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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives


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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First Time Success with IUI

My husband and I have been ttc for 2 1/2 years. We did 6 months of clomid with no success. We then did our first cycle of IUI along with gonal f and a trigger shot. We produced 3 follicles. I went in vaginal suppositories progesterone soon after. I had multiple symptoms during tww (sore boobs, crazy dreams, gas, bloating, acne). I attributed most to progesterone. Took home test last night and got a positive. Did beta test today and my hcg was 513. We are going back for follow up in a few days. We might be having multiples!!!!

if you are searching for late bfp stories read here!

After years of trying my husband and I have done two rounds of Ivf no luck, four months clomid, no luck, two surgeries, no luck. We did one month of injects and femara with iui and just now got our bfp!

This is where the 'hope' comes in. I tested out my trigger that went away at five days past iui. I tested daily with wondfo and first response early result. I tested twice a day, once in the morning once in the evening. I am rediculous about wanting to know as early as possible. Even if it is to be chemical and go away before being very late then I would still know that I can get pregnant. I am also a line sleuth. I can see lines that no one else can see without a scanner and a program to invert the colors. And daily I got nothing. I tested every day knowing day ten is the golden window for early results. And not even a hint, no shadow, no nothing! But I ran out of tests on day fourteen (the day my Dr said to call and if not pregnant I would stop taking the progesterone and start over) all I had were some saved clear blue digitals that I was keeping until I got a positive on an early result. One to use for pictures you know. I opened the pack and took the test, using midday urine, hadn't held it. When I say I was sure I wasn't pregnant I mean it. I was literally just taking it to say that I tested before calling my Dr. Imagine my surprise and the sound of the shriek when I saw it said "pregnant 1-2 weeks" I worried it was a false positive soi I took the forty minute drive to Walmart to buy more tests. I bought frer And another clearblue digital and a few of those dollar tests. I ran home and tested again. Again "pregnant 1-2 weeks" the I others didn't even have shadows except the frer which only had a shadow. If they were from the same pack I would say a false positive was possible. But I think its safe to say this BFP is for real. So if you are past those golden days I say don't give up. I always loved frer for earliest results but truly, the clear blue digital with weeks estimator really is amazing!

I always thought peoples late positives were late ovulation, or tests that weren't sensitive enough. But we were monitoring, we know exactly when I ovulated and I can say sometimes it just comes late.

Super Lucky couple with IUI

I've been reading this forum for quite some time leading up to and in anticipation of my IUI and the dreaded 2WW! So happy.. Monday I got two BFP's with HPT's!

I'm 26 and my wife is 40. We will be the first to say we are extremely lucky. We got our BFP on the first try. I couldn't believe it.

Here's the timeline:

1dpo: 20 min after leaving the dr's, was sideswiped while driving home by a distracted driver. Thankfully no injuries but my stress level certainly sky rocketed. I thought I was doomed from this point on.

2-3dpo: Nothing going on

4-5dpo: Twinges and cramps, starting to feel bloated and gassy (yuck), also some light red CM.

6-7dpo: Sleeeeeeep nonstop!

8dpo: Breast tenderness, eating a lot and still more sleep. I thought I was going to get my period for sure. I also took a HPT to test out of the trigger shot, BFN. Vomiting and migraine this day.

9-11dpo: Nipples starting to hurt which is very unusual for me.

12dpo: Took two HPT'S both resulting in BFP's!!!!! UNREAL!!!

13dpo: Confirmed with a beta blood test, beta at 98

15dpo: Follow up beta at 398!!!!!

Thank you all for posting your stories and all the mental support. This forum is fantastic to read to get you though the TWW.

Good luck out there ladies, make some babies!

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BFP IUI- First time's a charm (twice!)

We conceived our first child via IUI after 2 years TTC on our own, then months of failed Clomid cycles (6, to be exact) and no known factors on either side aside from anovulation in my end.

I don't remember too many details from that one, except it WORKED on the first try and now I have a beautiful 15 month old son. I was terrified to try again for #2, thinking "no way it will happen again on Our first IUI try!"

