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BFP by IUI

Intrauterine insemination, the infertility treatment in which sperm are placed directly in the uterus at the time of ovulation, is certainly one way to get your BFP. If you're undergoing (or considering) IUI, then this is the page for you!

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BFP After Back to back IUI's - FIRST TIME SUCCESS!

A little background about me, I am 26 and in a same sex relationship. I have no known fertility issues and all preliminary testing came back normal.

I was put on Letrozole/Femara CD5-9, then did OPK's at home until I got a positive. After the positive I went in two days in a row for back to back IUI's with donor sperm.

This is how I was feeling each day after:

1dpiui - very bloated, cramping
2dpiui - twinges in abdomen throughout the day
3dpiui - still bloated, gassy
4dpiui - strong cramps on right side of abdomen, cold symptoms
5dpiui - tired, otherwise normal
6dpiui - normal
7dpiui - woke up with a nose bleed (never get them normally)
8dpiui - blood/metallic taste in mouth, pains above right hip
9dpiui - cramping above right hip
10dpiui - FRER with FMU - BFP!

I have since had two blood draws completed. Hcg at 14dpiui was only 61, 4 days later it should have doubled twice (should have been 244 or higher) and it was 390! I am still so in shock that we had success the first try! My first ultrasound is booked for May 2nd :)

Think positive ladies, you really can be successful with iui even with the odds against you! Baby dust to all!

BFP after trying for years. First IUI with low sperm

Ladies, I have stalked this site so much over the last few years of ttc. And I'm so happy to be able to share my BFP story FINALLY!!

We all have our own stories and what worked for me won't necessarily work for anyone else so I'm so here is just a quick summary of how we got BFP. We were on our first iui cycle with natural ovulation. Docs confirmed ovulation started cd 13 so took ovidrel trigger shot. Had iui cd14 and 15. Hubby had low levels. Cd14 was 6 million and cd15 was 4 million however doc said although levels low his sperm was grade a (4). From 8pm on cd 15 I started taking prometrium and will continue to 12 weeks.

Here are my symptoms

1-6 dpo: nothing

6 dpo: had a weird dizzy episode while at work, i turned my head to talk to a colleague and it was like my eyes took a minute to catch up. Also had a weird implantation dream. Woke up twice in the night and was awake early in the morning and I am not a morning person.

7 dpo: didn't sleep through night again. Felt tired

8dpo: dizzy again and tired

9dpo: really tired awake in night again

10- 13dpo: period like cramps felt just like AF was on way. Feeling down

13dpo: blood test revealed BFP. In total shock!!

I'm now 4 week pregnant and still have on and off cramps had another blood test today and levels are progressing well. Cramps now feel a little less like the pulling cramps of AF and more like zappy cramps. Still having a few dizzy episodes but no sickness and bobs don't really hurt at all. Don't seem to sleep through the night now and waking up before my alarm but also feeling very tired during day. I even went home at lunch one day and had a nap on lunch break.

Thanks for letting me share ladies. I know everyone says it but just try relax and think positive and know it will happen when it's supposed to.

Good luck to all those ttc!! Finger crossed for a h&h 9 months!! :-)

BFP after my very first IUI

I didn’t think IUI would work wonders for us, let alone the first try. I have PCOS and hubby has low count. I took letrozole, gonal f and ovidrel. I started POAS 7-12 dpiui and got evaporation-like lines on day 15-16. Lo and behold, I got my BFP on 17 dpiui and was confirmed by a bloodtest. I couldn’t believe it. The line was faint but it was there. I am now 5 weeks 5 days pregnant and have seen the gestational sac on my scan yesterday. Hoping for a healthy and full-term pregnancy. Baby dust to all. :)

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BFP after 19 months ttc w/ PCOS and blocked tube

Hello soul cysters. Here is my story. I also never thought I would EVER post here. When I was younger, my cycles usually lasted 3-4 months, sometimes longer and sometimes shorter. I always have a good laugh at ladies who say their cycle length "varies so much" and then follow that up with "it's 28-38 days long." Really? I wish that were me :) Anyway, I never even realized anything was wrong. I was uneducated and the doctors never spelled out how much difficulty I'd have becoming pregnant. At some point, I went on hbc (hormonal birth control) and had regular cycles for those five years.

