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BFP after Miscarriage

Finally got your BFP after contending with a previous miscarriage? Send us your symptoms through this contact form.


After 2 miscarriages in the last 7 months, I am feeling very optimistic about this month.

Things I did:

Used Preseed.
Had sex every other day during fertile phase versus every day
Took folic acid supplement and prenatal months prior

1-6 dpo nothing noteworthy
7 dpo major headache
8 dpo nothing
9 dpo 2 extermly faint bfp on cheap tests. Lines didn't show up until about 1 hour after test
was taken.
10dpo very very faint positive on first response. Can barely see it, doubting whether or not there is
a line or if I am seeing things.
11dpo line showed up after a minute on cheapie.

Started taking oral progestrone on 11dpo night. Hoping this baby bean sticks.

January 10, 2013, here we come!!!!

BFP at 10 DPO!

After miscarrying last month at 5 weeks, and after getting the all clear from the doctor - DH and I
started trying right away. And I'm so happy to report that I got my BFP yesterday, at 10 DPO!!! I was
hopeful it would happen again in one try (pregnancy #1 was the result of our first month of trying)
but I was still being realistic and thought it might take a number of months. But nope! I guess we
are really fertile - I just hope and pray this bean is extra sticky this time!

1-6 DPO: no real symptoms, but kind of just "knew" or had a really strong suspicion this was it.
7-9 DPO: TONS of creamy, clumpy cervical mucus, the likes of which I have never seen before! I
just knew something was up.
8 DPO: Started breaking out - haven't had this many zits since maybe college!
9 DPO: INSANELY THIRSTY! I normally drink the typical 8 glasses a day, but today I had over 16
glasses - seriously! And I was still thirsty!
10 DPO: Took a HPT and it was a clear, but faint positive! Thirst continues today. Breasts seem
fuller, but aren't sensitive. Fatigue settles in early in the evening.
11 DPO: HPT is more of a standard positive now. Still super thirsty. Fatigue continues.

I'm going to do my best to take each day one at a time and count my blessings. With my last
pregnancy, I was worried from day one and I think I somehow knew it wasn't going to work out.
Now, I feel happy and clear headed and I hope to welcome a little person into the world in about
36 weeks! Stick, bean, stick!

 Good luck ladies, I wish you all the best! 

BFP After First IUI, After Miscarriage Last Year

Hi All- I have been waiting to post on this site for about a year now.

A little background... Me and my DH have been TTC for about a year now. We had an early
miscarriage about a year ago after easily conceiving the first time around, and couldn't seem to get
pregnant on our own since. Being the type A person that I am, every month I had pregnancy
symptoms (so I thought), even when the doctor confirmed I didn't ovulate (ha ha oops). I couldn't
stand being out of control. We went to a fertility clinic and they suggested an IUI.

I took 50 mg of clomid and used the ovidrel trigger shot. On the first IUI we conceived. I promised
my doctor I wouldn't test until I confirmed with a blood test. It almost happened :)

Here are my symptoms.

Day0/IUI - IUI
Day 2PIUI - acne (unfortunately normal for PMS) and backache
Day 3PIUI - nauseous, achy and bloated
Day 9PIUI - very dizzy
Day  10IUI - dizzy again
Day  11IUI - sore breasts, PMS like symptoms, cramping
Day  13IUI - BFP in the evening, and knew before it even came up that it would be positive
Day  14IUI - Confirmed blood work HSG beta level 174
Day  17pIUI - beta number confirmed level ~760

Now just hoping that he/she makes themselves comfortable and sticks around!!! 

Cycle 1 after MC in Feb 2012- We got our BFP on Easter!

I'm back ladies. I had a mc in Feb 2012. Waited one cycle and tried again and now preggos again.
Praying for our Christmas time baby to stick.

1-7 Sore BBs- thought hmmm this happened last time
9-10- Implantation- I know what it feels like and was pretty sure it was it-slight bleeding- tiny bit,
cramped for a full day
11-13- sore BBs continues, backaches, feeling yucky, sleepless nights, thirsty, cranky, emotional,
got slightly sick twice(spit up)
13- BFP!!! Will test again tomorrow.

Happy Easter ladies. This was a wonderful surprise for me and my hubby!

Sticky bean, sticky bean!

BFP 11 Months After Miscarriage

I'm 32 and DH is 30. We got married in October 2010 and starting trying straight away. We were lucky enough to get pregnant in February 2011, but unfortunately found out we'd had a missed miscarriage at our 12 week scan in April. I had the medical management which we found out didn't work 3 weeks later at a further scan and then had a D&C in May. We thought we were pregnant 4 weeks later following a positive pregnancy test, only to find out that it was still left over hormones from the miscarriage. The whole thing left us utterly devastated, but we thought having gotten pregnant so quickly the first time it would happen again soon.

