I'm so excited to be posting this!! This month I told my DH that I was sick of getting BFNs and we were going to try really hard this month. In October I had a really long cycle with some faint BFPs, but they were all blue dye so I'm not sure if it was a chemical or just evaps. Anyway. I started taking Geritol after some research and that convincing motto "There's a baby at the bottom of every bottle." We also followed the SMEP method and used preseed during the fertile window. I didn't get many symptoms except before 6dpo. On 6dpo I woke up with the worst charlie horse in my leg. The only other time I had this was when I was pregnant with DD. I also started getting tired earlier and had a couple days when I woke up with a headache that lasted all day. The other thing I noticed was that my temps were lower than they usually are in the 2ww. There was still a clear temp shift, just not as high. I didn't really feel different, but my instincts told me this was the month. I usually drink alcohol through the 2ww, but not this time. Not even on NYE. Good luck to all you ladies!!!

BFP on Christmas Morning

We have been TTC since January of 2015 when I had my 5 year Mirena IUD removed. After 8 months of trying to get my cycle on track we got pregnant in September of 2015, sadly that pregnancy resulted in a chemical pregnancy at 15dpo AF showed up heavier then normal.
December we decided to BD every other day until a positive OPK and then every day for a few days. We used preseed each time we BD, on Vitex since May 2015 (1 pill a day) as well as Fertile CM from CD 1 to O day.

CD 13 BD Preseed (internal and external)
CD 15 +OPK BD morning and night (internal and external)
CD 16 +OPK BD night (definitely O day twinges and EWCM) (internal and external)
CD 17 -OPK BD night (1 DPO) (internal and external)

1DPO - 5DPO - nothing not a thing, CM did dry up but no after O breast pain. Nothing.
6DPO - while laying in bed had a horrible sharp stabbing pain in my uterus area, lasted about 30 seconds and was gone.
7DPO - Horrible headache today and IBS acting up
8DPO - Noticed I was light headed when standing up suddenly
9DPO - Minor breast achiness - POAS Wonfo in the evening swear I could see a hint of a line. DH said I was imagining things.
10DPO - Dreamed of a getting a BFP. POAS in the AM Wonfo again faint positive. DH saw it this time. Went out and bought FRER mid day POAS faint BFP.
11DPO - Christmas Morning - FRER BFP, light headed again today and hungry
12DPO - Tested again this morning as worried about Chemical - BFP on FRER with FMU. In the evening used a clear blue digital PREGNANT. Really hungry again today.
13DPO - Had to test again BFP on FRER with FMU. Every day from there I POAS and the line got darker. Currently 15 DPO and the line finally beat the control.

Still praying for a sticky bean but getting really excited. This month was definitely different pretty much no signs of AF or pregnancy. So when a BFP showed I was in shock.

BFP after 4 months TTC along with Ovarian cyst surgery and removal!

Gahhh I am still so excited after finally getting that BFP after 4 months of TTC. Here's a bit of backstory. This is my second pregnancy after conceiving and giving birth to a healthy baby boy in 2013. I had Mirena implanted 6 weeks after he was born and took it out this August after two years because I was experiencing some not so nice side effects like weight gain, and painful periods. After i took it out the pain did not go away and my OB found a huge grapefruit sized cyst on my right ovary. She knew we were ttc and recommended we put it on hold for a month so I could have surgery. I was so disappointed. They ended up removing the cyst and also my right ovary and tube completely. I was so nervous I would't be able to have a baby even though my OB assured me that there were no issues. I had such intense periods and PMS after my Mirena removal that I thought I was pregnant every month. Finally this month (December) I decided to relax and let things happen if they are meant too. We still had sex when I ovulated etc... but my symptoms were a little different. Below is a rough timeline.

