Posted by panky22
I was diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis at age 16. i had a laparoscopy at 17 when they discovered i have one completely blocked tube, hormone shots and DEPO shot until i was 20 to reduce the pain. i was always told by my doctors that it was going to be difficult to conceive, and that most likely id have to see a fertility specialist.
I had gotten pregnant in november of 2013 with a positive HPT 9 DPO after only 2 months of trying and unfortunately miscarried and had to have a D&C December 10th 2013. I got my first period exactly 28 days from D&C exactly on time as always and then started trying immediately the month of January after getting the ok from my doctor.
I then began to feel something wasn't right, since it was taking longer than it did before to get pregnant again, and my period seemed to become irregular (ranging from 29-31 days, which has never ever happened) and ovulation wasn't occurring on the same day (CD 14) as it use to before my miscarriage. I then began to do research and made many changes in the month of april. I changed my diet to follow this website ( http://www.parenting.com/article/what-eat-conceive ) , began to exercise, quit drinking caffeine, took prenatal vitamins, drank a glass of grapefruit juice orange juice and apple cider vinegar every single day, I used digital OPK's, did BBT (which pinpointed ovulation exactly) and tried acupuncture. I also ordered a bottle of fertile cm pills but i only took it for about 3 days after I researched the reviews I decided to stop taking it because some of the people who've taken it reported symptoms that i did not want to experience.
One thing I found extremely annoying was that i had a positive OPK for 7 days straight CD's 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21. I also starting taking HPT's on cd 18 until I got my BFP since I've heard of people getting positive OPK's and it was just picking up HCG, which was not the case for me all of my HPT'S were 100% negative until 7 DPO. the OPK's could've continued to be positive but I ran out of OPK's and was not going to spend money on more since I'd done pinpointed ovulation on CD 16 with BBT, then on CD 23 i took a dollar tree HPT in the morning after seeing that my temps had risen higher and that's when I got a very super faint positive. later that same day went and bought a first response digital gold and got a YES+.
Symptoms with first pregnancy before missed period: Yeast infection, Flu like symptoms, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, very sore boobs. just very sick all the time. BFP @ 9 DPO
Symptoms with second pregnancy before missed period: tickling feeling in uterus @ 4 DPO, peeing every 1-2 hrs, and thats about it. BFP @ 7 DPO.
These 2 pregnancies are polar opposite of each other symptom wise so far.
Since I decided to make all of these changes only during the month that I successfully conceived (april) I'm not actually 100% sure which change made the difference but I'm extremely happy and feel that this pregnancy was my birthday gift :)
Added: Apr. 29, 2014