I married DH in July 2013 and stopped hbc in September 2014. I didn't have a period after the withdrawal bleed for 4 months - in January 2015. I saw my obgyn and he ordered an HSG, diagnosed me with PCOS, and prescribed clomid for 3 cycles without any monitoring. The HSG revealed that my left tube was blocked - no fluid was able to get through. I cried all the way home. In the meantime, I'm making special trips to places like Whole Foods for natural remedies like maca root, vitex, and raspberry leaf tea..enough to cost a small fortune. I started using BBT and obviously discovered that I was not ovulating, and if I was, it was super late in the cycle like cd28 or cd36. I had continuous positives on opks that meant nothing as is typical of PCOS. I overanalyzed my BBT charts when there really wasn't any hope in it. I also joined a wonderfully supportive community - Kindara - and connected with other PCOS ladies. In April 2015, I had a consult with a fertility clinic. We didn't begin treatment immediately due to cost. We saved until September 2015 and officially started trying at the clinic. I also began acupuncture for fertility in August 2015. I stopped buying the natural remedies and focused on what my clinic and acupuncturist told me to do.

I went through 3 timed intercourse/femara/ovidrel cycles = BFN. The 3rd femara cycle, all follicles were on my blocked side. I was devastated. Then, we did 2 timed intercourse cycles with gonal f, low dose hcg, and ovidrel = BFN. This brings us to January 2016. During the next cycle, I was forced to take a break because I had too many cysts..fast forward again to February 2016. At this point, DH and I decided we would do 1 or 2 iuis (he had no sperm issue so we had said no to iuis for a while), then take another several month break and save for IVF. We planned to start IVF around September 2016.

But, IUI #1 with follistim, low dose hcg, and ovidrel did the trick!. BFP in March 2016...Beta #1 167; Beta #2 385.
I'm also taking a prenatal, metformin, progesterone, levothyroxin (which I had to start doubling now that I am pregnant). I'm nervous and excited and hoping it's a sticky baby. I NEVER thought it would happen for us. I cried countless times over negative results, and over the stupid, insensitive things people say (I could write a book of these awful things!). Much love to all of you struggling to ttc with pcos and a blocked tube. I remember wanting to hear people say "never give up!" but I would also think...but maybe it won't happen. Just don't give up on your dreams, even if those dreams change over time. Never give up!!

I was on progesterone so my symptoms may all be attributed to that, but I did have some lower back pain, bleeding gums, and different feeling cramps/bloating. Also, I did lose 20-30 lbs over the last year, but am still overweight (thanks pcos). <3

BFP After 6 years of trying. 2nd IUI

Hello All,
Since 2012 I have been reading and stalking symptoms and BFP stories on here. Finally I have my own. Just a little background. My husband and I have been married for 8 years, together for 11 years. We have been trying for 6 years now as well. Finally in November 2015, we decided it was time to really get serous so we went to so a reproductive specialist. Result for the husband came back all normal, I was diagnose with Thyroid disease, so I was placed on medication to reduce it. No other issue. We tried 2 rounds of IUI. The first one I had a HSG Shot after the ultrasound showed 2 mature follicles. It was a failed month. On the second round (this month) it was a success. I really thought I was out by 9po since I had no symptoms and an earlier pt was negative. I was so sad the whole day. By night time, being additive to POAs, I took a second test. THE FAINTEST BARELY THERE SECOND LINE! I couldn’t believe it, but since it was only 9po, I disregarded it. 10dpo, I took a digital and FRER, both positive. I couldn’t believe it. It was so early but it is positive. I had a blood confirmation at 3weeks4days. Beta was 55. Doctor says it is a good number. I think, had I visited a RE sooner I would have saved myself much anxiety and probably would have conceived a long time ago. I am just so glad it did not take too long, because I can’t afford out of pocket medical expense any longer. Hoping this baby sticks! Thanks all for reading & wishing everyone BFPs!!

First IUI BFP 10dpo

IUI
First IUI clomid days 5-9 two follicles one at 18mm and one at 17mm cd16 triggered that night 10000 norvel shot hcg and 36 hours later on cd 18 had IUI 25 million sperm post wash and great mobility! progesterone test cd25 was 14.5! also had great lining 10mm

