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37, first natural pregnancy, 25 days cycle

Hey everybody and first of all, good luck to each and every girl with this exciting journey! I want to share my experience, because the other stories were very helpful for me. Background: I am 37, my partner is 36 and we tried for about 7-8 months until I got my BFP. I have rather shorter periods, of about 25 days, pretty regular ones (25 and 26 days mostly, sometimes 24 or 27 and rarely 28 days). As many of you, I read and read everything. I tried for a few days to take my BBT, but it was horror because I saw no rise after ovulation and then I thought I`m not ovulating at all. Before ovulation, sometimes I had what is called "fertile mucus", but mostly watery and not so much EWCM. In some months, I had very very little EWCM, I remember that even in ,my BFP month the mucus was not so fertile, or this is what I was thinking. I made some ultrasounds, and the doctor found dominant ovules at CD 7 or CD 8. I used ovulation tests, sometimes the second line was lighter that the test line, even 12 hours after ovulation. Of course I went crazy with all this, not knowing if I ovulate, if OV isn`t too early and the ovule is not perfect, why don`t I have fertile mucus, why my BBT isn`t rising even 3 DPO and so on. HANG IN THERE! We bought a fertility lubricant: Baby Start, I think it is made in UK, and from CD 1 till ovulation I took Evening Primrose oil capsules, for fertile mucus. From my experience and my BFP I think usually I ovulated on CD 13, due to my short cycles (on CD 12 I had the strongest second line on ovulation test). Sometimes, in non BFP months, I had fertile mucus on CD 16, CD 17 and that made me think I cannot pinpoint my OV date, but I was wrong. I really think my OV date was on CD 13 most of the times. As symptoms, almost NONE. I think on CD 16-CD 22 or sometimes in that period I had more white CM (but I also had sometimes white CM even in non BFP months) and also a so-called stomach ache but very mild (upper stomach). I got my BFP on CD 24 and I was and still am extatic. I am now 14 weeks!!! Good luck again to you all! If you have any question, please let me know, I am happy if my story helps someone.

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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BFP after IUD removal and late ovulation

Hello mamas and mamas to be, I cant begin to tell you how many times I've stalked this sight trying to see if I had any early signs of pregnancy. Your stories gave me hope. Here's my story, I have had an IUD in place after my DD was born in December 2015. I removed it late October 2018 so that DH and I could try for 1 more baby. We are both 37 and have two kids. A 15 yr old and 3 yr old. About 3 days after my IUD was removed I had my first cycle, 6 days long. 28 days later was my next cycle 6 days long. The cycle after that was 29 days long with a 5 day cycle. Each month I had various symptoms that led me to believe I was pregnant and each month got a BFN. My cycles are pretty regular so when January's cycle was 2 days late I took a pregnancy test and again a BFN. I was so confused because I didn't feel ANY symptoms. After that negative I order a large kit of wondfo ovulation and pregnancy tests. It arrived two days later and by then my period was 5 days late. I took a ovulation test with my morning urine since I was unsure of when I would ovulate next due to lack of period. It came up positive that I was ovulating which seemed weird to me considering I was supposed to be on my period. So with the same urine I decided to also do a pregnancy test. After a few minutes I thought I could see a positive line. It was so faint I thought i was imagining it. How could i possibly have such a faint line 5 days after a missed period. I was so confused. The next day i tested again and could see a positive line again. Slightly darker. I couldn't believe it. I had ZERO symptoms. Here we are 5 days since my first positive and my lines are slowly progressing to where I dont have to squint quite so hard to see them. I have yet to tell my DH, I think I may wait 2 more weeks and tell him on Valentine's Day. Fingers crossed this little bean sticks. I'm so excited. Baby dust to you all

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!

