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Finally It Happened. :)

Hi all, I have been reading through this website for almost a year and half now. This website has been giving me support and courage to hang in there and has given inspiration with numerous stories. This website is really helped in so many ways. thanks to all the ladies :))

So here goes my story, I have had one laparoscopy and two hysteroscopy before we started trying.
1st IVF cycle -retrieved 14 eggs, 6 mature, all of them fertilized naturally and 2 of them made it to day 5 and only one blast was transferred and one frozen. Tested - BFN
1st frozen embryo transfer - turned out negative (medicated cycle LUPRON, estrogen patches and progesterone injections )

2nd IVF cycle - retrieved 30 eggs, 11 of them mature, 4 made it to day 5, One blast was transferred and 3 frozen. - Tested BFN
2nd Frozen embryo transfer - thawed 3 embryos to get two good embryos to transfer. Prayed to God day in and day out! (this cycle was a natural cycle, no medicines except progesterone oral tablet) My Doctor also did endometrial biopsy , because it is believed that it would help with embryo implantation. which worked out perfect for me.

I tested on 6dp5dt and saw two lines show up immediately :)) I was in tears and so was my husband :)))

only symptoms I had was
1)Back ache every now and then
2)5dp5dt I was feeling a little nausea by the end of the day
3)Otherwise I was feeling like my periods are going to start any moment.

I have blood test scheduled this friday. Hope HCG doubles every 2 days :))
You just have to believe from within. It will eventually happen to you as well. Loads of “baby dust” to all.

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BFP by TIG (Things I Googled)

Yesterday was the best day of my life. TTC for 14 long months with no luck. Until a wet and dreary Monday morning turned into a day I will never forget.

Beyond happy to be sharing my story and wish all of you all the luck in the world with your journey. It can feel so lonely at times, the not knowing if it will ever happen can drive you mad. It helped me to know that I was in the company of TWW friends. Sorry this is long - hope it doesn't bore you!

Me, 33, always had brown spotting from CD22 to CD29 followed by AF. FSH 9 ("borderline high"), AMH 9.4. Him, 33, two SAs low motility on one, the other was fine. Love of my life since 1995 (we sat next to each other in maths). No prior pregnancies.

Started TTC Dec 2012. Tried for six months and nothing, so spent the next 6 months having blood tests, HSG etc and trying to get a referral to the Assisted Conception Unit. No one (GP, nurses etc) were concerned about my spotting. Finally got to see a consultant in Nov 2013 and he listened about my spotting and immediately said 'that's not normal'. He booked me in for a laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. Operated on 19th Dec (CD20), 2 and a half hours spent treating severe endo - including on the surface of both ovaries. Doc hopeful I'd conceive naturally within 4-6 months. That hope made me cry because it gave me mine back.

We started trying again as soon as my next ovulation time came around. My CD dates were a bit off because I bled quite a bit after surgery and this went on through my next AF. I counted 28th Dec as CD1. Things that were different this month: didn't notice my usual EWCM, nipples didn't get sore around O day, boobs didn't feel fuller until much later in my cycle.

BFP by TIG
CD1-20
- How long did it take for a BFP after laparoscopy & treatment for severe endo?
- Endo on ovary surfaces and effect on ovulation
- Pregnant after endo treatment
- Window for pregnancy following endo diathermal ablation

And so on.

CD 22
[Well, no spotting - this is good news! The treatment must have worked! When will I O next cycle?]

CD 24
- Metal taste in mouth and pregnancy
[I'm wondering about this but have had it before]
BFN on Boots own test.

CD27
- Sore side boobs and pregnancy
BFN on CB Digital with conception indicator.
[Ahh man. I'm out. This is meant to pick up 4 days before AF is due.. I'm thinking AF is due tomorrow or the next day]

CD28
- Can endo treatment cause periods to stop?
- Can endo treatment stop ovulation?
[Where is AF?! Hubby buys more tests on my request and I say I'll test in a couple of days to avoid that too familiar disappointment. My cycles have been longer than this.]

CD 29
- Periods stopping after endo treatment?
- Can endo treatment affect periods?
[Panicking - is this is another set back!]
- Causes of anovulation
[Test and get what I think is a BFP squinter!!! Don't wake hubby as can't get excited over what looks like a smudge! Test again, defo some sort of shadow]
- Sensitivity of Sainsbury's pregnancy tests?
- Evap lines on blue line pregnancy tests
- False positives on Sainsbury pregnancy tests
[Buy FRER and a pot to pee in. Test in work toilet. There's definitely a faint line!]
- First Response sensitivity
- Expected due dates if LMP was 28th Dec 2013
[Get home and test on another CB Digi - BFP 1-2 weeks!! Instigate playful argument about whose turn it is to cook. Mine apparently. 'But how will I grow baby with no dinner?'. I handed him the test and we laughed and cried a little bit.

