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Bfp 2 months after 3rd laparoscopy

I just got my bfp at 16dpo. This is my 3rd pregnancy. After my 1st child, it took me almost 16 years to conceive again. DH and I had not gotten pregnant for 8 years, which is why I had my first laparoscopy in 2007. I was diagnosed with endometriosis and told that I would not be able to conceive naturally. Thank God, I fell naturally pregnant in 2008. I had my second laparoscopy in 2015, I ended up having to get my right fallopian tube partially removed, I was told that the partial fallopian tube would never work. I had my 3rd laparoscopy in October 2017 I was told that my left fallopian tube was not going to ever work and that I would have to get in vitro but I just got my bfp December 2017.

The only thing that I did differently was, stopped taking the vitex (after over a year), folic acid and I continued to take womens one a day, vitamin d and I prayed!

DH and I bd every night leading up to ovulation and on ovulation

1-3 dpo: period like cramps

4-7 dpo: nothing that I can remember

8-10 dpo: very tired, forgetful, slightly light headed/dizzy, dark brown discharge, joint pains, thirsty, moody

11-13 dpo: teeth hurt, waking up at 4 AM, boobs slightly sore on and off, popping sound/feeling in my lower abdominal, thirsty

14-15 dpo: emotional, I did not get full after eating a big meal, temp 98's (using regular digital thermometer)

16 dpo: morning temp 97's urinating a lot, pressure feeling on my bladder, evening temp 99's, urine a weird color, bfp

I respect doctor's and their opinion's however, it is my belief that God has the last say! Man told me twice, that I would not be able to conceive naturally. Man was wrong! Stay positive, relax, eat healthy, drink lots of water/cranberry juice, stay busy to keep your mind occupied on things other that pregnancy and keep the faith.

BFP before septum removal surgery

History: After a year and a half of trying, I was diagnosed with Endometriosis, a complete uterine septum, and low egg count (1.5). I had a laparoscopy and hysterscopy in Oct 2018, where they removed as much of the endo as they could and removed polps from my cervix. They discovered that my septum was thicker then they thought so they didn't remove it. My RE wanted me to get an MRI and have a specialist look at it. They did and it was determined that they could operate on it safely and surgery was set for January. This was back at the beginning of December and it is now Dec 25 and I just got my first BFP three days ago. I would love to be consumed with joy but instead all I can think about is how likely my pregnancy will end in a miscarriage. Hopefully everything happens for a reason and if anything, I can say that YES I can get pregnant naturally.

This month was probably the first month I didn't track any symptoms, thinking we could take a cycle off before my surgery. I'm not even sure when I ovulated and I think we only bd'd once around that time. Also after my laparoscopy, everything about my cycle was a little off. I did start changing a lot of things this month because I believed that after they removed my septum I would start on IVF and I wanted to start improving my egg quality. I started to think about my diet, BPA, and chemicals in our house. Coincidentally my husband bought a bunch of fresh pineapple (I think it was on sale) and I did eat all of it around the time of my ovulation. Also, my 80 year old grandma told me recently that the reason I don't have a baby is because I walk barefooted around my house. I disregarded this as a superstition.....but I started wearing socks to bed this month just in case. So I guess my grandma got the last laugh.

I know its been said on here time and time again but I definitely have had more pregnancy symptoms in previous cycles then I did this cycle. The first sign something was off was the lack of my usual PMS symptoms. Usually about a week before my period my bb's get really hard and sensitive but they felt normal. I chalked it up to the changes from the removal of my endo. Then a couple days before my expected period I started to feel like I was coming down with something. I felt feverish (only had a low grade temp),tired, and sore throat. This was odd because I don't normally get sick and if I do it only lasts max two days. So on the third day of felling awful, I decided to test just for good measure and there was a shadow of a line on an amazon cheapie. I sent my husband out in the morning to get a First Response and a Clear Blue and they were instant positives. I have an appt tomorrow to get my blood drawn and find out the next steps. Good thought are appreciated!

BFP after miscarriage with diagnosis of severe endometriosis.

