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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 IUI 12dpiui!

Hi ladies,
So I too am like so many of you who have been stalking these boards for the past 2 years, praying one day I would have my chance to post.
My story is a bit long, but it may bring hope to some of you so I thought I'd share....
This will be my third pregnancy, my first was in 2009, when I became pregnant for the first time (accidentally...but don't shoot me, I now completely understand how annoying people who get pregnant "accidentally" are) but at the time it was true. At my 14 week ultrasound I was told I would need to go to a neonatologist the next day as my scan was concerning. My baby was diagnosed with bilateral complete occlusions of his urethral valves, which meant he would have kidney damage, and also meant I had no amniotic fluid. Throughout the pregnancy we went for scan after scan, amniocentesis again and again, until we were told there was nothing that could be done, and if our baby survived the pregnancy, he would not survive after birth. He was born Dec 2, and lived for 90 of the best minutes of my life.
Following his loss, his father and I fell apart (there were many issues prior to his birth)
Fast forward 6 years, I am now happily married to the most patient and understanding man in the world and the love of my life. We both had had children previously, he has an beautiful 8 year old daughter and I had my angel baby. The Drs told us there would be no issues and just to "give it time". DH was 35 and I was 34 when we started trying. Fast forward 1 year, we finally convince our family dr to send us to a fertility specialist who tells us I don't ovulate regularly. Not a great surprise when you've been trying for a year already.
The dr put me on clomid and within 4 months I was ovulating! Yeah!!! Except....now, because of the almost year and a half of the stress of trying, DH, now has delayed ejaculation. Soooo, off the fertility clinic for IUI. DH's counts post wash are over 15 million, so we were good to go!
We did our first IUI in feb 2016 and we were ecstatic when we found out it was successful!!!
10 weeks later, while I was at work I started cramping and bleeding, which continued to progress and resulted in a miscarriage. I was devastated. I cried for days, all I've ever wanted was to be a mom and I finally felt like I would be complete. Now, I felt lost again.
The fertility clinic told us we could try again in July, but because of our work schedules, we were sure we'd have to wait until August. Luckily, our work schedules miraculously opened up, and we were able to do another IUI on July 29th
I'm now 12 dpiui and was convinced (I think as a self protection mechanism) that I wasn't pregnant) I thought I'd just take a test and then be able to move on and focus on our next step.
I was in complete shock when the test turned positive pretty quickly! I'm so relieved, so happy, and so terrified!
Ps: I haven't even gotten a chance to tell DH, he's away working right now. Gives me time to plan a great surprise for him!
Anyways ladies, just wanted to give you all hope. It has been an incredibly difficult journey for us. I've gone through hell and back, and yet here I am telling you it's possible. There is always hope.
Symptom wise...not a whole lot to be honest! A little nausea here and there, sore BB's, and intermittently teary and grouchy. 1 day post IUI was probably my biggest what the heck moment, when I could feel like a twisting, fluttering feeling on my left side, it was very obvious and made me stop in my tracks. Also had to wake up to pee in the first few days, and some crazy weird, vivid dreams! I don't know how reliable that is, but it was unusual for me.
Sorry! I know that was really long, but if it helps just one person, then I'm happy!
Baby dust to all of you!!!

