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BFP at 12 dpo

I have been a lurker here for the past 6 months and am excited to post my own story since all of yours have helped me so much mentally and emotionally. These stories carried so much hope for me! Even though 6 months isn't very long, it messed with my head anyway.

Backstory: I got Mirena removed (had it for 6 years) end of January. This was our 5th cycle trying because my first 2 cycles post-Mirena were 35 days and they got shorter each month until they are now regulated at 29 days. Me: 31 DH: 30

Things I did different this month: I had been using OPKs since the first cycle off Mirena and always got a surge. So that was good. My sister said she conceived when she stopped tracking it, just have fun, stop worrying, and that is exactly what we did this month. I HATE when people say to "stop trying" because I know plenty of people who got pregnant when they "started trying" but it worked for us. I also took 600mg guaifenesin (mucinex) from CD 10- CD 20 once per day. I felt crazy doing it but I am a CF carrier and I read somewhere that if you have asthma, allergies, and sinus issues (which I do) then it can be harder to conceive b/c your mucus is thicker. It could be a total load of you know what but I thought whatever, it's just a pill once a day and I tried it to see if it would thin my mucus. It definitely did! I have no idea if that's what did the trick or not this month though.

1 DPO - gassy, diarrhea, moody (it's how I know it was day after O, this is normal for me)
2-5 DPO - acne, VERY sleepless every night, headaches (all normal PMS for me)
6-9 DPO bbs sore to the touch (also normal PMS for me, get this every month, it sucks)
10 DPO - BFN :( Weird pulsing in V area. like I could feel my heart beat in there (increased blood flow? this was not normal). Almost threw up which can sometimes happen to me in PMS but it's rare. Bbs hurt terribly.
11 DPO - Nauseous, almost threw up again, pulsing in the V continued, AF cramps. Bbbs hurt worse than ever, nipples sting. VERY faint positive on internet dip sticks. So faint I could only see it in bright light against a white background. DH thought I was insane :) but my sister saw it.
12 DPO - Bbs still hurt, very tired, weird dreams, tons of creamy wet CM (tmi), then light but very obvious BFP w/ FMU on internet cheapies. Can't believe it!!!

I hope it sticks! This would be our first. Baby dust to all!

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BFP When I decided I was fine without having another child!

Well like most say when you stop thinking about it it will happen but I must say I never stopped thinking about having another baby, my perception just changed. My hubby and I decided we were ready to have our first child together in 2012 (I have a 6 year old daughter from a previous marriage and he has two sons ages 12 & 13 from a previous marriage) So I decided to get my Mirena taken out. I thought once I got it taken out I would immediately get pregnant but following the removal I had very irregular cycles and extreme cramps. Just about every month I would think I was pregnant because my period was never regulated I had cycles range from 28 days to 65 days, and I was regular before and during my IUD. Anyway once we reached the year and a half mark I started realizing we weren't ready for another baby and it's a good thing it hadn't happen yet I also told myself and others I'm fine with the children we have we don't need another one... Well fast forward to March my cycle was late like always I think I was at day 36 or so but I didn't have any symptoms out of the ordinary but one Friday night I suddenly came down with a stomach virus (or so I thought) my stomach was cramping really bad and I had diarrhea. So my hubby took care of me and at the 24 hour mark I felt much better. About a week went by and I told my husband that I still hadn't gotten my period and I think I should test he said I doubt you're pregnant why waste money on a test... I said well just go to the dollar store and I'll get a 1 dollar test so we did. As soon as I got home I took the test within seconds the two lines came up and all I could say was "oh my God" (I had to call on God because I didn't believe it) I said to my husband this thing is positive and he said you're lying! So I showed him and he just laughed! I didn't believe it so I called my husband's job clinic and asked could I come in to get a pregnancy test they said as long as I come before 4 it was about 3:15 so we hurried there... Took the test and BAM! Positive! I was shocked but soon after it turned into excitement. I'm now 22 weeks pregnant with a baby girl, what my hubby wanted so badly! I'm due November 24th and we cannot wait to meet our little lady! So ladies my words to you that are trying, when God is ready to open your womb He will do it in His timing... don't put to much thought into it just enjoy the time with your spouse! And I promise in due time you'll get what your heart desires!

