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Hope after irregular periods and cerazette

I came off cerazette and it took me 3 months for my periods to return. I thought it would be really hard to conceive as before I was on the pill I had irregular periods. I charted and took my temperature/ my BBT and used Opk tests to know when I was ovulating. (really recommend reading Taking charge of your fertility) and took angus cast us to regulate my cycles. I was thrilled to fall pregnant the second cycle after coming off the pill. 1dpo 2dpo- had massive moodswing 5dpo - 9dpo -funny little cramps a bit like menstrual cramps but slightly different. Also totally wiped out and breathless. 10dpo - faint bfp on frer 11dpo -clearer bfp on frer 12dpo - cramping and spotting, digital test says not pregnant. Was devastated but now realise this must have been implantation bleeding and the digital test wasn't sensitive enough to pick up the hormones. 13 -19 dpo cramping continued, had sharp pains in my boobs. But bfps got darker. 19dpo - got bfp using digital which said pregnant 2-3weeks I had read many horror stories for coming off cerazette so hope this gives people hope. I also recommend the opks as I ovulated later than most women on day 21 of cycle and was able to catch the egg!

Age 39 BFP after giving up

Hi ladies! I've lurked here for months and promised myself I'd post if I ever had a bfp. I want to encourage the over 35 chicks who are ttc. I'm 39, hubby is 34. I have 4 from previous marriage current ages are 20,18,14, and 12. Hubs and I wanted a baby, I removed Mirena in Jan 2016. I temped, charted, peed on ovulation sticks, took vitamins and BD'd whether we felt like it or not. Month after month I got my hopes up, then nothing. One evap line gave us 24 hours of false hope. I had smoked for years, had ovarian cysts, and my mother was menopausal early. I accepted that this meant that I'm probably not fertile and I gave up on ttc when my periods became irregular. Every time my period was late, I was elated, only to be crushed with a neg test. My employer has great infertility benefits, but I decided that approaching age 40, that the chances weren't great and i couldn't go through the emotional turmoil of infertility treatments. Every month really made me feel like a failure. We stopped all the temp taking, charting, opk, and timing BD. We bought a house and broke it in ONCE during my cycle. It was CD 14, for those of you that track that. My cycle was between 22 and 40 days long. 5 days dpo: acne flare up, not unusual for me, but worse than normal. 12-14 days dpo: I was emotional and weepy during a particularly difficult week at work, chalked it up to pms and anxiety. I had a sore throat and thought it was a summer virus. 15 dpo: missed period, didn't care, work is too rough this week to think about anything else. 16 dpo: breasts not fitting in bra, no tenderness 17&18 dpo: fall asleep at 8 pm, grateful for the sleep. 19 20 21 dpo: pants tough to button, breats are quite full. I suspect another ovarian cyst is messing with me, or that the dreaded perimenopause is in full swing. 21 dpo: stop home beiefly and take a quick pg test before making ob appt for the ovarian cyst, because i know they will ask about pg possibility. I've taken so many negative ones that I barely even glanced at it. It was positive. Bright bold blue unmistakably positive. Hang in there, girls.

Bfp at 10dpo

1-4dpo nothing out of the ordinary. Boobs hurt immediately but this is normal. 5dpo-chills and hot flashes 6dpo-very very chilly even though it's 90+ outside. Holy constipation!! I am very regular and by this day my bowels seemed to have stopped up. CM is watery and creamy mixture but not very much 7dpo-still constipated and very painful gas like cramps. Feel dry cm. Sciatic pain on my whole left side. 8dpo-boobs hurt a lot but come in waves. Still constipated. Finally poop and it's so painful! Feel dry cm. Light light cramps but still feel like gas cramps. 9dpo-boob pain subsides by the evening. Feel SO hot and SO cold and every hour it changes. ANXIOUS! I have an anxiety disorder. Sciatic pain comes back but my whole left side is tingly. Burping and heartburn starts. Very light light cramps which had be wonder... it felt like they radiated like a UTI al the way up to my stomach, but ever so slight like I was imagining things 10dpo-boob pain has almost gone away.. what!? Burping and heartburn is awful, and I haven't eaten anything spicy. Heartburn induced nausea(or so I thought at the time). Bloated as heck!!! Burping non stop. Couldn't test with FMU, too nervous. SMU-took a FR Digital, a +YES with a clock showed up, I was shattered after reading that it meant a defective test. 3pm urine with 2 hour hold- BFP!!!! On a FRER I've never ever seen a 2nd line(only Evans and imaginary) so this was a clear clear pink second line. 10dpo night- had weird cramps that radiated from my groin to my back. Nothing like af cramps. Still concerning but trying not to worry! Do to OH's surgery schedule(he's a resident) we only Bd'd ONCE!!! can you believe how lucky we got after 4+ years of trying and this time totally unassisted?
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Finally