...well, it HAS! I was on 7 days of Gonal-F at 75IU. Triggered with HCG (used Ovradial for last one, but RE said the only difference is on a molecular level), had 3 follies, ranging from 17"-21". Husband had 20 million sperm post wash with 46% motility.

I tracked my symptoms closely and here's what it looked like:
Day 1 (past IUI): light cramping, likely from procedure
Day 2: light cramping
Day 3-5: nothing
Day 6: horrible constipation, slightly sore boobs
Day 7: still constipated, no BM for 48 hours despite taking stool softeners
Day 8-12: nothing- zip. I don't feel pregnant OR as if AF is coming.
Day 13: BFP on early response and digital test(s)
Day 14: confirmed with blood test

Things I did BOTH times that I believe contributed to success:
1. Prayer
2. No exercise outside of walking (I typically do Crossfit and run marathons) at start of injections & throughout 2ww
3. Baby aspirin daily during 2ww

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can't wait to get the result!

Hi everyone!
I Have Regular periods on time also ovulation my husband had the problem.. he has low sperm count! :( our doctor put him on medication. Good news is that his sperm increase like wow! I had my iui on the 30th of January since day one I feel bloated, tired, and cramps and o boy my breast hurt like crazy? Is this normal? I don't know what to do or say and also I don't want to get over exited! When can I do a pregnancy test? Girls please help !!!!

Long Journey to BFP

I'm so over the moon right now because I just got my first EVER BFP!

DH and I have been trying for about 4 years. Prior to that I've never gotten pregnant before, so Ive always thought something must be wrong with me. We started seeing a RE at the end of 2011, we did all the hormone tests and everything looked fine. we did 1 IUI which resulted cysts in my ovaries, so I underwent a laparoscopy surgery. RE diagnosis was mild endometriosis. After that we went on to IVF, we had 2 fresh cycle and 1 FET, all BFN. Finally the RE told me "you just need to gain some weight, come back to see me after you gain 10-15lbs"... WTH!!

Then we switched RE, also got everything checked again and all hormones are normal. Moved on to a fresh cycle with the new RE, but also ended BFN... This time RE suspected something must be off because she was pretty confident about this cycle. At the same time I heard about immunology issues from a friend so I brought this up to my RE, she agreed for us to do further testing.. We found out I have high levels of natural killer cells. It actually gave me a glimpse of hope knowing at least we are able to find something wrong (the worst is when they said everything is fine with you, but you are just not getting pregnant!). So she prescribed intralipid infusion for this past cycle. I just found out this week that I'm pregnant.. It feels so unreal because it's been a long road and I never thought it'd be possible for me to get pregnant.

The only symptoms I had was AF like cramp on 8dp5dt, I usually get cramps a week before AF, but this cramp felt debilitating, I was not able to move and just wanted to lay on the couch, with backache. However the pain was gone next day. The other symptom was breakout in my face the next few days. I don't usually break out around my cheeks (only on forehead or chin areas). The break out looks almost like some kind of white pumpy rash (but not itchy).

If you are like me, have experienced multiple ivf failures and couldn't find out why, I recommend to do a immunology testing before you waste more money on IVF. I wished I had it tested sooner, but I'm still ecstatic about my BFP!

AF Cramps, BFP, and IUI

I have been stalking this site since October 2014. We have been trying to conceive or at least ntnp from until August 2014. We went to see a RE in October 2014 and started clomid day 5-7, trigger on CD12, and timed intercourse which did not work. We didn't do medicated cycles for the next two months because u/s day fell on holidays. Background: I am 36 DH is 33, both our tests were on the high/low end of normal so close to abnormal I guess.

We decided to do IUI in January 2015. CD1 was January 8th and I started Clomid CD3-7. I was told to use OPK on CD11 which came out positive. I responded well to clomid given that I ovulate on my own anyhow. I went in for U/S and had two 17 mm follies on the right side. I was told trigger the same day at 3 p.m. and come in for IUI the following day. We collected the sample at home and it was rough. DH was under pressure and did not like the thought of IUI anyhow because he deemed it "unnatural." I rush to the lab with the collection in hand. Post wash, 1.5 million motile little guys. Yes, 1.5 million (WTF!). And I hadn't ovulated but they did the IUI anyway around 10: 45 a.m. and I also had to come back the following day for a second one. Fantastic! I get to do this all over again, but this time I have to go straight to work. I cramped all day and I felt like my ovary was on fire or swollen. It was not pleasant but not really painful.