Exactly like PMT

I'm 38 and I think I got pregnant the very first time we tried so it CAN happen. I also have mild endo and had a lap at the end of April.

I had a few symptoms but I genuinely didn't think this would happen so quickly.

8dpo - I woke up to an orgasm dream.
9dpo - I fely that warm heavy feeling in my uterus like AF was doing her thing. Did POAS, BFN
10dpo - Feel very emotional, bit a few peoples heads off, vivid dreams
11dpo - Feeling exactly like AF is coming, warm when I wake up. POAS - BFN
12dpo - Woke up again with AF warm uterus feeling, POAS - BFN (think I'm mental for even peeing on these sticks)
13dpo - Think I'm imagining a metallic taste.
14dpo - Wee waves of very mild nausea all day, feel jittery, really bloody/metallic taste - starting to think I'm going mental. Tested with FRER, BFP.
15dpo - (didn't sleep last night) Woke up and did a digital test - 1-2 weeks pregnant!

Still in shock.

Oh, forgot to mention constipation, I've been constipated for about a week.

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BFP after Mirena, 1st cycle TTC

So I'm 14 dpo and I got a faint line on a 99 cent store cheapie hpt. Can u see it? I'm fighting feeling crazy because some ppl (those who aren't ttc can't see it, DH can tho :)... I got my mirena removed mid June, and ovulated July 1st just like Period Tracker guesstimated. I felt a sharp pain st my right ovary and knew I just reread an egg. We BDd daily 6/26-7/2. BBs have been badly sore, hurts to even lay on my tummy. Ewcm since O day. Nagging headache, sore throat, bloating, slight cramps/ twinges, and feeling foggy.
So, pls tell me y'all see a line. AF is due today and I don't think she'll come...

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BFP 17DPO!!!!!!

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!! I'm in complete shock right now!!!! Got BFNs sooo many times this month, last tested 14DPO, BFN on a Clear Blue Digital Test. Retested again right now in the evening for no real reason, other than the fact that I have been reading posts on here today about women not getting BFP until 17 or 18 DPO. After sitting there starting at the test while it was analyzing, thinking ok this is really the last time I'm going to test, it popped up PREGNANT 1-2!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, JESUS!!!!!!! I'm still in a state of disbelief, and when my husband called me on his break, I told him, and he can't believe it either!!! He will only take a doctor's word for it!!! :D Can't wait to make my first appt!!!!!! :)

EVAP or BFP????

Actually I spoke too soon, maybe... I just looked at the First Signal test I took earlier, like an hour ago, and there is a faint line!! It looks pinkish, not gray so it can't be an evap right???

BFP at 10dpo - 2 cycles after Mirena removal

I have been on this site every day for the past month or so reading your stories so I thought I better share mine. Even if it helps one person, I figured it would be worth it.

DH and I decided to try for baby #2! Our DD just turned 3. I had my Mirena removed April 3rd. Doctor didn't give me any reason not to begin trying to conceive immediately, but after reading things online, I decided to wait one cycle. So I ovulated May 9th and we BDed on that day and the four days leading up to it, when I had EWCM. Then the two week wait began!

1dpo-8dpo=absolutely nothing to report!
8dpo-9dpo=very tired, barely sore boobs, and some achy feelings in lower abdomen. DD ate McDonalds and I about had to leave the room! It just disgusted me for some reason.
10dpo=still so tired, boobs more sore
Took FRER with second morning urine... And a clear BFP! Took a Clearblue digital HPT with weeks estimator as well, which came out as 1-2 weeks since ovulation, which would put me at 3-4 weeks pregnant!

