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BFP after Mirena Removal

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

BFP - 7DPO... Confirmed with Digital

I know many of you are thinking that's crazy, you must have your O date wrong but I was temping very diligently for the past 2 cycles and all signs point to my O date being just 7 days ago! I'm as confused as you are! Last period started 9/24 O'd 10/9 Positive Test on 9/16. Due 7/1/2016 I took a wondfo this morning just for kicks and I was shocked to see a very faint line. I took another wondfo and had the same result. I stopped and picked up a Clear Blue Digital on the way to work and took that a few hours later - BAM! 'Pregnant.' God is good. I haven't had time for many symptoms but I did have headaches that came on suddenly the past 2 days. We did softcups after BDing and pineapple core from 1-5DPO. We had intercourse every single day in the Fertile window except O day.

Month 5

I didn't track my temps this cycle or last cos I always felt like FF put my ov date in later than when I felt like I ov based on my libido etc. didn't use OPK's either. I have a 28 day cycle on the dot after coming off Mirena 5 months ago. I think I Ovulated about CD15. Never had EWCM but wasn't worried as I didn't have it with 3 other babes either. 1-2 dpo: moody and lost my libido 5 & 6 dpo: back cramping mild on 5dpo, intense on 6dpo- really moody, probably cos I was achy 7dpo: slight cramping lasting about an hour, but my lower legs felt achy and tired after taking the dog for a walk. Weird cos it's a short walk and my legs never ache. 8dpo: high libido- weird cos it's pretty rare for me! Usually wee 2-3 times a day, realised i hadn't had enough water today but have peed about 6 times. Tested around 4:30 pm BFN. BBs also feel normal but I have (small) implants so if I feel pain around AF it's only a slight pinch anyway. 9dpo: today, tested FMU and it's a BFP :) Now to tell hubby.. Gotta think up a good way! Worried about telling the kids cos they'll share it with everyone I am sure!
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BFP after 3 Months TTC

Like so many others I read every single BFP story posted the last few months that we were TTC, so wanted to post my BFP story in hopes that it will help someone else! This was our third month TTC. My husband and I are both teachers, so we were trying hard for a summer baby to maximize our time off after the baby arrives. I have been using opks and temping for 6 months total, so that I could get a sense of when I was ovulating to maximize our chances. Our first month ttc, I had so many different symptoms (nipples tingling, headaches, fatigue, etc, etc), I was convinced I was pregnant, but ended with that awful af. Month two would have been our ideal timing, so after af arrived I was super bummed. Month three was our last chance for a well-timed summer baby, so I decided to do everything possible to maximize our chances. Tried to relax and think positively. What we did differently this month: - Took Evening Primrose Oil for two days before ovulation. Stopped because it massively upset my stomach. - Used pre-seed each time we BD'd. I used the applicator to the 1.5 line and inserted up by my cervix. Made BD more comfortable/fun and it worked! - Used Instead Cups after every BD. One night we were too tired, so my husband had private time, put his "sample" in the instead cup and I inserted before bed. - Ate pineapple and pineapple core everyday for 7 days after ovulation. I am still