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BFP after 18 months, 3 rounds of Femara and mid-cycle spotting

I am excited to be posting my BFP story and am thankful for everyone's stories that have me hope. A little background first: I'm 31 with irregular cycles (36-56days with a 16 day luteal phase) and mid cycle spotting. I came off the pill in May of 2013 and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in October 2014 and started Femera that same month. DH is 30, healthy with great sperm count and morphology. We started trying in October 2013 and I quickly noticed that I always spotted for 16 days weeks before my period. My luteal phase is always 16 days. It wasn't until I started using OPKs that I figured out it started the day after my positive OPK. After a year of trying using OPK we saw a fertility specialist who noticed that my TSH levels were working the normal range for someone my age (4.98) but too high to conceive. He put me on a daily dose of Synthroid immediately to bring it down to below 2. At the same time he started me in Femara to help regulate my cycle and give my ovaries some help. The first cycle proved successful in lowering my TSH but unsuccesfful with TTC since my progesterone levels of 4 on CD21 even though I got a positive OPK on CD18. So no ovulation. Second round my Femera was doubled (5mg) I ovulated on CD24 with confirmation of progesterone levels of 45 at 7DPO. Unfourtunately this cycle proved unsuccessful with my period showing up on CD 40. This last cycle DH and I decided to throw everything in it except for the kitchen sink. So this meant: temping, soft cups and preseed! Well low and behold this did the trick. My TWW was the same as all cycles before except that I didn't start to spot until early 7DPO (saw a temp dip.. Implantation I assume) and stopped at 14DPO. I usually spot for the full TWW. I held off and tested the day I was due 16DPO and voila Two lines!! No other symptoms to report and really think that the Soft Cups and preseed help us! Baby dust to all!

Softcup and PreSeed- they work!

TTC approx 2 mos. Not sure if this was it, but the very first time we started using pre-seed as directed on the package and soft cups (I'd put a little preseed in the cup, then stick one in right after sex- sorry if that's gross), 12 DPO I got my BFP! I would definitely recommend using these two products and I plan to use them when we eventually TTC again in a couple years.

BFP first time on Femara

After 13 months trying I finally got my BFP on my first go on Femara (only 2.5mg). Little background, I am 29 and my husband is 30, I have PCOS and long cycles however, no other known fertility issues. My husband has perfect, better than average sperm. Last cycle, my gyno recommended Femara due to the amount of cysts on my left side making my left ovary in his words 'completely stuffed' and my previous cycle was 46 days. Other things I did different this month were exercising 3 times a week, eating healthier, menstrual cup with 'conceive well' lubricant inside the cup, making sure I orgasmed, we BD'd in the morning after ovulation as well as the night before O, vitamin B complex and a glass of grapefruit juice a day in the 5 days before O. DPO 1-3 no symptoms. Breasts usually sore but nothing this cycle. DPO 4 sore throat. DPO 5 nothing. DPO 6-8 twingey feeling in my uterus. Shooting pains. BFN. Strong vibration in uterus, nothing like I have felt before. DPO 8 starving 2 hours after breakfast. Pain in my stomach to the right, just above my hip. Felt like muscle strain, hard to explain. Something I have never felt before, first thing that made me question whether I was pregnant. DPO 9 BFN on 10mui cheapy. BFP blood test (found out the following day). Starving again 2 hours after breakfast. Strong shooting pain where my ovary is. Fell asleep on my husband at 6.30pm. DPO 10 slightest of slight BFP, debatable line, unable to see without squinting. Sore throat again. Starving in the morning and mid-morning. Tired. DPO 11-12 flighty feelings in uterus, breast still not sore. BFP still very light. Hungry throughout the mornings. Tired, tired, tired. DPO 13 breasts beginning to be sore. Slight nausea. BFP line getting darker. So tired. I thought I was out this month, mainly because my cervical mucus was no different to any other month and I had no symptoms that I have read about every month. The biggest thing that made me think something was different this month was the vibrations and shooting pains in my uterus. Now just hoping for a safe and healthy pregnancy.

