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BFP after laparoscopy

Hubby and I had been ttc for over two years. We were about to start IVF but I was booked in for a lap and dye after there was no spill on my right tube after an initial dye test. I was terrified of the lap, but it was a lot better than I expected. I was treated for mild endo on the right side too. Just make sure you rest properly after the op. I tried to do too much after a week and it set me back a bit (the docs advise one week off work, but I would take two). Anyway, my next ov date after the lap was literally about 10 days after the lap and I was not recovered sufficiently from the op to try then. However, we got our BFP on the next cycle! I've been so nervous of something going wrong since we've been waiting so long, but we had an early scan at 6wks (after I had pains on the right side) and we saw the heartbeat on the scan machine. Fingers crossed everything will be ok. I had heard that you have a better chance of getting pregnant after a lap, but I honestly had no real hope of getting pregnant after 2 years and saw the op only as a means to an end, namely IVF. In my case, having the laparoscopy was definitely the best thing I ever did.

Don't give up... There is always hope!

I have stalked the stories on this board for many years and am now thrilled that we can share our story!

A little bit of background... We began our journey 4 years ago. After a year of no luck we were referred to a fertility specialist. We went through 5 OI (ovulation induction) cycles... All negative. All tests to date were normal (hubby had sperm which got a gold star from the specialist.. Hehe)!

We were given the option of a laparoscopy to check for endometriosis or begin IVF. I had no symptoms of endo other than up to a week of spotting before each of my periods. We decided on IVF.

The following IVF and FET (single 3 day and then 5 day embies) were negative. We then decided it was time for the laparoscopy... I was dreading it! Op went really well, turns out I had stage 2 moderate endo, which would have been causing problems with implantation.

Next IVF round was 5 months later, new doc (due to moving cities), new tests (I had speckled ana levels), new protocol (clexane) and new hope.

We put back a very good looking AA day 5 blasto and 8 days past transfer (8dp5dt) I had a squinty BFP... The first time in my life! Confirmed by several pee sticks later and then blood tests.

Symptoms:
Not many unfortunately... Boobs felt a little sore but nothing else.

Best of luck to all the hopeful mums to be out there... I 100% understand the frustration and disappointment each BFN can bring. If you can check for endo or natural killer cells ... Do! Don't be afraid of a laparoscopy.... Just make sure you rest lots and have heat packs at hand for the recovery! Most importantly, don't be afraid to speak to people about your journey... It does help! Love and baby dust to every single one of you x

Very early pregnancy signs -IUI

I am infertile. DH and I have been TTC for 3 years. Multiple IUI's cancelled due to no or poor response. We switched RE's, who out is on low dose Femara (5mg) CD 3-7 and Bravelle (75iu) CD 7-11. We had our IUI on Monday, June 1st. I just knew this was going to work. Got my BFP today!!

I had VERY early symptoms/signs:

3DPIUI - AF type cramping
6DPIUI - Nausea would come in waves. This is still ongoing. Not morning sickness bad, more like taking vitamins on an empty stomach.
8DPIUI - Couts of extreme fatigue followed by severe hot flashes to the face lasting 30 minutes. These are ongoing still, a couple times a day.
11DPIUI - my right nipple was sore and hard crawling into bed. That was strange enough to to pique my interest.
12DPIUI - Had a dental cleaning. Gums bled like crazy. Severe AF type cramps started. No spotting or bleeding. Depression. Sure my cycle was coming.

Tested anyway. BFP!!

Sometimes those early symptoms are NOT in your head!

It only takes ONE!

I am 32 and my husband (34) and I been TTC for two years. I had a laparoscopy and hysteroscopy in November 2014 to correct a uterine septum, remove as much endometriosis as possible, and remove a large ovarian cyst. At that time I was excited and thought we had finally identified our issues and were ready to move on and have a baby! We did three rounds of IUI that were all unsuccessful. Each round of IUI it became more and more clear that I wasn't responding to the medications. I was told that I had ovarian deficiency syndrome and that we could have difficulty with producing enough follicles/eggs for IVF. We decided to move forward with IVF and got included on the next IVF cycle.

For the first round of IVF I was on Gonal-F injectables morning and night. When I went in for my 2nd ultrasound I only had 4 follicles; 3 normal and 1 abnormally large. The IVF cycle was cancelled and moved to TI. I was so upset that it was cancelled and even more upset the TI didn't work. We would have to wait for the next IVF cycle that was nearly 2 months away. It felt like forever. For the next round of IVF I was moved to 300 of Follistim in the morning and 300 of Menapur at night. At the final scan I had 7 follicles. We hoped for more but would take what we could get. On day of retrieval we were informed they were able to retrieve 5 eggs. I kept running through my mind all the different scenarios. Best case I'd have a few embryos and worst case I wouldn't end up with any. The thought was too much for me. When we got the call on the status of the embryos my heart was both overjoyed and crushed. One had fertilized. I was so grateful and happy that we had the one but also so sad the others didn't make it. I only had one shot! This was it. When we went in for the transfer I was told the one embryo looked great. Grade A with no fragmentations. Thank the Lord! On day 8 or 9 post transfer I took a HPT and it was BFN. I went into breakdown mode. I cried myself to sleep knowing it was over. I'd have to go through the whole thing again. The pain was too much. On day 10 post transfer I took another test and saw the faintest line. I couldn't tell if I was making it up in my head. I guess I wasn't, yesterday I had my beta test and got the call that I'm prego! HCG Beta @ 13dpo (10dp3dt) - 130!

