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23 Months TTC with clomid!

I am so so so glad its finally my turn to post on this site! I have stalked this page for over a year hoping one day I would get my chance to post my BFP!
Jennifer,27 (almost 28)
TTC 23 months
My backstory:
Since AF made its appearance back when I was 13, I have always felt that I would have an issue getting pregnant. Though my entire life, I have NEVER been regular. My stress level and periods always were hand in hand with each other. When I would become upset about anything, my period would be delayed…for months…sometimes even years. I didn’t have a single cycle while my mom was battling breast cancer. When I was 23 I asked my regular MD if I had an issue…and he told me it was normal to be abnormal! WHAT?! I actually BELIEVED that!?!
I never had a horrible AF when it actually came….slight cramping…that was it.
I married my high school sweetheart when I was 24, we then decided to wait a year to start trying to a baby.
Luckily at this point….my mom was better, I was stress free, and my cycles were 100% normal!
November 2012 rolled around and we were ready! And then lovely AF came…again, and again, and again!! We BD for the next 7th months just expecting it to happen, and it never did. I then started the wondolf LH strips to see if I O’ed. Some months it surged, others it did not. We continued this until January of 2014.
I scheduled an appointment with my normal OB…and because of SNOW…I had it rescheduled 4 or 5 times. We were not seen until march. From Jan-March my periods were off again. My father was ill and it played a toll on my lady parts….GO figure!
TTC Story:
March 2014: OB put me on provera to start AF. Period started 16 days later, took 50mg clomid days 3-7, progestrogen at day 21 was less than 1. I did not ovulate.
May 2014: OB put me on provera to start AF. Period started 16 days later, took 100mg clomid days 3-7, progestrogen at day 21 was less than 1. I did not ovulate.
July 2014: AF came naturally, 32 day cycle, 150mg clomid day 3-7, progestrogen was 17.8!!! I finally O’ed, BFN
Aug 2014, AF came naturally, 32 day cycle, 150mg clomid day 3-7, did not take 21 day test but showed surge on LH strips. BFN
Sept 2014: OB referred me to the reproduction specialist. My DH and I were tested. His swimmers were good, I did NOT have PCOS, my levels were good. I took 150mg clomid 3-7, and had a HSG test on cd11.
The test SUCKED! It was far from pleasant, but I found out that my tubes were wide open.
This kind of put me at ease….I knew there wasn’t anything really wrong with me. I had also ready that the HSG test can make you fertile so I was hopeful.
I tested my LH levels EVERY DAY and never showed a surge so I was convinced I didn’t O. I did notice THICK white CM in my panties for about a week before my period….random short cramps. Nothing major.
CD 32 came around and BFN. I cried. A lot. I was ready to give up….but my RS couldn’t get me in until the end of the month…they prescribed me provera to start my cycle again but told me to hold off taking it until 10/16/2014. I continued to test daily…CD34 I swore I saw a faint line. I didn’t say anything to anyone, not even the DH. The next morning, it was slightly darker….was I really pregnant?? Finally CD 35 I looked down and saw a still faint but definite line….I ran to walgreens and got a digital….longest 3 minutes of my life…BFP! WAHOOOO! I cried, and cried, and cried.
I am 5+ weeks…early but confident. I have an appointment at the end of the month!!!

We also used soft cups and preseed! Forgot to mention that!!

I can’t wait for my summer baby!

Moon cup moon cup moon cup!!!!

So it's a little late and I'm tired and I'm nauseous and I'M PREGNANT!!
I have a whole load of stuff to write down about my BFP and symptoms etc but the main thing I wanted to share was this last cycle I used a moon cup! And I am sure that after 6 months of trying that is what helped.
I spent 2 yrs trying for my first baby so I know how desperate things get. This obviously doesn't come with a guarantee but it might work for some people.
And if not just use it for ur period it saves u loads of money and is good for the environment albeit a little gross!

Good luck ladies.
I hope this one sticks for me and you all get the BFPs you deserve.

