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BFP after Lap, 4th cycle of Femara and 2nd with Prometrium

I wanted to share my BFP story since I always came to this site for hope and reassurance from all the stories here.

This will be our 2nd and we have been trying just under a year. I have endometriosis and had a Lap 4 months before becoming pregnant with my first, and I didn't do any fertility meds and was able to get pregnant naturally.

With this one, I had another lap almost 4 months ago as well this time but stated on Femara the month after having the lap to try to hopefully give my ovulation a boost especially being over 35 now. I did monitoring with the Femara for the 1st 2 cycles but then didn't do any monitoring these past 2 cycles as it was too time consuming. I noticed my luteal phase was getting alot shorter the past few months, down to only 7 days one month so I asked my Dr to start me on progesterone the cycle before I got my BFP to hopefully lengthen it. I took it from 3-4DPO the first cycle and took a test around 14DPO and then stopped taking it and got my period a couple days later.

This cycle I took the progesterone from 4dpo and was busy with family in town and a couple of overnight trips and so I decided not to test and just stop taking the progesterone around 13DPO and let my period come so I didn't have to deal with another negative test. Well period never came and I started to get suspicious around 15-16DPO when my period had not yet come. I decided to wait to test until 18DPO when we got back from a little overnight trip with family. BFP came up right away and super dark!! Made me so glad I waited to test.

I didn't track my DPO symptoms this month because I had symptoms so many other months that turned out to just be PMS and just didnt have time.

I do think we had really great timing this month with BD every other day from about day 10 and BD 2 days before +OPK, day of +OPK and the day after (O day). Other months didn't work out as well so obviously Im sure that helped us get our BFP this month. Also the Femara made me ovulate earlier in my cycle around day 14-15 when normally I ovulate later around 18-20 so that may have helped.

My main symptom and still my #1 symptom currently at 5 weeks is sore boobs. I always usually get sore boobs before AF but they were definitely more sore this time and were more sore on the sides this time. They are now even more sore and all over.
Also have had cramping off and on since around 12-13DPO when I would normally get my period. Very similar to AF cramps with some twinges and sharp pains here and there as well.
Also I have been more hot then usual, several nights sweating alot!
I did also notice alot of CM around 16-17DPO.
One other random thing which I am not sure if is related is I found like 3-4 long hairs on my breasts. I normally get one random one every once in awhile which I pluck but i had at least 3-4 this month which was kind of wierd but I didn't think anything of it at the time but maybe a hormonal thing?

Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby. God is so good! Good luck and baby dust to all of you!

BFP after 6 years TTC + 3 rounds IVF and almost giving up

Cannot believe I am finally able to put my TWW diary on here with a BFP!

Long story short married 10 years this year, I am 32 husband is 33, started trying for a baby over 6 years ago, 3 failed rounds of IVF with 3 years off between this one and the last one. I suffered OHSS for my first two cycles and didn't want to ever do it again but so glad we changed our minds and changed clinics to get another opinion. This last cycle we only got 1 good embryo to transfer but I guess it only takes 1 right? I was going to wait for the blood test in two days but just couldn't wait as I was 100% sure it was going to be a negative result.

5dpo (day of transfer)
Cramps straight after transfer and into evening

6dpo
Nothing

7dpo
- woke up sweaty
- weird/vivid dream
- woke up congested slightly
- strong jabbing cramps on and off a few minutes at a time on left made on and off from 10am - 5pm then some on right in evening made me go ouch
- Tiny bit of pink on my undies (could have been the crinone)

8dpo
- Really tired and hungry today
- Couldn't remember alarm code at work ha baby brain but could be IVF hormones
- Sharp pains back after lunch on left this time
- Could have sworn there was a bit of pink when I wiped (could have been the crinone)
- Dizzy and nauseas in PM
- Itchy stomach

9dpo
- Another weird dream
- Omg boobs soo sore today & real hungry
- Sharp pains back but not as frequent maybe twice? so who knows if it was implantation now.
- Feeling negative.
- Period type cramps in PM

10dpo
- Weird dreams and sore boobs continue
- Feel a little off in the stomach also (morning and evening)
- Period type pains continue
- Sharp pains back once or twice in PM

11dpo
- More vivid dreams
- Sore boobs
- Fatigue
- A little off in the stomach in am
- Craving salt at dinner time..
- Still light period pains

12dpo
- Woke up with sore throat and stuffy nose
- Boobs and nipples still sore
- Cramps gone

13dpo
- Omg BFP
- Stuffy nose in the morning

I never thought after all this time that we would finally get pregnant! Please bubba keep growing!!! The only different things this cycle was new clinic, chinese herbs, more acupuncture, cut out coke zero and soft drink, endometrium scratch two months before and just relaxed ate what I want. Good luck ladies!!

