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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.

BFP After 2 Laps

I'm very excited to be sharing my story with all you ladies. I've know I had endometriosis for many years I was put on bcpl at the age of 15 because of my terrible periods. At the age of 27 I decided to get off bcp bc I wanted to take a break I was not ready to conceive I wasn't even married yet. My periods weren't as bad as they were when I was a teenager but I started to notice that month after month I was experiencing more and more pelvic pain when urinating. I also had very high frequency. After seeing a urologist and a gym for several months of testing, they concluded that I had a large mass of endo that had protruded from my uterus into my bladder wall. I proceeded with my first Lap. After surgery, gym had removed some endo from one of my tubes and ovaries and also a large chunk from my bladder. However my bladder would always be compromised because the endo was so severe here that they would have to break the bladder wall and remove part of the bladder to completely remove all the endo. The brightside was that my reproductive organ all in all looked ok. However, my gun said when it's time ttc we'd look at having another lap. I was put on bcp immediately to try and keep the endo at bay until then, bc I refused to do Lupron.
Fast-forward 6 years. I'm happily married and we were ready to conceive. I am 33 my DH is 31. We got off BCP in Feb. first cycle was abnormally long about 36 days, they started to taper down until they hit 28 day cycles but month 3. I felt like I was doing everything right, taking OPKs from 3rd month and timing intercourse correctly, however no BFP. Every month I would get the dreaded AF. My Obgyn said she would let me try for a few months on my own then we would proceed to another lap with dye this time. I was really hoping to avoid this... It was scheduled for July, so you can bet the month prior we threw out all the punches and bd every day during fertile time and twice sometimes! Starting to lose the romance unfortunately no dice. So to my disappointment we went ahead with the lap and dye, my silver lining was that many women conceived after getting a lap and dye. So we were praying fervently that we would fall in this category. After Lap, Obgyn said bladder was only organ compromised by the endo, she un- fused the bladder and uterus and returned everything to its anatomical place. She also did the dye flush and my tubes were clear, hurray! So, in her opinion we were good to go! However the surgery was much harder to recover from this 2nd time. I had a catheter left in for a week post op bc of all the manipulation that has done to my bladder they didn't want it to distend. That was the worst part, bc it's very uncomfortable. I was O two weeks post op so we went ahead and hit it hard even though I was so uncomfortable bc I had a UTI from catheter and was on my second round of antibiotics, needless to say I felt like crud. Wondering why everything was so hard and complicated for us.
However, we tried to stay positive and pray, pray, pray. And this month our 6th cycle trying we got our BFP!!!
Here are a couple of things we did different this month
- I drank grapefruit juice cd 1- cd14
- I took evening primrose oil pills for cd1-14 (this was hard bc it gave me some serious stomach cramps and loose stools) so I lowered the reg dosage. My CM was on the lighter side so I was trying to really get it up.
- We used Pre-Seed every time during fertile days were in the past it was more sporadic use.
- I made sure to have an orgasm after my DH, heard this helps...
- drank green tea every morning
- drank pineapple juice from cd15- to BFP

Besides that all was the same.

FINALLY BFP.... Don't Lose Hope

I have had 3 laps since 2008, several around of Lupron, cyst on my ovaries and a ruptured cyst. The last surgery was Nov 2011, as soon as we got back from our honeymoon. DH has been very supportive thru the months of fertility drugs, hormone changes and constant pain. April 2012 the doctor told my I have several LARGE cyst on my right ovary and we are stopping fertility. 3 weeks later I was in the ER with severe pain, sick to my stomach bleeding, the whole nine yards. The ER doctor, ultra sound tech, everyone except for my nurse made me feel like I was some druggie looking for a fix. The nurse was awesome.... I think it was because his wife has also suffered from infertility and was able to sympathize. After this incident, I accepted the fact that I was not supposed to have kids at this time. I started speed walking 5ks, and doing zumba (mainly to lose the weight I gained from all the meds). June 6th Aunt flo came to visit and the doctor told me to take letrozole. Then I went for an ultrasound, and the NP was able to tell me I would ovulate within 36 hours...and not in so many words she told me to go home and make sure my husband was home. The following week my progesterone level was 20.21.... 5 days later I took a test and BFP!!! I was super excited! We are still in the critical very careful stages, but my specialist is amazing. I will be there until I reach certain levels (fetal heart rate of 120, etc.).
I was almost to the point of giving up...but instead I started staying busy with different hobbies. When I quit fussing about my problems and just listened.... it finally happened. I am absolutely thrilled I can finally write on this board.... I’ve watched it for months!!!
I wish baby dust for all!

