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