Months came and went, and despite temping, using ovulation sticks and timing sex perfectly every month it just wasn't happening. It was so heartbreaking hearing other people getting pregnant effortlessly and quickly. We started using Preseed and pregnacare conception tablets (his and hers) a few months ago, I even used a conception hypnotherapy CD for the last month to try and stop me stressing/obsessing - which I do think really worked! And finally on my 10th cycle I got my BFP at 15dpo!! I deliberately didn't record my 2ww symptoms to try and stop myself stressing but what I do remember is that I didn't really have any symptoms other than lots of creamy CM (sorry!) No sore boobs from ovulations like normal and no cramps until 2 days before AF was due. I had way more 'symptoms' in all my non-pregnant cycles!

Hopefully this little bean will stick :)

BFP After Early Miscarriage

For some reason, I just knew this would be our month! I had an early miscarriage in January at about 5.5 weeks, with no medical intervention needed.

Long story short, I have super irregular cycles & always have. According to my fertility app for my phone (so helpful!), I average at 45 days. Since May of 2011, my shortest cycle has been 26 days and longest cycle was 62 days. We started "not preventing" in April of 2011 and nothing was happening, so I started using CBE's digital OPK. Sooo helpful.

My last AF was on 2/24 and lasted my normal 5 days. I started using the OPKs about a week after it ended, and got my "smiley faces" on 3/19 and 3/20. We BD 3DPO, 1DPO and day of O. Here were my symptoms:

O: Slight cramping from O pain
1 DPO: Nothing
2 DPO: Slight back ache, light cramping & nausea
3 DPO: Tired and crabby!
4 DPO: BBs hurt! --they NEVER hurt like this, also had a back ache
5 DPO: BBs hurt worse, felt nauseated and slightly dizzy during the day
6 DPO: Slight cramping, BBs still hurt, nauseated, acne
7 DPO: BBs really hurt, cramping and some dizziness, more pimples!
8 DPO: Awful heartburn in PM - ended up waking up and vomiting in early morning, light cramping, still had acne & very sore BBs
9 DPO: BBs still going strong, light cramping & dizziness, more pimples --- decide to POAS (I'm a bit of an addict) VERY faint BFP on Wondfo!!! (thinking I might be crazy b/c it's so light)
10 DPO: VERY tired, BBs still very sore, headache ALL day --- Definite BPF on Wondfo with FMU, confirmed w/ digital test in PM. Left it on the bathroom counter for hubby to find. :)
11 DPO: nauseated, sore BBs, light cramping --- Even darker 2nd line on test!

We are so (optimistically) excited! DD will be 2 in a few days & we're hoping this baby is extra sticky and we can make her a big sister!

BFP After Miscarriage

I am writing this as I have read these stories many times over the past few months and I promised myself I would write one if I got another BFP! I just got my bfp yesterday after doing 4 tests! I couldn't believe it, my Husband and I decided to try for a baby nov 11 and shockingly I got pregnant the first month! sadly I mc at 6weeks we were absolutely devastated and its taken a while to get over it, but now I'm so excited I'm pregnant again but I'm sooooo scared something will happen again! every twinge makes me so scared! I cant fully remember symptoms but I was shocked to get my bfp on 10dpo! (yesterday!) and two today 11dpo.

This month firstly I tried to CALM down because I was getting crazy obsessed i decided to put my faith in God and hope that God would bless us again, I also continued taking my pregnacare conception since the mc, we used ALOT of preseed (TMI) and this month we also tried the SMEP (sperm meets egg plan) because I heard great things about it and I can say it works! lol this month I also ate pineapple core from 1-5dpo I don't know if that helped but I definitely implanted a lot earlier this time so that might have helped!

Symptoms were: sore tingling boobs, a lot of creamy cm (sorry! and I did have that last month so dunno if its related) light cramping on and off all day 6 and 7 dpo, a big clue was two nights ago I was wide awake all night and had loads of energy the next day which is unusual for me, that is really it, no headaches (had that last time) no metallic taste, no bleeding gums etc, just sore boobs and cm and getting a bit tired although I'm hoping for some more symptoms because I think it would make me feel a bit more content. sorry if I have rambled I just wanted to give you all hope because I know it only took 3 months but I had convinced myself I wouldn't get a bfp again so I am sending good luck to everyone out there ttc good luck and have a look at the smep plan it seems to have very good results, I am praying this is our time and that I will have a h&h 9 months good luck!

Bfp At 11dpo After 3 Miscarriages

Some history: I just turned 37, dh is 44. After about 6 months ttc we discovered I had an autoimmune thyroid issue (hashimotos). Once we got that under control I fell pregnant in sept 2011, but miscarried at 6 weeks. Fell pregnant again in December 2011 and miscarried at 5 weeks. Pregnant again, with no cycle in between, ended in a chemical. Had a full panel of tests done and it turns out I have a clotting disorder MTHFR, and some immune issues. The doctors put me on a variety of supplements, steroids and progesterone from ovulation, and clexane (heparin shots) from bfp. I got my bfp at 11 dpo

My symptoms were:
1-7 nothing
8-10 increased saliva and super thirsty
11dpo faint bfp
12 dpo faint bfp
9-13 constipation
9-13 mild, not severe breast tenderness... mostly sore nipples
13-15 difficulty sleeping, mostly because I was scared to death to lose this one too.

