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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!

43 and BFP at 18dpo!

Posted by Bunnyhop
I haven't used this site to track my cycles in awhile because I started using Fertility Friend and found it much more helpful for me at this stage in my life. But I LOVE this site and have found it so helpful in the past that I wanted to post my BFP story here. Maybe it will be helpful for someone else along the way.

I have been TTC for 20 months. It took us much longer this time than it did for baby #1 and baby#2. This was partly because of our age, no doubt (DH is 50) we also didn't have sex during my fertile week every month, either. About 4 months ago or so, I started taking COQ10, DHEA, L'arginine, and Omega 3s along with my regular multivitamin. About 2 months ago, I started taking Geritol liquid. I have to say I love the Geritol because it did give me a lot more energy in the mornings. Then finally, I got a minimal fertility work up done, and the blood tests showed that my FSH and progesterone and thyroid were all at normal levels. I also had an HSG done, and as it turned out, my right tube was blocked. They were able to unblock it just by shooting a bit more dye through my tubes.

This cycle, I was diagnosed with pneumonia and I was very sick. I think it may have even delayed my ovulation. Anyway, we only had sex once this month, about 4 days before ovulation. I still cannot believe that! I was just sure that nothing happened this month, and I even stopped recording my temp and stuff once ovulation was confirmed. I had a conference to attend (I am actually still there now) and I brought AF stuff with me because I kept thinking I would start. When I didn't, I finally decided to test, and was sure it would be a BFN. I was jumping for joy in my hotel room when I saw the 2 blue lines.

I think that there is a lot of misinformation out there about women and fertility in their 40s. I know that for some women, getting pregnant in their 40s may not be possible without assistance, but I truly believe that many women are actually still fertile, and may just need to be more careful regarding alcohol, cigarettes, etc and may need some extra supplements. So if you are in your 40s and are TTC, keep at it!! And don't hesitate to get an HSG done, or have preliminary blood tests done as well. You may be pleasantly surprised! Good luck, ladies!!!

Added: Nov. 21, 2015

Totally Unexpected

Posted by WaitingwithHope
Hello :)

Throughout my long journey I often went to these stories for hope and comparisons to my own life situations and it really did help me get through the long tww's and the long cycles! My DH and I have been TTC actively for just over 2 years. We went through every herbal remedy all the sleepless nights and the crying and the doubt over whether or not it was his body that was screwing up or my own. We were so stressed out that the entire first year my cycles went crazy and I stopped Ovulating even and it was probably the hardest year we ever had as a couple.

Then after we passed the 2 year mark our whole attitude changed. We decided to calm down and I was to come off all the herbs and teas. We BD'd a whole lot less reducing it down to only about 7 times a month just to get a good break in. In august we tried our first round of Clomid and when that failed we decided to just take a break. I temped only long enough to confirm I actually had O'd which surprisingly got right back on track to 28 day cycles as soon as I came off the Vitex and the Red Raspberry Leaf and we made ourselves busy with hunting season. Of course I still stressed and I still thought about babies all the time and still convinced myself I was pregnant every 5 seconds, but AF always showed up exactly on time.

My 28th month TTC it was elk season and we were to be staying at my MIL's house the whole week and a half because where we hunt is closer to her house than our own. And of course it was to be right during my fertile week so I basically gave up hope. We were going to be too tired and to busy to want to bother so I basically called that cycle a bust and just tried to think forward about my next cycle. The only thing I hoped for this cycle was that I would continue to O regularly and that my cycle would be a normal length. Anyway we gave it 2 full hearted attempts on the 13th day of my cycle and the 17th day but we both didnt expect for that to get us anywhere because in the past it hasnt resulted in a pregnancy ever. We used preseed both times and called it good.

2 weeks later after I thought a cold was coming on I took a test for fun since i rarely ever got to anymore and to my surprise the faintest of faint lines came up! As the days progressed I confirmed it on a digital and a FRER and DH and I decided its finally real! I didnt have any sore boobs or increased CM I didnt have a single symptom that they make you think you need to have to get pregnant so dont give up! We are hoping and Praying for this baby to stick and be viable <3 we have waited so long but somehow we conceived 100% naturally after more then 2 years trying! Good luck to the rest of you! Hopefully this pregnancy Hangs ON!!

Added: Nov. 19, 2015

Long time coming

Posted by Luvbugg1981
I just found out on Sunday 11/15 that we are expecting our first. We've been trying off and on for years. We had a chemical in July 2013 and I was devastated.I lost 40 pounds over the last year and we decided to start trying again in September. We did Fermera 5mg, Orvidel, with IUI and got a BFN. This time we did Femera 7.5mg, Orvidel, and IUI. We went on a cruise for anniversary right before the cycle started. I left for Vegas/ Disneyland on a girls trip with my mom & my sisters. That made me able to truly relax during my 2 week wait. When I came back, I was too busy with errands for my bonus kids (they came with my hubby and I love them to pieces) to even worry about testing. On Saturday 11/14, I started spotting and thought for sure my cycle was coming. However, it stopped after a few hours. I was out late and when I got in at 12:30 AM 11/15 I took a HPT and got a positive in less than 30 seconds. I have turned into a POAS addict since then even though I've had 2 great Betas (11/16- 168 & 11/18- 421) since then. Hubby and I are looking forward to this journey. This is by far one of the happiest moments in my life!! Everyday I smile and tell my husband, "You're gonna be a dad again" and he starts smiling too. It's been a long time coming and we are feeling beyond blessed!!!

Added: Nov. 18, 2015

second iui after hsg a success

Posted by chickencounter
1dpiui- puked on prenatal vitamin
2-7dpiui- no symptoms, progesterone came back 15
7-10dpiui-swollen boobs, many bfns
11-dpiui- bfn, sad, drank a lot of wine (whoops!)
12dpiui- super emotional about going to see family over the holidays and meeting my new niece, noticed one (of the several) wondfos I had taken that day had a slight tint, but wrote it off to evap
only other symptom besides swollen boobs (which is normal pms for me) was lower back pain
started to research adoption and ivf
later that night, I got up to pee and noticed the last wondfo I took had turned pretty dark
peed on a frer- BFP, day 12/13 dpiui ....after 8 mos of trying after a chemical pregnancy!
(note: this was our second iui after an hsg)

Added: Nov. 15, 2015

No symptoms is a symptom

Posted by amrj02
So I have very strong PMS symptoms (even nausea) but this month I had NONE! I haven't ever had a month were I didn't have them. That seemed odd to me but I didn't want to get my hopes up. I took a first response 6 days sooner test at 9 dpo and maybe there was a second line but it really wasn't pink and it didn't show up until an hour later. I decided to take EPT digital 5 days sooner right after and it popped up pregnant in 30 seconds!! So in short not all tests work the same and not having symptoms can mean there is still hope.

Added: Nov. 12, 2015