eating it occasionally now. - Ate a diet rich in vitamins and healthy fats, including kiwi, oranges, pineapple, spinach almost everyday, walnuts almost everyday, milk products with full fat everyday, lean meat and oily fish or beans everyday, lots of fruits and vegetables as snacks. - Meditated everyday for five minutes to help myself relax, breath and feel calm. Repeated the mantra that my body was ready and I was ready. Perhaps because of my super healthy diet and meditation, I felt great this month! Way more energy than usual, very few symptoms. I did keep track, see below, but really felt pretty normal. In fact I felt so great that I was convinced there was no chance that I was pregnant. BFP came as a total shock! CD9: EWCM. BD'd in the PM, used Preseed and Instead cup. Cervix medium, medium. CD10: Watery CM. Cervix medium, medium. CD11: EWCM (I usually get ewcm well in advance of O, not simultaneously). BD'd in the PM, used preseed and instead cup. Cervix high, soft, open. CD12: Watery CM. BD'd in the PM, used preseed and instead cup. Cervix high, soft, open. CD13: Our wedding anniversary! Small amount of watery/creamy cm. Positive OPK on Easy@Home Test (not 100% positive. I rarely got fully positive OPKs but this was darkest of the cycle). BD'd in the PM. Cervix high, soft, open. CD14: Very small temp increase of .18. Pretty sure I felt the egg release on the left as I was walking home from work. DH and I were exhausted, so he had private time into instead cup and then I inserted afterward. DPO1: Significant temp increase of .45. BD'd in the PM just to be on the safe side. Creamy cm. Cervix medium, soft. DPO2-3: Cervix medium, medium. No signs. DPO 4: Backache, but in my middle/upper back. Think this could have been from sitting in an uncomfortable chair the day before. Tired today. Cervix low, firm. Creamy cm. DPO 5: Felt more energized than usual. Cervix low, firm. Creamy cm. DPO 6: Very slight temp dip, down .13. Feel really good. Cervix low, firm. Creamy cm. DPO 7: Complained to a friend that there was no chance I was pregnant because I was feeling so energized, normal. Cervix medium, medium. Creamy cm. DPO 8: Cervix medium, medium. Creamy cm. DPO 9: At a work dinner, I was very aware of someone else's body odor. Could not get it out of my nose. Went home and could smell our sheets, weird. (Only realized this may have been a sign the next morning...). Lots of creamy cm. DPO 10: Woke up knowing that I had a busy day ahead at work. Usually wait until DPO12 to test. Since I had felt almost nothing, I thought if I could test and get a BFN I could just move on and focus on next month. Instead with blurry morning eyes, I saw a clear BFP!!! So shocked that I fell to the ground and started crying! Had a hard time pulling myself together to get ready and go to work because I was so happy/tearful. Told DH that night and he was thrilled. Acute sense of smell this day too, really aware of other people's perfume and body odor. Creamy cm. DPO 11: Super broken out in weird places where I am not prone to acne (lower back, back of ear, on my leg). Afternoon had small amount of brown creamy cm. Made me really nervous, as too late for IB. DPO 12: Super dark, smelly urine in the morning despite drinking tons of water the day before. Another BFP, darker than DPO 10 made me feel relieved. Creamy, white cm. Cervix medium, medium. DPO 13: Acute sense of smell, light cramps, lots of creamy white cm. Boobs get random shooting pains. BFP same color as yesterday. Cervix medium, medium. Lots of creamy cm.