Hi my name is tiffany. I have a 10 year old daughter and I'm very shocked because I didn't think I could get pregnant again I'm very excited and very nervous I'm starting to feel nauseous from time to time all about 5 weeks I'm just found out on June 19th and it was pretty dark Pretty nervous about telling my daughter because she does not want me to have any other kids she wants to be the only one she is a mama's girl for sure.
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Natural BFP at 43

I was lurking and promising myself like others that if successful I would share what I did to get here. I conceived my DS at 39 with no issue and was 40 when he was born. I knew though that trying for a second would be a very uncertain road at my age. Looking back we were really lucky to conceive after only about 16 months of concerted effort. During that time I had two failed IVF cycles and travelled long haul for work away from my husband for seven 3 week trips and missed quite a few opportunities making the outcome even luckier, statistically speaking. I also trawled the internet, consulted a snake oil naturopath, charted, and took a buttload of supplements to help regulate my cycle. These included vitamins B (group) C, D, E (tocotrienols as well as tocopherols), magnesium myo-inositol, alpha lipoic acid, vitex, ubiquinol and red maca. I also ate two eggs for breakfast every day (gross!). I also cut out all alcohol and caffeine and soy and cold drinks and gee life was dull. As I added more and more to the daily mix it was interesting to see the effects. My BBT became much more stable and predictable and easier to map to my ovulation symptoms. My luteal phase lengthened slightly from 7or 8 days to 9 or 10. The follicular phase actually lengthened, annoyingly. The long weeks of jet lag from the 10 hour time differences made it harder too but I doubt they had much impact in the end. In the end I would put my money on the ubiquinol (500mg daily before tapering down to 200mg per day) and the red maca. Gross but I think that's what did it. A small disclaimer that I had a high AMH and low FSH at 42, and am in good physical shape. BFP Symptoms were same as all the BFN cycles (headaches, cramps, bloating) except for tender nipples from 6DPO, same as other pregnancy. Squinter BFP on IC at 11DPO when temps stayed up. Lines gradually got stronger then two strong lines 13DPO on FRER. Am now at 35 weeks and 4 days after a complication-free pregnancy. Tired and looking forward to welcoming LO to the outside not long before I turn 44. Wishing all of you the best of luck.

BFP 45 Naturally :)

I just want to say I'm both excited and nervous and share with you all my regiment. Firstly I'm 45!!! I miscarried in February. My husband and I were devestated so we went to a fertility specialist who told me that basically don't even bother with a 2% chance he was surprised that I got pregnant. He then offered me the option of donor eggs. Which is common for someone my age. They were going to try clomid first with an IUI but when my period rolled around and I was due for an ultra sound, I just didn't want to make the hour and a half drive to the clinic ... Soooooo like any person would do I hope on Google for advice. I bought a fertility kit first. Followed by preseed and then by COQ10. When I got a positive on the opk ( CD 28!!! ) We used preseed and BD'd like monkeys on crack at the zoo. Then came the TWW and here are my symptoms: Nothing. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nada. On 11 dpo I dreamt I got a positive. Woke up took a test and the was my squinter. So I took test after test...I mean I had twenty of them! So I decided because they are ic's I would go by a free and it too was faint. So I took it again today and it's a little bit darker. And that's where I'm at :) barely 4 weeks after being told by several doctors it would probably never happen again. God is good :)

