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BFP! After Almost 2 yrs, Lap, Endo, etc

Okay so a little back story, w/o making this a storybook........dh and I have been ttc for nearly 2 years. After crying in my gyno office for her to refer me after a year (bc we are both "young and healthy" 26yrs...I mean time is ticking here! But deep in my heart I knew something was wrong) we finally met with an infertility specialist. Dh got checked and everything was pretty much normal, I got the dye test and the works (awful experience) and they said I had a blocked left tube. I wanted to try follistim shots before a lap bc surgery kinda freaked me out. Needless to say, I flushed tons of money away bc all the good folicles were on my "blocked side" (you'll get the air quotes momentarily). So, since that didn't work, next step was laparoscopy surgery. I had my lap & d'&c in dec. Doctor revealed that I had moderate endometriosis, cysts, polyps, and NO blocked tubes!! (Endo diagnosis made perfect sense bc i have always had really painful periods, lots of clotting, etc) He removed everything and said there should be no reason we shouldn't get pregnant on our own, but if not then we would meet again in April. We continued our stressful trying and I called to make an appt at the end of march.....
The morning of 13dpo, dh called to ask if I got my period yet. I had been having cramps and felt like I was about to get it any minute, so didn't think too much of it. Before my lap, I spotted 3-4 days and after only about a half a day of spotting. I didn't have any spotting, but put a tampon in before work since my period was coming at some point today (this was the latest possible day of my varying cycle before I was considered late). I got home from work, took out my tampon....and nothing. In my head I was freaking out a little and dug out a wondfo test...waited.... and is that a line?? I never had a bfp before, I wasn't sure! I had one digital and couldn't even believe my eyes when I read the word pregnant. O-M-G.
I didn't really have all the "symptoms"- no crazy peeing, no weird tastes or smells, nothing. BUT normally my boobs hurt/swollen about a week before my period and I didn't have that. Only until after I got my bfp they are sore and are much fuller. Other than that, just some sporadic cramping/pinching! I better cancel my appt at the end of this month! Ps- this is the first month I ever tried taking tussin to help with cm, and first time I ever had ovulation spotting.
I guess this is more of a book than I hoped to write, but dh insisted I share my story on here since I was constantly on here reading all of yours! I spent so many days and nights crying, being mad, praying, not understanding why.....don't give up ladies. Best of luck to all of you!!!!!

BFP with Acupuncture! Age 36

Hi ladies,

I am just over 36 and he is 34. We had 13 failed cycles plus a number of months off during summer/fall 2012 for a surgery to remove a large cyst and the attached ovary and tube. After recovery, we TTCed for 3 cycles even though I ovulated every other month. Looking at my chart, my estrogen and progesterone levels were not stable.

Every month we use Pre-Seed, Sperm Meets Egg method, specific positions (eh hem...), and Fertility Friend charts for temping and OPKs.

During our most recent fertile month, I began infertility acupuncture with a Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist (NCCAOM) who also specializes in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I was needled once before our fertile week, and then after our fertile window two different times. I expected it to take 2-3 cycles with TCM herbs.

Instead, we got our first-ever BFP the day before my next (4th) scheduled visit!! My BFP was on 11dpo. Today I am 20dpo or 4w5d!!!

I had virtually no symptoms during my TWW. I repeat: virtually no symptoms. Everything they say is true... if you have mad-crazy symptoms, then you are PMSing. (I've been getting my period for 23 years... it was very odd to NOT have PMS!) My inner voice knew AF wasn't coming, so I tested and cried with joy all day!

First beta = 29. Second beta a week later = 843! This is our first pregnancy, and I plan to keep the recommended acupuncture schedule for the whole pregnancy. I plan to use acu to naturally induce labor, too. I had a few early pregnancy symptoms yesterday, went to my acu after work, and today had no symptoms!! No lie!

If you are curious if acupuncture works for you, DON'T waste your time with anyone who only has a measly 100 clinical hours. My acu has the NCCAOM certification which required something like 2,600 clinical hours. He specializes in infertility and devotes his whole practice to it -- I hope you get your BFP soon!!

What a Journey... Clomid is a Miracle! excited to write here, although I'm hesitant b/c of my history, I have had such a long road to get my BFP that I'm still going to share my story, no matter how hesitant I am!!!!

I have 2 children who have been labeled miracle children. Due to the fact that it has been discovered that I'm pre-menopausal at 30 (whaaaat!!!) and I only ovulate maybe twice a year normally. All the other months I either don't ovulate or my eggs are released wayyyy too early and can never survive a pregnancy! So the fact that I have 2 other children, conceived ALL natural is huge miracle!!! Along with my crazy ovulation pattern I have also miscarried 5 times :( My RE is convinced that this is due to immature eggs trying to survive & just can't and also the quality of the eggs. Both DH and I have had our chromosomes tested and everything else under the sun!! All was good!