5 Days Post IUI #1

So this is my first time going through any kind of fertility treatment. Fortunately, I’ve never had an issue TTC. I currently have 2 kids…. With a 3rd that I gave up for adoption. (I was not in a great place, not financially stable or with a stable home. The guy I was with at that time, who happens to be my daughter’s father, was very physically and mentally abusive. He also was abusive with my kids. I didn’t want to bring another child into such a crazy and unstable situation. So adoption was the solution. I thought that I was doing some good by not aborting and giving a couple the chance to enjoy the gift of having a child.) I never share this information because the times I have shared this, I’m criticized as a horrible person and a bad mother.
When I met my husband, he let me know that he was not able to have children but he so eagerly wanted to have a child. He’s a cancer survivor – testicular cancer stage 4 – and it was caught at a very advanced stage. It had spread to his lymph nodes and into his abdomen. He lost a testicle and now has a sweet scar from his chest down to a few inches above his penis. He’s lost the ability to ejaculate. He had his sperm frozen for a chance to be able to have kids in the future (he was about 21). We’ve been together for 5 years and married 1 year. But the talk about having kids has always been a topic of conversation. He loves and accepts my kids as his own, but he still aches for a child of “his own”. I don’t blame him. Anyhow, I went for a blood test, took Clomid for 5 days (5th to 9th days of my AF). I went in on my 12th day to get a blood test and was told I could take the injection (Ovidrel) that afternoon and come in the next day for insemination. This was this past Sunday July 31. I’m now 5 days post iui and this 2WW is really killing me and my husband. We want to take a HPT but we are too afraid to get a BFN. I keep reading that it’s still too early and that the trigger shot might still be in my system.
I haven’t been paying too much attention to any symptoms but I have noticed that the last 2 days, my nipples are very tender. I’ve felt cramping at twice every day. Nothing major but it is a bit of discomfort. One sharp pain last night (day 4) in the evening but like a stabbing pain and then again when I was going to bed. No spotting. Added note: my RE said that I was the first “normal woman” he’s seen a while so it shouldn’t be hard to have a successful IUI. I don’t know if I’m leaving any info out or anything. This is my first time writing and sharing anything about myself.

Crossing my fingers for all you ladies TTC!!

PCOS and BFP after two years!

So happy to be here writing this after 2 years of TTC. Here is my BFP story.
Diagnosed with PCOS. Taking Metformin 2000mg. TTC for over 2 years. Tried one Failed round of Clomid, moved on to new RE and started Femara.
1st Cycle: Femara 5mg CD4-8/1 mature follicle/Trigger/IUI= BFN
2nd Cycle: Femara 7.5mg CD4-8/2 mature follicles/Trigger/IUI=BFP!!!
I got a very faint positive 10dpt/9dpiui/ possible 8dpo. Got a very clear BFP 12dpt/11dpiui and 10dpo so very early. Betas are multiplying as they should and I’m excited for my first ultrasound at 5w1d!

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10 days post IUI

Hi all im almost 32 and i have had my first combines IUI and clomid (150mg) treatment. I have already done 2 rounds of clomid 50mg and 100mg all with ovidrel trigger. I was pregnant last august but unfortunately miscarried at 7.5 weeks.
I have been having so many side effects but i cant tell if they are to do with iui or progesterone which i take once a day.

Any advice you have would be great and should i wait until 14 DPIUI?

IUI 2 Week Wait - no symtoms

Hey all,

I am 36 years old and have never been pregnant. I had an issue with my cervix being too tight and I think that is why I am unable to conceive. On July 18th (Monday) I went in for my first IUI. 2.8 million sperm. The next day, Tuesday - I had spotting all day basically, and some periotic pinching feelings in my lower abdomen. I just quit smoking on the 18th and hope that doesn't effect anything. I have read that people are getting symptoms on day one or 2 and I don't have any of that. No gas, no nipple issues, just a feeling of being full actually. not the dreaded 2 week wait. has anyone else not experienced any symptoms and had the IUI work. I just pray that this works, as I'm sure we all do. Has anyone had spotting a day after their iui. Wish me luck ladies.

Glad to have this support group :)

BFP day 10

We fell easily on our honeymoon only to find out in November at our 12week scan that our baby's heart had spotted beating 1-2 weeks prior. I had no symptoms of misscarriage. We were devastated and the sense of loss was profound. Going to the hospital knowing I would go to sleep and wake up without a baby inside me was probably one of the most gut wrenching things I have been through.

I had a D&C which I later found out was not completed properly. With ongoing HCG recorded and passing of more tissue 5-6 weeks after D&C.

Our HCG levels finally got to 0 in February.

March-cycle 1 chemical pregnancy
April-cycle 2 no success
May-cycle 3 no success

We decided we didn't want to/couldn't wait any longer. Our baby's due date had come and gone, it was much too painful and we wanted to find out if there was anything contributing.