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BFP after 6 years TTC!

I honestly can't believe I am writing my BFP story! I've stalked this site for years trying to convince myself not to give up all hope. I got pregnant naturally 9 years ago with my ex partner accidentally after a laparoscopy for endo. Sadly that ended in a m/c (baby had a chromosomal problem). I met my now husband in 2008 and I came off contraception in 2010, thinking it would happen as easily as it did last time but that was not the case. Tried to conceive for 3 years with no luck before deciding to go to the doctor after we got married in 2013. Then started the proper monitoring of my cycles, which were all over the place. Went for scans and investigations where they decided I had PCOS. Started seeing my fertility doctor early 2014 and he said we would see how things go but I will probably need IVF. Got freaked out and kept postponing my appointments until I got my head together again. In 2015 we started 6 rounds of clomid 50mg, nothing happened. I told my doctor that I fell pregnant after a laparoscopy before and I wanted to try it again. He agreed and said he would also perform ovarian drilling. I had the operation in January 2016. My periods sort of regulated but still nothing happened. Asked if I could try clomid again and he agreed but said after this IVF was our only option, totally heartbroken. People around me kept getting pregnant, sometimes twice in the time I had been trying and I cried everytime. He prescribed 2 months of clomid at 25mg and then another 3 months at 50mg. Well on my second cycle of clomid 25mg (the first time I took it bang on the same time every day) days 2-6 we decided to just relax. Previously I had tried everything. Headstands, lying down with my hips elevated, you name it I tried it. This month I decided just to relax (one of the hardest things to do when TTC) and just went with the flow. I didn't monitor where I was in my cycle so I don't know exactly when all my symptoms started or where I was in my cycle when they did. I started to get my usual symptoms before my period, cramps, backache, sore boobs so was convinced AF was on her way. It got to day 34 (first time I looked at what day I was on) and I thought it was strange to be that late on clomid but after reading some posts on the internet I discovered it is possible to have late cycles on clomid so I was gutted, thought here we go everything is messed up again. The days went by, still no sign of AF, boobs were still sore, tired and backache. Started to want to eat a lot more. Finally on day 40 I thought, I better test and see. Used FMU and almost instantly a faint line appeared! I thought I was imagining it so shouted to DH who was still in bed and he confirmed he saw the line too! It then got darker and darker. Did another test later on in the day and BFP again! We were literally over the moon! My biggest indicator was that although my symptoms were similar to AF, they felt 'slightly' different. Things we did differently this month was relax, no charting, BD whenever we felt like it not regimented. Also, I started reading a book called 'The Secret' and started visualising having a baby and BFP rather than being negative and thinking it will never happen. I still can't believe I'm pregnant, I'm approx 6 weeks now and have nausea, bloating, mild cramping, back ache and extreme tiredness. I'm now trying to not panic about everything which is really hard! All I can say to everyone TTC is never give up. I swore I would keep going, I would have my baby one day and my prayers have been answered. Sending lots of baby dust to all still TTC, I know it is the absolute worst but it will happen one day. Praying now for a healthy and safe pregnancy x

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BFP 6 months following Uterine Septum Removal surgery

Unexplained infertility TTC 2.5 years

Dr. found uterine septum and surgery for uterine septum removal on 12/2016

7 months later.... BFP @ 22 DPO (honestly didn't think to test prior to that, lost hope and did not suspect anything....finally decided to give it a go yesterday morning and was shocked (we had only baby danced 1 time that cycle due to "taking it easy"...of course this is the month I get pregnant))

Symptoms: Currently have flu like symptoms (chills, achy muscles), pelvic cramping, and brown/sometimes red blood at some point in the day for the past 2 days.

There is hope...

fan-bloody-tactic news! ;)

Hi lovelies, I actually can't believe I'm writing this after try for 8 months! I've read all of your lovely stories, laughed and cried too! Now it's my turn to spread some hope xxx
I'm 34, PCOS, Endometriosis too! Had 2 operations to remove pre cancerous cells down below (so lots of barriers) but it seems that my body has give in and let my husbands little swimmers through! Got my BFP this evening! (CD28) It's faint( will post pic tomorrow) but so pleased! We were TTC like rabbits but in jan I just said lets stop trying as it was stressing my out.... Then on drunken night 9/02/16, we got drunk and whoops!
I've had so many symptoms.... Nausea, tiredness, crazy emotional highs and lows, backache, dizziness, hot flushes, adversion to smells (especially the dog) and a toothache! My CM has been clear and in abundance with a bit of irritation 'down there' . Must start back on my prenatals now and get healthy xxxx
Baby dust, love and whoops to you all and thank you for such wonderful inspirational stories on my journey TTC xxxxx

BFP naturally after 5 years TTC and laparoscopy

Hello all. I really never thought i will get to post my story but I want to give you hope! If it happened with me, it will happen to you.