Third Times a Charm

IUI #3...third times a charm! So the symptoms this cycle were definitely different than previous cycles. I'm taking Estrace (estrogen) and Progesterone, vaginally 2x times and for anyone that has taken these KNOWS that they mimic EVERY pregnancy symptom out there! But even though most of my symptoms were probably from the progesterone they were still very different! Also, I do have a PCOS diagnosis with minimal symptoms. Ok so... CD 3-7 I took 7.5mg of Femara/Letrozole. CD 12 I took Ovidrel (trigger shot) and that morning's ultrasound showed 1 lead follicle at 21mm and a 14mm follicle (both on my left side). CD 14 IUI @ 10:00am. Some minor cramping, but overall felt great. Took the day off, had an acupuncture session and relaxed at home. 1dpiui- dull cramps in morning, sharp cramping on left side; sharp, sharp nipple pain on left side which lasted about 40 seconds (weird thing ever) and it didn't help that I was out in public having to grab my boob! 2dpiui- minimal cramping, sore nipples 3dpiui- tired, some cramping, took a long nap, very nauseous, indigestion and heartburn. Left boob started to feel sore. 4dpiui- no cramping, gassy, sore boobs, sore nipples and some indigestion. 5dpiui- bad indigestion, gassy, sore boobs, minimal cramping on left side. 6dpiui- really cranky and irritable. exhausted and napped for 2 hours, some cramping, boobs were starting to become really, really sore. 7dpiui- tired, napped in the afternoon, really sore boobs and sore nipples. no cramps, but twitches and fluttering in uterus. extra thirsty! felt nauseous in the afternoon. 8dpiui- super thirsty and boobs were soo sore! acupuncture in the afternoon. 9dpiui- very thirsty and really sore boobs. I felt pulling and twitching in upper/inner vagina area/cervix-hard to explain, but you know what I mean :-). During the night I dreamt that I was pregnant; it was amazing! 10dpiui- minor cramping, super thirsty and peeing a lot. felt very bloated, and boobs were soo sore. 11dpiui- BFP! I tested in the morning and sure enough POSITIVE! Okay, I tested 2 times after that and still POSITIVE. Some cramping, some thirst, but peeing A LOT, and boobs feel like they grew 3 sizes. They are so hard and full and they HURT. So overall, the 3 biggest differences I saw this cycle than previous cycles were increase in thirst, really sore boobs and the amount of naps I was taking. I was also testing my cervical position and I quickly learned it's really not accurate; I was stressing over it for no reason. What I did differently...I've been taking A LOT of vitamins. A high quality prenatal, omega-3, vitamin e, vitamin d, CoQ10 and Sensitol (which is an herbal supplement). I did not do the pineapple core this cycle but I did drink a lot of Pom juice and red leaf raspberry tea. Lots and lots of water with electrolytes (SmartWater). Oh and of course acupuncture which has been my lifesaver. I've been going for the past 6 months, once a week and it just really helps me relax, meditate and breathe. If you can, find an acupuncturist that specializes in fertility, it makes a world of a difference. And I know it sounds like a lot, but out of all 3 cycles this cycle I was the most relax. I had a glass a wine, I didn't stress over what I was eating all the time, and I even had a cup of coffee! Oh that reminds me, I gave up caffeine and alcohol 5 months ago. As you can see, I cheat here and there, but it's okay! I hope my story has given you hope and has brought you comfort. Baby dust to you <3

42 and after 5 years a BFP with several faint positive

I swear the first five days those positives kept jumping at me I would insist on tweaking, messing with lighting. Surely it's an evaporation line. Amazingly every single dollar store test would turn positive after the 10 mark time and I discounted that until I read a few posts about how many women got pregnant and same scenerio. Thought the test was negative, threw it out, dug it out and a positive. But I still didn't believe it. It's been 5 years of this TWW stuff I'm in pregnancy denial maybe? Well tonight I said enough with these dollar tests and spent 16.99 on a two pack of FRER'S. Didn't need more than four seconds for that second line and then I went total mental usual suspects mode analyzing every damn test I'd been staring at on my phone and put it together like a puzzle. YOU ARE PREGNANT WOMAN!! STOP PEEING ON THINGS. So here I sit. With the following obvious signs I had for a week that I've blown off 6dpo sharp dip in my BBT chart. This was my very first month temping and using preseed and softcup. Also my second month on vitex. 7dpo headache. Way sore girls. They did not want to be caged, free the boobies! Such a sharp pain I went down to the floor and had to take something. Felt like my uterus was falling out. So much pressure 8 dpo first positive (I convinced myself was negative because you know....the time frame thing 9dpo fell asleep at 3 pm woke at 6 went back to sleep at 8 and didn't get up until 5 am the next morning 10 dpo. What is this crap??? Why does my coffee taste like butter? Searched the fridge to find the smell that I kept getting a whiff of at every pass to the bathroom. Found it! Open bag of broccoli in the vegetable bin. How the heck did I not know this was a huge sign? Skipped testing this day and tweaked old tests I have officially peed on all the things !! 11dpo damn you dollar tree, I'm on my way. Af cramps. Maybe I'm wasting my time. Bope, I'm going. 10 in hand. Lady at the counter started to make a joke and I looked at her with the stare of pure evil so she knew not to go there. I have been holding my wee for 1 hour lady this is not ok. Hmmmm a bit snappy today. The perfume from the lady behind the counter at dunkin donuts attached itself to my cup and I had to throw it out because I couod smell that perfume everywhere. Pink line after 30 minutes and dollar tree test dried ON 3 tests!. Must be me being hopeful. 12 dpo AF cramps for about an hour again. Left side. Dull headache and falling asleep on the phone. Scratch cottage cheese and tomatoes off my grocery list. All I want is cereal. Another line same time frame and density as the previous 4 days. Never ever seen color on an evap line and trust me I've peed on A LOT of things in these 5 years. I've even Googled sugar tests, all the DIY tests that BTW do not work. These evaps must be a bad batch. 13 dpo. Today. Stitch feelings are precisely the perfect term for what I'm feeling on the left lower pelvic area. Almost in the hip. Definitely a pink line after staring at a test for two hours on my phone. I'm convinced. Completely talked to myself driving to the store to get a frer and thought nothing of it until I got out of my jeep. It seriously was like the end of the usual suspects. All the lines. The pink evaps. The tests. The dollar store trips. The hold. Oh I hate the hold. Is this for real? I had already went to the restroom before I went to the store so that was less than 20 min. Who cares!!! I've got two and I need to pee on something and analyze the heck out of it. And there it was. My Beautiful moment. Clear as day. Omgosh I haven't had a baby in 19 years!!!! If I can't pee on things I must start planning. I put a collection together for you all to see all the tests that were indeed positive Still having the stich feeling. It's very obvious Sore girls but not too bad. Headaches and no pimples were a huge sign for me as well. Wishing everyone loads of baby dust. It will happen. I have a 26 -28 day cycle 2 grown boys one with severe disability and all I can do is smile.