Female testing came back will nil concerns. My cycles are long average 35 days so it meant longer between chances.
My husbands sperm count and motility were both really high but morphology was <1%. Our doctor suggested we start fsh injections, with trigger and IUI.
DPO 0 (going with day post trigger but with following day symptoms also could have occurred next day) -no symptoms
DPO 1- increased libido, large, achey full breasts
DPO 2- breasts large, achey, full
DPO 3-mild cramps
DPO 4- left side uterus cramps mild
DPO 5- heart racing in am, emotional
DPO 6-very emotional and moody
DPO 7- symptoms as above. Cervix low and hard
DPO 8- symptoms as above.
DPO 9- breasts extra full, heavy, achey, hard which is unusual. Emotional ++. Runny nose, generally feeling like I'm getting sick. First response early detection digital in an negative
DPO 10- came home from work early. Runny nose, sore throat, fatigued-cold symptoms. Decide to test late at night with clear blue digital and BFP!!! Cervix higher but still firm.

Also DPO 2-current have had sharp cramps in uterus when moving quickly, standing up,coughing.

The different things for me were being so emotional, getting sick (probably a coincidence!) and the firmness of my breasts.

Crossing every part of me that this little one stays around! Exciting but really nervous at the same time.

I still can't believe it!!!

My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant on our own 5 years. We did 2 rounds of IUI with clomid 3 years ago and we got a BFN each time. I'm 38 years old and we decided to see if there was anything new out there for us to try. I figured, this would be our last attempt to get pregnant and then we can move on with our lives. Never in a million years did I think that we would get pregnant on our first round of IUI with Fermera. After our first attempt with clomid three years ago I decided to get my hormones check by a different doctor in Seattle, WA. (we live in AZ) When I got my results I found out I was deficient in a lot of areas and even if the egg did fertilize I would have never had the correct hormones to actually carry the pregnancy. I was put on supplements for almost 2 years and then we decided to do an IUI on June 11th. Here is my story:

June 11th we did our first IUI at 10:30. My ovaries were super sore before and after the procedure. The procedure it's self was a little painful. Came home to relax and I was still experiencing sharp pains like ovulation pains. Every time I would walk or sit my ovaries would hurt. We came home and had sex that night.

1DPIUI....I was less in pain. Went to the lake and than came home and got a really bad headache. Had sex that night on the 12th. Took progesterone cream and went to bed.
2DPIUI.....in the morning a few bubbles in my ovaries so far. 10:38 felt sharp pains in my left ovary. Before that on my right. 2:39 sharp pain on my left ovary. 2:54 more sharp pains in my left ovary. 4:12 another sharp pain on my left side. 8:41 took a shower and blew my nose and had some blood. Still bloated.
3dpiui took shower blew my nose and there was blood. 6:07 got a sharp pain on my left side. 12:04 sharp pain.
4dpiui feeling emotional sent hubby a mushy text. Slight cramping.
5dpiui tired this morning not really hungry things taste off. Feel some pressure in my left ovary.
6dpiui my lower back aches on my left side.
7dpiui not much to report just got dizzy a few times.
8dpiui left cramping snapped at c during breakfast. Happened the day before as well. Cramps are becoming more towards the end of the day on the left side
9dpiui back left side pain. Took a test bfn. Feeling sad and I'm not bloated anymore. Couple weird feelings in my vagina so I'm getting ready for af to come and to do another round of iui.
10dpiui not much but I had pain in my right leg. Couldn't put weight on it. Got a zit on my collarbone which is weird.
11dpiui a little cramping but nothing more.
12dpiui took a test and got a faint line. Praying that it's a bfp. Went and had a blood test and it came back BFP. I'm still in shock and can't believe we are actually pregnant. I'm 5 weeks 4 days today and still got a long road to go. I'm having cramps on and off since I found out and I'm hoping all goes well...Been bloated ever since...

Ladies don't give up hope...I'm glad we didn't and we are beyond blessed. Baby Dust to ALL.

Pregnant after Endo and Fertility Treatment!

Hi everyone!

I used to stalk these boards DAILY looking for symptoms and similar stories. I had been TTC for two years, was diagnosed with Endo, and finally conceived after 3 IUIs (with injectibles). The main tell-tale symptom I had was the implantation pain around 8-9DPO, with a faint positive pregnancy test on 11DPO. Struggling with infertility was such a difficult journey, and I want to connect with other women who are going through this now, or who may have questions. I created a little video documenting my journey - please feel free to comment any TTC questions you have underneath the video! I hope this helps other women feel not as alone: https://youtu.be/V1SgGqGDM74

First IUI BFP!

