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Very shocked but 11dpo here's my positive digital clearblue! Not sure why my previous test was deleted but this is an update. Goodluck to all x
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Latest 17 days ago
My husband and I started trying for #2 about ten months after our daughter was born. We had always talked about our children being close in age and didn't think getting pregnant again wouldn't be difficult, as the first pregnancy was rather quick to happen.
June 16, 2018 marked 3 years of trying. In those 3 years, there were hundreds of OPKs and pregnancy test taken, there were many tears shed. I was diagnosed with PCOS and told I would probably need medical assistance to get pregnant. We had multiple losses. We had even talked about how maybe we were meant to be a one child household.
But June 16th is a special day. You see, I do still periodically test just in case one of those "miracles" happen. This day, like any other month, I tested and much to my surprise, there was instantly a second line. It was a surprise because I haven't had a cycle since November '17. According to my ultrasound, I am 6w4d pregnant and due in February. There was even a heartbeat!
Ladies, miracles do happen when you least expect them.
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Latest 21 days ago
Finally, after our chemical pregnancy we finally got a strong positive. I’m 22dpo and I took a First Response test. It read positive within like 30 seconds and I couldn’t be more excited than I am right now!
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Latest 21 days ago
Our Story: In 2014 I was diagnosed with endometriosis and had my left ovary removed. We were devastated but my doctor assured us we would be able to conceive. On our one year wedding anniversary, 7/20/15, we decided to start trying. In January 2016 we got pregnant for the first time and we were so excited. Unfortunately it ended in an early miscarriage. We were very sad but also hopeful that we were able to get pregnant on our own. My doctor was concerned about blocked tubes from the endometriosis so in March of 2016 I had an HSG done. It came back good and we decided to see a fertility specialist to make sure that everything else was good too. In May 2016 we had our first appointment with our FS where we scheduled blood tests and a semen analysis. Everything came back normal so we decided to continue trying on our own and come back fr an IUI if we couldn't get pregnant. In September my doctor prescribed 50 mg of clomid to boost our chances. I did three rounds of 50 mg and another 3 cycles of 100 mg. When we still weren't pregnant in January of 2017 we decided to stop taking the clomid and prepare financially for IUI. We continued to try on our own but I stopped temping and taking ovulation test. Since coming off of clomid my cycles kept getting shorter and shorter. During clomid they were about 31 days. The first months off they were 27, 26, and then 24. So this month when I was passing cycle day 27 with no usual pre-period spotting I started to wonder if I could be. With all of the months that I would symptom spot and test as soon as I could and be disappointed I convinced myself that I just needed to test to see a negative and stop getting my hopes up. So last night I took a FRER, dipped it put the cap back on an glanced away looked back and bam! strong BFP. I couldn't believe it. It instantly felt like a dream and I felt like I was going to wake up and it wouldn't be real. I grabbed a digital and sure enough "Pregnant". We are so excited, scared, and just in disbelief. I thought for so long that maybe it just wasn't going to happen for us, maybe I would never be pregnant, and that we would have to adapt for life without kids. This is so surreal.
Latest 21 days ago
Good morning all! I am 29 years old and I was diagnosed with POF in June of 2017 a month after my 28th Birthday. Me and my husband we're trying so hard to conceive our 1st child together as I already have a 8 year old from a previous marriage(widow) The doctors just wrote me off even though I didn't understand the diagnosis nor did anyone in my family have it. We continued to test periodically to determine if this was the real and true diagnosis because I had taken out my mirena in Feb 2017 but i never had normal periods since 16 due to birth control. But God!!!! I went in on April 18th 2018 to the ER and they happen to give me a cat scan and told me I had a 23 mm sized cyst on my right ovary and I was devastated. I didn't know what to do and where to go. Keep in mind that after I was diagnosed with POF in June of 2017, I didn't know anything the doctors just sent me on my way.... I can honestly say I went through the lack of sleep and hot flashes stage horribly and a lot of weight gain, but I never not once took the HRT that they prescribed. ( I still have the bottle of estrace unused) Honestly I did nothing different. I didn't diet, eat differently or anything. My diagnosis sent me into a deep depression because this was just too much to handle and my dear daughter kept asking for a live in brother or sister. With the grace of God, and a ton of research on this page and google...I had saw that the size of a mature egg follicle was between 22-24 mm. I then thought was I preparing to ovulate on the CT scan?? Was that an egg??? Well after bugging my doctors to look into it. They ran my estrogen and fsh and my diagnosis was completely reversed and I call that a miracle ???????????????????????? Not only was my diagnosis reversed, but my ultrasound done on May 10th,18 ( My deceased 1st husband's birthday which is not coincidental) showed that the cyst was ruptured and no longer on my ovary. 6 days later on 5/16 I felt strange, sore boobs, achy body, and a lot of little pressure near my ovary. I tested a faint but strong positive on a frer. I couldn't believe my eyes. I went to the doctor on 5/17 my 10 month wedding anniversary and they took urine on office it was negative. Most likely due to me peeing a million times and drinking before the 330 pm appt. I wasn't disappointed I just knew that God wouldn't let me down. I am pleased to say that my blood came back positive for pregnancy!!!! This has inspired me to share my story because the doctor gave me only a less that 5 percent chance to conceive and that was only using IVF with donor eggs because my amh was .03. I posted my results so you guys can see how a miracle works ???????????????????????? I am a walking testimony and I pray that he touches and heals all of our bodies. Thank you all for reading my story. This has been one crazy year!!! My husband and I are so blessed and ecstatic! Please reach out to me if you have any questions. I go back Monday to continue to check my levels but I'm confident that God makes no mistakes. I just took a First response rapid result this morning knowing the sensitivity is 50-100 HCG level from what I researched.. i'm still researching but as dark as the line is, it provides me comfort to know that my HCG levels are rising significantly. Have a blessed day!!!
