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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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Faint BFP 9dp first IUI!

I was going through first IUI cycle which didn't include any medication...just a natural cycle. I went to clinic 10 days after AF began and got bloods. Got called up the same day for my IUI. Felt like I was lying there forever as the nurse couldn't get the catheter in my cervix and had to call for the Dr. Luckily he sorted it within a few minutes. However this made me feel quite down asif it wasn't meant to be and there was something wrong. That day and the next couple after I suffered mild cramps...i was told to expect this due to the catheter irritating the cervix. 5-7 days post IUI I noticed I had a very dry mouth and felt lightheaded occasionally for about a minute after standing up. Other than that I had no symptoms apart from pulling sensation on the left side...cant remember ever having this before. On the evening of 9th day I caved and took a HPT (Clearblue dye). We waited anxiously ...i told myself to expect a negative as it was still so early. But when we looked we noticed a very very faint blue line!! It was hard to get excited at this point so looking back i wish I'd waited atleast another few days. I did another one the next morning (as this is the best time) and the line was definetely darker so I allowed myself to get excited and tell my mum and other close family. I am now only 13dp IUI i have since done a digital clear blue test which was positive with 1-2weeks on It. Just wanted to share my wee story as I know it's very difficult in the wait time and I was certainly not expecting it to work 1st time or get a BFP so early!! Good luck to all you other mummies to be and I hope you are all successful in your TWW...it can happen first time :-) ! Xxx

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BFP after 3rd IUI, was 100% sure AF was here

Like many of you, I have obsessed over this blog and googled my symptoms like crazy during the 2WW period for over 2 years. I was losing hope. And like many of you, I never thought I would be able to share my story here. The stories I read were so encouraging, but only to a certain degree when you sometimes read them and think to yourself "right, whatever, will never happen to me, SIGH, UGH, etc...."

I posted a poll about a week ago regarding my symptoms thus far and asked if I was pregnant. Most said no. Only 1 person said yes. Well guess what, it's a YES!

MY SYMPTOMS:
1-3 DPIUI- crampy and super bloated and uncomfortable from the procedure
4-6DPIUI- beginning to develop what I identify as period cramps, very sore boobs, muscle aches
7-9DPIUI- cramps are subsiding, boobs are less sore, now my uterus just feels very achy, like a sore muscle, and like my uterus is screaming out to be shed lol. But, it cannot because I'm on progesterone suppositories which prevents my period from starting. ALSO, my BBT dropped back down. I'm out for sure. One weird thing- I can't poop! I chalk it up to progesterone, but has never been an issue for me.
10-11DPIUI- 100% sure my period is coming. just want to get it over with and stop taking my progesterone so that I can start feeling a little better and move on to the next steps. major meltdown, crying a lot, cramps are returning, I'm waking up to pain in the middle of the night, very classic period cramping symptoms for me. Still can't poop. Have to take milk of magnesia.
12DPIUI- Finally, ready to take a pregnancy test. Took my BBT "just for fun" and it was back up at 98.2. Weird, but still no hope for me I know it. Took the test and had immediate BFP. Lines were super dark. I almost passed out, sobbed uncontrollably, couldn't believe my eyes. Went to the doctor same day for HCG check and confirmed! HCG at 170 and progesterone at 67. Shooting cramps still in my uterus.
12DPIUI- Shooting cramps are subsiding, now I just feel pressure/achiness... kind of like my period again! Can't poop today LOL.
13DPIUI- Going in for a 2nd blood test today and praying my levels double! Please pray for me!

My takeaway from all of this is that all those stories I read about people thinking their period was coming and never did- that is ME 100%. I just really thought I knew. I bought tampons, I already accepted it before I took that test. All those years of obsessing over my symptoms---- damn. Now I know that I just really don't know. Now I believe that the symptoms really can be identical. The ONLY difference for me was severe constipation, which can happen with progesterone supplements anyway.

I hope this post gives others hope and encouragement just like the ones that did the same for me.

BFP at 10dpo! - 10yrs infertility, Menopur +Trigger + IUI

I am your typical stalker and have miraculously gotten my FIRST ever true BFP. My journey has been epic and I want to open up about it because this site was where I spent so many years of TWW's.