O Day-I have a 28 day cycle and with an OPK I confirmed ovulation on CD 14. But more than that I actually felt ovulation pain, sharp pains that were not at all unbearable on my left side.
1-5dpo- sore boobs (but i always get that with O)
6-8 dpo- I didn't feel anything at all besides some breast sensitivity and nipple tingling. This feeling of "nothing" was one of my first indicators as I usually start experiencing PMS symptoms that mirror pregnancy symptoms by now.
9dpo- Very very very obvious implantation pains, it felt like a sharp pain going into my Vagina from the outside. Nothing unbearable, but definitely there, did not resemble normal cramping at all. Very suspicious after this.
10-11 dpo- Really hungry but cannot each much at all. Craving Mexican food so bad. Also very thirsty. I workout 3-4 times a week and had to stop and chug water way more than usual.
12dpo- saw a picture on Facebook of my friends newborn baby and decided to test with a Clearblue hpt, I got a very faint positive and ran to the store where I was able to confirm with a Early Response test (the kind with the pink lines)
13dpo- Confirmed again with a Clearblue test.

I am so excited guys! I wanted to make sure that I posted here for anyone who has any questions. I scoured these boards for months and promised myself I would publish my story when it finally happened :) Baby dust to everyone!

So excited I can finally share this!

I got my first ever BFP today. I wanted to post one of these because I found it super helpful when I was TTC.

O on CD 17
1-7DPO: Pretty much the same symptoms as after ovulation every other cycle. Normally my boobs get sore about halfway through the TWW, but this time they were sore right from ovulation. They were swollen and hard too, and I could see veins all on my chest. Cervix was high and firm.
8DPO: I had a minor nosebleed this day, which was not normal for me. I had never had one before.
9DPO: Big drop in temp today, but it stayed over the cover line. I was super nervous AF was going to come early. Cervix was high and medium.
10DPO: Temp was back up and higher than previously. BFN with FMU. But I got a faint line on a Walmart test in the afternoon, followed by faint but visible and pink lines on a FRER and a Wondro. My cervix is high and soft and I have very little cm.

One thing I did notice is that I had no cramps like AF was coming. I didn't feel implantation at all or have any bleeding. Just no cramps whatsoever which is weird for me. I was tired from about 6DPO on, but not so much I would have noticed otherwise. Overall, I felt much better than I did before AF during other cycles.

This cycle I cut out caffeine, dairy, and tried to eat healthier overall. I also took FertilAid, vitamin B, C and Omega 3. We also used preseed one of the four times we BDed during our fertile window. And I made sure to stay laying down afterwards.

Hope this helps someone!

BFP 9/10 DPO

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I am over the moon, thanking God and feeling so blessed. We have been TTC #2 for about 5 months. Mirena removal 5/5. Took 2.5 months to even get positive OPK! I followed this site obsessively (like I do everything! lol) for both pregnancy TTC periods, and promised myself I would share... Just because your stories really lifted my spirits when I needed it! Anyway I also did a few things different this go around, and I hoped maybe it would be helpful to others as well. Heres a list of extra things I did... some different, some carry over from last month(s):

-vitex (second month)
-prenatal (been taking forever, just stopped breastfeeding)
-fish oil 2x per day
-vitamin C
-light exercise (either yoga or long walk) at least 5 times per week
-softcups (!) (with postcoital orgasm)
-legs up at least 30 minutes during fertile week
-OPKs 2 times per day
-BD EOD during fertile week (started about 5 days before positive OPK)
-leafy green salad every day in TWW

OK so I guess that list may be annoying... I didnt realize how much I did until I just listed. Anyway so after BD EOD, the wait begins. As many stories have said, I actually had less symptoms this TWW than others, where I was convinced I was prego, just to see lame AF. Here are a couple things out of the ordinary:

-less cramps and pressure than usual from 1 dpo on
-feeling emotional and tired from from 1 dpo on
-bloody nose and bloody gums 5 dpo (weird for me!)
-slightly more hungry than usual 7 dpo
-serious IBS issue at 7 dpo (almost didnt make it... sorry TMI!)

So I seriously was hoping not to test until day of missed period (tomorrow), but couldnt resist. Tested 8/9 dpo with a BFN (although I seriously thought I saw a shadow of something... stared for a long time). Finally BFP today at 9/10 DPO with FRER. Totally visible line, not even a squinter. Note: I am not sure of exact O day because I dont temp. I think I O'd the second or third day after positive OPK, hence the 9/10 dpo.

Anyway, I am sending so much happy sticky baby dust to all on this site. Thank you for yuor stories and kindness. I am also keeping my fingers crossed since it is still early days. Feel free to hit me with any questions on my regimen... (as I have done to others). Thanks again! xoxoxo

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