In July of 2012 I got pregnant and m/c'd (again) in August! I was heartbroken...I really had convinced myself that I couldn't possibly m/c this time.....:( We then actively tried for 5 months (Im talking obsessed trying) & nothing was happening, except in Dec. when I had yet another m/c (chemical pregnancy)! After that my OB referred me to a fertility specialist. I wasn't completely sold on this idea b/c my insurance didn't cover any of it...but looking back now, I WISH I would have done that sooner!!! During the month of January is when we figured out what was going on with my body and in February we started my regiment!

They put me on 100mg of Clomid from CD 3-7. I had a follicle check on CD 11 & had 4 awesome follicles!! 3 on right ovary (measuring 18mm, 18mm, 18mm & 21mm) and one on the left ovary (18mm). They trigger shot me that day and DH & I Bd'ed the day of trigger and then 3 days after!! After 4 days the TTW was already killing me so I decided to test out the trigger. My line got lighter and lighter until 11 DPT (10 DPO) when the line looked darker......hhmmmm......I continued to test and it continued to get darker...but I wasn't convinced! Yesterday I took another and there was no denying the line. So I called my OB and they got me right in for blood work!!

They called me back later in the day and said "YOUR PREGNANT"!!!! WHOOO HOOO!!! My HCG (at 12 DPO) was 50 and my progesterone is 79!!!!!!!!!!! I go back tomorrow to make sure my numbers are doubling (please lord...please lord...DOUBLE)!! Although I'm super excited, I'm super super SCARED!! 7 pregnancies and only 2 children puts a bad taste in my mouth :( But I'm going to try to stay positive! I'm hoping the clomid also enhanced my egg quality as well!!!

Other things I did was: Baby aspirin, Pre-Seed, Clomid, Trigger Shot, dye test (make sure tubes are clear)

Symptoms: Not a lot. Except tired, hungry, coffee started to taste YUCK (and I loooove coffee) & my bathroom visits increased

I will update on tomorrow's blood draw and anyone going through a struggle HANG IN THERE!!! I have had so many heartbreaks and FINALLY a BFP (although that's only half my battle)

BFP After 7 Months

My husband and I really started focusing on having a family in June 2012. We were never sure we wanted children but over the past year or so, I truly felt like something was missing. He is coming up on forty and I 34, so we didn't have a ton of time to dilly-dally. Month after month goes by, checking opk, getting positives, bd'ing EOD, with no success. I decided to make appt with RE. Two days after initial visit I had a standard u/s which showed a 5cm possible dermoid. Three weeks later had a laparoscopy to remove cyst, little endo removed and tubes flushed. Took it easy for a few weeks. Really wanted to focus on getting healthy and spending time with my husband without the pressure of TTC. Went for f/u (12/22/12) and everything looked good. Got a normal period, few days late, then a positive opk on 12/30/12. Seemed sort of early for a positive but had sex twice and figured I was out for the month. Few weeks go by and I feel fine. The day my period was due I was out shopping with my pad on waiting for her to come. I got home and poured a huge glass of Pinot Noir. Got a flutter in my tummy and for kicks took a test. OMG OMG OMG I'M PREGNANT!!!! I'm now ten weeks and due Sept 28th. I stalked this site regularly, and was always so happy for others when they got their bfp. I never thought I would be posting my story, you will too.

BFP After Cyst Removal

A little about my history. I had a miscarriage in July. I then had an ultrasound done because I was having pain only to find out that I had a 10cm cyst. I then had laparoscopic surgery to have it removed and immediately tried to get pregnant again. It took 5 months of trying and it was getting so frustrating because I thought that the surgery might have damaged me in some way. I was drinking FertiliTea and I had a feeling that it was doing more harm then good because my cycle was all over the place. I should have known something was wrong with a product that you cannot measure or have any way of knowing exactly how much you are getting of any one particular herb out of the many that are stuffed into one bag. I threw out the tea and got a fertility monitor and got pregnant this month :-) My symptoms where not much. I actually thought I missed this month. I only had some light cramping and acid reflux. I also had a heightened sense of smell. The symptoms came and went until I missed my period. I took an early detection test 12dpo and the second line was so faint my husband held it to the light and couldn't see it. (I saw it though) but I didn't know if it was wishful thinking. Later took a test on cd38 and got my BFP. Still in shock and praying that everything is ok this time. It's hard sometimes but you have to have faith in God and his love for you.

To everyone trying go with your gut on what your body needs. Don't get discouraged because what worked for one person don't work for you. Cherish your relationship with your partner and encourage each other.

