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Trying To Conceive Success Stories

Trying To Conceive Success Stories

A large collection of trying to conceive success stories and two week wait symptoms submitted by our visitors. A great way to pass the time during your two week wait! When you get your positive pregnancy test, please submit your story and two week wait symptoms for others to enjoy! Best of luck on your trying to conceive journey!

after 10 months of ttc. here's what really works.

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My hubby and i ttc for 10 months and like many of you I tried almost everything I read on here without success until a friend told me about Vitex/chaste berry tree. She had ttc for two years and after taking Vitex for two months she got her bfp!. And believe me I researched Vitex like crazy before I took it. Research says it can take up to 3 months for it to balance your reproductive hormones and for you to get pregnant. For me it took one month each time I got pregnant.
So here's what i did: says to take 1000mg of Vitex daily, (some women take half in morning and half 12 hours later but I personally took it all at once in the morning and it worked just fine), and use Clear Blue Digital Ovulation test. Yes I know it's more expensive but it's worth it. I used the one that says Highest 4 days of fertility and on my first pregnancy it actually read 5 top days and the next 7 top days. In which I realized I was probably off just a little bit on the other tests you have to interpret yourselve. Fertility isn't black and white and this test not only took the grey out, it helped make the process less stressful.
I won't bore you with details of the symptoms I felt each day bc like you may have experienced there were months I was sure I was pregnant and then was let down. So when I finally was pregnant I tried to ignore any symptoms I had bc I didn't want to put my hopes up. Only prominent thing I can remember mild cramps and then a bfp. And with the first pregnancy I felt tender nipple before the bfp and with the next pregnancy only sore boobs but after I already had bfp. Also very light bfp at 10 DO for both with first response and the Internet strips.
One more thing. I recommend you do your own research on whether you want to keep taking Vitex after you get your bfp. My good friend stopped taking it as soon as she got her bfp and went on to have a healthy baby. I on the other hand, stopped taking it at 6 weeks when I had my first OB apt and was told to but ended up having a miscarriage. Blood Work showed my progesterone had tanked after that. (However I had already taken just progesterone at other ttc month and did not get pregnant that month SO in my opinion progesterone was not just the oroblem). So this round of my pregnancy I plan to take Vitex until at least week 20 but that will later be determined. My OB and I have decided to take blood tests more often and go from there.
I really hope this helps you. I know how horrible it feels to hope and hope and drive yourself crazy trying pineapple, all kinds of vitamins etc without any success. Oh and yes I have been taking prenatal for months now along with maca 500 MG. First bfp took maca daily and this time just a few times a week. I consider it more of a supplement now. Good luck!

Added: Jun. 25, 2016

BFP after 3rd IUI and 18 months of TTC!

Posted by PlcaPjt330
BFP on third IUI cycle! After trying for 18 months and REALLY trying these last 8 months we have finally achieved our BFP! I tested this morning w/ FMU on FRER and two lines appeared within the 3 minute mark. My husband was questioning why one line wasn’t as dark as the other but I said “it doesn’t matter, two lines is two lines!”. We immediately called our RE and I went in for blood work. Just received the call and HCG was 130! Nurse said my progesterone looked “excellent” so no supplements are required which is great news. I return on Thursday morning to ensure the HCG is rising appropriately. The nurse is dating me at 4 weeks today based on O date of June 7 which puts my due date at February 28!

This cycle started on Friday, May 20 after coming off of 3 weeks of BC pills due to an ovarian cyst. I was on Letrozole (Femara) 7.5mg CD3-8. Ultrasound on CD11 didn’t show the progress my RE had hoped for so he put me on another 3 days of Letrozole 7.5mg and we went back for another scan on CD15. Again ultrasound wasn’t showing large enough follicles but RE didn’t want to add any more Letrozole, just wanted to give me an extra couple of days to grow. Final ultrasound on CD17 showed 2 follies on the left (19mm and 15mm) as well as several small ones on the right (between 10-12mm). Uterine lining was 8mm which was thicker than in past cycles (comparing to 7mm on CD13-14). Novarel 10,000iu trigger shot at 10PM on CD17 followed by IUI at 8:15AM on CD18 (was surprised at how close together we had trigger and IUI). BD’d again on CD19 AM and hours later I was having the most intense O pain I’ve ever felt! It hurt to sit at my desk.

A few notes about this cycle:

Ate pineapple core for five days starting the day AFTER my IUI.

Had been seeing an acupuncturist every other Saturday and she focused on points to increase blood flow to my uterus as well as to help ovulation. Overall it really helped me relax more than anything. At my most recent treatment on CD30 (11DPO) I think she could sense I was pregnant. She was VERY in tune w/ my body and could tell by my pulse in my right wrist that I had increased hunger! It blew my mind. She also seemed very positive that I would have a good outcome and that helped me to remain hopefully optimistic.

At 8DPIUI (7DPO) I started to notice I was getting short of breath and feeling a little winded when walking up stairs and when I worked out. This continued and increased over the week. I also began getting VERY hungry at 8DPIUI (7DPO) and my hunger increased throughout the week as well. Normally I crave salty foods followed by sweets the week before AF but this time I only craved salty foods and was actually somewhat deterred by sweets.