So Many Years Thinking I Could Never Get Preggers and Finally BFP!!! Dont Ever Lose Hope.

I want to share my story for those ladies who go through what I used to go through every month. I
just turned 30 on March 17th, in the Spanish culture by the time you're 25 people start asking
when will be the time, specially me since I was married for 5 years and it never happened, my
relationship deteriorated and I went through a tough divorce, two years later on January 2010 I
started a romance with my now fiancée whom I've known since I was 16 and never thought I would
be with.

Since the beginning we had unprotected sex, a few months past and we moved in together and
were happy to and anxious to start a family. As months passed, it was obvious to him that I had a
problem conceiving, I didn't want to admit it but I finally had to let him know that I had never
gotten preg before and that I might have a problem. He told me not to worry that he knew one day
I would get preg. I felt like crap every time one of my friends got preg and everyone would say
"don't worry pat next time is your turn" just to lift my spirits.

Months came and passed, friends kept having babies or getting preg, I had my fiancée get a sperm
count even though he have two boys from a previous marriage, I had a hsg done, thats when they
take xrays at your uterus while shooting a blue dye through your fallopian tubes to make sure
they're not blocked. After that test they performed a small surgery called laparoscopy where they
insert a tiny camera through your belly button, the doctor told me that would increase my chances
of conceiving but it never did, they told me I had unknown or unexplained infertility because they
couldn't determine why I couldn't get preg, that was the worst news for me to hear, I thought that
if I at least knew what was keeping us from conceiving we can at least address it but not knowing
what the problem was makes it all much worst cause you don't know what to do.

I was sick of all the suggestions from friends and family, do sex positions they told me would help
lollll, I drank everything they told me to drink, my family in my country use to prepare bottles of a
drink with roots and bark that would clean me up and help me conceive cause they knew someone
that couldn't get preg for years and when they drank that they were filled with babies loll! It got
ridiculous at one point, a lot of people also told me that my anxiety wouldn't let me and as soon as
I stopped thinking about it, measuring temp, counting ovulation days, unexpectedly it would
happened.

It was easier said than done, the more they told me not to, the more I obsessed about it, I would
spend hours on the net reading stories and relating my symptoms to everyone else's. Every month
I thought was my month and every pg test was a disappointment. 2011 passed by and 2012 came
and I finally redeemed myself and left it to God to decide if it would happen or not, and focused
instead on loosing the extra pounds for summer time. I got very excited about this upcoming
summer I enrolled in a gym and started watching what I ate. I did occasionally thought about
pregnancy but only for a moment and rapidly focus on dropping pounds.

I was 7 days late today, I thought about getting a preg test on my 5th day of being late but thought
of all those times of disappointment I was scared. Today I decided to go get a test because I was
starting to feel a weird sensation in my uterus, like pressure. It also felt little tugging and things
going on in there but didn't think too much of it cause it had happened before that I thought I felt
things and it was just my af coming. This time I was right, I got the test at cvs on my break from
work but the pg test went to the restroom at my office and it felt like 5 seconds after I peed on that
stick those two blue lines popped so bright.

I couldn't breath, I cried and laughed at the same time, I didn't know whether to run, or walk, or
jump lollll. I ran and sat on my desk, jumped up and ran back to the restroom to cry and laugh
some more, at that point everyone knew what was going on and everyone started to congratulate
me. My mom cried like a baby, her eldest daughter of three is finally expecting. My fiancée told
me he always knew it would happen. Ladies I urge you not to lose hope, I'm not a religious person
but I always told everyone to keep me in their prayers and they all did. Two of my employees
grabbed my belly and did a prayer after a monthly meeting one day, they said "have faith, it will
happen".

Today May 3, 2012 it did happen, today May 3, 2012 is the happiest day of my life. 