At home insemination did it work?

Ok chicks so the hubby brought to my attention how in the heck could female couples allow their partner to lay with a man to become pregnant. I laughed and said artificial insemination!!!!!! So interesting enough we are reading articles and desperate journeys to become pregnant. Women: We are crazy lol. We said no way this works so only way to find out was to test it out. We bought ovulation test strips, pre-seed, and about 15 $1 hpt's. I am normal 30 day cycle so waiting around for 14 days after period I wake up one morning majorly turned on CD9. I tested positive on opk. So the journey begins. All sperm was collected into a cup. 3 injections within 2 days of 1 teaspoon pre-seed and approximately 2 tablespoons semen. Injected with an oral medicine syringe. Using saline made it watery and wanted to drip out. Anywho I sat on arm of couch and laid back so hips was elevated. Hubby slowly injected semen all around my cervix(cervix was open but never entered it with syringe) we waited 5 minutes then he gave me clitoral simulation as we read orgasm helps cervix dip low into canal. Testing this was exciting, fun, and brought us closer it was like an activity or something. CD9 positive opk @ 11am. BD 8pm & 10pm 8-26-15 CD10 positive opk @ 11am BD 9pm 8-27-15 CD11 positive opk @ 11am work over so no BD but stomach is cramping like crazy never felt these cramps before. 8-28-15 CD12 positive opk @ 11 cramps so severe no BD fever 99.8 never had ovulation cramps like this. 8-29-15 CD13 positive opk @ 11am 4 +opk????? Cramping and belly sounds like a bubble fest going on. Diarrhea. Dry mouth. Fever 99.7 8-30-15 CD14 positive opk AGAIN!!!! I said this has to mean I'm pregnant but this early??? HPT - of course. Same symptoms. Food aversions I wanted bell peppers just raw! 8-31-15 CD15 positive opk again same symptoms HPT - 9-1-15 CD16 Wow positive opk same symptoms adding back n shoulder pain. HPT - 9-2-15 CD17 positive opk belly ache, emotional, no appetite, sore body HPT - 9-3-15 CD18 omg positive opk extremely energetic today and so overly happy HPT - 9-4-15 CD18 opk still positive still energetic and happy HPT - 9-5-15 CD19 -opk -HPT I'm thinking well AF must be around the corner but got gas really bad. Stomach cramps back. Now I'm unhappy. 9-6-16 CD20 positive opk uh huh? WOW!!! Happy again thinking this is a sign!!!! Energized with gas and bloating. HPT @ 3pm BFP omg faint but very positive!!!!!!! 9-7-15 CD21 positive opk faint BFP on HPT. Severe cramping. Go to doctor he tells me my pregnancy test is negative. Excuse me? I'm sent to hospital for further testing. HCG came back 17. So I was testing + on dollar store cheapies with HCG of 17. 9-8-15 CD22 bed rest still cramps and lethargic. 9-9-15 HPT + CD23 wake with unbearable cramps went to emergency room crying ultrasound shown cysts on ovaries. HCG now 55. Bed rest see obgyn 48 hours.9-10-15 CD24 bloat and severe cramps doubled over walking and crying. Positive HPT 9-11-15 CD25 obgyn HCG now 117 ultrasound shown blood and fluid in my pelvis but I've had no bleeding or spotting. She wants to take me into surgery right tube swollen size of 2 fingers she said its ectopic and tube ruptured. Yeah well you better go get me a second opinion lady. So she gets mad that I question her expertise and I call her a few choice words. A high risk specialist is sent in to talk me into going to surgery. He says sweetheart get back on the table I want to do an exam myself BC I looked at your ultrasound from the ER. Tube was in tact even though swollen and cysts on right ovary was gone they had ruptured!!! Explains the pain and blood. He calls for chick Dr to come in room and he explained it to her. He said I ovulated from both ovaries, corpus luteum was on both ovaries. But the tube swollen was the issue. I refused surgery and opted bed rest. I went home thinking what can I do besides pray? Steroids!!!!! Yes I had prednisone at home from when I had poison ivy and safe for pregnant women. I took 1 when got home 6 hours later pain was decreasing. Took 1 every 12 hours for next 2 days well well well pain completely vanished I feel happy and pregnant. 9-12, 13, 14-2015. CD28 wake up happy obgyn HCG 937 progesterone excellent. He said I'm so happy you didn't choose surgery. Me too doc! He adopted me as his patient only. He said I think this is going to be a special pregnancy and interesting and I want to be your care provider to witness this miracle. We hugged and I'm crying with joy. He said go home and rest no work until ultrasound on 9-30-15 :) Sorry this was so long but thanks for reading and ladies prednisone took my swelling away and helped absorb the blood and fluid in my pelvis. Since I ovulated from both sides we're hoping twins!

9dpo and darker squinter! My symptoms:

This is my second cycle since Mirena removal! DD is 9, DF/OH is 27 and I'm 33. No known fertility issues for OH or myself. O- Horny beyond belief. BDd but OH did not finish (but successful BD cd6). Extremely watery CM, turned to EWCM later on. Breasts not sensitive per se, but standing at full attention, feeling full too. Sharp O pains in left side, they'd come and go. Odd headache on brow. 1dpo- Temp went up almost a degree.  More EWCM. Horny again, much to my OHs delight. BDd again. Success! Didnt really enjoy one of my favorite Taco Bell lunches. Evening brings bubbly feeling in lower abdomen (Taco Bell?). Off and on ovary pain on left side. (Not sure if I Od now or yesterday?) Feeling hungry but nothing sounds good. 2dpo- Temp dipped very slightly. Hungry/nauseated in the morning. Very emotional (wanted more BDing, he declined and I bawled LOL). brown ewcm/spotting,  very light and only when I wipe. Another meltdown. Seem to be hungry all day even though I've eaten. Not normal. Odd underarm pain on left side. Evening sore throat on left side (comes and goes). Headache literally on top of my head. Breasts not feeling full anymore. More nausea before bed. 3dpo- woke at 4 am, pink spotting and lots of pink ewcm when I used the restroom. Not sure if I ovulated, as my temp dropped again today. (97.23). Moody. Sex drive has gone down a bit but still there. Poking headache, odd vaginal pains that came and went. Sore bbs and underarms. Same hunger. Gassy. Energetic but tired. Big meltdown, nausea, left hip pain and more brown creamy cm. Surely this isn't implantation already? Feel like the flu is coming. Still moody at bedtime. Sore neck muscles out of nowhere. 4dpo- really not convinced that I ovulated.  Temp dropped again to 97.12. Feeling out. Super emotional. Sore neck muscles are back. More brown cm. Odd vaginal pain that didn't last long. Fluttering feeling in left ovary area- like an eye twitch that only lasted a couple seconds. White creamy, stretchy cm at night, gums seem sore, forgetful (couldn't remember what a snack cake was called) 5dpo- 97.5. woke up with horrible taste in mouth, hungry but not, more creamy cm (lots for me), emotional because OH left town for 2 days, have a good feeling this month though. Feel like I need to pee but don't. Very noticeable cramping on left side below hip. Tired, although I did clean a LOT today (odd lol). Vaginal throbbing on and off throughout the day. Just noticed today, that my cats has been following me the past 2 days or so. They insist on sleeping on my stomach or my groin LOL. Sore gums at night again. Tired at 830, again. Pale yellowish cm that stretches very far (5cm). PINK cm at bedtime. Very suspicious now :) implantation for real? Falling feeling while sitting? Gotta be in my head. Swollen feet 6dpo- 2 am and still not able to sleep. Starving. RLS. Got about 3 hours sleep. Temp up slightly (probably because I didn't sleep well). Incredibly tired and feeling off this morning. EWCM?! (Tmi but kind of snotty) Usually have sticky cm at this point. Napped and felt more tired after, actually feel like I'm getting sick. Woke back up at 1 pm, sweating like crazy, very vivid dream. Breasts feel like there's more tissue, but not sore or even sensitive.  More creamy, stretchy cm. No appetite and mild nausea. Emotional again. Pinkish orange cm? 7dpo- Temp up again (97.7). Sneezy (but it's almost fall, I usually get sick around this time). Tiny random pulling on the right lower abdomen. Creamy white cm. Full feeling breasts that now tug when I bend over (but not looking bigger). On and off neck pain, like I turned my head wrong. Things have been tasting off (cookie crisp and pop tarts don't even taste sweet?!) and I still barely have an appetite. Sniffing a lot. Felt the immense urge to clean again, even going behind OH and making him pick up his trash, which I never do. Little bit winded. More cleaning in afternoon and I had to stop bc of sciatic pain on my left outer thigh/lower back (only had this with my first pregnancy). Abdominal fluttering. EWCM in evening (a lot!) Cervix high and soft. Headache at bedtime (9:30- early again; so tired. woke up shortly after; dream about second faint pink line! 8dpo- woke up at 2:30, poas, very faint positive! At 6, woke up sweating like crazy. Temp down (97.38). Still creamy cm. Not much to report today, which is kinda bumming me out. Took another wondfo and a frer and couldn't see anything on either. Noticing a lot of saliva but cm is pretty much gone :( Took another test at bedtime, BFN. Few little short-lived pains under arm and in right bb. Momentary lower left back pain. Super gassy and bloated.

BFP at 11 DPO - YAY!!!!

At the beginning of the year I started having horrible complications with my almost 5 year old Mirena IUD. So we made the decision to have it removed and to let my body heal. Shortly after DH and I decided that we wanted to try for our 4th and last baby. Coming off the Mirena was horrible on my cycle. So finally in May I started taking Vitex 1200mg a day and using OPK's. My cycle started to regulate but I never had EWCM. So come August with no BFP I started Fertile CM and Evening Primrose. Also boosted things with pre-seed during the fertile period. That concoction worked and I got my BFP on the evening of 11 DPO. 1dpo - 2dpo nothing 3dpo - had cramping in my left ovary 4dpo - nothing 5dpo - horribly bloated. It felt like AF was coming early. 6dpo - nothing 7dpo - felt queasy toward the end of the day. 8dpo - constant queasy feeling 9dpo - little bit of queasiness otherwise I felt great 10dpo - boost of energy in the am but the afternoon I was deflated, took a 2 hour nap 11dpo - lots of EWCM today. Came home from work and POAS just because, LOL. Left it on the counter and went to cook dinner. After dinner I stood up and had the worst ligament pain and it hit me, the only other time I have felt that is when I was pregnant. So I ran in the bathroom and saw a faint BFP on the counter. Ran to Wal-Mart and bought 4 FRER's. Came home and BAM within 3mins on a 2hr hold a faint BFP. 12dpo - POAS FMU BFP on FRER again and this time darker. Came home from work and wanted to see if it was real. Took a clear blue digi and there it was PREGNANT 1-2.