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45 days no AF then BFP!!!!!

Okayyyy so I’ve been reading on this site since I had my first in 2015 and came back when me and SO started trying. We decided to start trying on my projected O day 8/13we knew our chances were slim because we started late but practice makes perfect right?! Throughout this TWW I experienced heavy symptoms of insomnia, fatigue, indigestion, cravings, and cramps. 8/26(1st Expected AF) No show, tested BFN. I continued to test for about two weeks but I was facing the fact I may had just missed a period. 9/1(2nd Expected AF) I had honestly stopped thinking about the possibility of being pregnant and when I looked on my tracker since my period was a NO SHOW on 10/1(Last day of expected AF) I had a sudden urge for cake with ice cream, drove to the store bought that and two random dollar tests because I thought it was funny I was having a craving because I wasn’t pregnant. Took a test the next morning 10/2(Negative) carried on with my week until yesterday(10/9) I woke up random saw I had one test left and instant BFP!!!!!!! Took more in the men’s bathroom at Walmart with SO and BFP BFP. I started putting symptoms together after the fact because I honestly thought it was AF coming in like a hurricane because she had been gone for so long. I experienced extreme fatigue, I was asleep by 7 and taking naps. Cravings! Again AF had me fooled. No breast tenderness. Increase mucus, I felt like I had bad allergies. Light headed. ACNE I broke out and I never break out not even with AF. Constipation, indigestion. No vivid dreams. A LOT of water cm. Overall, I’m happy, surprised, and BLESSED! Good luck to everyone!!
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After 1.5 years!!!

Hi everyone! I am very grateful to all women posting their stories during my struggles ttc. Every month was such a disappointment. So here’s my story and hopefully it will be of some help! Some background: I’m 29 and husband is 32. I had long cycles and after a year of ttc without success, went to the gynecologist and got clomid (sometimes I would ovulate and sometimes I wouldn’t. No PCOS). 50mg round 4 of Clomid finally got me the bfp!! Ovulated CD 14 (measured with temps, ovulation tests didn’t work for me). BD with the sperm meets egg plan (every other day around ovulation time). The symptoms: 1-7 nothing 7-14 more frequent urination (at night). Husband joked that maybe I’m pregnant (as we’d been ttc for almost 1.5 years I didn’t believe him). Gassy. Boobs are sore but they were sore before due to ovulation/clomid. Difference is that before, my boobs stopped hurting one or two days before my period started. This time the sore (actually, just sensitive) boobs stayed. CD 32: Missed period!! Start feeling excited but scared to test. CD 34: BFP!!! Things done differently: the last two months, besides prenatal vitamins and clomid, I used preseed, drank pomegranate juice almost every day and ate pineapple core once on CD 17 (after ovulation to help implantation). Also, a MAJOR one: I started eating LESS SUGAR. I believe this helped a lot. Good luck to all of you. Ttc can be such a struggle. Stay strong and positive and it WILL happen to you!!!

BFP after 5 months & eating brazil nuts!!!

This was our 5th mth ttc but 4th official cycle (I have long cycles ranging from 31-36 days). We already have a daughter born Jan 2017. We conceived her 1st cycle so we were hoping for another easy conception so was gutting when I was getting BFNS each cycle (though I know 5 months is not long at all in the grand scheme of things). I did start worrying that it was never going to happen as my cycles were a bit all over the place, I never got a ‘blazing’ positive OPK or EWCM (including this cycle) but here we are!! I used to spend ages daydreaming reading these BFP stories so feel it’s only right to share mine. So I always OV around CD19-20 so I had been doing 2-3 OPKs from CD17 but nothing! I got my darkest line (but still would say slightly fainter than the control line) on CD25! So I almost wondered if I had even OV’d this cycle, I decided to count CD25 as my OV date though but didn’t hold out much hope. We DTD CD13 / 18 / 21 / 23 / 25 / 26. I’d say from about 6dpo I had crazy swollen and sore boobs like they were bruised on the sides, this was very odd for me so I started to feel hopeful. I felt like my symptoms increased every day including weeing for England, being off my food, bouts of nausea, vivid dreams, bloating, hot sweats & lots of milky cm. Just to add I had NO symptoms when I got pregnant with DD but did have an implantation bleed which I haven’t this time so just goes to show every pregnancy is different. So on 11dpo having not been able to sleep much the night before due to anxiety about taking the test I got up at 5am and peed on a FRER, I stared at the line willing the 2nd line to appear and within 30 secs it was there . I suppose I wasn’t too shocked as I had been suspecting it but all I can say I felt was pure happiness and major relief that these symptoms weren’t in my head!! I did have a clearblue digital which read ‘not pregnant’ from the same urine but I wasn’t disheartened as I just knew it was too early and they are not as sensitive as FRERs. My husband was working away so I lay awake for 2 hours staring at the test till our normal morning video call where I got our daughter to tell him she was going to be a big sister, he cried with happiness. Just the best phone call ever. At 13dpo I got a stronger frer and 1-2 wks on a digital, 4 days later I got 2-3 wks and will do my last test this wkd which I hope will read 3+ wks. The things I did differently this month were I ate 5-6 Brazil nuts every day from suspected ov which supposedly helps implantation. We have also been taking his n hers pre conception pregnacare & used conceive plus for the last 2 months having given up on preseed. Bring on March 2020 and hoping everyone reading this with hope the same way I did gets there BFPs soon!!