BFP After 6 Years TTC

I got my BFP 2 days ago at @11 DPO.

DH and I have been TTC on and off for the last 6 years, 1 year of that I was on BCPs to control my PCOS symptoms (while we were trying to adopt) and about 6 months DH was deployed. The rest of the time we were actively TTC or just not preventing. Back in 2006-2007 I did 5 cycles of Clomid and Metformin which resulted in a chemical pregnancy. Switched drs and had a laparoscopy which showed a little bit of endo, so then I had to do 6 months of Lupron (most evil drug ever!). After that my new dr didn't want to believe me when I told her that I thought the Clomid was doing more harm than good (drying up my cm until I had pretty much none the entire month) and I did 6 more cycles with no success. Then we spent a couple years just not preventing but not actively trying because I just couldn't take anymore BFNs. Well, DH is getting out of the military in about 3 years and right now as long as we don't do AI, absolutely everything is covered 100% except when I go to a civilian pharmacy, then I have to pay a copay. So back to the dr we went. This time I got to go to an RE and not just an OBGYN. Had an HSG (so awful!) and then we started injectables. I did 5 days of follistim at 50IU, then they bumped me up to 75IU for 6 more days, did an Ovidrel trigger on CD 12, positive OPK on CD 13, and O on CD 14. Tested 13 days after the trigger (11DPO) and got a very faint positive. Called the RE back on 12DPO after slightly darker BFP, blood work put my HCG at 27, which is a little low so I go back tomorrow on 14DPO for a second blood test to make sure my HCG is increasing.

I'm still in shock. I can't really wrap my head around it. I didn't keep track of my symptoms very specifically because I was sure it wasn't going to work this first cycle on follistim but here they are in a nut shell.

CD14 O pains and the sore boobs start and continue all the way through the 2ww (but that's pretty typical for all my cycles)
CD15 nausea (most likely from the HCG in the trigger)
CD21 cramps start. A lot like AF cramps. I'm still worried that she's going to show up.
CD22 Nausea returns
CD23 Very close to getting to see my pop tart a second time after eating breakfast
CD25 faint BFP on dollar store test
CD26 slightly darker BFP on dollar store test and fairly dark BFP on FRER, Blood HCG 27
CD27 BFP on FR gold digital
CD28 I go back for another blood HCG and hopefully my numbers will be in the 50s.

So it really can happen for those of us who think it never will. At this point I'm cautiously optimistic because these things just don't seem to happen for us. I'm kind of waiting for the other shoe to drop lol. But after more than 6 long years, barring any complications, we will finally have a baby :)

Trying For Years

So this is my first time posting. I am 33ys old. I have actively been ttc for about 6 yrs with nothing. I have endometriosis. On 1/9/12 I had a d&c, hysterectomy, hsg, and a laparoscopy. Dr had to remove my left tube and ovary. He said right side looked great though. Prescribed 50mg Clomid on cd 5-10. Af finally came on 2/12. I had a positive opk on 2/28. Bd on 2/26,2/28,2/29,3/1,and 3/3. I so want to be pregnant and don't know if I'm fooling myself into having symptoms. Certain smells are making me nauseous. Vivid dreams started on 3/1. Bloody gums. And shampoo consistency cm. I'm not sure when my next af should come because of the surgery. Before the surgery my cycle was usually 26-27 days. Anyone have any advice or comments?

BFP After Ectopic and Laparoscopy

Just got my BFP with Baby #3!

I am 34 and DH is 33. Here is my history. When TTC baby #1, I requested blood tests after three months of trying because ovulation tests never came up positive. Turned out I had low progesterone and wasn't ovulating (Prog was 7 on day 21 test). Went on Clomid for five months. The Clomid made my CM too thick, so had to have an IUI. Worked first IUI (5th cycle of Clomid). Beautiful baby girl was born in Sept 2007. 10 months after our wonderful DD was born....surprise! Baby #2 on his way with just once BD! Wasn't expecting it, but so excited and nine months later we welcomed baby boy into the world in March 2009! Both babies were born by C-Sec (big babies 8lbs2oz, and 9lbs3oz).