I'm not much of an online poster but I really felt that after this long journey I owed it to myself and to give others hope.
I fell pregnant within three months of trying last time and my pregnancy was going fine apart from feeling rough! However, heartbreakingly I found out that my baby boy had died at 12 weeks at a scan at 13 weeks. I was admitted for medical management of the the miscarriage which didn't work. I was then booked in for surgery and the baby decided to come naturally five minutes before I was due to leave to go to the hospital. They were the worst nine days of my life. The baby came in April 2016.
After the miscarriage I still had pain which I was told would go eventually. It persisted. I kept going back to the Doctor who suggested that I might have IBS. I took peppermint oil for this and the pain still persisted. I got to the point where I could not shake the feeling that something was wrong so I paid for private tests. The consultant said that he thought he could see an endometrioma on one of my ovaries. I went back to my Doctor and I was referred for a laparoscopy. I had that in March 2017 and I was diagnosed with severe endometriosis and was told that my tubes were patent but a little swollen so I could be at slight increased risk of ectopic pregnancy. I was heartbroken all over again and started to fear that I may never get pregnant again.
I was referred for IVF and I was told there was no waiting list which gave me hope. My husband and I decided to go on holiday to try and heal from everything in between and came back tanned and a little refereshed. We had our first appointment and we were told that because we had been somewhere where the Zika virus had been reported (we didn't know this at the time) they couldn't treat us for six months. I was heartbroken for a third time and went home and cried for hours. I then decided to focus on other things (with the help of some low dose antidepressants!) I applied for new jobs because I had been unhappy in mine for a while and had only been staying for the maternity leave (bad I know). I got a new job which is less stressful and more money (great combo!).
Anyways yesterday I found out 18 months after my miscarriage that I'm expecting again. I was in shock and took two tests including a digital to make sure and sure enough both were BFP! One month before we were due to start IVF too!
I didn't record for every day because i was trying not to focus on it too much but this is what I can remember:

6dpo cramps on right side which I assumed were endo pain and got my husband to get me paracetamol. I now think this was implantation pain. Sore throat.
7dpo-9dpo sore throat on an off.
10dpo the most squinty BPF that I discounted it and had a naughty glass of rose! Twinges on left side. Gassy. Bloated. Itchy left breast. Sensitive nipples.
11dpo BFP on acutest early sign and clear and simple digital. Light cramps and gassy.

Thanks for reading and baby dust to all. I know it is early days for me but I am keeping everything crossed for a sticky baby.
I know the heartbreak that can come through this journey of TTC and send hugs and baby dust to all going through this. X x x x

Bfp 0.5% Morphology & Cautiously Optimistic!

I've read these stories so many times over the last two years searching for people in the same boat as me. I really hope my story gives hope to someone who needs it. I'm still convinced something is going to go wrong. There's such a long way to go!

I'm 38 my husband is 31 & we've been trying for the last 2 years. We had one pregnancy after the first three months trying which ended in miscarriage just under 8 wks. Then nothing.

We recently started to under go tests. I had a laparoscopy 6 wks ago & had some endometriosis removed. We are due at the doctors next week for my husbands 2nd SA results. The first one showed 0.5 % morphology everything else fine. We were fully prepared in our minds that we'd end up going down the Ivf route.

We both started taking Proxeed around 4 weeks ago.

It was devastating but at least we knew.

We carried on trying & we conceived the first cycle after the laparoscopy. I got a faint positive 9dpo the. A much stronger one today at 13dpo.

Ive listed my symptoms or lack of below. Due the the cramping on 12dpo which was exactly the same as af I have been terrified that this will be a chemical pregnancy so so happy to see the darker line today!

1-3dpo twinges in left hand side, crazy but could be the egg moving?
3-8dpo stinging twinging feelings in uterus
9-11dpo faint bfps boobs feeling very tender
11-12dpo constant weeing! No other symptoms at all
12dpo period pains during the night convinced period is coming
13dpo af feeling in tummy. Boobs a. It tender that's it.