So the next day, collection at home was much easier. Once again I rush to the office, and this time 6.4 motile guys and this time I the two follies were gone so I ovulated, but then a third 17 mm follie was in the process of ovulating. First of all, my RE said during our first visit they won't move forward with more than two follies so I was pretty freaked out when I learned there were three. Anyhow, I had second IUI done at about 8:30 a.m. I felt cramps and burning sensation in my ovary all day. I started vaginal progesterone suppositories twice a day that night and continued to practice yoga, but not until two days later.

DPO 1-4: Cramps and aches in the ovaries all from the progesterone I assumed.
DPO 5: Spotting if you can call it that it was like one thin like of dark blood (obviously I jumped to the conclusion that it was implantation bleeding) however, it was more likely that it was from the vaginal suppositories
DPO 6: Cramps and aches in the ovaries all from the progesterone I assumed.
DPO 7: The "implantation bleeding" (lol) necessitated POAS BFN, I knew it was too soon but what the hell
DPO 8: another BFN, obviously irrational testing given the time line
DPO 9: Not going to test, not going to test, cramps in toes, not going to test, bloating, not going to test, feel myself up, no soreness, not going to test, am I spotting again? Crap AF is coming because I always spot a few days before AF
DPO 10: Fine I am going to test, BFN
DPO 11: Arghh this blows another BFN, this didn't work AF is coming, AF cramps as per the usual
DPO 12: AF cramps still, exactly like AF cramps and bright green CM (WTF?) Google search, fantastic I have a bacterial infection from checking my CP, which by the way I could never figure out whether it was high, low, open, closed, soft, firm
DPO 13: AF show up already! Sore bbs, but like AF symptom, I hate my life, its never going to happen, I can't go through this again. I guess I will skip yoga and drink margaritas during happy hour tomorrow after my b/w
DPO 14: Stupid lab, stupid clinic, someone call me so I can go drink my margaritas on the rock, stupid AF cramps, 5:11 "We received your test results and you're pregnant HCG 95"
Me: Wait! What?
Nurse: You're pregnant
Me: I'm sorry
Nurse: Is this a problem?
Me: lol no, I have had AF cramps for the last week.

I will say this and I feel terrible saying this, when I saw people on this site saying it isn't over until AF shows I may or may not have rolled my eyes in the back of head. I am really sorry about feeling that way. I literally felt and still feel like AF is about to start. I mean for me, the cramping was exactly the same as AF cramps I mean exactly. I don't mean to give anyone false hope, but I thought I was out. I thought I was going to get bad news which required me to partake in a few delicious margaritas. Obviously I did without the margaritas. Hang in their ladies! Hope this helps!

Ovulation Induction #2 BFP!

Husband: 35 - perfect swimmers
Me: 25- PCOS - 1 blocked tube

TTC 13 months

This has been a long emotional journey but we have finally a BFP. I decided to share my story here as when I was in my 2ww I was searching for similar stories and could not find many.

We suffered a miscariage in Sept 14 at 4 weeks - my levels last time were very low. After that we went to see a fertility specialist who put me on ovulation induction treatment with Gonal F and Pregnyl.

The first cycle did not work as I only had a follicle on my right ovary which is the side my blocked tube is.

This month I was a lot more relaxed during the treatment and I got 1 follicle on the right and 1 on the left.

I triggered using Pregnyl 5000 and had 4 Pregnyl booster shots on (3 days post trigger) 1 dpo, 3dpo, 6 dpo and 9 dpo.

I felt a lot of pregnancy symptoms when last time I had felt none even with 3 Pregnyl booster shots.

What I did differently was to eat very healthy, not have coffees and do yoga, acupuncture and meditations.