O/4dpo-Symptoms since ovulation. Sore and tender boobs on the sides, dizzy spells, bloated, very tired in afternoon and no energy, white CM and Vivid dreams.
5/6dpo-Cramping and very bloated super sore and tender breasts on sides and nipples very dizzy this morning starting to get tired and hungry
7dpo-More cramping and bloat boobs are more sore and tested out the shot I know I am pregnant also hungry again and more wet down there
8dpo-Very dizzy today and thirsty also boobs hurt worse today esp at night had light cramp and pulling yesterday and today and hungry
More cramping and bloat gassy. Headache and very tired boobs still super sore had to take a nap very tired
9dpo-Boobs still very sore and still hungry got a bit of nausea and dull pressure in uterus all day also when i would get up I would feel a sharp pull and I only had that last time I was pregnant! Very tired In afternoon. Tested 10dpo with FMU and positive!!!
10dpo-very gassy insomnia and dull pressure. Very hungry
Just want all the ladies out there to know it is possible to get pregnant! I've been ttc for 3 years now and have PCOS! Things I did this time was lose 20lbs and all my health tests checked out! Don't lose hope I never did! Hoping this is a sticky bean as I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks a year ago. Praying for healthy pregnancy! Baby dust to you all!

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BFP* iui first time

Same sex relationship 13yrs, highschool sweethearts. Graduated college ready for a family so we went right to a reproductive specialist. No major issues with fertility just no male partner. We used a sperm bank and they did our iui. During my cycle we used clomid... trigger shot(thigh) and iui 36hrs after trigger shot. No other meds. I was pregnant on our first try. So it's very much possible.

1dpiui bloated ovary pain
2dpiui bloated ovary pain
3dpiui ovary twinges dizzy
4dpiui ovary pain, dizzy when I initially stand up
5dpiui uterus and ovary pain
6dpiui gassy/burning in stomach and sharp/pulling sensation in groin
7dpiui nausea and light cramps
8dpiui nausea on/off entire day started at 11a, fatigue on/off, slightly soar breast/nipple, two vivid dreams that night
9dpiui very sharp ovary pain on right, nausea, fatigue, tested at 1107p BFP
11dpiui blood test BFP
13dpiui doubling HCG numbers remained BFP

She came 3 day early 6lbs 3oz
Blessings and pregnancy dust to you all.

Exactly 12 Months of Trying, 1st IUI w/ Femara, Low Count, Success!

Here's my story to help others still in the process. It'll happen, just keep doing what you're doing.

Husband and I both are 31. Got off BC February of last year. Like many others I naively thought we'd conceive right away. In my excitement, I blabbed about it to everyone which later backfired as I kept being asked. Pro tip: Keep it to yourself if you can!

For the first three months off BC I didn't get my period which was very unnerving. Finally got it, after some acupuncture and vitex, and kept trying. Started temping- never got a clear chart. Gave up on temping. Tried ovulation tests which were hit or miss. More acupuncture. More BFNs. Cycles erratic. I exercise regularly, drink infrequently and in moderation, and started taking supplements like bee pollen, spirulina, B12, Vitamin D, baby aspirin. Friends got pregnant by blinking, had babies, talked breastfeeding and whatever, while I carried on living that BFN life.

In November I went to a specialist, was told I have mild PCOS i.e. I don't ovulate every month. Husband's count perfect. Started monitoring. Then December took Clomid which made me crazy and found out made my lining very thin. January Femara, BFN. Then February we decided to go forward with IUI with Femara because why not? Insurance covered it.

Trigger shot the day before then the morning of IUI my husband's count was at 2.9 million which the doctor told us was very low. They did it anyways, offering for us to go for second IUI at their other location an hour away the next day if we wanted to. We decided against it (didn't want to make it more stressful than necessary.) Evening of IUI I had a beer at a friend's birthday and then we had sex that night and again the next afternoon. Doc had me take estradriol to support lining.

Because of the low count I was pretty sure it was a no go this month. On top of that I had practically no symptoms (while other months I was CONVINCED we had conceived because I'd be feeling everything: sore breasts, tingling nipples, bloating, pulling, etc.) All I felt this month was like my period was about to start the entire week before the day it was due and I was PMSy af.

So:
DPO 1-7 nothing but some creamy CM
DPO 8 - very faint blood after sex. Mild cramping.
DPO 9 - Got anxious, took test, BFN. Mild period-like cramping.
DPO 10 - PMS, crabby, barely tinted CM, little watery CM
DPO 12 - PMS, slight sharpness behind bellybutton, wet but no spotting (CD27, day before period due.)
DPO 13 - PMS cramps. Sex, no spotting. Period due.
DPO 14 - Dark blown/black blood, not full flow. Figured it was my period, used tampon. Disappointed, drank a glass of wine with dinner, a beer later on in the evening. Later in the night realized something was up when tampon was practically clear. Hello implantation bleeding?
DPO 15 - Took cheapie wondfo test first AM urine. Couldn't believe I was seeing a second line for the first time ever. BFP! Took two more cheapies later in the day, both positive.
DPO 16 - And another, BFP.
DPO 17 - FRER two lines right away.
DPO 18 - Blood test at doctor's office. Confirmed!