Had beta's done on 13dpo 43 and 15 dpo (today) 133... more than tripled in 47 hours!!

I just want anyone who's experienced one or more loss to know that you can and will get pregnant again. I've got a super good feeling about this one (They've got me on so many drugs, how can anything go wrong)

BFP Before I Turned 40

We were talking about pregnancy around Halloween of last yr. (2011) My sister-in-law found out she was expecting and made the announcement at Thanksgiving. WELLLL, that sorta kicked us into gear PLUS I would be turning 40 that next March. If we were going to do then we needed to get started especially if we have trouble. I have 3 from a previous 16, 15 and 9 and he has a 27 yr old out of state. Good kids;) This will be our 1st. Anyway, my period started Dec 9, 2011 and we conceived that month. I didn't chart, I didn't do anything and remember feeling all these sorts of feelings with a lot of symptoms<------if only I'd charted!!! dumb, dumb & dumb! I had nothing to compare too! As it turned out, we m/c'ed in January. The positive being I knew we could get pregnant... We tried right away again but it didn't happen and my first period after the miscarriage was more painful than the miscarriage itself. I bought ovulation predictor kit the next month, I started my chart on FF very soon after. (I was determined) and wanted to kick myself because I didn't record my symptoms , did I mention that!?!?

1-2 DPO Breast feeling heavy, nips more sore than anything else
3 DPO Right Breast feels full and nips still sore. Bloated but I'd gained 5 lbs since my m/c in Jan. Walked with daughter. Tongue felt sore like I bit it during the night. (weird).
4 DPO Right breast very much heavy and tender. Gums maybe throbbing and chest is still full and heavy... veiny........heartburn too!
5 DPO Crampy, heavy full breast.
6 DPO Same heaviness. Right bb is still more tender. Mild burning sensation in the nip area. Trying to concentrate on the lack of erected nipples I had the last time I got pregnant. I don't remember...dumb, dumb& dumb for not charting. Oh well, (this is about the time I start getting mad at myself) and I'm quick with comebacks at most everyone. I've considered myself out this month because I wasn't burning in the nips yet. Also, having trouble w/ evaporation lines on these internet HCG test strips. Implantation dip? on my FF chart? and...endless backache. Had lots of back labor during my m/c too. Crampy in fact, my whole body aches, joints hurt and kind of tired finally. I just want to sit here and not cut hair. Rather short with a few clients...normal.
7 DPO Think I'm out. That makes me mad! Right bb still more puffy and veiny.....Can't tell if test looks slightly + or not. Must be my imagination.
8 DPO Still think I'm out. Heartburn. Heart fluttering several times this week. Same breast tenderness.
9 DPO Pulling sensation and crampy day before and OH! I guess I was rude too! Ta-duh! Detecting a BFP on my Early Test Strips. Really big heart flutters in early hours of the morning. Nipples more burning. Now, I'm not dismissing the obvious.
10 DPO First Response Early Detection. Now my nips are starting that familiar burning I had back in Dec/Jan the first time we got pregnant! All I need to do now is relax....

Baby Dust to all of you! I pray this one sticks! Ciao

BFP After 1st Pregnancy Miscarried

My fiancé and I decided to start trying for children in Oct 2011, and we were surprised to learn we fell pregnant on Christmas day. Unfortunately, I started having cramping and bleeding and was rushed to the hospital on Valentine's day where I naturally miscarried at 9 weeks. I stopped bleeding after 6 days, and an u/s confirmed my womb was empty, while a blood test verified my hcg levels were dropping. My doctor suggested we wait one cycle before ttc, but she told me if I were to get pregnant right away it would be fine. I continued to take my prenatal vitamins, and though we weren't actively ttc, we weren't preventing, and what do you know, af never arrived and my body was giving me all the prior symptoms of pregnancy..

O day: high cervix, o pains, dtd used preseed
1 dpo: No symptoms, dtd
2 dpo: No symptoms
3 dpo: headache
4 dpo: headache
5 dpo: pulled muscle feeling in uterus (implantation?)
6 dpo: gassy, bloated, sore in the morning
7-10 dpo: gassy, bloated, swollen and heavy breasts, irritable (my poor dh!)
11-13 dpo: gassy, bloated, sore, enlarged breasts (painful) aversion to foods, headache, frequent urination. Got a frer test on 13 dpo poas@ 5pm, BFN :(
14-16 dpo: same as above, but super emotional, (crying over text messages and tv commercials lol)
17 dpo: poas with a frer with fmu and BFP!!

I am very nervous about this pregnancy, but am also excited as well. My doctor said that there should be no problems with my being immediately pregnant again (because I didn't have a d&c) and I have an appointment next week to get bloodwork done.

Miscarriages are hard, one of the hardest things I've ever gone through both physically and emotionally, but there is hope. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. :)