And here we are. Happy, scared, still Googling everything, hoping and praying our baby stays put. Enjoying our BFP and taking things one day at a time.

Baby dust to you all :) Don't give up.

God + Clomid =BFP

I have been reading these BFP stories and they have given me hope in my time of sadness and depression. Thank you ladies.
I am 27 and for the most part had irregular and painful periods. I went on bc pills to regularize it and reduce extreme cramps. It worked but my cycles kept getting shorter and shorter, so I came off. No bc pills, regular periods but no pregnancy.
In total, I was actively trying to conceive for five years, in the latter part of the third year of trying, I was sent for an HSG. It was discovered that my right tube was blocked as the dye couldn’t pass through (the examination was very painful at this point). So I was scheduled for a lap surgery in the year of 2012. It was successful and I decided that I would wait a year to try again, because I wanted to finish up grad school. I restarted in March of 2013 and I kept getting negatives. So I went back to my gynae for a checkup, where he scheduled me for another HSG. Surprisingly, it wasn’t as painful as the first time, I figured because my tubes were clear. The dye went through and I was diagnosed as NORMAL. I brought the results to my gynae and he said “well it seems you may not be ovulating the way you should” so he prescribed clomid 50 on cycle day 2-6.
AF came December 22 (but DH was a little disappointed on Christmas night) and I started clomid on the 23, I was in high spirits (couldn’t wait for the days to count down and be gone with). I was feeling extremely happy when the week ran off, then came some serious headaches, extremely high body temp (not ovulation), crazy dreams. Ovulated on January 3, 2014, BD every night from Dec 30 til Jan 2, DH was tired, so he rested and we BD on the 5th. I started getting paranoid, though I knew that a male’s sperm can last for up to five days inside. Then here come cramps and more weird dreams. I didn’t log my symptoms (thought it would be bad luck, but I mentally kept a log). So this is what I mentally recorded:
1-3 DPO Felt normal but felt like I pulled a muscle in my lower abdomen
4 DPO Cramping (thought crap! AF is out to get me early this month….started to worry that clomid had changed my somewhat normal cycle)
5 DPO Extreme cramping and couldn’t sleep on my sides and DH really worried.
6 DPO Severe cramping thought that AF was coming for sure (felt like my first menstrual period).
7 DPO Extreme headache, severe cramping, tender boobs, extremely tired (definitely not me, I’m like an energizer bunny) and angry at DH (again not me).
8 DPO Extreme cramping, headache subsides, tired, bloated (thinking yup definitely AF, but praying it wasn’t)
9 DPO Same as 8DPO but decided to do a home pregnancy test BFN (:-( was definitely thinking I had missed my chance and would have to go again the next month)
10- 13 DPO Same as 8DPO and decided not to test again and just wait for AF take over (extremely depressed, couldn’t even find the courage to read any more BFP stories).
That night I prayed even harder for a New Year’s and birthday gift that I longed for.
14 DPO (Jan 17, 2014) Extreme cramping, bloated and decided to do a home pregnancy test again (though I said I wouldn’t).
Watched as the control line came up and no test line, I burst into tears asking God why this again…….then, is that a line, a very faint test line? I decided not to read into it. I showered for work and after showering I looked again. It was definitely a faint line, so I thought to myself what a weird, twisted joke if the test was invalid. I went through work with the faint line on my mind. Later that evening I grabbed about five more pregnancy tests and headed home. I made sure I skipped a few times I had to go. Sure enough when I reached home and did the first one, the line was still faint but darker…..yup confirmed it my BFP!!!!!!!
Did two the next day, one in the morning and one in the evening and was praying the whole time not to see the negative that I am used to. It’s now the 19th of January and my last test lines have gotten darker. It feels so good and God answered my prayer when I least expected it. I’m due for an appointment on Tues January 21 for my blood test to officially confirm that I am indeed on my way to becoming a mummy :-)I will definitely keep you all posted.
To each and every one trying to get their BFP, there are going to be times when you’re really depressed and you feel you are the only one out there not getting the chance to carry a baby while everyone else is having babies, but God will give you yours in due time. You have to become strong, be patient and be positive. It happened for me on the first try with clomid and DH and I are beyond happiness. KEEP TRYING ladies!!!!! I hope my little bean sticks and BABY DUST TO ALL!!!!!!