Latest 24 days ago
I am not a sales person! Anyone struggling to get pregnant and has high FSH, PCOS, or is over 35, or just has trouble ovulating, YOU need to try this!!!! My husband and I tried EVERYTHING! For 10 YEARS!!!! Without success. Until I found OvaBoost on Amazon. Seriously!! I bought 3 bottles and before I was finished with the second bottle, I was PREGNANT!!!! My baby boy David just turned a year old on December 14th and he is perfect!!! Just thought I'd spread the knowledge. Baby dust!!
Latest 30 days ago
I wanted to write this as on this journey to conceiving, forums like this and ladies sharing their stories has given me hope in what seems like an impossible situation. I want to pay that forward and give other ladies hope too!
I’m 38, turning 39 this week. I just got my bfp on 10 dpo this week from my first iui. I also took letrozole on days 3-7 of my cycle. I’m beyond excited after this long uncertain road!! God is good and has granted us this miracle!
I have severe endometriosis that was diagnosed 2 years ago after a long road of testing. It has caused me so much excruciating pain and suffering. I have a large endometrioma on each ovary. I was told by my gyno at the time that it was so severe that if they did surgery they would likely have to remove my ovaries. She said the cysts are destructive and told me if my husband and I wanted babies we had no time to waste. And should move directly to ivf. I had spent all of my adult life in school and various other circumstances lead me to only thinking about starting a family in my late 30s. I thought I had time, I had no idea I’d get this awful disease endometriosis.
We then started the long road of fertility testing and trying to conceive. We found out my husband at age 41 had low testosterone and sperm count but miraculously both of my tubes were clear from our hsg results. I also found out I had a small uterine polyp and a partially septated uterus. So we had several fertility hurdles to climb and choices to make.
Our fertility doctors put my husband on clomid and that raised his sperm count! While we were waiting for the clomid to work we were trying naturally and I got pregnant! I couldn’t believe it and it gave me so much joy! Unfortunately it turned out to me a chemical pregnancy. We were devastated. Two months later I had another chemical pregnancy. It was so devastating. My fertility doctor said unfortunately at my age (38) many of my eggs would have chromosomal abnormalities and that’s why chemical pregnancies are much more common. I also had the added challenge of two large endometriomas on my ovaries which can be toxic to eggs. I was feeling so hopeless. She advised that we try 3 rounds of medicated iui (letrozole)and then move on to ivf. I scoured the medical literature and found lots of worrisome journal articles about the toxic affects of endometriosis on egg quality. That even if I released a healthy egg that it could become damaged from the toxic environment that endometriosis creates. I searched and searched for examples of success with an older woman with bilateral endometriomas having success with iui. I found one woman in a forum that had!! That was enough for me and we went ahead and scheduled it this month. To my utter amazement, it has worked!!!!! My husband and I are beyond thankful for this miracle. It’s still early, but I feel really good and strong that this lil bean will stick!
I wanted to add that after my second chemical miscarriage 3 months ago I researched a ton and put my husband and I on a vitamin regimen. I’m a firm believer in taking whole food vitamins and not synthetic ones as our bodies can better absorb it better. We wind up peeing most of synthetic ones out. I think it did help us. We’ve been on it a few months:
-We are both on a whole food multivitamin. It’s The Synergy Company Pure Synergy multivitamin. We both take one a day in morning
- I’m on the Megafood Blood builder whole food iron supplement. I take one a day in morning
- We both take ubiquinol every day. I take 300 mg and my husband takes 100 mg in morning
- I take the megafood magnesium supplement at night
My husband takes L-Carnitane once a day
I really hope that this gives you ladies some hope that despite being older and having medical hurdles, against all odds it can happen and don’t lose hope!! I’m wishing you all lots of baby dust and bfps!!!!
