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BFP at 40 After Removal of Left Ovary and Tube

It's just over 3 and a half years ago that I discovered that I had fallen pregnant (not planned). DH and I were numb for several weeks but grew to like the idea of having a third. Visited OB/GYN at 8 weeks and had a scan. No heartbeat detected - we were devastated. Another scan at 9 weeks confirmed no heartbeat so booked into day surgery for D&C. I woke up in a private room in a ward all confused and in pain, OB/GYN had ruptured my uterus during the procedure and had to repair with a LAP so D&C was not carried out. Sent home to MC naturally and after another 2 weeks MC'd and ended up being admitted to hospital again (trip in an ambulance). Follow up with OB/GYN a couple of weeks later revealed a large ovarian cyst (size of an orange) had grown on my left ovary. To top it all off, due to all of the exams and internal scans over those weeks I developed an intolerance/allergy to latex. Took months to figure this out as I was on antibiotics after the rupture and then had a nasty chest infection followed by ear infections that wouldn't go away so I kept on thinking that it was thrush due to the antibiotics! I was put on BC to try and reduce the size of the cyst over 6 months but it didn't work so back to hospital to have the cyst removed. After everything that happened I wasn't keen to have a third! 9 months ago, 2 days before I turned 40 and a day before I flew out of the country for my planned 40 bday celebration in Thailand, DH asked for another! Totally unexpected! I always wanted 3 but was very happy with the two beautiful boys that we have and had thought we were past it as boys are 10 & 9 (15 months apart). Told DH I wanted a check up with GP before committing to trying. Blood work revealed all ok with me and the GP gave us the thumbs up to start trying immediately and he tried to tell me when to start TTC (like I didn't already know)! After 5 months TTC, due to our age and my cycle going haywire since we started trying we booked into see a fertility specialist in late Feb as I knew it would take a bit of time to investigate everything and we weren't spring chickens! The day before our appointment I had the most horrific nausea and pain. Standing seemed to make it worse and somehow I knew something wasn't right and after hours of vomitting drove to my dr. She was at a loss but suspected divaticulitis (family history) and since I was seeing GYN the next day she suggested I talk to him and start on antibiotics just in case. I wasn't able to stand for more than 5 min the next morning and cancelled GYN appt as I was too ill. The next day I couldn't stand the pain any more so went to the hospital where they scanned me and found an ovarian torsion on my left ovary. Rushed appt with GYN had me booked in for surgery a couple of days later. Left ovary, cyst and tube had to be removed due to lack of blood supply from torsion. GYN thought that torsion probably occurred in Sept/Oct last year when we first started TTC as that is when my cycle became irregular. I had more bloodwork done and had to book DH in for tests but things got busy and we didn't get around to getting my results or booking him in for tests before we headed off on a family holiday overseas at the beginning of July. Periods were due while we were away. BBS had been killing me for over a week but didn't think too much of it. Period didn't arrive on day 28 so told DH 50/50 chance in the morning and 60/40 that night. Next day still hadn't arrived, BBS were really painful and heavy. Told DH the % was now 70/30! After an exhausting day at Universal Studios riding roller coasters I decided to do a HPT back at the hotel - BFP!!! Came out from the bathroom and whispered to DH that % was now 99/1! DH will be 40 when due and I will be 41! Dr has now confirmed pregnancy at booked into OB/GYN in Aug.
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BFP on Second IUI, After Four Years of Trying!