Background: I am 31, my infertility journey started when I was 19 (2005) and trying to conceive with my then fiancee. I knew something wasn't right then and all the doctors I went to wouldn't listen to me. In 2010 I finally got a DR who would do what I wanted and had a laprascopy, hysteroscopy and chromatubation done. Found grade II endometriosis, my uterus was completely filled with polyps, and my right tube was blocked. He didn't try to open my right tube because I was "so young and would be fine," but he did remove all the polyps. Fast forward to 2016, I am still not getting pregnant. Tried some clomid and AI (using known donors) a few times with no luck. So in 2016 I have a HSG and both of my tubes are blocked and there is a large filling defect. Saline sonogram shows nothing that would cause a filling defect, so weird! guessing it was a cyst that burst? A few months later I have a fallopian tube recanalization done, which was successful, doctor got both tubes open! That was December 2016. Tried all of 2017, had another HSG that showed both tubes still open. Finally got referred to an RE in late 2017 (I am a veteran and working with the VA so it takes forever!). RE said that my left tube actually looks terrible and while technically patent, it doesn't look good. So we try one cycle of clomid and timed intercourse because my follicle was on the left side. She wanted to move to injectables, so while waiting for them to be ordered we did one natural + IUI cycle and no luck. Partner is 39 has 4% morphology, everything else good. Beginning of March I started Menopur injectables (2 bottles) for 9 days (CD 2-10) Triggered with Ovidrel 250mcg on CD 11 with three good looking follicles, two on left and one on right. Did IUI on CD 13 and lots of BD'ing around then so we don't know what worked ;)

1-6dpo nothing unusual - Refilled Menopur RX, just in case (so now I have a ton I don't know what to do with!)
7dpo- tested with FRER, very faint positive (then I remembered the trigger shot, so disappointing!!)
8dpo- tested with FRER very very faint positive, ok trigger is pretty much gone, but now I am out of tests! Order more on internet!!
9dpo- brief wave of nausea while cooking
10dpo- preggo tests arrive in am so I can use FMU - faint, but definite, positive on Wondfo. Now I don't know if it's trigger or real, but thinking real!
11dpo- test with FMU - faint positive - wave of mild nausea again in the evening.
12dpo- test with FMU- positive getting darker!
13dpo- test with FMU still positive! Beta test done = 98!
14dpo- test much darker now
I had big temp jumps at 8 and 9dpo, and it has stayed really high. I use the ava bracelet, which I don't actually recommend if you are doing medicated cycles, it really throws things off! It was totally off for when I ovulated this cycle and when I did my clomid cycle. Was great for the one natural cycle though! I typically have 10-11 day LP, I am taking progesterone suppositories (started 2 days after IUI) even though I didn't have low levels, don't know if it helped considering I must implanted around 6 or 7 dpo.

Because of my tube issues, I have an increased risk of ectopic, so all fingers and toes crossed that everything is where it should be and it sticks! I have been doing acupuncture almost every week for 11months, taking prenatals for years. I think a lack of symptoms and the few waves of nausea had me suspicious, I never get nauseous unless I have a migraine. No AF-like cramps at all, more like constant activity and sensations in my uterus/ovaries and I was really happy, not at all like when AF is due. Boobs are tender now but didn't start until after the BFP, that comes and goes with my typical cycles though. Also extreme tiredness, like taking naps tired, started after the first bfp. I am so thrilled, this has been such a long, emotional journey and just knowing my body can actually get pregnant, it's just the most wonderful feeling.

BFP after IUI #4

I’m 32 and my wife and I have been TTC since October 2017. We decided to use a RE right away since donor sperm is expensive!! The RE checked my labs and flushed my tubes making sure everything was ideal before we started the process. The first two IUI we did without hormones because we were deathly afraid of twins or triplets! 3rd and 4th time we used 50mg clomid x 5 days and triggered with an ovidrel shot. In hindsight I should have just started with hormones because we had more ultrasounds and a better idea of what was happening, and when, instead of guessing based on your period tracker. Also helpful hint (just because you track your periods for months doesn’t really help that much unless you are also tracking your ovulation)
Symptoms wise: the first two attempts were the worst. My mind played tricks on me and I was aware of every little gas bubble, breast pain and twinge. The 3rd and 4th times I feel I had a healthy detachment “what will be will be attitude” and couldn’t tell the difference between the hormones and actual pregnancy symptoms. Our 4th IUI was the last of this donor, if it didn’t work the RE recommended we switch. We had our IUI on Valentine’s Day (not as romantic as it sounds) My wife was out of town for work so my best friend took me. Directly after my IUI appointment we went for my BFF’s IUD appointment and then had a Bloody Mary to toast my fertility and her new form of birth control. The two weeks were sooooooo slow and long! But once you get the BFP the real anxiety and panic set in! We are 8 weeks now and cautiously optimistic. Had a viability scan at 6 weeks and saw a flutter of a heart. Wishing everyone the best of luck. Don’t give up.

