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Pregnant After Severe Endo and Lap

I meant to write this much sooner as I'm 20w this weekend, but the important part is that I'm sharing it now! This site gave me hope when I had none, and I sincerely hope that my story offers the same to whoever reads it. It's slightly long but I hope it helps!

I have always known, since I was a teenager, that something was wrong and suspected I couldn't get pregnant. I have always had horribly painful and heavy periods and had heard of endometriosis but didn't realize how serious a condition it can be. I never looked into it and my DH and I started trying in June of 2011. After only three cycles of not getting pregnant I started panicking and just KNEW something was up. I went to an OB who ran bloodwork on me but didn't go much further and encouraged me to 'just keep trying'. I started charting and realized I was spotting for up to 7-10 days before AF each month and had a short luteal phase. I started seeing a specialist in March and had my dye test done. Tubes and bloods came back clear, so the next step was a transvaginal ultrasound. Long story short, I found out I had enormous cysts in my ovaries that were swelling them both to the size of my uterus. They were touching they were so swollen. I was devastated and my doc told me she suspected severe endo and that even with a lap I would probably not even be successful with IVF. She expected to find frozen pelvis and a lot of damage when she went in for the lap. I decided to get the surgery quickly since doctors mention that there *might* be a chance that cysts like might could be cancer and not endometriosis. I was terrified about going under but got the surgery done. When I woke up after my four hour surgery my doctor told me that it had been much worse than she thought, stage IV, but that I didn't have frozen pelvis and she was able to remove every bit of endo including all cysts from inside my ovaries (and as a result I lost half an ovary). VERY fortunately my tubes were totally clear. I also had a D&C and had a small polyp removed. We were told we had six months to try naturally before IVF would be our only option. I was advised not to have sex for two weeks, but got the all clear after only a week. I knew I had probably missed ovulation at this point but did an OPK just for fun. To my shock it was positive and my DH and I BDed that night. We didn't have sex any more that month as my body was very tender and painful still from surgery. I figured that I wouldn't know what my new TWW 'normal' was after having so much work done on my body, so I didn't pay a lot of attention to signs and there didn't seem to be any. I did throw up three days in a row but was completely in denial that it could be a pregnancy symptom. I did a few early tests and they were all BFNs. I went to bed on 9dpo devastated and feeling like we'd have to wait forever and save for adoption or IVF and that I'd never be a mother. That night I had an amazing dream about a little girl. It was so sweet that in the morning I decided to do one more FRER and to my utter SHOCK a very, very faint BFP appeared. I had a good ugly cry and shake on the toilet and ran out to buy 15 more tests and a card for DH. I did another test at work later that morning and the line was darker. I am now 20w pregnant and still cannot believe that I MIRACULOUSLY got pregnant on one round of BD-ing and without even having a period after surgery. We tried everything in the book for 14 or 15 months to no avail. The lap is really what allowed me to become a mother.

For those symptom stalkers--I really didn't notice anything until 7-9dpo when I threw up once each day. I completely thought nothing of it! The nausea got much worse after that for my entire 1st trimester.

Don't lose hope ladies! I pray that each and every one of you gets your miracle baby.

Got BFP After 3 Years of TTC and One Miscarriage in April 2012

Never give up on your dream. My doctor told me I had 2 more months of trying before she was going to pull the plug. She increased my clomid from 50mg to 100mg after being on 50mg for 5 months. She was hoping it would give me a chance that at least one egg will make it though my swollen tubes. I'm only 26 years old but my endometriosis was so bad that even after laparoscopy it still didn't look good for us to get pregnant. I got pregnant in Feb 2012 and I had every symptom in the book. My doctor called it our miracle baby. Everything looked great until around 9 weeks. I woke up with the worst cramps. They would go away then a couple minutes later they would be back. No bleeding but I decided to call the doctor. They asked me to come in asap. Did a ultrasound and there was no heart beat. I'm not trying to scare anyone but I was always told if no bleeding you are fine. Well lets get to the good stuff. I got my BFP after a 2 negatives we are so excited. Here were my symptoms-