I am turning 40 in two weeks, have a 10 year old son and was diagnosed with unexplained infertility 5 years ago. Back then we even did 2 rounds of IUI and I took Clomid for 3 months. I absolutely hated the process and what the drugs did to my body. We also traveled a lot of work and eventually moved abroad so I decided that I will no longer continue wit the treatments and will just hope and pray for the best. Fast forward two years, we are back in the States and I decide to go to a doctor once again for another comprehensive evaluation. I was fortunate to meet someone thoughtful and experienced who immediately recommended a lap surgery for potential endo. In his opinion, if there is nothing else that they can find, the next logical step is to see if endometriosis might be the culprit. And it was. I was diagnosed with Stage 2 endo, an ovarian cyst and a tubal cyst as well as uterine adhesions. The surgery took place in January, and here I am in March starting at two red lines. I did not even think that it was possible this month as we did not bd on the Peak days according to my CB fertility monitor, just on the High day. I already took 7 tests and they are all positive. Going in for a blood work this morning.

For those ladies who were diagnosed with unexplained infertility, do not loose hope. It is a very frustrating diagnosis and unfortunately many doctors push you towards expensive fertility treatments. If you are unexplained, insist on doing Laparoscopy before reverting to any additional treatments. It helped countless other women and it certainly helped me.

BFP after 4 months TTC along with Ovarian cyst surgery and removal!

Gahhh I am still so excited after finally getting that BFP after 4 months of TTC. Here's a bit of backstory. This is my second pregnancy after conceiving and giving birth to a healthy baby boy in 2013. I had Mirena implanted 6 weeks after he was born and took it out this August after two years because I was experiencing some not so nice side effects like weight gain, and painful periods. After i took it out the pain did not go away and my OB found a huge grapefruit sized cyst on my right ovary. She knew we were ttc and recommended we put it on hold for a month so I could have surgery. I was so disappointed. They ended up removing the cyst and also my right ovary and tube completely. I was so nervous I would't be able to have a baby even though my OB assured me that there were no issues. I had such intense periods and PMS after my Mirena removal that I thought I was pregnant every month. Finally this month (December) I decided to relax and let things happen if they are meant too. We still had sex when I ovulated etc... but my symptoms were a little different. Below is a rough timeline.

O Day-I have a 28 day cycle and with an OPK I confirmed ovulation on CD 14. But more than that I actually felt ovulation pain, sharp pains that were not at all unbearable on my left side.
1-5dpo- sore boobs (but i always get that with O)
6-8 dpo- I didn't feel anything at all besides some breast sensitivity and nipple tingling. This feeling of "nothing" was one of my first indicators as I usually start experiencing PMS symptoms that mirror pregnancy symptoms by now.
9dpo- Very very very obvious implantation pains, it felt like a sharp pain going into my Vagina from the outside. Nothing unbearable, but definitely there, did not resemble normal cramping at all. Very suspicious after this.
10-11 dpo- Really hungry but cannot each much at all. Craving Mexican food so bad. Also very thirsty. I workout 3-4 times a week and had to stop and chug water way more than usual.
12dpo- saw a picture on Facebook of my friends newborn baby and decided to test with a Clearblue hpt, I got a very faint positive and ran to the store where I was able to confirm with a Early Response test (the kind with the pink lines)
13dpo- Confirmed again with a Clearblue test.

I am so excited guys! I wanted to make sure that I posted here for anyone who has any questions. I scoured these boards for months and promised myself I would publish my story when it finally happened :) Baby dust to everyone!

bfp FINALLY after 5 years ttc!!!