Surprised!

I’m 30yo and my dh is also 30. We haven’t been trying as we just got married a few months ago! We dtd only once last month (as we have crazy schedules and hardly see each other until this summer when our schedules will finally change). It’s tough being on completely different schedules as I’m awak he is asleep and when I’m asleep he is awake! But once is all it took. I thought it’d be difficult to get pregnant bc the last time I went to my Obgyn he thought I wasn’t ovulating or my uterus lining was thick. He said I’d need to go on meds. I’m now probably 6.5 weeks (go into my first dr appt next week - my last period started on Xmas eve and that’s when they supposedly start counting). Oh and I thought something was seriously wrong with me after we had sex because I started to bleed and spotted for 5 days after! I’m guessing it was my Levothyroxine?? I’m also type 1 so my ENDO prescribed that to me just in case I got pregnant. No more spotting after that though. Symptoms: normal pms for the two weeks after ovulation (was tracking cervical fluids and realized the month before I had an annovulation cycle bc my ewcm lasted almost 2 weeks on and off). This last ewcm was only 4 days. I had the normal sore breasts but this time they lasted over two weeks! Normally they hurt for an average of only 6 days. I checked my cervical position as I neared my period due date, and it felt soft and I could barely reach it. Normally it drops the day before AF and is much harder. I had a little creamy cm the day I was suppose to get AF. That is literally the only symptoms. My breasts aren’t as tender anymore. They are still a little bigger, but that’s it. No nausea, no fatigue, nothing. I even took another test bc i just don’t “feel” pregnant at all. The second line is so dark and in a matter of a minute. It practically starts showing up before I’m even done peeing on it! I first tested on cd42 (that was my longest cycle previously) and it was an easy positive. Now I’m cd 47 and I’ve had some cm that’s (tmi) kind of like boogers and sometimes clear and yellow (never had yellow cm!). That’s it for now! I’m telling my husband this weekend. I haven’t talked to anyone about this and it is killing me!
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2008 BFP - NO/Little SYMPTOMS - ENDO - LATE OVULATION!

Hi Ladies. I used to stalk this site way back in the day, before I got married and had my DS. I could have sworn that I had posted it, but maybe the website was updated and it got lost in the transition. I feel like to help the ladies out... here is what I went through... and yes I still remember this from 10 years ago. Starting on 6/13/2008: CD 42 - 43) cycles were really long and abnormal – I found out my right ovary was behind my uterus which caused some pain aka endo – just a few days prior. No EWCM or any noticeable CM two days before O’day. We did BD just about every day though. CD 44 O’day) We didn’t BD we were actually on a plane on our way home to move our stuff to where my ex was stationed. 1-4DPO) Mostly visited family, BD maybe twice. No symptoms 5-7DPO) Started the long drive back home with our stuff in-tow. On the road. No BD. No symptoms. 8-9DPO) Got home, unloaded moving truck, no symtoms. 10DPO) BD. Notice nips are lighter in color with a darker hued ring on the edge and slight redness on the actual nips itself. Shrugged it off as too much rough play. AF like cramps. Freaking out with how many black-widows have taken home on our porch. 11-12DPO) Nips still same in color and AF cramps get stronger. Tell ex that AF is coming. 13DPO) Nips still the same, not sore. Still believing that AF is coming but now confused why cramps have stopped. Ex says I'm pregnant. Not sure so I buy a FRER decided to take it the next day. 14DPO) Took FRER in the afternoon when we were doing laundry. POAS, set it on the counter and completely forgot about it. Went out to check on clothes and came back to find a noticeable second pink line - BFP!! I was in disbelief and cried out "BABE!!" My husband immediately came to my side thinking that I needed to be saved from a black widow or something. I showed the stick to him and he hugged me and started to cry a little. I was still silent and in shock. REMAINDER OF PREGNANCY) No symptoms. I craved toasted subway sandwiches and milk which I would down about 3-4 gallons a week... no queasiness... no sore boobs (although the my nip color went back to normal after 5-6 weeks). I went on to give birth to a handsome and sweet boy a little early but he's healthy and fills my heart with joy. Things I did: NO STRESS or Obsession during the TWW. My first cycle using Liquid VITEX - hits the body faster than pills but is a pain to find now a days. Anything is possible ladies. Baby Dust!