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Latest 39 days ago
My husband and I had been ttc for almost 2 years. I am 30 years old. About 6/7 months ago I found out that I have a gene mutation/blood clotting disorder MTHFR a1298c. I had around 7 early miscarriages during the last 2 years of ttc. So I researched This gene mutation and figured out it was the most probable cause of infertility. I also have a pituitary tumor that has affected my prolactin levels and caused my HGH levels to drop to 0.03!!! So I started doing research on supplements to help boost my HGH levels and started taking L-Arginine and L-Lysine. I got pregnant a month after taking it!
Also with this gene mutation you can’t take folic acid because your body can’t break it down, you have to take a form of Methyl-Folate so I found a prenatal with that in it made by The Honest Company. It’s a little pricey but definitely worth it! With Methyl-Folate it’s measured in mcgs instead of mgs because it is more pure and you don’t need as much of it as you do folic acid.
My last period was 3/3/18 and I am now 6 weeks 2 Days. My first positive was 4/4/18 taken in the afternoon and the one shown in the picture was 4/5/18 with FMU and my pregnancy was confirmed on 4/5/18 by the doctor!
I have just put my faith in God and I just pray this little miracle keeps growing into a strong and healthy baby!
-Cramps in my calves (mostly the right leg)
-palms near my thumbs feel like they are tearing when I do certain things
-Slight cramps sometimes
-Pain in lower right abdomen (feels like maybe a cyst I have always had cysts on or near my ovaries)
-slight feeling of muscles in lower abdomen tearing/pulling when I move certain ways or stretch my back
-Bbs very tender and (tmi) there is always hard crusty stuff in my nipples not a ton just like the size of a pen tip. (I just clean it out daily)
-I was very stuffy for about a week before BFP and it lasted about another week after.
-My temp is always 97.5(ish) and it has been about 98.3 since BFP (it’s just a regular digital thermometer from the dollar store)
-Last 2 Days I have had an awful migraine (I have chronic migraines but I didn’t have any since I got the BFP until 4/13/18 and it’s still lingering as of 4/15/18)
-my hair started getting super greasy about a week ago (my hair is very long and thick and I normally go 3-4 Days between washes but now it’s just become an everyday wash because it’s just gross!
-about a week & 1/2 ago my sense of smell started getting really strong and has only gotten stronger everyday it seems!
-a few days after BFP I started noticing that I had become very calm and more loving and compassionate
-I have been super emotional for the last 3 weeks and it seems I get more emotional each day (crying over every little thing but they aren’t happy tears!)
-frequent urination has been on and off since BFP but over the past few days it is really hard to go very long without making a trip to the bathroom!
-been getting very tired for about a week and that is also increasing by the day!
-I have had diarrhea pretty bad since before BFP and just yesterday it seems like the hormones are definitely causing some slowing of digestive tract (I had my gallbladder removed in 2014 so if I eat anything high in fat it makes me have to run to the bathroom so I have been trying to avoid that!)
-I feel extremely thirsty just over the 2 Days my mouth has been pretty dry over the last 24 hours
-can’t sleep very good because I just can’t get comfortable!
-haven’t been super hungry but I have been trying ro make sure I eat foods higher in protein and all the essential vitamins naturally in them that is good for baby!
-pretty bad lower back pain
-got dizzy in the shower yesterday
My teeth/gums have been hurting for about 3 weeks now and it’s getting worse.
I am about 5’3” and weigh about 220lbs so I am considered obese which I think is rude but whatever!
-Medullary Sponge Kidney
-Disease, Lupus/Connective Tissue -Disease (it hasn’t been been confirmed which one it is for sure),
-General Anxiety which is pretty severe,
-High Blood Pressure,
-Pituitary tumor (has caused high prolactin levels and most recently extremely low HGH level)
-Degenerative Disc Disease!
I am a hot mess!
So I just wanted to share my story because I was so heart broken every month either because I started my period or had a misscarriag and even if my story only helps 1 person get pregnant that will be amazing!
I definitely need continued prayers because I go for my first Ultrasound 4/19/18! I will be 6 weeks and 6 Days and I am just praying that everything looks normal and healthy so far!
Good luck to everyone still TTC I truly feel for you! Tons of baby dust to all who are still trying!
