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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!!!

After 8 years

Hi All,

I have been trying to conceive my first child for the last eight years (10 years loosely). After the first two years and 3 doctors, it was discovered that my tubes were blocked. Both of them. I was devastated but believed that I would be an incredible mom so I was not going to give up. Here began a story of HSGs, laproscopy and monthly tantrums when my period came. I started Hatha (Spelling??) Yoga one year ago and my instructor told me it would take about a year to reverse the problem. Exactly one calender year after, I got my first BFP... this morning. I knew something was different this month but I chalked it up to wishful thinking. Symptoms included: (I put normal in brackets for my normal symptoms):
nausea and vomitting (normal) - The only difference is that it was more watery and much more acidic (TMI)
Mid cycle cramps (normal) - Only difference was that it cramped for the WHOLE day of ovulation.
Ovarian Pain - Intense pains that even had me squinging one afternoon while driving my husband around.
Spotting (normal) - I spotted during sex 2 days before my period was due. The difference was that the spotting stopped and did not return.
Sore nipples (normal) - even stopped for about 2 days before my period was due.
Hunger - as if I had not eaten AT ALL for the day...

I hope this gives hope to people who feel as though it may not happen. Whether or not this pregnancy is successful, the fact that I was able to get pregnant says a lot.

BFP after ttc for one year!

Hi just wanted to share my experience with everyone!
I am 34 and have never fallen pregnant before (even though I haven't been careful over the years) I was totally convinced that I able  wasn't able to conceive naturally, I've had Endometriosis and Laparoscopy and have been ttc for a year after coming off the pill.  Every month for the last year I've been waiting and watching, some months I was totally convinced I was pregnant, that I was feeling implantation pains/fluttering/sore boobs etc.. but every month a negative result, ironically this month I didn't have any symptoms, it just goes to show, and believe me I was looking for them.  I presumed because I didn't feel anything around implantation time this month I wasn't pregnant!
1-9 PO days post ovulation no symptoms whatsover
10-11 PO slight matallic taste in mouth, itchy skin, brests
12-13 PO Nothing but itchy stomach, breasts, neck and arms
14-19 PO Slight cramps for couple of mins every day and then goes away (period due day 14), itchy skin (driving me mad!) sore nipples but nothing I haven't had before, don't take test as on holiday
21 PO return from holiday, breast feel slightly sore, decide to take a test, for first time in my life BFP I am still in SHOCK!!!! : - )

BFP + endo + celiac + miscarriage

It's very hard to believe but I'm pregnant. It's taken 2.5 years, 2 laparoscopies and a very recent diagnosis of celiac disease but I'm there. I also had a miscarriage 12 months ago.

Pregnancy 1: Pregnant one month after 1st laparoscopy and miscarried at 7 weeks. Miscarriage may have been due to Celiac disease which I was diagnosed for just one week ago.

Have tried, clomid, IUIs and was about to start a cycle of IVF when i found out I was pregnant.

I credit my naturopath, acupuncturist, and my commitment to the endo diet and exercise for getting me pregnant.

My symptoms:
9 DPO: Sore boobs, creamy discharge, vivid dreams
10 DPO: Sore boobs, creamy discharge, vivid dreams
11 DPO:  Very sore boobs, creamy discharge, insomnia  - decide to test BFP - very faint
12 DPO: Same symptoms.  4 more faint positive home tests. Attend pre-IVF meeting and have blood test.
13 DPO: Doctor confirms pregnancy. Same symptoms plus a touch of nausea.
14 DPO: Cheeks feel warm, slight instances of nausea, boobs still sore and creamy CM. Slight twinges in tummy.

So now the count down to 12 weeks begins. I'm on a strict gluten free diet to stop my auto immune disease from attacking the embryo.

Fingers crossed, I'll be welcoming a baby next June.

BFP with PCOS and Endometriosis!

I am so happy to say that I am pregnant - almost 9 weeks! I visited your site FREQUENTLY during the last year and a half TTC! I went through 7 completed IUIs and two cancelled cycles (due to hormone issues). I was taking a combination of Clomid and Menopur for the successful cylce (a variety of "cocktails" for the other cycles), also Ovidrel trigger shot. I also had a laparoscopy and ovarian drilling done 2 cycles prior to my BFP. I have PCOS and endometriosis.

I didn't track my symptoms by day, but I thought I'd share:

- I had hot flashes (not usual)
- I had dizzy spells (not usual)
- I had clear skin (I usually break out like crazy before AF)
- my boobs were not sore (they usually get really sore during the two week wait)
- cravings a few days after ovulation (usually I get cravings 1-2 days before AF)
- no cravings before expected AF

All of these things were abnormal for my two week wait, that's what made me think that MAYBE this was it? I got my BFP 11 days post ovulation - although, I was getting faint positives on the tests I bought from your site from 8 days past ovulation - I just didn't believe it!

Stay positive ladies, because it WILL happen!