I am still in shock because I didn't expect to get pregnant on our first cycle actually trying! I also had very few symptoms. I am very leery, however, because I had two MC before having our DD and I have read so many horror stories about MC and chemical pregnancies after Mirena. So until I am a little farther along, my husband and I will be keeping the exciting news to ourselves!

Thanks for reading and baby dust to all TTC! Keep your fingers crossed that this is a viable, healthy pregnancy! ;)

BFP 4.5 months after Mirena Removal

I am 36 and I had my Mirena removed January 3rd, 2014, after having it for 4 years after DS was born.

We wanted to wait for a due date in or after Jan 2015 (trying in April), but ended up “not trying, not preventing” right away.

First cycle of actual “trying” in April broke my heart when I started my period again on CD16….I don’t think I ovulated.

April 27th (CD 2) started B-50 to lengthen my cycle and Early Primrose for more abundant CM since I have been pretty lacking in that department and it WORKED!!!! Tons of EWCM on CD 9-10!

I believe I need help with my progesterone and will again after baby is born so I planned on trying Vitex next cycle, but got my BFP before I could!

My LMP was April 26, 2014 BFP: May 17th, 2014 (9dpo) EDD: January 31, 2014 (Aiming for Jan 29th – MIL birthday since I may have to have a repeat C-Section! Haha)

Things I did for my BFP:
Tempted – even on the weekends alarm set for 5:30am. Temps stay elevated from 6 DPO, dipped 9DPO and went back up 10DPO (I knew this may be it then!)
OPK’s: CD 12!!! (Didn’t have one last cycle!)
Pre-Seed – Just for lube, did not use applicator. (CD 10 & CD 13 – Helped with the mix of EWCM)
Soft-Cup – CD 10 & CD 12
CM: (C – CD7- 8) (EWCM - CD 9-11) (W - CD 12-13)
CM: DPO (C – 1 DPO – 11 DPO ) Loads on 4 – 7 DPO) (Stringy white CM 6-7DPO)
BD’ed : CD 9, CD 10, CD 12 & CD 13– (Trying to sway <3 boy <3)
********Fertility Friend pinpointed ovulation using advanced method on CD 13******

DPO symptoms:
1 DPO - 3 DPO – Nothing. Not feeling pregnant this time at all. When I usually think every month I am. I don’t think I timed BDing right at all. (BUT in the past I thought I was dead on with the timing)
4 DPO - 5 DPO – AF Cramps, major bloating and BACKACHE (hurts bad enough on 5DPO to take Tylenol)
6 DPO – 7 DPO – Really creamy, but STRINGY WHITE discharge. A lot more on 6 DPO
7DPO *IMPLANTATION* – Extremely CRAMPY! Like if this isn’t implantation, I wouldn’t know what is! RIGHT SIDE is where I believe I implanted! Going to be cool to find out!
8DPO – Cramps have subsided. Took a WONDFO HPT in evening after work. Was a “is there or is there not something there?” I doubted it because it was shadow and I have had an evap from them before.
9DPO – BFP (SOOOO light) on TWO Wondfo’s (FMU and SMU) NEGITIVE on the FRER, so I was still not sure and not getting my hopes up! (A little questionable ligament pulling???)
10DPO – VV LIGHT PINK BFP on a FRER and WONDFO!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOO HOOO! Lots of ligament pulling!!! Extremely fatigued! Digital is still negative.
11DPO – Nice BRIGHT PINK BFP on FRER and Wondfo is nice and dark! Not taking a digital until this weekend to let HCG build up!

Labs are tomorrow and first Prenatal appointment is June 26th at 3pm! Praying for a healthy, sticky bean!


I have been on this site almost every day for the last 6 months and I am so excited to finally be able to post my story!

I am 25, DB is 27. We have been together going on six years and currently planning on getting married in the near future. We have a 4 year old DD. DB asked for another baby 6 months ago and that is where we began this journey.