BFP- Unexpected symptoms list- Must read!! 2018

Hey Ladies, This is my first time posting here, I want to share my experience with you, hopefully it could help another sister somewhere :) My cycles are from 24 days to 27 days. I usually ovulate around day 12, I had sex once on day 11 and day 15. I didn't track my ovulation. I used lubricant (we were rushing to get busy, no time for full on fore play lol) I was not trying for a baby, I wasn't preventing one either, although I did use preseed, I have always used this because it is generally better for our insides! They should market this for TTC as well as trying to stay healthy. I got a positive pregnancy test on the day before my expected period 12DPO, boxing day. It was very faint. I will list my symptoms and comment on the stereotypical symptoms that are generally looked for. Implantation bleed: I didn't have this at all. I had a lower back ache, on the right hand side for about 3 days from 8DPO.I believe this may have been my implantation. During this painful time -_- I had a tiny spot of pink cm, so tiny I could've missed it. I always look at a tissue after wiping (bad habit). I have recently started getting lower back aches as a period sign, so I just ignored it. --Increased CM: I didn't have this either. The day of my exp period, I did have ewcm which was very unusual for me. It wasn't a lot either. --Sore chest: This I did have from about 9DPO. It wasn't extreme pain, I've had worse with a normal period. My bbs have increased a bit in size too. Again, I believed it could be my period. --Increased appetite: I haven't eaten properly in three days!! No appetite. --Frequent urination: My bladder was pretty normal lol! --Mood swings: I wasn't as emotional as I am before a period. But from the day of my exp period, I felt different. Basically, the only major symptom that made me think I may be pregnant was: CONTRACTIONS after intercourse 13DPO. They lasted for like 5-10 minutes and my lower abdomen was cramping like crazy. It had never happened before. I had more symptoms with my period than I do pregnancy. I was planning to start trying for a baby in 2019. I wasn't over the moon when I found out, but I am warming to the idea of becoming a mum. I'm in my late twenties, but I don't think I have lived enough yet. There's no perfect time, i'm going to go for it and stay positive. God bless and good luck ladies!!!!DISCLAIMER: I hate the term 'baby dust' but how about my honest advice, do not stress, do not bother with all these crazy trackers and checking CM. Do not balance on your head after intercourse lol, I did NONE of that. My attitude was that God will bless me, I shouldn't have to work so hard for something so natural. I prayed to God for a baby and successful pregnancy earlier this year. I just wasn't trying for it now or expecting it so soon, I was forward thinking. It may not work for everyone, but keep the right attitude and avoid looking for stereotypical symptoms, you may be different, like me! Lovely A xoxox

BFP by DPO! 13DPO

After trawling the internet and reading 2ww success stories I’m so happy to share mine again! This is my 3rd pregnancy after TTC for approx 4 months. AF has only returned for 5 months as I’m still breastfeeding my 22mo DD. 1dpo: nothing 2-6dpo: fuller boobs and sensitive nipples (this symptom remains during the entire 2ww). 7dpo: frequent urination, tired, stretchy yellow white discharge like before AF usually, light cramps in evening :( at 10pm had a painful pinching in uterus for about 2 min - felt strange. 8dpo: Woke up with light cramps, moody. 9dpo: Cramps in AM, feels like AF coming. Little yellow white discharge. No cramps in day and PM. Gassy at night. 10dpo: Only light cramps in the morning. Constipation at night. Nausea and very tired during day. Heartburn after dinner. 11dpo: Constipation. Very tired. 12dpo: Weird sharp pain right side uterus for about a minute. 13dpo: Light cramps in morning. Elevated body temp: Shooting pains in nipples. So tired and irritable by 1pm. BFP at 1.30pm!!

BFP After 5 Years of Trying!