I have been stalking this site for years now. This is my very first BFP in my life and I am over the moon! I had a laparoscopy in November 2012 which removed some endometriosis and I was diagnosed with a mild case, other than that we have had unexplained infertility. My DH has excellent, top notch swimmers- fantastic count and motility. I went off birth control in May 2009 and sought medical help in March 2011. Because of my age at the time (I am now 29) Doctors were convinced that I would conceive naturally but it just never happened. My first IUI had two good eggs at 18mm and 20mm but my lining wasn't great- only 6mm. What I did differently the second IUI cycle: -I drank Raspberry leaf tea mostly every day until ovulation -I had fertility acupuncture -I didn't obsess in the TWW and not once did I google my symptoms or look up other peoples stories. This really helped me forget about the whole process and just concentrate on living. -I let myself have the odd drink and relaxed. This second round my uterine lining was at 1cm! And I had two eggs at 15mm and 19mm, they also found a cyst at 27mm but weren't worried about it. I credit the acupuncture for my excellent lining. 0-10DPO I had absolutely no symptoms 11-15dpo I had AF like cramps, I get bad cramps 2-3 days before my period and these cramps felt exactly the same. I was sure that I was out but AF never showed. I also didn't get sore boobs at all which everyone talks about, I still don't and I'm still getting the occasional AF like cramp. The nurse assured me this is normal. I never did a home pregnancy test, I was too scared to go through the disappointment again so I waited for my scheduled blood test at 16dpo. The nurse rung me at lunch time to give me the good news and I raced out to get a test to make sure that this was real and it was! I'm really looking forward to enjoying my pregnancy and motherhood. This is for all the women out there who have been trying and trying, getting nowhere, and feeling utter despair- it can happen to you, don't give up, stay positive and relax (easier said than done, I know!) Much Love xxx

BFP Clomid 50mg 1st Round Endometriosis

I've read so many of these forums for the past 2.5 years wondering if I will ever get to write something and now I do! Got my BFP 15dpo after first round on Clomid 50mg. In sum, had a uterine cyst removed over two yrs ago and second lap to remove discovered moderate endo. After that nothing naturally for a year and a half and decided to try Clomid 50mg per RE advice. With my endo I didn't think Clomid would help as I've heard mixed reviews but knew that it was the first step we had to take to see where to go from there. So took Clomid cd3-7, HCG shot late in the cycle, like cd 20 once a large enough folly was confirmed. BD the night of the shot only as I was going out of town for work. Then TWW and bfp 15dpo! I can hardly believe it. Didn't think much of this Clomid "experiment" so didnt track much until my af was late. So here is what I remember: 12dpo- No af but terrible cramps at night when trying to sleep. No sign of blood; sore throat and congested nose out of nowhere day af is due. 13dpo- Still cold and flu like symptoms, nightly cramping and hot sweats. Relief when I "poop" or "pee" (sorry tmi) 14dpo- Same symptoms and nipples are strangely erect, nipple a little bigger and darker. Still cramping and ready to test before I lose it. 15dpo- Tested at 9am. BFP! Totally in shock ran around the house twice! Things I did differently this month: Clomid 50mg cd 3-7 two pills hCg shot Cut out gluten Cut out alcohol Prenatal vitamins Robitussin regimen Ate clean and mostly organic Hope this helps someone as much as these forums helped me. Baby dust allll around.
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BFP With Endo - Update

After a long 13 months, I finally get to post on here! :) I'm 23 and my husband will be turning 24 this year. We have had a long ttc journey, but it has all been worth it! I started having problems with endo and ovarian cysts when I was 14 years old. I was diagnosed when I was 17 but didn't have any official surgeries to confirm until last year (2012). I ended up having 3 surgeries last year (February, August, and November). I had large ovarian cysts removed as well as endo. My doctor told us we needed to try our hardest to get pregnant asap or it might not ever happen. We started ttc March of 2012. But, my cycles were completely irregular from being on BCP as well as being on Lupron for 6 months. Anyways, I'll get right to the point and post my symptoms throughout my TWW. This month, we did things differently. For starters, I started taking Vitex to help regulate my cycle (WHICH IT HELPED!-I ovulated way sooner, some months I wouldn't ovulate until CD 33, but this time it was CD 20). I was also taking B6, super b complex, and baby aspirin-- as well as prenatals. I also used a Clearblue Fertility Monitor this cycle as well. TWW symptoms: 1dpo: Heartburn, cramps, tender bbs, bloated 2dpo: Increased sex drive, cramps, tender bbs, heartburn 3dpo: Nausea, tender bbs, tmi (diarrhea), heartburn, increased sex drive 4dpo: Sore nipples, backache, tender bbs, heartburn, tmi (diarrhea) 5dpo: Backache, tender bbs, heartburn, headache, gassy, tmi (diarrhea) 6dpo: Thirsty, dry mouth, tender bbs, heartburn, backache, gassy, cramps, increased appetite, bloated 7dpo: Sore throat, stuffy nose, cramps, backache, congestion, tender bbs 8dpo: Fatigue, heartburn, headache, thirsty, tender bbs, backache, gassy, congestion, thirsty 9dpo: (5/25/13) BFP! nausea, fatigue, bloated, heartburn, cramps, tender bbs, congestion, thirsty 13dpo: Positive blood test! beta 152.8 15dpo: Beta 326.1 19dpo: Beta 2132 Ultrasound done 6/17/13 (7w1d) but baby measuring at 6w4d Ultrasound done 6/26/13 8w3d