BFP after 10 months!!

I'm not really sure if I finally got the hang of this TTC thing or if it was the soft cups but holy cow, I am pregnant! I have a pretty regular 28-30 day cycle with ovulation between CD17-CD19. I've been on prenatals/fish oil for 10 months and recently (within the last 2 months) added B Complex, B6, and B12 to extend my luteal phase from 10-12 days to a solid 14 days. Ovulation for this cycle confirmed via BBT on CD17.. symptoms are as follows: -2: BD insert soft cups right after and removed the next morning -1: BD insert soft cups right after and removed the next morning O day: nothing 1DPO: TMI- diarrhea 2DPO: lots of gas. woke up this morning with super sore glutes/inner thighs like I had done many squats 3DPO: one bout of mild cramping and some pokes by the right ovary 4DPO: skin break out (not unusual) 5DPO: discomfort on right when eating - took a deep breath and there was a sharp poke. creamy CM 6DPO: sleepy- took a nap. temp dip (had previous temp dips so didn't think anything of it) 7DPO: sleepy- took a nap, skin break out (unusual: I don't normally break out a ton during the TWW), boobs start getting sore (but never get painful until after the BFP), more creamy CM. huge temp spike (had this happen in previous cycles. didn't think anything of it) 8DPO: sore right tonsil 9DPO: pokes on right side 10DPO: skin break out, sleepy- went to bed early, pokes on right 11DPO: skin break out, bad dream. lots of pokes today on right 12DPO: crazy vivid dream, pokes on right- feels like jolts of electricity, burped and a little came up (never happens) 13DPO: lots of zaps (has happened in previous cycles), boobs still only slightly sore, gush of watery CM, temp spike again! maybeeee triphasic...!?) 14DPO: crampy on and off today like AF was on her way, huge glob of yellow CM (common, have had this numerous times in previous cycles but this time was a lot more) 15DPO: glutes and inner thighs sore again like I did squats, boobs really hurt starting from today. no period so took a test -- totally strong BFP! I tried the whole lay for 20 minutes with the legs up in the air, pre seed, every other day BD, every day BD.. The only thing I did different this time was add soft cups after BD (only those 2 times!) til the next morning and I believe that's what finally did it. Good luck everyone and baby dust to all!! <3

Triphasic chart then BFP at 11 DPO

I am currently just past 4 weeks pregnant (17 DPO today), and I got my first BFP at 11 DPO. Here is a little back story about me and my TTC journey. My partner is transgender and we have been doing home inseminations with donor sperm for 10 months. For the first 7 months of TTC I was having absolutely no luck. I went to my Dr. and found out that I had an elevated testosterone level because my partner was taking testosterone cream and apparently some was accidentally getting onto me (still not sure how, we were very cautious). After my partner switched to the testosterone injections my hormone levels went back to normal. The first month after the switch I was able to get pregnant but I lost it very quickly. Now, two months later I am pregnant again. As you can see by the photo, the tests are getting darker over time, so I already feel like this pregnancy is on track and doing well. Here is a little run down of my earliest symptoms. 12/21/14 – CD 1, Period started EWCM detected CD 9-12 1/1/15 (CD 12) – Insemination #1 1/2/15 (CD 13) – Positive OPK, chart shows ovulation as same day with huge ovulation temp spike today 1/3/15 (1 DPO) – Insemination #2 (with mooncup) 1/4/15 (2 DPO) – Insemination #3 (with mooncup) 4 DPO - 8PDO Creamy cervical mucus noted 1/10/15 (9 DPO) – Started feeling some light, mild cramping around this time, continues till around CD 12, and kind of felt like pre-AF heaviness in uterus. 1/12/15 (10 DPO) – Woke with horrible headache and strong nausea, constipated, tender breasts, gums felt tender and bled during brushing teeth. 1/13/15 (11 DPO) – Constipation continues, tender breasts, dull headache, gums bled again this morning brushing teeth, tested after coming home from work. BFP came up right away with afternoon diluted urine! Tested every day from CD 11 to make sure second line was still visible and not getting lighter/going away. Overall, I have had the same extreme breast tenderness as other non-pregnant cycles, less exhaustion and tired feelings than other non-pregnant cycles, but my temp shot up at 8 DPO and stayed up for a triphasic chart pattern. I haven't had any unusual hunger or food preferences/dislikes. Some tender gums and bleeding when brushing in the earliest days. My biggest indication was the triphasic chart pattern. Even now at 17 DPO, I don't have a lot of symptoms. My breasts are still mega sore though, and I have the faintest bits of nausea that come and go quickly. Here is what I think helped: going to the doctor after 7 months of trying with no luck and insisting on some early blood work, charting with BBT, ovulation strips and then Clearblue digital opks to confirm ovulation, taking prenatal vitamins and vitamin D religiously, taking Asprin from ovulation to about a week past ovulation to help with implantation (research supports this), and using the mooncup after the inseminations and laying down for a while after inseminating. Here are the things I've tried that I don't think helped in the past: Evening Primrose Oil, vitex, preseed, aps that assume standard ovulation timing. I hope some parts of this are helpful to those of you who are still trying. If you want more details you can check out my blog. -Stay-positive