Nervous & such a long way to go but trying to remain positive.

Good luck to everyone trying. This is the hardest two years of my life but hopefully now is my time & in 9 months I'll meet the tiny thing all his has been for! Xx

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BFP on CD31

I have been following this page in my journey TTC for 1 year and always dreamed of typing a post like this myself.
I just got my BFP on CD31 (Im guessing about 16DPO)
I am in shock, i have never seen two lines out of the millions of tests I've done.
A little background info: i have PCOS
Round 1 of 50mg Clomid i ovulated but didnt get pregnant
Round 2 50mg i did not ovulate and had a 50 day cycle
Round 3 50mg same as round 2 with 60 day cycle - had to induce AF on both rounds
Round 4 100mg - same thing

My Gynae suggested a laparoscopy, ovarian drilling and a DNC which i had on 17 July 2017. He drilled my ovaries and found & removed mild endometriosis. My tubes were not blocked. I had already started taking Provera to induce AF before the surgery.
AF came on 27 July 2017.
Did 1 round of FEMARA 5mg on days 4-8 seeing as clomid didnt work in the past
Follicle scan on CD9 discovered 1 egg at 13mm and my Gynae said i would ovulate in about 5 days time
I was so sick and tired of temping that i didnt temp this cycle.

SYMPTOMS:
CD 13 - Dull cramps (i guess ovulation about to happen)
CD 15 - had to go to the hospital because i had terrible cramps that i could not even stand straight or walk. They did blood tests to check it was not my appendix and all was clear - so im guessing that was ovulation day. We BD anyway
CD 21 - Headache all day and tired & small twinges in my lower abdomen
CD22-CD31 - Cramping like small twinges on and off everyday and SORE nipples & sides of my boobs.

We BD on CD11, CD12 & CD15

BFN on CD24 and CD27
I tested on CD31 (26 August) because my husband insisted because that night was his 40th birthday party and i was going to drink alcohol - and got my BFP straight away

Ladies i just want to say DON'T GIVE UP!!! It will happen. Explore ALL options and do research. Last but not least: PRAY PRAY PRAY! God is so so good. Tell him what you want and it will happen in HIS time!

I wish you all baby dust and a BFP :-)
xxxx

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BFP after 2.5 Years of trying and Polyp removal

