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BFP after Laparoscopy

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BFP Finally!

My husband is 38 and I am 37. He has no issues but I am Diabetic, had to clear one blocked tube, hysteroscopy to scrape away two new polyps, have PCOS, hypothyroid issues and I am considered overweight. I eat 900 calories a day but I cannot lose weight unless I eat 500. So I yo yo a lot! My a1c is at 6 but getting better now that my new high risk OB wants my sugar at 85 before meals and 120 2 hours after meals. The egg retrieval resulted in OHSS which took my sugars up to 300's until a week later when I lost the 11 lbs of fluid in my belly!!! So painful but we got 17 frosties so totally worth it! Was told to do a FET because fresh would be too painful. Uh, yeah!!! So 2/28 eggs retrieved and 4/18 we transferred 2 grade "Good" embryos with lots of prayers from us and for us!! Days post transfer or dpo 1-3 no symptoms and I sat still as a mouse hoping not to shake them lose. They said I was to be a couch princess and I took that seriously!! Dpo 4 went to work nervously! Stopped to buy organic pb and fruit. Felt sharp twinge when I bent forward to pick up jar of pb. Thought "uh oh" stopped shopping and went home. Dpo5 saw more clear cm but attributed to progesterone cream and estrace cream but really it just started getting wetter and wetter each day. Sorry tmi. Felt elated and scared to get my hopes up. But convinced it worked. Dpo6 took cheap dollar store test and it was negative. Cried off and on all day at work. Begged RE for early blood test and they refused. They said it was too soon and it would be inconclusive. On the way home I picked up 3 Walmart cheap tests and it came up positive with a barely there faint line. Pulled out of trash the one from the am and it now had a pink line. Cautiously optimistic I felt relief but knew deep down this must be evap lines. Analyzed with friends and pretended it was true and eased my 2ww hell. 7dpo same test with same result but took 5 min to show faint pink. Still thinking cheap n vaporative line. But still felt better living this lie than thinking negatively. 8dpo same test, still light but showed up in 2 mins. Eeek! Could be an accurate cheap inconclusive test. No more symptoms. Doubting its true but not buying a different test. What if it shows negative. Can't bear it! Would rather believe its possible than to freak over a negative fancy digital hpt. Dpo 9-11 vivid crazy dreams and I feel it's due to light sleeping from anticipation that its finall 11 dpo and beta day!!! 1st beta 262.2!!! My jaw dropped! My air trapped in my throat! My mind shuts down and the room feels silent while I tried to even comprehend this reality!!! Had we really gotten this news! Pinch me! If I could move I would do it myself!!! My eyes well up and then I finally text husband our beta. He texted back, what does this # mean??? It's good honey!! It's very good!!! You can believe it! 13 dpo beta 698.6... Wait, what? Still pregnant! Seriously? How could we FINALLY be blessed? God says its time!!! Ttc 3.5 years 9 failed cycles with IUIs! God willing we will get to meet them!!! Possible twins alert!!! Don't give up!! Stay positive even if you have to pretend! Fake it till you make it! Lol

2+ years TTC: BFP 1st cycle after lap

I really want to post this for others that feel like they will NEVER get pregnant. I felt the same way. After over 2 years TTC, unexplained infertility, multiple medicated cycles, and 8 IUIs, I had a consultation for a laparoscopy. I had a large pedunculated fibroid (it was on a stalk outside my uterus) and the surgeon said it wouldn't interfere with conception but could be a real problem if I got pregnant. I scheduled the surgery. Once she was in there the surgeon found scar tissue all over my bowels, bladder and uterus. She removed all of it during the 5 hour surgery. It took me a full week to recover. The first cycle after my lap my husband and I started discussing what we wanted to do about TTC. We were both worn out from the last 2 years. We decided to take a break - meaning no charting or timed intercourse. A couple weeks later my AF date was approaching. I normally have a very short luteal phase - 10 days - so I usually POAS around CD 24 before AF arrives. I thought I saw a faint line. I took another test the next day... it was still there. By the following day the line was unmistakable. I rant out for FRERs, and it was clear as day. I really just stood there in shock. I'm still in shock. The surgeon said that the scar tissue was probably preventing implantation, and it appears that this was the case! I'll be 38 in 2 weeks. Hang in there! I have no pregnancy symptoms yet, other then just being super excited!