It Can Happen To You

Hello everyone! I just wanted to start off with a little background. My partner and I had been trying to conceive for two years. For a year we have been using OPK's. We pretty much always baby danced every day or every other day the week leading up to ovulation. This never worked for us, though. After a while of not conceiving, we went to get a semen analysis and I got an HCG test done (this is where they insert dye into your Fallopian tubes to make sure that they're open and also look at your uterus). The results came back as me having 1 blocked Fallopian tube and a healthy uterus. My partner had normal semen analysis results except for his morphology (shape of the sperm) which came back at 3%. The cycle after I had my HSG test done, I got the positive ovulation test and we tried something different. Since we knew that he had pretty normal sperm when withholding from ejaculation for 4 days, he abstained from masturbation and intercourse right when I started getting the cervical mucous. I am irregular, so this is the only way I knew to start testing for ovulation. 4 days later, I got the positive OPK test. I started testing like a maniac and never got a positive pregnancy test this cycle. I actually started my period 16 days after ovulation which never happens to me. It's always 15 days for me. It started as spotting and then got heavier. It lasted two days (also so weird for me, as my period is 5-6 days). I had horrible cramping...cramps that are hard to explain. I had a feeling I had a chemical that month. Anyways, I figured we needed to try something different because I can't expect different results by doing the same thing every month. I started taking FertilAid as well as FertillCM. My partner started taking multivitamins. I stopped my medication for migraines since those are potentially dangerous to a little bean. I started taking prenatal vitamins every day just in case. I also bought softcups. I thought that my cervical mucous would be more abundant after taking the FertilCM, but it was hardly anything. I also started taking Robitussin daily for a week before ovulation. I stated getting a little bit of cervical mucous, which is how my partner and I knew to abstain. 4 days later I got a questionable positive OPK. I had no idea if I should count it as a positive or not since it was so borderline. We counted it as a positive just in case and baby danced the night after the positive OPK (I always ovulate 2 days after my positive OPK). So, the night before ovulation we knew that he probably had a healthy amount of sperm. I put pre seed into the soft cup and inserted it right after intercourse. It may also help if you climax yourself with the softcup in. I laid down for about 20 minutes and then got up. I think I kept the cup in for a few hours. We also had intercourse the day of ovulation. We didn't do any special this night. I kept track of my temperatures afterwards to confirm ovulation. My temperature didn't increase as soon as it normally does, so I really thought I had not ovulated. I had a big temp drop at 3dpo, then the temp went back to normal pre ovulation temps. My temps finally went up at 5dpo, but they just went up to my normal temps after I ovulate-98.6. I was totally confused. I was feeling symptoms of PMS, but I didn't even sure that I ovulated. At 8dpo I took a internet cheapie 25miu test and it came up negative. At 9dpo I took a dollar store test-negative. Then, later on 9dpo, I received some tests I had ordered a few days earlier. They are super sensitive 10miu tests. I took one and saw the faintest of lines. I didn't think anything of it. I know women already have HCG in their system, so maybe it was just picking that up. However, on 10 dpo I got a first response test. Obvious pink line. I continued taking tests for a few weeks and they gradually got darker. I was so so so very surprised!!!! I'm sorry this was so long. I just hope that by being so detailed with what I did, maybe I can help someone else. Below are my symptoms by DPO. I kept track of them via countdowntopregnancy during my wait. 1DPO- The underarms next to my breasts hurt. Like right on my arm pits. Mild Cramp with some shooting/stabbing pains. 2DPO- Heartburn, tender breasts (underarm), headcahe 3DPO- Pulling/pinching feeling, UTI feeling, tender breasts (underarms), BBT drop, diarrhea (FUN), so so hungry. 4DPO- Mild cramps, tender breasts (underarms), headache, stuffy nose, diarrhea 5DPO- Mild cramps, ovulation type pain, pulling pinching, tender breasts (underarms), diarrhea and increased CM. This was weird to me as I always dry up after ovulation. 6DPO- Bloating, cramps, pulling/pinching, breasts (stabbing pain), increased cervical fluid, abnormally hungry! 7DPO- Mild cramps, Tender breasts (underarms), runny nose, increased cervical fluid, so so so hungry!