FINALLY FINALLY got my BFP!! I was seriously thinking I would never be able to share a bfp story. Here's a quick summary of our history. ME 30 DH 30. DH and I have been together almost 8 years(since 2008) & he has a 9 yo daughter. We used condoms (sometimes) & pull out method with no other BC in the first year we were together before we got married in 2009. We knew we eventually wanted kids and we choose to not necessisarily try but not to prevent either. When the baby fever really kicked in in 2011 I started to wonder why nothing had happened yet but I brushed it off. In 2012 i started using OPKs here and there and I would get surges. AF was pretty regular, every 27 to 33 days. Finally 2014 rolled around & I was about to turn 29. Started seeing a new obgyn and he suggested a lap for a fibroid he felt and also suspected endo due to heavy/painful flow. 03/2014 lap was performed and I did have slight scarring that was cleared up, a cyst on left ovary, and lemon sized fibroid removed. 04/2014 AF came then started 1 month of lupron depot. DR was confident I'd get pregnant soon. Finally with no bps I went back to DR in 09/2014 and requested clomid & he prescribed it for 6 months. After first dose I went in for day 21 testing and ovulation was confirmed so I stayed at 50mg dose. 5 cycles BFN, I was so bummed out by the end of that year I didn't even fill rx for the last (6th) cycle. DH took new job and we moved out of state so the first have of 2015 was pretty busy. New insurance policy with his work starts 08/2015 and I finally make the appt with a fertility specialist clinic I found after plenty of online research. Our first visit was late 09/2015 and we were there almost 4 hours doing all the bloodwork, consultations, SA. We found out our insurance was GREAT and covered everything up except IUI or IVF, even meds!!! I was shocked I thought maybe just some testing would be covered. RE had an amazing attitude and made me feel good about the situation. After seeing pis from my lap she said it looked like I was slightly polycystic andscarring from endo wasn't very bad. She said we would attack the situation aggressively and get me pregnant. DH's SA came back perfect so she prescibed femara/letrazole 5mg CD 2-6, follistim or gonal f 125iu CD 7-9, CD 10 appt for US and BW to check for 1.8cm follie so I could trigger that evening, then progesterone capules vaginally 2 dpo. Insurance didnt cover compounded prog pills so switched to crinone instead. AF started 2 days after appt so I started meds CD 2. CD 10 appt showed 1.75 follie so nurse said to trigger that evening with TI the next 3 days. 7dpo appt showed p4 at 29.2...good ovulation!. Beta at 14 dpo was negative...so bummed. The crinone gave me so many pg symptoms thought it would be my bfp finally. Went in for baselines to start 2nd cycle on 10/2015. Cancelled appts with DRs because DH was going out of town for work and wasnt sure when he'd be back, but I already had the meds so I went ahead and took meds but we only got to BD once after trigger on CD 10 but since I had no monitoring Im not sure if i was even ready the night i triggered. 14 dpo AF came....great, more bummed. Scheduled baselines again to start cycle 3 (technically cycle 2, didn't tell DR i took meds last month). This month my insurance would cover gonal f instead of the follistim from cycle 1 &2 and Dr said it was basically the same thing. CD 10 appt was day after thanksgiving. Showed 2 good follies 1.7 and 1.5 i think, nurse said to wait to trigger til tomorrow evening, CD 11 and said if we wanted to could do IUI. We decided to try TI one more month then try IUI if bfn. Started PIO this time instead of messy crinone. Beta was scheduled very early at 10/11 dpo. Waited 4 hours for call back thinking for sure it was negative. Nurse finally called this friday, 12-11-15 and said your pregnancy test came back postive, hcg level is 12.3 and over 5 is positive!!!!!OMG!!! She said it was VERY early pregnancy to second beta is tomorrow at 13 dpo!! Trying not to sound corny but I was trying to be positive for a long time but the hurt of never seeing a bfp was getting to me, i felt like i was really losing hope the the last couple monthseven though I was responding well to meds. Then BAM!!!, got our BFP finally after 8 years together. Keep praying miracles happen everyday, thats my DRs office motto. Babydust to all!!!

My BFP Journey with ISCI – it’s taken a while!

My BFP Journey – it’s taken a while!

So some background:
Me – 30 and never been pregnant (not even a smidge)
Husband – 32 and no children. Good quality sperm but normal form was 2% rather than 4%

My husband and I started trying in June 2013. By October 2014, nothing had happened and I had turned into a bit of a wreck so I went to see a gynaecologist privately with work insurance. (I had been to the GP in August but they just did blood tests and told me to come back in 6 months).

He instantly said my periods weren’t right, they have always been heavy and varied in length. He suspected endo, something I was also worried about.

I had a hysteroscopy and laparoscopy in November 2014. Lots of scarring found including a big ol’ cyst on one of my ovaries. He cleared it all up and gave me 4 months to conceive.

4 months came and went and I still wasn’t pregnant so went back to the GP and got referred on the NHS back to the same gynaecologist. Wasn’t really sure what to expect but he instantly referred me for ivf, a bit of a surprise! By the time I had more blood tests (hormones fine) and waited for my appointment, I started my first ivf cycle in June 2015.