CD 14 - 18 Got a positive O test, ran out of tests but we bd 12-19, had never gotten more than one positive test even before my first pregnancy. Decided it was the increased clomid.
CD 19 - 24 No discharge, felt bloated, so much that I couldn't eat at Thanksgiving
CD 26 Took a test came up negative, discharge came back
CD 27 Had a bloody nose for first time in life, could have been due to weather it was very cold
CD 28 No symptoms but cramps telling me that flow was coming, toke a test any way it was negative
CD 29 Flow late but I thought due to Clomid because I have never taken 100mg before still have cramps
CD 30 Keep thinking flow was coming but didn't
CD 31 Took a test after 4 days being late I got my BFP!!!

Nothing stood out but feeling bloated. I get a little bloated before flow but never like that. I can't believe I didn't have many symptoms. I'm now 5 weeks pregnant and only have a little nausea, cramps and still bloated. I didn't feel like this at all with first pregnancy.

Praying it is sticky bean! Good luck to everyone and baby dust to all!

Pregnant w/ Twins! :)

I found this fantastic site at the start of my two week wait and actually read every single passage listed on here during my own TWW. I am thrilled to share my story, in hopes it will help some of you...

History/Background:
My husband and I got married in our 30's in 2008, so we decided to try for a family right away as we both were ready. My journey has been long and difficult over the past 4 years of TTC. Through it all, several months were cancelled due to cysts on my ovaries...
-- 2009 Clomid for 5 Cycles
-- 2009 HSG Test
-- 2010 IUIs - 3 Failed Cycles
-- 2010 Surgery: Laparoscopy to Confirm & Remove Endometriosis
-- 2011 Surgery: Hysteroscopy to Remove Uterine Polyps
-- 2011 Several Genetic Tests Completed
-- 2012 HSG Test
-- 2012 Cysts - 4 Cancelled Cycles, then put on BCP
-- 2012 Surgery: Hysteroscopy to Remove Uterine Polyps

Details for Month/Cycle:
My last cycle started on 10/22 and we began our injections a few days later. [Follistim & Menopur] On 10/31 I was ready for my IUI and had 4 follicles at full size. My hubby had a count of over 75M w/ a 90% Mobility after the "washing".

TWW:
I was keeping a log of my injections and meds, so I tracked my symptoms during my two weeks.
1dpIUI: Cramps, laid down all day w/ my legs elevated, my abdomen felt "very full"
2dpIUI: Cramps, laid down most of the day, very gassy and bloated, still had the "full feeling"
3dpIUI: Back to normal routine, still bloated and full, started Crinone 8% Gel Daily
4dpIUI: Still bloated, a few cramps off and on, very teary/emotional, also constipated [literally little turd-lets for the rest of the week]
5dpIUI: Still bloated, a few more cramps off and on, constipated, had a more to eat today - very hungry, tender breasts/nipples
6dpIUI: Same as day 5
7dpIUI: More Bloated, cramps, and seriously constipated
8dpIUI: Vivid dream - got a BFP, started urinating in the middle of the night, tender breasts/nipples, sensitive to smells today
9dpIUI: Up to urinate at night, a few cramps, very gassy and bloated [like 4mths pregnant], also a few spots on pantie liner that were light red [implantation]
10dpIUI: Up to urinate at night, painfully bloated and gassy [tried prune juice and suppository for relief], tender nipples only
11dpIUI: Very vivid dream - pregnant w/ belly!, areolas look larger today, slight relief to constipation and bloating
12dpIUI: Up to urinate at night, a few cramps, and tired in the afternoon at work
13dpIUI: Up to urinate at night, a few cramps, some slight brown spotting today [Took a $Tree Test, Very Faint Positive]
14dpIUI: Up to urinate at night, a few cramps, some slight brown spotting - BETA TEST DAY

Results:
1st Beta on 11/14 - 291.9 & Progesterone >40
2nd Beta on 11/16 - 656.3 & Progesterone >40
3rd Beta on 11/21 - 7248.0 & Progesterone >40
Ultrasound at 5wks - Confirms TWINS!