P.S. Sorry for such a long BFP story but I wanted to share everything and I want to read more BFP stories.

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BFP w/ Endo, Low AMH, first IVF - There's Hope!!!

Hi Everyone,

I can't believe I am here writing my BFP story. I pray you will all be able to write one as well. I was diagnosed by laparoscopy with Stage 2 endo in July. I also found out my AMH was 0.16. After 3 failed IUIs, my husband and I decided to move onto IVF. Thankfully, our insurance covers the first four.

After weeks of meds, I wound up with two eggs (I used to say ONLY two eggs, but I realized two is better than one or none!) Thankfully, through prayer, both eggs fertilized and grew nicely. Both were transferred on 12/14/13. My husband and I found out today, 12/26/13, that we are pregnant! We could have twins, but of course would be happy with whatever God's plan for us is.

Please do not give up hope. My Dr. was going to cancel my cycle because of my poor response and I'm so glad he didn't. You just need to pray and have faith. Read Jeremiah 29:11, Philippians 4:6-7, Proverbs 3:5 and Matthew 10:27. These verses really helped me. I did ask for a lot of prayer and God has generously given us a miracle! You need to remember that things happen on His time and not ours. I used to think I could control getting pregnant - temping, charting, OPK, etc. All I had to do was leave it up to God and give it all to Him.

We can't see the big picture. I know someone who had to go through three IVFs. I'm sure her heart was breaking during the first two, and now she has two beautiful twins. She sees God's plan now. Don't give up hope. I never thought I'd see a positive pregnancy test. Just keep praying! Thinking of you all and hoping you will be able to join me in writing a BFP story soon :)

IVF BFP and 4 Natural BFP Afterwards

At 23 years, young and happily married for a year we started TTC... after a year we acknowledged the fact that we needed help! It wasn't easy since I was young and they wouldn't listen to us, but I was soooo sure that something was terribly wrong. After 6 months of visiting different doctors we were told I had a severe endometriosis but since I was young I should still try to conceive naturally. 4 months later the pain was so big I had a 4 hour lap!!!! I had terrible damage inside every imaginable reproductive organ and everything around them! We were immediately started on stims.
We had 3 stim rounds - BFN in each of them
then I got cysts so I had to wait again!
We had then 3 rounds IUI - BFNs again
After a 6 month wait we finally decided to try IVF. I was 26 and my DH 30. We finally got our BFP!!!!!!!
I delivered a healthy 39 week boy who is 9 now.
When he was 10 months and I was breastfeeding only once a day we learnt we were pregnant again! 2 BFP and naturally! Best surprise ever
11 months later I was pregnant again but had a miscarriage. 1 month after the m/c I got pregnant again naturally! My 3rd boy is now nearly 6
2 years 4 months later we tried for a girl, and then she came, the first month we tried we got a BFP. She is 3 and half.
I was breastfeeding 6 times a day and she was 6 when we learned I was pregnant for the 5th time! Me 5th girl is 27 months now and we have a huge huge family.
I was recently diagnosed, at 35, with DOR do to my severe endo. So, what I'm trying to tell you is that it's never too early and you're never too young to take care of fertility issues since our fertility spam is really SHORT and reproductive organs are so easily damaged. But I'm also willing to let you all know that its always possible, it may look terribly depressing (and it is)...BUT, you can have a BFP!!! Baby dust to you all struggling with endo!

Endo Pain Getting Worse

I was diagnosed in sept 2012 w/ endo. I am 30 yrs old. Had the symptoms my whole life and everyone said it was normal. So I was on depo for 10 years as that helped with the symptoms. I heard that could take a while to get out of your system so switched to bc pills for about 6 months and they got too costly, so got the mirena IUD put in. Did fine on that for about 4 years and then started bleeding, couldn't walk, and had to have surgery. After surgery I could walk again, was able to move about but within a few weeks the pain got bad again. Tried the IUD plus different combos of bc pills and they didn't help with the pain. I wanted to finish school and since depo worked before, I got that shot april 9 2013 while my iud was still in. It stopped the bleeding but not the pain. I couldn't continue with school due to the pain, and decided in April that we would get the IUD out July 13 2013 when the depo shot wore off. I had af the whole month of july (11-25 27-31). In aug I had 3 days of spotting (2nd, 5th, 16th). Then started a normal cycle sept 1-6 af. oct af 2nd-5th. oct 31st -nov 5th af. should have ovulated around 11-16th. started having sex every day 5 days prior to ovulation since the sperm can live for 5 days. Then was in too much pain and did it every other day through 18th. Got a BFP on black friday. beta levels were good and have an ultrasound scheduled for 12-10-13 to make sure its not ectopic. Since the beta levels were fine, I don't really think I need to worry. Good luck to you all. Keep in mind that, although it is different for everyone, my pain has increased substantially and I may go on short term disability leave from work if it continues. If anyone has any good books for prego people w/ endo or any websites, please let me know cuz I would really like to know when I can expect the pain to start diminishing and what is normal and what is not.