Still In Shock! Naturally Preg w/ PCOS

I got 4 positive pregnancy tests yesterday and 2 more today. It's still sinking in!

I have sat up so many nights crying, hoping, and praying while reading all the BFP stories on here, wondering if I'd ever get to post my own. After exactly 2 long years of trying, here we are naturally pregnant. I did 3 rounds of Clomid with no success and had decided to begin the IVF process on my next cycle, except...it never came!

Things I did: I began lifting weights the past few months and trying to eat a little cleaner in general. Nothing crazy but just going to the gym 4 days a week and trying to feel tighter. I noticed my cycles became more regular by doing this and made me feel sexier while BD (which helped me want to do it more). After sex, we inserted a moon cup so I could get up and move around without everything leaking out. I'm not sure this made a difference as we had done this many cycles before. Also, I started taking prenatal vitamins a couple of months ago so I'd like to think this helped.

Symptoms: First off, please no nothing was obvious, so don't expect a whirlwind of symptoms because you may not get any. I didn't even recognize my symptoms as signs of pregnancy until after my test and thinking back. At the time (1-7 days PO) I felt normal. When I saw that second line pop up on my test it was sheer shock because I thought I'd feel different.

1-10 DPO: little fluttery feelings in my chest like I have high blood pressure or something. Insomnia really bad, up all night with my mind racing. Occasional few sharp pains in uterus and ovary areas. Nothing too abnormal for me.

10 DPO-current: feeling like period is going to start- cramping feels the same as before period, boobs feel the same (I don't feel it in my nipples but my boobs are tender all over and are BIG). I'm slowly starting to feel tiny almost non existent spells of nausea. I stood up yesterday and my vision went blurry for a few seconds. Feeling more and more tired.

Good luck to all! It's hard to see past your trials when your right in the middle of them, but it's so worth the wait. Now, those two years trying don't seem so long in the big scheme of things. God knows what timing is best.

BFN at 12 DPO, and then BFP at 13 DPO, 33 years old and 1st pregnancy

DH and I started trying in August, and this was our second cycle. I'm still in shock, and haven't shared the news with him (or anyone) yet. From August, I started taking prenatal multivitamin daily, a vitamin D, C, and probiotic. The main difference between last month and this month, was I really tried not to be stressed out all the time because work is so stressful, and they say stress can affect your chances of conceiving.

Just a note - I've used the CBEFM in the past along with charting (not to conceive, just to see how it works and in preparation for TTC), FH sticks and bbt to check when I was ovulating, and consistently, the CBEFM was always off by a day. By the time the CBEFM would register a "peak", I had already ovulated (usually within the 24 hours prior, which I new from tracking with the temps and Fh sticks and general physical symptoms). So for those of you who may be like me and may not register enough of whatever hormone the CBEFM is tracking, its something to consider if you are using the CBEFM. It was always one day behind with the ovulation day. So, as soon as the CBEFM says "high", its time to get busy ; ) In General, like they claim, the CBEFM is supposed to notify you with PEAK when ovulation is within 12-48 hours, not after it happens or as its happening (like it normally did for me). That's why I would recommend trying it (the CBEFM) if you want to, but honestly cross checking it with the BBT and LH sticks for a few cycles to see how some of the patterns reveal themselves to you. And that way you may figure out what works best for you. IMHO, the LH sticks are all you need.

That said, this cycle was pretty normal. I thought for sure we were out because at 12DPO, the PG test was negative. I honestly felt no difference from any other cycle.

we bd'd on CD 11th, 12th, and 14th (with softcups on just the 14th)

