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Trying To Conceive Success Stories

Trying To Conceive Success Stories

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IUI with donor sperm, 7th time lucky! NO symptoms!

Posted by MissKimmi
I can't believe I'm here writing a success story! But I am!

I'm a 33 yo single woman and I've always wanted to be a mum. After a bunch of failed relationships (one of which long term), and a long time of being single, I decided I wasn't going to wait around anymore. Every date I went on I found myself "scanning" the man in front of me more on whether he could be a potential dad, than whether we could be happy together. Starting a relationship "under pressure" didn't feel fair. Not to him, myself, or a future child. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

In April 2014 I had my first IUI with donor sperm at a clinic. Naive me thought I'd probably get pregnant within the first 2 attempts. After all, my mother and sister had gotten pregnant very quickly. But then again, they were doing it the natural way... Donor sperm only lives for around 24 hours, as does the egg, so timing is crucial.

I did not get pregnant that 1st time, nor the 2nd time. Or 3th. Each cycle I had lots of symptoms (I didn't always record them) and many a time I figured "this is it!" Sometimes my period came late, sometimes early. I found out I usually ovulated late (cd17/18), but sometimes early (cd14) or even later (cd22). All my IUIs have been natural. I only used OPKs and ultrasounds, nothing else.

After the 5th IUI I had a foam ultrasound to see if my tubes were open. They were. This was good news, but at the same time made me wonder why I wasn't pregnant. My tubes were open, I had enough follicles each month and still nothing.

From IUI 5 onwards I started taking wheatgerm oil. The first two months I took pure wheat germ oil. Only from ovulation onwards.
During the tww following IUI 7 I was going on holiday and figured, since I'd be eating out a lot, bringing pure wheat germ oil wouldn't be convenient, so I took capsules this round.

My holiday was great! Somehow I had a lot of faith in this cycle even though I did not experience any symptoms. NO achy breasts, NO exhaustion, NO nausea. My faith in this cycle wasn't based on anything.

At 9dpo I did a test with fmu. Neg. Oh well. It was early days. I had learnt to be on the lookout for spotting from 9dpo onwards though, since my LP was usually 11/12 days always proceeded by a few days of spotting.

At 10dpo I tested again with fmu. At first when I glanced at the test I thought, "nope, nothing." But then I looked closer and, OMG, there was actually a very faint line there! I could hardly believe it and decided to do another test the next day to be sure.

At 11dpo, I took another test and voila, a darker line.

Now I'm 13dpo and have been testing every day since. The line is still getting darker and it's finally starting to sink in: I'm actually pregnant!

Other than emotional outbursts and having to pee more, I still don't have any symptoms, while I had loads every other time. So, even if you have NO symptoms, it doesn't mean you're out!

To sum up, these are the things that were different for me this time:

* 6.8 million sperm cells were injected. This wasn't my highest number (which was 7 million), but I've had many IUIs with lower numbers too.

* I went on holiday to a place I love. I looked forward to this, so even though I was still obviously very occupied by thoughts about getting pregnant, I had other, happy, things on my mind as well.(This doesn't mean I didn't worry at all though, but I think having happy distractions does help, when the whole "thinking positive" gets hard)

* I took capsules instead of pure wheatgerm oil.

* I cut down my caffeine intake. I never drink coffee, but I do drink a lot of tea. This month I was lucky to find decaffeinated teas.

I don't know which of these things are relevant, or if they made a difference, but I wrote them down anyway, just in case they can be of help to anyone.
My pregnancy is still in its early days, but it's looking good, so I'm enjoying it and I shall just assume it continues to be good. :)

Added: Oct. 26, 2014

Success after depo!

Posted by MACSJC
Hi all!
I thought i might share my ttc journey after coming off the depo, as when i was ttc all i ever came across was negative stories about depo and how long it took to conceive.

I had been on the depo for two years when I decided i wanted a baby. Now i say "i" because i had read so many stories on how long it could take to get a normal cycle let alone getting pregnant. I had scared myself into thinking that if we waited it was going to take a while to get back to normal to even begin trying. So hubby agreed and so we began our not trying not preventing.