Things I did differently this time than in past cycles:
1. Acupuncture for Fertility - I highly recommend, worth the money! [Weekly]
2. Also took some Yoga classes and listened to the Spa Station on Pandora to stay relaxed.
3. Gave up coffee ENTIRELY - this is a biggie for me as I am a VIP Starbucks card holder. :)
4. Joined the Fertile Friends at my clinic, it matched me with someone at the same stage of treatment - THIS WAS HUGE. Very helpful to have someone to talk to and text after apts, freak outs over my injections etc!
5. Asked the hubby to come with me to all Apts/Tests. This was a great support and we both felt apart of each step.
6. Took Fish Oil and Baby Aspirin with my PreNatal Vitamin - - Daily.
7. Made sure I had 62oz of Water Daily
8. Tried to get 8-10 hours of sleep Daily
9. Requested the same nurse for each visit - this was a comfort and she knew every detail. If it's possible, it is worth the extra wait.
10. Rubbed my belly and spoke to it as if I was pregnant - keeping a positive outlook and mindset can be so hard but really critical!

Ladies - I really never thought this day would come, and while I must admit I am still a little anxious to get to that 12wk mark....we are just over the moon EXCITED!! I am beginning to feel like we received an "extra" gift after waiting so long. I welcome the big belly and morning sickness with open arms!!!

Your day will come, just believe it in your heart...

2nd Pregnancy with PCOS, Endometriosis and Diabetes

I have been using this site for the last 4 months and I credit you ladies for my continued faith in my body and my sanity!!!

I have PCOS, Endometriosis and Diabetes. The PCOS was diagnosed 8 years ago. I never had cycles so I never knew I had endo until we started TTC my DS nearly two years ago. I had a lap and dye, my ovaries drilled, my womb checked for polyps and after they discovered the endo I also had diathermy all in April 2011. We concieved my DS 3 weeks post op and he was born in February 2012.

I knew from the surgeons that I couldn't leave any subsequent babies too long as I would just fill up with cysts and endo deposits while we waited. We originally said we would wait till Christmas to start TTC #2 but my periods returned in August and I got the fear about missing what may be my only chance. So we threw caution the the wind and DH was delighted. Anyway, I used CBFM and got peaks for the last 3 cycles, I check my CM and CP and got still got BFNs. It was heartbreaking to begin with but I fell easily into the 'every peroid is a new chance to get pregnant'.

This cycle went as follows -
Cd18 Peak on CBFM,
CD19 Peak again, we BD every other day before peak and then every day during high fertility.
1dpo felt a twinge that woke me up in the early hours of the morning. I'm assuming this was me actually ovulating.
2dpo - 6dpo hardly any symptoms
7dpo - 10dpo not much, a couple of twinges, general feelings of anger towards people, fatigue, very dry mouth and very thirsty but no sore boobs! Boobs didn't start tingling till 12dpo. With my DS I was exhausted and asleep whenever I could be but not this time.
9dpo bfn very uspet, had a few too many and sobbed for most of the evening (my poor DH). Woke up with my DS at 7am with a headache. Self induced misery so no sympathy for me.
DH banned me from testing till 14dpo but I took a sneaky ic and got a very feint double line.
12dpo ic and CBD and both positive.

Very excited, I will be due the end of July 2014. Good luck ladies, keep heart.