I can't believe it happened!

Went to repro clinic on day2 of period and docs prescribed Clomid day 2-6.

Day 13, did a Huehner Test in the Reproductive Clinic and found out that almost zero sperm survived in the uterus. Doctor suggested that we do IUI. Went home with a trigger shot at 8:30pm.
Day 15, came back to the clinic and at noon did an IUI with husband's count at 90mil (don't know what it was after wash).

Doc puts me on progesterone 3x a day.

Went on a crazy vacation that involved 16km walks everyday including riding roller coasters and violent 4d rides one day.

Came back to doctor 15dpIUI and went for a blood test at the clinic. Was very surprised and happy that it came out positive with about 270 on the HCG test after the first try! It happens! Thank you Lord!

2 years, 5th IUI success!

I've always had irregular periods, so I always feared that getting pregnant might be difficult. I really had no idea. Turns out I rarely ovulate on my own. We started trying to conceive in August 2014. Had no luck for several months. Started clomid in June 2015, with little success. I did manage to ovulate a couple times, but not early enough and it did not result in pregnancy. So finally in December 2015 we went to a fertility clinic and switched to letrozole + ovidrel trigger. I successfully ovulated every time, sometimes with more than 1 mature follicle, for 4 cycles with IUI. We had one chemical pregnancy. It was devastating. After that, our doctor switched me to injectibles (follistim). The first round, I overstimulated. I had several developing follicles on each ovary. The doctor recommended cancelling the cycle, to avoid the risk of high order multiples. I had no interest in becoming octomom, but it was still a difficult decision to make. We wanted to be pregnant so bad! So, at my next baseline ultrasound I was ready to try again. But unfortunately I had a large leftover follicle on one ovary, so we couldn't proceed. Doc offered birth control or go it natural to see if I would ovulate on my own. If I don't ovulate, I would take provera to start my period. So I opted for the latter. It was discouraging to have to cancel ANOTHER cycle, but it is what it is.

Finally, we got to try injectibles again, right at the end of May 2016. We did a lower dose. I only had 1 mature follicle develop, which was really disappointing. Husband had 23 million sperms post wash at the IUI, which was about average for him. We weren't really expecting much. We were already looking ahead to the possibility of IVF. The doctor put me on progesterone supplements this cycle (inserted vaginally), so I was really skeptical about any symptoms I experienced. The only thing I noticed was fatigue the second half of the TWW. I experienced a couple sharp cramps at 9dpo, but tried not to read into it.

But at 12dpo, 14 days post trigger, I was scheduled for a beta blood test. I decided to pee on a stick that morning, so get some of the anxiety out of my system. I used a Walgreens early result digital test. In less than 2 minutes, the screen popped up: Yes+. I couldn't believe it!

Later that afternoon, my beta blood test results came in. The doctor called and left a message on my phone because I was at work and in a meeting when she called. Basically, she said, "Your blood test confirms it. You're pregnant! HCG level at 98. That's a good number. Come back in a couple days for a follow-up to make sure it's doubling. Congratulations!" The last time I got a positive, with the chemical pregnancy, my HCG level was 16. So I was feeling much more optimistic. But still not ready to completely celebrate until the follow-up beta. So 2 days later, I get another blood test and then my doctor calls me in the afternoon. This time I'm ready. On a walk around the block by my office. The doctor says, "Good news. Your HCG level is at 250. Congratulations! Make an appointment 3 weeks from today for your first ultrasound."

I put the phone down and almost started crying, right there in the street. I still can't quite believe it.

I'm 17 dpo now. I've been experiencing waves of fatigue every day, although today I have quite a bit of energy. (Is it weird that I'm anxious about feeling good?)

If all goes well, we'll welcome our baby around March 3, 2017. I'm so grateful!

If you're on this journey, I suggest tracking your temperatures if you're not already, and advocating for yourself with your doctor to make sure you're getting the best care, understand what's happening, etc. It is so important to understand what's going on with your body and understand your options!

Best of luck to you!

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