Finally after two years of trying

I always had irregular period since I started my period (only get 6 month out of year). We tried every tips in the book to get pregnant for 1 1/2 year. Finally, went to an infertility doctor and I was diagnosed PCOS (had a demoid cyst). I took clomid and metformin and got pregnant right away, but had a miscarriage at 10 weeks. When I went to get a D&C, I asked to remove my demoid cyst as well (it grew during the pregnancy and I think that it took all the hormones from my fetus). Then two month later I got pregnant again with clomid, metformin, and progesterone homones. I did the bbt calendar to keep track of my cycle. I had loads of pregnancy symptoms eg. tender breast, nausea, moody. I would a take bunch of pregnancy test but later learn that I can save money by just buying them at the dollar store. It's very accurate, you just have to wait until the 37th day of your cycle. Since my pregnancy symptoms are the same as my pms symptoms. So my advice is to see a infertility doctor if you can't pregnant after a year. I had an Obgyn and she didn't tell me I have PCOS. Use the bbt to track and get to know your cycle. Use preseed and have sex every other day after the 10th day of your cycle. Take the pregnancy test on the 37th day of your cycle, don't take it earlier bc your just wasting money. Now I have a wonder 6 month old baby.

Still in Shock

I had read stories on this website for almost a year, and told myself if I ever got a BFP I would share. Reading of others successes gave me a lot of hope! After almost a year of not trying/not, not trying I decided to start tracking ovulation. After 3 months we got pregnant, but that ended in a chemical pregnancy. My doctor reassured me that "this happens" and nothing to worry about going forward. After 9 more months of no success, and hours of my own research I was convinced I had endometriosis. My doctor essentially said I was simply just too stressed and needed to "just relax". At this point I decided to start accupuncture and see a fertility specialist ( who also didn't think I had endo). We tried Clomid with IUI with no success, so at this point I really pushed for the laparoscopy to check for endo. After essentially begging, he agreed for the surgery. Well, it turned out I had Stage 2 endometriosis with an endometrioma in my left ovary. It was removed on October 9, and then on November 29, the next month, we got our BFP!! That November, I continued with Clomid and IUI, accupuncture and ate pinneapple the 5 days after IUI. We are now 22 weeks pregnant with a little girl on the way! Moral of the story, always follow your instincts, do your research and never give up hope!