**Side note, I was on the mirena for about 4 years, had it removed. I took the pill for a total of a week and then we dropped all forms of birth control.**

Each month I thought I was pregnant. I started symptom spotting and trying to make lines on the test that didn't appear. Each month I was let down when AF showed. 2 months ago, I just barely seen a faint but there BFP on a test and about 6 hours later I started bleeding. That was the end of that one. Broke my heart. I wanted to give up. I wanted to quit trying. I even asked DB about going back on birth control because I felt my hormones were all crazy and I didn't think I could take it much longer. DB convinced me to keep trying for a little bit longer. This was the last month I was going to try before I started the pill again. And here I am, up in the middle of the night typing this because I am way excited to even think about sleep.

Warning: TMI alerts below.

Last cycle started on 4/6. I have roughly a 32-33 day cycle.

DB and BD'd a LOT this month. Honestly, we weren't doing it because we had to but because we wanted to. I don't OPK and I don't temp. I do track my CM and I feel ovulation pains each month.

I started feeling ovulation pain on day 17 of my cycle and ovulated on day 18. We were BD'ing every two days for two days from the end of AF through about 3 days ago. (So way through fertile week)

1 DPO: I got sick this day. Came down with a nasty runny nose, cough and fever.

2 DPO: BD'd this evening, still pretty sick. Not feeling much else.

3 DPO: BD'd this evening. Still sick. Nausea but talked it up to being sick. I was walking through the store and I really wanted some olives. I HATE OLIVES. I bought a can anyway and went home and ate 1/4 of it. DB was laughing at me and commented "You must be pregnant!"

4 DPO: Still sick. BB's started to hurt slightly. Nausea like no other, again talked it up to being sick. I had NO energy and stayed in bed all day.

5 DPO: CM very sticky/creamy this day. I had some weird side pain that I can't really explain. Still feeling nausea but starting to fade. BB's hurting a little more than previous day. And the AHHH moment for me...I sleep with the fan on every night. I woke up at 2am with the most awful hot flash I have ever had. I vaguely remember them from previous pregnancy but NOT like this.

6 DPO: CM Creamy. Hot flashes continue. Some cramps. Again no energy. STILL SICK.

7 DPO: CM Creamy and slightly yellow in color. Feeling almost vibration in my uterus. Starting to feel a bit emotional this day. I was sitting outback at work after all my clients went to bed (work in DD group home) and was enjoying the cool night air while reading on the two week wait. I all the sudden got so upset and mad because it hadn't happen to me that I almost threw my phone across the backyard.

8 DPO: CM Creamy. Left nipple hurt, rest of BB's were fine. Small amount of cramps.

9 DPO: Itchy skin that won't stop. Rash across my chest. Don't honestly remember scratching there but it is probably what it is from. Having a movie night with my bestie, stepped outside to let the dogs go potty, pouring down rain outside and on comes another hot flash. UGH! BFN-Depressed! POAS again later in the evening and was squinting as hard as I could to see a line... Yup...POASaholic and symptom spotting getting worse!

10 DPO: CM Creamy. Decided I wasn't convinced with my BFN yesterday and POAS again.. NEGATIVE. @*%##@!! Cried..BB's hurt so bad about now. Won't let DB anywhere near me. Cramps continue. Convinced the AF is about to show! Lots of back pain and right leg pain.

11 DPO: CM watery/Creamy throughout the day. POAS first thing in AM, again thought I seen another line but again thinking hopeful wishing. When I went to wipe I noticed a large brown blog of almost booger consist. Cried again. Went back to bed and threw a fit for about an hour before DD woke up. Something told me on my way to work to pick up another test. Got to work and decided to POAS but quickly put it in my purse knowing it would be a BFN and didn't even wait for the time limit. Was getting ready to leave work and went to throw it away and noticed a line....wait.... A LINE! It was so faint, I had to break open the stick and put it into the light to be convinced that it wasn't a evap line and that it had color on it. POAS again about an hour ago and the line is getting darker! Didn't even have to break the stick open this time to be sure. ;D

BFP at 10dpo with soft cups & preseed :)

Hi All,

I've been reading on this site a lot in my last few tww's and can finally share my own story to help others out.

