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Trying To Conceive Success Stories - Page 18

Trying To Conceive Success Stories - Page 18

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!

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

BFP after very delayed 1st cycle off BCP!!

Posted by J_Bear
I loved reading all the stories on here and said to myself if I ever get a BFP I would post my story too! So here goes!

I came off the BCP on April 15 this year after being on it for almost two years, from just before I got married in 2014. I didn't really have any symptoms coming off it other than that I was really tired and it only took a few weeks for me to get my oily hair and acne back, after it taking 6 months on the pill to clear it up! I thought I had ovulation cramping around 2 weeks after the withdrawal bleed, but the OPK's I was using didn't show anything other than a really faint second line constantly, so I decided to stop using them and wait until I had a period so I would have some idea of what my cycle was doing.

I took a test when my period would have been due at CD28, BFN. and then when I didn't get a period I did another test another at CD 31, just to be sure. Still BFN. So I thought, fine, maybe my body is just taking a long time to adjust to being off the pill. CD 42, still no sign of AF, and I was due for my biannual pap smear, where the nurse did another urine pregnancy test after I told her about my situation. Still BFN. She assured me that not getting a period was fine, to book a clinic appointment in 3 months if I still didn't have it.

By this point I resigned myself to waiting months for a period, and stopped thinking about TTC, although we still regularly dtd, just for fun. Twice during the next week I woke up during the night with really bad cramps, so much so that I thought AF was starting immediately and rushed to the bathroom to put a pad on. But it didnt come. I have also had very slightly tender nipples the last 3 days, but I put it down to a symptom of coming of BCP. I wasn't even thinking about them as possible pregnancy signs, so it came as an utter shock when yesterday at CD 52, I randomly decided to take a test, not even with FMU, fully expecting a BFN, but it was an almost immediate BFP!!

So I think I am due around February 7 next year, although I really have no idea when I ovulated, except for that it was much later than usual, so I guess we will find out in a few weeks at the dating scan!

Added: Jun. 6, 2016