Endemetriosis, op, BFP

Hi there just wanted to share my story with people trying to concieve that may have lost out on hope. (my story exactly). Here we go.... Me and my partner decided to try for a baby. I came off pill and enjoyed trying... month after month no baby :-(. Then I started to notice pains in the two week wait and horrendous period pains. I had had bad period pains since I started at the age of 10, however birth control had lessoned it. Anyway went on and on at docs. I knew something wasn't right. I'm 23 this should be easy, I'm healthy. So after many many trips to docs I suggested endo after looking up my symptoms myself. Finally went to gyna doc who said symptoms sound like endo. So had a lap 3 months later which confirmed a few spots of endo. I was thinking no way could this stop me from conceiving, it was on the ligament of my uterus not blocking anything and had dye in my tubes and came through, so no blockages. Three months later had the op to laser endo, and I'm still thinking this can't be why, I just must not be able to have children. So to cut the story short and have a happy ending the first time we tried after op we conceived!!!! After fifteen long months of doctors hospitals, one op to remove something so minor gave me a chance to be a mum. So don't give up!! The doctors say it must have been the endo giving my body chemical reaction, much like obesity does, informing my body it was not a safe environment for a baby. So pester those docs and stick up for yourself when you know something's not right. Thank god I have a supportive partner who stood by me through the depression and sadness of it all but now were the ones smiling xx
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BFP With Endo

After a long 13 months, I finally get to post on here! :) I'm 23 and my husband will be turning 24 this year. We have had a long ttc journey, but it has all been worth it! I started having problems with endo and ovarian cysts when I was 14 years old. I was diagnosed when I was 17 but didn't have any official surgeries to confirm until last year (2012). I ended up having 3 surgeries last year (February, August, and November). I had large ovarian cysts removed as well as endo. My doctor told us we needed to try our hardest to get pregnant asap or it might not ever happen. We started ttc March of 2012. But, my cycles were completely irregular from being on BCP as well as being on Lupron for 6 months. Anyways, I'll get right to the point and post my symptoms throughout my TWW. This month, we did things differently. For starters, I started taking Vitex to help regulate my cycle (WHICH IT HELPED!-I ovulated way sooner, some months I wouldn't ovulate until CD 33, but this time it was CD 20). I was also taking B6, super b complex, and baby aspirin-- as well as prenatals. I also used a Clearblue Fertility Monitor this cycle as well. TWW symptoms: 1dpo: Heartburn, cramps, tender bbs, bloated 2dpo: Increased sex drive, cramps, tender bbs, heartburn 3dpo: Nausea, tender bbs, tmi (diarrhea), heartburn, increased sex drive 4dpo: Sore nipples, backache, tender bbs, heartburn, tmi (diarrhea) 5dpo: Backache, tender bbs, heartburn, headache, gassy, tmi (diarrhea) 6dpo: Thirsty, dry mouth, tender bbs, heartburn, backache, gassy, cramps, increased appetite, bloated 7dpo: Sore throat, stuffy nose, cramps, backache, congestion, tender bbs 8dpo: Fatigue, heartburn, headache, thirsty, tender bbs, backache, gassy, congestion, thirsty 9dpo: (5/25/13) BFP! nausea, fatigue, bloated, heartburn, cramps, tender bbs, congestion, thirsty 13dpo: Positive blood test! beta 152.8 15dpo: Beta 326.1 19dpo: Beta 2132 Ultrasound done 6/17/13 (7w1d) but baby measuring at 6w4d