BFP!!! Over One Year of Trying With Endometriosis

I CAN'T BELIEVE I CAN FINALLY POST ON HERE!!!!!
After over a year of reading all your wonderful posts and keeping faith I finally can tell my story!!
At about 10 months of trying i knew something was up. Me and DH are very healthy and seem to have no problems. Got DH checked, he was perfect. I got referred to an Infertility Dr. It started with blood work. Everything clear. Then I had a HSG scan done, VERY painful but all tubes clear!! I thought "what is wrong with me!!?" Well the next step was my dr. thought I had endometriosis. With symptoms of pain during intercourse and an exam he did, he thought I had it. So about three weeks ago I had the surgery...and I def. had endo. I had a stage 2 of 4. Dr said he basically guaranteed that's what was causing my infertility. One week after surgery was ovulating time. I knew it was early but I wasn't passing it up!!! Well, two weeks later I'm looking at a BFP!!!!! I was in such disbelief, I got blood work done, and PREGNANT!!!!! I found out on Halloween! So on Halloween I was 4 weeks...... Here's to 9 more moths of happiness and bliss!!!!
Symptoms
1-6dpo- really nothing, a little gassy
7-12dpo- crampy twinges, different than I've felt before.
10dpo- bfn
12dpo- bfn I knew I was out since I thought a lot of women got their bfp by this time.
13dpo- late afternoon.... super super faint line!
14dpo- had blood work done and took another pee test, pee test darker but still faint!

I sill don't have many symptoms. The only thing is I'm a little tired and peeing just a little more. Boobs don't hurt. Not cramping, or anything like that with my body.
GOOD LUCK LADIES!!!! DREAM REALLY DO COME TRUE!!! Have faith and keep praying!

16 Months, One Surgery, and 3 Rounds of Clomid = BFP

Ah! I can't believe I get to finally do this and say "hey, I'm pregnant!". This was our 16th month TTC. Last June I had laparoscopic surgery to check for endometriosis. I did not have that but what they did find was 3 small fibroids on my uterus and a partially blocked left fallopian tube. 2 of the fibroids were removed and dr. was unable to take the third one out. I felt so much better knowing what the issues were. Part of my stress was thinking that something was seriously wrong with me. I have a perfect 29 day cycle. I am so exact down to the hour! My Dr. reassured me that everything was great but want to try clomid anyways. 3 rounds of that, took pills on cycle days 3-7. This month I also tried acupuncture. I highly recommend it! It gives you a chance to relax! Which is what I did three times a week. While I sat there with needles in me I got to pray. I am a Christian and knew I just had to wait for Gods timing. I put all of this in His hands and let Him worry about it instead of me putting all the pressure on myself.

My symptoms are pretty small. I wouldn't even be able to tell if I didn't have a positive test. I have also been taking a prenatal, calcium, folic acid, and B6 vitamin every day.

Cycle day 3-7 - clomid
Did the deed every other day till I got a positive ovulation and then did IT twice a day. Also one day after for good measure. (with Pre-Seed every time)
Cycle Day 14 - ovulated on right side (my good side)
DPO 6 - woke up with a very sharp shooting pain through my right tube. Lasted a couple of second, I rolled over and pain went away. (implantation?)
DPO 8 - extra bloody gums. I have sensitive teeth anyways but this was extra sensitive! (my dentist has told me that hormones do affect gums)
DPO 11 - finally got my Internet cheapies in the mail and I had to test. IS THAT A LINE OR A SHADOW?!?!
DPO12 - test again, LINE IS STILL THERE. Very faint! Still not sure if I can trust these things. I'm only used to seeing negatives that I didn't think a positive stick was possible. I got a little test crazy and started testing all day. Finally went out and bought First Response and Clear Blue Digital. Tested with both PREGNANT!!! I can believe it. A lot of crying and relief that this process is over. Then my mind went quickly to stressing about having a healthy baby. ;) I just keep testing and line keeps getting darker.

My husband and I have shared the news with are parents and are waiting to share the news with close friends and family until first ultrasound at 5 weeks. I have to have this done to make sure it's not a tubal because of my blockage. I'm due July 17th!

Even with everything I went through I do realize I had it easy compared to some. Those "some" will always have a piece of my heart!

OMG

Ladies, I got my BFP (actually I got 6 because I tested 6 times because I didn't believe it) after trying for pretty much 1 year to the day!