The road is still long but I never thought I'd get to this place. Ever. It really does only take one. Have faith on the day of the transfer and believe you are pregnant!! Don't let those HPTs play mind games with you (so easy to say, so hard to do.) I wish you all the best on your journey and pray for BFPs for all of you. It is the most broken I have ever been and only those that experience infertility can truly understand the pain. Have faith.

BFP first cycle after Lap (stage1 endo/cyst); Hashimotos

Like so many people, I had been all over this board waiting and hoping for a very long time. I hope my post helps other women. Partner and I had been tested- everything appeared completely normal so we were "unexplained"

I had a really hard decision between the lap and really thinking about clomid and eventually IVF. Although no issues came up on ultrasounds, I decided on the lap because I could not handle the pain around my period anymore (plus clotting). I could remember a time when my periods were painless and realized that now I dreaded dealing with them and that just wasn't my normal and wasn't acceptable to me. I knew 100% that something was up- and it was probably endo. My RE is amazing and got me in a few days later to do the lap. (I also had been diagnosed with Hashimotos thyroid and had my numbers under control there so it ended up being irrelevant to TTC although I wasted a lot of time freaking out about it- I guess this made me improve my diet so it couldn't have been such a bad thing).

I went in for the surgery that cycle about CD10 and after it, didn't ovulate until way later (stress I guess) and had a long cycle. In the lap, they found some weird cyst and stage 1 endo, & they straightened it all up. My first period after the lap was better than it had been in years. Then the following cycle is the BFP cycle!!

Did nothing different that cycle. +OPK at around CD12. Nothing unusual.

AF cramping 8DPO and 9DPO with an extremely light amount of spotting 9D0= I thought I was out. When I tell you this, I mean it. I thought I was 1000% out. I was mentally exhausted and feeling at the end of my rope. I am skeptical about people who say they have strong symptoms in the 2WW- after you've been trying for a while, you realize there are those months where you have ALL the symptoms but a BFN. I quit looking for symptoms. It's only in retrospect that I can say the only things I noticed that we really weird was that my body could no longer handle coffee, even a small amount, and that I was peeing quite a lot. But I was in a place where I wouldn't let myself get my hopes up.

Sunday morning comes along and I was planning to have a few drinks. It was 13DPO and it was weird that my period hadn't come. But again wouldn't let myself get my hopes up. I had completely stopped POAS because quite honestly, it had become traumatic for me to see a BFN. I only tested because my period hadn't come and I was planning, quite frankly, to get drunk. Imagine my surprise when I looked down at that test....and for the first time ever saw another line (the line was dark and appeared immediately- I could have tested days earlier). Joyous doesn't begin to cover it!!! Also in some kind of shock.

But it ended up being a rough morning because about three hours later, I was spotting. I thought it was super weird since that line had come in so dark!! Anyway, spotting stopped a two days later and it was always extremely light. All my betas/progesterone blood draws have been great, very high- so far, so good.

Please don't lose hope- after you go through a lot to get to a BFP you end up believing it can't happen but it can and it will!!

BFP one year after Lap

I've been reading these stories for over a year now since we first started trying. Feb 2014 I found out I was pregnant after our first month of trying. Then at week 6 I started to have pain on my left side. Thank goodness I went to the dr early and was told I had an ectopic pregnancy in my left tube. I didn't even know what that was since I only researched miscarriages. Anyways I had two doses of Methotextrate and although it works for most my numbers were not decreasing so I had to get laperscopic surgery. They ended up removing my left tube and I had to wait 3 full cycles to try again. I started trying again in July and nothing. Finally this last March exactly I year from my surgery I went to the dr for a consult and asked about my options. The first step was to have an HSG to check to see if my right tube was clear. Due to the timing I had to wait for my next period to schedule the test. Well I never got my period! I tested positive with no symptoms at all. I swear I had more symptoms every other month. I called the dr and had two hcg test to confirm it was doubling. Then had an ultrasound at 5 weeks as. 5 days where it showed two sacs in my uterus. I was excited but still nervous because I didn't see a baby yet. Also I have hardly any symptoms so I was convinced It would not happen. Today I went in at 7 weeks and 5 days and I saw one baby and a strong heartbeat!!! The other sac vanished which is apparently normal. I am still being cautiously excited but am finally a little relieved and have hope this one is going to work out. I hope this provides encouragement for someone out there!!

