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1-3 DPO not expecting to be pregnant because I’m on the mini pill so not really tracking but did notice a lot of CM
4-5 DPO still not expecting but my boobs got sore and nipple randomly tingly/sore feeling (unusual for me) lots of additional CM
6-8 DPO same symptoms as above, getting what I feel like are very very very VERY faint on FRER tests
9 DPO same symptoms and a bit crampy, negative digital test with FMU but swear I got a extremely faint on Walmart cheapie
10 DPO all same symptoms, a little less noticeable CM though. Faint but visibly noticeable on equate (the frer comparatively test stick)
11 DPO still very faint but more obvious than yesterday bfp cheap equate test
*update* 11 dpo went and got a FRER and definite
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Latest 12 days ago
I wanted to share our TTC journey because I found so much comfort from others on here who struggled as well. We were trying since Dec 2017. I had been off of Nuvaring for years anyway and we were using condoms for BC. We stopped and had fun the first few months thinking oh it will be quick... yeah right. I then started tracking ovulation with OPKs which were fairly consistent each cycle. We BD all around. Nothing. I started getting into more information like tracking fertile CM and body temperature a few months....nothing. By the way I am one who has VERY minimal detectable change in CM so I was getting very annoyed with that personally. I had a preconception appointment with OB about months 7ish months TTC which consisted of a sperm analysis and trying a few more months. Husband came back with the lower end of normal on most of the numbers. A few months later I went in again. MD said to wait until positive OPK to BD to optimize sperm count and schedule for an HSG test if nothing in the next months or so. Well I wasn't looking forward to an HSG bc they were somewhat expensive, were known to be painful, and I wanted to do this as naturally as possible. Besides, scheduling the test was super hard because it has to be a certain time frame after the start of your period which as a healthcare provider myself was hard to be able to take off so specifically last minute. I tried a few times earlier on to schedule but of course timing fell on a week my MD was out of town, on a holiday, and then when I was out of town. LOL REALLY?!?! I decided to wait after the holidays and got bogged down with work and life. In the meantime I had my husband taking Ashwagandha for sperm boost for months. I was already on prenatals for over a year, I just started taking Upspring fertility supplements for 2 cycles until ovulation started, we had been using Preseed just as a lubricant (not full applicator - we were over that a few months in) then I got this idea to just make this HSG test happen. My MD stated that sometimes the Fallopian tubes can be sticky even if there are no true blockages. She had to have the test done herself 2x for her last two babies. It was finally scheduled for June 19th 2019 CD 8. It felt like a really intense menstrual cramp (I can have really bad cramps anyway) which was tolerable for a few minutes, I just have a vasovagal response to stuff like that which was the worse part. BUT it was over quick enough. I loaded up on ibuprofen before and after. I was crazy bloated the next day and after that perfectly fine. I was told optimize BD for the next three months bc my chances of conceiving were higher. I got a positive OPK June 29th and 30th CD 16 & 17. We BD CD 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, and 21. I started testing I think around 6 dpo and did not realize I had a very faint positive at 9 DPO until I went to place what I though was my negative 10 DPO stick next to it!!!!! The last one in the picture was 11 DPO. I was pregnant the SAME CYCLE I had the HSG done... CRAZY . I also had a positive digital the next day. I go for my first appointment and US next week at exactly 8 weeks since LMP. Looking back I think that the timing was best because I ended up making some stressful yet much better career moves for me, my family, and our new addition coming soon. I hope this might help others who may be at the stages I was in and maybe help those on the fence of their next step. God bless all of you that are trying for your sweet babies. I pray the journey will be less stressful and will happen sooner than later in perfect timing.
Latest 13 days ago
So I got a BFP on Sunday, 13 months after I had my baby, and before I've even had my first postpartum period. I'm one of those "caught the first egg" stories, I guess! I was breastfeeding, which kept my cycles away for so long. Anyone else catch the first egg? I'm already struggling with explaining to people - the receptionist at my doctor's office of course asks "what was the date of your last menstrual period?" To which I replied, "August 30, 2017" haha she had to get someone to help . Praying for a healthy 9 months, can't believe this!!
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Latest 6 weeks ago
Se’Kani’s gotta little brother or sister on the way.. can’t believe after one try I’m pregnant again ?? Yaaaaaayyyyy!!! Everybody else on their journey I send nothin but good prayers and love for you ladies!!! It’s a miracle!!!
Latest 10 weeks ago
Hi everyone, these stories helped me so much during our TTC journey so like many of you I wanted to contribute. We started trying around a year ago but during that time, my husband and I were living in different states so he would have to fly back and forth during my ovulation time. Needless to say, this didn't work well and after trying 6 or 7 times, we gave up. I am 33 and my husband is 41 so I started to worry that something was wrong. We were going to try one more time since I moved in with him a month ago and if we weren't successful, we were going to see what our options were for IUI, etc. Over the past year, my husband also started exercising more and eating right which I've tended to do for the past few years. This cycle started on 6/29/17. I didn't go crazy with symptom tracking because I've felt every symptom under the sun in prior unsuccessful cycles, gotten my hopes up and then crash!