BFP after 18 months

Wow, I never thought I'd be able to share my story here! My husband and I started our journey to conceive in July of 2016-. After a year of failed attempts we saw a fertility specialist that gave us "unexplained infertility" (wtf!). We decided to start with IUI since everything appeared to be working as it should. After a failed IUI in October of 2017 we decided to wait until after the holidays (I was an emotional mess!). We had our 2nd IUI on Feb 1st (Clomid and Ovidrel). Immediately this one seemed different. In October the doctor said my uterus was moving alot and had trouble inserting the Cath, the procedure took longer than expected and just didny feel right. This time around he was in and out before my husband could blink! The day of my IUI I had some pretty heavy cramping. Sex after the IUI wasn't enjoyable as I almost felt bruised, but we pushed through! I tried not to get my hopes up this time around as I know the medications can mimic pregnancy, but I did notice a few things! My breasts were super tender and heavy to the point I was holding them walking down my stairs. About a week or so after my IUI I had a cluster of 3 large zits on my face. I never break out so this was a new symptom. I also had mild twinges and cramping starting about 9 days piui. With that came the exhaustion. I normally don't nap but I coukd barely keep my eyes open mid afternoon. I broke the cardnial rule and tested early. Sunday, Monday and Wednesday's tests were all negative . Doctor said I could test Saturday but I felt pretty down and was almost 100% sure my symptoms were due to the meds. This am I decided to test to be safe and to my suprise it gave a clear pink line immediately. We will call Monday to schedule our BETA. Fingers crossed all stays well!!

IUI to AF to BFP

I cannot believe I finally get to submit my BFP story!! EEEK

History on DH and I: I am 26 and he is 27. I have minor history of PCOS (one cyst once and told PCOS) and elevated Prolactin (highest recorded: 61). DH has low numbers (<10 million pre wash) and low motility (<20% pre wash). We have been trying to conceive for 3 years. We were put on 3 rounds of clomid (May, June, and August 2017) with no pregnancy success but had positive ovulation tests every time. OBGYN sent us to South Florida IVFMD for further help.

Reproductive Endocrinologist suggested IUI since both hubby and I were below average but not so low to where she suggested IVF. She placed me on synthroid (hypothyroidism runs in my family and my numbers were a little too off for their liking) and I started Femera 12/26/2017. IUI was on 01/05/2018 and 01/06/2018 where DH had a 2.4 million/ 65% post wash sample and 600,000/95% post wash sample. I was instructed to either have a beta done or do a HPT 01/18/2018. However, I started spotting 01/16/2018 and thought for sure I was out. I took a FRER HPT 01/18/2018 and saw the faintest line but only if I held it up to the bathroom light. I thought I was making myself crazy and threw it out. 01/20/2018, I starting bleeding very heavily, bled a medium flow the next day, and had two spots of blood 01/22/2018. I went to the doctor to start our second round of IUI where she did a beta pregnancy test only as a formality. Shockingly, she said I was pregnant (Beta: 26) but was probably losing the baby to miscarriage with all the bleeding I experienced that weekend. She placed me on Progesterone suppositories to stop the bleeding and I took another Beta two days after (Beta: 44). Now that they confirmed that I was still pregnant, they were worried about ectopic pregnancy with the beta not doubling. They ordered another Beta Friday (Beta: 96). NUMBERS MORE THAN DOUBLED!! They are not so worried about ectopic now :) Hopefully our little Peanut will continue to grow happily and healthily. I wanted to share because I want all the women out there to know that weird things can happen and you can be pregnant with all of the situations above and more I'm sure.

What I did in the month of the IUI that may have helped me get pregnant:
Took Prenatal and Vitamin E everyday
The day of the IUIs, DH and I BD and I laid down for the rest of the day.
After the IUI, ate 1/5 pineapple with core for five days. Also, placed a heating pad either on my back or belly throughout the work day. Lastly, I followed chinese medicine and only drank warm fluids, drank lots of water and tea, and had full fat dairy. I also exercised with walking or jogging every day (not a common thing for me).
I also visualized the sperm joining with the egg. I know it sounds weird but some women swear by it and it worked for me :)

Other than normal period symptoms, I did not have any pregnancy symptoms the weeks after IUI.