4 Very light BFPs but positive digital!

I can't believe I'm writing this! My hubby and I have been trying for almost a year, and I decided to go to the doctor. She said I had PCOS and most likely couldn't conceive without clomid. So there we were, first month of clomid days 5-9. I'm on cd 31 (14dpo) and got a very faint bfp at 12dpo. Yesterday (13 dpo) I took two more ic and for two faint bfps again! So with afternoon urine, I tested with a clear blue digital, and it was BFP 1-2weeks!!!!! I might be overthinking, but I'm concerned that the lines are soooooooo light, as I took another ic today, and it almost looks lighter than yesterday? Help! I need stories of light bfps to either clear my fears or help me prepare for the worst... Thanks in advance!

BFP using preseed and softcups

DH and I have been TTC for 14 months and I have loved reading the BFP stories on here so thought I would add my own :) this will be our first baby, although I had a MC in September at 5 weeks. We decided to try again straight after and introduced preseed and softcups, I conceived in the 2nd cycle after MC, here's the breakdown of my month! CD 1-5: AF CD 6-7: nothing CD 8: cm creamy/sticky DTD (1.5g preseed and soft cup) CD 9: cm watery/clear CD10: cm creamy/sticky. Coldsores on lips feeling really rundown CD11: cm creamy/sticky. Coldsores, felt tired and emotional CD12: cm creamy/sticky. Headaches and tired. DTD (2g preseed and softcup) CD13: cm watery. DTD (3G preseed and softcup) CD14: EWCM. Right pelvic pain and bloating negative OPK CD15: EWCM. Tender bbs, bloating. DTD (3G preseed and softcup) negative OPK CD16: EWCM, nausea and cramps, positive OPK, DTD (3G preseed and softcup) CD17: ovulation day, EWCM, tender bbs, gas, fatigue, positive OPK, DTD (3G preseed and softcup) 1DPO: EWCM, negative OPK, tender bbs, DTD (3G preseed and softcup) 2DPO: cm creamy/sticky, sharp pains/cramps In evening, gas, tender bbs 3DPO: cm creamy/sticky, cramps, headache, dizziness, sharp cramps in morning 4DPO: cm creamy/sticky, gas,acne, bloating 5DPO: cm creamy/sticky, headaches, dizziness, heavy feeling in abdomen, cramps, tender bbs, eczema has cleared up 6DPO: cm creamy/sticky, tired, tender bbs, headaches, left pelvic pain, acne, just didn't feel pregnant 7DPO: cm creamy/sticky, indigestion, cramps tender bbs, hungry, acne, sharp pains in abdomen in afternoon lasting an hour 8DPO: cm creamy/sticky/watery, tired, hungry, tender bbs, pulling/twinges/cramps 9DPO: cm creamy/sticky/watery, gas, tender bbs, tired, negative HPT 10DPO: as 9DPO, negative HPT 11DPO: gas, tender bbs, bloating, cramps, lots of creamy/watery cm, bbs look huge, BFP on FRER! I am now 5 weeks 4 days and so far so good! Got 'pregnant 3+' on a digital yesterday so going to stop POAS now! We're keeping our fingers crossed that this is a sticky bean and plan to tell our families at Christmas when I'll be 8 weeks :)