Infertility For 2 1/2 Years - BFP With Decaf Sperm

After an HSG, 5 IUI's, Laproscopy/Hysteroscopy surgery, Femara, Clomid, HCG Trigger shots, Blood tests, Soft cups, Fertilaid, enough reading that I feel like I could be an RE by now...you name it we are finally pregnant NATURALLY!!! We had an ectopic in 2010 that changed us forever and had been TTC with unexplained infertility ever since. Unexplained Infertility: I literally couldn't talk about babies without having break down. In February 2013, we stopped all the hormones, the shots, & IUI's. I just couldn't take it anymore. (When people told me not to worry about getting pregnant, I kindly asked them to shoot themselves in the foot and then try not to think about it. That's what infertility is like. You wake up and look in the mirror and see it first thing in the morning and it's a cloud that follows you the rest of the day. You live your life in 2 week increments. 2 weeks hopeful, 2 weeks wishing time away.) I stalked this site for years and found so much hope in women posting their BFP stories after they spent years TTC. What we did different: I refocused all of that energy (ok some of it) on getting healthy. DH cut out all caffeine except for 1 cup of coffee in the morning. I cut out all caffeine and drank Yogi brand Detox Tea (1 full box), ate whole foods, and walked the dog regularly. Other than that just took 100% natural prenatal vitamin & tried to enjoy the everyday joys in life. I'm 31 years old & know that sounds corny, but it took some of the frustration away. What felt different: at 5-6dpo I had scant spotting light pink and brown (never had it that far away from period & ovulation) I just felt different than all the other months and even first pregnancy. My stomach had weird cramps and felt super full. Even now I feel like I did a million situps. I tested at 10dpo with a very faint positive and confirmed with a blood test on 11dpo. While we are not out of the woods yet (as it is extremely early), it feels so good to finally share our story. To everyone out there struggling with infertility (especially unexplained) I pray that God continues to change our hearts & that we remember He has plans to prosper us and not to harm us. Know that you are not alone and we are some of the strongest women on the planet!

BFP First Month TCC With History of Endometriosis, Stenosis of the Cervix, and Progesterone Sensitivity

I am getting married in 3 weeks, and my fiance and we decided to stop using condoms this past month, because we figured it would probably take a year or more to become pregnant with my history of reproductive issues. I've had surgery for the stenosis (which was reoccurant after a cone biopsy in 04), and the endometriosis several times, the latest being August 2012. He is 32 and I am 31. This is his first child and I have 11 year old twins from a previous relationship. I woke up last tuesday with the worst diarrhea I've ever had and felt horrible the next two days. Very fatigued, sore breasts, food adversions, cramps which were intense at times and mostly on my right side. I tested on Thursday (my three week mark) and got a very very faint positive. Then tested positive on Friday and positive again Saturday morning. I'm going to see my doctor tomorrow which will be at 3 weeks 5 days. My fiance and I are super excited, but we are waiting to tell everyone till we get back from our honeymoon and know that the pregnancy is going well. I never thought it would happen this quick!
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BFP 4 Months After Laparoscopy

I was diagnosed with endometriosis after my doctor performed laparoscopy to remove a cyst from my right ovary. She was aware I had been trying to conceive since I got married about 9 months ago with no success. During the surgery she injected this blue dye into my ovaries to see if there was a clear path that would allow me to conceive. My left ovary was completely clogged due to the endometrios but the right one appeared to be in great shape. She informed me I would still ovulate from both, but only one is truly functional. Since the surgery we had returned to TTC, with forced moments based on basal temperatures and ovulation test results with no avail. I was really upset because this month I ovulated while I was out of town away from my husband. Even though we had made love three days before I immediately felt defeated because we had tried and failed for the past 3 months since the surgery, I spent the first 10 days after ovulation trying to fight a yeast infection using the 1 day monistat then 3 day unsucessfully. 11-13 dpo - Very dry, with occasional spotting every other day with a thick mucus. Cramping as well, which made me believe my period was coming but it never did. Then I remembered a repeated yeast infection can be a symptom. No other symptoms besides these. 14 dpo- Couldn't take it anymore took a Clearblue pregnancy test mid day around 5pm....BFP!!! I couldn't believe it. GOD is good!!! I pray this sticks. So for those who do not feel a lot of pregnancy symptoms, don't lose the faith : )