At 11DPIUI (10DPO) I started to feel my breasts getting very tender and full feeling, especially when I removed my bra at the end of the day. This is normally a PMS symptom for me so I was sad thinking I was out. However, I noticed that they never got more sore each day which usually happens w/ PMS so I remained hopeful. By 13-14DPO my nipples started feeling tingly/itchy but not all day long, just off and on. Throughout the TWW I’ve had a stuffy nose but attributed it to allergies.

The only thing that made me feel quite certain I could be pregnant was that I normally start spotting at 12-13DPO and this cycle I did not. I held out to test until the full 14DPO/15DPIUI and I’m glad I did b/c if I had tested even a day or two early I could’ve gotten a BFN.

I’m hopeful that my blood work looks good and will update once I receive it. Sending all of you ladies awaiting your BFP tons of baby dust, positive thoughts and most importantly, prayers. xoxo

Added: Jun. 21, 2016

Not what I expected!

Posted by emmarc
I had been TTC for 3 months but I had already hit a point where I was starting to worry, why wasn't it happening?! I have a pretty routine 24day cycle so was starting to think it was too short!
Well it finally happened i got my BFP after 3months and to be honest my symptoms weren't quite what i had expected (after convincing myself for the previous two cycles that i did have symptoms!).
Firstly this month I decided to relax a bit and not monitor every little thing, I used an app called ovia so when it said I had hit my fertile period I started using ovulation sticks that I had used off the internet however they didn't seem to correlate so i felt my fertile period was actually later when in actual fact i believe it was earlier as me and my partner didn't see each other much during my described fertile period so it could of only happened beforehand, so my recommendation following that is take your fertile period with a pinch of salt when using apps.
I really hadn't thought I'd conceived so was looking out for signs but about 3 days before my period was due i felt really tired, a bit teary eyed and had been woken up with a sharp pelvic pain that lasted for like 10 seconds disappeared then happened again for another 10 seconds. The only other thing was I felt like i was coming on my period earlier and it just kept not coming.
They were my only symptoms, no breast soreness, no spotting!
2 days before my period I took an internet pregnancy test which showed an extremely faint line, i placed it on here and it brought up mixed opinions but majority thought it was negative, The next day i did another internet Pregnancy test and i could see a line again! But my partner wasn't so convince so I sent him to the shop for a different one and on that test there was no arguing there was a clear line!!!
confirmed with a clearblue pregnancy test the day my period was due.
The only thing i did differently this month was not manage to have sex during my fertile period! but i had started seven seas pre conception tablets, who know's that could of been it?
I'm still really early but keeping positive and hoping it sticks!
wishing you all the luck, but don't panic it will happen!

Added: Jun. 20, 2016

Pregnant after Missed Miscarriage/D&C

Posted by Jbrock30
I have two beautiful children ages 4 and 1. We got pregnant again when my son was 8 months old. We were surprised, but ecstatic! Sadly at 12 weeks (in April of this year) we found out our baby stopped growing around 8 1/2 weeks and had died. We were heartbroken and devastated...we are still grieving that loss. That was news we never expected to hear. I had a D&C at 13 weeks. My doctor said to expect my first period between 4-6 weeks post D&C.

To make a long story short at 7 weeks I still didn't get af, so at 7 wks 1 day post D&C (approx 11dpo) I took a test and got a faint but visible BPF (I should mention I had also taken several tests a few weeks before to make sure they were negative and that there was no HCG left in my system and they were stark white). Of course I didn't believe the test so I took another one that afternoon with the same result, faint but clearly visible. I took 5 tests over three days and all were positive...slightly darker each day. Then today (1 week after that first BFP...approx 18 dpo) the test line is as dark as the control line!

(Below is an estimation bases on fertile cervical fluid...not bbt or ovulation tests...so it may not be 100% accurate)
Ovulation day - tiny pink spot mixed with EWCM (thought I was going to start my period finally 5 weeks after D&C)
3 dpo - cramping, headache, felt achy all day
5dpo - migraine (for the first time in my life) lasted 6 hours, runny nose
6dpo - migraine again for 4 hours (thinking hormone related?)
7dpo - mild headache all day
8dpo - migraine again (really starting to wonder if I might be pregnant), bloated
9dpo - no headache, woke up feeling shaky needing to eat right away, mild cramps in the evening and feeling achy
10dpo - mild cramps, mild headache
11dpo - BFP! (Faint but visible Equate and FRER) mild cramps and headache, hungry and tired
12dpo - BFP! (FRER slightly darker) extra hungry, feeling fine otherwise
13dpo - BFP! (FRER darker, First Signal) mild cramps and headache
14-15dpo - feeling pretty good
16 dpo - extremely dry cm - virtually non-existent, headache
17 dpo - dull achy cramps
18 dpo - BFP (FRER test line as dark as control line), extremely hungry all day, very very tired, no headache

Hope my story helps someone out there conceiving again after a loss. Best wishes to everyone!

Added: Jun. 17, 2016


Posted by tweety82
I am 34 years old and 14 DPO, and we have been TTC since November 2015. In May, I started using FertilAid for the week before ovulation (5/27 Ov Day) and at 11 DPO, I took two different home tests and both were positive. At 13 DPO, I went to the DR, and positive!! Not even technically late for my period yet, but I just had a hunch. I only had a bit of nausea on 11-12 DPO. NO other symptoms. I have a slight backache now, but nothing major. My estimated due date is 2/17/17. So excited!!

Baby Dust to all!!!

Added: Jun. 10, 2016