Then in October 2010, my period was two days late and I was really crampy...not normal for me. I took a random test that I had laying around and surprise again, two dark lines! Sadly, I started bleeding two days later. Thought I was having a miscarriage, but blood tests showed that my levels were going down, then coming up, then going down. They did an ultrasound and found something near my ovary. Ectopic pregnancy :( Devastating, but God decided this baby was not meant for the world. I had to have part of my left tube removed. This summer, DH and I tried for two months to have a baby. Nothing happened, and my cycles were getting weird. They were shorter-23 to 24 days and I didn't have a lot of CM around ovulation which was around day 9 or 10, but I had some. Since then, We haven't really been using anything, but we weren't trying either and cycles continued to be short. Last month I started the new Atkins diet. I cut carbs down to a minimum and just started eating a lot healthier....lots of salads. Lost 15 lbs and Low and behold, I ovulated at day 14, had an ABUNDANCE of CM and got my BFP!!! Sorry for the super long back story, but I liked reading about success stories after infertility issues. I am also a TWW.com junkie :)

Symptoms:
BD on Days 9, 10, 13, and 15
Ovulated on day 14

O day-tons of EWCM
1-3dpo: So irritated with everything DH is doing (this cont. thru entire TWW, poor guy)
4dpo: sciatic pain (only happens when pregnant or within 6 mos after having a baby)
5dpo: Bloated, bubble feeling in abdomen, AF cramps (implantation??)
6dpo: Bbs achy, muscle twitch across abdomen (same as prev. 2 pregs.), bloated, sore throat, creamy and a little chunky CM (sorry TMI), lower back ache
7dpo: Left bb milk duct spasm (has this last month too for the first time ever...really weird feeling, anyone else experience this?), hallow hungry feeling (not supposed to be hungry on Atkins), bloated, sore throat, indigestion, lower back ache, very emotional about a show I watched on TV
8dpo: abdomen feels hard near belly button, indigestion, sore throat, lower back ache, no sore bbs, bloated, fell asleep on couch at 8 pm
9dpo: very sore lower back during BD, no sore bbs, indigestion, bloated, starting to pee more often, desperate for chips and guacamole :)
10dpo: BFN on frer with fmu (or so I thought!) I looked at it again, and I swore I saw something there! Kept tilting it in the light and looking at it in different lights....I see something, but maybe eyes are just playing tricks on me. Super hungry! Bloated
11dpo: BFP with fmu using frer!!!! Faint line but unmistakably there!!!!! So excited! I went back to bed and told DH right away. Bloated, crampy and peeing often.

I would say what did it this month was the low carb diet. I was a sugar ADDICT before this diet, so just living a healthier lifestyle made all the difference! Praying this baby is where it should be and is attached safely in my uterus. Going to doctor tomorrow for a blood test to check for progesterone too.

BFP With Endo, Post-lap

I read this site so much for the last two years, I had to post my own BFP. I was diagnosed with endometriosis six months ago, had a laparoscopy to remove it, and have been trying naturally ever since. This month was the ONLY month that I was busy enough with work and other stuff that I hardly thought about TTC. Lo and behold, my period was a few days late -- I figured it would arrive any second, but took a test anyway. Clear BFP!

I had no symptoms at all, except that I didn't have any of my usual PMS cramping.
Baby dust to all - I thought I was going to have to do IVF and got my BFP! There is hope!

BPF After 14 Months, Lap & Clomid

Hi all, got my first ever BFP after 14 months of trying. Diagnosed as unexplained, lap in Oct and gave Clomid a go (although already ovulating fine) this month as last step before IUI.

It could have been anything that got us over the line this month but above all I think the single most significant change was I have been strictly gluten free for five weeks and feeling (and looking) better than ever.

Not many symptoms
DPO 0-10 ++CM super thick and white (TMI)
DPO9-12 Sharp pains in my hips??
DPO13 brown creamy blood when wipe
DPO13-14 Very sore boobs but that is normal for me before AF

Tested and just super faint BPFs from DPO 12, super clear and fast ones today DPO15. All fingers and toes crossed for a healthy pregnancy and baby!! I cant believe how every month would get me down and feel so silly compared to others how try much longer. To all trying it will happen!!!

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