I had a laporoscopy, ovarian drilling, cyst removal, D&C, endo removal from uterus and hysteroscopy done on the 14th August (PCOS) and this was our last month trying before we had to move on from trying naturally (I have a low egg count for my age 30). Anyway we had sex 4-5 days before I ovulated and that's it! I had to go away for work the week I actually ovulated. I got my positive OPK at the airport in transit and was devastated I couldn't take advantage of it... another month down the drain. I was expecting my period yesterday (ish) and for some reason I pee'd on stick last night (it's addictive) just before DH got home and it was flaming positive!! I actually didn't believe it. DH came into the bathroom and I was trying to tell him that I'm pregnant but I couldn't talk. He looked at the test and told me to get in the car. We went and bought 2 different tests and they both came up positive straight away. I tested again this morning with all 3 test and still BFP!!

I have a Dr appointment this afternoon and I'm so nervous he's going to tell me it isn't real and that I'm actually not pregnant. Anyway I'm enjoying this for what it is today and hopefully it sticks. I'm so excited I can't even eat!! Nervous...so nervous. I don't feel pregnant at all except for sore boobies but I normally get that before AF anyway!! Every other 12 months we've tried I have felt some kind of silly symptom.

NEVER GIVE UP!!

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BFP After 2 Years

OMG I can't believe that I finally got my BFP after my laparoscopic surgery because of PCOS 6 months ago. After trying very hard after the surgery, we can't wait anymore and asked for clomid, which my RE gave a three months supply and walla! Got pregnant with my first clomid cycle. I never got pregnant or seen any positive hpt so it was a crazy roller coaster ride for my feelings and dh and I are really confused on how to react. I have been reading this website for almost 3 months as my bedtime stories. Here are my symptoms by dpo

1-3 dpo : nothing
4-7 dpo : sore nipples, breast doesn't feel fuller or heavier, sharp pain on sides
8 dpo : bad sore throat in the morning, Sneeze, headache, gagged few times
9 dpo : sore heavier breasts
10-11 dpo : vomit after shower, sore breasts, fatigue, feeling very hopeful, good mood
12 dpo : brown spotting on wipes! Thought was my period, slight cramp, disappointed, went to toilet 20 times to check! But spotting lasted 1 hour i think. Got home and decided to check and OMG BFP! But a very thin line. We didn't cheer yet because i have another 2 more days before my period is due.
13 dpo : BFP again, thin line. Slight pms cramp.
14 dpo : BFP again! And this time the line is much darker.
16 dpo : BFP using clearblue digital! Clear pregnant

I went to see a doctor just now and confirmed my pregnancy! I can see a very tiny black spot but doctor said it is still early to clearly see it but he said that i am pregnant because of my womb's changing. I can't believe after so many hpts I finally got my positive this month. Keep trying is my key. Baby dust to all!

Finally Got My BFP After 3 Years TTC

Had to put my story as this as helped me so much over the last year or so... 4 months ago had a laparoscopy to see if anything was wrong and ended up having a 7cm cyst removed that was on my ovary but actually growing into my fallopian tube and finally got my BFP on Monday!!
1DPO Cramps
2 3 4 5 DPO Nothing
6DPO cramps and felt really sick
7 8 9 10 11 DPO Crampy, Bloated (ridiculously gassy) Sorry TMI!! Feeling/Being Sick (after everything I ate!!), Pulling/heavy Feeling in lower abdomen that felt like it was rising. So much cm that actually kept checking AF hadn’t come early!!!
12 DPO Nearly fainted when out shopping which as NEVER happened in my life so took a test and Very faint positive that faint I actually thought it could be a water mark so did a clear blue digital and got my BFP!!!!
Hope My Little Peanut Sticks Around!!!

BFP 1st & 2nd Pregnancy Symptoms via IVF

Hello everyone!

1st Pregnancy via IVF

In March 2008, I had a laparoscopy draining endometriosis (stage 3) cyst on left ovary. In June 2008 began my IVF cycle and 31 years old. I had 11 retrieved, 4 had fertilized (1 arrested) and I had 3 embryos transferred on day 3: a 4 cell, 5 cell, 6 cell and none left to freeze. The doc said they were in fair condition, that's why he transferred all of them. We were excited!