Obviously consult with your doctor before taking any supplements that I have mentioned because they may not be safe for everyone!
Also L-Lysine is not recommended while pregnant so I quit taking it about 3 weeks after the first day of my last period started. L-Arginine is actually good for you especially if you do have the MTHFR gene mutation or even high blood pressure like me and a bonus is that it helps reduce your risk of preeclampsia!!! Once again obviously consult with your doctors to make sure any of these are safe for you! Again lots of baby dust to everyone’s ttc! I hope this helps someone!
If anyone’s else is at all similar to me please share your experiences but I honestly only want positive news because i am already scared and freak out over pretty much every cramp or pain!
Latest 9 weeks ago
Hi Ladies....I am 37 years old and mom to 4 kids. I wanted to be a mom since I was a little girl, playing with dolls, watching my neighbors kids, then babysitting, etc...babies just glued to me...except I was not getting pregnant...I learned devastated news that because I have PCOS I will have troubles conceiving a child naturally...I was crushed to the point I couldn't speak for days...time went on and I got out of my depression....and one day I realized I didn't get my period in like 4-5 months but had slight PM's pains...went to the doctors who ordered US and expecting a tumor of some kind she said'oh that's a baby'...I peed my pants...I cried and hugged this doctor I first saw in my life...I was on cloud 9 nothing mattered anymore...healthy baby girl...then it took about 4 years to have my 2nd...I even took clomid for months, no ovulation...then we went in a vacation...and instead of getting my period I got pregnant...I did 17 tests in disbelief...all super positive...by the time I did US I was 11 weeks pregnant...my 3rd baby came exactly 2 years later, overjoyed naturally again. Our 4th baby came again 2 years later conceived again during a vacation when I was supposed to get my period and brought all pads and tampons I ended up ovulating...so strange and so true...again by the time I figured out I was pregnant I was 10 weeks pregnant...my PCOS made me ovulate whenever...it could be months without a period so every time I didn't connect missed period with pregnancy...my 4 miracles that I thank God every day I have... conceived naturally...my OBGYN told me I should write a book...bit for now I am offering a hope to all of you ladies and letting you know that mirracles do happen...never loose hope and never stop dreaming
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Latest 10 weeks ago
Hi ladies, I thought I would share my TTC story to give some ladies some hope. So, first off I'll tell you guys, my fiance and I have only been trying for what would make month 3 now. But last month, these were symptoms:
8/18/17 (0dpo) - very light heartburn, nausea, stomach flutters
8/19/17 (1dpo) - nausea, stomach flutters
8/20/17 (2dpo) - stomach flutters - gassy
8/21/17 (3dpo) - cramping/flutters in abdomen, light nausea - tossed and turned in pain all night - gassy
8/22/17 (4dpo) - cramping/flutters in abdomen, light nausea - gassy
8/23/17 (5dpo) - very light cramping/ flutters in abdomen last about an hour, frequent urination - gassy
8/24/17 (6dpo) - some light cramping/flutters and little nausea in the evening
8/25/17 (7dpo) - no symptoms
8/26/17 (8dpo) - mild cramping/flutters during the evening - BFN with evening urine - gassy
8/27/17 (9dpo) - mild cramping/flutters and nausea in evening - boobs started to get tender - gassy
8/28/17 (10dpo) BFN with smu - boobs more tender - light cramping/flutters - gassy - heartburn
8/29/17 (11dpo) BFN with smu - light cramping/flutters - heartburn - nausea
8/30/17 (12dpo) boobs no longer tender cramping and nausea went away (AF on its way I'm sure)
8/31/17 (13dpo) no symptoms - saw EWCM which usually comes before AF.
9/1/17 (14dpo) small cramping here and there - can squeeze colostrum from boobs
9/2/17 (15dpo) no symptoms
9/3/17 (16dpo) gas and metal taste in evening - small cramp when peeing
9/4/17 (17dpo) metal taste
9/5/17 (18dpo) cramping on left side - nausea - heavy boobs - metal taste
9/6/17 (19dpo) no symptoms
9/7/17 (20dpo) twinges in pelvis - tingling nipples
9/8/17 (21dpo) AF showed
With all of that, and my AF being 6 days late, I was sure I was pregnant, but I got BFN after BFN.
THIS month, (when I'm actually pregnant) I had 0, none, nadda damn symptom. But what we did do differently was stop trying. We had sex one time during my fertile window, which was the day before my expected ovulation day, and I noticed ewcm the day we had sex. Other than that, we didn't do anything special, I didn't even think about pregnancy until today, I just decided to take a taste, and BOOM, pregnant!
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Latest 11 weeks ago