Low AMH + chronic disease diagnosis - conceived on second IUI

I wanted to share my story to give someone else hope, as these stories gave me hope during some dark times. I am 36, and my husband is 50 now. We were a year younger when we tried to conceive - from April 2016 to July 2017. Here’s a general timeline:

April - Sept 2016
Tried lots of things to get pregnant - tracking, temping, ovulation strips, sex every day/every other day/twice a day, acupuncture, all sorts of supplements. No luck. Did find out I had a shorter luteal phase (8-10 days), so gyno prescribed progesterone suppositories to use after ovulation. Lengthened luteal phase but still no luck.

Oct 2016 - Jan 2017
Got tested at fertility clinic. Initial tests showed low AMH for me (.4) and low motility for my husband (31%). Subsequent testing showed even lower AMH for me (.2) but great results for my husband. (Not sure if his first test was a fluke but between tests he kept his cell phone out of his front pants pocket and started taking various supplements)

Feb 2017
Made a plan to start IUI + Clomid next cycle. Mentioned to fertility doctor that I’ve seen blood in my stool regularly for a few weeks, but my regular doctors said it was nothing to worry about. Fertility doc urges me to see a gastroenterologist ASAP to rule out anything serious before we start fertility treatment.

March 2017
See gastroenterologist, get colonoscopy, am diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Luckily it is not too severe, and medicine curbs symptoms almost immediately.

April - May 2017
Delay fertility treatment, not really TTC as I wait for my body to heal a bit and adjust to new medicine. Also changed jobs to a much less stressful position.

June 2017
First round of IUI + Clomid. Thrilled to have two ready eggs at ultrasound and awesome sample from husband. Trigger shot to release eggs, progesterone suppositories to support after insemination. Super sad to get a negative pregnancy test but doctor was pleased with my body’s performance so we decide to try the same thing again.

July 2017
Second round of IUI + Clomid. 2 eggs again and a slightly less awesome sample from my husband, trigger shot, progesterone. Only thing I did differently this time was meditate daily - including for 10 minutes directly after insemination - using the Circle & Bloom guided meditation series.

July 21, 2017
Got first positive pregnancy test ever!! 2 weeks later, saw a tiny little heartbeat on my first ultrasound.

I could not believe it worked, mostly because I had absolutely NO symptoms during the TWW. Every month prior to this, I convinced myself that I was pregnant during the TWW. This month, I was sure I wasn’t. The only strange thing I noticed the day before I took my positive test was slightly bluer veins in my breasts, but I was pretty sure I imagined it.

I am now on the cusp of my third trimester, and the pregnancy has been smooth sailing so far (knock wood!). We are expecting a little boy at the end of March 2018.

I wish all of you the very best of luck, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that you will get your BFP very soon!

Getting our rainbow

Of course I have been stalking this page for almost 2 years. I finally get to post mine and I am SO excited!!!!
We got pregnant back in May of this year (2017) but we lost that baby in July, on my husband's birthday. Since then, I have had 2 IUI's....the 2nd worked. I did not trigger an I did not take any progesterone before or after the IUI. I was on clomid 100mg on CD3-7. We BD'd on CD10, 14, 15, 16. I o'd on CD 15 and did the IUI on the same day