Baby dust to all

Strange Positive

Hi there
Very briefly I would like to describe my situation:
Period: 23 December
Ovulation: 4th of January
Bedded: only once that month on the 4th of Jan.
Very sore boobs 3 days later
period: 18th of January (normal to lighter than usual)
22nd of Jan: Started antibiotics to treat Ureaplasma infection
7 day later:
29th of Jan: Bleeding when wipe (3-4 days) and while peeing-29th of January/tested/faint positive
3rd of Feb: once black discharge when wipe
4th of Feb: still positive

Is this normal? Am I really pregnant?

BFP for Baby #2!

Hi ladies, I finally got my BFP yesterday night after trying 3 months. Here's a little background info: I'm 26, married 7 years, and we have a 4-year-old (we were not ttc with her). In March 2012, I had an laparoscopy to remove a 6cm cyst on my ovary, which turned out to be an endometrioma (cyst caused by endometriosis)...but I never had any pain from the endometriosis, and didn't have issues following the procedure. We decided TTC after we both finished up our bachelor's degrees, so I had my Paragard IUD removed in September 2012. I have longer cycles (30-31 days) and used the WomanLog App to track periods and estimate ovulation TELLS you your most fertile days, and I highly recommend it.

Oddly enough, during the past few months I was a POAS-fiend, but this month I waited until the day it was due (it will save your sanity), and it showed up right away. I am STILL in shock! We didn't chart, use Pre-Seed, OPK's, or anything else...just plenty of BD-ing and keeping track with the WomanLog App. ;) Here are my "symptoms" until the BFP:

Days 1-6 DPO: Nothing
Day 7: Twinge in my uterus (implantation?)
Days 8-9: Unusually sleepy (9 hours a night and still exhausted)
Days 10-14: Sore, tingly boobs (the same sensation as milk dropping, although I know that's impossible), still very tired
Day 14: BFP at night! First one was faint (but definitely there), 2nd one an hour later was darker. Yay!
Day 15: VERY clear BFP with FMU! (I used First Response tests, a pack of 3)

I am still very tired, and my boobs are still very sore...but I don't "feel" pregnant. I called the doctor and my due date is September 15th, 2013, and I have an ultrasound scheduled on January 31st to confirm. It's still unreal...hoping it sticks! I sincerely wish all of you the best of luck, the two week wait is unbearable! Hang in there!

Christmas Miracle BPF!

My husband (32) and I (29) had been trying for over 6 years, married 9 years. In April 2012, I was diagnosed with mild Endometriosis through a laparoscopy procedure. I had regular 26-28 day cycles and ovulated every month using OPKs. In October, with the holidays approaching we decided to take a break for a couple months and start fresh in the New Year. Then on Christmas Day I decided to test (POAS addict) and saw a faint line! Since we weren’t trying I really didn’t pay attention to any of my symptoms. All I can say is that it can happen to you when you least expect it! Good luck to all!

Over 35, Fibroid, Bicarbonate of Soda

I promised I would write my story when I got a bfp. Tried to conceive for a year - out of the blue I was diagnosed with a fibroid (turned out to be two). Had Lupron injections for 6 months which put me into the menopause. This was horrendous. Then had operation to remove 2 very large fibroids, one was crushing my tubes. They did a lap and dye which showed all were then working fine. I was told to go and get on with it once periods resumed. They did 2 months later, after 6 months of trying nothing. Tried drinking cough medicine, eating baby carrots etc, Pre-Seed etc. Finally, I tried vaginal douche (bought off Internet) and a homemade solution of bicarbonate of soda and water. I did not really know what I was doing with this but just gave it a go (in secret obviously!). Did one a couple of days before ovulation and bd. Then one 5 hours before bd another day but it really was hit and miss... However, it worked. I swear it was this I really really really do. We were about to start ivf in January. I have a scan next week so fingers crosses. I am 36 and never had a bfp ever before. I had no symptoms, no sore boobs, nothing. I feel sick now and then but apart from missed period, nothing. Fingers crossed. Try bicarbonate of soda as might be an acid/alkaline thing.

BFP - IVF With Endometriosis and Tubal Ligation

Me - 29
DH - 36
TTC - 13 months
BFP - First IVF Cycle

I am so excited to post this! We started trying last year knowing it would be an up hill battle. This summer I had a cyst burst which was an indication that my endometriosis had flared. I went in for a lap at the end of Sept and found out the endo was bad. Lots of scar tissue and both tubes had hydrosalpinx. I went back in at the end of Oct. and had my tubes removed. I then started my first IVF cycle.

Egg retrieval - 12/11/12
Egg transfer - 12/16/12 (2 blastocysts - 4AA, 4BB)

Only symptoms was severe bloating (left over from fluid retention with trigger shot and progesterone) and fatigue. Nothing else!!

Good luck to everyone! Baby dust!