BFP, Symptoms after Lap for Ectopic PG

I suffered an ectopic pregnancy in April/June 2005. We lost our angel along with my left hand fallopian tube, which as you can imagine was devastating. Our immediate panic was "if it happened this time, what if it happens again and we lose the other tube??" Especially as the surgeons could not find any reason for us to have had the EP in the first place.... you will always read that it sometimes happens to women who had scarred fallopian tubes but mine were perfect apparantly.

The amazing news is, that after 2 BFN cycles, the 3rd one we got another BFP!!!!! At the time of posting this I am 21 weeks pregnant :-D

I hope this can give anyone who's lost a tube some hope. Babydust everyone!!

My Early Pregnancy Symptoms:

1dpo: nothing
2dpo: creamy cm, skin break out
3dpo: creamy cm, slightly tender breasts
4dpo: creamy cm, slightly tender breasts, slight cramping, headache, diarrhea
5dpo: slightly tender breasts, slight cramping. Very vivid dreams last night. diarrhea, headache
6dpo: sticky cm
7dpo: dry cm, tender breasts are sore more to the edges. Pain seems to be sharp pain rather than an ache at around 5pm. By 11pm breasts feel bigger and sorer all over. Wave of exhaustion at 8pm - fell asleep! Very vivid dreams last night, gassy.
8dpo: creamy cm, gassy, temder breasts, increased appetitie.
9dpo: creamy cm, gassy, headache, fatigue, tender breasts. Very vivid dreams last night. Not craving sweet things as much as usual. Had to have arvo nap.
10dpo: more cm than last week, tender breasts and they feel huge!
11dpo: creamy cm, gassy, boobs still feel big and fairly sore. Cramps bad at times, dissapear at others. FAINT + PREGNANCY TEST!
12dpo: creamy cm, cramps, gassy, tender breasts. STRONGER BFP
13dpo: creamy cm, cramps, tender breasts. ANOTHER BFP
14dpo: creamy cm, cramps, tender breasts, gassy.

** headaches were unusual for me in 2WW - I usually only got them around ovulation.
** going off sweet things lasted until about 13weeks pregnancy!

BFP, Symptoms after Lap for Ectopic PG

I suffered an ectopic pregnancy in April/June 2005. We lost our angel along with my left hand fallopian tube, which as you can imagine was devastating. Our immediate panic was "if it happened this time, what if it happens again and we lose the other tube??" Especially as the surgeons could not find any reason for us to have had the EP in the first place.... you will always read that it sometimes happens to women who had scarred fallopian tubes but mine were perfect apparantly.

The amazing news is, that after 2 BFN cycles, the 3rd one we got another BFP!!!!! At the time of posting this I am 21 weeks pregnant :-D

I hope this can give anyone who's lost a tube some hope. Babydust everyone!!

My Early Pregnancy Symptoms:

1dpo: nothing
2dpo: creamy cm, skin break out
3dpo: creamy cm, slightly tender breasts
4dpo: creamy cm, slightly tender breasts, slight cramping, headache, diarrhea
5dpo: slightly tender breasts, slight cramping. Very vivid dreams last night. diarrhea, headache
6dpo: sticky cm
7dpo: dry cm, tender breasts are sore more to the edges. Pain seems to be sharp pain rather than an ache at around 5pm. By 11pm breasts feel bigger and sorer all over. Wave of exhaustion at 8pm - fell asleep! Very vivid dreams last night, gassy.
8dpo: creamy cm, gassy, temder breasts, increased appetitie.
9dpo: creamy cm, gassy, headache, fatigue, tender breasts. Very vivid dreams last night. Not craving sweet things as much as usual. Had to have arvo nap.
10dpo: more cm than last week, tender breasts and they feel huge!
11dpo: creamy cm, gassy, boobs still feel big and fairly sore. Cramps bad at times, dissapear at others. FAINT + PREGNANCY TEST!
12dpo: creamy cm, cramps, gassy, tender breasts. STRONGER BFP
13dpo: creamy cm, cramps, tender breasts. ANOTHER BFP
14dpo: creamy cm, cramps, tender breasts, gassy.

** headaches were unusual for me in 2WW - I usually only got them around ovulation.
** going off sweet things lasted until about 13weeks pregnancy!

BFP Naturally, 7 mo post-lap, Endo

Hi there. I had a lap in March 04. I had mild endo (REs are getting away from using the stages) on both ovaries which my RE removed and an adhesion had pinned my right ovary to the back of my pelvis. My RE was very happy about the mild endo and said to try naturally for 2 mos and then we would move to clomid.

I had no desire to take clomid...it can be very bad for endo sufferers particularly those with endo on their ovaries. It's like pouring gasoline on a fire. I understand that femara/letrozole is a much safer ovulation stimulant for endo sufferers.

Instead, I made dietary changes - no sugar, low carb, lots of healthy protein and minimal dairy. Any dairy or meat consumed was organic. Also took Essential Fatty Acid supplements, flax seed supplements and bee pollen. Acupuncture became a big part of relaxation and getting my body back in balance.

I did not get pg in 2 mos, but decided I wanted to avoid medications etc for the time being.

I got pg naturally on my Sept cycle - 7 mos post lap. I highly recommend looking into dietary changes and other methods before taking medications that can really mess up your already ailing body. It needs time to heal and get back in balance.

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