Let's hope the second time's the charm.

I had another BFP back in January, but unfortunately it ended in a chem a week later. Today, after my first cycle with injectible meds, I got my second BFP. Okay, so: I took injectibles of Gonal-F on CD 3-10. On CD10, I went to my doctor's office for another ultrasound. It was not my usual doctor, but he was the guy on duty, so I went. Turned out he couldn't even find my follicles (this is not the first time this has happened with this guy), so he told me to make an appointment for the following day at the main office where there's a better ultrasound machine. I was annoyed. Later that afternoon, my nurse called me and told me that I should bring my partner with me to the ultrasound appointment. I was confused. Why would he need to come? But I brought him anyway, and my regular doc informed me that my bloodwork from the day before had told her that both of my follicles were due to ovulate literally any minute; we needed to do my IUI right then!! Okay, we got my partner's sample prepped and washed and did the IUI. Awesome. Pretty sure I oved in the time we were waiting for his sample to be done, 'cause I couldn't feel the follicle any more after that. Okay, then: 1-3 DPO-nothing, really. Relaxed and took things easy. 4 DPO Headache! The kind that feels like it's connected to the flu. Like someone hit me in the head with a 2x4. 5-6DPO nothing 7DPO-felt really sick and had constant pinching and twitching cramps. Headache is back in a big way. Felt nauseated and grouchy too, but it was better when I got out with my dogs and walked on the beach for a couple hours. 8DPO- Pinching and pulling cramps all day. Still feeling sick. 9-10DPO-AF-like cramps. Grouchy. 11DPO-Nauseated. Had this idea that my uterus felt "slippery" or "precarious" and if I moved too quickly it would slide around. Weird, yes. Later on in the day, it started to hurt to lean against the table. 12DPO TONS of creamy CM 13DPO could feel two weird "spots" in my uterus, one on either side. 14DPO BFP! Very faint. Betas tomorrow.
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BFP after 20 month TTC :):):)

Today is cd 28 and I FINALLY got a faint BFP. Tried a dollar store cheapy first, and then a First Response AND Clear Blue... LOL we needed to be sure. I could not be more excited... Not nearly as many symptoms as I've dreamed up the last 19 months of TTC. I remember thinking I was pregnant over and over again. This month my biggest symptom was the lack of psychotic PMS that I normally get about 1 week before AF is due (LOL). My breasts were (still are) sore, but not the typical sore. No nipple sensitivity... it feels like the center of my entire breast is hard, and it hurts to touch the sides of them. I also feel abnormally hungry all of the time... but sometimes this is normal for me lol. I am sorry that this month was one of the only months I didn't symptom track every day of my cycle... so there's not much to report back. This was my 3rd month on Clomid 50mg. I have PCOS, and have been on metformin for about 16 months. We BD'd almost everyday for 3 weeks, and used soft cups for the first time this month during the week I ovulated (blood tests confirmed)! I also went for blood work 7 days past O and the Dr said my Progesterone was at 71 (he said this was the first month that everything was right on track) Fingers crossed the next few months go without any big (bad) news, and I'm sending baby dust to every one of you :)

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