A year and a half wait

I've been reading these posts off and on for so long, I love them. My husband and I have a beautiful 3 year old daughter and have been trying for exactly a year and a half. My journey was complicated because I breastfed my daughter until she was 2 and a half. I didn't get my cycle back until after she turned 2. For the 6 months I continued to breastfeed with my cycle, we tried but assumed my prolactin levels were just too high. Once I weaned her fully is when my OB started the one year of trying time table. I had normal 28 day cycles for 6 months, which dropped to 24-25 day cycles...still no luck. I started taking 800mg of vitex daily 3 months ago, and within one cycle, I was back up to 29 days. I fell pregnant on my 3rd cycle. I plan to continue the vitex through my first trimester to help keep producing enough progesterone. We dtd CD 11 and 15(not sure which stuck!) Here we're my symptoms! O-(cd 14) ewcm 1dpo-3dpo sore nipples and breasts (normal post ovulation sign for me) 5dpo I had REALLY bad gas pains after drinking a Coke...for like hours. Also started to feel sick 6dpo my sickness took hold, flu symptoms began 8dpo I got the bad gas pains again from drinking a Coke!! 10 dpo still have cough, congestion. Had random diarrhea today. Nipples getting sorry again (this happened last cycle too at same time) 11dpo still sick, breasts sore now with nips (still normal for pms) and lots of wet cm 12dpo cramping started, bbs still sorry, still coughing 13dpo all same as yesterday 14 dpo same 15 dpo - diarrhea again, didn't test because I thought maybe vitex was making AF late 16&17 dpo puked immediately upon waking up 17dpo- tested with dark BFP!!! Minus the puking after 14dpo my only abnormal symptoms was the random diarrhea. Everything else was IDENTICAL to normal pms for me! 100% thought we were out before 2ww began! I'm definitely certain vitex helped me with progesterone in second part of my cycle, it also seemed to reduce pms symptoms for me as well. Will definitely start taking once cycle returns right away next time! Also, we've tried preseed, green tea for cm, Mucinex, bd every other day after AF...none of which we used this cycle. This was my last cycle before going to doc to get diagnosed with "secondary infertility"... I'd say doing your own research and learning your body is the best way to begin the journey, not have to fumble into after months of trying. My OB was of zero help in this process, and I would've probably ended up down a long expensive road had I not taken things into my own hands with a little research and paying attention to my cycle symptoms!
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First BFP after 3 years

Hello all, I'm so excited to FINALLY be able to write my own story, after three years lurking and reading your emotional stories. I must say, I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for sites like this one, thanks to all of you and your successes I tried once again. We started TTC by the beginning of 2016, and we were very excited. I thought it would take 2-3 months maximum, as my doctor never said I had problems whatsoever. I grew impatient after 6 months, I started to wonder if something was wrong after a year of trying. I went to my doctor and he deferred me to a fertility specialist who ran some tests. Everything was apparently fine, and she recommended us to keep trying. However (and this was KEY), I felt something was not right with me and two years after we started this adventure, I decided to switch specialists. I found an amazing doctor who ran some more tests, and my gut was right: something was not right. Two days after changing doctors I found out that I needed two remove a couple of uterine cysts, that I had endometriosis (grade IV, so severe, and with a low AMH) and I needed a laparoscopy ASAP; and that it would be nearly impossible to conceive naturally. I was desolated, but I proceed with all their recommendations. My laparoscopy was a success (one tube was removed, too), and as I was healing quickly, my doctor recommended to start IVF. The first round was on July 2018, not a great one as I overreacted to the meds and only got two viable 3-day embryo. That cycle (FET because I was risking OHSS) was negative, but we were right to continue. We started our second cycle on September, and it was even worse than the first one: just one day 3 embryo survived. We decided to go ahead with the transfer, knowing it was our last chance (it was draining us economically, too), it was also a FET (again, risk of OHSS), but for some reason, this one decided to stick with us. I'll never forget my face when I saw that second line for the first time. I was pregnant, at last. This little one's decided to tell us that 2019 is gonna be magical. We couldn't be happier, three years later, here we are. With this, I just want to tell all of you that I've been there, with the tears and the "why is it not me". But here I am, and it's a miracle. I always write everything down, so here I go with my "symptons", which I didn't really have :D but I know how important they are when someone is as anxious as us. FET day - 3 dpFET: Nothing special, bloated because of the meds and very light cramps here and there. Normal. 8 dpo (4 dpFET): cramps and a runny nose in the morning, nothing special as my DH was down with the flu (seriously, he was sick on Christmas Day!) 9dpo (5 dpFET): cramps, sore breasts (but def because of the meds) 10 dpo (6 dpFET): sore breasts, very dry throat when I wake up 11 dpo (7 dpFET): sore breasts 12 dpo (8 dpFET): sore breasts 13 dpo (9 dpFET): VERY hungry, light cramps at night 14 dpo (10 dpFET): cramps in the morning, hungry, frequent urination, dry throat (there I thought I was starting with the flu) 15 dpo (11 dpFET): NOTHING, but I decide to test late afternoon with diluted urine (OPK, as I didn't have any FRER) and it's positive. I start wondering something's up. 16 dpo (12 dpFET): Beta day, but can't wait and do a One Step with very diluted urine by lunch time just to confirm I was out. It comes positive within seconds, even with that kind of urine. My beta is also positive. Thinking back, I did some different things this cycle that I think helped: * Cut caffeine (apart from green tea) * Drink herbal infusions with ginger on it. * I threw away all my supplements, vitamins etc (apart from the ones prescribed by my doctor: Folic Acid, Iodine and B12) and tried to follow an anti-inflammatory diet as much as I could, as I thought it would keep the endo in check. It's worked. No salt, sugar or dairy products (almond milk on ocassion); and emphasizing on fruits, vegetables, lean protein (mainly white-meat poultry, beans and eggs), nuts, seeds, and healthy fats. * Drink water and sports drinks such as Powerade Zero (I did my own mix at home) * Have lots of work (I seriously didn't have time to Google anything, which is always a plus!) And that's basically it. It's a dream come true, just in time for the New Year. It seemed impossible, but here we are, knowing that WE CAN. Lots of baby dust to all of you, and good luck! xx
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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