I always swore I would post here after getting my long awaited positive test as I used to look at these boards for some glimmer of hope. Struggling with infertility has been, without a doubt, the loneliest and most agonizing journey of my life. My husband (37) and myself (36) have been TTC for nearly 3 years (at the time we first tried I was 33). Let's start at the beginning. It took some convincing, but he finally agreed to try around January of 2015 (I stopped birth control in June of 2014). I was anxious because my body was telling me I should hurry up and my husband was dragging his feet. I saw a doctor only three months in because I KNEW something was off. I come from a long line of highly fertile women who get pregnant in two months or less (grandmother had 10 kids - my 34,36,37, and 39 year old cousins got preggo first moth just to put it in perspective). First doctor I saw was a quack and told me my antral follicle count was low (even though it was 22). Fast forward about 8 more months of naturally trying (and crying every time my period arrived) and I saw ANOTHER doctor because I STILL knew something was not right. I had 28 day cycles, 12 day luteal phase, etc. Begged the second Doctor to check my tubes to make sure they were clear and she laughed at me and assured me I just needed to "relax." Husband FINALLY agreed to get sperm checked one year into trying and all his counts were through the roof - way above average. Things were just not making sense. Kaiser finally put me on Clomid (100 mg days 3-7). First month they missed my surge and therefore we didn't get to try. Second month I made it in to get my follicles checked and I had hyper stimulated. I had 10 eggs ready when they only wanted to see 3 at most. I had to be rushed to ER and hooked up to IV's. Third and final month of clomid we had three lovely follicles and did a trigger with IUI. No luck. Took a few months off and decided to not try and not prevent. Fought with husband a lot as he tried to remain eternally hopeful and strong. He was AMAZING, but it took an enormous toll on our marriage as everyone around us seemed to conceive effortlessly. It was torture. Please don't be too hard on yourself if you feel lonely, angry, annoyed, irate, etc. This is hard! Also try to realize your significant other is most likely mourning and suffering too, they're just not showing it in the hopes to make you strong.
Fast forward to April of 2017 - Had tubes checked by Kaiser - clear! Blood work for both of us - perfect! It was getting ridiculous and I still knew something was wrong. It wasn't just "unexplained." April of 2017 they decide to try Femera (2.5 mg I think days 3-7). WAY fewer side effects than with Clomid. I had three lovely eggs ready. A kind Nurse practitioner took extra time with me during my ultrasound and noticed a polyp in my uterus. Could this be the problem all along? She sent images to the head RE at Kaiser and sure enough it was a small polyp. The April Femera cycles did not work out. I had a saline dye test done in May (painful) to confirm the polyp and the polyp was removed on June 6 of 2017 (also painful but they give you the good drugs for that). Period arrived June 27, 2017. I was tired of getting my hopes up and failing month after month so I decided to let my husband initiate any sex in July. I noticed egg white CM on day 14 and didn't even tell him. We happened to make love on day 12, 14, 16 and 18 (and this never happens - he was beyond tired of trying too and I'm the one with the high sex drive usually). I decided to let him take the reigns and come to me. Here it is August 4th and he finally convinced me to take a test at 10 days late. We both fell to the floor sobbing when it said +yes.
My point is, hang in there, trust your gut, switch doctors if you feel like they are not listening to you, be nice to your husband, kind to yourself, and have faith that it will be your turn one day because I was starting to feel hopeless. We both cried for about an hour straight after the test. Good luck everyone and hang in there if you've been at this a while!!!

BFP with Femara, PCOS, and Endometriosis

I am so excited to share my news of my BFP!!! I know it is still early but this site has been so helpful for getting through the tww!

Me:28
DH: 35
Cycles: 9

Sorry for the long story! Skip to the end for symptoms.

In October 2015, we decided to start a family and had my Mirena removed. Three days later, I started having terrible back pain and was diagnosed with a kidney stone. After a week with no relief, I went to the ER and had an emergency CT scan which found a tumor that was cutting off my ureter-I went for surgery three days later and they found that it was endometriosis. After a year long battle, I ended up having a serious surgery to remove part of my ureter that was damaged, my appendix, and had a laparoscopy to remove stage 2 Endo. My left ovary was stuck to my side with Endometriosis and my surgeon was amazing and able to save it.

During my surgery, my surgeon suspected that I had PCOS because of the small cysts on my ovaries. We tried for 6 months on my own, but when I realized that I wasn't ovulating every month I went to my OBGYN. He is amazing and recommended me to go to an RE.

My RE sent me for a full panel of bloodwork, which came back fine but he confirmed that my symptoms met PCOS. I was placed on Metformin, Vitamin D3, vitamin E, CoQ10, and Femara. The first two cycles of Femara I tried 5 mg days 3-7, with no success. This last cycle I was placed on Femara 7.5 mg days 4-8.

Things I did differently this cycle:
Pineapple 1 dpo-5dpo
Pomegranate juice 1 dpo-5dpo
Femara 7.5 mg days 4-8

I used OPKs to confirm ovulation as well as bbt.
We BD everyday (sometimes twice a day) CD 10-16

CD 16- ovulation
CD 17/1 dpo-Loose bms, very frequent bms, cramping, gassy
2 dpo- cramping
3 dpo- none
4 dpo- gassy, skin break out, progesterone check came back at 19.6
5 dpo- cramps, gassy, increased appetite, shooting pain in my breasts
6 dpo- cramps, bloated, gassy, headache, increased appetite, slight nausea
7 dpo- bloated, gassy, headache
8 dpo- cramps, heartburn, bloated, gassy, skin broken out
9 dpo- cramps, heartburn, BFN
10 dpo- heartburn, gassy, increased appetite, skin broken out
11 dpo- bloated, constipated, gassy, headache, BFN
12 dpo- bloated, skin broken out, sore nipples, BFN
13 dpo- bloated, skin broken out, sorry nipples
14 dpo- sore nipples, BFP!!!!!!!!!