1st Cycle of Clomid BFP

Just a short history of my TTC journey. After trying for a year with no luck I was scheduled a laproscopy after having a hysteropingagram and no dye being able to go through my tubes. After my lap they told me that I only had one working ovary. My bf got tested and had a low sperm count with good mobility. After 5 more months of trying out doctor prescribed us 50mg of clomid used on cycle day 5-9.

Ovulated on November 13th.
BD day of ovulation and day after using preseed.

I had absolutely no pregnancy symptoms until 13dpo where I was u able to sleep on my stomach because my boobs hurt. 15dpo was expected period (I have a long cycle) I tested and a BFP with a clear blue hpt

I am thrilled and so surprised how quickly the clomid worked for us!

Baby to be expected due date is August 2nd 2014 :D

BFP With One Tube

Some background- I'm 36 and my husband is 41. 4 months ago in June we were pregnant after a year of trying only to find out that it was ectopic and I ended up losing my left tube :-( Furthermore while they were operating they said my right tube was "clubbed" and so they tried to unfurl it but basically said to plan for IVF because time was ticking and my eggs were aging. Financially we weren't sure if we could do that so I started charting religiously and using internet cheapie opks to make sure we made each month count. I have lengthened my luteal phase from 9 to 13 days with Vitex, B complex supplement, progesterone cream, and other vitamins. I swear by Vitex and progesterone Cream for those of you with a luteal phase defect. I got a + on Wondfo first then a FRER later today. Yay! Hope it burrowed into the right place this time!

Ovulation on CD 16 which is normal although this cycle I had way more EWCM which has usually been a problem for me. I figure my hormones must really be raging this cycle because my BBT is extremely erratic pre-o and all reproductive signs are kicking! Acne and skin issues all month which I never have.

1 DPO- Normal ovulation twinges and pain although the pains from 1-6 dpo were on both sides this month. Kind of weird and occasionally they were quite sharp. Acne still hanging around. Even had a painful one down there (sorry tmi) that surprised me that seemed to be at they're worst the day after ovulation. Lots of hormones this month I guess!

2 DPO- Same as dpo 1. Acne on face just won't seem to go away! Feeling a little more tired today but not abnormal.

3 DPO- Big time jump in BBT this morning of almost half a degree from the previous day and a full degree higher than coverline. Today was also when the first abnormal cycle symptom occurred which was a huge increase in my appetite! I was particularly tired his evening and so DH took pity and ordered cheese steaks from our favorite place. I housed my whole sub and a bag of chips which i've never done and he was sad he didn't get any of my leftovers lol.

4 DPO- BBT dropped half a degree today. Thought maybe implantation but too soon probably just fallback? Also I had copious amounts of creamy cm today-figuring all bodily fluids are go this cycle and try not to get too excited yet. Dull cramping today which usually doesn't happen until 6-8 dpo. Heartburn which is a bit abnormal. Vivid dreams start this evening and continue every evening.

5 DPO- BBT jumped right back up to 3 DPO high temp. Started to feel really hot on this day and this feeling continues. Also today I start to feel a little more emotional than my norm. Got a bout of nausea today. Got gas starting today that has stuck around...this is a symptom that is only amusing in the privacy of home lol. Dull cramping continues with occasional sharp pains on both ovaries.

6 DPO- BBT jumps a couple tenths of a degree-chart looking a bit triphasic perhaps? Today the emotional signs really kicked in. I usually don't get weepy at all so I thought maybe this was a symptom but thought maybe this was a by-product of my abnormally hormonal month I was already having.

7 DPO- BBT same although I have some lovely burping to go along with my gas-yay. My back really started to ache today in the lower area but I've been cleaning because in-laws are coming in a few days so unsure if it was a "sign". More vivid dreams, more stupid acne, more dull cramping and a sharp zing in my left breast that made me say ouch out loud and grab my boob. DH was amused.