1dpt-2dpt: nothing
3dpt: mild period-like cramping, low cramps
4dpt: nothing
5dpt: went to see friend who just had baby...when I held baby, one of my nipples began to feel tingly and prickly
6dpt: sharp stabbing pain above vagina just several seconds and gone...I had to bend over (10pm)...very unusual, never felt that before and I've had some painful periods because of endo
7dpt: sharp stabbing pain on right lower pelvic region, on my bikini line, just a few seconds and gone
8dpt: clear mucousy, gel-like cm, few seconds of sharp pains on right side above hip bone- had to bend over and stop walking, faint spell of nausea and dizziness-came and went in a few minutes at night
9dpt: more clear mucousy cm, warm period-like feeling, prickling, tingling sensation in right nipple
10dpt: nothing
11dpt: feeling hopeful because I never had these symptoms before, but thought it also could be the progesterone; later feeling grumpy and discouraged
12dpt: the day I got my blood test 4 weeks 2 days since LMP and I was definitely pregnant!!! I forgot my hcg level. I did an hpt at home after I got the news and of course it was a BFP!!! In March of 2009, I gave birth to a baby girl!

2nd pregnancy via IVF ICSI

Now, I am 35 years old and endometriosis came back on left ovary. Doc retrieved 6 eggs, 5 were mature, all were ICSI'd this time, only 4 fertilized (1 arrested) and 3 were looking good on transfer day! Doc did a 2 day transfer and transferred 3 embryos, all 4 cell, grade 1 and again, none left over to freeze. Again, we were excited!

1dpt: went pee and had beige discharge in pm...probably from progesterone suppositories before the transfer and from metrogel, nips sensitive
2dpt: in early am low mild cramps and low back ache too, woke up to spontaneous orgasm and felt crampy and pressure right above vagina, cramping on & off in evening, feels tight down there, boobs tender
3dpt: cramping on & off, feeling groggy & tired, nap, in pm had a wave of nausea come over me...just a few minutes, light headache
4dpt: constipation, when walking got shooting feeling from right side, but not too sharp, but noticeable- had to stop for a second, hungry and eating a lot; white stretchy cm, light headache
5dpt: woke up again to a spontaneous orgasm from sleep-pressure down there and felt like blood rushing down there (googled this spontaneous "O" thing and it seemed to be an early sign of pregnancy for most women-gave me hope!)
6dpt: feet feel so hot and a bit swollen (I and my feet are usually always cold), vagina/cervix feels tight-uncomfortable like uti, pooped, but still constipated feeling, skin feels tender to touch, boobs tender, feeling aroused...must be all the blood down there ;)
7dpt: boobs seem less tender, didn't sleep well
8dpt: boobs less tender but feeling really full and heavy, EMOTIONAL-cried at pretty much anything, even when DD woke up from nap, just looking at her made me cry, felt really down
9dpt: woke up with headache, watched a movie and cried for MOST of it, cramping/pinching feeling, low back ache-right side, AF cramps in evening, felt like I was peeing more today, boobs look HUGE, next to little cm
10dpt: noticed sharp pain and pressure in butt, watery cm, snot-like cm too, crampy off & on, warm period-like feeling, backache left side, brief pulling/stretching feeling left side
11dpt: noticed hot feet all week, felt hot in general all week, night sweat, boobs are still HUGE and burning feeling inside them, wet feeling down there, very little cm, right lower back-like someone drilling in my back, eating like a hog, gassy for past few days too, feels tight down there
12dpt: blood test today at 3 weeks 5days since LMP: PREGNANT again!!! I am so thankful!!! I took HPT after hcg test confirmed pregnancy and it was a light positive. I had a slow rising hcg this time around, but kept taking hpt's at home...getting darker and BFP! Hcg tests confirmed good doubling 3 days later and then again 2 days later. Yay!
tummy making a lot of gurgling and bubbling sounds after lunch

I've been taking fish oil (at least 5 months), vitamin D and folic acid for several months if not close to a year.

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