Side notes:I used preseed for the last 3 months but more as a lubricant and did not inject it in. I stopped using ovulation kits because it was stressful. I just took my temp everyday which made me feel like I knew what my body was doing. I clearly knew when I ovulated and when I was going to get my period and was NOT pregnant. I would buy 20 test (ovulation and pregnancy) at a time at the dollar store and keep one first response just in case. The time I finally got pregnant it showed up immediately on the dollar store test and I confirmed with the FR. Don't waste your money!! Just keep praying and be patient. It will happen!!!

First BFP after 3 years. Endo, LPD, weak ov, hostile fluid, low progesterone, laparoscopy (laser).

Hi everyone!

I really cannot believe I am here to share this story. I have been reading these stories for 3 years and never ever ever thought I would get pregnant, I truly believed that and it had taken an emotional toll on me. The only reason I am writing this now is to lend some hope to you ladies out there, because I know how much others stories would help me when I was in my darkest moments.

My background:
Saw 3 different fertility specialists over 3 years, Used multiple OPKs, IUIs, HSG, sonohysterogram, laparoscopy to remove stage 2 endo, hysterscopy to remove polyps, clomid, letrazole, bloodtests, ultrasounds, progesterone, trigger shots, etc, and every home remedy (pineapple core, preseed, mucinex, guafenin, legs in air, etc.). My lap was Dec 26 2013, I had it done due to SEVERE debilitating period cramps and infertility. It did not help whatsoever for my pain nor my fertility, so the last few months I have been researching the leading endo excision specialist in the world in California who changes women's lives apparently. Also been setting little money aside each week for IVF, but at the rate I was going, would take 30 years to have enough money.

Anyway, for some reason, as of the last 3-4 months, I just finally became burned out and tired, mentally exhausted. Got rid of all OPKs, medicines, everything. Only marked when my period would start so that I had an idea when to expect it and I could plan around the pain that would come. Was so consumed with buying a house that I just completely put TTC out of my mind, which I never thought I could do, but in a way, I "let go" for the time being. Didnt even have much sex at all, just wasnt in the mood.

I just found out 2 days ago that I am expecting. Got my first ever positive pregnancy test in 3 years of trying. Only reason I tested was because I noticed my period was 4-5 days late, which is weird for me. It was a very strong positive and my betas are very good. Of course, I am TERRIFIED of miscarriage or something else going wrong, but more than anything I am truly SHOCKED that it finally happened when I was trying the least. I used to HATE when I would read those stories of relaxing and letting go to make it happen, but I am living proof, or else its just one hell of a coincidence. This should not be possible, all 3 docs told me I had less than 1% chance of conceiving. Anyway, DONT EVER LET GO OF HOPE. I let the anxiety and depression of infertility destroy my social life and some friendships. Hang in there please and good luck!!!!!! <3

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BFP after 2 yrs 5mths TTC, early MC in 2013 and diagnosis of mod-severe endo in Jan

I'm still not quite believing it! BFP with FMU this am. AF not actually due til tomorrow according to FF. Positive also confirmed today with blood test. I was feeling crampy and PMS like symptoms and was sure I was going to see yet another BFN... I only tested as I take progesterone to stop early spotting before AF after O and wanted to be sure of a BFN before stopping it. BFP popped straight up after a min. I'll be staying on the progesterone now!

This cycle according to temping I ovulated in cycle day 12. I usually feel ovulation cramps but this month they weren't as obvious to me (O varies from day 12-16)
I can't do a day by day symptoms post O, as I was trying not to obsess but certain stand outs were;
Temp dip on charting on day 6 PO with watery CM noted-? Implantation
Emotional breakdown including rant and cry to my husband day 7 PO, temps rose
I had heart burn all last week which made me feel off/very mildly nauseous in bed (unusual for me)
Further temp rise today 14 PO when it usually starts to dip and then BFP!

For TTC I have been having acupuncture with herbs and cinnamon tea (to increase bbt) for a good year now. We have used sperm friendly lubricant and I have stayed in bed for as long as possible after BD. BD every other day or day in my fertile window. I have been taking prenatal vitamins, vit b, vit d, folic acid and coenzyme q10 (dr and acupuncturist recommended). I had a stint of yoga at one stage too.

I can't pinpoint what the secret was this month...I was told I would be more fertile after a lap procedure in Jan but as I had had a few cycles and BFN I think I had accepted IVF might be the only option due to my mod-severe endo. I was booked in for an IVF consult in 2 weeks! I can't say I was more relaxed, being particularly healthy with diet or exercise or not looking at forums or this site in my 2WW...
I wish everyone good luck and baby dust and keep your fingers and toes crossed this is our rainbow baby xxoo

I've been stalking this board for FOUR YEARS!! There IS hope ladies!!!