*O day- Got the positive OPK in the morning and had the IUI at 4 that afternoon (11.22 (the day before Thanksgiving) cramping after the IUI
*3-5DPIUI-My nipples feel like they are going to fall off. THEY HURT!!!! Not the entire breast, just the nipple. I am wondering what's going on because I KNOW it's way too early for pregnancy symptoms. Still cramping but now they are dull and in the background. If I had to guess, I would say they were in my uterus.
*6DPIUI-still cramping and my nipples are still sore. Like, I couldn't hug my kids without tremendous in pain. Still crampy. Constipated.
*7DPIUI- took my first test...BFN with FRER, walmart first signal and internet cheapie. I'm thinking it's still really early so I didn't really get upset about the negative. My appetite has increased, but that happens as it gets close to my period so i don't think anything of. I am gassier than usual. Nipples still hurt. Still crampy
*8-9DPIUI- took a test (internet cheapie)...BFN nipples are still sore but not as bad as it before. This has me worried. I am thinking "If I were pregnant, my symptoms would be increasing, not decreasing." very emotional. Secretly loosing hope but still telling myself that it's still early
*10DPIUI- tested with an internet cheapie. BFN. nipples have gone from sore to tender. EXTREMELY emotional. Cried over small stuff, things that i would not normally cry over (example: the dishwasher had not been unloaded). Appetite is still increased. My dog started following me around and being clingy. She would not let me out of her sight
*11DPIUI- tender nipples still have those dull cramps in my lower abdomen area. It feels like my uterus. BFN on FRER and internet cheapie. I cried today. Still feeling out this month because I feel like "I should have more symptoms by now" and "the last time, by this time, i had a BFP already" and "it seems like everybody else has gotten their BFP days ago"
*12DPIUI- decided not to test. I didn't think that I I could handle seeing another negative. I had a complete breakdown wondering when my time was coming. short tempered and very emotional. My beta was scheduled for today but I cancelled because I didn't want to pay ($40 copay) for my doctor to tell me that I am not pregnant. Just an emotional day
*13DPIUI- Decided at the last moment to test...faint positive on the first signal test. Tried FRER using the same sample (FMU)...faint positive. Tested again using SMU on a first signal, darker line. Went to the store and bought 2 boxes of clearblue digitals, 1 box (3 count) FRER, 5 first signal tests. Clearblue gave me those words that I have been waiting SO long to see....PREGNANT. Went in for a blood test to confirm. HCG was at 29. Progesterone as at 24. By my calculations, I am 3 weeks and 5 days today. The doctor says I don't need to be on any progesterone supplement as of now. I go back in on Thursday to make sure my HCG has doubled as it should.

BFP 15dpiui 4 years in the making!

I'll do a quick background and get to the good stuff. My husband and I were not getting pregnant--plain and simple--we had every diagnostic test and were eventually diagnosed with unexplained infertility which I don't know what is more frustrating--having a reason or not having a reason. I stalked this site for years and read so many words of wisdom that brought me out of the darkest funks so I felt like if there was a person out there needing words of encouragement I feel like I needed to offer them. You need to find what will keep you going when things seem to be either going in the opposite direction or everything seems to have failed. When things seem out of your control (which this whole journey has been) you have control of one thing: educating yourself. You are your best advocate. Read the research from reputable sources, know the terminology and questions to ask. That is what I did instead of getting overwhelmed with the fearful question of "What if we can't ever have kids??" Do not compare yourself to your friends or your family and what they have--this is your journey. If you want to be a parent there are so many ways to become one--we decided to up our game for the best chances, but did not rule out eventually adopting and that option is still something we consider. This kept my family off my back when I turned 34 this year and was not yet pregnant. The good thing about making that decision is we could become parents at any age! If we were 50 and still wanted children to be a part of our lives we could--there are so many children out there who need loving parents. Ok enough with the philosophical stuff, I could probably write a book about my journey but you're here for my symptoms:
This was our 3rd and final attempt at IUI and if this didn't work we had plans to start the IVF process in the next month.
CD4 to 8: 5mg Femara (this was my 6th non-consecutive cycle taking this)
CD 5 to CD11: Gonal-F injections--50 ius per night (first cycle of trying this)
CD11: ultrasound showed 2 follicles that were a decent size (about 16 and 17 average mm) so that is why I did another Gonal-F injection on CD11 to help them mature more.
CD12: Ovidrel trigger shot to induce ovulation
CD13: IUI
CD14/1dpiui: Baby dance--so now we don't know what worked :), major cramps from IUI
CD15/2dpiui: Prometrium 200mg pill every night (6th cycle using this too)--bring on the symptoms that mimic pregnancy out of everything including the shots--these are what I disliked the most
3 to 8dpiui: No symptoms at all--did yoga with legs up in the air against the wall hoping that would help with blood flow to uterus--we try everything we read don't we?
9dpiui: boobs started getting sore on the sides--this is a classic AF symptom though so thought I was out for sure
10 & 11dpiui: no symptoms except sore breasts continued
12dpiui: Is that a blue vein in my areola? Sometimes I imagine changes that aren't really there because of wishful thinking. Feeling like I'm out because of no other symptoms except the usual ones--I went out to dinner and had a margarita. Resisted the urge to test--I didn't want a false positive or negative--and my doctor said not to test and to wait for the blood test. This was absolute torture.
13dpiui: Felt a little hungover just from 1 margarita. Boobs aren't sore anymore, this happens when AF is about to show so definitely thought I was out. Went to mall and saw kids sitting with Santa for their Christmas pictures and I thought "Yet another holiday I have to avoid my family's awkward ways of trying to ask us when we're having kids". I really wanted to test just to get it over with so I could process and move on to planning my next cycle.
14dpiui: OMG it's Sunday and I want to test! Boobs are sore again but it only comes back at night--hence when I take the progesterone so of course I thought it was because of that.
15dpiui: Beta HCG test result--received call in afternoon from my lovely nurse who said I was pregnant! I screamed "WHAT?!?!?" so loud I scared my dogs. Level was 312. I go back in 2 days for another test to make sure my numbers rise. Just for the heck of it I peed on a stick. When you've had years upon years of seeing BFN's it's a relief to see two lines finally!