Conceived after dtd only once that month!!!

So a little bit of background... I was on bc for 10years, came off it and 12 months later had complications which resulted in 1ovary and 1tube removed and was pretty convinced i would never get pregnant, after a long recovery and coming to terms with it all, 12 and a half months later we we're in the process of moving cities (very stressful) and only dtd once the entire month (2days before the move) - 2days after the move i started bleeding not majorly heavy but enough and it was darker than usual, it lasted 6days so i presumed it was AF and didnt think anything of it had no cramps no backache nothing i felt great to be honest and had so much energy which was odd, the week after the bleeding stopped i was extreamly tired (napping every day) drank a fair bit of alcohol to celebrate the move and after afew glasses felt very dizzy and woke up feeling sick, during the 2nd and 3rd week after i was hot all the time my skin was on fire had night sweats every night i was extreamly hungry and had cramps twinges and felt bloated but by my wrong calculations i was due AF so thought it was normal not realising i was already 2 weeks late and had a rather long implantation bleed i tested 4 and a half week after what i thought was AF and was:
1, shocked it was +
2, shocked by how far it said on the cbd
I then panicked about how much heavy lifting i had done... no wonder i felt exhausted!! As much as its easier said than done i think not obsessing over dates and symptoms is a good thing live life to the full throw all your attention and energy into everything else no matter how mundane and boring it is and a miricle will happen :)

BFP with Unexplained Secondary Infertility for 2.5 years

Hi ladies,
I promised myself I would share our journey to BFP #2 if or when it actually ever happened.
Whether it’s primary infertility, secondary, etc., I know how incredibly difficult, painful, frustrating, and lonely this infertility process can be at times. I’m hoping my story will provide even one person some glimmer of hope.
I am turning 36 in May; wonderful, caring, supportive spouse turned 40 in October. We have a wonderful little boy who is turning 5 in July and starting kindergarten this year! When we started trying to conceive him, we were incredibly blessed it only took 4 months. I had a very easy, uneventful pregnancy and gave birth to him at 31.
I always envisioned having 2 children, 3 years apart. We started TTC #2 in July of 2014 thinking it wouldn’t take long. Had I known, we would have started WAY earlier.
Fast forward 8 months, I went to the OB that delivered my son concerned that we’ve been TTC for 8 months. She ran some initial bloodwork and all looked good. She said to come back after one year of trying if no luck.
One year later, I was back in her office. My husband had an SA with no issues (of course, he’s extremely proud of). I had a more in depth US which was unremarkable. MY AMH, LH, FSH, E2, PG – all labs were perfect. I had an HSG which was perfect. I was given the horrible diagnosis of “Secondary Unexplained Infertility.”
Though I have regular periods, always got a positive OPK on days 14-17 each month, she prescribed my Clomid to “boost my ovulation”. I was on Clomid for SIX months, unmonitored. The only monitoring I had was an ultrasound on day 12/13 each month to confirm there was a ripe follicle so I could trigger. No discussion of my lining or E2 levels. Looking back at my records – my lining was incredibly thin, a side effect from repeated use of Clomid. It also gave me terrible hot flashes and agitation. We switched to Femara for 2 more months (huge fan of vs Clomid) both with IUI but no success. In April 2016 (month 20), we decided to take a break.
In June (month 22), my sister in law convinced me to get a 2nd opinion with an infertility specialist, someone other than my OB. I felt like I was betraying all the work my OB had done but agreed – BEST DECISION EVER. I highly recommend working with a specialist – OB’s are wonderful, but not trained in all that can be involved with infertility. I had all the same labs repeated and was given the same diagnosis of “Secondary Unexplained Infertility.” She did order a different type of Ultrasound I hadn’t had yet -- an SIS (saline infused ultrasound) -- which showed I had a small polyp in my uterus which she didn’t think was the cause but wanted to remove it via hysteroscopy anyways. She also suggested I let her perform a laparoscopy at the same time to look for endometriosis. I was skeptical because I had NO symptoms of endo.
In July (month 23), I had the surgery and bam! Stage 1 endo. Though I was saddened it was only Stage 1 (never in my life did I think I would actually want endometriosis but anything was better than the “unexplained”), she was confident this was the issue. She cleaned me out and we were able to start trying again in August. We did 2 rounds of Femara, beautiful follies each time, no success.
Then 3 rounds of Follistem + IUI, responded well each time with multiple mature follies, still no success.
In January 2017, I decided we needed a break. The 30 months of trying was killing me. It changed me as a person. I was always agitated, depressed, starting to pull away from family/friends – TTC was consuming me. My whole life had revolved around giving our son a sibling and I had completely lost myself in the meantime. I started to think -- maybe our son was our miracle?
The next month in February, my husband and I went on a quick trip to Cancun for 4 nights. AF decided to show on the way to our departure gate. Seriously!!?? On a positive note, I was able to enjoy many fruity cocktails! Pina Colada con Mas Barcadi, por favor? Our second night there though I broke down in tears while having dinner. My husband and I decided I would talk to my primary doctor and get put on an anti-depressant when we got back.
5 days after getting back, I started Wellbutrin. Instantly felt better, had a TON of energy, but struggled with a little insomnia. Still better than the depression caused by the months of infertility.
Here we are now in March of 2017, week 3 of Wellbutrin, one month after getting back from our trip. I noticed my energy was gone and I was crazy tired. Tested 9 or 10dpo, very very very faint line. Labs drawn today, 11 or 12dpo, PREGNANT! And naturally. Beta 42 and progesterone 18.4. My husband and I had just discussed booking an IVF consult for June or July.