8 DPO- BBT Same and all previous signs are still prevalent. Vivid dreams, gas, dull cramping, weepy and can't get enough to eat. Seriously I'm crushing entire plates of food and going back for seconds. Particularly fatigued today and suggest we finish watching our movie in bed. Fall asleep at 8:30 even with DH blaring TV and cat pawing at my head. Kitties seem to be clingier than normal.

9 DPO- Wake up like a lark at 5am! Full of energy and have breakfast cooked and house cleaned before DH's feet hit the floor out of bed at 7am. I felt like that scene in There's Something About Mary when Magda has the couch held up with one hand and is vacuuming under it with the other. I was full of energy ALL DAY and was cleaning until midnight when DH insisted I consider sleep as an option at some point. Got up anyways as I was restless all night and POAS and thought maybe a faint bfp on my Wondfo? Didn't wan't to get too excited as I've had 3 of those and they were all chemical pregnancies :-( Watch an old Disney movie and full on cry-this is what really made me think something was up. Being weepy was one thing but I was blubbering which I haven't done in years.

BFP After BFN and Spotting- *Infertility* 1 Year TTC, 1 Month Post Hysteroscopy

TTC since December 2012. Cervical factor infertility, 2 Obstetricians told me I needed immediate hysterectomy, that we would never be able to conceive. Sought 3rd opinion, received succesful hysteroscopy and cervical reconstruction by an R.E. in Dallas, Dr. Kevin Doody. Once cervix healed, he asked us to try once on our own: so here is that story.
Cycle day 1: Started heavy period (4.5 weeks post surgery)
CD3: Appt with RE- asked us to ttc naturally this cycle.
CD7: Last day of period.
CD13: Negative clearblue OPK fmu
CD14: Flashing positive OPK *high fertility* fmu
CD15: Flashing positive OPK *high fertility* fmu, Positive OPK late night *peak fertility*- BD this night
CD16: fmu positive OPK *peak fertility*- BD this night
CD17: **Ovulation** fmu Negative OPK- BD this night
1-4DPO: Thermal shift- bbt rise .3 degrees F, temp stays above coverline
5DPO: Brownish red spotting, enough for panty liner
6DPO: No spotting, frequent urination
7-8DPO: A little brown spotting again
9DPO: BFN with fmu, a little brown spotting
10DPO: BFN clearblue digital with fmu. *Not Pregnant*
11DPO: Hopes still up
12DPO: BFN with fmu- lost hope, bbt still above cover line
13DPO: Told hubby not pregnant this month, really losing hope
14DPO: Wait for period, figure it will show up any second- lots of gas cramps
15DPO: Still bloated. After lunch suddenly felt very nauseous, threw up. Weird?? I had already peed, but thought maybe I should test one last time. I was able to get a few drops of very diluted urine out and used a dollar store test. BFP. I didn't believe it. Thought it was lying to me. Shaking, I used a clearblue digital test with the same urine, and one more dollar test. 3 BFPs stared up at me!! Still can't believe it!

I walked in to my hubby, in tears, with my hands cupped over my mouth. He thought something was wrong, but I couldn't speak! Finally after him worrying for at least 3 minutes, I pointed at my belly. He was shocked and grabbed me in his arms and said "don't you do any lifting, and no running, and no caffeine, just sit down"- he brought me a prenatal vitamin and then took pictures of the BFPs. What an absolute miraculous blessing this is to us. Praying our little bean is a strong one. The next 9 months seem so scary from here! But we're so ready.

BFP After 4 Years and Giving Up

My DH and I have been Ttc for 4 years now. I've had 3 surgeries for ovarian cysts and endometriosis. After months of opks and negative pregnancy tests my dr prescribed clomid. The clomid did what it was supposed to do I just didn't get pregnant. I also had to get my right ovary removed after the clomid because of the huge cyst it produced. So after last month I decided no more opks and no more trying to get pregnant. Too exhausting and emotionally draining. So, on 14 dpo (wasn't keeping track) I vomited in the middle if the night and was nauseous the entire next day. 15 dpo kinda nauseous and bbs hurt like crazy. 16 dpo I realized I hadn't started my period so I decided to buy yet another test. Not even 10 seconds in and the beautiful bold BFP shows up!!! I'm shaking and can't believe it. I took 2 more tests the following days and they are totally BFP instantly. Still in shock and happy!!

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