CD 1-8: nothing that stands out, I didn't track my BBT
CD 9: started OPK tracking on CD 9.
CD 11: BD
CD 12: EWCM
CD 13: Positive OPK in the afternoon, EWCM, BD
CD 14: Assuming ovulation day, EWCM, BD
1-9 dpo: intermittently full or sore breasts which I've had with other unsuccessful cycles
10 dpo: I was settling down to sleep and felt a sharp stabbing pain just for a few seconds in my right lower abdomen which could have been implantation. This was so different from any other cycle. I actually sat up part way and said ow. I doubt I would have felt it if I had been asleep.
11 dpo: intermittently full or sore breasts still, whitish CM
12 dpo: my cycle ranges from 24-28 days so I was watching for spotting before AF which sometimes I get. There was none. I also woke up at around 4-5 am and couldn't get back to sleep - usually I sleep like a baby!
13 dpo: getting my hopes up because usually I spot a little bit by now and there still wasn't any. Again, I had insomnia - I think I woke up around 2:30 am and stayed awake for a couple hours.
14 dpo: Still no AF!! This is the latest I would have ever gone in the past so my hopes are up. The reason I didn't do POAS checks yet is because when I did in the past, starting at 11 dpo, every negative felt like a slap in the face. I decided to delay it as long as possible since then and just wait for AF. FRER's second line popped up right away, within a few seconds! Clearblue digital took some time and said pregnant!! :) I put these in a little box and gave it to my husband along with a card that said congrats, you're going to be a dad! He was shocked and kept asking if this was real since like me, he started to think it wasn't going to happen without help.
We are so happy and hoping for a very sticky, healthy bean. My heart goes out to all of you that are TTC, it can be a very difficult journey and a heart wrenching roller coaster. I'm usually so calm and it made me crazy, obsessive and emotional. I have so much more respect for those who have gone through infertility issues or took a longer time to conceive. Baby dust to all! Please keep your head up and keep going!!
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Latest 10 weeks ago
Weve been trying for a baby for months, after a chemical pregnancy in March I was really depressed and negative. Because our doctor gave us the go ahead we tried religiously in April and nevertheless AF reared her ugly face. Come may... i honestly thought there was no chance... my boyfriend works as a merchant mariner... he had left for a 56 day contract... because i didnt want him to spend his birthday alone I flew to LA not even thinking concieving as a possibility as I was slated to have ovulated 4 days before my trip and wasnt even tracking it... imagine my surprise when I realized today I was late and two dark pink lines appeared. Were elated! I hope this one sticks. Early pregnancy is such a delicate mix of excitement and nerves. Best of luck and baby dust to all!
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Latest 10 weeks ago
Just a story of my journey; don’t ever give up. I never.!
I began ttc quite some time ago -
My first mc was Dec 2013. Advised likely chemical.
Long story short; after ttc for a long time; not successful
investigations etc, I eventually got a diagnosis August 2017 for endometriosis. Had surgery to remove.
Had all the tests beforehand and all hormone levels came back fine and partner fine.
Repeated after surgery and again all ok. No issues identified.
Told I had unexplained infertility. Was ttc over a year prior to diagnosis of endometriosis.
Told I’d unlikely conceive naturally or without help!
Referred for HSG test and to fertility consultant Feb 2018.
Low and behold - at appointment they do urine sample - pregnant! Discharged from them.
Sadly ended in mc 9 weeks April 2018..
Large bleed within sac and baby hb stopped.
Surgical removal due to issues and risk as I’m rhesus negative.
Tests carried out - nothing abnormal identified - ruled as a likely loss of natural cause.
Gave all clear ttc again.
Booked back with consultant - again got my BFP week before my appointment!
Referred for beta hcg and ultrasound -
Beta hcg taken two days apart - all fine and increased well.
told had pregnancy of unknown location at scan and likely ectopic - sent home and scan rebooked for two weeks after.
Attended scan - confirmed I had a likely continuing NORMAL pregnancy. Dated perfect at 6wks 3 days. Over the moon.
Fast forward -
first dating scan received after all booking in with midwife etc...
Was very scared as had been severely affected by morning sickness and terrified something would be wrong - scan went perfectly well and baby measured 3 days ahead at 12+6!
20 week scan - all ok and baby growing well. Still measuring ahead - growth charted as average.
Currently 25+2 with my miracle rainbow..
Pregnancy going well and looking forward to welcoming our bundle of joy.
DD 19th april 2019
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Latest 3 months ago
on Monday i went for a follow up and they always do the urine so i didn't think anything of it but yes i was supposed to be getting my period its a little irregular and so i was like it'll come because i just new the cramping and sore BBS was AF. soo im in the waiting room and she tells me to come back to her office and so she tells me the PG was positive and i began to sweat and continuously telling her this never happens this is impossible. i am beyond happy. i am very early in my pregnancy 5 weeks and 2 days to be exact. its been so hard for me and when i look back on my post of me being disappointed many time in a row. i just know that keeping hope has given me one of the most beautiful gifts of all time. im so in love and i cant wait to go on this journey of mother.
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Latest 4 months ago