The Wicked Witch Coming For You? Maybe not. It could be BFP

First off, I am OVER THE MOON about this BFP!!! Holy guacamole!!! I had such WEIRD symptoms, and felt like even if just a few people see this, and feel better. Then I have paid it forward. I have read countless BFP stories, and I really hope this one makes your TWW a little less excruciating. I didn't know when I ovulated this month. I wasn't using OPKs. I had just had my Mirena IUD out maybe 3 weeks previously! Either way, I used an ovulation calculator. As luck would have it when the day came around I felt like I wasn't ovulating AT ALL!!! I still BD anyway. About a week later I had every single sign of ovulation. So, just in case.... we BD away for a few days. SYMPTOM PATROL: The weirdest thing happened. After that ovulation day... I just knew. It was as if I was doubting myself, but really. I knew!! My first symptom was that I had this tingling sensation where my right ovary would be! It was like I could feel the blood moving. That went on for a few days. Then I was SOOOOO hungry right when I woke up, which never happens. Right after that my sense of smell started getting better. Then a turn for the worse.... I broke out. I really felt uneasy about this, except it was a HORRIBLE break out. Which I also never get. By the next day I started having cramps, and I was SURE af was coming!!! I wrote an entire post about how I knew I was out. I kept going to the bathroom. I just was waiting and waiting for it! After a few more days I got these pains in my back, and I went to the bathroom thinking "this is it! AF is here". When I got there. It was a glob of creamy white lotion type of CM. This was when I started to get excited!! Then I was one day late for my period. Got a BFN. Thought I was out AGAIN. 2 days late, and started to realize if I ovulated late then my period would be late. That night I took two blue dye tests, and they were faintttt. Sense they were blue I figured I was tricking myself. I went to get some $tree tests. Took one, and a big BFN. I threw it on the table and called it good. The next morning with FMU I took another $tree after about 30 secs it looked as if it was a BFN. I was discouraged, and heartbroken. I left the test, and pee out. After awhile I remembered I left my pee out. I went back in, and there was a BLAZING positive!!! I started screaming and jumping. I got another test, and with the same FMU did it. Right away another BLAZING BFP. I ran to get a frer and another BLAZING bfp! That day it was confirmed by a blood test, and has only been getting darker!! Later I realized that BFN $tree test was actually positive! I just didn't see it! I wouldn't say check them after the time limit, but let the test sit for a bit! Don't be impatient like me! You're not out until that witch shows up!!! Sometimes pregnancy symptoms are just like AF but worse!! Keep positive. Try to remember this will come right when it's meant to, and try to focus on the things you DO have! I hope this helps ladies!! One other thing.... I only have ONE FALLOPIAN TUBE!!!! Have hope!!!
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BFP: The hardest journey

Married for 8yrs, always hoping for a surprise, but after 3yrs of traveling and living life, we needed to focus on starting our own family. Downloaded tons of apps, OPK's, bbt,read books, and of course the worst of them all, Google! Nothing! Making the call to the RE was hard, but nothing could have prepared me for what was going to happen next. 6 rounds of clomid, negative... Onto IVF, because we're candidates... My AMH was 1.4(2011). Transferred (2) 3day embryos, at 7wks ended up in the ER with an ectopic. 5 days later, miscarried my second angel. Had a lap salpingectomy and after a 6month break, onto to round 2. Retrieved 9 eggs, 9 fertilized! 8 made it to 5day blasts! 1 transferred, 7 frozen! Onto the good stuff! 1-3dp5dt no symptoms 4dp5dt, some mild cramping, felt like period was coming. This was by far the strongest of them all, but it wasn't like the pains I had during my ectopic...Very nervous, but no spotting. No trouble falling asleep, but waking up way to early... 6dp5dt more cramping, but it's more gas than anything! Progesterone? 7dp5dt feeling foggy start getting a headache- I never get headaches??? Drinking my coconut and electrolyte water- so strange??? 8dp5dt, more cramping, but it comes and goes... 9dp5dt, headaches again?! Some cramping... Craving pizza... Yeah I like pizza, but I never crave it! 10dp5dt, BFP!!!! Beta is 523!!!! I did 1year of Accupuncture... Prenatals, iron, and recently getting treatment from a chiropractor. Tilted uterus, and had endometriosis which was confirmed after 1st retrieval...

Still can't believe it...

As I am writing, I can't believe I am actually writing a BFP story. I've read thousands on this site, always dreaming of the day I'd get to write one. And now I'm actually doing it and it feels so strange. My husband and I have been trying for 6 years. After years of testing and procedures and thousands of dollars, we found out we'd need IVF because of my husband's sperm. Low count, motility, and morphology. This was in January. We were devastated because we can't afford IVF, but relieved we finally had an answer. We decided to focus our efforts somewhere else, so I decided to enroll to finish my master's and my husband his Bachelor's. We figured we'd save for the next 2 years and wait to do invitro. I decided while we were waiting we could try Fertilaid for Men. Couldn't hurt, right? He was on it for 2 weeks when I ovulated, so we didn't think it could ever work, but we did it one time during my fertile period. I almost fainted when I saw those 2 pink lines. The only reason I took the test was because we were going to have drinks for my husbands birthday. I was 13dpo. Still in disbelief. I've had no symptoms so far, sorry ladies. However, that is a symptom for me. Generally my boobs hurt from ovulation to AF, but they're not sore at all. Now I just hope for a very healthy next 8 months!!

