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BFP after Laparoscopy

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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.

BFP after ovarian drilling with PCOS

I went off birth control in October of 2014 hoping to start trying after the new year. Unfortunately, I never got my period! By March, my doctor had me try Provera. That induced a period, but I went another 90 days without a period- so I obviously wasn't ovulating. We tried another round of Provera and added Clomid 50 mg. the Clomid didn't make me ovulate either! ugh... But it did make me crazy hormonal. During ultrasound scans, my doctor found a dermoid cyst and scheduled a surgery for July 30th. The day before surgery I got my period! During surgery, she removed the cyst, did ovarian drilling, and also found endometriosis. One of my Fallopian tubes is also blocked! My doctor told us that it might be time to see a specialist. Well... Surprise!!! Exactly 4 weeks after surgery I was feeling exhausted and had uncharacteristic diarrhea and decided to test. BFP!!!!! The odds were against us but it happened!!! It took a lot longer than my plan (10 months!) but I'm so grateful!!!

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Finally!! Praise God it has finally happened!

After 3 years of TTC, my husband and I are finally expecting. We had a long road to baby. First, we tried the wait 1 year and if nothing happens then see your physician. Did that. I went through month after month of "symptoms" I just knew I was pregnant and time after time, nothing. I saw the Dr. and she did a routine exam and all "looked" well. I had an ultrasound and it appeared that I had a "functioning" cyst on my left ovary...which was apparently a good thing. More time went by and nothing... Finally I insisted on an HSG. HSG revealed that my right tube was spilling somewhat..and my left was totally blocked. Still nothing really to be concerned with. My Dr. put me on a Clomid trial for three months to see if that would get my right ovary to producing more and hopefully we would have success with that. Nothing... Finally in February of this year I went to another GYN Physician who specialized in laproscopic surgeries. I sat down with him and talked for about an hour and went over everything that we had been through already. Thinking this was a consultation I expected nothing else. When we were finished with conversation he asked if he could do a quick ultrasound. He did and found that I had a hematasalphix on my left side where it had been thought that I had a functioning cyst! We scheduled a surgery and he found that I did have a hematasalphix on the left side and removed my left tube and my right tube was adhered to my appendix which was about to rupture! He removed my appendix, straightened out my right tube! So Thank GOD I went to him when I did! The Lord was really guiding my steps. I had all that corrected and with one tube got my BFP in June 2015! Thank God for our miracle and Thank God for great Doctors with good insight! Always listen to your heart. Pray and listen for a response that God will give you!

I know this is long, but we have been waiting so long and I did not want to leave anything out that might help someone else.

After all those months of symptom spotting when it was our month there were a few symptoms that I could have easily chalked up to coincidence. I had clear discharge a day before my period was due (very unusual). Food did not taste right and I felt just a little nausea, my boobs felt larger and sore and was moody. Most of those could have been PMS symptoms.

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Finally - after 3 years!!

After 3+ long years, I couldn't believe it when I saw "pregnant" on my Clearblue stick yesterday. I got my blood work done in the morning, but it was taking the doctor too long to call me. At lunch I bought my own test :-)!!!

First, let me say I had my doubts because not only have we failed at IVF twice (four times if you include two cancellations), but I only had a Day-5 morula, rather than a blastocyst on the day of transfer. Three doctors gave me little hope. Now, I'm so happy to report my BFP was received yesterday - both from my HPT and Beta (182).

During the TWW, here's what I felt:
- 3dp5dt - period-like cramping (lower abdomen and lower back) for 3-5 days
- extreme thirst
- 30 seconds of nausea, only once
- extreme tiredness (like in my bones)

Two days before before my pregnancy test, the symptoms just went away.

Wishing you all the best!!

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.

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