In my parting words--do not give up, we are proof. There were many times I read "do not give up", and I hope whoever is out there who needs to read that in the exact moment they are having doubts it will give you some hope. There are 3 major 'milestones' in the baby making realm: getting pregnant (check), staying pregnant (bring on a whole other set of worries), and having a healthy baby. I'm looking forward to these next 9 months and trying to stay positive about everything. When you've spent years of your life trying to attain pregnancy you don't know what to do once you actually overcome that first obstacle.

BFP on first IUI

Many thanks to everyone who has posted their stories here, as they gave me some peace of mind as I waited; I hope my story will do the same for someone out there. Good luck to all in your journeys to create your families, as I know it doesn't go the way most of us expect.

I'm 37 and pregnant with my first child. Because we're older, when it didn't happen for us after 6 months of trying we both got some testing done, which was all fine. We used Preseed and ovulation tests. A couple months later I went for a vaginal ultrasound and had more hormonal blood tests, which were all fine. My uterus was very slightly heart-shaped, but the doctors didn't think it would be enough to make it hard for the embryo to attach (might be something to watch for during pregnancy, in terms of the baby's position in the last couple months before birth). At about a year and 2-3 months of trying, we went to a fertility clinic, and had a couple weeks of testing (blood tests and HSG were fine). We prepared for our first month of support in trying to conceive--except that I learned my MMR vaccine was no longer active. I had to get that and we had to wait a month and not try during that month, because that's the time needed for that vaccine. It was frustrating but, of course, really good to catch that. In many ways, working with the fertility clinic just took us off our own schedule but gave us lots of support, which did end up decreasing my stress.

The next month we started treatment: I took Clomid days 3-8 and had several scans that showed 7 follicles (3 on one ovary, 4 on the other). By around day 14, I had two mature follicles. On day 17 I did an HCG trigger shot, and we BD. On day 19, we had the IUI around mid-day. I laid flat for about 15 minutes after, but I spent about half the time on my left side and then the rest on my right side (recommended by my nurse practitioner). My husband and I BD that evening, just in case.

Day of IUI: Sore from IUI, sore throat in the evening
Day 1-3 DpoIUI: Sore from IUI
Day 9 DpoIUI: Bright red blood! Enough to make me think it was AF, but it was a small rush of blood when I urinated. I put on a pad (devastated) but no more blood came after that.
Day 10 DpoIUI: CM was a little watery but milky in color, which I had never seen. Because of the spotting the day before, I was worried that it was watery because AF was coming.
Day 11-13 DpoIUI: Felt a very, very slight feeling in stomach, which I wondered if was nausea or the beginnings of it. My cervix was very low (felt like a nose), which again made me think of AF.
Day 14 DpoIUI: Had a blood test but couldn't wait for the results--went home and got a BFP on a home test. The positive came quickly. We got the blood test results later in the day to confirm.
Day 15 DpoIUI and for the next couple weeks: Tender breasts, milky CM, sore muscles all over my body (like the flu), and of course tiredness

I had my HCG levels tested on days 15 and 17, and they doubled, signaling our first pregnancy. We had two scans with the fertility clinic in the next month and saw the embryo and confirmed a heartbeat, and then we were off to an OB. I'm now four months pregnant and have gone through various screening tests, ultrasounds, etc., and am feeling really excited to meet this little one.

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