BFP - Irregular cycles

I've always had irregular cycles throughout my life since I've started my period. Previously I've had cycles that are about 50+ days long. However from end of 2015 to September 2016 I've had 33-37 days cycle which was amazing for me because they're somewhat consistent. From September to December 2016 I never got my period & after many pregnancy tests it was always negative. I saw my GP who suspected that I had PCOS as I have irregular cycles & now they've stopped. I was absolutely devasted as my partner & I were going to start trying for a baby come 2017. I was blood tested and had a ultrasound and was NOT diagnosed with PCOS. As a result of this they just told me I had 'longer' cycles that anyone else & therefore may take longer to conceive (this was in March 2017 when I was given the results of my ultrasound that I had in Feb). However I did get my period in January 2017. So my cycles since they started were 40 & 49 days long. This is my third cycle that we conceive and my last period was 4th April 2017. I'm unsure as to when I ovulated as I said to myself that I would buy ovulation tests if we didn't fall pregnant this cycle. I also said to myself that I wouldn't obsess over every symptom I was in my last cycle. I did 'relax' a bit I guess. I don't live with my other half and only see each other on weekends so we only have the chance to fall pregnant really slim every cycle! So I presume I did ovulate between 28th April - 30th April if I had 40 day cycle: 28th April: Intercourse 29th April: 1DPO - mild cramping throughout the day. Slight nipple soreness 2 DPO (went out for my friends birthday)- Mild cramping/stomach ache throughout the day. Mild Lower back ache throughout the day. Creamy/sticky but not stretchy cervical discharge on underwear & Sensitive nipple 3 DPO - Creamy/pasty discharge on underwear. Sensitive nipples especially when showering. Mild cramping. Feels like boobs are a bit full 4 DPO - Watery, white & slightly stretchy but breaking cervical mucus on underwear in the morning. Doughy/pasty cervical mucus on underwear. Stretching feeling in the lower abdomen/lower back dull ache. Cramping in the morning. Sore nipples/achy breasts especially when rubbed against/walking - Erect nipples & swollen breasts. Woke up early & couldn't get back to sleep (5:30ish). Horny in the morning. Reflux 5 DPO - Stretchy like egg white cervical mucus when checking (Morning). Creamy cervical discharge on underwear & creamy/tacky cervical discharge when checking (Evening). Horny in the morning: Nipple soreness on and off throughout the day. Not as intense as yesterday - Erect nipples. Side boob/near armpit mild soreness. Swollen breasts. Reflux. Thought I was out as I saw EWCM in the morning. 6 DPO - Nipple/breast soreness on and off throughout the day & around the side. Swollen breasts - erect nipples. Headache around 3pm-ish. Reflux 7 DPO Intercourse - Some sore nipples/breast throughout the day - erect nipples. Swollen breasts. Feeling a little nauseous at random times of the day - Reflux. Little crampy at the end of the day. Bloated. 8 DPO - Crampy in the morning. Swollen breasts & extremely mild soreness - erect nipples. Cloudy springy & sticky cervical mucus during afternoon. Thirsty. Tired fell asleep around 9pm (unusual for me!). Reflux. 9 DPO (Intercourse) - Creamy/lotion-y & watery cervical mucus. Little crampy throughout the day Heavy breasts during afternoon & swollen breasts all day. Itchy breasts - erect nipples. Breakout on the forehead and chin. Bloated. Need toilet a lot. Thirsty. Reflux 10 DPO - Mild cramps. Tingly breasts - erect nipples. Yellow stretchy cervical mucus (like egg white) in the morning after bowel movement. Yellow creamy/tacky ball of cervical mucus on underwear. Reflux. Achy lower body. Lower leg cramp at 3am 11 DPO (Bought pregnancy tests but didn't test till later as heartburn after lunch which I never get heartburn) I suspect implantation happened this day as I was uncomfortably bloated this day - Cramping in the morning - slight lower back ache. Tingly breasts - erect nipples. Creamy cervical discharge on underwear. Gassy in the evening. Achy body. Left side twingy/crampy. Bloated. Hungry at 11pm. Acid reflux/heartburn after lunch 12 DPO - Tender right breast in the morning - erect nipples. White creamy/watery cervical discharge on underwear. Lower left side near pelvic twingy during the day on and off. No BM 13 DPO - Creamy/watery that might be a little yellow on underwear & wiping. Some breast tenderness/nipple soreness. Little crampy on and off during the day. Cramping in the evening like aching cramps: After shower noticeable white flakey tip of nipple for both - erect nipples. Little bloated all day. Little heartburn after lunch 14 DPO Intercourse - Nipple soreness - erect nipples Yellow tacky glue like cervical mucus on underwear. Dreamed that I told other half that I was 4 weeks pregnant.
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Metformin miracle!