BEST GIFT EVER .... My BFP

I am 40 and I have been trying to get pregnant for the last 13 months, 3 IUI's and 3 IVFs. On my 3rd IVF I finally got my BFP!!! My story starts with 3 no successful IUI’s. On my 1st IVF we decided to go with PGS (long waiting). One embryo transferred, I felt breast soreness (I believe it was because of the meds) and cramping. Full bleeding at day 3 after ET, of course full depression, but the nurse encouraged me to continue on the meds. I got a positive PT, that after 2 days I lost in my second check. I tried again and during my 2nd IVF, one embryo transferred and I felt the regular monthly cramping 2 days before the PT, which resulted negative. I gave it a try, and for my 3rd IVF I got 2 embryos transferred. For all my cycles I have had slow growth and no more than 6 follicles to be candidates for extraction. On my 3rd cycle I got 3 follicles extracted and the 3 were fertilized. The day of the transfer I got 2 embryos transferred, and I started praying, meditating and being thankful for any result that could result. ZERO symptoms, honestly ZERO. I was very thirsty (I believe was because of the meds) 6dp5dt I had a watery discharge, desperate since I didn't understand why I did not feel anything!. I did a PT on day 10dp5dt which results on 1 strong line and the second one very fainted. 11dp5dt we did the electronic test and we saw a beautiful YES. Resulting on a positive beta. I am super excited and thankful. Strongly believing that I am having a happy ending. I read so many posts and with my experience, I just want to ask you to have hope in your heart, trust your god, every women body is different. Which you the best in this journey!
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My BFP story... Best Gift Ever!

I am 40 and I have been trying to get pregnant for the last 13 months, 3 IUI's and 3 IVFs. On my 3rd IVF I finally got my BFP!!! My story starts with 3 no successful IUI’s. On my 1st IVF we decided to go with PGS (long waiting). One embryo transferred, I felt breast soreness (I believe it was because of the meds) and cramping. Full bleeding at day 3 after ET, of course full depression, but the nurse encouraged me to continue on the meds. I got a positive PT, that after 2 days I lost in my second check. I tried again and during my 2nd IVF no PGS, one embryo transferred and I felt the regular monthly cramping 2 days before the PT, which resulted negative. I gave it a try, for my 3rd IVF, no PGS, and I got 2 embryos transferred. For all my cycles I have had slow growth and no more than 6 follicles to be candidates for extraction. On my 3rd cycle I got 3 follicles extracted and the 3 were fertilized. The day of the transfer I got 2 embryos transferred, and I started praying, meditating and being thankful for any result that could result. ZERO symptoms, honestly ZERO. I was very thirsty (I believe was because of the meds) 6dp5dt I had a watery discharge, desperate since I didn't understand why I did not feel anything!. I did a PT on day 10dp5dt which results on 1 strong line and the second one very fainted. 11dp5dt we did the electronic test and we saw a beautiful YES. Resulting on a positive PT. I am super excited and thankful. Strongly believing that I am having a happy ending. I read so many posts and with my experience, I just want to ask you to have hope in your heart, trust your god, every women body is different. Which you the best in this journey!
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15th cycle and 2nd round of Clomid, No symptoms

I’ve visited this message board a lot over the past 15 cycles so I wanted to share my experience in hopes that it could help someone else out there! I’m 31 and this is my second round on 50mg Clomid (monitored), and I received a BFP on 13dpo! I’m not a frequent tester after being let down so much, I waited until I missed my period to test. My husband and I both checked out just fine and were about to go to a RE next month if nothing happened with round 2 at my obgyn’s office. We were assuming more advanced fertility treatment was in our future. But I wanted those of you who are getting frustrated to know that there IS hope!! I’m still cautiously happy since we've been trying so long, still wrapping my head around it, but the proof is in the BFP! The funny thing is that so many times before this cycle I thought I had pregnancy symptoms, time after time I got my hopes up, but this time I had absolutely ZERO typical symptoms and nothing resembling my PMS symptoms either so once I missed my period, I knew something was up. I think that’s the red flag, for my body at least, the lack of symptoms is what was different and what led me to the BFP. :) I hope this helps anyone who does not have any symptoms know that a BFP is still possible and after 15 cycles it’s possible as well!!

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