I have read so many stories on TWW for the past five years, I always hoped I could write one too. And here I am! *Fair warning, this is not one of those Symptom by CD. Those are super helpful when you are scouring TWW for hopeful insight, however, I was not able to catalogue my symptoms. This is also a lengthy post. I am 22 and DH is 27. Before I begin I want to explain that this cycle was unlike any other. When you've been TTC for so long it is almost inevitable to begin to learn to "listen" to what your body it saying. Since tracking my ovulation via FertilityFriend and the occasional ovulation testing, I learned how my body would feel during ovulation. Usually occurring on the left side of my lower abdomen, I could feel a small pinching throughout the day. My breast would become sore on the sides for two weeks, then the day before AF arrives my breast were no longer sore. This was my indication of ovulation. Two weeks later AF would arrive like clockwork. This cycle I did not feel any of my normal ovulation symptoms. So much so I assumed I was having an anovulatory cycle. My cycles used to be extremely irregular: six months without a cycle for example. However, in the past year they have regulated to a 28 to 35 day cycle with ovulation occurring around CD17-CD20. CD27 rolls around and I assume I am out this month since my breast are becoming sore and DH and I haven’t (TMI) BD in the way you make a baby. CD29: I am feeling pre-AF cramps. So really think I am out. CD 30 TMI: after using the restroom I found peach colored discharge upon wiping. I assumed this was my period. In the past I have had multiple periods that consisted of spotting of light brown to dark red and a flow light enough for only a panty liner. This lasted until CD32. I did have the thought this could be implantation bleeding but five years of TTC slightly smashed that hope. CD34: Got my faint BFP in the evening yesterday after deciding to test for some reason. When I saw the line, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me or it was a faulty test. But a pink line is a pink line. CD35: Tested again today. Actually two times, out of disbelief. Both BFP. The darkness of the line has not changed since last night, but I know it takes two days for the HGC to double. Thinking back on how I was feeling before I knew I was pregnant I did have a few symptoms, though I cannot tell when in my cycle I experienced them. List of Symptoms: Extremely gassy. This is of no attempt to be modest, I barely pass gas unless I ate something unhealthy. But the past two weeks, just terrible. DH even noticed. I kept smelling a fishy smell everywhere, but it was and still is no where to be found. And I am the only one who can smell it. Lucky me. Very sensitive and lots of tears. Crying during movies is normal for me, but I’ve been ugly crying at a lot of stuff. Things that aren’t even sad. I am feeling lots of pinching and pulling in my lower abdomen. It feels as though I am flexing below my belly button. So overall, I honestly don't feel pregnant. And I am still in disbelief.. It happens you guys, just be patient and remain hopeful. the pain is real and can overcome you if you let it. Fingers crossed for you.

PCOS + Only one symptom

1st cycle of TTC - Fail! -82 day cycle -Unsure of OD for a while -Drank quite a bit at a wedding during follicular phase -Ate poorly -tested LH, FSH, Progesterone -LH:FSH ratio confirmed PCOS diagnosis from years ago -Finally ovulated on CD 69 (based on BBT chart) -AF on CD 82 -BFNs galore in the process 2nd cycle of TTC - Success! -switched to “Fab Four smoothie” breakfasts from Kelly Leveque’s book “Body Love” -stopped drinking -exercised 3-4 times weekly -OD on CD 26 -no symptoms except cramps. Many cramps -immediate BFP with evening urine on 14DPO -cramps cramps cramps. no other symptoms! Hope this helps anybody with PCOS!!

BPF 8 DPO - 41 Years Young - Natural Pregnancy

Hi ladies, Thank you for posting your stories on this website - you have helped us all to get through this awful two-week wait!! I am very surprised to be writing this. I have a son that was born 11 years ago (at 30 years old), and we never restarted using birth control after I had him. I figured that I would have another one at some point - so I was in no rush for it to happen. Little did I know that 11 years would go by! When I was 39, I naturally got pregnant, and I was in total shock because I figured that if it had not happened yet- it wasn't going to. After I had accepted that my husband and I were going to be 60 and 65 respectively when this one is 20 - I got excited - but I miscarried at 9 weeks. I think that I took that pregnancy for granted - drinking coffee, weight lifting, stressed about work, etc. I think that I thought that it would work the same way as when I was 30. Boy was I wrong! I ended up seeing a reproductive endocrinologist about 5 months ago, and I had low ovarian reserve and was diagnosed with "unexplained fertility." My husband and I became serious about trying about 3 months ago during my first femara/ovidrel cycle. That cycle failed, and I really heated being on those drugs. My basal temp was all over the place during that month. After that, I started reading everything on the subject, and started with prenatal vitamins, vitamin E, vitex, fish oil, coq10 as well as a handful of other supplements. I also used progesterone crème and magnesium lotion. This month, I started acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and fertility smoothies. Here are my symptoms: 3 DPO - current: excess white creamy mucous, very tired (had to take a nap in the afternoon 2x this week - luckily I work from home), very quick bouts of boob and back soreness, felt strange heavy feeling in my uterus when I tried to lift something heavy 5 DPO - mild cramping/tingling for 2 hours 8 DPO - lots of tingling/heart beat between my left ovary and belly button (but lower) I am hoping that this one sticks - I know that the chance of miscarriage is high at my age (41). Good luck everyone!!

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