1DPO- 3dpo- twinges in uterus due to ovulation.
4DPO 5 DPO- feeling good and positive
6DPO - tired- woke up at 4 am and moody
7DPO woke up at 5am- backache- tired- twinges
8DPO 11DPO- sore boobs, tired, burping a lot ( I never ever burp!) lots of twinges & cramps- progesterone is good.
12DPO- cramps- nausea- gagged after breakfast- bloating- sore boobs- sore AF like cramps thinking AF is coming
13DPO- sour tummy- nausea- burping- sore hips/back- cramps like af- very sore boobs in the afternoon.
14DPO got a faint BFP- thinking it is still the pregnyl 4 days ago. woke up 3h30 am
15DPO- very sore boobs - cramps- nervous for blood test
16 dpo Dream of BFP and twins. Blood test at the clinic. It is a BFP!! Beta: 565! progesterone 160! (my last pregnancy was HCG:55 and 13 for the progesterone.)

Trying to stay positive and celebrating every day being pregnant. I am very nervous for my follow up blood test next monday. Hoping for a healthy and long 9 months pregnancy!

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BFP After Three Years Wait

After having my now 5 year old son, we waited two years, then tried for three. I did monthly ovulation testing,and we were really trying, but each month was a let down. Last fall I told my doctor I wanted to take the next step. She had me do some over-the-counter yam, Vitex, multis, etc. after 3 months of that she referred me to an RE.
Our first cycle was quite a whirlwind of meds, appointments - it all happened so quickly after that first appointment. Clomid (gave us four good follicules), Fallopian Tube Test(clear) , bloodwork, trigger shot, then IUI. Whew!
Cut to now: 13 DPIUI with some strong positives over the last few days!! Celebrating getting this far and putting my faith in this new beginning.

Last chance at IUI prior to IVF

Hi Everyone,

First I want to thank you for your posts. They helped me stay strong through each and every two week wait. Here's my story (sorry I'm not great with acronyms).

Me: 31
Husband: 32
TTC since 11/2013

I have a history of PCOS and complete absence of a period. However, in 6/2013 I all the sudden started getting a regular cycle for the first time in my life. I had already had a consult with my RE, but he suggested trying on our own since I was getting regular cycles. We tried for 3 months and nothing. I could never time ovulation and still am still convinced I wasn't ovulating at all (but doctor's deny this if you have a period). I probably spent 100's of $ on those OPK's and never turned one any type of color. My first cycle of clomid and timed intercourse, we got pregnant. But miscarried at 7 weeks. After waiting two months, we were ready to try again but I found out I had a cyst and needed to wait for that to pass another month. I then had one more failed clomid and TI cycle, one letrozole and TI cycle. Each time I barely had one good egg. I did not respond to those meds. Then we moved, and I found a new RE who suggested moving on to injectables and IUI. I did two rounds of IUI with Bravelle (great sperm counts) was sure one time I was pregnant because of progesterone but nothing. My 3rd round I overstimulated and had 5 eggs, the cycle was cancelled and I was devastated that month.

So we went in for an IVF consult during my last month of IUI. I was disheartened and sure this IUI would not work. My IVF doctor was wonderful and I put all my hope in to our pending IVF. My last IUI cycle we had two eggs, the highest sperm count my husband has ever had (45mill) and used Menopur injectables. I also used progesterone suppositories. I didn't really track my symptoms because my brain had moved on to IVF and I was expecting failure. I do know that my boobs were very sore (but could be progesterone). Anyway, our BFP happened on my birthday! It was unexpected and wonderful. 1st HCG - 179, 2nd HCG - 390, 3rd HCG 678.

I just had my first ultrasound, it was so nerve racking. Everything is measuring as it should and there was a strong, beautiful heartbeat. We even got to hear it! I am not out of the woods yet, but I feel so good about this one.

Due Sept 18, 2015

Wishing you all baby dust. You are the strongest women I know! I had a mantra that helped me through everything, "This will not break me." I pass that on to all of you, "This will not break you." Tread on ladies!!