Perry, it seems like most of them went on to have healthy babies but some did end in m/c. With my last pregnancy my hormone levels were normal and I got a bfp the same day AF was due, and it still ended in m/c. Then you have some women who have trouble getting a bfp, but have normal pregnancies. So it really is just a case-by-case thing.
Vybe - That's what worries me, but then again I just remember that my hormones were 'normal' last time and things still went wrong. So I don't think actually seeing a bfp would make me feel too much better anyway, because it doesn't mean everything is ok. I won't be happy until I get an ultrasound and hear a heartbeat! I'm just trying to be patient until then. I haven't had any spotting or cramping so I'm taking that as a good sign for now. We'll see what happens in the next few weeks I guess!View Thread
Ani and Perry - Seriously what the heck is it with this month? lol
I'm 18 days late today and got another BFN this morning. I've been searching for info and I keep coming across a lot of stories about women who didn't get a positive test until they were very very late (4-6 weeks late). A few even showed a neg blood test and their dr thought they were nuts, then a week or two later they got a positive hpt and ended up being 10 weeks pregnant. I'm saving my last test for the day before my appointment since I will be 25 days late by then. I'm expecting a negative test at my apt and am really really hoping he will skip the blood test and just schedule an ultrasound.View Thread
Ani - So glad the IVF doctor is willing to answer your questions. That's great that you will have something to look forward to if you don't have any luck on your own. As for not knowing what's going on this cycle, I am with you. Hopefully you get an answer soon!
My update: 15 days late (CD46). What I thought was a bfp the other day I am now convinced was just an evap line. I haven't been able to get a bfp since, but still no signs of AF whatsoever. I usually have 30 day cycles, the most I have been off has been 4 days. So I probably won't have an update until after my dr appointment on Aug 10. I'm starting to get really worried and really bummed, but trying not to stress too much. I just want answers.View Thread
Well, I've been going crazy trying to wait a whole week before testing again. DH was out last night so I had him stop and grab a test. He got 2, so of course I took one right away last night. I thought I saw bfp when I first glanced at it, but upon further inspection I convinced myself it wasn't there. Took another one this morning and I *think* it counts as BFP!! The positive line is like just the very edge of the line, which is weird. But there is definitely something there. I'm going to pick up another cheapo test today and see what it says in the morning. But I think it's safe to say there's definitely a baby in there!View Thread
I have always used First Response. I tested at 5 days late with DS (didn't realize I was even late until then!) and got an immediate, very strong positive. In October I tested on the same day AF was due, didn't use FMU, and still got an immediate positive, although it was more faint. I've been reading about hormone levels and at 5 weeks a healthy pregnancy can still have levels too low to detect. So I am holding out another week to see if AF shows, or if I can get my bfp at 6 weeks.
Perry - GL in the last half of your 2ww! Michelle - Sounds like things are looking good for your next cycle! Lots of luck at your appointment and with the new meds.View Thread
Ani - Always hoping AF stays away, but if/when she shows I hope she's kind and her visit is short lived.
Pray - So excited you o'd! I think the vibes definitely had something to do with it. haha Good luck and hopefully you can get some good news at the end of your 2ww.
My update - I'm 8 days late now, but still getting BFN. I am about 95% sure I'm pregnant, so I'm just trying to chill out and wait another week before testing again. My doctor is on vacation so the earliest I could get in is Aug 10, so there isn't much I can do anyway. I'm just taking my vitamins, resting (sleeping 8-9 hrs every night and still tired enough to take a 2-3hr nap most days), and trying not to worry.
I have been feeling sick pretty much all day every day since last wednesday. It is actually comforting, because last time I didn't really ever have any symptoms. And I noticed yesterday if I lay flat or bend forward, I can feel tightness in my lower abdomen. I'm just hoping that it's not ectopic and that's why my hormones are too low to get a bfp. I haven't had any pain or bleeding (spotting stopped 5 days ago), so for now I'm just assuming everything is fine.View Thread
As for me, got another BFN this morning and am now 5 days late. I'm getting sick of all these negative tests so I'm holding off until I'm more than a week late to test again. Going to try not to think about it this weekend and hopefully AF stays away.View Thread
Thanks, vybe! I feel the same way about everyone else on here, being excited or sad or frustrated with all of you.
As for me, I couldn't wait and took another hpt last night and it was bfn again! I have 2 left, so I didn't take one this morning with fmu. Tomorrow I will be 5 days late so I plan to take one then. On the plus side, no spotting today! After 2 weeks it finally seems to have stopped. Also, I have felt slightly nauseous pretty constantly the last 2 days. Nothing severe, but definitely enough for me to notice and not want to eat certain things. I just really don't want to get my hopes up because of all the bfn. This is not at all like my last 2 pregnancies, so of course I'm afraid something is wrong like it's ectopic or my levels are too low or maybe I just have cancer. hahaView Thread