Beginning of november 2012 i was due for a jab which i did not get. End of nov i started light bleeding of old blood. from then through to Feb i had light bleeding more like spotting except in early jan i did have a very very heavy period nothing like i had ever experienced. I marked it like i would a normal cycle. Everything was pretty irregular so i thought nothing of it.
The whole not trying not preventing thing didn't last very long. As you all know, when you want a baby YOU WANT A BABY!.
So we started trying. Though i didn't temp or take ovulations tests (we decided we would try those after a year), we BD every second day and if we didn't feel like it then so be it. Because we were at the start of our journey, our approach to ttc was light.
I did symptom watch and every month though i wasn't regular i peed on a stick haha. And every time was bfn. Hubby had to hide my tests from me so i wouldn't use them all. MArch came and i relaxed about taking a test and watching symptoms. I had a moment of it'll happen when it happens we are only 3 months in! I had also had a busy few weeks at work so was quite tired little did i know I WAS PREGNANT!
My only symptoms were slight change in color of breasts but seriously only slight. And the tiredness. I woke up one morning and said I'm going to test. Hubby replied with but you've already had your morning pee and i just said oh well I'm going to and it was a BFP!
We were very early about 5 weeks. Bang on week 6 ms started and stayed until i pushed dd out.
We are now not preventing not trying for number 2 :) Not sure if we will have the same result as i did have a few depo jabs and am also bf so only time will tell on this one.

So after reading all that, i just want you to know that there is hope soon after depo it took us 4 months!

Good luck to you all

Added: Oct. 25, 2014

Long cycle sucess!

Posted by happymummy2012
Hi All, I just wanted to share my story to give anyone with long irregular cycles hope! I started TTC in January and after falling pregnant without trying with my dd I thought it would be easy!

After implant removal I had odd cycles (18,38,39,42,45,28,28,41). Visited Dr after 45 day cycle and had blood tests for next cycle (annoyingly a 28 day cycle) and results came back normal. I was so stressed that it just wasn't happening! Everyone around us seemed to be pregnant and it was breaking my heart.

I had been checking Cp and CM for ovulation (whichbi was convinced wasn't happening) but this cycle we decided not t to really try. Not focus on ovulation just dtd when we wanted. I did check CM randomly and had blood streaked ewcm around 9th of October (taking this as ovulation) checked 8 days later and had tons of thick creamy cm, usually I go watery before AF, then I noticed my boobs felt a tad bigger, but not achey. II've also had a few headaches and been very hungry. Again I always feel sick before AF, I noticed some spotting Thursday morning and thought af was starting (it was pink only when I wiped, I always spot two days before af) but it only lasted an hour or so. I then had more spotting Monday evening after intercourse ( tmi we were a bit rough) but then nothing since.

Tested yesterday and today ( Wednesday and Thursday) with freedom dip sticks and boom bfp! Fairly faint but obviously there! I did test last Saturday on a superdrug own brand and thought I could see a faint line but my OH said he couldn't see it and I thought I was mental!

So surprised as unwashed convinced with these long cycles I would need help! Hopefully bean stays sticky after a CD 26 ovulation!

Stay positive and keep thinking of the end goal :)

Added: Oct. 23, 2014

this feels like a miracle

Posted by wantingamiraclex
I cannot believe im writing this. We have been trying for 4 years now. a long hard 4 years of being diagnosed with some illness , told id never have children, and only a few weeks back they had me in theatre ready to operate and by some miracle decided against it. and im so happy they didnt cause we just found out we are expecting :) very very early gone but keeping positive and praying for a happy and healthy 9 months. I cant believe it happened never thought id see the day. Patience is a virtue

Added: Oct. 20, 2014

My rainbow baby!!!

Posted by Fitbyjordan
We had a miscarriage at 10 weeks on July 4th. It happened after a week of being on bed rest due to a subchornic hematoma. They found the heart beat and said my chances of losing the baby was less than 10% and told me to take it easy for a week while the bleed in my cervix cleared up. I listened to the doctor and only got out of bed to use the potty, shower and eat. It was a LONG week. I finally went to the doctor and the worst happened, we were told the baby was no longer there. I had miscarried at home. It was horrible!!!

I received the green light to TTC early August and I was frustrated to say the least that we weren't pregnant that cycle. I heard so many success stories and I wanted to be one too. I decided to give this site a try and see what it was all about. It really has helped me learn a lot about myself and my body. The 2nd cycle came and went and I was left feeling empty inside. Someone on here mentioned BBT and OPKs so I gave it a try. This cycle, the 3rd cycle was going to the last cycle before my next check up from my miscarriage. I was really hoping I would get a BFP before my apt. However my period date was getting closer and I was losing hope. I decided to go ahead and make the apt.

Then... I RECEIVED MY BFP!!!! It happened today. This morning it was REALLY faint and then at lunch I took a FRER and it was there darker and it has gotten darker since then!!! I am freaking out. I was ready to give up and throw in the towel. I felt defeated and the depression from losing our baby was getting to me... and then this happened!!!

Yes I only was trying for a couple months BUT a couple months or a couple of years, the pain that comes with TTC is all real... I pray for all of the TTC women and pray that you are all blessed with your sweet babies really soon!!!

Rainbow Baby coming June 2015!!!!

Added: Oct. 14, 2014