So excited to finally get to put my BFP story here! First, a little background. My husband I decided to start trying for our rainbow in December of 2016. I had my IUD removed and was so excited to get started. Unfortunately, I've always had extremely irregular cycles, and in all of 2016 I only ended up having 4 very long cycles, with only 2 of them being ovulatory. After trying so many different methods and supplements to regulate my cycle on my own, I finally went to the doctor after a full year of trying. I was pretty quickly diagnosed with PCOS (which explained A LOT) and presribed Metformin. I was skeptical that the Metformin alone would get me ovulating, but my first cycle after I started taking it I not only ovulated, but relatively on time (CD 21)! Unfortunately, that cycle didn't end up with a BFP, but the very next cycle did! Here's a rundown of my symptoms leading to the BFP: CD 28: O day. It was a little later than I would like, but at least I O'd! 1-3 DPO: Usual post O symptoms, cramping, a little tired, sore breasts (very normal TWW symptom for me) 4-6 DPO: Lots of strange cramps and twinges, some sharp stabbing pains 7 DPO: Still feeling my usual TWW symptoms, feeling very thirsty and very bloated 8 DPO: Took an HPT in the AM, knowing it was way too early but swear I see a very faint line. Eventually chalk it up to being an indent. Feeling very thirsty and very frequent urination - both of which are unusual for me. Breasts very sore and swollen, more than normal. 9-10 DPO: Feels like my breasts have grown a cup size. BFN's both days, which was a big let down after the faint line on 8 DPO. Counted myself out for the cycle and feeling very defeated. Still extremely thirsty and using the restroom a lot! 11 DPO: Took an HPT in the morning, and there was the faintest of lines. I was skeptical of it because it was an internet cheapie strip and I'd already been let down by the indent line a few days before. Starting to feel more hopeful though. Breasts are extremely sore and huge, very thristy, constantly feel like I need to pee. Very tired, although that's not unusual for me right before AF, not having much of an appetite and can't finish dinner, that was very strange. 12 DPO: Faint but definitely there BFP! I still didn't trust the cheapie strips so I bought a FRER on my lunch break and again, a faint but for sure there pink line! I couldn't believe it! Still tired and thirsty, very big and sore breasts, still don't have much of an appetite. 13 DPO- Now: Darker lines on the HPT's, starting to feel pregnant now. Really the only symptoms during my TWW that were different than normal were being thirsty, frequent urination, and the loss of appetite. My biggest piece of advice would be to not wait to see the doctor if you're having very irregular or absent periods. I probably would have had that BFP a lot sooner had I gotten help earlier. There's a lot of information floating around about "miracle" supplements for PCOS and infertility and maybe they work for some, but really, if you're missing cycles you need to see a doctor who can help you find out why!

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