We already have three children, none of which were actually planned (was on various forms of the pill when all three were conceived).

Anyway we decided to try for one last baby to complete our family & just assumed it would happen right away. 4 months later I was started to get a little disheartened at getting BFN's towards the end of each cycle and then the dreaded AF.

So this month I decided to step it up a level. The previous 4 months we'd just been doing it the old fashioned way of BD'ing around my fertile window & hoping. This month I went all out & got OPK's, BBT thermometer (although my chart never made much sense), Preseed, Softcups and signed up to Fertility Friend.

Below is a list of what we did each cycle day that led to me getting a BFP at 10dpo :)

CD's 1-5: AF

CD 6: BD

Cd7: BD

Cd8: Nothing

Cd9: BD used softcup. Neg OPK

Cd 10: BD used softcup. Neg OPK

Cd11: Nothing. Neg OPK

Cd12: BD used softcup & preseed. Neg OPK

Cd13: BD x2 used softcup & preseed. Neg OPK

Cd14: BD used softcup & preseed. Neg OPK

Cd15: BD x2 used softcup & preseed. Positive OPK

Cd16: BD used softcup.

Cd17: Nothing

Cd18: BD softcup & preseed

The rest of the cycles BD'ing was just spontaneous and more for fun & is probably irrelevant as the above was what really covered our fertile time. Got my BFP on cd24, 10days after positive OPK.

I really rate the softcups & have just passed on the rest of my box load to a friend hoping to get her BFP too so fingers crossed they'll work for her too :)

Symptoms wise I had bouts of nausea, tender breasts, light cramps from 5dpo.
From 7dpo I was really tired & unusually very hungry.
On 8dpo I got a bad headache that lasted 3days & also lots of ulcers in my mouth (not sure if this is related?!)
From 7dpo I also felt all the typical pre-AF symptoms I get, heavy feeling, more cramps etc. Every time I went to the toilet I expected AF to be there, even though it would have been early for her, but fortunately not, just my BFP a few days later :)

With regards to tests... I admittedly was becoming a bit of a POAS addict & decided I needed to cut back on my spending on tests so ordered a bulk load of One Step 10miu from EBay, they satisfied my crazy need to POAS every morning but were giving me BFN's (even though I was probably still too early).
Anyway on 10dpo I decided I'd got to the point where I could use my precious FRER left over from last month. I dipped both in a pot of my FMU, the One Step cheapie showed seriously the most barely there/questionable/squinted/silvery line after 10mins, yet the FRER came up with that wonderful second pink line within a minute!
So I think FRER are definitely more reliable than the cheapies, despite the fact that the One Step are supposed to measure a lower concentration of HcG.
For more comparison, I saved the pot of FMU, rushed into town and bought Superdrug & Tesco own brand tests, as well as a Clearblue digital (see! Told you I'm a POAS addict!) Anyway got home & dipped all three..
Tesco gave me a very faint positive, Superdrug gave me a clear positive (but still not as clear as the FRER), the Digital gave me a negative. I was still pretty convinced after my 3x BFP's so did some googling and found out that many people had to wait a few days till the Digi picked up what the FRER had first said. This ended up being true for me too, I patiently waited and at 13dpo got my 'pregnant' on the 2nd digital from the box :) I think I should let you know though that at that point when my HcG was high enough for a digital I was still getting hardly anything on the One Step 10miu's, I therefore don't really rate those, they're good to satisfy a POAS addict if you can't wait till 10dpo as you feel like your doing something & they're ridiculously cheap! But not that reliable! I'd def go with FRER every time! Or if you can't afford that the Superdrug own brand, but just make sure you wait out the 3mins before checking :)

Right, so I now realise I've written an essay! Sorry if I've bored you but hopefully it'll give at least one person some tips/advice that will help them get their BFP :) xx