BFP Post Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy with Clomid

My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for over a year. I had a laparoscopy and a hysteroscopy in February to remove endometriosis and a uterine septum. This is our 2nd cycle trying post-surgery. Before surgery I had done 2 cycles of Clomid, that were successful in achieving ovulation but not pregnancy. This is our first cycle of Clomid after the surgery. We are beyond thrilled!! I quit drinking caffeine in February. I exercise with yoga and on the elliptical. We also had an HSG in March, and some people say that there is an increase in pregnancy rates for about 3 months post-HSG. CD 2: Appointment with RE. Ultrasound to check for cysts. Very large cyst on left ovary. RE says to come back in a week. CD 8: Ultrasound with RE to check on cyst. Cyst still there, but getting smaller. CD 13: Ultrasound with RE to check on cyst. Cyst gone! Start Clomid today! CD 13-17: Clomid 50 mg (later start of Clomid than I even knew was possible, but my RE is the expert!) CD 21: BD CD 22: Ultrasound with RE to check on follicle growth. 4 follicles present, 3 at 25mm and 1 at 15mm. All in right ovary. Positive OPK in the afternoon right after RE appointment. CD 23: Ovulation, BD - laid with a pillow under my hips for about 30 minutes post-BD. Used Conceive Plus (which is like Preseed). 1 DPO: nothing 2 DPO: nothing 3 DPO: twingy/crampy feeling in ovaries 4 DPO: twingy/ crampy feeling in ovaries, sensitive nipples 5 DPO: twingy/ crampy feeling in ovaries, sensitive nipples 6 DPO: sensitive nipples, vivid dream 7 DPO: sensitive nipples, breast tenderness, cramping feeling in pelvic area, constipated, vivid dreams, gums bled a little when flossing 8 DPO: sensitive nipples, breast tenderness, twingy/crampy feeling in left ovary, mild breakout on forehead, constipated, vivid dreams, thick-white-creamy CM 9 DPO: nipple sensitivity, breast tenderness, creamy-white-lotiony CM, cramps on left and ride sides throughout the day 10 DPO: nipple sensitivity, breast tenderness, creamy-white CM, vivid dream, pulling feeling on pubic bone 11 DPO: nipple sensitivity, breast tenderness, constipated, heavy/pulling feeling in uterus, pain/cramps in ovaries when stretching/transitioning from sitting to standing. Vivid dream. Bloated in the afternoon – it feels like I’m really full. 12 DPO: nipple sensitivity, breast tenderness, cramps in abdomen, bloated feeling, pulling feeling on pubic bone, lower back pain on right side. Broke down and took a pregnancy test (First Response) – BFP!!!! 2nd pink line came up within about 10 seconds and it was dark. 13 DPO: Took a digital First Response Early Result test this morning. YES +! :) Just love looking at that thing! Nipples and breasts are still tender. Still have the bloated feeling. Creamy CM. Things that were different for me this cycle: twinges and cramps in my ovaries and uterus constantly. I have never felt that before. I can never feel my ovaries, even when they have huge cysts on them. Also, lotion-like CM on 9DPO, bloated feeling, and the vivid dreams. Breast tenderness and nipple sensitivity are normal for me so I didn't pay too much attention to that until it didn't stop. Usually it gets less intense the day before I start. I pretty much always have an 11 day LP. So when it was day 12 and my breasts still hurt I got suspicious. Good luck to everyone with their BFPs!!!!

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