CD 1-12 low
CD 13 high (LH strips positive)
CD 14 high (LH strips positive) could feel strong Ovulation pains starting in afternoon
CD 15 1st "peak" (LH strips positive) Ovulation day, lowest BBT, had O cramps
CD 16th, 2nd "peak" but it feels like O is over already (see what I mean?)
DPO 1 - 8 uneventful, except on 8th there was temp dip
DPO 9 cramps, pinching, dizziness, breasts sore, felt like AF coming soon, typical AF PMS symptoms except dizziness
DPO 10-11 nothing
DPO 12 - having mild cramping, pinching, general AF PMS symptoms in afternoon, take a PG test and BFN. DH notices right breast is bigger (when usually the right is the smaller of the two). We even had conversation and I told him I didn't think this was our cycle because everything was so normal. No metallic taste, no emotional days, no nausea, no extra sleeping, no spotting, not extra CM. Nada.
DPO 13 - (Today) woke up and decided to take one last PG test, because of what DH said the night before. Lo and behold, and its a BFP!!! First bout of nausea starts around 10AM, yay! Boobies so sore, I couldn't run it hurt so much.

I prayed this cycle, kind of just gave it up to God. It let go of some of the stress. Oh, and I took a hot bath in the tub (another stress reliever) at 13DPO.

So, who knows what did the trick. It was probably a combination of everything. I'm sorry this is so long, but I wanted to share my TTC journey for those of you who can hopefully learn from it.

baby dust to all!

Pretty sure I just got my BFP!!

I tested this afternoon with a dollar store cheapie and it came back positive, so I'm pretty sure im pregnant. I'm so excited and shocked. I took a test yesterday afternoon at 11 DPO and it was negative so I wasn't expecting a positive today. I believe I am 12dpo.

I have about at 34 day cycle and this month we used OPK, and tried SMEP and soft cups for the first time.

My symptoms have honestly been exactly the same as my period. Crampy, boobs hurt but not any different than every other month, they're not heavy or tingly, just sore on the sides. I noticed I had more CM than usual and that's about it. I also
Checked my cervix and it is low, hard and closed.

Sending baby dust to you all :)

BFP almost 5 months after TR!

Ok, so I knew when I finally got my BFP I would post it here since I have enjoyed reading the stories of others! Today I am 13 DPO and I got my BFP yesterday afternoon. I had a TR on April 7th of this year after having my tubes cut and tied 5 years ago after the birth of my 2nd daughter. Went through a much needed divorce and am now married to the love of my life! We have been married for almost 2 years and I knew from the moment we got married that the TL I had was a HUGE mistake!!! MY DH is the one who brought up the idea of a reversal and I quickly agreed! So here we are 5 months after the reversal and we're preggo! I sure hope this little bean sticks, as I have never had a MC or chemical or anything (to my knowledge I have only been pg twice). I was worried I was out this month after getting 7 days of pos opk's in a row! I figured I was probably ovulating too late or not at all! I guess I was wrong...Prayer works! Also, this month we used preseed and softcups and I really believe that contributed to my bfp as I have never really noticed "fertile" CM. So here's my symptoms and the DPO's are questionable since I had so many positive OPK's but I'm going to go by FF calculations....

CD 13 FF says I ovulated (I believe this to be true as I had some cramping in my right ovary) (BD'd everyday, twice a day from CD 11-CD 17)
1-5 DPO nothing remarkable to note
6-8 DPO Seriously crabby!!! PMS symptoms big time (my poor DH), on 7 DPO woke up with sore throat and stuffy nose and really really tired!
9 DPO I believe implantation took place as I was cramping and was certain AF was on her way (Still stuffy and tired, tell DH I'm coming down with something)
10 DPO still feeling stuffy and bleh
11 DPO did a cartwheel for my girls and had some pain afterwards in my uterus area (DH told me to stop flipping our bean around...I just laughed it off)
12 DPO SOOOO tired!!! After taking kids to school I took a 3 hour nap and woke up feeling hung over! Talked to my BFF about babies and prayers for babies! At Walmart decided to get the .88 hpt cheapies..they only had 3 so I got all 3. Came home and started dinner and decided 'what the heck..I'll take a test'. Took test and didnt see anything so I chalked it up to another failed month. Went back to the kitchen and 5 mins later decided to go look at the test I had left on the counter. TWO LINES!!! BFP!!! almost had a meltdown! I ended up taking another test before bed and BFP again!!!
13 DPO using FMU tested with my last test and BFP!!!

GL ladies and don't ever give up hope!!