Of course I'm cautiously optimistic - this is my first pregnancy but I'm a symptom stalker from WAYYY back. I actually tracked my symptoms so I could tell myself they were all PMS and not get my hopes up. I'm only 13DPO but I did notice a few things were different this time around.

A little backstory - I'm 33 years old, DH is 34 both healthy weight, non-smokers. I had an HSG, hysteroscopy and lap two months ago to remove mild endometriosis (stage II) and was recently diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis so have been taking Levothyroxine for the past few months as well. After four years of trying naturally, we finally went ahead and pulled the trigger on the first round of IUI using 5MG of Femara CD3-CD8. DH's count was through the roof (235 million) and I used OPKs to time insemination on CD15. Honestly, it was the LEAST romantic thing I've ever experienced. I felt like a show horse being inseminated but we were still very hopeful. Until....

the same day of our IUI, I found out one of my best friends became pregnant naturally after three years of trying. I was devastated and spent two days crying about it (I know, I felt like a huge jerk but I'm sure you can understand). I was convinced it was never going to happen for us. Later, I experienced some serious anxiety/depression the week after the IUI. I'm not sure if they're TTC or hormone related, but it was very much out of character for me.

I did a lot of positive thinking and meditation during my follicular phase this cycle - visualized myself producing healthy eggs and even created a "Pregnancy Visualization" board on Pinterest. It helped me obsess about it in a positive way and kept me somewhat distracted.

Anyway, here were the symptoms for me:

1DPO - Emotional, tender breasts, light ovulation type cramps, very stressed
2DPO - SO BLOATED! Also had some odd leg cramps which I never have - not sure if this is a sign (so early) but made me go "hmmmm?"
3DPO - 10DPO breasts still tender the whole time with red sensitive nippes, mild occasional heartburn, leg cramps on and off. Very thirsty. Had a big temp dip to coverline at 10DPO so I thought I was out for sure.
11DPO - temp back up - along with my hopes of course. Heartburn/indigestion, sore boobs, weird AFish cramps, could also feel my ovaries practically throbbing. Emotional, hungry at odd times, stuffy/runny nose, headache. Had creamy brownish discharge in the AM, thought this was AF getting ready to show. BFN on Clear Blue Digital. Boy, somehow the "Not Pregnant" hurts worse than a lack of a pink line. I'm pretty sure we're out now.
12DPO - Temps took a HUGE dive below coverline as expected (I have a 12 day LP). I was devastated. Told DH I think we're out this month. Cried and cried all morning. Even he cried. We were a mess. Noticed my boobs still hurt (which they usually stop when my temps go down before AF). Yawning all day, still kinda gurpy. Also, noticed veins on chest/breasts were becoming a bit more noticeable but was still convinced I was imagining things. Had more creamy brown discharge (the brown isn't unusual, the creaminess of it was). It is like creamy CM plus brown discharge. I keep telling myself I'm not pregnant and to move on, thought about finishing off a bottle of wine last night but something made me wait. I don't know what it was - hope springs eternal I guess. I told myself if my temps were back up in the morning I'd POAS but was fully prepared to see the Red Witch.
13DPO - woke up this morning and temped as usual - IT WAS BACK UP! Huzzah! I jumped out of bed and ran to the bathroom to check my panties - NOTHING! Could it be?? Was I wrong?? I snuck my last pregnancy test out of the drawer and locked myself in the bathroom down the hall. Peed on the stick and then sat there and watched it for what seemed like an eternity. Much to my surprise after a few minutes "Pregnant 1-2" popped up in the screen. I'm still reeling. I went back to bed and handed DH the test. We're so excited but also realistic about the odds of a CP or MC but we couldn't stop smiling all morning. As we were laying in bed, we heard a Tom Turkey gobbling out in the back yard. DH jumped out of bed, stuck his head out the door, and yelled "GOBBLE GOBBLE I'M GONNA BE A DADDY!" It was pretty sweet.

Oh man. Anyway, I can't tell you how helpful these stories were for me and I really though I'd never be one of them, so I wanted to come back and contribute. Girls, keep your chin up and don't lose hope.

finally!!

We started trying last easter. In June i got told i had a 8cm dermoid cyst on my left ovary. When i went to see gynaecologistbin July he confirmed i had two sacs no fetal pole. I miscarried in august at 12 weeks...i had my dermoid cyst and 70 per cent of my left ovary removed in october. We had to stop trying for 2 months. I started fertility reflexology in Feb after 7 sessions . i ovulated on day 18 and implanted around day 26-27. Today is day 33

Im not going to list signs and symptom everyone is different as we all are not built the same. I did have a two day implantation dip and i noticed alot of people say you can only have a one day :-)

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