After 3 weeks sniffing the hormones, the cycle had to be cancelled due to fluid in the uterus, it had to be removed with a hysteroscopy. Disappointing but I was going on holiday in August and the time scales were getting stressful so we decided to start again in September. Had the op beginning of September where he found no fluid (wtf).
Ivf cycle 2 started up again in September.

I was put on a short protocol and didn’t respond amazingly to the drugs. I only had 4-5 follicles developing and when I had my egg retrieval on 12 October, they only got 2 embryos.
Both embryo’s fertilised and I had two grade 1 embryos put back in on a 3 day transfer. We had the option of putting one in the freezer but we decided to go for ‘all or nothing’!

So my Two Week Wait went like this:

1dp3dt - nothing
2dp3dt - nothing
3dp3dt – I woke up in the morning having the most INTENSE orgasm dream of my life. I have had these before but never with the severity. As soon as I woke it turned into extremely painful low uterine cramps, it lasted about half an hour and only shifted with 2 bowel movements. I thought there is no way embryos could stick to my uterine wall after that. Although I wasn’t told not to have orgasm’s if you read online, it is a big no no to have any contractions. Has anyone else had this?!
4dp3dt - nothing
5dp3dt - a few jabby pains that got my attention but after egg retrieval (HOW PAINFUL IS THAT?!) everything was sore and bloated.
6dp3dt – Same, a few jabby pains
7dp3dt - Nothing
8dp3dt - BFN in the morning. I start spotting brown and presume it’s the beginning of my period as that is how it always starts.
9dp3dt – Heavier brown spotting. Sore boobs but I have had that since transfer, put it down to progesterone. I’m at a wedding and think fuck it so have a few drinks and shots.
10dp3dt – Spotting lighter and still brown but now have cramps that are EXACTLY the same as the day before my period would be. Seriously glum now and tell my husband, parents and sister that the whole things is over. Put a tampon in and go to bed expecting AF in the morning. Don’t bother doing progesterone suppositories.
11dp3dt – Go to the shop and buy a pregnancy test first thing just so I can get it out the way. Husband wishes me good luck and I tell him I don’t need good luck because ‘we all know what the result will be’. To my amazement, I get a BFP within seconds and within 2 minutes it is darker than the control line!!! Aches and cramps continue throughout the day. Phone the nurse at the hospital because I am now nervous about the spotting and she says to have ‘cautious optimism’ but it is very good news!
12dp3dt – spotting and aching have subsided. Boobs are still sore but nipples aren’t anymore.

Things I have learnt
- After ttc for 2.5 years, I thought I would instantly know that I was pregnant and something would be different. There was absolutely nothing different to my BFP and the build up to my normal period. I can’t believe how similar the cramps and aches were. Basically, you know nothing until you get a bfp!
- Don’t worry about having an orgasm! The uterine contractions I had after my dream were so strong, I honestly think if an embryo is going to stick it will
- I did the 5 day pineapple thing and ate brazil nuts every day but that was it.
- I really enjoyed doing the Zita West ivf positive visualisation CD. I tried to do it most days and always felt really good afterwards.

BFP 4 months Post Lap

I am now 26 weeks pregnant!!! I was a bit nervous to write my story on here too soon so I waited far past the risk period. I am 31 and DH 32. I got off BC Feb 2014 an it seemed like from that very first cycle I had what I thought was odd pain during ovulation. I didn't even want to have sex being double over in pain at times the first day or two of my period I also experienced pain. By the time September rolled around I had an intuition that something was off. I consulted my OB that October and in the ultrasound they found several small cyst the tech called, "Chocolate Cyst". She said it resembled PCOS. After my blood work came back negative for PCOS I know the possibility was even greater that I had Endometriosis. My mother too had it and had a full hysterectomy at 42. Even though we were very early in trying to convince I opted for the lap. My cousin also had a full hysterectomy at 35 for stage 4. My mothers oldest sister (her mother) also having been diagnosed. I knew my chances we high and I was very concerned what stage I had considering the amount of cyst I had. Nov 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 2. Cyst were drained, tubes were open some scaring and endo was also removed. 4 long months later the one month I wasn't focusing so much on it, we finally had our prayers answered. I realize my journey was not nearly as long as some but I am glad I took action sooner rather than later. Our baby is doing just great. I haven't had any complications thus far. My heart goes out to all of you ladies who are struggling. Please keep faith and follow your intuition. God bless.

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