BFP on CD45 After Late Ovulation & 7 Months TTC

Hi, ladies! This site provided a lot of hope and comfort to me during my seven-month TTC journey. I am so excited to be sharing my own BFP story! Just a couple months ago, I was reading these stories and clinging to the hope that it would happen for me someday. So if you're in that boat at this very moment, my heart goes out to you. Keep the hope alive and know your BFP will come!

For background, I am 30 and DH is 31. We started a concerted effort to conceive our first child in January of this year. After years of my mother telling me she got pregnant the first month both times and it would be a breeze for me when the time came, I think I truly expected to be pregnant after the first month. Well, I was staring down ten years of birth control pills and carrying around 40 extra pounds, so unfortunately it wasn't quite that easy.

My cycles have been a bit on the long side, generally 36-40 days. The cycle we conceived, I had recently started trying some new supplements in an effort to feel more in control of the TTC process. I was taking 2000mg inositol, 800mg Vitex, royal jelly, fish oil, a prenatal and a probiotic in addition to adding maca powder to my smoothies and drinking two cups of raspberry leaf tea daily. We have been using Pre-Seed the entire time, and this month we added Soft Cups to the mix also. Initially I wanted to try the Sperm Meets Egg Plan, but I never got a clearly positive. Instead, we just decided to leave it all on the table and baby dance as much as possible. We did it almost every day, even when we were tired.

Around CD38, I felt like my period had to be coming soon. I had been having mild cramps for a week along with lots of extra EWCM. On CD39, my boobs were very sore, but that can be common for me before AF. On CD40, I tested and it was negative. I figured surely it would have been positive at that point and mentally counted myself out for the month.

I left for a business trip thinking surely I wasn't pregnant. I didn't take any tests with me. On CD44, I was having lunch with a colleague when all the sudden I felt an extreme wave of dizziness. I had to brace myself on the table because the whole room was spinning. My colleague commented that I had to be pregnant. I didn't tell her I had just tested four days earlier and it was negative. But the next morning, with a few hours to spare, I ran to a drug store in Tallahassee and bought a digital test. I couldn't believe my eyes when it read "Pregnant"! I had a small army of ready-and-waiting pregnancy tests at home, and then when I actually needed one, I was running to the drug store like a total cliche.

I think I am almost ten weeks now, but it's difficult to date the pregnancy because I think I ovulated somewhere between CD25-30, and I have no idea if the test would have gone positive on CD41 if I'd kept testing. I have my first ultrasound next week, so I'm praying for good news and also a solid due date.

Best of luck to all of you still walking the long road to motherhood. You will get there sooner than you think, I hope.

A GIFT FROM GOD

I have like many other woman stalked this website for years and promised when I got my bfp I woukd tell my story.
once my wife and I saved enough money for 3 rounds if DIUI I started taking pre conception vitamins that was about 4 months before my iui I also had a hsg dye test done at the same time to make sure my tubes were open. Thank god they were I believe starting the vits and having the dye test really helped.
I have a high AMH so my clinic created a personal protocol for me of gonal f to stimulate and cetrotide to stop me ovulating too early. I was started on a low and slow dose of gonal f to stop me over stimulating here in the uk we are only allowed no more than 2 follicles for iui to go ahead. so it took me 22 days to get one big juicy follicle.

Day of iui as soon as I iui was done I put a pillow under my bum and once back in private room in clinic popped in an instead a cup for a few hours also had an orgasim :)

Dpiui 1 cramping on right side less on left had to go to work.

Dpiui 2-8 more cramping on right side but on day 8 it moved further down into pubis this day also water tea and coffee gave made me feel really nauseous..

Dpiui 9 and 10 cramping lower in to pubis and sharp pains shooting up right side but only lasted a few seconds. my back was also really sore. Day 10 also had 1 drink at a comedy night woke up feeling like a hang over.