Positive Opk before Positive Hpt

So this month I used opk's and Preseed. We have been trying to conceive #4 for almost 2 years. Turns out I was ovulating a lot earlier then I thought. Here's my cycle this month: CD's 1-5 period CD's 6-8 uneventful CD 9- NEG opk - Bd'd anyway EWCM CD 10 VERY POS opk Bd'd again I woke up with water retention and sore bbs CD 11 -Water retention again, sore bbs, sore throat, kinda stuffy nose, tired, dizzy spell this afternoon (odd) achey abs and my uterus felt almost painful when I flopped down on the couch tonight. I think this was O day!! CD 12 - Super sore bbs, tired and crampy CD 13 - Sore bbs CD 14 - Stuffy nose, sore bbs, woke up with a headache(odd) little bit of a sore throat CD 15 - Stuffy nose, sore bbs, tired CD 16 - Super sore bbs on the sides and tops of them, had a very vivd dream, tired and very moody CD 17 - Super stuffy nose, lower abdomen cramps, tired, sore bbs on sides, big glob of creamy lotion like cm that night, very low odd cramps all day CD 18 - Very twingey and crampy down low, lotion like cm, uterus almost feels like its moving, tired, totally stuffed up nose, really sore bbs on the sides again today, peeing more, another big glob of cm in the early evening, very crampy CD's 19-20 - tired, slightly crampy off and on, moody CD 21- POAS two actually the first was an opk which was very positive and then later that day an Hpt, very faint squinter of a positive. CD 22 - POAS again and got a darker BFP!!! CD 23- in shock!!! LOL!! So happy!!! But stll in shock! CD 24 - take another hpt, BFP again!! HAPPY!!! So I just wanted to take the time to share my cycle this month as is wasn't really that different for me then most. My advice to anyone ttc is buy a good opk kit like First Response (that's what I used) and as soon as you start getting lines on them start Bd'ing. It's important to have sperm up there waiting when the egg is released. Especially in my situation where I was ovulating earlier then I thought. And on a side note my opk that I took the same day as I got my first positive was a very dark opk (positive) and the pregnancy test was a squinter but positive none the less (barely). So for all you people out there that say that you can't use opk's to test for pregnancy, I believe my cycle this month proves you can! :) Baby dust to all ttc! I know your heartache and frustration. Please hang in there, it will be worth the wait. :)

1 day left before 2 week wait is over!

Omg where do I start. Well I been TTC for 4 years now. I just got married and now more than ever ready to have a baby. Well I found a Dr an had a laparoscopy to remove scar tissue an unblock left tube. Blue dye confirmed both tubes open. Dr said its time to start trying. That was 02/18/14. AF came 02/22/14 so after we got busy. i ovulated 03/08/14. I ordered early pregnancy test to test 7 to 10 dpo. Tested 03/16. Bfn also 3/18 bfn. So i decided to wait until after af is missed. Tomorrow is the day af is suppose to come. Praying for a bfp in the am. Finger crossed. Its been a long road for me. Im very anxious to test today because ive been having a lot of symptoms. Sore boobs, wanting a lot of pickles, cant get full. Bloated feeling heavy in abdominal area. Tired, very moody.Omg i hope I'm preggers..

After over 6 years of ttc!

My husband and I were high school sweethearts and knew from day 1 we wanted a family together. After over 6 years of ttc, 5 miscarriages, numerous doctors appointments and testing, different medications, and surgery, Im 19 weeks 4 days pregnant with 3 girls. The pregnancy started out as quadruplets but we lost 1 around 9 weeks. Thankfully our 3 girls are growing right on track and we couldnt be happier! Never give up on your dreams =)