Relieved and hoping the next part goes smoothly. We haven't told anyone yet as we're both still stunned. Also gonna work on the whole keeping it to myself thing for a while until we learn a little more about how this pregnancy is going. But thanks for letting me at least share here, anonymously, with all of you!

I know it's tough and can be a real mind-fuck with each passing month. Just remember you're a person first with interests, good qualities, and other attainable goals and that (hopefully) you and your partner like each other for reasons other than just becoming parents together. Good luck out there.

Positive doing our 5th iui!

I actually have a bfp story of my own finally! My wife and I have been trying since July to get pregnant by iui. We are both 25 and mutually agreed that I would go first in trying to get pregnant because she has rheumatoid arthritis so she would have to be off her medication for at least a year and then not get to take anything for her pain while pregnant. We have gone through 5 iui's- the first was natural, second was a miscarriage with letrizole only, third only took letrizole but no luck, fourth time I got put on letrizole and menopur (made me produce a lot of follicles but still went along with it) and the fifth time I was on letrizole and Follistim. I had 2 follicles (18mm and 19mm). We also had the same donor through the whole process. Each time we tried again we tried to do something different. When we started our fifth cycle we decided if this didn't work then we were going to take a break and try Ivf because the dr recommended it. With this cycle I tried to be as relaxed as possible to not even think about maybe I am or am not pregnant. I had a few glasses of wine at our date night with friends at my favorite steak house. I had read about women eating pineapple cores for 6 days or so to help with implantation. I decided to give it a try even though my wife thought I was crazy, but eventually she got crazy too making sure I had pineapple sliced and ready for me. I ate it for the whole two week wait just because I love pineapple. I also started taking different vitamins before this cycle. I was always on prenatal vitamins but our good friend told us about ID life and the vitamins being super pure with no fillers like some you buy at the store, plus less than half the price than my prenatals the dr prescribed me, and that some of his friends that had been trying for years to conceive got pregnant after starting ID life. So I was like I'll give it a try. I took a health assessment which does ask if your trying to conceive and about your diet and health in general. Then I had our friend who is a dr look over and make sure I was taking everything needed while trying to conceive.
I had to take two trigger shots again this round. The first was before our iui the second was 6 days after to help with implantation. So basically that meant I could take a home pregnancy test. Ugh it was killin me. But I couldn't resist and I wanted to watch myself test out. So at 11 dpiui I started with my cheapies. I got a super faint line. So we continued for another day and noticed the line get darker. We decided to go buy better one and I'm glad we did because we got to watch the line get darker everyday. It was a great feeling but we still were nervous because this happened with our miscarriage.
So after our two week wait was up which always feels like forever we went to the dr which was on 16 dpiui because of my work schedule I couldn't go when the dr wanted which was only one day sooner. We waited for our phone call at the hospital visiting my cousins baby. Man did baby fever get super crazy when holding a newborn. We were on our way home and they called and said congratulations your pregnant! Your Hcg is 462 and progesterone was 80. They said come back in 3 days and we think you'll be above 1,000. Well today was our blood work again and my Hcg was 1235. Yay! We got to schedule our first ultrasound:))) the only symptom I have had so far has been heartburn and I didn't have any implantation spotting just some small random cramps that lasted like 3 seconds.
It's a rough journey but it's so worth it to keep going. I lived on this site for the past 8 months and it really helped to read other women's stories about trying to conceive.

IUI success

I promised Myself I would come back and post when I got my BFP - we had an IUI due to unknown issues and during procedure found my cervix was tilted which I am thinking was part of issues getting Prego/ the swimmers had a bigger challenge than most. We used clomid and then a trigger shot.

I had ZERO symptoms. I say this bc month after month I would symptom spot and was always disappointed. I did not have EWCM this month, in fact I had a tiny amount of discharge daily after procedure which I assumed was from meds- just barely enough to notice it. I didn't have sore boobs, I wasn't crazy emotional- I didn't feel sick; maybe just a little tired but I was also busy so I didn't think anything of it.

So here is to hoping for a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby

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