Dpiui 11 gay pride no drink but crying at a sign someone had saying proud mummies lol

Dpiui 12 still waking up with like a hangover but put it down to lack of sleep.

dpiui 13-15 cramps think for sure AF was on route but bbs still not sore.

dpiui 15 blood test at clinic HCG 179 BFP...

could not be happier :) but now the fear of loosing this wee one has set in I hope to shake it soon when we get our heart beat scan at 7 weeks :) good luck to everyone still in their 2ww I hope my story helps I put all my faith in god whats for me wont past me xxxx

I just knew....

This month in particular we tried something a little different. We used soft cups and preseed for the first time. We had used preseed in the past with no luck. I think the combination of the two things is what really worked for us. I was also tracking my BBT, CM and CP the entire month. There were only a few things that tipped me off that I was pregnant. My nipples began to hurt and few days after ovulation took place. My nipples have never hurt after ovulation. At about 8-9 dpo I started having to get up in the night too pee. One night I also woke up at 3:20 am and need to eat I was so hungry. Around this time as well I had a dream that I poas and got my bfp. So on 10dpo I bought a Walmart cheapie and took it that afternoon. My husband said he knew I was going to but I don't think he did. I put my sample into that little well and a few seconds later a faint line appeared. I thought I was going crazy. I walked out of the bathroom and showed DH. He couldn't believe his eyes. He was so excited. After a year we had finally gotten what we'd been praying for. DH thought we were out that month until I got my bfp. I am now 6w5ds and waiting for my first appointment in 2 weeks. GL to all of you ladies who are waiting for your bfp and I wish a H&H 9 month to everyone who has already gotten theirs.

BFP 14 dpo, ahhh!

So excited! And nervous, and shocked. We've been trying for #2 for 2 months now, and what I did differently this month was BD every other day leading up to O, and then slept with a softcup in every time, which is what worked with DS on the 6th month of trying. So I guess it's what works for me! I don't feel like I've had a ton of symptoms, especially compared to other months, but in retrospect there was a lot to notice.

1-3 dpo - nothing except an unusual amount of EWCM on 2 dpo which made me think I didn't O yet. Couldn't BD so thought I may be out.

3 dpo to 8 dpo - extremely emotional. Crying on my car rides home when listening to the news, very weepy in general.

9 dpo - I was very bloated, thought for sure I was out since I always bloat about 5 days pre AF. Also had the smallest most miniscule amount of spotting on the TP after wiping. Wouldn't have ever noticed had I not been looking closely. Also noticing that my mouth tastes rank.

10 dpo - I woke up exhausted. Could not open my eyes or even walk around much. It was a weekend day so I laid up and let DH do everything. This is when I started to suspect something because I have never felt fatigue like that - never even in my first pregnancy. Still thought it was bad PMS though. Breath tastes so bad still. Also got sore bbs and nipples today, super mild and only uncomfortable at night. A very little bit of milk came out at one point even though I weaned DS 7 months ago. Still bad taste in mouth!

11 dpo - bbs still mildly sore, had a few shooting pains in my cervix that made me notice. peeing a lot lately, but it's a PMS sign for me.

12 dpo - same as above, but was busy and didn't pay much attention to my body today. Oh but I did notice my hair was greasy even though I washed it the day before. Very unusual for me.

13 dpo - bbs soreness almost completely gone. Thought I was out for sure. I am also so so dry, no CM whatsoever. When I go hunting I find some yellow CM near my cervix, but nothing when I wipe. However I am constantly humid, like I'm sweating down there. Mild hot flashes today.

14 dpo - super irritable! Thought 'well here comes AF!' Typical sign she's coming. Bbs hurt again but still very mild. AF should show today, or a spot at least, and nothing. So dry when wiping, but very humid still. Some cramping and hip and backaches today. A little winded when doing my workout. Finally, at 8pm, I test without holding any urine and get an obvious line on a FRER. Shocked. DH is out of town until tomorrow, so I have only you guys to tell! I'm so excited.

The things I still have are frequent urination, bad taste in mouth, a little bloating, backache and cramps on and off. Very tired too. Thanks for reading, I love this site and soon after getting my BFP I thought I need to go post! :)

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