Unexplained infertility, BFP with low dose aspirin

Hi ladies,

I promised myself I would post my story if I ever got a BFP, and here it is!

My DH (31) and I (29) started TTC just over a year ago, month after month passed with no positive result. I was relaxed about it for the first 6 months, but started getting a little worried after that. I over-analysed every little symptom, convinced that there was something wrong with me. We both went for the initial fertility checks at about the 10 month mark, with everything coming back normal... which was great, but also SO frustrating... why wasn't it happening for us? At the 12 month mark, I went to see a private gynae, who wanted to do a laparoscopy to rule out endometriosis. He found one small spot of endo on my one ligament, which he removed, but told me that it really shouldn't affect fertility, and that everything else looked perfectly normal.

I recently started looking into the reproductive immunology area, as it seemed this could be the only explanation for our "unexplained infertility". I went to see a dermatologist/allergist (as my skin had been really dry and reactive for the past 6 months) to see if she could give any answers. She ended up diagnosing me with eczema, but after hearing about my fertility woes, gave me the great advice of "Relax, and it will happen"... always the best thing to hear! But she also said to try taking 75mg aspirin a day (baby aspirin) - which apparently helps with blood flow to the uterus. I was willing to try anything at this point, and it seemed pretty low risk. So I went and bought a pack off the shelf, and have been taking one pill a day along with my conception vitamin... and here I am today (10 days later) with a BFP! I tried to convince myself that the weird twinges and sore boobs were just normal PMS for the last few days, but finally gave in and took a test this morning when AF didn't arrive on schedule.

Now I'm not sure whether it was the aspirin that finally made the difference, maybe it was the lap 2.5 months ago, maybe I finally started relaxing (doubtful), or maybe it was the 10 day holiday to sunny South Africa 3 weeks ago, but I wish I had started the aspirin months ago, as it could have saved me a whole lot of worrying!

Now I'm just praying that everything goes well in the coming weeks, I'm really nervous that something will go wrong. But this is the first step, and it is such a good one.

I hope this helps anyone who might be struggling with the unexplained infertility "diagnosis", chat to your GP about trying low dose aspirin and see what happens:)

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